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story.lead_photo.caption The Green Screen Door and other works by Daniel Coston are on display in “The Passage of Time” through Dec. 22 at Cantrell Gallery, 8206 Cantrell Road, Little Rock. Admission is free and hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday (closed today for Thanksgiving). Call (501) 224-1335.

Events are free unless otherwise noted.

Art & Exhibits

Central Arkansas

ARKANSAS ARTS CENTER MacArthur Park, East Ninth and Commerce streets. “Collectors Show and Sale,” through Jan. 6. “Independent Vision: Modern and Contemporary Art from the Martin Muller Collection,” through Dec. 30. “Paul Signac Watercolors and Drawings: The James T. Dyke Collection,” through Sunday. “Art Together” for early-stage Alzheimer’s patients and caregivers, 10 a.m. third Monday of each month. “Foundation Collection” and “Masterworks,” continuing. Museum School art classes and workshops for children and adults; call or visit website for schedule and costs. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. arkarts.com or (501) 372-4000.

THE ART GROUP GALLERY 11525 Cantrell Road. New works by Terri Haugen, Greg Lahti, Michelle Moore, Carol Spencer Morris, Ned Perme. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Satellite gallery in lobby of the Little Rock Marriott. (501) 690-2193.

CANTRELL GALLERY 8206 Cantrell Road. “The Passage of Time,” Daniel Coston, through Dec. 22. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday. (501) 224-1335.

CHRIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH 509 Scott St. Works by the Mid-South Watercolorist Association, through Jan. 2. Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-noon Friday, all day Sunday. (501) 375-2342.

CLINTON PRESIDENTIAL CENTER 1200 President Clinton Ave. “The White House Collection of American Crafts: 25th Anniversary Exhibit,” through March 31. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $10; retired military, college students and ages 62 and older, $8; children 6-17, $6; active military and children under 6, free. (501) 374-4242.

ESSE PURSE MUSEUM 1510 Main St. “PURSEsonal Connections: Drawings by Betsy Davis,” through Jan. 27. “What’s Inside: A History of Women and Handbags, 1900-1999,” continuing. Hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Admission: $10; military, ages 5-18 or 60 and older $8; under 5 free. (501) 916-9022.

THE GALLERIES AT LIBRARY SQUARE 401 President Clinton Ave. Arkansas League of Artists Show, through Feb. 23. Hours: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday. (501) 320-5790.

GALLERY 26 2601 Kavanaugh Blvd., Suite 1. Holiday Art Show, through Jan. 12. Hours: 10 a.m.-6p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. (501) 664-8996.

GREG THOMPSON FINE ART 429 Main St. North Little Rock. Holiday Show, through Jan. 11. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. gregthompsonfineart.com or (501) 664-2787.

HEARNE FINE ART 1001 Wright Ave, Suite C. “The Messengers: A Survey of Work in Metalpoint,” Marjorie Williams-Smith, through Jan. 5. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 2-5 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 30. hearnefineart.com or (501) 372-6822.

HISTORIC ARKANSAS MUSEUM 200 E. Third St. “More or Less: Liz Smith & Katherine Strause” and “Face to Face: Contemporary Portraits,” through Feb. 3. “History in Color: The Spectrum of Daily Life in Early America,” through Dec. 31, 2019. Knife Gallery, “We Walk in Two Worlds: The Caddo, Osage and Quapaw in Arkansas,” Arkansas Made Gallery, continuing. Hourly tours (except noon) 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 1-4 p.m. Sunday. Store hours: 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1-4 p.m. Sunday. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $2.50, ages 65 and over $1.50, children 17 and under $1. (501) 324-9351.

JACKSONVILLE MUSEUM OF MILITARY HISTORY 100 Veterans Circle, Jacksonville. Local and regional military history from the Civil War to current conflicts. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. Admission: $3, $2 for senior citizens and military, $1 for under 18, children under 5 free. (501) 241-1943.

L&L BECK ART GALLERY 5705 Kavanaugh Blvd. November exhibit: “Still Life.” Giclee drawing, 5:30 p.m. Nov. 30. Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. (501) 660-4006.

