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Previous years


December 2020

Holly Days Arts & Crafts Show, December 5, 2020

Southern Book Club, December 16 2020 at 7:00 p.m. The Southern Book Club meets the third Wednesday of each month. There is no fee to attend and it is open to the public. For more information or meeting location, please call 601.631.2997 or email info@southernculture.org.

SCHF Closed December 21, 2020 - January 4, 2021.


November 2020

SCHF Closed, November 11, 2020

13th Annual “Classics in the Courtyard,” November 6, offering a variety of entertainment through different genres of classic music. Local entertainers and local restaurants will provide the music and lunch on Fridays from noon-1:00 p.m. beginning October 18th and concluding November 8th. The musical entertainment is sponsored by a generous grant from Entergy Mississippi. The entertainment is provided for free and lunch can be purchased for $10 per person. Reservations are required for lunch and must be made by 5 p.m. on the Thursday before the event. These diverse musical styles are a special treat for the Vicksburg community and we hope many will embrace and enjoy the local music and local flavor Vicksburg has to offer.

Southern Book Club, November 18, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. The Southern Book Club meets the third Wednesday of each month. There is no fee to attend and it is open to the public. For more information or meeting location, please call 601.631.2997 or email info@southernculture.org.


October 2020

32nd Annual Over the River Run (2020), Saturday, October 10, 2020 at 8 a.m. at the Old Mississippi River Bridge located at I-20 and Washington Street. This event welcomes hundreds to the City of Vicksburg and will serve as a wonderful family event. The unique run follows a scenic course heading west across the Mississippi River to Delta, Louisiana and then returns back to the finish line. The event includes a 5-mile run, 5-mile walk, and a one-mile fun run for kids. Complimentary entertainment, fun and refreshments for all runners, walkers and volunteers will follow the race in the Ameristar Delta Point parking lot.

SCHF Closed, October 12, 2020

13th Annual “Classics in the Courtyard,” October 16, 23, & 30, 2020, offering a variety of entertainment through different genres of classic music. Local entertainers and local restaurants will provide the music and lunch on Fridays from noon-1:00 p.m. beginning October 18th and concluding November 8th. The musical entertainment is sponsored by a generous grant from Entergy Mississippi. The entertainment is provided for free and lunch can be purchased for $10 per person. Reservations are required for lunch and must be made by 5 p.m. on the Thursday before the event. These diverse musical styles are a special treat for the Vicksburg community and we hope many will embrace and enjoy the local music and local flavor Vicksburg has to offer.

Southern Book Club, October 21 2020 at 7:00 p.m. The Southern Book Club meets the third Wednesday of each month. There is no fee to attend and it is open to the public. For more information or meeting location, please call 601.631.2997 or email info@southernculture.org.

Kids in the Kitchen, Halloween, October 25, 2020


September 2020

SCHF Closed, September 7, 2020

Southern Book Club, September 16 2020 at 7:00 p.m. The Southern Book Club meets the third Wednesday of each month. There is no fee to attend and it is open to the public. For more information or meeting location, please call 601.631.2997 or email info@southernculture.org.


August 2020

Classics in the Courtyard’s “Happy Hour,” Thursday, August 6, 2020 For more information, please call the SCHF office at 601-631-2997 or email info@southernculture.org.

Southern Book Club, August 19 2020 at 7:00 p.m. The Southern Book Club meets the third Wednesday of each month. There is no fee to attend and it is open to the public. For more information or meeting location, please call 601.631.2997 or email info@southernculture.org.


July 2020

Classics in the Courtyard’s “Happy Hour,” Thursday, July 9, 2020 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Our July concert will be a virtual concert! Join us on on Facebook Live from the SCHC Courtyard!! Patrick Smith Band will perform!! Help us welcome them to the SCHC Courtyard! So, get together your favorite Happy Hour drink and food and join us for some great music!!! For more information, please call the SCHF office at 601-631-2997 or email info@southernculture.org. Facebook event page. Video recording.

