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april 2017 events

Thursday, April 6
Famed local chefs will prepare world-class small bites at Corks and Forks, 6-9 p.m. at The Gardens at Harmony. This event will feature live music. All proceeds will benefit the NEA Family Crisis Center. Info: 972-9575 or neafamilycrisiscenter.org.

Friday, April 7
Ridgefield Christian School Follies Dinner and Silent Auction will be held at RCS Warrior Gymnasium. The silent auction will be from 3-8 p.m., with dinner from 6-7 p.m. and follies from 7-9 p.m. Info: Elizabeth Howell, 932-7540.

Saturday, April 8
The 10th annual Autism Walk and Family Fun Day will be from 9 a.m. to noon at Jonesboro High School. This event will include inflatables, silent auction, food, booths, a commemorative walk, a balloon release and more. Info: aanea.org.

The Foundation of Arts will present “12 Angry Men” at The Forum Theatre on April 8, 13 and 14 at 7:30 p.m., and April 9 at 2 p.m. A youth is on trial for murder; the 12 jurors retire to the jury room where 11 vote for conviction, but one juror stands compelled of his innocence. Info: The Foundation of Arts, 932-2726.

Sunday, April 9
Join Gearhead Outfitters for its first Run with Gearhead Outing, sponsored by Project 90 and Salomon Footwear.

Friday, April 14
The Arkansas State Theatre Department will present “1959 Pink Thunderbird: Laundry and Bourbon and Lone Star” in the Fowler Center’s Simpson Theatre, April 14, 15, 17 and 19 at 7:30 p.m. James McLure’s enduring comedy offers a glimpse at the racy side of small town life. Info: 972-2781 or yourfowlercenter.com.

Saturday, April 15
The second annual Crowns and Canines 5K will be held at 9 a.m. and will begin in the Valley View High School Gym parking lot. Check-in and walk-up registration begins at 7:30 a.m. This event will benefit the Northeast Arkansas Humane Society and the service projects of Junior Auxiliary Crown Club of Jonesboro. Runners can bring their dogs out for a good cause and a guaranteed fun time. Info: raceroster.com/events/2017/11515/crowns-canines-5k.

Join Trinity Church for their Easter Eggstravaganza, a day of excitement and fun for the family featuring inflatables, games, prizes, food and a helicopter egg drop of more than 50,000 eggs. This event will be held at Trinity Church, from noon to 2 p.m. Info: 935-7705 or trinityjonesboro.com/egg.

Tuesday, April 18
The Foundation of Arts will hold the Perspectives Art Contest, from April 18 at 10 a.m. to May 2 at 4 p.m. at Stage, Too in Downtown Jonesboro. Visual art will be submitted from all ages in the NEA area. Vote on favorite art pieces by donating canned goods to benefit the Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas. Submissions for art will be accepted from April 4 at 10 a.m. to April 16 at 6 p.m. Info: 935-2726 or pr@foajonesboro.org.

Thursday, April 20
The Downtown Jonesboro Association is partnering with March of Dimes for Alive After Five: Paint the Market Purple for Preemies, 5-8 p.m. on Huntington Avenue in Downtown Jonesboro, between Church Street and Main Street in front of the Municipal Center. Participate in the Superhero Sprint to raise awareness for premature birth, and learn from the experts at the Police Department on the correct way to install a car seat. The market offers artisan products, locally handmade and produced fares, food trucks, local music and children’s activities, all hosted by the Craighead County Jonesboro Public Library. Info: downtownjonesboro.com/alive-after-five.

Saturday, April 22
Health and Fitness Expo, presented by St. Bernards, will feature booths from area businesses and medical professionals, free health screenings and Kids Zone at the Convocation Center, April 22, 8 a.m. to
4 p.m., and April 23, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Info: stbmdexpo.com.

Saturday, April 29
The March of Dimes March for Babies will begin at 10 a.m. in Downtown Jonesboro, on Main Street and Huntington Avenue. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. Info: rguerin@marchofdimes.org.

Concordia Christian Academy will hold its annual Spring Fling with games, crafts and food, 1812 Rains St., 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Info: 935-2273.

The Foundation of Arts will present the classic A Midsummer Night’s Dream Ballet at The Forum Theatre, Apr. 29, May 1 and 2 at 7:30 p.m., and Apr. 30 at 2 p.m. The Shakespearean ballet appears on the Forum Stage with a stunning display of story and grace. Info: 935-2726 or foajonesboro.org.