LITTLE ROCK CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE 2120 Daisy L. Gatson Bates Drive. Hours: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sunday-Saturday. (501) 374-1957.

LOCAL COLOUR GALLERY 5811 Kavanaugh Blvd. Paintings by Dixie Rogers, through Nov. 30. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday. (501) 265-0422.

MACARTHUR MUSEUM OF ARKANSAS MILITARY HISTORY 503 E. Ninth St. “By the President in the Name of Congress,” “From Turbulence to Tranquility: The Little Rock Arsenal,” “The Sun Never Sets on the Mighty Jeep,” “War and Remembrance: The 1911 United Confederate Veterans Reunion,” “Through the Camera’s Eye: The Allison Collection of World War II Photographs” and Alger Cadet Gun exhibit, continuing. Ongoing exhibits depict Arkansas’ military heritage. Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1-4 p.m. Sunday. (501) 376-4602.

MOSAIC TEMPLARS CULTURAL CENTER 501 W. Ninth St. “Respect: 50 Years of AfriCOBRA” through Dec. 1. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. (501) 683-3593.

MUSEUM OF DISCOVERY 500 President Clinton Ave. Tape and Tunnels, through March 24. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday; school holiday Mondays. Admission $10, children 1-12 $8. museumofdiscovery.org or (501) 396-7050.

OLD STATE HOUSE MUSEUM 300 W. Markham St. “A Piece of My Soul: Quilts by Black Arkansans,” through March 2019; “Cabinet of Curiosities,” through fall 2018. Permanent exhibits: “First Ladies of Arkansas: Women of Their Times”; 1836 House of Representatives Chamber; “Pillars of Power,” history of the Old State House; “On the Stump: Arkansas Politics, 1819-1919”; “First Families of Arkansas.” Little Beginnings toddler program, 10:30 a.m. each Wednesday. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. (501) 324-9685.

THE SHOWROOM 2313 Cantrell Road. Holiday Art Show, 15 artists participating, through Dec. 31. Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. (501) 372-7373.

THEA FOUNDATION 401 Main St., North Little Rock. “My Selves In Constant Dissonance/My Selves in Perfected Harmony,” exhibit by Joshua Asante, through Nov. 30. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. (501) 379-9512.

UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CHURCH 1818 Reservoir Road. Featuring the photography of Taylor Lockwood, 7 p.m. Nov. 30. (501) 912-2888.

UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT LITTLE ROCK SEQUOYAH RESEARCH CENTER 5820 Asher Ave., Suite 500. “Patriot Nations: Native Americans in Our Nation’s Armed Forces,” through Nov. 30. Hours: Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (501) 569-8336.

WILDWOOD PARK FOR THE ARTS 20919 Denny Road. Doris Williamson Mapes exhibit, through Dec. 31. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday, noon-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. wildwoodpark.org or (501) 821-7275.

WILLIAM F. LAMAN PUBLIC LIBRARY ARGENTA BRANCH 420 Main St., North Little Rock. “Music & Muses,” Greg Lahti, through Dec. 15. Hours 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. (501) 687-1061.

WINDGATE CENTER OF ART AND DESIGN 28th Street and East Campus Drive. “Electrify: VSA Emerging Youth Artists, Kennedy Center Touring Exhibition,” through Dec. 2. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, 2-5 p.m. Sunday. (501) 569-3182.

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ARKANSAS RIVER VALLEY ARTS CENTER 1001 E. B St., Russellville. Art classes for adults, teens, children; call for schedule and prices. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday. rivervalleyartscenter.org or (479) 968-2452.

ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY MID-SOUTH 2000 W. Broadway, West Memphis. “Small Works on Paper,” through Nov. 29. Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. (501) 324-9767.

ARKANSAS TECH UNIVERSITY MUSEUM 1502 N. El Paso Ave., Russellville. Tschacbasov prints, through Dec. 14. Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (479) 964-0826.