“Southern Exposure” Summer Camp, June 1 - July 31, 2020. “Southern Exposure,” an All-Day Summer Camp, will be held during nine weeks of the summer, starting on June 1, 2020 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is open to kids ages 4-13. Early drop-off starts at 7:30 a.m. and pick-up is available through 5:15 p.m. The registration fee is $100 per child for each week, $90 per child special rate when you sign up for multiple weeks or for multiple children. This fee includes a $25 non-refundable fee. The fee includes all supplies and a daily snack. Kids are asked to bring their own lunch. During this camp, children will be “exercising mind, body, and soul” as they utilize the gymnasium, art classrooms, auditorium, gardens, and media room of the SCHC to investigate southern music, gardening, art, manners, and other camp-like games and activities. Experienced and accredited teachers will plan and oversee all aspects of the camp.
The camp sessions are as follows:
June 29 - July 2 (closed on 4th) $80/week Facebook event page
July 6-10 Facebook event page
July 13-17 Facebook event page
July 20-24 Facebook event page
July 27-31 Facebook event page
Space is limited and reservations are required. Please make reservations two weeks prior to each week attending. For more information or to register, call the Southern Cultural Heritage Center business office at 601-631-2997, email info@southernculture.org,  or go to southernculture.org.
Click here to download application form.

SCHF Closed, July 3, 2020

“Kids in the Kitchen” Summer Camps. There will be four different sessions, all led by Margie Heltzel at the Southern Cultural Heritage Center. The four sessions are as follows:
“Great American Road Trip” - Monday-Friday July 6th-10th from 8:30-11:30 a.m. for ages 4-8; Facebook event page
“Great American Road Trip” - Monday-Friday July 6th-10th from 12:30-3:30 p.m. for ages 8-12; Facebook event page
The registration fee for each session is $125 per child and includes all supplies as well as lots of tasty treats.
SCHF will be following all COVID-19 regulations, orders, and guidance from the Mississippi State Department of Health and CDC to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Space is limited and reservations are required. For more information or to register, please call the SCHF office at 601-631-2997 or email info@southernculture.org.
Press release.

Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation receives MAC Cares Emergency Grant from Mississippi Arts Commission! The Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation (SCHF) has been awarded a $4,800 grant from the Mississippi Arts Commission (MAC). This grant is a portion of the approximately $441,100 in CARES Act COVID-19 recovery funding MAC received from the National Endowment for the Arts. The grant awarded to the SCHF will be used to continue the mission of the SCHF and bring exceptional events and quality programming to the community through artistic excellence. Using funds from the CARES Act, the National Endowment for the Arts awarded almost $30 million to the nation’s 50 states, the District of Columbia and several territories including Puerto Rico. A state arts agency, MAC established the MAC CARES Emergency Grants program to distribute these funds and provide economic relief as quickly as possible while focusing assistance on independent arts organizations with staff. “We are incredibly grateful to Congress, the President, and the NEA for providing this much-needed recovery funding for the arts,” said Malcolm White, executive director of MAC. “Like much of the economy, the arts sector in Mississippi and the nation have faced significant challenges as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Closing facilities and canceling events equates to lost revenue. We are thankful that the federal government has recognized this need and has responded.” The Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation, a non-profit organization, is committed to preserving the history and architecture of the Southern Cultural Heritage Center, while providing all citizens with the opportunity to experience cultural, educational and artistic programs. Among the numerous activities scheduled throughout the year, these funds are vital in supporting the River Kids free after school art program, a variety of concerts, workshops, lectures, exhibits and the many other events and programs that are instrumental in growing the awareness of the arts to the Vicksburg community and surrounding areas. The Mississippi Arts Commission, a state agency, serves the residents of the state by providing grants that support programs to enhance communities; assist artists and arts organizations; promote the arts in education and celebrate Mississippi’s cultural heritage. Established in 1968, the Mississippi Arts Commission is funded by the Mississippi Legislature, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Mississippi Endowment for the Arts at the Community Foundation for Mississippi, and other private sources. The agency serves as an active supporter and promoter of arts in community life and arts education. For information about the Mississippi Arts Commission, please contact Anna Ehrgott, Communications Director, 601-359-6546 or aehrgott@arts.ms.gov. Press release.

Southern Book Club, July 15, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. The Southern Book Club meets the third Wednesday of each month. There is no fee to attend and it is open to the public. For more information or meeting location, please call 601.631.2997 or email info@southernculture.org.

