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COMMUNITY EVENTS IN THE TRI-LAKES AREA

This article was published June 10, 2018 at 12:00 a.m.

June 10

Free Fishing Weekend

HOT SPRINGS — The city’s Free Fishing Weekend, an annual tradition sponsored by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, will continue until midnight today. Residents and nonresidents may fish without fishing licenses or trout permits.

James and the Giant Peach

HOT SPRINGS — The Pocket Community Theatre, 170 Ravine St., will present James and the Giant Peach at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for children younger than 12. For more information or to reserve seating, visit pockettheatre.com.

June 11

British Invasion Concert

HOT SPRINGS — The Hot Springs Concert Band will present a concert titled British Invasion at 6:30 p.m. at Whittington Park. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit hotspringsband.org.

Play to Learn

BENTON — Children ages 4 and younger are invited to join activities meant to engage and encourage healthy development at 10:30 a.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.

Nitro Joe Science Show

BENTON — Children of all ages are invited to Nitro Joe Science Shows at 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.

Benton Book Club

BENTON — The Benton Book Club for adults will meet from 4:30-6 p.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.

June 12

Baby and Me

BENTON — Caregivers and infants up to 18 months old are invited to a story time at 9:30 a.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.

Master Builders

BENTON — Children ages 5-7 are invited to join a weekly building challenge at 10:30 a.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library.

Tween Camp Crafts

BENTON — Youth ages 8-12 are invited to Tween Camp Crafts at 10:30 a.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.

Thistlebryt: Quidditch Tournament

BENTON — The Thistlebryt: Quidditch Tournament, for ages 13 to 18, will take place from 3-4 p.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. Ever wanted to play quidditch? Don’t know how to fly on a broomstick like Harry Potter? Well, don’t worry. Participants will have a day of indoor quidditch while challenging the other houses to games of Bounce Out and Connect Four. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.

Strange Arkansas

BENTON — Paul Prater, a mentalist, magician and storyteller, will present a program titled Strange Arkansas at 6 p.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.

June 13

Kids Craft!

BENTON — Kids Craft! for children ages 5-7 will take place from 3-4 p.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. Participants will use Perler beads to make pixelated versions of their favorite things. Simple patterns will be provided, or crafters can create their own and have the option of turning their finished creations into a key chain or necklace. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.

June 14

Super Camp: Your Costume and You

BENTON — Week 2 of Super Hero Camp: Your Costume and You, for youth ages 13 to 18, will meet from 3-5 p.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. Participants will team up to take down a terrible tailor. Afterward, they’ll use their own tailoring tools to bring their costumes to life. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.

Toastmasters Club Meeting

BENTON — The Saline County Toastmasters Club will meet at noon at Parkview United Methodist Church, 514 N. Border St. For more information, call (501) 317-6129.

Movies at the Market

HOT SPRINGS — Movies at the Market, sponsored by the Mid-America Science Museum, will present Land Before Time at 8:30 p.m. at 121 Orange St. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit midamericamuseum.org.

Watercolor Class

BENTON — Painting enthusiasts of all skill levels, ages 18 and older, are invited to a watercolor class at 10 a.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. 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. Attendees are asked to bring a mat and a bottle of water. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.

Out of the Box Story Time

BENTON — Librarians will present Out of the Box Story Time, filled with songs, stories, puppets, props and more, from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. After the program, they will check on the Million Minute Challenge progress and do a silly challenge. This program is intended for all ages, although kids ages 3 to 10 will likely enjoy it most. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.

June 16

Bryant Book Sale

BRYANT — A Book Sale will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library. All ages are welcome. As staff members prepare for the library’s upcoming renovation, they will be clearing out some shelves to find bargains for an outdoor book sale. For more information, call (501) 847-2166.

Tinkerfest

HOT SPRINGS — The sixth annual Tinkerfest will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Mid-America Science Museum, 500 Mid-America Blvd. The event will feature hands-on science with makers, artisans, businesses and educators. For more information, visit midamericamuseum.org.

Treasure Island

BENTON — The Hampstead Stage Co. will present Treasure Island at 2 p.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.

Ongoing

Free Exercise Opportunities

ARKADELPHIA — The Central Arkansas Development Council’s Arkadelphia Senior Activity Center, 1305 N. 10th St., offers a free Zumba class, geared for seniors ages 60 and older, at 11 a.m. every Wednesday and a free exercise class, Moving to the Beat, at 11 a.m. Mondays. Chair volleyball is played from 10:15-11 a.m. Monday through Wednesday, and beanbag baseball is played after lunch at approximately noon Monday through Friday. For more information, call the center at (870) 246-9871.

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.

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.

Upcoming

Jurassic Quest XL: Out of Extinction

HOT SPRINGS — Jurassic Quest XL: Out of Extinction will take place from 3-8 p.m. June 22 and from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. June 23 and 24 at the Hot Springs Convention Center, 134 Convention Blvd. The event, an adventure for the whole family to explore the world of dinosaurs, with the help of 50 animatronic dinosaurs, will feature exhibits, tours, theater, science stations, crafts and more. Tickets are $20 for general admission. For more information or tickets, visit www.jurassicquest.com/hot-springs or call (501) 321-2277.

HisStory Concert

HOT SPRINGS— The 32nd season of the Hickory Hill Park Outdoor Gospel Music concert series will present HisStory at 7 p.m. June 23 at 216 Bryant Road. For more information, visit hawkinsfamilyministries.com.

Documentary Film Screening

ARKADELPHIA — The documentary film Resilience will be screened for the public from 5:30-7 p.m. June 25 in the First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 107 N. Ninth St. The screening is hosted by the Percy and Donna Malone Child Safety Center and held in partnership with the Kiwanis of Clark County and Becoming a Healthy Clark County Coalition. Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope chronicles the birth of a new movement among pediatricians, therapists, educators and communities, who are using cutting-edge brain science to disrupt cycles of violence, addiction and disease. For more information, call (870) 403-6879, or to watch a trailer for the film, visit pdmcsc.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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