ARTISTS’ WORKSHOP GALLERY 610 Central Ave., Hot Springs. 30-member co-op featuring works by Arkansas artists. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday. (501) 623-6401.

ARTS AND SCIENCE CENTER FOR SOUTHEAST ARKANSAS 701 Main St., Pine Bluff. 50th Anniversary Potpourri, 7-10 p.m. Nov. 30-Dec. 1. Friday events include micro brews, tapas, dancing, boat of beer raffle, $60. Saturday events include themed cocktails, art auction, silent auction, dinner by Chef Jamie McAfee, $100. 50th Anniversary Potpourri Exhibition, through Dec. 8. “Expressions From the Permanent Collection,” continuing. Education and art programs for adults and children; call for schedule and tuition. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 1-4 p.m. Saturday. (870) 536-3375.

ARTS CENTER OF THE OZARKS 214 S. Main St., Springdale. Breakfast with Santa; 8:30 a.m., 9:15 a.m., 10 a.m. Dec. 1, $10-$15. “Frida Kahlo’s Garden,” through Jan. 7. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. (479) 751-5441.

CRYSTAL BRIDGES MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART 600 Museum Way, Bentonville. “Art for a New Understanding: Native Voices, 1950s to Now,” contemporary Indigenous art, through Jan. 7. Alfred Stieglitz Collection, through December, 2019. Demonstrations, classes, art talks. Hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday, Saturday-Sunday; 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Wednesday-Friday. crystalbridges.org or (479) 418-5700.

EAST ARKANSAS COMMUNITY COLLEGE GALLERY 1700 Newcastle Road, Forrest City. “The State I’m In,” photography by Drew Harris of Little Rock, through Nov. 30. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-noon Friday. eacc.edu or (870) 633-4480.

FENIX GALLERY 16 W. Center St., Fayetteville. “Influences,” through Dec. 1. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. (479) 422-5374.

FORT SMITH MUSEUM OF HISTORY 320 Rogers Ave., Fort Smith. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Admission: $7, veterans and active military $5, ages 6-16 $2. fortsmithmuseum.org or (479) 783-7841.

FORT SMITH REGIONAL AIRPORT 6700 McKennon Blvd., Fort Smith. “Dep(art)ing Passengers,” Charles K. Steiner, through Jan. 7. Hours: 4:30 a.m.-midnight, Monday-Sunday. Parking is free for the first 30 minutes. (479) 788-7025.

FORT SMITH REGIONAL ART MUSEUM 1601 Rogers Ave., Fort Smith. “David Hayes: The Ventana Series,” through Jan. 27. The Touch Gallery, through Dec. 19. Drop in and Draw, noon-4 p.m. each Thursday; live models and studio space provided, take materials. Art classes noon-4 p.m. every Saturday. RAM Saturdays 1-4 p.m. each Saturday, hands-on art lessons. Hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. (479) 784-2787.

THE FORUM THEATRE 115 E. Monroe, Jonesboro. Featured Lobby Artists: Ariel Smith and Phoebe Hutchinson, through Nov. 30. Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Friday. (870) 935-2726.

HEMINGWAY-PFEIFFER MUSEUM AND EDUCATIONAL CENTER 1021 W. Cherry St., Piggott. “Into the Wild,” “The Piggott Connection,” “Celebrating the Hemingways: Best Wishes From Piggott,” continuing. Hours: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday; 1-3 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Admission: $5, groups and ages 65 and older $3. (870) 598-3487.

HOT SPRINGS CONVENTION CENTER 134 Convention Blvd., Hot Springs. “The Soul of Arkansas,” Longhua Xu, through Feb. 2. Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, and during special events. (501) 321-2027.

JUSTUS FINE ART GALLERY 827-A Central Ave., Hot Springs. Paintings and monoprints by Tony Saladino, through Dec. 1. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday and by appointment. (501) 321-2335.

