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December 2018

Holly Days arts & Crafts, December 1, 2018

Southern Book Club, December 19, 2018 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.


November 2018

11th Annual “Classics in the Courtyard” continue on Fridays from noon-1:00 p.m. through November 9th. 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.
Friday, November 2 – Classic Pop and Country performed by Ralph Miller; Lunch provided by The Anthony. Facebook event page.
Friday, November 9 – Classic Blues, Rock and Originals performed by Lee H. Abraham & the Boone Brothers; Lunch provided by Goldie’s Express. Facebook event page.
This wonderful program is also 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 Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation individual and corporate members, the City of Vicksburg, and various appropriations.
For more information or to make reservations for lunch, please call the SCHF office at 601-631-2997 or email info@southernculture.org.

Holiday Appetizer Workshop, November 5, 2018

Cantonese Dumplings with Lou, November 13, 2018

Southern Book Club, November 21, 2018 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, November 21- 23, 2018


October 2018

River Kids Free After School Art Program, October 4, 18, & 25, 2018

SCHF Closed, October 8, 2018

30th Annual Over the River Run (2018), Saturday, October 13, 2018 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. Musical entertainment will be provided by the party band, Slaphappy. Registration is open now. The entry fees are $25 for the 5-mile race, $10 for the 1-mile fun run, $75 Family pre-race registration (limit of 5), and $120 Corporate/Civic Club Team Pre-race fee (3-5 members) through October 1st. Late fees will apply to entries received after October 1st. The first 400 registered participants will receive a 30TH ANNIVERSARY LONG-SLEEVE T-SHIRT in a special goodie bag filled with specialty items from local sponsors. Early registration is strongly encouraged to secure a place at the event. Race packet pick-up will be October 12th at the SCHF Auditorium (corner of Crawford and Cherry Streets) from 10:00am-6:00pm and also the morning of the race at the race site.
The run has acquired a number of very generous financial sponsors. Our Sapphire Sponsor is Ergon. The Platinum Sponsors are Ameristar Casino & Hotel, Shape Up Sisters, and WaterView Casino & Hotel; Gold Sponsor is Lady Luck Casino Vicksburg; Silver Sponsors are McDonald's, May & Company, and Visit Vicksburg; and Bronze Sponsors are Hometown Medical, Mary Jane Wooten/Curb Appeals Real Estate, New York Life/Stan Kline, Scott Robbins Physical Therapy, and Trustmark National Bank. Additional sponsors include Budweiser, City of Vicksburg, Coca-Cola, Fleet Feet, and Woodmen Life. Sponsorships are still being accepted. Sponsor Application Form.
Many volunteers are needed in many areas of the planning of the event. The Over the River Run is an extremely important fundraiser for the SCHF and a very special community event. After expenses, proceeds from the race will go toward the rehabilitation of the Southern Cultural Heritage Center and the many maintenance issues of the five historic buildings of the Center. For more information, please call the SCHF office at 601-631-2997 or email info@southernculture.org.
Run-Walk Individual Application Form. Online Registration. Press release. Facebook event page.
Race results from the Mississippi Track Club
30th Annual Over the River Run High-Quality Prints
Vicksburg Post article

Southern Book Club, October 17, 2018 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.

11th Annual “Classics in the Courtyard,” 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 19th and concluding November 9th. 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.
Friday, October 19 – Classics Blues, Rock, Pop and Originals performed by Patrick Smith; Lunch provided by Billy’s Italian Restaurant. Facebook event page.
Friday, October 26 – Classic Rock and Pop performed by Ben Shaw; Lunch provided by 10 South. Facebook event page.
Friday, November 2 – Classic Pop and Country performed by Ralph Miller; Lunch provided by The Anthony. Facebook event page.
Friday, November 9 – Classic Blues, Rock and Originals performed by Lee H. Abraham & the Boone Brothers; Lunch provided by Goldie’s Express. Facebook event page.
This wonderful program is also 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 Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation individual and corporate members, the City of Vicksburg, and various appropriations.
For more information or to make reservations for lunch, please call the SCHF office at 601-631-2997 or email info@southernculture.org. Press release.

Grillin' with Will, Monday, October 22, 2018 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Join William Furlong as he demonstrates some great grilling recipes and techniques. This workshop will be held in the SCHC courtyard. Registration is $35/members and $40/non-members. Space is limited and reservations are required. For more information, please contact the SCHF office at 631-2997 or email info@southernculture.org. Press release. Facebook event page.

