Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation
Fall Pilgrimage Kickoff Event and Art
The SCHF offers monthly ballroom dance classes. James Frechette, owner of Applause Dance Factory in Ridgeland, teaches classes in ballroom, Latin, swing, waltz, and many other styles of dance.
October classes will study East Coast Swing. Class will meet Sundays, October 1 and 15 from 5 - 7 p.m. in the Academy Building.
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.
Fall is the season for color and what better way to enjoy color than in a beautiful flower arrangement. Come and learn the basics of floral design in SCHF's Fall Floral Design Workshop on Tuesday, October 17.
Lynn Johnston, of Serenity Floral in downtown Vicksburg, will instruct participants in basic floral design.
The workshop will be Tuesday, October 17 at 10:00 a.m. in the SCHF academy building. Please use the courtyard entrance.
The fee for the workshop is $25 for SCHF members and $30 for nonmembers. The fee may be paid in advance or at the door. Reservations are required.
Please call the SCHF office at 601-631-2997 for reservations or for more information.
If you have workshop ideas or interests in a certain area, please call the SCHF office or reach us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Arts Blitz held at SCHF was a huge success! During the two week blitz, children of all ages joined art teachers and volunteers to create 100 mural panels to be installed at the Children's Art Park at Catfish Row.
Each day, individuals as well as youth groups, church groups, after school programs, and girl and boy scout troops arrived with creative ideas for the park and they were put to work.
The artwork reflected many different elements of art including line, shape, color, texture, and value. Many of the panels depicted the children's interpretation of Vicksburg landmarks.
Many thanks go to the committee responsible for planning the arts blitz. A special thanks to Nancy Mitchell and the art students at Warren Central High School for planning and leading the students each day.
Many volunteers added invaluable help throughout the two week event. Heather Burns, SCHF volunteer and recent addition to the Vicksburg community, arrived like clockwork each day and led a classroom of young artists in the project daily. Thank you for your time and talent!
The panels will be returned to the City for a protective coating then installed in the Art Park at Catfish Row for all to enjoy!
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 sub-jects, but is open to any good read. Book and author suggestions are welcomed.
For October, the Southern Book Club will discuss Annie Freeman's Fabulous Traveling Funeral by Kris Radish at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 18.
Please call the SCHF office for meeting location or for more information.
Please mark your calendar and save the date for the Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation's 2006 Annual Meeting and Luncheon on Wednesday, November 8 at noon in the SCHF Auditorium (entrance on Crawford Street). The cost is only $10, in advance or at the door. Reservations are requested on or before November 6 to the SCHF office at 601-631-2997 or by e-mail.
This year's guest speaker will be David Morgan. Morgan is the Smithsonian exhibit coordinator for the Mississippi Humanities Council for the upcoming summer 2007 New Harmonies Exhibit.
If you would like to volunteer to help with the annual meeting, please call the SCHF office at 601-631-2997.
Watch the mail for more details to come soon!
1302 Adams Street