•  Laughter & Lagniappe

    Laughter & Lagniappe

     Pine Belt-area residents will soon have a chance to enjoy Cajun food and fun while benefiting the Petal’s teachers and students, courtesy of the Petal School District Education Foundation’s 12th annual “Laughter and Lagniappe” Crawfish Boil.

  • 20TH ANNUAL downtown crawfish jam

    20TH ANNUAL downtown crawfish jam

    Downtown Crawfish Jam is one of several fun neighborhood events hosted by the Hattiesburg Historic Neighborhood throughout the year. It also serves as its largest fundraiser for the Walthall Foundation.

    The Walthall foundation is  a 501c(3) nonprofit charitable foundation the neighborhood set up in 1995 for the sole purpose of restoring and preserving the Walthall School property. The Walthall Community Center and Park is an important gathering place and green space for the neighborhood. 

  • Purple Parrot Wine Festival

    Purple Parrot Wine Festival

    The festival has grown to be a special tradition in the Pine Belt. Food is prepared and served throughout the evening as part of the festival. With more than 110 wines available, festival-goers get a one-of-a-kind tasting and learning experience. 
    “The variety and rarity of the wines offered at the Purple Parrot Wine Festival makes it unlike any other tasting event in the Pine Belt,” said Purple Parrot Wine Director Dusty Frierson. 

  • Heart Gala

    Heart Gala

    The American Heart Association's 2018 Heart Gala is set from 6-9 p.m. Friday, May 4, at the Waller/Dawe Home.

    This is a core fundraising event that raises funds to fight our nation’s No. 1 (heart disease) and No. 5 (stroke) killers.  It is because of events like the Heart Gala that stents and bypass surgery are possible today, education is available for the public, millions are trained in CPR, quality care is improved in hospitals and stronger public policies are in place.

  • St. Thomas Aquinas Church to host Irish-Italian Festival

    St. Thomas Aquinas Church to host Irish-Italian Festival

    Great food, music, fellowship, a parade and a chance to win a trip to Ireland or a cash prize of $2,000 await those who come out for the St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Hattiesburg’s 17th annual Irish-Italian Festival, set for Saturday, March 17. The ‘Roll N’ Stroll’ parade is at 10:30 a.m. and the festival is from 5-10:30 p.m. at the church, following a 4 p.m. Mass. Admission is free to these events, with tickets for food and drink items available for purchase at the entrance.  

  • Rise & Shine for the ARC

    Rise & Shine for the ARC

    To many people, Hattiesburg Clinic’s annual Rise & Shine Half-Marathon & 5K is known as a fundraiser for The Arc of Southeast Mississippi. For The Arc, the event is also a source of inspiration and awareness. This year’s event is scheduled for Saturday, April 7. The half-marathon will start at 7 a.m., with the 5K beginning at 7:15 a.m.

  • Time To Tee Up For WUSM

    Time To Tee Up For WUSM

    Proudly celebrating its 65th birthday, WUSM-FM 88.5 is as feisty and edgy as ever, still radiating the energetic and youthful vibe that grew it into the broadcasting powerhouse it is today.  Voted “Best of the Pine Belt” radio station for five years running, WUSM brings the community a wildly diverse roots playlist that appeals to all ages. The nonprofit station showcases music from local, regional, national and international artists to amplify the culture of the Greater Hattiesburg music-loving community.

  • The Hub City in October

    The Hub City in October

    It’s an extremely busy month in the Hub City with something for everybody – football, film fests, fall festivals and lots more fun. In addition to the Happenings listed on Pages 20 and 21, you’re sure to find a lot more events here. Get you calendar out and get ready to plan your days and weeks ahead.

  • Flowers, Fans  & Fine Art

    Flowers, Fans & Fine Art

    Picture this….more than a half dozen fresh flower still life settings in the beautiful, architectural space of the historic Hattiesburg Cultural Center.

    The Hattiesburg Arts Council is kicking off for its July 2017-June 2018 season from 2-4pm Sunday, Sept. 10, at the Hattiesburg Cultural Center with an event that will feature artists with their easels actively painting and/or drawing flowers arranged in varied styles throughout two floors of the cultural center.

  • Fundraiser supports scholarship, foundation

    Fundraiser supports scholarship, foundation

    Each year since 2012, Mary Ann and Edward Little have honored their son with an annual bike ride.  Through an endowed fund created through The Greater Pinebelt Community Foundation, the money raised from the Zachary Little Memorial Bike Ride benefits organizations that shared Zachary’s two favorite hobbies – hunting and baseball – as well as two wonderful children’s hospitals.

    We could all take a note from Zachary Little and the life he lived. He was in love with it, and everyone around him felt that every day.

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