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.

February

28 — The tradition will continue at St. Joseph Catholic Church as Lent approaches and the annual Lenten fish fry events kick off. The first fish fry will be held Feb. 28 and run for seven consecutive Fridays through and including April 11. Serving times will be 5 to 7:30 p.m. each Friday at St. Joseph Gallagher Hall. The price is $12 per meal for adults and $6 per meal for children under 12 years of age. The dine-in or carryout all-you-can-eat menu will include fried catfish fillets, French fries, slaw, homemade mild or spicy hush puppies, ice tea and a dessert. For more information, call 870-692-6082.

March

1 — Retired educators will be honored for their years of service in the field of education during the 26th annual Finer Womanhood Banquet at 7 p.m. at the Pine Bluff Convention Center. The event is sponsored by the Epsilon Zeta Zeta and Beta Beta Chapters of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. Banquet tickets may be purchased from any sorority member or by calling 870-535-8680 or 870-489-1262.

1 — Budget development, money management, wise use of credit and consumer protection will be taught during a Navigating the Financial Journey course, sponsored by the University of Arkansas Extension Service, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Jefferson County Extension Office, 500 S. Idaho St. Cost of the class is $20 and it is approved by the United States Bankruptcy Trustee as a financial education program and complies with the laws enacted under the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act (BAPCPA). A Certificate of Debtor Education will be presented to bankruptcy filers who bring picture identification and bankruptcy case number. To register for the money management course, contact Mary Ann Kizer at 870-534-1033 or e-mail mkizer@uaex.edu.

2 — Local artist Gerry Delongchamp of White Hall will be the guest speaker for the meeting of the Pine Bluff Art League from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Services Building, 211 W. Third Ave.

6 — Tickets are on sale now for the Taco Salad Supper, presented jointly by the Pine Bluff Orchestra Association and the Pine Bluff Symphony Orchestra. The supper will be held from 4-7 p.m. in the Pine Bluff High School cafeteria. The dinner includes a generous serving of taco salad, a drink and a dessert. Tickets are $10 and are available from any orchestra student, parent or teacher. They are also available from any member of the Symphony board or the Symphony Notables. Tickets may also be purchased through the Symphony office at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Services Center located at 211 W. Third Ave. The number to call is 870-536-7666. Advance purchase of tickets is encouraged. There will be a limited number of tickets at the door. Dine-in and take-out dinners will be served inside the cafeteria. In addition, there will be a drive-through line for picking up dinners. Guests who choose to dine in will be treated to colorful decorations and musical entertainment by four different student orchestras, including the PBSO Youth Orchestra. The PBHS Orchestra will present the Pink Panther/Pops Concert.

7 — The Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas, 701 Main St., will hold its monthly music series, Live@5, from 5-7 p.m. The featured guest will be the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Jazz Ensemble. The cost of the evening is $5 for members and $10 for non-members. For more information call 870-536-3375 or e-mail info@artssciencecenter.org.

8 — The Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas, 701 Main St., will host its Family FunDay from 1 to 3 p.m. The event will feature Chain Reactions. Using dominoes, balls, ramps, toys and other items, participants will use teamwork to create a large moving sculpture. For more information call 870-536-3375 or e-mail info@artssciencecenter.org.