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This week's events in the Tri-Lakes areaPublished April 24, 2014 at 12:00 a.m.
ARKADELPHIA — The planetarium at Henderson State University will feature Two Small Pieces of Glass at 7 p.m. at the Reynolds Science Center. The public show will utilize the facility’s 360-degree panoramic screen. Admission is $3 per person or $1 with a student ID. For more information, call (870) 230-5006.
ARKADELPHIA — Ouachita Baptist University presents Michael Connell and Adam Oakes’ senior exhibit, titled Back. Today is the last day to view the exhibit, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Mabee Fine Arts Center’s Hammons Gallery. The exhibit is free and open to the public. For more information, call (870) 245-5129.
HOT SPRINGS — The Garland County Library will celebrate Arbor Day with a tree giveaway, starting at 9:30 a.m. at 1427 Malvern Ave. Tree saplings from the oak family will be given away while supplies last. For more information, call (501) 623-4161.
The Art of Henna Tattoos
BRYANT/BENTON — Patrons are invited to learn about the history and tradition of henna tattooing and get a henna tattoo at 3:30 p.m. at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library in Bryant and at 6 p.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library in Benton. No registration is required for these first-come, first-served events for up to 20 attendees per location. For more information, call (501) 778-4766 or (501) 847-2166.
Local Civil War Historical Overview
MALVERN — The Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission and the College of the Ouachitas Library and Division of Arts and Sciences will present a local Civil War historical overview from noon to 1 p.m. in Room 300 at College of the Ouachitas. A light lunch will begin at 11:30 a.m. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call (501) 332-0247.
ARKADELPHIA — The 100-voice Concert Choir of Ouachita Baptist University will present its spring concert 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) 245-5208.
Senior Voice Recital
ARKADELPHIA — The Ouachita Baptist University Division of Music will present Megan Evans in her senior vocal recital at 2 p.m. in the Mabee Fine Arts Center’s McBeth Recital Hall. The free recital is open to the public. For more information, call (870) 245-5208.
Photography Contest Reception
ARKADELPHIA — A reception for the fourth annual Photography Contest exhibit will be held from 3-4 p.m. at the Arkadelphia Arts Center. The winners will be recognized, and the People’s Choice winner will be announced. The public is invited to attend. For more information, call (870) 245-3612.
Ice Cream Social and Band Concert
HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — The Kiwanis Club of Greater Hot Springs Village will present its annual Ice Cream Social and Band Concert. A silent auction will start at 1:30 p.m., and the ice cream social will begin at 2 p.m. in the Porte Cochere at the Ponce de Leon Center. The concert, featuring the Hot Springs Concert Band and the Hot Springs Village Chorale, will begin at 3 p.m. in Woodlands Auditorium. Tickets for the event are $10 per person. Bidding is also scheduled for hot-air-balloon rides. For more information or tickets, visit www.hsvpoa.org. Tickets may also be purchased from members of the Kiwanis Club or the Hot Springs Concert Band.
HOT SPRINGS — The National Park Community College Singers and Soundwaves will present their annual spring concert at 3 p.m. at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. The free concert is open to the public. For more information, call (501) 760-4155.
Painting With a Purpose
LITTLE ROCK — Painting With a Twist, 400 N. Bowman Road, Suite 32, in west Little Rock will host Painting With a Purpose from 2-4 p.m. to benefit Habitat for Humanity of Saline County’s Youth United. Tickets are $35 per person, and reservations are required. For more information, visit paintingwithatwist.com.
April 27 and 28
Auditions for Annie Get Your Gun
HOT SPRINGS — Auditions for the musical Annie Get Your Gun will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday and at 7 p.m. Monday at the Pocket Community Theatre. Those who audition are asked to be prepared to sing. For more information, call (501) 538-6884.
ARKADELPHIA — Henderson State University’s dance company will present a concert at 2:30 p.m. Sunday and at 7:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday in Arkansas Hall’s auditorium at HSU. The annual concert will feature works choreographed by students, guest artists and director Jennifer Maddox. General admission is $8 per person or free for students with a valid ID. For more information, call (870) 230-5291.
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.
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, for ages 13-18; and at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library in Bryant, for ages 8-18. For more information, call (501) 778-4766 or (501) 847-2166.
BENTON — Adults 18 and older are invited to attend Crochet 101 at 6 p.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. Local crafter and instructor Tammy Oxenrider will start with a basic beginner’s project. Supplies will be provided. Attendance is first-come, first-served. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.
