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Book Signing
Hester Bass will hold a book signing event for her book, “The Secret World of Walter Anderson!” at 6 p.m. on Thursday, August 20 at the Stone County Library in Wiggins. The public is invited.

Baseball Showcase
Players can show off their skills to the MGCCC baseball coaching staff at a showcase camp set for Saturday, Sept. 12. The event, at Ken “Curly” Farris Field in Perkinston, will be for players in 9th through 12th grades. Registration starts at 9 a.m. with the showcase beginning at 9:30 a.m. Cost is $80 with a Sept. 4 deadline. For more information or to register call Coach Eric Ebers at 601-928-6348.

Fall Instructional League
MGCCC will host a 2015 Fall Instructional league beginning Tuesday, Sept. 29. The league is for players in 9th – 12th grades and will be open to the first 60 applicants. Coach Rodney Batts’ Bulldogs coaching staff will provide instruction and evaluation with games Tuesday and Thursday nights through Oct. 22. Cost is $200 with a registration deadline of Sept. 22. For more information call Coach Ebers at 601-928-6348.

Muscadine Workshop
Muscadine growers are invited to the Mississippi State University McNeill Research Unit, 7 Ben Gill Rd, Carriere on Saturday, August 29, to learn more about their crop. Speakers from MSU and USDA-ARS will address cultivars, insects and diseases, best production practices and more. There is no cost to attend and registration begins at 8:30 a.m. with the program running 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. For more information call Eric Stafne at 601-403-8939.

Exercise Class
The Strong Bones, Strong Women exercise classes meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Wiggins at the Stone County Rehab Center at 9am and at the McHenry Community Building in McHenry at 10:30am. The classes are for osteoporosis prevention and muscle strengthening. For more information call 601-928-5286.

3rd Annual Evening on Pine Hill
The Old Firehouse Museum will host their 3rd annual Evening on Pine Hill Saturday, Oct. 10. All proceeds from the event will go to the museum. As in the past, the evening will feature dinner, an auction and musical entertainment.

Dulcimer Classes
Mountain dulcimers are very easy to learn to play and instruments and free lessons are available in Stone County. Pine Hill Dulcimers meet 6pm-8pm on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month at Wiggins Presbyterian Church. Visitors are welcome. For more information call Karen at 601-528-1663 or Tommy at 601-716-6761.


Auction Items Needed
The Old Firehouse Museum’s volunteers are requesting the help of the citizen’s of Wiggins and Stone County to provide interesting and unique items for this year’s auction during the museum’s 3rd annual Evening on Pine Hill. Donations will be accepted on Wednesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., August 19 – Oct. 1.

ServSafe Class
A ServSafe certification course for restaurant workers is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 12. The class cost $135 and will be held at the Stone County Extension Office, 214 N. Critz St., Wiggins. Students should have register and purchase their workbook before Friday, Sept. 18. For more information call 601-928-5286.

Girl Scout Registration
An information and registration meeting for the Girl Scouts of Greater Mississippi will be held Thursday, August 20. The meeting will be held at the Sawmill Family Restaurant, 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. For more information call Desti Guthrie at 228-864-7221.

Worship on Wednesday
Ebenezer Baptist Church, 962 Hwy 29, Wiggins, will begin WOW! Wednesday worship for students on Wednesday, August 26 with a light meal served at 6 p.m. and classes 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. each week. Ages 4 through 5th grade will meet for Awana classes and ages 6th grade through 12th grade will meet for Youth classes. For more information call Tim Alexander at 601-928-8744 (Awana) or Jeremy Smith at 601-528-4488 (Youth).

Soccer Registration
The last chance to sign up for Stone United Soccer for the Fall season will be 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. on Saturday, August 22 at New Hope Road Soccer Fields. Cost is $65 per player for ages 4-13. U-10 and U-12 tryouts/evaluations will be held at 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. respectively on Saturday, August 22 at the fields.

Meet the Teams
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College will host Meet the Teams on Thursday, August 20 at 6 p.m. There will be introductions of the football and soccer teams, cheerleaders and the Band of Gold will perform. A 90-minute football scrimmage will begin at 7 p.m. The public is invited and there is no admission.




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