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April 18

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. For more information, call (501) 778-8661.

April 19

Wind Ensemble Concert

ARKADELPHIA — The Henderson State University Wind Ensemble and international trumpeter Rex Richardson will present a concert at 7:30 p.m. in Arkansas Hall at Henderson. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call (870) 230-5178.

April 20-23

Fiddler on the Roof

ARKADELPHIA — Ouachita Baptist University’s School of Fine Arts will present Fiddler on the Roof at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday and at 2:30 p.m. April 23 in the Jones Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $12. For tickets or more information, visit

April 20-23 and April 27-30

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

BENTON — The Royal Players and Middlebrooks Electric will present The Adventures of Tom Sawyer at 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and again April 27-29; and at 2 p.m. April 23 and 30 at The Royal Theatre. Tickets are $12 for adults; $10 for seniors and military personnel; and $5 for students. For more information, call

(501) 315-5483.

April 22

Hosta and Shade Plant Society Meeting

HOT SPRINGS — The Ouachita Hosta and Shade Plant Society will meet at the Garland County Library, 1427 Malvern Ave. Snacks and socializing will begin at

9:30 a.m., followed by speaker Ron Matlock at 10 a.m. Matlock, with the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service, will talk about the care of crepe myrtles. Visitors are welcome to attend the meeting. For more information, call Lin Johnson at (501) 318-0288.

Pancake Breakfast

BENTON — The Churches Joint Council on Human Needs will host its annual pancake breakfast from 8-11 a.m. at Salem

United Methodist Church. Tickets are $5 per person, and the menu will include pancakes, sausage, coffee, milk and juice. For more information, call (501) 315-0599.

April 22 and 23

All Shook Up! Auditions

BENTON — Auditions for the Benton Royal Players’ production of All Shook Up! — a musical featuring the songs of Elvis Presley — will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday and April 23 upstairs at the Royal Theater, 111 S. Market St. The director is Frank O. Butler, and production dates are Aug. 10-20. The audition will include cold readings from the script, a movement portion and 16-32 bars of prepared music. Attendees are asked to provide sheet music for the accompanist. A video audition and a resume may be submitted by way of Facebook messenger by midnight April 23. For more information, call (501) 315-5483.


Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

ARKADELPHIA — The Henderson State University Theatre will present Christopher Durang’s 2013 Tony Award-winning play, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The play is under the direction of Claudia Beach, director of theater. The HSU Theatre Box Office in Arkansas Hall will sell tickets from 1-4 p.m. Admission is $8, or free with an HSU student ID. The play is recommended for mature audiences. For more information or reservations, call (870) 230-5291 or email

Student Juried Art Exhibit

ARKADELPHIA — Ouachita Baptist University’s Hammons Gallery in the Mabee Fine Arts Center will feature the OBU Art Club’s annual Student Juried Art Exhibit from Monday through April 25. The exhibit is free and open to the public, and winners will be announced at a reception at 7 p.m. Monday in the gallery. Art pieces on display will include paintings, photographs, sculptures, and fabric and graphic-design works. This year’s juror is Aaron Calvert, professor of art at Henderson State University. Regular gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. For more information, call the School of Fine Arts at (870) 245-5129.

Scholarships for Educators

Practicing educators in Arkansas public schools are encouraged to apply for Parsons-Burnett Scholarship Grants for graduate study in the 2017-2018 academic year. The grants are awarded to educators with a proven academic record and at least one year of successful teaching experience. The grants are funded by contributions from the Arkansas Retired Teachers Association. For more information, visit Scholarship applications, which are due by June 15, may be downloaded from the site.

