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ASU Founders Day, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., float displays and exhibit fair; 11 a.m.-1 p.m., picnic; 1:30 p.m., pre-ceremony concert by the ASU Brass Quintet; 2 p.m., Founder’s Day Ceremony and Arch Re-dedication, all of the above to take place at the Historic Quadrangle (front lawn of the Dean B. Ellis Library); 6 p.m., Founder’s Day Parade, Main Street, Downtown Jonesboro. Info: http://centennial.astate.edu.
Make-A-Wish Closet, donate typical party items to help in the granting of local wishes, sponsored by the Valley View High School Make-A-Wish Club, drop off at David Burnette Insurance, throughout the month, 1914 E. Matthews. Info: Sherry Roland, 243-4933.
Single’d Out, conference for Northeast Arkansas singles, Friday, 6 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m., lunch provided, Central Baptist Church. Info: Bobby Cole, 336-1317.
Murder Mystery, dinner theatre and auction, ASU Centennial Hall, 6:30 p.m. Info: 932-3212.
Annual Wine Tasting, wine tasting and exceptional food at the home of Mr. And Mrs. Jim Hargis, hosted by the Craighead County Community Foundation, 7 p.m. Info: Barbara Weinstock, 935-1117.
Heart Gala, honoring Dr. Robert Taylor and Heart Child Matthew Kueter, to benefit the American Heart Association, Holiday Inn, 7 p.m. Info: 476-2067.
Zach Williams and The Reformation CD Release Party, Brickhouse Grill, 9 p.m. Info: www.zwrnation.com
The Big Dance Watch Party, food and drinks, wheel or prizes, drawings, entertainment, to benefit Clopton Clinic Charitable Foundation, $50 single, $75 couple, Jonesboro Country Club, 6 p.m. Info: 336-2068.
Business After Hours, sponsored by local businesses, 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Info: 932-6691.
NEA Human Society Bake Sale, Elk Park on Southwest Drive, also set for April 11 at the Highland Wal-Mart. Info: 932-5185.
Men’s Softball Tournament, to benefit the Autism Association of Northeast Arkansas, Southside Softball Complex, 8 a.m. Info: Jeff Goodman, 219-6084.
Tip a Cop, local law enforcement will assist in waiting tables for “tips” to benefit the Special Olympics, Colton’s Steak House, 5-9 p.m. Info: Kimberly Shipley, 215-3030.
“Queens of the Hardwood,” volleyball game to benefit CityYouth, Westside High School, 7 p.m. Info: Barbara Jones, 932-9398.
HMG Health and Fitness Expo, Physician led seminars, health and fitness education, kids and women’s areas, blood drive, free-health screenings, 5k race, ASU Convocation Center, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., Sun. 1 p.m.-5 p.m., Info call Deaundra Waddell, 931-3627.
Ride for the Cure, one of only three bike rides for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure in the country, ride 10, 20 or 50 miles, ASU Convocation Center, 7 a.m. check-in and breakfast, 8 a.m. lineup begins. Info: 931-3627.
The HMG Health and Fitness Expo 5K, sponsored by Associated Radiologists, as part of the Ridge Riders Running/Walking Series, 9 a.m.
Ride the Ridge Poker Run, Live music, poker run or dice run with all proceeds from riders, live auction and other donations going to the Special Olympics, First bike out at 10 a.m., last at noon, leaving Forrest City Wal-Mart. Info: Kimberly Shipley, 215-3039.
Multiple Sclerosis Society Walk, Joe Mack Campbell Park, registration 10 a.m., walk 11 a.m. Info: Sister Judith Dalesandro, 935-5810.
Wine and Art Extravaganza, local artist exhibition and wine tasting, to benefit the Rotary Club of Jonesboro Metro, Philip Jackson to perform, door prizes, $50 per ticket, Holiday Inn of Jonesboro, 6-9 p.m. Info: Sharon McCarroll Keathley, 243-5169.
Movies in the Park, bring your chairs or blankets to watch Madagascar 2 on the Earl Bell Center lawn, 7 p.m. Info: Phillip Stewart, 933-4604.
Administrative Assistants’ Day Luncheon, lunch and entertainment, to benefit the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House, $20, St. Bernard’s Auditorium, 11:30 a.m. Info: Susan Naylor, 933-1336.
Arkansas Children’s Hospital Radiothon, tune in to East Arkansas Broadcasters for locations where to drop off your donation, presented by Circle of Friends, 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Info: Katie Toombs, 919-5038.
Business Expo, Convocation Center, 7 a.m. -1 p.m. members only, 1 p.m. – 4p.m. open to the public, Info: 932-6691.
Pregnancy Resource Center “Celebrate Life” Fundraising Banquet, fundraising event with speaker Mike Williams, ASU Centennial Hall, 6:30 p.m. Info: Barb Younge, 932-6644.
Colton French Classic Golf Tournament, 4-man scramble, $65 per player, $240 per team, Sage Meadows Country Club, 10 a.m., putting contest, 11 a.m. registration, noon, lunch, 1 p.m., start time. Info: Tom Johns, 761-7348 or 761-2139.
High Tea for Teachers, Pre-K through 12 educators are invited to Barnes & Nobles Café for an educator reception, 6-7 p.m. Info: Christopher Clark, 336-2549.
Spring Plant Sale, hosted by Craighead County Master Gardeners, Crowley’s Ridge Nature Center, 7:30 a.m. Info: Sherrie, 934-0001.
March For Babies, walk and day of fun to raise awareness and to benefit March of Dimes, Craighead Forest Park Pavilions 3 and 4, 9 a.m. registration, 10 a.m. walk. Info: 932-0300.
Men’s Health Screenings, sponsored by Clopton Clinic Foundation, Divot’s Golf, 9 a.m. Info: 336-2068.
Toast of the Town, honoring Ben Owens, Sr., Jeff Hankins to emcee, to benefit the Jonesboro YMCA, Southwest Church of Christ, 6 p.m. Info: Joe Hafner, 910-2221.