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.


3 — Relay For Life of Jefferson County will be held at 6 p.m. at Hestand Stadium. The event is an American Cancer Society program honoring cancer survivors and remembering those who lost their battle to the disease. Anyone who wants to honor cancer survivors, caregivers, or pay tribute to those who have died is invited to join the Relay for Life. For more information, call 1-800-ACS-2345, or visit

3 — 34th Avenue Elementary School will host a dads and daughters luncheon at 12:45 p.m.

3 — Oak Park Elementary School will host a breakfast honoring dads and other male relatives who serve as father figures at 8:30 a.m. in the school gymnasium with special guest speaker Rev. Glen Barnes.

3 — The musical group, Ear Kandy will be the entertainers for the Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas’ Live@5 program from 5 to 7 p.m. Hear live jazz, blues and rock & roll. The cost of the evening is $5 for members and $10 for non-members. Live@5 is sponsored by M.K. Distributors.

3-June 6 — Photography I classes will be instructed by Eric Maynard at the Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas Thursdays through June 6 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Costs will be $85 for members and $105 for non-members. The class instruction will focus on the basics of the camera, help participants get familiar with its many features and functions, and teach them how to control the look of their photographs. Students will learn to understand lighting, shutter speeds and apertures and how to control them to get the look you want in your photos. For details, contact ASC at (870) 536-3375, or visit the website at

4 — Bobby Brooks Wilson, son of legendary R&B singer Jackie Wilson, will be performing at the Old Town Dinner Theatre, located at the Pine Bluff Country Club, 1100 Country Club Lane. Dinner starts at 6 p.m., show 7:30 p.m. Singing songs from his just released C.D., It’s About Time, along with stylish renditions of the iconic hits popularized by his famous father and other timeless songs, Wilson captures his audience with his lush vocals and smooth dance moves. Tickets are $45 per person. Details: Call 535-2646 or visit the website

4 — In connection with the sesquicentennial anniversary of the Civil War, a historical marker dedication ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. at the Tulip Community Center on Highway 9 in Dallas County. The program will include the dedication service, a short history of “Tulip During the Civil War,” and the history of the town. Tulip was once dubbed as the “Athens of Arkansas” by Albert Pike. The event will be sponsored by the Arkansas Division of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, the Arkansas Division of the Children of the Confederacy, the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, the Arkansas Humanities Council, and the citizens of Tulip.

10 — Oak Park Elementary School will also host a Mother’s Day brunch called ‘Mothers on the Move for Excellence’ in the gymnasium with registration at 8:30 a.m. with special guest speaker Glinda Foots.

17 — Relay For Life annual Tyson Chicken Dinner fundraiser cooked by Cap’n Craig and Sons will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tickets are pre-sold ad can be purchased by any Relay For Life team member or by calling Leslie Humphrey, American Cancer Society’s community representative, at 692-0398.

17-18 — Dermott Community Fest will be May 17-18 on Freeman Street in Dermott. There will be crawfish dinners, a pageant, live bands, carnival rides, food, clothing and novelty vendors, a motorcycle show and more. There will be a talent show May 15 to kick off the weekend event. The event is sponsored by the Dermott Community Empowerment Corporation. Details: Contact Martha Jones at (870) 866-0162 or Helen King (870) 329-3378.


The Pine Bluff Police Department will hold its annual Police and Youth Day Camp June 10 through July 19 from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. for children 6 to 16 years old. The camp will be curriculum based stressing motivation, leadership, self-esteem, school academics along with crafts and recreational activities. Applications are available at the police department, 200 E. Eighth Ave. Space is limited. The fee is $50. Breakfast, lunch and a snack will be provided free. There will be a mandatory meeting for parents/guardians May 30 at 7 p.m. at Bethany Chapel Church, 1921 S. Olive St. Details: Call 730-2077 or 730-2076.