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Free Thanksgiving Dinner
Thanksgiving Dinner will be served on Tuesday, November 25th at Christian Service Center at 301 East Second St. in Hattiesburg, MS from 11:30 a.m. till 1:00 p.m. Dine in or carry out. For more information call 601-582-5683.

Gospel Sing
There will be a Gospel Sing at the Sanford Community Center at 663 Old Hwy 49 in Sanford on Sat., December 13th beginning at 6:30 p.m. Admission is Free, a love offering will be received. For more information call 601-765-6485

Master Gardener program
Through the Mississippi State University master gardeners program individuals are trained and certified in consumer horticulture and related areas. The fee for the training is $90. In exchange for 40 hours of education or training, individuals are required to return 40 hours of volunteer service within one year of their training. The interactive video training for 2015 will begin on February 17, 2015 and continue through March 24, 2014. Classes meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 PM to 5 PM you will need to be registered for the class by January 16, 2015 for more information please contact the stone county extension office at 601-928-5286.

Golf tourney
The Sone County SPCA will host the fifth annual Puttin for Pawz golf tourney on Saturday, November 22, 2014 at the Pine Burr country club. Registration is at 8 AM with tee time at 9 AM. two-person scramble is $50 per player, lunch is included prizes for hole-in-one and closest to the hole for more information call Katie at 601-270-7048

Quilt Dedication:
Community Quilt Dedication: December 15th, 3pm Stone County Courthouse. Public invited-this community quilt was created by community leaders, artists, and students from Stone High celebrating Stone County and its people.

Stone County Arts Council: Calling All Angels: December 12-4pm-7pm during the MGCCC  Festival of Lights at MGCCC Perkinston Campus Malone Fine Arts Building. Proceeds from this sale will support the Community Arts Center and its programs for Stone County.

Friends of Stone County Libraries: Nov. 29 (11-5) Fundraiser partnering with MGCCC and Read...Lead...Achieve Literacy programs to support literacy programs. Shop at Barnes and Noble (Gulfport, Hwy 49) and show the voucher or mention one of these programs and the program receives a percentage of the sale. Giftwrapping, storytelling, face painting, and pictures with characters also available!

Super Hero Walk/Run
There will be a Super Hero 5K walk/run on Thurs., Nov. 20 at Blaylock Park benefiting the March of Dimes. Registration will begin at 5:30 p.m. with the run starting at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $15 per participant. For more info email Kaitlyn Breland at HYPERLINK "mailto:superherorun14@yahoo.com" superherorun14@yahoo.com

Benefit Auction
There will be a benefit auction for leukemia patient, Beverly Walker, at United Baptist Church on Sat., Nov. 22, beginning at 11 a.m. There will be fish and hot dog plates available for purchase, plus a cake and merchandise auction. For more info call Neil Tapp at 228-861-4536.

BSF Classes
Calling all ladies who wish to experience a closer walk with Christ. Bible Study Fellowship will begin a five-week Bible study class in Gulfport beginning Nov. 19 at 9:30 a.m. For more info, location and registration call 228-627-1981 or 601-447-6543.

Car Show
The 14th annual Wild Turkey Run Car and Truck Show sponsored by the Knights of Columbus will be held Sat., Nov. 22 in the parking lot of the Sawmill Restaurant on Hwy 49S in Wiggins. Registration will be 7 a.m. – 10:30 a.m., ballots will be in by 1 p.m. and awards will be presented at 2 p.m. For more info call 678-662-7293.

Softball Skills Camp
MGCCC will hold a softball fall skills camp on Sat., Dec. 6, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. for 5th graders – 12th graders. For more info and registration call Christie Meeks at 251-709-0272 or Kenneth Long at 228-990-1676.

Cattlemen’s Meeting
The Stone County Cattlemen’s Association will meet Thurs., Nov. 20 at the Stone County Fairgrounds. The board will meet at 6 p.m. followed by supper and a membership meeting at 7 p.m. For more info call 601-928-5286.

Bookfair
A benefit bookfair will be held Sat., Nov. 29, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Barnes and Noble, 15256 Crossroads Pkwy, Gulfport. Proceeds will benefit MGCCC, Friends of Stone County Libraries and Read…Lead…Achieve.

Tour of Homes
The Garden Gate Garden Club’s annual Christmas Tour of Homes will be held Sun., Dec. 7, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Cost is $10 per person for the afternoon tour of six homes. Tickets will be available at any featured home on the day of the tour. Featured homes will be the homes of Chris and Brian Cain, Rose and Tommy Buckley, Julie and Ivan bond, The Old O’Neal Place, Charlene and Tom Campbell and Rev. David, Faye and Amy Perry. For more info call Dianne Lambert at 601-928-7370.

Christmas Parade
The annual Stone County Christmas Parade will roll through the streets of downtown Wiggins beginning at 5 p.m. on Sat., Dec. 13. For more info call 601-928-5418.

Journey to Bethlehem
Shiloh United Methodist Church, 2394 Shiloh Rd., Pelahatchie will host a drive-through event, “Journey to Bethlehem – The Life of Jesus” on Dec. 13 & Dec. 14, 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. For more info visit HYPERLINK "http://www.shilohunitedmethodist.org" www.shilohunitedmethodist.org or call 601-854-8158.

Exercise Group
The Strong Bones, Strong Women exercise classes meet on Tuesday and Thursday in Wiggins at the Stone County Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on Hwy 26 at 9 a.m. and at the McHenry Community Building at 10:30 a.m. The classes are for osteoporosis prevention and muscle strengthening. For more info call 601-928-5286.

Story Hour
Children ages 0-5 are invited to attend Story Hours every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Stone County Library. Story Hour is sponsored by Excel By 5.

TOPS Meeting
T.O.P.S. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets each Wednesday at 9 a.m. at the Stone County Library. For more info call 601-528-0464.

Dairy Margin Program
USDA has extended deadlines for the dairy Margin Protection Program. Farmers now have until Dec. 5, 2014 to enroll. For more info call your local USDA office.



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