This is a listing of activities of interest to residents of Southeast Arkansas. Anyone who would like to submit entries for consideration may do so in writing to the Entertainment Calendar, P.O. Box 6469, Pine Bluff, Ark., 71611. Since all activities are subject to change, it would be wise to confirm the activity with the sponsoring organization.

This is a listing of activities of interest to residents of Southeast Arkansas. Anyone who would like to submit entries for consideration may do so in writing to the Entertainment Calendar, P.O. Box 6469, Pine Bluff, Ark., 71611. Since all activities are subject to change, it would be wise to confirm the activity with the sponsoring organization.

January

27 — The Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas, 701 Main St., is inviting the community to its annual Volunteer Night at 7 p.m., as a heartfelt “thank you” will be extended to those who have given above-and-beyond to their community by volunteering at the center. Festivities will include a reader’s theater with some of the community’s favorite performers, a reception provided by the Art Krewe, and the presentation of the Catherine M. Bellamy, Margaret Spearman and the “Good Egg” awards.

28 — The Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas, 701 Main St., will hold auditions for its spring play “Stuart Little” from 1-3 p.m. No appointment is necessary. Monologues are appreciated, but not required. Timothy Rhoades is the director and David Fleming is the assistant director. For more information about auditions, contact the center at 870-536-3375, info@artssciencecenter.org or visit the website at www.ArtsScienceCenter.org.

28 — First Baptist Church, 6501 S. Hazel St., will present its January book review at 10 a.m. in the church’s fellowship hall. The review will be presented by Jeanne Cheek, a longtime Pine Bluff resident. For the review, she has chosen a biography entitled “Bessie Moore”, written by George and Mildred Fersh, longtime friends of Moore. Following the book review, door prizes and refreshments will be furnished. Everyone is invited to attend.

28 — The community is invited to meet Sherry Laymon, author of “John McClellan, U.S. Senator, Fearless”, at the Pine Bluff/Jefferson County Historical Museum, 201 E. Fourth Ave., at 2 p.m.

February

3 —The Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas, 701 Main St., will present The Blue Birds during its monthly music series, Live@5, from 5-7 p.m. Cost of the evening is $5 for members and $10 for non-members and includes light refreshments. For more information contact Pat Hopkins at 870-536-3375.

4 — Participants are asked to bring their imagination and mystery-solving skills as Cane Creek State Park in Star City offers “CSI: Nature.” A “crime” has been committed and participants must determine exactly who or what is the culprit. Admission is free. For more information, call the park at 870-628-4714.

9 — The Arts and Science Center for Southeast Arkansas will host “History, Hollywood & Hair of the Dog” at 6 p.m. This fun workshop teaches participants how to bring the glamour of old Hollywood to life via cocktails. Attendees will learn the history of the beverages, how each incorporated into Hollywood and its culture, and sample the fizzy creations. The workshop also offers recipes for fabulous appetizers to serve along with the cocktails. Admission is $35 for members and $45 for non-members. To learn more, log on to www.ArtsScienceCenter.org or call 870-536-3375.

11 — This year’s edition, the 24th annual Home and Garden Seminar and Show, is set for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Pine Bluff Convention Center. The event is sponsored by the Master Gardeners of Jefferson County, Jefferson County Extension Service and the Pine Bluff/Jefferson County Clean & Beautiful Commission. Admission is free of charge. Booth space is still available for vendors for $50 for one booth and $25 for each additional adjoining booth. Sponsorships are also available: Platinum, $500; Gold, $300; Silver, $200; and Bronze, $100. Sponsors receive complimentary booths to display products or literature and will be included in any printed brochures, newspaper ads and radio coverage. Information on booth and sponsorship packages is available by contacting Anthony Whittington, agriculture agent with the Jefferson County Extension Service, at 870-534-1033 or awhittington@uaex.edu.

18 — The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff will mark the 25th anniversary of the Chancellor’s Benefit for the Arts beginning at 6:30 p.m. with a cocktail reception and silent auction at the Pine Bluff Convention Center.