ALL Mid-America Science Museum presents MindbendAPR. er Mansion
Enter into the puzzling and perplexing world of Mindbender Mansion, a quirky place full of brainteasers, puzzles and interactive challenges designed to strengthen problem-solving skills and exercise the brain power of thinkers of all ages and skills. Perfect for multigenerational family bonding, corporate team building and small group camaraderie. Call 767-3461 or visit http://www. midamericanmuseum.org for more information
APR. 19th Annual Hot Springs Corvette Weekend, Hot Springs Convention Center, through April 22
More than 200 Corvettes will be on display at the convention center on April 22 for the Corvette show. Admission is free and open to the public. Contact Terry Stegal at T5stegall@ gmail.com or visit http://www. centralarkansascorvetteclub. com for more information.
Farm-to-Table event by Superior Bathhouse Brewery and JV Farms, Magnolia Room at Garvan Woodland Gardens, 6 p.m.
Do you know your farmer? This dinner event showcases the unique relationships formed when local businesses and producers work together to bring Arkansas grown products to the consumer. Participants at this event will partake in a threecourse meal, complete with seasonal beer pairings. Menu items will be sourced from local farms, with an emphasis on seasonally available vegetables and pork. Cost is $44 per individual or $78 per couple for members, and $60 per individual or $100 per couple for nonmembers. Reservations are required. Call 800-366-4664 for reservations or reserve online.
APR Knights of Columbus Spring Rummage Sale, through April 22 and 2829
Knights of Columbus will host its annual Spring Rummage Sale for Charity on April 21-22 and 28-29 at 3045 E. Spring St. The sale will open at 8 a.m. and end at 4 p.m. each day.
APR. Third Annual Hot Springs Gumbo & Crawfish Festival, Hill Wheatley Plaza
Presented by the Spa City Blues Society, the festival will offer samplings of gumbo from area cooking teams vying for the title of Best Hot Springs Gumbo. Guests can purchase a crawfish dinner and dance music will be played. All profits generated by all events presented by the Spa City Blues Society go toward community enrichment in the form of cultural activities like the Hot Springs Gumbo & Crawfish Festival, the Hot Springs Craft Beer Festival, Blues in the Schools, and the Hot Springs Blues Festival. Email contact@ spacityblues.org or visit http:// www. hsgumbofest. com for more information.
Second Annual Upcycle Sculpture Festival, Hot Springs Creek Greenway Trail, 9 a.m.
The city’s Arts Advisory Committee will sponsor its second annual Upcycle Sculpture Festival from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. along the Hot Springs Creek Greenway Trail next to the Hot Springs Farmers & Artisans Market, 121 Orange St. Students, teachers and professional artists are encouraged to participate in the free event. Entrants will display original art created from reused materials. Artists must be able to transport, set up and remove their art. Awards for top sculptures in the six categories and a People’s Choice award will be presented at noon. Call 3216871 or email parktrl@cityhs. net for more information.
APR. Third Annual Arts & the Park Festival, through May 7
The Hot Springs Area Cultural Alliance (HSACA) is pleased to announce the return of this 10-day festival in celebration of the arts, scheduled for April 28 through May 7 in various downtown Hot Springs venues.
Talent by local and statewide visual artists, musicians, dancers, poets, jewelers, potters, performers, authors, glass makers, sculptors and more will be showcased during this year’s festival. Studio Tours will be a highlight of this year’s event on April 29-30 where curious art-lovers can visit the personal studios of participating artists. The festival will close out on May 6- 7 with Art Springs, a free two-day juried art festival that showcases Arkansas artists and artisans at Hill Wheatley Plaza. Visit http:// www. hotspringsarts. org for more information.
APR. Ast ro n omy Day at Mid-America Science Museum, 9 a.m.
Astronomy Day is part of a nationwide celebration of educational programs designed to engage audiences in the awe- inspiring fields of Earth and space science. This exciting event provides an opportunity to connect with current NASA science research and explore Earth and space phenomena using hands- on science activities and the Oaklawn Foundation Digital Dome Theater at the museum. Call 767-3461 or visit http://www. midamericanmuseum.org for more information.
Women in Balance at Casa Bella, 325 Broadway St.
Women in Balance will focus on the mind, body and spirit connection where women will discuss balance in their lives, their bodies and their health. A live painting demonstration will be performed and auctioned, with proceeds benefiting the Friends of the Arkansas Children’s Hospital. A fashion show by Chico will conclude the event. Door prizes and refreshments will be provided by Hot Springs Health & Fitness. The event is free and open to the public. Call 624-2272 for more information.
MAY Gallery Walk, 5-9 p.m.
A continuous tradition for 25 years and counting, galleries stay open late for Gallery Walk on the first Friday of each month to host openings of new exhibits by local, regional, national and international artists.
MAY Ron Coleman Mining Crystal Digging Lecture Tour, 211 Crystal Ri dge Lane, Jessieville
Participants will learn how to dig for crystals, what to look for and how to clean the crystals they find. Admission is $20 for adults, $15 for seniors (55-plus), $5 for children (7-17) and free for children 6 years of age and younger. Call 501-9845396 or email colemanquartz@ gmail.com for more information.
MAY Summerfest Uptown, 315 Park Ave., noon
Summerfest Uptown is a festival that takes place Uptown on Park Avenue. Guests will enjoy arts and craft vendors, kids games, great food and more. This year’s festival will also feature a BBQ cook-off, chili cook-off and music. This is a fundraiser to purchase streetlights to “Light Up Park Avenue” with streetlights. Visit http://www.summerfestuptown. com for more information.
Hot Springs Cruisers 22nd Annual Car Show, Hot Springs Memorial Field
his event will benefit Potter’s Clay. Music is provided by the host car club; no music or running engines is permitted during the show unless approved by the Hot Springs Cruisers Car Club. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and ends at 11 a.m. All participants must be checked in at the registration desk and have vehicle in position for judging no later than 11 a.m. Call 624-3771 or 282-3515 or email mikedprince@gmail. com for more information.
MAY Mother’s Day Concert with Ringers of Hope, Anthony Chapel at Garvan Woodland Gardens, 3 p.m.
The Ringers of Hope from Ouachita Hills Academy return to delight guests with their handbells and celebrate mothers. The event is free and open to the public.