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

Through May 1 or until all tickets are sold:  A gun raffle to benefit former Powers Volunteer Fire Chief Tim Flynt is being is currently being held.  Tim has an aggressive form of cancer and is on medical leave for at least a year. The winner gets both a Keltec KSG Shotgun OD Green and their choice of any new Kimber Stainless Steel Target II Pistol from Gold Mine Pawn & Gun in Laurel. Retail value of over $2000. Tickets are $20 each and only 400 will be sold.  Tickets can be purchased at Gold Mine Pawn  & Gun, 330 N 16th Ave, Laurel or by calling Joey Davis at 601-580-7764 or Kyle Howell at 601-498-2189.

Through May 26:  Tickets for a raffle for either a fully loaded 2015 GT Mustang or a 2015 F-150 Ecoboost Lariat to benefit Hub City Service Dogs are only sale through May 26 at Animal Medical Center, 3422 Hardy Street, Hattiesburg.  Tickets are $50.  Hub City Service Dogs is a non-profit organization located in Hattiesburg that  offers assistance and training for individuals in need of a service dog.  Visit  www.hubcitydogtraining.com for more information regarding the raffle for Hub City Service Dogs, Inc., donate online.

March 28: Ales for Tails. Fundraiser for Southern Cross Animal Rescue. Jitters Coffeehouse and Book Store.  4-7 pm.  Lots of homebrew and commercial brewery beer available for your sampling pleasure plus food. 100% proceeds go to SCAR.

March 28: Fun Day to benefit Mission at the Cross in Laurel is being held at South Jones High School 10am-3pm. Fun jumps, face painting, petting zoo, food, bike-a-thon, music, and  more. Cost is $5 per person and includes all events. For more info, call Kirkland McDuffie at 601-335-5698.

March 28: William Carey University 2015 Sports Hall of Fame Dinner. 6 pm.  Southern Oaks House and Gardens, 1246 Richburg Road, Hattiesburg. Tickets may be purchased for $25 each. Reserved tables are available with seating of 8 for $200.  Basketball Coach Steve Knight and Miami Marlins GM Dan Jennings plus baseball Coach Bobby Halford will be inducted into the Hall of Fame. For ticket info, contact Dick Vogel at dvogel@wmcarey.edu.

March 28: The William Carey University Student Foundation will host the fifth annual iRun 5K and Fun Run during Homecoming.  Registration for the run will begin at 7 a.m. at the Kennedy Sports Complex on the Hattiesburg campus. The race will begin at 8 a.m. and will circle the Carey campus. A one-mile Fun Run will begin immediately following the 5K. For more information or to register, contact Dick Vogel, associate vice president for athletic and university advancement, at (601) 318-6762 or by email at dvogel@wmcarey.edu.

March 28: Trinity Episcopal Church’s 23rd Annual Crawfish Boil. 204 Front St, Hattiesburg. Begins at 10 am.

March 28: Karting for a  Cure, a fundraiser for the Covington County Relay for Life, will be held at Sunset Karting Speedway, 77 Kirkley Road, Collins.  Gates open at 8 am.

March 28: Relay for Life Jones County and Family Dental Center of Laurel will host a 5K Run/Walk at Howard Technology Park from 7am-2pm. For more info, call 601-428-0082.

March 28:  Magnolia Cruisers’ Cruising for a Wish car show takes place at South Central Place on Highway 15 in Laurel. Cars, trucks, motorcycles and other vehicles will be on display. The event also including a drawing for a stainless steel grill. All proceeds benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Mississippi. For more info, call 601-270-7723.

March 28: Hubfest, Downtown Hattiesburg.  9am-5 pm. For more info, go to theadp.com.

March 28: Stringer Alpaca Festival. Spring festival features alpacas in full fleece right before they shear them.  Food, entertainment, fiber demonstrations and 43 arts and crafts vendors. Admission is free.  For more info, email astrokageneusalpacas@gmail.com

March 31:  The public is invited to join Jones County Junior College’s JC Voices for a celebration of music, hope, peace and the dawn of possibilities as itpresents, Serenade to Music, on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at First Trinity Presbyterian Church in Laurel. The annual spring concert begins at 7 p.m. and is a free event.

