Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation

March 2009

Digital Photography Basics Workshop
Presented by Cami Calnan

The Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation will host a Digital Photography Basics Workshop with Cami Calnan Monday, March 2 from 5:30–7:00 p.m. This workshop will teach you how to capture the pictures you want and the proper way to set the camera. The class will focus on each student learning about and getting a better understanding of their digital cameras. All ages are welcome. The class will be a combination of discussion and taking pictures. At the end of the class, each student will get to select their favorite shot and print a 4x6 that will be theirs to keep. Each student is asked to bring their digital camera, fresh batteries and any questions they may have about digital photography! Registration is $30/SCHF members and $35/non-members and is limited to 10 participants. For more information, please contact the SCHF office at 631-2997 or email

Cami Calnan is a Vicksburg native and professional photographer with 15 years experience. Her work is currently being sold at Art and Soul of the South and the Cinnamon Tree. Cami currently operates a studio in Asheville, North Carolina.

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“Writing to Sell" - a Series of Five Writer Workshops
Presented by internationally published author, Michael Garrett

The Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation welcomes Michael Garrett, an internationally published author, as he presents a series of five writer workshops that will give you a jump start into the next level of writing. The workshops will be held March 7-8. Registration for each workshop is $60 for both SCHF & MS Writers Guild Members and $65 for non-members.

Pursuing a life-long dream of writing can be incredibly frustrating. Even the most talented authors face constant rejection. Thousands of hopeful writers strive to be professionally published while few ever realize their dream. Here, in five compact powerful workshops, you'll learn many of the secrets to breaking into print.

The following is the workshop schedule: Fiction Writing for Beginners (Saturday, 9am-12pm); How to Become a Published Author (Saturday, 1-4pm); Creating your Novel (Saturday, 6-9pm); Writing Your Opening Scene (Sunday, 9am - 1pm); Short Story and Novel Feedback (Sunday, 1-4pm).

MICHAEL GARRETT is an internationally respected author and editor. He is the Editorial Associate of the Writer's Digest School, and since 1986 has presented highly acclaimed writing workshops at major colleges and universities across the nation. He currently serves on the Advisory Board of Kentucky's Green River Writers. He served as Stephen King's first editor. In a professional capacity he has edited the works of such greats as Joyce Carol Oates, Harlan Ellison, Lawrence Block and many others. His own work has been widely published since 1979, in periodicals ranging from Twilight Zone magazine to his novel, Keeper, which sold out its initial printing. His works have been published in England, Germany, Japan, Italy, the Netherlands, France, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Spain, Finland and Russia.

Space is limited and reservations are required. For more information or to register, please call the SCHF office at 601-631-2997 or email

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Spring Bracelet Beading Workshop
presented by Laura Tarbutton

The Spring Bracelet Beading workshop will be held Saturday, March 7 from 10:00am-12:00 p.m. Students will design and create fun colorful bracelet using basic beading techniques. A variety of various color mixes will be available to make that one- of-a-kind creation. Registration is $45/members and $50/non-members. All supplies are included. Reservations are required. For more information, please contact the SCHF office at 631-2997 or email

Laura Tarbutton has been involved in arts and crafts all her life, but creating jewelry is her first love. Laura teaches Precious Metal Clay and beading classes through Millsaps College Community Enrichment Series and local craft stores. She also teaches at national bead shows and presents classes and workshops with Gem & Mineral Society chapters. Her studio is in Brandon, Mississippi. Check out her jewelry designs at

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Barbershop style singing comes to the Southern Cultural Heritage Center
Featuring the Brick Street Barbershop Quartet

The Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation proudly welcomes The Brick Street Barbershop Quartet on Thursday, March 12th at 7:00pm. This entertaining evening will be fun for the entire family. Admission is $5/SCHF members, $7/non-members and $3 children (18 and under). Tickets will be sold in advance and the day of the show.

