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This week's events in the Tri-Lakes areaOriginally Published September 12, 2013 at 12:00 a.m.
Updated September 11, 2013 at 11:59 a.m.
Advisory Committee Meeting
HOT SPRINGS — The Community Development Advisory Committee will meet at 1 p.m. in the City Hall Board Chambers, 133 Convention Blvd. Items for discussion include the review and recommendation of Fiscal Year 2014 Community Development Block Grant applications for an estimated $258,000 in available funding. For more information, call (501) 276-7934.
ARKADELPHIA — Ouachita Baptist University will dedicate the newly renovated Daniel and Betty Jo Grant Center for International Education at 11:30 a.m. on the first floor of Lile Hall. The Grant Center is named in honor of Ouachita President Emeritus Daniel Grant and his wife, Betty Jo. Grant served as Ouachita’s 12th president from 1970 to 1988. Th center’s renovation coincides with the recent celebration of Grant’s 90th birthday, as well as the 90th anniversary of Ouachita’s international education efforts. For more information, call (870) 245-5320.
ARKADELPHIA — Ouachita Baptist University will host New Testament scholar Daniel Wallace at 7:30 p.m. as part of the university’s endowed Birkett Williams Lecture Series. The lecture will be held in the McBeth Recital Hall of the Mabee Fine Arts Center. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call (870) 245-5208.
Story Time and Crafts
BENTON — A farm-themed story time for ages 3-5 will be held at 10:30 a.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library, and make-and-take farm crafts will be available for all ages from 3-8 p.m. For more information, call (501) 847-2166.
BENTON — ’Tweens, ages 8-12, are invited to participate in an after-school arts and crafts program at 4 p.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.
BRYANT — Jennifer Watson will teach creative writing for ages 16 and older at 6 p.m. at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library. No registration is required. For more information, call (501) 847-2166.
BRYANT — Instructor Carolyn Voss will teach a free watercolor class for adults 18 and older at 6 p.m. at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library. The theme is Fall Stream Watercolor. Space is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, call (501) 847-2166 or (501) 778-4766.
Sept. 12 and 13
Dance Master Classes
ARKADELPHIA — The Juel D. Lane Dance Project will be held at Henderson State University today and Friday. Lane will teach contemporary master classes from 3-4:30 p.m. Sept. 12 in the Arkansas Hall Dance Studio. Repertory rehearsals for the Henderson Dance Co. will be from 5:30-9:30 p.m. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sept. 12 and 14
BENTON/BRYANT — The Saline County Library will host local concert violinist Oksana Pavilionis at 6 p.m. today at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library in Benton and at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library in Bryant. The events are open to all ages. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.
Sept. 12 – 15
Hot Springs JazzFest
HOT SPRINGS — The 22nd Annual Hot Springs JazzFest will continue through Sept. 15. Discount tickets are available for Jazz Society Members. For detailed information, ticketing and schedules for the jazz program, visit www.HSJazzSociety.org.
Affordable Care Act Class
BRYANT/BENTON — The Saline County Library will host public classes regarding the Affordable Care Act presented by Arkansas Health Connector and The Living Affected Corp. at 10 a.m. at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library in Bryant and at 1 p.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library in Benton. No registration is required. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.
Catfish Dinner Fundraiser
BENTON — The Lake Norrell Volunteer Fire Department will host a catfish dinner fundraiser from 5-7 p.m. at the lake Norrell Community Center. All-you-can-eat menu items will include catfish, chicken strips, hush puppies, coleslaw, french fries, dessert and a drink. A live auction will follow the meal. Admission to the event is $13 for adults and $6 for children 6-12. Children 5 and younger will be admitted free. For more information, call (501) 860-4456.
Senior Center Dance
BRYANT — The Central Arkansas Development Council Bryant Senior Activity Center invites the public to a dance with live music from 7-9:30 p.m. at 6401 Boone Road. Admission is $5 per person. For more information, call (501) 943-0056, ext 3.
