Religion

Gospel concert

Hickory Hill Park plans to host a gospel music concert at 7 p.m. today featuring local group Junction 5. Also set to appear in the concert will be The Hawkins Family, of Hot Springs. The park is located at 216 Bryant Road. Parking and admission are free, but visitors should bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating. Concessions will be available at Buddy's Barnyard Cafe.

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Community events

A full summer of community events are planned for Grand Avenue United Methodist Church, 841 Quapaw. Grillin' on Grand! will take place from 5-7 p.m. today in the church's new parking lot. Food, music and children's activities will be available. A Family Fun Fest - Children's Fair will take place from 5-7 p.m. July 18 on the parking lot. VBS "Camp Discovery" is planned for Aug. 4-6. A concert featuring Ed Kilbourne will be Aug. 23.

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Vatican signs treaty with 'State of Palestine'

VATICAN CITY -- The Vatican signed a treaty with the "State of Palestine" on Friday, saying it hoped its legal recognition of the state would help stimulate peace with Israel and that the treaty itself would serve as a model for other Mideast countries.

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Tanenbaum honored at WUPJ international convention

Jerry Tanenbaum, a Hot Springs resident and member of Congregation House of Israel, was honored in a ceremony in Rio de Janeiro, during the recent WUPJ international convention on May 14, when he retired as chair of the Yad B'Yad Task Force for Latin American Jewry.

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Documentary to feature local pastor

A New York City television production company will be in Hot Springs Friday through Sunday to film a documentary featuring local minister Harvey Perdue conducting an old-fashioned Holy Ghost tent revival.

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