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Friday, June 1
UAPB plans fish sale; proceeds benefit program
The Aquaculture Research Station at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff will sell catfish from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, June 1.Funds raised will support fish station projects. Fish will be sold for $1.50 per pound on a first come, first served basis. Fish cleaning won’t be available, according to a news release. Participants must bring an ice chest or container for the fish. Details: Casandra Byrd, 870-575-8123, or Tamieka Tyler, 870-575-8162.
New Community opens pantry
New Community Church, 321 N. Birch St., will open its food pantry from 10 a.m. until noon Friday, June 1. Participants must bring proof of residence and their own bags or containers to carry food.
Whispering Knoll announces bake sale
Whispering Knoll Assisted Living Facility, 6812 S. Hazel St., will host a bake sale at 10 a.m. Friday, June 1. Family members are encouraged to bake items and volunteer, according to a news release. The sponsors are the activity department and resident council. Everyone is invited to attend.
White Hall UMC sets Friday Night Fish Fry
White Hall United Methodist Church, 301 Church Drive, will host its Friday Night Fish Fry from 4:30-7 p.m. Friday, June 1. Meals will be available for dine in or carry out. The menu includes fish, chicken, fries, hush puppies, coleslaw, beans, all the trimmings, drinks and homemade desserts. Meals cost $13 for adults and $7 for children. Everyone is invited to attend. Details: Butch Rhodes, 870-692-8913, or the church office, 870-247-1481.
UAM financial aid application final deadline June 1
The final deadline to apply for financial aid to the University of Arkansas at Monticello for the 2018 fall semester is June 1, according to Becky Hammett, director of financial aid. For more information regarding this deadline, visit http://www.uamont.edu/pages/financial-aid/ and click Fall 2018. Details: UAM Office of Financial Aid, 870- 460-1050 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Election commissioners meet
The Jefferson County Board of Election Commissioners will hold a regular meeting at 6 p.m. Friday, June 1, at the election center, 123 Main St.
Beginning Friday, June 1
‘Beat The Heat Fan Drive’ begins
Area Agency on Aging of Southeast Arkansas will hold its annual “Beat The Heat Fan Drive” Friday, June 1, through Tuesday, July 31, in Jefferson County. The purpose of the drive is to raise money to purchase fans or air conditioners for elderly or disabled people, according to a news release. To make a donation or purchase a fan for the effort, call Carolyn Ferguson or Pauline Jones at Area Agency, 870-543-6300, 1-800-264-3260 or 1-800-737-1515.
Pine Bluff Quilter’s Guild sets fundraiser
Pine Bluff Quilter’s Guild will host a fundraiser from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, June 1, and from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 2, at the gym of Trinity Lutheran Church, 4200 Old Warren Road. Proceeds from the annual rummage sale help support the Guild’s various community activities, according to a news release.
Arts center announces youth camps
The Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas, 701 S. Main St., is hosting a slate of camps for students ages 6 to 17 in art, engineering and technology, game design and development, theater, filmmaking and swing dance. The deadline for submitting scholarship applications for June camps is June 1, and July 1 for July camps. Scholarship eligibility is based on financial need, including household size and household income. Parents are encouraged to submit applications as soon as possible. For full descriptions and dates of the camps, please visit asc701.org/summer-camps/. Advance registration is required for all camps. Details: Leonor Colbert, ASC public programs coordinator, email@example.com or 870-536-3375.
Saturday, June 2
Pine Bluff-Altheimer 2018 Blues Fest set
The Pine Bluff-Altheimer 2018 Blues Fest will be held Saturday, June 2, at Cook Family Park at Altheimer. Gates open at noon for tent set up and RV parking, according to a news release. Hosted by Broadway Joe and Comedian Keith Glason, the Pine Bluff-Altheimer Blues Fest will feature Calvin Richardson, OB Buchana, Sweet Angel, Jaye Hammer, Nathaniel Kimble, Big John Miller, Willie P, Mo “B”, Lady Trucker and the Platinum Blues Band. A sale of $20 discount tickets began recently, according to the news release. Tickets are available at the Record Rack at Pine Bluff; Uncle T’s and Ugly Mike’s, both in Little Rock; Butler Furniture in North Little Rock; Kibb’s Bar-B-Q in Stuttgart, AR; and Mr. Mike’s in El Dorado. For VIP information, call 870-540-6529 or 870-534-4177. Details: 501-413-7683.
