This week's events in the Tri-Lakes Area

Published July 3, 2014 at 12:00 a.m.
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July 5

Friends of Recovery

HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — Friends of Recovery will present the Families and Addiction: How to Stop the Chaos and Restore Family Balance class at 10:30 a.m. at Faith Lutheran Church. For more information, email

July 7

Monday With the Master Gardeners

BENTON — The Saline County Master Gardeners and presenters Lucy and Eric Murray will discuss Birds in the Backyard 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.

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.

The Name Game Concert

HOT SPRINGS — The Hot Springs Concert Band will present The Name Game concert at 6:30 p.m. at Whittington Avenue Federal Park. In the event of rain or extreme heat, the concert will be performed in the gymnasium of National Park Community College.

July 8

Reflux Disease Solutions

HOT SPRINGS — Dr. Adriane Martin will speak about gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), its causes and new treatment options at 5:30 p.m. at National Park Medical Center. Registration is required, and refreshments will be provided. An additional seminar will be held at 5:30 p.m. July 21. For more information or to register, call Surgery Specialists of Hot Springs at (501) 623-9300.

Come-and-Go eLibrary Tutorials

BRYANT — All ages are invited to a come-and-go eLibrary tutorial, for one-on-one assistance, from 1-5 p.m. at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library. No registration is required. Bring devices for specific help. For more information, call (501) 778-4766 or (501) 847-2166.

July 9 and 12

Library Outreach

HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — The Garland County Library staff will make outreach visits from 1-3 p.m. Wednesday at the Coronado Center Library and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 12 at Harps on Amity Road. Library representatives will issue library cards, offer tech help for e-book and audio-book downloads, answer questions and hold a drawing for a Kindle Fire or Nexus 7 tablet. For more information, visit


Art Exhibit

HOT SPRINGS — Jim Reimer and Bonnie Ricci will present their works from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday during July at The Artists Workshop Gallery, 610 Central Ave.

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

Summer Splash Art Show

ARKADELPHIA — The Arkadelphia Arts Center will present Summer Splash, a community art show of fine art and crafts, sponsored by the Caddo River Art Guild. All artwork will be for sale. The center, at 625 Main St., will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays, and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays, through Aug. 2. For more information, call (870) 403-8216.

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.

Toastmasters Meetings

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.

VFW Bingo

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.

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.


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.

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.


Craft Workshop: Watermelon Wreath

BENTON — Adults 18 and older are invited to a craft workshop at 10 a.m. July 11 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. July’s project is a watermelon wreath. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.

How to Write a Great Short Story

HOT SPRINGS — The Garland County Library will host a presentation by short-story writer Earl Staggs from 1-4 p.m. July 11. The event, How to Write a Short Story, is free and open to the public, but registration is required. For more information, call (501) 623-4161.

Summer Sweetheart Pageant

BENTON — The Summer Sweetheart Pageant will be held at 1 p.m. July 12 at the Benton Events Center. All contestants will receive a crown. A portion of the proceeds will benefit a Relay for Life team and Arkansas Children’s Hospital. For more information, call (501) 467-4606 or email

Our Town Auditions

BENTON — The public is invited to audition for the Royal Players’ production of Our Town at 7 p.m. July 14 and 15 at 111 S. Market St. For more information, visit

Vacation Bible School

BENTON — Children in grades pre-K through six are invited to join Calvary Baptist Church for Agency D3 Vacation Bible School from 6-8:30 p.m. July 14-18 at 612 Valley View Drive. Classes will be divided by age groups and will include music, snacks, arts and crafts. Transportation is available. For more information, call (501) 778-4762.

Lonesome Dove Discussion

HOT SPRINGS — The Garland County Library will host a discussion of the classic Western novel Lonesome Dove at 10 a.m. July 19. The discussion will be led by local author and writing teacher Sylvia Dickey Smith. For more information, call (501) 623-4161.

Basic Landscape Design

HOT SPRINGS — Join gardening expert Janet Carson and landscape architect Bob Byers for a three-session basic landscape-design workshop from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 28 and Aug. 4 and 18 in the Magnolia Room at Garvan Woodland Gardens. Participants will learn how to prepare a base map, basics of selecting the right plants, designing for beauty and low maintenance, and the basic rules of success. The cost of the workshop is $75 for members and $85 for nonmembers, including all basic supplies. Lunch will not be provided. Advance payment and registration are required. For more information, call (501) 262-9606.

Village Tour of Homes

HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — The 2014 Hot Springs Village Tour of Homes will begin at 9 a.m. Sept. 20 from 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

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 (501) 378-3500; or email Deadlines for calendar-item submissions are noon Friday for Thursday editions and noon Tuesday for Sunday editions.

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