Event: Christmas within the Park, Mississippi 48 East, Tylertown. Drive-throughs: 6-Eight:30 p.m. Vehicles $5, business vans $10, buses $20. Approximately 1,000 lighted shows. Details: (601) 876-2656.

Event: Christmas within the Park, 5-9 p.m., Bettie D. Robertson Memorial Park, Collins. Driving tour. Free. Details: (601) 765-6012 or

Event: 117th Christmas Bird Count, name (601) 544-1784 to see if your house is inside the boundaries of the Hattiesburg/Petal rely. Details:

Jan. Three

Meeting: South Mississippi Genealogical and Historical Society, 7 p.m., Parkway Heights United Methodist Church, 2420 Hardy St. Speaker: Sherman Hong on Chinese residents in Mississippi Delta in late 1800s to early 1900s. Details: Kathy Goss at (601) 549-3983 or

Jan. 5

Meeting: Pine Woods Audubon Society, 6:30 p.m., Hattiesburg Zoo’s Education Center. Speaker: Hattiesburg arborist Andy Parker on significance of timber. Program begins at 7 p.m. Details: (601) 264-9654.

Jan. 9

Event: Pesticide Applicator Training, 6 p.m., Forrest County Extension Service Office, 952 Sullivan Drive. Training payment: $10, verify or cash order solely. Reservations: (601) 545-6083 or

Jan. 10

Event: Starting a Business — First Steps, 6-Eight p.m., Second Floor, Room 207, Trent Lott National Center. Register at: and click on on Workshop Schedule or name (601) 266-5892.

Jan. 16

Event: PineBelt360 Martin Luther King Day Leadership Luncheon, noon-1:15 p.m., The Venue. Speaker: Tony Hughes, Jackson State head soccer coach. Public invited.

Jan. 17

Meeting: Forrest/Lamar Federation of Democratic Women, 11 a.m., Shrimp Basket, 6154 U.S. 49. Speaker: Douglas Chambers, University of Southern Mississippi affiliate professor of historical past. Details: Sherry Dryden at (601) 310-8776.

Meeting: Forrest/Lamar Republican Women, 11:30 a.m., Movie Star Restaurant, 5209 Old Highway 11. Speaker: Mike Hurst, director, Mississippi Justice Institute. Details: Jan Campbell, (601) 264-7356.

Jan. 19

Event: City of Hattiesburg and Mississippi Department of Health Community Health Forum, 5:30 p.m., C.E. Roy Community Center, 300 E. Fifth St. Give enter on what you want to see for a more healthy metropolis. Refreshments offered. Details: Paige Ward at (601) 271-6099 or Maxine Coleman at (601) 554-1005.

Jan. 21

Event: Forrest/Lamar Federation of Democratic Women occasion to coincide with Million Women March in Washington, D.C., 11 a.m.-1 p.m., steps of City Hall. Speakers: Susan Hrostowski, Dena Semmons, Sherry Dryden, Kathy Jackson. Music: Keishan Jackson.

Jan. 24

Event: How to Develop a Business Plan, 6-Eight p.m., second flooring, room 207, Trent Lott National Center. Register at: and click on on Workshop Schedule or name (601) 266-5892.

Jan. 28

Meeting: Lamar County Democrats, 10 a.m., Midway Voting Precinct/Community Center, intersection of Old Highway 25 and Knight Road. Speaker: Bobby Moak, Mississippi Democratic Party chairman. Details: Amy Adelman, (601) 268-6605.

Jan. 30

Event: Travis Clark, Adam Doleac Band, 7 p.m., Brownstone Center for the Arts. Details: (601) 403-1180.

Jan. 31

Event: Cash Flow Projections for Your Business Plan, 6-Eight p.m., second flooring, room 207, Trent Lott National Center. Register at: and click on on Workshop Schedule or name (601) 266-5892.

Feb. 11

Event: Third annual Mad Dash to Mardi Gras 5K Run, 2-mile Walk, Fun Run, Eight a.m., Kamper Park. Pre-register by Feb. Three: $25 and get a T-shirt. Come to race in Mardi Gras apparel. Proceeds go to improve amenities at Salvation Army Women’s Homeless Shelter. Register on-line: at

Feb. 13

Event: Black History Program and Concert, 7 p.m., Brownstone Center for the Arts. Free.

Feb. 21

Lecture: Armstrong-Branch Lecture that includes actress Jasmine Guy, 6:30 p.m., Bennett Auditorium, University of Southern Mississippi.

March 2

Event: “Of Wardrobes and Rings and other things,” 7 p.m., Brownstone Center for the Arts. Complimentary tickets by calling (601) 403-1180.

March 23

Event: The Heart Behind the Music: Songwriters’ Showcase, 7 p.m., Brownstone Center for the Arts. Details: (601) 403-1180.

