Art, exercise and an opportunity to find true love this weekend

Published 12:01 am Thursday, July 16, 2015

NATCHEZ — This weekend’s events will give residents a chance to get acquainted with art, exercise and pets.

The weekend is shaping up to be a hot one with highs in the mid 90s on Friday and Saturday with some clouds and lows of 75.

On Sunday, the temperature should go up to a high of 97 degrees and a low of 75 degrees.

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Kinetic mobile workshop

The Natchez Art Association will lead a kinetic mobile workshop for beginners on Friday from noon to 5 p.m.

Carolyn Weir, administrator with the Natchez Art Association, will be teaching. Spots are limited to four students.

“The creation of a mobile is very detailed and I have to be able to give each and every person detailed instruction,” Weir said.

The sculpture will be about 24 by 24 inches.

Cost is $50 for Art Association members and $80 for non-members. Everyone who is interested can register on


Summer Olympics 2015

For all those Olympians out there, the Fayette Community Service Organization opens its 2015 Summer Olympics Friday.

Events run Friday and Saturday from 10:30 a.m. until around 3 p.m. both days. Free registration begins at 8 a.m. both days in the Jefferson County Elementary School gymnasium.

“The whole event is to encourage, promote and increase natural physical activity,” Janell Edwards, executive director of the Fayette Community Service Organization, said.

Activities are available for all ages, including hula-hoop and jump rope contests, basketball and other activities.

“The winner receives a cash prize and two numbered tickets,” Edwards said.

“But every participant, everyone who participates, gets a ticket.”

Tickets can also be acquired from educational activities happening throughout the event. The tickets can be entered into a raffle, giving participants a chance to win bicycles of all sizes, including tricycles.

For more information call (601) 660-3857.


Natchez-Adams County Humane Society Two for One cat adoption

Miss-Lou residents looking to adopt a furry friend should head down to Stine in Natchez and the Home Hardware Center in Vidalia Saturday.

The Natchez-Adams County Humane Society is holding a Two for the Price of One Cat and Kitten adoption day. The event lasts from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the two locations.

Residents can bring home two cats for $35. The cost includes vaccinations and spays and neuter surgery.

Kathy Fitch, the Natchez-Adams County Humane Society president, said the shelter is also offering a reduced price on older dogs. Throughout the month of July and August, older dogs are available for $20.

To arrange a meet and greet with an adoptable pet, or for more information, call (601) 442-4001.