Weekend Ticket: Forum, variety of events headline weekendPublished 12:10am Thursday, November 14, 2013
NATCHEZ — Hear the musical stylings of world-renowned pianists or get a head start on Christmas shopping this weekend in the Miss-Lou.
A variety of events are scheduled this weekend, but be sure to bring a coat — and possibly an umbrella — as cold and wet weather is forecast throughout the weekend.
Health care forum
A public forum outlining the details of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today in the Natchez City Auditorium at 100 Jefferson St.
Speakers for the health care forum will include U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Regional Director Pamela Roshell, Mississippi Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney, Louisiana Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon, Stacey Carter of Humana Mississippi, Roy Mitchell of Cover Mississippi and Thomas Thompson of the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals.
Discussion is expected to include coverage for young adults, stopping insurance companies from dropping coverage, denying coverage due to pre-existing conditions, annual, lifetime dollar limits and more.
Panelists will be available after 7 p.m. to answer questions about health care, including how to sign up on the health care exchange and choosing the right coverage for a business.
Residents can also sign up for insurance in the Humana Mobile Education and Enrollment mobile center beginning at 3 p.m.
NLT “The Underpants”
Natchez Little Theatre’s production of Steve Martin’s “The Underpants” begins at 7:30 p.m. today through Saturday and closes with a 2 p.m. matinee Sunday.
NLT has further adapted Martin’s contemporary adaption of Carl Sternheim’s 1910 hysterical farcical comedy “Die Hose.”
Tickets are $15 for non-members and should be reserved in advance.
NLT’s box office and auditorium open an hour before each performance.
For reservations, call 601-442-2233 or 1-877-440-2233 or visit natcheztheatre.org.
Ferriday piano concert
A piano concert titled, “Duo Petrof,” performed by Anatoly Zatin and Vlada Vassilieva, will be at 7 p.m. today at the Ferriday Arcade Theater.
The duo is comprised of two Mexican pianists of Russian descent who perform across the globe.
The event is free and open to the public.
Trinity Episcopal Day School will host Cenla Christian Academy in the state semifinals Friday.
The game will begin at 7 p.m.
The Jackson-based ballet, Ballet Magnificat!, is returning to Natchez for the fifth year in a row at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Natchez City Auditorium.
This year’s performance is titled, “Most Incredible Christmas,” and will help open the Christmas season in Natchez.
Ballet Magnificat! has performed nationally and internationally in France, Italy, Honduras, Costa Rica, China and several other countries.
The performance will also include “Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth,” which is an upbeat, Spanish-style dance performance.
The mission of Ballet Magnificat! is to spread the word and love of God.
Individual tickets are $15 and $12 for groups of 10 or more and can be purchased by calling 601-442-0142.
Run for the Rescues 5K
The Natchez-Adams County Humane Society will host a benefit 5K walk and run at 7 a.m. Saturday.
The cost to participate is $20 for those running, $15 for those walking and $25 for both.
Registration is at 7 a.m., and the run will begin at 8 a.m. at the humane society, which is located at 392 Liberty Road.
Awards will be given by age group: 25 and younger, 25 to 35, 35 to 50 and older than 50.
Trinity Merry Market
The fourth-annual Trinity Episcopal Day School Holiday Bazaar and Merry Market will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Natchez Convention Center.
Jewelry, holiday décor, clothing, handmade art, stationary, collegiate gear and other items will be available to purchase.
The annual event is a fundraiser for Trinity, which benefits from vendor registration fees and admission collected the day of the event.
A $5 fee per person will be collected before entering the market.
For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page at “Trinity Merry Market Holiday Bazaar.”
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. will be sponsoring a free community Zumba fitness party at 9 a.m. Saturday in the center court of the Natchez Mall.
The event is free and open to the public.