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.

March

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 bhardin@aaasea.org or mbclark@aaasea.org.

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 Extension 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.

31 — Lisa Grigg will review “The Heavenly Man” for the monthly book review at 10 a.m. Saturday in the fellowship hall of First Baptist Church, 6501 Hazel St. Following the book review, refreshments and door prizes will be furnished. The public is invited to attend.

31 — The Junior League of Pine Bluff (JLPB) is pleased to announce “Bugs & Mugs”, a benefit/fundraiser to fight against child hunger, to be held from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. at Harbor Oaks. “Bugs & Mugs” will feature a menu of crawfish with all the fixings, red beans and rice, and chicken tenders. Live music will be provided by Dr. Zarr’s Amazing Funkmonster band. Tickets are $50 for adults ages 21 and up. Valid ID will be required. Tickets may be purchased online at www.jlpb.net, by calling the League office at 870-879-3366, or may be purchased at the door. For more information, contact event co-chairs Laura Steuart at 870-692-9059 or Jenny Billingsly at 870-267- 4944.

31 — Backyard Science will be the focus of Arts & Science Saturdays at the Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas, 701 Main St., from 1 to 3 p.m. For more information, contact ASC at 870-536-3375, info@artssciencecenter.org or visit the website at www.ArtsScienceCenter.org.

April

1 — The women of Trinity Episcopal Church, 703 W. Third Ave., will host a bake sale from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Desserts, casseroles, snacks and goodies will be available.

1 — The Pine Bluff Art League will meet at 2 p.m. at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Services Center, 211 W. Third Ave. Emily Wood, Little Rock artist and instructor at the Arkansas Arts and Science College, will demonstrate her technique of using the grain of wood as an integral part of paintings. She will also show a collection of her work. Refreshments will be served. The public is invited.

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 $5 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.