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.

April

7 — Arkansas Fallen Riders Association will host its monthly breakfast Saturday in the Christian Life Center of Watson Chapel Baptist Church, 5514 Pinnacle Lane.Doors will open at 8:30 a.m. and breakfast will be served at 9:30.

7 — The Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas, 701 Main St., will host another Arts & Science Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. Participants will learn about “Venomous or Safe? Snakes in the Arkansas Delta,” a lesson on how to identify venomous from nonvenomous snakes as well as what to do if bitten. For more information, contact ASC at 870-536-3375, info@artssciencecenter.org or visit the website at www.ArtsScienceCenter.org.

7 — The Pine Bluff Community Band will present a “Toe-Tap’in” concert from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in Café Court at the The Pines mall. The concert is free and the public is invited to attend.

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.

12 — Exhibition featuring artwork by Pine Bluff High School students will open with a reception from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas, 701 Main St. This year, the theme for the exhibition is jazz.

13 — Junior and senior high school students from around the state will visit the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff for Lion Fever Day from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sponsored by the Office of Recruitment, the event will be held in various locations on campus. For more information about Lion Fever Day, contact the Office of Recruitment at 870-575-8961.

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.

19-22 — The John McLinn Ross Players at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff will present “Joe Turner’s Come and Gone”. Performances will be held at Hathaway-Howard Fine Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. April 19 (UAPB Student Night) and April 20, and at 3 p.m. April 21-22. Tickets are $10 for general admission, $5 for students with ID and $6 for groups of 10 or more. For more information, contact Patrice Fisher at 870-575-8411 or Alexis Skinner at 870-575-8428.

21 — The fourth annual Earth Day Celebration & Environmental Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Delta Rivers Nature Center in Regional Park. The event will feature exhibits, informational booths and more. For more information contact the Pine Bluff/Jefferson County Clean & Beautiful Commission office at 870-543-4901.

27-29 — The Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas will present “Stuart Little,” the timeless story of a family who has been given the gift of a new son … who happens to be a mouse. Show times are 7 p.m. April 27-28 and 2 p.m. April 28-29. For ticket prices and more information call the center at 870-536-3375.

28 — The fifth annual Harbor City Festival and Cook-off will be held at Saracen Landing. Cook teams can compete in the gumbo competition and/or the catfish cook-off, each scheduled to take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is $3 per person, with children under 12 admitted free. After 2 p.m., admission is $10 for an all-day pass, which includes live entertainment. To register a cook team or for more information, call the Pine Bluff Parks & Recreation office at 870-536-0920.