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may 2014 events

Thursday, May 1
Alive After Five, farmer’s market, art stroll, live music, kids corner and movie night, hosted by Downtown Jonesboro Association, Huntington Avenue, 5-8 p.m. Info: Hailey Knight, 919-6176, info@downtownjonesboro.com.

Pregnancy Resource Center’s Celebrate Life Banquet, Kirk Walden, founder of LifeTrends, to speak, proceeds provide half of the center’s annual operations costs, ASU Centennial Hall, 6 p.m. Info: 932-6644.

Spring 2014 Senior Exhibition, held at the end of each spring semester, this exhibition features graduating seniors from the ASU Department of Art, ASU Fowler Center’s Bradbury Gallery, set to run through May 17. Info: 972-2205 or
bradburrygallery.com.

Friday, May 2
Special Olympics Area 7 Games, school age and adult Special Olympics athletes will compete in track and field events, ASU Track, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Info: Theresa Book, (870)598-4908, theresa@specialolympicsarkansas.org.

Saturday, May 3
High on Fishing…Not Drugs, hosted by Elks Lodge #498, open to ages 3-17, Craighead Forest Park Pavilion 5, registration, 9:30-10 a.m.; fishing 10 a.m.-noon; lunch, judging, door prizes, awards and balloon release, noon-1 p.m.
Info: 932-0350.

Paint-a-Pot for Mom, Crowley’s Ridge Nature Center, 1:30-3 p.m. Info: 933-6787.

5th Annual Run for the Roses, large hats and bow ties will come out for this annual benefit for the Arkansas Children’s Hospital with all funds this year staying at the Jonesboro Centers for Children, The Silos of Bono, 3 p.m. Info: owenskd@archildrens.org.

Thursday, May 8
Business After Hours, networking event for Chamber members, hosted by Your HR, 2109 Fowler Drive, 5-6:30 p.m. Info: Barry Wells, 932-6691, bwells@jonesborochamber.com.

Saturday, May 10
Dr. Larry Ball Book Signing, American West historian will sign copies of his newest book, “Tom Horn in Life and Legacy,” Barnes & Noble, 1 p.m. Info: 336-2543.

ShareHope Mother’s Day Butterfly Release, release in memory of children lost in pregnancy and infancy, butterflies are $10 each and benefit ShareHope, deadline for registration is May 2, Craighead Forest Park Band Shell, 2 p.m.
Info: Jill Crews, 926-2656.

Sunday, May 11
Latin-American Spring Pops Concert, featuring the talents of singer Marcela Pinilla, the Delta Symphony Orchestra will entertain audiences with Mexican composer Jose Pablo Moncayo’s “Huapango,” a Hispanic piece in a classical setting, ASU Fowler Center’s Riceland Hall, 3 p.m. Tickets: 972-ASU1.

Tuesday , May 13
Fowler Center “Sneak Peek,” the ASU Fowler Center will announce the 2014-15 Distinguished Performance Series, followed by Q&A and refreshments, free but space is limited, 5:30 p.m. Register: Barbara Pearson, 972-3471.

Thursday, May 15
Alive After Five, farmer’s market, art stroll, live music, kids corner and movie night, hosted by Downtown Jonesboro Association, Huntington Avenue, 5-8 p.m. Info: Hailey Knight, 919-6176, info@downtownjonesboro.com.

Saturday, May 17
Jonesboro to Memphis St. Jude Run, a relay-style run from Jonesboro to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis. Info and registration: fundraising.st.jude.org/Jonesboro or Dan Ring, 215-9271.

Hispanic Celebration in May, food, music, arts and crafts, children’s activities, Southwest Church of Christ, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Info: 931-1884.

Tuesday, May 20
Tea Tasting, an open house tea tasting to see a new line of loose-leaf teas, learn about the benefit of drinking tea and the best ways to brew it, local artists’ work on display, The Mustard Seed, 909 Southwest Drive, 7-8:30 p.m. Info: 935-8730.

Wednesday , May 21
Billy Joe Emerson Grief Seminar, “Holding on or Letting Go? Wisdom for Dark Emotions” will be presented by Dr. Ben Wolfe, ASU Fowler Center, 5-7 p.m. Info: June Morse, 336-1421.

Thursday , May 29
Miracle League Day in Jonesboro, many participating restaurants and businesses will show their support by donating a percentage of sales, donation buckets available, 5-9 p.m. Info: Sharron Turman, 882-5430, sturman@jonesboro.org.

Runway to the Cure, fashion show and dinner, to benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure Arkansas, presented by St. Bernards Healthcare, Occasions Publishing Group and Dillard’s, St. Bernards Auditorium, dinner, 5-6 p.m., fashion show, 6:15 p.m. Tickets: 207-2500 or stbernardsfoundation.org.

Friday, May 30
Sara Howell Gallery Spring Show, artwork for national and local artists,
405 S. Main Street, 6-9 p.m. and May 31, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Info: 935-6336.

Mt. Dew Grand Slam Classic Softball Tournament, teams from throughout the state to play, to benefit Miracle League of Jonesboro, Southside Softball Complex, opening ceremonies at 6 p.m., games through June 1. Info: Sharron Turman, 882-5430 or sturman@jonesboro.org.

Saturday, May 31
Levon Helm Tribute Concert, Arkansas Roots concert featuring Danny Dozier and The Lockhouse Orchestra, The Forum, Downtown Jonesboro, 7 p.m. Tickets: foajonesboro.org, Info: 972-3486.

Early June // Sunday, June 1
Fowler Family Center for Cancer Care Ribbon Cutting, NEA Baptist Hospital will celebrate the opening of its new cancer center, 4808 E. Johnson Road, tours, 2 p.m., Cancer Survivor Day celebration to follow at 3 p.m. Info: Robbie Johnson, 936-8479.