Weekend Ticket: Black history parade kicks off weekend

Published 11:57pm Wednesday, February 20, 2013

NATCHEZ — The severe weather heading into the area today and Friday might dampen the beginning of the weekend, but Saturday could prove to be a sunny break for the Miss-Lou.

A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms with winds estimated between five and 10 mph is expected for Thursday and Friday.

Saturday, however, should be partly sunny with a high near 63 and only a 20 percent chance of rain in the afternoon.

NAACP parade

The greater Concordia-Catahoula chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People will host its annual “Elizabeth Anderson Davis” black history parade at noon Saturday.

The parade will begin at Ferriday Junior High School with lineup starting at 11 a.m.

All churches, civic clubs, fraternities, sororities, businesses, car clubs and others are encouraged to participate.

There is a $15 donation entry fee.

For more information, contact Justin Conner at 318-719-1060, Rosie Elaine at 318-757-2714 or Barbara Rutland at 318-757-8494 or Josephine Webster at 601-870-8733.

Cub Scout Cuboree

The Cub Scout Cuboree will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Natchez State Park.

Events will include archery, fishing and marksmanship with BB guns.

Children ages 6 to 10 are invited to attend.

The event is free and all equipment will be provided.

Call 601-442-2658 for more information.

“Stalking and tracking” workshop

Historic Jefferson College will sponsor a stalking and tracking workshop Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m.

The workshop will teach participants ages 13 and up how to track and practice the art of stalking outside.

Pre-registration and a $15 fee for the workshop is required.

“College goal Sunday”

Natchez High School will sponsor “College goal Sunday” Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the school library.

The event is intended to help students and parents complete applications for financial aid.

2012 tax information and a pin number from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid for students and parents will be needed.

There will also be a scholarship drawing for $250, as well as refreshments, door prizes and educational gifts.

The event is free and open to the public.

Call 601-445-2861 for more information.