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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. "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 Ann Presley, Susan Plunkett, Vonda Rainey, Bob Snider, Holly Tilley. 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.

BOSWELL MOUROT FINE ART 5815 Kavanaugh Blvd. Annual Holiday Show, through Jan. 5; opening reception, 6-9 p.m. today. Hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and by appointment. (501) 664-0030.

CANTRELL GALLERY 8206 Cantrell Road. Mark Hughes trunk show, 6-8 p.m. Dec. 7 and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 8. "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.

EBONY EXPRESSIONS ART SHOW 6-9 p.m. Dec. 8, Ottenheimer Hall, 400 President Clinton Ave. Cost: $10-$15. (501) 766-4002.

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. Friday. Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. (501) 660-4006.

LOCAL COLOUR GALLERY 5811 Kavanaugh Blvd. Paintings by Dixie Rogers, through Friday. 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 Saturday. 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 Friday. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. (501) 379-9512.

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 Friday. 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 Sunday. 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 STATE UNIVERSITY Bradbury Art Museum, Fowler Center, 201 Olympic Drive, Jonesboro. "Inspired," high school art exhibition, through Dec. 7. Hours: noon-5 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday and Friday-Saturday, noon-7 p.m. Thursday, 2-5 p.m. Sunday. (870) 972-2567.

ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY MID-SOUTH 2000 W. Broadway, West Memphis. "Small Works on Paper," through today. 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.

ARTS AND SCIENCE CENTER FOR SOUTHEAST ARKANSAS 701 Main St., Pine Bluff. 50th Anniversary Potpourri, 7-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday. 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. Saturday, $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.

CALICO ROCK MUSEUM & VISITOR CENTER 104 Main St., Calico Rock. "The Jot 'Em Down Store" and "One-Room School," continuing. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. (870) 297-4129.

CLINTON HOUSE MUSEUM 930 Clinton Drive, Fayetteville. "Clinton Meets Kennedy," continuing. Hours: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Admission: $8. (479) 444-0066.

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 Friday. 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 Saturday. 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. Children's Day at the Museum with Build a Pal workshop, cookie decorating, ornament painting, hot chocolate, letters to Santa, photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, $40 per child. Open house, 2-5 p.m. Dec. 8. 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. "Masterworks on Paper," Timothy J. Clark, Dec. 7-March 31; reception, 5-7 p.m. Dec. 6, $10; lecture 6-7 p.m. Dec. 6, $25. 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 Friday. Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Friday. (870) 935-2726.

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 Saturday. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday and by appointment. (501) 321-2335.

MUSEUM OF NATIVE AMERICAN HISTORY 202 S.W. O St., Bentonville. Native Conversation Series: "Minwajimo: The Glue of Indian Culture," with Gregory Gagnon, 5:30 p.m. Saturday. "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.

OZARK HEALTH MEDICAL CENTER U.S. 65, Clinton. "Deck the Halls," Faye Rodgers, Diana Foote, Yun Kim, Joyce Hubbard, Marion Thorpe, Charlotte Rierson, Jan Cobb, Julie Caswell, Joyce Hartmann, today-Jan. 5. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday-Tuesday. (501) 745-6615.

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

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

STAGE 18, 18 Center St., Fayetteville. "Voices," Scarlet Sims and Suzannah Schreckhise, through Friday. "Decadent Chemistry: Heroines and Abstracts," 38 artists, Monday-Feb. 2; reception, 6-9 p.m. Dec. 6. Hours: first Thursday of the month and one hour before Stage 18 events. stage18live.com/calendar or (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. Sunday. 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

COUNTRY DANCE SOCIETY Park Hill Presbyterian Church, 3520 John F. Kennedy Blvd., North Little Rock. Dance 7:30-9:30 p.m. every first, third and fifth Friday of the month. Admission: society members $4, nonmembers $5. All ages, no experience needed. (501) 603-5305.

LET'S DANCE STUDIO Tanglewood Center, 7509 Cantrell Road. Ballroom dance, 8-10:30 p.m. first Friday of the month, $10. Latin and swing dance: lesson, 7 p.m., $5; dance, 8-10:30 p.m., $10; third and fifth Friday of the month. Group classes, 7-9 p.m. Mondays, $10. (501) 663-7724.

NUTCRACKER SPECTACULAR 7 p.m. Dec. 7-8, 2 p.m. Dec. 8-9, Robinson Performance Hall, 426 W. Markham St. Ballet Arkansas production. Tickets: $20-$99. Land of the Sweets Nutcracker Tea, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Dec. 9. Tickets: $30. (501) 244-8800.

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THE NUTCRACKER 6 p.m. Dec. 8, East Arkansas Community College Fine Arts Center, 1700 Newcastle Road, Forrest City. Tickets: $25, children 12 and under $15. (870) 633-4480.

