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May 2024

River Kids Free After School Art Program Exhibit, Thursday, May 9, 2024.

Southern Exposure Summer Camp, for nine weeks, May 28-July 26, 2024!
The camp hours are 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 camp is open to kids ages 4-12. And the registration fee is $120 per child for each week, or $115 per child for two or more children. The fee includes all supplies and a daily snack. Kids are asked to bring their lunch.
SCHF has full day activities for your child all summer long! 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:
May 28-31 Facebook event.
June 3-7 Facebook event.
June 10-14 Facebook event.
June 17-21 Facebook event.
June 24-28 Facebook event.
July 1-5 (closed on 4th) Facebook event.
July 8-12 Facebook event.
July 15-19 Facebook event.
July 22-26 Facebook event.
Space is limited 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.


April 2024

Line Dance Practices in the SCHC Academy Dance Room. For April, 2024, practices will be every Monday night at 5:30 p.m., except for the third Monday and holidays. The upcoming schedule is April 1, 8, 22, and 29. Admission is $5/person. Location and Parking: Please park in the Courtyard Parking lot of the Cultural Center (on the corner of Adams and Clay Streets, as soon as you turn off of Clay onto Adams, you take an immediate right where there is an entrance sign to the Cultural Center and enter the Academy Building straight ahead). For more information call the Southern Cultural Heritage Center business office at 601-631-2997 or email info@southernculture.org

Country & More Dance Party, Saturday, April 13, 2024 at the corner of Crawford and Cherry Streets. Grab a partner or come alone! We will do country line and partner dances along with other line dances, and some to your favorite tunes! Join us on the second Saturday of each month! There will be a dance tutorial from 6-7 pm and a dance party from 7-9 pm. The cost is $10/person. There will be a cash bar and concessions available.
Tickets are available at the door. For more information, please call the Southern Cultural Heritage Center business office at 601-631-2997 or email info@southernculture.orgFacebook event page.

Southern Book Club, April 17, 2024 at 6 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.

A “Spring” Classics in the Courtyard, Fabulous Music, Lunch and Fun at Noon at the SCH Center, April 19th through May 10th, 2024 from noon - 1 p.m. This event will offer a variety of entertainment through different genres of classic music. Local entertainers and local restaurants will provide the music. The musical entertainment is provided for free and lunch can be purchased for $15 per person, $12/SCHF members. Reservations are required for lunch and must be made by 5 p.m. on the Thursday before the event. To make a reservation for lunch, please call the SCHF office at 601-631-2997 or email info@southernculture.org. Press release.
The schedule of entertainment and lunch providers are listed below:
Friday, April 19: Performed by KEYS VS STRINGS; Lunch provided by Goldie’s Express. Facebook event page. Buy tickets.
Friday, April 26: HOWL & THE BIG BAD WOLVES; Lunch provided by Billy’s Italian Restaurant. Facebook event page. Buy tickets.
Friday, May 3: Performed by TMURRAY; Lunch provided by TBD. Facebook event page. Buy tickets.
Friday, May 10; Performed by FRED T & THE BAND; Lunch provided by Tommy’s BBQ. Facebook event page. Buy tickets.
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.

Spring Clean-Up Day, April 20, 2024.


March 2024

Bridal Open House, Sunday, March 3, 2024 from 2-4 p.m. Are you looking for the perfect venue for your wedding, reception, or for your bridal party to get ready? Join us to visit this beautiful bridal suite and chapel! The auditorium will also be available to view. Meet with other wedding professionals about their services. This event is free and open to the public. Attendees will receive a $150 discount on their SCHC venue rental package, if booked by April 1, 2024.
Please enter the convent front door, at the corner of Crawford and Adams Streets. For more information call the Southern Cultural Heritage Center business office at 601-631-2997, or email info@southernculture.org. Press release. Facebook event page.

Line Dance Practices in the SCHC Academy Dance Room. For March, 2024, practices will be every Monday night at 5:30 p.m., except for the third Monday and holidays. The upcoming schedule is March 4, 11, and 25. Admission is $5/person.
Location and Parking: Please park in the Courtyard Parking lot of the Cultural Center (on the corner of Adams and Clay Streets, as soon as you turn off of Clay onto Adams, you take an immediate right where there is an entrance sign to the Cultural Center and enter the Academy Building straight ahead).
For more information call the Southern Cultural Heritage Center business office at 601-631-2997 or email info@southernculture.org

Country & More Dance Party, Saturday, March 9, 2024 at the corner of Crawford and Cherry Streets. Grab a partner or come alone! We will do country line and partner dances along with other line dances, and some to your favorite tunes! Join us on the second Saturday of each month! There will be a dance tutorial from 6-7 pm and a dance party from 7-9 pm. The cost is $10/person. There will be a cash bar and concessions available.
Tickets are available at the door or on ubmeevents.com. For more information, please call the Southern Cultural Heritage Center business office at 601-631-2997 or email info@southernculture.orgBuy tickets. Press release. Facebook event page.

“Southern Exposure” Spring Break Camp, March 11-15, 2024 for kids ages 4-13. The camp will be held during Spring Break from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The registration fee is $110 per child for the week. Fees are due by Thursday, March 7, 2024. Space is limited 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 Facebook event page.

