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.


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.

17 — 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.

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.

27 — The Optimist Club of Pine Bluff (OCPB) will host the first annual Optimist Club Golf Tournament, a four-person scramble, at 1 p.m. on the greens of Harbor Oaks. In addition, all golfers will be entered into a Hole-In-One competition with the chance to win $10,000. The entry fee for a team of four is $300, which includes greens fee, cart, beverages and entry for door prizes. Individuals and/or organizations interested in supporting the OCPB with this event are asked to contact Kevin Archer at The deadline for team applications is April 20.

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.

28 — The Jefferson County 4-H program is conducting the 4-H Broiler Barbecue Contest and the Farm Bureau Dairy Recipe contest for county youth. Both contests will be held at the County Extension office. The 4-H Broiler Barbecue Contest will begin at 8 a.m. Start time for the Dairy Recipe Contest will be 11:30 a.m. For registration information and complete contest rules, call Pia Woods at 870-534-1033; or visit the Extension office at 500 Idaho St., Pine Bluff. The deadline for registration is April 25.