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.
22 — This year’s Enchanted Land of Lights & Legends is now 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
22-24 — The John McLinn Ross Players, the premier theatrical performance group at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, will present “Flyin’ West” by Pearl Cleage. Directed by Cheryl Collins, director of theater, the show will be held in the John M. Ross Auditorium of the Hathaway-Howard Fine Arts Center on the UAPB campus. Performance times are 7:30 p.m. Nov. 22 and 3 p.m. Nov. 23-24. Tickets are $10 for general admission; $5 for students with ID and children under 12; and $6 for groups of 10 or more. To purchase group or individual tickets for the performances, call 870-575-8428.
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.
23 — Good Faith Carr United Methodist Church, 3703 Ryburn Road, will host its annual fall bazaar from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. This year’s offerings include silver spoon jewelry, rustic shelving, hand-painted purses, storage boxes, gift trays, American doll clothes and furniture, holiday arrangements and wreaths, Razorback items and other handmade items for the home. The bazaar will also feature cakes, pies, cookies, candies, jams and jellies, pickles and frozen casseroles. The lunch menu will include homemade soup, cornbread, dessert and tea. The cost is $6 for the lunch.
25 — The Jefferson County 4-H program has scheduled an ornament workshop for 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The workshop is designed for county youth ages 5-19 years old. The workshop is free but pre-registration is required before noon Nov. 25. To register, call 870-534-1033.
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.
6 — The On Call Band will be featured during Live@5 from 5-7 p.m. at the Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas, 701 Main St. The cost of the evening is $5 for members and $10 for nonmembers. For more information, contact the center at 870-536-3375.
14 — The 66th annual Pine Bluff Christmas Parade will begin at 2 p.m. at Eighth Avenue and Convention Center Drive. After the parade, Old Towne Christmas will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Pine Bluff Convention Center. The event will offer live musical entertainment, activities for children, strolling historical characters, horse-drawn carriage rides (weather permitting) and a visit with Santa. All events are free of charge. For more information, call 870-536-8742.
14 — The Pine Bluff Symphony Orchestra will present, “Holiday Traditions: Music of the Season”, at 7 p.m. in the Pine Bluff Convention Center Auditorium. For tickets or for more information, call the Pine Bluff Symphony at 870-536-7666.