Local events and entertainment

Published 12:00 am Friday, October 17, 2008

From staff reports

Connecticut Monument Dedication

Newest Vicksburg National Military Park monument; 10:30 a.m. Tuesday; Grants Canal, La.; 601-636-0583.

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Attic Gallery’s 37th Anniversary Show

Will feature art by Jean Blue, Ellen Langford, Patt Odom, Susan Ranager, Sandra Halat and Pat Hankins — plus wine and cheese; 7 p.m. Friday; free; 1101 Washington St.; 601-638-9221, atticgallery.homestead.com.

Fall Pilgrimage

Tour of Historic Homes and Hallways, sponsored by Vicksburg Heritage League; through Oct. 25; 1-4 p.m. Fridays through Sundays; three-home tour $25, one-home tour $10; Green Tour: Annabelle, The Corners Mansion Inn and the Shlenker House, tickets for that group can be purchased at Annabelle, 501 Speed St.; Blue Tour: Baer House, Martha Vick House and Stained Glass Manor, tickets can be bought at Baer House, 1117 Grove St.; www.vicksburgheritage.com, shirleywaring@bellsouth.net.

Biedenharn Museum & Gardens Trip

Monroe museum taking reservations for May 15-22, 2009, trip to  Chelsea Flower Show in London; Biedenharn Executive Director Ralph Calhoun, 318-387-5281; www.bmuseum.org.


For youths in Vicksburg and Warren County ; 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 30; children 12 and younger encouraged to participate.

Out of the Darkness Community Walk

Sponsored by American Foundation for Suicide Prevention; Nov. 8; Duncan Park, Natchez; registration: 9-9:30 a.m, walk: 10 a.m.; www.outofthedarkness.org, 601-807-9851.

Vicksburg Campaign Seminar

Free seminar for people interested in becoming Vicksburg National Military Park guides; 6:30 p.m. each Tuesday through Nov. 4;  601-636-0583.

Spooky Pooch Contest

3 p.m. Oct. 25; Outlets at Vicksburg; will feature awards for Spookiest, Silliest, Most Original and Best Pet/Owner Duo; entry fees $5 per category and $1 off with donation of bag of cat or dog food; registration at 2 p.m.; proceeds to benefit sponsor, Paws Rescue; 601-529-1535, www.pawsrescuepets.org.

Halloween Parade and Costume Contest

10 a.m. Oct. 25; parade will roll on Washington Street, call for contest times and details; sponsored by Vicksburg Main Street, 1415 Walnut St., Rooms 103 & 104, 601-634-4527, www.downtownvicksburg.org.

Classics in the Courtyard

Lunchtime concert series, noon-1 p.m., starts Friday and runs each Friday through Nov. 14; Southern Cultural Heritage Center; $7 per person; make reservations by 5 p.m. Thursday before the event; 601-631-2997 or info@southernculture.org.; Oct. 17: Celtic and folk music, food by Ware House Sports Bar & Grill; Oct. 24: classic pop, gospel and country favorites, food by Horse Face Harry’s Cafe; Oct. 31: Celtic and Spanish music, food by Goldie’s Express; Nov. 7: classic country and pop favorites, food by Unique Impressions; Nov. 14: classic pop and originals, food by Walnut Hills Restaurant.

Seasonal Wreath Workshop

Southern Cultural Heritage Center; 6-8 p.m. Nov. 4; $55 for SCHF members, $60 for nonmembers; led by Beau Lutz of Belvedere and Co.; participants will learn to create a wreath and will choose from three styles; materials provided, but participants encouraged to bring a glue gun; 601-631-2997 or info@southernculture.org.

Randy Russell book-signing

“Ghost Cats of the South”; 5 p.m. Monday; Paws Rescue will also accept cat food donations; Lorelei Books, 1103 Washington St.: Lorelei info: 601-634-8624, loreleibooks@wave2lan.com, www.loreleibooks.com; Paws info: Leigh Conerly, 601-529-1535, or www.pawsrescuepets.org.

Art of the Cartoonist

Lecture, book-signing by Clarion-Ledger editorial cartoonist Marshall Ramsey; 7 p.m. Oct. 28; Southern Cultural Heritage Center; free admission with nonperishable food item to be donated to Storehouse Community Food Pantry; 601-631-2997 or info@southernculture.org.

Backyards & Beyond: Mississippians and Their Stories

Traveling exhibit of post-Hurricane Katrina-themed works by Vicksburg gallery owner H.C. Porter; on display through Nov. 30 at Katrina Research Center at University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach; free; hours are 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Fridays, 2-6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays; 228-214-3423, ww.backyardsandbeyond.com.

Disney Live! Winnie the Pooh

Vicksburg Convention Center; 1:30 p.m. Saturday-Oct. 19; tickets: $16, $24, $30; VCC Box Office, www.ticketmaster.com,  601-355-5252.