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Welcome..............................................................1 Heifer International..............................................3 Village Wellness Center......................................4 Cedar Mountain Boys & Girls Club....................6 Northern Cardinal................................................7 Hot Springs Village Facts & Figures....................8 Featured Homes for Sale.............................. 9-12 What’s On Tap....................................................13

Writing by Dannet Botkin, Pam Avila & Robin Burns Photography by Renee Steinpries, Dannet Botkin, Sarah Dore RE/MAX of Hot Springs Village, 1400 DeSoto Blvd., Hot Springs Village, AR 71909 USA,

Top Amenities....................................................14 Dolce Vita Italian Ristorante.............................15 Little Rock Food Scene......................................16 Shop Local.........................................................17 Area Events........................................................18 Hot Springs Food Finds......................................19 Village Clubs......................................................20 Vacation Rentals...............................................21 Long-term Rentals.............................................21


orth America’s Largest Gated Com­­munity! Our mild win­ ter provides out­door adventure of all kinds from nature trails to year-round golfing, mountain biking, rock climb­ ing, hunt­ing, fishing as well as indoor fun from concerts to theatre, beer tasting, elegant dining, shopping and more. Our hope is that you’ll use this mag­a­ zine as a resource to learn more about Hot Springs Village and the beautiful Ouachita Region of Central Arkansas.

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11 Lakes, 3 Beaches & 2 Marinas 8 18-Hole Golf Courses & 1 27-Hole Course 2 Outstanding School Districts 13 Tennis Courts & World-Class Complex 20 Minutes from Historic Hot Springs 14 Court Pickleball Complex 200+ Clubs & Organizations 45 Minutes from Little Rock & National Airport 650+ Seat Performing Arts Theatre Over 20 Casual & Fine Dining Options State-of-the-Art Fitness Center & Indoor Pool Dog Park & RV Park



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Hot Springs Village (HSV) Basecamp is your launching point to outdoor adventure. We’re not a club, just a group of HSV outdoor enthusiasts who want to play and explore, providing exciting outdoor opportunities for residents and sponsored guests. Surrounded by the Ouachita National Forest, the Ouachita Mountains and numerous lakes, rivers, and streams, we have easy access to some of the best mountain trails, wilderness areas and waterways in the state. Not to mention an abundance of outdoor activities in our own community.



id you know? Heifer International is headquartered right here in Little Rock, Arkansas. Visitors can tour the “green” headquarters building, which was transformed from a former abandoned railroad yard into a thriving wetlands habitat. At the same location, Heifer Village offers interactive exhibits that provide stimulating and challenging educational experiences for people of all ages. And not to be missed is the Cafe@Heifer, raved about by Villagers who have been there to enjoy the delicious food prepared with fresh, local ingredients. Want more of Heifer? Head to the 1,200-acre Heifer Ranch in the Ouachita foothills where visitors can partic­ ipate in hands-on service learning programs, working directly with the farm crews performing the day-to-day tasks necessary on a small-scale agricultural operation. “Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.” From this ancient Chinese proverb came the philosophy on which Heifer International was founded almost 70 years ago. Serving as an aid worker on the front lines of the Spanish Civil War, Midwestern farmer, Dan West, discovered that the meager single cup of milk rationed to the weary refugees once a day just wasn’t enough to sustain them. And then, the story goes, he had the thought: What, if they had not a cup, but a cow? Today, Heifer International is still working to end world hunger and poverty by “teaching a man to fish.” While

there are many facets to Heifer International’s programs, at the core is providing livestock to families in need around the world and training them to care for the animals. But there is more to the Heifer model . . . by “Passing on the Gift,” families share the training they receive, and pass on the first female offspring of their livestock to another family. This extends the impact of the original gift, allowing a once impoverished family to not only become self-reliant, but become donors and full participants in improving their communities.

