Gardening workshop, ball highlight weekend

Published 12:01 am Thursday, January 15, 2015

A hands-on workshop and a Mardi Gras kick off event await Miss-Lou residents this weekend.

Cool temperatures are predicted throughout the weekend, with temperatures dropping as low as 34 degrees Friday night.

Gardening Workshop

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The Adams County Master Gardeners will host a gardening workshop at 9 a.m. today at the Natchez City Cemetery.

The hands-on workshop will demonstrate the most efficient methods of pruning a crepe myrtle tree, an ornamental Asian shrub or small tree with pink, white or purplish crinkled petals.

The demonstration is free and open to the public.

The Adams County Master Gardeners request for participants to bring their own pruning equipment, such as hand pruners and grass and hedge shears.

The workshop will continue at the cemetery on Jan. 29, Feb. 12 and Feb. 26 with Adams County Master Gardener Joanne King guiding participants.

Krewe of Phoenix Call-Out Ball

The Krewe of Phoenix will kick off the Mardi Gras season with its call out ball from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday at the Natchez City Auditorium.

“The call out ball is the first big event of Mardi Gras season and has always been well attended by the community,” said call out ball Chairperson Ryan Richardson. “It’s an experience that nobody wants to miss each year and the Royalty works extremely hard in giving our audience a show they won’t forget.”

The hour-long show, Richardson said, is complete with skits pertaining to the theme with live music throughout the evening.

The event is $10 for non-members and is open to the public.

Kitten Adoption Day

The Natchez-Adams County Humane Society will host a kitten adoption day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Stine in Natchez.

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

For more information, call 601-304-9550.