Justus Fine Art Gallery Exhibit

HOT SPRINGS — The April exhibit at the Justus Fine Art Gallery, 827A Central Ave., titled Brotherhood, features work by contemporary representational painters Jason Sacran of Fort Smith and John P. Lasater IV of Siloam Springs, including a selection of plein air paintings, along with studio work. A closing reception will take place from 4-6 p.m. April 28, and a still-life painting demonstration will be given from 10 a.m. to noon April 29. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday or by appointment. For more information, call (501) 321-2335 or visit

Team Tesla Program

HOT SPRINGS — The Mid-America Science Museum is taking applications for its Team Tesla program, designed for students ages 14 to 18 to develop leadership skills. The students learn and develop their own understanding of science principles by assisting museum educators during summer camps and special events such as Tinkerfest, Tesla Fest and the Summer Science Smash. The deadline to apply is May 12. For more information, visit, or contact Irene Perros at (501) 767-3461, ext. 122, or

Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group Meetings

HOT SPRINGS — The Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Support Group meets at 2:30 p.m. the second Thursday of each month at The Atrium at Serenity Pointe, 2803 Albert Pike Road. For more information, call (501) 844-5161.

Ageless Bikers Club

HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — The Ageless Bikers Club has 10 different bike rides that are 16 to 35 miles long. The rides are on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays on quiet paved country roads (one ride has up to 3 miles of gravel). No one is left behind, and the group stops often to regroup and socialize. Several rides are “out and back,” so the beginner can turn back for a shorter ride. Start times for the rides are seasonal, so for a schedule, contact Dave OBrien at (830) 285-5129 or

Free Exercise Classes

ARKADELPHIA — The Central Arkansas Development Council’s Arkadelphia Senior Activity Center invites the public to a free Zumba class at 11 a.m. every Wednesday at the center, 1305 N. 10th St. The class, taught by a local fitness instructor, is geared for seniors ages 60 and older. The center also offers a free exercise class at 11 a.m. Mondays, as well as chair volleyball and beanbag baseball teams that practice daily. For more information, call the center at (870) 246-9871.

Free Yoga Class

BENTON — McClure Fitness, 1200 Library Drive, offers a free community yoga class at 10 a.m. every Saturday. For more information, call (501) 269-1662.

Alzheimer’s Caretaker Support Group

BENTON — The Alzheimer’s Arkansas Caretaker Support Group meets from 2-4 p.m. the third Thursday of every month at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.

Merry Mixers

HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — The Hot Springs Village Merry Mixers dance to live music from 7:30-10:30 p.m. the third Saturday of each month in the Coronado Community Center. A dance lesson will be given at 7 p.m. Admission is $10 per person. For more information, call (501) 915-8111.


Operation Medicine Cabinet

BENTON — The Benton Police Department will present Operation Medicine Cabinet XIV from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 29 in the Walmart Supercenter parking lot. For more information, visit

Garland County Master Gardeners Plant Sale

HOT SPRINGS — The Garland County Master Gardeners will host their annual plant sale from 8 a.m. to noon April 29 at the Hot Springs Farmers & Artisans Market, 121 Orange St. The sale’s theme is Come Bee With Us. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Garland County Cooperative Extension Service, University of Arkansas, Division of Agriculture, at (501) 623-6841.

Library Book Sale

HOT SPRINGS — The Friends of the Garland County Library will hold a book sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 4-6 in the library’s auditorium. For more information, visit

Christopher Castleberry Golf Classic

BISMARCK — A golf tournament to support the Christopher Castleberry Memorial Foundation Business Scholarship will take place May 27 at DeGray Lake Resort Golf Course. Tee time for the two-man scramble is 9 a.m. Registration is $85 per player and begins at 8 a.m. The foundation awards an annual scholarship to a senior at Fountain Lake High School and a business student at Henderson State University. Castleberry was a 2006 graduate of Henderson State who died in 2010. For more information, email Nick Brumley at

To submit an event, mail information to Calendar of Events, Tri-Lakes Edition, P.O. Box 2221, Little Rock, AR 72203; fax (501) 378-3500; or email The deadline for calendar-item submissions is noon Tuesday each week.

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