This week's events in the Tri-Lakes area

Originally Published October 13, 2013 at 12:00 a.m.
Updated October 11, 2013 at 4:57 p.m.
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Oct. 13

Crystal and Crystal Skull Festival

HOT SPRINGS — The Hot Springs third annual Crystal and Crystal Skull Festival will continue from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. today at 107 Mount Ida St. The cost is $5. 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 littlewhitehawk@hotmail.com.

Oct. 13 and 14

Auditions for A Christmas Story

BENTON — Auditions for A Christmas Story will be held at 4:30 p.m. today 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 need to be prepared to list any possible conflicts with rehearsal times. For more information, call (501)-315-5483.

Oct. 14

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.

Oct. 14 and 15

Cupcake Party

BENTON/BRYANT — Teens 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.

Oct. 15

Puppet Show

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 kecko@obu.edu or (870) 245-5352.

Saline Crossing Meeting

BENTON — The 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.

Oct. 16

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 gardnejm@hsu.edu. Online registration is available at asbtdc.ualr.edu/training/arkadelphia.

Introduction to Computers

BRYANT — Adults 18 and older are invited to attend an introductory computer class at 1 p.m. at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library. The class includes information such as learning to use a mouse and keyboard. No registration is required. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.

Block Party: Library Lego Club

BRYANT — Ages 4-14 are invited to create a Lego masterpiece from 3:30-5 p.m. at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library during the monthly Block Party. A new theme is explored each month. For more information, call (501) 847-2166.

Oct. 17

Genealogy/Local History Help

BRYANT — Steve Perdue, head of genealogy/local history at the Saline County Library, will be available to answer genealogy questions from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library. To make an appointment, call (501) 778-4766.

Highlight Bryant

BRYANT — There will be a monthly networking lunch from noon to 1 p.m. at Bishop Park. The cost for the luncheon is $12 if registered in advance, or $15 the day of the event. For more information, contact info@bryantchamber.com.

Introduction to the Internet

BRYANT — Adults 18 and older are invited to attend a basic computer class regarding use of the Internet at 1 p.m. at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library. No registration is required. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.

Chili Cook-off

HOT SPRINGS — The annual Chili Cook-off to benefit the Cans for Kids Program will be held from 4-7 p.m. at the Memorial Field Airport in Hot Springs. Tickets are $3 each, or two for $5. There will be a rock-climbing wall, a blow-up slide and a blow-up obstacle course. There will be silent auction items, as well as chili to taste at each booth. For more information, call (501) 624 5622.

Knitting Class

MALVERN — The Malvern-Hot Spring County Library invites people of all skill levels to a knitting class from 5-7 p.m. at 202 E. Third St. Materials will be provided. For more information, call (501) 332-5441.

Gallery Talk

ARKADELPHIA — Seattle artist and guest exhibitor Margaret Davidson will present a gallery talk at 3 p.m. 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 — Teens ages 13-18 are invited to watch a sci-fi movie at 3:30 p.m. at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library in Bryant and at 4 p.m. 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.

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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