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November 2018 Events

Friday, November 2
The City of Jonesboro will host the fifth annual Volunteer Appreciation Gala at 6 p.m. at St. Bernards Auditorium. The city will collaborate with several local nonprofit organizations to recognize community volunteers during the gala. The theme of this year’s event is “The Roaring Twenties.” Tickets are $25. Info: Angy Abaunza, (870) 336-7170.

Saturday, November 3
Join El Centro Hispano for its colorful Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration at Elks Lodge in Jonesboro. Guests will enjoy food and cocktails, a silent auction and dancing to Latin music. Cocktail attire. Info: Gina Gomez at
ginag@jhcsi,org or (870) 926-1118.

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: (870) 935-2726.

Game Day: The Arkansas State Red Wolves take on South Alabama during the 2018 Homecoming Game at Centennial Bank Stadium. Kickoff is at 2 p.m.

Sunday, November 4
The ninth 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 1:30 p.m. A silent auction is also included. Info: info@JonesboroHabitat.com or (870) 203-9898.

Join Posey Peddler Flowers & Emporium for a Christmas Open House from noon to 4 p.m. Guests will have the opportunity to shop its latest Christmas products and gather unique gift ideas. Info: (870) 932-2231.

Friday, November 9
The American Cancer Society of Northeast Arkansas will host the inaugural Cattle Baron’s Ball at The Silos beginning at 7 p.m. This event is a Western-inspired ball that will feature food, entertainment, games, a silent auction and more. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit cbbofnea.com.

The Red Wolves Foundation will kick off the 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, $12. Info: (870) 972-ASU1 or litlbitachristmas.com.

The A-State Theatre Department will open “Animal Farm” by George Orwell at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, with additional performances scheduled for Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Tickets: (870) 972-2037 or online at tickets.state.edu.

The UAMS Center on Aging of Northeast Arkansas will host its second annual Center on Aging Senior Expo from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Nettleton Baptist Church. The event will feature more than 60 vendors, discussion panels, guest speakers, cooking demonstrations and more. The theme of this year’s event is “Feelin’ Groovy.” Info: Samantha Hollis, (870) 207-7598.

Saturday, November 10
The 2018 Veterans Day Parade will be held on Main Street in Downtown Jonesboro beginning at 10 a.m. Robert Puckett, a World War II Veteran, will be this year’s parade marshall, while Lynda Nash, Director of the Beck PRIDE Center, will serve as the keynote speaker. Info: Marvin Jumper, (870) 761-2735.

Tuesday, November 13
Joey Glaub Art will host a Holiday Pet Photos event from 5-9 p.m. on Nov. 13, 5-9 p.m. on Nov. 15, and Nov. 17 from 9 a.m. to noon and 1-5 p.m. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Northeast Arkansas Humane Society. Appointments are not mandatory, but walk-ins may be required to wait. Info: Joey Glaub Portrait Art, (870) 930-9309.

Thursday, November 15
KAIT and Jonesboro Radio Group will sponsor Fill the Food Bank & Fund Drive from 6 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Kroger parking lot in Jonesboro to benefit The Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas. Info: (870) 932-3663.

Join Interstate All Battery Center and the Green Committee for America Recycle Day at The Chamber of Commerce, 1709 E. Nettleton Ave., from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The event will feature crafts, Captain Planet and Howl appearances, a movie on the lawn and free snacks. Winter wear that is donated during the event will be given to those in need. Info: (870) 275-7646.

Jonesboro Visual & Performing Arts Magnet School will present “Into the Woods Jr.” Nov. 15-17 at 7:30 p.m. at the Jonesboro High School Center for the Performing Arts. For ticket information, call 933.5830.

Friday, November 16
The Foundation of Arts will present its annual holiday classic, “The Nutcracker Ballet,” at The Forum Theatre in Downtown Jonesboro on Nov. 16, 17, 19 and 20 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 18 at 2 p.m. Tickets may be purchased online or at The Forum Box Office. Info: (870) 935-2726 or foajonesboro.org.

The Northeast Arkansas Humane Society will host a Happy Cakesgiving Fundraiser beginning at 5 p.m. at the MidSouth Plumbing Showroom, 2630 E. Highland Drive. The NEAHS will be selling cakes from Causbie Bakery in strawberry, chocolate and buttercream. All proceeds will benefit the NEA Humane Society. Info: (870) 932-5185.

Saturday, November 17
Game Day: The Arkansas State Red Wolves Take On University of Louisiana at Monroe at Centennial Bank Stadium. Kickoff is at 2 p.m.

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

Thursday, November 22
Join St. Bernards 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. A donation of food items for The Food Bank of NEA will count as an entry fee. Info: Kila Owens, kdowens@sbrmc.org.

Friday, November 30
Girls Night Out, hosted by Nettleton Baptist Church, will take place on location from 7-9 p.m. Sophie Hudson, author of “Giddy Up, Eunice,” will serve as the guest speaker for the event. Info: (870) 932-4690.

Sara Howell Studio & Art Gallery, 405 S. Main St., will host its 2018 Holiday Show from 5-9 p.m. and Dec. 1 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Info: (870) 935-6336.