Upcoming Events for Hattiesburg, Laurel and The Surrounding Areas

September 4: Hattiesburg Jaycees will host the Labor of Love Blood Drive from 10am-3pm at United Blood Services, 28th Ave. in Hattiesburg. Donors will automatically be entered into hourly door prize drawings.  The Hattiesburg Jaycees will be grilling hamburgers and hot-dogs for donors.

September 5: Christ Only Ministries is holding a free gospel sing at the Lions Club Park in Sumrall at 7 pm. Talent from all over the Hattiesburg area will perform. For more info, call 601-545-7415.

September 5: Southern Miss and Mississippi State fans alike are invited to participate in game-day festivities at the Hattiesburg Zoo, which include special football themed animal enrichment and activities. Guests can purchase tailgate snacks, and a beer tent with beverages for purchase will also be available. A complimentary game day shuttle will run throughout the day and will provide Zoo guests with transportation from the Zoo to the USM campus. Fans are invited to come wearing their favorite school colors for $1 off Zoo admission. For more information visit the Hattiesburg Zoo website, ZooHattiesburg.com, or call 601.545.4576.

September 5: Bike Night at Hellfighters Motorcycle Club from 6:30 pm- until.

September 7:  A raffle is being held for a Glock G22 .40 caliber handgun; custom engraved pocket knife; and a custom cerakote ammo box for the family of Officer Benjamin Deen who was killed in the line of duty in May. All proceeds go to Deen’s wife and children. Tickets can be purchased at Oak Grove Package Store or Jim Aust All-State in Hattiesburg; Robbie’s in Columbia; Sunrise Trading Post in Petal; or the Lamar County Sheriff’s Department in Purvis. Tickets are $5.

September 10: United Way of Southeast MS will host a  community-wide food drive benefitting Christian Services, Inc., Edwards Street Fellowship Center, Hub City Humane Society and Southern Pines Animal Shelter. Drop off your non-perishable donations at one of our three Corner Market donation locations; Corner Market Hattiesburg, Corner Market OG (Oak Grove) and Corner Market Petal between the hours of 7 am and 7 pm.

September 10: First Priority will hold the Sporting Clay Challenge at 1937 Evelyn Gandy Parkway, Hattiesburg.  Register online at www.fpsouthms.org. Cost is $500 for four man team or $125 a person. Includes lunch and awards. For more info, call 601-268-9666.

September 11: The Chief’s Prayer Breakfast will be held at 7 am at Seminary Baptist Church. This is being hosted by the Seminary Police Department and Seminary Baptist Church Men’s Brotherhood. The public is invited to attend.

September 12: Run for Kent 5K/1 Mile Fun Run at 8 am at the Longleaf Trace in Hattiesburg. Registration is At Ellisville Curves and pre-registration ends September 5.  Kent Bergeron is facing his second battle with cancer. For more info,  contact Katie Abercrombie  at 601-580-1274.

September 12: 2015 El Grito Latin Festival will be held at Town Square Park in Downtown Hattiesburg from 2-8 pm. Bring the whole family out to enjoy authentic cuisine, live music, folkloric dancers, games and activities for the kids, local vendors, and community resources.If you would like to be a vendor or have a resource table please email krehner@hattiesburgms.com

September 19: Peoples Bank Dash for the Cash 5k Run/Walk & Fun Run will be held at 7:30 am at People’s Bank, 226 First Avenue in Magee.

September 19: Zachary Little Memorial Bike Ride and 5K Run on the Longleaf Trace. Ride starts at 8:00am. Run starts at 8:10am and registration starts at 7:00am. Email  pinebeltcf@bellsouth.net to get a registration form. $25.00 includes t- shirt.  Zachary Little, of Sumrall, passed away in March 2012 with Medullasblastoma. Every year, the money raised from events like this one, is divided between St. Jude, Blair Batson, Catch a Dream and Sumrall High School (for scholarship).

September 19: Hub City Special Olympics Games.  Food, fun and competition! No admission charge. . Concessions available. Opening ceremonies begin at 9:00am. Hattiesburg High School.

September 19: William Carey University presents Virtuoso Finger Style Guitarist Doyle Dykes in concert  at 7pm in the Thomas Fine Arts Auditorium. This event is reserved seating with an admission of $15. Groups of 10 or more or military: $10. Student admission: $5.For more information, and to purchase tickets, visit www.wmcarey.edu/indigoproductionsor call the Winters School of Music at (601) 318-6175.

September 20: Just Connect- A Potluck Mixer is being held at 3 pm for any groups or organizations. The event will take place in the Hattiesburg Jaycees’ Building [208 N.Hutchinson Ave]. If you need directions or have any questions, please email hattiesburgjaycees@gmail.com.

