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Tri-Lakes calendar of events starting Oct. 27Published October 27, 2013 at 12:00 a.m.
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.
Oct. 27 and Oct. 31
BENTON — A stage production of Frankenstein 1930, the horror classic, will continue at 2 p.m. Oct. 27 and at 7 p.m. Oct. 31 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.
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 lecture, 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.
MALVERN — Join the Malvern-Hot Spring County Library for a Halloween craft from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at 202 E. Third St. For more information, call (501) 332-5441.
Family Science Night
ARKADELPHIA — Henderson State University’s science and mathematics departments will present the annual HSU Family Science Night from 5:30-7:30 in the Reynolds Science Center, next to Arkansas Hall. The biology, chemistry, physics and math clubs will provide a variety of fun demonstrations and activities for children. Faculty will also be available. The free event is open to the public. For more information, visit hsu.edu.
HOT SPRINGS — Hospice Home Care invites the community to free volunteer training from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 3955 Central Ave., Suite 6. Volunteers needed include musicians, office help, beauticians, handymen, shoppers, phone callers and more. Register in person or by calling by noon Monday. For more information, call (501) 321-4014.
Oct. 29 - Oct. 30
BENTON — Donations of coats, jackets, sweaters, hats, gloves and scarves will be received from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday 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. For more information, call (501) 860-6910.
Oct. 29 and Oct. 31
Family Fall Festival
BENTON/BRYANT — The Saline County Library will hold its annual Family Fall Festival for all ages from 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library in Bryant and from 4-6 p.m. Thursday at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library in Benton. The free events will include games, crafts, face painting, books, prizes, candy and more. All children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, call (501) 847-2166 or (501) 778-4766.
CADC Public Meeting
BENTON — The Central Arkansas Development Council will hold a public hearing at 10 a.m. at the Benton Senior Wellness and Activity Center, 210 Jefferson St. The public is invited to attend. The public hearing is being held to discuss the council’s proposed purpose and strategies for the service area for the next year. For more information, call Evelyn Reed at (501) 778-1133.
Student Salon Exhibit Reception
ARKADELPHIA — A reception will be held from 4:30-6 p.m. at the Arkadelphia Arts Center for Henderson State University and Ouachita Baptist University students whose recent work is on exhibit. A diverse selection of artwork in a variety of mediums will be available for sale. For more information, call (870) 210-5235.
Leadership Awards Luncheon
HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — A Leadership Awards Luncheon will be held at noon at the DeSoto Club Event Center, 100 Clubhouse Drive. The keynote speaker will be COO and General Manager David Twiggs. All are invited to celebrate the contributions of Bob Smith and Bob Shoemaker. Luncheon tickets, for $20 each, are available at The RE/MAX Centre, 1400 DeSoto Blvd.; by calling (501) 922-3777; or by contacting Bruce Caverly at (501) 915-0693.
Affordable Care Act Meeting
BENTON — The Ralph Bunche Neighborhood Association will host an information meeting on the Affordable Care Act at 6:30 p.m. at 1600 Dixie St. The free event is open to the public. The meeting will include presentations from licensed assisters who will provide an overview of Arkansas’ affordable health insurance; provide information on how to get enrolled and on who is eligible; and respond to questions and concerns. For more information, contact Robin Freeman at (501) 776-7475.
Henderson Halloween Event
ARKADELPHIA — Henderson State University’s annual Halloween celebration will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. as the university provides a safe atmosphere for trick-or-treaters. Henderson Halloween will be held outdoors on the campus’ South Lawn in front of Arkansas Hall. Numerous campus groups will be set up throughout the area to hand out treats. The community is invited to attend. In case of rain, the event will be held in the Garrison Center. For more information, visit hsu.edu.
Halloween Costume Contest
MALVERN — The Malvern-Hot Spring County Library will hold a Halloween costume contest beginning at 5:30 p.m. at 202 E. Third St. Judging will begin at 6 p.m. Winners will be announced immediately after judging. For more information, call (501) 332-5441.
Information Meeting on Affordable Care Act
BENTON — The Ralph Bunche Neighborhood Association will host an information meeting on the Affordable Care Act at 6:30 p.m. at 1600 Dixie St. in Benton. The meeting is free and open to the public. The event will include presentations from licensed assisters who will provide an overview of Arkansas’ affordable health insurance; discuss how to get enrolled and who is eligible; and respond to questions and concerns. For more information, call Robin Freeman at (501) 776-7475.
Oct. 31 - Nov. 2
ARKADELPHIA — Ouachita Baptist University’s Division of Music/Opera Theatre will present Johann Strauss II’s comedic opera Die Fledermaus, or The Revenge of the Bat, at 7:30 p.m. in the Jones Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $10 per person and can be purchased at obu.edu/boxoffice. OBU students with a current ID are entitled to one free ticket.
Nov. 1- Nov. 2
Holidays at Hurricane
BENTON — The fifth annual Holidays at Hurricane will be held from 6-9 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Hurricane Creek Elementary School. Vendors will showcase jewelry, home and holiday decor, children’s items, fashion, handbags and more. There will also be a bake sale and a silent auction. Live entertainment will be provided by the Bryant High School Honeybees and Bethel Choir. Admission is $3 for adults. Children 12 and younger will be admitted free. A two-day wristband is available for $5. All proceeds will benefit the Hurricane Creek PTO. For more information, visit hces.bryantschools.org.
Student Salon Exhibit
ARKADELPHIA — The Arkadelphia Arts Center presents the HSU/OBU Student Salon Exhibit, featuring recent works created by students enrolled in the visual art departments of Henderson State University and Ouachita Baptist University. A diverse selection of artwork from a variety of mediums will be available for sale. The show will run through Nov. 21. Center hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. For more information, call (870) 210-5235.
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.
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 Thursday. 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.
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