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.
25 — The Pine Bluff Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., will again present to the Pine Bluff community 35 of Pine Bluff’s outstanding and distinguished young men during its 25th Annual Red and White Delta Distinguished Gentlemen’s Banquet. The event will be held at 6 p.m. at the Pine Bluff Convention Center.
25 — “Breakfast at Sally’s: One Homeless Man’s Inspirational Journey”, written by first-time author Richard LeMieux, will be the February book review presented by Jim Caldwell at 10 a.m. in the fellowship hall of First Baptist Church, 6501 S. Hazel St. Following the book review, door prizes and refreshments will be furnished. The public is invited to attend.
26 — The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Vesper Choir will present a concert in celebration of Black History Month at 4 p.m. at St. Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, 4508 S. Main St.
29 — The Jefferson County Cooperative Extension Service, 500 S. Idaho St., will conduct a Private Applicator Training (PAT) session. Registration will begin at 6 p.m. A light supper will be provided. A $10 registration fee will be collected at the door. Checks are preferred. For more information and to register, please contact the County Extension office at 870-534-1033.
1 — The Jefferson County Cooperative Extension Service and the UAPB Horticulture Department, along with the Master Gardeners of Jefferson County, will host a small fruit — grapes, muscadines, blackberries, and blueberries — pruning demonstration at 9:30 a.m. at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff 1890 Extension Complex Building. Registration will be from 9:15 to 9:30 a.m. Participants should bring their personal pruning equipment/tools. In the event of rain, the demonstration will be held at 9:30 a.m. March 2. This workshop is free and open to the public. Participants interested in attending the small fruit pruning workshop should call the Jefferson County Cooperative Extension Service office at 870-534-1033 to pre-register.
2 — The Jazz Cats will perform during the monthly Live@5 music series at the Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas, 701 Main St., from 5-7 p.m. Admission is $5 for members and $10 for non-members and includes light refreshments. For more information, contact Pat Hopkins at 870-536-3375.
3 — Retired educators from school districts in the city of Pine Bluff and neighboring communities will be honored for their dedicated service in the field of education at 7 p.m. at the banquet hall of the Pine Bluff Convention Center. The Finer Womanhood Banquet is the 24th annual event sponsored by Epsilon Zeta Zeta Chapter, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
6 — Minding Your P’s and Q’s: Parliamentary Procedure for the 21st Century,” a session on conducting more efficient and effective meetings, will be held in the conference room of the Jefferson County Cooperative Extension Service, 500 Idaho St. Activities will get underway at 5:30 p.m., with an informal supper. The program will begin at 6 p.m. There is no admission fee, but preregistration is required. This can be completed by calling the Extension office at 870-534-1033 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for registering is Feb. 27.