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COMMUNITY EVENTS IN THE TRI-LAKES AREA

This article was published May 14, 2017 at 12:00 a.m.

May 14-16

World War I Exhibit

MALVERN — The Great War: Arkansas in World War I, a traveling exhibit from the Arkansas State Archives, complemented by Hot Spring County information, will be at the Hot Spring County Historical Society, 118 W. Second St., through Tuesday. Hours are 2-5 p.m. today, and 1-6 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. For more information, call (501) 229-1600 or visit hshistoricalsociety.tripod.com.

May 16

BENTON — Adults ages 18 and older are invited to the Chronicles of Yarnia Craft Club at 6 p.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.

Table-Top Teens

BENTON — Youth ages 13 to 18 are invited to play table-top games from 4-5:15 p.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.

May 17

Women’s Welcome Club Card Games

HOT SPRINGS — The Hot Springs Women’s Welcome Club will present Hand Knee and Foot cards at 10 a.m. and bridge at 10:30 a.m. at the West Shores Retirement Home. The cost is $10 per person. For more information, call (501) 339-1899.

Friends of the Library Board Orientation Meeting

BENTON — The Friends of the Library Board orientation meeting, presented by a librarian from the Arkansas State Library, will begin at 1 p.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. For more information or to register in advance, call (501) 778-4766.

Story Time

BENTON — First- and second-graders are invited to a story time at 4 p.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. The event will feature stories, snacks and crafts. Advance registration is required. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.

May 18

World War I Commemorative Event

BENTON — The Saline County Historic and Heritage Society will sponsor a World War I commemorative event at 7 p.m. at the SCHHS Archives and Family Research Center, 123 N. Market St. Author Mike Polston of Cabot, historian at the Butler Center of Arkansas Studies at the Central Arkansas Library System in Little Rock, will present the program, To Can the Kaiser: Arkansas and the Great War, which is also the title of his book. For more information, call (501) 778-3770 or email seper66@att.net.

Alzheimer’s Arkansas

BENTON — The Alzheimer’s Arkansas support group for caretakers will begin at 2 p.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.

Laugh Out Loud Book Club

BENTON — Third- through fifth-graders are invited to create comics at 4 p.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.

Drama Teens

BENTON — All ages are invited to a Drama Teens Performance at 4:15 p.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.

Yoga at the Library

BENTON — 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 Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. Attendees are asked to bring a mat and a bottle of water. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.

May 19

Alcohol-Ink Technique Class

MOUNT IDA — The Alcohol Ink technique of decorating ceramic tiles will be taught from 3-7 p.m. at the Ouachita Artists Gallery and Studio, 135 West St. The cost of the class is $40 per person, and supplies will be furnished. For more information or to register in advance, call (870) 867-3115.

Teen Art Club

BENTON — Youth ages 12 to 18 are invited to join the Teen Art Club from 3:30-5 p.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.

Late-Stage Alzheimer’s Caregivers Program

BENTON — Living with Alzheimer’s: For Late-Stage Caregivers will be presented in two parts from 1:30-5 p.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. Caregivers will learn the concept of the self in the late stage of Alzheimer’s disease, as well as effective ways to communicate with, connect with and provide daily care for the late-stage Alzheimer’s patient. The sessions are for adults ages 18 and older.

Ongoing

World War I Exhibit

ARKADELPHIA — Voices of the Great War, an exhibit of items from Ouachita Baptist University’s Riley-Hickenbotham Library, will be on display throughout May at the library on the OBU campus. The exhibit is a World War I commemorative event sponsored by the Arkansas World War I Centennial Commemoration Committee, sponsored by the Department of Arkansas Heritage. For more information, call (870) 245-5332 or email richterw@obu.edu.

Escape Room

HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — The Hot Springs Village Escape Room, Mother-in-Law Mania, will be available through May 31 at the Coronado Community Center. Tickets are $20 for nonmembers and $15 for members. Advance registration is required. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit hsvticketsales.com.

Justus Fine Art Gallery May Exhibit

HOT SPRINGS — The May exhibit at the Justus Fine Art Gallery features a group exhibition titled Place Holders. Work by Beverly Buys, Virmarie DePoyster, Randall M. Good, Matthew Hasty, Dolores Justus, Laura Raborn, Gary Simmons, Rebecca Thompson, Emily Wood and others will be featured. The exhibit will be on display through May 31. For more information, call (501) 321-2335 or visit justusfineart.com.

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 djob1947boom@gmail.com.

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.

Upcoming

Castleberry Golf Tournament

ARKADELPHIA — The Christopher Castleberry Classic memorial golf tournament will begin at 9 a.m. May 27 at the DeGray Lake Golf Course. Registration is $85 per person. For more information or to register in advance, visit www.castleberryclassic.com.

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 tlnews@arkansasonline.com. The deadline for calendar-item submissions is noon Tuesday each week.

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