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october 2017 events

Sunday, October 1
St. Bernards will host a Memorial and Honorarium Butterfly Release at 2 p.m. in the St. Bernards Imaging Center parking lot. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Flo & Phil Jones Hospice House. For more information or to purchase a butterfly, call 207-2500.

October 2-4
The A-State Theatre Department will present “All in the Timing” by David Ives at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Tickets may be purchased by calling the A-State Box Office at 972-2781.

Friday, October 6
St. Bernards is encouraging underinsured/uninsured women over the age of 40 to join them as they host St. Bernards Go Pink Day from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Women who attend will receive mammograms on location at Temple Baptist Church on Red Wolf Boulevard. For more information, contact St. Bernards Healthline at 207-7300.

Saturday, October 7
To kick off the five-year anniversary of the Endurance Challenge, Gearhead Outfitters will host its first Gearhead Endurance Challenge Expo at City Youth Ministries from 12-5 p.m. The free event will include products, demonstrations, prizes and health screenings. Info: Ashlyn Cornell at 910-5569.

Blessed Sacrament Church will hold its 37th annual Fall Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Blessed Sacrament School, 1105 E. Highland Drive. The family fun event includes barbecue, games, silent auctions and entertainment. Info: 932-2529.

The Art of Healing will host Art for Anxiety from 11:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. The event is held to give people the opportunity to let art heal their anxiety through special exercises and workshops. Info: 879-9691.

The Alzheimer’s Association – Arkansas chapter will sponsor the 2017 Walk to End Alzheimer’s to raise awareness and funds, from 9 a.m. until noon starting on the Arkansas State University campus. For more information, visit alz.org/walk.

CASA of the 2nd Judicial District will host Wanna Dance? from 2-4 p.m. at the Nettleton High School Performing Arts Center. Teams will choose a dance style and compete with proceeds benefitting CASA. For more information, contact Jeremy Biggs at 935-1099.

The Northeast Arkansas Humane Society’s annual fundraiser, Party for the Animals, will be held at 6 p.m. at Ridgepointe Country Club. The event will feature dinner, drinks, and live and silent auctions. All proceeds will benefit the NEAHS. Info: 932-5185.

Tuesday, October 10
Get creative with Bennett’s Flowers as they host a pumpkin painting class as part of their Second Tuesdays event series. Bring friends and family to enjoy an evening of fall fun. To register or for more information, call 203-9844 or visit Bennett’s Flowers on Facebook.

Friday, October 13
Come mingle with A-State graduates from the last decade at the Alumni Association’s Reunion of the Decade. A-State graduates from 2007-2017 are invited to kick off Homecoming weekend with happy hour at the Cooper Alumni Center. Ticket info: 972-2586 or visit astatealumni.org.

St. Bernards will host a Community Wellness Screening from 7-10 a.m. at St. Bernards Health and Wellness Center. Info: 207-7300.

The Fall Health Fair hosted NEA Baptist will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at NEA Baptist Clinic Wellness Center. Info: 936-1000.

Saturday, October 14
Game Day: The Arkansas State Red Wolves take on Coastal Carolina during the 2017 Homecoming Game at Centennial Bank Stadium. Kickoff is at 6 p.m.

The Learning Center will host Race for Tomorrow 5k from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Craighead Forest Park. The event will serve as a fundraiser for test preparation and college transition programs for disadvantaged students. For more information, visit tlctutoringco.com.

U.S. Renal Care will present its annual Caring for Kidneys 5k Run/Walk starting at 2905 Longview Drive. at 8 a.m. The event is a fundraiser designed to raise awareness for kidney disease and organ donation. Info: Holly Murray at 336-4025 or hmurrary@usrentalcare.com.

Thursday, October 19
The Downtown Jonesboro Association will host Alive After Five on Huntington Avenue between Main and Church Streets from 5-8 p.m. The theme for the October event is Pumpkin Palooza. Info: downtownjonesboro.com/alive-after-five.

Game Day: The A-State Red Wolves take on UL Lafayette at Centennial Bank Stadium. Kickoff is at 6 p.m.

October 21-24
The Foundation of Arts will present “Peter Pan: The Musical” on Oct. 21, 23 and 24 at 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 22 at 2 p.m. Tickets may be purchased online at boxoffice@foajonesboro.org. For more information, call The Forum Theatre at 935-2726.

Saturday, October 21
The Valley View Fall Festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Valley View baseball field. Hosted by the Valley View PTA, the family-friendly event will include concessions, a hayrack ride, emergency vehicles, a helicopter, performances and more. Info: valleyviewpta.org.

Sunday, October 29
South Caraway Baptist Church, 3707 S. Caraway Road, will host Trunk or Treat from 4-6 p.m. Bring the family out to collect Halloween treats and enjoy a chili cook-off and bake cook off. Info: 802-0992.

Highland Drive Baptist Church will host its Harvest Festival from 3-5 p.m. The free event is family friendly and includes giveaways, wagon rides and more. Kids are invited to wear their costumes and get in the Halloween spirit. Info: HDBC at 932-2197.

Tuesday, October 31
Word Baptist Church will host a hero-themed Fall Festival from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The family event will include food, games and lots of Halloween candy. For more information, call Word Baptist Church at 935-2833.