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COMMUNITY EVENTS THIS WEEK[more]
Otter Creek Clinic offering $20 cat spaying and neutering for the month of February.
Free tax preparation services will be available at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library until April.
Arkansas Martial Arts February “2 for 1” special. Three classes for $20. Includes free uniform. 501-847-4441. www.myatakarate.com
MONDAY, FEB. 13
Toddler Story Time. 10 – 10:30 a.m. Both Saline County Library locations. 18 months – 3 years.
UnValentine's Party. 4 – 5 p.m. Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library Teens are invited to enjoy coffee and treats while performing songs, poetry or skits.
Benton's Book Club. 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. Monthly meeting for adults 18 and older. Call (501) 778-4766 for more information.
The Quilted History: A Tapestry of the African-American Experience. 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. This program is open to the public and is funded in part by a grant from the Arkansas Arts Council. Call (501) 778-4766 for more information.
Salem Fire District annual meeting. 7 p.m. at Salem Fire Department Station number one, located at 1785 Salem Road in Benton.
TUESDAY, FEB. 14
Preschool story time.10:30 – 11 a.m. at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library. Ages 3-5.
Benton Parkinson's Support Group meeting. 2 p.m. at the Hospitality Room of First Baptist Church of Benton. Call (501) 778-1682 or visit www.arparkinson.org for more information.
Cupcakes for a Cause. 3 – 7 p.m. at the Benton Chamber of Commerce, 607 N. Market. A donation of $10 provides two hand-crafted cupcakes by Nicki Simpkins and a personalized Valentine’s Day card. Proceeds will go toward the construction of Saline County Youth United Habitat for Humanity homes. For more information, visit www.habitatsalinecountyar.org. Pre-orders can be made online or by calling (501) 315-5434.
Teen Advisory Board. 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library. Monthly meeting for ages 13-18.
Valentine Puppet Show, Craft and World Record Day. 6:30 – 7:15 p.m. at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library. Watch a Valentine-themed puppet show, make a craft and help the library break the record for most puppets saying "I love the library.” Open to all ages.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 15
Bryant Area Business Connection BNI Chapter Meeting. 7 a.m. The Home Plate Diner.
Preschool Story Time. 10:30 – 11 a.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. Ages 3-5 years.
UnValentine's Party. 4 – 5:00 p.m. at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library. Teens are invited to enjoy coffee and treats while performing songs, poetry or skits.
THURSDAY, FEB. 16
Springhill Storage Center auction. 10 a.m. 3515 Highway 5 N, Benton. The length of the auction will depend on the speed at which items sell.
Preschool Story Time. 10:30 – 11 a.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. Ages 3-5.
Artsy Craftsy Tweens. 4 – 4:45 p.m. at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library. Ages 8-12. Create arts and crafts revolving around children’s literature and help create decorations and projects to be used in programming.
The Many Faces of George Washington: Remaking a Presidential Icon book signing. 6 – 7 p.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. Nationally acclaimed local author Carla Killough McClafferty will discuss and sign copies of her latest work The program is open to all ages. Call (501) 778-4766 for more information.
Bingo. Weekly at 6:30 p.m. at VFW Post 2256, 5323 Sleepy Village Road ( off Alcoa in Benton). For members and guests. Must be 21 years of age. No admission charge, kitchen will be open serving burgers, fries, taco salads and other items.
Family Story Time. 6:30 – 7 p.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library.
SATURDAY, FEB. 18
Family Story Time. 10:30 – 11 a.m. Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library.
Bingo. Weekly at 1 p.m. at VFW Post 2256, 5323 Sleepy Village Road ( off Alcoa in Benton). For members and guests. Must be 21 years of age. No admission charge, kitchen will be open serving burgers, fries, taco salads and other items.
Congo Lodge Chili cook-off from 3 – 6 p.m. This competition/ fundraiser is open to the public. There is no charge for the chili dinner but donations will be accepted and will benefit CJCOHN.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
Duck Duck Goose Consignment Event. Feb. 23 – 25 in Hot Springs. March 15 – 17 in Little Rock. www.DuckDuckGooseSale.com.
The Royal Players present “Kiss Me Kate.” Feb. 23-26 and March 1-4 at the Royal Theatre, 111 Market in Benton. Duane Jackson is directing, with music direction by Jo Murry. Thursday through Saturday shows will begin at 7 p.m., and Sunday performances will start at 2 p.m. Admission is $12 for adults, $10 for senior citizens and $5 for students. For more information, call Susan Dill at (501) 315-5483, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.theroyalplayers.com.
The Beat Goes On 5K Run/Walk. Feb. 25 at 9 a.m. Sponsored by the Saline County Memorial Hospital and Everett Buick GMC. Proceeds will assist underprivileged cardiac patients with medication expenses, as well as help fund new heart and vascular technology in Saline County. The 5K will start at Saline Memorial. Preregistration is $20, and registration the day of the event will be $25. A long-sleeved race t-shirt is included. For more information or to register, visit www.salinememorial.org.
Rhea Lana's Consignment Sale. March 7-10 in the former Mid-state/ Creative Food Building, 2435 I30, at the Raymar Road overpass. For more information, email email@example.com or call (501) 499-0009.