Saracen Landing Farmers Market sets celebration
The Saracen Landing Farmers Market will host its opening celebration from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 2. The Community Band will be playing starting at 9:30 a.m. There will be Zumba, Yoga and face painting for children. All vendor spaces will be free, according to Trudy Redus, interim director of the Pine Bluff Parks and Recreation Department. The opening date was incorrect in the May 25 edition of The Commercial, according to Redus.
Three Rivers Audubon Society plans trip
Three Rivers Audubon Society will attend a humming bird banding demonstration from 11 am until 2 p.m. Saturday, June 2. The event will be held at at Cook’s Lake, an Arkansas Game and Fish facility near Stuttgart. Tana Beasley, a certified hummingbird bander, will present the program, according to a news release. The public is invited. Participants should bring a brown bag lunch. For directions to Cook’s Lake or details, call Delos McCauley at 870-850-7861.
Merrill reunion committee meets
The Merrill All School Reunion Committee will meet at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 2, at RJ’s Sports Grill, 128 Main St.
Russ Branch NAACP sets summer bazaar
The Carnell Russ Branch NAACP will host the Grand Bazaar Summer Crafts & Stuff from 7 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 2, at the Star City Town Square. Proceeds will benefit youth programs, according to a news release. The community is invite to attend the event which will include different crafts and vendors. All craft vendors are invited and registration is free. The deadline to register is Wednesday, May 30, according to spokesman Leatrice Russ-Glenns. Details: Email to firstname.lastname@example.org or 870-619-4468 voice mail, 501-541-3732 text, or 870-479-3722.
Beginning Saturday, June 2
St. John offers free food
St. John AME Church, 1117 W. Pullen Ave., has expanded its free “Soul Food Feeding Program.” Lunch on Saturdays will begin at 11 a.m. Breakfast on Sundays begin at 8:30 a.m.
Sunday, June 3
Art League to feature still life demonstration
The Pine Bluff Art League will feature a demonstration of creating still life art from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, June 3, at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Services Center, 211 W. Third Ave. Linda Lewis, a local artist and teacher, will share her paintings of objects to create works of art.
Beginning Sunday, June 3
TOPPS announces 2018 summer feeding sites
TOPPS (Targeting Our People’s Priorities with Service) Inc. is participating in the Arkansas Special Nutrition Summer Program June 3 through Aug. 3, 2018. Meals will be provided to children ages 18 and under free and are the same for all children without discrimination. For locations, times and details, contact TOPPS Director, Annette Dove, 870-850-6011.
Monday, June 4
Crop pest scouting school set at McGehee
Extension specialists and county agents with the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture will present insect and disease scouting schools. At McGehee, the full-day session will begin with registration at 8 a.m. Monday, June 4, at Hoots BBQ. The schedule is available at http://www.arkansas-crops.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/2018-AR-Scout-School-Program-SE.pdf .
Beginning Monday, June 4
Police and Youth Day Camp underway
The Pine Bluff Police Department will host its Police and Youth Day Camp from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 4 through July 12 at 2001 S. Ohio St. The event will include field trips, team building, motivational speakers, mentoring and sports. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Details: 870-730-2069.
Gould Youth Ministries announces free summer food sites
Gould Youth Ministries will sponsor its free summer food program Monday through Friday, June 4 through Aug. 10, 2018, at sites in White Hall, Pine Bluff and Gould. Youth are also invited to attend programs, which will include games, social skills and meals. Gould Youth Ministries is an equal opportunity provider and doesn’t discrimination, according to a news release from Antoinette Burks, the Gould Youth Ministries director.
Tuesday, June 5
Gould City Council to meet
The Gould City Council meeting has been rescheduled to 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 5, at Gould City Hall. The change is due to the absence of the mayor and a council member, according to a news release. There will also be a public hearing to discuss applications for renovation of the city hall/fire department. All meetings are open to the public.
