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.

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

12 — Arkansas Post Museum State Park at Gillett will be the setting for Fright Night, the museum’s annual Halloween event, from 7 to 10 p.m. The party will begin with face-painting, carnival games with prizes, fortune telling, spell casting and lots of trick-or-treating candy. For those brave enough, the big haunted house will open at 7 p.m. as well. The Gillett Civic Group will have a concession stand during this time. Admission to all activities is $2 for those ages 12 and over and $1 for those under 12. To volunteer, make donations or for more information on Fright Night or any of the museum’s upcoming events, please call the museum at 870-548-2634.

18 — The Student Government Association at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff will sponsor its Homecoming Greek Show in the arena of the Pine Bluff Convention Center. Doors will open at 4 p.m. Advance tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the UAPB Bookstore, Fathers & Sons Clothier and Record Rack. In Little Rock, tickets can be purchased at Ugly Mike’s Records.

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 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

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.

29 — White Hall Nursing and Rehabilitation Center will hold its fall carnival from 6-8 p.m. The event will include food, a duck pond, the balloon man, a petting zoo, ring toss, kissing booth and other activities. The staff will also be dressed as Disney characters. The center is also asking for donations of canned goods to be given to the White Hall Food Pantry.