Today – Saturday
Hazard and Peer Art Exhibit
HOT SPRINGS — Garvan Woodland Gardens will present the Robin Hazard and Charles Peer Exhibit in the Magnolia Room from 5-9 p.m. today through Saturday. The exhibit is free and open to the public.
Toddler Story Time
BENTON — Children ages 3 to 5 are invited to Toddler Story Time at 10 a.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. The event will feature songs, rhymes, flannel stories, board books and fun with instruments.
Play to Learn
BENTON — Children ages 4 and younger and their caregivers are invited to Play to Learn at 10:30 a.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library.
AARP Fraud Watch
BENTON — Adults ages 18 and older are invited to an AARP fraud watch program at 10:30 a.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library.
BENTON — Adults ages 18 and older are invited to play classic card games at 1 p.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library.
BRYANT — Children in grades four through seven are invited to Makerspace Mondays at 4 p.m. at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library.
Movie and a Craft Night
BENTON — Adults ages 18 and older are invited to watch The Princess Bride and make a craft from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library.
BENTON — Youth ages 9 to 18 are invited to play chess at 6 p.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library.
Monday – Saturday
Food for Fines Drive
BENTON/BRYANT — A food for fines drive will take place through Saturday at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library in Benton and the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library in Bryant. For every nonperishable item donated by a patron, the library will waive $1 in late fines.
Mother Goose on the Loose
BENTON — Children up to 3 years old and their caregivers are invited to Mother Goose on the Loose at 10:30 a.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. The program will feature songs, rhymes, puppets and instruments to foster language development.
Frozen Story Time
BENTON — Children of all ages are invited to family story time with Elsa and Anna from Frozen at 11 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library.
Felt Poinsettia Pins
PARON — Adults ages 18 and older are invited to learn the basic techniques for making felt poinsettia pins at 1:30 p.m. at the Paron Community Center.
Master Builder Challenge
BENTON — Children in kindergarten through the third grade are invited to the Master Builder Challenge at 4 p.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library.
BENTON — Children in grades seven through 12 are invited to Table-Top Teens at 4 p.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library.
Teen Cooking Club
BRYANT — Youth in grades seven through 12 are invited to learn cooking techniques at 4 p.m. at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library.
BENTON — Children in grades four through seven are invited to create art, play games and perform science experiments at 4 p.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library.
Preschool Story Time
BRYANT — Children ages 3 to 5 are invited to a Preschool Story Time at 10:30 a.m. at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library. The program will feature stories, songs and activities.
BENTON/BRYANT — Children of all ages are invited to the Makerspace to design a 3-D print, practice sewing, laminate something or work on any project from 5-6:30 p.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library in Benton or at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library in Bryant. Children younger than 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
Saline County Library Writers
BENTON — Adults ages 18 and older are invited to join the Saline County Library Writers at 6:30 p.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library.
BENTON — All ages are invited to an English-language class at 7 p.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library.
Garvan Woodland Gardens Holiday Lights
HOT SPRINGS — The Garvan Woodland Gardens Holiday Lights display will begin daily at 4 p.m. through Dec. 31 at 550 Arkridge Road. Admission is $15 per person, $5 for children ages 4-12 and free for members with a current membership card.
Full Circle Exhibit
ARKADELPHIA — Henderson State University’s Russell Fine Arts Gallery, 1100 Henderson St., is hosting Full Circle, an exhibit featuring mixed-media works by Houston-based artist Laura Tyagi. Her work incorporates painting, printmaking, paper sculpture, origami, and assemblage and installation. The exhibit will continue through Dec. 4. Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, call (870) 230-5036.
ARKADELPHIA — The Ouachita Baptist University Rosemary Adams Department of Visual Arts and the OBU Rogers Department of Communications will co-host the exhibit More Than History, More Than Land, photographs by Chris Ocken, through Dec. 6 in the Hammons Gallery. The exhibit is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, call (501) 245-5559.
Saline County Toastmasters
BENTON — The Saline County Toastmasters meet at noon Thursdays at Parkview United Methodist Church, 514 N. Border St. The meetings are open to visitors. For more information, call (501) 940-6803.
Democratic Party Meeting
BENTON — The Democratic Party of Saline County meets at 6 p.m. the second Tuesday of every month at 101 S. Market St. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
BENTON — A veterans meeting takes place from 9:30-11 a.m. the second Saturday of each month at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. Refreshments are served.
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.
THEOS Grief Support Group Meeting
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. The widowed men and women in the group share grief, laughter, loss and friendship. For more information, call the funeral home at (501) 315-4047.
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 email@example.com.
Simmons and Stephens Art Exhibit
HOT SPRINGS — Pen and Paint: The Art of Gary Simmons and Richard Stephens will be on display at the Hot Springs Convention Center until Jan. 3. Simmons and Stephens are both residents of Hot Springs. For more information, call Mary Zunick at (501) 321-2027.
Fall Planetarium Show
ARKADELPHIA — Henderson State University will present Seasons of Light at 7 p.m. Dec. 3 in the Planetarium. Admission is $3 per person or $1 per student with a current student ID. Late arrivals will not be admitted. For more information, call (870) 230-5162.
Tree Lighting Ceremony
HOT SPRINGS — The Arlington Hotel and Resort Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place at 4:30 p.m. Dec. 6 at The Arlington Resort Hotel and Spa. The event will feature photos with Santa, refreshments and more.
Kiwanis Club Holiday Market
MALVERN — The Malvern Area Kiwanis Club Holiday Market will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 7 at the Malvern Boys & Girls Club, 1840 W. Moline St. Admission is $1 and includes a raffle ticket. Pictures with Santa will be available from noon to 1 p.m. for $5 per photo, provided at the event. Concessions may be purchased. Vendor space is available for crafts and handmade items for $25 for a 10-by-10-foot booth; electricity and tables are $5 each. Vendor applications are due Friday. For more information, call Lauren McClard at (501) 467-1365.
Hot Springs Christmas Parade
HOT SPRINGS — The Hot Springs Christmas Parade will begin at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 9 in historic downtown Hot Springs. The event will feature Santa’s worker elves, marching bands, Santa and more.
HOT SPRINGS — The Cooperative Christian Ministries and Clinic will present the 16th annual Chocolate Festival from 12:30-2:30 p.m. Feb. 2 at the Embassy Suites. Tickets much be purchased in advance. For more information or to reserve seating, call (501) 318-1153.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for calendar-item submissions is noon Tuesdays.