Weekend Ticket: Plenty of events to choose from this weekend

Published 12:01am Thursday, November 8, 2012

NATCHEZ — Miss-Lou residents have plenty of events to choose from for what is forecasted to be a sunny weekend.

Natchez Antiques Forum

The annual Natchez Antiques Forum begins at 9 a.m. Friday and Saturday at the Natchez Convention Center.

This year’s topic is the War of 1812. Speakers include former White House curator Betty Monkman, who will give a presentation on former first-lady Dolly Madison and Natchez resident Dr. Elizabeth Boggess.

Boggess’ topic is “Lifestyles of the Rich and Infamous: Natchez before 1814.”

Tickets can be purchased for the entire forum or single lectures.

For more information, call 601-445-7479 or go to www.natchezantiquesforum.org. Tickets can be purchased at www.natchezpilgrimage.com.

Miss-Lou Veterans Day exhibit

The Miss-Lou Patriotic Tribute is open from noon to 11 p.m. today at the Natchez Convention Center.

It will be open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and doors will open at 7 a.m. Sunday with a Veterans Day presentation at 11 a.m.

The tribute will feature a traveling Vietnam wall, gold dog tag tribute for Iraq and Afghanistan; World War II panels representing the war’s timeline; a Korean War tribute; Cold War exhibit; 9/11 exhibit; and an exhibit honoring law enforcement and firefighters.

Admission is free. For more information, call 1-800-647-6724 or e-mail miss-loupatriotictribute@hotmail.com.

Natchez Little Theatre

Natchez Little Theatre is presenting “Arsenic & Old Lace” beginning at 7:30 p.m. today.

Shows will continue at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday with a 2 p.m. showing Sunday.

Tickets are $15. For more information, call 601-442-2233 or go to www.natcheztheatre.org.

Holy Family carnival

Holy Family Early Learning Center is hosting a carnival from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday on the school grounds.

The fundraiser event will have games, concessions, horseback rides and plate lunches for $5.

Raffle tickets will be sold for $2 each or $20 for a book.

For more information, call 601-442-3947.

Hollywood comes to Natchez

The Natchez Literary and Cinema Celebration, the Natchez Convention and Visitor Bureau, Copiah-Lincoln Community College and the Natchez National Historical Park are sponsoring a showing of “Beulah Land” at 4 p.m. at the Natchez Visitor Reception Center theater.

The film is one of a seven-part series titled, “Hollywood Comes to Natchez: A Civil War Series.”

Before the movie, Co-Lin history instructor James Wiggins will lead an open discussion at 3 p.m.

Admission is free. For more information, call 601-446-1289 or e-mail NLCC@colin.edu.

Shelling of Natchez presentation

The Natchez National Historical Park will have a free presentation titled “The Firing of Natchez” at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Natchez Visitor Reception Center theater.

The program will give a historical account of the shelling of Natchez by the USS Essex during the Civil War. Former Navy diver and Natchez National Historical Park Ranger Stephen Don will give the presentation.

Parish Veterans Day programs

Ferriday High School will have its Veterans Day program at 10 a.m. today in the school gymnasium.

Author and veteran Mark LaFrancis will be the keynote speaker. The program is free and open to the public. For more information, call 318-757-8626.

LaFrancis will also speak for the Vidalia High School Veterans Day program at 9 a.m. Friday. Students and faculty will provide entertainment.

Civil War reenactment

A reenactment of Wirt Adams’ raid into Natchez is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Historic Jefferson College.

Admission is free. For more information, call 601-442-2901.

Piano concert

Local pianist Burnley Cook is performing a concert at 6 p.m. Saturday at New Covenant Presbyterian Church on Homochitto Street.

The concert, which is free and open to the public, will feature a mixture of music including ragtime, stride, swing, classical and sacred.

Second Saturday

Second Saturday in Downtown Natchez begins at 10 a.m. on the bluff with Art on the Bluff.

Art on the Bluff is free of charge and ends at 5 p.m.

For more information, contact the Natchez Downtown Development Association at 601-870-7717.

Second Saturday won’t end with Art on the Bluff. Downtown stores will stay open until 8 p.m.

For more information on Second Saturday in Downtown Natchez, call 601-442-2929 or e-mail downtown@natchez.org.

Friday Forum

Adams County Supervisors are this week’s speakers.

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

High school football playoffs continue with Wilkinson County Christian Academy hosting Heidelberg Academy and Block High School hosting Delhi Charter.

Trinity Episcopal Day School travels to Simpson Academy, Cathedral High School travels to Pelahatchie and Wilkinson County High School travels to Philadelphia.

All games begin at 7 p.m.