April 6-Eight

Theater: Agatha Christie’s “The Mousetrap,” 7 p.m. April 6-7 and a couple of p.m. April Eight, Brownstone Center for the Arts. Details: (601) 403-1180. Presented by PRCC Fine Arts and Communication Department.

April 11

Concert: PRCC Singers Spring Concert, 7 p.m., Brownstone Center for the Arts. General admission: $5.

April 18

Concert: PRCC Bands Spring Concert, 7 p.m., Brownstone Center for the Arts. General admission: $5.

April 27

Concert: USO Show, 7 p.m., Brownstone Center for the Arts. Featuring Jazzcats, The Voices, River Road. General admission: $5.


Event: Dance with reside band, 7 p.m., 791 S. Main St. Admission: $5. Door prizes drawn at 10 p.m. Sponsored by Petal American Legion Post 146. Proceeds go to Collins State Veterans Home.

Event: Coffee with a Cop, Eight a.m., Java Werks, 2902 Hardy St., Suite 10, each second Tuesday. The public discussion board is designed to offer communication between the Hattiesburg Police Department and the group. For extra info, name Java Werks at (601) 268-3993.

Meeting: Hattiesburg Chapter of Toastmasters International, 7-Eight a.m. each Tuesday, Merit Health Wesley’s cafeteria group room. Interested individuals are invited to attend and develop higher talking, listening and presentation expertise. Details: Andre Heath (601) 606-6631, Jerry Holifield (601) 268-7555, LaJuan Austin (601) 289-4525.

Meeting: Hattiesburg Council of Neighborhoods meets each second Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at Jackie Dole Sherrill Community Center. Guest audio system from metropolis departments or different organizations often converse. Public is invited. Details:

Meeting: The Pine Belt Chapter of the Mississippi Council of the Blind (MCB) meets at 6 p.m. the fourth Thursday of each month at Jackie Dole Sherrill Community Center in downtown Hattiesburg. MCB is a help and advocacy group for individuals who’re blind or have imaginative and prescient issues, however everyone seems to be welcome to attend. Details: Chris at (601) 583-2108.

Event: Indoor Farmers’ Market, 1200 Corrine St. (J.A.P. Carter Building behind Sherwin Williams). Open all yr from 7 a.m.-noon Wednesdays and Saturdays. Local produce in season, crops, handmade toys, swings, crafts, present gadgets, canned and baked gadgets and extra. Details: (601) 583-9954 on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Meeting: Pinebelt Radio Control Model Airplane Club meets and flies each Sunday afternoon at Purvis-Oloh Road flying subject. Details: (601) 818-2410 or

Meeting: Support teams for these grieving a dying ensuing from a murder are held month-to-month within the Hattiesburg, Bassfield and Waynesboro areas. For particulars, together with occasions and locations, name The Shafer Center’s Sharing Our Strength Homicide Program at (601) 264-7777.

Meeting: Hattiesburg Jaycees, 6 p.m. the primary Tuesday of every month, 208 N. Hutchinson Ave. Membership is open to anybody 18-40 who want to put their ardour into motion and make constructive change occur of their lives, communities and all over the world. Details: (601) 336-0527 or

Event: The American Legion, Post 146, Petal, holds dances each Saturday, beginning at Eight p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. with stay band. Admission is $5. Details: Van at (205) 335-7274.

Event: The Bikers Church holds a free experience every second Sunday of the month. Riders meet at exit 57 at Keith’s fuel station. Details: Beth Hickman (228) 832-8509.

Meeting: The Magnolia Doll Club meets at 2:30 p.m. each second Sunday of the month. Details, together with assembly location: (601) 264-4981 or (601) 447-6235.

Meeting: Stone County Lions Club meets at midday the primary Monday and 6 p.m. the third Tuesday of every month at Western Sizzler in Wiggins. Potential new members welcome.

Story occasions: Family Story Times are at 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays at Oak Grove Public Library. The similar program is held each days.

Story occasions: Story Time, 10 a.m. Wednesdays, Hattiesburg Library, 329 Hardy St.

Story occasions: Story Time, 10 a.m. Thursdays, Petal Library, 714 S. Main St.

Meeting: Forrest County Democratic Party Executive Committee assembly, 6 p.m. the second Monday of the month, first flooring of Paul B. Johnson Chancery Court Building, 641 Main St. Public is welcome. Details: H.C. Johnson, (601) 466-8651.

Meeting: Forrest County Branch of NAACP assembly, 7 p.m. the final Thursday of every month, St. James CME Church, 100 Country Club Drive.

