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Today in Mississippi


August 2017


Want more than 418,000 readers to know about your special event? Events open to the public will be published free of charge as space allows. Submit details at least two months prior to the event date. Submissions must include a phone number with area code for publication. Mail to Mississippi Events, Today in Mississippi, P.O. Box 3300, Ridgeland, MS 39158-3300; fax to 601-605-8601; or email to Events are subject to change. We recommend calling to confirm details before traveling.

“Pieces and Strings” Quilt Exhibit, through Aug. 27, Jackson. Quilts from Mississippi Cultural Crossroads 30th Annual Quilt Contest and Exhibition. Free. Mississippi Museum of Art. Details: 601-960-1515; Beginning Horsemanship Lessons, August-September, Gulfport. Twice-weekly 30-minute lessons in Western, dressage and hunter jumper. Bienvenue Acres. Details: 228357-0431. 30th Annual Sunflower River Blues and Gospel Festival, Aug. 11-13, Clarksdale. Featuring Charlie Musselwhite, Eternal Light Singers and others. Free admission. Delta Blues Museum and other venues. Details: Lower Delta Talks: Holt Collier and the Delta Film Institute, Aug. 15, Rolling Fork.

Presenter: James Mathews; 6:30 p.m. Free. Sharkey-Issaquena County Library. Details: 662-873-6261; Mississippi Book Festival, Aug. 19, Jackson. Author panel discussions, live C-SPAN broadcast, book vendors, children’s activities, Capitol tours, music, food, more; 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Free admission. State Capitol. Details: 769-717-2648; 46th Annual Gospel Singing Jubilee, Aug. 19, Magee. Featuring The Inspirations, Tim Frith & Gospel Echoes, Faithful 4 QT, Carolyn Norris; 6:30 p.m. Admission. Magee High School auditorium. Details: 601-906-0677, 601-720-8870. Sounds of Summer Festival, Aug. 19, Byhalia. Interactive artisan area, Kid’s Zone, Healthy Lifestyles tent, car exhibits, live music. Details: 662-838-8127, 662-291-0505.

Pine Belt Women’s Expo, Aug. 19, Hattiesburg. Learn about businesses and services for women; 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Lake Terrace Convention Center. Details: 601-270-2756; 15th Annual Tri-State Blues Festival, Aug. 19, Southaven. Featuring Bobby Rush, Pokey, JWONN, Terry Wright, more; 6:30 p.m. Admission. Landers Center. Details: 662-4702131; Horn Lake Food Truck Festival, Aug. 19, Horn Lake. Food truck vendors, arts, crafts, more; 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Latimer Lakes Park. Details: 662-393-9897. Memphis Kennel Club Dog Show, Aug. 1920, Southaven. All-breed AKC show, owner/handler and puppy classes, vendors, more. The Arena. Details: 901-463-0649; “John Lee Hooker: King of the Boogie,” Aug. 22 - fall, Cleveland. Exhibit celebrating centennial of bluesman John Lee Hooker, featuring rare recordings, photos, guitar, performance outfits, more. Admission. Grammy Museum Mississippi. Details: 662-441-0100; Old Man River Quilt Fest, Aug. 23-26, Vicksburg. Quilt exhibit, vendors, classes; admission. Vicksburg Convention Center. Details: 601-634-0243; Shape Note Singing, Aug. 26-27, Sebastopol. A cappella congregational singing of early American hymns in four-part harmo-

ny; 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Free admission. Antioch Primitive Baptist Church. Details: 601-9401612; “Cars in Art II,” Aug. 22 - Oct. 21, Biloxi. Photographs, paintings and sculpture based on car images or parts. Admission. Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art. Details: 228-374-5547; “Cycles: The Art of Steve Prince,” Aug. 29 - Oct. 28, Biloxi. Linoleum cut prints. Admission. Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art. Details: 228-374-5547; 18th Annual Hummingbird Migration and Nature Celebration, Sept. 8-10, Holly Springs. Guest speakers, live animal shows, kids’ activities, arts, crafts, native plant sale, hummingbird banding. Admission. Strawberry Plains Audubon Center. Details: 662-252-2515; Pelahatchie Baptist Church D-Vine 5K, Sept. 9, Pelahatchie. Run/walk 7:30 a.m.; kids fun run 8:30 a.m. Admission. Pelahatchie High School. Details: 601-854-8809. Bogue Creek Festival, Sept. 9, Duck Hill. Sponsored by Duck Hill Lions Club. Vendors, food, rides, entertainment, live music; 9 a.m. 4 p.m. Free admission. Lancaster Pecan Grove. Details: 662-565-2434, 662-417-0961. 26th Annual Mississippi Gulf Coast Blues and Heritage Festival, Sept. 9, Pascagoula. Music, classic cars, food, craft vendors; 12 p.m. Admission. Sponsor: Mississippi Gulf Coast Blues Commission. Details: 228-282-0591.

Electric Cooperatives of Mississippi Foundation awards

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The Electric Cooperatives of Mississippi (ECM) Foundation recently awarded $2,500 engineering scholarships to Raygan Necaise, Dalton Williams, Caleb McBride and Jose Luis Dominguez. These young men have served as co-op student interns at local electric cooperatives in Mississippi. Pictured from left are Jim Compton, CEO, Cooperative Energy; Necaise, son of Maurice and Stacey Necaise of Kiln; Randy Carroll, CEO, East Mississippi Electric; Williams, son of Pat and Laurie Williams of Collinsville; Michael Callahan,

CEO, ECM; McBride, son of Tim and Cindy McBride of Winona; David O’Bryan, general manager, Delta Electric; Dominguez, son of Jose Dominguez and Loyda Maeda of Meridian; and Darrell Smith, general manager, Magnolia Electric Power. All four recipients are electrical engineering students at Mississippi State University. The students were recognized at a recent luncheon for their academic achievements, dedication to excellence and work performance at their sponsoring electric cooperatives.

Today in Mississippi August 2017 Coast  

Today in Mississippi August 2017 Coast

Today in Mississippi August 2017 Coast  

Today in Mississippi August 2017 Coast