IP/Evergreen retirees to meet
The International Paper/Evergreen Packaging Retirees will meet from 2-3 p.m. Tuesday, June 5, in conference room 5 of the Arkansas River Education Service Cooperative, 912 W. Sixth Ave. All mill retirees are invited to attend. There will be a guest speaker. Details: 870-534-7094.
Coffee with the Chiefs set
Pine Bluff Interested Citizens for Voter Registration Inc. will host its Coffee with the Chiefs Community Program from 9-10 a.m. Tuesday, June 5, at the Trinity Lutheran Church, 4200 Old Warren Road. The scheduled speaker is Chaplain Steve Sullivan, the Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare Systems director of the VA/Clergy Partnership for Rural Veterans. Other support services for veterans and invited guests are Joyce Murry, family assistance center specialist, and Shawn Linton, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff student development specialist at the student counseling center.
UAPB slates food safety training for producers
Producers can attend a free food safety training to learn how to comply with the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The session will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, June 5, at the 1890 Extension Complex at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. Refreshments and lunch will be served. Those who plan to attend are asked to call 870-575-7246 or 870-575-7226, so event organizers can have an accurate count for lunch and for the educational publications that will be provided.
Beginning Tuesday, June 5
Pine Bluff Rotary Club meets
The Downtown Pine Bluff Rotary Club meets at noon Tuesdays at the Pine Bluff Country Club. Programs include: June 5: Jamie Black, FAA Safety Team Manager, discussing aviation safety; June 12: Lelan Stice, Jefferson Regional Medical Center pharmacist, discussing Opioid Addiction Counseling and Drug Disposal; June 19: Angela Duran, campaign director of Arkansas Campaign for Grade-Level Reading; and June 26: Tony Hilliard, attorney, discussing ballot amendments.
Wednesday, June 6
Commercial’s Church News deadline set
The Commercial is printing church news on Fridays. The deadline to submit church announcements is noon on Wednesdays. Announcements can be emailed to email@example.com, faxed to 870-534-0113, hand-delivered or mailed to the office at 300 S. Beech St., Pine Bluff, AR, 71611. The Devotional Column, which features a brief sermon, should also be emailed and include a contact phone number and the name and location of the ministry. Details: 870-534-3400, ext. 1202.
Beginning Thursday, June 7
West Pine Bluff Rotary meets
The West Pine Bluff Rotary Club meets at noon Thursdays at the Pine Bluff Country Club. Programs include: June 7: Cameron Willis, Miss Southeast Arkansas.
Saturday, June 9
Glendale All-Classmates Reunion set
The Glendale All-Classmates Reunion will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 9, at the former home economics building at the campus. A catered meal will be served at noon, according to a news release. The event is open to anyone who ever attended Glendale School, a spokeswoman said in a news release. Invitational letters were mailed and participants are asked to return them by Friday, June 1. Those who didn’t receive a letter should contact Nancy Chambers McBryde at 870-628-3396. Details: Margaret Jo Dean Chambliss, 870-879-9449; Betty Edwards Owen, 870-370-0474; Barbara Hankins Brown, 870-460-4231; or Barbara Jacobs Hutchenson, 870-942-5950.
Go Forward plans music, food festival downtown
Go Forward Pine Bluff will host Forward Fest, an event in Downtown Pine Bluff beginning at noon Saturday, June 9. Admission is free. Forward Fest will feature live music, food, fireworks, a kids zone, car show and various vendors, according to a flier. Entertainment will begin at 1 p.m. and performers will include Dave Sadler, Platinum Hitz, On Call Band, Tragikly White, Bigg Robb, Angie Stone, Sean Chambers and Synrg. For VIP dining/seating at $35, call 536-0576. Details: 536-7600.
