This weekend Events of interest in the area this weekend:

Published 11:25 am Friday, July 20, 2012

Saturday

8-11 a.m. — Vicksburg Farmers’ Market; includes live music, a cooking demonstration and activities for children; Washington and Jackson streets.

5 p.m. — Lorelei Books Poetry Reading; loft above Lorelei Books, 1103 Washington St.; New Orleans poet Brett Evans, Baton Rouge poet Christopher Shipman, artist Benjamin Cockfield; 601-634-8624, www.loreleibooks.com.

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7:30 p.m. — Gold in the Hills; Parkside Playhouse, 101 Iowa Blvd.; $10 general admission, $5 for 12 and younger; 601-636-0471, www.vicksburgtheatreguild.com.

Sunday

4 p.m. — Heritage Music Series; Leaf River Blues with Fingers Taylor; Ameristar Bottleneck Blues Bar, 4116 Washington St.; free; www.vicksburgheritage.com, shirleywaring@vicksburgheritage .com.

5-6 p.m. — Ballroom Dance Lessons; Rumba; Southern Cultural Heritage Center, 1302 Adams St. $10; James Frechette, instructor; 601-631-2997, email info@southernculture.org, or visit www.southernculture.org.

Vicksburg National Military Park

Living History Program

$8 per car; 601-636-0583

Cannon firing: 10 a.m., 1:30 p.m. on Friday and Sunday; 8:30 and 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on Saturday

Weapons demonstration: 9 and 11 a.m. and 12:30 and 2:30 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Pemberton’s Headquarters: 8:30 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m.; 1018 Crawford St.; open to public.

Shirley House: 9-11 a.m. and 1-4 p.m., Saturday

and Sunday

USS Cairo ranger talks: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. hourly, 15 minutes; daily; 601-636-2199.