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WR EXLOG ÀUHV ELQJH PRYLHV DQG FRRN XS VRPH GHOLFLRXV VRXSV stews, and gumbos. Throughout these winter storms, Mardi Gras has wrapped itself around us, leading revelers to continue the carnival season from January’s Twelfth Night through Fat Tuesday on February DQGWRDZDNHWR9DOHQWLQH·V'D\RQ)HEUXDU\:LWKDQRGWR Mardi Gras events, Bluffs & BayousIHDWXUHVWKH0\VWLF.UHZH'H :KRFHOHEUDWLQJWKHLUWZHQW\ÀUVW\HDURIPHUULPHQWLQ1DWFKH] 0LVVLVVLSSLDQGLQKRQRURI9DOHQWLQH·V'D\ZLWKLWVRIWJLYHQURVes a symbol of affection and love, we share from the Mississippi State Extension Service detailed information on rose plants that perform best in the lower South. Later this month, the Natchez Literary and Cinema Celebration will shed light on Southern Gothic writers, whose FKDUDFWHUVDQGZRUNVHQFKDQWDQGSLTXHRXU\HDUQLQJIRUPRUH about life in the South. Peruse our feature on this nationally UHFRJQL]HG HYHQW IRU VSHFLÀF GHWDLOV RQ SUHVHQWHUV GDWHV DQG events as you plan your attendance at this enriching, three-day historical and cultural symposium. On a personal note, we are so proud to honor one of our own this 0DUGL*UDVVHDVRQ'RQQD6HVVLRQVZKRLVWKH.UHZHRI3KRHQL[·V UHLJQLQJ4XHHQ5RVDOLH;;;9,'XULQJ-DQXDU\VKHDQGKHUUR\DOSDUWQHU3HWH&DQWX5H[;;;9,ZHUHSUHVHQWHGDWWKHNUHZH·V &DOO2XW%DOO7KHLU'XNHVDQG'XFKHVVHVSHUIRUPHG/DWLQGDQFHV WRWKLV\HDU·VWKHPH6RXWKRIWKH%RUGHU'RQQDLVGHHSO\IDPLO\ oriented and community minded, serving in many organizations in Natchez, Mississippi, and has been part of the Bluffs & Bayous famLO\IRUDOPRVWIRXUWHHQ\HDUV7KRVHRI\RXZKRNQRZKHUH[WROKHU TXDOLW\RIFKDUDFWHUHQJDJLQJVHQVHRIKXPRUDQGLQVWDQWOLNDELOLW\ We are happy to salute her in this month’s issue.


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February 2018

F E AT U R E S Recomended Roses for Mississippi Gardens ......................................................26-28 Southern Gothic The 29th Annual Natchez Literary & Cinema Celebration ........................30-35 Mystic Krewe De Who’s 21st Celebrates the Carnival Season ............................ 36-37

F AV O R I T E S Events Louisiana Up & Coming .....................................................................................42-45

Recommended Roses for Mississippi Gardens page 26 - 28

Mississippi Up & Coming .................................................................................... 47-55

G’s Fare Say Cheese, Please .............................................................................................. 10-13

Legal Notes Squatter’s Rights ..................................................................................................... 16

Southern Sampler Beloved and Lost: A Celebration of Life .................................................................58

The Social Scene 75th Birthday Party for Ruby James ..................................................................... 8-9 Mississippi Artists Exhibition .................................................................................. 14 “Sweet 16” Party for McDonough........................................................................... 15

Say Cheese, Please pages 10 - 13

JA “Peel ‘Em & Eat ‘Em” Shrimp Dinner .............................................................. 18 Brent Rifles UDC Chapter Christmas Luncheon ................................................... 19

ON THE COVER Celebrating Revelry, Romance and Culture, our Feburary issue reflects life along and beyond the Mississippi with Mardi Gras, Valentine’s Day, and the Natchez Literary and Cinema Celebration. Artistic Design and Photography Cheryl F. Rinehart

Krewe of Phoenix Announcement Party ........................................................... 20-21 Reunion for CHS Class of 1997 ..............................................................................38 Judith Robinson DAR Christmas Luncheon ..........................................................39 A Christmas Celebration .................................................................................... 40-41

Weddings Ashley Caroline McGraw & Preston Blanchard Edwards ..........................................24-25

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PUBLISHER Cheryl Foggo Rinehart CONSULTING EDITOR Jean Nosser Biglane GRAPHIC DESIGNERS Jan Ratcliff

Anita Schilling

STAFF PHOTOGRAPHERS Tim McCary

Cheryl Rinehart Lisa Adams Whittington SALES STAFF

Cheryl Rinehart

Donna Sessions

CONTRIBUTORS Brette Brinegar

Pam Collins

Lucien C. “Sam� Gwin III

Becky Junkin

Jennifer J. Whittier

Alma Womack

Cheryl Rinehart

Jean Biglane

Dr. Gary R. Bachman

Jan Ratcliff

Anita Schilling

Tim McCary

Lisa Adams Whittington

Donna Sessions

Jennifer J. Whittier

Brette Brinegar

Lucien C. “Sam� Gwin III

Becky Junkin

Alma Womack

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THE social SCENE NATCHEZ, MS

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75th Birthday Party for Ruby James n elegant seated dinner and birthday ceremony on October 28, 2017, at the Natchez Convention Center in downtown Natchez, Mississippi, honored Ruby James. Angela James served as Mistress of Ceremony and spearheaded the evening’s event. After the honoree and family made their grand entrance to begin the festivities, all enjoyed musical and video presentations along with a sand ceremony followed by family tributes and toasts. Concluding these festivities was a blessing offered prior to dinner. Photography by William Terrell

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G’S FARE

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CHOCOLATE WHITE CHOCOLATE CHEESECAKE 7KH'HVVHUW3ODFH True Grits: Tall Tales and Recipes from the New South by The Junior League of Atlanta, Inc. For the Crust: 2½ cups chocolate wafer crumbs ¼ cup sugar ½ cup melted unsalted butter For the Filling: 40 ounces cream cheese, softened 1¼ cups sugar ëJ\WÅV\Y 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 5 eggs 2 egg yolks

8 ounces white chocolate, broken ¼ cup half-and-half For the Glaze: ¼ cup light corn syrup 2 tablespoons butter or margarine 3 tablespoons water 1 1/3 cups semisweet chocolate chips For the Garnish (optional) White chocolate shavings Milk chocolate shavings

