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.
23 — The fifth annual Easter Fashion Parade Extravaganza and Silent Auction, sponsored by the Jefferson County Single Parent Scholarship Board, will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Pine Bluff Convention Center. Tickets are $5 for children ages 6 and under, $10 for students and $15 for general admission. For ticket information, call 870-413-9494 or 870-692-2772.
5 — The Blue Thirds will be featured during Live@5 monthly music series 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.
6 — The 18th annual Railroadiana Show and Sale will be held at the Arkansas Railroad Museum, 1700 Port Road, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission for adults is $5; children 6 to 12 is $2; and children under 6 are admitted free with a paying adult. For more information, call the museum at 870-535-8819.
6 — The Junior League of Pine Bluff has set the date for “Heads or Tails,” a benefit/fundraiser to fight against child hunger in our community. The event will be held from 7 p.m. to midnight at Harbor Oaks Restaurant. Patrons will enjoy food, drinks, auction and live music from Dr. Zarr’s Amazing Funkmonster band. Tickets are $55 for adults 21 and up. Valid identification will be required. Proceeds will directly benefit children who are hungry in Jefferson County. For sponsorship information or to purchase tickets contact the JLPB office 870-879-3366.
6 — The 16th annual Area Agency on Aging Benefit Bass Tournament will be held on the Arkansas River in Pine Bluff/Jefferson County Regional Park from safe light until 3 p.m. The entry fee for each two-person team is $110, which includes participating in a $500 “Big Bass Pot”, plus two tickets to the King Kat Fish Fry. To register for this event, contact Barrie Hardin at 870-543-6300 or 800-264-3260; or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
6 — Downtown Special Events Organization will present the Pine Bluff Spring Music Festival from 1 p.m. to midnight in downtown Pine Bluff. Featured guests during the gospel segment of the event will include the Southeast Arkansas Male Choir, Spiritual Wings of Joy and the Barnes Brothers. Other bands will include Serenade, On Call Band, Legoria Payton & Friends, Brian Austin Blues Band and William Howard, also known as DJ Lawman. Guests will also include Tragikly White and Latimore. Activities will also be available for children, including bounce houses and Thomas Buggies. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the gate. Children 12 and under are admitted free. Tickets may be purchased at Terry’s Home Cooking Express, Pop’s Barbershop, Fathers & Sons Clothier and Record Rack. For more information, contact Harold Terry at 870-536-8422 or Angela Tyler at 870-550-1599.
13 — Craig Diamond, master magician/comedian will appear at the Pine Bluff Country Club, 1100 Country Club Lane, at 7:30 p.m. during the Old Town Theatres Centre’s dinner theatre. Dinner starts at 6 p.m. Moderate pricing for the dinner and show is $45 per person, which includes the gratuities. For more information, call 870-535-2646 or visit the website www.pbdtheatre.com.
19 — The Strachota Senior Center, 801 E. Eighth Ave, will host a fish fry fundraiser to benefit Meals on Wheels. Tickets are on sale now for $10. Dorey’s Catfish will be cooking on site that day. Take-out dinners will be served starting at 11 a.m., and dine-in begins at 11:30 a.m. Orders of 10 or more can be delivered with advance notice by April 17. For more information about the event, contact Jackie Brewer at 870-543-6323.