Happenings: February 2019

FEB. 8
NIGHT TO SHINE
5-8pm @ TEMPLE BAPTIST CHURCH

Join Temple Baptist for a prom-night experience for people with special needs. Celebrating the uniqueness of each individual prom guest by providing an unforgettable night where they are welcomed, valued and loved, a Night to Shine is an unforgettable prom night experience, centered on God’s love, for people with special needs ages 14 and older.

 

FEB. 9 
GLENN MILLER ORCHESTRA 
8PM @ SAENGER THEATER

More than 60 years since the public first embraced the successful Miller Sound, both the legend and the music live on. The Glenn Miller Orchestra is the most sought after big band in the world today for both concert and dance engagements. Still considered the greatest band of all time, its unique sound is loved by almost anybody that cares for dance music.

Tickets are available online, at the Saenger lobby, or by calling 601.584.4888.

 

FEB. 12
NIGHT OF SWEET D.R.E.A.M.S
6PM @ TRAIN DEPOT

Hosted by Dream of Hattiesburg, this event features a live dessert auction with guest host, Chef Katie Dixon, as well as a sweet and savory buffet. Enjoy the best desserts the PineBelt has to offer and support the programs D.R.E.A.M. of Hattiesburg, Inc. offers to enrich area communities.

Reserve your $10 ticket by contacting the DREAM office at 601.545.2101.

 

FEB. 12
HAC smART SPACE INTERACTIVE EXHIBIT
4-6PM @ HATTIESBURG CULTURAL CENTER

The best Valentine gift to give is time together, and a gift made from your heart. Join Hattiesburg Arts Council smART Space from 4-6pm Tuesday, Feb. 12, for the fifth annual interactive Valentine event for children and families.

This family event is free and open to the public.

 

FEB. 13
FILL YOUR HEART WITH ART
7-9PM @ HATTIESBURG CULTURAL CENTER

Adults like Valentine crafts too! For only $15/person, adults will be supplied with Valentine crafting materials and cocktails. Friends, social groups, couples, creatives and artists will be immersed in playful projects, and everyone will have the chance to make new friends, or have creative time with the ones you love. 

 Tickets will be sold at the door.

 

FEB. 14
VALENTINE DINNER
6:30PM @ SOUTHERN OAKS

The Meistersingers, Hattiesburg's Civic Chorus, will treat guests to music from the moment they walk in the door with talented members of the Meistersingers performing music about love in solos, duets, quartets and more. The musical showcase includes a delicious meal with cash bar, roses and photographs for purchase. Proceeds will go to fund the 2018-2019 season for the Meistersingers.

Tickets are $50 each and may be purchased at Facebook.com/meistersingersofms
For more info call 601.255.3941.

  

FEB. 15
SOUTHERN MISS COCA-COLA CLASSIC RODEO 
7:30PM @ FORREST COUNTY MULTI-PURPOSE CENTER

The ‘Greatest Show on Dirt’ is returning to Hattiesburg Feb. 15-16 for the 34th Annual Southern Miss Coca-Cola Classic Rodeo. The Department of Campus Recreation at The University of Southern Mississippi will host the event at the Forrest County Multi-Purpose Center. The rodeo will start at 7:30pm with doors opening at 6pm.

The rodeo, which began in 1986 at the Southern Miss Equestrian Center with J. Hugh Mitchell as the first grand marshal, serves as a fundraiser for student scholarships and professional development. 

Lecile Harris, four-time Pro Rodeo Clown of the Year, will once again be making an appearance at the rodeo this year. Lecile, a fifty-year rodeo veteran, works nearly 125 performances a year at the world’s biggest rodeos.

Hattiesburg Mayor Toby Barker will serve as grand marshal for the 34th Annual Southern Miss Coca-Cola Classic Rodeo. 

Tickets are on sale at Boot Country on U.S. Hwy. 49 and Hub City West Farm and Garden in Hattiesburg. Tickets are $12 (advance) and $15 after Feb. 14. Starting Feb. 15, tickets will be sold at the Forrest County Multi-Purpose Center beginning at 8 a.m.