Mix the cookie crumbs and sugar in a bowl. Add the butter; mix well. Press over the bottom and side of an 11-inch springform pan. Chill in the refrigerator.  )LH[[OLJYLHTJOLLZLPUHTP_LYIV^S\U[PSSPNO[(KK[OLZ\NHYÅV\YHUK]HUPSSH"ILH[H[SV^ZWLLK\U[PSZTVV[O)LH[PU[OLLNNZHUK egg yolks 1 at a time. Add the white chocolate; mix well. Stir in the half-and-half. Spoon into the prepared crust. Bake at 250 degrees for 1¼ to 1¾ hours or until set. Cool on a wire rack for 2 hours. Chill for 8 hours or longer. Combine the corn syrup, butter, and water in a saucepan. Bring to a full boil over medium heat; remove from heat. Stir in the chocolate chips until melted. Whisk until of the desired consistency. Place the cheesecake on a serving plate; remove the side of the pan. Pour the glaze over the top and spread evenly. Garnish with white chocolate shavings and milk chocolate shavings. (Serves 12: prep time 2½ hours; 11 hrs. cooling and chilling time)

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KEY LIME CHEESE CAKE Shaun Smithson, Tres Bien / True Grits: Tall Tales and Recipes from the New South by The Junior League of Atlanta, Inc. 2 cups graham cracker crumbs 4 eggs ½ cup packed brown sugar 1 egg yolk 2 tablespoons melted butter or margarine 5 tablespoons whipping cream V\UJLZJYLHTJOLLZLZVM[LULK J\WÅV\Y 1 2/3 cups sugar 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 5 tablespoons sour cream ¼ cup Key Lime juice **Helpful Hint: Cover the outside of a springform pan with aluminum foil before baking in a boiling water bath. Mix the graham cracker crumbs, brown sugar, and butter in a bowl. Press over the bottom of a buttered 10-inch springform pan.  )LH[[OLJYLHTJOLLZLHUKZ\NHYPUHTP_LYIV^S\U[PSSPNO[HUKÅ\Ɉ`"ZJYHWL[OLIV^S Add the sour cream; mix well. Beat in the eggs and egg yolk 1 at a time, scraping the side of the bowl after each adKP[PVU(KK[OLJYLHTÅV\Y]HUPSSHHUKSPTLQ\PJL"TP_^LSS Spoon the mixture into the prepared pan. Place the springform pan in a water bath in a large pan. Bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour and 20 minutes or until a tester comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Place on a serving plate; remove the side of the pan. (Serves 12: prep time 1¾ hours)

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Jordan is the real cheesecake queen. The next three recipes she found on Pinterest.

CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE DOUGH CHEESE CAKE Pillsbury.com 1 16-ounce Pillsbury Ready to Bake refrigerated chocolate chip cookies 2 8-ounce blocks cream cheese, softened ¾ cup sugar 2 eggs 1/3 cup whipping cream 1/3 cup sour cream Heat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9-inch springform pan with cooking spray. Place 6 cookies in freezer. Press remaining cookie dough in bottom of pan. Set aside. In large bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth and creamy. Add eggs one at a time, ILH[PUNHUKZJYHWPUNZPKLZVMIV^SHM[LYLHJOHKKP[PVU)LH[PU^OPWWPUNJYLHTHUKZV\YJYLHT\U[PS^LSSTP_LK7V\YJYLHTJOLLZLÄSSPUN L]LUS`V]LYJVVRPLKV\NO*Y\TISLMYVaLUJVVRPLZV]LYÄSSPUN  )HRL[VTPU\[LZVY\U[PSÄSSPUNHYV\UKLKNLHUKJLU[LYPZHSTVZ[ZL[I\[Q\Z[ZSPNO[S`QPNNS`;\YUV]LUVɈ"SLH]LKVVYZSPNO[S`VWLU Let cheesecake cool for 30 minutes in oven. Remove cheesecake from oven. Run metal spatula alongside of pan to loosen. Refrigerate cheesecake 2 hours or until well chilled. Remove side of pan before serving. (Serves 8: prep time 15 min.; total 5 hrs. and 25 min.)

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This cheesecake’s Oreo crust is topped with a chocRODWH FKHHVHFDNH ÀOOLQJ DQG FKRFRODWH JDQDFKH³D chocolate lover’s bit of heaven.

Only 200 calories per cupcake, this recipe makes 12 perfectly portion-controlled mini-cheesecakes that you can enjoy without the guilt of overindulgence.

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Brown Eyed Baker www.browneyedbaker.com For the Crust: 24 Oreo cookies 1 tablespoon granulated sugar Âź cup unsalted butter, melted

For the Crust: Ÿ cup chocolate cookie crumbs 2½ tablespoons melted butter 1 tablespoon sugar

For the Filling: 32 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature 1Âź cups + 2 tablespoons granulated sugar Âź cup natural unsweetened cocoa powder 4 eggs at room temperature 10 ounces bittersweet chocolate, melted and cooled to lukewarm

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For the Chocolate Whipped Cream: 1 cup whipping cream (remove 2 tablespoons to help melt the chocolate) 1/3 cup dark chocolate chips 1 rounded tablespoon icing sugar (powdered sugar) ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

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THE social SCENE VICKSBURG, MS

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Mississippi Artists Exhibition he Vicksburg Art Association hosted its thirty-seventh annual Mississippi Artists Exhibition on November 11, 2017, at the Firehouse Gallery in Vicksburg, Mississippi. Over 132 works of all media—watercolor, drawing, prints, photo color, photo mono, mixed media, oil, fiber, acrylic, fine craft, and 3-D—were entered, with Vicksburg artist Jean Blue taking home the Best of Show for her mixed media entitled Mixed Messages. The judge for this show was Bob Pennebaker, Associate Professor of Art and Chair of the Visual Arts Department at Mississippi College. Artists and patrons strolled throughout the gallery, enjoying an evening of delicious food, spectacular art, and stimulating conversation. Photography by Tony Monk

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“Sweet 16” Party for McDonough illiam McDonough hosted a “Sweet 16” party for his daughter Anna Katherine on October 15, 2017, at his home in Natchez, Mississippi. Several of Anna Katherine’s friends shared in the pool-side celebration followed by an elegant lunch prepared by her grandmother Connie McDonough.