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oes your back hurt or do you have a migraine head­ ache, and nothing seems to be helping? Now there’s somewhere Hot Springs Village residents can go for help –Village Wellness Center, founded by Braxton Byrd and located just outside the West Gate. The Center offers acupuncture, pain management, and massage therapy, with yoga sessions coming soon, to deal with the aches and pains



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of getting older. As the only acupuncturist in the Village, Byrd is seeing the Village Wellness Center flourish. Some patients come to Byrd and his staff as a last resort after they’ve tried everything else for managing their pain. Byrd practices integrative medicine, working with a client’s doctors to resolve their issues. He may provide pain management for migraine headaches or repetitive injuries. Or the best solution could be acupuncture, which Byrd says can relieve problems like back pain, alleviate anxiety, and even cure depression. As Byrd relates, “Do you know why people do acupuncture? Because it works!” Currently, the fastest growing area of the Village Wellness Center is cosmetic acupuncture, which is essentially a face lift without the surgery. Byrd has a growing list of very pleased Villagers who have benefited from his cosmetic acupuncture. Located at 3819B N. Hwy 7, near Fiesta Bowl and Habitat for Humanity ReStore, Village Wellness Center is open 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Monday - Friday. Villagers can call 501-915- 4076 to make an appointment for a consultation or treatment. Premium Custom Homes

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ide a bike, walk your dog, take a run, or go golf cart trekking to experience the natural beauty of Hot Springs Village on more than 30 miles of trails. You can walk, ride, run or even drive a golf cart along paths that have been designed to showcase the Village’s flora and fauna, lakes and mountains. No matter your activity level, there’s a trail that’s right for you. So, put on your walking shoes and get moving. We recommend cycling or running the 8.6 Mile Hernando Trail during the winter months for nature-Zen exercise.








ransforming Saline and North Garland Counties one child at a time! Since January 1, 2016, the Boys and Girls Club of Saline County has been reaching out to youth with a wealth of sports and after-school programs and activities, as well as summer care for local children 6-18 years of age. The tireless staff has made it their mission to enhance and develop the outlook, character, and life-prospects of every child who walks through their door. The Club currently provides a safe and clean environment for 545 young people taking part in the various programs and activities. Before the programs and activities begin each day, everyone spends the first hour doing homework. Then the fun can begin! In addition to the sports programs offered to children 4-13 years old, the Boys and Girls Club also offers programs in technology, art, and science, not to mention teaching life skills such as proper etiquette or how to change the oil in a car. And there are piano lessons, indoor and outdoor recreation, and even “junior staff” that enables the older children to help the younger group. It’s also important to note that the club provides dinner and a snack for each child, as well as sending them home on Friday carrying a backpack with food for the weekend. Susan Clark, the Club’s Director, works closely with Jamie Miller, Athle­ tic Director, and Jessica Self, Program Director, to achieve the mission of


the Boys and Girls Club with the over­ riding goal of transforming the outlook, character, and prospects of the com­munities they serve. Ms. Clark is quick to point out that the community itself plays a significant role in the success of the Boys and Girls Club. Many Hot Springs Village clubs serve as solid resources and strong supporters of the Club. The HSV Woodworkers Club teaches basic woodworking skills, and the Happy Hookers teach basic knitting skills – all part of the enrichment activities for the children. Other local groups have built a chicken coop, created a vegetable garden that provides food for the Club as well as for the children’s families, provided “book boxes” that enable children to “take a book/leave a book” whenever they come to the Club. As Ms. Clark suggests, “It takes a village to raise a child and the community certainly plays its part with enthusiasm. Thanks to the support of the local Optimists, the Club has the only Junior Optimist Alpha Club in the state of Arkansas. The Community Foundation and local churches do their part, as do the local schools and families in the community.” When asked for her wish list for the Boys and Girls Club, Ms. Clark had one ready – a sponsor for each program (STEM, arts, cheerleading, music, and the game room, and more). If you or your organization would be interested in sponsoring a program and making a difference for the children in our

community, contact Susan Clark, Club Director, 501-984-6996, susan@, and visit their website at

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hat a pleasure it is to see the bril足 liant red flash of a Northern Cardinal, a pop足 ular resident of Hot Springs Village. Pairs mate for life and stay together year-round so bird watchers can follow them from one season to Photo by Vic Prislipsky the next. Male cardinals are bright red with a black mask, while females are pale brown with warm reddish tinges and a dark face. Both have a distinctive crest and thick, strong beak, perfect for cracking open seeds. Northern Cardinals forage on or near the ground. The males aggressively defend their territory by chasing off other male intruders. They sometimes see their own reflection in a window as a threat, which accounts for the pecking behavior.

