Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Pansies for Poverty

Plant Pansies for Poverty

And help feed those living in poverty in Madison County
October 1-19

Bring in a cake mix and a can of icing to
Moore's Greenhouses
and receive a FREE
6-pack of bedding plants.
Choose from: pansies, violas, snapdragons and more!

Monday - Saturday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

P.O. Box 217
Canton, MS 39046

Monday, September 28, 2009

Two Great Events in Vicksburg


The schedule of entertainment (sponsored by Entergy of Mississippi) and lunch ($9) providers are listed below:

Friday, October 9th - Celtic and Folk Music Performed by Reed Bishop, Nicolas and Julia Blake
Lunch provided by: Wayne's Bistro Subs and Suds

Friday, October 16th - Classic Country and Pop FavoritesPerformed by: Jim Robinson and Maria Adona
Lunch provided by: Martin's at Midtown

Friday, October 23rd - Classics Pop and Originals Performed by: Lee H. Abraham and the Boone Brothers
Lunch provided by: Goldie's Express

Friday, October 30 - Blues, Rock, Pop and OriginalsPerformed by: Patrick Smith
Lunch provided by: Palmertree Catering

The Fairfield Inn, LaQuinta Inn & Suites, Super 8, Motel 6 and Days Inn & Suites graciously sponsored the new "Classics" t-shirts that will be provided for $10 at each luncheon.

For more information or to make reservations for lunch, please call the SCHF office at 601-631-2997 or email

The 21st Annual Over the River Run will be held on Saturday, October 10th at 8am and is fun for the entire family. The 5-mile (run/walk) Over The River Run starts at the Old Mississippi River Bridge located at I-20 and Washington Street, crosses the Old Mississippi River Bridge.

There will a great one-mile fun run for the kids!

$25/Individual, $55/family registration (limit 5), $75 (corporate team 3-5 members), $15/Kids registration (10 and under) (LATE FEES APPLY AFTER OCTOBER 1ST)

Awesome Race Shirts guaranteed for the first 500 pre-registered entrants.

Entertainment, fun and refreshments for all runners, walkers and volunteers after race with a wonderful after-party featuring the band "Slaphappy".

Click HERE for an individual entry form! Click HERE for corporate team forms!

WANT TO BE INVOLVED! Call 601.631.2997 or email
WANT TO BE A SPONSOR! Call 601.631.2997 or email


Thursday, September 24, 2009

Outdoorama On The Rez

Outdoorama On The Rez

NEW TIME: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Join us for Outdoorama on the Rez scheduled for Saturday, September 26, 2009 from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Turcotte Lab of Highway 43 at the Ross Barnett Reservoir.

In celebration of National Hunting and Fishing Day, the purpose of this event is to get kids and anyone interested in the outdoors to step outside for a hands-on experience with the tools and concepts of hunting and fishing in Mississippi. They will learn how to load muzzleloaders, reload shells, shoot skeet and sporting clays, get to try their hand at the MDWFP laser 3/D target shoot, learn how to tie flies, watch rOutdoorama 2004etriever and bird dog demonstrations, learn the art of falconry, fish for catfish, learn how knives are made, learn how to use a turkey call, shoot bows and arrows, try their hand at canoeing, learn how to use a treestand safely, see snakes and alligators, and learn about taxidermy.

It is a fun-filled day for all presented with the help of the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks, and a host of other conservation organizations and groups including Magnolia Fly Fishers, Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, Jackson Zoological Park, MS Dept. of Environmental Quality Office of Geology, American Zookeepers Association, Paul Meek, Ken Austin, Southern Heritage Labs, National Wild Turkey Federation, Mississippi Bowhunters Association, Wildlife Outreach Foundation, Treestand Manufacturers Association, Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation, Simmons Creative Productions, and more! Each of these organizations volunteers their time and talent to educate youth of all ages.

This is a free event so mark your calendars and make plans to attend. No equipment is needed. For more information please call the Mississippi Wildlife Federation at 601-206-5703.

Special thanks to Southland Container and Allied Waste for providing trash boxes, Canton Wholesale Bait for supplying bait, Knights of Columbus for providing the food, and to for help with advertising.