MID-AMERICA SCIENCE MUSEUM 500 Mid-America Blvd., Hot Springs. DinoTrek, continuing. Classes for adults, 5-7 p.m. last Saturday of the month, $5 plus museum admission. Continuing hands-on learning exhibits. Girls in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), for ages 8 and older, 10 a.m.-noon every first Saturday of the month, $5 plus general admission. Techno Gramp Camp, 10 a.m. every second Saturday of the month, $5 plus general admission. Science Society, 5-7 p.m. every last Saturday of the month, $5 plus general admission. Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1-6 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $10; 65 and older and children 3-12, $8. (501) 767-3461.

MUSEUM OF NATIVE AMERICAN HISTORY 202 S.W. O St., Bentonville. “The Jim and Nancy Blair Meso-American Art Collection,” continuing. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday. (479) 273-2456.

NORTH CENTRAL ARKANSAS ART GALLERY Fairfield Bay Conference Center, 110 Lost Creek Parkway, Fairfield Bay. Works by painters, sculptors, photographers, potters and stained-glass artists. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. (501) 680-2741.

RED KITE COFFEE COMPANY 1852 N. Crossover Road, Fayetteville. “Two Painters,” Julie Brandt and Helen Eaton, through Nov. 30. Hours: 6:30 a.m.-9 p.m. (479) 236-5737.

THE RITZ 306 W. Main St., Blytheville. Exhibit by Jennifer Cooper, through Nov. 30. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday; during events on weekends. artsmissco.org or (870) 762-1744.

SPRING RIVER ART GALLERY 112-B Main St., Hardy. Works by members of Spring River Artists Guild. Hours: noon-4 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 1-4 p.m. Sunday. (870) 856-2507.

STAGE 18, 18 Center St., Fayetteville. “Voices,” Scarlet Sims and Suzannah Schreckhise, through Nov. 30. (479) 310-0153.

UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL ARKANSAS Baum Gallery in McCastlain Hall, 201 Donaghey Ave., Conway. Fall BFA/BA Art Showcase for Graduating Students, through Dec. 6; closing reception, 2-4 p.m. Dec. 2. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursday. (501) 450-5793.

WALTON ARTS CENTER 495 W. Dickson St., Fayetteville. “Of Legends and Lore,” Joy Pratt Markham Gallery, through Jan 12. Hours: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday, noon-4 p.m. Saturday and before performances. (479) 443-5600.

Dance

Central Arkansas

ARKANSAS SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCE SOCIETY every Monday, Park Hill Presbyterian Church, 3520 John F. Kennedy Blvd., North Little Rock. Beginners class, 7-8 p.m. Intermediate and advanced class, 8-9 p.m. No partner or experience required. Cost: $5 per night. (501) 821-4746.

THE BALLROOM ON SHACKLEFORD 1300 N. Shackleford Road. Little Rock Country Dancers, 7-10 p.m. first and third Fridays; lessons, 7-7:45 p.m.; members $5, guests $8; littlerockcountrydancers.com. Ballroom, Latin and Swing Social Dance Association, 8-10:30 p.m. second and fourth Fridays, free dance lessons with admission, 7-8 p.m.; members $10, guests $15; blsdance.org, (501) 351-3062. Little Rock Bop Club, 7-10 p.m. Wednesdays; beginning swing lessons, 7-8 p.m.; members $5, guests $7; littlerockbopclub.com, (501) 350-4712.

LITTLE ROCK SALSA 7:30-10:30 p.m. Tuesdays and 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Fridays, Club 27, 614 President Clinton Ave. $5-$10. littlerocksalsa.com or (501) 414-0400.

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DENIM AND DIAMONDS 7-10 p.m. every Friday, Saturday and Tuesday, 359 C.W. Road, Building A, Judsonia. Music and dancing. (501) 288-1842.

SPA CITY BOP AND SWING DANCE CLUB 7 p.m. every second, fourth and fifth Friday of the month, Elks Lodge, 132 Abbott Place, Hot Springs. Social dancing. Free lessons with $20 membership, 7 p.m. Thursdays. Friday admission: $2. spacitydanceclub.com or (501) 760-7375.

WARD COUNTRY DANCE Hickory Street and Arkansas 319, off U.S. 67-167, Ward. Music, 7 p.m. Saturdays. Admission: $6. (501) 605-3251.