Festival to feature 61st All Tomato Luncheon
As part of the Pink Tomato Festival, the 61st annual All Tomato Luncheon will be held at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, June 9, at the First Baptist Church Activities Center at Warren. This year’s menu consists of chicken salad with sliced tomatoes, tomarinated carrots, tomato bean salad, tomato basil crackers, and Heavenly Tomato Cake. Tickets, which are limited, will cost $12 and can be purchased from the Bradley County Chamber. Detals: 870-226-5225.
Warren to host 2018 Little Miss Pink Tomato Pageant
The 2018 Little Miss Pink Tomato Pageant will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, June 9, at the Warren Cultural Center. The event will be held during the 62nd annual Bradley County Pink Tomato Festival. Contestants must be 4 or 5 years old by June 1 and live in one of these counties — Ashley, Bradley, Cleveland, Calhoun, Dallas, Drew, Lincoln or Union. Entry forms and instruction sheets are available at the Bradley County Chamber or may be downloaded at www.pinktomatofestival.com/forms.
Pink Tomato 5K Run/Walk set
The Bradley County Pink Tomato Festival 5K Run/Walk will be held Saturday, June 9, beginning at 6:15 a.m. with registration on the First State Bank parking lot. The event will start on Cedar Street, west of the bank at 7:30 a.m.The registration fee is $25 per person through June 8 and $30 per person June 9. Entry forms may be picked up at Union Bank, Bradley County Chamber of Commerce or participants may sign up at: www.runsignup.com/Race/AR/Warren/PinkTomato5K . Details: Randy Rawls, chairman, 870-226-2035, or the Bradley County Chamber, 870-226-5225.
Pink Tomato Festival Steak Cookoff set
The 2018 Bradley County Pink Tomato Festival Steak Cookoff is scheduled for Saturday, June 9, in downtown Warren. Teams will set up from 8-10 a.m. The cooks’ meeting will be at 10 a.m. Appetizers will be turned in from 1-1:15 p.m. Steaks will be turned in from 3-3:30 p.m. Awards will be announced at 5 p.m., according to a news release.
Beginning Saturday, June 9
Full Circle plans youth, grant sessions
Full Circle 360, a non-profit agency, will offer youth programs and a grant session at the Start Building, 3400 W. 34 Ave. Youth 13 to 17 years old are invited to programs Saturdays including June 9 — 10 a.m. to noon, resume preparation; June 16 — 10 a.m. to noon, applications; and June 23 — 10 a.m. to noon, interviewing techniques and readiness. Full Circle will offer a session about grants from 5-7 p.m. Saturday, June 9, at the Start Building. The cost is $100, which is non-refundable. Details: 870-209-0811 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Through Saturday, June 9
Juveniles In Motion summer sports deadline set
Juveniles In Motion of Mt. Nebo Baptist Church will conduct summer sports at the health, physical education and recreation (HPER) Complex at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. Sessions will be held June 11–29, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., according to a news release. Applications can be picked up at Corbin Hall Room 150 at UAPB from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, until June 9. The physical screening will be administered June 9 from 9 a.m. to noon at the HPER. Students who aren’t able to attend the screening can bring a copy of a physical from their physician that’s at least a year old.The registration fee is $75 per student. Details: Cedric Jackson or Aisha Madison at 870-575-8343.
Beginning Sunday, June 10
Ozark Mission students to do home repairs in Pine Bluff
Ozark Mission Project will return to the Pine Bluff area Sunday through Saturday, June 10-16, and help residents with free home repairs, according to a news release. The mission camp students from all over the state will come and do simple home repairs in the Pine Bluff area, a spokesman said. There are no rules for income, anyone can be eligible, but first priority is given to those who demonstrate need. All work and materials are free. Anyone can apply at http://ozarkmissionproject.org/apply-for-a-project/ or by calling 501-664-3232. Carissa Tarkington is the Pine Bluff OMP camp director.
Beginning Monday, June 11
Family Community youth program set
The Family Community Development Corp., 1001 N. Palm St., will host its summer youth program from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. June 11 through Aug. 3. Activities will include art, bowling, chess, drama, field trips, games, music, computers, academics and Black History, according to a news release. Details: 870-850-7094.
