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.


27 — Sulphur Springs United Methodist Church, 9238 Sulphur Springs Road, will hold its monthly Senior Adult Day at 10 a.m. in the church’s Christian Community Center. There will be a potluck luncheon with games and prizes, and music will be provided by local talent. Participants are asked to bring their favorite dish and enjoy the fellowship. There is no admission charge and all ages are invited to attend. Details: Call Nedgie Bogan at 870-879-4234.

27-29 — The Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas, 701 Main St., will present performances of ‘Hairspray’ on July 27-28 at 7:30 p.m. and July 29 at 2 p.m. Tickets for the performances are $18 for members and $20 for non-members. For more information, call the center at 870-536-3375.

28 — “Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine, and the Murder of a President”, written by Candice Millard, will be reviewed by Jeanne Cheek at 10 a.m. in the fellowship hall of First Baptist Church, 6501 Hazel St. Following the review, “Christmas in July” door prizes, hand-crafted and donated by Anna Bess Westerfield, will be furnished. Refreshments will follow. The public is invited.

29 — Cleveland County will host a homecoming celebration for the newly crowned Miss Arkansas, Sloane Roberts of Rison, from 2-4 p.m. Sunday at the Cleveland County Fairgrounds. The public is invited to attend this free event to meet and greet the new Miss Arkansas. For additional information concerning the homecoming, contact Tracy Stuckey at


2 — A free community health fair, organized by the Jefferson County Extension Homemakers Council, will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the John R. Fallis Waterfront Building located in Pine Bluff/Jefferson County Regional Park. For more information, call 870-534-1033 or e-mail Mary Ann Kizer at

3 — Legoria Payton & Friends will light up the stage during the monthly Live@5 music series from 5-7 p.m. at the Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas. 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

3 — The Drew County Historical Society will host a special benefit at the Monticello Country Club. Jack Lassiter, chancellor of the University of Arkansas at Monticello, will be the guest of honor. The society will also hold a silent auction and a live auction with Judge McElroy of Desha County as master of ceremonies. Viewing of items for the auction will begin at 6:30 p.m. and dinner will be at 7 p.m. The cost of tickets is $40 per person and $75 per couple. To purchase tickets for this special event, contact Connie Mullis, society president, at Mullis Insurance on the square or at 870-367-5268; or call Terri Wolfe, treasurer, at 870-723-2351. Checks should be made payable to the Drew County Historical Society. Society board members are also selling tickets. Seating is limited.