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.
12-31 — Good Faith Carr United Methodist Church, 3703 Ryburn Road, will host its third annual Pumpkin Patch on the church’s front lawn. There will be pumpkins and gourds for sale, crafts, face/pumpkin painting, hay rides and refreshments. The patch will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. Limited group times for school groups, daycare centers and others are welcome by appointment. For more information, call 870-879-3360.
13 — Delta Rivers Nature Center will host a Plant Swap at 10 a.m.
13 — The Pine Bluff Branch NAACP will host its 21st annual Dove Freedom Fund Banquet at 6 p.m. in the Pine Bluff Convention Center arena. The keynote speaker will be state Rep. Darrin Williams of Little Rock. Tickets are $40, which includes dinner, and musical entertainment will be provided by Legoria Payton & Friends. For tickets or more information, call Classie Green, branch president, at 870-556-0527; Michelle White, branch secretary, at 870-413-6224; or Norma Gordon, event coordinator, at 870-879-5666.
13 — Pine Bluff Alumnae and Delta Eta chapters of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., will present Dialoguing with Delta from 9 a.m. to noon at the Adair Human Sciences Building on the campus of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. For more information, contact LaWanda Johnson at 870-329-4051; Birlee Lever at 870-536-2322; or Shawn Mitchell at 870-879-9008
14 — Alpha Rho Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., on the campus of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, will host its Little Miss Pink and Green Pageant at 4:30 p.m. in the Hathaway-Howard Fine Arts Auditorium.
14 — The Pine Bluff Symphony Orchestra will kick off its 2012-13 season with“Masterpieces through the Ages” at 4 p.m. at the Pine Bluff Convention Center auditorium. Preferred seating season tickets are $75 for adults and $15 for students. General seating season tickets are $62 for adults and $10 for students. Student tickets are for students in K-12th grades. Everyone is required to have a ticket. Tickets will also be available at the door for each performance. All season tickets are half-price for first-time season ticket buyers. A family season ticket is also available for $165 and includes two adults and two or more students under 18 years of age. Additional information is available by calling the symphony office at 870-536-7666 or by visiting the website at pinebluffsymphony.com
16 — The AARP Driver Safety Program, developed by AARP, will be offered on from 12:30 to 5 p.m., at Jefferson Regional Medical Center, 1600 W. 40th Ave. The cost of the course is $12 for AARP members, and $14 for non-members, payable to AARP at the time of the class. Participants should bring a valid driver’s license and their AARP membership card if they are members. Interested individuals should call 870-247-4898 to pre-register. The class will be limited to 35 participants.
18-20 — The Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas, 701 Main St., will present “All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten” at 7:30 nightly. Ticket prices for opening night are $13 for members and $15 for non-members. Other performances are $11 for members and $13 for non-members. For tickets and additional information, please call the center at 870-536-3375.
20 — Hazel Street Church of Christ, 4015 S. Hazel St., will present its Fall Ladies Day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The guest speaker will be Vivian Alford. Lunch will be served. Those interested in attending are asked to RSVP by Oct. 15 to 870-535-5933.
26-27 — The 10th annual “Boo on the Bayou” will be held at the Delta Rivers Nature Center in Pine Bluff/Jefferson County Regional Park from 6 to 9 p.m. Enjoy games, crafts, face painting and animal program, plus a half-mile “Haunted Trail”. Participants are encouraged to bring a flashlight and come in costume. Admission is free. Food and drink will be available. For more information, call the Nature Center at 870-534-0011.
10 — The Old Town Theatres Centre will present a dinner theatre with Lawrence Sullivan in Richard Bach’s, “Jonathan Livingston Seagull”, at the Pine Bluff Country Club. Dinner will begin at 6 p.m., and the show will begin at 7:30. Tickets are $45 per person and must be purchased in advance. The deadline to purchase tickets is Nov. 7. Checks should be mailed to Old Town Theatres Centre, P.O. Box 8268, Pine Bluff, Ark., 71611 or call 870-535-2646.