Pine Bluff School District office begins summer hours
The Pine Bluff School District’s administrative center, 512 S. Pine St., will observe summer hours, according to a news release. The center will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, June 11 to Aug. 2. The center will be closed on Fridays through Aug. 3. The school board approved the summer 2018 business hours at the May 22 meeting.
Summer Camp set at Trinity Annex
Summer Camp 2018 will be held at Trinity Annex, 2900 W. Sixth Ave., June 11 through Aug. 9. Sessions will be held from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, according to Trinity Rehabilitation Restoration Community Development Corp. Designed for youth 5 to 18 years old, the camp will include arts and crafts, technology, sports and games. Breakfast and lunch will be served. Pre-registration costs $25 per student and $20 for a family of two or more. The weekly rate is $30 per student and $25 for a family of two or more, according to the release. Pre-registration will be May 11-28. Details: 534-2983 or www.trinitymultipurposecenter.org.
TOPPS, YEAH8 begin summer camp
TOPPS Inc. and YEAH8 will collaborate to provide summer camp beginning Monday, June 11. TOPPS (Targeting Our People’s Priorities with Service) Inc. and YEAH8 (youth, education arts, health) are non-profits whose goals are to provide educational enrichment activities for youth, according to a news release. The program is scheduled to operate from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. June 11 through Aug. 3. An application fee of $40 is required. Participants should call for the weekly fee rate. Limited scholarships will be available based on income. Details: Aurora Smith at TOPPS, 870-850-6011.
M*A*S*H camps begin
The summer M*A*S*H (Medical Applications of Science for Health) camps have been scheduled for high school juniors and seniors. M*A*S*H camp locations and dates are as follows in Southeast Arkansas: DeWitt, June 11-22; Dumas, June 11-22; Fordyce, June 11-22; Lake Village, June 4-15; Monticello, July 16-27; Pine Bluff, June 11-22; and Warren, to be determined. Applications are available through school counselors, the area M*A*S*H director or at www.arkansashealthcareers.com/summer-camps/. Details: Amber Marshall with UAMS, 501-686-6188; or Victory of Arkansas Farm Bureau, 501-228-1269.
UAM sets freshmen pre-registration
The University of Arkansas at Monticello will hold pre-registration sessions for freshmen at 12:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, June 11-12, in the John F. Gibson University Center. Only students who have applied for admission and received notification may pre-register those dates. New fall transfer students who have completed the admission process may pre-register for the fall semester in the Office of Admissions in Harris Hall from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 13. Transfer students who have received notification may pre-register at this time. Students who are being re-admitted to the university may also register during this time. Tawana Greene is director of admissions. Details: Office of Admissions, 1-800-844-1826 or 870-460-1026.
Thursday, July 12
UAM business center sets free workshop at PB
How to secure a loan to start or expand a business will be the subject of a free workshop from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, July 12, at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Services Center, 211 W. Third Ave. The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center at the University of Arkansas at Monticello will host the workshop. Lunch will be provided. Participants may register at http://asbtdc.org/training/monticello-events/ or by contacting Lavonica Davis at 870-460-1266.
Thursday, June 14
Law Enforcement Appreciation Luncheon set
Emergency Ambulance Service Inc. and Foster’s Wrecker Service are hosting the third annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, June 14, at EASI, 514 W. Fifth Ave. All Jefferson County Law Enforcement Officers are invited to come by for a free barbecue lunch and live entertainment. Plaques will also be presented to all the top commanders for each agency, according to a news release. The purpose is to honor and show appreciation to all of local law enforcement officers for protecting and serving the communities.
Friday, June 15
Housing Authority plans job fair, health fair
The Housing Authority of the City of Pine Bluff will host its Strong Family Initiative’s Job Fair/Health Fair from noon to 3 p.m. Friday, June 15, at the Pine Bluff Convention Center. From 3:30–5 p.m., a special event will feature guest presenter, Fitzgerald Hill, former president of Arkansas Baptist College at Little Rock and former head coach of San Jose State University. The event is free and open to the public. During the health fair, general screenings will be offered. The job fair will feature representatives from area businesses, including Express Employment, Tyson Foods, Family Dollar, Randstad employment/recruitment agency, Arkansas Department of Workforce Services and others. Participants should bring resumes. Details: Pine Bluff Housing Authority, 870-536-2074.
