Weekend events

Published 11:08 am Friday, November 9, 2012

Happenings in Vicksburg and the area this weekend:


• 8 p.m.-midnight — Vicksburg’s Got the Blues, Lonnie George Band; Bottleneck Blues Bar at Ameristar Casino, 4116 Washington St.; free; 601-638-1000, www.ameristar.com/vicksburg

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• 9 a.m.-3 p.m. — Vicksburg Farmers’ Market; Jackson and Washington streets; www.vicksburgfarmersmarket.org or 601-634-4527.

• 5 p.m. — Poetry reading by Ann Fisher-Wirth; Lorelei Books, 1103 Washington St.; 601-634-8624.


11 a.m. — Annual Veterans Day memorial service; Municipal Rose Garden, Monroe Street; includes presentation of colors, a poem reading, a presentation of wreaths and keynote speaker, Dorwin T. Shields; 601-415-7540, 601-636-4993.


10 a.m.-3 p.m. — Military history and native American contributions to the U.S. military on display at Vicksburg Convention Center.

10 a.m. — Veterans Day parade on Washington Street from Belmont to Jackson.

Noon — Retired Brig. Gen. Robert Crear will be the guest speaker at a lunch for veterans at the convention center.

VNMP fee-free days

Through Monday; Vicksburg National Military Park, 3201 Clay St.; 601-636-0583, www.nps.gov/vick.