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february 2016 events

Tuesday, February 2
Preview Nights, tour Jonesboro Public Schools: Math & Science on Feb. 2, MicroSociety on Feb. 4, International Studies on Feb. 16, Health & Wellness on Feb. 18, Visual & Performing Arts on Feb. 23. Info: 933-5800, ext. 12253.

Sunday, February 7
St. Jude S’travaganza, a party to support St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, with large food buffet, view the Super Bowl on 40 large screens, silent auction with more than 300 items, NEA District Fairgrounds, 3:30 p.m. Info: stjudestravaganza.com or 932-6440.

Monday, February 8
Miracle League Online Bake Sale, bid on desserts via facebook.com/MiracleLeagueOfJonesboroAr through Feb. 11, winners will be announced Feb. 10, donations to be dropped off on Feb. 11, pick up on Feb. 12 at Earl Bell, donations needed.

Tuesday, February 9
CASA of the 2nd Judicial District Open House, ribbon cutting and light lunch, 311 S. Church Street, 11 a.m.-noon. Info: Susie Cover, 935-1099 or susie.cover@neacasa.org.

Friday, February 12
Community Wellness Screening, free health screenings, others at minimal charge, St. Bernards Health & Wellness, 7-10 a.m. Info: 207-7300.

Heart Day at NEA, free event with screenings, educational information, goody bags and door prizes, NEA Baptist Clinic Lobby, 4800 E. Johnson Ave., 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Info: 936-8000 or marketing@neabc.com.

Free Lunch & Learn, with Jonesboro Police Department on safety, St. Bernards Health & Wellness, noon-1 p.m. RSVP: 207-7300.

Arkansas Sportshow, more than 75,000 square feet of the latest sporting products designed to captivate hunting, fishing and boating enthusiasts of all ages, A-State Convocation Center, hosted by The Rotary Club of Jonesboro and supported by Jonesboro A&P Commission, Feb. 12, 4-9 p.m.; Feb. 13, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Feb. 15, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Info: arsportshow.com.

Saturday, February 13
Healthy Heart 2 Miler, run/walk, prizes awarded for best costumes, couples category and age brackets, pre-registration $25 or $35 day of event, to benefit United Way and Jonesboro Police Tactical Fitness Program, St. Bernards Auditorium, 9 a.m. Info: 207-7700.

Veterans of Foreign Wars Valentine’s Day Cruise Party, steak dinner, live music, drawings throughout the evening, limited tickets, VFW, 300 Airport Road, 6 p.m. Info: Mike Pritchard, (417) 268-5283, mpritchard03@yahoo.com.

Cross My Heart Soiree, presented by The American Red Cross, semi-formal, dinner, dancing, live and silent auctions, wine pull, mystery auction, The Silos of Bono, 6:30 p.m. Info: pamela.knapp-carver@redcross.org or 932-3212.

Sunday, February 14
Delta Symphony Orchestra will hold a Valentine’s Day concert featuring soloist Sarah Jones-Hayes, Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto, A-State Fowler Center’s Riceland Hall, 2 p.m. Tickets: 972-ASU1.

Monday, February 15
Cantus, a nine-member men’s vocal ensemble known worldwide for its trademark warmth and blend and its engaging performances of music ranging from the Renaissance to 21st Century, A-State Fowler Center, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: 972-ASU1.

Tuesday, February 16
Grand Slam Banquet, former major league pitcher and outfielder Rick Ankiel will be the keynote speaker, live and silent auctions, dinner, 50/50 raffle, hosted by A-State Baseball, Convocation Center, doors open at 5 p.m. Info: 972-2401 or redwolvesfoundation@astate.edu.

Thursday, February 18
2016 A-State Polar Plunge, jump in a cold pool for $50 minimum donation, Too Chicken to Plunge T-shirt for $25 donation, to benefit Arkansas Special Olympics, Wolf Creek Apartments, 7 p.m. Info: Theresa Book, 598-4908, theresa@specialolympicsarkansas.org.

Friday, February 19
18th Annual Have-A-Heart Wish-A-Thon, donation drop sites set up throughout Northeast Arkansas or call into ESPN Jonesboro 92.7, Sunny 98.5, The Eagle 100.5, The Fox 104.9, Mix 106.3 or Hot 107.5, all proceeds grant wishes of children in Northeast Arkansas with long-term illnesses, sponsored by Jonesboro Radio Group and KAIT8, Info: 933-8800.

Saturday, February 20
2016 Jonesboro Polar Plunge, plungers will jump in a cold pool to benefit Arkansas Special Olympics, live and silent auctions, Elk’s Lodge, 12:30 p.m. Info: Theresa Book, 598-4908, theresa@specialolympicsarkansas.org.

45th Annual Charity Ball, dinner, large live and silent auctions, music and dancing courtesy of Al Paris and the Heartbreakers, to benefit Junior Auxiliary of Jonesboro’s 12 service projects, A-State Convocation Center, 6 p.m. Info: jajonesboro@gmail.com or jajonesboro.org.

Friday, February 26
“The Miss Firecracker Contest,” a long-running, Off-Broadway success, this explosively funny play will be presented by the Arkansas State Theatre Department, A-State Fowler Center, Feb. 26, 27 and 29, March 1 and 2, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: 972-ASU1.

“Oliver,” experience Charles Dickens’ timeless classic as the musical, presented by The Foundation of Arts, The Forum, Feb. 26, 27 and 29 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 28 at 2 p.m. Info: foajonesboro.org or 935-2726.