The Brick Street Barber Shop Quartet has been performing since November, 1996. With nearly 50 years of combined barbershop experience, Brick Street provides quality entertainment guaranteed to make you laugh - and make you groan. The group entertains corporate events and has traveled far and wide to spread this cultural old fashioned sound. The quartet has performed shows throughout the Southeastern United States.

The Quartet consists of Tenor, Jeff Henegar, an Associate Professor of Pathology at the University of Mississippi Medical Center; Lead, Greg Gibson, Public Relations / Multimedia Coordinator for the Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation; Bass, Brad Feaster, Internal Auditor for Mississippi's Public Employees Retirement System; Baritone, Bill Bacon, Music Minister for First Baptist Church in Clinton since 1976.

For more information or to purchase tickets, please call the SCHF office at 601-631-2997 or email

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“Speak Up!” A Communication Class for Kids

The Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation presents “Speak Up!” A Communication Class for Kids. This day camp will be held March 16-17 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (held during the VWSD intersession week). The camp is open for children in 1st-6th grade. The registration fee is $70 per child and includes supplies, materials and snacks. Students will need to furnish their lunch each day.

During this unique camp, children will learn to speak confidently and relate better to friends, family, and adults. Students will develop speaking and communication ability while having loads of fun! This course will enhance public speaking, confidence, self-esteem, leadership ability, and manners (beyond “please” and “thank you”!)

Children, both outgoing and shy, will develop at their own pace with plenty of positive encouragement. This course is led by professional motivational speakers, Sharonda Medina and Kim Stribling (

Space is limited to only 30 students and reservations are required. For more information or to register, please call the SCHF office at 601-631-2997 or email

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Children’s Beginner Quilting Workshop
Presented by Diane Jordan

Quilting professional Diane Jordan will lead a Children’s Beginner Quilting Workshop on March 18th from 8:30 a.m. – noon. Students will work with fabric to create a charm square quilt. Moms are welcomed and encouraged to accompany their child to this fun-filled time of learning and being creative.

Registration is required as space is limited to 12 participants. Registration for this class is $65 and includes the quilting fabric kit. Materials required for this workshop include a small pair scissors, a seam ripper, neutral thread, a large zip lock bag, and a sewing machine. A limited number of sewing machines are available for rent for $20 and must be reserved when making the reservation. For more information, please contact the SCHF office at 631-2997 or email

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Spring Floral Wreath/Centerpiece Workshop
Presented by Beau Lutz

Beau Lutz of Belvedere & Company presents a Spring Floral Wreath/Centerpiece Workshop Tuesday, March 31 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. It is time to spring into the season with a beautiful floral wreath or centerpiece. You can choose to create either decoration using premium spring/summer silks. Hands-on design instruction will be provided by Beau Lutz of Belvedere & Company. Registration is $55/SCHF members and $60/non-members. All materials needed for this workshop will be provided, however, participants are encouraged to bring their own glue gun. For more information, please contact the SCHF office at 631-2997 or email

Beau Lutz began his florist career working for Nick Cassino of Cassino Florist & Select Gift Vicksburg in 1980. Beau moved to Chicago in 1987 and worked as a designer for Millennium Events. He conducted design programs on wreath making and floral arrangements in Chicago at several retail locations. He worked as head designer at Rentokil, Inc in Chicago, IL from 1995-2000 where he worked contract floral & seasonal installs for large corporate clients. Beau Moved back to Vicksburg and opened Belvedere & Co. in May 2007 at The Flower Center. He is an active member of the Mississippi Florist Association and a Board Member of Central Allied Florist Association.

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These events and programs are made possible by our valued SCHF individual members and the Corporate Sponsors

If you would like more info on becoming a CORPORATE MEMBER of SCHF, please call (601)631-2997 or email

For more information about activities, membership, or rentals, please call or stop by the SCHF office, 1302 Adams Street, Vicksburg, MS 39180, 601-631-2997.

1302 Adams Street
Vicksburg, MS 39180
Phone: 601-631-2997
Fax: 601-631-3734

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