HOT SPRINGS — Opera Classics, part of the Four Seasons in Art and Song concert series, will be at 7 p.m. Sunday at Anthony Chapel in Garvan Woodland Gardens. The concert marks the beginning of The Muses Opera Week, which will culminate Sept. 21 with an opera gala presentation of The Marriage of Figaro to celebrate the grand opening of The Muses Cultural Arts Center. Opera gala patron tickets are $200, and gala donor tickets are $100. A preview performance of the opera will be held Sept. 20 at a donor ticket cost of $50. For those who only wish to attend the preview, tickets are available for $25, or $15 for students with a current student ID. For tickets or more information, contact The Muses at (501) 609-9811 or visit www.themusesproject.org.
BENTON/BRYANT — Tweens and teens are invited to play video and/or board games from 3:30-5 p.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library in Benton and the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library in Bryant. The program is for ages 13-18 in Benton, and for ages 8-18 in Bryant. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.
FORE Ouachita Golf Tournament
LITTLE ROCK — Ouachita Baptist University will host the fifth annual FORE Ouachita Golf Tournament at 8 a.m. at the Pleasant Valley Country Club. Proceeds from the event will benefit scholarships for athletes at Ouachita. For more information, contact Nicole Herndon at email@example.com or (870) 245-5169.
Faculty Piano Recital
ARKADELPHIA — The Ouachita Baptist University Division of Music will host a faculty piano recital featuring Lei Cai, associate professor of music, at 7:30 p.m. in the Mabee Fine Arts Center’s McBeth Recital Hall. The recital is free and open to the public. For more information, call (870) 245-5140.
HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — The Hot Springs Village Country Two Steppers club will offer beginning two-step lessons from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Mondays 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, call Denny or Petra Block at (501) 226-5111.
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.
NPCC Career Day
HOT SPRINGS — National Park Community College will host its annual Career Day from 9 a.m. to noon. The event provides an opportunity for local juniors and seniors from seven local school districts, as well as local Christian schools, to visit with approximately 75 representatives from various colleges, universities and businesses. For more information, call (501) 760-4364.
Faculty Voice Recital
ARKADELPHIA — Ouachita Baptist University’s Division of Music will host a faculty recital, featuring Margaret Garrett, soprano, and David Stanley, countertenor, at 7:30 p.m. in McBeth Recital Hall of the Mabee Fine Arts Center. The recital is free and open to the public. For more information, call (870) 245-5129.
Free Prostate Screening
BENTON — The Saline Memorial Hospital will provide free prostate screenings from 5-7 p.m. in the Saline Memorial Hospital Outpatient Department. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (501) 776-6746.
Block Party: Library Lego Club
BRYANT — Children 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 will be explored each month. For more information, call (501) 847-2166.
Introduction to Computers
BENTON — Adults 18 and older are invited to attend an introductory computer class at 6 p.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. This class includes information on learning to use a mouse and keyboard. No registration is required. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.
HOT SPRINGS — The Arkansas Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will celebrate Constitution Week with the signing of a replica of the Constitution from 9 a.m. to noon and from 1-4 p.m. Tuesday through Sept. 22 at the Lamar Bathhouse and Visitor’s Center on Bathhouse Row. Visitors are invited to sign their name and ring the Freedom Bell. Small American Flags, flag lapel pins and Constitution booklets are free to anyone who signs the replica Constitution. For more information, call (501) 915-9575.
Photography Exhibition and Reception
ARKADELPHIA — The public is invited to view Sweet Tea and Porch Swings, a photography exhibit by Sherry Harmon O’Rorke, at the Arkadelphia Arts Center, 625 Main St., through Oct. 12. A reception will be held for O’Rorke from 4:30-6 p.m. today at the center. O’Rorke is a Henderson State University art major and an Arkadelphia resident. She will share her view of country living in Arkansas through her photographs, which include digital images, cyanotype, Van Dyke brown and traditional silver gelatin prints. Center hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. For more information, call (870) 403-8630.
