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.

June

27 — The Youth Ministry of Newbirth Baptist Church, 401 E. Fifth Ave., will host Community Movie Night beginning at 6 p.m. The event will include free refreshments and the showing of a family-friendly movie. The public is invited to attend.

27 — Sulphur Springs United Methodist Church, 9238 Sulphur Springs Road, will hold its monthly Senior Adult Day at 10 a.m. in the church’s Christian Community Center. There will be a potluck luncheon with games and prizes. A program will be presented by the Delta Rivers Nature Center. Participants are asked to bring their favorite dish and enjoy the fellowship. There is no charge for admission and all ages are invited to attend. Details: Call Judy Hall at 870-718-9675.

28 — Fish of the Delta will be held at 1:30 p.m. at the Delta Rivers Nature Center in Pine Bluff/Jefferson County Regional Park. Participants can learn about the various species of fish that can be found in Arkansas’ Delta, learn about their life cycle, habitat, feeding habits and how to catch them.

28 — The Royal Grand Chapter Order of the Eastern Star is sponsoring a statewide workshop at the Masonic Temple, 2906 E. Harding Ave. Registration will be held from 8 to 9 a.m. The on-site registration fee is $5. All OES members are asked to attend. The dress code is business casual — pants suits allowed, however, no jeans or athletic wear.

28 — “Albert Sweitzer: Genius in the Jungle,” written by Joseph Gollomb, will be the book review presented by Jeanne Cheek at 10 a.m. in the fellowship hall of First Baptist Church, 6501 S. Hazel St. Door prizes and refreshments will be furnished following the review. The public is invited to attend.

28 — Pine Bluff native LaTosha Meadows-Holden, an evangelist, will return to Pine Bluff with her husband, the Rev. Chester Holden, to perform a spiritual theatrical production entitled “…and God spoke.” at 1 p.m. at the Pine Bluff High School Little Theatre. Tickets are $8 and can be purchased at http://andgodspokepinebluff.eventbrite.com or by contacting the Meadows family at meadows1976@gmail.com for local ticket sales.

July

2 — Geocaching will be held at 9 a.m. at the Delta Rivers Nature Center in Pine Bluff/Jefferson County Regional Park. This program will teach what geocaching is, how it works, how to use GPS to find hidden cache and how to have fun looking for them across the state.

4 — The Pine Bluff Festival Association and the Pine Bluff Parks and Recreation Department are teaming up to host the Independence Day celebration. Children’s activities and food vendors will open at 5 p.m. Live entertainment, sponsored by MK Distributors, will begin at 6 p.m. Musical performances will be held throughout the evening, capped off at 9 p.m. by south Arkansas’ largest fireworks display, sponsored by Simmons First National Bank, Relyance Bank and the Pine Bluff Festival Association. There is no fee for admission. For more information, visit www.pineblufffestival.org or call 870-536-0920 or 870-536-7600.

5 — Nature Crafts will be held at 1 p.m. at the Delta Rivers Nature Center. Children will have the opportunity to make a tree cookie necklace that they can take home and wear. All materials will be provided.