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june 2012 events

Friday, June 1
NEA Baptist Clinic 35th Anniversary Gala, dinner, dancing with music by 1-900 band, live and silent auctions, black tie optional, to benefit the five programs of the NEA Baptist Charitable Foundation, tickets $75 per person, ASU Centennial Hall, 6:30 p.m. Info: 336-1421.

Sunday, June 3
Cancer Survivors Day Celebration, food, fun, door prizes and music for cancer survivors and their families, hosted by the NEA Baptist Clinic Oncology Team and NEA Baptist Foundation HopeCircle, Hilton Garden Inn, 2-4 p.m. Info: Julie, 934-5332.
Princess for a Day, storytime, crafts, tea party, have hair, makeup and nails done, crowning moment with a princess, silent auction, $20 per child with $30 sibling cap, hosted by Mollie Parker to raise funds for Make-a-Wish, First Presbyterian Church, 1:30-4 p.m. Info: Mollie Parker, 926-3490, parkerhome@hotmail.com.

Monday, June 4
Summer Reading Club Kickoff, various age groups will participate in storytimes, crafts and more through the summer at various times, participants are eligible to earn prizes, Jonesboro Public Library. Info: libraryinjonesboro.org.
My Summer Success Summer Camp, a 3-week exercise and nutrition camp for children ages 8-12 with a BMI of 25 or more, hosted by Center for Healthy Children, NEA Baptist Clinic Wellness Center, June 4-22, 8-11:30 a.m. Info: Jennifer Martinez, 336-1760, NEABaptistFoundation.org. Also June 25-July 13.

Tuesday, June 5
Concerts on the Lawn, bring lawn chairs and blankets and gather on the lawn of the Jonesboro Public Library as the Paragould High School Jazz Band performs, sponsored by Andy’s Frozen Custard, 6:30 p.m. Info: libraryinjonesboro.org.

Thursday, June 7
A Safety Baby Shower, learn to keep your baby safe at home and on the go, games, prizes, food, free to expectant/new mothers under the age of 24, hosted by Paces, Inc. and the Arkansas Children’s Trust Fund, Fellowship Bible Church, 1801 Woodsprings Rd., 6:30 p.m. RSVP by June 4 by calling 932-1166 or Portia@paces4parents.org.
D.A.R.E. to Ride Motorcycle Classic, a three day motorcycle event along Main Street in Downtown Jonesboro, June 7-9, to benefit the Jonesboro D.A.R.E. program, raffle tickets being sold to win a new motorcycle. Info; Kevin Foust, 935-5562, kfoust@jonesboro.org.

Saturday, June 9
Gary Schuchardt 5K Memorial Walk/Run, event will feature the unveiling of the 10th anniversary logo, door prizes, music, food, to benefit United Way of Northeast Arkansas, Craighead Forest Park Pavilion 1, 7-11 a.m. Info: megan.scribner@unitedway.org.
Sensory Saturday, the Parent Training Center and the Malco will show “Madagascar 3” in a moderately dimmed theater, lowered volume and guests are welcome to move around and be themselves in the theatre, tickets are $5.50 per person, The Malco, 9:30 a.m. Info: April Milloway, 336-2784, april.milloway@adcpti.org.
Red on Red Game, former ASU players will take on former U of A players in an exhibition basketball game, to benefit the NEA Children’s Advocacy Center, Jonesboro High School Hurricane Gym, 6:30 p.m. Info: Susie Cover, 275-7902.

Monday, June 11
Spanish Camp, for children ages 6-12 years old, hosted by Hispanic Community Services, Inc., $60 per session, also set for July 9-13 and July 30-Aug. 3, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Info: 931-1884, 926-1118, jhcsi.org.
River of Hope, luncheon to benefit the cardiac division of Arkansas Children’s Hospital in honor of patient River Guthrie, event also features live music and dunking booth, Outback Steakhouse, 12-2 p.m. Info: Rohni West, 530-2723.

Tuesday, June 12
Concerts on the Lawn, bring lawn chairs and blankets and gather on the lawn of the Jonesboro Public Library as Ashley McBryde performs, sponsored by Andy’s Frozen Custard, 6:30 p.m. Info: libraryinjonesboro.org.

Thursday, June 14
Tip a Cop, local law enforcement officers will volunteer their time as the wait staff with all tips to benefit Special Olympics Arkansas, Colton’s Steakhouse and Grill, 5-9 p.m. Info: Kimberly Shipley, 275-7075, kimberly@specialolympicsarkansas.org.

Tuesday, June 19
Concerts on the Lawn, bring lawn chairs and blankets and gather on the lawn of the Jonesboro Public Library as Everyday Life performs, sponsored by Andy’s Frozen Custard, 6:30 p.m. Info: libraryinjonesboro.org.

Wednesday, June 20
“Tales of Hans Christian Anderson,” presented by ASU Summer Children’s Theatre, performance dates are June 20 and 21 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., June 22 at 10 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. ASU Fowler Center. Tickets: 972-ASU1 or tickets.astate.edu.

Saturday, June 23
FOP 5th Annual Fishing Derby, for children ages 3-15, all children will receive prizes, fisherman should provide own fishing gear, hot dogs, chips and drinks will be provided, hosted by the Fraternal Order of Police, Craighead Park, 7-9:30 a.m. Info: Ashley Stuart, 802-7613.
Rock-a-Bye Baby 5K, the Pregnancy Resource Center will host its annual fundraiser, begin at ASU BioSciences Center Entrance, 8 a.m.
Info: Barb Younge, 932-6644 or 897-1908, director@jonesboroprc.com.
Northeast Arkansas Child Safety Day, Mayor Harold Perrin will open the event along with flag ceremony by Jonesboro Police honor guards and Jonesboro Fire Department Pipe & Drums, Colleen Nick of the Morgan Nick Foundation will speak, McGruff the crime dog, child fingerprinting, ID Kids, prizes for the kids, Holiday Inn, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Info: Chrystal Glisson, 336-7250.
Sensory Saturday, the Parent Training Center and the Malco will show “Brave” in a moderately dimmed theater, lowered volume and guests are welcome to move around and be themselves in the theatre, tickets are $5.50 per person, The Malco, 9:30 a.m. Info: April Milloway, 336-2784, april.milloway@adcpti.org.
Triple Swing, the three-day event will kick-off with dinner and dance at St. Bernards Auditorium, 6 p.m., tennis tournament on June 24, golf tournament on June 25 at Ridgepointe Country Club. Info: Kelli Merryman, 336-5009.
“Titanic the Musical,” presented by The Foundation of Arts, The Forum Theatre, 7 p.m., also set for June 24 at 2 p.m. and June 25-26
at 7 p.m. Info: 935-2726, foajonesboro.org.

Tuesday, June 26
Concerts on the Lawn, bring lawn chairs and blankets and gather on the lawn of the Jonesboro Public Library as Vikki McGee Band performs, sponsored by Andy’s Frozen Custard, 6:30 p.m. Info: libraryinjonesboro.org.

Thursday, June 28
Parenting Separately, a three-hour class designed to meet the needs of singe, divorced and divorcing parents, offered by Better Life Counseling, held at Jonesboro Public Library, 6-9 p.m. Info: 935-4673, tevins@betterlife.org.