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COMMUNITY EVENTS IN THE TRI-LAKES AREA

This article was published October 8, 2017 at 12:00 a.m.

Oct. 8

Hunger Hike

BENTON — The Churches Joint Council on Human Needs’ annual Hunger Hike will begin at 1:30 p.m. at Benton First United Methodist Church, 200 N. Market St. For more information, call (501) 315-0599.

Oct. 9

PANS/PANDAS Awareness Day

LITTLE ROCK — Saline Memorial Hospital offers clinical diagnosis and treatment for PANDAS/PANS — a serious, complex disorder that can affect children when a common childhood illness such as a strep infection triggers a misdirected immune response, resulting in inflammation on the brain. To help draw attention to the issue, the Saline Health Foundation will host an event at 1 p.m. at the state Capitol Rotunda in Little Rock to mark the first PANDAS/PANS Awareness Day in Arkansas.

Oct. 10

Ouachita Singers and Women’s Chorus Concert

ARKADELPHIA — Ouachita Baptist University’s Ouachita Singers and Women’s Chorus will present their annual fall concert at 7:30 p.m. in the Mabee Fine Arts Center’s McBeth Recital Hall. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call (870) 245-5128.

Justin Moore’s Night To Be Great

BENTON — Justin Moore’s Night to be Great will begin at 5 p.m. at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Saline County Riverside Club. The event will feature live entertainment, food, and live and silent auctions. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (501) 315-8100.

Teen Art Club

BENTON — Youth ages 13 to 18 are invited to explore abstract art at 4 p.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.

Watercolor Class

BENTON — Painting enthusiasts of all skill levels, ages 18 and older, are invited to a watercolor painting class at 6 p.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.

Small Business Workshop

BRYANT — Adults ages 18 and older are invited to a Small Business Workshop at 6 p.m. at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.

Oct. 11

Kids Grow!

BRYANT — Children ages 5-7 are invited to Kids Grow! at 4 p.m. at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library. The event will feature a craft project and stretching exercises. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.

LOL Book Club

BENTON — Children in 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.

Oct. 11 and Oct. 13

Morning Walking Club

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

Oct. 12

Tweens Play!

BRYANT — Children in third through sixth grades are invited to Tweens Play! at 4 p.m. at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.

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.

Alzheimer’s Association Program

BENTON — Alzheimer’s caregivers, ages 18 and older, are invited to an Alzheimer’s Association program at 6 p.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.

Oct. 14

Aaron Sarlo in Concert

BENTON — Aaron Sarlo will present a concert at 6 p.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. This is a program for adults 18 and older, and guests must have an ID to attend. 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 speaker will be Yvonne Becker. For more information, call (501) 318-0288.

Ongoing

Small Works On Paper Exhibit

ARKADELPHIA — The Ouachita Baptist University’s Department of Visual Arts will host its Small Works on Paper exhibit through Oct. 27 in the Rosemary Gossett Adams 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) 245-5129.

Show of Shows Exhibit

ARKADELPHIA — The Arkadelphia Arts Center’s current exhibit, Show of Shows, will be on display through Friday at 625 Main St. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. For more information, call (870) 403-8216.

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

Aaron Sarlo Concert

BENTON — Aaron Sarlo will be in concert from 6-7 p.m. Oct. 14 in the Meeting Room of the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. Sarlo is a musician and comedian from Little Rock and the founder of the power pop band Techno-Squid Eats Parliament and punk band The Dangerous Idiots. This is an 18-and-older program; guests must have ID to attend. Everyone will be carded. for more information, call (501) 778-4766.

Gravestone Iconography Lecture

HOT SPRINGS — The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program will present a gravestone iconography lecture at 6 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Garland County Library, 1427 Malvern Ave. Holly Hope, AHPP special-projects historian, will give the free lecture, titled Flora, Fauna and Faces: Reading Cemetery Symbolism. For more information, contact Hope at (501) 324-9148 or holly.hope@arkansas.gov, or Cori Williams at (501) 623-4161 or cwilliams@gclibrary.com.

Running for Cover 5K Run & Fun Walk

MALVERN — The third annual Running for Cover 5K Run & Fun Walk will take place Oct. 21. Packet pickup and race-day registration will be at 7:30 a.m. The race will start at 9 a.m. at 1601 Martin Luther King Blvd. (Arkansas 270) behind Auto Zone. Enter the race online at www.arkansasrunner.com. The event will benefit the Hot Springs County Homeless Coalition Inc., which collaborates with local agencies, churches and government agencies to improve the quality of life of the homeless by assisting the homeless population with resources to provide food, clothing, emergency housing, transportation and social services. For more information, visit hschomelesscoalitionweebly.com.

Saline County Coat Closet Coat Drive

BENTON — The 13th annual coat drive for the Saline County Coat Closet will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 31 at the Gene Moss Building at Tyndall Park, 913 E. Sevier St., near the high school. The coats that are collected during the drive will be distributed from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 1 at the same location. The organization’s goal is to make sure no resident in Saline County is without a coat. For more information, call Lisa Goodrich at (501) 860-6910 or email benton@arprosthetics.com.

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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