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COMMUNITY EVENTS IN THE TRI-LAKES AREA

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

Nov. 13

Guest Lecture

ARKADELPHIA — Noelle Trent will present a guest lecture, Interpreting Difficult History: Public History in the 21st Century, at 7:30 p.m. in McBeth Recital Hall in the Mabee Fine Arts Center at Ouachita Baptist University. Trent’s lecture will focus on past civil-rights movements and use them as a lens to understand today’s civil- and human-rights struggles. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, call (870) 245-5208 or email Randall Wight at wight@obu.edu.

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) 847-2166.

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.

Benton Book Club

BENTON — The Benton Book Club will meet at 4:30 p.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.

Cooking With Native Plants

BENTON — Gardening enthusiasts, ages 18 and older, are invited to join a Master Gardener to learn about cooking with native plants at 6:30 p.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.

Nov. 14

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.

What Every Woman Should Know About Money

BRYANT — Adults ages 18 and older are invited to a class on banking knowledge specific to women from 6-7 p.m. at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library. The class will answer the following questions: Why do I need to be confident about my finances? What are my short-, medium- and long-term goals? For more information, call (501) 847-2166.

Nov. 15

Flu Shot Clinic

BENTON — A CVS pharmacist will give flu shots from 1-4 p.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. Attendees must present IDs and insurance cards. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.

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 decorate keepsake boxes at 4 p.m. at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library. For more information, call (501) 847-2166.

Nov. 15 and Nov. 17

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. 16

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

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

Planetarium Show: Nine Planets and Counting

ARKADELPHIA — Henderson State University will present Nine Planets and Counting 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.

Nov. 16 – Nov. 19

Speed Dating Tonight!

ARKADELPHIA — Ouachita Baptist University’s Division of Music and Department of Theatre Arts will present Speed Dating Tonight! at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and at 2:30 p.m. Nov. 19 in the Jones Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $12. For more information, visit obu.edu/boxoffice or call (870) 245-5555.

Nov. 16 – Nov. 20

The Mousetrap

ARKADELPHIA — Henderson State University Theatre will present The Mousetrap at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, at 2:30 p.m. Nov. 19 and at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 20 in the Arkansas Hall Studio Theatre. Tickets are $10, or free with an HSU student ID. For more information, call (870) 230-5291.

Nov. 18

Making a Card Organizer

BENTON — Ages 18 and up are invited to a craft workshop at 9 a.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. Attendees will learn how to create a card organizer. Advance registration is required. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.

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 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.

OBU Percussion Ensemble Concert

ARKADELPHIA — The Ouachita Baptist University Percussion Ensemble, under the direction of Ryan Lewis, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 20 in the Mabee Fine Arts Center’s McBeth Recital Hall at OBU. The ensemble will perform pieces that have been specifically written for percussion ensemble. The percussionists will play a variety of instruments, including timpani, tom-toms, cymbals, marimba, vibraphone, glockenspiel, Latin cajon, Afro-Cuban bongos, congas and the lion’s roar. For more information, contact Ryan Lewis at lewisr@obu.edu or (870) 245-5421.

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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