Events & happenings
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 12:00 PM
The Yale Whiffenpoofs
The nation's oldest A Capella group, The Yale Whiffenpoofs, will be playing at St. Andrew's Cathedral on Capitol Street in Jackson on Friday.
The program begins at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students. For advanced tickets, visit www.whiffen poofs.com/tickets.
February 27-March 2
Hamlet: Presented by Mississippi College's Theater and English Departments, Hamlet will be presented at the 2013-2014 Shakespeare Festival. The production is a 90-minute adaptation. Aven Little Theater, Aven Fine Arts Building. Feb. 27, 7 p.m.; Feb. 28, 12 p.m. and 7 p.m.; March 1, 2:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.; and March 2, 2:30 p.m. Tickets: $10 general admission, $5 students and senior adults, $4 groups of 10 or more. For more information contact Phyllis Seawright 601.925.3453.
Books and Authors Series presented by
The Junior League of Jackson: James Farmer
The Junior League of Jackson is excited to bring on The Wall Street Journal's best-selling authors, James Farmer to Jackson for its Books and Authors Series.
This event will begin with a meet and greet with James Farmer, along with a cocktail party to follow on Thursday, Feb. 27 at a private home in the Bridgewater neighborhood. Tickets are $60 per person.
Then on Friday, Feb. 28 a luncheon will be held at 11:30 a.m. at the Junior League of Jackson Headquarters. You will have the opportunity to hear James Farmer share his knowledge of food, gardening and interior design. Tickets are $50 per person for this event and James Farmer's books will be available for purchase.
For more information or to purchase your tickets visit www.jljackson.org.
Mississippi College Sclater Concert Series
Talented musicians on the organ, trumpet and piano will be showcased at a Sclater Chamber Series concert at Mississippi College on Feb. 28.
The program begins at 7:30 p.m. in Provine Chapel on the Clinton campus.
Pieces performed at the Friday evening concert include an organ concerto by G.F. Handel, a cello sonata by Beethoven and a trumpet concerto by Haydn.
Tickets cost $20 for adults and $5 for students from any school.
Krewe De Cardinal
St. Richard Catholic School has announced its inaugural Krewe de Cardinal Mardi Gras Ball & Silent Auction. The event takes place Friday, February 28 from 7:00-11:00 pm at the Old Capital Inn (226 N. State St.)
Wyatt Waters will oversee Jackson's biggest Mardi Gras Ball as Grand Marshal. DJ Young Venom and Southern Komfort Brass Band take charge of the dance floor.
An open bar and food is included in the ticket price. Cathead Vodka, Briarwood Wine & Spirits and The Apothecary will be mixing signature cocktails. The Manship, Hal & Mal's, La Finestra, The Islander, Campbell's Bakery, Chef Jason Smith and Chef Jesse Houston, and more will cook their favorite Louisiana-inspired dishes.
Silent auction items range from fine arts and jewelry to hunting and vacation packages. Each $75 ticket includes admission for two as well as all food and cocktails. Tickets are
available online at www.krewedc.com.
All proceeds from Krewe de Cardinal benefit St. Richard Catholic School, a Whole Schools Initiative Model School in Jackson, Mississippi. St. Richard serves pre-K3 through 6th grade.
February 28-March 1
It's a Wonderful Life
French Camp Academy in French Camp presents the play, It's a Wonderful Life, by James Rodgers on Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. in the King Auditorium. Enjoy this stage performance of a favorite all-American story where Clarence earns his wings and George Bailey realizes his is a wonderful life.
Tickets are available at the door for $8 for adults and $3 for 18 years old and under.
For more information contact Sylvia Dickson at (662) 547-6482.
Little Light House Garden Party
The Little Light House Garden Party will be held in the Fellowship Hall of Briarwood Presbyterian Church at 620 Briarwood Drive in Jackson. Admission is $25. The event will include special guest speaker and first lady of the state of Mississippi Deborah Bryant, a basket raffle (beginning at noon) and a ladies hat and men's tie competition. Everyone is welcome, but seating is limited. Please RSVP by Feb. 21.
International Food Festival
Festival to benefit international relief - Ascension Lutheran Church of Jackson will hold its 2014 International Food Tasting Festival Saturday, March 1, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., to benefit Food for the Poor (www.foodforthepoor), the largest international relief and development organization in the U.S., serving the poor in 17 countries throughout the Caribbean and Latin America. Open to the public, the event will be held in Ascension's Fellowship Hall, 6481 Old Canton Road (at East County Line). Tickets: advance, $5; at door, $10. For more information, firstname.lastname@example.org/601-956-4263.
Fossil Road Show
Pack up your fossils and hit the road! Bring your fossil discoveries and get expert opinions about their ages and identities from our team of scientists at the 11th annual Fossil Road Show on Saturday, March 1 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science. In addition to the Museum fossil collection, there will be collector displays and institutional exhibitors.
Activities include a molding/casting exercise, "fossil dig", and a scavenger hunt. So, go through your "rock boxes" and challenge our staff with your prehistoric oddities. Who knows what might turn up this year?
