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march 2017 events

Thursday, March 2
Women Can Run, a free 10-week running clinic that teaches women the proper ways to walk and run, begins with orientation on March 2 at Southwest Church of Christ. Registration is free at wcrjonesboro.com. Info: yyoung@uams.edu or 834-5067.

Saturday, March 4
Junior Auxiliary’s 46th annual Charity Ball, Moss and Magnolias – A Sophisticated Southern Soireé will be held at Arkansas State University’s Convocation Center. Cocktail hour and the silent auction will begin at 6 p.m., followed by dinner, the program and the live auction at 7:30 p.m. Guests will dance to the music of Al Paris and the Heartbreakers until midnight. Info: jajonesboro@gmail.com.

Thursday, March 9
Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure: Northeast Arkansas will host a team captain training session at The Basement, 311 S. Main Street, beginning at 6 p.m. Anyone interested in forming a team for the first Komen Race for the Cure in Northeast Arkansas to be held May 6 at A-State’s Centennial Bank Stadium is encouraged to attend. RSVP to ashredspencer@hotmail.com.

The A-State Opera Theatre will perform March 9 and 10 at 7:30 p.m., directed by Bethania Baray. Info: 972-2781 or yourfowlercenter.com.

Saturday, March 11
St. Bernards Health and Wellness Adult Indoor Triathlon will take place at 8 a.m. at St. Bernards Health and Wellness, 1416 E. Matthews. The indoor triathlon will include a 300-meter swim, 5-mile bike ride and 2-mile run. Registration is online at racesonline.com. Info: 207-7701.

The TLC 5K will begin at 8:30 a.m. in Downtown Jonesboro. All proceeds from this event will help to provide new equipment for The Learning Center, as well as continued specialized training for their physical, occupational and speech therapists. Registration is open at tlcnea.com until Mar. 9 and will also be available during packet pickup and the morning of the 5K.
Info: 932-4245.

The first 2017 “Walks Through History” tour sponsored by The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program will visit Downtown Jonesboro. The tour will begin at 11 a.m. at the Frierson House, 1112 South Main Street, best known as the home of Gov. Francis Cherry and First Lady Margaret Frierson Cherry. The tour is free and open to the public. Info: (501) 324-9880 or visit www.arkansaspreservation.org.

The Fowler Center will present Third Coast Percussion at 7:30 p.m., sponsored by Posey Peddler. Hailed by The New Yorker as vibrant and superb, Third Coast Percussion explores and expands the extraordinary sonic possibilities of the percussion repertoire, delivering exciting performances for audiences of all kinds. Info: 972-2781 or yourfowlercenter.com.

Tuesday, March 14
Ag for Autism’s Sixth Annual Bracket Bonanza will take place at 6 p.m. at ASU Centennial Hall. Watch college basketball and enjoy dinner, silent auction and more, all for a great cause. Ag for Autism is an allegiance of agriculture businesses dedicated to helping local children and families affected by autism. The proceeds from the Bracket Bonanza will be channeled to area autism research and therapy programs. Info: 672-1159.

Thursday, March 16
NEA Baptist will host a Health Talk from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Southwest Church of Christ. Dr. Johnathan Ledet will be the guest speaker at the informative luncheon about preventing skin cancer. This event is free to the public, but a complimentary ticket is needed. Tickets are available at NEA Baptist Wellness Center or online at healthtalk-skincancer.eventbrite.com. Info: 936-8000.

Friday, March 17
The Foundation of Arts will present “Ramona Quimby” at The Forum Theatre on March 17 at 7:30 p.m., March 18 at 1:30 and 7:30 p.m., and March 19 at 2 p.m. Beverly Cleary’s famous third-grader and her world shed light on the trials and triumphs of growing up. Info: The Foundation of Arts, 935-2726.

Saturday, March 25
The Alzheimer’s Association Amethyst Gala – A Time to Remember will be from 6-11 p.m. at A-State’s Cooper Alumni Center. This will be a special evening reflective of a historical period in time. Guests will enjoy exceptional cuisine, live music and a competitive auction. All proceeds from this event will benefit the services of the Alzheimer’s Association, including care, support and research efforts. Info: Jane Gunter, jgunter@alz.org or (501) 265-0027.

Thursday, March 30
United Way’s signature event, Live United With the Stars, will take place at Cooper Alumni Center at 7 p.m., featuring keynote speaker Miss America 2017, Savvy Shields. Heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served.
Info: 935-3658.