Tri-Lakes calendar of events starting Feb. 27

Published February 27, 2014 at 12:00 a.m.
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Feb. 27

Book Signing

BENTON — Dr. Sam Taggart will sign copies of his new book, The Public’s Health, a narrative history of health and disease in Arkansas, at 5 p.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. At 6:30 p.m., Taggart will give a presentation on his book. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.

Health Insurance Seminar

ARKADELPHIA — The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center will present a free seminar, Informed Businesses: Navigating the Affordable Care Act, from 5:15-7:15 p.m. in Room 203 of Henderson State University’s Mooney Hall. Preregistration is required by calling (870) 230-5184 or emailing

Feb. 28

Christian Counseling Conference

ARKADELPHIA — Ouachita Baptist University’s Pruet School of Christian Studies will co-host the fourth annual Conference on Christian Counseling, beginning at 8 a.m. in Ouachita’s Walker Conference Center. Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. The conference, which will focus on anxiety and related issues, is open to mental-health professionals, nurses, licensed therapists, social workers, pastors and students. Prices range from $20 to $100, with lunch included in most packages. For more information or to register in advance, call (870) 245-5599 or visit

Style Show for Scholarships

HOT SPRINGS — The fifth annual Style Show for Scholarships will be held at noon at the Forest Lakes Clubhouse. The show will feature fashions from the Lagniappe Shoppe, music by Heartsong, a catered lunch from Special Touch Catering and a silent auction. Admission is $25 per person. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (501) 760-6582 or email

March 1

Miss OBU Pageant

ARKADELPHIA — Ouachita Baptist University will host the 2014 Miss Ouachita Baptist University Pageant at 7:30 p.m. in the Jones Performing Arts Center. The 12 students competing for the crown will be judged in the following categories: talent, evening gown, fitness, onstage questions and private interviews. Tickets are $11 per person for general admission and $6 for OBU students with a valid student ID. For more information or to purchase tickets in advance, call (870) 245-5555 or visit

Town Hall Meeting

PARON — Saline County Justices of the Peace Barbara Howell and James Zahnd will conduct a joint Town Hall Meeting at 10 a.m. at the Paron Community Center. Saline County Judge Lanny Fite, Sheriff Cleve Barfield and Assistant Road Superintendent Jeff Stroud are expected to participate as well. For more information, call (501) 701-3738.

March 3

Monday Afternoon Book Club

BRYANT — The Monday Afternoon Book Club will meet at 1 p.m. at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library to discuss the club’s chosen title. The group is open to adults 18 and older. For more information, call (501) 847-2166.

Monday With the Master Gardeners

BENTON — The Saline County Master Gardeners and presenter Mary Cowley will discuss Made for Shade at 6:30 p.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. The program is open to all ages. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.

March 4

Fat Tuesday Dinner and Auction

ARKADELPHIA —A Fat Tuesday Dinner and Auction will be held at 5 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 107 N. Ninth St. The event will feature jambalaya, jazz music, and live and silent auctions. Admission is $5 per person or $20 for families of four or more. For more information, call (870) 245-7530.

Mardi Gras Concert

BENTON/BRYANT — The Saline County Library will feature the Little Rock-based Dave Williams Quartet in a Mardi Gras-themed performance from 4-5 p.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library in Benton and from 6-7 p.m. at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library in Bryant. The performances are open to all ages. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.

Computer Basics

BRYANT — Adult 18 and older are invited to learn the basics of using a personal computer, such as using a mouse and keyboard, at 1 p.m. at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library. Attendance will be first-come, first-served. For more information, call (501) 847-2166 or (501) 778-4766.

Internet/Online Resources

BRYANT — Adults 18 and older are invited to attend a beginning Internet class at 1 p.m. at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library to discuss popular uses for the Internet, as well as online library resources. No registration is required. For more information, call (501) 847-2166 or (501) 778-4766.


Art Exhibit

ARKADELPHIA — Ouachita Baptist University is hosting Gemma Guiomard’s senior art exhibit, titled Perception, in the Mabee Fine Arts Center’s Hammons Art Gallery through March 7. Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The exhibit is free and open to the public. For more information, call (870) 245-5129.


HOT SPRINGS — The Quapaw Community Center invites the public to play bingo at 12:45 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Cash prizes are awarded for all games. For more information, call (501) 623-9922.

Ageless Bikers Club

HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — The Ageless Bikers Club holds bicycle rides at 1 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. There are eight different 20-mile rides on relatively flat, quiet country roads. For more information or to sign up for a ride, visit

Merry Mixers Dance Club

HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — The Hot Springs Village MerryMixers dance to live music from 7:30-10:30 p.m. the first and third Saturdays of every month at the Coronado Community Center. A lesson is held at 7 p.m. on the third Saturday. Admission is $7.50 for first-Saturday dances and $10 for third-Saturday dances. Club members receive a discount for the season. All dancers are welcome. For more information, call (501) 915-8111.

Rhythmic Interactive Percussion

HOT SPRINGS — A Rhythmic Interactive Percussion musical event takes place from 5-9 p.m. Sundays at Kenneth Adair Park, 358 Central Ave. Participation is encouraged as ensemble members pass out drums, tambourines, maracas and more to audience members. Many weeks, belly dancers, hula-hoopers, poi ball artists and martial artists perform. For more information, call (714) 273-6464.

VFW Bingo

BENTON — Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2256 invites the public to play bingo at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays and at 1 p.m. Saturdays at 5323 Sleepy Village Road. Cash prizes are paid to each winner.


Genealogy Seminar

BENTON — Cyndi Ingle will present four sessions at the 10th annual Genealogy for You Seminar at 9 a.m. March 8 at the Bob

Herzfeld Memorial Library. Seating is limited, and preregistration is required. For more information or to register, call (501) 778-4766.

Trumpet Performance

ARKADELPHIA — Henderson State University will present trumpeter Wayne Bergeron at 7:30 p.m. March 15 in Arkansas Hall. Bergeron will be accompanied by the Arkansas All-Star Big Band. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. The ticket includes admission to a pre-concert clinic presented by Bergeron from 3-4:30 p.m. in Arkansas Hall. For more information or tickets, visit

Jack-n-Back Half Marathon

MALVERN — The Jack-n-Back Half Marathon will be held at 9 a.m. March 22 at Prairie Bayou Church of Christ, 19480 Arkansas 84. Last-minute registration, sign-up and packet pickup will begin at 8 a.m. The cost for participation is $45 per person for groups of six or more, $70 for relay groups of two to four, and $60 for individuals. For more information, call (501) 620-4520.

To submit a school or community event for the Tri-Lakes Calendar of Events, mail information to Calendar of Events, Tri-Lakes Edition, P.O. Box 2221, Little Rock, AR, 72203; fax (501) 378-3500; or email Deadlines for calendar-item submissions are noon Friday for Thursday editions and noon Tuesday for Sunday editions.