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.

September

28-29 — The Southeast Arkansas District Fair and Rodeo continues Pine Bluff. Gates open to the general public at noon during fair week. Sept. 28-29 will be designated “Armband Nights” from 6 to 10 p.m. Everybody’s Talent Show will begin at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 28 and “Midnite Madness” will be held from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. The Southeast Arkansas District Talent Show finals is scheduled for Sept. 29 at 6:30 p.m. The rodeo, sponsored by the Arkansas Rodeo Association, will take place Sept. 27-29 beginning at 7:30 p.m. daily. The crowning of the Rodeo Queen will be held Sept. 29. For more information, call Hestand Stadium at 870-535-2900.

28-29 — The Pine Bluff High School Class of 1972 will hold its 40th reunion. A reception will be held Sept. 28 at 5 p.m. at the Student Union. This get-together is free and open to any member of the class of 1972. With paid registration for the whole weekend, those classmates will have tickets to attend the football game that night. Tickets will also be available at the gate. Events on Sept. 29 will kick off at 9 a.m.with a tour of Pine Bluff, led by classmate Greg Gustek, on the trolley bus. At 1 p.m. classmates can choose between a “dutch treat” bowling or golf activity. Dinner and a dance will be at Harbor Oaks at 7 p.m. Music will be provided by Legoria Payton and Friends. For more information please contact Mickey Shell at 870-535-5408 or Gail Jenkins Sales at 870-329-4604.

29 — Shirley Taylor of Altheimer will present her latest book, “The Stable Boy”, in the fellowship hall of First Baptist Church, 6501 Hazel St., at 10 a.m. Door prizes and refreshments will be furnished following the review and the public is invited to attend.

October

2 — The 79th annual St. Joseph Catholic Church Spaghetti Supper will be held Oct. 2 and Oct. 4. Serving hours for lunch will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and dinner hours will be from 5-7:30 p.m. in Gallagher Hall. Carryouts will be available from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. in St. Joseph gym, located behind the church. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children. Tickets may be purchased at the door or by calling the church office at 870-534-4701.

4 — The Area Agency on Aging of Southeast Arkansas and Center on Aging South Central will host a Virtual Dementia Tour at the Center on Aging South Central, 4747 Dusty Lake Drive. Caregivers working with Alzheimer patients or anyone interested in taking the tour, are asked to call Carolyn Ferguson at 870-543-6300 to schedule an appointment. There are 15 slots available.

6-31 — Good Faith Carr United Methodist Church, 3703 Ryburn Road, will host its third annual Pumpkin Patch on the church’s front lawn. There will be pumpkins and gourds for sale, crafts, face/pumpkin painting, hay rides and refreshments. The patch will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. Limited group times for school groups, daycare centers and others are welcome by appointment. For more information, call 870-879-3360.

8 — Celebrate the holidays early by joining the Jefferson County Extension Homemakers Council at its annual “Holiday Foods” event at 10 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 717 W. 32nd Ave. Reservations for the event must be made and paid for by Sept. 28 by calling 870-534-1033 or going to the Jefferson County Cooperative Extension Service office at 500 S. Idaho St. Tickets are $8 each, which includes a cookbook. Extra cookbooks may be purchased for $4 each.

14 — Alpha Rho Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., on the campus of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, will host its Little Miss Pink and Green Pageant at 4:30 p.m. in the Hathaway-Howard Fine Arts Auditorium.

14 — The Pine Bluff Symphony Orchestra will kick off its 2012-13 season with“Masterpieces through the Ages” at 4 p.m. at the Pine Bluff Convention Center auditorium. The public is invited to come and experience the world of live symphonic music at its most exciting with a program of some of the best-known orchestral classics. Preferred seating season tickets are $75 for adults and $15 for students. General seating season tickets are $62 for adults and $10 for students. Student tickets are for students in K-12th grades. Everyone is required to have a ticket. Tickets will also be available at the door for each performance. All season tickets are half-price for first-time season ticket buyers. A family season ticket is also available for $165 and includes two adults and two or more students under 18 years of age. Additional information is available by calling the symphony office at 870-536-7666 or by visiting the website at pinebluffsymphony.com

18-20 — The Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas, 701 Main St., will present “All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten” at 7:30 nightly.