2006 Activities

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December 2006

November 2006

2006 SCHF Annual Meeting and Luncheon will be held on November 8 at noon in the SCHF Auditorium. This year’s guest speaker will be David Morgan, the Mississippi Humanities Council Smithsonian exhibit coordinator for the for the upcoming summer 2007 New Harmonies Exhibit. The cost is only $10, in advance or at the door. Reservations are requested on or before November 6 to the SCHF office at 601-631-2997 or by e-mail. If you would like to volunteer to help with the annual meeting, please call the SCHF office at 601-631-2997.

October 2006

Ballroom dance classes are offered twice during October, on Sundays, October 1 and 15 from 5 - 7 p.m. October classes will study East Coast Swing.

The Children's Show Choir music program, each Tuesday from 3:45-5:00 p.m. this fall, will teach children basic music and vocal skills, as well as movement, choreography and performance skills. The program is open to any child interested in singing and performing. The program is free and open to the public. (The Children's Show Choir program is now full.)

The River Kids After School Art Program, each Thursday from 3:45-5:00 p.m., is designed to encourage children to discover and develop their creative talents. This year, the program is open to all children in 1st through 6th grades. (The River Kids After School Art Program is now full.)

Vicksburg's Fall Pilgrimage will begin with a kickoff event and art exhibit at the SCHF Cobb House on Thursday evening, October 5, from 6 to 8 p.m. An art exhibit of "old meets new" photographs by Tom Pharr, owner of Anchuca, will be on display, along with a champagne and dessert reception. Pharr has photographed "unique nuances" at each of the 15 properties participating in pilgrimage. The $25 ticket for the event can be purchased at the door, or in advance at any of the Fall Pilgrimage participants: the Martha Vick House, SCHF Cobb House, Mary Harwood House, Cedar Grove Mansion, Belle of the Bends, Christ Episcopal Church, Anchuca Mansion, George Washington Ball House, Baer House, Shlenker House, Annabelle, Duff Green Mansion, The Governor's Inn, and Stained Glass Manor.

Fall Pilgrimage will be every Friday through Sunday throughout October. Admission is $6 per person per tour site, paid at each tour site. The fall schedule will include evening ghost tours of select properties. The Cobb House will be open for tours every Friday in October from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. If you are interested in being a volunteer tour guide, please call the SCHF office at 601-631-2997.

Come and learn the basics of floral design in SCHF's Fall Floral Design Workshop on Tuesday, October 17 at 10:00 a.m. in the SCHF academy building.

Southern Book Club: Annie Freeman's Fabulous Traveling Funeral by Kris Radish at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 18.

The Arts Blitz held at SCHF was a huge success! During the two week blitz, children of all ages joined art teachers and volunteers to create 100 mural panels to be installed at the Children's Art Park at Catfish Row. The panels will be returned to the City for a protective coating then installed in the Art Park at Catfish Row for all to enjoy!

September 2006

August 2006

July 2006

Mark your calendars now to be in town for Vicksburg’s Independence Day Celebration Southern Style! The multi-day celebration will be filled with concerts, comedians, and spectacular fireworks over historic downtown Vicksburg. Watch for more details soon!

Mini Monday Art Camp: Every Monday during the months of June and July from 3 - 4 p.m., students will work on a variety of art projects including painting, collage, crafts, drawing, ceramics, and sculpture.

Art Workshop: Introduction to Ceramics will offer four session class in the SCHF Academy Building on Tuesdays and Thursdays, July 18, 20, 25, and 27. This introductory workshop will include a bit of art history and instruct participants on the fundamental skills of building and glazing ceramics.

June 2006

Impress Without the Stress, Creative Side Dishes for Summer Entertaining, the first of a new series of cooking workshops led by Kristin Gluck, will be held in the SCHF Academy Building on Tuesday, June 13th from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Gluck will be offering four seasonal cooking workshops over the course of the year at SCHF.

Ballroom dance classes are offered twice during June, on Sundays, June 18 and 25 from 5 - 7 p.m.

Southern Book Club: The Fortress of Solitude by Jonathan Lethem at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 21.

Senior citizens and volunteers of the Vicksburg Senior Center have been working hard all year to produce a new cookbook, Senior Moments: A Collection of Recipes, Antidotes, and Short Stories. The book will be debuted at a reception open to the public in the Southern Cultural Heritage Center Auditorium on Friday, June 23 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Adult Art Workshop: Watercolor for Beginners. Come and learn the basics about watercolor paint, paper, and techniques in a casual and fun setting with Jeanne Evans. The workshop will be Saturday, June 24 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the SCHF academy building.

SCHF is proud to bring back the Vicksburg Multicultural Arts Camp for children June 26 - 30 from 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. During this unique camp, children discover the art, dance, music and cuisine of a different culture each day, culminating with a public performance and exhibit on the last day in the SCHF Auditorium. Space is limited and reservations are required.

SCHF is in need of summer volunteers. No matter what your interests, we have a place for you. Here are a few of our current needs: Gardening, Youth Programming, Multicultural Camp, Administrative, and Preservation.

May 2006

Vicksburg Chamber Choir Spring Concert, Tuesday, May 2 at 7:30 p.m. at the Southern Cultural Heritage Center Auditorium. The concert features a variety of choral music, mainly by 20th Century American composers. Free admission; donations accepted. Poster.

