I am excited to announce the 11th Annual Light Language Conference, which will be held here at the Divine Intervention Dome! This event will bring together many talented Light Language teachers to create many profound experiences involving this art of sacred geometry. Whether you are a seasoned Light Language practitioner or a fresh new student, this conference is sure to offer you an abundance of learning, insight and healing!
This conference will be filled with wonderful lectures from a wide variety of speakers and will take place from June 13-14. There will also be classes scheduled before and after this conference.
Conference Entry Fee - $150

LOCATION: Garvan Woodland Gardens

Advanced: Mondays, beginning March 2, 9-10 a.m.

Beginner: Tuesdays, beginning March 3, 9-10 a.m. 

Exercise never felt more beautiful than walking at Garvan! Fitness buff Sharon Turrentine will challenge you on exhilarating 3-mile hikes through places in the Gardens most folks never see.  It’s always a different route and you’ll get your week off to a great start.  For the less strenuous option, the 1-mile walk led by GWG staff is perfect for those who want to really savor the Gardens while they get some great exercise. Comfortable clothes appropriate to the weather and good walking shoes recommended. No reservations needed, so please join us!

Free with admission.


1st Friday of every month!  

Enjoy strolling down Central Ave and seeing all the art galleries have to offer. From contemporary to traditional art, the diverse offerings in this arts and cultural scene place Hot Springs at No. 4 among the 100 Best Art Towns in America. 

 This is a must do!

Check with Garvan for ongoing dates
LOCATION: Garvan Woodland Gardens, Great Lawn

It’s not just beautiful, it’s good for you.  Join healthy living experts from the Oaklawn Center on Aging to learn Tai-Chi, the ancient Chinese practice that’s both art and exercise.  Great for flexibility, balance, and gently building bone and muscle strength, it can be practiced at any level of fitness.  Walk-ins welcome. (rain location Millsap Bride’s Hall)

Free with admission

We celebrate the approaching spring season each year on a day when periods of daylight and night are near equal -- equa nox (equal night), symbolizing balance in nature and its great bounty. We give thanks in sacred ceremony so that balance and bounty may continue for the sake of our children's children.

This year, the Seed and Water Blessing Ceremony will be led by Mike Eye-of-the-Eagle-Feather Burton, Chairman of the Manataka American Indian Council. He will be assisted by Lee Standing Bear Moore, an Elder of Manataka. Bob White of Adamah Kedoshah will lead the Sacred Fire Ceremony, and Monroe Loy, Vice Chairman of Manataka will assist as Fire Keeper; Rocky Miller and Kanil Guenwaldena will serve as Water Keepers.

Ceremonies will begin after everyone is smudged and blessed. Everyone will make Prayer Ties, the sacred fire will be lit, and drum songs and chants will be offered.

Participants will form a long processional to the creek bank where the Water Blessing Ceremony will be conducted. Sacred waters from around the world will be combined with the sacred water of Manataka. Special seed packets for personal use will be given to everyone who attends.

Singing and dancing will continue into the evening. Bring lawn chairs, blankets, drums, flutes, and rattles.

When: Saturday, March 21, 2015 (spring equinox), 12:00 PM - til

Location: Adamah Kedoshah (Sacred Space), 5418 Park Avenue (Hwy 5), Hot Springs, AR 70901
(Travel 1.5 mile East past Fountain Lake School on AR Hwy 5. Our Community House is a red brick house on the right (south side) behind a black metal fence.)

Admission and Parking are FREE


The calendar is filling up. For more information on all the happenings check our calendar at

If you would like to tour the Sacred Space, contact any member of the Board of Trustees.

In Gratitude,
The Board of Trustees, Members and other volunteers

Rev. Cathy Celestin [email protected]
Robert White [email protected]
Maura Williams [email protected]
Robert Shook [email protected]

April 12, 2015 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm
LOCATION: Garvan Woodland Gardens, Magnolia Room

Do you love herbs but are a beginning gardener?  Do you think you can’t grow herbs without sun from dawn to dusk or that you don’t have room for them?  Despite their reputation, most herbs are tough, easy to grow, and provide bountiful harvests in pretty humble conditions, if you know their “secrets.”  Debbie Tripp, nursery owner and herbalist, takes the mystery out of growing herbs and gets you off to a great start with specifics you need for each of your favorites.  Plants for sale at this event!

Free Members | $15 Non-members | Registration Required | Reserve online or call 800-366-4664

April 18, 2015 - 2PM to 6PM
LOCATION: Hill Wheatley Plaza

Presented by The Spa City Blues Society

  • Sample gumbo from area cooking teams vying for the title of “Best Hot Springs Gumbo”
  • Purchase Crawfish dinner
  • Dance music

Must be 21 or older

Admission is only $15 per person for unlimited gumbo samples. If you want a big Crawfish Dinner, that's $20. Beverages will be available on site, and you can enjoy all this gastronomic euphoria while listening to live music!

Festival coordinator and SCBS board member, Tracy Barrett, says the festival is a replacement for the Blues Society's annual lobster dinner. She said the big crustaceans got to be too expensive, so they opted for a festival involved their smaller cousins.

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. It's doubtful that ANY other town in the galaxy the size of OUR town has as many awesome activities as does ours.

April 29 & 30, 2015 - 10am to 4pm
LOCATION: Garvan Woodland Gardens, Magnolia Room

It’s two days all about bead weaving, starting with beginning stitches and moving up to advanced techniques.  Artist Lynn Harris demonstrates proper use of seed beads, needles and threads, then lets you practice new sewing skills before guiding you through 3 exciting projects to take home.  All supplies provided, but bring a white t-shirt for a work surface and don’t forget your glasses. Bring lunch or enjoy lunch from the Café.

$25 Members | $40 Non-members | Registration Required | Reserve online or call 800-366-4664

June 8, 2015 - 6:30pm
LOCATION: Whittington Park

Memorial Day Concert, Monday, May 25, 2015—3:00PM 

  • I. Monday, June 8, 2015—6:30PM

Special Concert by the Village Big Band, Monday June 15, 2015—6:30PM

  • II. Monday, June 22, 2015—6:30PM
  • III. Monday, July 6, 2015—6:30PM
  • IV. Monday, July 20, 2015—6:30 PM
  • V. Monday, August 3, 2015—6:00PM
  • VI. Monday, August 17, 2015—6:00PM

Free admission and parking!

Freewill donation will be gratefully accepted.

Come early for good parking and seating location; pack a picnic supper.

Please check out our website at

For more information contact the Band information line at 501-984-1678

**Rain location/inclement Weather : National Park Community College Gymnasium

Music fans will soon gather on summer evenings outdoors where they are entertained by the Hot Springs Concert Band.

Attendees bring their lawn chairs and spread out picnics under the shade of magnolia trees. In the event of threatening weather or excessive heat, a concert may be moved to the gymnasium complex on the campus of National Park Community College.

A number are retired band instructors or professional musicians who make time in their busy schedules to perform.

“€œThe whole band is made up of volunteers. The only one paid is our conductor, and rightly so,”Gilmore said.

In every sense a community band, Hot Springs Concert Band is open to musicians in the community. There are no age restrictions. This year, the band is celbrating its 40th anniversary.