Film

Central Arkansas

CLASSIC MOVIE SERIES 7 p.m. select Tuesdays, Riverdale 10 Cinema, 2600 Cantrell Road. A Christmas Story, Tuesday. Tickets: $9. riverdale10.com or (501) 296-9955.

Letters

Central Arkansas

FICTION WRITERS OF CENTRAL ARKANSAS 9 a.m.-noon fourth Saturday of every month, Dining Room 3, Baptist Medical Center, 9601 Interstate 630, Exit 7. All are welcome. Membership: $20. fwca.org or (501) 982-1793.

PENPOINT WRITERS GROUP 2 p.m. fourth Saturday of the month, Amy Sanders Library, 31 Shelby Drive, Sherwood. Discussions, readings, critiques. First three visits free, $15 per year. (501) 982-1793.

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WEDNESDAY NIGHT POETRY READINGS 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Kollective Coffee + Tea, 110 Central Ave., Hot Springs. (501) 617-1238.

WRITERS NIGHT OUT 5-7 p.m. every second and fourth Tuesday, Pizza Hut, U.S. 62 East, Eureka Springs. Meet up and discuss writing, open to everyone. villagewritingschool.com or (479) 292-3665.

Music

Central Arkansas

ARKANSAS CELTIC MUSIC SOCIETY 2:30-5 p.m. every Sunday, Hibernia Irish Tavern, 9700 N. Rodney Parham Road. Irish traditional music session. Musicians, dancers, storytellers. Listeners welcome. arcelts.com or (501) 246-4340.

HANDEL’S MESSIAH 7:30 p.m. Nov. 30, Calvary Baptist Church, 5700 Cantrell Road. Performance will include Arkansas Choral Society, members of the University of Arkansas at Monticello Chamber Chorus, and musicians from the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra. Silent auction starts at 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $20. lovetosing.org or (870) 723-7838.

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CANDLELIGHT CAROL SERVICE 7:30 p.m. Nov. 29-Dec. 1, 4 p.m. Dec. 2, Greene Chapel, Hendrix College, 1600 Washington Ave., Conway. Reservations required. (501) 450-1462.

STAGE 18, 18 E. Center St., Fayetteville. Ozark Variety Revue No. 2, 7-8:30 p.m. Sunday, $10. (479) 502-2386.

Special Events

Central Arkansas

ARKANSAS CENTER FOR HEALTH IMPROVEMENT 20TH ANNIVERSARY 6 p.m. Dec. 3, Wally Allen Ballroom, Statehouse Convention Center, 101 W. Markham St. Healthcare discussion with current and former governors. Reserved seats are strongly recommended. (501) 683-5239.

ART IS IN CAKES 9807 W. Markham St. Baking and decorating classes. Cost: $65. artisincakes.com or (501) 240-6102.

BIG JINGLE JUBILEE HOLIDAY PARADE 3 p.m. Dec. 1, beginning at Second Street and Broadway and ending at the State Capitol. Tree lighting and fireworks display at the Capitol will follow the parade at dark, or about 6 p.m. holidaysinlittlerock.com or (501) 904-5228.

CENTRAL ARKANSAS TURKEY TROT FOR HEROES 8:30-11 a.m. today, Outlets of Little Rock, 11201 Bass Pro Pkwy. 5K run, 1-mile fun run/walk, Wild Gobbler 5K, Virtual 5K. Benefits Sheep Dog Impact Assistance’s Christmas Outreach program. outletsoflittlerock.com or (978) 502-5747.

CIVIL WAR ROUNDTABLE OF ARKANSAS 7 p.m. every fourth Tuesday, Second Presbyterian Church, 600 Pleasant Valley Drive. (501) 607-2136.

COMMUNITY NATIVITY FESTIVAL 5-8 p.m. Nov. 30-Dec. 1, The Church of Jesus Christ Latter-Day Saints, 13901 Quail Run Drive. Over 100 nativities from around the world, an art room and quilt room, a children’s craft room, live nativity, music. (501) 442-6237.

