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.


6 — Downtown Pine Bluff will come alive with the blues when the Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas, 701 Main St., hosts its monthly music series, Live@5, from 5-7 p.m. Bluesman Detroit Johnnie will perform. Cost of the evening is $5 for members and $10 for non-members. For more information, contact the center at 870-536-3375, or visit the website at

6 — The 2012 “Small Works on Paper” touring art exhibition will be in Pine Bluff on Friday through Aug. 11. Presented by the Arkansas Arts Council, the juried exhibition will be housed in the Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas, 701 Main St. William R. Detmers of Pine Bluff will have a piece featured in the show. A public reception will be held from 5-7 p.m. July 12 to celebrate the opening. Hours of operation for the ASC are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 1-4 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free.

6-7 — The Shelton Family reunion will kick off at 6 p.m. July 6 with a meet-and-greet at the Pine Bluff Arsenal Army Reserve Center. At 1 p.m. July 7 the family will enjoy food, fun and games. Space is limited. For hotel accommodations, e-mail or call 870-540-3008. For more information call 501-272-4125.

7 — The New Edinburg All-School Reunion will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the school’s cafeteria. A potluck luncheon will be served at noon. All those who won a door prize at last year’s reunion, are asked to bring a prize to share.

9-19 — The Boys and Girls Club of Jefferson County will sponsor a computer summer camp for youth in grades five through eight. The camp will be held Monday through Thursday from 1-4 p.m. in the Workforce Development Center on the campus of Southeast Arkansas College, 1900 Hazel St. The cost of the camp is $40 and is only for children who are members of the Boys and Girls Club.

23 — The Area Agency on Aging of Southeast Arkansas will host the 20th annual Bill Garman Memorial Golf Tournament at Harbor Oaks Golf Club in Pine Bluff/Jefferson County Regional Park. Warm-up and registration and lunch will begin at 11 a.m., with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. The entry fee is $75 per person or $300 per four-person team. Early registration is encouraged. For more information, call 870-543-6300.

25-29 — The Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas will present performances of ‘Hairspray’ on July 25-28 at 7:30 p.m. and July 29 at 2 p.m. Tickets to the show are $20 for members and $22 for non-members for the opening night. Other performances are $18 for members and $20 for non-members. For more information, call the center at 870-536-3375.