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Dick Gregory to speak at UAPB

Dick Gregory to speak at UAPB

PINE BLUFF, Ark. –  The Annual Men’s Day Program at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) will be combined with the Empowering the Next Generation of Leaders Lecture Series to host Richard Claxton "Dick" Gregory April 7 at 11:30am. The free, public event will take place in the L.A. Davis, Sr. Student Union Lounge.

Gregory is an African American comedian and civil rights activist whose social satire changed the way white Americans perceived African American comedians since he first performed in public.

An author of several books, it's important to note that no biography of Dick Gregory would be complete without mentioning that he and his beloved wife, Lil, had ten kids who have become highly respected members of the national community in a variety of fields. They are: Michele, Lynne, Pamela, Paula, Stephanie (aka Xenobia), Gregory, Christian, Miss, Ayanna and Yohance.

Founders celebration kicks of with 'Jeopardy!'

Founders celebration kicks of with 'Jeopardy!'

PINE BLUFF, Ark. -- The 138th Founders’ Celebration at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) will kick-off with a Branch Normal/AM&N/UAPB Jeopardy Game prior to Founders’ Weekend (April 13-17). The theme for this year’s celebration is, “Urgency in Education: Our Founders’ Perspective.”

The Jeopardy game will be held Thursday, April 7 at 6:30 p.m. in the L. A. Davis, Sr. Student Union Lounge. This free, public event will feature trivia questions from each era of the University’s history. Alumni and students of UAPB will band together to exhibit their knowledge of the Flagship of the Delta. Interested participants can call (870) 575-8520 to register.

Founders’ Weekend activities include:

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13

Roars from the Den | 12 p.m.

L. A.

Jay Jackson's throwing a birthday blowout!

Jay Jackson's throwing a birthday blowout!

You're invited to Jay's Big Birthday Jam at the Fox and Hound in North Little Rock on Saturday, April 2 -- and it's a 1980's kind of night!

We're talking Jheri curls, Members Only Jackets, oversized sweaters and neon legwarmers. Our friends from Burning the Past will kick the show off at 9 pm, followed by the JJB rocking your favorite classics from the '80s. We're giving away prizes and playing games, in addition to having a charity auction to benefit Voices for Children of Pine Bluff (to help support kids in foster care).

Don't be lame! Totally come JAM with the Jay Jackson Band Saturday, April 2 at 9 pm. We're gonna party like it's 1985!

Spring break activities for the kids

Spring break activities for the kids
Spring Fling! Spring Break! at The Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas

Time: 1-4 p.m.
Date: M-F, March 21-25
Ages: K-5th grade
Costs: Full Week: $100/members
or $135/non-members
OR By Day: $25/$60
Teacher: PBSD GT teacher Laura McNulty

Monday, March 21:
Be an Artist to Watch: Learn and improve your artistic talents as you create, draw, color and delve into all types and media of art. Green Art is here! Renew, Reuse and Recycle objects and learn to see them as art just waiting to happen.
Tuesday, March 22:
Cute Chemistry and Pretty Physics: Use everyday household items to create “sensey” bath salts, perfumes and clay masks.

SAU Tech hosts volleyball event

SAU Tech hosts volleyball event

CAMDEN, Ark. – SAU Tech will have its Co-ed Mud Volleyball and Baggo Tournament on April 30 at 9 am. Sponsors must register by April 12; teams must register by April 22. There will also be a crawfish boil. All proceeds go to the SAU Tech Registration Foundation. Call (870) 574-4716 for more information.

HOPE launches anti-alcohol campaign for youth

HOPE launches anti-alcohol campaign for youth

PINE BLUFF, Ark. -- HOPE Community Coalition of Jefferson County will host a youth forum Tuesday, April 12, from 5 pm-6 pm at the Boys and Girls Club 2701 Reeker Street in Pine Bluff.

The discussion at this forum will be about ways to prevent underage tobacco and alcohol abuse. We will also announce the winner of our "Anti Alcohol Ad Contest." Refreshments will be served. For more information contact Sonya at (870) 872-3789.

Jazz Cats come to Arts and Sciences Museum

Jazz Cats come to Arts and Sciences Museum

PINE BLUFF, Ark. -- Come enjoy blues, swing, bossa nova and Dixie sounds 5-7 p.m. Friday, April 1, at the Arts & Science Center’s Live@5 monthly music series.

The Jazz Cats, made up of Arkansas musicians, get together as often as possible to play for parties, receptions, dances and special events.  They have played numerous live jazz venues in the area such as coffee shops and JJ's Bar and Grill in Conway and Parrot Beach in North Little Rock.

The group consists of Wendy Parham from Leslie on keyboard, Dr. Ron Wise from White Hall on sax and clarinet, David Yarbrough from Vilonia on bass and tuba and Bob Murphy from Mountain View on guitar, steel guitar and Dobro guitar as well as vocals.  For bookings call Ron at 870-247-3712 or Wendy at 870-447-2810.