Upcoming Events for Hattiesburg, Laurel and The Surrounding Areas

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Now through May 21: “The Art of Osmo Visuri” Oddfellows Gallery Exhibit, consisting of works by Finnish artist Osmo Visuri, will be on display through May 21. Oddfellows Gallery is located at 119 E. Front Street in downtown Hattiesburg. Hours of operation are Thursday through Saturday from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. For more information, please call (601) 544-5777 or (601) 318-6561.

May 21: Deen-Tate End of Watch Ride The Hattiesburg Cycles 2nd annual Deen-Tate ride to benefit the Deen-Tate memorial scholarship fund for our 7 county area will be on Saturday May 21st. Registration 8a-10a. KSU at 1030a

Hunks in Heels A womanless beauty pageant and silent auction. Saturday, May 21 @ 6:00 PM. Petal Civic Center. Proceeds benefiting the Petal Police Department “Shop with a Cop” program.

Day with the Deputies Fundraiser for Stone County Sheriff’s Department Safety Equipment for Deputies. Saturday, May 21 @ Pine Burr Golf Club, Wiggins MS. Golf Tournament @ 8 AM. Chicken and Burger plate lunches @ 1 PM. Crawfish plates and Live music @ 6PM-Until. Entertainment by Mississippi Fault Line and Luck of the Draw.

William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine Commencement May 21 Smith Auditorium, Thomas Fine Arts Center. For more information, please call (601) 318-6061.

3rd Annual Kitten Kaboodle Kitten Shower Benefiting the cats and kittens of Southern Pines Animal Shelter. Saturday May 21st from 1-4 PM @ PetSmart on Hwy 98. Activities for the entire family, kid friendly!

May 24: Laurel Sertoma T-Ball Registration Takes place from 9:00am-11:00am at the Laurel Fairgrounds. Boys and girls ages 3-6, $40 registration fee. All games will be played in the air conditioned comfort of the Magnolia Center during the month of June. For more details, call 601-319-9633.

May 28: Youth Fishing Rodeo at Lake Bill Waller Starts at 7:30am and is hopen to children 15 years old and younger.The free event is hosted by the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP). Lake Bill Waller is located in the Marion County Wildlife Management Area about seven miles southeast of Columbia off of Game Reserve Road. Participants are encouraged to bring their own fishing gear, catfish bait, and stringers. Families are invited to come enjoy quality time together in a safe environment. For more details, call 601-736-1861 or 601-432-2200.

Beach Party BBQ Showdown Saturday, May 28 from 12-6 PM. Main Street, Columbia MS.  You won’t have to go any further than right here on Main Street Columbia, Mississippi to get all the fun in the sand and sun you need to start your summer just right!

May 29: Jaycees Clean-Up Day, Pizza and BYOB Sunday May 29 from 3-6 PM @ Hattiesburg Jaycees. 208 Hutchinson Ave, Hattiesburg. 

May 30: Dinner with the Aggies This fundraiser for the Forrest County AHS Band takes place from 5:00pm-8:00pm at Newk’s (4700 Hardy St., Hattiesburg). They will be performing to raise money for new instruments and uniforms. For more details, call 601-545-2266.

June 4: The Kramer Golf Tournament Saturday, June 4th @ 8:30 AM, Shadow Ridge Golf Club. Want to help save lives? Want to have a FUN-filled day in the Hattiesburg sunshine? Well why not do BOTH? This isn’t going to be your ‘normal’ golf tournament. We are debuting a Pine Belt first with our 15” cups! Whaaaat?? That’s right. 15” cups on every green mean faster play and a level playing field. This also means ANYONE can win! There will be ‘side competitions’ like: Putting Challenge, Chipping Challenge, Longest Drive, and Straightest Drive. Your 4-man entry fee of $250 will include your greens fees, carts, lunch, beverages, snacks, and a free t-shirt. Lots of prizes to be won!!

