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April 30

Hickman Benefit
A benefit for Rob Hickman will be held Saturday, April 30 at the Westside Community Center. There will be a fried fish plates will be given out at 5 p.m. A gospel sing will being at 6 p.m. and an auction at 7:30 p.m.

Annual BBQ
South Central Fire District will hold their Annual BBQ at McDaniel’s General Store. Choice of BBQ ribs or chicken with choice of baked beans, potato salad or coleslaw and Roll. Sweet or unsweet tea. Plates are $8 and serving begins at 11am. For deliveries, contact Amy at 601-928-8630 or McDaniel’s General Store at 601-928-7452.

May 3

Annual Elections
Westside Community Center will hold annual nominations and election of officers at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 3. For more information call 601-928-8170.

Tourism Day
Stone County will celebrate National Tourism Day 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Dizzy Dean Welcome Center on Hwy 49 in Wiggins.

May 7

School Reunion
A reunion of classmates of Helena School will be held Saturday, May 7 at the Carnes Community Center. The reunion will begin at 11 a.m. and continue through the afternoon. Please bring a covered dish to share.

Gospel Concert
The Bibletones will be in concert at Berean Baptist Church, Hwy 49, Wiggins beginning at 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 7. Dinner will be served from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Donations will be accepted for the dinner and the concert.

H.A. Brown Mother’s Day Brunch
H.A. Brown Annual Mother’s Day Brunch will be held on Saturday May 7, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. and will be held at the church. This year’s speaker is Dr. David Graves. Tickets are on sale for $7.

May 14

Centennial Celebration
Stone County will hold its official countywide centennial celebration 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on the grounds of the historic Stone County Courthouse. The event will include food, music, family fun and the dedication of the Centennial Mural.

Dulcimer Dayfest
The 3rd annual Dulcimer Dayfest will be held May 14 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 1026 E. Central Ave., Wiggins. The fest will include classes in mountain dulcimer, hammered dulcimer or bowed psaltery taught by nationally recognized instructors Wendy Songe, Jess Hays Dickinson and Paul Sykes. Pre-registration is preferred. Loaner instruments will be available. Cost is $40 and includes four full hours of instruction, lunch and a concert. For more information or to register call or text 601-528-1663 or 601-716-6761.

May 15

Baccalaureate Service
Stone High Baccalaureate Service will be begin at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 15 at First United Methodist Church, 520 E. Pine Ave., Wiggins. Graduates need to be at the church by 1:45 p.m.

May 19

Centennial Production
The official, commissioned play honoring Stone County’s citizens, their stories and its past will be preformed at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 19 at Malone Hall on the MGCCC Perkinston Campus. A dinner will be available beginning at 5:30 p.m. at The Barn. Tickets for the dinner and show are $25 for adults. Tickets may be purchased through www.stonecounty.com or by calling 601-928-5418.

May 21

Centennial Production
The official, commissioned play honoring Stone County’s citizens, their stories and its past will be preformed at 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 21 at Malone Hall on the MGCCC Perkinston Campus. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children and 3 and under are free. Tickets may be purchased through www.stonecounty.com or by calling 601-928-5418.

Pollinator Workshop
Gardening enthusiasts can learn how to attract pollinators during a two-part program at the MSU Crosby Arboretum Saturday, May 21. The program will begin with a habitat walk from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. followed by a discussion on coastal native plants by Charles Allen. Both programs are free to arboretum members and $5 each for nonmembers. Space is limited. To register call 601-799-2311 by May 20.

May 22

Centennial Production
The official, commissioned play honoring Stone County’s citizens, their stories and its past will be preformed at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 22 at Malone Hall on the MGCCC Perkinston Campus. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children and 3 and under are free. Tickets may be purchased through www.stonecounty.com or by calling 601-928-5418.

4D Barrel Run
A benefit 4D Barrel Run for the family of BJ Brown will be held Sunday, May 22 in Wiggins. Exhibition will be 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. and cost is $4. Cowboy Church will begin at 1:15 p.m. with the run beginning at 2 p.m. Open is $30 and Youth is $25 with a processing fee of $10 per rider. For more information call Jennifer at 601-716-6139 or Stephanie at 601-528-4850.

