THIS & THAT|[05/11/08]

Published 12:00 am Sunday, May 11, 2008

From Staff Reports

VTG tells plans for shows today, next weekend

Vicksburg Theatre Guild has set performances for “The Importance of Being Earnest.”

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Shows will be at 2 p.m. today and May 18 and at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Parkside Playhouse, 101 Iowa Ave.

The play, by Oscar Wilde, is a comedy of manners on the seriousness of society.

It was first performed in 1895 in London.

Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for senior citizens, $7 for students and $5 for children.

For information, call 601-636-0471 or visit

VTG announces dates for ‘Gold’ auditions

Auditions for “Gold in the Hills,” the world’s longest-running melodrama, will be at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Parkside Playhouse, 101 Iowa Ave.

Cast members must be ages 6 through adult, while singers and dancers must be teenagers through adults.

Can-can dancers must be ninth grade or older. Production dates will be July 11-26.

For information, call 601-636-0471 or go to

Church tells plans for Greek Fest ’08

Greek Fest 2008 will be from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Holy Trinity, Saint John the Theologian Greek Orthodox Church, 1417 West Capitol St., Jackson.

Drive-through and pick-up meals will be available Friday and an eat-in meal service will be available for both days for either lunch or dinner. Talks and church tours will be offered, along with Greek dancing and music and films on Greece.

For meal tickets or information, call 601-355-6325, 601-918-8281 or 601-956-1450; e-mail; or visit

Pooh and friends headed to Vicksburg

“Disney Live! Winnie the Pooh” is coming to the Vicksburg Convention Center.

The Hundred Acre Wood will come to life in a show starring Pooh and his friends.

Tickets go on sale Tuesday for the Oct. 18-19 event.

For prices and tickets, drop by the VCC Box Office, visit or call 601-355-5252

‘Fossil Road Show’ premiere slated Thursday

Mississippi Public Broadcasting’s “Simply Science at the Fossil Road Show” will premiere at 8 p.m. Thursday on MPB, local cable Channel 7, from the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science in Jackson.

The show’s hosts are Alyssa Pennington of Jackson, who attends Chastain Middle School and Power APAC School, and Cory Lee of Pearl, who attends Brandon High School. Alyssa has appeared as an extra and as on-camera talent in the national PBS KIDS’ “Between the Lions,” which is filmed at the MPB studios in Jackson. Cory is a theater student who has performed in front of live audiences.

More than 900 people packed up their fossils and hit the road to participate in the museum’s fifth annual show with MPB capturing the highlights. Five paleontologists were on hand to provide expert answers to their questions.

For information, visit