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february 2014 events

Saturday , February 1
Delta National Small Print Exhibition, acclaimed as the one of the country’s foremost annual competitions for prints, Bradbury Gallery at the ASU’ Fowler Center, set to run through Feb. 28. Info: 972-2205 or bradburygallery.com.

March of Dimes Prom Fashion Show, the latest prom fashions will be showcased to benefit the March of Dimes, hosted by the Chain Reaction Youth Council, admission $7, Brookland High School Auditorium, 7 p.m. Info: Rachel Guerin, 316-7481, or Sherry Bobbitt, 219-5798.

Sunday , February 2
St. Jude S’travaganza, annual party to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, large silent auction, all you can eat and drink, multiple big screens throughout the venue, NEA Fairgrounds, 3:30 p.m. Tickets and Info: Susan Cathcart, 932-6440.

Monday , February 3
The Harlem String Quartet, the quartet’s mission is to advance diversity in classical music, engaging young and new audiences through the discovery and presentation of varied repertoire that includes works by minority composers, as part of the Riceland Distinguished Performance Series, ASU Fowler Center’s Riceland Hall, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: 972-ASU1.

Thursday , February 6
JPS Magnet School Preview Nights, MicroSociety, Feb. 6; Health Wellness and Environmental Studies, Feb. 11; Visual and Performing Arts, Feb. 13; Math and Science, Feb. 18; International Studies, Feb. 25, all dates 6-7 p.m.; registration on Feb. 27 at JPS Administration Building on 2506 Southwest Square, 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Info: 933-5800, ext. 2253.

Saturday , February 8
RCS PACE Pancake Breakfast, Ridgefield Christian School’s PACE organization will hold a fundraising breakfast, $5 per person, dine in or carry out, Highland Drive Baptist Church, 515 E. Highland, 8-10 a.m. Info: Janna Maxwell, (706) 339-1199.

“The Ugly Duckling” and “The Tortoise & the Hare,” Lightwire Theatre brings to life a pair of classic tales, as part of Riceland Distinguished Performance Series’ New Family Series, ASU Fowler Center, 7 p.m. and Feb. 8 at 2 p.m. Tickets: 972- ASU1.

Friday , February 14
Have-A-Heart Wish-A-Thon, call in your pledge to Jonesboro Radio Groups annual fundraiser for Make-A-Wish, 6 a.m.-7 p.m. Pledge: 933-8800.

Saturday , February 15
Impossible Things: Charity Ball 2014, to benefit the 11 projects of Junior Auxiliary of Jonesboro, dinner and dancing, live and silent auctions, music by Tragikly White, ASU Convocation Center, 6 p.m. Info: rsvp.jajonesboro@gmail.com.

Sunday , February 16
Young Artist Concerto Concert, featuring Young Artist Concerto Competition winners Michael Barnes, Saudacao/ Despedida and Nathan Cottrell, and a 200-voice choir from local elementary schools, sponsored by the Delta Symphony Orchestra, ASU Fowler Center’s Riceland Hall, 3 p.m. Tickets: 972-ASU1.

Tuesday , February 18
The Ed Soph Jazz Trio, featuring drummer Ed Soph, pianist Stefan Karlsson and bassist John Adams, funded by the ASU bands, Department of Music and College of Fine Arts, ASU Fowler Center’s Riceland Hall, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: 972-ASU1.

Friday , February 21
Father-Daughter Dance, dancing, games, photos and snacks, to benefit Miracle League of Jonesboro, RPM Athletics on Dalton Drive, 7-9 p.m. Info: Sharron Turman, 882-5430 or sturman@jonesboro.org.

Saturday , February 22
“The Scarlet Letter,” presented by The Foundation of Arts Community Theater Division, The Forum Theater, set to run Feb. 22-24. Info and tickets: 935-2726 or foajonesboro.org.

Kids ’ Day, children will receive a t-shirt, sports bottle, fingerprints and toothprints, Fergus Spades Dental Care, 727 E. Parker Rd., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Info: 910-0000.

The Kenyan Boys Choir with the Moipei Quartet, as part of the Riceland Distinguished Performance Series, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: 972-ASU1.

Tuesday , February 25
Brother Sun, the folk music group will be in concert, funded by the ASU Department of Music and College of Fine Arts, ASU Fowler Center’s Riceland Hall, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: 972-ASU1.

Thursday , February 27
Live United with the Stars, join the United Way on the red carpet with food and drinks, silent auction and entertainment. Sue Mitchell, Michael Oher’s tutor will speak, at the ASU chancellor’s home, 5:30-8 p.m. Tickets: 935-3658 or jenny.keller@local.unitedway.org.

Friday , February 28
“Steel Magnolias,” the beloved Southern story comes to the stage, presented by the ASU Department of Theater, ASU Fowler Center’s Drama Theater, set to run Feb. 28, March 1, 3-5 all shows at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: 972-ASU1.

Early March
Saturday , March 1

Mardi Gras Celebration, Blessed Sacrament School’s annual fundraiser, dinner by Omar’s Uptown, Sue’s Kitchen and Popeyes, St. Bernards Auditorium, 6:30-11:30 p.m. Info: 932-3684.