This week's events in the Tri-Lakes area

Published June 8, 2014 at 12:00 a.m.
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June 8

Art in the Garden

HOT SPRINGS — Garvan Woodland Gardens will present a workshop titled Art in the Garden: Meet the Fairy Gourdmother from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Magnolia Room. Gourd art will be available for viewing and purchase, along with demonstrations at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. For more information, call (501) 262-9606.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

HOT SPRINGS — The Hot Springs Children’s Dance Theatre Co. will present A Midsummer Night’s Dream at 3 p.m. at Garvan Woodland Gardens. Tickets are $12.50 per person and can be purchased via PayPal at hotspringscdt@gmail.com. For more information, call (501) 262-9606.

June 9

Band Concert

HOT SPRINGS — The Hot Springs Concert Band will open its 2014 Outdoor Summer Concert Series at 6:30 p.m. in Whittington Park with Music by Moonlight, performing selections with a lunar theme. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, visit hotspringsband.org.

Science Fest

BRYANT/BENTON — The Saline County Library will kick off its 2014 Summer Reading Program: Fizz, Boom, Read with a Science Fest celebration from 10 a.m. to noon at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library in Bryant and from 4-7 p.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library in Benton. Children, tweens, teens and adults are invited to attend and sign up for their respective programs. No registration is required for teens. For more information, call (501) 778-4766 or (501) 847-2166.

Computer Basics

BENTON — Adults 18 and older are invited to learn the basics of operating a personal computer, such as using a mouse and keyboard, at 1 p.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. Attendance is first-come, first-served. For more information, call (501) 847-2166 or (501) 778-4766.

Benton Book Club

BENTON — The Benton Book Club will meet at 5 p.m. 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.

June 10

Gardening 101: Tropical Twist

HOT SPRINGS — Garvan Woodland Gardens will present Gardening 101: Tropical Twist, Great Plants for a Fabulous Summer Garden from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Magnolia Room. Author Chappy Harper will present the workshop. Advance registration is required. For more information, call (501) 262-9606.

Gardening 101: The Fragrant Garden

HOT SPRINGS — Garvan Woodland Gardens will present Gardening 101: The Fragrant Garden from 1:30-3:30 p.m. in the Magnolia Room. Gourmet cook and herb expert Carol Scholp will present the workshop. A $5 supply fee, advance registration and pre-payment are required. For more information, call (501) 262-9606.

June 12

Quilting 101

BRYANT — Adults 18 and older are invited to attend the first class in a four-part series led by Tina Delay at 6 p.m. at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library. Quilting 101 will teach attendees the art of quilting leading up to making a nine-patch quilt. No supplies are needed. Attendance is first-come, first-served up to 20 participants. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.

June 12-14

Much Ado About Nothing

BENTON — Saline County Shakes will present Much Ado About Nothing at 7 p.m. June 12-14 in the Juli Busken Memorial Amphitheater at Tyndall Park. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted. Additional show dates are June 19-21. For more information, call (501) 317-8281 or visit facebook.com/SalineCountyShakes.

June 13

Audubon Society Program

HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — The Hot Springs Village Audubon Society will meet at 10 a.m. in the Coronado Community Center. Tana Beasley will present a program on hummingbirds. For more information, visit hsvbirds.org.

Craft Workshop: Patriotic Pin

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. June’s project is a patriotic pin. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.

June 14

Community Health Fair

BRYANT — Bryant First United Methodist Church will host the first Saline County Health and Wellness Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Family Life Center, 508 N. Reynolds Road. The free event is open to the public and will feature on-site screenings for blood pressure, cholesterol, prostate cancer PSA, weight, body-mass index, glucose and mental-health needs. Children’s activities will be included, as well as free workout classes featuring local Beachbody, yoga and Zumba fitness instructors. Healthy snacks and water will be provided. For more information, call (501) 944-4666 or visit facebook.com/salinecountyhealthfair.

Rag-Quilt Workshop

BENTON — Instructor Tina Delay will teach adults 18 or older the art of making a rag quilt at 9 a.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. Attendance is on a first-come, first-served basis. Supplies are not provided. For a list of what to bring or for more information, call (501) 778-4766.