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LEGAL NOTES

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ny Mississippian owning a house, land, and or even a yard at some SRLQW LQ WLPH ZLOO OLNHO\ KDYH OHgal issues concerning his or her property. Homes, commercial buildings, lots, yards, and tracts of land are legally called “real property.â€? All other property is called “personal property.â€? I would estimate that at OHDVW WZHQW\Ă€YH SHUFHQW RI P\ ODZ SUDFtice deals with legal issues surrounding real property. One issue that I have handled and seen OLWLJDWHG PDQ\ WLPHV LV WKH 'RFWULQH RI Adverse Possession. Simply stated, this is a GRFWULQHZKHUHVRPHRQHPDNHVDQRSHQREvious, continuous, and hostile claim to another’s real property. If this person does so IRUPRUHWKDQWHQ\HDUVWKHQWKLV'RFWULQH of Adverse Possession “mayâ€? create ownership of the land in possession. Often, this GRFWULQHLVUHIHUUHGWRDV´VTXDWWHU¡VULJKWVÂľ Adverse Possession issues often arise in cases where neighbors don’t get surveys of their properties and simply rely on fences to stand as their property lines. Then, many years later when a survey is conducted, it is discovered that the fence line was never the actual property line. I often tell my clients that own small and ODUJHWUDFWVRIODQGWRNQRZWKHLUERXQGDU\ OLQHV NQRZ WKHLU FRUQHUV PDWFK WKH OLQHV and corners up with all legal surveys, and NHHSERWKOLQHDQGFRUQHUVFOHDUO\PDUNHG with paint or metal tags. If you have any acreage, you should FKHFN \RXU ERXQGDU\ OLQHV \HDUO\ DQG

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Natchez Convention Center

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Wo m e n I n Wo r s h i p . c o m

Join Alicia For a Special Weekend Exploring God’s Word and Discover The Depth of God’s Amazing GRACE! Alicia Williamson Garcia is an author, Bible teacher, national worship leader, and awardwinning recording artist. She has taught Biblical Studies at Liberty University and the University of Mobile, and now tours the nation as a Bible teacher and worship leader. Alicia is known for her ability to dive into scripture and teach others to discover a life-changing depth of understanding of God’s Word, delivered with the purity, power and passion for which she has become known. Come and engage in the scriptures and experience, perhaps for the first time, the unsearchable riches of God’s amazing GRACE!

An Inspirational Conference Empowering The Hearts of Women Nationwide The WOMEN IN WORSHIP Natchez Retreat is a banquet style Bible conference hosted by Alicia and friends! The theme for this 2018 Conference weekend is GRACE! Friday and Saturday night sessions include dinner along with exciting worship and Bible teaching. Brunch & Tea is the signature event of Alicia’s WOMEN IN WORSHIP weekend! You won’t want to miss the beauty and delicious food at the TEA on Saturday morning. The weekend concludes with one final

teaching from Alicia on Sunday morning, along with testimonies from ladies who have attended the retreat throughout the weekend.

Natchez Convention Center March 2-4, 2018 FRIDAY, March 2 5p 6p 7p

| Doors & Bookstore Open | Dinner | Conference

SATURDAY, March 3 10a 10:30a 5p 6p 7p

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Tours of Historic Natchez will be offered on Saturday Afternoon.

SUNDAY, March 4 9a 10a

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Reservation can be made through our website at WomenInWorship.com, or by calling our offices at (251)461-0825. Additional details, including hotel information, available online.

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THE social SCENE BROOKHAVEN, MS

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JA “Peel ‘Em & Eat ‘Em” Shrimp Dinner he Junior Auxiliary of Brookhaven, Mississippi, recently held its thirtieth annual Peel ‘Em & Eat ‘Em Shrimp Dinner. The event was held at the Lincoln Civic Center in Brookhaven. Forty-five active members, dozens of life and associate members, and a host of special community volunteers successfully orchestrated this banner event and sole fundraiser for the chapter, which included the biggest Sweet Shoppe in event history. Each annual dinner funds the projects for an entire service year, including clothing closets at each school, Healthy You fairs, Reality World, Smile Games, and family/child welfare needs.

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Brent Rifles UDC Chapter’s Christmas Luncheon n December 7, 2017, members of Brent Rifles UDC Chapter 2137 met at Brentwood Memories in Summit, Mississippi, for their annual Christmas luncheon in a setting decorated in an old-fashioned Christmas theme. In the tradition of southern ladies, the members donned hats for the occasion. Their lunch began with a seasonal mandarin pecan salad with the house vinaigrette salad dressing. A breaded Chicken Spectacular served with sweet potato crunch casserole, green beans, buttered biscuits, and sweet tea was the main course. Pecan and classic lemon meringue pie were the choices for dessert with apple cider or specially brewed coffee.

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THE social SCENE NATCHEZ, MS

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shley Caroline McGraw and Preston Blanchard Edwards were united in holy matrimony on Saturday evening, November 18, 2017, at half past six o’clock at Saint Mary Basilica in Natchez, Mississippi. Father David O’Connor officiated at the double ring ceremony. Scriptural readings were given by Courtney Morris Geoghegan and Hannah Cook Junkin. Nuptial music was provided by Cynthia Calvert, organist, and Tina Johnston, soloist. Wedding coordinator was Pam Harriss. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Wade McGraw of Woodville, Mississippi, and the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm Lee Wilkinson of Liberty, Mississippi, and of Mrs. Sidney Brandon McGraw of Woodville, Mississippi, and the late Mr. McGraw. The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Blanchard Edwards of Natchez. He is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Julius Delane Thornhill of Vidalia, Louisiana, and of the late Mrs. Ellen Blanchard Edwards and Mr. Gayle Earl Edwards of Natchez. Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore an off-the-shoulder, lace and misty tulle trumpet gown designed by Sophia Tolli with sheer lace three-quarter-length sleeves, a sweetheart bodice, lightly hand-beaded lace appliqués, and a semi-sheer lace back bodice. Complementing the gown was a cathedral-length veil with lace trim. She carried a cascading bouquet of Keira garden roses, burgundy dalias, safari sunset, protea, and seeded eucalyptus. Her grandparents’ wedding bands were attached to her bouquet with a pin that belonged to her grandmother. Attending the bride as matron of honor was her lifelong friend Cara Percy Carter. Serving as bridesmaids were Christina Murphy Creel, Frances Ryan Daniel, Marissa Lauren Fields James, Caroline Edwards Hinson, Lauren Forte Kulikowski, Elizabeth Blackwell Ryan, and Virginia Lewis Whetstone. Scarlett Grace Kirkland, the bride’s niece, served as junior bridesmaid. Flower girls were the bridegroom’s niece, Ella Murphy Hinson, and the bride’s nieces, Sims Elise Kirkland and Stella Jewell Kirkland. Edward Blanchard Edwards served his son as best man. Groomsmen were Christopher Blasé Bradford, Taylor Wade Brantley, Braxton Harrison Fondren, Christopher Murphy Hinson, Daniel Chad Jenkins, Jonathan Kole Junkin, William Tanner McGraw, and Alan Da-

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designed by Molly Manning. It featured a turkey, a favorite bird that the bridegroom hunts, and was adorned with real turkey feathers. Floral design for the wedding and reception was provided by Pam Harriss, Toni Kee, and Judy Trevillion. Photography and videography were provided by Ashford-Halley from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Throughout the reception, guests enjoyed music provided by The Tip Tops from Mobile, Alabama. The newlyweds exited the reception through a shower of rose petals and departed in a vintage, baby-blue convertible. Following a honeymoon in St. Lucia, the couple is at home in Natchez.


