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.

May

24-26 — Pilots from across America will fly into Pine Bluff’s Grider Field for Operation Skyhook. The event will include flying competitions, military displays, youth aviation challenge, free aircraft rides for the kids and much more. For more information, visit www.bpapilots.org.

28 — The Southeast Arkansas Concert Series Association of Monticello will present Christian Feazell in a dinner theater performance at 7 p.m. at the Gibson Center at the University of Arkansas at Monticello. Feazell is well known in Pine Bluff for his performances in “Chicago” and “Beauty and the Beast.” Tickets for the evening of dinner and show are $30 and reservations may be made by calling 870-723-0469. An auction will conclude the evening.

June

1 — The Bastille Mentalist will be performing at the Pine Bluff Dinner Theater held at the Pine Bluff Country Club. Dinner starts at 6 p.m. and the show at 7:30 p.m. The cost is $45. Details: Call 535-2646 or visit the website www.pbdtheatre.com.

1 — The Farmers Market Festival will be held from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Saracen Landing. There will be live entertainment, cooking demos, samples, children’s fun and fresh produce sold by local farmers. The market will be open through October on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, contact the Pine Bluff Parks & Recreation office at 870-536-0920.

1-13 — The American Red Cross will hold the following blood drives — 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. June 1, First United Methodist Church, Sheridan; 1-5 p.m. June 3, the American Red Cross Blood Services offices, 1610 W. 42nd Ave., Pine Bluff; noon-4 p.m. June 7, Baptist Health Medical Center, Stuttgart; noon-5 p.m. June 13, Jefferson Regional Medical Center, 1600 W. 40th Ave., Pine Bluff. Details: redcrossblood.org or 1-800-RED CROSS.

5 — Live@5 at the Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas, 701 Main St., will feature Angels & Animals from 5-7 p.m. The cost of the evening is $5 for members and $10 for non-members. For more information, contact the center at 870-536-3375 or visit www.ArtsScienceCenter.org.

8 — There will be a free health fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Mount Carmel Missionary Baptist Church, 900 Grant St. Details: 870-879-3202.

10-July 19 — 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. Space is limited. The fee is $50. Details: Call 730-2077 or 730-2076.

10 — The Boys and Girls Club of Jefferson County, 2701 Short Reeker St., will hold its summer program June 10 through Aug. 2. The club hours are 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Summer fees are: one child, $50 a week; two children, $85 a week; three children, $120 a week. Details: Call Area Manager James Britt at 870-534-2188.

10-28 — The Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas is taking applications for summer camps for youth ages 5-18. Classes include Theatre Camp - June 10-14; Art Camp - June 17-21; and Tinkering/Science Camp - June 24-28.