HOT SPRINGS — The Garland County Library will present a book club titled The Interestings at 6 p.m. The book club will launch with a Skype visit from author Meg Wolitzer. The first 10 book-club members to register for the event will receive a free copy of the novel, and a drawing for a Kindle will be held at the book club meeting. For more information or to register, call (501) 623-4161 or visit gclibrary.com.
Senior Art Exhibit Reception
ARKADELPHIA — Ouachita Baptist University will host David Hickernell’s senior-art-exhibit reception at 5 p.m. in the Mabee Fine Arts Center’s Hammons Gallery. The exhibit is free and open to the public. For more information, call (870) 245-5208.
Photography Contest Exhibit
ARKADELPHIA — Works from the fourth annual Photography
Contest are on display at the Arkadelphia Arts Center through Saturday. The exhibit features five categories from both the adult and youth divisions: landscapes/architecture, animals/wildlife, still life/floral, people/portraits and creative photography (edited or manipulated). The center is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. For more information, call (870) 245-3612.
BENTON — Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2256 invites the public to play bingo at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays and at 1 p.m. Saturdays at 5323 Sleepy Village Road. Cash prizes are paid to each winner.
HOT SPRINGS — The city of Hot Springs Sport Recreation Department will accept softball registrations through Friday. Registrants may sign up as individuals, groups or teams. Registration forms can be downloaded from the Sport Recreation page on the city’s website, cityhs.net. For more information, call (501) 318-0472.
HOT SPRINGS — The Quapaw Community Center invites the public to play bingo at 12:45 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Cash prizes are awarded for all games. For more information, call (501) 623-9922.
Ageless Bikers Club
HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — The Ageless Bikers Club holds bicycle rides at 1 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. There are eight different 20-mile rides on relatively flat, quiet country roads. For more information or to sign up for a ride, visit hsvabc.weebly.com.
Merry Mixers Dance Club
HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — The Hot Springs Village Merry Mixers dance to live music from 7:30-10:30 p.m. the first and third Saturdays of every month at the Coronado Community Center. A lesson is held at 7 p.m. on the third Saturday. Admission is $7.50 for first-Saturday dances and $10 for third-Saturday dances. Club members receive 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. Sundays at Kenneth Adair Park, 358 Central Ave. Participation is encouraged as ensemble members pass out drums, tambourines, maracas and more to audience members. Many weeks, belly dancers, hula-hoopers, poi ball artists and martial artists perform. For more information, call (714) 273-6464.
Relay for Life
BRYANT — The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life will be held from 6 p.m. May 2 to 6 a.m. May 3 at Bishop Park. Teams will take turns running or walking around the track. The event will feature games, food and music. For more information, visit cancer.org.
Family Fun Run
BENTON — The fifth annual Family Fun Run and 5K will begin at 7 a.m. May 3 at the Civitan Center, 121 Cox St. Prizes, snacks and water stations will be provided. For more information or to register in advance, visit
MALVERN — The 23rd annual Malvern High School Baccalaureate Service will be held at 2:30 p.m. May 4 at Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church. The event will honor the graduating class of 2014 and feature attorney Carla M. Martin as the speaker. For more information, call (501) 337-7572.
HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — The annual Louisiana Picnic will be held at 5 p.m. May 8 at the Balboa Pavilion. The event will feature food from McMillan’s Restaurant, live music by Larry Wilson and line dancing. Tickets are $13 per person, and reservations are due May 1. For more information or reservations, call (501) 922-9369.
BENTON — The Saline County Quilt Guild will present the 2014 Quilt Show from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. May 16 and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 17 at Midtowne Church, 4037 Boone Road. The event will feature quilt-related items for sale, quilting vendors and a quilt raffle.
Admission is $3 per person.
South Pacific Auditions
BENTON — Auditions for Rogers and Hammerstein’s South Pacific will be held at 2 p.m. May 18 and at 6 p.m. May 19 at the Royal Theatre. Auditioners are asked to prepare 16 bars of a funny song and a one-minute monologue. For more information, call (501) 315-5483.
Village Tour of Homes
HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — The 2014 Hot Springs Village Tour of Homes will begin at 9 a.m. Sept. 20 at the Woodlands Auditorium parking lot. A catered lunch and cash bar will be available from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Ouachita Room. For more information, visit symphonyguild.org.