JAN. 13 113th Annual live race meet at Oaklawn Park
The 2017 live racing season runs through April 16 on a Thursday-Sunday basis. The action-packed meet begins with a special 12:30 p.m. first post opening day and two of the featured promotions will take place over the first five days of racing. The traditional 50-cent corned beef sandwiches and 10-cent soft drinks return on Jan. 14. With the exception of opening day and closing day, when first post is 12:30 p.m., the races start at 1:30 p.m. weekdays and Sundays and at 1 p.m. on Saturdays, Super Bowl Sunday and holiday Mondays. Call 6234411 for more information.
51st Tri Lakes Coin Club Coin, Stamp and Sports Card Show, Hot Springs Convention Center, through Jan. 15.
Dealers from all over the country will be buying, selling and trading coins, stamps and sports cards. The show is free and open to the public. Show times are 1-6 p.m. Jan. 13, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Jan. 14 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 15. Call Gene Johnson at 624-0074 or visit http://www.hotspringscoinshow.com for more information.
JAN. 14 Eagle Bonanza, Lake Catherine State Park Marina, 1- 2 p.m., through Jan. 15
There are few moments in nature more awe-inspiring than seeing a bald eagle in the wild. Take a boat tour for a chance to see this memorable sight. Spaces are limited; sign up in advance by calling 844-4176. Admission is free.
Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Breakfast, Horner Hall in Hot Springs Convention Center, 8 a.m.
Proceeds from the event go toward a scholarship fund. The breakfast is sponsored by National Advancement for Colored People (NAACP). Contact Elmer Beard at 624-6866 for ticket pricing and further information.
Mardi Gras Nationals-Bead Bonanza Cheerleading Competition, Summit Arena at Hot Springs Convention Center
Call 504- 828- 2946 or email info@ mardigrasspiritevents.com for more information.
JAN. 15 Jazz Society’s Annual Membership Meeting and Birthday Party, Forest Lakes Garden Home’s Club House, 3- 5: 30 p.m.
This is a free benefit for the Hot Springs Jazz Society members. Each member may bring a guest for $25 each, which may be applied toward a society membership. Light hors d’oeuvres will be served and a cash wine and beer bar will be available. Contact Shirley Chauvin at 767-5482 if interested in volunteering.
JAN. 20 ShowBiz National Talent Dance Competition, Hot Springs Convention Center, through Jan. 22
Call 972- 681- 7177 or email info@ showbiztalent.com for more information.
JAN. 28 South Hot Springs Lions Club Gun and Knife Show, Hot Springs Convention Center, through Jan. 29
Browse, buy, sell and trade at the largest gun and knife show in the area. Products at the show will include antique and modern firearms, ammunition, custom knives, swords, accessories and reloading supplies. Proceeds from the show will go toward Lions Sight Conservation and other community projects and charities. Show times are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 28 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 29. Admission is $7 for adults and free for children ages 12 and younger. Call 767- 2855 or email email@example.com for more information.
FEB. 3 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.
US Stations Home and Outdoor Show, Hot Springs Convention Center, through Feb. 4
Vendors will present the latest and greatest in landscaping, windows and doors, painting, cleaning, siding, electronics, lawn mowing, hot tubs, pools, energy saving, plumbing and more. The event is sponsored by US97 Radio and Royal Windows & Siding. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days. Admission is $5 for adults and free for children ages 12 and younger who are accompanied by an adult.
FEB. 4 King of the Springs Video Gaming Tournament, Hot Springs Convention Center
The event is a statewide collaboration between Hot Springs’ own Spa City Smash League and Fayetteville’s Team Knight Owl, with help from various other T.O.s and series like Razor Smash Bash. The goal with this tournament is to create the biggest and best dedicated Smash event in Arkansas history. Visit https://smash.gg/tournament/ king-of-the-springs-2/register to preregister.
Cheerlebrity Cheer Competition, Hot Springs Convention Center
In its fifth season, Cheerlebrity is a unique addition to Varsity All Star. Each team will be judged by a scoring panel and a Cheerlebrity critique panel consisting of well- known All Star athletes, coaches and choreographers from across the country. The judges will award the best choreography, stunts, tumbling and pyramid for levels 1-5. Admission is $15 and free for children ages 5 and younger. Call 855-278-6868 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Spotlight Dance Cup, Hot Springs Convention Center, through Feb. 5
The event is produced by Spotlight Events.
FEB. 5 Chocolate Festival, Embassy Suites Hotel & Spa
The event is a fundraiser benefiting the Cooperative Christian Ministries and Clinic. Festivalgoers can enjoy decadent sweets, bid on items at the silent auction and enjoy live entertainment. Admission is $15 in advance, $20 at the door or $50 for a VIP ticket. VIP ticket holders will receive valet service and will be served in the VIP lounge with easy access to the silent auction. Tickets can be purchased at Embassy Suites Hotel or from the Cooperative Christian Ministries and Clinic. Call 318-1153 for more information.
FEB. 8 Jazz Society’'s America’s Art Form Series, Garland County Library, 6 p.m.
The theme will be “What is This
Thing Called Jazz.” Call 6272425, 623-4161 or visit http:// www.hsjazzsociety.org for more information.
FEB. 10 Murder and Ma cabre Mystery Dinner Theater presents ’ The Real Housewives of Hot Springs: A Tr ue (Trashy) Love Stor y, ’ The Porterhouse Restaurant, 6 p.m., through Feb. 11
Guests will enjoy dinner a show about the ladies at the trailer park out on Coon Holler Road. Things get heated when one of the outstanding members of their community is murdered. Everyone is a suspect. Come dressed in your favorite “trashy” attire and help find out who the killer is. Doors open at 6 p.m. for dinner, which will be catered by The Porterhouse Restaurant. The play begins at 6 p.m. Tickets are $40. Individuals 21 years of age and older only. Call 623-9126 or 627-5534 for more information.
FEB. 11 2017 Met ro Presidents Day Volleyball Classic, Hot Springs Convention Center, through Feb. 12
A wave play format will be used with the morning wave beginning at 8 a.m. and the afternoon wave beginning at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 11. All teams will play both days and morning or afternoon waves will be assigned after entry deadline. The tournament Bracket Play will begin at 8 a.m. Feb. 12. Admission for non-players and non-coaches over the age of 10 is $8 per day, or $15 for both days. Wristbands and tickets can only be bought on the day of the tournament right outside of Exhibit Hall D inside the convention center. Call Liz Daniel at 901-340-0171 or email email@example.com for more information.
Live racing at Oaklawn Park
Cooperative Christian Ministries & Clinic Chocolate Festival fundraiser