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.
20 — The AARP Driver Safety Program, developed by AARP, will be offered 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 people.
20-21 — The Jefferson County 4-H program has scheduled two days of educational activities during the week of spring break. “Teen Topics Tuesday” is a day of experiential activities designed specifically for teenagers. Topics to be covered include public service, business etiquette, Internet safety, résumé writing and interviews. Youth, 13-18 years old, are invited to participate in this session, which will be held from 9 a.m.to 2 p.m., March 20 in the conference room of the Jefferson County Cooperative Extension Service, 500 Idaho St. A health and fitness day camp will be conducted from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 21. Kids between the ages of 9 and 12 are invited to participate in the day camp, which will also be held in the Extension Service conference room. Topics to be covered include nutrition, mental and emotional well-being, first aid and lots of interactive activities including yoga, dancing and kickball. All activities are free but pre-registration is required before March 19. Class size is limited. Lunch will be provided both days. Call 870-534-1033 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
21 — The Area Agency on Aging of Southeast Arkansas, 709 E. Eighth Ave., will host the Crime Victims’ Support Group meeting from 10 to 11 a.m. The speaker will be Rick Stallings, field services manager. Refreshments will be served. For more information, contact the Rev. David Morgan by calling 870-535-0101 or 501-454-2995.
22 — The Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas, 701 Main St., invites the community to the opening reception of two unique exhibits featuring artists with Pine Bluff connections at 5:30 p.m. The exhibit “Jazz Party: The Photographs of Al White”, will be on display at the ASC beginning March 22. Also opening that night is “Shaw: Constellations & Night Stars”, an exhibition of work by artist Don Shaw. Shaw will also host a free Constellations Art Shop for kids from 1-3 p.m. March 24 at the center. This exhibition is free to the public thanks to the sponsorship of Talbot Capital Management Inc. For more information, contact ASC at 870-536-3375, email@example.com or visit the website at www.ArtsScienceCenter.org.
24 — The fourth annual Easter Fashion Parade Extravaganza and Silent Auction will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Pine Bluff Convention Center. Pine Bluff native Bridgette Odigwe is the featured designer for the event which highlights the latest in fashion and more. Sponsored by the Jefferson County Single Parent Scholarship Board, the event will include a luncheon, silent auction, vendors and door prizes. Guests can also have photos taken with the Easter Bunny. For ticket information, call Alamae Harris at 870-413-9494 or board member Jeannie Epperson at 870-692-2772.
24 — Cane Creek State Park at Star City will hold its Junior Fishing Derby. Children ages 15 and under will compete for small prizes. The derby starts at 8 a.m. and participants will meet at the park’s visitor’s center. For more information, visit www.ArkansasStateParks.com or call 870-628-4714.
29 — Award-winning photographer Eric Maynard will return to the Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas this spring to teach students the more artistic side of photography. Photography 2 with Eric Maynard will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays beginning March 29 and will continue through May 3. The cost of the course is $85 for members and $105 for non-members. Space is limited. To reserve a spot, call 870-536-3375 or visit the center at 701 Main St.