WEEKEND TICKET: Film, Jamboree events keep hot weekend coolPublished 12:06am Thursday, August 9, 2012
NATCHEZ — If you are looking to beat the 90-plus degree weather this weekend, you have a few options to get indoors and have fun. Just be cautious of the slight chance of pop-up thunderstorms.
Hollywood Comes to Natchez
The Natchez Literary and Cinema Celebration is hosting a free showing of parts of the television mini-series based on John Jakes’ book, “North and South: Part 1” at 4 p.m., in the Natchez Visitor Reception Center theater.
The showing is one of seven-part series of monthly screenings titled, “Hollywood Comes to Natchez: A Civil War Film” and is free to the public.
Copiah-Lincoln Community College instructor James Wiggins will lead a discussion following the film.
The series will lead up to the 24th annual Natchez Literary and Cinema Celebration on Feb. 21-2. The theme is, “Fiction, Fact and Film: The Civil War’s Imprint on the Southern Culture.”
For more information about the film series and the 2013 Natchez Literary and Cinema Celebration, go to www.colin.edu/nlcc/film-series or e-mail NLCC@colin.edu.
Big River Jamboree
Saturday evening, the Big River Jamboree kicks off at Shrine Hall in Morgantown with gospel music from 6 to 7 p.m. The Surefire Band and guests will take the stage beginning at 7 p.m., and finish up around 9:30 p.m.
Admission is $4 per person or $6 for couples.
Historic Jefferson College will give children ages 6 to 10 a chance learn about dinosaurs in a fun way with its EXPLORE! Dinosaurs.
The class begins at 10 a.m. and finishes at 11:30 a.m. Pre-registration is required, and there is a $10 fee. Contact Kay McNeil at email@example.com or 601-442-2901 for more information.
Historic Jefferson College is located 4 miles northeast of Natchez, off of U.S. 61 North, in Washington.
Organized by the Downtown Natchez Development Authority, on the second Saturday of each month, downtown stores open from 6 to 8 p.m. Along with bargain shopping, there is music, art events and refreshments.
The Rolland Golden Gallery will exhibit paintings, including pieces from Lake St. John and Lake Concordia. A reception will be from 5:30 to 8 p.m.
Contact the Natchez Downtown Development Association at 601-442-2929 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Jeff Mansell with the National Park Service and Trevor Brown with the Historic Natchez Foundation will speak at the Natchez Coffee Company from 8 to 9 a.m.
Friday Forum is a Natchez Chamber of Commerce event every Friday and is free to the public.