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august 2014 events

Friday, August 1
The Three Bully Goats Griff, with a tweak and a twist, the children’s tale of the Billy Goats Gruff has become the perfect tool to teach elementary audiences about bullying, presented by the ASU Children’s Theatre, ASU Fowler Center Drama Theater, 10 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets: 972-ASU1.

Monday, August 4
The Main Event, food by downtown restaurants, annual awards, entertainment by Vikki McGee Band, the next big thing for downtown will be unveiled, hosted by Downtown Jonesboro Association, St. Bernards Auditorium, 6-8 p.m. Tickets: 919-6176.

Tuesday, August 5
Baby College, an evening of higher learning for parents-to-be and siblings, St. Bernards Medical Center, 6:30-8 p.m. Info: 207-7300.

Thursday, August 7
26th Annual Phi Mu Fashion Show, the latest fall fashions will be showcased, lunch provided, ASU Cooper Alumni Center, 11:30 a.m. Info: Aylia Poston, 932-5125.

Saturday, August 9
Southern Outlaw Wrestling, Bill Dundee and local wrestlers, music by Bad Habit Band, sponsored by Fraternal Order of Police to benefit Special Olympics, Earl Bell Community Center, meet and greet at 6 p.m., event at 7 p.m. Info: Theresa Book, 598-4908 or theresa@specialolympicsarkansas.org.

Saturday, August 16
An Evening in Margaritaville, the Red Dress Gala will be presented by Community Health Education Foundation, dinner, dancing, live and silent auctions, black-tie optional with flipflops, ASU Centennial Hall, 6:30 p.m. Info: chefjonesboro.com.

Saturday, August 23
Kids on the Mile, activities for the entire family, booths from area businesses and organizations, health information, hosted by St. Bernards Women’s Advisory Council, St. Bernards Auditorium, 8 a.m. – noon. Info: 207-2500.

Crowley’s Ridge Nature Center’s 10th Anniversary, nature crafts, outdoor games, inflatables, new exhibits, wildlife programs, food, Forrest L. Wood Crowley’s Ridge Nature Center, 600 E. Lawson Road, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Info: 933-6787 or crowleysridge.org.

Center for Healthy Children BeYOUtiful, a mother/daughter half-day retreat designed to strengthen the relationship between mother and daughter, help the pair define what beautiful means to them, panel discussions, skincare, makeup clinics, and more. NEA Baptist Conference Center, 4800 E. Johnson, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Register: Jennifer Martinez, 935-7005.

Auditions for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Foundation of Arts, 10 a.m. and Aug. 24 at 2 p.m. Info: 935-2726 or foajonesboro.org.

DSO Classical Garden Party, dinner, live and silent auctions, and concert by the Jazz Writers Big Band to top off the evening, Dr. Dan Ross will be honored, to benefit Delta Symphony Orchestra, Cooper Alumni Center, 6 p.m. Tickets:

Monday, August 25
Fall Classes, art, drama dance and voice classes begin for the fall semester at The Foundation of Arts, registration information found at foajonesboro.org. Info: 935-2726.

Thursday, August 28
Legacy, presented by the ASU Bradbury Gallery, opening reception at 5 p.m., set to run through Oct. 1. Info: 972-2205.