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.


10 — The Jefferson County Cooperative Extension Service and a host of co-sponsors will conduct an Area Agri Conference on at the Waterfront Facility at Pine Bluff/Jefferson County Regional Park. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. Ag consultants may receive Continuing Education Units (CEU’s) by attending this conference. For more information, contact the Jefferson County Cooperative Extension Service at 870-534-1033.

13-14 — Auditions for the Arts & Science Center’s spring play, “Stuart Little”, have been set for this month. Children interested in auditioning for the lead character of Stuart Little must schedule an appointment Jan. 13 from 4-6 p.m. or Jan. 14 from 1-3 p.m. Boys and girls ages 6 to 12 years old are encouraged to audition for the role of Stuart. Auditions must be scheduled in advance. To schedule an appointment, call the ASC at 870-536-3375. Auditions for all other cast members will be Jan. 28 from 1-3 p.m. No appointment is necessary. Monologues are appreciated, but not required. Performances will be held April 26-29.

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