This week's events

Originally Published January 10, 2013 at 12:00 a.m.
Updated January 8, 2013 at 3:48 p.m.
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Jan 10.

Neighborhood Association Meeting

BENTON — The Ralph Bunche Neighborhood Association will meet at 6 p.m. at 1600 Dixie St. The agenda will include a discussion of goals and activities for 2013. Membership dues of $25 are due for all members. All who are interested in the development of the Ralph Bunche community are encouraged to attend. For more information, call Anderson at (501) 315-3486.

Habitat Application Meeting

BENTON — Habitat for Humanity of Saline County will hold an application meeting at 6 p.m. at the Saline County Library, 1800 Smithers Road. All applicants must attend an application meeting for their applications to be considered. Visit, or contact the Habitat office at (501) 315-5434 for more information about the event and the criteria for qualifying for a Habitat home in Saline County.

Arts & Crafts for Tweens

BENTON — Tweens ages 8-12 are invited to participate in an after-school arts and crafts program at 4 p.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.

Watercolor Class

BRYANT — Instructor Carolyn Voss will teach a free watercolor class for adults 18 and older at 6 p.m. at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library. Space is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, call (501) 847-2166.

Today – Sunday

My Fair Lady

BENTON — The Young Players will present My Fair Lady at 7 p.m. today through Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Royal Theatre, 111 S. Market in downtown Benton. Tickets are available at, and reservations will be available soon at (501) 315-LIVE (5483). Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $5 for students and children.


Valentine’s Day Craft Class

BENTON — Ages 18 and older are invited to learn how to make Valentine’s Day gifts out of recycled men’s ties at 10 a.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. Attendance is first-come, first-served and free of charge. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.

Hot Springs Application Deadline

HOT SPRINGS — The city of Hot Springs will accept board and commission applications for volunteer advisory positions until 5 p.m. Friday. Applicants must be registered voters of the city of Hot Springs. Board and commission members are appointed by the Board of Directors and meet in the City Hall Board Chambers, 133 Convention Blvd. For available positions and applications, visit or stop by the office of the city clerk, 133 Convention Blvd. For more information, call (501) 321-6805.

Friday and Jan. 21

Campus Closings

HOT SPRINGS — The National Park Community College campus will be closed Friday for a faculty/staff workshop. College classes for the spring semester will start Saturday for Saturday classes and Monday for non-Saturday classes. The campus will also be closed Jan. 21 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.


Delegate Application Deadline

HOT SPRINGS — Monday is the deadline for eighth- through 11th-graders to submit applications to be part of the 2013 Sister City student delegation traveling to Hanamaki, Japan, in July. The weeklong educational study trip is sponsored by the Hot Springs National Park Sister City Foundation. Five to 10 students will be chosen to travel to Hanamaki as representatives of Hot Springs and will be expected to participate in Sister City programs and promotions throughout the year. Applications are available from the SisterCity Program page of the city of Hot Springs website at Limited scholarships are available. For more information, call (501) 545-6960.

Book Club

BENTON — The Benton Book Club will meet at 5:30 p.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library to discuss the club’s chosen title. The group is open to adults 18 and older. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.

Henderson Registration

ARKADELPHIA — Registration for the 2013 spring semester at Henderson State University will be held Monday. Students who haven’t preregistered can register in their advisers’ offices from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Classes will begin Tuesday. The following locations in the Garrison Center have been designated for the registration process: business office payments, Cabe Room; book vouchers, Wilson Room; loan checks, Banquet Room; and financial aid, Ross Room. Student IDs may be obtained at the Charles D. Dunn Recreation Center, and university police will offer vehicle decals at the police office at 12th and Henderson streets. Printouts of class schedules and bills will be available at computers in the Garrison Center. The last day to register or add a course is Jan. 17. For more information, visit

Monday and Tuesday

Auditions for the Royal Players

BENTON — Auditions for the Royal Players’ production of Steel Magnolias will be held at 6:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at the theater, 111 S. Market in downtown Benton. Production dates are March 7-10 and 14-17. This is a nonmusical with a small cast of women. For more information, call the theater at (501) 315-5483 or visit


Puppet Show

BENTON — A family-friendly puppet show will be presented at 4 p.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.

Saline Crossing Meeting

BENTON — The Saline Crossing Regional Park and Recreation Area Inc. will meet at 5:30 p.m. in the Gene Moss building of Tyndall Park. The public is invited and urged to help plan for the 200th anniversary of the first settlement in Saline County.


Using an iPad

BRYANT — An introductory class for new iPad users will be offered for ages 18 and older at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library. Attendance is first-come, first-served. For more information, call (501) 778-4766 or (501) 847-2166.


Storm-disposal sites open

HOT SPRINGS — The city’s compost facility on Davidson Drive and the Cedar Glades Landfill, 1040 Cedar Glades Road, are available to residents who need to dispose of debris from the recent storm. Only natural vegetation will be accepted free of charge during regular hours of operation at both sites. There will be a charge for construction debris brought to the Cedar Glades Landfill facility. Customers are advised to call one of three numbers before visiting the compost facility: the Compost Hotline at (501) 321-6869, which offers updated, recorded information about the composting operation; the Compost Shed at (501) 802-1756; or the Water Treatment Plant at (501) 262-1125.