During courtship the male often collects food and brings it to the female as a bonding behavior. The female builds a nest in dense shrubs or thick brush, and lays 3 to 4 eggs, remaining in the nest for 11 to 13 days. During this period the male will feed the female. Once hatched, both male and female will feed the young for the next 9 to 11 days until they fledge, or leave the nest. To attract these song足 birds, keep your feeders stocked with sunflower seeds, and of足fer plenty of fresh water. To learn more about the birds of Hot Springs Village contact HSV Audubon President, Norma Wall, 214-212-6770 or go to




here are fantastic fishing holes throughout Hot Springs Village. Each of the eleven lakes are stocked with bass, catfish, bluegill, and sunfish by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. And if fishing is your passion, join the Ouachita Rod & Gun Club to celebrate sporting traditions with like-minded residents to take advantage of the diverse fishing opportunities in the region: 7




ot Springs Village offers affordable living with low tax rates and real estate options available in almost every price range. Check out these sta­ tistics for details.

District are assessed at $38.40 per $1,000 assessed value in Garland County ($768.00 on a $100,000 home), and $44.50 per $1,000 in Saline County ($890 on a $100,000 home).

REAL ESTATE VALUES • Total Housing Units: 9,727 (8,640 Single Family, 988 Townhouses, 99 Timeshares) • Avg. Home Price: $210,000 • Avg. Rental: $800 - $1,200 mo. • Avg. Townhome: $70,000 - $315,000 • Resale Home Price: $90,000 - $1.2 million • Avg. Cost for New Build: $196,000 • Lot Avg. Size: 90’x160’ depending on topography • Lot Price w/Amenities: $10,000 - $20,000 • Lake, Golf or Mountain View Lots: $15,000 - $50,000 • Golf Lots: $40,000 - $75,000 • Lake Lots: $50,000 - $230,000

ARKANSAS SALES TAX • 8% in Garland County; 6.5% in Saline County; 6.5% to 8% in Hot Springs Village.

INSURANCE • About $1,200 on a $175,000 home with $1,000 deductible in Garland County. PROPERTY TAXES • Assessed at 20% of appraised valuation. Taxes in the Jessieville School District (Garland County) are assessed at $42.30 per $1,000 of assessed value ($846.00 on a $100,000 home). Taxes in the Fountain Lake School


STATE AND LOCAL TAXES • State income tax is pro-rated up to 7% over $25,000 per year. There are several exemptions such as social security benefits and the first $6,000 received under a public or private employer sponsored retirement plan. UTILITIES (monthly prices unless noted) • Water, Sewer & Sanitation (bi-monthly) • Water: $17.60 ($8.80 per 2,000 gallons) • Garbage: $31.00 • Sewer & Street Lights: $43.00 • Ambulance: $14.00 • Street Light Fee: $5.40 • Electricity: $0.10 per kilowatt hour (KWH). Average home usage: 1,500 KWH • Telephone: $28.24 (basic service) • Cable TV: $25.00 (basic service) • Satellite Network: $29.99 (basic service)

501-984-1982 18 Lindsay Lane, Hot Springs Village, $72,500 MLS# 18025865, 2 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms, 1,120 Sq. Ft.

Pat Bollier, Realtor® 501-425-0134 3 Campana Lane, Hot Springs Village, $449,000 MLS# 18017013, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, 3,889 Sq. Ft.

Wanda Bonner, Realtor® 501-984-2101 23 Cadiz Lane, Hot Springs Village, $269,000 MLS# 18014951, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, 2,690 Sq. Ft.

Hot Springs Village Homes for Sale

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Susie Burns, Realtor® 501-922-8989 26 Magnifico Way, Hot Springs Village, $237,000 MLS# 18031893, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, 2,355 Sq. Ft.