ECUMENICAL BUDDHIST SOCIETY 1516 W. Third St. Introduction to Buddhism, 7-8:30 p.m. first Monday of the month through February. (501) 551-5135. EBS Kids, 3-4:30 p.m. third Sunday of the month. (501) 772-4732. Buddhism and the 12 Steps, 1-2:30 p.m. Sundays through December. (501) 681-2895.

GEM AND MINERAL CLUB 6:30 p.m. fourth Tuesday of the month, Terry Library, 2015 Napa Valley Drive. Central Arkansas Gem, Mineral and Geology Society. Children welcome. (501) 772-4325.

HERITAGE SEEKERS GENEALOGY CLUB 6:30-8 p.m. fourth Monday of the month, Second Presbyterian Church, 600 Pleasant Valley Drive. heritageseekersar.weebly.com or (501) 765-9854.

HOLIDAY JAZZ BRUNCH 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 1, Marriott Hotel Grand Ballroom. Hosted by the Little Rock Chapter of The Links Incorporated, benefits scholarships and programs for children and families. Tickets: $100. (501) 492-9660.

LITTLE ROCK CHESS CLUB 7 p.m. Fridays, Southwestern Bell Room, CHI St. Vincent Infirmary, Markham Street and University Avenue. (501) 224-2439.

LITTLE ROCK ZOO Jonesboro Drive, War Memorial Park. Safari tours, educational programs and more, continuing. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission: $12.95, ages 60 and older $10.95, children 3-12 $9.95. Parking: $3. (501) 666-2406.

PAWS WITH SANTA CLAUS 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 1, noon-5 p.m. Dec. 2, Cammack Village City Hall, 2710 N. McKinley Street. Benefiting CARE for Animals, pet photos with Santa. Cost: $20 for 5x7 print, holiday card packages available, no appointment needed. careforanimals.org or (501) 603-2273.

POTLUCK & POISON IVY 7:30 p.m. Nov. 29, The Joint Theater, 301 Main St., North Little Rock. Steve Davison and Friends CD Release Party. Tickets: $20. stevedavison.com or (501) 425-1528.

REINDEER ON THE RIVER noon-5 p.m. Dec. 5, Little Rock River Market Pavilions, 400 President Clinton Ave. Photos with reindeer, other holiday activities. (501) 904-5228.

THANKSGIVING ADULT SKATE PARTY 8-11 p.m. today, Arkansas Skatium, 1311 S. Bowman Road. Ages 18 and older. Admission: $10. (501) 227-4333.

UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT LITTLE ROCK 2801 S. University Ave. “Plain Talk on Race and Ethnicity” lecture by Eric Wiebelhaus-Brahm, 5 p.m. Tuesday, Bailey Alumni Center. (501) 569-8932.

WILLIAM F. LAMAN PUBLIC LIBRARY 2801 Orange St, North Little Rock. Special programs, crafts, performances, classes for all ages. lamanlibrary.org (501) 758-1720.

WILLIAM F. LAMAN PUBLIC LIBRARY ARGENTA BRANCH 420 Main St., North Little Rock. Special programs, performances, classes for all ages. (501) 687-1061.

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ARKANSAS MG WALK 10 a.m. Dec. 1, Lake Dardanelle State Park, 100 State Park Drive, Russellville. Benefits the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America. Check-in/registration at 10 a.m.; walk begins at 11 a.m. MGWalk.org/Arkansasor (855) 649-2557.

CONWAY REGIONAL TRIBUTE TREE 5:30-6:30 p.m. Nov. 29, Conway Regional Health System East Entrance, 2302 College Ave., Conway. Lighting of the Tribute Tree; celebration includes hot chocolate, holiday treats, Christmas music, children’s visits with Santa Claus. (501) 513-5191.

EAGLE WATCH CRUISES 3-4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday through December, Hobbs State Park, 20201 Arkansas 12, Rogers. Tickets: $10, children 6-12 $5, plus fees. arkansasstateparks.com or (479) 789-5000.

