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Monday, April 12
A&P panel sets special meeting
The Pine Bluff Advertising and Promotion Commission will hold a special called meeting at 4 p.m. Monday in the conference room at the A&P Offices, 623 S. Main St. The purpose is for the presentation and consideration of the Delta Rhythm & Bayous Cultural District & Corridor, according to a news release. Masks will be required for this in-person meeting. Seating will be limited. Details: Betty Brown, administrative assistant, (870) 534-2121.
Beginning Monday, April 12
Library offers free computer classes
The Pine Bluff/Jefferson County Public Library System is offering free computer classes. This basic computer and software training will be held Mondays: April 12, 19 and 26, and Wednesdays: April 14, 21 and 28 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Registration is required by calling 534-4802, ext. 140, or online at https://pineblufflibrary.libcal.com.
Concert association hosts live concerts
Southeast Arkansas Concert Association is planning free live concerts, according to a news release. Grace Stormont, Benjamin Haguewood and Kailee Spickes, members of the Taller Than You Band, will perform at 6 p.m. Monday at Monticello Coffee Co. at Monticello. At 4 p.m. Wednesday, Stormant will perform in Crossett at SheBrews Coffee. The group will also perform in Southeast Arkansas schools as part of the association’s SMARTS (Schools Majoring in the Arts) program.
Tuesday, April 13
Senior center to host vaccine clinic
The Strachota Center, 801 E. Eighth Ave., will host a covid-19 vaccine clinic Tuesday, April 13. Doctor’s Orders Pharmacy will administer the Pfizer vaccine from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., according to a news release. The vaccine clinic is for anyone eligible; not only for senior citizens. To register, interested people should call Vicki Brock at the center, (870) 543-6323.
TOPPS giving away food
TOPPS Inc., 1000 Townsend Drive, will give away food in a drive-thru method at 10 a.m. April 13, according to a news release. Food boxes will be given on first come, first served basis. TOPPS will follow the covid-19 guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Details: See TOPPS Inc. Facebook page.
Gould council meets
The Gould City Council meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Gould City Hall Courtroom. Meetings are open to the public, according to a news release. Details: Mayor Matthew Smith, (870) 263-4416.
Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary meets in person
The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary will meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Salvation Army headquarters, 501 E. 12th Ave. Because of the recent bad weather and problems with water pressure in the community, Salvation Army’s shelter has been filled to capacity and items need to be replenished, according to a news release. These include soap, deodorant, shaving cream, razors, towels, sheets, bleach, disinfectant wipes and sprays, detergent pods, feminine products, toothpaste, toothbrushes, floss, lotion, socks, dryer sheets, masks, blankets and pillows. Members are asked to donate items and anyone interested in supporting the work of the Salvation Army is invited to attend. Meetings are held throughout the year, except for the summer months, on the second Tuesday of each month, beginning at 10 a.m. at the Salvation Army. Details: Salvation Army, (870) 534-0504.
Wednesday, April 14
Grand Prairie Quilt Society to meet
Grand Prairie Quilt Society will meet at 10 a.m. April 14 at First Christian Church, 10th and Main at Stuttgart. The group meets the second Wednesday of the month , according to a news release.
Circus coming to Pine Bluff
The Carden International Circus will host its Spectacular Circus at 6:30 p.m. April 14 at the Pine Bluff Convention Center. The two-hour performance will include acrobats, aerialists, animals, daredevils, clowns and animals, according to a news release. Acts are subject to change without notice. The doors will open one hour before show time for the preshow festivities. General admission tickets are $10 for children 12 and under. Adult tickets are $20, however they are available for $9.99 online while supplies last. Tickets are available at www.spectacularcircus.com or one hour before show time at the convention center.
Wednesday, April 14
Pine Bluff Commercial sets church news deadline
Church news is printed in The Commercial on Friday. The deadline to submit church announcements is noon Wednesday. Announcements can be for in-person services or online events. Pastors, ministers or others interested in writing for the Devotional Page may also submit columns for consideration. Articles should be submitted by email to email@example.com.
Thursday, April 15
JRMC to host reception for staff
Jefferson Regional Medical Center is hosting a dropin welcome reception for the newest members of its medical staff from 5-7 p.m. April 15 at the Pine Bluff Country Club. The attire is Business Casual and refreshments will be served, according to the Pine Bluff Regional Chamber of Commerce newsletter.
Beginning Thursday, April 15
2021 Annual Pine Bluff High School Exhibition
The Arts & Science Center will host its annual exhibition of artwork by Pine Bluff High School students April 15 through June 12. Art teacher Shalisha Thomas has worked with young artists for almost a decade and ASC looks forward to sharing the students’ work with the public. This exhibition is sponsored by Pine Bluff Sand & Gravel Co., according to the release.
Friday, April 16
Organization hosts lunch fundraiser
Arkansas Community Organizations is having a rib tip lunch fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, April 16, at 3712 W. 34th Ave., according to a news release. The lunch will include rib tips, potato salad, baked beans, slice of pound cake, a soda or bottle of water. The cost of the lunch is $10 and the public is invited to participate. Details: (870) 536-6300.
Beginning Saturday, April 17
St. John AME hosts virtual Women’s Day events
St. John AME Church, 1117 W. Pullen St., will present Women’s Day events virtually. At 10 a.m. April 17, a health and wellness webinar will feature Bessie Lancelin, co-interim CEO/president at Southeast Arkansas Behavioral Healthcare Inc. At 11 a.m. April 18, the featured speaker will be the Rev. Lanette R. Frazier, pastor of St. Peter AME Church at McGehee and Soldier’s Chapel AME Church at Hamburg. The service can be seen at www.stjohnamepinebluff.org or https://www.facebook.com/St.JohnPineBluff/ or Zoom with ID# 4322086226 and password: 1117 or audio at 1-312-626-6799 (access code: 4322086226# then when prompted enter 1117#).
Friday, April 16
White Hall scholarship deadline set
The White Hall Chamber of Commerce will award three $1,000 scholarships to three White Hall High School seniors. Any interested White Hall senior can pick up an application from the high school counselor’s office. The application must be completed and postmarked by April 16.
Beginning Sunday, April 18
ASC sets Auditions for ‘9 to 5 The Musical’
The Arts & Science Center for Southeast ArkansasASC is seeking people ages 16 and older to audition for its theatrical production, “9 to 5 The Musical.” Audition dates are April 18-20. To sign up, visit asc701.org/auditions. Performances will be 7:30 p.m. Aug. 6-7, 13-14, and Aug. 20-21; and 2 p.m. Aug. 8, 15, and 22. Cast must be available for all performances. Details: asc701.org.