Princess Camp, July 20-24, 2020


June 2020

“Southern Exposure” Summer Camp, June 1 - July 31, 2020. “Southern Exposure,” an All-Day Summer Camp, will be held during nine weeks of the summer, starting on June 1, 2020 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is open to kids ages 4-13. Early drop-off starts at 7:30 a.m. and pick-up is available through 5:15 p.m. The registration fee is $100 per child for each week, $90 per child special rate when you sign up for multiple weeks or for multiple children. This fee includes a $25 non-refundable fee. The fee includes all supplies and a daily snack. Kids are asked to bring their own lunch. During this camp, children will be “exercising mind, body, and soul” as they utilize the gymnasium, art classrooms, auditorium, gardens, and media room of the SCHC to investigate southern music, gardening, art, manners, and other camp-like games and activities. Experienced and accredited teachers will plan and oversee all aspects of the camp.
The camp sessions are as follows:
June 1-5 Facebook event page
June 8-12 Facebook event page
June 15-19 Facebook event page
June 22-26 Facebook event page
June 29 - July 2 (closed on 4th) $80/week Facebook event page
July 6-10 Facebook event page
July 13-17 Facebook event page
July 20-24 Facebook event page
July 27-31 Facebook event page
Space is limited and reservations are required. Please make reservations two weeks prior to each week attending. For more information or to register, call the Southern Cultural Heritage Center business office at 601-631-2997, email info@southernculture.org,  or go to southernculture.org. Press release.
Click here to download application form.

Southern Book Club, June 17, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. The Southern Book Club meets the third Wednesday of each month. There is no fee to attend and it is open to the public. For more information or meeting location, please call 601.631.2997 or email info@southernculture.org.

Classics in the Courtyard’s “Virtual Happy Hour,” Thursday, June 18, 2020 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Our June concert will be a virtual concert! Join us on Thursday, June 18th from 6:30 to 7:30 pm on Facebook Live from the SCHC Courtyard!! The Ballard Journeay Show will perform!! Help us welcome them to the SCHC Courtyard! So, get together your favorite Happy Hour drink and food and join us for some great music!!! For more information, please call the SCHF office at 601-631-2997 or email info@southernculture.org. Facebook event page. Video recording.

“Kids in the Kitchen” Summer Camps. There will be four different sessions, all led by Margie Heltzel at the Southern Cultural Heritage Center. The four sessions are as follows:
“Creative Cooking” - Monday-Friday June 22nd-26th from 8:30-11:30 a.m. for ages 4-8; Facebook event page
“Celebration Station” - Monday-Friday June 22nd-26th from 12:30-3:30 p.m. for ages 8-12; Facebook event page
“Great American Road Trip” - Monday-Friday July 6th-10th from 8:30-11:30 a.m. for ages 4-8; Facebook event page
“Great American Road Trip” - Monday-Friday July 6th-10th from 12:30-3:30 p.m. for ages 8-12; Facebook event page
The registration fee for each session is $125 per child and includes all supplies as well as lots of tasty treats.
SCHF will be following all COVID-19 regulations, orders, and guidance from the Mississippi State Department of Health and CDC to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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

3rd Annual “Star Spangled Night Run in Vicksburg”, Saturday, June 27, 2020  at 8 p.m., beginning and ending at the Southern Cultural Heritage Center. Come join us and help us light up the night in this unique event which will include a 5K run and a 5K walk at night through downtown Vicksburg! Registration is open now! The entry fees are $30 Individual, $15 Kids Registration (12 & under), through June 20th. Late fees will apply after June 20th. The first 150 registered participants will be guaranteed a Night Run Tank. Included in the swag bag will also be race bib and a glow item. Entry Forms and complete event details are available by visiting http://southernculture.org/events/night-run.htm. Entry forms and fees can be dropped off at SCHF Business Office or mailed to SCHF, 1302 Adams Street, Vicksburg, MS 39180 or you can register online at www.RaceRoster.com. Race packet pick-up will be Friday, June 26th at the SCHF Auditorium (corner of Crawford and Cherry Streets) from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and also before the race at the race site starting at 6:30 p.m. There will be music, food, drinks and fun on Crawford Street for all who participate in the race! We will light up the night just in time for Independence Day! SCHF would like to thank Capital City Beverages, International Paper and WaterView Casino & Hotel for generously sponsoring the Night Run. Sponsorship opportunities are still available.
For more information, please call the SCHF office at 601-631-2997 or email info@southernculture.org.
All Race Results: pdf file downloads
Overall Winners
Vicksburg Post Photo Gallery
Vicksburg Post Article about results
Mississippi Race Timing photos