Fright Night Movie Night, Thursday, October 25th, 2018 at 7 p.m. A Nightmare on Crawford Street, kicks off with Fright Night Movie Night.  Come get spooked out under the stars with a classic horror movie for adults in the courtyard. No need to worry about a babysitter, we've got you covered with a movie for the kids in the Academy building. We will have chairs available, but you are welcome to bring your own chairs or blankets. There will be a concession stand with food and drinks available. Tickets are $8/adults and $5/kids. For more information, please call the SCHF business office at 601-631-2997.

Haunted Halloween Ghost Hunt with Mississippi Paranormal Society, Friday, October 26, 2018 from 7 p.m.-2 a.m. Tickets are $60 per person. There will be a limited number of tickets available, and you must purchase tickets in advance! All proceeds will go to the Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation. Event details includes:
~ History of the Southern Cultural Heritage Center
~ Paranormal Equipment Overview
~ A full hands-on paranormal investigation with the MPS Crew
~ Cash bar
~ Snacks will be provided
This is a HUGE event! Huge as in investigating all buildings of the SCHC! This is the paranormal event you do not want to miss! For more information or to purchase tickets, please call the SCHF office at 601-631-2997 or email info@southernculture.org. Press release. Facebook event page.

Lebanese Cooking with Lana Hand, Monday, October 29, 2018 from 5:30-8:00 p.m. Join us for Lebanese Cooking with Lana, a hands -on cooking experience. The class will prepare Tabooli, a delicious salad made with tomatoes, parsley, green onions, and cracked wheat. The class will also prepare Kibbee, a meat dish made with lean meat, onions, wheat, and pine nuts. 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.


September 2018

SCHF Closed, September 3, 2018

Ballroom Dance Lessons, Sunday, September 9 & 23, 2018 from 5-6 p.m. in the academy building, presented by James Frechette, owner of Applause Dance Factory. This month’s featured dance is the “Rumba. Individuals and couples are welcome. $10 per person. For more information, please call 601.631.2997 or email info@southernculture.org.

Tailgating Cooking Workshop with William Furlong, Monday, September 10, 2018 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Join William Furlong as he demonstrates clever tailgating ideas and recipes. You will enjoy your own “Tailgate” during the class as you take part in creating these special recipes. Be sure to bring a friend and your school spirit and enjoy this fun-filled class. A prize will be given to the individual with the best school spirit. Registration is $35/members and $40/non-members. 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, September 13, 2018 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Come join Nancy Mitchell and paint Bluebonnets in the style of American Impressionist Julian Onderdonk! 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. This 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. Registration is $40/SCHF Members and $45/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.

River Kids Free After School Art Program, September 13, 20, & 27, 2018

Southern Book Club, September 19, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. The Southern Book Club meets the third Wednesday of each month. In September, the monthly book is The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See. In their remote mountain village, Li-yan and her family align their lives around the seasons and the farming of tea. For the Akha people, ensconced in ritual and routine, life goes on as it has for generations--until a stranger appears at the village gate in a jeep, the first automobile any of the villagers has ever seen. The stranger's arrival marks the first entrance of the modern world in the lives of the Akha people. 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.

Lions Club International Peace Poster Contest, September 24-28, 2018. The contest is open to kids ages 11-13. Admission is free and participants are required to meet September 24-28 from 3:45- 5:15 p.m. at the Southern Cultural Heritage Center. Students will be guided by art instructor Karen Biedenharn to complete their posters. Three winners will be chosen by judges for cash prizes. Posters are evaluated on the following three criteria: originality, artistic merit, and expression of the theme. All work must be original and completed only by the student participant. Art Contest prizes are 1st Prize- $75, 2nd Prize- $50, 3rd Prize-$25. Representatives from the Vicksburg Art Association will judge the works of art and winners will be announced. For more information, please call 601.631.2997. Press release. Facebook event page.


August 2018

Ballroom Dance Lessons, Sunday, August 5 & 19, 2018 from 5-6 p.m. in the academy building, presented by James Frechette, owner of Applause Dance Factory. This month’s featured dance is the "Rumba." Individuals and couples are welcome. $10 per person. For more information, please call 601.631.2997 or email info@southernculture.org.

