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.
21-31 — This year’s “Enchanted Land of Lights & Legends” is open and will remain open until New Year’s Eve. The drive-through holiday light display will be open from 6-9 p.m. each day in the Pine Bluff/Jefferson County Regional Park. For more information or to learn about sponsorships, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 870-536-7600.
21 — The sixth annual “A Jazzy Christmas”, featuring Legoria Payton & Friends, will be held at 7:30 p.m. at The Ramada Plaza Hotel-Atrium, 2 Convention Center Plaza. The evening will feature a silent auction, hors d’oeuvres, live jazz and dancing. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Tickets are available at Treasure Chest Bridals at The Pines Mall, Fathers and Sons Clothier in Jefferson Square and Novel T’s at 1616 S. Linden St. Those attending are asked to bring an unwrapped gift for a child, to be donated to the Pine Bluff Salvation Army.
21 — The Arkansas River Education Service Cooperative, 912 W. Sixth Ave., will host a book signing for newly published author, Alice F. Horton, from noon until 1 p.m.
22 — Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., will host its 45th annual Debutante Cotillion at 7 p.m. at the Pine Bluff Convention Center.
22 — The Health and Human Services Facet of the Pine Bluff Chapter The Links Inc., will partner with the United Methodist Women of St. Luke United Methodist Church to present a health forum from 10 a.m. to noon in the fellowship hall of the church at 32 School St. The forum will focus on colorectal cancer, breast cancer and diabetes. Lunch will be served. There is no charge for the forum and the public is invited to attend.
22-23 — First United Methodist Church, 200 W. Sixth Ave., will offer the community three special opportunities for worship this Christmas. A “Community Christmas Celebration” will be held at 5 p.m. Sunday. The festivities will feature music by contemporary Christian artist, Kyle Thurman, favorite Christmas carols, a Christmas pageant for children, and a free meal after worship with games and gifts to follow. Mid-Day at the Manger will be held at noon Monday in the fellowship hall. This half-hour service of worship will be led by Fred Arnold, and will be followed by a soup and sandwich luncheon. A Candlelight Communion service will be held at 5 p.m. in the sanctuary and will be led by David Fleming, senior pastor. This service will feature special music, story-time with a free gift for children, and an inspiring message of hope. Both services will include a sharing of the Lord’s Supper open to all. Everyone is invited to attend the services. For more information, call 870-535-0935 or log onto www.DowntownForGood.com.