Kittens, Christmas and history fill out weekend planner

Published 12:04 am Thursday, December 26, 2013

NATCHEZ — A variety of indoor and outdoor events are being hosted this weekend in the Miss-Lou.

Temperatures are forecast to remain in the high 50s with sunny skies throughout the weekend.

Kitten adoption day

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The Natchez-Adams County Humane Society will host a kitten adoption day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Natchez Mall theater entrance.

The price of adopting an animal — $35 for two kittens and $25 for one kitten — incudes spaying and neutering costs.

Jeweled Christmas

The Towers will continue hosting its annual Jeweled Christmas display through Jan. 4. Thousands of pieces of vintage costume jewelry ranging from 1880 to 1950 will be on display throughout the Natchez grand mansion.

Tours begin promptly at 4 p.m. today, 2 and 4 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m., 2 and 4 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. Sunday. Tours will be closed Dec. 31 and Jan. 1.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children 8 to 12.

Historical events

The Natchez National Historical Park will host two events Saturday and Sunday offering a peek into Natchez and the South’s past.

At 9 a.m. Saturday, a free downtown walking tour on the 1840 Natchez Tornado will begin at The William Johnson House located at 201 State St.

The tour will last approximately 45 minutes, and those planning to participate are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes and bring water.

At 2 p.m. Sunday, a free presentation on Civil War era flags will be hosted at Melrose National Historic Site located at 1 Melrose Ave. The presentation will last approximately 45 minutes.

For more information on either event, call 601-445-5345.

Blues concert

Eden Brent, an award-winning American blues pianist and vocalist from Mississippi, will take the stage at 7 p.m. Friday at 408 Main St.

Brent, a Greenville native, released her album “Mississippi Number One” in 2008, which sat on top of the state’s roots music chart for some time.

Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door.

For more information, call 601-431-6149.