Monday, September 24, 2012

Local Happenings In Vicksburg

18th Annual Vicksburg Main Street Fall Festival
7 p.m. Oct 5; Riverstage Plaza, 1300 Washington Street; Osgood and Blaque and Slap-Happy; 10 a.m. Oct. 6 downtown on Washington Street, sidewalk sales, children's activities, exhibitors and music, free; www.downtownvicksburg.org, also on Facebook.

29th Annual Old Court House Flea Market
8 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct 6; Old Court House Museum, 1008 Cherry St; free; arts and crafts, plants, antiques and food; 601-636-0741, societyhistorica@bellsouth.net

River Region Medical Center Women's Health Expo
9 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 10; Vicksburg Convention Center, 1600 Mulberry Street; $20 for lunch and fashion show; 601-883-6916, 601-883-5217.

24th Annual Over the River Run
8 a.m. Oct. 13; U.S. 80 bridge; 5-mile race, 5-mile walk, one-mile fun run; $25, adults, $14 for 10 and younger, $55 for family of no more than five, $75 for corporate and civic club teams with three to five members; preregistration required, $5 late fee after Oct. 1; register at www.active.com, www.southernculture.org, Just Duett Sports, SCHF, 1302 Adams St.; 4-7 p.m. Oct. 12 race packet pickup; SCHC Auditorium, at bridge day of race; 601-631-2997, info@southernculture.org.
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Hunter Education Classes
6-9 p.m. Oct 8-10; Hinds Community College, 755 Mississippi 27; must be at least 10 in the calendar year and attend all three nights for certification; social security card required; 601-636-8883.

33rd Annual Salvation Army Soup and Sandwich
11 a.m- 1:30 p.m. Oct. 9; Crawford Street United Methodist Church; $8; includes silent auction and bake sale; 601-636-2573.

Bricks and Spokes
8 a.m. Oct 6; Vicksburg Senior Center, 801 South St; $40; 10-mile; 30-mile and 50-mile routes; sponsored by the Vicksburg Main Street Program; 601-634-4527, http://www.bricksandspokes.racesonline.com

Fifth Annual Classics in the Courtyard
Noon-1 p.m. at the Southern Cultural Heritage Center; entertainment, free; lunch, $9 with reservations required by 5 p.m. Thursday; Oct 19: Patrick Smith and company, lunch by Palmertree's Catering; Oct. 26: Maria Signa and Jim Robinson, lunch by Martin's at Midtown; Nov. 2: Lee H. Abraham and the Boone Brothers, lunch by Goldie's Express; Nov. 9: Owen Brothers Band, lunch by ROCA Restaurant; 601-631-2996, also on Facebook.

Vicksburg's Got the Blues
Ameristar Casino, 4116 Washington St.
7-10 p.m. Thursday; 601-638-1000, www.ameristar.com/vicksburg
Free at Bottleneck Blues Bar.
The schedule:
Oct. 4 - Thursday - Stevie J.
Oct. 11 - Chris Gill
Oct. 18 - Grady Champion
Oct. 25 - Eddie Cotton

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