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This week's events in the Tri-Lakes areaPublished June 12, 2014 at 12:00 a.m.
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.
Much Ado About Nothing
BENTON — Saline County Shakes will present Much Ado About Nothing at 7 p.m. today through Saturday 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.
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.
Classes on Families and Addiction
HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — Friends of Recovery will present classes based on Robert Brown’s book Families and Addiction: How to Stop the Chaos and Restore Family Balance. Classes will begin Saturday and continue on June 28, July 5 and 19, and Aug. 2, 16 and 30 in the church office at Faith Lutheran Church. The classes also draw from 15 years of assisting 2,500 family members to develop the necessary communication, boundary-setting skills and the understanding of addiction disorder to restore family balance. The book is available at nominal cost at Amazon.com. For more information, contact Andy Anderson at (501) 276-7357 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
BENTON — The Ralph Bunche Community Development Corp. will host the Benton Juneteenth Celebration at 3 p.m. in Ralph Bunche Park. The event will feature entertainment, face-painting, family activities, a children’s play area and a free meal of grilled hot dogs and hamburgers with all the fixings. For more information, call (501) 776-7122.
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.
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 will not be 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 series The Four Seasons in Art and Song. For more information, call (501) 609-9811 or visit themusesproject.org.
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. 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.
Jazz in the Park
HOT SPRINGS — The Village Big Band will present a concert at 6:30 p.m. at Whittington Park. The event is free to the public, though donations will be accepted.
Haskell Historical Society Meeting
HASKELL — The Haskell Historical Society will meet at 3:30 p.m. at Haskell City Hall. Darlene Emmons will present the program. All are welcome to attend and bring any item, article or picture about the community or Harmony Grove School from the past to be donated, loaned or copied for display in the museum. For more information, call Emaline Stroud at (501) 303-0384.
Saline Crossing Meeting
BENTON — The Saline Crossing Regional Park and Recreation Area Inc. will meet at 5:30 p.m. in the Gene Moss building at Tyndall Park. There will be a review of the 2014 Historic Rendezvous and planning of the bicentennial celebration of Saline Crossing for 2015. The public is invited to attend. For more information, call (501) 778-8661.
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. 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. 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. 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. 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 Party
BRYANT/BENTON — All ages are invited to the Three Little Pigs Story Time Party from 10:30 a.m. to noon Tuesday at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library in Bryant and from 10:30 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. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 — 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.
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.
Science of Flooding
BENTON — All ages are invited to learn about the Science of Flooding at 5:30 p.m. June 19 at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. The program will include an interactive investigation of flooding led by Tabitha Clarke, senior service hydrologist with the National Weather Service. Attendance is first-come, first-served. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.
Crazy-Nine-Patch Quilt Class
BRYANT — Ages 18 and older are invited to join instructor Tina Delay for a beginner quilting class on the art of making a nine-patch quilt at 6 p.m. June 19 at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library. Supplies will not be provided. Attendance is first-come, first-served for up to 20 participants. For more information or a list of needed supplies, call (501) 778-4766.
Alice in Wonderland
BENTON — Ages 5 and up are invited to enjoy an Alice in Wonderland play presented by Hampstead Stage at 10 a.m. June 20 at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. The two-person show features a variety of costumes and characters. Attendance is first-come, first-served. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.
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.
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.
GURDON — The Central Arkansas Development Council Gurdon Senior Activity Center will host a Sunday dinner from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 22 at 410 E. Main St. The meal will include chicken and dressing, cranberry sauce, candied yams, English peas, hot rolls, lemon cake with lemon icing, coffee and tea. Each meal is $7 for dine-in or carryout. All proceeds will benefit the Meals for Seniors program at the Gurdon Center. For more information, call (870) 353-2095.
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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