Virtual art class registration open

Registration is now open to the public for June virtual art classes at the Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts’ Windgate Art School in Little Rock. Registration is open through May 31.

The June session will be the last virtual Art School mini-quarter before the new Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts opens in May 2022.

Socially distanced outdoor classes also offer opportunities to create in locations around Central Arkansas. June classes run June 6-July 2.

Youth academies will also be offered in virtual format. Junior Arts Academy, for first through fourth graders, will run June 7-18, and AMFA Arts Academy, for fifth through eighth-graders, will run June 21-July 2.

Class registration is available at

Blood pressure to be discussed at Lions meeting

Karan Summitt, a St. Bernards community health educator and navigator for the Congregational Health Alliance, will speak about the relationship between blood pressure and health during the Tuesday meeting of the Jonesboro University Heights Lions Club.

The meeting will be live at 6:30 a.m. at Eggsellent Café, 906 S. Caraway Road and available via Zoom.

For a link, contact Norman Dickson prior to the meeting, at It will be activated around 6:45 a.m.

Wright to discuss father’s work

Julia Wright, the daughter of author Richard Wright, will discuss his previously unpublished novel, “The Man Who Lived Underground,” during a free virtual event, hosted by The Elaine Legacy Center and Pyramid Art, Books and Custom Framing in Little Rock.

The program will take place from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, in memory of George Floyd Jr.

To register on Zoom, go to, a confirmation link and passcode will be emailed. It will also be available on Facebook at

Powhatan to feature toys, games

Powhatan Historic State Park will host a historic toys and games workshop from 9 to 11 a.m. May 29 at the Powhatan Courthouse, 4414 Arkansas 25.

Participants will create two historic pastimes and learn about other historic games.

The program is a part of Powhatan’s Living History Academy, designed to introduce younger audiences to historic learning experiences by bringing them to life.

The fee is $5 per person including all supplies. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. COVID-19 safety guidelines will be in effect for guests and staff.

To register, call the park at 870-878-6765 or email

12th annual Delta Arts Festival set

The Delta Arts Festival will open at 8 a.m. June 4 in downtown Newport. The event will continue June 5 featuring more than 200 visual artists for the Delta Visual Arts Show, 70 musicians for the Delta Musicians Showcase, 30 authors for the Delta Festival of Books and eight filmmakers for the Delta Silver Screen Film Fest.

For more information, visit

Shrek Jr. coming to Forum

The family musical “Shrek Jr.” will open June 4 at The Forum, 115 E. Monroe Ave., in Jonesboro. Performances will be at 6 p.m. June 4; 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. June 5 and 2 p.m. June 6.

Floor tickets are $15 for adults and $11 for children, seniors, Arkansas State University students and military; balcony seating is $13 and $11 respectively.

The June 6 performance will be a pay-what-you-can event.

Tickets are available at, 870-935-2726, or at The Forum box office.