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This week's events in the Tri-Lakes AreaPublished October 24, 2013 at 6:00 a.m.
Affordable Care Act Class in Benton
BENTON — The Saline County Library will host a public informational class regarding the Affordable Care Act at 5:30 p.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. The class will cover insurance enrollment processes and options, as well as qualifications. No registration is required. Note: This class is informational only. Individual assistance with the actual enrollment process is available by appointment only at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library in Bryant and at the Herzfeld Library in Benton on alternating Mondays. For more information, call (501) 778-4766 or (501) 847-2166.
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. 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.
BENTON — Saline County Shakes will present Shakespeare’s Macbeth at 7 p.m. at the Tyndall Park Amphitheater. Macbeth, Shakespeare’s shortest tragedy, tells the story of a brave Scottish general who receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become king of Scotland. This is a free show, but donations will be accepted. For more information, call (501) 249-3169.
Oct. 25-27 and 31
BENTON — A stage production of Frankenstein 1930, the horror classic, will be presented at 7 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Oct. 31, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, 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.
GURDON — The Gurdon Forest Festival will begin at 7 a.m. at the Central Arkansas Development Council Gurdon Senior Adult Activity Center. This annual celebration of the timber industry begins with a pancake breakfast. The parade, booths, festival food and rides open immediately after breakfast. This year the carnival rides, bounce houses, bungee trampolines, centrifuge and obstacle course will be free all day. Singing and entertainment will be featured on the Main Street Stage, and the free nighttime street dance will feature up-and-coming country music stars the Jason Helms Band. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Arkansas Poetry Day
HOT SPRINGS — John Crawford will be the featured speaker at the Arkansas Poetry Day at 9 a.m. at the Comfort Inn in Hot Springs. Crawford will conduct a poetry workshop dealing with voice in poetry, using the work of Robert Frost and Langston Hughes. Following the presentation, there will be a read-around of poems by members. For more information, call (501) 767-1328.
ARKADELPHIA — The Lions Club will hold an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast from 7:30-10:30 a.m. at the Arkadelphia Senior Center. The cost is $5 per person and includes pancakes, bacon, sausage, coffee and juice. Takeout meals will be available. Proceeds will benefit the visually impaired. For more information, call (870) 245-8940.
Tea Party Rally
HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — The Village Republicans, the Village Republican Women and the Village Tea Party will sponsor a rally from 2-5 p.m. at the Balboa Pavilion. Speakers will include Congressman Tom Cotton, state Rep. Bruce Westerman and candidates for governor. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call (501) 545-6687.
Kiwanis Club Spaghetti Dinner
HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — The Kiwanis Club Hot Springs Village will host its annual Spaghetti Dinner from 4-7 p.m. 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. at Fiesta Bowl. The event will include a silent auction. For more information, call (501) 922-5252.
Hot Springs Village Two Steppers
HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — The Hot Springs Village Two Steppers will host a Halloween party from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Coronado Ballroom, 150 Ponderosa Lane. Attendees are invited to wear costumes, but it is not required. The bar will open at 6 p.m. in a smoke-free atmosphere. For more information, call Denny Block at (501) 226-5111.
ARKADELPHIA — A religious lecture titled When a Religion Goes Underground: The Secret Jews of Spain will be presented at 5 p.m. in Reynolds Hall, Room 12, at Henderson State University. Two visiting professors will discuss the Spanish Jews who attempted to escape notice by the Spanish Inquisition by passing superficially as Christians while continuing to practice their Jewish rituals. This free lecture is open to the public. For more information, call (870) 230-5268.
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