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.


15 — As part of the Bradley County Pink Tomato Festival, the annual All Tomato Luncheon will be held at 12:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church Activities Center at Warren.Tickets are $12 and can be purchased from the Chamber of Commerce or Bradley County Extension Office.

17 — Jefferson County Democratic Women will hold their monthly meeting at 6 p.m. at The Pines mall Holiday Inn. Refreshments will be served. Jefferson County Democratic Women welcomes all interested women from the surrounding area. For more information, contact Yvonne Humphrey at 870-536-2694 or Mary McBee at 870-510-2201.

17-28 — The Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas will continue summer camps for youth ages 5-18. Classes include Art Camp - June 17-21; and Tinkering/Science Camp - June 24-28. For more information, contact the center at 870-536-3375.

17-21 — The Merchandising, Textiles and Design Program at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff will offer a Precollege MTD Institute this summer. Led by UAPB instructors Kalari Turner and Kaye Crippen, the institute will introduce students to fashion, fabric dyeing, career options and more. Breakfast will be provided at 8 a.m. and the workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day on the UAPB campus. Participants must be entering the ninth through 12th grades. Recent high school graduates will also be accepted. The registration fee for the institute is $100 and includes breakfast, lunch and a snack.Lunch will be provided as part of a nutrition demonstration. The deadline to register for the institute is June 12. For more information, contact Turner at 501-492-9220 or e-mail; or contact Crippen at 870-575-8367 or e-mail

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.