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september 2014 events

Tuesday, September 2
Legacy, a tribute to Evan Lindquist, featuring prints created in the past decade
since his retirement, through Oct. 1, Bradbury Gallery. An Artist Talk will
be held on Sept. 5 at 5:30, followed by a reception at Sara Howell Studio and
Gallery, 6-9 and Sept. 6, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Info: 972-2205.

J. Christopher Toys & Gifts 25th Anniversary, a week of activities will
begin on Sept. 2-3 with silhouette artist, Tim Arnold, appointments currently being scheduled, and on Sept. 4-5 with activities for the family, 627 Parker Road. Info: 933- 8726.

Thursday, September 4
Wear Orange Day, show your support of hunger relief efforts and for Hunger
Action Month, sponsored by Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas. Info: Vicki Pillow, 932- 3663, vpillow@foodbankofnea.org.

Friday, September 5
Billy Joe Royal with the AllStar Band Concert, opening act by WildFire, Epic Center, 4899 CR 333 (Hasbrook Road), 7 p.m. Info: 530-5841.

Saturday, September 6
Keep Our Women Safe 5K, awards for top 3 overall male and female runners,
to benefit The Family Crisis Center of NEA. Start and finish at ImperFIT, 8 a.m.
Register at stearnsracetiming.com.

J Town’s Grill Ride for your Life Bicycle Poker Run, Arkansas’ only bicycle poker run, 50-mile ride, to benefit My Generation Foundation. Register at jonesbororideforyourlife.com.

Honoring & Empowering Women Who Serve, transitioning from military to civilian, prizes, fun, food and fashions, pre-registration is encouraged, St. Bernards Auditorium, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Info: Maribeth, 268-6962 or Vermalene, 933-4598.

Friday, September 12
Quartango, Body and Soul Tango Passions, a breathtaking blend of contemporary jazz with traditional tango mixed with elements of classical music, as part of the Riceland Distinguished Performance series, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: 972-jASU1 or astate.edu/ tickets.

PRCA Championship Rodeo, featuring Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame Announcer, 28-time WNFR Announcer in Las Vegas and 17-time PRCA Announcer of the Year Bob Tallman, also two-time comedy act of the year Gizmo McCracken,
sponsored by Southern Bank, Convocation Center, 8 p.m., also on Sept. 13. Tickets: 972-2781.

Monday, September 15
NEA District Fair, livestock and craft competitions, talent competition, exhibits,
rides, concerts and live professional wrestling, NEA Exposition Center, through Sept. 20.

Wednesday, September 17
“An Evening with Bob Hope,” featuring impersonator Bill Johnson, Two on Tap and the A-State Jazz band, to benefit the Beck PRIDE Center, $20, Fowler Center Riceland Hall, 7 p.m. Tickets: 970-2781 or astate.edu/tickets.

Friday, September 19
Keep Our Women Safe Fashion Show, sponsored by ImperFIT to benefit The Family Crisis Center of NEA, Brickhouse, 7 p.m. Info: sherri.cothern2@gmail.com.

Saturday, September 20
3rd Annual Miracle Maker Showdown, softball tournament to benefit Miracle League of Jonesboro, sponsored by Miracle Kids Success Academy, Southside Complex, 9 a.m. Info: Shelly Tucker at 761-6680.

BeYOUtiful, a mother-daughter half-day retreat, includes panel discussions, skincare and makeup clinics, discussions on having ahealthy self-image and positive relationship with food, hosted by Center for Healthy Children, 4800 E. Johnson, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Register: Jennifer Martinez, 934-7005.

Sunday, September 21
HopeWeek, a unique community-wide, week-long series of events and activities designed to salute and highlight the spirit of Hope and its importance in the life of our community, sponsored by NEA Baptist Charitable Foundation. Info: June Morse, 936-7005.

Wednesday, September 24
Teal Talk, NEA Baptist Luncheon
Series, an informative talk on ovarian cancer, free but tickets are required, available at NEA Baptist Wellness Center and First Security Bank, Southwest Church of Christ, 1601 James Street, 11:30 a.m. Info: Kim Provost, 934-5128.

Thursday, September 25
Hoping for a Cure, presented by NEA Baptist, vouchers given for free mammograms and prostate screenings, Pier One Parking Lot, 2300 E. Highland Drive, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Info: Kim Provost, 934-5128.

Friday, September 26
United Way’s Day of Caring, volunteers will fan out across Jonesboro to do much-needed clean-up and building projects or meet other needs of United Way agencies. Info: Nanette Heard, 935-3658, nanette.heard@unitedway.org.

“Mother Courage and Her Children,” Bertolt Brecht’s masterpiece follows a woman trying to provide for herself and her children in the war-torn world, presented by the ASU Theater Department, Fowler Center’s Drama Theater, Sept. 26-30 and Oct. 1 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: 972-ASU1.

Saturday, September 27
Arkansas Prostate Cancer Foundation Virtual 5K, 10K and 1-Mile Fun Run, sign up and run/walk at your own location and own pace between Sept. 27-29, $15 includes finishers medal. Info: charris@ arprostatecancer.org.

ShareHope Walk of Remembrance and Hope, to show support toward the positive resolution of grief experienced when a family loses a baby, Craighead Forest Park, 9 a.m. Info: Jill Crews, 926-2656.

10th Annual Heart and Sole, 5K, Half Marathon, Half Marathon Relay and Corporate Walk benefitting the programs of Community Health Education
Foundation, Info: www.chefjonesboro.org

Early October
Friday, October 3

Blessed Sacrament Fall Festival, barbecue sandwiches for sale and Boston butts will be available for pickup on Oct. 3. Children’s carnival, petting zoo, live and silent auction, tea room, country store, barbecue beef and chicken plates on Oct. 4, Blessed Sacrament Church, 614 S. Church Street, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Info: 932-2529.

Arc Attack, high tech wizardry to generate a truly ‘electrifying’ performance including a robotic drum set, singing Tesla Coils and bright flashing colored LED’s, as part of the Riceland Distinguished Performance Family Friendly Series, Fowler Center, 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets: 972- ASU1 or astate.edu/tickets.

Gin & Jazz, celebrating A-State Alumni Association’s 90th Anniversary, 1920s attire encouraged, entertainment by E-Train, Cooper Alumni Center, 6:30-11 p.m. Info: Lindsay Burnett, 972-2586 or lburnett@ astate.edu.

Saturday, October 4
3rd Annual Jonathan Barfield Baggo Tournament, deadline to register is Oct. 1, $50 per person, Sigma Chi Fraternity house, corner of Aggie Road and University Loop, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Register: jonathanbarfield.org.