Upcoming Events for Hattiesburg, Laurel and The Surrounding Areas

Mission At The Cross, a ministry dedicated to help homeless men and men with drug/alcohol addictions, is always needing various donations to run their program. The receive no money from the government and rely on those that want to help along with proceeds from Hellfighters Motorcycle Shop. For more info, you can go to missionatthecross.com or call 601-323-1460. Here are some of the donations always needed if an individual, business, church group, or organization would like to assist them:
— Hygiene items such as razors, shaving cream, deodorant, shampoo
— Men’s t-shirts, socks, underwear
— Towels, bath clothes
— First aid supplies
— Laundry detergent
— Bleach, non-toxic cleaners, window cleaner
— Cooking/baking supplies
— Eggs, milk, cereal, fresh vegetables, fruit juice
— Meat (they have a large freezer to store this in)
— Wal-Mart gift cards, Kroger gift cards
— Monetary donations

T-shirt/Tumbler Fundraiser for Officers Deen and Tate:  There is a tshirt/tumbler fundraiser going on for the families of Officers Deen and Tate.  T-shirts are gray and feature a front pocket and back design and are $15 for sizes up to XL and $18 for sizes 2XL to 6XL. Tumblers feature “Hattiesburg Police- May 9, 2015″ and are $10. For more info or to order, email Hattiesburg.Fallen@gmail.com.  Orders are being taken through paypal.

May 30: The Helping Hands of Mississippi Foundation’s Crawfish and Music Festival, featuring Don Evans and the Ruckus Band and the Kenny McMinn Band, will be from 4-8 pm at Pinehurst Park in Downtown Laurel. For more info, go to helpinghandsmississippi.com or call  (601)-426-6000.

June 1: Hattiesburg Jaycees general membership meeting will be held from 6-7 pm at the Jaycees Hut, 208 Hutchinson Avenue in Hattiesburg. Members as well as non-members are invited to attend this meeting. Guest speaker, Ms. Dora Harbin, will be speaking on the topic of Human Trafficking. After Ms. Harbin,  our regular meeting will be conducted. The Hattiesburg Jaycees is a civic leadership organization that provides development opportunities for young people (between the ages of 18-40) to create positive change in their community. For more information, visit www.HattiesburgJaycees.org.

June 1-4: Festival South Film Expo at The Grand Theatre. Tickets available at the door. Visit festivalsouth.org for times and details.

June 1-5: The William Carey University School of Education is offering a free ACT camp for area high school students from June 1-5 at the Hattiesburg campus. The camp, which is sponsored by Mississippi Power Company, The First Bank and the Hattiesburg High School Athletic Booster Club, has 50 available slots. Students are expected to attend the entire camp, which will meet from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. each day during the week. For more information or to receive an application, contact Tina Bond in the School of Education at (601) 318-6600 or by email at tbond@wmcarey.edu.

June 2-4: William Carey University’s Elite Boys Soccer Camp.  Ages 10-14. Cost is $499.  For more information, applications and registration, go to www.careyathletics.com – click on 2015 summer camps.

June 4: Downtown Movie Night will be held at Pinehurst Park in Downtown Laurel at 8 pm.  The movie being shown is Big Hero 6.

June 5-6:  All members of the R.H. Watkins Graduating Class of ’65 are invited to the 50th Reunion.  There will be a dance and celebration at Dixie Golf Club on Friday night; tours of local attractions on Saturday; and a dinner at Sanderson Farms Corporate Office on Saturday night. For more info or to register, contact Gary Carter at g-ccarter@outlook.com.

June 6: Wrestling in Waynesboro- In For the Long Haul will be held 7-10 pm at the Waynesboro Auditorium. This is a fundraiser for Charley’s Blanket,  a charity that distributes specially designed signature blankets to children with long-term hospital treatment.

June 6: Fundraiser for the Prentiss Police Department. This fundraiser will have live music, an auction, and dinner plates available for purchase. The proceeds will supply new uniforms to all officers. 5 pm at the Prentiss Police Dept.

June 6: FestivalSouth 5K will be held at the Hattiesburg Zoo at 9 am. Come dressed as an animal to participate in the costume contest. All proceeds go to Make-A-Wish. To sign up, go to runsignup.com/festivalsouth.

