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january 2014 events

Monday, January 6
The Life and Times of David Owen Dodd, presented by the Craighead County Historical Society as part of observing the sesquicentennial of the American Civil War, First Baptist Church, Union Street entrance, 7 p.m. Info: Bob Houston, 932-2734.

Monday, January 13
Good Food, Great Wine, explore the foods and wines of South America with Chef Matt Johnson, $50 per person, $90 per couple, $300 for table of eight, presented by ASU Continuing Education and Community Outreach, Jonesboro Country Club, 6-7:30 p.m. Info: 972-3052 or astate.edu/ceco.

Friday, January 17
Drive For Life, the annual blood drive to replenish blood supplies following the holidays, all blood types needed, volunteers needed, St. Bernards Auditorium, Jan. 17, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Jan 18, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Jan. 19, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Info: Crystal.Hatcher@redcross.org.

Saturday, January 18
TUNE UP, come support kids of all ages as they share their talents to raise money for The Foundation of Arts, The Forum, 2 p.m., Info: 935-2726.

Sunday, January 19
Sanctity of Human Life Rally, hosted by the Pregnancy Resource Center, 1010 S. Main Street on the former Central Baptist Church lot, refreshments to follow at the Pregnancy Resource Center, 2 p.m. Info: 932-6644.

Saturday, January 25
Northeast Arkansas Bridal Expo, presented by East Arkansas Broadcasters and Jessica’s Bridal and Formal, NEA District Fairgrounds, $5, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Info: 934-5061.

Thursday, January 30
Delta National Small Prints Exhibition, one of the country’s foremost competitions for prints held annually, set to run through Feb. 28, opening reception on Jan. 30 at 5 p.m., Fowler Center’s Bradbury Gallery. Info: 972-2205.

“The 8 Seasons,” the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra returns this season with a performance of impressive pieces from the I.N.C. Series (Intimate Neighborhood Concert Series), as part of the Fowler Center Series, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: 972-ASU1.

Early February
Sunday, February 2

21st annual St. Jude S’travaganza, Arkansas’s largest St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital fundraiser, all-you-can-eat, big screens throughout the room broadcasting the NFL Super Bowl, large silent auction, NEA District Fairgrounds, doors open at 3:30 p.m. Info: Susan Cathcart, 932-6440, susan@valleyviewagri.com.