March 31: Smith County Storm Spotter Training will be held from 6-8 pm at the Smith County Ag Complex in Raleigh. Learn about ways to report weather information to the National Weather Service, along with different storm structures and what they mean. Free of charge. For more information, contact Emergency Manager at 601-782-9151

April 2: Easter Egg Hunt will be held at the Downtown Farmer’s Market in Downtown Hattiesburg at 4 pm.

April 3: 4th Annual FCA Good Friday Breakfast of Champions. 7 am. Thad Cochran Center at USM. Featuring eight time major league all-star and four time world series champion Darryl Strawberry. For more information and ticket information, visit pinebeltfca.org or email mitchellwilliams@fca.org.

April 4: Hattiesburg Clinic is pleased to announce the fourth annual Rise & Shine Half-Marathon and 5K to benefit Arc. 7 am.  For registration: http://www.hattiesburgclinic.com/halfmarathon. For sponsorship information, contact Susan Yarrow at 601.261.3689 or email susan.yarrow@hattiesburgclinic.com.

April 4: Little Black Creek 2nd Annual Easter Egg Hunt. 11 am. $5 per person. Huge egg hunt for all ages. Bring your own basket.  Prizes for different age groups. Petting zoo, photos with the Easter Bunny, fun jumps, face painting and more! For more info, contact Little Black Creek at 601-794-2957.

April 4: Benefit Ride for Lynn Thompson hosted by the Southeast MS Chapter of the A.B.A.T.E. Weeze’s Choppers in Magee. $10 per bike; $5 per rider. Registration at 9 am with start at 10 am.  Spaghetti dinner plates for $5. 50/50 raffle for $1.

April 4: A huge, multi family garage sale will be held at the Smith Park Pavillion in Bay Springs to benefif the Happy Healthy Pet Adoption, Inc. Clothes, furniture, appliances, trinkets and more! Visit the Happy Healthy Pet Adoption on Facebook for more info.

April 10: Celebrate Purvis will be held at Ramey’s in Purvis from 10-1. Stop by the Supertalk tent to register for prizes. Farm Bureau of Lamar County will also be on hand grilling lunch for everyone!

April 10: GLO for Kids.  Fundraiser for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. JCJC Football Stadium.  Not a race. This is just FUN.  Strollers welcome.  Some kids might do all 4 laps while some may only do 1 lap. Doesn’t matter. All will be a hero for St. Jude’s kids. 6-8 pm.  For more info, email deleicac@gmail.com .

April 10-May 1: A feast of music from across the ages and around the world is being offered on Friday’s in April at Jones County Junior College.  The annual Spring Recital Series features a variety of musicians and vocalists entertaining the audience during the lunch hour.  This musical event begins on Friday, April 10, at 12:30 p.m. until 12:55 p.m. in the Foote Chapel and will continue on each Friday through May 1.  All concerts are free and open to the public.  For more information call the JCJC Fine Arts Department at 601-477-4094 or look online at: http://www.jcjc.edu/programs/finearts.

April 10: The Fur Ball, a fundraiser for Southern Pines Animal Shelter. 7-10 pm. The Venue in Downtown Hattiesburg.  Tickets are $50 for 1 ticket or $85 for 2 tickets.  Food, music, and a silent auction.Visit southernpinesanimalshelter.org for more info or tickets.

April 10-12:  2nd Annual Crawfish Festival at Little Black Creek Campground and Park. Arts and Craft Vendors, Food Vendors, Fire Work Show, Bass Tournament, Live Music, Car Show and lots of boiled crawfish. For more info, contact Little Black Creek at 601-794-2957.

April 11:  Annual Waynesboro Whistle Stop Festival. 10 am- 4pm. Vendor applications available at the Waynesboro Library.

April 11:  Touch a Truck will take place in Liberty Parking lot in Downtown Laurel from 9am-1:30 pm.  Touch a truck allows children to explore vehicles of all types: public service, emergency, utility, construction, delivery, and more.

