Salute to America Fireworks
HOT SPRINGS — The Salute to America Fireworks display, presented by The Bull 101.5, will begin at dusk at Magic Springs Theme and Water Park. Parking will be free after 8 p.m. For more information, visit hotsprings.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.
Celia’s Sing-A-Long Dance Party
BENTON — Celia’s Sing-a-Long Dance Party will take place at 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. People of all ages are welcome. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.
Master Gardener Program
BENTON — Master Gardener Bruce Schrader will present a program titled Getting Ready for Fall Gardening at 6:30 p.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.
BENTON — Children of all ages are invited to participate in lawn games and water activities from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.
Women’s Welcome Club Luncheon
HOT SPRINGS — The Hot Springs Women’s Welcome Club will have its July luncheon at 11:30 a.m. at the Hot Springs Country Club. Col. Jodi Tooke of Hot Springs, who retired in 2014 after serving in the U.S. Air Force for 28 years, will speak on patriotism. Women new to Hot Springs within the past two years who want to make friends and participate in philanthropic projects are invited to attend. For more information or to make reservations, call club president Coni Hall at (760) 744-4491 or membership chair Sharon Turrentine at (318) 348-2662.
Spa Blast Celebration
HOT SPRINGS — The Spa Blast Celebration will begin at 4 p.m. at Oaklawn Racing & Gaming. The family-friendly event will feature live music, a petting zoo and a kids zone, and will conclude with a fireworks show. For more information, visit
July 3 and 4
BENTON — The Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library will close at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday and will be closed Wednesday for observance of Independence Day. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.
Independence Day Bash 2018
BENTON — The Independence Day Bash 2018 will be held from 5:30-10:30 p.m. at the Saline County Fairgrounds. The free event will feature music, rides, fireworks and more.
Red, White and You Picnic in the Park
HOT SPRINGS — The Red, White and You Picnic in the Park will take place from
10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the Arlington Lawn. The family-focused, old-fashioned patriotic picnic will feature magician Maxwell Blade, live music, juggler Justin Chastan, bounce houses, face-painting, food and beverages available for purchase, and more. For more information, visit hotsprings.org.
Independence Day Fireworks
HOT SPRINGS — The annual free public Independence Day fireworks display will begin at dark on Lake Hamilton, on the east side of Arkansas 7 at the first Arkansas 7 bridge opposite the Clarion Hotel. The fireworks will be synced with music on radio station 97.5. For more information, visit hotsprings.org.
Freedom 5K Fun Run
BISMARCK — The Freedom 5K Fun Run will begin at 8 a.m. at DeGray Lake Resort State Park. The preregistration deadline has passed. Registration the day of the race is $20 per person and does not include a post-race meal. For more information, visit runsignup.com.
Yoga at the Library
BENTON — Yoga practitioners of all skill levels, ages 18 and older, are invited to a yoga class at 6 p.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. 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, the staff 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.
American Folk Tales and Songs
BENTON — People of all ages are invited to the American Folk Tales and Songs program at 2 p.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.
Bryant Library Temporary Closing
BRYANT — The Mable Boswell Memorial Library in Bryant is closed for an interior remodel and is expected to reopen in mid-August. The Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library in Benton has added hours from 1-5 p.m. Sundays during July. Bryant-branch patrons can still borrow e-books, and the Benton branch will host Summer Reading programs. For a schedule of events, visit the Benton library’s Facebook page or website, and for more information, visit www.salinecountylibrary.org or call (501) 778-4766.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for calendar-item submissions is noon Tuesday each week.