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.


30 — The Downtown Special Events Organization of Pine Bluff will sponsor “Music on Main” beginning at 7 p.m., in the 200-block of Main Street. The event is free and will feature four musical acts. There will also be food vendors on site. Participants are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs.

30 — Assistant Police Ivan Whitfield will be honored for his 30 years of service rendered to the citizens of Pine Bluff/Jefferson County during a banquet at 6:30 p.m. at the Pine Bluff Convention Center. Tickets for the banquet are now available. For more information, call 870-489-4736 or 870-489-1068.

31 — The Wabbaseka Scatter Fest will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Wabbseka Park on U.S. 79. Special guests will include Pastor Dedric Patterson and Annointed Men of Standard from West Memphis. Other groups and soloists will include the Gospel Outlaws, Christland Travel, Virtuous, Cummins Band, Humble Praise, Tremell Moore, Tonie Walker, Trina Crawford and the Lincoln County Singers.

31 — The Hooker-Ladd Reunion will be held at noon Saturday in the fellowship hall of Wheeler Chapel Baptist Church, 3519 Wheeler Chapel Road. The cost is $20 per person for ages 9-69 years old; $10 for those 70 and older; and free for children 8 and under. For more information about the reunion, contact Emmett Carroll at 870-788-7079; Leroy Litzsey at 870-536-5577; Kenyon Ford at 816-304-0058; Annie Nelson at 816-916-6258; Lurenza Tyson at 870-489-0821; Monroe Jackson at 870-536-8177; or Jean Nelson at 810-444-3234.


6 — The Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas, 701 Main St., will host its monthly Live@5 music series from 5-7 p.m. The featured guest will be The Joe Pitts Band. For more information, contact ASC at 870-536-3375, or visit the website at

7 — Design Zone will open at the Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas. Design Zone introduces mathematical concepts used by artists, architects, engineers, musicians, and other innovators. Future music producers, video game developers, roller coaster designers, and other creative problem solvers will learn ratio, variables, scale, slope, and a host of other math basics in this exhibition. For more information, contact ASC at 870-536-3375, or visit the website at

7 — Girl Scouts – Diamonds of Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas will host the annual Cardboard Boat Regatta from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Camp Taloha at Pine Bluff. The fee is $2 per registered Girl Scout member (girls and adults). There is no fee for other family members. The registration deadline is Sept. 4. For more information, contact Linda Archer at, or 870-534-8563, ext. 5813.

25 — The Notables annual membership luncheon will be held at the Pine Bluff Country Club. A program on “Fashion Accessorizing” will be presented by Shepherd’s. Doors will open for socializing at 11:30 a.m. and lunch will be served at noon. Tickets are $35 and must be purchased in advance from any Notables board member or by calling the Symphony Office at 870-536-7666.