Upcoming Events for Hattiesburg, Laurel and The Surrounding Areas

June 2-25:  Laurel-Jones County Library Summer Reading Program will be offered on Tuesdays in Laurel and Thursdays in Ellisville. Lunch is served for free at 1 pm with the event starting at 1:30.  For more info, call 601-428-4313.

June 4-July 30: Laurel’s Downtown Farmer’s Market will be held every Thursday at 550 Central Avenue. Produce, baked goods, homemade jams & jellies, crafts, and more. For more info, call 601-433-3255.

July 28- August 11: The Powers Chiefs football program will be having signups for the upcoming flag, pee-wee and youth football seasons July 28-29, Aug. 3-4 and Aug. 10-11 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m at East Jones Elementary gym. Parents of all players need to bring proof of a physical exam, copy of birth certificate and one proof of residency. For more info, contact Erin Flynt at 601-498-8224.

July 31: Hattiesburg Army Recruiting Center will hold a blood drive from 10am-3pm at their location at 24 Cross Creek Parkway, #80, in Hattiesburg.

July 31: End of the Summer Family Movie Night will be held at Thames Elementary School, 2900 Jamestown Road in Hattiesburg. The movie featured will be Over the Hedge. The movie is free, and the event will start around 7:30-8:00 pm.

July 31- August 1: 5th Annual Red Creek Classic Antique Car Appreciation Picnic & Cruise-in 2015, will take place Friday July 31 and Saturday August 1 at Flint Creek Water Park, Wiggins.  Friday night cruise-in; Saturday is the Car Club Appreciation Day Picnic and ALL Car Clubs and Independents are invited to attend – there will be hamburgers, hot dogs & cold drinks. No charge to attend. Hosted by the Red Creek Classics car club. Info: Charlie 601 528.1172. or Terry 601 528.1361.

August 1: Vision of Hope: Benefit Ride is being held for Laurel Police Officer Adam Cochran. Cochran has been diagnosed with a rare eye condition that will require surgery. Life Church, Hwy 84 W, Laurel. Registration starts at 7:00am; ride at 9:00am. Entry fee is $25. For more info, call 601-422-5085.

August 1: A community forum featuring candidates for House Representative District 102 will be held at 6 pm Jaycees Building located at 208 Hutchinson Ave, Hattiesburg. The forum will be moderated by USM Political Science Professor, Dr Troy Gibson.

August 1: “Finders Keepers” Community Wide Garage Sale at Parkway Heights UMC, 2420 Hardy Street, Hattiesburg. All proceeds go to the American Heart Association. 10×10 spots are $25. For more info, call Kim Townsend at 601-467-8447.

August 1-15: Fall soccer registration will be held at the Laurel Sportsplex August 1, 8, and 15 from 10am-2pm. You must bring a copy of your child’s birth certificate. Cost ranges from $75-$150 depending on age group. For more info, call Shelton Cooley at 601-323-5300 or email laureljesa@gmail.com

August 3-4: Auditions for the first production of Laurel Little Theatre’s 55th season, “Jekyll & Hyde — The Musical Thriller!” will be at 7 p.m. Aug. 3. and Aug. 4 at the downtown Arabian Theatre. The musical will feature a cast of three dozen adults, some of whom will be played by high school-age actors. Those who audition can come prepared with a song or monologue or just read from the script and sing along with everyone else. LLT has secured the rights for a special Halloween week production Oct. 29-Nov. 1. For more information, email LLTLaurelMS@aol.com.

August 3-9:  Hub City Derby Dames will hold roller derby tryouts August 3, 7, & 9 at the Petal Roller Dome. 7-9 pm. Ladies must 18 or older. For more info, go to hubcityderbydames.com.

August 4: Night-Out Against Crime. Kamper Park, Hattiesburg. 6-8 pm. Hosted by the Kamper Avenues Neighborhood Association. Live music and food.

August 4:  Janet Smith of Covington County will be the guest speaker at the South MS Genealogical & Historical Society’s August meeting.  Smith will speak on James Copeland, an outlaw that is rumored to still have buried treasure in South MS. This free program is open to the public Tuesday, August 4, at 7:00 PM, 107 S. Park Avenue, Hattiesburg.  Contact Kathy Goss for more information: gosskathleen@gmail.com or 601-544-5210.

August 5-9: “Catered Affair” will be presented by the Hattiesburg Civic Light Opera– 6:30 p.m. Aug. 5-8 and 1 p.m. Aug. 9. Jackie Dole Sherrill Community Center, downtown Hattiesburg. Call (800) 838-3006 or visit www.hclo.org for tickets.

August 7-9:   THE KATRINA PROJECT: HELL AND HIGH WATER is based on actual interviews, collected stories, and found texts, providing a voice for the greatest natural disaster in our country’s recorded history.  The cast includes former Miss Mississippi Jasmine Murray, Miles Doleac, Chris Wooten, Joe Van Zandt, Randy Swan, Dick and Jane Allison, Tom Hardy, Reece Albritton, and many others.  August 7-8 from 7-9 pm; August 9 1:30-3:30 pm. Hattiesburg High School. Tickets $12 adults, $6 students – available at www.thekatrinaproject.com or call (601) 583-7778.

August 8: Back to School Kids’ Rally will be held at 10 am at Christian Services, 301 East Second Street, in Hattiesburg. Seating limited to first 200 kids ages 5-12. Children must be accompanied by adult. For more info, call 601-582-5683.

