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Central Park Fusion Cuisine hosts HS Wine & Food Fest

Central Park Fusion Cuisine hosts HS Wine & Food Fest

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KTHV) - Central Park Cuisine will host the Hot Springs Wine & Food Fest Saturday.

The festival is the leading fundraiser for Project HOPE Food Bank, with a goal of raising money to fight food insecurity in the community. 

The event will be held on October 17 at Central Park Fusion Cuisine.  Doors open at 2 p.m. with gourmet hors d'oevre prepared by Chef Matt Fuller and pared with fine wines.  There will also be live music and a silent auction. 

All proceeds from the silent auction, raffle and table sponsorships will benefit the food bank.

“Our first event was a wonderful success and the proceeds fed many in our community that would have otherwise gone hungry” said Food Bank Director Ted Thompson.

Alliance Rubber Company hosting students for National Manufacturing Day

Alliance Rubber Company hosting students for National Manufacturing Day

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KTHV) - The world’s largest manufacturer of rubber bands is hosting an event on October 2 in celebration of National Manufacturing Day.

The Alliance Rubber Company is giving the public a chance to see the inner-workings of manufacturing. During the event, sixth graders from Fountain Lake School will have the opportunity to tour the facility, learn about manufacturing and hear about career opportunities in the manufacturing field.

The students will arrive at 9 a.m. on Friday to the Alliance Rubber Company facility located at 210 Carpenter Dam Road in Hot Springs.

Amy Fecher, deputy director of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, will be one of the speakers during the event, and Assistant Hot Springs Mayor Rick Ramick will be in attendance. 

Magic Screams at Magic Springs weekends beginning Oct. 11 through Nov. 1

Magic Screams at Magic Springs weekends beginning Oct. 11 through Nov. 1

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. - Magic Springs is bringing back its annual “Magic Screams” Halloween event. 

Beginning on October 10 and continuing through November 1, the park will be open from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturdays and 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Sundays for the public to experience a good scream for Halloween.  

Several of the park’s rides will be open, including X-Coaster, The Gauntlet, Wild Thang, Big Bad John, Ozark Mountain Taxi Co., Razorback Roundup (enclosed with black light paint), the Carousel and the kiddie rides.

“We have the largest Halloween event in the state, possibly in the region and want our visitors to enjoy every bit of it,” said General Manager Steve Honeycutt.

ASMSA, Lakeside School District introduces Japanese language program

ASMSA, Lakeside School District introduces Japanese language program

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. — The Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts and the Lakeside School District are offering their students a unique opportunity — the ability to study Japanese from a native speaker.

Aozora Ishizaki is teaching Japanese language and culture to students at ASMSA as well as Lakeside High School and third-graders at Lakeside Intermediate School. The program is the only Japanese foreign language exchange program of its kind in Arkansas. ASMSA and Lakeside received a $30,000 grant from The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles to provide Japanese language instruction to the students.

Ishizaki is teaching a Japanese class at ASMSA three days per week. She teaches a class each day at Lakeside High School as well as working with third-graders at the intermediate school three afternoons a week.

Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival announces 2015 competition films

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. - The 24th annual Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival is proud to announce the films competing for the titles of Spa City Best U.S. Documentary, Spa City Best International Documentary and Spa City Best Sports Documentary.

These nominees are among the 140 films, features and shorts screening at the HSDFF from October 9-18.

Spa City Best U.S. Documentary

  • Be Here Now, directed by Lilibet Foster.
  • From This Day Forward, directed by Sharon Shattuck
  • Monsieur Le President, directed by Victoria Campbell
  • Romeo is Bleeding, directed by Jason Zeldes
  • The Seventh Fire, directed by Jack Pettibone Riccobono
  • Shoulder the Lion, directed by Erinnisse Heuer and Patryk Rebisz


Spa City Best International Documentary

All Hot Springs residents encouraged to register for CivicReady

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. – All Hot Springs residents are encouraged to register now for text, voice call or email emergency alerts with CivicReady, the city’s new emergency notification provider. 

The City of Hot Springs will officially transition from CodeRED to CivicReady on Thursday, October 15. Whether or not city residents are already registered with CodeRED, they will need to register again for the new system.

Registering for CivicReady takes only a couple of minutes by going to hsready.com and entering contact information along with specific notification preferences. Residents should confirm their subscription immediately after signup by checking their email. During signup or at any time afterwards, residents can provide multiple phone numbers and addresses to be reached in an emergency, including their residence, workplace, childcare facility, and the like.

Maxwell Blade's Festival of Magic visits Hot Springs

Maxwell Blade's Festival of Magic visits Hot Springs

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. - The first ever Maxwell Blade’s Festival of Magic kicks off September 24 and runs through September 27 at Maxwell Blade’s Theatre of Magic and Comedy located at 121 Central Ave. in downtown Hot Springs.

While most of the shows will be held at the theater, Bank of the Ozarks Arena will host several performances, as will various venues throughout the city.

Blade has been performing in Hot Springs for nearly two decades and wants to bring talent from across the globe to perform magic and comedy for the families of Hot Springs and its visitors. Blade’s novelty shop, Maxwell Blade’s Museum of Oddities and Curiosities, stands just next door to the Theatre of Magic, and will be open for those audience members who want to take a piece of the show home with them.