SCHF Facebook photos: 5K Walk & Run, Pre-and-Post-Race Activities, Awards
SCHF High-quality photo prints
Vicksburg Post Article about registration

Facebook event page
Press release
Race route
COVID-19 precautions have been put into place to protect our Night Run participants, volunteers, and spectators. We hope everyone appreciates these efforts and follows the guidelines to help protect the well-being of those who are gathering with us! We wish everyone the best and please stay safe!
Before the start of the race:
•Online registration will be open until 1:00 pm, Saturday, June 27.
•Participants will be encouraged to wear face masks and practice social distancing.
•All volunteers, staff and timing crew will wear masks.
Race Start:
•Race will be chip timed from start to finish.
•Start will be handled in groups of five (5) to ten (10) participants leaving in waves approximately 30 seconds apart. Since chip timing will be used, the participant's actual time will start when the start line is crossed.
•Participants will be placed in corrals approximately 6 feet apart.
•On the course, participants will be asked to maintain the 6 foot distancing rule.
•Water stations will be on the course and will be handled by volunteers wearing gloves and masks. Specific duties will be assigned to each volunteer to eliminate contamination.
Race Finish:
•Once completed all participants will be asked to exit the finish chute.
•Race results can be viewed on finish monitors spaced out, to view their results; social distancing is encouraged.
•Results will be available on their smart phone after participant finishes; My Race Result and search Star Spangled Night Run.
•Participants will be encouraged to wear masks after completing the race and continue to practice social distancing.
•Awards will be distributed shortly after the last participant finishes.


May 2020

Kids in the Kitchen, Cinco de Mayo,  Cancelled May 3, 2020

River Kids Exhibit Day,  Cancelled May 7, 2020

South Mississippi Art League Exhibit,  Cancelled April 3 - May 14, 2020, Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. - noon and 1-5 p.m. The South Mississippi Art League is an artist collective that was established in 2015 with the goal of creating exhibits and providing an outlet for Mississippi Coast professional artists to promote and display their work. Current membership includes twelve artists: Pat Abernathy, Carolyn Busenlener, Paulette Dove, Kat Fitzpatrick, Sandra Halat, Carmen Lugo, Patt Odom, George Ann McCullough, Cissey Quinn, Julia Reyes, Norma Seward, and Ann Madden. The exhibit is free and open to the public. For more information, call the SCHF office at 601.631.2997. Press release. Facebook event page.

Southern Book Club, May 20, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. The Southern Book Club meets the third Wednesday of each month. There is no fee to attend and it is open to the public. For more information or meeting location, please call 601.631.2997 or email info@southernculture.org.

Classics in the Courtyard’s “Virtual Happy Hour,” Thursday, May 21, 2020 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Our May concert will be a virtual concert on Facebook Live from the SCHC Courtyard!!! Lee H. Abraham and the Boone Brothers will be kicking off the concert series!! So, get together your favorite Happy Hour drink and food and join us for some great music!!! For more information, please call the SCHF office at 601-631-2997 or email info@southernculture.org. Facebook event page. Video recording.

SCHF Closed, May 25, 2020


April 2020

“More Than a Painting” Art Class with Nancy Mitchell, Cancelled Thursday, April 2, 2020 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Last chance to paint a Picasso Rooster! Nancy will retire this class after Thursday April 2nd! If you have painted this one before, paint another for a friend.  Classes suit both artists and beginners. Nancy Mitchell believes anyone can learn to draw and be creative. However, in today’s world not many people have time for weekly art classes. Each three hour class is based on a painting she designs to mimic the style of a renowned artist. The step-by-step process enables each student to recreate the painting, adding their personal style. Students also learn basics about composition and color mixing. In addition to artist facts and a touch of art history throughout the lesson, students receive a handout on the artist. The students leave with a finished art piece to hang in their home at the end of their class. Nancy Mitchell has been teaching art for 36 years. As an educator and artist, she practices a variety of media including basic drawing, batik workshops and charcoal. Registration is $45/SCHF Members and $50/Non-Members (includes all supplies) for each class. For reservations or more information, please contact the SCHF office at 601.631.2997 or email info@southernculture.org. Press release. Facebook event page.

