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.
13 — Jim Curry has created the ultimate tribute to John Denver and has emerged as the top performer of his music. Combining dramatic images of nature, Curry presents an unforgettable show. He will appear at the Pine Bluff Country Club, 1100 Country Club Lane, as part of the Old Town Dinner Theatre shows. Dinner starts at 6 p.m., and the show at 7:30. Moderate pricing for the dinner and show is $45 per person, which includes the gratuities. For information call 870-535-2646 or visit the website www.pbdtheatre.com.
13 — Sparkle Baby Pageant Productions will host a benefit pageant for the Children’s Advocacy Center at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Services Building, 211 W. Third Ave. Registration will begin at 1 p.m., and the pageant is set to start at 3 p.m. The price for entry is $75. The pageant is open to girls and boys of all ages. This is a natural pageant with a patriotic theme, so contestants are asked to wear minimal makeup, age-appropriate dress and no swim wear. The contestant can wear Sunday best or pageant dress. Two outfits will be needed — one for beauty and one for outfit of choice. For more information, call 870-830-6332, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or Facebook under Jen Carr.
14 — The premiere of the movie written by Pine Bluff native Krystal Wright James and Arinitra Chandler will be shown in Pine Bluff at The Pines Mall Cinema 8. Urban Elites Productions with Rine and Chandler Productions will show the independent film, “Adsurb Confession of an Urban Superstar,” at 3, 5 and 7 p.m. There will be a red carpet event at 6:30 for the cast and guests. Tickets are available at Headz Up Barber Shop, 1401 W. Sixth Ave. Tickets can also be purchased online at http://rinechandlerproductions.1freecart.com. Admission is $5 in advance and $7 at the door.
15 — Jefferson County Democratic Women will hold their monthly meeting at 6 p.m. at The Pines mall Holiday Inn. KTHV’s Summer Cereal Drive is still going on, so members are urged to bring cereal or a check or cash donation to the meeting if they have not yet had a chance to participate. Refreshments will be served. All women from the surrounding area are invited to attend the meeting. For more information, contact Yvonne Humphrey at 870-536-2694 or Mary McBee at 870-510-2201.
16 — Arkansas River Education Service Cooperative, 912 W. Sixth Ave., will hold a “What’s In Your Wallet? (Wonderful Activities Learners Like Every Time) workshop from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. There is no charge for the workshop, but pre-registration is required, seating is limited. For additional information, or to register for this workshop go to http://www.escweb.net/ar_esc.
16 — The AARP Driver Safety Program, developed by AARP, will be offered from 12:30 to 5 p.m. at Jefferson Regional Medical Center, 1600 W. 40th Ave. The cost of the course is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members, payable to AARP at the time of the class. Participants should bring a valid driver’s license and their AARP membership card if they are members. Interested individuals should call 870-247-4898 to pre-register. The class will be limited to 35 participants.
18 — The Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas, 701 Main St., will host an opening reception for “Celebratory Scenes: Watercolors of Kit McDonald” from 5-7 p.m. The reception, sponsored by Talbot Capital Management, will include drinks, hors d’oeuvres and a gallery talk by Kit McDonald. The center is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 1-4 p.m. Saturday, and is closed on Sunday. For more information, contact ASC at 870-536-3375, email@example.com or visit the website at www.ArtsScienceCenter.org.
20-21 — Shooters from the region will meet at the archery range of Pine Bluff Bowhunters Inc., to compete in the Ben Pearson Memorial 3-D Tournament. Entry fees are Pro Division, $40; Adult, $20; Youth, $10. Excluding Pro competitors, there is an immediate family maximum of $50. Cub and pee-wee shoot for free. For more information about this event, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org; visit the website pinebluffbowhunters.org; or call John Robertson at 870-692-4544.
24-28 — The Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas, 701 Main St., will present its summer musical, “Oliver!” Show times are July 24-27 at 7:30 p.m., and July 28 at 2 p.m. Opening night ticket prices are $22 for members and $24 for non-members. All other performances are $20 for members and $22 for non-members. For tickets and more information, call 870-536-3375 or visit www.ArtsScienceCenter.org
3 — Southeast High School Class of 1966 is hosting a Dinner and Dance Gala, in honor of those who are age 60 years and older, beginning at 6 p.m. at PJ’s Event Center, 2411 N. University Drive. All mature adults are welcome to join in the celebration. Tickets for this event are $35 for singles and $65 for couples. The deadline for advance ticket purchase is July 1. There will be no ticket purchases at the door. For more information, contact Jonell Smith at 870-535-6453; Josephine Gardner at 870-692-2603; John L. Rice at 870-550-4377; or Evelyn Reed at 870-536-0605.
9-10 — Dollarway High School Class of 1988 will celebrate its 25th reunion on Aug. 9-10. The registration deadline is July 22. The cost is $75 for singles and $100 for a family. T-shirts are available for $10.50 each. Checks and money orders may be made payable to DHS c/o 88 and mailed to P.O. Box 5503, Pine Bluff, Ark., 71611. For more information, contact Tracey Daniels at 870-718-5327 or Alycia Wiley at 870-717-7510.