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.


12 — Author Jane Hankins will launch her first novel, “Madge’s Mobile Home Park,” Volume One of the Peavine Chronicles Series, during a luncheon, book signing and readers theatre, featuring Hankins and her husband, Craig O’Neill, beginning at 11:30 a.m. at the Pine Bluff Country Club. Tickets for the benefit for the Arkansas Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts at Washington, D.C., are $50 each. Reservations are available by calling 870-550-5464 or e-mailing Checks should be made payable to Arkansas Committee NMWA and mailed to P.O. Box 8962, Pine Bluff, AR 71611. A telephone number or e-mail address should be included with each check for confirmation of the reservation.

12 — A youth talent contest and pageant will be held at the Cleveland County Bluegrass, Crafts and More Festival in Rison. The talent competition is slated to begin at 10 a.m. on the newly expanded Cleveland County Fairgrounds stage. The Miss Bluegrass pageants are for girls ages 4-20 and are divided into five age divisions. It will be on-stage pageant wear modeling only for these contests. The pageants are set to begin at 2 p.m. on the Cleveland County Fairground stage. Both contests are open to any resident who meets the age criteria and are not limited to Cleveland County residents only. For more information, contact Michelle Roberts either by e-mail at or calling 870-918-4829.

12 — The Junior League of Pine Bluff (JLPB) announces the “JLPB/JRMC Heart & Sole 5K,” a fundraiser to fight against child hunger, will be held at 8 a.m. at the corner of 40th Avenue and Mulberry Street, near the Jefferson Regional Medical Center Wellness Center. Presented by JRMC with proceeds to benefit JLPB, the 5K and Kiddie K races will be fun for the entire family. For more information, contact Cymber Gieringer at or 870-540-7757, or the JRMC Wellness Center at or 870-541-7890.

15 — Deer hunters and landowners who are serious about the White-Tailed Deer should attend a workshop coming to Harbor Oaks Golf Club and Restaurant from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will only be a $10 fee for individuals and $15 for a couple. Registration is currently available by calling Wilma Dorn at 870-534-1033 or go by the Extension Office, 500 Idaho St., to pick up a registration form.

19-20 — Shooters from around the region will meet at the archery range of Pine Bluff Bowhunters Inc., to compete in the 32nd annual Ben Pearson Memorial 3-D Tournament. Entry fees for the competition are Pro Division, $40; Adult, $20; and Youth, $10. For more information contact Zack Bullock at 870-692-7905 or Pat Parker at 870-543-0307.

24-28 — Pilots from across America will fly into Pine Bluff’s Grider Field as they celebrate Operation Skyhook. Flying competitions, military displays, youth aviation challenge, free aircraft rides for the kids and much more will be available. For more information, visit