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COMMUNITY EVENTS IN THE TRI-LAKES AREA

This article was published February 4, 2018 at 12:00 a.m.

Feb. 4 and 9-11

Love From a Stranger

HOT SPRINGS — The Pocket Community Theatre will present the thriller Love From a Stranger at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and at 2:30 p.m. today and Feb. 11 at 170 Ravine St. General admission is $15 for adults and $5 for children through age 12. For more information, visit pockettheatre.com.

Feb. 5

Master Gardeners Presentation

BENTON — The Saline County Master Gardeners will host Ron Matlock in a program about crape myrtles at 6:30 p.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.

Feb. 5-9

Debra Knapp Dance Project

ARKADELPHIA — Henderson State University will host the Debra Knapp Dance Project in the Arkansas Hall Dance Studio. Knapp will teach dance master classes from 1:30-2:45 p.m. Tuesday and from 3-4:15 p.m. Thursday. The classes are free and open to the public. Rehearsals with the Henderson Dance Co. from 5-9 p.m. Monday through Friday are also open to the public. A performance

displaying the new work and accepting audience feedback will be at 3 p.m. Friday. For more information, contact Jennifer Maddox at maddoxj@hsu.edu.

Feb. 8

Men’s Village Garden Club Meeting

HOT SPRINGS — The Men’s Village Garden Club will meet at 9:30 a.m. at the Garland County Library, 1427 Malvern St. The program, Getting Ready for Spring, will be presented by Janet Carson. For more information, visit mensvillagegardenclub.com.

Planetarium Show: Saturn, the Jewel of the Heavens

ARKADELPHIA — Henderson State University will present Saturn, the Jewel of the Heavens at 7 p.m. in HSU’s Reynolds Science Center Planetarium. Admission is $3 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.

Feb 9

Mardi Gras Celebration

MALVERN — Bethel AME Church will present a Mardi Gras celebration from 7-11 p.m. at the Malvern Community/Senior Adult Center, 1800 W. Moline St. The semiformal event will feature light food, live R&B music and more. Tickets are $25 each in advance or $30 each at the door. For more information, call (501) 626-0660.

Sweet Arts Fundraiser

BENTON — The Sweet Arts Fundraiser will take place from 6-8 p.m.

at the Benton Event Center. The event will feature local entertainment from arts-based programs, a live auction and more. Tickets are $25 each, and proceeds will benefit the Fostering the Arts Scholarship Fund. For more information, visit fosterarts.org.

Saturday

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, Getting Your Garden Ready for Spring, will be led by Phillis Kirtley and Floyd Worley. For more information, call (501) 318-0288.

Mardi Gras Costume Ball and Contest

HOT SPRINGS — The Hot Springs Jazz Society’s sixth annual Mardi Gras Costume Ball and Contest will take place from 6-11:30 p.m. at the Hotel Hot Springs & Spa’s Ballroom, 305 Malvern Ave. The event will feature live music, a silent auction, New Orleans specialty drinks, food and more. Tickets are $60 per person. For more information, visit hsjazzsociety.org.

Ongoing

African Wax Prints

ARKADELPHIA — The Clark County Arts and Humanities Council will present Wandering Spirit: African Wax Prints on Tuesday through March 2 at the Arkadelphia Arts Center, 625 Main St. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays. A reception for the public will begin at 5 p.m. Thursday. For more information, call (870) 403-8216.

Traveling Art Exhibit

ARKADELPHIA — Ouachita Baptist University’s Sutton School of Social Sciences will host the international traveling art exhibit Between the Shadow and the Light: An Exhibit Out of South Africa through Feb. 23 in the Mabee Fine Arts Center’s Hammons Gallery, as well as the Moses-Provine Hall’s Rosemary Gossett Adams Gallery. The exhibit is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. For more information, call (870) 245-5168.

Justus Fine Art Gallery February Exhibit

HOT SPRINGS — The February exhibit at the Justus Fine Art Gallery, 827A Central Ave., will feature a selection of paintings by Donnie Copeland, Virmarie DePoyster, Dolores Justus and Dan Thornhill, along with woodwork, ceramics and sculpture by Robert Fogel, Jill Kyong, Robyn Horn, Sandra Sell and Gene Sparling. Additional work by others will also be showcased. The show will be on display through Feb. 28. 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.

Merry Mixers Dance Club

HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — The Merry Mixers Dance Club dances to live music the third Saturday of each month at the Coronado Community Center. There is something for everyone, including ballroom, swing, Latin, rock and country music. Dancers are asked to bring their own snacks, and there is a cash bar. At each dance, a lesson is held at 7 p.m., with dancing from 7:30-10 p.m. Dances are $10 per person. Club members receive a discount. For more information, call (501) 915-8111.

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 O’Brien 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.

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

Men’s Cooking Club

HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — The Men’s Cooking Club will meet at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 11 at Christ of the Hills Methodist Church, 700 Balearic Road. The program will be presented by Melinda’s Coffee Corner. For more information, call (501) 922-5921.

Valentine’s Dinner Show

HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — A Valentine’s Dinner Show, presented by Ken Goodman and Jackie Beaumont, will begin at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 14 at the Coronado Community Center. The event will feature live music, comedy and dinner. Tickets are $35 per person. For more information, visit hsvpoa.org.

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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