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april 2014 events

Thursday, April 3
Starlifter, the United States Air Force Band of Mid-America, a mix
of rock, funk, jazz, blues, soul, country and pop hits, free, The Arts @
311, 311 S. Church St., 6:30 p.m. Info: bandofmidamerica.af.mil.

Stret Corner Symphony: Dynamic A Cappella Group, laid back yet dynamic style of a cappella, as part of ASU Fowler Center Riceland Distinguished Performance Series, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: 972-ASU1.

Friday, April 4
RCS Alumni Basketball Game, Ridgefield Christian School alumni basketball players and cheerleaders will gather for a game, $5 adults and $3 students and alumni, RCS gym, 6 p.m. Info: Emily Strode, 932-7540, strode@ridgefieldchristian.org.

Saturday, April 5
6th Annual Threads of Life Quilt and Fiber Art Show, showcasing quilts from Northeast Arkansas quilters, presented by St. Bernards Women’s Council, St. Bernards Auditorium, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and April 6, 1-4 p.m. Info: 207-2500.

John Hammond, legendary blues singer and guitartist, to perform as part of Delta Symposium’s Roots Music Festival, CWL Park, 1123 S. Culberhouse, 5 p.m. Info: sltweb.astate.edu/blues.

Southern Nights at the Silos, hosted by the 2013 class of Junior Auxiliary of Jonesboro, dinner and drinks, live music by The Arkansas Brothers, silent action, $50 per ticket, The Silos, 7 p.m. Info: Audrey Hanes, (573)-219-0360.

Cowboy Up for CASA, barbecue contest and dinner, silent and live auctions, music by The Log House Orchestra, NCAA tournament viewing, $40 per ticket, available at Carter’s Corner or at the door, NEA Fairgrounds, 7 p.m. Info: 935-1099.

Sunday, April 6
Through a Child’s Eyes, a popular juried exhibition of children’s artwork from across Northeast Arkansas, ASU Museum, 1-3 p.m. Info: museum.astate.edu, 972-2074.

4th Annual Show Them Where Yo u Came From Food Drive, live music by Vikki McGee and Sonny, Freak Jones, and Flatland Funk Donors, silent auction, entry is $8 or 10 cans of food, children $2, funds benefit local food charities, Skinny J’s, 205 N. Main Street, 1-5 p.m. Info: Andrea Lain, 870-650-1153 or andreakain@gmail.com.

FOA 5K Music Run and Walk, to benefit The Foundation of Arts, begins and ends at 115 E, Monroe St., registration 1:45-2:45 p.m., race at 3 p.m. Info: foajonesboro.com or 935-2726.

Thursday, April 10
A Southern Soiree: Honoring Rep. Butch Wilkins, to benefit Alzheimer’s Association Arkansas Chapter, tickets $100, Church Street Station, VIP reception at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 6:30 p.m. Info: ahogue@alz.org or 501-265-0027.

“The Phantom of the Opera,” presented by The Jonesboro High School Performing Arts Department, $15 for lower level, $10 for upper level, JHS Center for Performing Arts, also set for April 11-12, 7 p.m. Info: jonesboroschools.net or 933-5881 ext. 252.

Friday, April 11
St. Bernards Medical Group Health and Fitness Expo, free screenings, cooking demos, everyday Hero’s Kids Zone, Doc Rock and Run 5K and half marathon, kids rock and run, physician-led panel and discussion and more, ASU
Convocation Center, 5-8 p.m., also set for April 12, 7:30 a.m. -2 p.m., April 13, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Info: stbmd.com

Saturday, April 12
The Bill and Alice Nix Petting Zoo, the ASU Farm will be open to the public, free, the ASU Farm at the Beef Barn, south east corner of Aggie Road and Red Wolf Blvd., 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Info: 972-2087.

Harold and the Purple Crayon, presented by The Foundation of Arts, The Forum Theater, 10:30 a.m., also set for April 13 at 2 p.m. and 14 at 7 p.m. Tickets: foajonesboro.com or 935-2726.

FOA Arts and Crafts Fair, The Forum Theater and The Forum Park, food, art and craft vendors, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Info: foajonesboro.com or 935-2726.

Thursday, April 17
United Way of Northeast Arkansas Annual Awards Luncheon, to recognize local UW agencies and donors, tickets $22 each, ASU Centennial Hall, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. 935-3658 or paula.robertson@unitedway.org.

Alive After Five, farmer’s market, art stroll, live music, kids corner, downtown movie and more, hosted by Downtown Jonesboro Association, Huntington and Church Street, 5-8 p.m., movie at 7:30 p.m. Info: Hailey Knight, 919-6176 or

Friday April 18
Northeast Arkansas Humane Society Annual Bake Sale, 906 Southwest Drive in Elk Park Shopping Center (formerly Ed’s Catfish) 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. All proceeds benefit the Humane Society. Info: 932-5185.

“Tartuffe,” a sparkling version of one of the great comedies of the French Theater, presented by the ASU Theatre Department, Fowler Center Drama Theater, 7:30 p.m., also set for April 19, 21-23. Tickets: 972-ASU1.

Saturday, April 19
Easter Eggstravaganza, carriage rides, inflatables, games and concessions,
helicopter egg drop filled with 20,000 eggs, pre-registration recommended, free and open to the public, Trinity Church 12-2 p.m. Info: trinity-church.com/egg or 935-7705.

Wanna Dance? vote for your favorite dance couple, $8 at the door, to benefit
The Woman’s Discovery Center, JHS Center for Performing Arts, 2 p.m. Info:
thewomansdiscoverycenter.org or 933-9939.

Wednesday, April 23
Administrative Profesionals Luncheon, lunch, door prizes, entertainment by ASU Jazz Orchestra, proceeds benefit Women’s Crisis Center of NEA, Red Cross Disaster Unit and CityYouth Ministries, hosted by ALTRUSA International
of Jonesboro, St. Bernards Auditorium, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Info: Charlott Jones, 935-2871.

Saturday, April 26
EAB Kids’ & Family Expo, NEA District Fairgrounds, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Info: 932-8400. MS Walk, Jonesboro High School Track, 9 a.m. Register: walkMSarkansas.org. Info: Lisa Finkbeiner, 501-588-0687.

Jonesboro March for Babies, to benefit March of Dimes, ASU Student Union, 9 a.m. Info: 932-0300.

18th anual Westside Spring Festival, silent auction, bounce houses, games, concessions, to benefit the Westside PTO to provide playground improvement, classroom equipment and materials, Westside Elementary, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Info: wespto@westsideschool.org.

Tip A Cop for Special Olympics, local law enforcement will be volunteering
as wait staff and donating 100 percent of their tips Special Olympics Arkansas,
Fat City Steakhouse, 5-8:30 p.m. Info: Theresa Book, 598-4908.

Early May // Thursday, May 1
Pregnancy Resource Center’s Celebrate Life Banquet, Kirk Walden,
founder of LifeTrends, to speak, proceeds provide half of the center’s annual operations costs, ASU Centennial Hall, 6 p.m. Info: 932-6644.