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June 2018

River Kids Exhibit Day, May 10, 2018

Save the Date!! The first ever “Star Spangled Night Run in Vicksburg,” June 30, 2018, A 5K Night Run/Walk through downtown Vicksburg. The Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation (SCHF) is thrilled to present the first ever “Star Spangled Night Run in Vicksburg”. 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. SCHF is excited to offer the first night run in Vicksburg and even in Mississippi! It will take place on Saturday, June 30th at 8 p.m.  and will begin and end at the Southern Cultural Heritage Center. An after party will take place after the race in the SCHC Courtyard. There will be food, drinks, music, and fun for all runners, walkers, and volunteers! We will light up the night just in time for Independence Day! Registration information will be available April 2, 2018. For more information, please call the SCHF office at 601-631-2997 or email info@southernculture.org. Press release.


May 2018

River Kids Exhibit Day, May 10, 2018


April 2018

The 3rd Annual Raise the Roof Talent Search & Competition.
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.
Preliminary Competition:
Friday, April 13, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.
All contestants will compete and the top finalists will be announced.
Final Competition:
Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.
Proceeds will go to support the roof rehabilitation of the SCHF.

Southern Book Club, April 18, 2018

Brazilian Cooking with Lou, April 23, 2018


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

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.
Final Competition: Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.


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

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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