Canning & Pickling Workshop with William Furlong, Monday, August 6, 2018 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Learn to preserve the summer's bounty and stretch your grocery dollars by canning your own produce. Learn about canning equipment, how to can safely, resources for recipes and instruction and recommended tips. Students will learn how to can fruits and vegetables. 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.

Southern Book Club, August 15, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. The Southern Book Club meets the third Wednesday of each month. In August, the monthly book is The Muse: A Novel by Jessie Burton. July 1967, Mayfair, London—a painting is left propped on the doorstep of the Skeleton Gallery, discovered by Odelle Bastien, a Caribbean émigré trying to make her way in London. The painting is rumored to be the work of Isaac Robles, whose mysterious death has confounded the art world for decades. The excitement over the painting is only matched by the tension around the conflicting stories of its discovery. Odelle is unsure who or what to believe as she is drawn into a complex web of secrets and deceptions. 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.

River Kids Free After School Art Program. Registration is open now for the free after-school art program. Fall Semester begins August 30, 2018. Open to any child in 1st through 6th grade, the program accepts 60 students for the class on Thursdays from 3:45 to 5:00 p.m. for the thirteen-week program. The program is free, but requires a full semester commitment from the parents. It is filled on a first come, first served basis. To register, call the SCHF business office at (601) 631-2997 or email info@southernculture.org. Press release. Facebook event page.

Vendor Applications are being accepted for 11th Annual Holly Days Arts & Crafts Show! Download vendor application form.
SCHF presents the 10th Annual Holly Days Arts & Crafts Show on Saturday, December 1, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Exhibit space is limited and applications must be submitted by August 31, 2018. Vendors will be notified by September 25th with an acceptance letter. Exhibit space is $50/SCHF members and $60/non-members. For more information or an application, please contact the SCHF office at 601.631.2997. Vendor press release. Facebook event page.


July 2018

“Southern Exposure,” An All-Day Summer Camp. The camp will be held during eight weeks of the summer, from June 4 to July 27, 2018 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and is open to kids ages 6-13. 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. This fee includes a $25 non-refundable fee, which is due two weeks prior to each week attending. 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 activities. Experienced and accredited educator, Karen Biedenharn, will plan and oversee all aspects of the camp. Each week of camp will have a different theme!
July 2-6 (closed on 4th) $80/wk USA/Country Facebook event page
July 9-13 Swamp Week/Cajun Facebook event page
July 16-20 Old South Gospel Facebook event page
July 23-27 New South Rock & Roll Facebook event page
Space is limited reservations are required. Remember, reservations should be made 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 or email info@southernculture.org. Application Form. Press release.

SCHF Receives Mississippi Arts Commission Grant. The Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation has been awarded a $17,400 grant from the Mississippi Arts Commission (MAC). This grant is a portion of the $1.4 million in grants the Commission will award in 2018-2019 and will be used to continue the mission of the SCHF and bring exceptional events and quality programming to the community through artistic excellence. The grants are made possible by continued funding from the Mississippi State Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts. These funds are vital in supporting the River Kids free after school art program, the huge 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. Press release. For information from the Mississippi Arts Commission, contact Anna Ehrgott, Communications Director, 601.359.6546 or aehrgott@arts.ms.gov.

SCHF Closed, July 4, 2018

Ballroom Dance Lessons, Sunday, July 8 & 29, 2018 from 5-6 p.m. in the academy building, presented by James Frechette, owner of Applause Dance Factory. This month’s featured dance is the "Rumba." Individuals and couples are welcome. $10 per person. For more information, please call 601.631.2997 or email info@southernculture.org.

Summer Salads Workshop with William Furlong, Monday, July 9, 2018 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Yearning for a fresh salad in the warm weather? William Furlong will show you how to elevate simple salads into gourmet dishes. 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 in the Kitchen” July Summer Camps, two different sessions July 9-13, 2018, led by Margie Heltzel at the Southern Cultural Heritage Center:
“Creative Cooking,” from 8:30-11:30 a.m. for ages 4-8 (Facebook event page)
“Science Lab Chefs” from 12:30-3:30 p.m. for ages 8-12 (Facebook event page).
The registration fee for each class is $125 per child and includes all supplies as well as lots of tasty treats. A full day option is also available. 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.

