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April 2021 Events

Thursday, April 1
“Hakuna Matata,” a fundraising event for The Foundation of Arts being held in conjunction with its upcoming production of “The Lion King Jr.,” will be staged at The Glass Factory, 313 W. Huntington Ave., in Jonesboro from 5-7:30 p.m. The event will include a preview performance from “The Lion King Jr.” cast and a silent auction. Tickets are $35 and may be purchased at The Forum box office or at foajonesboro.org. Info: (870) 935-2726.

Friday, April 2
The Foundation of Arts’ First Fridays Concert Series at The Forum Theatre will feature Cory Jackson, former contestant on NBC’s “The Voice,” during an evening of live country music from 7:30 to 9 p.m., with Ava Little opening the show. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for children, seniors, A-State students and military. For more information, follow The Foundation of Arts on Facebook or visit foajonesboro.org.

Saturday, April 3
Green Fest 2021, a spring and Earth Day celebration sponsored by the Jonesboro Regional Chamber of Commerce, will be held at Rotary Club of Jonesboro Centennial Plaza in Downtown Jonesboro from 8 a.m. to noon. The event will include a family fun run and walk, a greenest outfit contest, yoga, live music, food trucks, a glass recycling drop-off, a green bicycle drawing and more. Keep Jonesboro Beautiful will provide information to help keep the city green, clean and beautiful. To register, visit raceroster.com. For more information, visit Jonesboro Regional Chamber of Commerce on Facebook.

Todd’s Morning Tradition, a devotional led by Jeff Branch from Walk to Emmaus, will be held at Craighead Forest Park, Pavilion 1, beginning at 9 a.m. in memory of Todd Turman. Praise worship will be led by Central Baptist Church members Nathan Liouh and Cory Epps. Shadrachs will provide coffee for participants.

Wednesday, April 7
A-State Alumni Association will host a virtual Lunch & Learn event on developing healthy media literacy from noon to 1 p.m. Speakers from A-State’s School of Media and Journalism will include Dr. Brad Rawlins, director, Larz Roberts, instructor, and Dr. Ronald Sitton, assistant professor. Register at AStateAlumni.org/media.

Thursday, April 8
Jonesboro Ballroom Dance will host its next session of Dancing with the Heroes beginning at 6 p.m. to give back to heroes of the pandemic. For the upcoming session, teachers and city employees can register for a free Latin dance class taught by Alex Lorenzana. For more information, follow Jonesboro Ballroom Dance on Facebook.

Friday, April 9-Sunday, April 11
The Foundation of Arts will present Disney’s “The Lion King Jr.” at The Forum Theatre, 115 E. Monroe Ave., sponsored by First Community Bank, at 6 p.m. on April 9 and 10 and at 2 p.m on April 11. Tickets are $15 for adults and $13 for children, seniors, A-State students and military. Doors open 30 minutes before showtime. For more information, follow The Foundation of Arts on Facebook, visit foajonesboro.org or call (870) 935-2726.

Thursday, April 15
The Delta Symphony Orchestra’s Spring 2021 String Ensemble Performance, previously recorded at The Fowler Center’s Riceland Hall, will be broadcast on the City of Jonesboro’s Channel 24 at 8 p.m.. For more information, visit deltasymphonyorchestra.org or follow Delta Symphony Orchestra on Facebook.

Friday, April 16
The Downtown Jonesboro Alliance (DJA) will host The Main Event beginning at 10 a.m. at The Forum Theatre in Downtown Jonesboro. The third annual luncheon will highlight downtown businesses, preview 2021 plans for DJA and feature keynote speaker Victor Dover, urban designer and co-author of “Street Design: The Secret to Great Cities and Towns.” In compliance with COVID-19 guidelines, lunch will be provided by downtown restaurants with each guest receiving a gift card to enjoy lunch at a downtown restaurant immediately following the event. Tickets for the event are $75 per person or $500 for a group of eight. For more information, call (870) 919-6176 or email info@downtownjonesboro.com.

The Young Professionals of the American Cancer Society (YPACS) will sponsor Fore A Cure, a four-person scramble, at Sage Meadows Country Club with lunch scheduled at noon and tee off at 1 p.m. For more information, visit ypacsofnea.com or email ty.jones@bmhcc.org.

Saturday, April 24
The Ticket 95.3 will sponsor a Sports Card and Memorabilia Show at Earl Bell Community Center beginning at 9 a.m. The event will include a silent auction with proceeds benefiting the Miracle League of Jonesboro. Special guests will include WWE Hall of Famer Jerry “The King” Lawler. For information, email bobo@eabjonesboro.com.

The Show Them Where You Come From Telethon, presented by Brenda’s Table, will be held online from 1-3 p.m. at Facebook.com/brendstable.org. Local celebrities will be standing by to take calls and accept donations. Musical guest will be Greasy Tree. For more information, visit brendastable.org or follow the organization on Facebook.

Saturday, May 1
The Oasis Arts & Eats Fest will be held in Downtown Jonesboro from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. A collaborative effort between The Foundation of Arts, The Downtown Jonesboro Alliance, A-State Department of Art + Design and NEA Artist Collective, the event is a celebration of the visual, performing and culinary arts in NEA and is open to any skilled artists or craftsmen who wish to apply. For more information, visit oasisartsandeats.org.