Through Friday, June 15
Grants available for projects benefiting children, families
Arkansas Community Foundation is accepting grant proposals for projects that improve the social and economic conditions for children and families in the Delta region. The deadline is Friday, June 15, according to a news release. Agencies can apply for grants through the Arkansas Delta Endowment for Building Community. Any IRS 501(c)(3) public charity, public school or government agency in these counties is eligible to apply: Arkansas, Ashley, Chicot, Clay, Craighead, Crittenden, Cross, Desha, Drew, Greene, Independence, Jackson, Jefferson, Lawrence, Lee, Lincoln, Lonoke, Mississippi, Monroe, Phillips, Poinsett, Prairie, Randolph, St. Francis, White and Woodruff. The deadline is June 15 to apply for grants. The online application is available at arcf.org/DeltaEndowment.
Saturday, June 16
Juneteenth Celebration set at Pine Bluff
The city of Pine Bluff will host a Juneteenth Celebration from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 16, at the amphitheater at Regional Park. The event will include songs, praise dances, story telling, music, dramatic presentations, information tables and refreshments. The event is free and open to the public. Details: 870-730-2000, ext. 7.
Women’s Small Business Conference set
A free Women’s Small Business Conference will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 16, at the fellowship hall of the Revival Center at Monticello. The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center at the University of Arkansas at Monticello will present the event. The conference is for women interested in starting, operating and managing a small business. To register, contact Lavonica Davis, 870-460-1266, or register online at: http://asbtdc.org/training/monticello-events/
Beginning Monday, June 18
Hurricane HYPE Center begins summer camp
The Hurricane HYPE Center, a program of New St. Hurricane Baptist Church, 3319 S. Ohio St., will host its 2018 Summer Camp. Hurricane HYPE (Helping Young People Excel) is scheduled for June 18 through July 26. Sessions will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Spaces are available for students entering 3rd-9th grades, according to a news release. The fee is $100 per child. Details: New St. Hurricane at 870-536-8337.
Monday and Tuesday, June 18-19
UAM McGehee to host boater education class
Representatives of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will present a boating education class at the University of Arkansas at Monticello College of Technology-McGehee. The event will be held from 6-9 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, June 18-19. To register, contact Laura Rogers of the AGFC at 870-888-818-6378 or email@example.com. Registration may also be completed at https://register-ed.com/events/view/116909. Details: Seth Bryant, project coordinator at the McGehee campus, 870-460-2108.
Beginning Wednesday, June 20
Arts & Science Center plans board meetings
The Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas, 701 S. Main St., announces the dates for the 2018 board of trustees and committee meetings. All meetings begin at 4:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month, except in December when the event is held the second Wednesday, according to a news release. Dates include: June 20 Full Board; July 18 Executive Committee; Aug. 15 Full Board; Sept. 19 Executive Committee; Oct. 17 Full Board; Nov. 21 Executive Committee; and Dec. 12 Full Board.
Through Thrusday, June 21
Registration deadline set for Kids’ University
Registration for Kids’ University, a summer enrichment program at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, is open through June 21. Kids’ University, which will be held July 9-12, is open to children entering the first through sixth grades next fall. Tuition is $100 and includes a T-shirt and all supplies. Registration may be completed at http://www.uamont.edu/pages/resources/kids-university/. The deadline is 5 p.m. June 21. Details: Rebecca Newton, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Beginning Monday, July 30
ASC sets African-American Cultural Heritage Camp
Swing, Art, and All That Jazz, an African-American Cultural Heritage Camp, will be held at the Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas, 701 S. Main St. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 30 through Aug. 3. This camp is for gifted and talented 7th, 8th and 9th grade Arkansas students. If selected, this camp is free to the student. Camp participants don’t need to be in gifted and talented programs at their schools. To be considered for this camp, complete an application. Details: www.ASC701.org or Leonor Colbert, email@example.com or 870-536-3375.
