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.

June

22 — Bradshaw Senior Center, 801 E. Eighth Ave., will hold a fundraiser dinner for its Meals on Wheels program from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The fundraiser will be catered by Dorey’s Catfish of Leola. The cost of the dinners is $10 and includes fish, chicken or a combination with all the trimmings. Delivery is available for orders of 10 or more. To order dinners or purchase tickets call 870-543-6203 or 870-489-0199.

22-23 — The Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas, 701 Main St., will present a Juneteenth performance that is based on local Civil War history at 1 p.m. Saturday. At 2 p.m. Friday the students will perform the Ananse spider tale that emanates from African folk tradition. For more information, contact the center at 870-536-3375.

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. For more information, contact the center at 870-536-3375.

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.

July

4 — The Pine Bluff Festival Association and the Pine Bluff Parks & Recreation Department will host the “Red, White and Blues” celebration at the amphitheatre in the Pine Bluff/Jefferson County Regional Park. Food vendors and children’s activities will open at noon and the stage will turn into a blues headquarters with three different bands beginning at 4 p.m. Southeast Arkansas’ largest display of fireworks will light up the sky at approximately 9:05 p.m. For more information, call 870-536-0920 or 870-536-7600.