• Elks begins celebration with cocktail party

    Elks begins celebration with cocktail party

    The Krewe of Elks began Mardi Gras Celebrations by holding its 51st annual Krewe Cocktail Party on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017, in the ballroom of the Elks Lake Lodge.

     Guests were greeted by Krewe Captain, Mike Compton, and his wife, Pam; King and Queen Elk L Mike Warren and wife, Diane and Queen Elk L April Phillips, and husband, Craig.

  • Irish Italian Festival

    Irish Italian Festival

    As it is every year, the plan is for fun and fellowship at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church’s annual Irish-Italian Festival. Set from 5-10:30 p.m. Saturday, March 18 at the church, things get started following a 4 pm Mass. Admission is free to the event, which will include a raffle for a trip for two to Ireland or a $2,000 cash prize. Tickets for food and drink items can be purchased at the entrance.

  • Night of Sweet D.R.E.A.M.S

    Night of Sweet D.R.E.A.M.S

    D.R.E.A.M. of Hattiesburg, Inc. is getting ready for its annual fundraiser, “A Night of Sweet D.R.E.A.M.s.” The event will be held on Friday, at beginning at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb 10, at Southern Oaks and Gardens. This dessert auction began in 2007 in an effort to raise funds for D.R.E.A.M. to continue its prevention programs and fund its tutoring center.

  • USM Children's Center plans race week activities

    USM Children's Center plans race week activities

    The Children’s Center for Communica-tion and Development at The Univer-sity of Southern Mississippi will host its third Annual Children’s Center Classic on Feb. 25.

    The 10K, 5K and Fun Run serve as the Center’s signature fundraising event and supports their life-changing work with children, birth to five, who have complex communication needs and developmental disabilities. 

  • Win $100,000 for just $100

    Win $100,000 for just $100

    One hundred thousand dollars. That’s a lot of money. What would you buy with that much money? It could be used for the purchase of a new home or a new car with enough left over for a year’s worth of gas, plus some.

     It could help a family get out of debt. Tuition for a college education could be paid with $100,000. Who hasn’t dreamed of a shopping spree in their favorite store?

  • Temple prepares for special needs prom

    Temple prepares for special needs prom

    About 100 volunteers and prom guests have registered for the Night to Shine, sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation. The event, hosted at Temple Baptist Church in Hattiesburg, is set from 6-9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10.

    Temple Baptist was one of more than 350 churches around the world to host the event.

  • Greatest show on dirt heads to Hub City

    Greatest show on dirt heads to Hub City

    The “Greatest Show on Dirt” is returning to Hattiesburg Feb. 17-18 for the 32nd annual Southern Miss Coca-Cola Classic Rodeo. The Department of Recreational Sports at The University of Southern Mississippi will host the event at the Forrest County Multi-Purpose Center.

    Lecile Harris, six-time Pro Rodeo Clown of the Year, will once again be making an appearance at the rodeo this year.  Lecile, a 50-year rodeo veteran, works nearly 125 performances a year at the world’s biggest rodeos.

  • Let the good times roll at Caerus

    Let the good times roll at Caerus

    Pine Belt residents will let the good times roll once again as Caerus Mardi Gras event plans are in the works. In its sixth year, the parade is set for 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, and will include a number of floats, walking groups and plenty of beads and other trinkets. The Mardi Grass Ball will be from 7 p.m. until midnight Saturday, Feb. 18, at Lake Terrace Convention Center.

    The events are sponsored in part by Keith’s Superstores and Magnolia Graphics. Parade entry fee is $125. Mardi Gras decor and beads will be available in January. Stay tuned for more information.

  • Beatles documentary to show exclusively at Saenger

    Beatles documentary to show exclusively at Saenger

    On Jan. 13, the Hattiesburg Saenger Theater will host an exclusive theater showing of Director Ron Howard’s “The Beatles, Eight Day a Week: The Touring Years 1962-1966” at 7 p.m. in cooperation with Hattiesburg Public Library’s Beatlemania month.

  • Petal Distinguished Young Women

    Petal Distinguished Young Women

    Eleven high school juniors are seeking the title of Petal Distinguished Young Woman (formerly Junior Miss) during an Enchanted Evening at 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 7. The program to name a successor to Annaleigh Buckley will be held at the Petal High School Performing Arts Center.

    Jonathan Brannon will serve as emcee for the night, while entertainment will be provided by the Petal Upper Elementary showchoir. The annual event is sponsored by the LeBonte Club of Petal

    Tickets, which are $10, are available at the door. Children under the age of five will be admitted free.

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