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.

December

9-11 — The Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas, 701 Main St., will host its production of “Christmas Belles”, set for today and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. For more information, contact ASC at 870-536-3375, info@artssciencecenter.org or visit the website at www.ArtsScienceCenter.org

9-10 — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2501 Ridgway Road, will present its second annual Créche Festival, “For Unto Us a Child is Born,” from 6 to 9 p.m. today and from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday. There will be more than 60 Nativity displays, light refreshments and music. Admission is free.

9-10 — The Young People’s Department of the Central District Association has set its Youth Conference for today and Saturday at Pine Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 2101 Reeker St. The conference will kickoff at 6 p.m. today with a praise and worship concert. Registration for Saturday’s Youth Forum will begin at 8:30 a.m. in the church’s Peace, Love and Mercy Life Center. The conference will end at 4 p.m. There is no fee for this conference. For more information contact Cynthia Baker at 870-489-6402.

9 — The Southeast Arkansas Chapter of the American Red Cross will host its annual chili meal fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Services Building, 211 W. Third Ave. The meal will include chili, crackers, dessert and a drink for $7. The meal will be dine-in or drive-through. Delivery will be available for orders of 10 or more with 1-hour advance notice. For tickets or more information, call the Red Cross office at 870-534-7312.

9 — The Art Department of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff is proud to announce the opening of an exhibit featuring the works of Husny Dahlan, Donna Dunahoe and Sarah Leflar in the Ledell Moorehead-Graham Gallery in the Hathaway-Howard Fine Arts Center. The exhibit will be open for viewing from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, now through Feb. 2, 2012. It will be closed on holidays. Details: Call 870-575-8236.

9 — The Enchanted Land of Lights & Legends in Pine Bluff/Jefferson County Regional Park is open now through Dec. 31 from 6-9 nightly. There is no admission fee, but donations will be accepted by community volunteers at the end of the tour. For more information, call 870-536-7600.

10 — The Pine Bluff Chapter of The Links Inc., will present a diabetes workshop entitled “Protect Your Heart: Take Good Care of Your Diabetes for Life” from 10 a.m. to noon at the Koal to Diamond Center, 1911 University Drive. The guest speaker will be Dr. Steven Wright who specializes in nephrology and internal medicine. For additional information on the workshop, contact Kimberly Beasley by e-mailing pinebluff@linksinc.org

10 — Navigating the Financial Journey will be taught from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Jefferson County Cooperative Extension Service, 500 Idaho St. For a fee of $15 per person, participants will cover topics including budget development, money management, wise use of credit, and consumer protection. To register for the money management course, contact Mary Ann Kizer at 870-534-1033 or e-mail mkizer@uaex.edu

10 — The Pine Bluff Symphony Orchestra will present “A World of Holidays: Music of the Season” at 7 p.m. in the Pine Bluff Convention Center Auditorium. Individual tickets for each concert are available at the door and are priced as follows: Preferred Seating: Adult $30; Student $12; General Seating: Adult $25; Student $8. Additional information is available by calling the symphony office at 870-536-7666 or by visiting the new website pinebluffsymphony.com

10 — “A Jazzy Jamboree — NAUW Style” is the theme for the Pine Bluff Branch of the National Association of University Women’s annual Fashion Show and Brunch. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Sahara Shrine Temple, 820 S. Main St. For more details, contact Etta Kuykendall at 870-536-0213 or Bonita Corbin at 870- 850-6814.

11 — St. Joseph Church Catholic Daughters, Court Our Lady of Victory 564 will celebrate its 90th birthday at the church located at 412 W. Sixth Ave.The birthday potluck will be held in Gallagher Hall after the 11 a.m. Mass. All members and former members are invited to attend