Tri-Lakes calendar events starting May 8

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

Art Exhibit Reception

BENTON — There will be a reception for the art exhibit The Sassy Sisters & Friends Art Show at 6 p.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. The event is free and open to the public.

Ouachita Speaker Series

HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — Robert Hopkins of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis will present The Role of the Federal Reserve Bank and Regional Economic Outlook at 7 p.m. in the Ouachita Activities Building of the Ponce de Leon Center. General admission is $12 per person, and the public is invited. For more information, visit

Louisiana Picnic

HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — The annual Louisiana Picnic will be held at 5 p.m. at the Balboa Pavilion. The event will feature food from McMillan’s Restaurant, live music by Larry Wilson and line dancing. Tickets are $13 per person. For more information, call (501) 922-9369.

Creative Writing Class

BRYANT — Jennifer Watson will teach creative writing for ages 16 and older at 6 p.m. at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library. No registration is required. For more information, call (501) 847-2166.

Watercolor Class

BRYANT — Instructor Carolyn Voss will teach a free watercolor class for adults 18 and older at 6 p.m. at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library. The theme is rooster acrylic. Space is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, call (501) 847-2166 or (501) 778-4766.

Traditional Art Guild Meeting

HOT SPRINGS — The Traditional Art Guild will meet at 10 a.m. at the Garland County Library. This will be the last formal meeting before the guild’s summer hiatus. A professional demonstration will be provided by Pat Langewis. For more information, call (501) 915-0994.

Ralph Bunche Neighborhood Association Meeting

BENTON — The Ralph Bunche Neighborhood Association will meet at 6 p.m. at the Ralph Bunche Community Center. Anyone interested in improving the development of the Ralph Bunche community may join the association. Annual dues are $25. For more information, call (501) 776-7475.

May 9

Civitan Services Next Step

BENTON — Civitan Services will present Next Step, a social and open house for high school students enrolled in special-education classes. The event will be from 5-7:30 p.m. at 121 Cox St. and will feature music, food, tours and an opportunity to speak with current adult clients and get answers to questions about life at Civitan Services. For more information, visit

Fundraising Meal

HOT SPRINGS — Lake Hamilton Cumberland Presbyterian Church will host a fundraising lunch and dinner from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 4:30-8 p.m. at 2891 Airport Road. The $8-per-plate meal will include meatloaf, mashed potatoes, spring salad, rolls and dessert. For more information or to arrange for meal delivery, call (501) 760-3800.

Craft Workshop

BENTON — A craft workshop for adults 18 and older will be held 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. The project is a denim flower. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.

May 9-11

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

BENTON — The Royal Players will present Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at 7 p.m. Friday, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, and at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Royal Theatre. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and $5 for students. For more information or tickets, visit the

May 10

OBU Spring Commencement

ARKADELPHIA — Ouachita Baptist University will hold its 127th spring commencement exercises at 9:30 a.m. on the front lawn of Cone-Bottoms Hall at Ouachita. The ceremony will honor 258 graduates earning Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Music Education degrees. For more information, call (870) 245-5208.

May 12

Backyard Poultry Workshop

BENTON — Carla Hardwick will lead a workshop on raising backyard poultry at 6 p.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. The discussion will focus on maintaining the health and safety of a flock. Attendance is first-come, first-served and is open to all ages with an emphasis on ages 18 and older. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.

Blood Drive

ARKADELPHIA — The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 1-5 p.m. in the First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. Refreshments will be offered to all donors. For more information or to schedule an appointment, visit

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.

May 14

Happy Hoopla Day

HOT SPRINGS — The Garland County Library will host a demonstration of its new digital-movie-streaming service, titled Hoopla, from 1-3 p.m. Library patrons will have an opportunity to sign up for the service and enter a drawing to win a Kindle Fire or Nexus 7 tablet. For more information, call (501) 623-4161 or visit


Arkadelphia Arts Center Show

ARKADELPHIA — The Arkadelphia Arts Center will present the Goza Spring Art Show, presenting art works by sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders from Goza Middle School. Also featured will be a show of photographic art by fourth- and fifth-graders from the Arkadelphia Boys and Girls Club. The exhibits will run through Saturday. The arts center is 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.

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

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.


Quilt Show

BENTON — The Saline County Quilt Guild will present the 2014 Quilt Show from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. May 16 and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 17 at Midtowne Church, 4037 Boone Road. The event will feature quilt-related items for sale, quilting vendors and a quilt raffle. Admission is $3 per person.

Nine-Patch-Quilt Workshop

BENTON — Instructor Tina DeLay will lead a nine-patch-quilt workshop for adults 18 and older at 9 a.m. May 17 at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. Registration is required, and supplies will not be provided. For a list of supplies or to sign up, call (501) 788-4766.

South Pacific Auditions

BENTON — Auditions for Rogers and Hammerstein’s South Pacific will be held at 2 p.m. May 18 and at 6 p.m. May 19 at the Royal Theatre. Auditioners are asked to prepare 16 bars of a funny song and a one-minute monologue. For more information, call (501) 315-5483.

Golf Scramble

HOT SPRINGS — The 17th annual National Park Community College Bill Ogden Golf Scramble will be played at 1 p.m. May 20 on the Hot Springs Country Club’s Arlington Course. The cost is $95 per player and $380 per team. Men and women are welcome. There will be prizes for the first four teams in each flight and a $10,000 cash prize for a hole-in-one. For more information or to register, call Ron Chesser at (501) 760-4230.

Relay for Life

HOT SPRINGS — The American Cancer Society will host the Relay for Life of Garland County at 6 p.m. May 30 on the Oaklawn Park infield. For more information, visit

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

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 Deadlines for calendar-item submissions are noon Friday for Thursday editions and noon Tuesday for Sunday editions.

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