 

FEB. 19
PINE GROVE’S 35 ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
11:30am - 1pm @ THAD COCHRAN CENTER, 3RD FLOOR BALLROOM

This special fundraiser for Pine Grove’s Spiritual Grounds, “Where’s There’s Hope, Embracing the Future,” includes a celebratory luncheon commemorating Pine Grove’s 35 years of providing hope and healing to children, adolescents and adults who are struggling with behavioral healthcare and addiction issues. The keynote address is being provided by Elizabeth Smart, one of America’s most well-known child abduction survivors and a highly-respected advocate for national child safety legislation. A book signing by Elizabeth Smart of her two books – My Story and Where There’s Hope - will follow.

For tickets, call the Forrest General Healthcare Foundation at 601.288.4396 and visit www.PineGroveTreatment.com/35 years for more information.

 

FEB. 23
WINE AND WHISKEY FESTIVAL
5-8PM @ CANEBRAKE COUNTRY CLUB

On Saturday, Feb. 23, Canebrake Country Club, Carl’s Wines, Lincoln Road Package Store and the Pink Ribbon Fund will host the third annual Wine and Whiskey Festival. Guests will be able to taste from more than 100 varieties of wines and spirits from 20 vendors, sample small bites from Canebrake’s Chef Matt Humphrey and his culinary team, listen to live music, and more. 

 “This event is different for Canebrake in that we will be able to advertise to a larger demographic since this event is open to the public,” Emmalee Bolton, Canebrake’s event coordinator, said. “I have high hopes that social media tools will play a big role in increasing exposure amongst the community for this event.” 

This year’s event will have some added activities, foods, and more to accommodate the large interest. This new community tradition hopes to inspire wine and whiskey lovers and attract visitors to attend and learn about the growing industry.

Tickets can be purchased via www.eventbrite.com, through Kaye Ray at 601.550.5251 at Pink Ribbon Fund, or through Emmalee Bolton at 601.271.2010 ext. 204 at Canebrake Country Club.

 

BLACK HISTORY MONTH EVENTS
VARIOUS TIMES @ THE AFRICAN AMERICAN MILITARY HISTORY MUSEUM

The African American Military History Museum will host a series of public programs to commemorate Black History Month. The museum has adopted “Transportation in the Military: African Americans on the Move” as the theme for 2019. A special exhibit has been curated to complement the theme. “Nothing Happens Until Something Moves: African Americans in Military Transport” will feature a stunning array of images depicting African American military servicemen who played a key role in planning movement of people and supplies by ground vehicles and ships. The display is set to run through March 31. 

Every Friday in February at 10am Story Time with a Soldier

Each Friday in February, a uniformed service member in the community will read a book chosen from the museum’s library. Story Time is open to children ages 3-9. A special tour of the museum will follow.

 

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16 @ 1PM
YOUTH DAY AT THE MUSEUM

Children and their families will have the opportunity to participate in fun and engaging educational activities about transportation. Activities include building model airplanes, creating a painting of a type of transportation, going on a special tour and more. Free youth T-shirts will be given out while quantities last. 

 

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20 @ 11:30AM
LUNCH & LEARN: MILITARY TRANSPORTATION AT SEAS

Edmond Hughes, vice president of Human Resources & Administration for Ingalls Shipbuilding, will discuss how Ingalls builds warships that serve as transportation in the military, with focus on those named in honor of African Americans. Lunch will be provided.

 

Community Bank serves as the sponsor for Black History Month at the African American Military History Museum. All programs are free and open to the public. For additional information, contact the museum at 601.450.1942.The African American Military History Museum is located at 305 East 6th St. in downtown Hattiesburg.

 

 

ALL MONTH LONG

United Way $100K Payday raffle 

United Way $100K Payday raffle tickets will go on sale Jan. 28 and continue until March 10. Tickets are $100 each for a chance to win $100,000. They can be purchased at Corner Market, Sunflower, select banks, online at unitedwaypayday.org or at the United Way office in downtown Hattiesburg. Funds raised will be used by United Way to help improve lives in the areas of education, health and financial stability.

For more information, call 601.545.714.

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