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BBQ and Blues Fest announces performers
WIGGINS - The Stone County Economic Development Partnership – Chamber Division has announced plans for a BBQ competition to be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 17.

September 30

Health Dept. Closed
All Mississippi State Department of Health county health departments will close to patients at noon on Wednesday, Sept. 30 in order to transition to a new diagnosis coding system. Business will resume during regular operating hours on Thursday, Oct. 1.

October 1

Masonic Meeting
Wiggins Masonic Lodge No. 481 F&AM, 129 S. First St., Wiggins will hold its monthly business meeting for Master Masons on Thursday, Oct. 1, at 7:30 p.m

Shooting Sports Membership Drive
The Stone County 4-H Shooting Sports is hosting a membership drive for all shooting disciplines on Thursday, Oct. 1 at 6 p.m. Youths ages 8 to 18 are invited to join the fun while learning from certified instructors in air rifle/air pistol, archer, .22 rifle/.22 pistol and shotgun. Learn firearm safety, range commands and the basic shooting fundamentals. The meeting will be held at the Stone County Extension Office, 214 N. Critz St., Wiggins. For more info call 601-928-5286.

October 2

Pink Out Party
A Pretty in Pink “Pink Out Party,” featuring entertainment by Charles Cater “The One Man Show, will be held 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 2 at Hampton Inn and Suites in Wiggins. Attendees are asked to wear pink for support.

October 3

Wiggins Masonic Lodge No. 481 F&AM, 129 S. First St., Wiggins will host its monthly breakfast on Saturday, Oct. 3, 7:30 a.m. until. Plates are $6 and the public is invited.

Pretty in Pink
The 5th annual Pretty in Pink Breast Cancer Awareness event will be held Saturday, Oct. 3 at Blaylock Park, Wiggins. For more information contact Jackie at 601-528-3630, Tonya at 601-928-2172 or Tara at 601-528-1801.

Golf Tourney
Stone County SPCA will hold their 6th annual Puttin’ for Pawz Golf Tourney Saturday, Oct. 3 at Pine Burr Country Club. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. with tee time at 9 a.m. Format is 3-person scramble, $50 per player and includes friend fish lunch, prizes for hole in one, straightest drive and closest to hole.

Fish Supper
Perkinston Chapter #376 O.E.S. will host a fish supper Saturday, Oct. 3, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. at the J.L. Power Lodge in Perkinston. Plates are $8 for adults or $5 for children ages 10 and under. Price includes drink and dessert. For more information call 601-528-2522.

Chili Cook-off
The 9th annual Chili Cook-Off will be held Saturday, Oct. 3 at the First United Methodist Church parking area, 520 E. Pine Ave., Wiggins. Serving will begin at 11 a.m. Tickets are $7 for all the chili you can eat. All proceeds will support local missions. Anyone interested in entering or sponsoring a team or for more info call 601-928-4880.

Fun Day
SWRA Football will host a Fun Day in the Park fundraiser at Reynolds Field, Saturday, Oct. 3, beginning at 9 a.m. Bring the kids and enjoy a football game or the splash pad, there will be dunking booth, fun jumps, face painting, bean bag toss, great food and more. For more info call 228-669-0333.

October 5

Scarecrow Convention
The 2015 Scarecrow Convention will begin Oct. 5. Businesses, churches, families, individuals, schools and organizations are encouraged to start building your scarecrows and fall displays now for judging Oct. 5-15. $25 cash awards will be given for the People’s Choice and the Judge’s Choice. To be eligible for judging participants must register their display before Oct. 5 by calling 601-928-5418.

October 6

Forestry Meeting
The Pearl River/Stone County Forestry Association will meet for a Dutch treat supper at 5:30 p.m. at Pearl River Community College cafeteria. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m.

Board Meeting
There will be an informational Open School Board meeting for Gateway Christian Academy at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 6 in the lunchroom at the academy. The community is invited to attend.

Genealogical Meeting
Giulia Saucier will be the guest speaker at the next meeting of the South Mississippi Genealogical Society, 107 S. Park St., Hattiesburg. The meeting will be held Tuesday, Oct. 6, 7 p.m. Saucier will share her new book, the story of the Saucier family of France who came to the Mississippi frontier and helped form the history of the Gulf South. The program is free and open to the public. For more information call Kathy Goss at 601-549-3983.

October 8

Carey Theatre
The William Carey University Theatre will present “Madness, Mayhem and Misery: An Evening of Chekhov Comedy” from Oct. 8-10 at 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 11 at 2 p.m. in the Joe and Virginia Tatum Theatre on the university’s Hattiesburg campus. Tickets are $10 for general admission, $8 for military and senior citizens and $5 for students. Reservations may be made by calling 601-318-6221.

October 10

Salute to Elvis
The Old Firehouse Museum will present a “Salute to Elvis” featuring Charlie Raye at the Evening on the Hill, Saturday, Oct. 10. There will also be other entertainment provided by local musicians. A dinner will be held 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., tickets are $20 per person and many be purchased at the Old Firehouse Museum, Serendipity and from any Old Firehouse Museum committee member. The evening will also include a silent auction.

The Odd Fellows will host an Oktoberfest, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Westside Community Center, 45 Magnolia Rd., Perkinston. Booths are available for rent. Activities will include vendors, games, prizes, food and more. For more information or to reserve a booth space call 601-928-9200 or 601-466-9464.

Gospel Sing
A gospel sing will be held Saturday, Oct. 10 at 6:30 p.m. at the Sanford Community Center, 663 Old Hwy 49, Sanford. Featured groups will be Southern Heritage, The Trustys and Faithway Singers. Free admission. For more information call 601-765-6485.

Archery Shoot
Stone Middle School and Stone High School Archery will host a 3-D Archery Shoot Saturday, Oct. 10 at the MDWFP McHenry Shooting Range. The event will be 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. and there will be awards for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. Entry fee is $15 per person. Call Hope Ladnier at 601-928-3572 to register.

October 11

Special Service
Oak Grove MBC of Brooklyn invites the public to fellowship at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 11 as Deacon Tyrone M. Dixon gives his trial sermon. For more information call Deacon Ray Benjamin at 601-598-2041.

October 12

Odd Fellows Meeting
The Wiggins Odd Fellows will meet on Monday, Oct. 12 and Monday, Oct. 26 at 1111 Hwy 29, Wiggins. The evening will begin with a potluck dinner at 6:30 followed by a meeting at 7:30 p.m. For more information call 601-928-9200 or 601-466-9464.

October 14

“Steel Magnolias”
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College’s Perk Players will present “Steel Magnolias” by Robert Harling on Oct. 14-16 in the Malone Hall Black Box Theatre. Performances will begin at 6:30 p.m. each evening. General admission is $5. For more info call 601-928-6369.

October 18

Bond Reunion
The 64th annual Bond Family Reunion will be held Sunday, Oct. 18, 12:30 p.m. at Vardaman Street Baptist Church Family Life Center. Please bring a covered dish and share in the fun.

October 31

Day on the Level
The annual Day on the Level will be held Saturday, Oct. 31, next to Big Level Grocery. Vendor booths are available. Catfish plates will be available for purchase along with fundraising for Big Level Volunteer Fire Department. Early morning festivities will begin with a SHS Pride Streetbeat 5K run/walk. For more info Call 601-716-4228 or 601-928-7621.

November 14

The annual Race of the Cure will be held Saturday, Nov. 14 at Jones Park in Gulfport. Registration begins at 6:30 a.m. with the race starting at 8 a.m. Entry is $25 for adults and $15 for child or $30 to include timed component. For more info call Shannon at 601-594-4429.

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