This and that|Four Seasons bringing symphony to Vicksburg

Published 12:00 am Sunday, January 17, 2010

Four Seasons of the Arts will present its 10th annual Mississippi Symphony Orchestra pops concert Jan. 29.

The free show will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Vicksburg Convention Center.

Conductor Crafton Beck will lead a performance called “Potpourri of Music.”

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The MSO will give a performance to Vicksburg students in grades 1 to 4 earlier in the day.

The concert is free, but donations are accepted.

Call 601-960-1565 or visit for more information.

Mardi Gras Ball set for Feb. 13

The eighth annual Mardi Gras Ball will be Feb. 13 at the Southern Cultural Heritage Center.

The event, which will follow the ninth annual Mardi Gras parade, will begin at 8 p.m. and include a cocktail buffet and cash bar. Rock ’n’ roll band The Colonels will perform.

Tickets are $35 in advance or $40 at the door, and proceeds benefit the Vicksburg Foundation for Historic Preservation.

A $5 ticket discount to the ball is available for up to 10 float participants in the parade.

Tickets are available at Paper Plus, 1318 Washington St., or by calling 601-636-5010.

SCHC offers kids Mardi Gras fun

The Southern Cultural Heritage Center will host a Mardi Gras mask-making workshop for kids from 3:45 to 5 p.m. Feb. 12.

The workshop will be a day before Mardi Gras festivities in Vicksburg — the annual parade downtown in the afternoon and a ball at the Vicksburg Convention Center later that evening.

Kathy Gibson, a Vicksburg High School art instructor, will lead the workshop for ages 6 and older. Cost is $10.

Space is limited. Call 601-631-2997 or e-mail

Poverty Point sets walking program

Poverty Point State Historic Site will host its third annual Health Walk program through May 30.

Walks via the paved tram route will begin at 3 p.m. each Tuesday and Thursday.

Half-mile walks to two-mile walks are available. Pedometers and small weights are available.

The Poverty Point admission fee will be waived for program participants.

Poverty Point, located in West Carroll Parish, east of Monroe on Louisiana 577, details the culture of area inhabitants from 1600 to 1300 B.C.

Call 888-926-5492 or e-mail

City native to sign book at Lorelei

Lorelei Books in downtown Vicksburg will host a book-signing by the Rev. Peter G. Heltzel April 8.

Heltzel, a Vicksburg native, will sign “Jesus and Justice: Evangelicals, Race, and American Politics” at 4 p.m.

The bookstore is at 1103 Washington St. Call 601-634-8624 or visit