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november 2017 events

Friday, November 3
Join Centro Hispano En Jonesboro for its colorful Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration at Sue’s Kitchen. Guests will enjoy food and cocktails, a silent auction and dancing to Latin music. Cocktail attire. Info: Gina Gomez at ginag@jhcsi.org or 931-1884.

Saturday, November 4
Lambda Chi Alpha at Arkansas State will host its third annual Color Run for the Kids benefitting Arkansas Children’s Hospital. Registration will be at the ASU Pavilion at 8 a.m., with the run starting at 9:30 a.m. Info: Robert Morris at robert.morris@smail.astate.edu.

Join the cast of The Nutcracker Ballet at Breakfast with Ballerinas, hosted by The Foundation of Arts. Children can have their photograph made with the ballerinas, watch a preview of dances from the upcoming show, enjoy story times, go boutique shopping and participate in a silent auction. Info: 935-2726.

Join The Foundation of Arts as it hosts an ‘80s- and ‘90s-themed Trivia Night starting at 7:30 p.m. Friends and families are encouraged to form a team and compete for the winning prize. For more information or to RSVP, visit the FOA Facebook page.

Get a jump start on Christmas shopping with the women from Nettleton Baptist Church as they host Holiday House Christmas Market from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Nettleton Baptist Hospitality House. Info: Abby Lee, 219-3732.

Sunday, November 5
Junior Auxiliary of Jonesboro will host Crown Club’s Tiara Time from 2-4 p.m. at Southwest Church of Christ. The event will include crafts, story times, hair and makeup artists and treats for the kids to enjoy as they meet their favorite princesses. Info: km.whitman.ja@gmail.com

The eighth annual Souper Sunday, hosted by Habitat for Humanity of Greater Jonesboro, will be held at Hilton Garden Inn of Jonesboro from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. A silent auction is also included. Info: info@JonesboroHabitat.com or 203-9898.

Full Sun Gifts will host its annual Christmas Open House from noon-5 p.m. at 606 Southwest Drive. Drop in for discounts, door prizes and snacks. Info: 974-8480

Friday, November 10
The Red Wolves Foundation will kick off Lit’l Bita Christmas Arts & Crafts Show on Friday from noon to 7 p.m. The show continues Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. Adults, $6; children 12 and under, free; children 13-18 and ages 65 and up, $4; weekend pass, $10. Info: 972-ASU1 or litlbitachristmas.com.

The A-State Theatre Department will open “As You Like It” by William Shakespeare at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, with additional performances scheduled for Saturday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Tickets: 972-2037 or online at Tickets.Astate.edu.

The Miracle League of Jonesboro and the City of Jonesboro will host the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team Banquet from 5:30-8 p.m. at Central Baptist Church. Amputee veterans from across the United States will be in attendance for the dinner and auctions that will benefit Miracle League of Jonesboro. Info: Sharron Turman, 882-5430.

Saturday, November 11
The Northeast Arkansas Bicycle Coalition will host a Veteran’s Day Parade from 10 a.m. to noon. All bikes – cruisers, roadies, LimeBikes, mountain bikes, children’s bikes – are welcome to cruise down Main Street in honor of Veteran’s Day. Info: neabike.com.

Pilgrim Lutheran Church will host a Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser from 6-11 a.m. The event will benefit the PTSD Foundation of America – Arkansas Chapter. The fundraising event will be sponsored by Thriven Financial. Info: 935-2001.

Tuesday, November 14
Joey Glaub Art will host Holiday Pet Photos from 5-9 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 14, from 9 a.m. to noon on Thursday, Nov. 14, and from 1-5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 18. Proceeds will benefit the Northeast Arkansas Humane Society. Appointments are not mandatory, but walk-ins may be required to wait. Info: Joey Glaub Portrait Art, 930-9309.

Thursday, November 16
KAIT and Jonesboro Radio Group will sponsor Fill the Food Bank Food Drive from 6 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Kroger parking in Jonesboro to benefit The Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas.

Friday, November 17
The Foundation of Arts will present its annual holiday classic, “The Nutcracker Ballet,” at The Forum Theatre in Downtown Jonesboro on Nov. 17, 18, 20 and 21 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 19 at 2 p.m. Tickets may be purchased online or at The Forum Box Office. Info: The Foundation of Arts, 935-2726, or visit foajonesboro.org.

Downtown Gives Back, Downtown Jonesboro Association’s annual fall event, will take place from 5-7 p.m. Downtown merchants give 10 percent of their proceeds from the event to a local charity. This year, participants will donate proceeds to CityYouth Ministries. Info: Lindsey Gail Ford, 919-6176.

Saturday, November 18
Game Day: The Arkansas State Red Wolves Take On Texas State at Centennial Bank Stadium. Kickoff is at 2 p.m.

The second annual Holiday Open House will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Hilton Garden Inn. The free admission open house offers unique holiday gift ideas from multiple vendors. Info: Visit Holiday Open House-Jonesboro on Facebook.

Thursday, November 23
Join Gearhead Outfitters and Get in Gear Fitness on Thanksgiving Day for its annual Turkey Trot at the softball fields at Craighead Forest Park starting at 9 a.m. Participants may choose to walk or jog the event with three- and six-mile options, with cyclists also being able to bike the trail. The donation of food items for The Food Bank of NEA will count as an entry fee. Info: 910-5569.

Friday, December 1
Community Health Education Foundation (CHEF) will kick off its annual Mistletoe Madness Christmas Bazaar at Caraway Plaza Shopping Center. Held during the first weekend of December, the event continues through Dec. 3 and features unique vendors offering Christmas décor, clothing, food, jewelry, men’s hunting supplies and more. Info: 931-4044 or visit chefjonesboro.org.

Saturday, December 2
Join the A-State Alumni Association for Pancakes & PJs from 8-10 a.m. at the Cooper Alumni Center, featuring photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus, a full breakfast buffet, children’s Christmas crafts and a meet and greet with Howl and Scarlet. Info: astatealumni.org/PancakesAndPJs.

Game Day: The Arkansas State Red Wolves Take On Troy University at Centennial Bank Stadium. Kickoff is at 2 p.m.