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March 2018 Events

Thursday, March 1
Women Can Run, a free 10-week running clinic that teaches women the proper ways to run and walk, begins with orientation on March 1 at Southwest Church of Christ. Registration is free at wcrjonesboro.com. Info: Kara Fowler, kara.fowler@neabd.com.

Saturday, March 3
Junior Auxiliary’s 47th Annual Charity Ball, Arabian Nights, will be held at First National Bank Arena on the Arkansas State University campus. 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. Info: jajonesboro@gmail.com.

Arkansas State University will host Pack Preview Day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Arkansas State campus. This all-day visit is an opportunity to see first-hand the academic and co-curricular options at A-State. The day will include a Red Wolf Review, academic and information sessions, a campus tour and lunch. Register online at astate.edu/packpreview.

Tuesday, March 6
The Special Olympics of Northeast Arkansas will host Tip A Hero from 5-9 p.m. at Colton’s Steakhouse & Grill. During those hours, law officers and first responders will help as wait staff with the Colton’s team. All tips collected will benefit area athletes with Special Olympics Arkansas. Info: Theresa Book, theresa@specialolympicsarkansas.org.

Thursday, March 8
Team Captain Training for the 2018 Komen Northeast Arkansas Race for the Cure will be held from 6-7 p.m. at Fellowship Church, 1801 Woodsprings Road. Info: Ashley Spencer at ashredspencer@hotmail.com or 919-0038.

The opening reception for “Everything is Going to be Alright” will be from 5-6:30 p.m. at the Bradbury Art Museum in the Fowler Center. Exhibitions will be open from March 8 until April 12. Bradbury Art Museum hours are Tuesday through Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 2-5p.m. Info: 972-3687.

Adara Boutique in Downtown Jonesboro will host its Girls Night Out event from 6-8 p.m. There will be food, drinks, clothing sales and a chance to win a $50 gift card. Info: 340-5372.

Friday, March 9
St. Bernards Health and Wellness will host a Community Wellness Screening from 7-10 a.m. There will be free testing for blood pressure, weight, BMI, body fat percentage, total cholesterol, glucose and hematocrit. Info: St. Bernards Healthline, 207-7300.

Saturday, March 10
St. Bernards Health & Wellness will host the Get in Gear Indoor Triathlon from 8-10 a.m. This event is for those who want to do a triathlon but don’t want to commit to a long-distance plan or goal. The consists of a 300-meter swim, a five-mile bike ride and two mile on the treadmill. The adult event will begin at 8 a.m., following by a kids triathlon at 11 a.m. Register online at racesonline.com/events/st-bernards-health-wellness-indoor-triathalon. Info: Paul Pickens, 207-7701.

Monday, March 12
Ag for Autism will be hosting the seventh annual AgBash from 6-9 p.m. at Centennial Hall on the A-State campus. There will be food, drinks, a silent auction and a performance by Barrett Baber. Proceeds collected will go to area families affected by autism. Tickets: agforautism.org/shop/agbash/tickets.

Thursday, March 15
The Downtown Jonesboro Association will host The Downtown Slam at The Recovery Room at 6:30 p.m. This will be an open-mic event for poets and writers and an exhibition for artists to showcase their work. Coffee, tea and pastries will be available to guests. Info: Downtown Jonesboro Association, 919-6176.

United Way’s signature event, Live United with the Stars, will take place at the Cooper Alumni Center at 7 p.m., featuring keynote speaker NFL Linebacker Demario Davis. Heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served. Info: 935-3658.

Skinny J’s, featuring Lagunitas Brewing Company, will host Pints for Paws from 5-8 p.m. Proceeds from the event will go towards helping the animals at the NEA Humane Society. Info: 935-5185.

The Foundation of Arts will present “Exodus, A Ballet” at the Forum Theatre March 15-17 at 7:30 p.m. and March 18 at 2 p.m. The powerful ballet portrays the biblical narrative of the escape of the Israelites, led by Moses, from the pursuing Egyptians and their journey across the parted Red Sea in the book of Exodus. Info: The Foundation of Arts, 935-2726.

Friday, March 16
Jonesboro Rotary Club will host Pot O’ Gold, NEA’s premiere St. Patrick’s Day Celebration, at 6:30 p.m. at Centennial Hall on the Arkansas State University campus. There will be food, drinks, a silent auction and live music. To purchase tickets, call Patrick Graham at 974-3179.

Saturday, March 17
Westside Middle School will host the sixth annual Westside Memorial Garden Ride & Benefit in memory of the Westside Middle School tragedy that happened 20 years ago. There will be a memorial ride and lunch will be served. Registration for the event will begin at 9 a.m. All proceeds will benefit the maintenance and upkeep of the Memorial Garden. For tickets and more information, contact Christopher Scott at 219-1687 or anthonydscott82@gmail.com.

Thursday, March 29
A-State’s Women’s Business Leadership Center will host the Women’s Business Leadership Conference from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Centennial Hall on the A-State campus. The event will be a forum for leadership and professional development created to inspire and activate women in the business community. There will be four keynote speakers at the event, along with workshops designed to hone skills. Info: Dr. Karen McDaniel, 972-3430.