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july 2014 events

Thursday, July 3
Alive After Five Street Market, local produce and locally-made products, live music, kids corner, downtown movie, sponsored by Downtown Jonesboro Association, Huntington Avenue, 5-8 p.m. Info: Hailey Knight, 919-6176,
info@downtownjonesboro.com.

Saturday, July 5
Bug Jars, create a bug jar, explore the outdoors and get an up-close look at the world of bugs, all supplies furnished, Crowley’s Ridge Nature Center, 1:30-3 p.m. Info: 933-6787.

4th of July Comedy Explosion, Reggie “Bruh Man” Ballard from the TV series “Martin” will appear live at Brickhouse Grill, 218 Main Street, 8:30 p.m. Info: 336-2441.

Thursday, July 10
NEA Baptist Farmers’ Market, crafts, baked goods, produce and healthy living information, NEA Baptist Medical Campus, 4800 E. Johnson, 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Info: Kim Provost, (501) 283-1170.

Business After Hours, chamber members monthly networking event, hosted by NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital, 4800 E. Johnson, 5-6:30 p.m. Info: Barry Wells, 932-6691.

Scholarship Paint Party, to benefit Jonesboro Business and Professional Women’s scholarship program, instructor and supplies will be provided, $30, Grace Point Church of Christ, 6 p.m. Reservations: Sarah Akin, 219-8804
or saraha1178@aol.com.

Friday, July 11
Gigging for a Miracle, to benefit Miracle League of Jonesboro. catfish dinner, $10 each, and registration for frog gigging tournament, Southside Softball Complex, 5:30 p.m. Teams have until 9 a.m., July 12 to weigh-in. Info: Sharron
Turman, 882-5430 or sturman@jonesboro.org.

Wednesday, July 16
St. Bernards Sports Medicine Summer Coaches Clinic, open to all area coaches, St. Bernards Health and Wellness, 1-8 p.m. Info: 207-7700.

Thursday, July 17
Alive After Five Street Market, local produce and locally-made products, live music, kids corner, downtown movie, sponsored by Downtown Jonesboro Association, Huntington Avenue, 5-8 p.m. Info: Hailey Knight, 919-6176,
info@downtownjonesboro.com.

Friday, July 18
Heather McLaren Book Signing, the science fiction writer will be signing copies of her book “Mythos,” Barnes & Noble, 4-7 p.m. Info: 336-2543.

Saturday, July 20
Project 90, Gearhead Outfitters is sponsoring a 90-day online running program
for new to advanced marathoners to teach proper running form to reduce or eliminate injuries. Info: Ashlyn Kohler, 910-5569, project90@gearheadoutfitters.com.

Saturday, July 26
Arkansas Ride for the Cure, 20-mile and 40-mile rides through Crowley’s
Ridge, to benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure, St. Bernards Health & Wellness, 8 a.m. Info: arkansasrideforthecure.com.

Toad Cottages, discover the benefits of having toads in your yard and how to create a suitable habitat, all supplies furnished, Crowley’s Ridge Nature Center, 1:30-3 p.m. Info: 933-6787.

Party (fore the) Animals, golf tournament and auction to benefit the
NEA Humane Society will begin this year with a four-person scramble golf tournament, 8:30 a.m., auction and dinner at 6 p.m., Ridgepointe Country Club. Tickets: 932-5185 or receptionist@neahs.org, Golf Tournament:
Jared Woodard, 926-0649, jared@ stanleywoodard.com.

My Generation Foundation Non-Event Fundraiser, donate to My Generation Foundation while staying at home to enjoy a relaxing night. Donate online at mygenerationfoundation.org or by mail: My Generation Foundation, PO Box 3012, Jonesboro, AR 72403.

Tuesday, July 29
Helmets and Heels, the ASU coaching staff and players will join ladies from across NEA to gear up for the upcoming football season, doors open at 4:30 p.m. for shopping and drinks, program at 6:30 p.m. including fashion show, tickets $40 or table of eight $300. Tickets: 972-ASU1 or tickets.astate.edu.

Wednesday, July 30
“The Three Bully Goats Griff,” with a tweak and a twist, the children’s tale of Billy Goats Gruff has become the perfect tool to teach elementary audiences about bullying, presented by ASU Children’s Theater, ASU Fowler Center’s Drama Theater, July 30 and 31, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.; August 1, 10 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets: 972-ASU1.