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May 13

Ringers of Hope Handbell Concert

HOT SPRINGS — Garvan Woodland Gardens will host the Ringers of Hope Mother’s Day handbell concert at 3 p.m. in Garvan Woodland Gardens’ Anthony Chapel, 550 Arkridge Road. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, visit

May 14

Freedom Golf Scramble

HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — The 2018 Freedom Fund Golf Scramble, a fundraiser for the Arkansas Freedom Fund, which focuses on rehabilitative sports and outdoor events for Arkansas veterans, will take place at the Diamante Country Club. Shotgun starts will be at 8 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Although both shotguns are totally full with 176 golfers, names are being taken for a backup list in case of cancellations. Individual and corporate sponsors are needed, as well as silent-auction items. For more information, call (501) 517-5338, or visit AFF on Facebook or at

May 15

Saline Crossing Meeting

BENTON — The Saline Crossing Regional Park & Recreation Area Inc. will meet at 5:30 p.m. in the Gene Moss Building at Tyndall Park.

May 18 and 19

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

HOT SPRINGS — The Hot Springs Children’s Dance Theatre Co. will present A Midsummer Night’s Dream at

7 p.m. Friday and at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday at LakePointe Church, 1343 Albert Pike Road. General-seating tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students, and preferred seating is $30 for adults and $15 for students. For more information or tickets, visit or call (501) 655-6815.

May 19

Fifth CWA Wrestle Raise

HOT SPRINGS — The fifth Championship Wrestling of Arkansas Wrestle Raise event will take place at the Hot Springs Convention Center. Bell time is 7:30 p.m. Stars will include 16-time world champion Ric Flair, J.J. Dillon, Jerry Lawler and Superstar Bill Dundee. Wrestle Raise benefits Special Olympics of Arkansas. For more information, call the box office at (479) 518-4191 or visit

SummerFest Uptown

HOT SPRINGS — SummerFest Uptown will take place from

11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Park Avenue. The event will feature craft booths, music, kids entertainment and food. For more information, call (501) 282-1872.

May 19 and 20

Auditions for Play On!

HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — The Hot Springs Village Players will hold open auditions for Play On! from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday and from 1-4 p.m. May 20 in Room 5 of the Coronado Community Center. The play will be performed at 7 p.m. Aug. 10 and 11, and at 2 p.m. Aug. 12, at the center. For more information, visit


Goza Spring Art Show

ARKADELPHIA — The Goza Spring Art Show will be on display through May 25 at the Arkadelphia Arts Center. The exhibit will feature student art from Goza Middle School. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to

5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays. For more information, call (870) 403-8216.

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 the $500 tags.

May Art Exhibit

HOT SPRINGS — The May exhibit at the Justus Fine Art Gallery, 827A Central Ave., features work by Kristin DeGeorge, Randall M. Good, Robyn Horn, Dolores Justus, Jill Kyong, John Lasater, Sandra Sell, Gene Sparling, Jason Sacran, Rebecca Thompson and others. The show will be on display through May 30. The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday or by appointment. For more information, call (501) 321-2335 or visit

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.

Merry Mixers Dance Club

HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — The Hot Springs Village Merry Mixers dance to live music the third Saturday of each month through May. There is something for everyone, including ballroom, swing, Latin, rock and country music. Dancers are asked to bring their own snacks, and there is a cash bar. A short lesson is given at 7 p.m., with dancing from 7:30-10 p.m. Dances are $10 per person. Monthly memberships are available at the door. For more information, call (501) 915-8111.

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


Orchestra Concert

HOT SPRINGS — The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra will present a concert at 3 p.m. May 20 in Anthony Chapel at Garvan Woodland Gardens. Tickets are $35 for members, $50 for nonmembers and $25 for children ages 12 and younger. Advance seating is required. For more information, call (800) 366-4664.

Memorial Day Salute

HOT SPRINGS — A Memorial Day Salute will begin at 6 p.m. May 27 at The Five Star Theater. The event will feature Ken Goodman Entertainment and more. Tickets are $40 per person. For more information or to make a reservation, call (501) 463-2799.

Memorial Day Fireworks

HOT SPRINGS — The annual free public Memorial Day fireworks display will begin at 8 p.m. May 27 on the Lake Hamilton Arkansas 7 South bridge. The fireworks will be synced with music on radio station 97.5 FM,

known as US-97. For more information, call (501) 321-2027.

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 July 9 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.

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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