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September 2019 Events

September 1-30
September serves as national Hunger Action Month, and The Food Bank of NEA is inviting area residents to show their support by volunteering for the cause. Contact Jennifer Hannah at (870) 932-3663 or jhannah@foodbankofnea.com for more information.

Saturday, September 7
The Arkansas Baptist Children’s Homes & Family Ministries will host the fourth annual ICare 5K/Family Fun Run at Craighead Forest Park beginning at 7 a.m. The 3.1-mile course takes runners through the city-owned park that is situated in the scenic beauty of Crowley’s Ridge. Info: icare5k.com

The Craighead County Jonesboro Public Library will host its annual Fall Arts and Crafts Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will include works by local artists, live music by local groups and food vendors. Info: (870) 935-5133.

The Delta Symphony Orchestra will host the 46th Season Gala at The Glass Factory in Downtown Jonesboro at 6 p.m. The event will feature dinner, live and silent auctions, live music and dancing with The Delta Big Band. Tickets are $125. Info: DSO, (870) 761-8254.

Saturday, September 14
Nettleton High School’s EAST students will host the fifth annual Touch a Truck Fundraiser on the NEA Baptist Medical Campus. The event will run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, contact Sandra Taylor at sandra.taylor@nettletonschools.net.

The Glass Factory in Downtown Jonesboro will host an A-State Watch Party for the A-State vs. Georgia game beginning at 10 a.m. Tickets are $40 and include drinks, food and a shuttle service. Info: The Glass Factory, (870) 530-9713.

September 16-21
The 2019 NEA District Fair will be held at the NEA Fairgrounds, located 7001 E. Johnson Ave. Admission is $6 for adults and $3 for children. For a complete schedule of fair week, visit neadistrictfair.com.

Friday, September 20
The Craighead County NAACP will host the inaugural Freedom Fund Gala at 6 p.m. at Centennial Hall on the Arkansas State University campus. The gala will recognize Craighead County individuals for their commitment to making Jonesboro a better place to live. Olly Neal Jr. will serve as the keynote speaker of the event. Info: Lisa Melton Jackson, dmelton47@gmail.com.

Saturday, September 21
Game Day: The A-State Red Wolves take on Southern Illinois at Centennial Bank Stadium. Kickoff is at 6 p.m.

September 27-30
The Foundation of Arts will present “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” Sept. 27, 28 and 30 at 7:30 p.m. and Sept. 29 at 2 p.m. at The Forum Theatre in Downtown Jonesboro. Tickets can be purchased by calling The Forum Box Office at (870) 935-2726 or by visiting foajonesboro.org.

September 27-28
Participating teams will have the opportunity to win up to $10,000 in cash and prizes during the 11th annual Downtown Jonesboro BBQ & Music Festival. This year’s musical lineup includes bands Blind Melon and Morris Day and the Time. Find more information online by visiting jonesborodowntownbbq.com.

Friday, September 27
United Way of Northeast Arkansas will host the 26th annual Day of Caring beginning at 9 a.m. Throughout the day, local organizations come together to participate in service work for the community. If you are interested in participating, contact Tiffany at tiffany.gipson@local.unitedway.org.

Saturday, September 28
Heart & Sole, benefitting Community Health Education Foundation, will take place at the Courtyard Marriott starting at 6:30 a.m. Race options include a marathon, half marathon or 5K. Register online at racesonline.com. Race day registration begins at 6 a.m. Info: chefjonesboro@gmail.com.