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October 2019 Events

Thursday, October 3
A Stormy Night, hosted by Jonesboro Public Schools, will take place at St. Bernards Auditorium from 6-8 p.m. Proceeds from the event will benefit grants for students of the Hurricane. Tickets are $50. Info: Holly Acebo, (870) 897-2094.

Friday, October 4
The Foundation of Arts will host its First Fridays at The Forum concert series at 7:30 p.m. at The Forum Theatre in Downtown Jonesboro featuring Tower Lights, a Gospel group.Tickets and info: (870) 935-2726.

Saturday, October 5
The American Cancer Society of Northeast Arkansas will host the second annual Cattle Baron’s Ball at Gamble Home’s Shop Local Park beginning at 6 p.m. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit cbbofnea.com.

The 2019 ShareHope Walk for Remembrance will be hosted by ShareHope Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support and NEA Baptist at the NEA Baptist Main Campus, 4800 E. Johnson Ave., beginning at 9 a.m. Info: Rebecca Propst, (870) 936-8400.

The Arkansas Chapter of The Alzheimer’s Association will sponsor the 2019 Walk to End Alzheimer’s to raise awareness and funds from 9 a.m. until noon, starting in Downtown Jonesboro. Info: alz.org/walk.

Blessed Sacrament Church will hold its 39th annual Fall Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Blessed Sacrament School, 1105 E. Highland Drive. Info: (870) 932-2529.

Sunday, October 6
Gearhead Outfitters will host the Gearhead Endurance Challenge at Craighead Forest Park from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Info: Whitney Eldridge, whitney@gearheadoutfitters.com.

Tuesday, October 8
CASA of the 2nd Judicial District will host the second annual CASA Classic Golf Tournament at Sage Meadows Country Club from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with tee time at 1 p.m. To register, contact Jeremy Biggs at (870) 935-1099 or jeremy.biggs@neacasa.com.

October 11-18
The A-State Theatre Department will present “Into the Woods” Oct. 11, 12 and 18 at 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 13 at 2 p.m. Info: (870) 972-2781.

Thursday, October 10
Beau Jones of Beautox Art will host Icons: The Exhibit Pt. 2 at Art House in Downtown Jonesboro from 5-8 p.m. Info: Beautox Art on Facebook.

Saturday, October 12
The 10th annual St. Mark’s Episcopal Church Shrimp Boil will be held from 5-8 p.m. on location at 531 W. College Ave. Tickets are $25. Info: Al Poston, (870) 219-7590.

Sunday, October 13
St. Bernards will host a Memorial And Honorarium Butterfly Release at 2 p.m. in the St. Bernards Imaging Center parking lot. Proceeds will benefit the Flo & Phil Hospice House. Info: (870) 207-2500.

Tuesday, October 15
A-State men’s basketball will host the third annual Boots & Ballers event at 6 p.m. at First National Bank Arena on the Arkansas State University campus. Tickets are $50. Info: Alicia Balado, (870) 972-2781.

October 17-19
The Johnny Cash Heritage Festival, a three-day music festival in Dyess, will feature Grammy Award winners Rosanne Cash and Marty Stuart as the festival’s headliners. Tickets and info: JohnnyCashHeritageFestival.com.

Thursday, October 17
Game Day: The A-State Red Wolves take on Louisiana at Lafayette at Centennial Bank Stadium. Kickoff is at 6:30 p.m.

October 18-20
The NEA Gamers Guild will host NEA Game Fest at the Hilton Garden Inn in Jonesboro Oct. 18 through Oct 20. Tickets and info: neagamefest.com.

Saturday, October 19
Gearhead Outfitters, St. Bernards and the NEA Humane Society will host the inaugural Downtown Dog Jog beginning at 9 a.m. at the Earl Bell Community Center Dog Park, 1212 S. Church St. Donations of pet supplies are encouraged. Info: Taylor Dickinson, taylor@gearheadoutfitters.com.

Thursday, October 24
Runway to the Cure will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the St. Bernards Auditorium. The event will consist of a fashion show beginning at 6 p.m. and a meal prepared by Chicken Salad Chick of Jonesboro. Info: (870) 207-2500 or stbernardsfoundation.org.

Sissy’s Log Cabin of Jonesboro will host a Lagos Reception at Jonesboro Country Club from 4-8 p.m. featuring designer Steven Lagos and stylist Kate Lagos. Info: Sissy’s Log Cabin, (870) 336-0066.

The Downtown Jonesboro Association will host Alive After Five at Rotary Club of Jonesboro Centennial Plaza from 5-8 p.m. Info: DJA, (870) 919-6176.

ARcare’s Grill & Chill, benefiting Arkansas Family Health Foundation, will be held from 6-9 p.m. at The Silos and includes dinner, cocktails and live music by Lauren Richmond. Info: Tracy, (501) 322-1712.

October 25-28
The Foundation of Arts will present “Matilda: The Musical” on Oct. 25, 26 and 28 at 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 27 at 2 p.m. at The Forum Theatre in Downtown Jonesboro. Purchase tickets online at boxoffice@foajonesboro.org. For more information, call The Forum Theatre at (870) 935-2726.

Saturday, October 26
Families Inc. will host the 11th annual Downtown J-Town 5K beginning at 8 a.m. at CityYouth Ministries, 118 Burke Ave. Proceeds benefit CityYouth Ministries. Info: (870) 932-9398.

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

Sunday, October 27
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. Info: (870) 932-2197.

Wednesday, October 30
First Baptist Church and First United Methodist Church will host a Community Street Party from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The event will be on Union Street (from Monroe to Oak) with games, food, candy and fun for families. Info: (870) 972-3456.

Friday, November 1
Dr. Scott Hoke’s Art Show will be held at Art House in Downtown Jonesboro from 5-9 p.m. Hoke’s art exhibit will remain up throughout the entire weekend. Info: Art House on Facebook.