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August 2018 Events

Thursday, August 2
Alumni of the former Phi Mu chapter at Arkansas State University will host the 30th annual Phi Mu Fall Fashion Show at the Cooper Alumni Center at 11:30 a.m. All proceeds collected for the event will benefit Arkansas Children’s Hospital. Tickets are $30. Info: (870) 932-5125.

Friday, August 3
Sara Howell Studio & Art Gallery, 405 S. Main St., will host its 2018 Summer Show on Aug. 3 from 5-8 p.m. and Aug. 4 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Info: (870) 935-6336.

The Foundation of Arts will present “The Greatest Hamilpalooza” on Aug. 3 and 4 at 7:30 p.m. at The Forum Theatre in Downtown Jonesboro. The Young Artists Theatre, The Foundation of Arts’ three-week theatre camp students, will present the production. Info: (870) 935-2726 or foajonesboro.org.

Saturday, August 4
The Northeast Arkansas Humane Society will host Pet-A-Palooza 2018 at 5 p.m. at Centennial Hall. This event will have food and drinks for guests, live and silent auctions, fun games, photo booths and more. Pet-A-Palooza will serve as a fundraiser for the NEAHS. Info and tickets: Tina Coots, tinacoots@yahoo.com.

United Way’s annual Stuff the Bus event will take place all day at eight Walmart locations in Northeast Arkansas. Stop by Walmart in Jonesboro, Corning, Newport, Paragould, Pocahontas, Trumann, Walnut Ridge or Wynne to donate school supplies to more than 20 local school districts. Info: (870) 935-3658.

Sunday, August 5
The 15th annual River of Hope silent auction and luncheon will be held at Elk’s Lodge to help raise money for Arkansas Children’s Hospital’s local clinic in Jonesboro. This year’s event is sponsored by Arkansas Children’s Hospital, Outback Steakhouse and The Elks. Info: Visit River of Hope on Facebook, @riverofhopear.

Saturday, August 11
Community Health Education Foundation (CHEF) will host its 13th annual Red Dress Gala, “The Secret Garden,” 6:30 p.m. at Centennial Hall. The gala will feature food and drinks, live and silent auctions, and live music from Memphis band Groove Factor. Info: chefjonesboro.com or (870) 931-4044.

Jonesboro Southside Complex will host its Back-To-School Bash Softball Tournament. Deadline for entry is Aug. 6. There will also be a Softball Flea Market, where vendors can sell or swap used softball equipment. Booth rental fees will go to the Miracle League Project. Info: Sharron Turman, (870) 882-5430.

Thursday, August 16
Join the Downtown Jonesboro Association at this month’s Alive After Five: Pack Pride Party, located in the parking lot beside Eleanor’s Pizzeria from 5-8 p.m. The market offers artisan products, locally handmade and produced fares, live music and children’s activities. Info: (870) 919-6176.

Skinny J’s, featuring Diamond Bear Brewery, will host Pints for Paws from 5-8 p.m. Proceeds from the event will benefit the NEA Humane Society. Info: (870) 935-5185.

Saturday, August 18
John 3:16 Ministries will host its annual Community Fest from 3:30-8 p.m. at First National Bank Arena. The fundraiser will feature a catfish dinner, bounce houses and games for kids, live music from several performers and a live auction. Info: (870) 799-2525.

Join Jonesboro Elks for its second annual Dog Days of Summer, an amateur fun dog show fundraiser with proceeds benefitting the Elk Lodge Community Programs. This event will include a dog show, prizes, vendor booths, hot dogs and more. Info: Jeremy Frakes, (870) 919-3903.

Hot Pepper Nights 5K and 10K, hosted by St. Bernards Development Foundation, will be from 6:30-9 p.m. at St. Bernards Health & Wellness. Race proceeds will be allocated to the St. Bernards professional education fund. Participants will receive a custom designed T-shirt and goody bag; there will also be a fiesta-style post-race party with live music, a nacho bar and beverages.
Info: RacesOnline.com.

Thursday, August 23
ERA Doty Real Estate will host the third annual MDA Smokeout Summer Camp Challenge all day on location. Proceeds from this event will go towards sending children with muscular dystrophy to a summer camp designed for children who face physical challenges. To order a plate of food for pick up or delivery, visit ERA Doty Real Estate on Facebook or call (870) 897-3450. Plates are $20. Info: kimberly.stem@era.com.

Saturday, August 25
NEA Baptist 5K Hope Run will begin at 8 a.m. at 909 Enterprise Drive. All proceeds from the race will benefit HopeCircle, a program of the NEA Baptist Charitable Foundation. Info: (870) 336-1530 or marketing@neabc.com.