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 — Pine Bluff Symphony Orchestra supporters will be treated to a “Cajun Casual” dinner at 6:30 p.m. at the Pine Bluff Country Club. Proceeds from this dinner event will benefit the Pine Bluff Symphony Orchestra. The attire for this event will be business casual. Complimentary beer and wine will also be included.Tickets are $75 per person and are available in advance only from any PBSO board member or by calling the PBSO office at 870-536-7666.
16 — TOPPS Inc., (Targeting Our People’s Priorities with Service) and the youth department of Unity Temple Church of God in Christ will distribute boxes of food for the holiday from 10 a.m. to noon at the Big Rec Building, 1000 Townsend Drive. Families must sign up in order to receive food by calling 870-850-6011 to have their names put on a list. The deadline to sign up is Nov. 13. Families that have received food from other agencies are asked to not participate.
16 — Author/artist Jane Hankins and her husband, television anchor Craig O’Neill, will make an encore performance in Pine Bluff in support of the Women’s National Museum at Washington, D.C. During a luncheon, the couple will present a readers theatre from Hankins’ new book, “The Thirty Foot Elvis” — the second in her Peavine Chronicles. The event will begin at 11:30 a.m. at the Pine Bluff Country Club. Tickets are $40 and may be reserved by calling Dabney Pelton at 870-550-5464. Checks should be made payable to the Arkansas Committee NMWA and mailed to P.O. Box 8062, Pine Bluff, AR 71611. A phone number or e-mail address should be included so that reservations can be confirmed.
19 — This year’s Enchanted Land of Lights & Legends will open in Pine Bluff/Jefferson County Regional Park. The light display will be open from 6-9 nightly through Dec. 31. For more information or to learn about sponsorships, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, call 870-536-7600 or visit the festival website at pineblufffestival.org
23 — The Pantry Ministry of Newbirth Baptist Church, 401 E. Fifth Ave., will distribute bags of food for those in need beginning at noon.
23 — Trinity Episcopal Church, 703 W. Third Ave., will host its annual “A Taste of Trinity” event. Doors open at 10 a.m. for the bake shop, casseroles and treasures. A luncheon will be served from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Admission is free. Luncheon tickets are $8 each and can be purchased by calling 870-534-3832 or at the door on the day of the event.
6 — The annual Christmas Luncheon and Festival of Tables, sponsored by the Salvation Army Auxiliary, will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Great Hall of the First United Methodist Church, 200 W. Sixth Ave. Tickets, which are $15 each, must be purchased before the event. None will be sold at the door. Carryouts will be available with prepurchased tickets. Tickets are available from members of the Auxiliary, at the Pine Bluff Salvation Army Corps offices at 501 E. 12th Ave., or by calling Carolyn Uschold, event chairman, at 870-536-1458.