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Sept. 16

Pipes and Pageantry at Kirkin’ o’ the Tartans

HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — Presbyterian Kirk in the Pines, 275 Asturias Drive, will celebrate the Kirkin’ o’ the Tartans, a tribute to its Scottish heritage, at 10 a.m. at the church. Everyone is invited to attend. The Lyon College Pipe and Drum Band from Batesville will escort Kirk members carrying the tartan of their family clan into the Kirk for worship, which will include a blessing of the tartans and special music by the Kirk choir, with bagpipes and organ. The service will conclude with a procession to the Memorial Garden, followed by high tea in Hoffius Hall with an array of treats. For more information, visit kirkinthepines.org.

Drive-Thru Shot Clinic for Pets

HASKELL — A drive-thru low-cost shot clinic for pets will take place from noon to 4 p.m. in the Haskell Harmony Grove School parking lot. The shots cost $10 each and include rabies, annuals and Bordetella shots for dogs; and rabies and annuals for cats. This is a cash-only clinic. For more information, call

(501) 557-5518.

Sept. 17

Halfway There to the St. Patrick’s Day Parade Party

HOT SPRINGS — The Halfway There to the First Ever 16th Annual World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade Party will take place from 4-7 p.m. on the Plaza Lawn of the Hot Springs Convention Center. The free event will feature a Pop-up Pub, music, entertainment and more. For more information, visit hotsprings.org.

Toddler Story Time

BENTON — Children ages 1 to 3 are invited to a story time featuring songs, a flannel story, board books, and fun with egg shakers, rhythm sticks and toys at 10 a.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.

Graphic Novel Book Club

BENTON — Students in grades four through six are invited to read Mighty Jack, by Ben Hatke, at 4 p.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. The event will feature snacks, discussion and an activity. Advance registration is required. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.

Very Important People

BENTON — Students in the second and third grades are invited to learn about famous inventors, pilots and chefs at 4 p.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.

Sign With Song

BENTON — Adults ages 18 and older are invited to learn sign language through song with Laura at 6:30 p.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.

Sept. 18

Baby Story Time

BENTON — Infants up to 18 months old, accompanied by their caregivers, are invited to join in songs, rhymes, fingerplays, stories and play at 9:30 a.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.

Play to Learn

BENTON — Children ages 4 and younger are invited to the Play to Learn event at 10:30 a.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. For more information, call

(501) 778-4766.

Game On!

BENTON — Youth ages 13 to 18 are invited to play a variety of games at 4 p.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.

Master Builders

BENTON — Children ages 5 to 7 are invited to a themed building challenge at 4 p.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.

Watercolor Class

BRYANT — Painting enthusiasts of all skill levels, ages 18 and older, are invited to a watercolor class at 6 p.m. at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.

Saline Crossing Meeting

BENTON — The Saline Crossing Regional Park and Recreation Area Inc. will meet at 5:30 p.m. in the Gene Moss Building in Tyndall Park. For more information, call (501) 778-8661.

Sept. 19

Home-school Hour

BENTON — Children ages 6 and older are invited to Home-school Hour at 10:30 a.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. The activities will feature makerspace, geography, cooking, engineering and more. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.

Sept. 20

Preschool Story Time

BENTON — Children ages 3 to 5 are invited to songs, stories, crafts and other activities at 10:30 a.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.

Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body

BENTON — A Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body program will begin at 11 a.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.

Drama Teens Tech!

BENTON — Youth ages 13 to 18 are invited to learn about making YouTube videos at 4 p.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.

Yoga at the Library

BENTON — Yoga practitioners of all skill levels, ages 18 and older, are invited to join professional instructors for a free yoga class at 6 p.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. Attendees are asked to bring a mat and a bottle of water. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.

Catch the Wave Dinner

HOT SPRINGS — The Democratic Party of Garland County will present the Catch the Wave dinner at 5 p.m. at Whittington Place. Tickets are $25 per person. For more information or to register in advance, call (501) 624-0300.

Habitat DIY Class

BENTON — Habitat for Humanity of Saline County will present a Do-It-Yourself class at 5:30 p.m. at the Habitat ReStore, 124 S. Market St. The cost of the class is $25 for a one-sided sign, $30 for a two-sided sign or $40 for two two-sided signs. For more information or to register in advance, call (501) 315-5434.

