This & That

Published 12:00 am Sunday, October 5, 2008

From staff reports

N.O. food on tap for cookbook sale

A downtown retailer and one of Vicksburg’s historic homes have joined to present a cookbook sale.

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The event, hosted by Lorelei Books and Anchuca, will be at 5 p.m. Friday at Anchuca, 1010 First East St. It will feature recipes from Suzanne Ormond’s cookbook, “Favorite New Orleans Recipes  and Recipes from an Old New Orleans Kitchen.”

For information, visit or call 601-634-8624.

Audubon to host Rocky Springs trip

The Jackson Audubon Society will host a field trip to Rocky Springs Park on the Natchez Trace.

The free event is set for 8 to 2 p.m. Saturday and will be led by a wildlife biologist and botanist. Participants will meet at 8 a.m. at the Clinton Visitors Center, 1300 Pinehaven Road.

For information, call 601-956-7444.

Jacktoberfest scheduled for Oct. 17 on Congress

The third annual Jacktoberfest, a free music festival, will be Oct. 17 on Congress Street in Jackson.

This year’s line-up includes local bands Blue Mountain, Rocket 88, Passenger Jones, Delta Mountain Boys, Men of Leisure, Mr. Nick and the Raphael Semmes Trio.

The event kicks off at 11 a.m. with food and drinks for sale, including beer-braised brats and grilled burgers. Beer selections will include domestics and Germans, plus Southern Pecan from Mississippi’s own Lazy Magnolia Brewery, Sam Adams’ Octoberfest, Warsteiner, Paulaner Hefeweizen and others.

Proceeds will benefit the Leukemia Lymphoma Society. For information, visit or call Katie Parkman at 601-259-7448.

Horror Week headed to Jefferson College

Historic Jefferson College will present Horror Week, set for Oct. 27-30, as a preview to Halloween.

The week will include a Halloween Horror Film Fest, featuring six classic movies. Two movies will be shown in the West Wing each night, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free, and participants are encouraged to bring a folding chair, blanket and a friend. Snacks and soft drinks will be sold.

The movies:

• Oct. 27 — “Asylum” (1972), starring Peter Cushing, Britt Ekland and Herbert Lom; “Hands of a Stranger” (1962), starring Paul Lukather, John Harvey and Sally Kellerman.

• Oct. 28 — “The Killer Shrews” (1959), starring James Best; “Horror Express” (1972), starring Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing and Telly Savalas.

• Oct. 29 — “Dr. Blood’s Coffin” (1961), starring Hazel Court and Ian Hunter; “Night of the Living Dead” (1968), starring Duane Jones.

• The week will end with Ghost Tales Around Campfire, set for 6:30 p.m. Oct. 30. Local storytellers will share haunting yarns about the Natchez area.

Participants are asked to bring blankets or chairs to the free event.

For information, call 601-442-2901 or e-mail Historic Jefferson College is in Washington, off U.S. 61, 4 miles north of Natchez.