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Originally Published September 26, 2013 at 12:00 a.m.
Updated September 25, 2013 at 6:50 p.m.
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Sept. 26

Cancellation

HOT SPRINGS — The Tri-Lakes Edition Ladies Night Out, scheduled to take place tonight at the Hot Springs Mall, has been canceled.

Women’s Chorus

and Concert Choir

ARKADELPHIA — Ouachita Baptist University will present the Women’s Chorus and Concert Choir in at 7:30 p.m. in the Mabee Fine Art Center’s McBeth Recital Hall. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call (870) 245-5129.

Creative Writing Course

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.

Public-Speaking

Workshop

BRYANT — The Saline County Library and a local branch of Toastmasters International will offer the second session in a two-part workshop on public speaking at 6 p.m. at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library. Attendance is first-come, first-served and is open to adults 18 and older. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.

Pastors’ Conference

ARKADELPHIA — Ouachita Baptist University’s Pruet School of Christian Studies will sponsor the OBU Pastors’ Conference at 9 a.m. in the Walker Conference Center. The gathering’s theme is Christ Is All You Need. Professors from the Pruet School of Christian Studies will teach four different sessions on the book of Colossians. The conference’s $50 registration fee includes the New International Version Application Commentary on Colossians, study material, a continental breakfast, lunch and refreshments. For more information, contact Tracey Knight at knightte@obu.edu or (870) 245-5599.

Sept. 26 – Sept. 29

Okolona Fall Trail Ride

OKOLONA — The public is invited to join a three-day guided open trail ride that leaves daily, Friday through Sunday, from Okolona’s community center and campground at 9 a.m. The trails are on public and private lands that cover rolling hills and countryside. There is no cost to attend. The lineup order is wagons, buggies, carts and horses. All horses must have a current Coggins Test. Camping amenities are available for a fee. Dinner will be served in the community building today, Friday and Saturday, and lunch will be served at the Center Grove Methodist Church on Sunday. For more information or to make a reservation, call (870) 274-3660.

Sept. 28

CASA Color Run

BENTON — Join the CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) Color Run at 7:45 a.m. at the Benton Boys and Girls Club for race-day registration and T-shirt pickup. The two-mile fun run will begin at 9 a.m. The cost for registration ranges from $15 to $25. For more information or to register online, visit bit.ly/Saline CasaColorRun.

Benefit Art Sale

HOT SPRINGS — National Park Community College will offer several items donated by local artists for sale from 7 a.m. to noon at the Historic Downtown Farmers Market in Hot Springs. Proceeds will benefit the Garland County Single Parent Scholarship Fund. For more information, call (501) 760-6582.

Sept. 30

Diamond Squares Square Dance Club

HOT SPRINGS — Everyone is welcome to attend, dance, watch, eat and chat while Caller Gordon White leads new dancers through the beginning steps of modern square dancing from 6:30-9 p.m. at Lake Hamilton Church. The cost is $4 per person. For more information, call (501) 922-0803 or email white3297@hotmail.com.

Movie Monday

BENTON — A movie specifically selected for ages 12 and younger will be shown at 4 p.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. Popcorn and drinks will be provided. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.

Sept. 30 – Oct. 2

B-17 Flying Fortress

Rides and Tours

HOT SPRINGS — One of the last flying World War II B-17 bombers, Sentimental Journey, will be on display and available for rides and tours from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Memorial Field Airport in Hot Springs. Sentimental Journey is maintained and operated as a flying museum and veterans memorial by the all-volunteer, nonprofit Commemorative Air Force. Built in 1943, the Journey performed a variety of missions before being retired. The cost of a flight in the B-17 bomber starts at $425 per person; cockpit tours are $5. Ground viewing and photo opportunities are free and open to the public. For more information or to reserve a flight, call (602) 448-9415 or email b17rc@azaf.org.

Oct. 1

Evening of Wine

and Roses

HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — The Hot Springs Village Area Chamber of Commerce will partner with Good Spirits Hot Springs Village to present the annual Evening of Wine and Roses from 5-8 p.m. at the Ponce de Leon Center. The event will feature wine tastings, a live jazz band and a silent auction. Admission to the event is $40 per person. For more information or tickets, call (501) 915-9940 or email office@hotsprings

villagechamber.com.

Oct. 2

Children’s Workshop

HOT SPRINGS — Garvan Woodland Gardens will host a children’s workshop titled Dried Flower Garden Bookmarks at 10 a.m. in the Magnolia Room. During this one-hour workshop, for children ages 3 to 12, participants will learn flower-preserving techniques to try at home and will make a garden bookmark. Children must be accompanied by an adult. The fee for the class is $5 per child; there is no charge for adult chaperones. Preregistration and pre-payment are required. For more information or to register, call (501) 262-9300.

Microsoft Excel Class

BRYANT — Adults 18 and older are invited to a free beginning computer class regarding Microsoft Excel at 4 p.m. at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library. Attendance is first-come, first-served. For more information, call (501) 778-4766 or (501) 847-2166.

