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.


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 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.

29 — 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.

29 — First Baptist Church, 6501 S. Hazel St., will host its March book review at 10 a.m. in the church’s fellowship hall. Thomas J. Cunningham III will review “The Preacher”, a book he has written about his pastoral journey over four decades with the majority of those being spent in the Delta of Arkansas.


2 — 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

3 — The Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas, 701 S. Main St., will hold Photography 2 with Eric Maynard classes 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 For invitations and information, visit and sign up for the free e-mail list.

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.

3 — The Star City School District will present the second annual Fine Arts Extravaganza at 6:30 p.m. in the Star City High School auditorium. Admission to the Fine Arts Extravaganza is free and the public is invited to attend.

4 — The Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas, 701 S. Main St., will host Live@5, its monthly music series, from 5-7 p.m. The featured group will be the On Call Band. Sponsored by M.K. Distributors, the cost of the evening is $5 for members and $10 for non-members. For more information, call 870-536-3375 or email

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 or