501-620-6163 44 Sierra Drive, Hot Springs Village, $184,900 MLS# 18023804, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms, 2,487 Sq. ft.

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BJ Conner, Associate Broker, GRI, RCC 501-915-2297 62 Salvatierra Way, Hot Springs Village, $499,900 MLS# 18011070, 4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Bathrooms, 4,062 Sq. Ft.

Nancy Cross, Realtor速 501-922-8331 5 Reinosa Lane, Hot Springs Village, $249,900 MLS# 18022550, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms, 2,900 Sq. Ft.

Linda Forry, Realtor速 501-922-8991 61 Zarpa Way, Hot Springs Village, $212,000 MLS# 18030529, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms, 2,138 Sq. Ft.

Mike Griffin, Realtor速 501-282-3333 8 Esplendor Way, Hot Springs Village $179,000 MLS# 18031672, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, 1,505 Sq. Ft.

Jim Harbour, Realtor速 501-204-2034

608 Race Track Rd., Benton, $399,900 MLS# 18027770, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, 3,307 Sq. Ft. 10

501-922-7050 4 Ribera Way, Hot Springs Village, $475,000 MLS# 18023652 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms, 3,572 Sq. Ft.

Darla Hollansworth 501-922-8177 43 Campeon Way, Hot Springs Village, $229,000 MLS# 18024807, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, 1,944 Sq. Ft.

Jane Hollansworth, Realtor® 501-922-8177 4 Isla Mujeres Court, Hot Springs Village, $249,500 MLS# 18017497, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, 1,657 Sq. Ft.

Hot Springs Village Homes for Sale

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Karen Kagebein, Realtor® 870-995-3417 117 Kingsbrook Street, Hot Springs, $121,500 MLS# 18033051, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, 1,920 Sq. Ft.

501-226-8360 15 Ventoso Lane, Hot Springs Village, $499,500 MLS# 18016599, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, 3,224 Sq. Ft.

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Hot Springs Village Homes for Sale Hot Springs Village

Alissa Nead, Associate Broker CRS, GRI, SFR 734-377-3600 7 Lindsay Place, Hot Springs Village, $175,000 MLS# 18028208, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, 1,678 Sq. Ft.

Anthony Nicolosi, Executive Broker 501-984-1432 12 Peral Way, Hot Springs Village, $169,900 MLS# 18032617, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms 1,853 Sq. Ft.

Kathy & Jon Sherman, Realtors® 501-922-8277 420 Maderas Dr., Hot Springs Village, $439,900, MLS# 18005696, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, 3,463 Sq. Ft.

Modine Spruell, Realtor® 501-922-7741 29 Lejos Lane, Hot Springs Village, $520,000 MLS# 18020333, 4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Bathrooms, 3,912 Sq. Ft.

Hamp Wilson, Realtor® 501-209-6486 31 Halcon Place, Hot Springs Village, $79,900 MLS# 18021550 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 1,402 Sq. Ft. 12

What’s On Tap


heck out Geeks Who Drink every Tuesday night at the Beehive Neighborhood Hangout (220 Minorca, Hot Springs Village), 7 PM. Geeks Who Drink is a Denver-based company that hosts Bar Trivia in 46 states with Beehive being the only loca­ tion in Arkansas. Looking for more pub fun? Attend one of Craft Beer Cellar’s Beer Yoga or Hug the Brewer events, and stop in one Wednesday night for their game night (120 Ouachita Ave., Hot Springs).

Village Neighborhoods

The Foothills area of Hot Springs Village was named for its rolling hills. The neighborhood is largely unde­ veloped currently. The Mountain area of Hot Springs Village is home to the highest elevations and incredible 50-mile views. Densely wooded with steep inclines, this neigh­bor­hood offers some of the best moun­tain biking and hiking around. Enjoy life at the top of “The Mountain” with outstanding views of Lake Lago and the Ouachita Mountains. Glazy Peau: Set among woods and rolling hills, Glazy Peau is home to Lake Pineda as well as miles of fitness trails. It’s also slated to be the building site for several micro-neighborhoods within the Village. These are specif­ ically developed areas with a communal center like a farm or garden. This neighborhood is conveniently located near grocery stores, restaurants, and close to Hot Springs and the Fountain Lake School District.

