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Weekend Ticket: Weekend full of a variety of events

NATCHEZ — After a week of cold temperatures, this weekend is shaping up to be a beauty. Temperatures will be in the low 80s, and sunny skies are in the forecast, for a variety of weekend events.

Downtown walking tour

The Natchez National Historical Park is offering a free Civil War walking tour beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday at the William Johnson House in downtown Natchez.

The tour will last approximately an hour. For more information, call 601-445-5345.

Louisiana characters

The Concordia Parish Library will present the closing program for the 2012 Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities program titled “Louisiana Character: Biographies of the Bayou State” at 6 p.m. today at the Vidalia Library. Monroe scholar Georgiann Potts is leading the event.

Each night of this six-week program has focused on different notable Louisiana figures throughout history. The final week’s readings and discussions will focus on the life and politics of the Kingfish himself, Huey Long. Georgiann will also

touch on the life of the famous New Orleans madam, Norma Wallace.

This event is free and open to the public.

Round-up rodeo

Chi Nu Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., is hosting its annual Zeta Round-up Rodeo beginning at 5 p.m. Saturday at the Adams County Equestrian Center. Tickets are $5 for ages 14 and up and $2 for children under 14.

For more information, call 601-597-3955.

Friday forum

This week’s topics are the new and different employment options around the Miss-Lou, new IT and advanced manufacturing engineering programs through the WIN Job Center and the Entrepreneur Academy.

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 Oak Grove, Vidalia High School hosts Buckeye, Cathedral School travels to Hartfield Academy, Ferriday High School travels to Lakeside and Block High School travels to Northwood-Lena.

Wilkinson County Christian Academy hosts Prentiss Christian, Trinity Episcopal Day School hosts Silliman and Centreville Academy hosts Lamar School in the first round of the MAIS south state playoffs.

Wilkinson County High School hosts Morton, Franklin County High School travels to McLaurin and Jefferson County High School travels to Forest for the first round of the MHSAA south state playoffs.

All games begin at 7 p.m.