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Recommended Roses for Mississippi Gardens Story by Pam Collins / Photography by Dr. Gary R. Bachman / Courtesy of Mississippi State Extension

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Southern Gothic The 29th Annual Natchez Literary & Cinema Celebration

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with Larry Brown (UP of Mississippi, 2007), Faulkner and Whiteness (UP of Mississippi, 2011), Faulknerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Geographies (UP of Mississippi, 2015), Fifty Years after Faulkner (UP of Mississippi, 2015), Faulkner and the Black Literatures of the Americas (UP of Mississippi, 2016), Faulkner and History (UP of Mississippi, 2017), and Faulkner and Print Culture (UP of Mississippi, 2017). After a career as a communication manager and a long-time avocation as a EOXHVUDGLR'-LQ/LOOH)UDQFHVictor BouvĂŠron settled down in America to EHFRPH D SXEOLF IRONORULVW %RXYpURQ UHFHLYHG DQ 0$ LQ )RONORUH IURP UNC-Chapel Hill in 2017. Following his graduation, he conducted extenVLYHĂ&#x20AC;HOGZRUNIRUWKUHHPRQWKVLQ1HZ <RUN6WDWHGRFXPHQWLQJROGWLPHPXsic in the region. He is currently helpLQJ0XVLF0DNHU5HOLHI)RXQGDWLRQD QRQSURĂ&#x20AC;WEDVHGLQ+LOOVERURXJK1RUWK&DUROLQDRQDWUDYHOLQJ H[KLELWLRQWKDWSUHVHQWVDOLWWOHNQRZQ$IULFDQ$PHULFDQJXLWDU PDNHU)UHHPDQ9LQHV%RXYpURQFRPHVWRXVDWWKHUHFRPPHQGDWLRQRI'U:LOOLDP)HUULVKLVORQJWLPHPHQWRU Blues singer, songwriter, and guitarist Ray Cashman will be sharLQJWKHVWDJHZLWK9LFWRU%RXYpURQ at the Natchez Literary and Cinema Celebration. Cashman is both a performance and group artist, and plays the blues of the Mississippi 'HOWD +H GUDZV KLV LQVSLUDWLRQ from the Southern Gothic tradiWLRQ DQG LV WKH VXEMHFW RI 9LFWRU BouvĂŠronâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s research. The two will present a lively and informative VHVVLRQRQWKH6RXWKHUQ*RWKLFLQĂ XHQFHLQ%OXHVPXVLF

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William Dunlap, having an M.F.A. from the University of Mississippi and having taught at Appalachian State University in North Carolina (197079) and Memphis State University   KDV GLVWLQJXLVKHG KLPself as an artist, arts commentator, and educator during a career that has spanned more than three decades. $Q LQVSLUHG VSHDNHU KH KDV OHFWXUHG RQ DUWUHODWHG VXEMHFWV DW FROOHJHV XQLYHUVLWLHV LQVWLWXWLRQV and professional conferences. At the NLCC, He will offer D PXOWLPHGLD SUHVHQWDWLRQ RQ KLV UHFHQW ERRN Short Mean Fiction ZKLFK ZDV IHDWXUHG DW WKLV \HDU·V 0LVVLVVLSSL %RRN Fair. His paintings, sculpture, and constructions are included in the prestigious collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Lauren Rogers Museum, Mobil &RUSRUDWLRQ5LJJV%DQN,%0&RUSRUDWLRQ)HGHUDO([SUHVV 7KH(TXLWDEOH&ROOHFWLRQ5RJHUV2JGHQ&ROOHFWLRQ$UNDQVDV $UW&HQWHU8QLWHG6WDWHV6WDWH'HSDUWPHQWDQG8QLWHG6WDWHV Embassies throughout the world. Darden Northâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mystery and thriller novels have been awarded nationally, most notably an IPPY in Southern Fiction for Points of Origin. The Five Manners of Death, released June 15, 2017, follows Wiggle Room, Fresh Frozen, and House Call 'DUGHQ KDV served on author panels at writing conferences including Killer Nashville, Murder on the Menu, SIBA Thriller Author Panel, and 0XUGHU LQ WKH 0DJLF &LW\7R ERRN 'DUGHQ IRU D ERRN FOXE ERRNVLJQLQJRUSUHVHQWDWLRQFRQWDFW'DUGHQ#'DUGHQ1RUWK com. A board-certified obstetrician-gynecologist practicing DW -DFNVRQ +HDOWKFDUH IRU :RPHQ LQ )ORZRRG 0LVVLVVLSSL 'DUGHQ 1RUWK LV &KDLUPDQ RI WKH %RDUG RI WKH 0LVVLVVLSSL Public Broadcasting Foundation and a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of the Mississippi Medical Association. +H OLYHV LQ -DFNVRQ ZLWK KLV ZLIH 6DOO\ DQG HQMR\V IDPLO\ travel, and outdoor activities. The Norths have two adult chilGUHQZKRDOVRZRUNLQWKHPHGLFDOILHOG Kathleen Woodruff Wickham is a proIHVVRUDWWKH0HHN6FKRRORI-RXUQDOLVP and New Media at the University of Mississippi and a faculty fellow of the Ã&#x20AC;UVW5HVLGHQWLDO&ROOHJH6KHLVDIRUPHU newspaper reporter from New Jersey who teaches many of the reporting classes in WKH 0HHN 6FKRRO·V SURJUDP ,Q  the Society of Professional Journalists named her the national Outstanding )DFXOW\ $GYLVHU IRU KHU ZRUN ZLWK WKH campus SPJ chapter. She has previously SXEOLVKHG IRXU ERRNV DQG QXPHURXV DFDGHPLF DUWLFOHV DQG LV currently researching the lives of the reporters present on campus during the 1962 integration crisis. She was instrumental in Page 32 { February 2018 { Bluffs & Bayous

