This week's events in the Tri-Lakes Area

Published June 19, 2014 at 12:00 a.m.
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June 19

Three Little Pigs Story Time Party

BENTON — All ages are invited to the Three Little Pigs Story Time Party from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. The event will feature puppet shows, games, prizes, crafts and more. For more information, call (501) 847-2166.

Science of Flooding

BENTON — All ages are invited to learn about the Science of Flooding at 5:30 p.m. 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. 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.

June 20

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. 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.

June 20 and 21

Rummage and Bake Sale

BRYANT — All participating Relay for Life of Saline County teams will host a rummage and bake sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church of Bryant. For more information, call (501) 412-4239 or email relay4lifesalinecounty@gmail.com.

June 21

Seed Starting 101

HOT SPRINGS — The Garland County Library will present an introductory class, Seed Starting 101, for its new seed library, Garland County Grows, at 2 p.m. at 1427 Malvern Ave. Master Gardener Diane Daniel will present information about seed starting, and library staff will discuss the seed-library project and how it works. For more information, call (501) 623-4161.

Traditional Art Guild Exhibit Reception

HOT SPRINGS — The city of Hot Springs and the Traditional Art Guild will present a TAG art exhibit reception from 1-3 p.m. at Hot Springs Memorial Field. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call (501) 915-0994.

Fish Fry Political Rally

JOAN — All are invited to the Fish Fry Political Rally from 4-6 p.m. 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. 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.

June 22

Sunday Dinner

GURDON — The Central Arkansas Development Council Gurdon Senior Activity Center will host a Sunday dinner from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 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.

June 22-25

First Christian Church Revival

GURDON — First Christian Church will present a revival at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. June 22, and at 7 p.m. June 23-25 at Third and Joslyn streets. The Crusaders will sing and preach at each service, with David Talley as the evangelist. The event is free and open to the public.

June 23

Setting Up QuickBooks Workshop

HOT SPRINGS — The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center at Henderson State University will present the Setting Up QuickBooks Workshop at 5:15 p.m. at the Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce. Topics will include moving around QuickBooks; preferences; chart of accounts; and setting up customers, vendors and other names. Paul Bax will be the speaker. The cost of the workshop is $65 per person. For more information or to register, call (870) 230-5184.

June 24

QuickBooks for Beginners Workshop

HOT SPRINGS — The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center at Henderson State University will present the QuickBooks for Beginners Workshop at 5:15 p.m. at the Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce. Topics will include debits vs. credits, writing checks, making deposits, entering and paying bills, invoices, receipts and receiving payments. Paul Bax will be the speaker. The cost of the workshop is $65 per person. For more information or to register, call (870) 230-5184.

June 25

Dinosaurs Among Us

BRYANT/BENTON — The Natural History Educational Company of the Midsouth will present the animal exhibit Dinosaurs Among Us at 9:30 a.m. at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library in Bryant and at 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library in Benton. This reptile-dominant program features the popular South American tegu, Sulcata tortoise and 8-foot-long albino Burmese python and will focus on similarities between modern reptiles and dinosaurs. Seating is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. The Bryant exhibit will be limited to ages 8-12. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.

QuickBooks: Beyond the Basics Workshop

HOT SPRINGS — The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center at Henderson State University will present the QuickBooks: Beyond the Basics Workshop at 5:15 p.m. at the Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce. Topics will include inventory; sales tax; utilities; memorized transactions; back-up files and customizing invoices, receipts and statements. Paul Bax will be the speaker. The cost of the workshop is $65 per person. For more information or to register, call (870) 230-5184.

Ongoing

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.

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.

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

Do-It-Yourself Beauty Products

BENTON — Adults 18 and older are invited to learn the benefits of making natural beauty and bath products with essential oils at 6 p.m. June 26 at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. Participants will make their own products to take home. Supplies will be provided. Attendance is first-come, first-served for up to 15 individuals. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.

Basting, Quilting and Binding Workshop

BRYANT — Adults 18 and older are invited to the third class in a quilting series led by Tina Delay at 6 p.m. June 26 at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library. Participants will learn the basics of quilting, basting and binding, and are encouraged to bring their quilting project from the first two classes, if attended. Supplies will not be provided. For more information or a list of supplies needed, call (501) 778-4766.

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.

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 sweetheartpageant1@gmail.com.

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.

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 tlnews@arkansasonline.com. Deadlines for calendar-item submissions are noon Friday for Thursday editions and noon Tuesday for Sunday editions.

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