Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation

May 2006

Vicksburg Chamber Choir Spring Concert

The Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation is pleased to welcome back the Vicksburg Chamber Choir to perform their Spring Concert in the auditorium.

The Spring Concert will feature works by Randall Thompson, Samuel Barber, David Foltz, Houston Bright, Luigi Zaninelli, and many more.

The Vicksburg Chamber Choir is comprised of local vocalist who volunteer their time and talents to present performances to the community throughout the year.

The Spring Concert is free and open to the public, but donations will be accepted to help support the choir for future concerts. All donations will benefit the Vicksburg Chamber Choir.

The concert will be at 7:30 p.m. on May 2 in the SCHF Auditorium. Please use the Crawford Street entrance. For more information, please call the SCHF at 601-631-2997 or stop by the office any time.

Green Hills Garden Club

The Staff and Board of Directors of the Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation would like to formally thank the members of the Green Hills Garden Club again for their continued commitment and time volunteering to plant and maintain the courtyard flower beds.

For several years the Green Hills Garden Club has brightened our courtyard with beautiful annuals and maintained the lush perennials to keep our facility looking its best.

We are so grateful to the many members who check on the beds regularly and garden tirelessly. Volunteers like you inspire others and help make the Cultural Center a more pleasant place for tourists and for our community. Thank you for all you all you do for SCHF!

Lebanese Cooking Class and Demonstration

Spring in Vicksburg always brings the annual Lebanese Dinner at Saint George Antiochian Orthodox Church. Crowds of Vicksburg residents line up early for the annual chance to taste authentic Lebanese cuisine.

This year, SCHF is pleased to welcome Mary Louise Nosser to teach a cooking class so participants can make and enjoy Lebanese cuisine all year at home.

Mary Louise Nosser will share a few of the tricks, tips, and recipes of her Lebanese cuisine in a workshop on Saturday, May 20 from 9:00am to 1:00pm in the Academy Building. The class and demonstration will include traditional Lebanese kibbie, Lebanese salad, spinach and meat pies, and other Lebanese favorites.

Reservations are required. The class fee is $20 for SCHF members and $25 for nonmembers and includes all supplies and recipe cards to take home. Please call SCHF at 601-631-2997 to register or for more information. Space is limited, so call today!

SCHF Summer Youth Programming

It’s never to early to begin planning for the summer! There are several important dates to mark on your calendar for youth activities.

Vicksburg Multicultural Arts Camp

SCHF is proud to present the third year of the Vicksburg Multicultural Arts Camp beginning June 26 and ending June 30. The program teaches children the art, dance, music, and cuisine of a different culture each day of the week and culminates in a public performance. The camp is open to any child who has completed the 1st grade through the 6th grade. The $50 camp fee includes all supplies and a snack each day.

Mini Monday Art Camp

This summer, SCHF will also offer the Mini-Monday Art Camps, each Monday afternoon in June and July. Children will work on a variety of projects ranging from painting, drawing, collage, ceramics, sculpture, and much more! The program is open to children who have completed the 1st grade through the 6th. The $5 fee includes all supplies.

Mark your calendars now and make plans to attend the exciting summer programming. Be sure to watch your mail for more information about other youth summer programs, summer concerts, performances and adult workshops.

For more information, please call the SCHF office at 601-631-2997.

Ballroom Dance

The SCHF offers monthly ballroom dance classes. James Frechette, owner of Applause Dance Factory in Ridgeland, teaches classes in ballroom, Latin, swing and many other styles of dance.

Class will meet Sundays, April 2 and 23 from 5 - 7 p.m. in the Academy Building.

Both individuals and couples are welcome. The fee is $20 per person for each two hour session. For more information or for reservations, please call the SCHF office at 601-631-2997.

Mississippi Art Colony Exhibit

Since 1948, the Mississippi Art Colony has brought together artists and instructors to create, study, and critique each other’s work. The Mississippi Art Colony is the oldest of its kind in the nation, drawing on artists in varied media from Mississippi and neighboring states.

Based in Utica, Mississippi at Camp Henry Jacobs, the Colony’s mission is to provide an environment for the personal and professional growth and development of visual artists. The mission is reached by providing workshops and sessions offered in all aspects of the visual arts.

The Mississippi Art Colony passes on the beauty it creates by taking winners of its juried competition to communities across the state.

The 2006 Traveling Exhibit is comprised of those chosen selections from artists across the state and the region.

The exhibit will open in the Cobb House on Monday, May 8. The exhibit will be displayed in the Cobb House through May 26.

The Traveling Exhibit is open to the public and free of charge. The exhibit will be available for viewing during SCHF operating hours from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday or other times by appointment. Please use the courtyard entrance from Adams Street.

For more information, please call the SCHF office at 601-631-2997 or stop by at 1302 Adams Street. Student groups are encouraged to attend. Special group viewings can be arranged by calling the SCHF office.

Southern Book Club

The Southern Book Club meets the third Wednesday of each month. There is no fee to attend and it is open to the public. The group focuses on Southern authors and subjects, but is open to any good read. Book and author suggestions are welcomed.

For May, the Southern Book Club will discuss The Hounds of Winter by James Magnuson at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 17.

James Magnuson is the author of seven critically acclaimed novels, including Windfall, Ghost Dancing, Open Season, and The Rundown. He is a former Hodder Fellow at Princeton University, the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship for his fiction, and the winner of the Jesse Jones Award from the Texas Institute of Letters. Currently Magnuson directs the James A. Michener Center for Writers at the University of Texas. Magnuson and his wife, Vicksburg native Hester Ferris Magnuson, make their home in Austin, Texas.

The Hounds of Winter combines the moral acuity of Graham Greene with the twists and turns of the best Hitchcock films.

David Neisen, the novel’s main character, came seeking reconciliation; what he found was a father's worst nightmare. Arriving on Christmas Eve to spend the holidays with his daughter Maya, he discovers her murdered on the floor of their cabin in the Wisconsin woods. He sees a ski-masked figure lurching through the snowdrifts behind the house and sets out in pursuit—only to transform himself into the prime suspect in his daughter's death.

Please make plans to join us in discussing this psychological thriller by an award-winning Southern author with local ties to Vicksburg.

Please call the SCHF office for meeting location or for more information.

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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