The Pine Bluff Optimist Club will sponsor a barbecue dinner fundraiser, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, May 18, on the parking lot of 1004 Main St. (the former County Market.) The dinner will cost $7.

The Optimist Club sponsors two fundraisers each year to provide funds for scholarships and to assist students with endeavors that enhance community service and promote academic achievement, according to a news release.