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HSV Golf, Lakes & Trails


iscover Hot Springs Village – the largest gated com­ mu­nity in North America. It’s a wonderful place for active living. Established in 1970, the Village is one of the top recreation and retirement communities in the nation. Balboa: 501-922-1504

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Cortez: 501-922-1590

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Play Hot Springs Village

Lake Balboa, 944 acres, sand beach, pavilions, grills and picnic area, boat ramp off Ponce de Leon Drive. Lake Coronado, 380 acres, boat ramp and picnic area off Murillo Way. Lake Cortez, 245 acres, sand beach, picnic area, pavilion, fire place and gazebo, boat ramp off Carmona Road. Lake Desoto, 200 acres, sand beach and picnic area, boat ramp off Desoto Blvd. Lake Estrella, 21 acres, boat ramp off Panorama Drive. Lake Granada, 54 acres, boat ramp off Gusta Lane. Lake Isabella, 25 acres, boat ramp off Pillar Lane. Lake Maria, 27 acres, boat ramp off Linares Lane. alboa Marina offers boat rentals, kayak, paddle Lake Pineda, 62 acres, boat ramp off Camino Road. boat and paddle board rentals, sunset cruises, snacks, Lake Segovia, 11 acres, no boat ramp. and refreshments: 501-922-3435. Lake Sophia, 36 acres, boat ramp off El Cano Drive.


Waypoint Marina on Lake DeSoto offers snorkel gear, paddle boards and kayaks for rent as well as a mini café with great food and refreshments: 501-922-5511.

Balboa Trail, 2.1 Miles Barcelona Cart / Bicycle Lane, 1.2 Miles Cedar Creek Trail, 3.1 Miles Carmona Cart / Bicycle Lane, 1.1 Miles Coronado Boat Ramp Trail, 0.35 Miles Coronado Fitness Trail, 1 Mile DeSoto Nature Trail, 1.2 Miles DeSoto Spillway Trail, 0.77 Miles DeSoto Trail, 3.4 Miles 14

HSV Trails

More than 14,000 residents call HSV home, and approximately 35,000 people have vacation homes or property here. Spread out across 26,000 acres, the Village has plenty of room to explore, relax, work and play. Herradura Trail, 0.4 Miles Hernando Trail, 8.6 Miles John & Mildred Cooper Nature Preserve Trail System Magellan Beaver Dam Trail, 0.6 Miles Santa Maria Cart / Bicycle Lane, 1.3 Miles Sonora – Calella Trail, 0.4 Miles Waypoint Trail, 0.7 Miles


ike, bike, walk or run the over 30+ miles of nature trails in Hot Springs Village.

Dolce Vita Italian


re you planning a trip to Hot Springs or one of the sur­ rounding cities? If so, and if you are interested in dining at a great Italian restaurant (and who is not?), there is a new restaurant within the gates of Hot Springs Village: Dolce Vita. The restaurant boasts a generous menu with varied choices to cater to just about anyone’s taste buds. The ap­ pe­tizers are appealing and run from the traditional bruschetta and anti




pasta to fancy starters like crab claws pomodoro. If you are in the mood for a more casual meal, select from the strombolis, calzones, or one of the enticing pizzas. If the occasion is nostalgic, romantic, or otherwise special, there are many entrée options. There are steaks, baked and fresh pastas, as well as sausage, seafood, chicken, veal, eggplant, as well as soups. Leave ample room for dessert, and make your selection from cheesecake, cannoli, limoncello, and


