• Forrest, Lamar Distinguished Young Women

    Forrest, Lamar Distinguished Young Women

    The Distinguished Young Women of Forrest and Lamar Counties (formerly Junior Miss) program will be held Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017, at the historic Saenger Theater in downtown Hattiesburg. The Distinguished Young Women program awards college scholarships to juniors in high school based on areas of scholastics, interview, talent, self-expression and physical fitness. 


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  • 18,000 luminaries brighten holidays

    18,000 luminaries brighten holidays

    Take a step back in time during the "40th annual Victorian Candlelit Christmas" and "Downtown Christmas by Candlelight"  presented by the Hattiesburg Historic Neighborhood Association and the Historic Hattiesburg Downtown Association, Saturday, Dec. 10, and Sunday, Dec. 11. 

     The annual Victorian Candlelit Christmas is a longtime holiday favorite event that draws hundreds of visitors from across the region, to explore the spectacle of 15,000 white bags with flickering candles lining the sidewalks of the Historic Neighborhood and Downtown District.

  • SMBT returns holiday tradition to Pine Belt

    SMBT returns holiday tradition to Pine Belt

    South Mississippi Ballet Theatre, a local classical ballet school, announced the kickoff for their 2016-2017 season with the holiday favorite – the Nutcracker. There are two weekends of festivities in December.

    Shows are set for 7 p.m. Dec. 3 and 2:30 p.m. Dec. 4 at the Saenger Theater and 7 p.m. Dec. 10 and 2:30 p.m. Dec. 10, 11 at the Brownstone Center for the Arts on the Pearl River Community College Campus.

  • Rockin' Christmas

    Rockin' Christmas

    This holiday season, the Extra Table holiday concert has been transformed into “Rockin’ Christmas.” Featuring The Hub City Players, Hattiesburg will have a new way to get to give to a worthy cause during holiday season. Taking the stage of the Historic Saenger Theater at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, the concert will feature favorite holiday songs and dances, appropriate for families and children of all ages. The event is also timed to allow early viewing of the Downtown Victorian Candlelit Christmas ,either before or following the performance.

  • Int'l Christmas art competition

    Int'l Christmas art competition

    The Kindness Foundation, Hattiesburg, is hosting its first International Christmas Art Competition, Exhibition and Exchange. The competition runs through Nov. 21 and the theme is Biblical art which is accompanied by a related Bible verse.

    The artwork will be judged by a panel of judges including the Rev. Fred Lutsenko, husband of Dr. Olga Lutsenko, who founded the Kindness Foundation in 1996. They have traveled to Russia each fall for the past 20 years to meet with Russian education officials, to oversee teacher training conferences, and to distribute Bibles to the students. 

  • Off to see the wizard

    Off to see the wizard

    Hattiesburg Civic Light Opera will produce L. Frank Baum’s classic tale, “The Wizard of Oz,” Nov. 17-20 at downtown’s Historic Saenger Theater.

    Miles Doleac will direct, with musical direction by Michael Miles, choreography by Rebecca Chandler, costume design by Lindsay Williams and production design by Wes Hansen. Karen Wiseman will stage manage.

    “This creative team is so special, so innovative, so supremely committed to their craft,” said Doleac, who reunites with Miles and Chandler for their third production together since last spring’s ‘Into the Woods.’

  • Diamond Jubilee celebrates hard work, dedication

    Diamond Jubilee celebrates hard work, dedication

    The Junior Auxiliary of Hattiesburg’s Diamond Celebration will take place Saturday, Nov. 12, at the Lake Terrace Convention Center in Hattiesburg. The Gala, which celebrates 75 years of service in the Hattiesburg community, is one of the area’s most cherished annual events. One hundred percent of the funds raised at the gala benefit the children and families in need in the community. 

  • FGH hosts holiday activities

    FGH hosts holiday activities

    Forrest General Heart and Vascular Services, in conjunction with local non-profit Extra Table, are working to help make a difference for families in the Pine Belt this holiday season. During the next four weeks, Extra Table and Forrest General will be sponsoring the ‘Home is Where the Heart is for the Holidays’- themed art competition and fundraiser.

  • Daylily Society offers garden tours

    Daylily Society offers garden tours

    The Hattiesburg Area Daylily Society (HADS) Annual Daylily Garden Tour and the 21st Annual Daylily Show, will offer a true daylily spectacular to the South Mississippi area. The tour is set for the Memorial Day weekend, May 28-30. The show will be held on Saturday, June 4, at the Lake Terrace Convention Center in Hattiesburg. The theme for the show is: “Vote for Daylilies!”

  • SMBT brings Coppelia to life

    SMBT brings Coppelia to life

    South Mississippi Ballet Theatre will present the ballet ‘Coppelia’ at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 28, and 2 p.m. Sunday, May 29, at the Saenger Theatre in Hattiesburg. 
    The ballet ‘Coppelia’ is a comedy set in Hungary and based off of the story by E.T.A. Hoffman. Coppelia is the doll that the old, crazy, toymaker Dr. Coppelius made, and the local youth are curious as to who this mysterious new girl is. Swanilda and her fiancée, Franz, are most curious, and in their attempts to figure out this mystery, hilarity ensues.

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