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march 2014 events

Saturday, March 1
74th Annual Kiwanis Pop Stricklin Pancake Breakfast, $6 each, children 6 and under eat free, First Presbyterian Church, 6 a.m.-2 p.m. Tickets: 273-4802.

Healthy Heart 2 Mile Spring Run/Walk, kicking off the Ridge Rider Athletic Club’s running and walking series, this 2 mile run or walk will also feature a 2MILE+ geared toward those seeking an additional challenge, sponsored by St. Bernards, race starts at St. Bernards Auditorium, 9 a.m. Info: raceonline.com

Mardi Gras Celebration, Blessed Sacrament School’s annual fundraiser, dinner by Omar’s Uptown, Sue’s Kitchen and Popeyes, St. Bernards Auditorium, 6:30-11:30 p.m. Info: 932-3684.

Sunday, March 2
Virtuoso Pianist Thomas Brown, performance sponsored by ASU Department of Music, College of Fine Arts and A-State Piano Society, Fowler Center Riceland Hall, 3 p.m. Info: 972-3053.

Monday, March 3
Women Can Run, free 10-week running clinic teaching women the proper way to walk and run, sponsored by Gearhead Outfitters and First Baptist Church, CAC Gym at First Baptist Church, Union St., 6 p.m. Info: Amanda Herget, 910-5569.

Thursday, March 6
Rohwer-July, 1945, Professor Sarah Wilkerson Freeman and ASU History Dept. students will host a presentation and exhibit of the never-before-published photographs taken at Japanese-American internees at the Rohwer relocation camp in July 1945, ASU Wilson Hall Auditorium, 1-3 p.m. Info: 901-240-3961.

Friday, March 7
Symphony of Style Spring Fashion Show, the annual fashion show hosted by Delta Symphony Guild will showcase the latest in spring fashions, tickets are $25 each and include lunch, Jonesboro Country Club, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Info: Christy McKeel, 761-2747.

Saturday, March 8
FOA 5th Annual Family 5K Music Walk/Run, a fast mix of city streets and historic neighborhoods, the walk/run will begin and end at 115 E. Monroe, to benefit The Foundation of Arts, 8 a.m. Info: racesonline.com or foajonesboro.org/bulletinboard/

Sunday, March 9
Miss Greater Jonesboro and Miss Greater Jonesboro Outstanding Teen, pageant begins at 3 p.m., crowning at 5:45 followed by reception. Jonesboro High School Performing Arts Center. Info: 530-3965 or missgreaterjonesboro.com.

Monday, March 10
Daffodil Days, daffodils in small and large bunches will be available at Posey Peddler to benefit the American Cancer Society, through March 14, pre-order available by calling 935-0913.

Wednesday, March 12
A Talk on Heart Health, as part of NEA Baptist Luncheon Series, Dr. Paul
Levy to speak, Southwest Church of Christ, 11:30 a.m. Info: Kim Provost, 936-8000.

Thursday, March 13
David Bailin, Warren Criswell and Samy Peters, three wellknown Arkansas artists will be featured together in an exhibition for the first time, ASU’s Bradburry Gallery, opening reception at 5 p.m., set to run through April 16. Info: 972-2205.

Friday, March 14
Spring Frenzy, a spring version of Mistletoe Madness, vendors will have a variety of fare to sell, presented by Community Health Education Foundation, Northeast Arkansas Fairgrounds, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. and March 15, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Info: chef.org.

Saturday, March 15
St. Bernards Health & Wellness 3rd Annual Triathlon, all events take place inside the center, first heat at 8 a.m. Register: 207-7700.

Sing-A-Long to The Sound of Music, sponsored by The Foundation
of Arts, a light dinner will be served at 6 p.m. followed by the sign-a-long at
7 p.m. at The Forum Theater. Info: 935-2726 or foajonesboro.org.

Sunday, March 16
Shamrock Shuffle, a 2-mile run through Downtown Jonesboro, sponsored
by Brickhouse Grill, Gearhead Outfitters and the Downtown Jonesboro Association to benefit the Beck Pride Center at ASU, children’s activities by J. Christopher Toys and Team 1 Development, registration at 2 p.m., run at 3 p.m. Info: 910-5569.

Tuesday, March 18
Ag for Autism Bracket Bonanza, dinner, silent auction and live music, sponsored by Armor Seed, Cache River Valley Seed and Farm Credit
Midsouth, ASU Convocation Center, 6 p.m. Info: 336-2290.

Claddagh: An Explosion of Celtic Dance and Passion, a vivacious music, dance and multi-media spectacular that forges beyond the normal limitations of the traditional concert format, as part of the ASU Fowler Center’s Riceland Distinguished Performance Series, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: 972-ASU1.

Thursday, March 20
Alive After Five, downtown farmer’s market, art stroll, live music and movie
night, Huntington Ave. between Main and Church streets, 5-8 p.m. Info: Hailey Knight, 919-6176.

Saturday, March 29
Rotary Pot O’Gold, dinner, music with Vicki McGee Band, $10,000 cash
pot to be given away, tickets $200 each, ASU Centennial Hall, 6 p.m.
Info: Jarod Wesson, 253-1973.