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.

March

21 — 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 March 21 and run each Friday 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 870-692-608.

22 — The Area Agency on Aging of Southeast Arkansas will participate in the national 2014 March For Meals campaign. From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the White Hall High School track, volunteers and staff will be laying out a Mile of Money in an effort to raise $20,000 for Meals on Wheels. Using the change collected in the classrooms, additional donations will be accepted in hopes of stretching a mile of coins around the track. There will be games, refreshments and a silent auction.

22 — The Divine Fellowship of Christian Churches will hold prayer for the city of Pine Bluff from 8 to 9 a.m. on the steps of the Jefferson County Courthouse. All concerned citizens are invited to come out and join in prayer. Prayer will be held each Saturday in March and throughout the month of April.

26 — Shepherd’s Center of Pine Bluff recently announced its spring 2014 session of classes. Classes will be held each Wednesday through April 23 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Lakeside Methodist Church, 15th Avenue and Olive Street. The registration fee is $10. For more information about classes, contact Bettye Johnson at bcj41@cablelynx.com.

27 — The Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas, 701 S. Main St., will hold Photography 2 with Eric Maynard classes on March 27 and continue each Thursday through April 10 from 5:45 to 7:45 p.m. The cost of the class is $85 for members and $120 for non-members. For more information, call 870-536-3375 or e-mail info@artssciencecenter.org. For invitations and information, visit www.ArtsScienceCenter.org and sign up for the free e-mail list.

April

3 — The Jefferson County Democratic Central Committee and Jefferson County Democratic Women will host their first Jefferson/Jackson Dinner at 6 p.m. in the ballroom of the Pine Bluff Convention Center. The keynote speaker for the evening will be Vince Insalaco, chairman of the Democratic Party of Arkansas. A silent auction will be held and Legoria Peyton and Friends will provide musical entertainment. Admission is $50 per person or a reserved table for eight is $400. Reservations will be taken through March 15. For tickets or more information, contact Ted Davis, chair of the Democratic Central Committee, at 870-502-9891; Zelda Hoaglan, president of Jefferson County Democratic Women, at 870-550-5921; or Classie Green, event chairman, at 870-556-0527.

5 — The annual Railroadiana Show and Sale will be held at the Arkansas Railroad Museum, 1700 Port Road, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Adult admission is $5; children ages 6 to 12 is $2 and children under 6 will be admitted free with a paying adult. For more information, call the museum at 870-535-8819.

5 — The 17th annual Bill Sanders-Bo Piper Benefit Bass Tournament will be held on the Arkansas River at Pine Bluff/Jefferson County Regional Park from safe light until 3 p.m. Boats will launch according to their paid entry registration numbers. The entry fee is $110 for each two-person team. Participants who register at the ramp on the day of the tournament will be assessed a $15 late fee. To register or for more information, contact the Area Agency on Aging at 870-543-6300 or 800-264-3260; or email bhardin@aaasea.org or jwallace@aaasea.org.