“Let’s Dance” Vicksburg ballroom showcase, Sunday, July 15th at 2 p.m. in the SCH Auditorium. This event is free, open to the public and great fun for the entire family. The program will involve a variety of dance students performing with instructor, James Frechette. In between the demonstrations, an assortment of popular big band and jazz favorites will be played for attendees to enjoy. Each dance demonstrated will involve great music and individual costumes. The students are involved in competitions and exhibitions throughout the year. James Frechette is owner of Applause Dance Factory in Ridgeland and is the bi-monthly dance instructor at the SCHC. He has been teaching dance for over 26 years. After church, come to the SCHC Auditorium for a Sunday afternoon of dancing and fun. For more information, please call the SCHF business office at 601-631-2997 or email info@southernculture.org. Press release. Facebook event page.

Southern Book Club, July 18, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. The Southern Book Club meets the third Wednesday of each month. In July, the monthly book is Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah. The compelling, inspiring, and comically sublime story of one man’s coming-of-age, is set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. 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.

30th Annual Over the River Run Sponsorship Opportunities: the Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation is still seeking sponsorships for the 30th Annual Over the River Run, Saturday, October 13, 2018. Application Form


June 2018

Ballroom Dance Lessons, Sunday, June 3 & 10, 2018 from 5-6 p.m. in the academy building, presented by James Frechette, owner of Applause Dance Factory. This month’s featured dance is the "Waltz." Individuals and couples are welcome. $10 per person. For more information, please call 601.631.2997 or email info@southernculture.org.

“Southern Exposure,” An All-Day Summer Camp. The camp will be held during eight weeks of the summer, from June 4 to July 27, 2018 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and is open to kids ages 6-13. 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. This fee includes a $25 non-refundable fee, which is due two weeks prior to each week attending. 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 activities. Experienced and accredited educator, Karen Biedenharn, will plan and oversee all aspects of the camp. Each week of camp will have a different theme!
June 4-8 Elvis Facebook event page
June 11-15 New Orleans Zydeco Facebook event page
June 18-22 Cultural Camp Around the World Facebook event page
June 25-29 Mississippi Delta Blues Facebook event page
Continues in July!
Space is limited reservations are required. Remember, reservations should be made 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 or email info@southernculture.org. Application Form. Press release.

The annual Vicksburg Multicultural Arts Camp for Kids, June 18-22, 2018 from 8 a.m.-noon for ages 6-12. The registration fee is $60 per child, and includes all supplies, materials, and a daily snack. During this unique camp, children discover the art, dance, music and cuisine of three different cultures. By studying cultural differences and similarities through the arts, students will learn new artistic techniques while developing an appreciation for the traditions and customs of others. This year we are pleased to welcome Karen Biedenharn, art instructor, and Eleana Davis, music teacher. The camp will culminate with a public performance and exhibit on the last day in the SCHF Auditorium. Space is limited to 60 students 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. Facebook event page.

Southern Book Club, June 20, 2018 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” June Summer Camps, two different sessions June 25-29, 2018, led by Margie Heltzel at the Southern Cultural Heritage Center:
Disney Delights,” from 8:30-11:30 a.m. for ages 4-8 (Facebook event page),
Farm to Table,” from 12:30-3:30 p.m. for ages 8-12 (Facebook event page).
The registration fee for each class is $125 per child and includes all supplies as well as lots of tasty treats. A full day option is also available. 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. Two more sessions July 9-13, 2018!

The first ever “Star Spangled Night Run in Vicksburg,” June 30, 2018, A 5K Night Run/Walk through downtown Vicksburg.  Race Results. Photos.
Come join us and light up the night in this unique event which will include a 5K run and a 5K walk “at night” through downtown Vicksburg. It will begin and end at the Southern Cultural Heritage Center. Registration is open now! The entry fees are $30 Individual, $15 Kids Registration (12 & under), and $120 Corporate/Civic Club Team Pre-race fee (3-5 members) through June 15th. Late fees will apply after June 15th. The first 200 registered participants will be guaranteed either a Light up The Night Tank or T-shirt. Included in the swag bag will also be race bib, a glow item, and specialty items from local sponsors. Early registration is strongly encouraged to secure a place at the event. Entry forms and complete event details are available here: Entry Form Trifold, Corporate Team Walk, Corporate Team Run. Entry forms and fees can be dropped off at SCHF Business Office, 601 Sports or mailed to SCHF, 1302 Adams Street, Vicksburg, MS 39180 or register online at RaceRoster.com. Race packet pick-up will be June 29th 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 p.m.
After you cross the finish line, the party begins in the SCHC Courtyard! There will be food, drinks, live music, and fun for all! We will light up the night just in time for Independence Day! For entrance into the after party and free food and drink; runners and walkers should show their race bib and volunteers should wear their Light Up The Night T-shirt. All others can pay $5 for entrance into the party and free beer. There will be additional food and drink available for purchase. The run has acquired some very generous financial sponsors. Diamond sponsor is Ergon; Platinum sponsor is BlueCross BlueShield of Mississippi; Gold Sponsor is Lady Luck Casino; Silver Sponsor is WaterView Casino; Bronze Sponsors are May & Company, Curb Appeals Real Estate (Mary Jane Wooten), and New Health Chiropractic Center; Additional sponsor is Fleet Feet Sports and the City of Vicksburg. For more information, please call the SCHF office at 601-631-2997 or email info@southernculture.org. Press release. Facebook event page.