August 11: The Laurel Salvation Army will host a community prayer day  at 6 p.m. at 205 N. 13th Ave. For information, call 601-428-4232 or email veronica_fleeton@uss.salvationarmy.org.

August 14: Petal Softball will be giving away a Tailgate Package during half-time of the first football game.  Package includes Yeti cooler, canopy tent, (2) Petal fold out chairs, (1) district all season pass, (2) season football tickets, $25 gift card to Gander Mountain, and a prize from Lowe’s. Tickets are $20. For more info, call Andrea at 601-596-7477 or Keisha at 601-270-0108.

August 15: Bluegrass & Gospel Music Benefit for Pam and David McPhail will be held from 1-10 pm at the Lamar County Community Shelter, 99 Industrial Row in Purvis. Catfish plates by Mack’s West for $12- served 4-5:30 pm. Music featured will be Magnolia Drive, The Riders, Gospel Grass, Fair River Station, and more. There will also be a silent auction. For more info, call Anna or Terence Lowery at 601-264-5629.

August 15:  Oak Grove High School 5K will be held at the school beginning at 7:30 am. There will be metals for finishers, door prizes, and age group winners. For more info or to register, go to pinebeltpacers.org. Hosted by the Oak Grove Track and Cross Country.

August 15: Eagle Fanfare will be held at Lake Terrace Convention Center in Hattiesburg from 2-4 pm. Football coach Todd Monken, his assistant coaches, players, Seymour and the Southern Miss cheerleaders, as well as other Golden Eagle coaches and staff members, will all be on hand to meet alumni and friends at all three events. For more info, go to SouthernMissAlumni.com/UpcomingEvents.

August 22: Pine Belt Women’s Expo. Lake Terrace Convention Center, Hattiesburg. 10am-3pm. Shopping, exhibitor booths, games, prizes, seminars, and more.  www.pinebeltwomensexpo.com. For exhibitor or sponsor information, email Jennifer@EmergeEvents.com.

August 22: The Lego Movie will be on the big screen at Parkhaven Neighborhood (Camp St @ 22nd Ave) beginning at 8:15 pm. The movie is free, but there will be concessions there for sale.

August 22: The Avenues-Wide Yard Sale in Hattiesburg. The sale will kick off at 8am and end around 12pm. Homes all in the Avenues of Hattiesburg will be holding sales. Live Yard Sale Map @ www.theavenuesyardsale.com

August 22: Immaculate Conception Church in Laurel will host its $10,000 Drawdown on Saturday, Aug. 22 from 7 p.m. until midnight in the Parish Hall. The winning ticket will be pulled at 11 p.m. Tickets are on sale for $100 each, which will admit two adults, and may be purchased at the church office or by calling 601-470-2719. The event will have live music by Charles “CC” Carter, heavy hors dʼoeuvres and a cash bar, including wine and beer.

August 28: Award-winning gospel trio Greater Vision will be in concert at Heritage United Methodist Church (Highway 98 and Baracuda Drive in Hattiesburg) at 7 p.m. There is no admission, but a love offering will be taken. Doors open at 6 and children are welcome. Seating is limited. For information, call 601-261-3371 or visit www.heritageumc.org.

August 29: Purposeful Refuge’s Night at the Races will be held at 7 pm at the Hattiesburg Country Club where all proceeds will go to Purposeful Refuge, a children’s therapeutic range that provides equestrian therapy and a safe place for the hurting. Tickets are $25 and include admission, hors d’oeuvres, and beverages.  Full color videos of a faux horse race will be projected on the big screen where attendees can sponsor their own horse.  To purchase tickets, go to purposefulrefuge.com.

August 29: Dog Days 5k and 2 Mile Walk is an early morning run/walk to beat the heat – with or without dogs – benefitting the Hub City Service Dogs program. There will be lots of door prizes, breakfast, a Run-by Dog pageant (dogs to be identified during the run/walk by participants bib numbers), tech shirts, 5 year age categories and awards for runners/walkers with dogs AND without dogs. Kamper Park in Hattiesburg. 7:30 am. For more info or to sign up, to runsignup.com.

August 29: Addison McKinley Memorial Golf Tournament will be held at Shadow Ridge Golf Club in Hattiesburg beginning at 7:30 am. Sponsored by Calvary Baptist Church in Petal to raise money for scholarships and foreign missions. For more info, call 601-583-8309.

August 29: 9th Annual JCJC Hall of Fame 5k & One Mile Fun Run. Registration is at 7 am; race begins at 8 am at Bobcat Field in Ellisville. Fun Run to follow. $20 if pre-registered by August 28; $25 the day of race.  For more info, go to pinebeltpacers.org or call 601-433-1312.

August 29: 2015 Homes of Hope for Children “Painting a Brighter Future” Silent and Live Auction .  Homes of Hope for Children will receive 100% of auction proceeds. Lake Terrace Convention Center, Hattiesburg. 6-9 pm. For more info, call (601) 268-3220.

August 29: Squirt, Splash, & Dash 5K is being held at Academy Sports & Outdoors in Hattiesburg at 8:30 a.m. To be a part of the Hub City Humane Society team- raising money for Hub City Humane Society- email Jeanette at jcgold@ccis.edu for details.

August 29: Cultivation Nation Triathlon with be held at Flint Creek Waterpark in Wiggins. Swim, bike, and run. For more info, go to http://www.cultivationnationtriathlon.com/



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


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