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.

Film

Central Arkansas

NOT-QUITE-HOLIDAY FILM FEST through Dec. 20, Ron Robinson Theater, 100 River Market Ave. Edward Scissorhands, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Tickets: $5. ronrobinsontheater.org or (501) 918-3033.

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BOATS OUT OF WATERMELON RINDS 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Hembree Auditorium, Agriculture Food and Life Sciences Building, University of Arkansas, 1120, W. Maple St., Fayetteville. Part of Nadi Cinema, the Middle East Film Club. (479) 575-2175.

VERY MELBA CHRISTMAS SERIES 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Melba Theater, 115 W. Main St., Batesville. Showing of The Santa Clause with appearance by Judge Reinhold. Benefits Arkansas Sheriff's Youth Ranches. Unwrapped gifts for children ages 6-18 encouraged. Tickets: $5. melbatheater.org or (501) 940-3440.

Letters

Central Arkansas

LEGACIES AND LUNCH noon Wednesday, Central Arkansas Library System's Ron Robinson Theater, 100 River Market Ave. General Casimir Pulaski: The Forgotten Hero, Mel and Joan Gordon. (501) 683-5200.

Music

Central Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK WINDS' MAKING SPIRITS BRIGHT CONCERT 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6, University of Arkansas-Pulaski Tech CHARTS Theater, 3000. W. Scenic Drive., North Little Rock. Choir, dancers, soloists, sing-along. Tickets: $15, ages 65 and over $12. charts.uaptc.edu/events or (501) 812-2831.

RACKENSACK FOLKLORE SOCIETY 7 p.m. first Monday of every month, Arkansas Arts Center, Ninth and Commerce streets. Folk music concerts. (501) 765-1131.

ROCK STAR 6 p.m. Sunday, St. Nicholas Episcopal Church, 4001 Club Manor Drive, Maumelle. Christmas selections by Top of the Rock Chorus, reception to follow. topoftherockchorus.com or (840) 926-3688.

TOP OF THE ROCK CHORUS 4 p.m. Dec. 8, University of Arkansas-Pulaski Technical College's Center of Humanities and Arts, 3000 W. Scenic Drive, North Little Rock. Doors open 3:30; come early to get photos taken with Santa Claus. (501) 416-0354.

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BOOMTOWN OPRY 7 p.m. Dec. 8, El Dorado Municipal Auditorium, 100 W. Eighth St., El Dorado. B.J. Kyle and the house band, Steve Harrell, Southern Koast. Tickets: $15, children 12 and under free. (870) 665-9315.

CANDLELIGHT CAROL SERVICE 7:30 p.m. today-Saturday, 4 p.m. Sunday, Greene Chapel, Hendrix College, 1600 Washington Ave., Conway. Reservations required. (501) 450-1462.

CONWAY MEN'S CHORUS: WINTERSONG 2018 7 p.m. Tuesday, Reynolds Performance Hall, University of Central Arkansas, 223 Beatrice Powell St., Conway. conwaymenschorus.org or (501) 327-5151.

HOLIDAY POPS CONCERT 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8, First Assembly of God, 2225 W. Hillsboro St., El Dorado. With South Arkansas Symphony and high school choirs. Tickets: $15-$40. southarkansassymphony.org or (870) 863-4547.

HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS WITH ARKANSAS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA 7 p.m. Tuesday, Hempstead Hall, University of Arkansas Hope-Texarkana, 2500 S. Main St., Hope. Tickets: $26-$41, students $16. hempsteadhall.com or (870) 722-8566.

JAZZ FOR THE HOLIDAYS 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Rendezvous Events Center, 106 W. Everett St., Pocahontas. With local musicians. Suggested donation: $15, students $5. kasu.org or (870) 972-2200.

M-PACT VOCAL ENSEMBLE 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6, Fowler Center, Arkansas State University, 201 Olympic Drive, Jonesboro. Tickets: $25-$35, senior citizens $20-$28. yourfowlercenter.com or (870) 972-3471.

RAT PACK CHRISTMAS 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Reynolds Performance Hall, University of Central Arkansas, 223 Beatrice Powell St., Conway. Tickets: $30-$40 plus fees, children and students $10. uca.edu/Reynolds or (501) 450-3265.

SEASON'S GREETINGS CONCERT 7 p.m. today, ArcBest Corp. Performing Arts Center, Fort Smith Convention Center, 55 S. Seventh St., Fort Smith. University of Arkansas -- Fort Smith presentation. Tickets required. tickets.uafs.edu or (479) 788-7300.

A SHATLEY FAMILY CHRISTMAS 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7, Forum Theater, 115 E. Monroe, Jonesboro. Tickets: $7; senior citizens, military and children $5. foajonesboro.org or (870) 935-2726.

