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december 2014 events

Monday, December 1
Hering Chapel Dedication, a dedication for the Dr. and Mrs. R. Wilbur and Mary Elizabeth Herring Chapel will be held, honoring Bob and Liz Harrison for their gifts to NEA Baptist Charitable Foundation, NEA Memorial Hospital, 3:30 p.m.
Info: Robbie Johnson, 936-8479, robbie.johnson@bmhcc.org.

Thursday, December 4
Senior Exhibition 2014, highlighting works of art by graduating students of A-State Department of Art, Fowler Center’s Bradbury Gallery, opening reception at 5 p.m., set to run through Dec. 13. Info: 972-2205, bradburygallery@astate.

Duck Classic, the two-day event kicks off with dinner, raffles, live and silent auctions and great food, duck hunt to follow the next morning, NEA Fairgrounds, 5 p.m. Info: Kim Provost, 934-5128, duckclassic.com.

Jonesboro Christmas Parade, sponsored by the Jonesboro Jaycees, route will run along Main Street, 7 p.m. Info: parade.jonesborojaycees.org.

Friday, December 5
Mistletoe Madness Market, the ultimate Christmas shopping experience under one roof, live Christmas entertainment by area schools and churches, to benefit the programs of Community Health Education Foundation, NEA District Fairgrounds, Dec. 5, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Dec. 6, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Info: chefjonesboro.org.

Sara Howell Gallery Christmas Show, featuring artwork by various artists, 405 S. Main Street, Dec. 5, 6-9 p.m.; Dec. 6, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Info: 935-6336.

“The Nutcracker Ballet,” featuring more than 100 ballet students, presented by The Foundation of Arts, The Forum Theater, Dec. 5, 6 and 8 at 7 p.m. and Dec. 7 at 2 p.m. Info: 935-2726, foajonesboro.org.

Saturday, December 6
NEAHBA Parade of Homes, hosted by the Northeast Arkansas Home Builders Association, includes a home showcase, 729 Smithfield Drive in Bridger Place, Dec. 6 and 13, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Dec. 7 and 14, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Info: neahba.org.

Pet Adoption Event, Arkansas Angels for Animals Rescue will have animals available for adoption, Hollywood Feed, 1849 E. Highland Drive, 12-4 p.m. Info: 336-3647.

ShareHope Christmas Candlelight Service, service to remember babies who passed away during pregnancy, at birth or shortly after birth, NEA Baptist Prayer Garden at NEA Baptist Hospital, 6 p.m. Info: Jill Crews, 926-2656, sharehope@neabc.com.

Tuesday, December 9
Jonesboro Newcomers Club Christmas Party, open to ladies who have recently moved to Jonesboro, catered appetizers, drinks, fellowship, ornament exchange, recognition of new members, 7 p.m. Info: arjonesboronewcomers@gmail.com.

Friday, December 12
Christmas with the Denise Thimes Quintet, an evening of jazz standards and holiday favorites, as part of the Riceland Distinguished Performance Series, ASU Fowler Center’s Riceland Hall, 7:30 p.m. Tickets, 972- ASU1 or astate.edu/tickets.

Saturday, December 13
Peppermint Paws, NEA Humane Society will host an event with food and fun at Hollywood Feed, 1849 E. Highland Drive, 12-4 p.m. Info: 336-3647.

Friday, December 19
“The Best Christmas Pageant Ever,” the most unlikely children are picked to bring the Nativity Story to a local church, presented by The Foundation of Arts, The Forum Theater, Dec. 19 at 7 p.m.; and Dec. 20 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.; and Dec. 21 at 2 p.m. Info: 935-2726, foajonesboro.org.

Wednesday, December 31
New Year’s Eve Party, hosted by The Foundation of Arts, dinner at 7 p.m., murder mystery at 7:30 p.m., dancing to follow, $100 per ticket, St. Bernards Auditorium. Info: 935- 2726 or foajonesboro.org.