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Originally Published September 29, 2013 at 12:00 a.m.
Updated September 27, 2013 at 2:17 p.m.
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Sept. 29

Okolona Fall Trail Ride

OKOLONA — Guided open trail rides will continue today, with a ride leaving 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. Lunch will be served today at the Center Grove Methodist Church. For more information or to make a reservation, call (870) 274-3660.

Sept. 30

Diamond Squares Western Square

Dance Club

HOT SPRINGS — Everyone is welcome to attend the Diamond Squares Western Square Dance Club event to 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

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.

Faculty Showcase Recital

ARKADELPHIA — Henderson State University’s Department of Music will present its annual Faculty Showcase Recital at 7:30 p.m. in the Russell Fine Arts Center’s Harwood Recital Hall. The program will feature a variety of music performed by Henderson music faculty, including voice, piano, wind ensemble and accordion selections. The free recital is open to the public. Following the concert, the HSU Friends of Music will sponsor a reception in the lobby.

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. Monday through Wednesday 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

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

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.

Oct. 3

Watercolor Class

BENTON — Instructor Carolyn Voss will teach a free watercolor class for adults 18 and older at 6 p.m. 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.

Village Genealogical Society Meeting

HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — Join the Hot Springs Village Genealogical Society at 2 p.m. at the Coronado Community Center, Room 6, to explore some genealogical case studies with a CD presentation from Legacy Family History. Author Megan Smolenyak will share search methods to help unearth clues from neglected history. For more information, call Celinda Chapman at (501) 922-3258 or Nancy Holder at (608) 692-0162.

Soiree Auction

HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — The Hot Springs/Hot Springs Village Guild’s Symphony Soiree Internationale will be held at 5:30 p.m. at the Coronado Community Center. The evening will include a full gourmet dinner and an auction for a dinner with Philip Mann, music director of the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, and his wife, concert pianist Tatiana Roitman, as special guests, as well as other auction items. Tickets are $35 per person. For more information or reservations, call Mary Ellen Laursen at (501) 922-4802.

Oct. 4

Art Exhibit and Reception

HOT SPRINGS — The works of artists Jim Oberst and John Keller will be featured at the Artists Workshop Gallery, 810 Central Ave., during October. An opening reception for the artists will be held from 5-9 p.m. Friday at the gallery. Oberst’s exhibit of watercolors will include his recent paintings of Venice and other subjects. Keller will display an eclectic mix of oils, acrylics and watercolors, both representational and abstract. For more information, visit, or call (501) 623-6401.

Oct. 4 – Oct. 6

Fall Plant Sale

HOT SPRINGS — The Garland County Master Gardeners will hol a fall plant sale from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday and from noon to 5 p.m. Oct. 6 at the Garland County Fairgrounds. This is a rain-or-shine event inside the arena. Plants available for sale will include trees, shrubs and flowers. Only cash or checks will be accepted as payment.

Oct. 5

Art Auction

BENTON — Habitat for Humanity of Saline County will host its third annual art auction, Home Is Where the HeArt Is, from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. The event will feature heavy hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, music by Josh Green, and live and silent auctions. Tickets are $35 per person. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (501) 315-5434.

Curtis Country Mile Yard Sale

CURTIS — The Curtis Country Mile Yard Sale will be held at 8 a.m. on the lawns under the oak trees along U.S. 67. There will be more than 100 individual sales. Proceeds from space rental will benefit

the Curtis Volunteer Fire Department. For more information, email sherryinthemorning@

Merry Mixers

HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — The Hot Springs Village Merry

Mixers Dance Club will meet from 7-10 p.m. at the Coronado Community Center. Everyone is invited. The entertainment for the evening will be the Mullins. Admission is $7.50 per person, and club members will get a

discount for the season. For more information, call (501) 915-8111.

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