April 11: Hattiesburg Jaycees Garage Sale. 7am-12pm. Jaycees Hut, 208 North Hutchinson Ave, Hattiesburg.  For more info, go to hattiesburgjaycees.org.

April 11: Household Hazardous Waste will be from 8am-12pm at the Laurel Fairgrounds. Paint, paint thinner, anti-freeze, tires, chlorine bleach, prescriptions drugs, and other hazardous items can be disposed.

April 11: Military Appreciation Day will be held at 1 pm at Milton Wheeler Field at William Carey University. For more info, call 601-318-6199.

April 11: Benefit fundraiser for Judy Berhow will be held at the Stone County EOC in Wiggins. Judy is the Ramsey Springs Volunteer Fire Department’s Secretary/Treasurer and is undergoing treatment for cancer. Chicken plates are for sale for $8.00 a plate. Comes with BBQ chicken halves, potato salad, baked beans, bread, and a glass of sweet or unsweet tea.

April 11: Big Bass Benefit, bass tournament, Bogue Homa Lake, Laurel.  Safe light till 2 pm. $90 per boat fee. Supporting Team Mississippi Ladies Softball. For more info, call Amber Garner at 601-408-1086 or James Garner at 601-596-7957.

April 11: PRCC Soccer Alumni Day. Poplarville campus. $20 a person, hamburgers, hotdogs, bump n jumps, campus tour, and a 7v7 tournament. 10am- 4pm.

April 11:  Garage Sale Benefit Event will be held from 6am-2pm at the Fieldhouse for the Homeless, 5712 Hwy 49, Hattiesburg.

April 11: 1st Annual Tide School Crawfish Fundraiser. Come out and enjoy all-you-can-eat crawfish for $25.  Keg and Barrel, Hardy Street, Hattiesburg. 12-5 pm. TIDE is a new kind of learning environment for middle and high school students who have dyslexia, ADHD, anxiety disorders and other learning challenges.  Go to tideschool.org to order tickets.

April 11: Sumrall High School Spring  Fest. 9am-4pm at the Sumrall High School football field. Food, silent auction, shopping, games, inflatable jumps, garage sale, and live music.  Armbands for unlimited play will be $10 in advance and $12 at the gate. Cash is required for food and craft vendors as well as silent auction. Call 601-758-4730 or email emily.smith@lamarcountyschools.org for more information.  All proceeds go to Sumrall High School.

April 11: Glade School Reunion.  10am- 2pm. Bring a covered dish. Glade Elementary School in Jones County.

April 16: The Mississippi Beef Council and Jones County Farm Bureau invite everyone in Jones County and the surrounding areas to come have a delicious hamburger lunch after donating blood (or attempting to!) All donors are fed lunch, get a t-shirt, and get to register for great door prizes! SuperTalk Laurel 99.3 will also be on hand! 10-5 pm at South Central Regional Medical Center in Laurel. To schedule an appointment, go to http://unitedbloodservices.org/SoaDetails.aspx?driveid=620806

April 17:  Celebrate Sumrall will be held at Rameys in Sumrall from 10-1.  Farm Bureau agent Robby Breland will be on hand grilling food for everyone. Stop by the Supertalk tent and register for prizes!

April 17: Purple Parrot Wine Festival fundraiser for Extra Table. The festival features 35 winemakers and vendors from around the world, some traveling from as far as Australia, Spain, Germany, and beyond.  For the past 3 years, the Purple Parrot Wine Festival has partnered with Extra Table, a local non-profit that works to fight hunger in Mississippi, to host the event. 100% of proceeds from the April 17 event will be donated to Extra Table.  Tickets for the Purple Parrot Café Wine Festival benefitting Extra Table are on sale now for $75.00 per person. Tickets can be purchased viahttps://www.eventbrite.com/e/purple-parrot-wine-festival-to-benefit-extra-table-tickets-15880632399 or through the Extra Table office at 601.264.0672. For more information about the Wine Festival, send inquiries to info@extratable.org.

