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June 3 and 8-10

James and the Giant Peach

HOT SPRINGS — The Pocket Community Theatre, 170 Ravine St., will present James and the Giant Peach at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 2:30 p.m. today and June 10. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for children younger than 12. For more information or to reserve seating, visit

June 5

Village Players 40th-Anniversary Celebration

HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — The Hot Springs Village Players will have a free 40th-anniversary celebration from 5-8 p.m. in the Woodlands Auditorium. The evening will be a tribute to community theater as it has evolved over the past four decades in Hot Springs Village, including a special anniversary video and a journey-down-memory-lane fashion show with costumes from HSVP productions, along with theater tours, prize drawings, food, spirits and more. All are invited to attend. For more information, visit

June 9

Queensryche, Warrant and Great White Concert

HOT SPRINGS — Magic Springs Theme and Water Park will present Queensryche, Warrant and Great White in concert at 5:30 p.m. at the Timberwood Amphitheater. For more information, visit

Summer Sweetheart Pageant

BRYANT — The 2018 Summer Sweetheart Pageant will take place at 10 a.m. at The Center at Bishop Park, 6401 Boone Road. For more information, email

The Princess and the Pea Auditions

HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — Auditions will be held for the Missoula Children’s Theatre production of The Princess and the Pea from 10 a.m. to noon at the Woodlands Auditorium. Auditioners need to arrive at 9:45 a.m. and plan to stay for two hours. Approximately 50 to 60 roles are available for students. No advance preparation is necessary. The show will be presented at 5:30 p.m. July 13 and at 3 p.m. July 14 at the Woodlands Auditorium. Buy tickets at $10 per adult online at Children will be admitted free. For more information, call (501) 922-4231.


Hot Springs Fishing Challenge

HOT SPRINGS — The seventh annual Hot Springs Fishing Challenge: Crappie has begun and will run through July 31. Seventy-one fish have been tagged and released into Lakes Hamilton and Catherine, with possible prize money totaling $101,000. Anyone who catches one of the blue-tagged fish will win a prize ranging from $500 for smaller fish to $15,000 for Big Al. Four tagged fish will be worth $5,000 each, 46 will be worth $1,000 each, and 20 will have $500 tags.

OBU Juried Student Exhibit

ARKADELPHIA — Ouachita Baptist University’s Art Club will showcase students’ work in the annual Juried Student Exhibit through Sept. 29 in the Hammons Gallery in Ouachita’s Mabee Fine Arts Center. The exhibit features art submitted by art majors and non-art majors and selected by guest juror Matthew Smith. 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, contact Summer Bruch at or (870) 245-4655, or call (870) 245-5208.

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


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

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 The deadline for calendar-item submissions is noon Tuesday each week.

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