having the Ole Miss campus named a national historic site in MRXUQDOLVPLQKRQRURIWKRVHUHSRUWHUV'U:LFNKDPHDUQHGKHU graduate degrees from the University of Memphis where she WDXJKWIRUPRUHWKDQÃ&#x20AC;IWHHQ\HDUV6KHKDVDOVRVHUYHGDVFKDLU RI WKH 1HZVSDSHU 'LYLVLRQ RI WKH $VVRFLDWLRQ IRU (GXFDWLRQ in Journalism and Mass Communication and currently serves on the editorial board of Newspaper Research Journal. Last \HDU VKH KHOSHG MXGJH WKH QHZVSDSHU HQWULHV IRU WKH 1DWLRQDO +HDGOLQHU$ZDUGV$WWKH1/&&:LFNKDPZLOOSUHVHQWRQKHU FULWLFDOO\ DFFODLPHG ERRN We Believed We Were Immortal, a VWXG\RQWKHMRXUQDOLVPRIWKH2OH0LVVULRWV 7KH&ROG&DVH,QYHVWLJDWLRQV3DQHOZLOOVHUYHDVDNH\QRWHHYHQW IRUWKH1/&&DQGLVPDGHXSRIKLVWRULDQ+DQN.OLEDQRII DXWKRU6WDQOH\1HOVRQDQGMRXUQDOLVW5REHUW-5RVHQWKDO Hank Klibanoff D YHWHUDQ MRXUQDOist and Pulitzer Prize-winning author, is a Professor of Practice in Emoryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Creative Writing Program. He coauthored The Race Beat: The Press, the Civil Rights Struggle, and the Awakening of a Nation that won the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for history. Prior to MRLQLQJ(PRU\KHZDVDUHSRUWHUDQG HGLWRUIRUPRUHWKDQWKLUW\Ã&#x20AC;YH\HDUV held various reporting and editing positions at The Boston Globe, and The Philadelphia Inquirer and served as a managing editor of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He holds an undergraduate degree in English from Washington University in St. Louis and a masterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degree from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. At Emory University, Klibanoff directs WKH *HRUJLD &LYLO 5LJKWV &ROG &DVHV 3URMHFW FROGFDVHVHPRU\ edu), for which students examine Georgiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s modern civil rights history through the investigation of unsolved and unpunished racially motivated murders. As editor of the Concordia Sentinel in Ferriday, Louisiana, Stanley Nelson ZULWHV D ZHHNO\ FROXPQ DERXW KLV UHgionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s turbulent history. He also has been astonished by his own discoveries about the mean, corrupt, and violent behavior of Ku Klux Klansmen LQ WKH UHFHQW SDVW :HHN DIWHU ZHHN Nelson digs out a new gem about WKH XQVROYHG UDFH PXUGHUV RI )UDQN Morris, Joe Edwards, and Wharlest -DFNVRQKLVLQYHVWLJDWLRQVDQGUHSRUWV have led the FBI to offer a reward for information about these PXUGHUVDQGKDYHSURPSWHGIHGHUDODQGVWDWHSURVHFXWRUVWRMRLQ forces in probing the murders. His reports on the secretive Silver 'ROODU*URXSD.ODQRIIVKRRWSURPSWHGWKHVRQVRIDGHFHDVHG .ODQOHDGHUWRGHVFULEHWRKLPOLIHLQVLGHD.ODQIDPLO\DQGDVN forgiveness for any evil deeds their father may have committed. Nelson is the author of Devils Walking: Klan Murders Along the Mississippi in the 1960s.


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David Ridgen will be presenting his 2011 documentary Reconciliation in Mississippi on Thursday, Feburary 22, DV WKH NH\QRWH FLQHPD HYHQW :LQQHU RI WKH  *HPLQL IRU %HVW 'LUHFWRU RI D 'RFXPHQWDU\ 3URJUDP IRU KLV Mississippi Cold Case, Ridgen is an award-winning media producer, specializing in hard-hitting, character-driven, point-of-view, investigative television and theatrical programming. Ridgenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Reconciliation in Mississippi EUHDNV new ground in both spurring and documenting a process of reconciliation between African American Thomas Moore and Charles Edwards, a Ku Klux Klansman that helped to brutally PXUGHU 7KRPDV·V EURWKHU &KDUOHV DQG KLV IULHQG +HQU\ 'HH LQ 1964. Reconciliation in Mississippi, the follow-up to Ridgenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mississippi Cold CaseFKDQJHVWKHZD\SHRSOHZLOOYLHZMXVWLFH in civil-rights-era cases and captures the extraordinary endurance of one manâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s love for his brother and the conversion of long-held hatred into a hymn of redemption.

Karen L. Cox is Professor of History at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and the founding director of the graduate public history program. She received her B.A. and M.A. in history from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and her 3K' LQ  IURP WKH 8QLYHUVLW\ RI Southern Mississippi. She is the author RI WZR ERRNV DQG QXPHURXV HVVD\V DQG DUWLFOHV RQ WKH VXEMHFW RI VRXWKHUQ KLVWRU\ DQG FXOWXUH 6KH KDV MXVW completed a third monograph entitled Goat Castle: A True Story of Murder, Race, and the Gothic South set in 1930s Natchez, Mississippi. Cox is also an OAH 'LVWLQJXLVKHG/HFWXUHUDQGDWWKH1/&&ZLOOEHSUHVHQWLQJRQ KHUUHFHQWO\SXEOLVKHGERRNRQWKH*RDW&DVWOHPXUGHUVZKLFK occurred in Natchez Mississippi.

