Local happenings

Published 12:00 am Sunday, October 19, 2014

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Alcorn State University 

computer literacy programs

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10-11 a.m. and 5:15-6:15 Monday and Wednesday; Alcorn Expansion

Center, 3505 Pemberton Square Blvd., suite 5; $10; includes computer basics, how to

use the Internet, email basics and how to use Facebook and other social media; 601-629-

3558, Vicksburg@alcorn.edu.


Conservatory of Fine Arts

Introduction to Adobe Photoshop 

6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27, Nov. 3 and 10; 900 South St.; $100, $25 registration fee; includes how to crop images, adjust exposure, remove unwanted elements, fix color and convert color images to black and white; David Rorick, instructor; Mac or Windows laptop running Mac OSX or Windows XP or later, required; 804-513-6903


Sassafras 25th Anniversary event 

11 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday; 1406 S. Washington St.; includes a showing of the newest Annieglass creations and a free personalization by the artist, Annie Morhauser; 601-638-3744


26th Annual Lutheran Church 

of the Messiah Germanfest

4-7 p.m. Saturday; 301 Cain Ridge Road; $10 bratwurst plates, $5 hotdog plates; includes Wisconsin bratwurst sausage or hotdog, German potato salad, calico baked beans and roll; dessert offerings include cakes and pumpkin rolls; take outs available; 601-636-1894, www.lutheranchurchofthemessiah.org


Warren County Extension Office 

Quick Bites programs

Noon -1 p.m.; free; Thursday — Mississippi Sweet Potatoes; Sylvia Clark, presenter; includes health benefits, economical value, ease of preparation and sweet potato dishes


Vicksburg Art Association show

and photography tours

Fall adult art show — 7 p.m. Saturday; Firehouse Gallery, 1204 Main St.; free; 601-415-0934, randy.jolly.56@facebook.com; Photography tours: Downtown Vicksburg — 7 a.m. Saturday; meet at Warren County Courthouse parking lot, 1009 Cherry St.; $60; includes exploring the Southern Cultural Heritage Center, the Old Court House, the Vicksburg Murals and downtown churches; Windsor Ruins/Rodney Miss. — 7 a.m. Nov. 25; meet at Vicksburg Post parking lot; $100; includes the Windsor Ruins and the abandoned town of Rodney; Flatlands of the Mississippi Delta — 7 a.m. Dec. 13; meet at Vicksburg Post parking lot; $100; includes exploring abandoned churches, farm buildings and Mont Helena; limited space, reservations required; appropriate clothing required; Marty Kittrell, tour leader


Warren Central High School 

alumni varsity football cheerleaders

7 p.m. Oct. 24; WCHS, 1000 Mississippi 27; invited to cheer during the first quarter of the homecoming game; wear red t-shirts; commemorative t-shirts available, $10; 601-638-3372



Lorelei Books booksignings

4-5:30 p.m. Friday — “Southern Haunts II” and “Syrenthia Falls”; Alexander S. Brown, author; 1 p.m. Saturday — “In Tune: Charley Patton, Jimmie Rodgers and Origins of American Music”; Ben Wynne, author; 1103 Washington St.; 601-634-8624; customer service@loreleibooks.com


Vicksburg Theatre Guild events 

Auditions: “Oliver”; 6:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday and 2-4 p.m. Oct. 26; Shows: “Ponder Heart” — 7:30 p.m. Nov. 7-8 and 14-15 and 2 p.m. Nov. 9 and 16; $15, $10 for 65 and older and $8 for ages 12 and younger; Parkside Playhouse, 101 Iowa Blvd; 601-636-0471; tickets available at the VTG box office and online at http://www.showclix.com/events/10243


Spooky Pooch Contest

2-4 p.m. Saturday; Outlets at Vicksburg, 4000 S. Frontage Road; Halloween costume

contest for dogs; benefits Paws Rescue; 601-636-7434, www.outletsatvicksburg.com


Vicksburg Orchestral 

Society Concert

4 p.m. Nov. 16; 900 South St.; free, donations encouraged; includes performance

featuring music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; 804-513-6903


Art At Heart

Adult pottery workshops: 6-8 p.m. Mondays; Adult beginner pottery class: 6-8 p.m.