South Mississippi Art League Exhibit Opening Reception, Cancelled April 3, 2020.

South Mississippi Art League Exhibit,  Cancelled April 3 - May 14, 2020, Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. - noon and 1-5 p.m. The South Mississippi Art League is an artist collective that was established in 2015 with the goal of creating exhibits and providing an outlet for Mississippi Coast professional artists to promote and display their work. Current membership includes twelve artists: Pat Abernathy, Carolyn Busenlener, Paulette Dove, Kat Fitzpatrick, Sandra Halat, Carmen Lugo, Patt Odom, George Ann McCullough, Cissey Quinn, Julia Reyes, Norma Seward, and Ann Madden. The exhibit is free and open to the public. For more information, call the SCHF office at 601.631.2997. Press release. Facebook event page.

Kids in the Kitchen - Easter, Cancelled April 5, 2020

Southern Book Club, April 15, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. The Southern Book Club meets the third Wednesday of each month. There is no fee to attend and it is open to the public. For more information or meeting location, please call 601.631.2997 or email info@southernculture.org.

Lebanese Cooking with Lana, Cancelled April 21, 2020


March 2020

Sushi Workshop with William Furlong, Monday, March 2, 2020 from 5:30-7 p.m. You can enjoy an authentic Japanese edible art form that is both healthy and delicious. Learn just how fun, fast and easy rolling sushi can be as William teaches you the proper techniques. You will have hands-on experience as he introduces the fundamentals of sushi preparation, presentation, rolling and cutting. Registration is $40/SCHF members and $45/non-members and includes all supplies. Space is limited and reservations are required. For more information, please contact the SCHF office at 601.631.2997 or email info@southernculture.org. Press release. Facebook event page.

“More Than a Painting” Art Class with Nancy Mitchell, Thursday, March 5, 2020 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Come join Nancy Mitchell and paint a Spring painting! This one is by Pissarro a French Impressionist. Classes suit both artists and beginners. Nancy Mitchell believes anyone can learn to draw and be creative. However, in today’s world not many people have time for weekly art classes. Each three hour class is based on a painting she designs to mimic the style of a renowned artist. The step-by-step process enables each student to recreate the painting, adding their personal style. Students also learn basics about composition and color mixing. In addition to artist facts and a touch of art history throughout the lesson, students receive a handout on the artist. The students leave with a finished art piece to hang in their home at the end of their class. Nancy Mitchell has been teaching art for 36 years. As an educator and artist, she practices a variety of media including basic drawing, batik workshops and charcoal. Registration is $45/SCHF Members and $50/Non-Members (includes all supplies) for each class. For reservations or more information, please contact the SCHF office at 601.631.2997 or email info@southernculture.org. Press release. Facebook event page.

“Southern Exposure” Spring Break Camp, March 9-13, 2020 for kids ages 4-13. The camp will be held during Spring Break from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Early drop-off is available at 7:30 a.m. and pick-up through 5:15 p.m.) The registration fee is $100 per child for the week (this fee includes a $25 non-refundable fee to hold your spot) and that includes all supplies and a daily snack. Kids are asked to bring their lunch. During this camp, children will be “exercising mind, body, and soul” as they utilize the gymnasium, art classrooms, auditorium, gardens, and media room of the SCHC to investigate southern music, gardening, art, manners, and other camp-like activities. The children will perform improvisation throughout the week to their peers. Experienced and accredited educator Karen Biedenharn will plan and oversee all aspects of the camp. Space is limited to 40 kids and reservations are required. For more information or to register, call the Southern Cultural Heritage Center business office at 601-631-2997 or email info@southernculture.org. Press release. Facebook event page.

