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April 2020

Southern Book Club, March 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.

Kids in the Kitchen - Easter, April 5, 2020

Southern Book Club, April 15, 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. Nancy Mitchell will offer the class on Thursday, March 5th from 5:30 to 8:30 pm. 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 Book Club, March 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.

Lebanese Cooking with Lana, March 24, 2020


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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