This week's events in the Tri-Lakes area

Originally Published October 6, 2013 at 12:00 a.m.
Updated October 7, 2013 at 10:55 a.m.
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Oct. 7

Story Hours, Book Club

MALVERN — The Malvern-Hot Spring County Library invites children to story hours, from 9:30-10 a.m. for 2-year-olds, and from 10:30-11:30 a.m. for preschool-age children. The K-3 Home-School Book Club meets from 1:30-2:30 p.m. The focus is to encourage students to read for themselves by allowing them to choose what books they read. Each student may bring a book they have read to share during book talk. An art activity will follow. For more information, call (501) 332-5441.

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 — The Ouachita Baptist University Department of Visual Arts will host Seattle artist Margaret Davidson in a guest exhibit featuring her drawings. The exhibit will open Monday and continue 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.

Oct. 8

Blessing of the Animals

HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — The Hot Springs Village Animal Welfare League will sponsor its annual Blessing of the Animals at 2 p.m.under the canopy at the Ponce De Leon Center. Pastor Ross Worch of the Community of Joy Lutheran Church will officiate at the nondenominational ceremony. Each pet will receive an individual blessing at the conclusion of the service. No monetary donations will be taken, but the league will accept donations of dry cat food and dog food to distribute to pet owners in need. Pet Projects Photography of Benton will be available before and after the ceremony to take pet pictures at affordable prices, with payment by cash or checks only. All dogs must be on leashes, and cats or small pets must be in a carrier.

Oct. 10

Lunch and Learn

HOT SPRINGS — Dr. Adriane Martin, a general surgeon, will present a Lunch & Learn on the topic of Breast Health at noon at The Atrium at Serenity Pointe. The presentation will feature a lunch prepared by Chef Jimmy of The Atrium. National Park Medical Center is presenting the event in recognition of October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Atrium will have staff members on hand to give group tours of the facility. The free event will also feature door prizes and a goody bag for each attendee. Space is limited, and registration is required. For more information or to register, call (501) 760-1140.

Creative Writing

BRYANT — Jennifer Watson will teach creative writing for ages 16 and older at 6 p.m. at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library. No registration is required. For more information, call (501) 847-2166.

CreativiTweens

BENTON — Tweens, ages 8-12, are invited to participate in an after-school arts and crafts program at 4 p.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.

Movie at the Library

MALVERN — The Malvern-Hot Spring County Library will show a family-friendly movie at 5 p.m. at the library, 202 E. Third St. This week’s movie will be Monster High - 13 Wishes. For more information, call (501) 332-5441.

Oct. 12

Antique Car Show

BENTON — The Saline County Library will host its fifth annual

Antique Car Show from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library, with special music by local group Exit 123. The show is open to all ages with no charge for admission. Light refreshments will be provided, along with children’s activities. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.

HSU Piano Day

ARKADELPHIA — Pianist Min Kwon will highlight the seventh annual Piano Day at Henderson State University with a recital at 2 p.m. in the Russell Fine Arts Recital Hall. Following Kwon’s performance, a piano master class will be held at 3:30 p.m. Both events are free and open to the public. For more information, call (870) 230-5017.

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. 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 (Court Appointed Special Advocates) and transplant receiver Cordell Shipman. For more information, call (501) 538-4212.

Ongoing

Teen Horror Story Contest

BRYANT/BENTON — 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.

VFW Bingo

BENTON — Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2256 invites the public to play bingo at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays and at 1 p.m. Saturdays at 5323 Sleepy Village Road. Cash prizes will be paid to each winner. There will be a special jackpot coverall on Oct. 19 with a minimum guarantee of $600.

Affordable Care Act Assistance

BENTON/BRYANT — The Saline County Library will have an in-person assister available to help individuals navigate the Affordable Care Act enrollment process every other Monday at alternating library branches beginning Monday, by appointment only. Appointments are available from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library in Benton and from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library in Bryant and can be made in person at either library or by calling (501) 778-4766 or (501) 847-2166. Applicants will need to have the following on hand to enroll: their Social Security number or document number (for legal immigrants) and employer and income information such as pay stubs, W-2s, tax-wage statements or other documents.

Upcoming

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.

Frankenstein 1930

BENTON — A stage production of Frankenstein 1930, the horror classic, will be presented at 7 p.m. Oct. 17, 18, 25, 26, 31; and at 2 p.m. Oct. 19 and 26 at the Royal Theater, 111 S. Market St. The play mirrors the venerable 1931 movie. The show was adapted for the stage by Fred Carmichael from Mary Shelley’s story of a monster brought to life by the megalomaniac Dr. Frankenstein. Tickets for the show are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $5 for students. Seats can be reserved at theroyalplayers.com, at the theater box office the day of the performance or by calling (501) 315-5483.

Junior Auxiliary Golf Tournament

BENTON — The Junior Auxiliary of Saline County will present its fourth annual Putt the Kids First Golf Tournament, starting at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 18 at Hurricane Country Club. The format is a four-person scramble, and the cost is $400 per team. The event will feature lunch, beverages, goody bags and a putting contest. For more information, call Laural Watson at (501) 847-0137.

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, woodcarvings, 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 caddo

riverartguild.com, or call (870) 245-3612.

Fashion Show

HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — The Ladies of Sacred Heart of Hot Springs Village will present their annual fashion show at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 21 at Sacred Heart Church. Lunch catered by Home Plate Diner will be served at noon. Chico’s will provide the fashions, which will be modeled by guild members. The event will also feature door prizes and a silent auction. Proceeds will go to local charities. For tickets, call Bev at (501) 922-6720. The deadline for ticket purchase is Oct. 14.

Kiwanis Club Spaghetti Dinner

HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — The Kiwanis Club Hot Springs Village will host its annual Spaghetti Dinner from 4-7 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Coronado Community Center. The spaghetti will feature the Kiwanis’ secret recipe sauce, salad, garlic bread and drink. Take-out dinners will be available if required. The price of the dinner is $9 for adults and $5 for children younger than 12. Ice cream and brownies will be available for purchase from the Fountain Lake High School Key Club and the Fountain Lake Middle School Builders Club. Tickets are available at the Woodlands and Coronado Center offices from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays, online at hsvpoa.org/event-tickets/ or at the door.

To submit a school or community event for the Tri-Lakes Calendar of Events, mail information to Calendar of Events, Tri-Lakes Edition, P.O. Box 2221, Little Rock, AR, 72203; fax to (501) 378-3500; or email to tlnews@arkansasonline.com. Deadlines for calendar-item submissions are noon Friday for Thursday editions and noon Tuesday for Sunday editions.

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