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COMMUNITY EVENTS IN THE TRI-LAKES AREAPublished August 21, 2014 at 12:00 a.m.
Crochet for Beginners
BENTON — Adults 18 and older are invited to learn how to crochet at 6 p.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. 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.
Art Exhibit Reception
ARKADELPHIA — The Arkadelphia Arts Center will present a reception for the Linda Williams Palmer exhibit, Arkansas Champion Trees: An Artist’s Journey, from 4-6:30 p.m. at 625 Main St. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call (870) 403-8216.
ARKADELPHIA — The Henderson State University Student Activities Board will show the films Captain America: The Winter Soldier at 6:30 p.m. and Maleficent at 8 p.m. in the Garrison Center Lecture Hall. The double feature is free and open to the public. For more information, call (870) 230-5178.
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.
HOT SPRINGS — The Arkansas Jazz Experience combo will present a special guest for a performance Friday 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 admission to the concert. For more information, call (501) 627-2425, email email@example.com, or visit hsjazzsociety.org.
HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — The Village Card Club will hold its Silver Lode Sectional bridge tournament Friday through Sunday at Casa de Carta. The tournament is open to all novice and intermediate 0-500 nonlife master duplicate-bridge players, who will compete with players at their level. Games will begin at 9:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The fee to play is $11 per game for American Contract Bridge League members and $14 for nonmembers. Sunday will feature stratified Swiss Team games at 9:30 a.m. The fee is $120 per team and includes a hot lunch. For more information, call Bubba Raxsdale at (501) 915-0898 or Annette Bono at (501) 922-0989, or visit www.villagecardclub.org.
BRYANT — The Annual Governor’s Conservation Achievement Awards Banquet will be held at 4 p.m. at 6401 Boone Road. The event will feature the awards program; door prizes; and auctions for a Youth Elk Tag, an African Safari Hunt and an Argentina Dove Hunt, as well as silent and live auctions. Tickets are $40 for couples and $25 for singles. For more information, call (501) 888-4770 or (479) 229-2298.
Gospel Music Singing
HOT SPRINGS — The Hickory Hill Park Gospel Music Singing will be held Saturday 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.hawkinsfamilyministries.com.
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. The class, Twisting a Mystery, is taught by Sylvia Dickey Smith. Topics 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.
Celebrity Waiter Event
BRYANT — Relay for Life of Saline County will host its fifth annual Celebrity Waiter fundraiser from 5-8 p.m. 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 email@example.com. 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. 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.
Aug. 28 and Aug. 29
ARKADELPHIA — The Henderson State University Student Activities Board will show the films X-Men: Days of Future Past at 6:30 p.m. and Neighbors at 8 p.m. Wednesday and Aug. 29 in the Garrison Center Lecture Hall. The double features are free and open to the public. For more information, call (870) 230-5178.
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 nature photographs from 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.
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.
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.
Henderson State University Blood Drive
ARKADELPHIA — A blood drive will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 28 in the Garrison Center Banquet Room at Henderson State University. Anyone who is healthy and at least 16 years old may donate blood. A summer zoo-themed T-shirt will be presented to each donor. Health screenings and donor reward points, redeemable in the Arkansas Blood Institute’s online store, will also be provided to donors. Appointments are not necessary but can be made by calling (877) 340-8777 or visiting www.arkbi.org.
Writing Skills Workshop
HOT SPRINGS — The Garland County Library Writers College will present a workshop by Joan Upton Hall and Sylvia Dickey Smith at 3 p.m. Sept. 3. The workshop is based on Hall’s writing manual, Rx for Your Writing Ills. For more information or to register in advance, call (501) 623-4161 or visit gclibrary.com.
ARKADELPHIA — The Henderson State University Student Activities Board will show the films Million Dollar Arm at 6:30 p.m. and The Purge Anarchy at 8 p.m. Sept. 3 and 5 in the Garrison Center Lecture Hall. Both double features are free and open to the public. For more information, call (870) 230-5178.
Genealogical Society Meeting
HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — The Hot Springs Village Genealogical Society will meet at 2 p.m. Sept. 4 in Room 6 of the Coronado Community Center. For more information, call (501) 545-6790.
Science and Arts Cafe Lecture Series
HOT SPRINGS — The Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts will present the first event in the Science and Arts Cafe Fall Lecture Series at 7 p.m. Sept. 11 at the Superior Bathhouse Brewery and Distillery, 329 Central Ave. The program is free and open to the public. For more information, call (501) 622-5147.
HOT SPRINGS — The Verna Garvan Design Study Group will sponsor a standard flower show from 1-6 p.m. Sept 12 and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 13 and 14 at Garvan Woodland Gardens. The show is free and open to the public. For more information, call (501) 262-9606.
Mardi Gras or Bust
HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — The Crystal Chimes Chorus will present its fall show, Mardi Gras or Bust, at 7 p.m. Sept. 20 in the Woodlands Auditorium at the Ponce de Leon Center. Tickets are $10 per person. For more information or to reserve seating, visit hsvticketsales.com.
Symphony Guild Season Opener
HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — The Hot Springs and Hot Springs Village Symphony Guild will open the season at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 23 in the Woodlands Auditorium at the Ponce de Leon Center. Dinner will be provided by Corky’s BBQ. Dinner tickets are $10 per person, and open-concert-seating tickets are $20 per person. For more information or to reserve seating, visit thundertix.com.
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