Forrest General Heart and Vascular Services, in conjunction with local non-profit Extra Table, are working to help make a difference for families in the Pine Belt this holiday season. During the next four weeks, Extra Table and Forrest General will be sponsoring the ‘Home is Where the Heart is for the Holidays’- themed art competition and fundraiser.
Hattiesburg Civic Light Opera will produce L. Frank Baum’s classic tale, “The Wizard of Oz,” Nov. 17-20 at downtown’s Historic Saenger Theater.
Miles Doleac will direct, with musical direction by Michael Miles, choreography by Rebecca Chandler, costume design by Lindsay Williams and production design by Wes Hansen. Karen Wiseman will stage manage.
“This creative team is so special, so innovative, so supremely committed to their craft,” said Doleac, who reunites with Miles and Chandler for their third production together since last spring’s ‘Into the Woods.’
April 1 marked the kick-off of ticket sales for United Way’s $100K Payday raffle. The United Way of Southeast Mississippi is selling $100 raffle tickets for a chance to win $100,000 (net after taxes).
Tickets can be purchased online, in-person at the United Way office located at 210 West Front St. Suite 400, local area banks and grocery stores and by mailing in a brochure. Brochures will be mailed to the community and available at local businesses once tickets are being sold.
South Mississippi Ballet Theatre will present the ballet ‘Coppelia’ at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 28, and 2 p.m. Sunday, May 29, at the Saenger Theatre in Hattiesburg.
The ballet ‘Coppelia’ is a comedy set in Hungary and based off of the story by E.T.A. Hoffman. Coppelia is the doll that the old, crazy, toymaker Dr. Coppelius made, and the local youth are curious as to who this mysterious new girl is. Swanilda and her fiancée, Franz, are most curious, and in their attempts to figure out this mystery, hilarity ensues.
The Hattiesburg Area Daylily Society (HADS) Annual Daylily Garden Tour and the 21st Annual Daylily Show, will offer a true daylily spectacular to the South Mississippi area. The tour is set for the Memorial Day weekend, May 28-30. The show will be held on Saturday, June 4, at the Lake Terrace Convention Center in Hattiesburg. The theme for the show is: “Vote for Daylilies!”
Once again the Pink Ribbon organization is hosting a tea party, but not just an ordinary tea party, but a true Downton Abbey English-themed teac party. Scheduled from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, May 22, at the Historic Hattiesburg Downtown Train Depot, funds raised will benefit the Pink Ribbon Fund.
Since 2010, Southern Miss Radio has hosted A Round for Southern Miss Radio golf tournament as its primary fundraiser to keep WUSM on the air, informing and entertaining the Hattiesburg community. This year, WUSM will host the tourney on Monday, April 25, at Canebrake Country Club to keep alive the tradition of American roots music airing from the USM campus.
It’s time for the 12th Annual Purple Parrot Café Wine Festival set for April 1 at Branch in Midtown Hattiesburg.
This year’s event will once again benefit Extra Table.
"We're always excited to partner up with Extra Table to help raise money for a cause that we really believe in,” said Dusty Frierson, Purple Parrot wine director. “We're also very proud to have an event like this in Hattiesburg. The fact that we're able to get 30 wine makes from around the globe and over 100 world class wines still amazes me."
The Krewe of Elks celebrated their 50th anniversary with the announcement of Kings and Queen Elk L at the Hattiesburg Elks Lodge on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016.
The identities of the new King and Queen were revealed as King Elk L, Mike Warren and Queen Elk L, April Phillips.
A large golden crown signifying approaching royalty could be seen atop the Lodge, as guests arrived for the festivities.
Ushers for the evening were Bob Johnson, Phil Sudduth, Lionel Campbell, Rusty Pittman, Joe Waites and Barry Mason.
The Mystic Krewe of Zeus gathered Feb. 5 at the Saenger Theatre to crown its new King, Zeus LXXVI and his Queen. This year's theme was chosen by Zeus LXXV to celebrate the Krewe's Diamond Jubilee.
The Mystic Krewe of Zeus was founded in 1924 by Joe McMahon. Sounds of the Big Band era, presented by the Coronation Orchestra, led by Samuel Joseph Britain, welcomed guests,