PRCC Alumni Golf Tournament: Pearl River Community College’s Forrest‑Lamar County Alumni Association is hosting its annual scholarship golf tournament Saturday, June 4 at Pine Creek Golf Club in Purvis. Proceeds go to provide tuition scholarships at PRCC for Forrest and Lamar county students. The entry fee for the four‑person scramble is $60, which includes greens fee, cart, prizes and lunch. Hole sponsorship is $100. All alumni, friends, faculty and staff are invited to participate. Tee time will be 7:30 a.m. Golfers can pre‑register by sending your check to: PRCC Forrest‑Lamar County Alumni Chapter; Attention: Verlene Cole; 418 Cole Road; Hattiesburg, MS 39402. For additional information, call Pine Creek Golf Club at 601-794‑6427 or Verlene Cole at 601-264-7690 or Traci Spence at 601-403-1193.

Grace Mission Fest: Saturday, June 4 from 9 AM-3 PM @ Grace Covenant Church. Hwy 11 S, Ellisville MS. Grace Mission Fest is an annual arts and crafts festival supporting world missions through Grace International World Outreach. We will have arts, crafts, jewelry, and food vendors as well kids activities.

Festival 5K Benefitting Make-A-Wish Foundation Hattiesburg. Saturday, June 4th @ Kamper Park, 8 AM. Part of Festival South.$25 if pre-registered by May 21 (includes a T-shirt), $30 after May 21, $20 for Pine-Belt Racers, Children under 6 are free. Register online at festivalsouth.org or morning of race

June 6-8: JCJC ACT Prep Camp High school students entering their sophomore year and older next fall are encouraged to participate. The three-day camp, June 6, through 8, includes instruction from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., and is prior to the national ACT test on June 11. The cost for the ACT Prep Camp is $150 and includes a copy of the book, “The Princeton Review” ACT prep book, test taking strategies, 15-hours of instruction in four content areas and lunch.  The deadline to register for the ACT test is May 6, and the deadline to register for the ACT Prep Camp at JCJC is May 20.  To request an ACT camp registration form, call Jamie Williams at 601-477-4030 or email her at: jamie.williams@jcjc.edu.

June 18: A Cause for Paws, Co-ED Softball Tournament Saturday June 18 @ 8 AM, Sunrise Ball Fields, Petal MS. All proceeds will benefit Petal Police Department’s K-9 Fund. Team entry is $200.00 The tournament is limited to 20 players. 10 players max on the field at a time with at least one male and one female on the field at all times. There is also a 3 home run max and you can purchase more home runs for $5.00 or unlimited home runs for $100.00.  For more information, please call Officer Steven Smith or Officer Casey Walley at 601-544-5331

June 21-24: Boys Team Soccer Camp, JCJC There will be training sessions, which will focus on both skill development and tactical awareness. Games will be played in the evening. There will also be specialized goalkeeping sessions. Residential cost for the camp is $260 and commuter cost is $225 before June 10. To sign up for the camp, go to www.jcjcathletics.com and go to the men’s soccer page or go to www.jcjc.edu/camps and download the registration form. Fill out the form and mail check to Brendan Connolly, JCJC Team Soccer Camp, 900 South Court St., Ellisville, MS 39437. For more information contact Connolly (JCJC men’s soccer head coach) at 601-477-4131 or brendan.connolly@jcjc.edu.

July 1: Launch of Southern Coaching Academy The School of Kinesiology at The University of Southern Mississippi will launch on July 1 the Southern Coaching Academy, a series of coach education workshops designed to develop skills necessary for effective coaching. The academy is comprised of on-site training sessions held July 15-16 and October 10-11 in Hattiesburg, and online training modules. Applications are due by 5 p.m. June 1. Accepted applicants will be notified June 10. Details and application: https://www.usm.edu/kinesiology/southern-coaching-academy

July 3: Diamond Rio LIVE in Laurel, MS Sunday July 3 @ Bethlehem Community Church, 5 PM.

July 11-14, 18-21: Girls Team Soccer Camp, JCJC There will be training sessions, which will focus on both skill development and tactical awareness. Games will be played in the evening and a Most Valuable Player for each team will be chosen at the end of the week. There will also be specialized goalkeeping sessions. Residential cost for the camp is $260 and commuter cost is $225 before June 20. To sign up for the camp, go to www.jcjcathletics.com and go to the women’s soccer page or go to www.jcjc.edu/camps and download the registration form. Fill out the form and mail check to Dolores Deasley, JCJC Team Soccer Camps, 900 South Court St., Ellisville, MS 39437. For more information contact Deasley (JCJC women’s soccer head coach) at 601-447-4552 or dolores.deasley@jcjc.edu.

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