Keep the Rez Beautiful will tout the importance of recycling during its upcoming fundraiser Project Rezway on April 25. The recycle fashion show and gala features a runway show in which local designers - both professional and amateur - construct apparel out of 75 percent or more recyclable items.

The event is from 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. at the Mississippi Craft Center in Ridgeland. Tickets cost $25, and wine, cocktails and hors d'oeuvres will be served. The event will feature a silent auction.

Tickets can be purchased at, by emailing or visiting the office of the Pearl River Valley Water Supply District.

April 19

Montessori Silent Auction

The Montessori Children's House will host its annual silent auction on April 19. The public is encouraged to attend the event, which will be held at the school. There is no charge to attend. Cajun cuisine will be served. Auction items include gift certificates, services, art and more.

April 19-20

Arts on the Square

Friday and Saturday will be Arts on the Square in Canton as over 20 artists make their way to the historic city. There will be live music in restaurants Friday and on the square Saturday. The event is from 4 p.m.-8p.m. Friday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday.

Arts on the Green

St. Andrew's Episcopal School will hold its annual Arts on the Green: Learning by Design on April 20.

The festival will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free.

More than 25 artists will be selling art, including paintings, jewelry, fused glass, and nesting dolls. There will also be several special, ticketed events.

April 23

Cooking for the Kids

The Mississippi Community Education Center's Children's Advocacy Center of Madison County will have a "Cooking For Our Kids" fundraiser on from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. on the lawn of our Children's Advocacy Center at 961 Madison Avenue, Madison. Tickets are on sale now - $45 per person/$60 per couple.

Cooking For Our Kids is an annual event that showcases local restaurants and vendors.

April 25

Arts for Autism

Highland's Hands, a community outreach club at Highland Elementary, will host Arts for Autism on Thursday, April 25, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the school, located at 330 Brame Road (off Highland Colony Pkwy.) in Ridgeland. The proceeds of the event will benefit Autism Speaks, the world's leading autism science and advocacy organization. A family-friendly event, Arts for Autism will include a silent auction, Stella & Dot jewelry sale, an art sale by the school's autism classes, cupcake walk, raffle drawing, inflatables for the kids, face painting and more. For details, contact Savanah Perry at

Now through April 27

Other Desert Cities

New Stage Theatre presents Other Desert Cities, a 2012 Broadway award-winning play.. For showtimes and ticket prices, visit

April 28

The Sleeping Beauty

Ballet Mississippi presents Act III of The Sleeping Beauty at Thalia Mara Hall. Showtime is 2 p.m. Tickets costs $10-$20.

May 1

Little Light House Golfing

A golf tournament to support the Little Light House will be held at Castlewoods Country Club in Brandon. There will be two 18-team divisions. This will be a 3-person scramble with two teams per hole.

The deadline to register is April 23 or until the teams are full. For more information, visit

May 2

CARA Jail and Bail

Community Animal Rescue & Adoption will hold their first JAIL-N-BAIL fundraiser on from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Renaissance at Colony Park between Ruth's Chris and Mint Restaurants to raise funding for new kennels for the Shelter. Pay $25 to have someone arrested to raise $250 or pay $50 to raise $500 bail to get out of Jail. For more information on this event or to get someone arrested, please contact Candice Stocker at 601-953-3692 or Denise Cantrell at 601-842-4404.

May 4

Day at the Derby

This is the fourth annual "Day at the Derby" to benefit University of Mississippi Medical Center transplant patients. It is being held this year at The Cotton Market Venue in Rankin County.

Ladies are encouraged to wear their best Derby style hat, and men are encouraged to wear colorful ties. There will be a winner for the most original hat and tie, so don't be bashful about putting your ensemble together.

The Jackson All Star band will provide music, and you will have the opportunity to watch the Kentucky Derby on large screen TVs while enjoying food and drink.

They will also have a silent auction and a draw down to raise funds for transplant patients. Finish the evening with dancing to the Dirty Laundry Band.

For more details and ticket information, visit or call 601-984-5078.

May 6

Madison County

Conservative Coalition

The Madison County Conservative Coalition Meeting will meet at 6 p.m., May 6, at the Madison Justice Complex adjacent to the police department at the intersection of Main and Crawford Street.

Reid Guy, founder of True Media, LLC, and True Value Experience will be the guest speaker. The public is invited to attend.

May 14

Mystery Readers

The Madison County Mystery Readers will meet at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, May 14, at the Ridgeland Public Library. New members and guests from the entire metro area are welcome. For more information, please call (601) 853-8392.

June 1

Heatwave Classic Triathlon

Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi and Ridgeland Recreation & Parks will host the 28th annual Heatwave Classic Triathlon.

This year's race will consist of a half mile swim in the Ross Barnett Reservoir, a 24-and-a-half mile bike ride along the scenic and historic Natchez Trace Parkway, and ending with a 10K run along Ridgeland's heavily shaded Multi-Purpose Trail. Participants may register online at

July 18

YES at Thalia Mara

Red Mountain Entertainment brings YES to Thalia Mara Hall. YES will play three albums in their entirety; The Yes Album, Close to the Edge, and Going for the One. Tickets are on sale now at all Ticketmaster outlets, the Coliseum Box Office or by phone at 1-800-745-3000. Tickets are $35-$69.50.