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This week's events in the Tri-Lakes Area

This article was published June 22, 2014 at 12:00 a.m.

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. Sunday, and at 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday 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 22-27

Vacation Bible School

MALVERN — Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church will hold its annual Vacation Bible School, International Spy Academy, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Free supper will be served for workers, students and their families. For more information or to arrange local transportation, call (501) 332-5866.

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.

Wednesday

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, which features the popular South American tegu, Sulcata tortoise and 8-foot-long albino Burmese python, 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.

June 26

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. 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. 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.

June 27

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. 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.

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

Bug-O-Rama

BENTON/BRYANT — Children of all ages are invited to a buggy program featuring games, prizes, crafts and more from 4-6 p.m. June 30 at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library in Benton and from 10 a.m. to noon July 2 at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library in Bryant. Stations will be open the full two hours in this drop-in style program. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.

Teen Robot Building

BENTON/BRYANT — Teens are invited to make robots out of materials such as cardboard and Rice Krispies at 1 p.m. July 1 at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library in Benton and at 3:30 p.m. at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library in Bryant. For more information, call (501) 778-4766 or (501) 847-2166.

Monday With the Master Gardeners

BENTON — The Saline County Master Gardeners and presenters Lucy and Eric Murray will discuss Birds in the Backyard at 6:30 p.m. July 7 at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. The program is open to all ages. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.

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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