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.
7 — The Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas will host its “A Taste of the Wildlife” at 6:30 p.m. at the Pine Bluff Country Club. Tickets are $50 each and may be purchased at www.ArtsScienceCenter.org. For more information, contact ASC at 870-536-3375, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website at www.ArtsScienceCenter.org.
8 — The Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas will hold Family FunDay from 1 to 3 p.m. Participants will have the opportunity to create light-up Valentine’s cards. For more information, contact ASC at 870-536-3375, email@example.com or visit the website at www.ArtsScienceCenter.org.
8 — The Master Gardeners of Jefferson County will host the 26th annual Home & Garden Show & Seminar at the Pine Bluff Convention Center. Doors will open at 8 a.m., with how-to sessions at 9 and 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. For more information about booth space and reservations, contact Lloyd Wessels at 870-692-0151.
8 — USA Dance Chapter 5014 will hold its Valentine Dance at 3:30 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, food and fellowship.
13 — The Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas, 701 Main St., will offer its photography I class with Eric Maynard each Thursday through Feb. 20 from 5:45 to 7:45 p.m. The cost of the class is $85 for members and $120 for non-members. The fee is payable at time of registration. For more information, contact ASC at 870-536-3375, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website at www.ArtsScienceCenter.org.
13 & 15 — The Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas will hold auditions for “The Emperor’s New Clothes” on Feb. 13 from 6:30-8 p.m. and Feb. 15 from 1-2:30 p.m. Auditions are open to those ages 6 and up and beginners are welcome. Portions of the script will be provided at the auditions. Participants are asked to use the backstage entrance. For more information, contact Stephanie Ong at 870-536-3375.
15 — The Gamma Psi Sigma Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc. will present its black-tie event, “Honor our Brotherhood” at 5:30 p.m. at the Army Reserve Center, 17500 Dayton Road. Tickets are $25. This event is open to the public. Tickets are available now from any graduate chapter member or by contacting Andrae Campbell at 870-718-0610.
20 — The Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas recently announced “Glazed by Fire,” an exhibit of Joe Bruhin’s work, including his vases, pots, jars, as well as his signature Iga pots. A reception for Bruhin and gallery talk is scheduled for 5 to 7 p.m. Admission to the reception and exhibit are free. “Glazed by Fire” is sponsored by Relyance Bank and runs through Feb. 24.
22 — The 27th annual Chancellor’s Benefit for The Arts will be held at the Pine Bluff Convention Center. The benefit will begin at 6 p.m. with a reception and silent art auction featuring original art works by University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff faculty, students, alumni and other Arkansas artists. Also available will be an assortment of framed art prints by regionally and nationally renowned artists. Dinner is scheduled for 7:15 p.m. with live entertainment followed by the recognition of this year’s honorees. Tickets for the benefit are $100 per person. For additional information regarding the gala event, please contact Margaret M. Hall, co-chairman, at the Office of University Relations and Development at 870-575-8701 or Henri Linton at the University Museum and Cultural Center at 870-575-8232.