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 February 26: The Lucile Parker Gallery at William Carey University is hosting an exhibit of ceramic sculptures and drawings by Dr. Thomas Brewer, coordinator of art education at the University of Central Florida, through February 26. The Parker Gallery, located at 512 Tuscan Avenue in Hattiesburg, is open from 1 until 4 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday or by appointment by calling (801) 755-4052. The Gallery will be closed during trimester break from February 16-20.

February 21- March 1:  Southern Miss Theatre will kick off its Spring 2015 theatre season with a production of Lynn Nottage’s ‘By the Way, Meet Vera Stark.’ Performance dates are February 21, 25, 26, 27, & 28 at 7:30pm and February 22 & March 1 at 2:00pm. A pre-show talk will take place at 1:00pm prior to the March 1 matinee performance. All performances will take place in Tatum Theatre. Tickets are $14 public; $10 faculty, staff, seniors, and military; $8 students. Tickets may be purchased by calling (800) 844-8425 or visiting www.southernmisstickets.com. Tickets are also sold at the box office prior to each performance.

February 27: A University of Southern Mississippi School of Music presents Mary Poppins. Tickets are currently on sale at southernmisstickets.com.

February 27: Jr. Auxiliary of Laurel will host a  night of casino-style gaming, dinner, dancing and silent auction.  There will also be an optional poker tournament.   All proceeds benefit the children of Laurel and Jones County. 7pm-12 am. Studio 550 in Downtown Laurel. For more info or tickets, call 601-422-3614.

February 28:  Moselle Jr. Beta 5K Run/ 2 Mile Walk Bulldog Dash. Proceeds go to the Laurel-Jones County Animal Rescue League. Moselle Elementary School. Registration begins at 8 am; race at 9 am.  Register at www.raceit.com/register/?event=30316.

February 28: Children’s Center Classic 10K, 5K, 1 mile Fun Run.  Pride Field- Southern Miss Campus, Hattiesburg. Race packet pick-up and onsite registration at 7:00 a.m. Races begin at 8:00 a.m. T-shirts are guaranteed to all PRE-REGISTERED race participants. Pre-register at www.childrenscenterclassic.com.

March 1: Asbury Relay for Life Chili Cook-off.  Asbury Church, Hwy 42, Petal. 5 pm.

March 3: MS Dept. of Education representatives will provide parents of K-3 students with information about the Literacy-Based Promotion Act. N.R. Burger Middle School, Hattiesburg. 6:00-7:30 pm.

March 3: How to Plan for your Special Needs Child’s Financial Future Seminar. 6-8 pm.  The Arc of Southeast MS, 65 Bonhomie Road, Hattiesburg. Seminar is FREE, but please RSVP to 601.583.6180 or pinebeltcf@bellsouth.net.  Learn about living trusts and special needs trusts, wills appointing guardianship, and more.

March 14: MS Mud Pirates Paying It Forward 5K. The Dixon Theatre, Poplarville. Poplarville High School Cross Country had several athletes qualify for State that were unable to attend due to funding. This is a fundraiser to help with that. For more info, go to msmudpirates.com or call 601-916-6454.

March 18: Lunch and Learn with Hub Healthy Connections. Conestoga Steakhouse, Hwy 49, Hattiesburg. 12-1 pm.  Healthy Connections presents Memory Care: Joining Their Journey featuring Dr. Charles R. Griffith, MD & Shelly Benson, CNFA, with Lamar Healthcare & Rehibilitation Center.   Tickets are $10. Pre-order online at hubhealthconnections.com or pay at the door.

March 19: Downtown Hattiesburg Farmer’s Market Opening Day.  Pick up fresh produce, bring the kids for free face painting, and enjoy tunes from Cary Hudson Music

March 21: The Pine Hill Festival in Downtown Wiggins. 9am-9pm. Food vendors, arts and crafts along with plenty of fun for the children, along the streets of Historic Downtown Wiggins. The 5k/10k and kids fun run will begin at 8am. Entertainment for this event includes Erik Walford, Dr. Rock and the Interns,  The Renegades, Double Dee, and William Carey Jazz Band.  For more information about the event contact the Stone County EDP at 601-928-5418 or visit them on Facebook.

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

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

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

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 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 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 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.

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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