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. today and Sept. 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 is 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 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 (870) 245-2333.
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.
Introduction to the Internet
BENTON — Adults 18 and older are invited to attend a basic computer class regarding use of the Internet at 6 p.m. Sept. 19 at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. No registration is required. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.
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. Sept. 19 at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library. To make an appointment, call (501) 778-4766.
Public Speaking Workshop
BRYANT — The Saline County Library has partnered with a local branch of Toastmasters International to offer a two-part workshop on public speaking beginning at 6 p.m. Sept. 19 at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library. The second session will be at 6 p.m. Sept. 26 at the library. Attendance is first-come, first-served and is open to adults 18 and older. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.
ASMSA Golf Classic
HOT SPRINGS — The Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts will hold its seventh annual ASMSA Golf Classic fundraiser at 9 a.m. Sept. 20 at the Glenwood Country Club to celebrate 20 years of academic excellence at ASMSA. The four-man scramble will feature dozens of prizes, including closest to the hole and the longest drive. Entry fees are $500 per team or $125 per player. Lunch will be included. All proceeds will benefit student programs and opportunities at ASMSA. For more information, contact Vicki Hinz, ASMSA development specialist, at (501) 622-5110.
HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — The Merry Mixers Dance Club will begin its fall 2013-14 season with the Mullens from 7-10 p.m. Sept. 21 at the Coronado Community Center. Admission is $7.50 per person. For more information, call (501) 915-8111.
Destination Mars Class
LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts will present a Destination Mars class from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 21 at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock’s Dickinson Auditorium. The free class is an Engineering Institute-Fusion event that focuses on the preparation and execution of an exploratory trip to Mars and is open to all eighth-graders in Arkansas. Parents are encouraged to attend the opening and closing remarks. Preregistration is required, and lunch will be provided. For more information or to register, visit destinationmars.eventbrite.com or call (501) 622-5133.
Carrol Roberson Concert
HOT SPRINGS — Charity Heights Baptist Church will present Carrol Roberson in concert at 7 p.m. Sept. 21 at 1315 Leonard St. The concert is free, but a love offering will be accepted. Roberson will also perform and speak at 10:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Sept. 22 at 1315 Leonard St. For more information, call Pastor Jim Oliver at (501) 625-3565.
Arkansas Women’s Retreat
HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — The fifth annual Arkansas Women’s Retreat will be held from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sept. 21 at the Coronado Community Center. The cost for the daylong event is $30, which includes a gourmet boxed lunch and other refreshments. Speaker and author Dr. Polly Brown will be featured, along with entertainment by The Hostess of Hilarity, Dr. Essie Belle, and inspirational music by artists from Mountainside Methodist Church. For registration forms, visit www.arwomensretreat.com; go to Balboa Baptist Church, 415 Ponce De Leon Drive; or call (501) 922-0155. Tables of up to eight may be reserved by sending registration forms and money in one envelope to Anna Riley, 21 Galeon Way, Hot Springs Village, AR 71909; or by calling Anna at (501) 922-0499.
Hospice Home Care Volunteer Training
HOT SPRINGS — Hospice Home Care will provide a free volunteer training class from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 24 at 3955 Central Ave., Suite 6. Volunteers needed include patient visitors, music therapists, administrative workers, yard workers, beauticians, handymen, shoppers and phone callers. Registration for the class is due at noon Sept. 23. For more information, call (501) 321-4014.
Benefit for the Animals
HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — The Animal Welfare League will host Dancing With the Villagers, a benefit for animals, from 5-9 p.m. Sept. 24 at the Coronado Community Center. A heavy hors d’oeuvres buffet will be served. Entertainment will feature dance demonstrations, followed by a Hot Springs Village couples dance contest, judged by the audience. The couple to receive the most dollar-bill votes will take home the disco ball trophy. Admission is $20 per person. Tickets are available at Melinda’s Coffee Corner, LBG Lighting and the Dogwood Tree Hallmark, or by calling (501) 915-9986.
