This week's events in the Tri-Lakes area

Originally Published October 3, 2013 at 12:00 a.m.
Updated October 2, 2013 at 4:25 p.m.
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Oct. 3

Watercolor Class

BENTON — Instructor Carolyn Voss will teach a free watercolor class for adults 18 and older at 6 p.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. The theme is Tree Top Watercolor with Pastel. Space is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.

Village Genealogical Society Meeting

HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — Join the Hot Springs Village Genealogical Society at 2 p.m. at the Coronado Community Center, Room 6, to explore some genealogical case studies with a CD presentation from Legacy Family History. Author Megan Smolenyak will share search methods to help unearth clues from neglected history. For more information, call Celinda Chapman at (501) 922-3258 or Nancy Holder at (608) 692-0162.

Soiree Internationale

HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — The Hot Springs/Hot Springs Village Guild’s Symphony Soiree Internationale will be held at 5:30 p.m. at the Coronado Community Center. The evening will include a full gourmet dinner and an auction. Tickets are $35 per person. Auction items will include a dinner with Philip Mann, music director of the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, and his wife, concert pianist Tatiana Roitman, as special guests. For more information or reservations, call Mary Ellen Laursen at (501) 922-4802.

Oct. 4

Art Exhibit and Reception

HOT SPRINGS — The works of artists Jim Oberst and John Keller will be featured at the Artists Workshop Gallery, 810 Central Ave., during October. An opening reception for the artists will be held from 5-9 p.m. Friday at the gallery. Oberst’s exhibit of watercolors will include his recent paintings of Venice and other subjects. Keller will display an eclectic mix of oils, acrylics and watercolors, both representational and abstract. For more information, visit artistworkshopgallery.com, or call (501) 623-6401.

Oct. 4-6

Fall Plant Sale

HOT SPRINGS — The Garland County Master Gardeners will hold a fall plant sale from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday and from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Garland County Fairgrounds. This is a rain-or-shine event inside the arena. Plants available for sale will include trees, shrubs and flowers. Only cash or checks will be accepted as payment.

Oct. 5

Art Auction

BENTON — Habitat for Humanity of Saline County will host its third annual art auction, Home Is Where the HeArt Is, from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. The event will feature heavy hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, music by Josh Green, and live and silent auctions. Tickets are $35 per person. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (501) 315-5434.

Curtis Country Mile Yard Sale

CURTIS — The Curtis Country Mile Yard Sale will be held at 8 a.m. on the lawns under the oak trees along U.S. 67. There will be more than 100 individual sales. Proceeds from space rental will benefit the Curtis Volunteer Fire Department. For more information, email sherryinthemorning@hotmail.com.

Merry Mixers

HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — The Hot Springs Village Merry Mixers Dance Club will meet from 7-10 p.m. at the Coronado Community Center. Everyone is invited. The entertainment for the evening will be the Mullins. Admission is $7.50 per person, and club members will get a discount for the season. For more information, call (501) 915-8111.

Open Car Show

BENTON — The Dixie Car Club will present the 35th annual Open Car Show at the Saline County Fairgrounds, beginning with registration at 8:30 a.m. The registration fee is $20 per vehicle. Vehicles will be judged on a 100-point system. Awards will be given at 3 p.m. Proceeds from the show will benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Saline County and the Saline County Christmas Toy Drive. For more information, contact Shane Shelton at (501) 315-3881.

Ouachita Hosta and Shade Plant Society Meeting

HOT SPRINGS — The Ouachita Hosta and Shade Plant Society will meet at 9:30 a.m. at the Garland County Library, 1427 Malvern Ave. The meeting is open to members and visitors. The speaker, Linda Orton, will present the program Clematis: The Devine Vine. For more information, call Sharon Dent at (501) 655-4103.

Oct. 6

Golf Tournament

HOT SPRINGS — The Guardian Angels Cat Rescue and Adoption Shelter’s sixth annual Swingin’ With the Angels golf-tournament fundraiser will be held at 1 p.m. at the Diamond Golf Course. This is a four-person scramble. The $65- per-person entry fee includes dinner. There will be a raffle and a silent auction. For more information, call Diane Jones at (501) 276-1480.

Oct. 7

Monday Afternoon Book Club

BRYANT — The Monday Afternoon Book Club will meet at 1 p.m. at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library to discuss the club’s chosen title. The group is open to adults 18 and older. For more information, call (501) 847-2166.

Monday with the Master Gardeners

BENTON — The Saline County Master Gardeners and presenter Mary Wells will discuss Native Plants at 6:30 p.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. The program is open to all ages. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.

Seattle Artist Guest Exhibit

ARKADELPHIA — Ouachita Baptist University’s Department of Visual Arts will host Seattle artist Margaret Davidson in a guest exhibit featuring her drawings Oct. 7 through Nov. 8 in the Hammons Gallery in the Mabee Fine Arts Building. The focus is a variety of works on paper and on 3-D surfaces, with the main subject matter being buttons. The exhibit is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, call (870) 245-5559.

Ongoing

Teen Horror Story Contest

BENTON/BRYANT — Ages 13-18 are invited to participate in the One-Sentence Horror Story Writing Contest throughout the month of October at both Saline County Library locations. Instructions can be picked up at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library in Bryant and at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library in Benton and must be turned in by Oct. 31. Prizes will be awarded to the top-three stories. For more information, call (501) 778-4766 or (501) 847-2166.

Upcoming

Chili Cook-Off and Car Show

HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — The Hot Chili and Cool Cars Cook-off and Car Show will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 12 in the parking lot of ToMorrow’s Therapy and Summmit Bank. The event will feature a live band, a raffle and a silent auction. Proceeds will benefit the Saline County CASA and transplant receiver Cordell Shipman. For more information, call (501) 538-4212.

Gallery Talk

ARKADELPHIA — Seattle artist and guest exhibitor Margaret Davidson will present a gallery talk at 3 p.m. Oct. 17 in the Hammons Gallery of the Mabee Fine Arts Building at Ouachita Baptist University. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call (870) 245-5559.

Drawing Workshop

ARKADELPHIA — The Ouachita Baptist University Department of Visual Arts will host Seattle artist Margaret Davidson as she presents a drawing workshop from 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 18 on the second floor of Moses-Provine. The workshop is free and open to the public, but participants are asked to reserve their seating. For more information, call (870) 245-5559.

Artist Studio Tour

ARKADELPHIA — The seventh annual Round About Artist Studio Tour will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 18 and 19 and from 1-4 p.m. Oct. 20 in Arkadelphia. Art on display will include paintings, photography, wood carvings, fiber art, jewelry, fused glass, stained glass, temari, sculpture and more. There will be art available for purchase. The self-driving tour is free and open to the public. Guidebooks to the studios can be picked up at the Arkadelphia Arts Center, 625 Main St., or at the Diamond Lakes Regional Visitor’s Center, 124 Valley Drive, Caddo Valley (next to Wendy’s Restaurant). For more information, visit caddoriverartguild.com, or call (870) 245-3612.

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