This week's events in the Tri-Lakes Area

Published July 27, 2014 at 12:00 a.m.
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July 31

Crochet: Christmas in July

BRYANT — Adults 18 and older are invited to learn how to crochet a Christmas stocking at 6 p.m. at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library. Crochet hooks will be provided, but participants are asked to bring one or two colors of No. 4 yarn. Attendance is first-come, first-served for up to 15 participants. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.

Taste of Bryant

BRYANT — The 15th annual Taste of Bryant will be held at 6 p.m. at The Center at Bishop Park, 6401 Boone Road. The event will feature samples from 30 or more food servers, a kids’ area, a silent auction and live music. Admission is $15 in advance, $20 at the door, $5 for kids 7-12 and free for children 6 and younger. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit

Aug. 2

Night @ the Museum

HOT SPRINGS — The Mid-America Science Museum will present Night @ the Museum: Amazon Voyage from 7-10 p.m. Admission is $35 in advance or $40 at the door. Attendees

must be at least 21 years old. The event will feature Amazon-themed food, a photo booth, live music, a live auction and science demonstrations. For more information, visit

Library Outreach Visit

HOT SPRINGS — The Garland County Library staff will visit the Hot Springs Mall Back to School Blues Event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Library representatives will issue library cards, offer information about programs offered to patrons and host a drawing for a Kindle Fire HD or Nexus 7 tablet. For more information, call (501) 623-4161 or visit

Benefit Golf Tournament

MALVERN — The Hot Spring County Volunteer Council will hold its 30th annual Raymond Lee Petty Memorial Golf Tournament at 8 a.m. at the DeGray State Park Golf Course. The entry fee is $180 per team and includes the green fee, a cart and a meal. For more information, call (501) 332-2031 or (501) 332-1800.


Art Exhibit

HOT SPRINGS — The artwork 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.

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. Monday 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 workshop costs $75 for members and $85 for nonmembers, including all supplies. Lunch will not be provided. Advance payment and registration are required. For more information, call (501) 262-9606.

Art Exhibit

HOT SPRINGS — The artwork of Jim Reimer and Bonnie Ricci is on exhibit through Thursday at The Artists Workshop Gallery, 610 Central Ave. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

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 fine-art-and-crafts community art show, sponsored by the Caddo River Art Guild, through Saturday. All artwork is 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. 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.


Monday Afternoon Book Club

BRYANT — The Monday Afternoon Book Club will meet at 1 p.m. Aug. 4 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.

Band Concert

HOT SPRINGS — The Hot Springs Concert Band will present Dance the Night Away at 6 p.m. Aug. 4 in Whittington Avenue Federal Park. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit

Internet/Online Resources

BENTON — Adults 18 and older are invited to a beginning Internet class at 1 p.m. Aug. 5 at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. Topics will include popular uses for the Internet, as well as online library resources. No registration is required. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.

Mah-jongg Class

HOT SPRINGS — The Garland County Library will offer a mah-jongg class for beginners from 1-3 p.m. Aug 8. Class size is limited, and registration is required. For more information or to reserve seating, call (501) 623-4161 or visit

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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