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THE SCHEDULE 7KLV \HDU ZH DUH RIIHULQJ WKUHH WLFNHWHG events:

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2018 Thursday morning, HIGH SCHOOL (9(17&R/LQ1DWFKH]&DPSXVZLWK SĂĄlongo Lee Thursday evening)HEUXDU\Âł Natchez Convention Center, 211 Main Street

Friday February 23â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Ghost Tour at *OHQĂ&#x20AC;HOG 3ODQWDWLRQ  7KLV IDVFLQDWLQJ KRPH EHORQJV WR WZR E\JRQH HUDV7KH Ă&#x20AC;UVW VHFWLRQRIWKHKRPHZDVEXLOWLQLQWKH prevailing Spanish style. Additions and imSURYHPHQWVPDGHLQDUHLQWKH(QJOLVK *RWKLFVW\OHPDNLQJWKLVKRPHXQLTXHDPRQJ the antebellum buildings in Natchez. Passed down through seven generations to the present owners, this lovely and haunting home is the perfect setting for this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ghost Tour. Join the Meng family for refreshments and a lively and informative evening. Either 7:00 SPRUSPWRXUVDUHDYDLODEOH

6:00-6:45 p.m. Short Film: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Local LandVFDSHVÂľ0LNH&KDSPDQ SKRWRJUDSKHU

7:00-8:45 p.m. Cinema Event: Reconciliation in Mississippi'DYLG5LGJHQ FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2018â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Natchez Convention Center, 211 Main Street 8:30 a.m. Opening Ceremony, President 5RQQLH1HWWOHV&/&&0D\RU'DUU\O Grennell, City of Natchez. Presiding: *RYHUQRU:LOOLDP):LQWHU'LUHFWRURI Proceedings, NLCC. Recognition of WilOLDP:LQWHU6FKRODUVDQG9DQFH)HOORZV 8:50 â&#x20AC;&#x201C;9:30 a.m. â&#x20AC;&#x153;What is Southern *RWKLF"Âľ'U0DWWKHZ*XLQQ%HOKDYHQ University and author of The Scribe, and The Resurrectionist. 9:30-10:30 a.m. ´:LOOLDP)DXONQHUDQG WKH6RXWKHUQ*RWKLF7UDGLWLRQÂľ'U-D\ :DWVRQ+RZU\&KDLULQ)DXONQHU6WXGies and Professor of English, University of Mississippi

Saturday February 24Âł%HQHĂ&#x20AC;W/XQFKHRQ 'XQOHLWK 3ODQWDWLRQ  DP SP  7KLV \HDU ZH DUH SOHDVHG WR KRVW RXU 6DWXUGD\ OXQFKHRQ DW 'XQOHLWK 3ODQWDWLRQ Lunch will be served inside the main house.

10:30-11:30 a.m. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Writing Gothicâ&#x20AC;? Richard Grant, author of Dispatches from Pluto, Crazy River, and American Nomads. 1:00-1:20 p.m. Presentation of the Thad Cochran Award for Achievement in the +XPDQLWLHVWR'U'DYLG6DQVLQJ +LVWRU\8QLYHUVLW\RI0LVVLVVLSSL DQG'U -RKQ':*XLFH UHW+LVWRU\8QLYHUsity of Southern Mississippi)

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1:30-2:30 p.m. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Southern Gothic and the %OXHVÂľ9LFWRU%RXYpURQIRONORULVWDQG Ray Cashman, blues musician. A protĂŠgĂŠ RI'U:LOOLDP)HUULV 81&&KDSHO+LOO  Mr. BouvĂŠron has conducted extensive Ă&#x20AC;HOGZRUNIRUWKUHHPRQWKVLQ1HZ<RUN State, documenting old-time music in the

region, as well as extensive research into blues music. 3:00-4:00 p.m. Short Mean Fiction :LOOLDP'XQODSDUWLVWDUWVFRPPHQWDWRU and educator. He will offer a multi-media SUHVHQWDWLRQRQKLVUHFHQWERRN6KRUW Mean Fiction, which was featured at this \HDU¡V0LVVLVVLSSL%RRN)DLU 4:00-5:00 p.m. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Journalism of the 2OH0LVV5LRWVÂľ'U.DWKOHHQ:LFNKDP SURIHVVRUDWWKH0HHN6FKRRORI-RXUQDOism and New Media at the University of 0LVVLVVLSSLDQGDIDFXOW\IHOORZRIWKHĂ&#x20AC;UVW Residential College. She will present on KHUFULWLFDOO\DFFODLPHGERRNWe Believed We Were ImmortalDVWXG\RQWKHMRXUQDOism of the Ole Miss riots. 5:00 p.m. Reception, NAPAC Museum 7:00 p.m. / 8:00 p.m. Ghost Tour: GlenĂ&#x20AC;HOG3ODQDWLRQ*OHQĂ&#x20AC;HOG/DQH+RPH RIWKH0HQJIDPLO\7KLVLVDWLFNHWHG HYHQW7LFNHWV SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2018â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Natchez Convention Center, 211 Main Street 8:30 a.m. 2SHQLQJ5HPDUNV'U5RQQLH Nettles, President, Copiah Lincoln &RPPXQLW\&ROOHJH5HFRJQLWLRQRIWKH winners of our Young Writers Competition. 9:00-10:20 a.m. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cold Case ,QYHVWLJDWLRQVÂľ+DQN.OLEDQRII5REHUW- Rosenthal, and Stanley Nelson. The Cold Case Investigations Panel will serve as a NH\QRWHHYHQWIRUWKH1/&&+DQN .OLEDQRIIDYHWHUDQMRXUQDOLVWDQG3XOLW]HU Prize-winning author, is a Professor of Practice in Emoryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Creative Writing Program. Robert (Rosey) Rosenthal is the director of the Center for Investigative 5HSRUWLQJDQGDQDGMXQFWSURIHVVRUDW Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and the University of &DOLIRUQLDDW%HUNHOH\*UDGXDWH6FKRRORI Journalism. Stanley Nelson is the author of Devils Walking: Klan Murders Along the Mississippi in the 1960s, editor of the Concordia Sentinel, and a past recipient of the Richard Wright Award for Literary Excellence.


THE SCHEDULE 10:30-11:30 a.m. Richard Wright Awards for Literary Excellence with educational presentations by the award winners, %LOO\:DWVRQDMRXUQDOLVWIRUThe Clarion LedgerDQG'U&KDUOHV5HJDQ:LOVRQ .HOO\*HQH&RRN6U&KDLURI+LVWRU\DQG Professor of Southern Studies (ret) at the University of Mississippi 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. 7LFNHWHG(YHQW /XQFKHRQDW'XQOHLWK3ODQWDWLRQ7LFNHWV  1:00-2:15 p.m. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Real Marie Laveau,â&#x20AC;? 'U0DUWKD:DUG0DUWKD:DUGLVWKHDXthor of Nest in the Wind, A World Full of Women, and A Sounding of Women: Autobiographies from Unexpected Places, DPRQJRWKHUERRNV6KHLV8QLYHUVLW\ Research Professor of Anthropology, Urban Studies, and Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Studies at the University of New Orleans.

