This year Signature Magazine is shaking things up a bit to keep the Best of the Pine Belt party going all month long and to amp up the excitement.
June 1 marks the second annual Best of the Pine Belt Hall of Fame dinner with the BOPB Awards Show winding down FestivalSouth with a gala show on Friday, June 28, at the Saenger Theater.
GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY MEETING
7 PM @ The Genealogy Library
Food historian and Associate Professor of American Cultural History Dr. Andrew Haley will give a presentation on the Mississippi Cookbook Project at The Genealogy Library, 307 2nd Avenue in Hattiesburg. His project is documenting community life in Mississippi through community cookbooks published in the 20th century. All meetings are free and open to the public. Experienced genealogy researchers will help you find your family roots.
For the second-consecutive year, Signature Magazine is giving Best of the Pine Belt voters a front row seat to see and hear some of his year’s nominated bands perform live and in person.
In fact, this year there will be two chances – one in Hattiesburg and one in nearby Laurel.
The fun kicks off at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at The Thirsty Hippo with performances by Ty Trehorn, Marshall McKellar of The Devil Music Co., Mississippi Shakedown, and The Icemen.
Each band will present a 45-minute set.
TUESDAYS IN APRIL
Irish Dance Beginner Lessons
7:30PM @ Sigler Center
Irish dance lessons for beginners will be offered during the month of April at the Sigler Center in Hattiesburg each Tuesday night. Cost per person is $10 per class or $30 for the month. For more details, call 601-408-8219.
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.
GLENN MILLER ORCHESTRA
8PM @ SAENGER THEATER
Professional Development Workshop for K-12 teachers
8am-3pm at Hattiesburg Cultural Center
Hattiesburg Arts Council presents “Mississippi History Through the Arts; A Bicentennial Journey” - Dr. Mark Malone
Reservations required by email; CEU credits available
Petal's 2020 Distinguished Young Women Program
6 p.m. at the Petal High School’s Performing Arts
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3
HUB CITY MAKER’S MARKET
10AM-4PM @ TOWN SQUARE PARK
The Hub City Maker’s Market takes place the first Saturday of each month and is a great place to get one-of-a-kind holiday gifts and keepsakes. The market’s goal is to give local artists a chance to sell their wares and educate the public about arts and skills, such as leather working, forging metal, crochet/knitting, wood working, sewing, glass work, pottery/ceramics and more.
For more information, visit online at hubcitymakersmarket.com.