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This week's events in the Tri-Lakes areaOriginally Published October 10, 2013 at 12:00 a.m.
Updated October 9, 2013 at 11:21 a.m.
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.
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.
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.
HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — The Hot Spring Village Two-Steppers will hold a dance from 7-10 p.m. in the Coronado Community Center Ballroom. A DJ will spin music, and the bar will be open in a smoke-free atmosphere. The dance costs $6 per person, or dancers can join the group for $35 per year. Dress is casual. For more information, call Denny or Petra Block at (501) 226-5111, or email email@example.com.
NPCC Fall Break
HOT SPRINGS — National Park Community College students, faculty and staff will observe fall break on Friday. The school will reopen for business and classes on Monday. For more information, call (501) 760-4155.
Crystal and Crystal Skull Festival
HOT SPRINGS — The Hot Springs third annual Crystal and Crystal Skull Festival will be held from 6-9 p.m. Friday, and from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, at 107 Mount Ida St. The cost is $5 per day or $10 for the weekend. The event will feature speakers, crystals and crystal skulls, astrologers, mediums, books, drawings for prizes, food and more. For more information, contact Cheryl Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hot Springs Daylily Society Meeting
HOT SPRINGS — The Hot Springs Daylily Society will meet at 10 a.m. at the First Methodist Christian Life Center, 218 Pratt St. The program will be an overview of the Region 13 - 2013 Conference, including photos from Reimer Garden presented by Patty Stranahan.
Rodeo and Auction
BRYANT — A rodeo will be held at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. at Lucky D Arena, 11617 Alexander Road, to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Bryant. The event will feature an auction at halftime. Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for children. For more information, call (501) 943-0056.
Relay for Life
BRYANT — Relay for Life of Saline County will hold a kickoff event from 3-5 p.m. at Mills Park in Bryant. Anyone interested in signing up for a team or seeking more information regarding the May 2 Relay for Life of Saline County celebration titled Redneck Relay: Camo for a Cure is invited to attend Saturday’s come-and-go event. Relay for Life is open to all ages. For more information, call (501) 412-4239 or email email@example.com.
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 the performance, Kwon will give a piano master class 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.
Auditions for A Christmas Story
BENTON — Auditions for A Christmas Story will be held at 4:30 p.m. Sunday and at 7 p.m. Monday at the Royal Theatre, 111 S. Market St. There will be cold readings from the script. The production, scheduled for Dec. 6-8 and 13-15, is a nonmusical. There are parts for adults and for children ages 5 to 12. Those who audition should be prepared to list any possible conflicts with rehearsal times. For more information, call
Benton Book Club
BENTON — The Benton Book Club will meet at 5 p.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library to discuss the club’s chosen title. The group is open to adults 18 and older. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.
BENTON/BRYANT — Ages 13-18 are invited to stop by and decorate a cupcake or two at the Out of this World Cupcake Party at 4 p.m. Monday at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library in Benton and at 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library in Bryant. Learn how to make a cupcake into a one-eyed alien, a spaceship and more. The program is part of Teen Read Week 2013 activities. For more information, call (501) 778-4766 or (501) 847-2166.
BENTON — All ages are invited to a family-friendly puppet show at 4 p.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.
Organist in Concert
ARKADELPHIA — Ouachita Baptist University, in conjunction with the Central Arkansas Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, will host world-renowned organist James David Christie in concert at 7:30 p.m. in McBeth Recital Hall at the Mabee Fine Arts Center. The concert will honor former Ouachita faculty member Russell Hodges and the 25th anniversary of the first concert on the Reuter organ. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Ouida Keck at firstname.lastname@example.org or (870) 245-5352.
Saline Crossing Meeting
BENTON — Saline Crossing Regional Park and Recreation Area Inc. will meet at 5:30 p.m. in the Gene Moss building at Tyndall Park. The public is welcome and urged to join the planning meeting for the 200th anniversary of the first pioneer settlement — Saline Crossing, circa 1815 — in Saline County and help the cause Save Our Bridge-The Old River Bridge. For more information, call Lynn Moore at (501) 778-8661.
Haskell Historical Society Meeting
HASKELL — The Haskell Historical Society will meet at 3:30 p.m. at the Haskell City Hall. Darlene Emmons will present the program on Haskell, the early years. Everyone is invited to attend and bring photos, articles or items from Haskell’s past to be loaned, copied or donated for display at the museum. For more information, call Emaline Stroud at (501) 303-0384 or Darlene Emmons at (501) 315-2913.
Website in a Day Seminar
ARKADELPHIA — The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center at Henderson State University will present Website in a Day with Weebly from 5:15-9:15 p.m. at HSU’s Mooney Hall in the third-floor computer lab. Website in a Day is a hands-on workshop during which business owners in need of a website will be taken step by step through the creation of an attractive, functional, five-page website that is free. All participants will receive a free 20-page workbook with detailed instructions. John Gardner, training coordinator for the Henderson SBTDC, will be the speaker. There is no fee to attend. To register, call (870) 230-5184 or email email@example.com. Online registration is available at asbtdc.ualr.edu/training/arkadelphia.
Rhythmic Interactive Percussion
HOT SPRINGS — A Rhythmic Interactive Percussion musical event takes place from 5-9 p.m. every Sunday at Kenneth Adair Park, 358 Central Ave. Everyone is invited. Participation is encouraged as founder/facilitator and ensemble members pass out drums, tambourines, maracas and more to audience members. Many weeks, belly dancers, hula-hoopers, poi ball artists and martial artists drop in to perform their respective movement art forms. For more information, call (714) 273-6464.
Teen Horror Story Contest
BRYANT/BENTON — Ages 13-18 are invited to participate in the One-Sentence Horror Story Writing Contest throughout 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.
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.
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.
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.
Sci-Fi Movie Extravaganza
BENTON/BRYANT — Ages 13-18 are invited to watch a sci-fi movie at 3:30 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library in Bryant and at 4 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library in Benton. The events are part of Teen Read Week: Seek the Unknown activities. For more information, call (501) 778-4766 or (501) 847-2166.
BENTON — A stage production of Frankenstein 1930, the horror classic, will be presented at 7 p.m. Oct. 17, 18, 25, 26 and 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.
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.
Auditions for Footloose
BENTON — Auditions for the Young Players’ Second Stage production of Footloose will be held at 6 p.m. Oct. 20 and 21. Anyone age 13 to 23 is welcome to audition. All interested in auditioning need to prepare 32 bars (a verse and a chorus) of a song of their choosing, in a style appropriate to Footloose. Production dates will be Jan. 16-19. Also needed are young people interested in learning areas of technical theater, such as directing, costuming, lighting, props, set building and publicity. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Monday.
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 a drink. Take-out dinners will be available. 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/ and 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 email@example.com. Deadlines for calendar-item submissions are noon Friday for Thursday editions and noon Tuesday for Sunday editions.