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This week's events in the Tri-Lakes areaOriginally Published September 5, 2013 at 12:00 a.m.
Updated September 4, 2013 at 2:47 p.m.
BRYANT — A family-friendly movie selected for ages 12 and younger will be shown at 4 p.m. at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library. For more information, call (501) 847-2166.
HOT SPRINGS — City Director Karen Garcia will host a District 5 community meeting at 4:30 p.m. at the Forest Lakes Clubhouse, 305 Forest Lakes Blvd. Residents are encouraged to attend and bring a neighbor. Steve Arrison, chief executive officer of Visit Hot Springs and the Hot Springs Advertising and Promotion Commission, will address the possibility of a sports complex for the community. For more information, contact Garcia at (501) 318-9046 or email@example.com.
Genealogical Society Meeting
HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — The Hot Springs Village Genealogical Society will meet at 2 p.m. in Room 6 of the Coronado Community Center. Featured speaker Jane Hooker of the Arkansas History Commission will provide information and updates about programs and resources available for genealogical research. For more information, call Celinda Chapman at (501) 922-3258.
Saline County Fair
BENTON — The Saline County Fair will continue through Saturday. For more information, contact the Saline County Fair Association at (501) 860-6585.
Quilted Treasures Exhibit
ARKADELPHIA — The Arkadelphia Arts Center will exhibit professionally crafted quilts by the Arkadelphia Quilt Guild from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Friday, and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 625 Main St. This is a free exhibit.
Science Cafe Lecture
HOT SPRINGS — The Arkansas School for Mathematics, Science and the Arts’ will continue the Science Cafe Lecture Series at 7 p.m. in the ASMSA Boardroom in the Administration Building, 200 Whittington Ave. Patrycja Krakowiak, a biology instructor at the school, will present The Promise of Stem Cell Research. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Dr. Lindsey Waddell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Emergent Arts Open House
HOT SPRINGS — Emergent Arts will celebrate opening to the public in conjunction with the Gallery Walk from 5-9 p.m. at 341A Whittington Ave. Sisters Jeri and Vikki Hillis will have an installation that expresses the transformation of the new space. Emergent Arts staff, board of directors and fall 2013 arts educators will be on hand to share the new plans underway at Emergent Arts. For more information, call (501) 655-0836 or visit www.emergentarts.org.
ARKADELPHIA — Ouachita Baptist University’s Office of Admissions Counseling will host Tiger Day for high school students and their parents to see OBU’s campus and experience the feel of life at Ouachita. Students will check in at at 8:30 a.m. at Hickingbotham Hall, followed by an opening program at 9 a.m. in Young Auditorium, then time to meet with their academic deans, sit in on a class and tour Ouachita’s campus. There will be a question-and-answer session for parents by a panel of university administrators. For more information or to schedule a personal campus visit, see www.obu.edu/admissions or call the Office of Admissions Counseling at (870) 245-5110.
HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — The Hot Springs Village Country Two Steppers Club will offer beginning two-step lessons from 6:30-7:30 p.m.in the Coronado Community Center’s Ballroom. Neil and Pat Ruddy will teach the lessons for five weeks in a smoke-free atmosphere. The cost per evening is $3 for members and $5 for guests. For more information, coall Denny or Petra Block at (501) 226-5111.
BENTON — The GriefShare recovery seminar and support group will begin a new 13-week session at 7 p.m. in the Parlor of First United Methodist Church. GriefShare features nationally recognized experts on grief and recovery topics. For more information, call (501) 778-3601.
BRYANT — The Monday Afternoon Book Club will meet at 1 p.m. at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library. The guest speaker will be Ruth Hawkins of Arkansas State University. The meeting is open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, call (501) 847-2166 or (501) 778-4766.
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.
Monday With the Master Gardeners
BENTON — The Saline County Master Gardeners and presenter Julie Tucker will discuss Propagating Plants for Winter at 6:30 p.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. The program is open to all ages. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.
Dance Master Classes
ARKADELPHIA — The Juel D Lane Dance Project will come to Henderson State University on Sept. 9-13. Lane will teach contemporary master classes from 3-4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Sept. 12 in the Arkansas Hall Dance Studio. Repertory rehearsals for the Henderson Dance Co. will be from 5:30-9:30 p.m. Monday through Sept. 12. Master classes are free and open to the public for participation, and the repertory rehearsals are open for observation. A presentation showcasing new work with Lane and the Henderson Dance Co. will be held at 3 p.m. Sept. 13. For more information or to make reservations, contact Jennifer Maddox at email@example.com.
GURDON — The Gurdon Chamber of Commerce and Rotary Club Auction will begin at 6 p.m., with dinner to follow, at the Gurdon High School Cafetorium. Auction items will include two tickets to the upcoming Arkansas Razorback football game against the Mississippi State Bulldogs at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock. The tickets are for press box seats with Voice of the Razorbacks Chuck Barrett as he calls the game live. Proceeds will benefit the Gurdon Chamber of Commerce and the Gurdon Rotary Club. Tickets to the auction are $15 in advance at U.S. Bank, First State Bank and the Cabe Land Offices in Gurdon, or $20 at the door.
HOT SPRINGS — The Ouachita Chapter of the Arkansas Archeological Society will meet at 7 p.m. in the Board Room of the Arkansas School for Math, Science and the Arts. Jim Rees will provide a program on Camp Meetings and their historical significance. Guests are welcome to attend. For more information, call Florence Davis at (501) 915-0708.
