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.


28-31 — This year’s “Enchanted Land of Lights & Legends” is open and will 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 or call 870-536-7600.


1 — The Pine Bluff Branch NAACP will sponsor its annual Emancipation Service at 10 a.m. at Damascus Baptist Church, 224 N. Cypress St. The guest speaker will be Ivan Whitfield, assistant chief of police with the Pine Bluff Police Department. Installation of officers will also be held by Judge Waymond Brown. The public is invited to attend.

10 & 12 — The Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas, 701 Main St., will hold auditions for “The Hobbit” from 5-7 p.m. Jan. 10 and from 1-3 p.m. Jan. 12. Those interested in auditioning must be 8 years old or older. Adults are encouraged to audition. The magic of “The Hobbit,” directed by Tim Rhoades, will unfold on stage April 25-28 in a suspenseful, fast-moving journey through the sometimes dark, sometimes charming, always compelling world of Middle Earth. For more information, contact ASC at 870-536-3375, or visit the website at

12 — Cindy Miller will be performing her one-woman show, “I Got the Music in Me”, during the Old Town Dinner Theatre at the Pine Bluff Country Club. Dinner will begin at 6 p.m. and show time is 7:30. Tickets are $45 per person and must be bought in advance. The deadline to purchase tickets is Jan. 10 and can be ordered by calling 870-535-2646. Checks may also be mailed to Old Town Theatres Centre, P.O. Box 8268, Pine Bluff, AR, 71611.