AREA BRIEFS Tuxechena VBS
Tuxechena Baptist Church, 400 City Rd., Perkinston, will host Vacation Bible School July 21-25, 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. nightly for ages pre-k to teens. For more info call 601-494-0267.
Christian Community VBS
Christian Community Center, 126 N. Parker St., Wiggins (across from S & P Farm and Garden) will host Vacation Bible School July 21-24, 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. nightly. For more info or for transportation call 601-716-5280 or 601-716-6030.
The Taylor and extended family will hold a family reunion on Sat., July 19 at the Ferris O’Neal Senior Center in Wiggins. Bring a covered dish and enjoy the fellowship.
Hamburger steak plates will be sold Thurs., July 24, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. at the Sawmill Restaurant. Proceeds will benefit the Jerry J. Fairley Memorial Scholarship Foundation. Cost is $8 per plate and includes hamburger steak, mashed potatoes, green beans, roll and dessert. For more info or to purchase a ticket call Marilyn Monroe at 601-928-8233 or LaShawn at 601-928-4660.
Registration for all students attending Stone County Schools will be July 22, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.; July 23, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.; and July 24, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Please bring the following to registration: 2 proofs of physical address (one must be a current utility bill), parent or guardian ID, MS Immunization form (new students only), birth certificate (new students only), social security card (new students only), withdrawal form, transcript and/or report card from school attended 2013-2014 school year (new students only). All 7th grade students must have the Tdap vaccination.
North Hills VBS
North Hills Baptist Church will host Vacation Bible School through July 18, 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
New Zion Baptist Church will host Women’s Day at 2:30 p.m. on Sun., July 20. Sis. Elva Joyce Husband will be the guest speaker. The public is invited.
Maya Avery Jenkins will host a Trunk Show on Sun., July 20, 3:30 p.m. – 6 p.m. at the Best Western, 525 Frontage Dr., Wiggins. The show will feature clothing and accessories from LuckiLove Luxe Boutique, a charitable business that benefits the Mississippi Kidney Foundation. For more info call 769-572-2084 or email: email@example.com
Unity in the Community
Dominion and Power Family Life Center will host the 2nd annual Unity in the Community on Sat., Aug. 16, 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. inside Flint Creek Water Park. The event is free to the public and will include a Moon bounce, basketball, sack races, giveaways, Christian music performances and more.
McHenry FBC VBS
McHenry First Baptist Church will host Vacation Bible School through July 18, 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. daily. The theme is Lifeway’s “Agency D3” and students from pre-k through 6th grade are welcome to attend. Family night will be held Sun., July 20 at 6 p.m. Perspective students and volunteers may preregister at www.mchenryfbc.org
The Sarah Ellen Gillespie Museum of Art at William Carey University, Hattiesburg, is currently displaying an exhibit “A Slice of Summer,” featuring works by Charles Ambrose, Walter Inglis Anderson, James McConnell Anderson, Leif Anderson, Christopher Stebly and other Mississippi arts. The exhibit will hang until August 27 and is open to the public free of charge. For more info call 601-318-6542.
A food drive for Our Daily Bread Pantry is being held at the McHenry Library through the end of July. The library is open Tuesday and Thursday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Wednesday, 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Teen Reading Program
McHenry Library will “Spark a Reaction,” with teens this summer during their summer reading program. The program will begin at 2 p.m. on Wed., July 2 and continue each Wednesday throughout July. The program is for teens ages 13-18. For more info call 601-528-9465.
Host Families Needed
Cultural Homestay International is seeking host families for foreign exchange students for the Stone County 2014-15 school year. Students provide their own spending money and medical insurance. For more information contact Heather Anderson at 601-716-4441 or 601-928-4802.
Natural Resource Workshop
A July 27 workshop in Hattiesburg will help landowners recognize the income-generating potential of their land when used for natural resource enterprises. The MFC, USDA Forest Service and MSU Extension are sponsoring the workshop at the Forrest County Extension Office, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Workshop fee is $25 and deadline to register is July 10. For more info or to register call Kelly LaSalle at 662-325-3133.
4-H Day Camp
Stone County 4-H and Perry County 4-H invites youth ages 5 to 13 to attend an Environmental Arts Day Camp on Thurs., July 17. The camp will be 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Lakeview Lodge inside Flint Creek Water Park. Registration fee is $12 and includes lunch and t-shirt. Deadline to register is July 9. For more info or to register call Brad Jones, 4-H agent at 601-928-5286.
4-H Fishing Day
A 4-H Fishing Day is planned at Lake Perry in Beaumont on July 29. Kids ages 8 to 15 are invited to attend. Space is limited to 25 participants so register early by calling 601-964-3668.
TOPS (Taking off Pounds Sensibly) meets each Wednesday at 9 a.m. at the Stone County Library. For more info call 601-528-0464.
A Bible study group will be offered at Solid Rock Youth Center, E. Pine Ave., Wiggins, on Sunday mornings 10 a.m. – 10:40 a.m. The Bible study will be open to adults. The public is invited. June 8th leaders will be Wiley Abel and Jerry Parsons.
The Strong Bones, Strong Women exercise classes meet on Tuesday and Thursday at 9 a.m. in Wiggins at the Stone County Rehab Center and at 10:30 a.m. in McHenry at the Community Building next to the McHenry Fire Station. The classes are for osteoporosis prevention and muscle strengthening. For more info call 601-928-5286.
The Pine Hill Dulcimers & Friends meet on the second and fourth Thursday of each month 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. in the Wiggins Presbyterian Church parish hall, 331 E. College Ave. Wiggins. The group plays songs and learns new ones. It is not necessary to be able to read music to enjoy playing the dulcimer. Anyone interested in learning to play is welcome. For more info call 601-528-1663.