May 2018

Farmer's Market Finds Workshop with William Furlong, Monday, May 7, 2018 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Not sure what to do with all your purchases at the Farmer’s Market? William Furlong will demonstrate how to use your fruits and vegetables to create unique and delightful dishes. 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.

River Kids Exhibit Day, May 10, 2018

Southern Book Club, May 16, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. The Southern Book Club meets the third Wednesday of each month. In May, the monthly book is Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng. Little Fires Everywhere explores the weight of secrets, the nature of art and identity, and the ferocious pull of motherhood – and the danger of believing that following the rules can avert disaster. 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.

Movie Night in the SCHC Courtyard, Friday, May 18th. The gate on Crawford Street will open at 7:30 p.m. and the movie begins at dark. The movie will be “Jumanji,” a guaranteed “fun for the whole family” movie, starring Robin Williams. Come join us for this night of family fun!! We will have chairs available, but you are welcome to bring your own chairs or blankets. This is a BYOB event! There will be a concession stand with food and drinks available as well. Tickets are $8/adults and $5/kids. For more information, please call the SCHF business office at 601-631-2997. Press release. Facebook event page.

SCHF Closed, May 28, 2018

“More Than a Painting” Art Classes with Nancy Mitchell - Wednesday, May 30, 2018 from 9 a.m.–noon (Facebook event page) and Thursday, May 31, 2018 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. (Facebook event page). It's finally Spring!! Come paint with Nancy Mitchell in the Impressionism style of Alfred Sisley! He painted A May Morning in Moret and so will you! 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. 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. This 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. Registration is $40/SCHF Members and $45/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.


April 2018

“Cooking with Herbs” Workshop with William Furlong, Monday, April 9, 2018 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Whether you grow your own herbs or buy them fresh, you’ll come away from this demonstration with many simple techniques and recipes with a few of the most common culinary herbs. Bring your note pad, your taste buds and your appetite to this workshop. You will sample all of the recipes that will be prepared for a full course meal. Washing, drying and freezing herbs will also be reviewed. Registration is $35/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 3rd Annual Raise the Roof Talent Search & Competition
Congratulations to Cameron Mathis, Grand Prize Winner, Gabby Andrews, 1st Runner Up, Noel Tello, 2nd Runner Up, and Ryne McCallum, 3rd Runner Up!
All the performances were very entertaining.
Proceeds from the contest will go to support the roof rehabilitation of the SCHF. SCHF is currently replacing roofs on two of our buildings and repairing the roof on a third building. We received a grant from the Mississippi Department of Archives & History for $145,200 for this work. We are required to raise a cash match of $36,300. We have already raised $15,480, with $20,820 to go!
The deadline to register is  March 30, 2018. Entry fees are $20 for individuals and $50 for groups (3 or more). To register, download the forms below and bring completed form along with entry fee(s) into the SCHF office or mail to SCHF, 1302 Adams Street, Vicksburg, MS 39180.
Rules     Entry Form     Guardian Form
Competition Dates and Times:
All competitions will be held in the SCHF Auditorium.
One night only! Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. Proceeds will go to support the roof rehabilitation of the SCHF. Facebook event page.
Tickets to each show are $10 for adults, $5 for youth (ages 6-18). Admission for children 5 and under is free. For more information, please call 601.631.2997.

Southern Book Club, April 18, 2018 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.