Southern Book Club, March 18, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. The Southern Book Club meets the third Wednesday of each month. In March, the monthly book is Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson. Just Mercy is a #1 New York Times Bestseller. It’s a powerful true story about the potential for mercy to redeem us, and a clarion call to fix our broken system of justice—from one of the most brilliant and influential lawyers of our time. There is no fee to attend and it is open to the public. For more information or meeting location, please call 601.631.2997 or email info@southernculture.org.

Lebanese Cooking with Lana,  Cancelled Tuesday, March 24, 2020 from 5:30-8:00 p.m. Join us for Lebanese Cooking with Lana, a hands-on cooking experience. This class will make Fried Kibbee, a Lebanese dish made with bulgur, minced onions and finely ground meat. We will make the meat into balls and fry them in olive oil. The class will also prepare Tabouli (Tabbouleh), a yummy and healthy Middle Eastern salad made with bulgur, tomatoes, green onions and parsley. And the class will prepare Mujadara (Lentils and Rice), a delicious vegetarian dish made with lentils, rice and darkly browned onions- served with a side of Greek Yogurt. Registration is $35/SCHF Members and $40/Non-Members and includes all supplies. Space is limited and reservations are required. For more information, please contact the SCHF office at 601.631.2997 or email info@southernculture.org. Press release. Facebook event page.


February 2020

Valentine’s Day Fun with Lana, Tuesday, February 4, 2020 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Lana Hand will present this class and activities will include a Fingerprint Heart Tree, a Conversation Heart Picture Frame, a Valentine’s Day Votive, Cards, and more Valentine’s fun! The class will enjoy a Valentine’s themed snack. The class is open to kids ages 4-9. The fee is $35/child. Space is limited and reservations are required. For more information or to register, please contact the SCHF office at 601.631.2997 or email info@southernculture.org. Press release. Facebook event page.

“Kids in the Kitchen” Valentine's Day Sweets & Treats, Sunday, February 9, 2020 from 3:30-5:30 p.m. for children ages 4-12 led by Margie Heltzel at the Southern Cultural Heritage Center. The registration fee for each class is $35 per child and includes all supplies. Space is limited and reservations are required. For more information or to register, please call the SCHF office at 601-631-2997 or email info@southernculture.org. Facebook event page.

 SCHF Closed, February 17, 2020

Southern Book Club, February 19, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. The Southern Book Club meets the third Wednesday of each month. In February, the monthly book is If Walls Could Talk by Juliet Blackwell. Melanie Turner has made quite a name for herself remodeling historic houses in the San Francisco Bay Area. But more than her reputation is on the line in the first novel in the New York Times bestselling Haunted Home Renovation Mystery series. At her newest renovation project, a run-down Pacific Heights mansion, Mel is visited by the ghost of a colleague who recently met a bad end with power tools. Mel hopes that by tracking down the killer, she can rid herself of the ghostly presence of the murdered man. There is no fee to attend and it is open to the public. For more information or meeting location, please call 601.631.2997 or email info@southernculture.org.

Lebanese Cooking with Lana, Thursday, February 20, 2020 from 5:30-8:00 p.m. Join us for Lebanese Cooking with Lana, a hands-on cooking experience. This class will prepare Spanakopita-a delicious savory Greek dish made with phyllo dough spinach and feta cheese and Eggplant Casserole— a tasty eggplant and meat dish with onions, pine nuts and tomatoes. Registration is $35/SCHF Members and $40/Non-Members and includes all supplies. Space is limited and reservations are required. For more information, please contact the SCHF office at 601.631.2997 or email info@southernculture.org. Press release. Facebook event page.

Kids Mardi Gras Mask Workshop with Karen Biedenharn, Friday, February 21, 2020 from 3:45-5 p.m. Join us to create a fun and colorful mask before enjoying the parade the next day in downtown Vicksburg. The workshop is a great way for kids to celebrate the Mardi Gras holiday in a fun and creative way. Registration is $10/per child (ages 6 and up). Space is limited. For reservations or more information, please call the SCHF business office at 601-631-2997 or email info@southernculture.org. Press release. Facebook event page.

