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This week's events in the Tri-Lakes areaOriginally Published October 17, 2013 at 12:00 a.m.
Updated October 16, 2013 at 5:13 p.m.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
HOT SPRINGS — The Annual Chili Cook-off to benefit the Cans for Kids Program will be held from 4-7 p.m. at 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.
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.
Saline County History and Heritage Society
BENTON — The Saline County History and Heritage Society will meet at 7 p.m. at 123 N. Market St. Roy L. Wilson will present the topic Jenkins Ferry: The Union Correspondence. Wilson plans to incorporate the messages sent and received by the Union officers from Little Rock, Pine Bluff and other destinations, including the discussion among regional and national military officials. The meeting is open to the public, and all are welcome.
Ouachita Singers Free Concert
ARKADELPHIA — Ouachita Baptist University’s Division of Music will present the Ouachita Singers in concert at 7:30 p.m. in the Mabee Fine Art Center’s McBeth Recital Hall. The free concert is open to the public. The Ouachita Singers will also release their newest CD, Sing Me to Heaven, at the concert. For more information, contact the School of Fine Arts at (870) 245-5129.
National Dutch Oven Gathering
BISMARCK — The National Dutch Oven Gathering will be hosted by DeGray Lake Resort State Park today through Sunday. The gathering is held in a different state each year. The weekend of events will be open to paid registrants only. Those who need to register can visit ndog2013.com for details. There will be a free public open house from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Caddo Bend Day Use area, with no registration required. For more information, call (501) 865-5810.
ARKADELPHIA — Ouachita Baptist University’s Office of Admissions Counseling will host high school students and their parents at Tiger Days. The event is for all prospective Ouachita students. The event will start with check-in at noon in the lobby of Hickingbotham Hall. An opening program will begin at 12:30 p.m. in Young Auditorium, followed by students attending classes of their choice and a question-and-answer panel for parents at 1 p.m. in Young Auditorium. Students and their families can take a campus tour at 2 p.m. and meet the deans of each academic school at 3 p.m. A closing session will take place at 3:30 p.m. in Young Auditorium, and a residence-hall tour will be given at 3:45 p.m. For more information, call (870) 245-5110.
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.
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. 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 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.
BENTON — The Art Guild of Saline County will have an art show and competition at the Saline Memorial Hospital Atrium. Entries will be accepted at the hospital from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. A reception will be held from 1-3 p.m. Sunday and is open to the public. The competition is open to adult artists older than 18. Paintings will be judged in the categories of Animals, Figures/Portraits, Abstract/Non-Objective, Still Life/Flowers, and Landscape/Seascape. Entries must be original, created in the last two years, framed with a wire hanger (no sawtooth hangers) and family-friendly. The entry fee is $10 per entry for nonmembers, $5 for Art Guild members and $5 for each additional entry. For more information, contact (501) 847-0648.
BENTON — A stage production of Frankenstein 1930, the horror classic, will be presented at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and again Oct. 25, 26 and 31; and at 2 p.m. Sunday and Oct. 27 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.
Artist Studio Tour
ARKADELPHIA — The seventh annual Round About Artist Studio Tour will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and from 1-4 p.m. Sunday 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 caddoriverartguild.com, or call (870) 245-3612.
Pink Ribbon Walk
TULL — A Pink Ribbon Walk in Tull will be held at 8 a.m. in remembrance of Adriel Bryant Taylor, who died in June after a battle with cancer. Participants are asked to meet at the Tull Community Center and walk south on Main Street. Anyone who cannot make the walk is invited to wait for the walkers and cheer them on during the event.
Merry Mixers Dance Club
HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — The Hot Springs Village Merry Mixers will dance to the Warren Crow Band from 7:30-10 p.m. at the Coronado Community Center. A dance lesson will be held at 7 p.m. Everyone is invited. Admission is $10 per person. Club members will get a discount for the season. For more information, call (501) 915-8111.
Oct. 20 and 21
Auditions for Footloose
BENTON — Auditions for the Young Players’ Second Stage production of Footloose will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday and Monday. 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 email@example.com.
Time of Renewal Services
HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — The Rev. Dr. Alyce M. McKenzie will be the guest speaker at Time of Renewal services at Village United Methodist Church, 200 Carmona Road. The Sunday schedule includes services at 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. On Monday, services will be held at 11 a.m., with a luncheon following, and at 6:30 p.m. McKenzie’s sermons will follow the theme “Exchanging Fear for Faith.” For more information, contact the office at (501) 922-1030 or visit villageumc.org.
BENTON/BRYANT — Tweens and teens are invited to play video and/or board games from 3:30-5 p.m. at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library in Bryant and the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library in Benton. The program is for ages 8-18 in Bryant and ages 13-18 in Benton. For more information, call (501) 778-4766 or (501) 847-2166.
ARKADELPHIA — Ouachita Baptist University’s Office of Admissions Counseling will host high school students and their parents at Tiger Days on Monday. The event will focus on students interested in pursuing majors in OBU’s School of Humanities. Check-in will begin at 8:30 a.m. in the lobby of Lile Hall, followed by an opening program at 9 a.m. At 10 a.m. and 11 a.m., students will have the opportunity to sit in on two classes of their choice, while parents will take a campus tour and attend a question-and-answer panel. At noon, students interested in communications will have a front-row seat for a taping of The Eldrige Show in the TV studio in Lile Hall. At 12:45 p.m., students and their families will have lunch in the Ouachita Commons, and a residence-hall tour will be given at 1:30 p.m. For more information, call (870) 245-5110.
HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — The Ladies of Sacred Heart of Hot Springs Village will present their annual fashion show at 11:30 a.m. 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.
BRYANT — Teens are invited to participate in a book club and make-and-take craft from 4-5:15 p.m. at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library. For more information, call (501) 847-2166.
OBU Percussion Ensemble Concert
ARKADELPHIA — Ouachita Baptist University’s School of Fine Arts will present OBU’s Percussion Ensemble in concert at 7:30 p.m. in McBeth Recital Hall. The free concert is open to the public. Repertoire selections will range from chamber works for trios and quartets to works involving larger numbers of ensemble members. For more information, contact Ryan Lewis at firstname.lastname@example.org or (870) 245-5421.
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, 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.
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 — Teens 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.
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 Saturday with a minimum guarantee of $600.
Merry Mixers Dance Club
HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — The Hot Springs Village Merry Mixers dance to live music on the first and third Saturdays of every month from 7:30-10:30 p.m. at the Coronado Community Center. On the third Saturday, a lesson is held at 7 p.m. Admission is $7.50 per person for the first-Saturday dances, and $10 per person for the third-Saturday dances. Club members get a discount for the season. All dancers are welcome. For more information, call (501) 915-8111.
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, 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.
Field of Dreams
HOT SPRINGS —The Boys and Girls Club of Hot Springs will host the ninth annual Field of Dreams at 6 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Superior Bath House, 329 Central Ave. The event will feature a cash bar, dinner and a silent auction. Dress for the occasion is casual. Tickets are $50 per person. For more information, email email@example.com.
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 dinner 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.
HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — Watch as Special Olympians and local Realtors participate in the Spooktacular Bowl-a-Thon at 1 p.m. Oct. 27 at Fiesta Bowl. The event will include a silent auction. For more information, call (501) 922-5252.
BENTON — Donations of coats, jackets, sweaters, hats, gloves and scarves will be received from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 29 at the Gene Moss Building in Tyndall Park. All sizes are needed. Those who need a coat may make a selection Oct. 30 at the Gene Moss Building in Tyndall Park. For more information, (501) 860-6910.