This and that|Blues singer Shepherd to play at Ameristar

Published 12:00 am Sunday, August 30, 2009

Blues star and Louisiana native Kenny Wayne Shepherd will perform Sept. 26 at Ameristar Casino.

The 7:30 p.m. concert will be in the Bottleneck Blues Bar. Tickets are $40-$50 and can be purchased at the casino gift shop or

Shepherd’s hits include “Blue on Black,” “Slow Ride” and “Somehow, Somewhere, Someway.” He has been nominated for four Grammys and has received two Billboard Music Awards and two Orville Gibson Awards. He is a Shreveport native.

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Pest ID workshop offered by Extension

As part of its First Tuesday Gardening Series, the Warren County Extension Service will offer Pest Identification and Control.

The free session will be at noon Tuesday at the Extension office at 1100-C Grove St.

The speaker will be Donna Beliech, Extension area horticulture specialist.

Call 601-636-5442 to register.

Stripling photos to be displayed

The Jackson Audubon Society will host events in September.

One will feature the photos of a Vicksburg man.

Activities include:

• Family Bird Walk — 8 a.m. Saturday at LeFleur’s Bluff State Park in Jackson; entrance fee: $3 per vehicle; children younger than 15 must be accompanied by adult.

• Monthly Chapter Meeting — 6:30 p.m. Sept 22 at the Eudora Welty Library, 300 N. State St., Jackson; program: Birding in Costa Rica, featuring photos by Vicksburg’s Bill Stripling.

For information on either event, call 601-956-7444 or visit