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Through October 27: Southern Miss Farmer’s Market is on Mondays from 3-6 pm in the lot where Elam Arms was located.  Wide variety of products for sale, like fresh produce, local crafts, bread, honey, flowers, jams, salsas, baked goods, and kettle corn.

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

September 22- October 3:  For a limited time, Jones County Junior College’s Adult Basic Education/GED department is offering the GED Ready practice test for no charge. The six-dollar fee will be waived from September 22, through October 3, 2014. The free practice test is available at all eight testing centers: JCJC campus in Ellisville, WIN Job Center in Laurel, Covington County Center in Collins, Greene County Vo-Tech in Leakesville, Jasper County Learning Center in Bay Springs, Clarke County Courthouse in Quitman, Smith County’s Adult Education Center in Taylorsville and the Wayne County Adult Education Center in Waynesboro. To learn more or to schedule a free GED Ready practice test, contact Darlene Ulland at 601.477.2490 or 601.477.4164

Saturday, September 20:  Big Band Blast. 7-10 pm. Petal Civic Center. Featuring the music of the Big Band Era and Manhattan Transfer…and the stylings of the William Carey University Jazz Ensemble.

Saturday, September 20- Sunday, September 21:  Wet N Wacky Big Splash Weekend at Little Black Creek Campground & Park. 10am- 6 pm. Water slides, food vendors, music and more. $3 adults/$2 for children.  For more info, go to Little Black Creek Campground and Park on Facebook or call 601-794-2957.

Thursday, September 25: Charity Golf Tournament at Pine Belt National Golf Course in Moselle. All proceeds go to Helping Hands of Mississippi Foundation for terminally ill patients. For information call Josey at 601-580-4119 or Pollyanna at 601-498-5882.

Friday, September 26: Vines of the World, a fundraiser for MS Children’s Homes Services, will be held at The Venue at The Bakery Building in Downtown Hattiesburg.  Tickets are available at www.mchscares.org.  6-10 pm. Wine tasting and auction.

Saturday, September 27: Pride of Mississippi Alumni Band Day. For former members of the Southern Miss band. Cost will be $60 paid in full prior to the event, and will raise to $65 for day-of registrants.  For more info, visit the event on Facebook.

Sunday, September 28:  With a Song in My  Heart..Blair Tribute will be held at 4 pm at the Hattiesburg Cultural Center to honor Brian Blair, a well-known Hattiesburg pianist who is now stricken with illness.  Free admission.

Monday, September 29:  Stop by Krispy Kreme in Hattiesburg on National Coffee Break Day and get a free 12 oz coffee or pay a $1 for a small latte, mocha, or iced coffee. One per guest.

Wednesday, October 1:  Jones County Junior College’s Dean of Students, Dr. Samuel Jones will launch his second book during a special discussion with JCJC Honors College students. The public is open to the “Book Talk and Signing” on Wednesday, October 1, at 12:30 p.m. in the Home and Health Auditorium at JCJC’s Ellisville campus. Following Dr. Jones’ presentation he will lead a question and answer session and sign books.

Friday, October 3:  Vision Baptist Church’s Youth Group in Petal will be doing a hamburger fundraiser on Friday, October 3. Tickets for hamburger plates from Mugshots are for sale for $10 each. Plate pick-up will be at the Petal Walgreens from 11-1. To purchase a ticket, call Brenda at 601-606-8323.

Friday, October 3:  Dubard School Speakeasy. Help share the gift of language while you indulge in Prohibition-era inspired heavy hors d’oeuvres, imbibe on libations, and kick up your heels to some jivin’ 1920s sounds. Live entertainment provided by Southern Miss Jazz Band. Swanky cocktail attire is required.  Tickets are only $35 per person and include food, beverage, live entertainment and a fun night out on the town! Tickets can be purchased online or at DuBard School. Attendees will receive instructions for entry into the joint, including their password, via email. DuBardSchoolSpeakeasy.com.

Saturday, October 4:  Loblolly Festival, Downtown Laurel.  Supertalk Mississippi’s own Garden Mama Nellie Neal will host her statewide show live from the Supertalk Laurel studio as part of the Loblolly Festival from 8-10 am. The festival is from 9am- 5 pm. Food, arts/crafts vendors from all over the state.  Live music. Kids’ activities. For more info, go to laurelmainstreet.com.

