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COMMUNITY EVENTS IN THE TRI-LAKES EDITION

This article was published December 3, 2017 at 12:00 a.m.

Dec. 3

Holiday Choir Concert

ARKADELPHIA — The Henderson State University Department of Music will present the University Chorale and Concert Choir in a performance at 4:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call (870) 230-5348.

Lake Hamilton First Grade Choir Concert

HOT SPRINGS — Garvan Woodland Gardens will present the Lake Hamilton First Grade Choir in concert at 3 p.m. in Anthony Chapel. For more information, call (501) 262-9300.

Dec. 4

Piano and Vocal Holiday Concert

HOT SPRINGS — Garvan Woodland Gardens will present Classics in the Chapel at 6:30 p.m. in Anthony Chapel. The performance will feature Ray and Ruth Liebau, Christine Beauchamp and Ken Goodman in a piano and vocal holiday concert. For more information, call (501) 262-9300.

OBU Tiger Steel Band Fall Concert

ARKADELPHIA — The Ouachita Baptist University Tiger Steel Band, under the direction of Ryan Lewis, will present its fall concert at 7:30 p.m. in the Mabee Fine Arts Center’s McBeth Recital Hall on Ouachita’s campus. The recital is free and open to the public. The steel band plays a variety of musical styles, including classical, funk, reggae, rock, pop, jazz, Brazilian, calypso and soca from Trinidad. Another steel band, Pan Jouvet, will also perform. For more information, contact Lewis at lewisr@obu.edu or (870) 245-5421.

Master Gardeners Meet and Greet

BENTON — The Saline County Master Gardeners’ end-of-the-year Meet and Greet will take place at 6:30 p.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. Herbalist Cindy Faulk will demonstrate how to make Christmas decorations using herbs, and refreshments will be served. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.

Dec. 4 – Dec. 7 and Dec. 11-14

Santa Nights

HOT SPRINGS — Garvan Woodland Gardens will present Santa Nights from 6-8 p.m. Monday through Thursday both weeks in the pavilion. Photographer Rebecca Peterman will take photos of children with Santa Claus. The cost of admission is $15 for adults and $5 for children ages 4 to 12. Garvan Gardens members will be admitted free. For more information, call (501) 262-9300.

Dec. 5

Service of Lessons and Carols

ARKADELPHIA — Ouachita Baptist University will present the annual Service of Lessons and Carols at 7:30 p.m. in McBeth Recital Hall. The free event will feature a series of Scripture readings and Christmas carols. For more information, call (870) 245-5208.

The Village Chorale Holiday Concert

HOT SPRINGS — Garvan Woodland Gardens will present The Village Chorale Holiday Concert at 6:30 p.m. in Anthony Chapel. For more information, call (501) 262-9300

Bryant Lighted Christmas Parade

BRYANT — The 10th annual Bryant Lighted Christmas Parade will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Bryant Middle School parking lot. The parade will travel east on Sullivan, right on Reynolds Road, right on Northwest Fourth Street, right on Wise Street, then left on Boswell Road and right on School Drive (which turns into Woodland). The parade will end back at Bryant Middle School. For more information, call (501) 847-4702 or email info@bryantchamber.com.

Dec. 5 and Dec. 6

Watercolor Class

BENTON/BRYANT — Watercolor enthusiasts of all skill levels, ages 18 and older, are invited to a painting class, Cool Winter Evenings in Acrylic, at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library in Bryant and at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library in Benton. The event will be held on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.

Dec. 6

The Village Strings Holiday Concert

HOT SPRINGS — Garvan Woodland Gardens will present The Village Strings Holiday Concert at 6:30 p.m. in Anthony Chapel. For more information, call (501) 262-9300.

Women’s Welcome Club Business/Luncheon Meeting

HOT SPRINGS — The Hot Springs Women’s Welcome Club will have a business/luncheon meeting at 11:30 a.m. at the Hot Springs Country Club. The lunch costs $20. For more information, call (501) 463-9396.

Dec. 7

Henderson State University Holiday Concert

HOT SPRINGS — Garvan Woodland Gardens will present the Henderson State University Holiday Concert at 6:30 p.m. in Anthony Chapel. For more information, call (501) 262-9300.

