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Celebrate history at the Daffodil Festival

Celebrate history at the Daffodil Festival

CAMDEN, Ark. – Join Camden as we Celebrate Spring at one of South Arkansas' largest and most beautiful events, the 18th annual Camden Daffodil Festival, March 11-12 in Beautiful Downtown Camden.

Join thousands from all around the region and nation at this unforgettable weekend for the entire family at the 2011 Daffodil Festival! Tour the amazing Daffodil Gardens, with over a million blossoms! Enjoy the rich History of South Arkansas with guided tours through Camden's famous museums, antebellum homes, and historical sites complete with costumed re-enactments.  Or shop ‘till your heart's content along the sidewalks of downtown Camden displaying a myriad of food, collectables, and crafts.

Stay for the entire weekend complete with the annual 5k run, Kiwanis-Pancake Breakfast, Arts and Crafts show & sale, Live Music acts and stage events.

Navigating your financial journey

Navigating your financial journey

PINE BLUFF, Ark. – Now is the time to plan your spending and develop a budget. "Navigating the Financial Journey" will be taught Saturday, March 5, from  9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Jefferson County Cooperative Extension Service located at 500 Idaho Street in Pine Bluff.

For a fee of $15 per person, participants will cover budget development, money management, and consumer protection.

“Participants will learn how to use a budget and spending plan”, said Mary Ann Kizer, Jefferson County Family and Consumer Sciences Agent.

Vesper choir gives community concert

Vesper choir gives community concert

PINE BLUFF, Ark. - The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) Vesper Choir will present a community concert at Dermott Elementary School Cafetorium, located 525 East Speedway.  The concert will take place Sunday, Feb. 27 at 3:30pm.  The Dermott community and surrounding areas are invited to attend this free public event.

The UAPB Vesper Choir is under the direction of Dr. Michael J. Bates, Professor of Music and Interim Chair of the Music Department.  He is assisted by Dr. Heidi Gordon, Vocal Instructor and Assistant Choir Director.  Rehearsal and performance accompanists are Dr. Andre Strydom and Ms. Julia Buckingham.

Bass Tournament set for March 19

Bass Tournament set for March 19

PINE BLUFF, Ark. - It's time to get your bass boats ready for the 14th Annual Sanders-Piper Bass Tournament, Saturday, March 19 on the Arkansas River out of the Pine Bluff Regional Park.

Boats will launch according to their paid registration numbers.  The early entry fee is $110.00 per 2 person team, which puts you also in the $500.00 Big Bass Pot.  Your entry fee also includes two tickets to the King Kat Fish Fry immediately following the weigh-in.

Winners of the tournament will receive $2,500.00 cash. Top 10 places are guaranteed cash and prices. Additionally, the first 75 teams to register will receive a free official tournament shirt.  There will also be six $50 cash drawings, but you must be wearing your official t-shirt to win.

For more information please call (870) 543-6300 or toll free at (800) 264-3260.

"Talking Eggs" come to Arts & Sciences Center

"Talking Eggs" come to Arts & Sciences Center

PINE BLUFF, Ark. – Since the renaissance of The John McLinn Ross Players back in 2008, Pine Bluff has seen the fine theatre work going on in the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff--but only on campus.

Now, the John McLinn Ross Players have finally crossed over to Main Street, if only briefly. The JMRP’s February production, The Talking Eggs, has been offered to area school groups, not just at UAPB, but also at the Arts and Science Center of Southeast Arkansas as well because both groups are committed to engaging closely with young people.

The Talking Eggs is an old Creole folktale and variation on the Cinderella story, originally commissioned for The Discovery Children's Theatre at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, DC. Written by UAPB’s Director of Theatre, Cheryl Collins, The Talking Eggs is a quintessential children’s show which reminds us to keep our word even when things aren’t what they appear to be.

Camden native speaks at Distinguished Laureate event

Camden native speaks at Distinguished Laureate event

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - The Arkansas Black Hall of Fame’s 2011 Distinguished Laureate Series Events are re-scheduled for Feb. 24 - 25.

These two events are great networking opportunities and can be used to promote academic scholarship and engagement outside of the classroom. Feel free to invite friends, colleagues, and students. But, please remember to RSVP. Space is limited.

The Arkansas Black Hall of Fame (ABHOF), Clinton Presidential Center, and the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center have partnered to host the 2011 Arkansas Black Hall of Fame Distinguished Laureate Series featuring noted scientist and researcher Dr. James E. K. Hildreth.

Dr. Hildreth was born and raised in Camden, Arkansas. He graduated valedictorian from Camden High School in 1975 and began studies at Harvard University that fall.

PBHS say "Go College"

PBHS say "Go College"

PINE BLUFF, Ark. – Pine Bluff High School will host a rally-style assembly to motivate its 900+ students to begin their pursuit of a college education.

Award-winning media personality Michael Adrian Davis of Little Rock’s Hallelujah FM will highlight the event as featured speaker.  The event will include performances by the PBHS cheerleading squad and marching band, as a part Say Go College Week, an effort lead by the Arkansas Department of Higher Education, to help Arkansas high school students academically and financially prepare for college.

The rally is Friday, Feb. 18 at 9 a.m. in the PBHS gym.

Highlights of the week’s activities, links to all Arkansas’s colleges and universities, College Goal Sunday locations, and additional resources are available at www.saygocollege.com.