This week's events for the Tri-Lakes area

Published May 29, 2014 at 12:00 a.m.
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May 29

Friends of Coronado Community Library

HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — Joe Poindexter will discuss his book A Divided State: A Civil War Novel at 4 p.m. in Room 6 of the Coronado Community Center. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call (501) 922-5918.

Health Benefits of Essential Oils

BENTON — Adults 18 and older are invited to learn about the health benefits and uses of essential oils and to make two health care products to take home at 10 a.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. All supplies will be provided. Attendance is first-come, first-served. For more information, call (501) 778-4766 or (501) 847-2166.

May 30

Relay for Life

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

May 31

I Can! Walk n’ Roll

HOT SPRINGS — I Can! of Arkansas will present I Can! Walk n’ Roll at 9 a.m. at the Transportation Depot. The event will feature a walkathon, crafts and games, as well as performances by the I Can! Dance class and the Lakeside High School cheerleaders. For more information or to register for the walkathon, call (501) 888-4140 or visit

Publishing Discussion

HOT SPRINGS — The Garland County Library will host a discussion titled What Every Unpublished Author Needs to Know But Is Afraid to Ask, led by author Sylvia Dickey Smith, from 10 a.m. to noon. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. For more information, call (501) 623-4161 or visit

June 2

Monday Afternoon Book Club

BRYANT — The Monday Afternoon Book Club will meet at 1 p.m. at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library to discuss the club’s chosen title. The group is open to adults 18 and older. For more information, call (501) 847-2166.

June 3

Mystic Magic Night Gala

HOT SPRINGS — Garvan Woodland Gardens will present the Mystic Magic Night Gala in celebration of the exhibit Mystic Creatures: Topiary Art Meets Imagination from 6-9 p.m. at the Garvan Pavilion. The event will feature appetizers, dinner, dessert, cocktails, wine, magician Maxwell Blade and music by Dean Agus and the Legacy Band. Tickets are $75 for members and $85 for nonmembers. Reservations are required. For more information, call (501) 262-9606.


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. Sunday through Aug. 31. Admission is free for members, $10 per adult, $5 for children ages 6-12 and free for children 5 and younger. For more information, call (501) 262-9606.


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

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.


Science of Chickens

BRYANT/BENTON — All ages are invited to join Carla Hardwick for an introduction to the basic science of chicks and chickens at 6 p.m. June 5 at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library in Bryant and at 6 p.m. June 12 at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library in Benton. The program will include pertinent topics in raising chickens, such as what kind of birds are available, how to care for them and more. Attendance is first-come, first-served. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.

Watercolor Class

BENTON — Instructor Carolyn Voss will teach a free watercolor class for adults 18 and older at 6 p.m. June 5 at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. The theme is “Sunsets and Sailboats.” Space is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.

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 for children 10 and younger. Candidates will be given two minutes each to speak. Proceeds will benefit the Brown Springs-Mount Morriah Outreach Center.

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

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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