May 31, 2018
-Derek Lewis II & Dr. Lanita White of the UAMS 12th Street Health and Wellness Center | The annual Health & Wellness Community Expo presented by the Derek Lewis Foundation will be held, Saturday, June 2nd from 8am-1:30pm at St. John Baptist Church, 2501 South Main Street in Little Rock. There will be free health screenings, school physicals, health information, Ask The Doctor segments, CPR training, live entertainment, fitness demos, food, fun, and more. The Expo hopes to bring together the community and health experts to improve health in Central Arkansas. For more information, visit www.dereklewisfoundation.com or on Facebook and Twitter or email [email protected].
– Lottie Shackleford of the Little Rock Chapter of the Links, Inc. for the 11th Jazzy Jeans & Jewels. | The Little Rock Chapter of the Links, Inc. annual Jazzy Jeans & Jewels is in it’s 11th year. They are presenting “Denim, Diamonds & Pearls: Harlem Nights,” Saturday, June 2nd from 7pm-12 midnight at the Metroplex Event Center, 10800 Colonel Glenn Road in Little Rock. Dress in your jazziest jeans and jewels and join them for a Taste of Links featuring the culinary skills of Connecting Links and Heir-O-Links. All proceeds from Jazzy Jeans and Jewels events are given to Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) in Arkansas on a rotating basis. This year’s recipient is Arkansas Baptist College. For tickets and more information, visit www.eventbrite.com or call 501-372-6303 or email [email protected]. *The Little Rock Chapter is an affiliate of The Links, Incorporated and is one of 287 chapters composed of 15,000 women of color worldwide whose mission is to provide service to their respective communities.
– Stan Ellis, Promoter | The 2018 Pine Bluff / Altheimer Blues Festival will be held Sat., June 2nd at Cook Family Park, 11712 North Highway 79 in Altheimer. Gate open at 12pm. Show starts at 4pm with featured artists Calvin Richardson, OB Buchana, Sweet Angel, Jaye Hammer, Nathaniel Kimble, Big John Miller Band, Will P., Mo B., Lady Trucker, and the Platinum Blues Band. The event will be hosted by Broadway Joe and Comedian Keith Glason. Tickets are available at Ugly Mike’s, Uncle T’s Food Mart, Butler Furniture, Record Rack in Pine Bluff, and Kibb’s BBQ in P.B./Stuttgart, and online at www.impacttickets.com. For more information, call 501-413-7683 or visit www.pinebluffbluesfest.com.