Treasures Exhibit

ARKADELPHIA — The treasures portion of the Trees and Treasures exhibit at the Arkadelphia Arts Center, 625 Main St., will remain on display through Jan. 19. A large variety of vintage treasures includes a collection of musical instruments from around the world, old sewing machines, doilies, pedal tractors, rocking chairs from the 1800s and more. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. The display is free and open to the public. For more information, visit or call (870) 245-3612.

POA Applications

HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — The Property Owners’ Association is accepting applications for property owners willing to serve on the POA’s standing committees in 2013. There are also two POA Board of Directors positions open. Applications may be picked up in the general manager’s office or on the second floor of the Administration Building, or downloaded at Applications for standing committees need to be returned by Jan. 31, and board applications by Jan. 17. For more information, call (501) 922-5530.


Artsy-Craftsy Tweens

BRYANT — Tweens ages 8-12 are invited to create arts and crafts revolving around children’s literature from 4-4:45 p.m. Jan. 17 at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library. For more information, call (501) 847-2166.

Superhero Showdown

BENTON — The Saline County Library will host a Superhero Showdown for all ages at 6 p.m. Jan. 17 at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. Prizes will be awarded for best costume and best original superhero in both adult and children’s divisions. Themed activities will also be available during the event. No registration is required. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.

Creative Writing

BRYANT — Jennifer Watson will teach creative writing for ages 16 and older at 6 p.m. Jan. 17 at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library. No registration is required. For more information, call (501) 847-2166.

Public-Service Meeting

HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — The Property Owners’ Association Department of Public Safety will hold a public-service meeting to address the identification of and protection against frauds and scams. The meeting will be from 6-8 p.m. Jan. 17 in Room A of the Ouachita Building at the Ponce de Leon Center. For more information, call (501) 922-0011.

Coin, Stamp and Sports Card Show

HOT SPRINGS — The 47th annual Coin, Stamp and Sports Card Show will be held from 1-6 p.m. Jan. 18 and 19; and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 20 at the Hot Springs Convention Center. Vendors from throughout the country will buy and sell U.S. and foreign coins, medals, stamps, sports cards and more. Admission and parking for the event are free. For more information, call (501) 624-0074.

Martin Luther King Celebrations

BENTON — The 2013 Benton Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Celebrations will be held Jan. 18-21. Festivities will begin at 7 a.m. Jan. 18 with a prayer breakfast at the Benton First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall and will continue with a Community Unity Celebration at 5 p.m. Jan. 19 at First United Methodist Church. At 4 p.m. Jan. 20, Elect Temple Church will hold a memorial service with Stop the Violence founder the Rev. Benny Johnson of Little Rock as the guest speaker. On Jan. 21, the MLK Day of Service will begin at 9 a.m., and a parade will be held at 4 p.m. There is also a Martin Luther King essay contest under way in the Benton School District. For more information about the contest and events, call Robin at (501) 776-745 or Evelyn at (501) 776-7122.

Volunteer Opportunity

BENTON — The Saline County Library has joined the World Book Night 2013 campaign as an organization partner and will serve as a host site for the April 23 nationwide book giveaway. The library needs volunteer book givers, age 16 or older with an email account, willing to distribute copies of books for the cause. The deadline to apply is Jan. 23. For more information about World Book Night 2013 and how to become a volunteer book giver, visit or call the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library at (501) 778-4766.

Aerospace Open House

HOT SPRINGS — National Park Community College will hold an aerospace open house at 6 p.m. Jan. 28 in the aerospace lab on the south side of campus for students interested in the next apprentice class, scheduled to begin Feb. 16. For more information, call (501) 760-4135 or visit

Election Day Committee Applications

HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — The Property Owners’ Association is soliciting applications from property owners in good standing who are willing to serve on the 2013 Election Day Committee, which oversees the ballot counting for the Hot Springs Village Board of Directors election. The ballots will be counted March 28. Applications will be available, beginning Feb. 1, online at or at the general manager’s office at the POA Administration Building, 895 DeSoto Blvd. Completed applications must be returned to the general manager’s office by March 1. For more information, call (501) 922-5530.

Cirque Ziva Performance

HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — The Chinese acrobatic troupe Cirque Ziva will perform at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 6 at Woodlands Auditorium. Reserved-seat tickets are $25. For tickets, visit, call (501) 922-4231 or stop by the Woodlands Box Office from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Mardi Gras Party

HOT SPRINGS — The Hot Springs Jazz Society “Krewe” will produce its first Mardi Gras Party Dance to the Beat on Orange Street from 6-10 p.m. Feb. 9 in the old Hot Springs High School Field House on Orange Street. Entertainment will be by the Spa City Stompers, Sweet Mother and Zydeco Stingrays. There will be a costume contest with prizes valued at up to $500, food and a raffle. Limited reserved tables of eight on the dance floor are available for $500 per table. General admission is $20 or $10 for Jazz Society members. Proceeds will benefit the Hot Springs Jazz Society’s programming. For more information or to reserve tickets, call (501) 627-2425, or visit

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