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This week's events in the Tri-Lakes AreaPublished July 31, 2014 at 12:00 a.m.
HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — Don Dierks will speak about his book Full Circle, 1957-2002: A Historical Narrative on the Timberlands on Dierks Forest, Inc. at 4 p.m. in Room 6 of the Coronado Community Center. A portion of Diers Forest Inc. was the site used to create Hot Springs Village. The presentation is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, call (501) 922-3555.
HOT SPRINGS — The artwork of Jim Reimer and Bonnie Ricci is on exhibit through today at The Artists Workshop Gallery, 610 Central Ave. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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 bryantchamber.com.
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 midamericamuseum.org.
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 gclibrary.com.
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.
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.
HOT SPRINGS — The Hot Springs Concert Band will present Dance the Night Away at 6 p.m. in Whittington Avenue Federal Park. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, visit hotspringsband.org.
Starting a Business in Arkansas
MALVERN — The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center at Henderson State University will present a seminar from 2:30-5 p.m. at the College of the Ouachitas. Starting a Business in Arkansas will prepare participants for the intensive business-planning process, identify major steps crucial to starting a business, discuss key issues that affect business success, and highlight start-up requirements and common pitfalls entrepreneurs face. There is a $30 fee to attend, but no charge for veterans. For more information or to register, call (870) 230-5184.
How to Write a Business Plan
MALVERN — The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center at Henderson State University will present a seminar from 5:15-7:45 p.m. at the College of the Ouachitas. How to Write a Business Plan will discuss the business-planning process in detail. A business plan helps to define concepts, evaluate the competition, analyze markets, determine risks and estimate financial potential. Business plans are required to obtain a small business loan. There is a $35 fee to attend. For more information or to register, call (870) 230-5184.
BENTON — Adults 18 and older are invited to a beginning Internet class at 1 p.m. 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.
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.
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.
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., is 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 gclibrary.com.
Library Blood Drive
BENTON — The American Red Cross will host a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Aug. 9 at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. Appointments are not necessary. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.
Daylily Society Meeting
HOT SPRINGS — The Hot Springs Daylily Society will meet at 10 a.m. Aug. 9 at the First Methodist Christian Life Center. The program will feature Yvonne Becker, who will present photos of the Arkansas State Daylily Garden Tour held in the Benton/Bryant area in June. Guests and visitors are welcome.
Benton Book Club
BENTON — The Benton Book Club will meet at 5 p.m. Aug. 11 at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library to discuss the club’s chosen title. The group is open to adults 18 and older. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.
Monday With the Master Gardeners
BENTON — The Saline County Master Gardeners and presenter Sherry Faulkner will discuss seeds at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 11 at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. The program is open to all ages. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.
HOT SPRINGS — The Garland County Library Writers College will offer a course focused on the basics of mystery writing from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Aug. 13, 20 and 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. A $15 course fee is due at the time of registration. 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. Aug. 25 at Larry’s Pizza. Donations and tips given to waiters throughout the evening will benefit the 2014 Relay for Life event, the American Cancer Society’s largest annual fundraiser. Table sponsors are also being sought for a $25 minimum donation (tax-deductible) and can be purchased by businesses or individuals by emailing relay firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, call (501) 412-4239.
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