Revival
Ebenezer Baptist Church, 962 Hwy 29N, Wiggins, will hold revival services May 22 through May 27. There will be regular Sunday morning services followed by lunch at the church and an afternoon service. Weeknight services will begin at 7 p.m. Guest speaker will be Bro. Isaiah Super, pastor of White Oak Baptist Church, Nancy, Ken. For more information call 601-928-7134.

May 28

Car Show
H.A. Brown United Methodist Church will host a car show featuring old cars and trucks on Saturday, May 28.

June 4

McHenry Centennial Festival
McHenry will celebrate Stone County’s centennial with a festival Saturday, June 4, on the grounds of the old McHenry schoolhouse. The event will feature historic displays, food and other family oriented activities honoring McHenry and the centennial.

Senior Citizen Fair
The 20th Annual Senior Citizen’s Fair and Expo will be held Saturday, June 4, at the Picayune High School gym. The event will open 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. and feature hundreds of booths offering free health screenings, products and serve samples, and loads of helpful information for today’s active senior citizen. For more information call Delores Wood at 800-284-5036.

June 7

Teacher Workshop
MS Farm Bureau Federation is offering summer workshops for teachers, “Ag in the Classroom.” These workshops are geared toward empowering teachers and encouraging them to be more engaged in agriculture education. There is no cost, unless the teacher requires CEU (.7), then there is a fee of $20. Locations and dates included: June 7 in Hattiesburg; June 8 in Jackson; and June 9 in Hernando. All workshops are 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. For more information and registration call 601-928-7351.

June 8

Kids Soccer Camp
MGCCC Perkinston Campus will host a Kids Soccer Camp June 6-8 for ages 4-12. Registration deadline is June 6 and cost is $75. For more information contact Patrick Harrison at 228-224-9950.

June 13

String Camp
William Carey University Winters School of Music and Ministry will host the fourth annual “My First String Camp at Carey,” June 13-17 at the Hattiesburg Campus. The camp, a part of the FestivalSouth activities in the Pine Belt area offers Suzuki and elementary string classes for children from first to sixth grades in instruments including the violin, viola, cello and bass. Classes will meet from 9 a.m. until noon daily. Registration deadline for the camp is June 6 and cost is $150. Students can bring their own instruments or rent from the school. For more information or to register call 414-737-4620.

June 20

Performing Arts Workshop
MGCCC Perkinston Campus will host a Performing Arts Workshop for grades 1st – 12th June 20-24. Cost is $75. For more information call Daisha Walker at 601-928-6289.

June 24

Performing Arts Workshop
An original and musical performance based on Stone County history will be performed by workshop participants at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 24 at Malone Hall on the MGCCC Perkinston Campus.

June 25

Independence Celebration
Westisde Community Center will host a community picnic with fun family activities and fireworks 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. on Saturday, June 25.

Heritage Music Event
See and hear how music was taught in the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s at the Heritage Music Event Saturday, June 25. The event will be held 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Big Level Community Center.

July 3

Community Concert
The annual community concert featuring patriotic music will be performed at 6 p.m. on Sunday, July 3 at First United Methodist Church, 520 E. Pine Ave., Wiggins.

July 16

Soccer Camp
MGCCC Perkinston Campus will host a 7v7 High School Soccer Camp July 16, beginning at 9 a.m. for grades 7th – 12th. Cost is $20 per player and registration deadline is July 9. For more information contact Jackie Rhodes at 601-543-8179 or Chris Handy at 228-234-4492.

July 25

Youth Safety Camp
MS Farm Bureau Federation will hold a Youth Safety Camp July 23-28 at the Gray Center in Madison County. The camp is open to students entering 7th-12th grades in the fall of 2016 and must be a child or grandchild of a Farm Bureau Member. Each county will pay for two students to attend. For more information and registration call 601-928-7351.

August 5

Hot August Nights
The 41st Army Band will be the guest performers at the first of three musical events in honor of the centennial. The band will perform 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. in Blaylock Park, downtown Wiggins.



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