Calendar of Events

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.

2 — The Pine Bluff Branch NAACP will host its annual Dove Freedom Fund Banquet at 6:30 p.m. at the Pine Bluff Convention Center. Donna Terrell of Fox 16 News will again serve as the mistress of ceremony. Entertainment will be provided by jazz artist, Michael Eubanks. The keynote speaker will be retired justice of the New York State Court, Laura D. Blackburne. Tickets are $40 per person. Tables are also available for $400 each. To purchase tickets or tables, contact Wanda V. Neal, president of the Pine Bluff Branch NAACP, at 870-536-3141 or Dorothy Oliver at 870-850-0107.

2 — Trinity Episcopal Church, 703 W. Third Ave., will hold its All Souls’ Day Commemoration at 5:30 p.m. in the Columbarium and Garden area at the Parish Church. All are invited to participate in this solemn service. In case of inclement weather, the service will be held inside the church. For more information, contact the Rev. Van Windsor, rector of Trinity, at 870-534- 3832.

3 — Ricky Doucey, owner and artisan of Fire & Ice, will present a program to the Pine Bluff Art League during its meeting at 2 p.m. at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Services Center, 211 W. Third Ave. Refreshments will be served. The public is invited to attend league meetings. For more information, call Dell Gorman at 870-718-2274.

7-10 — The Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas will present “Razzle Dazzle, Gone Country,” directed by Matt Soto. All performances are sold out. For more information, contact ASC at 870-536-3375, or visit the website at

9 — David Pengelly, entertainer, singer, humorist and concert ukulele player, will be performing at the Pine Bluff Country Club, 1100 Country Club Lane, as part of the Old Town Dinner Theatres series. Dinner starts at 6 p.m., and the show begins at 7:30. Moderate pricing for dinner and show is $45 per person which includes the gratuities. The shows are geared for adults and older teenagers. The dress code at the club is conservative when in doubt. For more information, call 870-535-2646 or visit the website

9 — The United Methodist Women of Hawley Memorial United Methodist Church, 1575 Ridgway Road, will hold their annual Fall Bazaar from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. A chicken spaghetti lunch with salad, bread, dessert and drink will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The cost is $6 for dine-in or carry-out.

9 — The Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas, 701 Main St., will host its Family FunDay program, which will include a “Lightning Bug” activity, from 1-3 p.m. in the Adventure Gallery. For more information, contact the center at 870-536-3375.

11 — A Veteran’s Day program has been set for 10 a.m. at the Veterans Monument at the White Hall Museum. All veterans and their families will be honored with a musical tribute. The public is invited to attend.

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, call 870-536-7600 or visit the festival website at