2:30-3:15 p.m. Goat Castle: A True Story of Murder, Race, and the Gothic South'U.DUHQ&R[&R[LVD3URIHVVRU of History at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and the founding director of the graduate public history program. 3:30-4:15 p.m. The Five Manners of Death'U'DUGHQ1RUWKDZDUG winning author and Chairman of the Board, Mississippi Public Broadcasting )RXQGDWLRQ'U1RUWK¡VP\VWHU\DQG thriller novels have been awarded nationally, most notably an IPPY in Southern Fiction for Points of Origin. Northâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s recently published The Five Manners of Death follows Wiggle Room, Fresh Frozen, and House Call. 5:30-7:45 7LFNHWHG(YHQW%HQHĂ&#x20AC;W&RFNWDLO 5HFHSWLRQ7KH(OPV7LFNHWV

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Reunion for CHS Class of 1997 he Cathedral High School Class of 1997 celebrated their 20-year reunion November 24-26, 2017, during the Thanksgiving holidays in Natchez, Mississippi. The Friday evening event was held at The Grand Ballroom where class members and their spouses or guests listened to tunes of the era and enjoyed the display of class pictures, yearbooks, and other memorabilia. The favor for the evening was a program designed by Emily Hall and featuring Homecoming, Superlatives, Athletics Facts, class pictures and biographies, 1997 Year in Review, Special Superlatives, and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Not-So-Factual Facts and Useless Trivia.â&#x20AC;? Her supportive committee consisted of Linda Herring, Margaret Tatum, Marlene Smith, and Julia Noverina.

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Judith Robinson DAR Christmas Luncheon he annual Judith Robinson DAR Christmas luncheon was held on December 14, 2017, at the beautiful home of Janice Fortenberry in McComb, Mississippi. The magical spirit of Christmas flowed throughout the home with its decorative Christmas motif. Tables were accented with centerpiece arrangements made with evergreen sprigs, holly, and ornamental Christmas trees. A traditional Christmas lunch of turkey and dressing, spiral-sliced ham, and a variety of side dishes, salads, desserts, and sweet tea was set up buffet style. Entertainment was provided by Katherine Keller who played a selected list of songs on the flute. Over 40 guests attended this festive luncheon.

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A Christmas Celebration aturday, December 16, Steve and Donna Saunders hosted a Christmas celebration with family and friends at their beautiful historic home in Vicksburg, Mississippi. The home was seasonally decorated with a large Christmas tree in the living room and an upside down tree in the front parlor. Delicious hors dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;oeuvres created by Chef William Furlong covered the dining room table while scrumptious desserts by local bakers Chris Rutherford and Lou Brierly graced the buffet. Everyone enjoyed the hostsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; gracious hospitality.

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Louisiana Up & Coming! FEBRUARY DATES TO KNOW Mardi Gras ......................................Feb 13 9DOHQWLQH·V'D\ ..............................Feb 14 Ash Wednesday .............................Feb 14 3UHVLGHQWV·'D\ ..............................Feb 19 For all Mardi Gras Events louisianatravel.com

FEBRUARY 10TH 4-9 PM BAND LEADING PARADE:

EPIC FUNK BRASS BAND PERFORMING AFTER PARADE:

THE BRIDGE BAND LIVE JAZZ • EXTENDED RETAIL HOURS PRIVATE TOURS • RESTAURANT SPECIALS & PARTIES

*All children must be accompanied by an adult over the age of 21* To purchase tickets and for more information call 601-833-1411

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BATON ROUGE Throughout February For Mardi Gras Events: visitbatonrouge.org lsumoa.org February 2 )LUHÀJKWHUV%DOO Hilton Baton Rouge 7 pm / $75 adv. & $100 door (225)372-2824


FEBRUARY Louisiana Up & Coming! FERRIDAY February 2 Garrett Bryan, Chance Anderson & Lucas Beven Arcade Theater Doors Open 6:30 pm / Show 7 pm (318)757-9999 W – F / 9 am – 4 pm deltamusicmuseum.com February 8 Free Tax Assistance Ferriday Library 9 am – 2 pm February 10 Avery Michaels & Exit 209 Band Arcade Theater $15 pp / $25 couple / 7 pm (318)757-9999 W – F / 9 am – 4 pm deltamusicmuseum.com

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Louisiana Up & Coming! FEBRUARY February 24 Gene King Country Opry Arcade Theater 7 pm / $10 (318)757-9999 W – F / 9 am – 4 pm deltamusicmuseum.com

March 3 Sam Baily Gospel Show Arcade Theater (318)757-9999 W – F / 9 am – 4 pm deltamusicmuseum.com MONROE/WEST MONROE Throughout February For Mardi Gras Events monroe-westmonroe.org February 18 22nd Annual Bridal Beginnings West Monroe Convention Center 12:30 – 4:30 pm / $10 (318)396-5000 NEW ORLEANS Throughout February For all Mardi Gras Events: neworleansonline.com neworleanscvb.com PORT ALLEN Throughout February westbatonrouge.net westbatonrougemuseum.com February 1 Rum Revelry A Masquerade Gala Event & Opening of Creole du Monde Exhibit West Baton Rouge Museum 6 pm westbatonrougemuseum.com

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FEBRUARY Louisiana Up & Coming! ST. FRANCISVILLE Throughout February westfelicianahistoricalsociety.org stfrancisville.us February 3 – 24 An Enslaved Life Home School Day Audubon State Historic Site 9 am – Noon (225)635-3739 February 17 Writers & Readers Symposium Hemingbough (504)427-0421 / conundrumbooks.com February 17 A War of 1812 Living History Audubon State Historic Site 10 am – 4 pm (225)635-3739 VIDALIA Throughout February cityofvidalia.com Every Wednesday 7KH'HOWD)DUPHU·V0DUNHW Old Courthouse 8 am – Noon February 6 Free Tax Assistance Vidalia Library 9 am – 2 pm concordia.org February 8 AARP Driver Safety Class Vidalia Library 8:30 am – 1:30 pm concordia.org February 15 Ashley Toman, Harpist &RQFRUGLD%DQN/REE\ 7 pm / Free concordia.org

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February 15, 16, 17, 18, 25 & 28 Peter Pan Jr. %ODFN5RVH7KHDWUH 7:30 Thur. – Sat. / 2:30 Sun. (601)825-1293 / blackrosetheatre.org BROOKHAVEN Throughout February facebook.com/VisitBrookhavenMS visitbrookhavenms.com Every Wednesday &KLOGUHQ·V6WRU\7LPH Lincoln Library &KLOGUHQ·V'HSW 10 – 11 am llf.lib.ms.us February 9 – 11, 16 – 18 The Odd Couple %URRNKDYHQ/LWWOH7KHDWUH (601)990-2243 brookhavenlittletheatre.com February 17 %ODFN+LVWRU\5HFHSWLRQ %URRNKDYHQ/LEUDU\ 1 – 3 pm llf.lib.ms.us February 20 %5$*:DWHUFRORU:RUNVKRS %URRNKDYHQ/LEUDU\ 9:30 am – 5:30 pm brookhavenregionalartguild.com

