This and that|Quilters to show designs Saturday

Published 12:00 am Sunday, April 12, 2009

The Vicksburg Quilters Show and Sale will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

The event, featuring members’ creations, will be at the Outlets at Vicksburg, next to the Reebok store.

For more information, call 601-638-2426.

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Vicksburg artist wins art award

Vicksburg artist Lesley K. Silver received a merit award during the Meridian Museum of Art’s 36th Annual Bi-State Art Competition.

The mixed-media piece is called “Opening” and will be on display at Silver’s business, The Attic Gallery at 1101 Washington St.

Silver is a member of the Vicksburg Art Association.

Master Gardeners to host plant sale

The Hinds and Copiah Master Gardeners will host a plant sale from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at Mynelle Gardens in Jackson.

Proceeds will go to Mynelle Gardens and will help fund a horticulture scholarship at Hinds Community College in Raymond. The event will also feature a free, 30-minute vegetable gardening seminar at 10 a.m.

Mynelle Gardens is at 4736 Clinton Blvd. For more information on the sale, call 601-372-4651.

Alcorn schedules Earth Day events

Alcorn State University will host its eighth annual Earth Day celebration Tuesday and Wednesday at the Lorman campus.

Events are free and will begin at 9 a.m. Tuesday and end at 3 p.m. Wednesday.

Speakers will include U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson, Port Gibson Mayor Fred Reeves and Vicksburg attorney and mayoral hopeful Paul Winfield. Activities will include a visit to the Millennium Tree, student contests, dorm room cleanups, Earth Day pledges and an Earth Day social. For more information, call 601-877-6236 or e-mail

Zoo welcomes baby chimpanzee

The Jackson Zoo has a new chimpanzee and the 4-week-old male and his mother are ready for visitors.

MoJo and mother Missy will be available for viewing Wednesdays and Fridays.

Admission to the zoo is $7 for adults, $4 for children younger than 12 and free for those younger than 2.

Zoo hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. dailly. It is located at 2918 W. Capitol St.

For more information, call 601-352-2580 or visit