WALTON ARTS CENTER, 495 W. Dickson St., Fayetteville. John Patitucci, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, $30-$50 plus fees. The King's Singers Gold Christmas Tour, 7 p.m. Dec. 11, $12-$42. waltonartscenter.org or (479) 443-5600.

Special Events

Central Arkansas

ARKANSAS CENTER FOR HEALTH IMPROVEMENT 20TH ANNIVERSARY 6 p.m. Monday, 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.

BERNICE GARDEN TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY 5-7 p.m. Dec. 6, 1401 Main St. School choir performances, business open houses, crafts, snacks, appearances by Cosmo, Santa and Mrs. Claus. (501) 681-9073.

BUDDHIST RETREAT: HOW TO BE SANE, GOOD & FREE 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 8, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 9; Ecumenical Buddhist Society, 1516 W. Third St. With Hun Lye. Cost: $70, $120 for two days. ebslr.org or (501) 551-5135.

COMMUNITY NATIVITY FESTIVAL 5-8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 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.

FOOD FOR FINES Sunday-Dec. 8, all branches of Central Arkansas Library System. Donations of non-perishable food items offset overdue fines. cals.org or (501) 918-3000.

GRAND PUBLIC MENORAH LIGHTING 5:30-6:30 p.m. Sunday, Centennial Bank, 520 Bowman Road. Refreshments, music. arjewishcenter.com or (501) 217-0053.

HOLIDAY JAZZ BRUNCH 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, 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.

LIT AF TOUR WITH MARTIN LAWRENCE 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7, Verizon Arena, North Little Rock. Martin Lawrence presents lineup of comedians including DeRay Davis, Rickey Smiley, Michael Blackson. Tickets: $39.50-$119.50. ticketmaster.com or (800) 745-3000.

LITTLE ROCK COUNCIL OF GARDEN CLUBS 10 a.m. first Wednesday of the month, Hillcrest Hall, 1501 Kavanaugh Blvd. (501) 663-7515.

LITTLE ROCK ZOO Jonesboro Drive, War Memorial Park. Holidays in the Wild, 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. Dec. 8 and 15; $14.95-$24.95, children $9.95-$19.95, children under 3 free. 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. Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday, 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.

PICTURES WITH SANTA CLAUS AT POP POP SHOPPE 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Pop Pop Shoppe, 416 S. University Ave., Suite 130. Take your own photos. (501) 904-5765.

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

SANDWICHING IN HISTORY TOUR noon Dec. 7, Curran Hall, 615 East Capitol Ave. Arkansas Historic Preservation Program tour. (501) 324-9880.

'TIS THE SEASON TO BE FREEZIN noon and 6 p.m. Dec. 8, Arkansas Skatium, 1311 S. Bowman Road. Family-friendly holiday ice-skating show. Admission: $10, Holiday on Ice Package $42. (501) 277-4333.

UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS CLINTON SCHOOL OF PUBLIC SERVICE 1200 President Clinton Ave. The Hundred Story Home, lecture and signing with Kathy Izard, 6 p.m. today. clintonschool.uasys.edu or (501) 683-5239.

WILLIAM F. LAMAN PUBLIC LIBRARY 2801 Orange St, North Little Rock. Family story time and photos with Santa, 6 p.m. Dec. 10. Special programs, crafts, performances, classes for all ages. lamanlibrary.org (501) 758-1720.

THE YARN'S "VOICES FROM THE FIELD" 7 p.m. Dec. 6, Cranford & Co., 512 Main St. Farmers' stories, hors d'oeuvres from local ingredients. Presented by Heifer USA and the Root Cafe. Tickets: advance $15, at the door $20. centralarkansastickets.com/events/voices-from-the-field or (501) 416-9553.

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ARKANSAS FALLEN RIDERS BREAKFAST 9:15 a.m. first Saturday of the month, First Christian Church, 3911 S. Hazel St., Pine Bluff. Donations. (870) 247-2522.

CHRISTMAS AND CANDLELIGHT 1-8 p.m. Saturday and Dec. 8, Historic Washington State Park, 103 Franklin St., Washington. Programming and tours at 1 p.m.; lighting of luminaries at dark; group and choir music at 5 p.m. Admission: $10, children 6-12 $6. arkansasstateparks.com/parks/historic-washington-state-park or (870) 983-2684.

CHRISTMAS CASH BINGO BASH 6-9 p.m. today, Bishop Park, 6401 Boone Road, Bryant. Benefits Boys & Girls Club of Bryant, doors open at 5 p.m. Tickets: advance $20, at the door $25, additional cards for extra fees. bryantbgc.org/bingo or (J501) 653-5437.

CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT WORKSHOP AND FOOD DRIVE 1-3 p.m. Dec. 8, Group Lodging Area Dining Hall at Crowley's Ridge, 2092 Arkansas 168 N., Paragould. Bring two non-perishable canned goods and make a handmade Christmas ornament; all materials provided. (870) 573-6751.

CONWAY REGIONAL TRIBUTE TREE 5:30-6:30 p.m. today, 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 Friday. First Baptist Church Ladies Ensemble Christmas Concert, 6 p.m. Tuesday, 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.

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

A MODERN CHRISTMAS CAROL AT THE PEEL MANSION 6-9 p.m. Friday, 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.

MISTLETOE MAGIC: BELIEVE IN MIRACLES 5:30-9 p.m. Dec. 6, 4-9 p.m. Dec. 7, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Dec. 8, 11 a.m-4 p.m. Dec. 9; Saracen Landing, 200 Lake Saracen Drive, Pine Bluff. Christmas parade, 5:30 p.m. Dec. 6 on Main Street with festival to follow at 7 p.m. at Saracen Landing. Christmas Retail Market and attractions open Dec. 7, 8, 9. (870) 939-6900 or (870) 692-1155.

1918: THE GIFT OF PEACE 6:15-8:30 p.m. Saturday, 1:15-3:30 p.m. Sunday, Wesley United Methodist Church, 2310 E. Oak St., Conway. Dinner theater presentation with meal based on popular dishes of the time period. Tickets: $20. conwaywomenschorus.org or (501) 339-7401.

AN OLD-FASHIONED CHRISTMAS IN THE VILLAGE 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Pioneer Village, 1200 Higginson St., Searcy. 1800's-style decorations and resident costumes, musicians, treats, Santa and his sleigh. Donations accepted. (501) 580-6633.

PICTURES WITH SANTA CLAUS AT POP POP SHOPPE 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Pop Pop Shoppe, 1040 S. Amity Road, Suite G, Conway. Bring your camera. (501) 904-5765.

POLAR EXPRESS 5-8 p.m. Wednesday-Dec. 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.

TWO LADIES LAUGHING 7-9:30 p.m. Friday, Central Baptist Church, 3707 Harrisburg Road, Jonesboro. Liz Curtis Higgs and Anita Renfroe host night of women-focused comedy and hope-filled Bible teaching. Tickets: $25-$45. (703) 481-0000.

Theater

Central Arkansas

AMAHL AND THE NIGHT VISITORS 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7 and 3 p.m. Dec. 9, Wildwood Park for the Arts, 20919 Denny Road; 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8, Second Presbyterian Church, 600 Pleasant Valley Drive. Tickets: $20, $10 children 17 and under and all college students. wildwoodpark.org or (501) 821-7275.

ELF through Dec. 31, Murry's Dinner Playhouse, 6323 Colonel Glenn Road. Dinner: 6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Sunday. Showtime: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 12:45 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $33-$37, children 15 and under $23, show only $25 and $15. (501) 562-3131.

Around Arkansas

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

MISS BENNET: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY through Dec. 30, Walton Arts Center, Nadine Baum Studios, 505 West Spring St., Fayetteville. Showtimes: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, 7 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $17-$54. theatre2.org or (479) 443-5600.

ON YOUR FEET! 7 p.m. Tuesday-Dec. 6, 1:30 p.m. Dec. 6, 8 p.m. Dec. 7-8, 2 p.m. Dec. 8-9, Walton Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson St., Fayetteville. Tickets: $38-$77. waltonartscenter.org or (479) 443-5600.

UCA FESTIVAL OF ONE-ACT PLAYS AND SCENES 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, University of Central Arkansas, Snow Fine Arts Bridges-Larson Theatre, 201 Donaghey Ave., Conway. Ten student-directed one-act plays and scenes. (501) 450-5092.

Auditions

Central Arkansas

AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' 10 a.m. Saturday and 6 p.m. Sunday, The Weekend Theater, 1001 W. Seventh St. Production dates: Feb 15-March 3, 2019. Must be 18 or older and African-American or Latino. Bring a head shot and sheet music; be prepared to sing 32 bars of a song in style of the show; accompanist is provided. danette2277@yahoo.com or (501) 658-2044.

THE BEST MAN 10 a.m. Dec. 8 and 6 p.m. Dec. 9, The Weekend Theater, 1001 W. Seventh St. Production dates: March 22, 23, 29, 30, 31; April 4, 5, 6, 2019. (501) 374-3761.

Around Arkansas

A MURDER IS ANNOUNCED 7 p.m. Dec. 10 and 11, Arts Center of the Ozarks, 214 S. Main St., Springdale. Production dates: Feb. 8, 9, 10, 15, 17. Cold readings; for ages ranging from 20s-60s. acozarks.org or (479) 751-5441.

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