Local events in September

Published 12:58 pm Friday, August 31, 2018

Supper on the ‘Sip Sept. 27

United Way of West Central Mississippi will host “Supper on the ‘Sip,” Sept. 27 from 6-8 p.m. on the historic Old Mississippi River Bridge.

Enjoy dinner at sunset overlooking the Mississippi River and stroll along the bridge listening to live music and viewing art work from local artists while eating delicious food from local restaurants. Tickets are $35 and may be purchased at unitedwayvicksburg.org/sip

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Bricks & Spokes Sept. 29

When else can you ride across the Old Mississippi River Bridge and Vicksburg National Military Park all in one ride? Only at the 9th Annual Bricks and Spokes Bicycle Ride on Saturday, Sept. 29.

The bicycle ride will begin in downtown Vicksburg and will travel the red brick road down to the Old Mississippi River Bridge and then into the National Military Park.

There will be a 10, 30, 50 and 62 mile rides. With those distances there is sure to be something for every cyclists. The route will be fully supported so be sure to stop, refuel, and enjoy the scenery as you travel along the unique Bricks and Spokes route. All types of bicycles are accepted and riders of all ages are invited.

For more information, call the Vicksburg Main Street office at 601-634-4527 or register online at bricksandspokes.racesonline.com.

‘More Than a Painting’ Art Workshop  set for Sept. 13

Create a painting while learning facts about the world’s most famous artists in “More Than a Painting” art class.

Come join Nancy Mitchell and paint Bluebonnets in the style of American Impressionist Julian Onderdonk! The class will be presented on Thursday, Sept. 13, from 5:30 to 8:30 pm. Registration is $40/SCHF members and $45/Non-members for each class.

Classes suit both artists and beginners. Nancy Mitchell believes anyone can learn to draw and be creative. However, in today’s world not many people have time for weekly art classes. Each three hour class is based on a painting she designs to mimic the style of a renowned artist. The step-by-step process enables each student to recreate the painting, adding their personal style. Students also learn basics about composition and color mixing.

In addition to artist facts and a touch of art history throughout the lesson, students receive a handout on the artist. The students leave with a finished art piece to hang in their home at the end of their class.

Nancy Mitchell has been teaching art for 35 years. As an educator and artist, she practices a variety of media including basic drawing, batik workshops and charcoal.

For reservations or more information, please contact the SCHF office at 631-2997 or email info@southernculture.org.

Tailgating Cooking Workshop with William Furlong Sept. 10

A Tailgating Cooking Workshop will be held Monday, Sept. 10, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Join William Furlong as he demonstrates clever tailgating ideas and recipes. You will enjoy your own “Tailgate” during the class as you take part in creating these special recipes.  Be sure to bring a friend and your school spirit and enjoy this fun-filled class.  A prize will be given to the individual with the best school spirit. Registration is $35/members and $40/non-members.

Reservations are required. For more information, please contact the SCHF office at 631-2997 or email info@southernculture.org.

Lions Club International Peace Poster Contest

The Vicksburg Lions Club and the SCHF present the Lions Club International Peace Poster Contest. The contest is open to kids ages 11-13. Admission is free and participants are required to meet Sept. 24-28 from 3:45- 5:15 p.m. at the Southern Cultural Heritage Center.

Students will be guided by art instructor, Karen Biedenharn, to complete their posters. Three winners will be chosen by judges for cash prizes. Posters are evaluated on the following three criteria: originality, artistic merit, and expression of the theme. All work must be original and completed only by the student participant. Art Contest prizes are 1st Prize- $75, 2nd Prize- $50, 3rd Prize-$25. Representatives from the Vicksburg Art Association will judge the works of art and winners will be announced.

For more information, call 601-631-2997.