Balboa Sports Bar & Lounge: 111 Balboa Way, 501-922-2909 Beehive Neighborhood Hangout: 220 Minorca Road, 501-7778176, Blue Springs Grill: 6225 Hwy 7 N, Jessieville 71949, 501-204-5050 DeSoto Club: 100 Clubhouse Drive, 501-915-0007, directory Debra’s Good Eats: 198 Carmona Road, 501-984-6677 Granada Grill: 250 Maderas Drive, 501-922-1372, directory Home Plate Café: 5110 Hwy 7 N, 501-984-6969, Last Chance Lakeside Café: 488 Ponce de Leon Drive, 501-9224870, One of a Kind Café: 372 E Glazypeau Road, 501-655-1326 The Shack: 7901 Hwy 7 N, Jessieville, 501-984-5619 Tanner’s Neighborhood Bar & Grill: 25255 Hwy 5, Lonsdale 72087, 501-915-9880, Waypoint at DeSoto Marina: 120 Marina Road, 501-922-5511,


Great Wall Buffet: 4419 N Hwy 7, 501-984-6162, Village Hibachi: 4656 N Hwy 7, 501-204-5028


tiramisu among others. Most importantly, enjoy your visit to Dolce Vita. This is a family-owned business, and they want to provide great food and excellent service to your family. One of the statements posted by the owners on Dolce Vita’s Facebook page is the following, “We want you to feel like Dolce Vita is a place where you feel welcome and comfortable –at home with our family.” 111 Ponderosa Lane, Suite A, Hot Springs Village, AR 71909, 501-226-3377 Monday: closed Tuesday - Saturday: 4 PM - 9 PM Sunday: 11 AM - 3 PM Facebook: DolceVitaHSVillage Website: https://dolce-vita-hsvillage.


Clampits Country Kitchen & Market: 5398 N Hwy 7, 501-2045030, Ouachita Mountain Smokehouse: 4656 N Hwy 7, 501-2045151,


Cypress Bayou Specialty Meats: 3958 N Hwy 7, 318-464-4112 The Saint at Isabella: 110 Inciador Way, 501-226-3334,


Melinda’s Coffee Corner & Cafe: 3901 Hwy 7 N, 501-984-5393,


Dolce Vita: 111 Ponderosa Lane, Suite A, 501-226-3377, Italian House Ristorante: 4501 N Hwy 7, 501-984-6602 Raffaella Rose at Cortez: 299 Cortez Road, 501-915-0855,


El Acapulco: 2800 N Hwy 7, 501-321-1680 El Jimador: 107 DeSoto Center Drive, 501-915-8191 El Padrino: 4640 N Hwy 7, 501-984-5525


Charlie’s Pizza Pub: 127 McNeely Circle, Suite A, 501-984-6216, Domino’s Pizza: 4656 N Hwy 7, 501-915-9595, Mulligan’s at Ponce: 300 Ponce de Leon Drive, 501-922-1623, Molly O’Brien’s: 8913 Park Ave, HS, 501-321-2227,

Sweet Cheeks Bakery: 4656 N Hwy 7, 501-204-5014, 15

Unique Food Experiences in Little Rock


tep into YaYa’s and you will immediately see that the atmosphere is one of sophistication. There are mosaic tile floors, stone columns, and fabric covered wall panels. Plus, heavy beamed ceilings, hand blown chandeliers, and curvy wrought-iron railings decorate the restaurant. The menu, inspired by a combination of American, French, Italian, and Greek cuisines is very eclectic. If you do not find something that excites your taste buds, you may just not be hungry! – 17711 Chenal Parkway, Little Rock, AR 72223, 501-821-1144.


auce(d) is a welcomed addition to the growing restaurant scene in West Little Rock, AR. Sauce(d) offers a diverse menu boasting some of the best tapas, salads, sandwiches, burgers, and wood-fired pizza. We suggest the Neapolitan pizza made with the freshest ingredients to ensure the highest quality product. The dough is prepared fresh daily using imported products from Italy and topped with San Marzano hand-crushed tomatoes, locally sourced vegetables, cheeses, and meats. The “all-star kitchen team” of Sauce(d) rotates a seasonal menu with special “Land, Sea and Air” dinner entrées. “We are very passionate about the culinary experience that we have created and would love to share it with you. Let’s get Saucy!” Karen Jordan – 11121 North Rodney Parham Road, Suite 9A, Little Rock, Arkansas 72212, 501-353-1534.


