Calendar of Events


30 — The Enchanted Land of Lights & Legends in Pine Bluff/Jefferson County Regional Park is open now through Dec. 31 from 6-9 nightly. There is no admission fee, but donations will be accepted by community volunteers at the end of the tour. For more information, call 870-536-7600.


14 — The University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service, in partnership with the Division of Child Care and Early Childhood Association, will offer free Best Care classes from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Gallagher Hall of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Sixth Avenue and Laurel Street. The class will also be offered on Jan. 28. The classes are for early childhood educators and others interested in learning more about young children. Preregistration is required to attend the classes. Contact Mary Ann Kizer at 870-534-1033 or e-mail to make reservations.

16 — McGruff the Crime Down will lead the first community wide march against crime and violence during the 28th annual Kingfest Martin Luther King Jr. Marade scheduled for 11 a.m. Participants are asked to develop and display nonviolence messages on floats, cars, banners and signs. Churches, social and civic organizations, schools, businesses, elected officials, and candidates seeking public office are invited to join the march against crime and violence on the King Holiday. Applications may be filled out at the ICVR Weed and Seed office, 2315 S. Olive St., faxed upon request by calling 870-536-7274 or by e-mail at