Studio tour headlines weekend

Published 12:02 am Thursday, December 11, 2014

NATCHEZ —A Christmas party for animals, an open house and a historic nativity scene will headline a weekend full of events in the Miss-Lou.

A few showers are expected in the early part of Friday, but sunny skies are expected to continue thoughtout the rest of the weekend.

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Humane Society’s Christmas Party

Miss-Lou residents will have the opportunity to fellowship among animal lovers during the Natchez-Adams County Humane Society’s Christmas Party.

The party, which serves as a fundraiser for the humane society, will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the home of Morgan and Jessica Ryan at 1106 U.S. 61 South in Natchez, five miles past Beau Pre subdivision.

The theme of the party will be the 12 Days of Christmas and more than 12 entrees will be provided by Rhonda Tarver.

Live entertainment and a silent auction will also be on the event’s program.

A $25 donation is required of each person in attendance at the fundraiser and can be paid at the door. Attire is casual.

Additional monetary donations can also be sent to P.O. Box 549, Natchez, MS, 39120.

Auburn Antebellum Home’s Christmas Open House

The members of Auburn Antebellum Home will host their annual Christmas Open house from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Sunday and will feature free tours of the historic house.

“It’s a time to get together with everyone and formerly talk about Auburn,” said Auburn president Clark Feiser.

Attendees will be able to tour the downstairs and upstairs part of the home, while also getting the opportunity to see the detached kitchen that will soon be restored.

Baked goods from the 1812 era and music by Burnley Cook will be available during the open house.

Auburn is located on 400 Duncan Ave.

Jefferson Street United Methodist Church’s Live Nativity Scene

Jefferson Street United Methodist Church will host its annual live nativity scene from 5:30 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. today through Saturday.

Two groups of children will portray the three wise men, three shepherds, an angel, Joseph and the Virgin Mary.

“This is a tradition for United Methodist,” said youth coordinator Letta Crocker. “We are looking forward to people coming to learn the real meaning of Christmas. If it just touches one person, then the preparation was worth the trouble.”

Crocker said Brady Lipsey of Monterey will bring her sheep and for the first time, a donkey.

“(Lipsey) is very nice, and we are glad to have her,” Crocker said.

Natchez Art Association’s Artist Studio Tour

The Natchez Art Association will host an exhibit of all artists who are participating in the Artist Studio Tour from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday on 118 N. Pearl St.

Natchez Little Theatre, “A Natchez Christmas Carol”

The Natchez Little Theatre will present “A Natchez Christmas Carol” at 7 p.m. Friday and continue each Saturday and Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. through Dec. 20th, with Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. on Dec. 14 and 21 at the Natchez Little Theatre on 319 Linton Ave., at Maple Street.

The box office opens one hour before each performance. Call 601-442-2233 or visit to pre-purchase tickets.

All tickets are $15.

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 volunteering opportunities to help others for the holidays. The public is welcome to attend.