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COMMUNITY EVENTS IN THE TRI-LAKES AREA

This article was published November 5, 2017 at 12:00 a.m.

Nov. 5 and Nov. 6

Blood Wedding

ARKADELPHIA — Ouachita Baptist University’s Department of Theatre Arts will present Blood Wedding at 2:30 p.m. today and at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Verser Theatre. Tickets are $10, and the show is open to the public. For more information or to purchase tickets in advance, visit obu.edu/boxoffice or call (870) 245-5208.

Nov. 6

Jazz Band Performance

ARKADELPHIA — The Ouachita Baptist University Jazz Band will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the Jones Performing Arts Center. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call (870) 245-5208.

Monday Afternoon Book Club

BRYANT — The Monday Afternoon Book Club will meet from 1-3:30 p.m. at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.

After-School Adventures: Trouble in Halcyon City

BRYANT — Youth ages 13 to 18 are invited to After-School Adventures: Trouble in Halcyon City from 3:45-5 p.m. at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library. The weekly event is a tabletop role-playing game. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.

Fairy Tale STEM

BENTON — Children ages 4 to 7 are invited to Fairy Tale STEM at 4 p.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. The event will feature a fairy tale and a craft. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.

Chess Club

BENTON — Youth ages 8 to 18 are invited to the Chess Club at 6:30 p.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. Attendees will learn and play chess as they improve their game with the help of a local experienced player. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.

Nov. 7

Teen Art Club

BENTON — Youth ages 13 to 18 are invited to study Pointalism, Suerat and color theory at the Teen Art Club at 4 p.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.

Watercolor Class

BRYANT — Artists of all skill levels, ages 18 and older, are invited to a watercolor class at 6 p.m. at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library. All supplies will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis for up to 15 participants. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.

Nov. 8

LOL Book Club

BENTON — Children in the third through fifth grades are invited to the LOL Book Club at 4 p.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.

Kids Grow!

BRYANT — Children in kindergarten through the second grade are invited to talk about bats and other nocturnal animals found in Arkansas with an Arkansas Game and Fish Commission representative at 4 p.m. at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.

Nov. 8 and Nov. 10

Morning Walking Club

BENTON — The Morning Walking Club will meet at 8 a.m. both days at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.

Nov. 9

Veterans Dinner

BENTON — The Saline County Teenage Republicans will have a free veterans dinner at 6 p.m. at the Benton Event Center. Arkansas Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin will be the featured speaker. For more information, contact Jackie Sherrell at (501) 317-0003 or sherrellryan@gmail.com.

Planetarium Show: Secrets of the Sun

ARKADELPHIA — Henderson State University will present Secrets of the Sun at 7 p.m. in HSU’s Reynolds Science Center Planetarium. Admission is $3 per person 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.

Men’s Cooking Club

HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — The Men’s Cooking Club of Hot Springs Village will meet at 10:30 a.m. at Christ of the Hills Methodist Church. For more information, call (501) 922-5921.

Drama Teens

BENTON — Teens ages 13 to 18 are invited to Drama Teens at 4 p.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. Attendees will learn how to act, direct and make costumes and set pieces. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.

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. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.

Daylily Society Meeting

HOT SPRINGS — The Hot Springs Daylily Society will meet at 10 a.m. at the Christian Life Center, 218 Pratt St. The program, The History of Hybridizing Daylilies, will be presented by Sharon Dent. For more information, call (501) 318-0288.

Rededication of Holly Grove Memorial

ARKADELPHIA — A Rededication of the Holly Grove Memorial, originally planted to honor five students and a faculty member who lost their lives in World War I, will be held at 10 a.m. on Henderson State University’s south lawn. A plaque listing the names of the servicemen will be unveiled at the event. For more information, call (870) 230-5318.

Ongoing

Stuff the Bus

BRYANT/BENTON — Now through December, the 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.

Art Exhibit

HOT SPRINGS — A Natural Perspective, the November exhibit at the Justus Fine Art Gallery, 827A Central Ave., will feature work by Robyn Horn, Dolores Justus, Jill Kyong, John Lasater and others. The show will be on display through Nov. 29. Regular 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 justusfineart.com.

Smithsonian Hometown Teams Exhibit

ARKADELPHIA — Ouachita Baptist University will host a national traveling exhibition titled Hometown Teams, presented by the Smithsonian Institution, through Dec. 9 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, September through May, in the Coronado Community Center. A dance lesson will be held at 7 p.m. before dances begin. 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

Haircuts for Charity

BRYANT — The Art of Men’s Cuts, 5920 Arkansas 5 N., will host its fifth annual charity cuts from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 19. The business will cut hair free all day, no appointments, walk-ins only, and will accept donations. All donations will go to The Vine and The Branches of Saline County. For more information, call (501) 847-6323.

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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