GARVAN WOODLAND GARDENS 550 Arkridge Road, Hot Springs. Holiday Lights, 5-9 p.m. through Dec. 31. “Arkansas Pastel Society,” luminescent pastels in landscapes, still lifes, flora and fauna, and more, through Nov. 30. First Baptist Church Ladies Ensemble Christmas Concert, 6 p.m. Dec. 4, in Anthony Chapel, free admission for concert only. Hours: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Admission to gardens: $15, children 4-12 $5. (501) 262-9300.

GREEN FRIDAY 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, Village Creek State Park, 201 County Road 754, Wynne. Family-friendly alternative to Black Friday, free guided hikes, programs and games. arkansasstateparks.com/villagecreek or (870) 238-9406.

HOLIDAY ON THE BRICKS 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Nov. 30, 10 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Dec. 1, noon-4 p.m. Dec. 2, Downtown Rogers, 213 W. Walnut St., Rogers. Downtown-wide holiday open house, including shopping, food vendors, fundraisers. Suggested donation: $10. (479) 340-1022.

MERRY MAKERSPACE ON THE MOUNTAIN 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Ozark Folkways, 22733 N. U.S. 71, Winslow. Make a unique gift at workshops including wreath-making, basketry, weaving, blacksmithing, and cooking; event includes silent auction. Advance registration recommended. Workshop fees: $20-$50. OzarkFolkways.org or (479) 634-3791.

A MODERN CHRISTMAS CAROL AT THE PEEL MANSION 6-9 p.m. Nov. 30, The Peel Mansion, 400 S. Walton Blvd., Bentonville. Experience Christmas past, present and future portrayed in period-themed rooms, food and drink pairings, and music. Tickets: $65 (adults 21 and over). (479) 254-3870.

POLAR EXPRESS 5-8 p.m. Dec. 5-6, Conway Human Development Center, 150 E. Siebenmorgen Road, Conway. Train rides, popcorn, hot chocolate, ornament and cookie decorating, letters to Santa, $5 pictures with Santa. (501) 329-6851.

TURKEY TROT 2018 5K 8:30 a.m.-noon today, Centennial Valley Country Club, 1600 Centennial Club Drive, Conway. Registration: $25-$30. (501) 327-5087.

UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS — FORT SMITH Gerardo Jaso Nacif lecture on ecology of Mexico and his eco-photography, 11 a.m. Tuesday, Windgate Art & Design building, 535 N. Waldron Road. (479) 788-7970. Season’s Greetings Concert, 7 p.m. Nov. 29, ArcBest Corp. Performing Arts Center, Fort Smith Convention Center, 55 S. Seventh St., Fort Smith. Concert is free, but tickets are required. tickets.uafs.edu or (479) 788-7300.

Theater

Central Arkansas

JACK FROST IN SANTA LAND Nov. 29-Dec. 16, Arkansas Arts Center Children’s Theatre, 501 E. Ninth St. Pay-What-You-Can preview performance Nov. 29; Opening Night Celebration Nov. 30; Pajama Night Dec. 7; ASL Interpreted Performance Dec. 8. Showtimes: 7 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Tickets: $12.50, members $10, age 2 and under free. arkansasartscenter.org/theatre or (501) 372-4000.

STEEL MAGNOLIAS Nov. 30-Dec. 15, The Weekend Theater, 1001 W. Seventh St. Showtimes: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday, Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $16; students, senior citizens and military $12. (501) 374-3761.

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A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS 7 p.m. Nov. 29-Dec. 1, 3 p.m. Dec. 2, Arts Center of the Ozarks, 214 S. Main St., Springdale. Tickets: $15, students $10 plus fees. acozarks.org or (479) 751-5441.

A LITTLE PRINCESS 7-9 p.m. Nov. 29-Dec. 1, Dec. 6-8; 2-4 p.m. Dec. 2 and 9; Royal Theatre, 111 S. Market St., Benton. Tickets: $15; senior citizens, military and college students $12; high school students and younger $6. theroyalplayers.ticketleap.com or (501) 315-5483.

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