April 18:  5K Color Fun Run/Walk/Crawl to benefit the Denham Volunteer Fire Department.  Maynor Creek Water Park, Waynesboro. The Run/Walk will start at 9:00am and the Color Blast Party will be at the end of the Run/Walk around 9:45/10:00
Each participant will receive a Tshirt and color packets. There will also be color stations and water stations set up through out the 5K. For more info, contact Lace at 601-381-4708 (call or text), Remona at 601-735-9575, or Shane at 601-735-7731.

April 18: Perry Central Spring 4 Man Scramble will be at Rolling Hills Golf Course in Richton. $5000 hole in one prize plus prizes for longest drive, closest to the pin, and more. For more info, call Todd Lowery at 601-408-3958 or Ronnie Eaves at 770-519-7029.

April 18: 1st Annual Teddy Bear Bike Rally to support Kids Hub and the children in our service area. $20 (minimum donation) per bike and teddy bear donation. All proceeds benefit Kids Hub. Teddy bears will be given to children seen at our center as a token of hope in the midst of their circumstances. Registration at 9 am at Hattiesburg Cycles; ride begins at 10 am; ends at Friendship Park in Picayune.  Register from now until the day of the event!
www.kidshubms.com or email didi.ellis@kidshubms.com.

April 18: Brookstock Music Festival. 12 pm-12 am. Five live bands, great variety of food and crawfish, arts and crafts, rides for the kiddo’s, free parking. Bring your chair and beverages.  Elks Lake Music Park, Hattiesburg.

April 19: Silver Shuffle 5 Mile is being held at the Jackson Road Station of the Longleaf Trace, Hattiesburg, to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  2 pm. Register online at https://runsignup.com/Race/MS/Hattiesburg/SilverShuffle5Mile.

April 21: A Night in Italy hosted by the Rotary Club of Hattiesburg. to benefit The Children’s Center for Communication and Development. Dine-in or carry-out a delicious spaghetti dinner, while benefitting these two outstanding organizations. Purchase your $10 tickets by calling 601-266-5222, or at the door. The Children’s Center provides educational services for infants, toddlers and preschoolers with developmental disabilities. Southern Oaks House and Garden, Richburg Rd, Hattiesburg. 4:30-7:30 pm.

April 24: Extra Table and Mississippi Power will host the first “Power to Fight Hunger” Charity Golf Tournament at Timberton Golf Club to raise money that will be used to purchase new, healthy food for soup kitchens and food pantries in the area.  The 4-Person Scramble tournament will feature sponsors and players from across the Pine Belt. Players will also be able to participate in Longest Drive, Longest Putt and Hole-In-One contests along the course. For more information on how to become a sponsor or to register for the tournament, email info@extratable.org

April 24-25: Hattiesburg’s 2nd Annual Stinkfest will take place at different venues in the Hub City.  On Friday, April 24,  the Thirsty Hippo and Marlins Bar & Grill will feature several different bands.  Bands will be performing at Keg & Barrel, Benny’s Boom Boom Room, and Brewsky’s on Saturday. For a list of bands and times, visit Hattiesburg Stinkfest on Facebook.

April 25:  Worship Guitar Workshop. 9am-3:30 pm. William Carey University Williams School of Music. $15 registration fee. For more info, email David Bryan at dbryan@wmcarey.edu.

April 25:  2nd Annual Hattiesburg Area Association of Realtors Crawfish Boil. All proceeds to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation.  Patio 44, West 4th Street in Hattiesburg. Music by Lloyd Munn and BC Duiett. Tickets are $25.00 per person for all you can eat crawfish.  12-4 pm. For more info, call 601-466-2805.

April 28: Dragonfly Festival will be held at Bellegrass, 2 miles south off Hwy 98 on Hwy 589 in Oak Grove. The festival will feature handcrafted sales booths and a 5K and Fun Run. The run is a fundraiser for Oak Grove Upper Elementary School. For more info, go to facebook.com/dragonfly5k or contact Barbara Wilson at 601-297-6940.

May 1:  The JT Show LIVE from Downtown Collins. The JT Show will be live to promote the Okatoma Festival in Collins at Main Street Cafe.

