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.
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.
29 — The Pine Bluff/Jefferson County Main Library will host a “Hail and Farewell” reception to say goodbye to its retiring director, Dave Burdick, and to greet the new director, Michael Sawyer, from 4 to 6 p.m. Refreshments will be served and the public is invited to attend.
31 — The 15th annual Area Agency on Aging Benefit Bass Tournament will be held on the Arkansas River, Pine Bluff Regional Park from safe light until 3 p.m. The entry fee is $110 per two-person team, which includes participating in the $500 “Big Bass Pot.” Fee also includes two tickets to the King Kat Fish Fry that will be held immediately following the weigh-in. Winners of the tournament will receive $2,500 in cash. Top 10 places are guaranteed cash and prizes. Anglers who are interested in participating in this even may register by calling the Area Agency on Aging at 870-543-6300 or 800-264-3260; or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
31 — The Health Committee of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., Delta Omega Omega Chapter will hold a health forum on renal education at 10 a.m. in the S.A. Haley Auditorium of the S.J. Parker Extention Complex on the campus of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. The presenters for the event are Channoah Williams, an advanced practice nurse; Ruthie Mack, a registered dietitian; and Eric Hudson, a licensed master social worker. Topics to be discussed include hypertension and chronic kidney disease.
6 — The Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas, 701 Main St., will host its monthly Live@5 music series from 5-7 p.m. The Joe Pitts Band will perform. Admission is $ for members and $10 for non-members. For more information call the center at 870-536-3375 or log on to www.artssciencecenter.org.
14 — The Cotton Belt Rail Historical Society Inc., will host the 17th annual Railroadiana Show and Sale at the Arkansas Railroad Museum, 1700 Port Road, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Vendors from several states will have all kinds of railroad memorabilia for sale. In addition to sales items, Crooked Rails and Rail & Sprue modular clubs will have large running exhibits. Thomas Meirs will have his Lego operation on display. Pine Bluff Amateur Radio Club will host a special events station. Seth Wynne will have BBQ and other food available for sale. Admission is $5 for adults, $2 for children 6-12; and free for children under 6 accompanied by a parent. For more information, contact the museum at 870-535-8819.