June 6: Arts Day at the Hattiesburg Zoo. 10 am-4 pm. $5 per person. Children ages 1 and under free.

June 6: 20th Annual Daylily Show will be held at Lake Terrace Convention Center in Hattiesburg. Viewing of winners is from 1-4 pm. A giant plant sale is 11 am. For more info, go to hattiesburgdaylily.com.

June 6:  The 4th Annual Jason Campbell FCA Football Camp is set  at Jones County Junior College. Campbell, a former Taylorsville and Auburn standout plays quarterback with the Cincinnati Bengals of the National Football League. The camp is free for all youngsters from age 7 to 17. Fundamentals and basic techniques of football will be taught by both prep and collegiate coaches.  Lunch will be provided. Registration is from 8am-9am on the day of the camp. All participants must have a signed FCA student permission waiver.  The waiver form and all information can be found at pinebeltfca.org or call FCA Multi-Area Director Mitchell Williams at 601-270-4601.

June 6: Petal Movies in the Park is showing Disney’s Toy Story. The film is free, but there will be vendors for face painting, shaved ice, pizza, popcorn, and inflatables. We’ll also have a singalong music session. Movie starts at 8:30 but other events begin at 6:30 pm.

June 6: Cops on Doughnut Shops will take place at Krispy Kreme in Hattiesburg. Police Officers will be on the roof of Kripsy Kreme helping to raise money for Special Olympics. Donate and receive coupons for all sorts of Krispy Kreme goodies.

June 7-11: First Baptist Church of Oloh will hold Vacation Bible School from 3:00-8:30 pm.  This is for ages kindergarten through fifth grade.  For more info, contact the church office.

June 7-11: First Baptist Church of Sharon will hold VBS.  5:00-8:30 pm.  Dinner provided each night.  For kids ages through 6th grade.

June 8-11: Main Street UMC in Downtown Hattiesburg will hold VBS for children ages Pre-K through 5th grade. 9:00 am-11:30 am. For more info, call the church at 601-582-5557 or register at msstreetumc.com.

June 8-11:  William Carey University’s Bobby  Halford Baseball Camp. Ages 7-12.  9am-3pm Monday-Thursday; 9am-12pm Friday. $140 includes camp insurance, tshirt, and lunch (M-Thurs). For more information, applications and registration, go to www.careyathletics.com – click on 2015 summer camps.

June 8-12: Macedonia Baptist Church in Petal will hold VBS 8 am-12pm. For more info, go to http://www.mbcpetal.com/#/welcome/vbs-registration.

June 11:  Downtown Movie Night will be held at Pinehurst Park in Downtown Laurel at 8 pm.  The movie being shown is Finding Nemo.

June 11-27:  Carey Dinner Theatre will present “Church Basement Ladies” at 7pm at Joe and Virginia Tatum Theatre. For reservations, call 601-318-6221 beginning June 1. No performances on Sundays and Mondays. $30 includes dinner, show, and program.

June 12-18:  William Carey University’s Bobby  Halford Baseball Camp. Ages 13-18  9am-3pm Monday-Thursday; 9am-12pm Friday. $140 includes camp insurance, tshirt, and lunch (M-Thurs). For more information, applications and registration, go to www.careyathletics.com – click on 2015 summer camps.

June 13:  Hattiesburg Craft Beer Festival will be held at the Historic Hattiesburg Train Depot at 1 pm. Details to be announced!  http://www.hattiesburgcraftbeerfest.com/

June 13:  Laurel Irish Ceili. YWCO, Downtown Laurel. Live music by Emerald Accent. 6:30 pm- until. $7 admission. For more info, call 601-528-0758 or go to emeraldaccent.com.

June 13:  Prospect Baptist Church in Richton will host a co-ed softball tournament at the Runnesltown Baseball Field. $150 per team. The money raised will go towards the building of their baptistry. For more info contact Debbie  at 601-319-8965; Shawn 601-270-5701 or Cody 601-319-6652.

June 15: Encore; Lincoln County a Night of Classic Country Music will be held at the Petal Performing Arts Center benefiting the Dolly Parton Imagination Library. $15 general admission; $10 for students, active military, and children 12 and under. 7:30 pm.

