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.
11 — The tradition will continue at St. Joseph Catholic Church as Lent approaches and the annual Lenten fish fry events kick off. The last fish fry will be held. Serving times will be 5 to 7:30 p.m. 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.
12 — The sixth annual Easter Fashion Parade, Luncheon and Silent Auction will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Pine Bluff Convention Center. Tickets are $10 for children ages 5-12 and $20 for ages 13 and up. For ticket information, call 870-536-2074.
12 — USA Dance Chapter 5014 will hold its monthly dance at 7 p.m. in the fellowship hall of Central Presbyterian Church, 6300 Trinity Drive. Lisa Kirkpatrick of Dance Makers will instruct a dance class, followed by dancing and fellowship.
12 — The Jubilation Jazz “Big Band” will perform at 6:30 p.m. in the worship center of Summit Baptist Church, 901 Ridgway Road. The public is invited to attend. There is no cost for the concert but a free-will offering will be received to help with the expenses of the band.
14 — In observance of National Pecan Month, Trinity Village Assisted Living, 6400 Trinity Drive, will host its first Pecan Pie Bake-off at 2 p.m. Those interested in participating should pick up an entry form from the Assisted Living office. The winner will receive a gift card and bragging rights.
16 — The Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas invites the beer enthusiast and the casual beer drinker alike to join its third annual Beer Tasting from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tickets for the evening are $25 for Arts & Science Center members and $30 for non-members. To purchase tickets, visit the website www.ArtsScienceCenter.org or call 870-536-3375. The ASC, located at 701 S. Main St., is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m., and closed on Sunday and Monday.
18-19 — Organizers of the 11th annual StarDaze festival, the fastest growing festival in Arkansas, recently announced the biggest and best line-up in its history, according to an event spokesman. Set for April 18-19 at Star City, the event will feature some of today’s hottest country music artists. The excitement will begin April 17 with the opening of the Hope Health Care Midway. All of the shows at StarDaze are free to the public. For more information, call 870-628-6400 or visit www.stardazefestival.com.
24-27 — Tickets are now on sale for “The Emperor’s New Clothes”, to be presented by the Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas on April 24-27. Ticket prices range from $13 to $17 and $5 for students. Performances will be held at 7 p.m. April 24-26 and at 2 p.m. April 27. For more information, call 870-536-3375 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For invitations and information, visit www.ArtsScienceCenter.org and sign up for the free email list.
26 — The Harbor City Festival and Cook-off will return to Saracen Landing. Cook teams can compete in the gumbo competition and/or catfish cook-off. A KidsZone, which will open at 10 a.m., will feature inflatable amusements, crafts, football/basketball toss and other activities. Admission is $5 for adults. Kids 12 and under will be admitted free. To register a team or for more information, call the Pine Bluff Parks and Recreation office at 870-536-0920.