Ongoing

Traditional Art Guild

Art Exhibit

HOT SPRINGS — The Traditional Art Guild will have an exhibit in the Magnolia Room of Garvan Woodland Gardens through October. The show will include a colorful array of works created in all types of mediums and showcasing a variety of techniques. For more information and hours of operation, call (501) 262-9300.

Business Boot Camp

HOT SPRINGS — Henderson State University’s Small Business Technology and Development Center will present its Business Boot Camp, a series of six seminars designed to help current and potential business owners connect to the ideas and resources needed to be successful. Each seminar will be held from 5:15-7:45 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays from Monday through Oct. 15 at the Greater Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce. The cost for the series is $50 or $30 per seminar. There will be no charge for veterans. For more information or to register, visit asbtdc.ualr.edu/training/arkadelphia, or call (870) 230-5184.

Meditation Gathering

HOT SPRINGS — For anyone interested in living a more fulfilling and spiritual life at home or at work without neglecting daily responsibilities, a meditation gathering is held at 7 p.m. every Monday in Hot Springs. Participants, through meditation and prayer, can learn to live in the world separate and apart from its negative aspects. The group also listens to tapes and CDs by Joel Goldsmith. All are welcome. For more information and the locatn, call (501) 623-9730.

Photography Exhibition

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. O’Rorke is a Henderson State University art major and an Arkadelphia resident. She shares 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 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 provide 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 through Monday, 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. The admission cost is $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 info@garvangardens.org, or visit www.garvangardens.org.

Farmers Market

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 hotsprings farmers

market@gmail.com, or visit

www.hotspringsfarmers

market.com.

To submit a school or community event for the Tri-Lakes Calendar of Events, mail information to Calendar of Events, Tri-Lakes Edition, P.O. Box 2221, Little Rock, AR, 72203; fax to (501) 378-3500; or email to tlnews@arkansasonline.com. Deadlines for calendar-item submissions are noon Friday for Thursday editions and noon Tuesday for Sunday editions.

VFW Bingo

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.

Upcoming

Watercolor Class

BENTON — Instructor Carolyn Voss will teach a free watercolor class for adults 18 and older at 6 p.m. Oct. 3 at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. The theme is Tree Top Watercolor with Pastel. Space is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.

Halloween Costume Closet

BENTON/BRYANT — The Saline County Library Halloween Costume Closets will open at 9 a.m. Oct. 5 at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library in Benton and at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library in Bryant. Costumes are available for checkout in a variety of children’s sizes through Halloween or while supplies last. For more information, call (501) 778-4766 or (501) 847-2166.

Pet Adoption Day

BENTON — The Saline County Library will host a Pet Adoption Day from 1-3 p.m. Oct. 5 at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library in partnership with the Humane Society of Saline County. Dogs will be featured for adoption and will be available to take home on the spot at a cost of $75 each. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.

Dog Day Hoedown

HOT SPRINGS — Creative Life Church will host the Dog Day Hoedown at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 5 at 229 Bayard St. The event will feature music by Cassie Lea Ford, Donny Eskridge, Chana and Randy Caylor; a fundraiser raffle for homemade pies and crafts; chilli, cornbread and apple cider; and a square-dance demonstration. Tickets are $10 each. For more information or to reserve tickets, call (501) 318-4005 or email newdirections

innerprizes@gmail.com. Tickets can also be purchased at the door.

Harvest Fest

BRYANT — Hurricane Lake Baptist Church will hold Harvest Fest from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 5 at 2516 Springhill Road. The event will feature train rides, bouncy slides, horse rides, vendor shops, games, music, free food and more. For more information, call (501) 960-4781.

Golf Tournament

HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — The Paul Bewie Boys and Girls Club and Breakfast Lions will present The Very Best Possible Golf Tournament at 10 a.m. Oct. 5 at the Balboa Golf Course. There will be a four-player team scramble format, a men’s flight, a mixed flight and a women’s flight, all based on team handicap. The traveling Club Trophy will be presented to the winning team. The entry fee is $75 per person or $300 per team and includes the green fee, a cart, lunch, a cap or towel, and prizes. Entry forms are available at all Village golf shops. For more information, email BGCandLionsGolf@gmail.com, or call (501) 984-6996.

Aerospace Training

Program Classes

HOT SPRINGS — The National Park Community College Workforce Development Department will hold Introduction to Aerospace classes this fall. The first class will be from 6-9 p.m. Oct. 15, and classes will continue every Tuesday and Thursday until April 15. The program combines classroom instruction and hands-on activities that include safety maintenance practices, shop math, aircraft blueprints, hand tools, precision measuring, aircraft structural materials, aircraft hardware, aircraft sheet metal, composites and maintenance-manual interpretation. The cost for the course is $600, with limited scholarships available. Applications for the class can be downloaded online at npcc.edu/workforce. For more information or to register, contact Vickie Harrison at vhar rison@npcc.edu or call (501) 760-4135.

To submit a school or community event for the Tri-Lakes Calendar of Events, mail information to Calendar of Events, Tri-Lakes Edition, P.O. Box 2221, Little Rock, AR, 72203; fax to (501) 378-3500; or email to tlnews@arkansas online.com. Deadlines for calendar-item submissions are noon Friday for Thursday editions and noon Tuesday for Sunday editions.

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