MAY-SEPT. Mid- Amer i ca presents Mind ben der Mansion, Mid-America Science Museum
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.midamericamuseum.org for more information.
Hot Springs Regional Bridge Tournament, Hot Springs Convention Center, through May 21
Duplicate Bridge will be played in pairs and teams. The event is open to the public and sponsored by Unit 161 or the American Contract Bridge League. Contact Ned Irving at 501-9223715 for more information.
MAY 18 Free Hot Springs license plates and installation, in front of Hot Springs Convention Center
Visit Hot Springs will install free license plates bearing the city’s name and logo onto residents’ cars from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The plates are metal, black- teal- and white custom license plates with raised letters. Complimentary doughnuts and coffee will be served. Call Steve Arrison at 321-2027 for more information.
Wate rco lo rs presented by Cynth i a Schanink, Magnolia Room at Garvan Woodland Gardens, 2 p.m.
From 2-5 p.m., local artist Cynthia Schanink will teach how watercolor gives the petals vibrant, thin washes of color against a darker background in paintings of irises. All supplies will be provided. Drawings will be provided to trace onto Arches watercolor paper, then students will paint along each petal to finish the design. She will demonstrate techniques used in the class. Cost is $44 for members and $60 for nonmembers. Reservations required; call 800-366-4664 or reserve online.
MAY 20 Making Etsy Easy with Chris Rose, 472 Prospect Ave., 11 a.m.
This three- hour seminar will take participants from the very beginning of setting up an Etsy shop to the more complicated tasks such as videos and linking to Pinterest. This will be a hands-on seminar; guests are encouraged to bring their laptops so they can work on their Etsy shops while in the presence of other shop owners and the instructor. Cost is $99. Call 501-772-5050 for more details or to make a reservation.
MAY 26 Food Truck Fr i days at the Market, Hot Springs Farmers & Artisans Market, 11 a. m.
Food Truck Fridays are back at the Hot Springs Farmers & Artisans Market. Jacob Flores will entertain the lunch crowd from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Good Foot will entertain the dinner crowd.
SLOW Roll — A community cycling event, 879- B Park Ave.
Bicyclists will meet at Spa City Cycling and roll down Park Avenue and Whittington Avenue for a pit stop at Parkside Cycle. The ride will continue down to Central Avenue to the farmers market for Food Truck Fridays. All cyclists of all ages may participate. Helmets are required. The first 50 riders will receive an official Slow Roll T-shirt. Roundup begins at 4:30 p.m. and the group will leave Spa City Cycling at 5:30 p.m. Contact Caitlin Moore at 321-2027 for more information.
MAY 27 Little Miss Arkansas Pageant, Hot Springs Convent i on Center
A beauty and talent pageant for Arkansas girls from newborn to 17 years old. The pageant is open to the public. Contact Barbara Johnson at 318-7876 or visit http://www.littlemissarkansas.com for more information.
MAY 28 Du For the Parks 2017, 100 Broadway Terrace
The Hot Springs Friends of the Parks will sponsor the 18th annual Du for the Parks Duathlon at the Transportation Depot. All proceeds will benefit the development of the Hot Springs Creek Greenway Trail.
Memorial Day Fireworks Display over Lake Hamilton
Fireworks will light up Lake Hamilton at sunset to celebrate the start of the summer season. The fireworks will be shot from the middle of Lake Hamilton from barges located on the east side of Highway 7 at the first Highway 7 bridge, directly opposite from the Clarion Hotel. Show starts at dark.
JUN. 1 Movies at the Market: — Moana, — 121 Orange St., 8: 30 p. m.
Movies at the Market will take place every Thursday for the month of June, sponsored by the Hot Springs Young Professionals, Visit Hot Springs and National Park Medical Center. Bring the family, bring a blanket, bring a chair, pack a picnic and enjoy a free movie under the stars.
Contact Caitlin Moore at 321-2027 for more information.
JUN. 2 Gallery Walk
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.
Garland County Relay For Life, Bank of the Ozarks Arena, 5 p. m.
Benefiting the American Cancer Society, Relay for Life events will include an opening ceremony, survivors lap, caregivers lap, luminary ceremony and closing ceremony.
JUN. 3 12 th Annual S tue art Pennington Running of the Tubs, downtown Hot Springs
Costumed teams load up in authentic bathtubs outfitted with wheels and trek down the street. Audience is encouraged to get in the spirit and bring water guns and wear house slippers, shower caps and bath robes. Admission is free. Entry for the race is $25 per team. Call Bill Solleder at 321-2027 for more information.
Magic Springs Concert Ser i es presents Tracy Lawrence, Timberwood Amphitheater, 7 p.m.
Gates open at 6 p. m., the opening performance will open the show at 7 p.m. and Tracy Lawrence will perform at 8 p.m.
JUN. 4 Hot Springs Music Festival, Season 22, through June 17
Visit http://www.hotmusic.org for a complete listing of the festival’s programming or ticket information.
JUN. 8 Movies at the Market: —The Princess and the Frog,— 121 Orange St., 8: 30 p.m.
Movies at the Market will take place every Thursday for the month of June, sponsored by the Hot Springs Young Professionals, Visit Hot Springs and National Park Medical Center. Bring the family, bring a blanket, bring a chair, pack a picnic and enjoy a free movie under the stars. Contact Caitlin Moore at 321-2027 for more information.
JUN. 10 Magic Springs Concert Series presents Jeremy Camp, Timberwood Amphitheater, 7 p.m.
Gates open at 6 p. m., the opening performance will open the show at 7 p.m. and Jeremy Camp will perform at 8 p.m.
JUN. 12 Hot Springs Concert Band Free Summer Concer t Series, 6: 30 p. m., Whit tington Park
The free concert series by the Hot Springs Concert Band kicks off with An Evening with John Williams on June 12. Admission and parking is free; donations will be accepted. Call 501- 984- 1678 or visit http://www.hotspringsband.org for more information.