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January 2021 Events

January 1-31
Hope Found of Northeast Arkansas’ Donation Drive will take place all month long at The Honey Baked Ham Company, located at 2001 E. Nettleton Ave., and Southern Confections, located at 2704 Phillips Drive. The donation drive will accept essential items, such as clothing and hygiene products, to be given to local human trafficking victims. Info: Hope Found of Northeast Arkansas on Facebook.

Tuesday, January 5
Yoga with a Twist, hosted by Downtown Jonesboro Alliance, will take place at Brickhouse Grill in Downtown Jonesboro beginning at 6 p.m. Guests will enjoy beverages as they participate in a 45-minute yoga session led by local instructor Bethany Davis. Info: (870) 919-6176.

January 13-15
The KAIT Be the Hero Blood Drive, hosted by American Red Cross, will be held on Jan. 13, 14 and 15 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at St. Bernards Auditorium. All presenting donors will receive a complimentary T-shirt and COVID-19 antibody test. To register, call (800) 733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org and enter KAITBetheHero.

Wednesday, January 13
A-State Alumni Association will host a virtual Lunch & Learn event with this month’s feature guest, Dr. Philip Tew, from noon to 1 p.m. Tew, who serves as the associate professor of finance in the Neil Griffin College of Business at Arkansas State University, will discuss ways to improve financial wellness, improve budgeting skills and how to reduce stress levels as it relates to money. Register at astatealumni.org/tew.

Thursday, January 21
The opening reception for the 2021 Delta National Small Prints Exhibition will take place from 5-6:30 p.m. at the Bradbury Art Museum in the Fowler Center on A-State’s campus. Exhibitions will be open from Jan. 21 to Feb. 17. Museum hours are Tuesday through Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. or by appointment. Info: (870) 972-3687.

January 22-24
The Foundation of Arts will present its production of “School House Rock Live! Jr.” at The Forum Theatre in Downtown Jonesboro on Jan. 22 at 6 p.m. and Jan. 23 and 24 at 2 p.m. Tickets may be purchased online or at The Forum Box Office. Info: (870) 935-2726 or foajonesboro.org.

Saturday, January 23
The Northeast Arkansas Bridal Expo will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Red Wolf Convention Center. Join wedding experts as they showcase their products, services and fashion. There will be opportunities to win prizes and take home free gifts. Info: Scott Siler, (870) 934-5001.

Wednesday, January 27
The Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas will host its annual Acre of Hope event on location from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s event will offer take-out meals provided by Mel’s Steakhouse of Harrisburg. Dinners are $50 each with all proceeds going towards fighting hunger in NEA. Info: Rebecca Hendrix, (870) 932-3663.