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.


15 — Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas, 701 Main St., will host its Living History Theater Camp for children ages 9-14 from 1-4 p.m. The camp will also be held June 18-22. Students will rehearse and perform a short play based on local Civil War history. Performances will be held June 22-23. Cheryl Collins, director of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Theater Department, will be the instructor. For registration information, visit the website at or call 870-536-3375.

16 — The First Baptist Church book review, “The Bridge of San Luis Rey”, will be presented by Etolyle Mouser, a well-known Pine Bluff educator, at 10 a.m. in the church’s fellowship hall, 6501 Hazel St.

16 — The University of Arkansas, Division of Agriculture, Jefferson County Cooperative Extension Service will offer “Navigating the Financial Journey”, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Jefferson County Cooperative Extension Service, 500 Idaho St. For a fee of $15 per person, participants will cover topics including budget development, money management, wise use of credit and consumer protection. To register for the money management course, contact Kizer at 870-534-1033 or e-mail

16 — “Shake, Rattle, and Roll”, a documentary film about the Buddy Deane Show, will be shown at the Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas, 701 Main St., at 1:30 p.m. The program is suitable for all ages. Admission is free. For more information, contact ASC at 870-536-3375; e-mail; or visit the website at

18-22 — The Let’s Dance Summer Workshop is back for its fifth year to offer the youth of Pine Bluff an exciting, creative learning experience full of fun. The workshop will be held on the campus of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff in the Kenneth L. Johnson HPER Complex from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Coordinated and taught by Nia Lancelin, several styles of dance will be offered for boys and girls 4-18 years of age. The week will end with a recital to showcase what participants have learned during the workshop at 4 p.m. June 23 in the John M. Ross Auditorium of the Hathaway-Howard Fine Arts Center. Registration for the workshop is $50 per person and can be obtained at or by contacting Bonita Corbin at 870-575-8317 or

18-22 — Carolyn Monk will be the instructor for Art Shop II classes, for ages 11-16, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas, 701 Main St. The center will also present the “Tinkering Studio,” where you become the inventor, artist or scientist. Marchello Eans and Markeith Woods will be the instructors for Tinkering camps. Tinkering II, for ages 11-16, will be held from 1-4 p.m. For prices and registration information, visit the website at or call 870-536-3375. Scholarships are available.

19 — 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. The class will be limited to 35 people.

20 — A free community health fair for kids will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Merrill Community Center, 10th Avenue and Ash Street. The event is sponsored by House of Levi Inc. in collaboration with HOPE Community Coalition and Prevention Resource Center Region 12. Sponge Bob will also appear and children will receive T-shirts, door prizes and snacks. Details: Call 870-247-2535.

25-29 — The Arts & Science Center will host Art Shop I classes, for ages 6-10, from 9 a.m. to noon. Troy Debill will be the instructor. Tinkering I, for ages 6-10, will also be held from 1-4 p.m.

30 — Banishing Racial Animosity Vigorously Everywhere, (B.R.A.V.E.) a chapter of the International Association of Black Professional Fire Fighters, will host its sixth annual White Party from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Pine Bluff Convention Center, 500 E. Eighth Ave. Participants are asked to purchase a reserved table in advance for $80, which includes eight seats. For more information, contact Johnnie Brown, president at 870-489-2325; Mozell Gipson, vice president, at 870-692-2953; or Juan Ventress, treasurer at 870-692-6593.