Holiday Shopping Spots: • Bass Pro Shops • Outlets of Little Rock • Park Plaza Mall • Promenade at Chenal


li Baba Mediterranean Restaurant and Market, located in Boyle Park in Little Rock offers the best of Mediterranean (Indian and Arabic, Pakistan, and Turkish) cuisine signature dishes. Traditional appetizers include Hummus Dip: a creamy spread made from mashed chickpeas blended with tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, and garlic. Dolmades: stuffed grape leaves with spiced rice, parsley, mint, and cinnamon-infused raisins. And, the classic and delicious Falafel: a hearty patty made from ground chickpeas, parsley, celery, peppers, garlic, and aromatic blended herbs. For a quick and convenient lunch on the run, order a kabob or gyro. Among the offerings are Beef Shawarma, Chicken Shawarma, the Super Gyro, and Chicken or Beef Kabob. Because Ali Baba includes a market with fresh produce, spices, and other ingredients that give Mediterranean food its flair, you can bring the tastes into your own kitchen. “We will help you find everything you need, and if it is not here, we will do our best to get it for you,” Associate Kainan. 3400 S University Ave Suite 2, Little Rock, Arkansas 72204, 501-379-8011.

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Kick-It Up this Holiday Season! Bear Necessities 422 Central Ave., Hot Springs 501-318-1225

Get Poppin’!

Ginger’s Popcorn Shop 414 Central Ave., Hot Springs 501-321-1519

Travel Lightly!

Baggallini Totes @ Annie’s Accents & Accessories

Don’t Bug Out!

Beef Jerky Outlet 231 Central Ave., Hot Springs 501-623-2727

Happy Hunting!

The Mountain’s Edge 406 Central Ave., Hot Springs 501-609-9393

Get Layered!

Valley Rose Boutique 3925 HWY 7N, Ste. F, HSV 501-226-8967

Deck the Halls!

Kringles in the Park 118 Central Ave., Hot Springs 501-762-0835

Treat Yourself!

Kilwins Hot Springs 264 Central Ave., Hot Springs 501-701-4464


’Tis the Season for Fun in the Ouachitas GARVAN WOODLAND GARDENS Holiday Lights Nov. 17 - Dec. 31, 5 PM to 9 PM The most celebrated outdoor light display in Arkansas for the holiday season opens at Garvan the Saturday before Thanksgiving and runs through New Year’s Eve (closed Thanksgiving and Christmas days). The Gardens will be aglow with nearly 5 million lights in a myriad of natural settings. Features include the luminescent Garden of the Pine Wind, the 50-foot tall Holiday Tree which plays holiday tunes animated to a light show, the parterre garden on the Great Lawn, and traditional holiday scenes in the woodlands. Conclude your walking tour with free hot chocolate. The Chipmunk Café is open nightly until 9 p.m. serving soups, sandwiches, and snacks.


NORTHWOODS MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAIL Grand Opening, Cedar Glades Trail Head, 461 Wildcat Rd. Nov. 17, 12 PM to 5 PM International Mountain Biking Asso­ ciation officially opens the first phase of the Hot Springs Northwoods Trails.

Hot Springs Event Center Nov. 10-11, 10 AM to 5 PM The Mistletoe Market will be local shops, as well as vendors displaying their artisan food and products for a seasonal shopping event.

DOWNTOWN HOT SPRINGS HOLIDAY LIGHTS DISPLAY Nov. 19 - Dec 31 Love Christmas lights? Hot Springs, Arkansas, which is surrounded by the picturesque Ouachita Mountains, has long been and remains a top destination to visit. The holidays are a beautiful time of year to experience the city. The Christmas lights downtown will be turned on November 19 during an event on Exchange Street. In Arlington Lawn, located in Hot Springs National Park, the celebration of the holidays will present a stunning display of Christmas lights.

