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November 2019 Events

November 1-December 5
Arkansas Elite Realty and Christians 4 Kids will host a Pajama Drive through Dec. 5 at Arkansas Elite Realty’s 2528 Alexander Drive location. Pajamas for children ages 2T to teen will be accepted. Info: Arkansas Elite Realty, (870) 938-0123.

Friday, November 1
Dr. Scott Hoke’s Art Show will be held at Art House in Downtown Jonesboro from 5-9 p.m. Live music and hors d’oeuvres will be available to attendees. Hoke’s art exhibit will remain up through the weekend. Info: Art House on Facebook.

Saturday, November 2
Join the cast of “The Nutcracker Ballet” for Breakfast with Ballerinas, hosted by The Foundation of Arts, at First United Methodist Church at 9:30 a.m. 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.

Join El Centro Hispano for its colorful Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration at Elks Lodge in Jonesboro beginning at 6 p.m. Guests will enjoy food and cocktails, a silent auction and dancing to Latin music. Cocktail attire. Info: Liz Gomez at lgomez@jhcsi.org.

Friday, November 8
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 UAMS Center on Aging of Northeast Arkansas will host its third annual Center on Aging Senior Expo from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Nettleton Baptist Church. The event will feature more than 60 vendors, discussion panels, guest speakers, cooking demonstrations and more. Info: Samantha Hollis, (870) 207-7598.

Saturday, November 9
The 2019 Veterans Day Parade will be held on Main Street in Downtown Jonesboro beginning at 10 a.m. Info: Marvin Jumper, (870) 761-2735.

Thursday, November 14
The A-State Theatre Department will open “Fringe Festival,” an evening of short plays, dance and song, at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday. Additional performances are scheduled for Friday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. Tickets: (870) 972-2037 or online at tickets.state.edu.

Friday, 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.

Saturday, November 16
Game Day: The Arkansas State Red Wolves Take On Coastal Carolina at Centennial Bank Stadium. Kickoff is at 2 p.m.

Tuesday, November 19
Joey Glaub Art will host a Holiday Pet Photos event from 5-9 p.m. on Nov. 19 and Nov. 21, and Nov. 23 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 21
Beau Jones of Beautox Art will host a Holiday Art Show at 501 Steakhouse in Jonesboro beginning at 5 p.m. Info: Beautox Art on Facebook.

Friday, November 22
The Foundation of Arts will present its annual holiday classic, “The Nutcracker Ballet,” at The Forum Theatre in Downtown Jonesboro on Nov. 22, 23, 25 and 26 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 24 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 its Cakesgiving fundraiser beginning at 4 p.m. at the MidSouth Plumbing Showroom, 2630 E. Highland Drive. NEAHS will have pre-ordered cakes from Sugaree’s Bakery in strawberry, chocolate, coconut, red velvet, rainbow and Italian cream. All proceeds will benefit the NEA Humane Society. To order a cake for pick-up, email neahsfundraiser@gmail.com.

Artist Braden Walls will host RetroSpec: The Exhibition at Art House in Downtown Jonesboro from 6-9 p.m. Info: Art by Braden Walls on Facebook.

Christmas at the Park, Jonesboro’s new half-mile drive-through of holiday lights and displays, will hold its opening night beginning at 5 p.m. The displays will be open to the public Nov. 22 through Jan. 4. For daily hours of operation and to buy tickets to the attraction, visit christmasattheparknea.ticketspice.com.

Saturday, November 23
Game Day: The Arkansas State Red Wolves take on Georgia Southern at Centennial Bank Stadium. Kickoff is at 2 p.m.

Thursday, November 28
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.

Saturday, November 30
The Downtown Jonesboro Alliance will host the inaugural Downtown Joyfest, an evening of holiday festivities, at several Downtown Jonesboro locations from 5-9 p.m. Guests can enjoy the First Community Bank Skating Rink, Downtown open houses, Christmas caroling and much more. Info: Downtown Jonesboro Alliance on Facebook.

Thursday, December 10
First National Bank Arena will present “Twas the Night Before Christmas” at 6:30 p.m. The holiday production will feature dancing, singing and fun for the whole family to enjoy. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit twasthenighttour.com.