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june 2014 events

Sunday, June 1
Fowler Family Center for Cancer Care Ribbon Cutting, cancer survivor celebration to follow, tours available, 4808 E. Johnson, 2 p.m. Info: 936-7005.

Wednesday, June 4
The Very Hungry Caterpillar 45th Anniversary Celebration, reading and color-in crown activity, for ages 4 and up, space is limited, register at Barnes and Noble, 11 a.m. Info: 336-2543.

NEA Baptist Luncheon Series, Dr. Kevin Ganong will speak on Diabetes and Your Heart, tickets are free but required for entry, pick up at any NEA Baptist Clinic location, Southwest Church of Christ, 11:30 a.m. Info: 936-0260.

Thursday, June 5
Hero Celebration Luncheon, Darren Fullerton, VP of Student Affairs at Missouri Southern State University will be the featured speaker, to benefit Arkansas Red Cross Northeast Arkansas Chapter, Cooper Alumni Center, 11:30 a.m. 932-3212 or pamela.knapp-carver@redcross.org.

LEAP Program, yearly showcase of participants in the Foundation of Arts drama program with the clients of Abilities Unlimited, admission is free but $5 donation at the door appreciated, The Forum, 12-12:40 p.m. Info: 935-2726 or info@foajonesboro.org.

CityYouth Journey of Faith Banquet, Le’Kendra Robertson with The MIC New Orleans to speak, CityYouth choir to perform, pork loin dinner by John 3:16 Ministries, to benefit CityYouth, $50 per tickets (if unable to attend, $15 pork
tenderloin plates available for pickup), Southwest Church of Christ, 6-8 p.m. Info and Tickets: 932-9398.

Saturday, June 7
Gary Schuchardt 12th Annual Memorial Trail Run/Walk 5K and Kids Mud Run, a family-friendly race to benefit ASU Scholarships, Craighead Forest Pavilion 1, registration at 6:30 a.m., Kid’s Mud Run at 8 a.m., 5K run/walk at 9 a.m. Info: 935-3658 or uwnea.org.

Thursday, June 12
106th Army Jazz Band, presented by the Fowler Center and the A-State Department of Music, free admission, ASU’s Fowler Center’s Riceland Hall, 7 p.m. Info: 972-3471 or fowlercenter@astate.edu.

Saturday, June 14
Dr. Larry Ball Book Signing, American West Historian and former ASU professor to sign copies of his newest biography: “Tom Horn in the Life and Legacy,” Barnes and Noble, 1 p.m. Info: 336-2543.

Sunday, June 15
Gearhead Triathlon, 500 yard swim, 10.2 mile bike, 2.6 mile run, Craighead Forest Park, 8 a.m. Register at stearnsracetiming.com.

Saturday, June 21
6th Annual Rock-A-Bye Baby 5K, a challenging 3.1-mile walk around the ASU campus, to benefit the Pregnancy Resource Center, breakfast provided, kids activities, pre-registration, $20 online and $25 mail-in entry, packet pickup from 6:30-7:45 a.m. at the BioSciences Institute, 8 a.m. Register: racesonline.com.

25th Annual Triple Swing, a three-day extravaganza beginning with a casual dinnerdance on June 21, V.I.P. Golf Classic on June 22 and Golf Classic on June 23, dinner-dance will be held at St. Bernards Auditorium, 6 p.m. Info: stbernardsfoundation.org or 207-2500.

Tuesday, June 24
11th Annual River of Hope, to benefit Jonesboro Centers for Children, food provided by Outback, bands: Natural State Revival, Callie MaRae and Tony Spinner, $20, The Elks Lodge, 4-8 p.m. Info: Rhoni West, 530-2723.

Wednesday, June 25
“The Reluctant Dragon,” a child becomes fast friend with a kind and funny dragon on the edge of town, presented by the ASU Summer Children’s Theatre, ASU Fowler Center, June 25-26 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., June 27 at 10 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets: 972-ASU1.

Saturday, June 28
“Les Miserables,” see one of the world’s most-loved musicals on The Forum Stage, tickets are $15, discounts available for seniors, children and students, set to run June 28 at 1 and 8 p.m., June 29 at 2 p.m., and June 30-July 1 at 7 p.m. Tickets: 935-2726 or foajonesboro.org.