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WEEKEND TICKET: Weekend has something for all

NATCHEZ — Sunny skies and temperatures hanging around the mid-80s are in the forecast for the second weekend of Fall Pilgrimage.

Blessing of the animals

Grace United Methodist Church is hosting its annual Blessing of the Animals at 3 p.m. Sunday on the church’s front lawn.

The Rev. Nance Hixon said everyone is invited to bring their dogs, cats or other pets to receive a blessing.

The Natchez-Adams County Humane Society is sponsoring the event. For more information, e-mail Hixon at nancehixon@hotmail.com.

Out of darkness walk

Registration for the fourth annual Miss-Lou Out of Darkness Walk to benefit suicide awareness begins at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Vidalia Riverfront Amphitheater.

The walk begins at 10 a.m., with raffle drawings at 11:30 a.m.; a balloon release will follow at noon.

Free drinks and hot dogs will be available after the walk. For more information or for advance registration, go to www.outofthedarkness.org.

The walk is sponsored by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

Fall Pilgrimage events

Fall Pilgrimage continues through Oct. 14, with daily tours at 9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

For ticket and group tour information, call 1-800-647-6742 or go to www.natchezpilgrimage.com.

The Carriage House Restaurant is hosting Amos Polk’s Voices of Hope from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday.

Natchez Little Theatre’s presentation of “Sordid Lives” continues with showings every Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Monday at 7:30 p.m. through Oct. 13, with a 2 p.m. showing on Oct. 14.

Tickets are $15. For more information or to reserve tickets, call 601-442-2233 or 1-877-440-2233. Tickets can also be purchased at www.natcheztheatre.org.

“Sordid Lives” has strong language and adult content.

Fire department open house

The Adams County volunteer fire department is having an open house in recognition of National Fire Prevention Week from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday at the Kingston, Lake Montrose, Liberty Road and Foster Mound locations.

For more information, call 601-442-7021.

Breast cancer awareness

Pilgrim Baptist Church Missionary Society is sponsoring a breast cancer awareness walk at 8 a.m. Saturday at the church.

A $5 memorial donation will be accepted. Breakfast will be served following the walk.

Natchez homecoming

The Natchez High School homecoming parade will begin at 2:30 p.m. Friday on the Bluff.

Coronation for Mr. and Miss Natchez High will be at 7 p.m.

Street rod cruise-in

Vintage Street Rodders of American ends its Vintage Rod Tour down the Natchez Trace on Friday at the Comfort Inn Riverfront Hotel in Vidalia.

Club president Jim Bledsoe said everyone interested in hot rod vehicles built before 1949 is invited to a cruise-in from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.

For more information, call Bledsoe at 423-571-6430 or visit www.vsra-usa.com.

EXPLORE! What a Doodle

Historic Jefferson College is hosting “EXPORE! What a Doodle” from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday for children ages 6 to 10.

The class will teach children how to draw shapes and add other forms to create doodles.

Pre-registration is required. There is a $10 fee, and all materials will be included.

For more information, call Robin Person at 601-442-2901 or e-mail info@historicjeffersoncollege.com.

Friday Forum

Mike Gemmell and Smoky Joe Frank are a few of this week’s featured speakers for Friday Forum.

The topic is the Natchez Tricentennial and the 75th birthday of the Natchez Trace.

The weekly forum begins at 8 a.m. at the Natchez Coffee Company and is sponsored by Alcorn State University and the Natchez-Adams County Chamber of Commerce.

Friday night football

Natchez High School hosts Forest Hill, Adams County Christian School hosts Simpson Academy, Vidalia High School hosts Jena High School, Wilkinson County High School hosts Jefferson High School, Block High School hosts Bossier and Wilkinson County Christian Academy hosts Union Christian beginning at 7 p.m.

Trinity Episcopal Day School travels to Prairie View, Ferriday High School travels to Jonesboro-Hodge, Cathedral School travels to Mount Olive, Centreville Academy travels to Columbia Academy and Franklin County High School travels to Hazlehurst for 7 p.m. kickoffs.