September 22: Southern Miss Forum will host Southern author Rick Bragg at 6:30 pm at Bennett Auditorium on campus.

September 26: Moth Ball. 6-8 pm. Magee Community House. Pull your favorite dress out of moth balls for a night of music, fun, food, door prizes and great friends. You can purchase tickets at both of our Magee branches and our Mendenhall branch. Tickets are $20.00
All Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society Relay for Life!

September 26: Jones County Heart  Walk benefiting the American Heart Association. Gardiner Park, Laurel. For more info, call 601-321-1233.

September 26: Dr. Scott Hummel, Executive Vice President & Provost of William Carey University, will be the Keynote Speaker at our The Church House’s Fall Executive Ball 2015  at 6:30pm at Lake Terrace Convention Center, 1 Convention Center Plaza, Hattiesburg. To register, for ticket information or any questions, please visit  www.TheChurchHouse.net or contact via email: ball@thechurchhouse.net.

October 3: Loblolly Festival in downtown Laurel. The Loblolly Festival celebrates Laurel’s heritage as a sawmill town. Patrons can purchase goods from vendors and craftsmen, enjoy a variety of children’s activities, dine on delicious festival cuisine and listen to live music of various genres. For more info, call 601-433-3255.

October 10: The 3rd Annual Rotary Club of Hattiesburg Bike-A-Thon will be held at 7 am benefitting Extra Table. For more info, go to rottaryofhattiesburg.com.

October 10: The Flats and That 5K is being hosted by West Jones FCA.  Proceeds will go towards purchasing bibles for students. 8 am. West Jones High School. To register, go to racesonline.com.

October 10: Dying to Live’s Ride for Recovery. Christ Church, 1301 N 2nd Avenue, Laurel.  Registration at 8 am; Blessings of the Bikes at 9:30 am; ride at 10 am. Family fun event at the church begins after the ride at 11 am with food, kids’ activities, live music and more! For more info, call 601-577-4159.

October 15: Signature Chefs Auction for The March of Dimes will be at 6 pm at The Venue. A four course meal will be prepared by Chris Ortego from Cotton Blues. For more info, call Scarlett Moore at 228-206-3430.

October 15: Hub City Derby Dames Tricks vs. Treats VIP Scrimmage is at Petal Roller Dome at 7 pm. This event is invitation-only, so snag a ticket while they’re available! There will be NO DOOR SALES, only pre-sale tickets! The deadline to purchase a ticket is October 5, and they’re $10 each! To buy a ticket, just contact your most convenient Hub City Derby Dame (or message the fan page).

October 17: Hub City Hustle Triathlon for First Priority will be at Heritage Subdivision in Sumrall beginning at 7 pm. For more info, call 601-268-9666 or email info@fpsouthms.org.

October 22: 2015 Avenues Pumpkin Carving will be held at Keg and Barrel, 1315 Hardy Street in Hattiesburg. Carving will begin at 5:30 p.m. with judging taking place at 7:00 p.m. While carving your pumpkin, you will be able to enjoy some family-friendly spooky films.

October 26: Mt. Vernon Church will hold their annual Fall Fest at the church at 839 Hwy 15 South, Laurel. There will be a pumpkin chunkin at 6:00 in the pumpkin patch. The carnival games, hayride, and food will kick off at 6:30 at the daycare. We will close the night with a concert at 8:00, with doors opening at 7:30 in the sanctuary. The concert will feature “Rhett Walker Band”, a country and southern rock band.

October 29: The Avenues Annual Halloween Parade. Begins at Parkway Heights United Methodist Church  and will end at Hattiesburg Zoo, If you would like to participate, please visit HattiesburgAvenues.com

October 31: University Baptist Church, 3200 Arlington Loop in Hattiesburg, will hold their Fall Festival from 10am-12pm. Face painting, costume contest, hot dogs, caramel apples, maze, and more!

November 7: Empty Bowls fundraiser will be held at Main Street Books in Downtown Hattiesburg from 11am-2pm to benefit the Edwards Street Fellowship Center. For $20, select a hand-crafted bowl and enjoy a delicious meal.

November 21: Be a Superhero for Kids 5K and Family Run sponsored by Kids Hub, an organization that helps raise awareness and stop child physical and sexual abuse in our community. Please wear your favorite superhero costume and come help us celebrate our local “superheroes” like Law Enforcement, Fire, Military,etc. Town Square Park, Downtown Hattiesburg. 8:30 am. For more information contact: 601-909-6294.




Contact us with your events:  Email jill@telesouth.com; call 601-264-5185; or fax 601-264-6237. 


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