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.
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, 701 Main St. Cost of the evening is $5 for members and $10 for non-members. For more information, contact the center at 870-536-3375, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website at www.ArtsScienceCenter.org.
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.
3 — Gov. Mike Beebe will deliver a keynote titled, “What’s right with Arkansas,” at the outside-in 2012 Arkansas Rice Expo, which will open at 8 a.m. at the Grand Prairie Center at Stuttgart. For more information about the Arkansas Rice Expo, visit www.uaex.edu, or call the Rice Research and Extension Center at 870-673-2661.
7 — The Pine Bluff Police Department is sponsoring its National Night Out at the Pine Bluff Convention Center from 6-9 p.m. The event will include free food, drinks, games, prizes for kids, informational displays and live entertainment. Admission is free. For more information, call 870-730-2000.
25-26 — The Governor Mike Huckabee Delta Rivers Nature Center will hold its Arkansas Hunter Education Course. Participants must attend both days in order to take the final exam. The class is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Aug. 25 and from 1 to 5 p.m. Aug. 26. There is no fee for the program, however, participants must pre-register. For registration or more information, call 870-534-0011.