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.


22 — Financial management classes, including budget development, money management, wise use of credit, and consumer protection will be taught from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Jefferson County Extension Office, 500 S. Idaho St. The cost of the class is $20 and it is approved by the United States Bankruptcy Trustee as a financial education program and complies with the laws enacted under the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act (BAPCPA). To register for the money management course, contact Mary Ann Kizer at 870-534-1033 or e-mail

22 — Don Taylor will review the book, “God, If You’re Real, Let The Cow Be In The Pen When I Get Home” by Ernest L. Dyess, at 10 a.m. in the fellowship hall of First Baptist Church, 6501 S. Hazel St.

22 — For the third consecutive year, first lady of Arkansas, Ginger Beebe, will participate in the closing ceremony of Camp iRock, a fitness and nutrition camp held on the campus of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. The ceremony will be at 11 a.m. in the Student Union Ballroom.

24-28 — The Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas, 701 Main St., will hold its Tinkering/Science Camp on June 24-28. For more information, contact the center at 870-536-3375.

28-30 — The nation’s largest amateur bass fishing tournament is coming to the Arkansas River. The Arkansas Big Bass Bonanza boasts a total of $100,000 in prize money – $50,000 for the largest overall fish, $10,000 for the largest fish in each of the remaining four pools, and $10,000 added to place money. The tournament will be contested in five separate pools for the purpose of paying hourly prizes. Pool No. 4 weigh-in site is at Pine Bluff’s Regional Park. Entry forms are available at The Tackle Box, 1517 S. Ohio St.; Spencer’s Marine, 6813 Princeton Pike; and the Pine Bluff Convention Center, 500 E. Eighth Ave. For additional information, call the Arkansas Hospitality Association at 800-472-5022 or visit

29 — Saracen Landing and the Bluff City Corvette Club presents “An Evening on the Lake”. Gates will open at 2 p.m. and the show starts at 4 p.m. Live entertainment will feature Brian Austin & The Blues Band and the On Call Band. Admission is $10 per person. An “After Party” will be held at RJ’s Sports Grill and Bar beginning at 8 p.m. For more information, call Saracen Landing at 870-536-0920.

30 — Rine and Chandlar Productions, along with Dark Image Films, will present three independent films at The Pines mall cinema. The films, “Chipped”, “Oak’s Past”, and “Farewell” will be shown as a triple feature at 3, 5 and 7 p.m. Tickets are available at Headz Up Barber Shop, 1401 W. Sixth Ave., or online at Admission is $5 in advance and $ 7 at the door.