WEEKEND TICKET: Huddle-up plans for hot, dry weekend

Published 12:09 am Thursday, June 28, 2012

NATCHEZ — This weekend will be mostly sunny with temperatures reaching the high 90s. Chances of rain will not exceed 30 percent, according to the National Weather Service.

High temperatures have driven most weekend events indoors, but there’s still plenty to do.

A Salute to Soldiers and Loved Ones

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A Salute to Soldiers and Loved Ones in Piano and Poetry will be at 7 p.m. today at Co-Lin Community College, 11 Co-Lin Circle, Natchez, This event will feature, pianist and composer, Sylvia Johns Ritchie, and poet and veteran, G. Mark LaFrancis.

This show aims to take you on a poetic and musical journey through the mind and souls of soldiers and loved ones.

LaFrancis’ many years of conversations with soldiers from Iraq and Afghanistan are compiled into his poetry.

André Keys, a vocalist and Ferriday High School graduate, will provide patriotic musical selections.

Among the guest readers will be Adams County Board of Supervisors President, Darryl Grennell, Natchez Little Theatre actress Beverly Adams and retired Co-Lin English teacher, author and actress, Judy Daniel Wiggins.

The event will be in the W.L. Nelson Multi-Purpose Room in the Career and Technical Education Center.

Items will be for sale and donations will be accepted to the Natchez Festival of Music.

Fascinating Tales

The Concordia Parish Library will host storyteller Sylvia Davis at 10:15 a.m. today at the Ferriday Library and at 2 p.m. today at the Vidalia Library.

Hometown Huddle

The Guardian Shelter and the planning committee for Ballet Magnificat-Natchez will have an evening with New England Patriots’ running back Stevan Ridley and former Trinity High School Sports Commentator, Howard Jones, at 5:30 p.m. today.

An autograph session will be from 5:30-6:30 p.m. The autographs are $20 with a limit of two items, cash only. Members of a local football teams can pay $10 for autographs.

Tickets for this event are $10 for local team members who wear their jersey and $25 for everyone else.

This is located at the Natchez Community Center, 215 Franklin St.

Summer Workshop Performance

The Natchez Little Theatre will have its summer youth workshop performance at 6 tonight, in the NLT auditorium.

The performance will include musical selections from “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory,” “Imagine,” by John Lennon, dance pieces to “Part of Me” by Katy Perry and “Move your Body” by Beyonce, a monologue from “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and the play “Snow White and the Seven Dwarves.”

Tickets are $5. Proceeds will go the NLT scholarship fund.

For reservations call 601-442-2233.

Daisy Street Area Reunion

If you are in the mood for fun, head on down to an “Old School Block Hop” from 7 p.m. to midnight Friday on the backside of AJFC.

The reunion will be from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday. George F. West Boulevard. will be blocked off for the event.

For more information contact Jessie Turner at 601-660-1403.

Animal Affair

The Natchez-Adams County Humane Society is hosting an Animal Affair, from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Weymouth Hall, located on 1 Cemetery Road.

Appetizers, desserts and a cash bar will be provided.

This is one of the Humane Society’s biggest yearly fundraisers. The money raised from this event is to cover monthly operating expenses.

A $25 donation per person is required. The night will also include a live auction.

Dress is casual.