Rocky Mountain High: A Tribute to John Denver
HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — The Hot Springs Village Concerts Association will present its first production for the 2013-2014 season, Rocky Mountain High: A Tribute to John Denver. There will be four performances at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 24-27 at The Woodlands Auditorium in Hot Springs Village. Tickets are $25. To order online, visit www.HSVticketsales.com.
Family History Workshop
HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — The Village Genealogical Society and the Arkansas Chapter of the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution will sponsor a family-history workshop from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sept. 28 at the Coronado Community Center. The featured speaker will be Debbie Parker Wayne, a certified genealogist, certified genealogical lecturer, researcher and author. The workshop is geared toward genealogists who are just beginning to consider DNA evidence and will provide some intermediate-level information for those familiar with genetic genealogy. The workshop fee is $25, plus $9 for a box lunch. For a registration form, visit www.hsvgs.org. For more information, contact Jeanette Frahm at (501) 922-9220 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cassatt String Quartet Concert
HOT SPRINGS — The Hot Springs Music Festival will present a concert by the Cassatt String Quartet at 7 p.m. Oct. 1 in Garvan Woodland Gardens’ Anthony Chapel. The program includes Maurice Ravel’s String Quartet in F Major and Antonin Dvorak’s American String Quartet No. 12 in F Major, Op. 96. Tickets for the concert are $20 for adults and $5 for students and are available at the door. For more information, call (501) 623-4763.
2013 Soiree Internationale
HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — The Hot Springs Village Symphony Guild will present its 2013 Soiree Internationale at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 3 at the Coronado Community Center. Proceeds from the event will provide local school music departments with equipment and offer students enrichment opportunities, as well as scholarships for area college students. The evening will include a Chateaubriand dinner, entertainment by Ricky Tripp, and silent and live auctions. Tickets are $35 per person. Reservations can be made by calling Mary Ellen Laursen at (501) 922-4802.
Citizens Police Academy
HOT SPRINGS — The Hot Springs Police Department will offer a Citizens Police Academy from 6-9 p.m. Thursdays for eight weeks, beginning Oct. 3. The free class, which will meet in the department’s large classroom, was formed to familiarize residents of Hot Springs with the inner workings of the Police Department and to build a partnership in serving and protecting the local community. Applicants are subject to a background check, and an application does not guarantee entry into the class. The deadline for applications is Sept. 27. They may be picked up at the department or printed at www.hotspringspolice.com. For more information, call the department’s Public Information Office at (501) 321-6789, ext. 6740 or 6734.
Becoming a Woman of the Word Conference
BRYANT — Join the Indian Springs Baptist Church for the Becoming a Woman of the Word Conference from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 5 at 23581 Interstate 30 in Bryant. The cost for the conference is $25 and includes lunch. Registration forms are available at www.prisontopurpose.com.
Night to Be Great
BENTON — The Boys & Girls Club of Saline County will host the Night to Be Great fundraiser at 6 p.m. Oct. 8 at the Benton Event Center. Justin Moore will provide entertainment, and there will be a silent auction and dinner. Tickets are $75 per seat for standard seating or $750 per table. Premium tables are available for $1,000 each. Tickets can be purchased in person at the Boys & Girls Club of Saline County or by calling Emmy at (501) 315-8100.
Antique Car Show
BENTON — Registration is underway for the fifth annual Saline County Library Antique Car Show, to be held Oct. 12 at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. Antique and/or classic cars and motorcycles of all varieties are welcome, and there is no entry fee. Registration will remain open through Oct. 4. Forms are available at the Herzfeld Library in Benton, at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library in Bryant, and online at www.salinecountylibrary.org. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.
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