Mississippi Art Colony 2006 Traveling Exhibit in the Cobb House May 8-26. This exhibit displays winners of the Mississippi Art Colony juried competition featuring artists in varied media from Mississippi and neighboring states.

River Kids After School Art End of the Year Program May 11. Join us to meet the teachers and see the great work created by our talented students throughout the semester including painting, collage, ceramics, drawings, and sculpture.

Southern Book Club: The Hounds of Winter by James Magnuson at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 17.

Spring in Vicksburg always brings the annual Lebanese Dinner at Saint George Antiochian Orthodox Church. Crowds of Vicksburg residents line up early for the annual chance to taste authentic Lebanese cuisine. This year, SCHF is pleased to welcome Mary Louise Nosser to teach a cooking class on Saturday, May 20.

Ballroom dance classes are offered twice during May, on Sundays, May 21 and 28 from 5 - 7 p.m.

The Staff and Board of Directors of the Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation would like to formally thank the members of the Green Hills Garden Club again for their continued commitment and time volunteering to plant and maintain the courtyard flower beds.

April 2006

Vicksburg Spring Pilgrimage is under way, through April 15! The newly restored Cobb House is open for tours on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. SCHF needs volunteer tour guides. If you are interested, please contact the SCHF office at 601-631-2997 or stop by 1302 Adams Street.

Ballroom dance classes are offered twice during April, on Sundays, April 2 and 23 from 5 - 7 p.m.

The Mississippi School of Protocol and Etiquette will hold six week courses for youth (age 7-12) from April 3 to May 8, and for teens (age 13-17) from April 4 to May 9.

Humanities Lecture Series Iraq: The People and the Possibilities, April 18 at 6:00 p.m. Charlie Mitchell, Executive Editor of The Vicksburg Post, will present a lecture about his March 2006 visit to Iraq when he spent three weeks embedded with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Accompanying the lecture will be a slide show of previously unpublished photos.

Southern Book Club: Our Endangered Values: America’s Moral Crisis by Jimmy Carter at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 19.

March 2006

Mississippi School of the Arts Chorale Performance: Saturday, March 4 at 3:00 p.m.

Ballroom dance classes are offered twice during March, on Sundays, March 5 and 19 from 5 - 7 p.m.

Saint Joseph Community Orchestra: J.S. Bach Piano Concerto No.1 in D Minor with famed pianist, Marie Nelson and Handel’s Water Music Suite, Sunday, March 12 at 3:00 p.m.

Southern Book Club: Gilead by Marilynne Robinson at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 15.

The Mississippi School of Protocol and Etiquette will hold six week courses for youth (age 7-12) from April 3 to May 8, and for teens (age 13-17) from April 4 to May 9.

SCHF will host A Toast to Broadway, the Sixth Annual Vicksburg International Chamber Music Festival Benefit Gala, on Thursday, March 23 at 6:30 p.m.

Vicksburg Spring Pilgrimage will kick off the 2006 Season with a cocktail reception at the Shlenker House on Friday, March 24. The SCHF will feature our newly restored Cobb House during Vicksburg’s Spring Pilgrimage.

The sixth annual Vicksburg International Chamber Music Festival in coordination with the University of Southern Mississippi presents the first concert of the Spring 2006 concert series in the SCHF Auditorium on Saturday, March 25 at 7:30 p.m.

The Vicksburg International Chamber Music Festival will hold events from Saturday, March 25 through Sunday, April 2.

February 2006

Financial Workshop, every Tuesday from February 7 through March 14 from 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Southern Book Club: The Neon Rain by James Lee Burke at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 15.

The New Orleans chapter of the American Harp Society presents Merci, An Evening of French Harp Music on Thursday, February 16 at 7:30 p.m. in the SCHF Auditorium.

Ballroom dance classes are offered twice during February, on Sundays, February 19 and 26 from 5 - 7 p.m.

SCHF will host a Mardi Gras Mask Workshop for children on Saturday, February 25.

Make plans to attend the 4th Annual Mardi Gras Ball February 25, 2006 from 8 p.m. until midnight at the SCHF Auditorium.

SCHF is pleased to welcome a new tenant on the Cultural Center block, Vicksburg Tang Soo Do Karate, LLC.

River Kids Art, on Thursdays from 4:00 to 5:30, is offered free of charge to any child from 3rd grade to 6th grade thanks to the Mississippi Arts Commission, SCHF members, corporate sponsors and the City of Vicksburg.

January 2006

Southern Book Club: A Million Little Pieces by James Frey at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 18.

Piano Concert and Master Class with pianist Elizabeth Moak in concert followed by a Piano Master Class, Sunday, January 22 at 3 p.m.

River Kids after-school Art Program spring semester will be held every Thursday beginning January 26 from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m.

After-School Photography: Through My Eyes will be held every Tuesday beginning January 31 from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. throughout the spring semester.

Volunteer Opportunities at SCHF. Here are a few of our current needs: Spring Pilgrimage hosts, ticket sellers, and tour guides; Exhibit Organizers; Promotions; and Gardening.


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Vicksburg, MS 39180
Phone: 601-631-2997
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