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.


15-16 — The New Community Theatre, 207 W. Second Ave., will present Bobby Brooks Wilson, the son of the legendary R&B singer, Jackie Wilson, singing songs from his recently released CD. Performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. each day. Tickets are $25 per person and can be bought at the box office starting at 5 p.m. on the day of the performance or can be purchased online at For more information, call 870-535-2646.

16 — The Pine Bluff Black Fire Fighters Association will present Project Fresh Start from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Pine Bluff Convention Center. The event will include free food and entertainment.

19 — The AARP Smart Driver Safety Program, developed by AARP, will be offered from 12:30 to 5 p.m. Aug. 19 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center, 1600 W. 40th Ave. The cost of the course is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members, payable to AARP at the time of the class. To pre-register for the class, call 870-247-4898. The class will be limited to 35 participants.

28 — Shirley Anderson, an award-winning pastel artist from Hot Springs Village, will conduct a one-day workshop as part of a continuing effort by the Pine Bluff Art League to offer quality art workshops and promote art awareness and growth in the Pine Bluff area. The workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the A&B meeting room of the Donald W. Reynolds Community Services Center, 211 W. Third Ave. The cost for the workshop will be $60. Those interested in attending should contact workshop chairman, Pat Sheffield, for additional information at 870-879-3037 or 501-620-3568. Interested individuals must sign up and prepay for this workshop.