Weekend Ticket: Bundle up for fun weekend in Miss-Lou

Published 11:56 pm Wednesday, February 27, 2013

NATCHEZ — The sunny skies and cool temperatures in the Miss-Lou this weekend should allow for plenty of outdoor activities and events.

With temperatures not expected to rise past 53 all weekend, jackets and light sweaters might be in order to fight off the expected low temperatures that will drop to 29 on Saturday night and 26 on Sunday.

Concordia Chamber

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The Concordia Chamber of Commerce will host its annual awards dinner and celebration tonight from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Vidalia Conference and Convention Center.

A general reception will kick off the event at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 7 p.m. The chamber’s annual awards will close the ceremony.

The categories for the awards include business of the year, businessperson of the year, chamber volunteer of the year, educator of the year and Concordian of the year.

The event will also feature a silent and live auction for prizes donated by area businesses.

The cost for individual reception and dinner is $40.

For more information or to RSVP, call the chamber at 318-336-8223.

Grand village

The Grand Village of the Natchez Indians will host John O’Hear, the archaeologist in charge of developing the Mississippi Mound Trail, at 6:30 p.m. today.

An illustrated talk will be presented on the mapping project for a driving trail featuring some of Mississippi’s most significant Native American mounds.

The public is welcome to attend.

Friday forum

This week’s forum, sponsored by the Natchez-Adams County Chamber of Commerce, will feature tourism speakers Anne McNeil, Marsha Colson, Connie Taunton and Walter Tipton.

The event begins at 8 a.m. at Natchez Coffee Company on Franklin Street and is open to the public.

Cemetery cleanup

The annual Vidalia Cemetery Spring cleanup will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday at the cemetery.

The public is invited to attend and encouraged to bring lawn mowers, weed eaters, rakes or any other yard equipment to help with the cleanup.

For more information, contact Renard Chatman at 601-807-1188.

Gospel artist showcase

A talent showcase to highlight national and local artists in music, dance and poetry will be hosted at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Delta Music Museum and Arcade Theatre in Ferriday.

Participants of all ages will be given the chance to take the stage and share their positive message with peers, onlookers and a panel of industry professionals.

Performers will receive constructive critiques, and the winner of the showcase will be given the opportunity to perform in a 2013 Heartsong Co. music event.

Tickets for adults are $7, and tickets for children ages 6 to 12 are $3. Admission for children under 5 is free.

For more information regarding showcase participation, call 1-888-391-8109.

4-H shooting program

The Adams County 4-H Shooting Sports Club will host its shooting program from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Adams County Sheriff’s Range on Foster Mound Road.

Children ages 8-18 are invited to participate in archery, rifle, shotgun and pistol shooting.

Registration is $30.