Trinity Church, festival set for weekend
Published 12:11 am Thursday, May 21, 2015
NATCHEZ — The sound of music will continue this weekend with the Natchez Festival of Music and an outreach fundraiser event.
Rain is predicted for the remainder of the weekend.
Trinity Episcopal Church’s Claws for a Cause
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Trinity Episcopal Church will host its first Claws for a Cause outreach fundraiser event this weekend.
From 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, the church will block off South Commerce Street where attendees can enjoy live music and delicious lobster, barbeque, burgers and hotdogs.
Kid activities will also take place during the fundraiser event.
All proceeds will be evenly split between two ministries that work with special needs individuals at Pleasant Acres Day School and The Damascus Endowment.
Various tickets will be on sale during the event Sunday.
Lobster tickets are no longer being sold and a limited number of BBQ chicken tickets for $20 and $10 kids tickets for hamburger or hotdog meals are still available.
Natchez Festival of Music
The 25th annual Natchez Festival of Music will wrap up this weekend with two musical events.
Dancing Through the Decades, the Larry Panella Jazz Quintet, will take place at 7 p.m. Friday at The Vue Hotel and Restaurant.
Those who attend will have the chance to dance the night away with an evening of hit dance music in the hotel, event organizers said.
The Larry Panella Jazz Quintet will feature selections from the Great American Songbook to contemporary favorites.
A cash bar will be available.
Admission is $25 and $10 for students K-12, adult with K-12 student, college and active military with current ID.
The Vue Hotel is located on 130 John R. Junkin Drive.
Madama Butterfly, the final show of the Natchez Festival of Music, will take place at 7 p.m. Saturday at Margaret Martin Performing Arts Center.
The event serves as one of Puccini’s most performed operas.
The story follows a tragic tale of a woman who falls in love with an American Lieutenant in the United States Navy.
The woman lives with her servant and her son in hopes of her husband’s eventual return.
This dynamic musical tragedy is filled with love, pain, jealousy and self-sacrifice due to a broken heart, event organizers said.
Admission is $35 and $10 for students K-12, adult with K-12 student, college and active military with current ID.
Margaret Martin Performing Arts Center is located on 64 Homochitto St.
Graduation season will continue this weekend with area private schools.
• Cathedral High School
Cathedral High School will host its commencement ceremony at 7 p.m. Friday at St. Mary Basilica.
• Adams County Christian School
Adams County Christian School will host its commencement ceremony at 7:30 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church in Natchez.
• Trinity Episcopal Day School
Trinity Episcopal Day School will host its commencement ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday at Trinity Episcopal Church.
The Friday Forum will take place at 8 a.m. Friday at the Natchez Coffee Company on Franklin Street. The topic will focus on a hospital update with Eric Robinson.