Yoga at the Library

BRYANT — Yoga practitioners of all skill levels, ages 18 and older, are invited to join professional instructors from The Bent Lily for a free yoga class at 6 p.m. at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library. Attendees are asked to bring a mat and a bottle of water. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.

Planetarium Show: Mystery of the Christmas Star

ARKADELPHIA — Henderson State University will present Mystery of the Christmas Star at 6 p.m. in HSU’s Reynolds Science Center Planetarium. Admission is $3 or $1 with a student ID. The show is open to the public. Late arrivals will not be admitted. For more information, call (870) 230-5162.

Dec. 8

Sophomore Recital

ARKADELPHIA — Ouachita Baptist University’s Division of Music will host musical-theater major Emily Johnson in her sophomore recital at 11 a.m. in the Mabee Fine Arts Center’s McBeth Recital Hall. The recital is free and open to the public. For more information, call (870) 245-5129.

14th Annual Ornamental Affair

HOT SPRINGS — The Tri-Lakes Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for children will host the 14th annual Ornamental Affair at 5:30 p.m. at the Hamp Williams Building, 510 Ouachita Ave. The event will feature a silent auction, hors d’oeuvres, live music and more. Tickets are $15 per person. For more information, call (501) 321-9269.

Dec. 9

Local Author Signing Day

BENTON — A Local Author Signing Day will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. The event will feature Arkansas authors talking about their books, giving out autographs and selling their books. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.

Ongoing

Donnie Copeland Solo Exhibit

ARKADELPHIA — Donnie Copeland, Ouachita Baptist University associate professor of visual arts and chair of Ouachita’s Adams Department of Visual Arts, will have a solo exhibit through Jan. 13 at the Texarkana Regional Arts Center. The works in the exhibit feature striped patterns created from cutting patterns from stacked sheets of paper and adhering them to sheets of paper. The free exhibit is open to the public. For more information, contact Donnie Copeland at copelandd@obu.edu or visit www.trahc.org.

Holiday Bazaar

ARKADELPHIA — A Holiday Bazaar show and sale will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays through Dec. 15 at the Arkadelphia Arts Center, 625 Main St. Included in the sale are holiday finds, collectibles, toys and more. For more information, visit ccahc.org or call (870) 403-8216.

Holiday Lights

HOT SPRINGS — The 15th annual Holiday Lights event will begin at 3 p.m. daily through New Year’s Eve, with the exception of Thanksgiving and Christmas days, at Garvan Woodland Gardens. The event will feature ice tunnels, a fully animated James the Train, a miniature Train Garden, a free hot-chocolate tent and 4 acres of holiday lights. Admission is $15 for adults and $5 for children ages 4 through 12. Dogs are not allowed in the park. For more information, visit garvangardens.org.

Stuff the Bus

BRYANT/BENTON — Now through December, Bryant and Benton school-bus drivers will team up to start an annual Saline County Stuff the Bus Christmas event for the children of Saline County. Proceeds will go to the Saline County Toy Commission and the Healing Waters Outreach Center. For more information, contact Shanon Pinson at (501) 557-8772.

Smithsonian Hometown Teams Exhibit

ARKADELPHIA — Ouachita Baptist University will host a national traveling exhibition titled Hometown Teams, presented by the Smithsonian Institution, through Saturday in the Mabee Fine Arts Center’s Hammons Gallery. Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The exhibit is free and open to the public. For more information, call (870) 245-5208.

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 djob1947boom@gmail.com.

Merry Mixers Dance Club

HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — The Merry Mixers Dance Club meets at 7:30 p.m. the third Saturday of each month in the Coronado Community Center. A dance lesson will be given at 7 p.m. before the dance begins. Admission is $10 per person, with annual membership packages available for $60 for all nine dances. For more information, call (501) 915-8111.

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.

Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group

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.

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.

Upcoming

Men’s Cooking Club

HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — The Men’s Cooking Club of Hot Springs Village will have its special spouses/guest meeting at 10:30 a.m. Dec. 14 at Christ of the Hills Methodist Church, 700 Balearic Road. For more information, call (501) 922-5921.

To submit an event, mail information to Calendar of Events, Tri-Lakes Edition, P.O. Box 221, Little Rock, AR 72203; fax (501) 378-3500; or email tlnews@arkansasonline.com. The deadline for calendar-item submissions is noon Tuesday each week.

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