June 14 and 15

Father’s Day Garden Party Concert

HOT SPRINGS — The Muses will present a Father’s Day Garden Party concert at 7 p.m. June 14 and at 3 p.m. June 15 at the Muses Cultural Arts Center. Tickets are $25 per person. The concert is the second in the subscription series The Four Seasons in Art and Song. For more information, call (501) 609-9811 or visit themusesproject.org.

Ongoing

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.

Beauty of Nature Art Exhibit

HOT SPRINGS — Three artists from Hot Springs Village will display paintings that depict the beauty of nature in an exhibit from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. through June 30. The exhibit will be in the Magnolia Room at Garvan Woodland Gardens. The show is free and open to the public.

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.

SummerFest

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.

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 and six different six- to 14-mile rides on relatively flat, quiet country roads. For more information or to sign up for a ride, visit hsvabc.weebly.com.

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.

Bingo

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.

UPCOMING

Crochet: Granny Rectangle

BENTON — Adults 18 and older are invited to learn how to make a granny rectangle that can be used to make an afghan or numerous other items at 6 p.m. June 16 at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. Attendance is first-come, first-served with a limit of 15. Participants are asked to bring one or two colors of No. 4 yarn. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.

Genealogy/Local History Help

BRYANT — Steve Perdue, head of genealogy/local history at the Saline County Library, will be available to answer genealogy and local history questions from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 17 at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.

Local Author Day

HOT SPRINGS — The Garland County Library will host Local Author Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 17. Local writers will be present to sell and sign copies of their books. For more information, call (501) 623-4161 or visit gclibrary.com.

Gardening 101: Bonsai Basics

HOT SPRINGS — Garvan Woodland Gardens will present Gardening 101: Bonsai Basics from 9:30-10:30 a.m. June 17 in the Magnolia Room. The workshop will feature training techniques, choosing containers, basics of correct potting and maintenance practices. Advance registration is required. For more information, call (501) 262-9606.

Gardening 101: Wabi Sabi

HOT SPRINGS — Garvan Woodland Gardens will present Gardening 101: Wabi Sabi and the Art of the Japanese Garden from 10:30-11:30 a.m. June 17 in the Magnolia Room. Landscape architect and gardens associate director Bob Byers will share some secrets of wabi sabi and how to use them to create a garden. Advance registration is required. For more information, call (501) 262-9606.

Three Little Pigs Story Time

BRYANT/BENTON — All ages are invited to a story-time celebration from 10:30 a.m. to noon June 17 at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library in Bryant and from 0:30 a.m. to noon June 19 at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library in Benton. The event will feature puppet shows, games, prizes, crafts and more. For more information, call (501) 847-2166.

Technical Committee Meeting

HOT SPRINGS — A special meeting of the Hot Springs Area Metropolitan Planning Organization Technical Committee will be held at 10:30 a.m. June 18 at the Transportation Depot, 100 Broadway Terrace. The agenda will include Project Update, Transportation Improvement Program amendments, bylaw amendments, the proposed relocation of the MPO and other public business. For more information, call (501) 321-4804.

Fish Fry Political Rally

JOAN — All are invited to the Fish Fry Political Rally from 4-6 p.m. June 21 at the Joan Community Building. Fish and chicken, with side items, will be available as dine-in or carryout meals for $10 per adult and $5 per child 10 and younger. Candidates will be given two minutes each to speak. Proceeds will benefit the Brown Springs-Mount Morriah Outreach Center.

Bridge Marathon

HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — The Village Card Club and the American Contract Bridge League will present a marathon of bridge games, starting at 8 a.m. June 21 at 1101 DeSoto Blvd. Admission is $2.50 per game. Proceeds will benefit the Alzheimer’s Association. For more information, call (501) 922-4000 or visit villagecardclub.org.

Salt Bowl-a-Thon

BENTON — The Bryant Area Chamber of Commerce will present the third annual B-Town Salt Bowl-a-Thon at 1 p.m. June 27 at Enterprise Lanes. The event will feature entertainment and snacks. The entry fee is $200 per team or $50 per person. For more information, call (501) 315-8011 or (501) 847-4702.

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 symphonyguild.org.

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