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
November 20-23: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat presented by the Hattiesburg Civic Light Opera. Hattiesburg Saenger Theater. The Biblical saga of Joseph and his coat of many colors comes to vibrant life in this delightful musical parable!
November 22: The 3rd Annual Pine Belt Young Professionals’ BarbeCAUSE is a friendly barbecue competition in Downtown Hattiesburg. Restaurants, pit masters and amateurs alike will compete for a good cause as we raise money for Volunteer Hattiesburg. The competition is a family-friendly ticketed event with live music, giveaways, and plenty of barbecue to go around!
November 22: Soup Kitchen is proud to announce our “I Give A Funk” Party: a benefit for hunger relief. Thirsty Hippo, downtown Hattiesburg. Admission: $5 – All door proceeds will be donated to Extra Table where they can buy food in bulk for local soup kitchens and shelters.
November 22: Stringer Alpaca Festival. 9am-4pm. A Stroka Gene-us Alpacas, 383 CR 155, Stringer. Free admission, meet the alpacas, great fiber demonstrations, food, children’s activities, unique arts & crafts and much more.
November 22-23: The Pine Belt Holiday Expo will take place on Saturday, November 22, 9am-4pm, & Sunday, November 23, 12noon-5pm, at Midtown Market (the building next to Tabella) in Hattiesburg. Enjoy Christmas shopping, a Kids’ Christmas Village, prizes, food demos and more! Admission is $5, ages 12 and under are free!
November 23: Hattiesburg Hunger Run. The 5k will benefit Extra Table, a nonprofit committed to feeding the hungry in Hattiesburg. The Hattiesburg Hunger Run will be held in Downtown Hattiesburg at 2pm on Sunday, November 23, 2013. Sign in will be located at Thirsty Hippo, 309 Mcleod St, Hattiesburg, MS 39401.
November 23: Southern Pines Animal Shelter is hosting the 4th annual “Tails & Ales: Find your soul mutt,” doggie speed-dating event on Sunday, Nov. 23 from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Keg & Barrel Pub in Hattiesburg. Admission to this doggie speed dating party is $20 and includes an event T-shirt, a $10 gift certificate to the Keg and Barrel, a complimentary beer, and a chance to find the perfect family pet. Guests are encouraged to bring their own dogs (on leash) to the event to meet the bachelor and bachelorette puppies and dogs and check out their chemistry. In addition to finding homes for homeless pets, Southern Pines is also raising funds at this event with a silent auction. Auction items will be upstairs in the Neal House adjoining Keg and Barrel and will include gift certificates for spa services and restaurants, and other desirable items.
November 25: USB Blood Drive 12-6 pm at the Cameron Center in Laurel.
November 27-December 27: Christmas in the Park in Collins. Thursday-Saturday 5-9 pm. For more info, go to covingtonchamber.com.
November 26: USB Blood Drive from 10am-2pm at Best Buy, Hwy 98, in Hattiesburg.
December 3: USB Blood Drive from 9am-4pm at Jones County Junior College, Ellisville.
December 4: Santa Claus will be at Dixie EPA in Petal from 12-7pm for photos with children. All proceeds benefit Relay for Life.
December 6: Laurel Christmas Parade. 10 am. This year’s theme is Carols of Christmas. Grand marshals are Martin and Godwin from tv show Duck Dynasty. For more info, go to sertomaoflaurel.org.
December 6: Laurel Kiwansis Club’s Annual Pancake Day. YWCO in downtown Laurel or First Baptist Church of Laurel. $5 in advance or $6 at the door.
December 6: The New Augusta Christmas Parade, “Super Heroes of The World” is scheduled for Dec. 6, 2014 at 11:00 AM. Floats, trucks, cars, horses, buggies, wagons and other attractions are welcomed. New Augusta residents and businesses are also challenged to decorate for this event. A cash prize will be given for the best decorated float and the best decorated home/business. Please contact Monnie Pearce at 601-588-1001 or Stephanie Mixon at 601-598-2627 for more details and to sign up.
December 6: Hattiesburg Christmas Parade hosted by the Hattiesburg Jaycees. 1 pm. Route pending. 2014 theme will be “Christmas Candy. For more info, call 601-336-0527.
December 9: Extra Table Christmas Concert, Hattiesburg Saenger Theater. The concert will feature choirs for throughout the Pine Belt, directed by Dr. Jay Dean, and narrated by GAC’s Nan Kelley! Tickets are on sale now through the Hattiesburg Saenger Theater at (601) 584-4888.
December 10: Petal Noel Praise. 6 p.m. at Hinton (Relay) Park. Worship with other churches and believers across the greater Petal area for the First Annual Petal Noel Praise.
December 12: Richton Christmas Parade. 4:30 pm.
December 12: Annual Lighting of the Luminaries in New Augusta. Begins at 5 pm with activities beginning at 6 pm at local churches.
December 13: Live Nativity at Mt. Vernon Church, Hwy 15 South, Laurel. Live nativity from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm. As you drive in the comfort of your own car, we will have carolers singing to you, hot chocolate, cider, and candy canes to enjoy, and an amazing live nativity to celebrate the birth of Jesus.
Contact us with your events: Email firstname.lastname@example.org; call 601-264-5185; or fax 601-264-6237.