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.

8-10 — 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 Fun Day 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.

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

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.