Brazilian Cooking with Lou Brierley, Monday, April 23, 2018 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. There are many regional dishes in Brazil, and we will concentrate on two very different cuisines. From Minas Gerais, the class will make a Feijao Tropeiro, which is pinto beans with bacon, sausage and other ingredients. Lou will use an unexpected ingredient in the preparation of this dish. You will be surprised! Then the class will go to Bahia and prepare a Muqueca de Peixe (fish stew). Dishes from Bahia have a lot of African influence and we will be using palm oil, which is rich and orange in color. A surprise dessert will be served after the meal. 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.

There will be a Reception for the Mississippi Art Colony Exhibit Tuesday, April 24, 2018 from 5-7 pm. The exhibit and the reception are free and open to the public. For more information, call the SCHF office at 601.631.2997. Press release. Facebook event page.
The artists' work from their Spring workshop will be on display in the Exhibit Room at SCHC, through April 24, 2018. Press release. Facebook event page.

Propulsion Dance Company will perform in the Southern Cultural Heritage Center Auditorium on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $5 per person. Propulsion Dance Company is a professional contemporary dance company in Vicksburg, MS. The company was formed in February 2016. For more information go to propulsiondancecompany.com or visit the Propulsion Dance Company Facebook page.


March 2018

Mississippi Art Colony Exhibit, March 5 through April 24, 2018. The Mississippi Art Colony was established in 1948 at the Allisons Wells Hotel in Way, Mississippi. The Smithsonian lists the Colony as the country's oldest artist-run organization of its kind. The members meet twice a year (Spring and Fall) at Camp Henry S. Jacobs near Utica, Mississippi. Every session, the Mississippi Art Colony asks the guest artist to select a show that will travel the state, representing the artists who attend. The Fall Colony 2017 Traveling Show was selected by guest artist, David Hornung. The show will be on display in the Exhibit Room at Southern Cultural Heritage Center (SCHC). 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.

Sushi Workshop with William Furlong, March 5, 2018 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. 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 Furlong teaches you the proper techniques. You will have hands-on experience as he introduces the fundamentals of sushi preparation, presentation, rolling and cutting. William Furlong was taught the Asian style of cooking from Sous Chef Huy Tran as he served as executive chef at 208 South Lamar in Oxford, Mississippi. 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.

“Southern Exposure” Camp for Spring Break, March 12-16, 2018. The camp will be held during Spring Break from 7:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. and is open to kids ages 6-13. 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. 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 improvisationally throughout the week to their peers. Experienced and accredited educators, Karen and Herman 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 21, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. The Southern Book Club meets the third Wednesday of each month. In March, the monthly book is The Woman Next Door by Yewande Omotoso. Hortensia James and Marion Agostino are neighbors. One is black, the other white. Both are successful women with impressive careers. Both have recently been widowed, and are living with questions, disappointments, and secrets that have brought them shame. And each has something that the woman next door deeply desires. 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.

The Daniel Plan Cooking Class with William Furlong, Monday, March 26, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. Discover and sample recipes from The Daniel Plan. William will demonstrate delicious and easy recipes that are “Healthy Eating for Life.” The hands-on workshop will show you how to shop for, plan menus and cook food that nourishes your body and soul. 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.

“More Than a Painting” Art Classes with Nancy Mitchell - Tuesday, March 27, 2018 and Thursday, March 29, 2018 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. It's finally Spring!! Come paint with Nancy Mitchell in the Impressionism style of Alfred Sisley! He painted A May Morning in Moret and so will you! 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. 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. This 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. Registration for each class is $45/SCHF members and $50/Non-members. For reservations or more information, please contact the SCHF office at 601.631.2997 or email info@southernculture.org. Press release.

Deadline to register for the 3rd Annual Raise the Roof Talent Competition: March 30, 2018. Entry fees are $20 for individuals and $50 for groups (3 or more). To register, download the forms below and bring completed form along with entry fee(s) into the SCHF office or mail to SCHF, 1302 Adams Street, Vicksburg, MS 39180.
Rules     Entry Form     Guardian Form
Preliminary Competition: Friday, April 13, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. Facebook event page.
Final Competition: Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. Facebook event page.


February 2018

Cooking for Couples Workshop with William Furlong, new date: Monday, February 5, 2018 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Simple, elegant recipes for two with the aim of turning the routine daily task of making dinner into a relaxing and romantic bonding experience. With Valentine’s Day around the corner, the workshop is designed for all the busy working couples out there who find themselves with limited time for just about everything – including fixing dinner and for spending quality moments with each other. Registration is $55/couple SCHF members and $60/couple 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 in the Kitchen” Valentine's Classes, two different classes for children ages 4-12 led by Margie Heltzel, Thursday, February 8th (Facebook event page) and Tuesday, February 13th (Facebook event page) from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The registration fee for each class is $35 per child and includes all supplies as well as lots of tasty treats. 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.

