Weekend Ticket: Indoor events offer protection from expected storms

Published 12:10 am Thursday, May 29, 2014

NATCHEZ — Plenty of indoor events are planned for the weekend ahead to keep Miss-Lou residents out of the expected showers and thunderstorms.

Storms are forecast for today and are expected to continue throughout the weekend.


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The fourth annual Adams County Sheriff’s Deputy Rodeo will be at 7 p.m. Friday and 7 p.m. Saturday at the Wayne Johnson Covered Arena on Foster Mound Road in Natchez.

The rodeo competitions will include bull riding, bareback bronco riding, barrel racing, tie-down roping and steer wrestling.

Family events will include pony rides for children, a mechanical bull, a petting zoo, a trapeze and a giant hamster ball.

Gates open at 5:30 p.m. both nights. Tickets are available for advance purchase at the Adams County Sheriff’s Office, 306 State St., and Gamberi Feed and Farm Supply on Morgantown Road.

Advance ticket prices are $10 for adults and $7 for kids, or at the gate $12 for adults and $8 for kids.

The proceeds from the rodeo are used for the Adams County Sheriff’s Deputy Fund, which is administered by a committee formed by the deputies.

For more information, call the Adams County Sheriff’s Office at 601-442-2752.

Auto and bike show

Custom Rides will host an auto and bike show from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the rear parking lot of the Natchez Mall.

Donations will be accepted to benefit the T.M. Jennings Baseball League.

All custom cars, trucks and bikes are welcome.

Food, music and games for children will be available.

For more information, call 601-773-0037.

Natchez High graduation

Natchez High School’s graduation has been relocated to the Natchez Convention Center because of the forecast rain.

The ceremony will begin at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Because of limited space, an admission ticket will be required.

Six admission tickets will be provided to each graduating student.

Employees of the Natchez-Adams School District may attend, but must have their school identification cards to be admitted.

Only one attendee or employee will be admitted per ticket and per identification card.

Ultimate Caregiver

Residents interested in participating in an eight-week Caregiver’s Support Group book study using, “The Ultimate Caregiver: Words from the Cross to the Caregiver’s Heart,” by Bob Willis in their congregation, health care setting or community are invited to attend a training meeting from 6 to 8 p.m. today at St. Mary Basilica in Therese Hall, which is located in the lower level of the church.

Willis is an ordained Baptist minister and will sculpt as he gives the presentation.

In “The Ultimate Caregiver,” Willis examines the final words of Jesus Christ from the cross. Applicable to modern day caregivers and their loved ones, His words relate to forgiveness, faith, providing for family, abandonment, the agony of suffering, the completion of a life purpose and placing total trust in the heavenly Father.

A light supper will be served.

Books will be available for $10 each.

The event is free and open to the public.

For more information or to register, call St. Mary Basilica at 601-445-5616.

“Legally Blonde”

Natchez Little Theatre will present the hit Broadway musical comedy “Legally Blonde” starting at 7:30 p.m. today through Saturday. The show closes with a 2 p.m. Sunday matinee showing.

The show tells the story of Elle Woods, a Delta Nu sorority girl at UCLA, who enrolls at Harvard Law School to win back her ex-boyfriend, who dumps her for a more serious girl. While at Harvard, Woods discovers how her knowledge of the law can help others.

All tickets are $20 for non-members of NLT and should be reserved by calling NLT at 601-442-2233, toll free at 1-877-440-2233 or online at natcheztheatre.org.

Kitten adoption day

The Natchez-Adams County Humane Society will host a kitten and cat adoption day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Natchez Mall near the theater entrance, Stine Lumber on U.S. 61 South and Tractor Supply Co. on U.S. 61 North.

The price to adopt one or two kittens is $35, which includes spaying or neutering.