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FEBRUARY Mississippi Up & Coming! February 24 51st Krewe of Ceres Charity Ball Lincoln Civic Center 6:30 pm Doors Open 7:30 pm Court Presentation $50 (601)757-6141 March 3 *RLQ·7R7RZQ&DU6KRZ Downtown All Day CANTON cantontourism.com CLEVELAND February 22 Bridal Show The Grammy Museum premierweddingshow.net

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Mississippi Up & Coming! FEBRUARY FLOWOOD February 1 Premier Bridal Show The Ivy Venue 5 – 8 pm Facebook: Premier Wedding Mississippi JACKSON Throughout February dulinghall.com msmuseumart.org visitjackson.com jacksonfreepress.com/calendar

February 5 A Chorus Line Thalia Mara Hall 7:30 pm (888)502-2929 February 23 1HZ6XPPLW6FKRRO·V'UDZ'RZQ  Auction 06&KLOGUHQ·V0XVHXP 6 – 10 pm newsummitschool.com February 24 Cancer League Gala The South Warehouse 6:30 pm (601)321-5513 natalie.nichols@cancer.org

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FEBRUARY Mississippi Up & Coming! MAGNOLIA Throughout February magnoliachamberofcommerce.com February 3 17th Annual Mardi Gras Parade Downtown 10 am (601)783-5211

Every Monday Storyhour - Toddlertime McComb Library 11 am pawls.org

February 22 – 25 The Cat in the Hat 3LNH&RXQW\/LWWOH7KHDWUH 7:30 & 2:30 pm Facebook: Pike County Little Theatre

Every Thursday Storyhour - Preschool Age McComb Library 10 am pawls.org

March 22 21st Festival of Flowers 3LNH1DWLRQDO%DQN&RPPXQLW\5RRP 11 am – 5 pm / Free Teresa Price (601)551-6982

Through February 25 do it exhibit Various Venues psa-ms.org/do-it

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Mississippi Up & Coming! FEBRUARY NATCHEZ Throughout February Live Music Events Calendar visitnatchez.org/full-event-calendar Throughout February visitnatchez.org See Natchez citysightseeingnatchez.com February 1 – 3 Winnie the Pooh Natchez Little Theatre 7:30 pm Fri. & Sat. / 2:30 pm Sun. natchezlittletheatre.org

February 9 Krewe of Phoenix Mardi Gras Parade Downtown 6:30 pm kreweofphoenixnatchez.com February 10 Krewe of Phoenix Grand Ball Natchez Convention Center Rockin Dopsie & the Zydeco Twisters $65 non-member kreweofphoenixnatchez.com

February 17 Natchez Festival of Music Sound Waves %HQHÀW'LQQHU 6KRZ $75 natchezfestivalofmusic.com February 16 & 17 *OHQÀHOG3ODQWDWLRQ Mystery Dinner $65 pp / $120 couple 7 – 9:30 pm (601)442-1002

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FEBRUARY Mississippi Up & Coming!

FIELDER’S PRO SHOP GOIN’ TO TOWN

Beautiful Historic Downtown Brookhaven ♦

CAR SHOW | MARCH 3, 2018 Last year over 200 entries!

February 22 – 24 29th Natchez Literary & Cinema Celebration Southern Gothic colin.edu PORT GIBSON Facebook: portgibson.chamber

Sponsored by Fielder’s Pro Shop, Tourism council, and Advance Auto Parts Hampton Inn 601-823-3800 | Comfort Inn 601-835-0055 for special rate mention show Pre Entry $10.00 | $15.00 day of show

For more information: T-Tommy- 601-833-8620 Brookhaven Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce 601-833-1411

April 6 – 7 Wintergreen Cemetery Tour Whispers in the Cedars April 6: 6 – 8 pm April 7: 6 – 8:30 pm (601)437-5097 or (601)529-4680 RIDGELAND Throughout February visitridgeland.com April 14 19th Susan B. Komen Race for Cure 5HQDLVVDQFH#&RORQ\3DUN (601)932-3999 / komenmemphisms.org SUMMIT Throughout February pikeinfo.com February 2 Mardi Gras Parade Downtown 6:30 pm

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Mississippi Up & Coming! FEBRUARY VICKSBURG Throughout February southernculture.org visitvicksburg.com vicksburgartassociation.org tarawildlife.com Every Wednesday Storytime Public Library 700 Veto St. 10:30 am (601)636-6411 Marie Cunningham February 3 9LFNVEXUJ&RLQ6KRZ 5LYHUZDON&DVLQR 9 am – 5 pm Sat. / 10 am – 4 pm Sun. Free (601)529-0335 February 3 5LYHU5HYHOHUV0DVNHG%DOO SCHF $50 (dinner & cash bar) Black Tie 7 – 11 pm (601)634-4527 February 7 7ULQLW\&RRNERRN'LQQHU Martins at Midtown 5 – 8 pm / $45 (601)636-2353

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FEBRUARY Mississippi Up & Coming! February 9 – 18 Noises OFF 9LFNVEXUJ7KHDWUH*XLOG 7:30 pm Fri. & Sat. / 2 pm Sun. $20 Adult / $15 Sr / $10 child (601)636-0471 Vicksburgtheatreguild.com February 10 Mardi Gras Parade Washington Street Downtown 4 pm (601)634-4527 / downtownvicksburg.org February 10 Carnaval De Mardi Gras & Gumbo &RRN2II SCHF Auditorium 5 – 8 pm $10 Adult / $5 Child (601)636-5010 vburgfoundation@aol.com

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Mississippi Up & Coming! FEBRUARY February 27 6XSHU6FLHQWLÀF&LUFXV 9LFNVEXUJ&RQYHQWLRQ&HQWHU (601)630-2929 WESSON Throughout February Facebook: Wesson Chamber WOODVILLE Throughout February townofwoodville.org Facebook: Woodville/Wilkinson County Main Street Association

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Columnist Alma Womack lives on Smithland Plantation on Black River, south of Jonesville, Louisiana. In addition to her duties as maitresse des maison, she is the keeper of the lawn, the lane and the pecan orchard at Smithland.

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The Official Social Events and News Guide for Central ad South Mississippi and Southeast Louisiana.

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The Official Social Events and News Guide for Central ad South Mississippi and Southeast Louisiana.

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