The 9th Annual Carnaval de Mardi Gras & Gumbo Cook-Off, presented by the Vicksburg Foundation for Historic Preservation (VFHP) Saturday, February 22, 2020 from 5-8 p.m. Live Music, Dancing, Food, Drinks, Children's Activities and more! The Foundation is accepting teams for the gumbo cook-off now. In addition to bragging rights and trophies, the first place winner in both the seafood and non-seafood categories will be awarded a $300 cash price. The entry fee for the cook-off is $50 before February 14th, and $75 after February 14th and includes admittance for four team members to the carnival. Admission: $10 per adult (includes gumbo bowl). $5 per child (includes all children's activities). Live music by Legal Tender with DeAnna Nicole. **Additional tickets can be purchased for drinks and concessions. All proceeds benefit Vicksburg Foundation for Historic Preservation. For more information, call 601-636-5010. Registration Form & Rules. Facebook event page.

Mississippi Paranormal Society Ghost Hunt, February 29, 2020 from 7 p.m. - 1 a.m. Come investigate the Southern Cultural Heritage Center with MPS! This place has proven to be a very haunted location! This is a hands-on ghost hunt... meaning you will do everything that the team members of MPS does while using the equipment we use! There is a limit of 24 tickets for this event. Get them ASAP here: Eventbrite tickets! Each ticket is $50 per person (plus Eventbrite fees). Tickets go on sale on Monday, January 6 at noon! ~Please, no one under the age of 13.~ Facebook event page. Eventbrite tickets


January 2020

Vicksburg Community Board Training, Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at the Vicksburg Convention Center from 7:30-8:30 a.m. The following topics will be discussed: board member expectations, how to be an engaged board member, Robert’s Rules of Order, knowing the organization’s mission, Riley Nelson of May and Company will be on hand to discuss the financial responsibility as a board member and Blake Teller from Teller, Hassell and Hopson Law Firm will cover legal responsibilities. Following the program, interested participants will have the opportunity to visit local booths on a one-on-one basis to discuss further steps to serve on a board of their interest. The workshop is of no cost and participants will be fed a continental breakfast. Interested participants can register here or call 601-636-1733. Facebook event page.

Southern Book Club, January 15, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. The Southern Book Club meets the third Wednesday of each month. There is no fee to attend and it is open to the public. For more information or meeting location, please call 601.631.2997 or email info@southernculture.org.

Lebanese Cooking with Lana, Tuesday, January 21, 2020 from 5:30-8:00 p.m. Join us for Lebanese Cooking with Lana, a hands-on cooking experience. This class will prepare Cabbage Rolls (Mishee Mulfoof), a Middle Eastern dish with cabbage leaves filled with meat and rice and seasoned with garlic and lemon. The class will also prepare Meat Pies. Meat Pies are a baked dough filled with a warm, rich flavored ground beef mixture of onions, pine nuts, lemon and other seasonings. Registration is $35/SCHF Members and $40/Non-Members and includes all supplies. Space is limited and reservations are required. For more information, please contact the SCHF office at 601.631.2997 or email info@southernculture.org. Press release. Facebook event page.

William's Winter Soup Workshop, Monday, January 27, 2020 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Winter is here! What could be better that a hot bowl of soup on a chilly night? William Furlong will lead this workshop and focus on using seasonal ingredients and interesting flavor combinations to give you recipes that will become classics in your home. You will get to sample some soup, and William will end the night with something sweet! Yum! The workshop will be held in the SCHC academy building. Registration is $35/SCHF members and $40/non-members and includes all supplies. Space is limited and reservations are required. For more information, please contact the SCHF office at 601.631.2997 or email info@southernculture.org. Press release. Facebook event page.

The River Kids Free After-School Art Program. Spring Semester will begin on January 30, 2020. Open to any child in 1st through 6th grade, the program will accept 60 students for the class on Thursdays from 3:45-5 p.m. for the thirteen week program. It will expose creativity through drawing, painting, crafts, collage, ceramics, sculpture and many more exciting techniques. Experienced and accredited educators Karen Biedenharn and Ashleigh Holliday plan and teach each class. The program is free, but will require a full semester commitment from the parents. It will be filled on a first come, first served basis. To register, call the SCHF business office at (601) 631-2997 or email info@southernculture.org. This free after-school program is supported in part by funding from the Mississippi Arts Commission, a state agency, and in part, from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, and the generous support of the Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation individual and corporate members, the City of Vicksburg, and various appropriations. Press Release. Facebook event page.


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