Thursdays; $140 for four classes; includes material and firings; After school

art classes: includes designing, drawing, painting, and pottery; 4:15-5:15 Tuesdays

and Wednesdays — elementary art classes; 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays — advanced art

lessons; 5:30-6:30 p.m. — private art lessons; 1915-D Mission 66; Lisa Grant, instructor;

www.artatheart.webs.com; 601-415-9592, 601-638-0677, artatheart.grant@hotmail.com


Vicksburg’s Got Blues 

Heritage Music Series 

Presented by Vicksburg Blues Society, www.vicksburgheritage.com; Ameristar Casino,

4116 S. Washington St.

9 p.m.-1 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 601-638-1000, www.ameristar.com/vicksburg; free

at Bottleneck Blues Bar 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays

• Victor Wainwright — Friday-Saturday

• Mr. Sipp — Oct. 31-Nov. 1 and Dec. 5-6

• Eddie Cotton — Nov. 7-8 and Dec. 12-13

• King Edward — Nov. 14-15

• Billy the Kid — Nov. 21-22

• Sherman Lee Dillion — Nov. 28-29

• Big Al — Dec. 19-20

• Grady Champion — Dec. 26-27


St. Alban’s Craft and Carry 

Crafter’s Group 

6-8 p.m. Tuesdays; 3300 Tiffintown Road; free; includes knitting, crochet, tatting,

quilting, embroidery and jewelry making; Penny Freund and Linda Wall, hosts; 205-792-

7730, pennyfreund@yahoo.com



The Southern Cultural Heritage Center is on a city block of Adams, Crawford, Cherry and Clay streets. The phone number is 601-631-2997; the website is www.southernculture.org


Ballroom Dance Lessons

5-6 p.m. today; $10; Rumba; James Frechette, instructor


Seventh Annual Classics

in the Courtyard

Noon-1 p.m.; Southern Cultural Heritage Center, 1302 Adams St.; free; lunch, $9 with

reservations required by 5 p.m. Thursdays; Friday — Ralph Miller; T’Beaux’s Blues Le Roux; Oct. 31 — Patrick Smith; Palmertree Catering; Nov. 7 — Lee H. Abraham & the Boone Brothers; Goldie’s Express


Four-Day Stained Glass Workshop

5:30-7:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday; $160 members, $170 nonmembers; includes supplies,

instruction on how to build a small stained glass panel using the Tiffany style, and

brief history of stained glass; space is limited and reservations required; Mark Bleakly,



Grillin’ with Will
Cooking Workshop

5:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 27; SCH courtyard; $30 members, $35 nonmembers; includes

grilling demonstrations, recipes and techniques; space is limited, reservations required;

William Furlong, instructor



DiamondJacks Casino 

3990 Washington St., 601-630-4393

9 p.m.-1 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays at The Casino Stage, free

• D.J. Burks — Friday-Saturday, Nov. 21-22 and 28-29

• Shawnuf — Oct. 31- Nov. 1

• D.J. Too Tall — Nov. 7-8 and 14-15


Lady Luck Casino

1350 Warrenton Road, 601-636-7575

9 p.m.-1 a.m., free at The Lone Wolf


Beechwood Lounge

4451 Clay St., 601-636-3761

• Live acoustic entertainment — Wednesdays

• Karaoke — Fridays

On stage, with a cover charge, at 9:15 p.m.

• Miles Flatt — Saturday

• Snazz —Oct. 31-Nov. 1


Walnut Hills Restaurant 

and Nogales House

1214 Adams St., 601-638-4910

• 6-9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays — Dr. Who? and Mark Doyle


Ameristar Casino

4116 Washington St. 601-638-1000, www.ameristar.com

8 p.m.-midnight, free at Cabaret Lounge

Free at Bottleneck Blues Bar:

• Comedy shows hosted by comedian Nardo

8-10 p.m. Wednesdays

• Heritage Music Series Presented by Vicksburg Blues Society

9 p.m.-1 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays

• Victor Wainwright — Friday-Saturday

• Mr. Sipp —Oct. 31-Nov. 1, Dec. 5-6

• Eddie Cotton — Nov. 7-8, Dec. 12-13

• King Edward — Nov. 14-15

• Billy the Kid — Nov. 21-22

• Sherman Lee Dillion — Nov. 28-29

• Big Al — Dec. 19-20

• Grady Champion —Dec. 26-27


Eddie Monsour’s 

at the Biscuit Company

1100 Washington St., 601-638-1571

• 8-11 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays — karaoke

• 8 p.m. Wednesdays — Biscuit & Jam; open mic

• Thursdays — Ladies night


LD’s Kitchen

1111 Mulberry St., 601-636-9838

• 8:30 p.m. second and fourth Tuesday — Central Mississippi Blues Society Band, local

artists; free

• 8:30 p.m. first and third Tuesday — Soul Unlimited and Sounds Unlimited; free


Roca Restaurant & Bar

127 Country Club Drive, 601-638-0800

• 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays — Ben Shaw


The Upper End Lounge

1306 Washington St., 601-634-8333

With a $3 cover charge:

• 7-11 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays — karaoke

• 7-9 p.m. Thursdays — ladies night

• 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays — D.J.


Out of Town


Mississippi College 

James S. Slater series performance

7:30 p.m. Oct. 31; Jean Marie Pittman concert hall; Capital Street Brass; $20, $5 for

students; 601-925-3440, mc.edu/marketplace



Lorelei Books will host a book signing beginning at 4 p.m. Thursday. Rev. Ed King and Trent Watts will be available to sign “Ed King’s Mississippi: Behind the Scenes of Freedom Summer.” The book features more than 40 unpublished black-and-white photographs and writings by King, who was a prominent civil rights activist. The writings also offer background and insights on the motivations and work of Freedom Summer volunteers, the racial climate of Mississippi during the late 1950’s and 1960’s and the grassroots effort by black Mississippians to enter the political arena and exercise their fundamental civil rights. For more information call 601-634-8624 or visit www.loreleibooks.com.

Lorelei Books, 1103 Washington St.


The Westside Theatre Foundation will present the “Rocky Horror Picture Show” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Oct. 30 and at 11:55 p.m. Oct. 31 at the Strand Theatre. Tickets are $15. The 1923 silent film, “The Fall of the House of Usher” will be shown at 8 p.m. prior to the Oct. 31 performance and admission is $10. Tickets will be available at the Highway 61 Coffeehouse, 717 Clay St. and at the door. For more information, call 601-301-3158 or visit www.westsidetheatrefoundation.com.

Strand Theatre, 717 Clay St.


St. Alban’s Episcopal Church has scheduled their fall festival for 10 a.m. Saturday. The event will include a book dedication for Rebecca Blackwell Drake’s latest book, “Owl Roost Plantation: The Civil War Letters of Samuel and Caroline Townsend.” A book signing and a reception will follow in the parish hall. The festival will continue at noon and includes a fish fry dinner and homemade items for sale by the Episcopal Church Women’s group. Tickets for the dinner are $10. For on more information, visit www.stalbansbovina.org.

St. Alban’s, 5930 Warrior’s Trail


The Outlets at Vicksburg have scheduled mall-wide trick or treating from 5 to 6 p.m. Saturday. For more information call 601-636-7434 or visit www.outletsatvicksburg.com.


Beechwood Restaurant and Lounge will hold a Halloween costume contest Saturday. The event will begin at midnight and cash prizes will be awarded to the top three competitors. For more information, call 601-636-3761.

Beechwood, 4451 Clay St.


The Warren Central High School Big Blue Band has scheduled Frightmare Asylum from 6 to 10 p.m. Oct. 30 and from 6 p.m. to midnight Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 at the Vicksburg Mall. Adult admission is $7 and the chickens and children’s version is $5 and an adult ticket is required with a child ticket. Along with the haunted house actors from the upcoming movie “The Documentary of Ozbo!” will be on hand and photo opportunities will be available. For more information, visit facebook.com/bigbluebands.

Vicksburg Mall, 3505 Pemberton Square Blvd.