Weekend ticket: Edelweiss, cemetery events top weekend

Published 12:03 am Thursday, April 14, 2016

NATCHEZ — April showers bring May flowers, right?

Though today is expected to bring more rain and even some scattered storms, the rest of the weekend should see clear skies.

Highs will be in the 70s and lows in the 50s the whole weekend.

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Natchez-Adams County Humane Society book signing

A book signing fundraiser benefitting the humane society will be from 5:30 to 7 p.m. today at Magnolia Hall.

The signing features Rheta Grimsley Johnson, author of recently released “The Dogs Buried Over the Bridge: A Memoir in Dog Years.” The new publication is Johnson’s seventh book.

Pre-paid orders for autographed books will be accepted by calling 601-443-1599 or emailing events@c2cbooks.com.

Sunset Serenade at Edelweiss

A benefit function for Natchez Children’s Services will be 6 to 9 p.m. Friday.

The event will be at Edelweiss, the home of Natchez author Greg Iles, at 209 Broadway St.

Special guest will be Walt Grayson. Natchez Children’s Services will celebrate its 200th anniversary with live music, hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar.

Tickets are $50 per person, tax deductible, sold at the door or at wwww.ntzchs.org.

ACCS Spring Fling

Adams County Christian School’s Spring Fling fundraiser will begin at 6 p.m. Friday in the school gym.

Tickets are $20 and include dinner and admission to the silent auction.

Watkins Street Cemetery spring


The Worthy Women of Watkins Street Cemetery Association will begin its spring cleanup from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the cemetery.

Volunteers are asked to come and help with the maintenance of the cemetery.

Donations are also welcome and may be sent to P.O. Box 17893, Natchez, MS 39122.

The Natchez Shop grand opening

The new retail space in the Natchez Visitor Center will be unveiled with a grand opening celebration from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday.

The Natchez Shop will sell Natchez Tricentennial and city logo items as well as interpretive souvenirs and literature related to local National Park Service sites.

The event will include light refreshments and door prizes. Admission is free.

Serenade in the Cemetery

The public is invited to an afternoon serenade at the Natchez City Cemetery from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Serenade in the Cemetery will feature actors portraying the characters laid to rest in the historic graves as well as music by David Troutman.

The event marks the grand opening of the Bluff Addition, a new section of the cemetery that was built with soil taken from the bluff during its recent stabilization project.

Admission is free.