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April 2018 Events

Friday, April 6
The Oasis Arts Festival will be held on April 6 and 7 in Downtown Jonesboro and on the A-State campus. The multi-genre arts fest will feature several local artists and performers. View a detailed schedule and get more information on the Oasis Arts Fest Facebook page. Info: Downtown Jonesboro Association, 919-6176.

The Jonesboro Open, presented by Prodiscus, will take place April 6-8 at Disc Side of Heaven in Jonesboro at 3 p.m. This event is a stop during the Disc Golf Pro Tour and is open for the public to attend. Info: discsideofheaven@gmail.com.

Saturday, April 7
The Alzheimer’s Association Amethyst Gala will be held from 6-11 p.m. at Harmony Gardens in Jonesboro. Guests will enjoy exceptional cuisine, live music and a competitive auction. All proceeds from this event will benefit the services of the Alzheimer’s Association. Info: Susan Neyman, sneyman@alz.org.

The University Heights Lion Club will host the 29th annual Jonesboro Auto Show at the First National Bank Arena, April 7, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and April 8, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Test drives, a Harley simulator and other family fun activities will take place. Admission is $10 for adults and free to children 12 and under. Info: 336-2277.

Sunday, April 8
The eighth annual Show Them Where You Come From Food Drive will be held from 1-5 p.m. at Doe’s Eat Place in Downtown Jonesboro. Admission to this year’s event is $10 for adults and $5 for children. Adults can bring 10 cans for admission and kids can bring five cans to waive the entry fee. Live music, food and a silent auction will take place during the event. All proceeds will benefit the The Food Bank of NEA. Info: Andrea Kain, 650-1153 or andreakain@gmail.com.

Friday, April 13
Ridgefield Christian School’s 25th Anniversary Celebration will be held at the RCS Warrior Gymnasium at 6 p.m. A BBQ dinner, silent auction, live performances and a Warrior Choir reunion will take place during the event. Tickets and Info: Michelle Reid, 974-7584.

The Arkansas State University Theatre Department will present “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” at The Fowler Center on April 13, 14 and 16-18 at 7:30 p.m. This Tony Award-winning narrative is one the whole family can enjoy. Info: 972-2781 or yourfowlercenter.com.

Special Olympics Arkansas will host Area 7 Spring Games at the Jonesboro High School track beginning at 9 a.m. This event will be a track and field competition for school age children and adults with disabilities from Craighead and Poinsett Counties. Info: Beverly Lee, 761-4098 or area7soar@yahoo.com.

Saturday, April 14
The Physicians of St. Bernards Medical will host the Doc Rock and Run Half Marathon and 5K from 7:30-9:30 a.m at the First National Bank Arena. The race will benefit the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at St. Bernards. Registration and Info: docrockandrun.racesonline.com.

The Health and Fitness Expo, presented by St. Bernards, will feature booths from area businesses and medical health professionals, free screenings and Kids Zone at the First National Bank Arena, April 14, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and April 15, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Info: stbmdexpo.com.

Friday, April 20
The American Red Cross will host the Northeast Arkansas Sound The Alarm Mega Blitz Kickoff at the St. Bernards Auditorium at 6 p.m. Team captains, team members, sponsors and Red Cross volunteers will gather for activities, dinner and to hear from guest speakers on the importance of the Sound the Alarm event. Captains will leave with all materials needed to perform installations the next morning, April 21. Info: Pamela Knapp-Carver, pamela.Knapp-Carver@redcross.org.

Saturday, April 21
Nettleton High School EAST will host Hustling Heroes for the Homeless 5K at Craighead Forest Park. Registration for the run will begin at 7 a.m. This event will benefit Jonesboro’s HUB, a nonprofit organization that helps homeless individuals. Run the 5K dressed up as a super hero and enjoy the fun. Info: Sandra Taylor, 910-7805, ext. 264.

The March of Dimes March for Babies will begin at 10 a.m. at Craighead Forest Park. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. Info:

The third annual Crowns and Canines 5K will be held at 2 p.m. and will begin in the Valley View High School Gym parking lot. Check-in and walk-up registration begins at 1:30 p.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/2018/16123/crowns-canines-5k.

Cajun Fest, hosted by the Family Crisis Center of Jonesboro, will be held from 6-10 p.m. at the home of Chad and Pam Niell. This event will be a fun-filled evening that raises funds for families faced with surviving domestic or sexual violence. Info: Sherri Cothern, 351-2002.

Sunday, April 22
The Reclamation House of Jonesboro will host a Photo Scavenger Hunt from 1-4 p.m. A donation of toilet paper is the requirement to enter the hunt. To register a team, visit The Reclamation House’s Facebook page for the application. Prizes will be awarded, and costumes are encouraged. Info: 336-2183.

Wednesday, April 25
Altrusa of Jonesboro will host the 14th annual Administrative Professionals’ Day Luncheon at St. Bernards Auditorium from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch will be provided by Outback Steakhouse and will feature keynote speaker Dr. Nancy Hendricks. Proceeds from the luncheon will benefit John 3:17 Ministries, Family Care Home and the Family Crisis Center. Tickets for the event are $25. Info: Barbara Clark, 930-5631.

Thursday, April 26
The Pregnancy Resource Center will host the Celebrate Life Fundraising Banquet at the First National Bank Arena at 6 p.m. This event will feature a dinner buffet and keynote speaker Dr. Haywood Robinson. Info: Valerie Long, 932-6644.

Friday, April 27
Come pre-party for Race for the Cure at the Pink Pasta Party from 6-8 p.m. at the St. Bernards Auditorium. This fundraising event includes a pasta buffet, live music by the Arkansas Brothers and entertainment for the whole family, including a men’s “Walk a Mile In HER Shoes” race. Tickets and Info: Amanda Herget, amanda@gearheadoutfitters.com.

Continue the Race for the Cure celebration with the Pink Prowl being held in Downtown Jonesboro from 8-10 p.m. Participating downtown businesses will be offering happy hour specials for people wearing the Pink Prowl wristband. Participants include Brickhouse, Cregeen’s, Eleanor’s Pizzeria, Godsey’s, N’awlins, Omar’s Uptown, The Parsonage 322, The Recovery Room and Skinny J’s.

The Foundation of Arts will present “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” at The Forum Theatre on April 27, 28 and 30 at 7:30 p.m., and April 29 at 2 p.m. Four siblings discover an old wardrobe that transports them to the magical world of Narnia. There, they embark on the adventure of a lifetime. Info: The Foundation of Arts, 932-2726.

Saturday, April 28
The 2018 Northeast Arkansas Race for the Cure will take place at A-State’s Centennial Bank Stadium. Registration and packet pick-up will begin at 6:30 a.m., followed by the Survivor Breakfast at 7, Survivor Parade at 8 and the 5K at 9. All proceeds benefit the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Info: arkansas.info-komen.org.

Dine out for the Cure will take place all day at numerous restaurants in Jonesboro and surrounding areas. Participating restaurants will give 10-15% of their sales for the day to the Northeast Arkansas Race for the Cure. Participants include The Parsonage 322, Papitos, Twisted Foods, Local Culture, Pizza Chef, Krispy Kreme, Popeyes, The Recovery Room and all Arby’s locations in Jonesboro and Paragould.