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Wednesday, December 7, 2016 6:00 PM
The Mississippi Metropolitan Ballet, under the direction of Jennifer Beasley, will present their annual production of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker on December 10-11 at the Jackson Academy Performing Arts Center, on Ridgewood Road in Jackson. Guest artists Gabriela Mesa and Huberto Blanco will dance the lead roles of the Sugar Plum Fairy and Her Cavalier, and guest artist Javier Miranda will dance the role of The Snow King.  All three guest artists were trained at the Cuban National Ballet School and danced with the National Ballet of Cuba before coming to the United States.    
  • Velma Jackson students ‘Promote the Vote’
    CAMDEN — Every four years, our country undergoes an intense political cycle that results in a democratically elected president. Students at Velma Jackson High School were able to participate with other schools throughout Mississippi in the Promote the Vote, the Secretary of State’s comprehensive K-12 voter education program. The pinnacle event for Promote the Vote is a mock election for U.S. President, which ran from October 4-27, 2016. More than 120 schools with 50,000 students participated in Promote the Vote, culminating with a mock election.
  •    Canton, the "City of Lights," comes alive each holiday season with attractions and events for young and old alike. From the Victorian Festival to old-fashioned carousel rides, you’ll find something to tickle your holiday fancy, no matter what your preference!
  • 10th Annual Sip’ n Cider
    Each store around the Canton Square will be preparing and serving their own special blend of hot cider to shoppers (most merchants will also serve up delightful and tasty Christmas treats for the shoppers.)  Shoppers will sample and vote for the store with the best hot cider.  

  • Mississippi Chorus Performs “Messiah” to Spotlight Christmas Season at St. Andrew’s Cathedral
    The Mississippi Chorus will perform George Handel’s “Messiah” to celebrate the Christmas season.

    Mississippi College director of choral activities Mark Nabholz will serve as conductor of the 75-piece group joined by members of the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra. Handel’s magnificent English language oratorio was first performed at Dublin’s Musick Hall on April 13, 1742.
  • Employees honored for service at Mississippi State Hospital
    WHITFIELD — Mississippi State Hospital recently honored employees with November anniversaries for their years of service to the hospital.

    Service awards are given to MSH employees in the month of their date of hire, beginning with one year and followed by every fifth anniversary year. Employees receive a Certificate of Appreciation and a Service Award Pin.
  • The Ridgeland Recreation and Parks Department and the Keep Ridgeland Beautiful Committee are proud to present the 2016 Ridgeland Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 3 at 2:00 p.m. This year’s theme is “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree.”
  • Kaylee Lynelle Weaver to Edward Y. Joe III
    Mr. and Mrs. Steve Weaver of Brandon, MS are proud to announce the engagement and forth coming marriage of their daughter, Kaylee Lynelle Weaver, to Edward Y. Joe III, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Joe Jr. of Madison, MS.
  • Ridgeland Recreation & Parks is offering a Line Dancing Class every Monday evening.  Beginners Line Dancing Class will meet at 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.  Advanced Line Dancing will begin at 7:00-8:00 p.m.  Classes will be held at the Ridgeland Recreational Center located at Old Trace Park.   Darlene Epple is the instructor for the class. Cost of the class is $10/class or $40/month.  Call Lynda at 601-856-6876 or email at for more information
  • Saint Joseph Catholic School stages popular Christmas concert
    MADISON  – The Christmas season swings into high gear early with the popular, annual holiday concert “Gifts of the Season” set for Friday and Sunday, Dec. 2 and 4, at Saint Joseph Catholic School.

     The program, a production of the Saint Joseph Catholic School Fine Arts Department, begins at 7 p.m. on Friday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $10 each and will be available at the Fine Arts theater box office the day of both performances.
  • New Stage Theatre Triple Dog Dares You to Come Out to A Christmas Story, The Musical
    JACKSON—New Stage Theatre presents the holiday favorite A Christmas Story, The Musical December 2-22, 2016. Curtain times for public performances are 7:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. on Sundays. Ticket prices are $28.00 with discounts available for students, senior citizens and groups. Tickets can be purchased at the box office, located inside the Jane Reid Petty Theatre Center, charged by phone by calling the theatre at (601) 948-3531 or ordered online at Sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Mississippi.
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