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.
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. All of the shows at StarDaze are free to the public. For more information, call 870-628-6400 or visit www.stardazefestival.com.
24 — The Pine Bluff Symphony Orchestra Board of Directors will present the Party Book fundraiser event from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Services Center, 211 W. Third Ave. Offerings will include parties, delicious delivered dinners, casseroles that you can put in your freezer for last minute plans, or a trip for your family — plus other specialty foods and items. For more information, contact the Symphony Office at 870-536-7666 or visit the website at www.pinebluffsymphony.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 email@example.com. 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.
26 — The women of Grace Episcopal Church, 4101 S. Hazel St., will host their 30th annual English Tea and Sale from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Guests will enjoy delicious food in a room full of lace, linen and flowers. The menu features smoked salmon, asparagus roll ups, puff pastry filled with chicken salad, tea sandwiches, English almond ring cake, fresh strawberries, Sacher Torte bites, old fashioned lemon tarts and English morning tea. Admission is $10 in advance or at the door. Tickets may be purchased from any member of Grace Episcopal Churchwomen, from the church office, or by calling 870-535-3852. Tickets may also be used to purchase takeout boxed lunches called “tea toters” that contain an assortment of the menu items.
16 — The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary will sponsor a spring fundraiser and membership drive from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 6501 S. Hazel St. The event will include fellowship with Women’s Auxiliary members, a silent auction and door prizes. Chicken salad and fruit salad courses will be served. Tickets are $15 and must be purchased in advance. No tickets will be sold at the door. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Linda Minyard at 870-879-5867.