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may 2012 events

Tuesday, May 1
Law Day Red Mass, the Craighead County Bar Association will be giving presentations to various county schools in honor of Law Day, Father Jack Vu will perform Red Mass, a cookout will follow, Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 11 a.m. Info: Cut Hawkins, 931-1700, wchawkins@barrettdeacon.com.

Friday, May 4
Sara Howell Spring Art Show, featuring 18 local and national artists, 405 South Main Street, 6-9 p.m., also on May 5, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Info: 935-6336, sarahowellgallery.net.

Saturday, May 5
Hispanic Celebration in May, games, bounce houses, sporting events, petting zoo, arts and crafts by local artists, local vendors will be available with homemade tacos and tamales, presented by the Hispanic Community Services Inc., Craighead Forest Park, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Info: 931-1884, ginag@jhcsi.org.
Run for the Roses, attendees will act as virtual owners of the horses running in the Kentucky Derby as the race is run, event also features dinner, mint juleps and entertainment by The Over the Hill Gang, to benefit the Arkansas Children’s Hospital, tickets are $125 each, 3 p.m. Info: Cathey Mackey, 932-5209, cmackey@worthcollection.com.

Sunday, May 6
Delta Symphony Orchestra, the symphony will present its spring concert, The Fowler Center, 2 p.m. Info: 972-2781, deltasymphony.org.

Friday, May 11
Corporate Olympics, business professionals will compete in a fun day of basketball, flag football, a pie eating contest and more, to benefit Clopton Clinic Charitable Foundation. Info: Kara Anderson, 926-5524, kara@cloptonfoundation.org.

Saturday, May 12
Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive, leave bags of non-perishable food items in mailbox for letter carriers to pick up, donations benefit the Northeast Arkansas Food Bank.
HiStory Time, story, crafts and games for little ones, free, the ASU Museum, 10:30 a.m. Info: 972-2074, museum.astate.edu.

Sunday, May 20
Spring Student Art Show, Charlott Jones School of Art will hold its spring art show and celebrate Mrs. Charlott’s 85th birthday, 1112 South Main Street, 1 p.m. Info: Mary Kay Jones, mkrobiones@sbcglobal.net.

Thursday, May 24
The Billy Joe Emerson Grief Seminar, Lessons of Loss: Rewriting Stories of Bereavement, presented by Dr. Robert A Neimeyer, author, educator and grief counselor, free, registration is required, ASU Fowler Center, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Info: 972-3112, sjwilson@astate.edu.

Early June
Friday, June 1

Relay for Life, teams will walk throughout the night, luminaries will be lit in honor of those lost to cancer, to benefit the American Cancer Society, ASU walking track, 6 p.m.-6 a.m., CPS-3 cancer prevention study, 5:30-9:30 p.m. Info: 934-0001.
NEA Baptist Clinic 35th Anniversary Gala, NEA Baptist Clinic will celebrate its 35th year of service in NEA with a gala, entertainment by The 1-900 Band, live and silent auction, black tie optional, $75 per person, $150 per couple, ASU Centennial Hall, 7 p.m. Info: 336-1421.