Weekend Ticket: Benefit concert on deck for weekend events

Published 12:10 am Thursday, November 20, 2014

NATCHEZ A benefit concert, an alumni gathering and a bake sale will keep Miss-Lou residents busy during this weekend.

Forecasts show increasing clouds with showers possible on Friday and Saturday.

Hometown Throwdown for Ellis Malone

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A benefit concert for Ellis Laine Malone will take place at 5 p.m. Saturday at the Vidalia Conference and Convention Center.

Malone has Apert Syndrome and has undergone four major surgeries, with many more to follow.

“It’s exciting, appreciative and amazing to see a community like ours come together,” said Ellis’ mother, Heather Malone. “They have done so for our family multiple times, we are honored for the community doing this.”

Framing the Red’s Jamie Welch, along with his band members, organized the event.

All proceeds will go on to support Ellis’ future surgeries.

Live entertainment and food will be available at the event, including performances by Framing the Red, Another Lost Year, Rock Child and Saving Abel.

Tickets are $15 in advance and can be purchased by contacting the Vidalia Conference and Convention Center.

Tickets will be $20 at the door Saturday.

Mississippi University for Women chamber singers at Co-Lin

Mississippi University for Women President Jim Borsig and Copiah-Lincoln Community College President Ronnie Nettles will be in attendance during a gathering for alumni in Natchez and the surrounding areas at 5 p.m. today.

A performance by the MUW Chamber Singers, an auditioned mixed group made up of music majors and non-music majors at the W, will give a free performance at Co-Lin’s Natchez campus in the Nelson Multipurpose Room.

Guests will be treated to refreshments by the Co-Lin culinary department following the concert.

Ducks Unlimited Banquet

The Natchez Ducks Unlimited Chapter will host their largest fundraiser of the year today at the Natchez Convention Center.

The money raised at the event will go toward the chapter, which will include a steak dinner, auctions and a raffle.

Tickets are $55 at the door and will give attendees a membership and steak dinner.

Tickets will be available at the door at 6 p.m. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m.

Trinity Episcopal Women’s bake sale

The Trinity Episcopal Women’s bake sale will be from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Kuehnle Hall on 305 S. Commerce St.

Food, raffle tickets and white elephant items for sale will support community outreach program.

The event is free to the public.

Friday Forum

The Friday Forum will take place at 8 a.m. Friday at the Natchez Coffee Company on Franklin Street. The topic will focus on distilleries, wineries, and breweries.