Ridgeland High School students will explore falling in and out of love in their production of “Almost, Maine” April 19-21 at the RHS auditorium.

The romantic comedy, a series of nine short plays by John Cariani, will be on stage at 7 p.m. each night. Tickets are $7 for adults and $3 for students.

Seating will be limited as the audience will be seated on stage, said RHS director of theatre activities Corey Squires. With this in mind, audience members are asked to arrive early to avoid late seating. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

The cast includes:

 • Ebonee Beard: Hope, Marvalyn

 • Candice Bruce: Marci, Glory

 • Ashley Fowler: Sandrine, Suzette

 • Madison Jackson: Rhonda, Waitress

 • Jordan Lamb: Dave, Lendall

 • Denzel Meza: Phil, Chad

 • Michael Oeth: Jimmy, Randy

 • McKennley Wilson: Pete, Steve

 • Michael Ziegelbauer: East, Man

“Almost, Maine,” developed in 2002 as part of the Cape Cod Theater Project, opened off Broadway in the winter of 2005-2006, with The Wall Street Journal naming it one of 10 must-see shows of the season. Since then, it has been produced by more than 2,500 theater companies in the United States, making it one of the most frequently produced plays of the past decade.

Ridgeland High is located at 586 Sunnybrook Road.

Every Monday­

 Line Dancing

Ridgeland Recreation & Parks is offering a Line Dancing Class every Monday evening.   Advanced Line Dancing Class will meet at 5 p.m. – 5:55 p.m.  Beginners Line Dancing will begin at 6-7 p.m. Classes will be held at the Ridgeland Recreational Center located at Old Trace Park. 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 information.

April 15

Low Cost Animal Microchips

Nonprofit Rescue Tails will be hosting a low cost microchipping and rabies vaccination clinic in Canton from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Tractor Supply.

The cost for microchips is $20 and comes with free lifetime registration. Rabies vaccines are $5. Participating pets must be 3 months of age or older. Mississippi state law requires all cats and dogs to be vaccinated against rabies yearly. For more information on Rescue Tails or the event visit their Facebook page or call 601-320-5227.

April 25

The Natchez Trace Parkway

Association’s Mid-Mississippi

Chapter Meeting

The Natchez Trace Parkway Association’s Mid-Mississippi Chapter Meeting on Tuesday, April 25, 2017, at 6:30 p.m., at the Mississippi Craft Center, 950 Rice Road, Ridgeland, MS in the Harbor View Room.  Light refreshments will be available starting at 5:30 p.m.  Natchez Trace Parkway Superintendent, Mary Risser; Tony Turnbow, President of the Natchez Trace Parkway Association (NTPA); and Bryant Boswell, Chairman of the Mid-Mississippi Chapter of NTPA will provide updates and future activities. The NTPA partners with the National Park Service on various projects along the 444 miles of the Parkway.  You will have a chance to see the work that has taken place on the Old Trace behind the Craft Center. The Public is welcomed to attend the meeting.

May 6 & 7

Gardens of Madison County

Madison-Ridgeland Academy's 23rd Annual Gardens of Madison County

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Tour includes eight lovely and unique gardens, enhanced with tablescapes and presentations by local vendors. MRA campus features the Gardens Market & Cafe.

Advance tickets - $12

Tour weekend - $15


May 11 – June 1,

Beginning Basic and Intermediate

Oil Painting Class

Ridgeland Recreation & Parks is offering a Beginning Basic & Intermediate Oil Painting class beginning on Thursday, May 11 – June 1, 2017, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. The class is being held at the Ridgeland Recreation Center, located at Old Trace Park.  Instruction will be given on painting a still life from a live set-up.   Lyn Isonhood is your instructor.   As a classically trained artist, Lyn has been painting professionally for 15 years.  To see examples of Lyn’s work, visit www.lynisonhood.com.   Cost of the class is $65(non-refundable).  Register now for this class!  Class size is limited.   Call Lynda at (601) 856-6876 or email:   lynda.assink @ridgelandms.org to register and receive a list of supplies needed to take the class.