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may events

Saturday, May 1
Motorcycle Poker Run, cash prizes for best and worst poker hand, door prizes, food, to benefit the Northeast Arkansas Recovery Center, starting point at 6009 C.W. Post Road, 9 a.m. Info: 932-0228.


Trendy Treasures, arts and crafts show to benefit the Jonesboro Pre-K Center featuring a number of local craft and gift vendors, Jonesboro Pre-K Center, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Info: 935-5876.


Hispanic Celebration in May, The annual Hispanic Celebration in May will feature arts and crafts, music performances, face painting, bowling, rock climbing and more, dinner and dance with live music and salsa dancing, dinner will be provided by local area restaurants, sponsored by Hispanic Community Services, St. Bernards Auditorium, Festival 10 a.m.-3p.m, Dance 7 p.m. – 1 a.m. Info: Gina Gomez, 931-1884


Run for the Roses, this grand party will coincide with the running of the Kentucky Derby, derby attire is recommended including your favorite hat, live music, food, live and silent auctions, to benefit Arkansas Children’s Hospital, $100 per person, Ridgeview Farm, 3507 Woodsprings Road, 3 p.m. Info or tickets: 932-5209.

Put on your “School Shoes” and join Kindersongs. Brian and Terri Kinder will perform for preschoolers at Highland Drive Baptist Church at 10 a.m. on May 1, free and open to the public. Call Shay Caldwell at 932-2197.

Auditions for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat will be held on May 1 at 10 a.m. and May 2 at 2 p.m., to be presented June 26-28 by The Foundation of Arts. Info: 935-2726.

Art in Flower at The Spring Show, through May 8, a new, annual art exhibition and sale with more than 30 area artists and artisans in various medium including Jonesboro artists Robert McCarroll and Jan Troutt, to be held at the Regalia Center Court at Shady Grove at Poplar in Memphis. More Info: www.winterartsmemephis.com.


Spring 2010 Senior Exhibition, Part II
, featuring Victoria Baureis, Anna Beth Harden, James Jumper, Dustin Knight, Natalie Lavender and Cindy Province, through May 8 at The Fowler Center’s Bradbury Gallery. Info: 972-2567.


Monday, May 3

Painting for Paws, join the Jonesboro Regional Chamber of Commerce Leadership Jonesboro Program’s Painting for Paws by designing a customized doghouse, $100 registration fee, dog house provided, houses with the most votes will be auctioned at The Human Society’s dinner and auction in August, all proceeds to benefit The Human Society. Info: Michael Holmes, 932-4271.


Arkansas Scholars Reception, sponsored by the Jonesboro Regional Chamber of Commerce, St. Bernards Auditorium, 4-8 p.m. Info: Candace Martin, 932-6691.

Wednesday, May 5
Power Breakfast, sponsored by the Jonesboro Regional Chamber of Commerce, $15 with reservation, $20 at the door, Holiday Inn of Jonesboro, 6:45-8 a.m. Info: Mandy Cook, 932-6691.

Saturday, May 8
18th Annual Letter Carriers’ Food Drive, leave a sturdy bag of non-perishabel foods next to your mailbox before the time of regular mail delivery, all food donated will benefit the Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas. Info: 932-3663.


Karaoke Killer, 4th annual Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre and Auction, to benefit the American Red Cross, Northeast Arkansas Chapter, Holiday Inn, 6:330 p.m., Info: 932-3212.

Foundation of Arts Spring Show, see what types of classes The Arts Center has to offer in drama, dance and ballet for ages three and up in The Foundation’s end of the year showcase, tickets are $4 and $2, The Forum Theatre, 10:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. Info: Heather Intres, 935-2726.


Symphony in the Gardens, an enchanting evening of music performed in the splendor of the Dixon Gardens with selections by Mozart, Dvorak and Tchaikovsky by the Memphis Symphony Orchestra, children’s activities begin at 4 p.m., presentation begins at 6 p.m. Info: www.memphissymphony.org.

Sunday, May 9
Broadway Comes to Town, the Delta Symphony Orchestra’s Spring Pops Concert will feature Matt Cavenaugh, tickets are $5 for students, $10 for seniors, $15 for adults and can be purchased at the ASU Box office, 972-ASU1, The Fowler Center, 2 p.m. Info: 761-2747.

Tuesday, May 18
Law Enforcement Torch Run, the Special Olympics Arkansas torch run will make its way across Jonesboro beginning at Master Print Group at 7:45 a.m., as the Flame of Hope is passed to Jonesboro Police Department from the Blytheville Police Department. Stops will be made at Nettleton Schools at 8:30 a.m., Jonesboro High School track at 9:30 a.m. and Valley View at 10:40 a.m. with hand off to Newport at 11 a.m. Info: Kimberly Shipley, 275-7075.

Wednesday, May 19
Exploring the Spiritual Aspects of Death, Grief and Mourning, a workshop for the care giving community, with speaker Dr. Alan Wolfelt, register by May 10, sponsored by HopeCircle, Student Union Auditorium, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Info: Dr. Susan Hanrahan, 972-3112.

Thursday, May 20
Business After Hours, sponsored by Jonesboro Regional Chamber of Commerce, Faultline Studios, 906 Gee Street, 5-6:30 p.m. Info: Mandy Cook, 932-6691.

Friday, May 21
Spring Show 2010, featuring 21 exhibiting artists, Sara Howell Gallery, Friday, 6-9 p.m. and Saturday, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Info: 935-6336.

Saturday, May 22
Spring Golf Classic, to benefit Messiah Ministries, two person golf scramble, The Links of Jonesboro, $100 entry fee per team, registration and continental breakfast at 7:30 a.m. and shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. Info: 932-2578.

Princess for a day. Chick-fil-A will host their fourth annual Princess Day on May 22 from 2-5 p.m. Come dressed as your favorite princess (optional) for a walk down the red carpet, limousine ride, pictures and have your hair and nails done. More info: 910-6611.

Play a new game. Teens are invited to play Telestrations, the laugh-out-loud sketch, pass and guess game where players simultaneously draw what they see, then guess what they saw for hilarious and unpredictable outcomes every time, at Barnes and Noble on May 22 at 2 p.m. Info: 336-2549.