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Reception
The public is invited to a reception in honor of Mayor Jerry Alexander 3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., on Thurs., June 13 in the boardroom of Wiggins City Hall.

CRP Signup
USDA will conduct a 4-week general signup for the Conservation Reserve Program beginning May 20 and ending on June 14, 2013. For more info call 601-795-4409, ext. 2.

Summer Reading
Kids preschool to 10 years old are invited to explore all things underground this summer as the Wiggins and McHenry Public Libraries present “Dig into Reading,” during their summer reading program. The summer reading program will begin on Wed., June 5 at 10 a.m. (Wiggins) and 2 p.m. (McHenry) and will continue each Wednesday through June 26. There is no charge for participation. For more info call 601-928-4993 (Wiggins) or 601-528-9465 (McHenry)

Bike Show
A benefit bike show for the Spooner and Ladner families will be held Sat., June 15 at the Stone County Fairgrounds blue building. Registration begins at 9 a.m. Rain or shine, all bikes welcome. Registration $10, raffle tickets, $1 and plate lunches, $7.


Summer meals
Free summer meals are available to all children ages 18 and under at New Beginning Ministries, 120 N. First St., Wiggins. Breakfast will be served 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. and lunch 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. For more info call Crystal at 601-928-8751 or Pam at 601-928-8446.

Golf Clinic
Pine Burr Country Club will host a Kids Summer Golf Clinic 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Mon., June 24; Mon., July 8; and Mon., July 22. Cost for each day will be $30 per child for members and $35 for non-members. Fee includes lessons, snacks, lunch and swimming. Please register in advance for any or all clinics by calling 601-928-4911.

Summer Camps
Stone Success will hold summer camps for grades K-6th June 17-21 and June 24-28. Camps are all day (8 a.m. – 4 p.m.) or half day (8 a.m. – 12 p.m. or 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.) For more info on specific camps offered and cost call Gayle Harris at 601-528-5234.

DCP Deadline
USDA has announced the sign-up period for DCP is open until Aug. 2. The 2013 DCP program provisions are unchanged. For more info call the USDA FSA office at 601-795-4409, ext. 2.



Watercolor Workshop
Artist Marilyn Ammons of Spanish Fort, Ala. will host a watercolor workshop for the Stone County Arts Council on Sat., June 15, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at MGCCC Perkinston Campus Visual Arts Center. Cost is $45 for art council members and $60 for non-members. The class limit is 20. All supplies will be furnished. To register call Sandra Cassibry at 601-928-6298. Proceeds will benefit the Community Arts Center Development.

Exercise Class
The Strong Bones, Strong Women exercise class meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Wiggins at the Stone County Rehab Center on Hwy 26 at 9:00 a.m., and at McHenry at the Community Building next to the McHenry Fire Station, at 10:30 a.m. The classes are for osteoporosis prevention and muscle strengthening. For info call 601-928-5286.

Bingo
Westside Community Center has Bingo every Thursday night. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and games start at 6:30 p.m.

Dulcimers
Pine Hill Dulcimers and Friends meet 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month at Wiggins Presbyterian Church. Other acoustic instruments are also welcome as well as the people who play them. No charge, very casual, all ages and lots of fun. For more info call 601-528-1663.

VFW Meeting
The Wiggins VFW Post 2706 meet the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at 201 E. Central Ave., Wiggins, next to the old National Guard Armory on Hwy 26. All veterans are welcome.

Spaghetti Dinner
J.L. Power Lodge #416 of Perkinston will host a spaghetti dinner 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. every fourth Thursday of each month. Plates will be $6 and a percentage of each will go toward the Wounded Warrior Project of America.

Swimming Classes
Pine Burr Recreational Association is offering Swim I and Swim II swimming classes from June 3 – July 26 for individuals aged 3 and above. Classes are one hour daily for one week at $50 per week. Swim I – 8:30 am; Swim II – 9:45 am. Must register and pay week in advance. Call 601.928.4911

Water Aerobics
Pine Burr Recreational Association will hold Water Aerobics classes each Tuesday and Thursday throughout the summer. Classes will be one hour and begin at 7:30 am. Cost is $5 per day. Must register in advance. Call 601.928.4911.



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