Ouachita Speaker Series
HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — The Ouachita Speaker Series fall season will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Ouachita Activities Building of the Ponce de Leon Center. The topic to be discussed is Economic Development: Then, Now and Future. General-admission tickets are available for $12 each, or $30 for the series. Tickets can be purchased at the Ponce de Leon Center office from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday or by visiting www.HSVticket sales.com.
HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — GriefShare is a nondenominational group that studies the topics of loss, grief and recovery for men and women. Seven sessions will be offered, beginning from 9-11 a.m. Tuesday at Village Bible Church, 100 Ponderosa Way. For more information, call Carl Wetze at (501) 922-5936 or Violet Potts at (501) 922-1053.
Story Time and Crafts
BRYANT/BENTON — A farm-themed story time for ages 3-5 will be held at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 10 at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library in Bryant. Later that day, make-and-take farm crafts will be available for all ages from 3-8 p.m. The activities will be held at the same times on Sept. 11 and 12 at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library in Benton. For more information, call (501) 847-2166.
Hot Springs JazzFest
HOT SPRINGS — The 22nd Annual Hot Springs JazzFest will be held Tuesday through Sept. 15. Discount tickets are available for Jazz Society Members. For detailed information, ticketing and schedules for the weeklong jazz program, visit www.HSJazzSociety.org.
BENTON — Join the Arkansas Realtors and Habitat for Humanity from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 1520 Glory Cove for the home dedication for Navy veteran Susan Myers and a National Day of Service and Remembrance. Lunch will be provided by Hot Dog Mike. For more information, call (501) 315-5434.
Kiwanis Golf Tournament
HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — The Kiwanis Club of Hot Springs Village will sponsor the Million-Dollar Shot Golf Tournament, starting at 8 a.m. at the Magellan Golf Course. The tournament is a traditional four-ball format, with an entry fee of $300 per team, or $75 per player. At the end of play, one of the 36 teams will be chosen by random drawing to shoot for the million-dollar prize. The golfer taking the shot will be chosen by his or her teammates. In addition to one team having a chance at the million-dollar jackpot ($250,000 per player), the entry fee also covers green fees, a cart, practice balls and a catered lunch. For more information or to register for the tournament, visit www.hotspringsvillagekiwanis.com.
Temporary Meal Site
BENTON — The Central Arkansas Development Council Benton Senior Wellness and Activity Center will sponsor a temporary meal site at 11:30 a.m. Friday and Sept. 12, 19 and 26; and Oct. 4, 10, 17, 24 and 31 at the Johnson Street Church of Christ, 101 Johnson St. The site will serve the Ralph Bunche community and is open to the public. Suggested donations for the meals are $2.50 for people 60 and older, and $6 for people younger than 60. The site will also offer information on programs and services offered at the center, including calendars, menus, commodities and more. For more information, call (501) 315-0645.
September Art Exhibit
HOT SPRINGS — Garvan Woodland Gardens’ September art exhibit will be Brush Strokes, works from an art club of that name headquartered in Hot Springs Village. The exhibit, slated for 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily during September, will feature 40 of the club’s artists with works that include watercolors, oils, pastels and mixed mediums. Some of the paintings depict scenes from Garvan Woodland Gardens. Admission will be $10 for adults and $5 for children 6-12. Children 5 and younger will be admitted free. For more information, call the gardens at (501) 262-9300, email garden
firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.garvangardens.org.
HOT SPRINGS — The Historic Downtown Farmers Market in Hot Springs will be open from 5-8 p.m. Tuesdays, from 7-11 a.m Thursdays and from 7 a.m. to noon Saturdays through October. The free market features locally grown foods, area artisans and fun educational exhibits. For more information, call (501) 624-0489, email email@example.com, or visit www.hotspringsfarmersmarket.com.
ARKADELPHIA — The Russell Fine Arts Building art gallery at Henderson State University will feature the artwork of Garry Simmons through Sept. 25. The gallery is at 1100 Henderson St. Admission is free. For more information, call (870) 230-5000, or visit www.hsu.edu.
ARKADELPHIA — Henderson State University, along with Group Living Inc., is exhibiting a selection of photographs from the university’s Jane Ross Photography Collection that depicts the historical development of Group Living, and client and staff activities. The photos will be on display through Sept. 21 during business hours at the Honeycomb Restaurant, 705 Main St. For more information, call (870) 246-5849 or
BENTON — Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2256 will host bingo at 6:30 p.m. every Wednesday and at 1 p.m. every Saturday at 5323 Sleepy Village Road. Cash prizes are paid to each winner. There will be a special jackpot coverall on Sept. 21 with a minimum guarantee of $600.
Ageless Bikers Club Rides
HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — The Ageless Bikers Club holds bicycle rides at 8 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. There are eight different 20-mile rides on relatively flat, quiet country roads. For more information, visit www.hsvabc.weebly.com.
Health Walks in the Gardens
HOT SPRINGS — Guided health walks at Garvan Woodland Gardens take place twice a week: a three-mile walk at 9 a.m. Mondays, and a one-mile walk at 9 a.m. Tuesdays. Walkers meet at the Welcome Center. Wear comfortable, weather-appropriate clothing and sturdy walking shoes. No reservations are needed. The guided walks are free to members, and nonmembers pay regular gardens admission.