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This week's events in the Tri-Lakes AreaPublished August 14, 2014 at 12:00 a.m.
Gardening 101 Workshop: Seeds for Change
HOT SPRINGS — Adam Webb and colleagues from the Garland County Library will present A Gardening 101 Workshop: Seeds for Change, from 9:30-11:30 a.m. in the Magnolia Room at Garvan Woodland Gardens. Attendees will learn how to participate in the new seed-bank program, as well as discuss best practices for gathering, cleaning and storing seeds. Participants will check out seeds at planting time and return a portion of their crops for next year’s supply of fresh seeds for other gardeners. The workshop is free to Garvan Gardens members and $10 for nonmembers. Preregistration is required by calling (501) 262-9300 or visiting www.garvangardens.org/purchase_tickets/default.aspx.
HOT SPRINGS — The Hot Springs Planning Commission will hold a public hearing at 6 p.m. in the Hot Springs City Hall Board Chambers, 133 Convention Blvd. Land-use requests will be heard for the following properties: Central Storage, 4252 Central Ave.; the north side of Twin Points Road, Forest Lakes rezone of tracts A and B; the north side of Twin Points Road, Forest Lakes rezone of tract F; and the south side of Twin Points Road, Forest Lakes rezone tracts C, D and E. For more information, call (501) 321-6806.
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 Venice Canal. Space is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, call (501) 847-2166 or (501) 778-4766.
Aug. 14 and Aug. 21
Crochet for Beginners
BRYANT/BENTON — Adults 18 and older are invited to learn how to crochet at 6 p.m. today at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library in Bryant and at 6 p.m. Aug. 21 at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library in Benton. Younger participants will be allowed if accompanied by an adult. Crochet hooks will be provided for the first 15 participants, and attendees are asked to bring No. 4 cotton yarn, any style. No registration is required. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.
HOT SPRINGS — The Garland County Library will offer a mah-jongg class for beginners from 1-3 p.m. Class size is limited, and registration is required. For more information or to reserve a spot in the class, call (501) 623-4161 or visit gclibrary.com.
Yoga at the Library
BENTON — Adults 18 and older are invited to a free beginning yoga class at 10 a.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. The class will be taught by an instructor of McClure’s Fitness. No registration is required. A yoga mat and water are recommended. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.
Haskell Historical Society Meeting
HASKELL — The Haskell Historical Society will meet at 3:30 p.m. at Haskell City Hall. Marlo Krueger will present a program on the Shoppach family heritage. Until further notice, the Haskell Museum will be closed for renovations. For more information, call Emaline Stroud at (501) 303-0384.
Saline Crossing Meeting
BENTON — The Saline Crossing Regional Park and Recreation Area Inc. will meet at 5:30 p.m. in the Gene Moss building at Tyndall Park. Plans will be made for the bicentennial celebration of the county’s first pioneer settlement, Saline Crossing. For more information, call (501) 778-8661.
Genealogy/Local History Help
BRYANT — Steve Perdue, head of genealogy/local history at the Saline County Library, will be available to answer genealogy and local history questions from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.
The Basics of Using eBay
BRYANT — Adults 18 and older are invited to a class on the basics of using eBay to buy and sell items. The class will meet at 1 p.m. at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library. No registration is required. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.
Aug. 20 and Aug. 22
ARKADELPHIA — The Henderson State University Student Activities Board will present Captain America: The Winter Soldier at 6:30 p.m. and Maleficent at 8 p.m. Wednesday and Aug. 22 in the Garrison Center Lecture Hall. Both double features are free and open to the public. For more information, call (870) 230-5178.
Aug. 20 and Aug. 27
HOT SPRINGS — The Garland County Library Writers College will continue a course focused on the basics of mystery writing from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Aug. 27. The class, Twisting a Mystery, will be taught by Sylvia Dickey Smith. Topics will include creating an intriguing premise, a crime scenario, a plot, clues, red herrings, misdirection and other basics of the mystery-writer’s craft. For more information, call (501) 623-4161 or visit gclibrary.com.
America’s Splendid Nature Exhibit
HOT SPRINGS — Garvan Woodland Gardens will present an art exhibit, America’s Splendid Nature, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily through Aug. 31 in the Magnolia Room. The exhibit is a collection of photographs from nature across America. For more information, call (501) 262-9606.
HOT SPRINGS — The work of Hot Springs Village artists Linda Shearer and Caryl Joy Young will be on exhibit during August at The Artists’ Workshop Gallery, 610 Central Ave. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, and from noon to 6 p.m. Sundays. The gallery is closed Wednesdays.
Ageless Bikers Club
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 or to sign up for a ride, visit hsvabc.weebly.com.
Mystic Creatures Exhibit
HOT SPRINGS — Garvan Woodland Gardens presents the exhibit Mystic Creatures: Topiary Art Meets Imagination from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Aug. 31. Admission is free for members, $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 6-12, and free for children 5 and younger. For more information, call (501) 262-9606.
HOT SPRINGS — Merchants and residents of Park Avenue will present a series of festivals from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. the second Saturday of the month through September. Vendors will offer food, crafts, jewelry, tie-dyed items, metal and wood crafts, an organic dog wash, bicycle repair, organic fruits, vegetables, plants and flowers. Entertainment will include music, pottery demonstrations and a plein-air alla-prima painting party.
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 — The 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.
BENTON — The Saline County Toastmasters meet at 12:05 p.m. Thursdays at Mount Carmel United Methodist Church. For more information, call (501) 454-9596.
HOT SPRINGS — The Arkansas Jazz Experience combo will present a special guest for a performance Aug. 22 at the historic Quapaw Bathhouse. Light snacks and a cash bar will be provided. Admission is $10 for Hot Springs Jazz Society members and $15 for nonmembers. Becoming a member at the performance will provide free entry. For more information, call (501) 627-2425, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit hsjazzsociety.org.
HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — The Village Card Club will hold the Silver Lode Sectional bridge tournament, beginning at 9:30 a.m. Aug. 22-24, at the Casa de Carta in the Ponce de Leon Center. For more information, call (501) 915-0898 or visit villagecardclub.org.
HOT SPRINGS — The Hickory Hill Park Gospel Music singing will be held Aug. 23 in the park’s outdoor amphitheater at 216 Bryant Road, outside of Hot Springs. The Hawkins Family is the host group for the event. The contest will begin at 7 p.m. Attendees are asked to bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating. Sodas and snacks will be available at Buddy’s Barnyard Cafe. Parking and admission are free, although an offering will be received. Restrooms will be available. For more information, call (501) 623-8068, email email@example.com or visit www.hawkinsfamilyministries.com.
Celebrity Waiter Event
BRYANT — Relay for Life of Saline County will host its fifth annual Celebrity Waiter fundraiser from 5-8 p.m. Aug. 25 at Larry’s Pizza. Donations and tips given to waiters throughout the evening will benefit the 2014 Relay for Life, the American Cancer Society’s largest annual fundraiser. Table sponsors are also being sought for a $25-minimum, tax-deductible donation and can be purchased by businesses or individuals by emailing relay firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, call (501) 412-4239.
Spotlight on Arkadelphia
ARKADELPHIA — Ouachita Baptist University’s annual Spotlight on Arkadelphia community and service fair will be held from 8-9:30 a.m. Aug. 26 on Heflin Plaza and the Student Village circle. The event will feature booths offering free samples, coupons, brochures and other giveaways. For more information, visit obu.edu/spotlight or call (870) 245-5208.
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