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January 2018 Events

January 1-31
Registration will be open for The Foundation of Arts Spring Classes. Classes begin Jan. 22 and include elements of ballet, dance, acting, musical theatre, graphic design, studio art, sewing, yoga, twirling and more. Tuition waivers and work study are available to those who are interested. Info: The Foundation of Arts, 935-2726.

Monday, January 8
The Arkansas State University Museum will host a new exhibition, “Sorting Out Race: Examining Racial Identity and Stereotypes in Thrift Store Donations,” open from Jan. 8 to March 10. The exhibition plans to stimulate healthy conversation about racial stereotyping and related issues that people face as members of a diverse community. Info: Jill Kary, 972-2074.

Friday, January 12
St. Bernards’ Community Wellness Screening will take place from 7-10 a.m. at St. Bernards Health & Wellness Center. Free testing for blood pressure, weight, BMI, body fat percentage, total cholesterol, glucose and hematocrit will be available. Lipid panel, A1C and PSA will be offered for a small fee. Info: St. Bernards Healthline, 207-7300.

Wednesday, January 17
Join 2017 Miss Arkansas, Maggie Benton, at the Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas for Lunch & Learn, hosted by the American Advertising Federation of Northeast Arkansas. Benton will discuss her “giving is a gift” platform, as well as her journey to Miss Arkansas. Lunch will be served starting at 11:30 a.m. To purchase tickets, visit aafnea.clubexpress.com.

Thursday, January 18
The opening reception for the 2018 Delta National Small Prints Exhibition will be from 5-6:30 p.m. at the Bradbury Art Museum in the Fowler Center. Exhibitions will be open from Jan. 18 until Feb. 21. Bradbury Art Museum hours are Tuesday through Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. and Sunday from
2-5 p.m. Info: 972-3687.

Friday, January 19
Spinathon, a fundraiser for St. Bernards Women’s and Children’s Services, will take place at Brickhouse Grill from 6 p.m. to midnight. It will feature live music, beverages, snacks and half-hour spin classes for $45.
Info: St. Bernards Foundation, 207-2500.

Saturday, January 20
The Jonesboro Polar Plunge will take place at the Jonesboro Elks Lodge with registration beginning at noon and the polar plunge beginning at 2 p.m. Join in on the fun and form a team to take the plunge in support of Special Olympics Arkansas. There will be live and silent auctions benefitting the area program, and donations are recommended. Info: Beverly Lee, 761-4098.

The Foundation of Arts will host its fundraising event, A Red Carpet Murder, at Centennial Hall on the Arkansas State University campus, with cocktail hour beginning at 6 p.m. and dinner served at 7 p.m. Enjoy a night of dinner, drinks, gaming, dancing and murder mystery; all proceeds directly benefit The Foundation of Arts. Info: The Foundation of Arts, 935-2726.

Wednesday, January 24
Acre of Hope, an event recognizing agriculture in Northeast Arkansas and joining forces with their representatives to fight hunger in Northeast Arkansas, will be from 6-9 p.m. at the Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas. Guests will enjoy dinner and live and silent auctions. Info: Mary Beasley, 932-3663.

Saturday, January 27
The Northeast Arkansas Bridal Expo will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the NEA District Fairgrounds. Join wedding experts as they showcase their products, services and fashions. There will be opportunities to win prizes and take home free gifts. Info: Scott Siler, 934-5001.