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november 2014 events

Saturday, November 1
JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes, festivities start at 7:30 a.m., walk at 8:30 a.m. Downtown Jonesboro, Washington and Main Streets, Info: Erin Reynolds, 501-217-0321 or walk.jdrf.org.
Ridgefield Christian School’s Run for the Ridge Chocolate 5K, 3.1 mile run through scenic rolling hills and neighborhoods, with water and chocolate treats at each mile marker, chocolate party at the finish line, Ridgefield Christian
School, 9 a.m. Info: Janna Maxwell, 203-0339, Maxwell@ridgefieldchristian.org.
Literacy League Book Run, a motorcycle rally with a poker run and book donations at each checkpoint, proceeds benefit Literacy League of Craighead, Greene and Poinsett counties, start at Lieteracy League office, 2510 E. Nettleton Ave., 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Info: Carla Borden, 930-6518.
David E. Puryear Centers 25th Aniversary Celebration, including a silent auction, chili cookoff to benefit the center, St. Bernards Auditorium, 12:30-3:30 p.m. Info: 932-0200.
2nd annual Circle Up Dinner, to benefit King’s Ranch, dinner, entertainment, an update on the mission of King’s Ranch, 6 p.m. Info: 934-1303.
Best Buddies Big Boo, adult Halloween party to benefit Best Buddies of Arkansas, entertainment by 1-900 Band, silent and live auctions, tickets $75, RidgePointe Tennis Center, 7 p.m.-midnight. Info: Karen Hesch, 761-5121 or my3tkids@yahoo.com.

Sunday, November 2
Families Outreach Picnic, open to anyone interested in creating a community of hope for families interested in adoption, orphan care, fostering and ongoing care for families who have adopted, Lyndsey Taylor to speak, Craighead Pavilion 3, 2-4 p.m. Info: Martha Edmondson, 680-3213.

Thursday, November 6
NEA Baptist Luncheon Series, an informative panel session on men’s health, free, required tickets available at NEA Baptist Wellness Center, Southwest Church of Christ, 1601 James Street, 11:30 a.m. Info: Kim Provost, 934-5128.
March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction Gala, tantalizing creations from you favorite restaurants will be featured along with entertainment and auction items, sponsored by Dr. Charles Cesare, ASU Centennial Hall, 6-9 p.m. Info: Rachel Geurin, 316-7481, rguerin@marchofdimes.com; Cord Rapert, 378-4655, cordrapert@yahoo.com.
November Jonesboro Newcomers Club Trunk Show, local and national vendors will have their wares on display and for purchase, proceeds benefit Jonesboro Newcomers Club, One Love People Coffeehouse, 6:30-8 p.m. Info: arjonesboronewcomers@gmail.com.

Friday, November 7
Shop for the Cure, an event just for ladies, personal protection seminars and demonstration offered, latest in women’s personal protection gear available, portion of proceeds to benefit Susan G. Komen Foundation, United Pawnbrokers, 701 Gee Street, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and Nov. 8, 8 a.m.- 12 p.m. Info: Amy
Barber, 243-1293, brittneyis@gmail.com.
Lit’l Bita Christmas, arts and crafts show with vendors of all types, to benefit the Red Wolves Foundation, adults $5, $3 senior citizens and kids 13-18, 12 and under free, $8 weekend passes, ASU Convocation Center, Nov. 7, 12-7 p.m.; Nov. 8, 9 a.m.- 6 p.m.; Nov. 9, 12-4 p.m. Info: 972-2401 or litlbitachristmas.com.
Downtown Mingle and Jingle, a holiday open house with downtown merchants offering holiday specials and discounts, food and fun, 5-7 p.m. Info: info@downtownjonesboro.com or 919-6176.
A-State Letterman’s Club Hall of Honor Banquet, celebrate the all-century football team for the 100th season and new inductees, sponsored by the Red Wolves Foundation, Cooper Alumni Center, social at 6 p.m., dinner and program at 6:30 p.m. Info: 972-2401.

Saturday, November 8
Run Crazy for CASA, a 5K and 10K race sponsored by Upper Crust Pizza to benefit CASA, crazy costumes are encouraged, ASU Student Union, registration at 7 a.m., race at 8 a.m. Info: Pam Taylor, 219-4665 or rptaylor14@suddenlink.net.
Terrific Turkeys, discover interesting facts about the eastern wild turkey and create a turkey from nature’s art supplies to display during the Thanksgiving holiday, all supplies furnished, Crowley’s Ridge Nature Center, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Info: 933-6787.
9th Anual Veterans Day Military Ball, experience a small taste of military formality and festivities, sponsored by Craighead County Veterans Monument Foundation, live music and dancing by Encore, St. Bernards Auditorium, 6 p.m.
Info: Vermalene Smith, 933-4598; Bob Schoenforn, 934-8792.

Sunday, November 9
Pack Pride Weekend, brunch and browse at downtown merchants and restaurants, 11 a.m.-2p.m. Also set for Nov. 16 and 30. Info: 919-6176 or info@downtownjonesboro.com.

Thursday, November 13
The Phat Pack – Broadway at its Best, with a name that is a split salute to Phantom of the Opera and the Rat Pack, the Phat Pack was named 2013's Best All Around Performers by Las Vegas Review Journal, The ASU Fowler Center, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: astate.edu/tickets or 972-ASU1.

Friday, November 14
Special Olympics Bowling, local school age children will be competing, Jonesboro bowling and Recreation Center, adults to compete on Nov. 21. Info: Theresa Book, 870-598-4908 or theresa@ specialolympicsarkansas.org.
Death Trap, one of the great popular successes of Broadway, this engeniously constructed play offers a rare and skillful blending of two priceless theatrical ingredients – gasp inducing thrills and spontaneous laughter, presented by ASU
Department of Theater, ASU Fowler Center’s Drama Theater, Nov. 14-19, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: 972-ASU1.

Saturday, November 15
Breakfast with Ballerinas, have breakfast with the cast of The Nutcracker including storytime, performances and activities, tickets $10 in advance, $12 at the door, to benefit The Foundation of Arts, Southwest Church of Christ, 9-11 a.m. Info: 935-2726 or foajonesboro.org.
Steel Magnolias, the beloved Southern movie comes to the stage at The Foundation of Art’s Blackbox Theatre, Nov. 15, 21 and 22 at 7 p.m. and Nov. 16 at 2 a.m. Info: 935-2726 or foajonesboro.org.

Wednesday, November 19
Fill the Food Bank, food drive to benefit the Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas, Kroger Parking Lot, 6 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Info: 932-3663 or

Thursday, November 20
Alive After Five, street market featuring local artisans, fresh produce, live music and a free downtown movie sponsored by Quickflix, Huntington Ave., 5-8 p.m. Info: 919-6176 or info@downtownjonesboro.com.

Saturday, November 22
Autumn Interlude, a silent auction, brunch and musical presented by the Jonesboro Sigma Alpha Iota Alumni and Patroness Chapter, brunch and silent auction begin at 10 a.m., musicale at 10:45 a.m., admission is free, First Baptist Church. Info: Christy McKeel, 761-2747.

Early December | Thursday, December 4
Duck Classic, two day event kicks off with a dinner including raffles, live and silent auctions and great food followed by a duck hunt competition, to benefit NEA Baptist Charitable Foundation, NEA District Fairgrounds, 5 p.m.
Info: duckclassic.com or Kim Provost, 934-5128.