Beginning Friday, Aug. 3
Martin/Altheimer All-School Reunion
The 2018 Martin/Altheimer All-School Reunion will be held Friday, Aug. 3, through Sunday, Aug. 5. Anyone who is an alumnus, former student, or former staff member of the Altheimer School District between the years 1945-2018 is encouraged to attend, a spokesman said. Registration is $125 if paid or post-marked by Saturday, July 9. After that date, a late fee of $25 will be required. Ad fees are due by Friday, June 15. Activities include Friday, Aug. 3, registration 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at PJ’s Event Center; meet and greet – 7–11 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 4, parade – 10-11 a.m. in downtown Altheimer; banquet/dinner dance, 7 p.m. at PJ’s. Sunday, Aug. 5,Memorial/Worship Service – 11 a.m. at Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church at Altheimer; farewell reception – 7 p.m. at PJ’s. For parade details, call Carolyn Clay Washington at 870-209-6455. For details and/or registration forms, call Debbar Russell, 870-850-0100; Emily Dendy, 870-850-0231; Clara Gardner Brown, 870-692-7374; Wanda Thomas or Ardelia Thomas, 870-534-4631; or Arnita Jones, 501-590-4747.
Monday, Aug. 27
Teen court plans mini law camp
The Sixth Division (Juvenile Court) Teen Court Diversion Program will host a mini law training camp for the 2018-2019 school year. The event will be held from 4-6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 27, at the Jack Jones Juvenile Justice Center Building, at 301 E. Second Ave. The Jefferson County Teen Court program gives first-time offenders, between the ages of 10 and 17, a second chance. It also holds them accountable for their actions, according to a news release. The program is open to all Jefferson County students in grades 9-12. Details: Jeffrey Billingsley, 870-541-5455.
Through Sunday, Sept. 30
TOPPS offers free meals to youth
TOPPS (Targeting Our People’s Priorities with Service) Inc. is participating in the Arkansas Special Nutrition At-Risk Program through Sept. 30. Meals will be provided free to children up to 18 years old without discrimination at various sites. Details: TOPPS, 870-850-6011.
Star Steppers plan square dance lessons
Star Steppers Square Dance Club of Pine Bluff is offering three free square dance lessons. After completing the free lessons, the cost is $3 per week per person. The club meets every Monday from 7-9 p.m. at Central Presbyterian Church, 6300 Trinity Drive. Men, women, teens, singles and couples are invited and participants don’t need special clothing or shoes. Details: 540-6773.
Monday night line dance class
The Monday night line dance class will be held from 6-8 p.m. every Monday at First United Methodist Church, 200 W. Sixth Ave. Interested participants are urged to come out and have fun, spokeswoman Juanita Tompkins said.
Wednesdays and Fridays
Unity slates girls program
Unity Christian Fellowship Church, 2712 S. Bay St., will host a program for girls ages 12 to 17 at 5 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays. The program is called SAFETY (Saving Adolescent Females Empowering Today’s Youth.) Topics will include self-respect, dating, dressing properly, self-esteem, avoiding dangerous situations, future planning, preventing adolescent pregnancy, physical fitness, health and character. After each meeting, the program will feature sessions on hair, make-up and nail painting. Details: 870-592-9136 or 870-209-2644.
Free financial seminars
Free small business financial planning and management classes are held at 7 p.m. every Tuesday at Unity Christian Fellowship Church, 2712 S. Bay St., at Pine Bluff. Anthony Armstrong, the pastor and regular instructor of the class, is a business analyst for the Arkansas Economic Development Commission’s Small and Minority Business Division. Details: www.unitychristianfellowshipchurch.com
Simmons First Pine Bluff Toastmaster Club meets at 12:15 p.m. each Tuesday on the ground floor of the city hall next to the chambers. All those who are interested in better communication and leadership skills are invited. Details: Barbara Rhinehart, 534-3625.
Monday through Friday
Voices for Children seeks volunteers
Voices for Children, advocates for abused or neglected children, is seeking volunteers to assist foster children in Jefferson and Lincoln counties. Details: Voices for Children, 536-5922, or firstname.lastname@example.org