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Monday, March 1
Daffodil Days, fill your home with a little springtime and help raise funds for the American Cancer Society, purchase flowers in bunches of five, 10, 25 or 50, Posey Peddler, through March 6. Info: 932-2231.
“Women Can Run,” clinic, as part of Women Run Arkansas Running/Walking Club, NEA Baptist Clinic and Gearhead Outfitters are sponsoring the 4th annual Jonesboro clinic, offering four levels: walking, beginning running, intermediate running and advanced walking for 10 weeks, meets Mondays and Thursdays, ASU HYPESS building, 6:15 p.m. Info: www.neabaptistclinic.com or Amanda, 926-1450 or Yalanda, 613-0912.
Triumph of the Human Spirit, honoring eight individuals who have overcome adversity and used the experience to positively affect the lives of others, sponsored by NEA Clinic Charitable Foundation’s HopeCircle, $10, Hilton Garden Inn, 6:30 p.m. Info: 934-5214.

Wednesday, March 3
Power Breakfast, hosted by the Jonesboro Regional Chamber of Commerce, Holiday Inn, 6:45 a.m.-8 a.m., $15 advanced ticket, $20 without reservation. Info: Mandy Cook, 932-6691.

Friday, March 5
Journey of Faith Honorary Banquet, to benefit CityYouth, ticket reservations required in advance, $125 per person, $225 per couple, table $800, St. Bernards Auditorium, 6:30 p.m. Info: Barbara Jones, 932-9398.

Saturday, March 6
Hall & Lacy Tennis Classic, tennis tournament in a doubles team format, benefiting the Kelsey Hall and Brown Lacy “Excellence in Agriculture” Memorial Scholarship at ASU, RidgePointe Country Club, tournament begins at 5 p.m., social at the 19th hole at 6 p.m., Info: Lindsey Burnett, 972-2986.

Thursday, March 11
Business After Hours, sponsored by the Jonesboro Regional Chamber of Commerce, hosted by Loretta’s Catering, 5-6:30 p.m. Info: Mandy Cook, 932-6691.

Saturday, March 13
FOA Family 5K Walk/Run, presented by NEA Baptist Wound Care Center and NEA Baptist Clinic Wellness Center, to benefit the Foundation of Arts, race begins at The Forum at 8 a.m., Info: Wendy Stotts, 935-2726 ext. 109.
Pot O’Gold, sponsored by University Rotary Club, evening features dinner, music, live and silent auctions and prizes including a $10,000 grand prize, Holiday Inn, 6:30 p.m. Info: James McDaniel 919-3838.
Miss Greater Jonesboro Scholarship Pageant, open to young women between the ages of 13 to 24 years of age, winner will go on to compete in the Miss. Arkansas Pageant, Valley View Performing Arts Center, 7:30 p.m. Info: www.missgreaterjonesboro.com or Sean Pollock, 882-4112.

Saturday, March 20
Girl Talk 6 Women’s Health Conference, free screenings and breakout sessions, 8 a.m.-noon, luncheon speaker at noon, sponsored by Cardiology Associates and Clopton Clinic Charitable Foundations, Southwest Church of Christ. Info: Meredith Green, 336-2068.

Monday, March 29
United Way Awards Banquet, honoring those who give and serve the United Way, ASU’s Centennial Hall, 11:30 a.m. Info: 935-3658.

Thursday, April 1
JYPN Leadership Conference, two-day conference featuring various topics and speakers related to leadership in business, Hilton Garden Inn, prior registration required. Info: Candace Martin, 933-5758.
Pillars Party, honoring United Way 2009 Pillars, United Way Office, 5-7 p.m. Info: 935-3658.