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COMMUNITY EVENTS IN THE TRI-LAKES AREA

This article was published September 10, 2017 at 12:00 a.m.

Sept. 11

Fair Horticulture Competitions

HOT SPRINGS — Residents of Garland County can compete in many categories at the Garland County Fair, including vegetables, fruits, eggs, flower arrangements, single flowers, seeds, herbs, hanging baskets, succulents and container plants. Entries will be accepted Monday in the horticulture building. There are separate competitions for children younger than 18 and adults. The fair will take place Monday through Saturday at the fairgrounds on Malvern Avenue. For more information, visit www.garlandcountyfair.com or the Garland County Fairgrounds Facebook page.

Happy Dog Duo Performance

ARKADELPHIA — Ouachita Baptist University’s Division of Music, in conjunction with the Arkadelphia Philharmonic Club, will host pianists Happy Dog Duo at 7:30 p.m. in the McBeth Recital Hall. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call (870) 245-5208.

After-School Adventures

BRYANT — Youth ages 13 to 18 are invited to After-School Adventures from 3:45-5 p.m. at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library. Attendees will learn the basics of RPGs, create characters and more. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.

Art of the Caldecott

BENTON — Children ages 4 to 7 are invited to read Caldecott Medal-winning books and create art in similar styles at 4 p.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.

Chess Club

BENTON — Children ages 8 and older are invited to play chess, as well as learn and improve their playing abilities at 6:30 p.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.

Master Gardeners

BENTON — Gardening enthusiasts ages 18 and older are invited to learn about fall garden cover crops at 6:30 p.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.

Sept. 11-14

Dance Project

ARKADELPHIA — The Michelle Gibson Dance Project will begin with repertory rehearsals at 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday in Arkansas Hall. A dance master class will be held from 3-4:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday in Arkansas Hall. Master classes are free and open to the public, while repertory rehearsals are open for observation. For more information, contact Jennifer Maddox at maddoxj@hsu.edu.

Sept. 12

Faculty Showcase Recital

ARKADELPHIA — The Ouachita Baptist University School of Fine Arts Division of Music will present its annual Faculty Showcase Recital 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) 245-5134.

Teens Watch!

BRYANT — Youth ages 13 to 18 are invited to Teens Watch! from 3:45-5:30 p.m. in the Meeting Room at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library. The event will feature popcorn, drinks and a movie. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.

Teen Art Club

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

Banking Basics for Students

BRYANT — Students ages 18 and older are invited to a basic banking class at 6 p.m. at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library. The class will feature how to create a budget, how to save and how to use credit wisely. 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.

Sept. 13

Kids Grow!

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

LOL Book Club

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

Sept. 14

Presentation and Book Signing

HOT SPRINGS — Join Jeff Shannon for a discussion and book signing for a new essay collection, Shadow Patterns: Reflections on Fay Jones and His Architecture, at 2 p.m. in the Magnolia Room at Garvan Woodland Gardens. There will be a reception with light refreshments. The event is free and open to the public but does not include admission to the gardens. For more information, call (501) 262-9300.

Men’s Cooking Club

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

Tween Play!

BRYANT — Children in grades three through six are invited to play One Night Ultimate Werewolf from 4-5 p.m. at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.

Alzheimer’s Association

BENTON — Alzheimer’s caregivers ages 18 and older are invited to a program reviewing the challenging behavioral aspects of people with the disease at 6 p.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. 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.

Sept. 16

Sports Card Trade Show

BENTON — Sports cards, trading cards and sports-collectibles enthusiasts of all ages are invited to the Sports Card Trade Show from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.

Wrestle Raise

HOT SPRINGS — Championship Wrestling of Arkansas will have its third Wrestle Raise at 7 p.m. at the Hot Springs Convention Center. The event will benefit Abby McKenzie, 10, of Hensley, who has been diagnosed with an incurable disease, activated PI3K delta syndrome 2. NWA World Heavyweight Champion Tim Storm of Pine Bluff will defend his title against WWE Hall of Famer Jerry “The King” Lawler in the main event. For more information, email cwatickets@gmail.com or call the box office at (479) 518-4191 from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The event website is www.cwatickets.com.

Ongoing

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.

Ceramic Works Display

ARKADELPHIA — Ceramic works by Aaron Calvert, a professor of art at Henderson State University, will be on display through Sept. 29 in the Russell Fine Arts 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) 230-5036.

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.

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.

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.

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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