Saturday, October 4:  Oktoberfest will be held at St. John Lutheran Church, 2001 Hardy Street, Hattiesburg.  11am- 4 pm. Authentic German food, raffle/silent auctions, crafts, German music and more. www.saintjohnlutheran.com

Saturday, October 4: 3rd Annual Flint Creek PX3: Paddle, Pedal, Pant! Race begins at 8 am at the Flint Creek Waterpark in Wiggins. For more info, go to http://www.flintcreekpx3.com/ or call 601-928-5418.  Sponsored by the Stone County Chamber of Commerce.

Saturday, October 4: Second Annual Alzheimer’s Pet Walk. Longleaf Trace Gateway, 2895 W 4th Street, Hattiesburg. Event cost is $25 and includes a T-Shirt ($3 extra for 2xl and 3xl). Proceeds collected at registration, along with any fundraising items or events, will be sent to the Mississippi Alzheimer’s Association. For more info, email baccPAWS@yahoo.com or visit Paws for a Cause Hattiesburg on Facebook.

Sunday, October 5:  Main Street UMC will hold Blessing of the Pets at Town Square Park in downtown Hattiesburg at 5:30 pm.  The event will include, but is not limited to, a pet blessing, live music, area humane societies, a pet parade with contests for best dressed, best personality, owner look a like, and so much more! We will also be pre selling Mugshots tickets, for $10 a piece, to include a hamburger, chips, and drink.

Thursday, October 9:  Beaumont Elementary School will have a school wide auction from 6-8 pm. Jewelry, dishes, furniture, and more are being sold. To make a donation, contact the school at 601-784-3393.

Friday, October 10: Perry Central High School will recognize the 1984 PCHS football team during halftime of their homecoming football game on Oct 10th. There will be a reception before the game at 5pm in the cafeteria. The game starts at 7pm. Coaches and players will be our guest for the football game. All coaches, players, cheerleaders, band, faculty and staff associated with this football team are welcome to come share in the memories of the great season this team enjoyed. For more information, call 601-964-0247.

Saturday, October 11:  Sacred Heart Crusader 5K Neon Knights 5K and One Mile Fun Run.   Held this year in downtown Hattiesburg on October 11. The 1mile Fun Run will begin at 4:30pm in the 300 block of Walnut St. The 5k will follow at 5pm in the same block. There will be an after party in the street with live music provided by The Mississippi Tornados. Please follow this link to download and print a race registration form. http://www.shshattiesburg.com/wtdoc/Crusader_5K_Entry_Form_2.pdf

Saturday, October 18: Zombies..RUN! 5k will take place on Main Street in Magee beginning at 5 pm. Filled with scares and surprises. Hosted by the Magee Chamber of Commerce. For more info, go to runsignup.com.

Monday, October 20- Wednesday, October 22:  Duds for Doodlebugs, South Mississippi’s largest consignment sale for kids. 9am-8 pm. Forrest County Multi Purpose Center, Hattiesburg. Kids’ clothing, toys, baby equipment, shoes, accessories, games, books, movies, electronics, costumes, and more.  New and gently used.  For more information, go to dudsfordoodelbugs.com.

Saturday, October 25: Fire Festival 5K Color Run, Walk, and Ride.  Howard Technology Park in Ellisville.  Proceeds go to M&M Fire and Rescue and the Ellisville Fire Department. $30 registration fee. Register at www.fire-festival.org Select Laurel location.

Saturday, November 1:  3rd Annual Halloween Hustle for St. Jude’s. Howard  Tech Park, Ellisville.  8am race start at the Advanced Technologies building. Awards given in age divisions and COSTUME AWARDS will be given.  See event flyer at www.pinebeltpacers.org upcoming events for more info. Print and MAIL ENTRY TO: HALLOWEEN HUSTLE, 246 Dixon Road, Richton, MS 39476.

Saturday, November 8:  Car and Bike Show to benefit the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association.  Hellfighters Motorcycle Shop, 324 South Magnolia, Laurel. 10 am- until. Benefits Veterans Outreach Program. Live band, food, door prizes. Free admission for the public. 601-342-3742 or cvmashow@gmail.com for more info or entrée info.

Saturday, November 15: 4Paws 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run for Laurel Animal Rescue League. JCJC Bobcat Stadium in Ellisville. Race begins at 8 am. Participants may run with their dog as long as they are on a leash.




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


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