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 5: Registration for Petal Youth Sports Association spring ball is available online at petalyouthsportsassociation.com. Ages 4-12 and 13-18. For more info, visit the website or email director@petalbaseballassociation.com.

January 31: The Apollo Mardi Gras Parade takes place at 2 pm in Downtown Laurel. The parade route will be the same as the Christmas parade route.

January 31: The Southern Miss Activities Council is gearing up for a full spring semester of programming! To kick off spring 2015, SMAC, Southern Miss Athletics, and the Student Eagle Club, will host the annual spring concert, Eagle Jam 2015. Eagle Jam 2015 will be held on Pride Field Saturday, Jan. 31. The main performer will be Kris Allen from American Idol. 2-4 pm.

February 7:  Burnin’ Love 5K Color Run and Music Festival. USM Pride Field.  11 am. Proceeds go to support the Hattiesburg Firefighters Scholarship Fund and the Graduates of Rec Sports.  Go to www.imathlete.com.

February 7: FURpalooza will be held at T-Bones Records Café 8pm-12 am to benefit the See Spot Run: Hattiesburg Dog Park. Cover is $10 and all proceeds will benefit the construction of a dog park, for the city of Hattiesburg’s neighborhoods.  Several bands will be playing.

February 12: Annual Night of Sweet Dreams. A fun filled evening of desserts and fellowship. DREAM’s annual fundraiser A Night of Sweet Dreams is a celebrity dessert auction and tasting. Local Celebrities provide decadent desserts to be auctioned off while you dine on delicious treats from Southern Oaks, DREAM staff and other wonderful local cooks. Tickets are $10.00 and can be purchased at the DREAM office (601-545-2102) All proceeds from ticket sales and dessert purchases go to fund DREAM’s continued prevention services.

February 13: PriorityOne Bank Glow Run. Downtown Magee. Registration begins at 5:30 pm; race starts at 6 pm. There will be glow sticks and glow in the dark t-shirts available for purchase and some freebies as well. The most “glowed out” outfit will win a special prize. Registration forms are available at PriorityOne Bank in Magee and Mendenhall.

February 14: The Q-Pid 5k Run/2 Mile Walk. Howard Technology Park in Ellisville. 8 am. Benefits Seth Harris Childhood Cancer Foundation.

February 21:  Clarinet Day will be held at the USM School of Music and will feature Dr. Frank Kowalsky, the recently retired Joseph A. White Professor of Clarinet at Florida State University, and Dr. Jackie McIlwain, the newly appointed Assistant Professor of Clarinet at Southern Miss. Events will include master classes, a workshop on reed preparation, recital, concert, and a mass clarinet choir led by Dr. McIlwain. For more information you can contact Dr. McIlwain at jacqueline.mcilwain@usm.edu.

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

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

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.

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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