Tri-Lakes calendar of events starting Jan. 5

Published January 5, 2014 at 12:00 a.m.
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Jan. 6

Monday Afternoon Book Club

BRYANT — The Monday Afternoon Book Club will meet at 1 p.m. at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library to discuss the club’s chosen title. The group is open to adults 18 and older. For more information, call (501) 847-2166.

Monday With the Master Gardeners

BENTON — The Saline County Master Gardeners and presenter Bruce Schrader will discuss Small Area Gardening at 6:30 p.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. The program is open to all ages. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.

Jan. 7

Internet/Online Resources

BRYANT — Adults 18 and older are invited to attend a beginning Internet class at 1 p.m. at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library to discuss popular uses for the Internet, as well as online library resources. No registration is required. For more information, call (501) 847-2166 or (501) 778-4766.

Jan. 8

Free Concert

HOT SPRINGS — The Hot Springs Jazz Society will present Shirley Chauvin in a free concert at 6 p.m. at the Garland County Library. For more information, call (501) 627-2425.

Jan. 9


BENTON — Tweens ages 8-12 are invited to participate in an after-school arts and crafts program at 4 p.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.

Public Participation Meeting

HOT SPRINGS —The city of Hot Springs will hold a public-participation meeting at 6 p.m. at the Transportation Depot for residents to learn about the assessment and cleanup of properties within the city that have significant environmental issues. Residents will also be asked to contribute their ideas and opinions regarding the community’s needs in this area. Interested individuals and groups are encouraged to attend. The Transportation Depot is fully accessible with adjacent parking. For more information, call (501) 321-6815.

Watercolor Class

BRYANT — Instructor Carolyn Voss will teach a free watercolor class for adults 18 and older at 6 p.m. at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library. The focus is Winter Farm Watercolor. Space is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, call (501) 847-2166 or (501) 778-4766.

Jan. 10

Craft Workshop: Crocheting

BENTON — Adults 18 and older are invited to a craft workshop at 10 a.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. The class will be led by members of the Saline County Cooperative Extension Homemakers group and requires no registration. All supplies will be provided. January’s focus is Basic Crochet: Granny Square. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.


School Holiday Closing

HOT SPRINGS — The National Park Community College campus will be closed for the holidays through Friday and will reopen at 8 a.m. Monday. For more information, call (501) 760-4155.

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

Merry Mixers Dance Club

HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — The Hot Springs Village Merry Mixers dance to live music on the first and third Saturdays of every month from 7:30-10:30 p.m. at the Coronado Community Center. On the third Saturday, a lesson is held at 7 p.m. Admission is $7.50 per person for first-Saturday dances and $10 per person for third-Saturday dances. Club members get 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. every Sunday at Kenneth Adair Park, 358 Central Ave. Everyone is invited. 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 drop in to perform their respective movement art forms. For more information, call (714) 273-6464.

VFW Bingo

BENTON — Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2256 invites the public to play bingo at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays and at 1 p.m. Saturdays at 5323 Sleepy Village Road. Cash prizes will be paid to each winner.


Coin Show

HOT SPRINGS — The 48th annual Tri-Lakes Coin Show will be held Jan. 17-19 at the Hot Springs Convention Center. There will be exhibits, a bourse, door prizes and drawings. Collectors and dealers will participate. Admission and parking are free. For more information, call (501) 624-0074 or visit

Eagle Watch

MOUNTAIN PINE — Lake Ouachita State Park will hold Eagle Watch Weekend on Jan. 18 and 19. Park officials will offer boat tours of the lake in hopes of giving attendees a glimpse of wintering birds, other area wildlife and bald eagles. Several programs and activities will be held in the park. Most programs are free; however, lake tours are $9 for adults and $5 for children ages 6-12. For more information, call (501) 767-9366 or email

Eagles Et Cetera

BISMARCK — The longest-running eagle-awareness event in Arkansas, Eagles Et Cetera, will celebrate its 35th year on Jan. 24-26 at DeGray Lake Resort State Park. Participants can see live birds of prey, meet a raptor rehabilitator, learn more about falconry or join an eagle tour of the lake. Various bird- and conservation-themed presentations will be available. There is no cost to participate, with the exception of boat tours and golf-course safaris. For more information, call (501) 865-5810, email, or visit

Rhythmic Circus

HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — The Rhythmic Circus will perform Jan. 27 and 28 in the Ponce de Leon Center’s Woodlands Auditorium. The show features tap-dancing, beatboxing, award-winning performers and a six-piece band that will play a mix of funk, blues, salsa and rock ’n’ roll. Admission is $25 per person. For more information, call (501) 922-4231, email, or visit

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 Deadlines for calendar-item submissions are noon Friday for Thursday editions and noon Tuesday for Sunday editions.

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