Click here to download Outdoorama on the Rez flyer

Directions to Turcotte Lab:

From Lakeland Drive:
From I-55 take Lakeland Drive to Highway 471 Exit (Goshen Springs Exit). Turn left onto 471 and travel until you get to Highway 43. Turn left (west). Stay on Highway 43. Signs will be posted.

From I-55 North:
Get onto the Natchez Trace at the I-55 North entrance going east toward the Reservoir. Take the Highway 43 exit off the Trace and turn right onto Highway 43. Turcotte Lab is less than one mile on the left. Signs will be posted.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Beginning Again Workshop



1872HWY. 471
601/331-7140 OR 601/573-7734
Losing a spouse to divorce or death is one of the
most painful and emotionally draining experiences

· Thursdays, October 8 through November 19, 2009 at 6:30 p.m. (registration at 6 p.m.)
· Hosted by Beginning Again in cooperation with Oakdale Baptist Church, the workshop features
helpful teachings and discussions on subjects related to loss.
· Area counselors join with Beginning Again’s team of  trained family group facilitators to share
helpful suggestions and experiences.
· For anyone experiencing the pain of loss through divorce or widowhood, this program can be a
new start on the road to healing and recovery.

SPACE IS LIMITED. Register early to ensure your spot at this popular workshop.

Thursday, October 8, 2009
Getting Started…What Can I Expect?

Thursday, October 15, 2009
Anger…How Do I Handle It?

Thursday, October 22, 2009
Loneliness…What’s the Answer?

Thursday, October 29, 2009
Finances …Tips for Single Income Living

Thursday, November 5, 2009
Dating…What are the Red Flags?

Thursday, November 12, 2009
Becoming Whole…Is Forgiveness the Key?

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Thursday, December 3, 2009
Ongoing Topics on Relationships Begin….

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Upcoming Events At Manship House Museum

October 1–2
Manships Unearthed
Students can observe archaeologists from the Department of Archives and History conducting an excavation on the grounds of the Manship House Museum in an attempt to learn more about this unique family's history. Free of charge. Reservations required. Call 601-961-4724 or email the Manship House to schedule your classes.

Monday, November 2, 9 a.m.–2 p.m.
Old Jackson: The Way We Once Lived
Craftsmen from the past demonstrate what life was like during the nineteenth century, for students in grades three to six. Free of charge but reservations are required. For information and reservations call 601-961-4724 or email the Manship House. Program sponsored in part by the Mississippi Humanities Council.

December 4–23
Christmas at the Manship House
Museum Daily tours feature Victorian-style decorations Tuesdays through Fridays, 9 a.m.– 4 p.m., and Saturdays from 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Reservations required for groups of ten or more. For information call 601-961-4724 or email the Manship House.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Tennessee Williams Tribute Weekend

Tennessee Williams Tribute Weekend
Honoring one of the South's most prolific playwrights

A grand tribute and tour of Victorian homes.

September 7-13, 2009

Columbus, Mississippi

AKC Dog Show

The American Kennel Club (AKC)
will be hosting an AKC Dog Show
September 10-13 
Mississippi Coast Coliseum
Biloxi, Mississippi
Over 100+ breeds of American Kennel Club (AKC) registered dogs will be competing.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Portion of Ridgeland Multi-Use Trail Will Be Closed

The City of Ridgeland will be widening and resurfacing its Multi-Use Trail between the Natchez Trace Parkway ramp at Old Canton Road and the Ridgeland Information Center, formerly the old craft center.  A short section that connects the main artery of the trail to Rice Road at Pear Orchard will also be closed.  This portion of the trail will be widened to 10 feet and resurfaced.  Construction will begin on Monday, September 14 and continue through Friday, September 25.  The contractor will make every effort to complete the project sooner.

Ridgeland officials apologize for the inconvenience to users of the trail.  This construction project will enhance this most popular section of the trail.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Hit The Bricks

Downtown Vicksburg

Washington Street


September 10

5:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Come join the Downtown Vicksburg merchants for "Hit the Bricks" ... They will open their businesses to visitors and you can get a glimpse of what the stores have to offer, meet the owners and employees, and have fun while visiting each unique shop.

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