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.

November

10 — The Old Town Theatres Centre will present a dinner theatre with Lawrence Sullivan in Richard Bach’s, “Jonathan Livingston Seagull”, at the Pine Bluff Country Club. Dinner will begin at 6 p.m., and the show will begin at 7:30. Tickets are $45 per person and must be purchased in advance. The deadline to purchase tickets is Nov. 7. Checks should be mailed to Old Town Theatres Centre, P.O. Box 8268, Pine Bluff, Ark., 71611 or call 870-535-2646.

10 — Hawley Memorial United Methodist Church, 1575 Ridgway Road, will hold its annual Fall Bazaar from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event will include a country store, crafts, and a chicken spaghetti lunch. Items featured at the country store include homemade breads, desserts, canned jellies, relishes and preserves. The luncheon will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Chicken spaghetti, salad, bread, dessert, and a drink will be available for $6 as dine in or carry-out.

10 — The University of Arkansas, Division of Agriculture, Jefferson County Cooperative Extension Service’s “Navigating the Financial Journey”, will be taught 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 Mary Ann Kizer at 870-534-1033 or e-mail mkizer@uaex.edu

10 — Former Pine Bluff Commercial sports reporter, Mark Miller, the author of a new bowling history book, will hold a book signing from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the Thunder Lanes Bowling Center, 1600 E. Harding Ave.

10 — Project E3 Health & Wellness Initiative Inc., along with its partners, will present its annual Community Health Fair & Family Wellness Expo 2012 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Pine Bluff Convention Center. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. For more information, contact Legoria Payton at 870-413-1667 or e-mail legoria.payton@sbcglobal.net.

16 — The Jefferson County Extension Homemakers will sponsor a workshop, “Little Dresses for Africa” from 9 a.m. to noon in the conference room at the Jefferson County Cooperative Extension Service, 500 S. Idaho St. Pre-registration is required. To pre-register for the workshop or for more information, call Mary Ann Kizer, Jefferson County family and consumer sciences agent and EHC adviser, at 870-534-1033, or e-mail mkizer@uaex.edu.

17 — Good Faith Carr United Methodist Church, 3703 Ryburn Road, will host its annual Holiday Craft Bazaar from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. A soup lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Items available will include handmade crafts, decorations, baked goods, candies, jellies, frozen casseroles, Christmas cards and more. For more information, call the church at 870-879-3360.

17 — Trinity Village Medical Center, 6400 Trinity Drive, will host its second annual bake sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

19 — The Jefferson County Extension Homemakers will sponsor a “Chenille Snowman” workshop from 9 a.m. to noon in the conference room at the Jefferson County Cooperative Extension Service, 500 S. Idaho St. Pre-registration is required. A complete list of supplies needed for this workshop will be available at the Extension office on Nov. 12. To pre-register for the workshop or for more information, call Mary Ann Kizer, Jefferson County family and consumer sciences agent and EHC adviser, at 870-534-1033, or e-mail mkizer@uaex.edu.

20 — This year’s “Enchanted Land of Lights & Legends” will open and remain open until New Year’s Eve. The drive-through holiday light display will be open from 6-9 p.m. each day in the Pine Bluff/Jefferson County Regional Park. For more information or to learn about sponsorships, e-mail ggustek@pinebluff.com or call 870-536-7600.

30 — Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas, 701 Main St., will host Potpourri, its bi-annual fundraiser, on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1. The event on Nov. 30 will be held from 7-10 p.m., and will feature the band, Big Phil and Chill, heavy hors d’oeuvres, margaritas, a wine and beer pull and a preview of the artwork, parties, jewelry and other items that will be available at the silent and live auctions on Dec. 1. The black-tie optional event on Dec. 1 will be held from 6-10 p.m., and will open with a cocktail hour and silent auction, followed by dinner and the live auction. Tickets are $60 per person for Nov. 30 and $100 per person for Dec. 1. Tickets for both nights can be purchased at $150 per person. Seating is limited. For more information, contact the center at 870-536-3375.

December

7 — Tickets for the annual Christmas Luncheon and Festival of Tables, sponsored by the Pine Bluff Salvation Army Auxiliary, are on sale. The event is scheduled from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Great Hall of First United Methodist Church, 200 W. Sixth Ave. All tickets are $15 each, with carry-outs available. Tickets can be bought from any Auxiliary member, by visiting the Salvation Army Corps at 501 E. 12th Ave., calling 870-534-0504 or calling Carolyn Uschold at 870-536-1458 or Linda Minyard at 870-879-5867.