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WEEKEND TICKET: Bowie Knife and Antique Show leads off a packed weekend

Published 12:10am Thursday, August 16, 2012

NATCHEZ — Even with a chance of scattered thunderstorms, there is a little of something for everyone this weekend.

Bowie Knife Show

The ninth annual Natchez Bowie Knife and Antique Show is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., on Saturday at the Natchez Convention Center. Admission is $5 and concessions will be available.

“It’s an antique gun and knife show, but there will also be collectibles such as Indian crafts and old signage,” Dunleith and Bowie’s Tavern general manager John Holyoak said. “Although we do want to discourage people from bringing in any kind of weapons.”

Event promoter Mike Worley said 50 dealers are signed up with 80 tables, so there will be something for everyone at this year’s show.

“We have dealers from all over set up here,” Worley said. “There will be antique knives, guns and civil war items. It’s always a fun event.”

Friday night football

High school football gets under way with a number of area teams squaring off.

Cathedral High School will host Adams County Christian School. The Trinity Episcopal will host Jefferson County High School. Natchez High School will host Wilkinson County High School. All games begin at 7:30 p.m.

EXPLORE!

Historic Jefferson College will host “EXPLORE! History: Herbal oils and vinegars” from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday.

The class is for ages 13 to adults and will focus on the making of herb-flavored vinegars and oils. The cost is $15 and pre-registration is required. For more information, call 601-442-2901 or e-mail tavance@cableone.net.

Trent Monk Live

Top-20 Christian music artist Trent Monk will give a free concert at 6:30 p.m., Sunday at the Christian Life Center on 511 Jefferson St.

The event is co-sponsored by Church Hill, Washington, Grace and Jefferson Street United Methodist churches. For more information, visit www.jeffersonstreetumc.org or e-mail ksue4christ@yahoo.com.

Whitney Houston tribute

Gospel singer Kim Burrell will perform a free concert honoring Whitney Houston at 7 p.m. Friday at the Natchez City Auditorium.

For more information, call 601-807-4164.

Friday Forum

Sen. Melanie Sojourner (R-Natchez) and Rep. Sam Mims (R-McComb) are this week’s guests for Friday Forum at the Natchez Coffee Company sponsored by the Natchez Chamber of Commerce.

The weekly forum begins at 8 a.m.