Calendar of events

This is a listing of activities of interest to residents of Southeast Arkansas. Anyone who would like to submit entries for consideration may do so in writing to the Entertainment Calendar, P.O. Box 6469, Pine Bluff, Ark., 71611. Since all activities are subject to change, it would be wise to confirm the activity with the sponsoring organization.

13 — This year’s Enchanted Land of Lights & Legends is now open in Pine Bluff/Jefferson County Regional Park. The light display will be open from 6-9 nightly through Dec. 31. For more information or to learn about sponsorships, e-mail, call 870-536-7600 or visit the festival website at

13 — The annual Red Cross Southeast Arkansas Chapter chili meal will be held from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Services Center, 211 W. Third Ave. Tickets are $8 each and include chili and all the trimmings, dessert and a drink. Dine-in or pickup will be available. Deliveries will be made for orders of 10 or more with a two-hour advance notice. Tickets may be purchased from any Red Cross volunteer or by calling the Red Cross office 870-534-7312.

13 — The seventh annual “A Jazzy Christmas” featuring Legoria Payton & Friends will be held at 8 p.m. at the Pine Bluff Convention Center, 500 E. Eighth Ave. The event will feature live entertainment, dancing, a silent auction and refreshments. Attendees are asked to bring an unwrapped gift for a child. All gift donations will be presented to the Pine Bluff Salvation Army. Tickets are $15. Tickets may be purchased at Treasure Chest Bridals, Pine Bluff Convention Center Box Office, Fathers & Sons Clothier in Jefferson Square and Novel T’s, 1616 S. Linden. For more information, call 870-413-1667 or e-mail

13-14 — White Hall High School Choral Department will present its 23rd annual Madrigal Feaste at 7 p.m. Seating will begin at 6:30 p.m. Dinner will be served during the performance.Tickets are $35 and are available through a choir member or by calling 870-692-1741.

14 — The 66th annual Pine Bluff Christmas Parade will begin at 2 p.m. at Eighth Avenue and Convention Center Drive. After the parade, Old Towne Christmas will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Pine Bluff Convention Center. The event will offer live musical entertainment, activities for children, strolling historical characters, horse-drawn carriage rides (weather permitting) and a visit with Santa. All events are free of charge. For more information, call 870-536-8742.

14 — The Pine Bluff Symphony Orchestra will present, “Holiday Traditions: Music of the Season”, at 7 p.m. in the Pine Bluff Convention Center Auditorium. For tickets or for more information, call the Pine Bluff Symphony at 870-536-7666.

14 — The Jefferson County Humane Society will host its first benefit concert from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at Harbor Oaks Country Club in Pine Bluff/Jefferson County Regional Park. The concert will feature 2011 Mississippi Blues Hall of Fame inductee Jerry McCoy and The Hammers, as well as, The Chaps, a musical group that had its origin in Arkadelphia at Ouachita College in 1961. Admission to the event is $10.

14 — The Pine Bluff Branch of the National Association of University Women will present its annual Scholarship Fashion Show and Brunch from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Sahara Shriners Temple, 820 S. Main St.

19 — Pine Bluff Musical Coterie and Pine Bluff Community Band will present a Christmas celebration at 6 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 6501 S. Hazel St.

21 — The 46th Debutante Cotillion will be presented at 7 p.m. at the Pine Bluff Convention Center by the Delta Omega Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc.

31 — The New Community Theatre will present its Gala New Year celebration. The opening act will feature Craig Diamond, master magician and comedian. The main event will feature Alfreda Gerald, world-class singer/entertainer. A matinee show will be held at 3 p.m., and the evening performance will be held at 9:30 p.m. For tickets or more information, call 870-535-2646.