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.
28 — Buy, sell or trade old hunting, fishing and outdoor gear during the Sporting Goods Swap Meet from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Delta Rivers Nature Center in Regional Park. Firearms are prohibited. Vendor tables an be reserved for free and admission is free to the public. For more information or to reserve a vendor table, call 870-534-0011.
28 — The Jefferson County 5K RunWalkDance will be held at Saracen Landing. Registration will begin at 7:15 a.m. and the RunWalkDance starts at 8 a.m. Proceeds from the event will be used to purchase bike racks for the Saracen Walking Trail and raise awareness for Michelle Obama’s initiative focusing on childhood obesity. For more information, call 870-536-0920.
29 — The Treasure Chest presents the third annual “Unforgettable” Bridal Fair & Special Events Expo from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Pine Bluff Convention Center. The spectrum of events includes weddings, proms, anniversaries, reunions, showers, parties, bridal and baby shower registries, balls, fundraisers, charity events and more. The Expo will feature booth raffles, unbelievable door prizes, cake, food and catering samples, bride & groom game prize package, prom gift package raffle, a fashion show and more. For more information, contact Legoria Payton at 870-413-1667.
30-Oct. 5 — The Southeast Arkansas District Fair & Rodeo will kick off with gates opening to the general public on Sept. 30. The downtown parade will be held at 4:45 p.m. Oct. 3. Oct. 1, 3-5 will be designated “Armband Nights” from 6 to 10 p.m. Oct. 3 is “Student and Senior Citizens Day” and the Gospel Music Talent Show will begin at 6:30 p.m. Everybody’s Talent Show will begin at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 4 and “Midnite Madness” will be held from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Southeast Arkansas District Talent Show finals will be held at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 5. The rodeo, sponsored by the Arkansas Rodeo Association will be held Oct. 3-5 at 7:30 each night. The Rodeo Queen will be crowned on Oct. 5. For more information, call Hestand Stadium at 870-535-2900.
1 & 3 — St. Joseph Catholic Church, 412 W. Sixth Ave., will hold its annual Spaghetti Supper. Serving hours will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for lunch, and from 5-7:30 p.m. for dinner in Gallagher Hall. Carryouts will be available from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the gym, located behind the church. Ticket prices are $10 for adults and $6 for children. Tickets may be purchased at the door or by calling the church office at 870-534-4701.
4-5 — Downtown Sheridan will be the venue for the annual Timberfest. The event will be held on Grant County Courthouse Square and will include lumberjack competitions, horse show tournament, Bingo, talent show, 2K and 5K race, parade, BBQ cook-off and more. For more information, visit www.grantcountychamber.com or call 870-942-3021.
5 — Hazel Street Church of Christ, 4015 S. Hazel St., will present its Fall Ladies Day from 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 5. Lunch will be served. Those planning to attend are asked to RSVP by Sept. 20 by calling 870-535-5933.
5 — Lake Saracen will host the closing celebration of the Farmer’s Market from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event will include a sweet potato pie contest, live entertainment, fall produce and more. This event is free to the public. For more information, contact the Pine Bluff Parks & Recreation office at 870-536-0920.
6 — The Pine Bluff Symphony Orchestra will kick off its 27th season with “The Early Romantic Tradition” at 4 p.m., at the Pine Bluff Convention Center Auditorium. For ticket information, call the symphony office at 870-536-7666 or by visit the website at pinebluffsymphony.com.
12 — Philly Plowden will be the featured guest during the Old Towne Theatres Centre Dinner Theatre at the Pine Bluff Country Club, 1100 Country Club Lane. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m., and the show will begin at 7:30 p.m. Shows are $45 per person and tickets must be purchased in advance. For more information, call 870-535-2646 or visit the website www.pbdtheatre.com.
18-19 — The 23rd annual Rison in the Fall festival will feature a BBQ contest, dutch oven contest, beauty pageants, softball tournament, car and motorcycle show and more. Admission is $1, plus one canned good. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 870-325-6381.
25-26 — The 11th annual “Boo on the Bayou” will be held at the Delta Rivers Nature Center from 6-9 p.m. each day. There will be games, crafts, face painting and animal programs, plus a half-mile “Haunted Trail”. Guests are encouraged to bring a flashlight and come in costume to this free event. Food and drink will be available. For more information, call 870-534-0011 or visit www.deltarivers.com.
26 — Cane Creek State Park will host its annual Halloween Ghost Roast. There will be hay rides, trick-or-treating, a haunted house, carnival games, costume contests and food vendors. For more information, call 870-628-4714.