SPA CITY RUNNING FESTIVAL Nov. 17, 7 AM The Spa Running Festival presented by Window Mart is proud to celebrate its 37th year as a 10K, and the 4th year for the half marathon with its largest announcements yet! On Saturday, November 17, 2018, the festival, which has received national recognition in the running community and has been featured by Runner’s World Magazine in its article “Bucket List: 10 Races in or Near National Parks,” is now literally running right through the National Park with the new inclusion of North Mountain in Hot Springs National Park. 18

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ectors’ menu offers a satisfying selection of appetizers, salads, sand­wiches, and burgers. There are cleverly named options: ‘Raising the Steaks’ salad, ‘Poultry-Geist’ turkey/ pimiento cheese/bacon, and ‘Chick ­­ Magnet’, blackened chicken sand­ wiches. The kids’ menu includes sliders, quesadillas and grilled cheese. Craft beer, wine and cocktails are available. Call for catering options. 538 W Grand Ave., Hot Springs, Arkansas 71901, 501-463-9492.

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hil’s Family Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Break­ fast offerings include an “all you can eat” breakfast that features eggs, sausage, grits, and hash browns, biscuits with gravy, toast, and hot cakes. Waffles and French toast are also available. The main lunch and dinner entrees include chicken strips, country fried steak, fried ham, fried shrimp, grilled tilapia, and fried catfish . . . enjoy oldfashioned home cooking, without having to clean up your kitchen! – 2900 Central Ave., Hot Springs, AR 71913, 501-623-8258.

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ake visiting award-winning Café 1217, located in Hot Springs, Arkansas, one of your dining destinations. Savor Green Goddess Shrimp, Romano Crusted Pork Loin, or fan favorite Chicken Pot Pie among many other delectable dishes–dine in or take out. In addi­tion to their signature menu items, General Manager and co-owner Ron Harris states that they change the café’s menu monthly. “Each month there are three new feature salads and five new fea­ ture sandwiches making it a whole new experience each month for our customers,” says Harris. – 1217 Malvern Ave., Suite B, Hot Springs, AR 71901, 501-318-1094.

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Active Living in Hot Springs Village MOTORCYCLE CLUB: There’s something about the roar of a motorcycle that makes us all think about the freedom of the road and the wind in our faces. In Hot Springs Village there are about 370 motorcycle enthusiasts, and a good number of them be­ long to the Gold Wing Road Riders Association (GWRRA), a 50,000-member national organiza­tion headquartered in Phoenix, AZ. The HSV chapter even has its own designation – Chapter E-AR, with 124 members. As you might guess, the HSV group loves to ride! Any excuse to jump on their bikes two to three times a week is a good one. They often ride somewhere in the state just for lunch– Eureka Springs, Twin Peaks, or other Arkansas destinations to the north, south, east or west. There are local and state rallies at various times and one international rally each year for Gold Wing Road Riders. For more information or to become a member, contact, 501-655-6290, or visit the national organization’s website, RAZORBACK CLUB: The Hot Springs Village Razorback Club supports all men’s and women’s Razorback athletics. That sup­port includes attending some of the sporting events and also participating in fund-raising activities on behalf of the U of A Razorback Foundation’s athletic scholarship program. While the majority of the approximately 300 members are actual Razorback alumni, a number of them are also non-alumni newcomers to the Village who join the Club for the fun and camaraderie. For more information, contact the Club president, Wayne Dyer at wayne.dyer1944@ “We are very proud of the HSV Razorback Club. We get a lot of sup­port from Arkansans who reside in the Village and residents from other states who soon learn to “call the Hogs.” – Observed Wayne Dyer, president VILLAGE CHORALE: Although some adult activities, such as playing cards, are losing their popularity, community choruses are going strong. In fact, across the country their numbers are growing. No wonder! Singing is part of a lifestyle of active participation. Forget passivity! That’s what members of the Hot Springs Village Chorale would tell you. This 23-year-old group began modestly with extremely high aspirations for musical performance which have been met and exceeded. The 40-member, auditiononly chorus is composed of experienced musicians. The Chorale is the singing group for the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra when it presents its yearly Christmas in the Village concert. It also has been invited to perform a free concert during the Christmas season at Garvan Woodland Gardens. For more information, contact the director, Dr. Tom Bolton at (502) 889-1520 or Marlene Zenker at (501) 922-2009. 20

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