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.


10-June 6 — Photography I classes will be instructed by Eric Maynard at the Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas Thursdays through June 6 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Costs will be $85 for members and $105 for non-members. The class instruction will focus on the basics of the camera, help participants get familiar with its many features and functions, and teach them how to control the look of their photographs. Students will learn to understand lighting, shutter speeds and apertures and how to control them to get the look you want in your photos. For details, contact ASC at (870) 536-3375, or visit the website at

10 — Oak Park Elementary School will host a Mother’s Day brunch called ‘Mothers on the Move for Excellence’ in the gymnasium with registration at 8:30 a.m. with special guest speaker Glinda Foots.

10 — Forrest Park Pre-School will hold Muffins and Moms event from 7:30 to 9 a.m. in the school cafeteria. Moms will receive refreshments and crafts created for them by their children.

11 — Oak Park Church of the Nazarene, 2400 W. 31st Ave., is hosting a community barbecue from 1-5 p.m. There will be free hot dogs, hamburgers, chips and drinks. The first 30 moms will receive a gift. All-age sports will be offered, including basketball, badminton, volleyball and toddler activities.

14 — The AARP Driver Safety Program, developed by AARP, will be offered from 12:30 to 5 p.m. The course is being sponsored by Jefferson Regional Medical Center and the class will be held at the hospital. The course is for people 50 and older. Interested participants should call 247-4898 to pre-register. The class will be limited to 35 persons.

16 — Pine Bluff Christian Women’s Connection monthly luncheon will be at the Pine Bluff Country Club from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The featured speaker will be Anita Ager Brooks, an inspirational coach, certified personality trainer, communications specialist, national speaker and author. Her book is titled “First Hired…Last Fired — How To Become Irreplaceable in Any Job Market.”

16 — Volunteers in Public Schools at Pine Bluff School District will sponsor its VIPS annual Appreciation Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. The event will be held at First United Methodist Church, 200 W. Sixth Ave.

17 — Relay For Life annual Tyson Chicken Dinner fundraiser cooked by Cap’n Craig and Sons will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tickets are pre-sold ad can be purchased by any Relay For Life team member or by calling Leslie Humphrey, American Cancer Society’s community representative, at 692-0398.

17 — The United Methodist Men of Hawley Memorial United Methodist Church, 1575 Ridgway Road, will hold their 51st annual fish fry from 4 to 7 p.m. Proceeds will be used for mission projects. Tickets are $10 and meals are available as dine in or drive thru carry out. The menu includes fried catfish, slaw, baked beans, hush puppies, and dessert. Tickets are available at the door or from church members.

17-18 — Dermott Community Fest will be May 17-18 on Freeman Street in Dermott. There will be crawfish dinners, a pageant, live bands, carnival rides, food, clothing and novelty vendors, a motorcycle show and more. There will be a talent show May 15 to kick off the weekend event. The event is sponsored by the Dermott Community Empowerment Corporation. Details: Contact Martha Jones at (870) 866-0162 or Helen King (870) 329-3378.

23 — The Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas will host an opening reception and gallery talk by David Bailin from 5-7 p.m. Bailin has a new work entitled “Dreams and Disaster.”


The Pine Bluff Police Department will hold its annual Police and Youth Day Camp June 10 through July 19 from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. for children 6 to 16 years old. The camp will be curriculum based stressing motivation, leadership, self-esteem, school academics along with crafts and recreational activities. Applications are available at the police department, 200 E. Eighth Ave. Space is limited. The fee is $50. Breakfast, lunch and a snack will be provided free. There will be a mandatory meeting for parents/guardians May 30 at 7 p.m. at Bethany Chapel Church, 1921 S. Olive St. Details: Call 730-2077 or 730-2076.