Local events and entertainment

Published 12:00 am Sunday, March 29, 2009

Master Gardeners Seminar

5:30 p.m. Monday; Warren County Extension Office, 1100-C Grove St.; Tomato Diseases by Dr. David Ingram, MSU Extension Service; free; 601-636-5442.

‘All About Tomatoes’ Quickbites

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Noon Thursday; Warren County Extension Office, Dr. Rick Snyder, MSU Extension vegetable specialist; free; 601-636-5442.

Jackson Audubon Family Bird Walk

8 a.m. Saturday; LeFleur’s Bluff State Park in Jackson; $3 per vehicle; children younger than 15 must be accompanied by adult; 601-956-7444 or www.jacksonaudubonsociety.org.

The Great American Cleanup

9 a.m. Friday: Warren County-Vicksburg Public Library; 10 a.m. April 9: Jacob’s Ladder; 10 a.m. April 16-17: Salvation Army; 3 p.m. April 20-21: Southern Cultural Heritage Center; sponsored by Keep Vicksburg-Warren Beautiful; to volunteer, donate: Holley Simrall: 601-618-5786 or holleysimrall@gmail.com.

Joshua Jones book-signing

“No One to Wash Her Hair,” a coming-of-age novel set in Mississippi; 2 p.m. April 18; Lorelei Books, 1103 Washington St.; 601-634-8624 or www.loreleibooks.com.

Bamboo Wind Chimes Workshop

5:30 p.m. April 7; Southern Cultural Heritage Center; $40 for SCHC members, $45 for nonmembers; reservations required; taught by Rob Mendrop of Dreamscape Designs in Edwards; 601-631-2997 or info@southerncultural.org.

Lenten Fine Arts Series

Noon each Friday during Lent at The Church of the Holy Trinity, Episcopal; concerts followed by gumbo lunch, $8; Dorothy Brasfield: 601-942-5469; Friday: Alcorn State University Men’s Choir.

Rally on the River

Seeking vendors for April 18 event; deadline for vendor registration: today; Kathy Triplett at 601-415-6852, or www.rallyontheriveratvicksburg.com.

Vicksburg Quilters Show

10 a.m.-4 p.m., April 18; Outlets at Vicksburg.


April 17-18; annual festival along Washington Street; music by Aaron Tippin, Clarence Carter; children’s activities, vendors; tickets and information: www.riverfestms.com.

41st Annual Arts & Crafts Show

8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. April 18; part of Riverfest activities in downtown Vicksburg; www.riverfestms.com.

‘Gold in the Hills’

Presented by Westside Theatre Foundation in the Coral Room at The Vicksburg on Clay Street; 8:15 p.m. April 17-18, May 15-16, June 19-20, Aug. 14-15, Sept. 18-19, Oct. 16-17,  Nov. 7 and Dec. 18-19; $10 for adults, $5 for children; 601 636-4146.

‘Gold in the Hills’

Presented by Vicksburg Theatre Guild at Parkside Playhouse on Iowa Avenue; 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday; tickets: $10 for adults, $5 for children 12 and younger; 601-636-0471 or www.e-vtg.com.

Spring Floral Wreath and Centerpiece Workshop

5:30 p.m. Tuesday; Southern Cultural Heritage Center; $55 for SCHC members, $60 for nonmembers; taught by Beau Lutz of Belvedere and Company; 601-631-2997 or info@southerncultural.org.

Mississippi Delta Tennessee Williams Festival

Will explore influences of Mississippi Delta on author Tennessee Williams with particular emphasis on his early play, “Spring Storm”; Oct. 16-17 in Clarksdale; www.coahomacc.edu/twilliams.

2009 Holly Days Arts and Crafts Show

Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation accepting applications for 2009 event, set for 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 5; vendor space limited, acceptance based on images of crafts or art; exhibit space: $40 for SCHF members, $50 for nonmembers; applications must be postmarked no later than Aug. 1; acceptance letters will be sent by Sept. 1; 601-631-2997 or www.southernculture.org.

Historic Jefferson College NatureFest Program

10 a.m.-3 p.m. April 25; family activities, lectures, Master Gardener plant sale and guided tours; admission: $2 for adults, $1 for children younger than 18; 601-442-2901 or www.mdah.state.ms.us.

Vicksburg Red Carpet Classic Auto Show

April 11 at Blackburn Motor Company, 2135 N. Frontage Road; to benefit Haven House Family Shelter; registration: 8 a.m.; awards ceremony: 3 p.m.; fees: $15 pre-entry, $20 day of show; 601-831-2079 or 601-831-2597.



Variety; Ameristar’s Cabaret; 4116 Washington St.; today; free; 601-638-1000.

Groove Inc.

Variety; Ameristar’s Cabaret; Tuesday-April 5; free; 601-638-1000.

Area Code

Variety; Ameristar’s Bottleneck Blues Bar, 4116 Washington St.; Friday and Saturday; free; 601-638-1000.

Hoosier Daddies

Variety; Ameristar’s Bottleneck Blues Bar; April 10-11; free; 601-638-1000.