Weekend Ticket: Woodville wildlife festival headlines events

Published 12:10 am Thursday, October 9, 2014

NATCHEZ — Residents will be awarded the chance to walk for a great cause, celebrate the outdoors and hear a powerful message this weekend.

Temperatures will reach a high of 88 degrees this weekend with isolated thunderstorms expected Saturday.

Woodville Deer and Wildlife Festival

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The seventh annual Woodville Deer and Wildlife Festival will celebrate all things outdoors from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday in the streets of downtown Woodville.

A children’s village will include face painting, pumpkin decorating, block painting and an archer target shoot.

Admission to the event is $5, while admission to the children’s village is an additional $20.

For more information, visit deerandwildlifefestival.com.

Great Strides 5K Walk

The Great Strides 5K Walk is a walk to raise awareness for Cystic Fibrosis, a life-threatening genetic disease that affects the lungs and digestive system.

Registration begins at 9 a.m. Saturday in the parking lot next to the old Cock of the Walk building on the bluff, with the walk starting at 9:30 a.m.

A silent auction will be hosted following the walk.

Through fundraisers done by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, new drugs can be developed to treat the genetic disease.

Great Strides is the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s largest national fundraiser, with 600 locations and 125,000 participants nationwide.

Kiwanis Spaghetti Lunch

The Kiwanis Club of the Natchez Trace will be having its annual spaghetti lunch at 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at Jefferson Street United Methodist Church.

This meal includes spaghetti, meatballs, bread, salad and dessert.

The proceeds from the spaghetti lunch are used to provide scholarships for senior high school students in the Miss-Lou area.

“By giving students scholarships, we give them the opportunity to go to school and buy the necessary items they may need,” Robin Person said.

Tickets are $8 at the door.

Parkway Baptist Church’s annual Women’s Conference

The annual Women’s Conference will begin at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the church’s fellowship hall — led by Kathy Howard — Christian speaker and writer.

“Her speech is going to be rocks and diamonds,” Delores McAdams said. “I’m looking forward to it, we have an excellent speaker who has been doing this for around 25 years.”

She is on fire for the Lord, McAdams said.

Admission is free and a nursery will be provided.

Call 601-442-7434 to register and reserve the nursery.

A love offering will be collected.

Natchez Little Theatre: The Grass Harp:

NLT members will continue performances of the Fall Pilgrimage production, “The Grass Harp.”

Performances will run at 7:30 p.m. every Friday, Saturday, Monday and Wednesday during Pilgrimage, to Oct. 13. All tickets are $15 and can be reserved in advance by calling NLT at 601-442-2233.

NLT is located at 319 Linton Ave. on Maple Street. The box office and auditorium open one hour before each performance.

Friday Forum

This week at the forum, guests will be candidates for the County Judge seat.

The weekly forum begins at 8 a.m. Friday at Natchez Coffee Company.