This and that|Luminaries event set for Dec. 13

Published 12:00 am Sunday, November 22, 2009

The annual Glenwood Circle Lighting of the Luminaries, set for Dec. 13, will be led by a new group of organizers.

Boy Scouts had headed up the event for about the past decade. But, this year, Scott and Becky Towne of Vicklan Street and former Edna Drive resident Shannon Curro, who now lives in Marion Park, have decided to take up the challenge. The change was prompted by the retirement of a local Scouts leader.

Sought are volunteers and donations for the lighting, set to begin at 5 p.m. Participants are asked to meet at 9 a.m. at the Glenwood Cirlce park, at Vicklan and Chambers streets.

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During the event, which will also serve as a fundraiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, thousands of luminaires illuminate the neighborhood.

Call 601-573-0227 or 601-415-0121 for information.

Edwards seeks help for holiday events

Edwards officials are seeking participants for the 2009 Christmas parade and tree-lighting ceremony, set for Dec. 5 at the town square.

Participants will line up at the livestock arena at 9:30 a.m., and the parade will begin at 10. The tree-lighting ceremony will follow.

Registration forms are due Friday. Call 601-852-5461 for more information.

‘Nutcraker’ ballet Dec. 5-6 in Jackson

Ballet Mississippi in Jackson will present “The Nutcracker” at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5 and at 2 p.m. Dec. 6.

The performance will be at Thalia Mara Hall, 255 E. Pascagoula St., and will feature guest artists from the American Ballet Theatre.

Tickets are $10 to $25.

Also, the Sugarplum Fairy tea party will be at 12:30 p.m. Dec. 6. Cost is $20 per person.

Call 601-960-1560 or visit

New DVD details Mississippi birds

A new DVD featuring birds found in Mississippi is available.

Missouri videographer Joe LeFleur has produced a series of DVDs called “Better Birdwatching” and the Eastern birds edition has been released.

DVDs are $29.99 each, and can be purchased at

Call 601-366-9973.

MSU Holiday Bazaar

will run for two days

Mississippi State University in Starkville will host its 37th annual Holiday Bazaar Nov. 30-Dec. 1. The free arts and crafts fair will be at the Joe Frank Sanderson Center on campus.

It will feature vendors from across the South selling holiday gift items.

Call 662-325-2930 or visit