Third Thursday Candidate Forum

BENTON — Candidates for the offices of Benton and Bryant mayors, state Senate District 33 and state Representative District 28 will be represented in a candidate forum from 5-8 p.m. at Main Street Station, 303 N. Main St. For more information, visit mysaline.com.

Sept. 21

Children’s Theater

BENTON — Children ages 9 to 12 are invited to learn beginning acting techniques at 10:30 a.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. Advance registration and reading skills are required. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.

Let’s Get the Rhythm!

BENTON — An interactive story time featuring music with shakers, rhythm sticks, drums, castanets and other instruments will take place at 10:30 a.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. The program is intended for ages 3 through 5. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.

Sept. 21-23

Spa-Con

HOT SPRINGS — Spa-Con will take place during various hours Friday through Sept. 23 at the Hot Springs Convention Center. The event will feature games, a CASA Superhero Run, a Froggy Fresh concert, Cosplay, crafts, photos and more. Early-bird passes are $25 for three-day admission, VIP passes are $125 per person, Froggy Fresh passes for the opening ceremony and concert are $10 per person, and Cosplay Club passes for the 18-and-older Cosplay contest are $10 per person. For more information or to purchase tickets in advance, visit spa-con.org.

Sept. 22

Superhero Fun Run

HOT SPRINGS — The Tri-Lakes CASA Spa-Con Superhero Fun Run will take place at the Hot Springs Convention Center, in conjunction with Spa-Con, and will feature pre-race stretches with superheroes, a 2K fun run/walk, selfie spots and a costume contest. The registration table will open at 8 a.m., and the run will start at 9:30 a.m. Packet pickup will also be available from 5-7 p.m. Friday at the convention center. Funds raised will go to the Tri-Lakes CASA. The registration fee is $35 per person and $40 the day of the race; $100 for families (limited to four members); and $250 for teams (limited to 10 people). To register, visit www.tri-lakescasa.org.

Ongoing

Shakespeare Discussion Group

ARKADELPHIA — John W. Crawford, professor emeritus of Henderson State University, is leading a discussion group of Shakespeare and his works from 6-7 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month this fall at the Clark County Library, 609 Caddo St. There is no charge for the meetings, and no text is required. To register for the group, call the library at (870) 246-2271. For more information, call Crawford at (870) 260-5790.

September Art Exhibit

HOT SPRINGS — The September exhibit at the Justus Fine Art Gallery, 827A Central Ave., features a selection of the striated collage paintings of Donnie Copeland of Arkadelphia, associate professor of visual arts and chairman of the department of visual arts at Ouachita Baptist University. The solo show, Making Waves, will be on display until Sept. 30. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday or by appointment. For more information, call (501) 321-2335 or visit justusfineart.com.

Ageless Bikers Club

HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — The Ageless Bikers Club has 10 different bicycle 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 djob1947boom@gmail.com.

THEOS Grief Support Group Meetings

BENTON — Roller-Ballard Funeral Home’s THEOS (They Help Each Other Spiritually) grief support group meets at 5 p.m. every second Tuesday of the month in the Whispering Pines Community Room on Bird Street in Benton. This group of widowed men and women shares grief, laughter, loss and friendship. For more information, call the funeral home at (501) 315-4047.

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.

Upcoming

Repurpose for a Purpose

BENTON — Habitat for Humanity of Saline County will present its second annual Repurpose for a Purpose Auction from 5:30-8 p.m. Sept. 27 at the Benton Event Center. The event will feature an auction of repurposed and upcycled furniture and home decor, as well as dinner catered by Gina’s Catering. Tickets are $40 per person. For more information or to purchase tickets in advance, visit habitatsalinecounty.com/repurpose.

Hope Through Hilarity

HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — Hope Through Hilarity will take place at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Oct. 5 at the Balboa Baptist Outreach Center. The event will feature comedy, music and more. Tickets are $15 per person. For more information or to purchase tickets in advance, visit balboabaptist.church.

Tourism Conference

BISMARCK — The 2018 Diamond Lakes Region Hospitality and Tourism Conference will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 8 at DeGray Lake Resort State Park. A networking reception, which is included in the registration fee of $75, will be from 6-8 p.m. Nov. 7. Vendor booths are available for $250 each. For more information, contact the Henderson State University Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center at (870) 230-5184 or hsu@asbtdc.org.

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 tlnews@arkansasonline.com. The deadline for calendar-item submissions is noon Tuesday each week.

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