Kids Mardi Gras Mask Workshop with Karen Biedenharn, Friday, February 9, 2018 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 7th Annual Carnaval de Mardi Gras & Gumbo Cook-Off, Saturday, February 10, 2018 from 5-8 p.m. presented by the Vicksburg Foundation for Historic Preservation (VFHP). Cajun Gumbo Cook-off, Live Music, Dancing, Food, Drinks, Children's Activities and more! We are truly honored to dedicate this year's Gumbo Cook-Off in loving memory of David Coulon. He was such an important team member to this event, and he will be incredibly missed this year. Admission: $10 per adult (includes gumbo bowl), $5 per child (includes all children's activities). All proceeds benefit Vicksburg Foundation for Historic Preservation. The VFHP is accepting teams for the gumbo cook-off now. The entry fee for the cook-off is $50 prior to January 26, $75 after January 26, and includes entry for four team members. Additional Team members are $5 each. For questions or more information, please visit www.facebook.com/vicksburg.mardi.gras or contact Nancy Bell at 601.636.5010 or vburgfoundation@aol.com. Facebook event page.
Awards:
Seafood Gumbo, 1st place: Coolio's Roux Dogs.
Seafood Gumbo, 2nd place: Rusty's.
Non-Seafood Gumbo, 1st place: Pot de Chambre.
Non-Seafood Gumbo, 2nd place: Krewe de Chaos.
Non-Seafood Gumbo, 3rd place: Anchuca.
Best Decorated Display; Anchuca.
The Coveted David Coulon's People's Choice Award: Coolio's Roux Dogs.

Ballroom Dance Lessons, Sunday, February 11 & 25, 2018 from 5-6 p.m. in the academy building, presented by James Frechette, owner of Applause Dance Factory. This month’s featured dance is the "Waltz." Individuals and couples are welcome. $10 per person. For more information, please call 601.631.2997 or email info@southernculture.org.

SCHF Closed, February 19, 2018

Southern Book Club, February 21, 2018 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.

Portuguese Cooking with Lou, Monday, February 26, 2018 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Lou Brierley will present easy, delicious and traditional recipes from Portugal. The class will start with a Caldo Verde Green Broth, which is a very flavorful soup. (The green comes from thin strips of Collard greens added to the soup.) The main course will be Bacalhau com Broa Cod with Cornbread. The combination of vegetables, cod, and sweet cornbread crumbs makes this dish a must for future gatherings or a splendid weekend dish. For dessert, Lou will surprise you with a typical Portuguese sweet. 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.


January 2018

William's Winter Soup Workshop, Monday, January 8, 2018 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.

Southern Book Club, January 24, 2018 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.

Sushi Workshop with William Furlong, Monday, January 22, 2018 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. 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 Furlong teaches you the proper techniques. You will have hands-on experience as he introduces the fundamentals of sushi preparation, presentation, rolling and cutting. William Furlong was taught the Asian style of cooking from Sous Chef Huy Tran as he served as executive chef at 208 South Lamar in Oxford, Mississippi. 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 25, 2018. 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. through April 19, 2018. It will expose creativity through drawing, painting, crafts, collage, ceramics, sculpture and many more exciting techniques. Experienced and accredited educators Karen Biedenharn and Regina Renot Mattei 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.

The Daniel Plan Cooking Class with William Furlong, Monday, January 29, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. Discover and sample recipes from The Daniel Plan. William will demonstrate delicious and easy recipes that are “Healthy Eating for Life.” The hands-on workshop will show you how to shop for, plan menus and cook food that nourishes your body and soul. 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.

“More Than a Painting” Art Classes with Nancy Mitchell - Tuesday, January 30, 2018 (Facebook event page) and Thursday, February 1, 2018 (Facebook event page) from 5:30-8:30 p.m. The class will be painting in the style of Maurice Logan, an American Artist. 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. 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. This 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. Registration for each class is $45/SCHF members and $50/Non-members. For reservations or more information, please contact the SCHF office at 601.631.2997 or email info@southernculture.org. Press release.


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