There is no fee, other than regular Museum admission, to attend the event and reservations are not required.
Dr. Seuss Silly Birthday Celebration
The Mississippi Children's Museum in Jackson will be celebrating Dr. Seuss' birthday. They will be experimenting with oobleck, making Cat in the Hat crafts and offering Green Eggs and Ham cooking demos. We will also have photos with the Cat in the Hat, Thing One and Thing Two puppets and a Lorax mustache contest.
Ridgeland City Garden Club will meet at 11 a.m. at the Ridgeland Recreational Center at Old Trace Park.
The guest speaker will be Donna Beliech with the MS Extension Service. The topic will be container gardening. All those interested in gardening are welcome.
For details, call Nanette Sullivan at 601-856-6784.
Pro-Life Mississippi Kickoff
Beginning at noon, Pro-Life Mississippi will have the kickoff for their 40 Days for Life event. The kickoff will take place at 2903 N. State St. in Jackson.
Save Your Life: Key Things Everyone Must Know About Cancer
It happens every day: A young, otherwise healthy person experiences symptoms that lead to the shocking discovery of cancer. Come to this important panel discussion with five specialists discussing the best ways to prevent the most common cancers: colon, breast, lung, skin, uterine, ovarian, and cervical. Find out what symptoms to look for to detect cancer early-the key to survival. Panel members include Jane-Claire Williams, M.D.; James L. Moore, Jr., M.D.; Phillip Ley, M.D.; Michael Koury, M.D.; and Emile Picarella, M.D. The session will conclude with a Q & A. Limited seating is available.
The event will be held from 6-7 p.m. at the Belhaven Medical Office Building's second floor conference room at 1200 North State Street in Jackson.
Cost is $7 per person. To register for the event, call 601-948-6262.
Madison County Mystery Readers
The Madison County Mystery Readers Book Club will meet at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, at the Ridgeland Public Library. New members and guests are welcome. For more information, please call (601) 853-8392.
Mal's St. Paddy's Parade & Festival
Central Mississippi's annual celebration of Spring has been described as a "green Mardi Gras" and as a "lighthearted homecoming where everyone is king-and-queen-for a-day." It is also a celebration of the rebirth of Mississippi's capital city, a joyous celebration of what is "good and encouraging" about the heart of our state. It is a day where sense of humor and sense of place rule the day. It is a time to honor the good work of the UMC's Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children . It is a rambling, outrageous, hilarious ride down Capitol Street, starting and ending at Jackson's favorite gathering place, Hal & Mal's.
Mal's St. Paddy's Parade is many things to many people, but regardless of what words or descriptions one chooses to employ, it's really hard to ignore what began in 1983 in Downtown Jackson. The parade, the street dance, the children's activities, the run, the pet parade and all the other creative components under the banner of Mal's St. Paddy's Parade are permitted by the City of Jackson and Hinds County.
The festivities are all open to the public and everyone is encouraged to participate.
Floyd Q. Doolittle Memorial Golf Classic
The Floyd Q. Doolittle Memorial Golf Classic will take place on Saturday, March 15 at Whisper Lake Golf Club in Madison. Proceeds will go to support Seminarian Education for the Diocese of Jackson. This is a four-person, best-ball event beginning at 2 p.m. and open to the public. A putting contest will take place at 1 p.m. For registration information, or to purchase a sponsorship, call Ed Marsalis at 601-201-3232.
Flora Plant Swap
The Flora Spring Plant Swap, scheduled for 9 a.m., will be held in the Flora Library meeting room. Bring one or two well-rooted plants to swap, and others if you want to share. Event is Free. For information, call 601-879-8835.
Annual Race for the Cure
The Mississippi Steel Magnolias Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure® (MSM) is scheduled to host its 15th Annual Race for the Cure on Saturday, April 12, at 8:30 a.m. at the Old Capitol Museum in downtown Jackson. The morning's activities will begin with a special survivor breakfast. Race for the Cure will include the Kids One Mile Fun Run/Walk, the Pink Promise Parade and a 10K and a 5K (with optional race timing).
Registration begins at 7 a.m. and the fee is $30 for adults for 1-mile and 5k, $35 for timed 5k, $35 for 10k, and $40 for timed 10k. Price includes a T-shirt.
Cooking for the Kids
The Mississippi Community Education Center is presenting its third annual Cooking for the Kids event from 5-8 p.m. in Madison. The fundraiser is an annual event that showcases local restaurants.
It will take place at 961 Madison Ave. on the lawn of the Children's Advocacy Center. Tickets are $30 per person or $50 per couple.
Pro-Life Mississippi Banquet
The 2014 Spring Banquet and Silent Auction benefitting Pro-Life Mississippi will be held at First Baptist Church of Jackson. The silent auction runs from 5-6:30 p.m. with the banquet from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
The featured speaker is Dr. R.C. Sproul Jr.
RSVP by calling 601-956-8636.