June 15-17:  William Carey University’s Steve Knight Individual Player Development Basketball Camp. Ages 6-16. Boys and Girls. 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Cost: $100 – includes camp insurance. For more information, applications and registration, go to www.careyathletics.com – click on 2015 summer camps.

June 15-19: William Carey University’s “My First Strings Camp” featuring Suzuki and elementary strings, violin, viola, cello. 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Thomas Fine Arts Center classrooms and studios.  For more info, contact Daniela Pardo at WCU.

June 16-18:  William Carey University’s Girls Softball Camp. Ages 8-12 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. and Ages 13-18 from 1:30-4:30 p.m. Cost: $100 – includes camp insurance and t-shirt. For more information, applications and registration, go to www.careyathletics.com – click on 2015 summer camps.

June 18: Downtown Movie Night will be held at Pinehurst Park in Downtown Laurel at 8 pm.  The movie being shown is How to Train Your Dragon 2.

June 22-25:  William Carey University’s Bobby  Halford Baseball Camp. Ages 7-12.  9am-3pm Monday-Thursday; 9am-12pm Friday. $140 includes camp insurance, tshirt, and lunch (M-Thurs). For more information, applications and registration, go to www.careyathletics.com – click on 2015 summer camps.

June 23-27:  William Carey University’s Girls Softball Camp. Ages 13-18 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. and 1:30-4:30 p.m. Cost: $100 – includes camp insurance and t-shirt. For more information, applications and registration, go to www.careyathletics.com – click on 2015 summer camps.

June 24-25: William Carey University’s Steve Knight Individual Player Development Basketball Camp. Ages 6th-12th grades. Boys and Girls. 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Cost: $50 – includes camp insurance. For more information, applications and registration, go to www.careyathletics.com – click on 2015 summer camps.

June 25: Downtown Movie Night will be held at Pinehurst Park in Downtown Laurel at 8 pm.  The movie being shown is Rio 2.

July 7-18:  Carey Dinner Theatre “Beehive” at 7pm at Joe and Virginia Tatum Theatre. For reservations, call 601-318-6221 beginning June 1. No performances on Sundays and Mondays. $30 includes dinner, show, and program.

July 11: West Jones Class of 1975 will hold their 40th Class Reunion at the Laurel Shrine Club in Laurel from 3-9 pm.  Cost is $20 per person. For more info, call call 601-577-2457.

July 17-19:  Kids Hub Child Advocacy Center and BancorpSouth will present Keys for a Cause to help raise funds for the child abuse victims that will be served by Kids Hub CAC. This event will be held at Southern Oaks House and Gardens in Hattiesburg. There will be 3 performances, Friday, July 17th, Saturday, July 18th and Sunday, July 19th. Special guests include Philip Fortenberry, conductor of Jersey Boys in Las Vegas, and Rebecca Spencer, who performed in Jekyll and Hyde and Phantom of the Opera on Broadway!  For more info or to purchase tickets, go to kidshubms.com.

July 18: 3rd Annual MS Run to Remember. 5K Run/Walk in Downtown Hattiesburg created to honor the fallen officers across Mississippi, and to remember the officers who continue to serve and protect our communities daily. This year, funds raised will be split between the Mississippi Law Enforcement Officer’s Memorial located in Jackson, Mississippi and the funds for Officers Tate and Deen located at The Greater PineBelt Community Foundation.

July 18: The Smith County Cruisers will host the 37th Annual Mississippi Watermelon Festival car & truck show on  Main Street in Mize.  8:00am-3:00 pm Awards will be presented to
***Best of Show car, truck & pre ’49 *** Top 15 Cars *** Top 15 Trucks *** Top 5 Pre ’49 *** Best Race Car *** Top 5 ’90 Model & Up *** Best Project *** Long Distance *** Club Participant***Hard Luck Award.  Dash plaques and goody bags will be given to the first 100 entries. There will be door prizes and a 50/50 drawing. For more information contact: Max @ 601-405-7685 (day or night), or email SmithCoCruisers@aol.com visit us on Face Book at Smith Cty Cruisers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

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