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A number of balloons will be on display over the weekend in Ridgeland and Canton for the 32nd balloon festival.
A number of balloons will be on display over the weekend in Ridgeland and Canton for the 32nd balloon festival.
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 6:00 PM
CANTON – One of the biggest events of the summer is being held this weekend in Madison County. This year, the 32nd Annual Mississippi Championship Hot Air Balloon Fest is hosted by Canton Tourism and taking place Thursday, June 29 and ending on Sunday, July 2.

The three-day event will feature over 25 Hot Air Balloons – including special shapes and colorful balloons of all shapes and sizes, two firework extravaganzas, live entertainment, concessions, and lots of fun. Attendees are guaranteed a good time as they experience the mirage of colors decorating the summer sky.
  • Parsell joins MS Sports Medicine as new research director to advance patient care
    JACKSON – Dr. Douglas E. Parsell recently joined the practice of Mississippi Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center headquartered in Jackson as their first-ever research director.

    The 17 physicians and seven fellows at MSM currently research with frequency and pave the way for surgical innovations. The addition of a research director is a strategic move to optimally leverage the combined experience and expertise of MSM’s physicians to advance patient care through research and innovation.
  • Ridgeland Recreation & Parks is offering a Line Dancing Class every Monday evening.   Advanced Line Dancing Class will meet at 5:00 p.m. – 5:55 p.m.  Beginners Line Dancing will begin at 6:00-7:00 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  lynda.assink@ridgelandms.org for more informatio
  • RIDGELAND – Model T Fords, The Charleston and Speakeasies – the decade-long party known as the “Roaring Twenties” was “a moveable feast” of decadence and affluence, when Champagne flowed freely and elegant parties were daily affairs. By the early '20s, seersucker suits had made their way from the Deep South to the fashion lines of New York clothiers, adding to the fervor!  Seafood R’evolution is taking this decadence to a new level with a Gatsby-Seersucker Roaring Twenties Dinner Party on Tuesday, July 25th. 
  • Natchez Trace Parkway announces Pollinator Week
    TUPELO —  The 11th annual Pollinator Week kicked off nationwide on June 19. This celebration is hosted by the Pollinator Partnership, a diverse group of government, business, and educational partners that work to promote the health of pollinators, which are critical to food and ecosystems, through conservation, education, and research.
  • Mississippi Children’s Museum celebrates the opening of a new Pollinator’s Paradise Garden
    Jackson — Today, on the C Spire Plaza, the Mississippi Children’s Museum (MCM) will officially open its newest outdoor addition—the Pollinator's Paradise Garden. The Garden Club of Jackson, who had the original vision for this space, generously provided the initial funding for this project. A grant from the Mapp Family Foundation made it possible to complete its construction. This garden not only adds beautiful outdoor space to the museum, but as it grows, will help sustain native pollinator species while also serving as a living, learning laboratory.
  • Hero Central Vacation Bible School

    Fellowship Bible Church at 2700 Nighway 51 North in Canton will be hosting Vacation Bible School June 14-16.

         The classes will be held from 5:30-8 p.m. each night and classes are available for kindergartners up to
  • Molly Rebekah Marshall and Andrew Thomas Toler to marry July 15
    Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Marshall of Laurel announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of their daughter, Molly Rebekah Marshall, to Andrew Thomas Toler, son of Dr. and Mrs. Noel Kennedy Toler III of Madison.
  • Ridgeland Chamber Seeks Junior Diplomat Applicants
    Area high school juniors and seniors are invited to apply to become part of the Ridgeland Chamber of Commerce’s 2017-2018 Junior Diplomat Program.

    Students residing in Ridgeland, who attend Ridgeland High School, St. Andrew’s Episcopal School, Jackson Academy, St. Joseph Catholic School, Madison Ridgeland Academy and Jackson Prep are invited to submit applications by the August 18, 2017 deadline.
  • The Madison Central Speech and Team won second place overall at the MHSAA State Championships earlier this spring, beating out 17 other teams for the honor of being runner-up.  The team had semifinalists or higher in all speech events, as well as quarterfinalists or higher in three of the four debate events.
  • MADISON — AdvancED congratulates St. Anthony Catholic School on receiving AdvancED STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Certification. This achievement is a mark of STEM distinction and excellence only offered to highly effective institutions that prioritize STEM education as a path to success.
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