"See Jane Quit"

Fondren Theatre Workshops presents "See Jane Quit" Aug. 1-4 at The Warehouse Theatre in Jackson.

Showtime is 7:30 p.m.

Jane, a neurotic waitress, needs to quit smoking. Her loved ones concur-so when she announces that she's quitting "for real," they're supportive. In fact, they're a little TOO supportive. Each has a problem and nobody wants to bring Jane any news that might lead her to quit quitting. With all these secrets floating around, who would suspect that Jane is keeping the biggest secret of all? 

Tickets are $20 and seating is limited. For reservations, call (601) 301-2281 or visit www.brownpapertickets.com.

August 2

Speed Camp

Madison Healthplex Performance Training Center will host a Speed and Agility Camp at the Baptist Madison Campus. Speed Camp is designed to teach boys and girls how to run more efficiently and effectively, with an emphasis on power, explosion, quickness and jumping. Camp times are 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 2 and 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Aug. 3.

Cost is $75 per athlete. To register, contact Evans Allen at eallen@msmoc.comor David Carpenter at dcarpenter @mbhs.org.

August 3

Back to School Rally

The North Madison County Coalition of Excel by 5 will host a Back-to-School Rally in partnership with Canton Parks and Recreation at the Canton Community Center located at 337 Union Street from 9 a.m.-noon.

Excel will give away school supplies for preschool and kindergarten students as long as supplies last.

Booths will also be set up to provide parents information and an awareness of different resources available for children and their families.

To receive free book bags, parents must be present.

August 10

Bright Lights Belhaven


The ninth annual Bright Lights Belhaven Nights street festival will be Saturday, Aug. 10 in the historic Belhaven Neighborhood.

Named a Top 20 Event in the Southeast for the month of August by the Southeast Tourism Society, this family friendly event will feature live music on five stages as well as art vendors and food from local restaurants.

Children of all ages will enjoy our special children's activities area.

Tickets are $5 per person and are available for purchase at the event. Festival hours are 5:30-9:30 p.m.

August 13

Mystery Readers

The Madison County Mystery Readers will meet at 10:30 am, Tuesday, Aug. 13 at the Ridgeland Public Library. New members and guests from the entire metro area are welcome. For more information, please call (601) 853-8392.

August 19

Ballet Lessons

Ballet Mississippi is accepting registration for fall classes. Classes are offered for ages 2 to adult in Madison and Jackson. Details, balletms.com or (601) 960-1560.

August 23

Dance with the Stars

The Mississippi Opera will host an evening of dining and dancing at the Country Club of Jackson beginning at 7 p.m.

There will be a celebrity dancing competition featuring Andrew McLarty, Mary Schiele Scanlon, Eric Eaton, Ree Ridgeway Walden, Ellen Bourdeaux and Greg Schulmeier.

Music will be by the Jackson Allstars Band, vocalist John Christopher Adams, and pianist Tyler Kemp.

Individual tickets are priced at $150 and a Tables for 8-10 are available.

For more information, call (601) 960-2300.

September 7

Flora Trade Day

The Flora Area Historical Society will host Flora Trade Day and 4th Annual Car Show, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in downtown Flora. 

This is a fundraising event for the Historical Society's effort to restore the Town's 1914 water tower. 

Activities include art/craft vendors, local entertainment, kids zone, local food and an open car show with awards. Vendor booth spaces are still available for $20. 

For vendor booth information, contact Maggie Bonds (Maggie.hthw@hotmail.com). 

For Car Show entry information, contact Rick Lang at GEM Publications (601) 879-3666.


Boychoir Auditions

Boys age 6 to 18 who enjoy singing are invited to audition for the 2013-2014

season of the Mississippi Boychoir. The choir reflects diversity with members

coming from a five county area with a wide range of backgrounds and races.

The boys experience the joy of singing, camp, touring and making new friends.

To schedule an audition or for more information, call 601 665-7374 or visit www.mississippiboychoir.org.