Event: Mississippi Ballroom Dance Association superior classes, 7:30 p.m. Mondays, On Your Toes dance studio, 5296 Old Highway 11. Details:

Event: Mississippi Ballroom Dance Association newbie classes, 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Sigler Community Center, 315 Conti St. Details:

Meeting: American Parkinson’s Disease Pine Belt Support Group, 1:30 p.m. first Wednesday of the month, LiveWell Center, Cloverleaf Medical Plaza. Details: Ruth at

Meeting: Bereavement Support Group for anybody who has misplaced a beloved one, 6-7 p.m. the primary Tuesday of the month, Forrest General Hospice, 1414 S. 28th Ave., Hattiesburg.

Meeting: Spouse’s Bereavement Support Group meets noon-1 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesday of every month at FGH Hospice, 1414 S. 28th Ave., Hattiesburg, and from 6-7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Monday of the month at Heritage United Methodist Church in Oak Grove. Details: (601) 288-2500.

Meeting: Suicide Survivors Support Group, sponsored by Shafer Center for Crisis Intervention, meets the second and fourth Tuesday of every month. Details: Mitzi, (601) 310-8357.

Event: Southern Miss Farmers Market, Mondays Three-6 p.m., April via October, Shoemaker Square on the Southern Miss campus. Visitors can get instructions and free parking passes on the info sales space on the Hardy Street entrance to campus.

Event: The Downtown Hattiesburg Farmer’s Market is held Three-6 p.m. every Thursday at Town Square Park. Details: Market opens March 24.

Event: USA Dance ballroom and social dance classes, 7-Eight:30 p.m. Thursdays in Hattiesburg or Petal. Details: (601) 818-2459 or

Meeting: Bereavement help group, month-to-month free service offered by a St. Joseph Hospice chaplain for anybody who wants a spot to share or discover consolation. All household and buddies who’ve misplaced somebody are invited to the protected, confidential non-denominational surroundings that’s conducive to therapeutic. Meetings are 5:30 p.m. the primary Tuesday of the month in Picayune and 5:30 p.m. the third Tuesday in Hattiesburg. Details: (228) 594-3455.

Meeting: Support group for abused women, 7 p.m., first and third Sunday, First Baptist Church, Purvis, household room, Family Life Center. Based on Galatians 6:2 “Bear one another’s burdens.” Details: (601) 543-9396 or (601) 620-6436.

Meeting: Alcoholics Anonymous, Jaywalkers Group, 7 p.m. Mondays, 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Eight p.m. Thursdays, 6:30 a.m. and seven p.m. Fridays besides for the second Friday of the month, Open Door Church, 2180 Oak Grove Road.

Meeting: Pine Belt Area Retired Educators, 11 a.m. second Wednesday of the month, Senior Building, Sigler Community Center, 315 Conti St. Details: (601) 545-1073, (601) 582-8168.

Exhibit: A brand new exhibit showcasing the Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum situated in Biloxi is now on show on the primary flooring of the terminal at Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport. On show is a 12-foot picket conventional crusing skiff constructed by Mike Broussard. With their small, gaff-rigged sails, these skiffs, secure and maneuverable, have been fashionable within the earlier 20th century.

Meeting: Bereavement Support Group, 5:30-7 p.m. second Tuesday of the month, Tree of Life Outreach Ministry, 1101 Dewey St. Details: Jessica at (601) 329-7329.

Music: Madison Marshall, 6 p.m. Fridays, Java Werks.

Event: StoryZone, Three:30 p.m. Thursdays, Ellisville Public Library. Focus is to instill the love of studying in youngsters via artwork, recreation, play, music. Details: Facebook web page or

Meeting: Hub City Kiwanis, midday second, third and fourth Tuesdays, Patio 44.

Meeting: Al-Anon Progress Not Perfection Group, midday, Wednesdays, 38th Avenue Baptist Church, 419 N. 38th Ave. Friends and household of alcoholics are invited. Details:

Meeting: Grieving Parents Support Group, 6-7 p.m., fourth Tuesday, Hattiesburg Clinic, Support Services Building, Willow Room upstairs, 2901 W. Arlington Loop subsequent to Forrest General Cancer Center.

Event: The Cruise In, 2 p.m.-dark, first and third Sundays, Hooters. All ages occasion. Community inspired to deliver customized automobiles and bikes for all to see.

Event: Baby Story Time, 11 a.m. Tuesdays, Hattiesburg Public Library. Focus is early literacy by means of nursery rhymes, bounces and tales.

Meeting: Women’s Positive Living Support Group, second Tuesday of month, by way of September. Men’s Positive Living Support Group, fourth Tuesday of month, by means of September. Call for AIDS Services Coalition for location at (601) 329-2425.

Meeting: Diabetes Support Group, 10-11 a.m, First Tuesday of the month, Cloverleaf Medical Plaza, 5909 U.S. 49. Hosted by Hattiesburg Clinic. Enter at LiveWell Center, go to classroom two doorways down the corridor on proper. Details: Janet Hudson, (601) 579-8230.

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