Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation
The SCHF is pleased to bring the Mississippi School of Protocol and Etiquette back to Vicksburg this spring. Jay Pearson, Director of the Mississippi School of Protocol and Etiquette, will lead a six week course for students age 7 to 12.
During this program, children will learn etiquette and leadership skills while in a historic setting with topics including introductions, posture, table etiquette, table manners, voice levels, telephone manners, and conversation skills.
The teen course will be held in the SCHF academy building every Monday from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. beginning April 3 and continuing until May 8. The youth course will be every Tuesday from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. beginning April 4 and ending May 9.
The program will culminate with an elegant dinner in Jackson, Mississippi where participants from across the state will show their families and guests their new skills. The banquet will also include an awards ceremony for the participants.
The professional teaching staff makes learning fun with interactive programs, slides, CD-ROMS and illustrated workbooks. Children leave classes with skills they can use immediately and for the rest of their lives.
For more information, please visit the website at www.msope.com. To register, please contact the Mississippi School of Protocol & Etiquette at 601-502-0973 or 800-939-8963. The program is sponsored by River Region Health System.
SCHF will host the Sixth Annual Benefit Gala on Thursday, March 23 at 6:30 p.m. for the Vicksburg International Chamber Music Festival.
A Toast To Broadway features great show-stopping numbers from Porgy and Bess, Cabaret, Naughty Marietta, Ziegfield Follies, Annie Get Your Gun, Oklahoma, Cats and more. Singers Maryanne Kyle, Heather Allen, James Martin, and pianist Joseph Britain perform great tunes from Broadway by Victor Herbert, George Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, Andrew Lloyd Webber, and Stephen Sondheim.
Don’t miss this tribute to the "Great White Way" while seated in a virtual cabaret. Served against a backdrop of sophisticated décor, palate pleasing “little plates” with superb cuisine representing classic Broadway shows will provide a feast for the senses. Hors d’oeuvres and great Broadway hits highlight this spectacular evening.
Tickets are $75 per person and may be purchased in advance at the Vicksburg Convention Center. Become a patron of the arts and support chamber music in Vicksburg through this once-in-a-lifetime event by enjoying a spectacular evening and attending the all-new Gala 2006.
All proceeds form the Gala will benefit the Vicksburg International Chamber Music Festival and Four Seasons of the Arts. For more information or tickets , please contact the SCHF office at 601-631-2997 or the Vicksburg Convention Center at 601-630-2929 or 1-866-VCC-MEET.
Vicksburg Spring Pilgrimage will kick off the 2006 Season with a cocktail reception at the Shlenker House on Friday, March 24. Each historic property participating in Pilgrimage will be on site with a “specialty of the house” and be available to explain more about their site while sharing some of its fascinating history.
Everyone is invited to attend and see what Vicksburg Pilgrimage offers not only to tourists, but also to our own community. Cost for the Gala is $25 and all proceeds benefit Vicksburg Heritage, Inc.
The SCHF will feature our newly restored Cobb House during Vicksburg’s Spring Pilgrimage. Pilgrimage will begin March 25 and run through April 15.
The Cobb House will be open for tours on Tuesday and Thursday mornings throughout Pilgrimage. SCHF needs volunteer tour guides for pilgrimage. If you are interested in leading tours or participating in Pilgrimage, please contact the SCHF office at 601-631-2997 or stop by 1302 Adams Street.
The sixth annual Vicksburg International Chamber Music Festival in coordination with the University of Southern Mississippi are pleased to present the first concert of the Spring 2006 concert series in the SCHF Auditorium on Saturday, March 25 at 7:30 p.m.
The Southern Chorale, conducted by Dr. Gregory Fuller, will present Spiritual Dreams of Flight.
The Southern Chorale, the premier vocal ensemble at The University of Southern Mississippi, will perform profound new works from their recent Carnegie Hall concert and traditional choral works. This program contains everything from Baroque music to contemporary works along with an assortment of spirituals and popular music. Their Vocal Jazz group will add even more variety to the program.
Tickets are $12 and may be purchased in advance at the Vicksburg Convention Center or at the door. Please use the Crawford Street entrance. For more information, contact the SCHF office at 601-631-2997 or the Vicksburg Convention Center at 601-630-2929.
1302 Adams Street