Weekend Ticket: Community fun day, book session highlight weekend

Published 12:02 am Thursday, July 30, 2015

NATCHEZ — Whether you’re looking for an education experience, a day out or bargains, this weekend has it all.

The sun is forecast to shine brightly this weekend, with clear skies on Saturday and Sunday with a few clouds Friday.

The temperatures this weekend will have highs hovering in the mid 90s and lows in the high 60s. Sunday will have a low of 70.

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Concordia Parish Library “American Sniper Series”

Today the Vidalia Library is sponsoring the second and final part of the “American Sniper Series: The Chris Kyle Story: Protecting Troops — One Shot, One Kill.”

Georgiann Potts, retired professor from the University of Louisiana at Monroe, will lead the event,

“The book the scholar is talking about is the autobiography of Chris Kyle,” Amanda Taylor, library director for Concordia Parish, said.

Kyle was a United States Navy Seal and the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history. Kyle’s autobiography inspired the movie “American Sniper.”

While the session covers the reading of the autobiography, attendees do not have to read the book to come and learn more about Kyle’s life and career.

“It’s really about the snipers and the role they play in the military,” Taylor said.

The free event will take place from 6-8 p.m. at the library.

Historic Jefferson College Community Fun Day

Get ready to saddle up for a community fun day at Historic Jefferson College Saturday.

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the historic site’s grounds will be filled with activities for the whole family to enjoy.

At the event, visitors can find free refreshments, water games, horse rides, face-painting and other activities to help celebrate one of the last weekends before school starts.

The Natchez High School Cheerleaders, Clovers-in-Action 4-H Club and other groups sponsor activities.

For more information, call 601-493-6316.

Shiloh Baptist Church garage sale and dinner sale

People looking for a bargain should head down to the Shiloh Baptist Church Saturday.

The church is throwing a large garage sale from 7:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. Hungry shoppers can also purchase fried or baked chicken dinners for $7 while they browse the wares.

Shiloh Baptist Church is located on 12 Perrault St., Natchez.