May 1-2: Hellfighters Convention. Will feature tours of Mission at the Cross; speeches by Hellfighters founder Richard Headrick among several others;  God & Country Rally; and the Hellfighters Freedom Ride.  Tickets to all events are available by calling Vaughn Blackwell at 601-323-4941, Chaplain Craig Franklin at 318-312-0097 or Jennifer Prince at 601-649-1977 Ext. 1703.
Additional information can be found on the event website atwww.hellfightersconvention.org.

May 2: 26th Annual Okatoma Festival.  Downtown Collins.  Entertainment includes Grayson Capps, Thomas Jackson, Mark Mann, Cowboy Blues Band and more. Food, arts, crafts, kids’ activities, and more. For more info, visit covingtonchamber.org.

May 2: Day in the Park. 9:00am-4:00pm at Mason Memorial Park in Laurel. Entertainment, vendors selling hand-crafted items, children’s activities, a student art competition, and a variety of concessions.  5K Run and 1 mile fun run. For more info, go to laurelartsleague.com.

May 8-10: Southeast Chapter of A.B.A.T.E. of Mississippi is holding Family Fun Weekend at Little Black Creek Campground and Park to benefit the Wounded Warriors of Mississippi. Vendors, live music, door prizes, food, drinks, karaoke, kids games, and more. $7 per day for adults or $20 for a weekend pass. Discounted prices for kids. For more info, call Robby Robinson at 601-436-1231.

May 9: The Lamar County Sheriff’s Department will host a free citizen firearms class at 8:00 a.m. The class will be at the Lamar County Community Shelter at 99 Central Industrial Row, Purvis, MS (next to the Lamar County Multipurpose Center). There will be classroom instruction as well as live fire on our range with the department firearms instructors. This class is designed for beginners and covers topics such as firearms safety, gun laws, and the fundamentals of marksmanship. The class is free to citizens of Lamar County. The class will have to be limited to ensure safety to participants so please message to reserve a spot.

May 16: Run for the Rescues will be held in Mason Park in Laurel to benefit Southern Cross Animal Rescue.  Registration is 8:15-8:45 am; race starts at 9 am.  Please dress as a superhero! For more info, contact Southern Cross Animal Rescue.

May 16: University Baptist Church will hold their Spring Festival 11:30 am-2:30 pm at the church on Arlington Loop in Hattiesburg. Waterslide, water games, music.  Tickets are on sale for lunch catered by Mugshots for $10. For more info, go to ubchm.com.

May 17: Momfest 2015 will be held at Town Square Park in Downtown Hattiesburg.  MomFest 2015 will feature local businesses that provide products and/or services for moms-to-be, babies, children, and families. 1-5 pm.

May 21-26: Summer Kick-off at Little Black Creek Campground and Park with Wet & Wacky Water Weekend. Vendors, kids’ jumps, food vendors, arts, crafts, firework show.

May 23:   Hub City Derby Dames, Hattiesburg’s first and only Women’s Flat Track Roller Derby League, will be hosting a 5K run/walk on the Longleaf Trace in Hattiesburg, MS to benefit their league. To Register, follow the link:
https://runsignup.com/Race/MS/Hattiesburg/HubCityDerbyDames5KRunWalk. For paper registration, contact your local Hub City Derby Dames for assistance.
Email: hubcityderbydames@gmail.com

May 23:  Petal Movies at the Park will be playing Frozen on a big screen. The film is free, but there will be vendors for pizza, popcorn, and inflatables.

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 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/

The Hattiesburg High School Class of 1995 20 Year Reunion is coming up in a few months. Members of the Hattiesburg High School Class of 1995 will be able to purchase reunion tickets via PayPal using the email reunionhhs1995@gmail.com.   If you would like to purchase your tickets in person, Erica Heard and Latosha Myers Mitchell will be at the large pavilion in Kamper Park on Saturday, Feb. 7 and Satruday Feb. 21 from 10am to 1pm accepting payments and answering any questions you may have about the reunion events.  You can register there or you can use this registration link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1oB_HGP8eWgd_VjlmnekknOzfaVS0C4vodpuXNf1BRxk/viewform








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


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