Coca-Cola Sock Hop, Friday March 15, 2024 from 7-9 p.m. Celebrate the 130th Anniversary of the bottling of Coca-Cola in Vicksburg at our hip sock hop! Put on your poodle skirts or your best rockabilly outfit and come get your dance on! A Dance Off will be held from 8:00-8:30pm with the winner(s) announced at the end! We will have light refreshments and a cash bar! Tickets can be purchased at the door or on ubmeevents.com. For more information, call the Southern Cultural Heritage Center business office at 601-631-2997 or email info@southernculture.org. Buy tickets. Press release. Facebook event page.

Never Too Late To Create, Tuesday, March 19, 2024, at 5:30-8:00 p.m. with Karen Biedenharn in the SCHC Academy building. The fee is $35/person, but only $30/SCHF Members, and includes all supplies. Karen says, “For March, we are coming home playing with Delta scenes from 61 North in acrylic. Bring a friend, your favorite beverage, or both! This is an acrylic painting class geared for adults, whether it be new painters or experienced painters.” Space is limited and tickets must be purchased in advance. Nonmember tickets can be purchased at ubmeevents.com, at our office, or over the phone. Member tickets can be purchased at our office or by calling. Call 601-631-2997 or stop by our office to get your tickets. Buy tickets. Press release. Facebook event page.

Southern Book Club, March 20, 2024 at 6 p.m. The Southern Book Club meets the third Wednesday of each month. March’s pick is The Deepest South of All: True Stories from Natchez, Mississippi by Richard Grant. 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.


February 2024

Line Dance Practices in the SCHC Academy Dance Room. For February, 2024, practices will be every Monday night at 5:30 p.m., except for the third Monday and holidays. The upcoming schedule is February 5, 12, and 26. Admission is $5/person.
Location and Parking: Please park in the Courtyard Parking lot of the Cultural Center (on the corner of Adams and Clay Streets, as soon as you turn off of Clay onto Adams, you take an immediate right where there is an entrance sign to the Cultural Center and enter the Academy Building straight ahead).
For more information call the Southern Cultural Heritage Center business office at 601-631-2997 or email info@southernculture.org

Adult Mardi Gras Mask Workshop with Karen Biedenharn, Tuesday, February 6, 2024 at 5:30 p.m. Join Karen Biedenharn to create the perfect Mardi Gras mask just in time to celebrate Mardi Gras in downtown Vicksburg at the parade and at the Carnaval de Mardi Gras & Gumbo Cook-Off. It will be a great time and you can create your one-of-a-kind mask. Registration is $25/per person. 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.

In celebration of the season of Mardi Gras, the Vicksburg Foundation for Historic Preservation (VFHP) presents the 12th annual Carnaval de Mardi Gras and Gumbo Cook-Off on Saturday, February 10th, 2024 from 5-7 p.m. at the Southern Cultural Heritage Center. 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 2nd, and $75 after February 2nd and includes admittance for four team members to the carnival. Registration Form. Rules.
Admission for the Carnaval and Gumbo Cook-off is $10 for adults and includes gumbo and $5 for children and includes unlimited children’s activities. Admission may be paid at the door or purchased in advance at the Biedenharn Coca-Cola Museum. Additional food items and beverages may be purchased during the event. All proceeds from the Carnaval will benefit the Vicksburg Foundation for Historic Preservation.
For more information about the event or about the Gumbo cook-off, please visit www.facebook.com/vicksburg.mardi.gras or contact Nancy Bell at 601.636.5010. Press release.

SCHF Closed, February 19, 2024.

Southern Book Club, February 21, 2024. The Southern Book Club meets the third Wednesday of each month. February’s pick is Dispatches from Pluto: Lost and Found in the Mississippi Delta by Richard Grant. 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.


January 2024

SCHF Closed, December 20, 2023 - January 2, 2024.

Line Dance Practice, January 4, 2024 at 5:30 p.m.

Never Too Late To Create, Monday, January 8, 2024, at 5:30 p.m. with Karen Biedenharn in the SCHC Academy building. The fee is $35/person, but only $30/SCHF Members, and includes all supplies. Karen says, Karen says, “I want them to come shake off the blues and get into a mid-winter spirit with this sweet black caped chickadee in the pines! Bring your favorite beverage, a friend, or both!” Space is limited and tickets must be purchased in advance. Call 601-631-2997 or stop by our office to get your tickets.

Line Dance Practice, January 8, 2024. at 5:30 p.m.

Country & More Dance Party, Saturday, January 13, 2024 at the corner of Crawford and Cherry Streets. Grab a partner or come alone! We will do country line and partner dances along with other line dances, and some to your favorite tunes! Join us on the second Saturday of each month! There will be a dance tutorial from 6-7 pm and a dance party from 7-9 pm. The cost is $10/person. There will be a cash bar and concessions available.
Tickets are available at the door. For more information, please call the Southern Cultural Heritage Center business office at 601-631-2997 or email info@southernculture.org. Press release. Facebook event.

SCHF Closed, January 15, 2024.

Southern Book Club, January 17, 2024.

River Kids Free After School Art Program. Spring Semester begins January 25, 2024. Open to any child in 1st through 6th grade, the class will meet on Thursdays from 3:45-5:00 p.m. for the thirteen-week program. Space is limited and reservations are required.
The River Kids Program is designed to encourage children to discover and develop their creative talents. It will expose creativity through drawing, painting, crafts, collage, ceramics, sculpture and many more exciting techniques. Experienced and accredited educators plan and teach each class. The program is free, but requires a full semester commitment from the parents. It will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. 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.
To register, call the SCHF business office at (601) 631-2997 or email info@southernculture.org. Press release. Facebook event.


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