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july 2017 events

Tuesday, July 4
4th Fest 2017, presented by Bayird Auto Group and East Arkansas Broadcasters, will be held at Joe Mack Campbell Park. The day begins at 9 a.m. with a “Red, White and Blue Color Run,” an untimed race for the whole family where participants are doused in patriotic colored powder as they make their way through the course. There will also be a fireworks show beginning at 9 p.m.

KAIT and Jonesboro Radio Group will sponsor Freedom Fest starting at 9:30 p.m. at the Southside Softball Complex on Stadium Boulevard. The public is invited to bring lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy the free fireworks show.
Info: 933-8800.

Friday, July 7
The Foundation of Arts will present “Cinderella Kids,” July 7 at 6 p.m. and July 8 at 10 a.m. at The Forum Theatre. The Young Artist Theatre, the Foundation of Arts’ three-week theatre camp students, will present the production. Info: 935-2726 or foajonesboro.org.

Saturday, July 8
The ninth annual ACH Charity Open will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Sage Meadows. All proceeds from this four-person golf scramble will benefit Arkansas Children’s Hospital. Info: achcharityopen.net or Daniel Herron, (501) 412-6437.

Sunday, July 9
The Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre will present “The Taming of the Shrew,” 2 p.m. at Riceland Hall. Admission is $10. Info: arshakes.com.

Thursday, July 20
Celebrate summer at this month’s Alive After Five with an ice cream social. Located on Huntington Avenue, the market offers artisan products, locally handmade and produced fares, food trucks, live music and children’s
activities, presented by the Downtown Jonesboro Association.
Info: downtownjonesboro.com/alive-after-five.

Saturday, July 22
Ride For Your Ribbon will begin at the St. Bernards Health and Wellness Center at 7 a.m. All proceeds from the ride, previously known as Arkansas Ride for the Cure, will benefit the St. Bernards Cancer Center. Participants can choose from an eight-mile family fun ride, a 25-mile ride or a 50-mile course. Info: arlampkin@sbrmc.org.

The sixth annual Shepherd’s Fold Banquet will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at The Rock of NEA. This fundraising event for the men’s rehabilitation center will feature dinner, a graduation ceremony for residents, and live and silent auctions. Info: myshepherdsfold.com.

Wednesday, July 26
The Arkansas State Theatre will present “Pinocchio 3.5” at the Mainstage Theatre, July 26 and 27 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. and July 28 at 10 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Gill Bates has the greatest software company on earth, but there’s still something missing in his life: children. He builds a robot companion named Pinocchio, but this mischievous mass of microchips is led into a consumer frenzy. What follows is a wacky retelling of the 19th-century classic about what it takes to become a real human being. Info: 972-2037.

Thursday, July 27
Hijinx Back to School Bash, hosted by Arkansas Hands and Voices, will be held from 6-8 p.m. This event will feature activities, snacks and equipment checks by an audiologist. It is free for children who are deaf or hard of hearing and their families. Info: arhandsandvoices.org.

Saturday, July 29
Farm Camp at the Market will begin at 8 a.m. at the ASU Farmer’s Market. Fair Haven Farms will be bringing their Farm Camp program, which includes demonstrations, hands-on activities and a few furry farm celebrities. Info: kpittcoc@astate.edu.