WEEKEND TICKET: Sunny skies welcome weekend

Published 12:09am Thursday, August 15, 2013

NATCHEZ — After a few rainy days this week, sunny skies are forecasted for a majority of the weekend, though Sunday could bring a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Several activities are on the calendar for locals and visitors alike.

High school football

Natchez will host a jamboree game against Crystal Springs at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the school’s football field.

Cathedral School will play in a jamboree game against Wilkinson County Christian Academy at 7 p.m. Friday in Woodville.

Bowie Knife Show

The tenth annual Bowie Knife Show will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday at the Natchez Convention Center.

Vendors will display antique knives, guns and artifacts.

Admission to the show is $5.

Humane society adoption day

The Natchez-Adams County Humane Society will host an adoption day event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Tractor Supply Company on U.S. 61 North.

The price of adopting an animal — $35 for two kittens and $45 for puppies — includes spaying and neutering cost.

For more information, call the humane society at 601-442-4001.

Jewelry-making workshop

The Natchez Art Association will host a jewelry-making workshop from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday at its new location at 118 N. Pearl St., Suite 105 at The Frye Building.

Carolyn Weir, local artist and member of the association, said she would be leading the workshop, which will cover the basics of jewelry making and wire-working skills.

“We’ll be making what I call a, ‘tree of life’ pendant created with wire,” Weir said. “We’ll be going over it step-by-step, and everyone will also be learning the skills needed to make basic jewelry.”

Weir said those interested in participating don’t need to bring anything to the class except the $30 workshop fee.

Civil War lunchtime lecture

Historic Jefferson College will present a lunchtime lecture from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday on Confederate Gen. John Bell Hood’s rise and fall from grace.

Hood was a Confederate general during the Civil War and gave himself up to Union forces in Natchez in May 1865.

The lecture will be presented by historian H. Clark Burkett and is free and open to the public.