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Revival
New Zion Church, 350 New Zion Rd., Perkinston, will hold revival services Thurs., Aug. 21 – Sat., Aug. 23, 7 p.m. nightly. Guest speaker will be Eliot Morgan of Layafette, La.

Pancake Breakfast
The Friends of Stone County Libraries and the First United Methodist Men will sponsor a pancake breakfast on Sun., Sept. 28, 7:30 a.m. – 10 a.m. as a fundraiser for the literacy programs for children in Stone County and to support the county’s libraries. Tickets are $5 and will be available at the door of the FUMC Family Life Center. For more info call 601-928-4344.

Revival
New Zion Baptist Church, 103 Thelma Andrews Rd., Wiggins, will hold revival services Mon., Sept. 1 – Fri., Sept. 5, 7 p.m. nightly. Guest speaker will be Rev. L.C. Bender of Sweet Beulah Baptist Church of Perkinston.

SWRA Cheerleading
Final registration for the Stone Wiggins Recreation Association Cheerleading program will be held Thurs., Aug. 21; 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Registration fee is $85. Ages 5-12 welcome to participate. For more info call Tabitha Parker at 601-528-4780 or Kerri Fairley at 601-928-8601.

Muscadine
Field Day
MSU McNeil Research Unit will host a Muscadine Field Day on Sat., Sept. 13, 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. at 7 Ben Gill Rd., Carriere. The event will allow growers to learn from MSU researchers and examine the grape vines growing at the research unit. For more info call Eric Stafne at 601-403-8939.

Woman’s Day
H. A. Brown United Methodist Church will hold their annual Women’s Day Program at 3 p.m. on Sun., Sept. 14. Guest speaker will be Sis. Marion Gaines, member of Church of God in Christ of Lucedale. The public is invited.

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.

Day on the Level
The public is invited to the annual “Day on the Level,” Sat., Oct. 11 next to the Big Level Grocery. There will be a variety of music, kid activities, fundraisers, food, raffles, antique cars and tractors and more. For vendor space or more info call 601-928-7621.

Cheerleader Camp
Children ages kindergarten through fifth grade are invited to “Be a Junior Bulldog Cheerleader” on Sat., Aug. 23, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the MGCCC Weathers Wentzell Center (Gym) Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the fee is $30. Campers will receive a picture with Mac the Mascot, T-shirt and pizza for lunch. They will also have the opportunity to perform at MGCCC’s Aug. 28 football game.

Defense Workshop
A workshop aimed at educating girls, ages elementary through college, how to defend themselves against abduction by detecting potential dangers will be held Sat., Aug. 30, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. at the Ferris B. O’Neal Senior Center in Wiggins. For more info call Noymi Hartfield at 601-528-1612.

Fish Fry
Answered Prayer Outreach Ministry will host a “fish-fry” on Fri., Aug. 22 and Sat., Aug. 23, 10 a.m. until at the home of Linda James, 407 Park St., Wiggins. For more info call 601-528-5196 or 601-716-5220.

Concert
The Mississippi Singing Churchmen will be in concert at the First Baptist Church of Wiggins on Mon., Sept. 8 at 6:30 p.m. The Mississippi Singing Churchmen is a men’s choir, comprised of ministers of music from Baptist churches in Mississippi.

Benefit Fund
The Lisa Lott-Kachli Medical Fund has been set up at Southern National Bank in Wiggins. Lisa is the daughter of the late Larry H. Lott. Her mother is Peggy Lott. She has two young daughters and she requires surgery for a medical condition, which is not covered by her insurance. Any donations would be appreciated.

Health & Wellness Fair
The Stone County branch of the NAACP will host a community health and wellness fair Sat., Aug. 23, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Wiggins. Admission is free and the event will feature health screenings, speakers, food, physical education, entertainment and a back-to-school rally.

Meet the Team
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College will hold Meet The Teams Night Thurs., Aug. 21 at 6:00 p.m. as we introduce the 2014 MGCCC football and soccer squads.  The MGCCC Band of Gold, Cheerleaders, and Perkettes will also be performing at A.L. May Memorial Stadium. The public is invited.

Prayer Rally
The 11th Annual Back to School Prayer Rally will be held Tues., Aug. 26, 7 p.m. at Word Alive Revival Center, 2202 Hwy 49, Wiggins. The public is invited to attend.

Free Diabetes Program
Stone County Hospital is sponsoring a series of free seminars to teach techniques and skills to control diabetes. The seminars will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the hospital’s cafeteria on Mon., Oct. 6, Mon., Oct. 13, Mon., Oct. 20, and Mon., Oct. 27. Refreshments will be provided. For more info call 601-928-6727.

School Registration
McHenry Christian Academy, a Christian school at McHenry First Baptist Church, will begin fall classes soon. For more info call 601-716-5012.

Special Service
New Welcome Hill Baptist Church, 709 E. Central Ave., Wiggins, will have an Usher Day Program at 3 p.m. on Sun., Aug. 24. Guest speaker will be Bro. Ricky Moore. The public is invited.

Gospel Sing
There will be a gospel sing Sat., Sept. 6, 6 p.m. at McLaurin Community Center, 15 McLaurin Rd., McLaurin. Featured groups will be Ridge Road, Flatland Bluegrass Gospel and Faithway Singers. Admission is free and a love offering will be received. For more info call 601-549-4602.

Festival
The 24th Annual Clarke County Forestry and Wildlife Festival will be Sat., Sept. 27 at Archusa Water Park, Quitman. Activities will begin at 9 a.m. and will include a car and truck show, kiddie-land, arts and crafts, live entertainment, bass tournament, equipment displays and porcelain chariot races. For more info on the festival or vendor applications call 601-776-5701.

Quilting Workshop
Stone County Arts Council with quilt artist Marcus Weekly will offer a quilting workshop on Sat., Aug. 30, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Visual Arts Center on the MGCCC Perkinston Campus. For more info and to register call Sandra Cassibry at 601-928-6298. Class size is limited.

Free Trees
Add color to your landscape year-round by joining the Arbor Day Foundation in August and receive 10 free white flowering dogwood trees with a $10 donation. Visit www.arborday.org/august for more info.

SWRA Soccer
Stone Wiggins Recreation Association will hold soccer sign up for fall and spring youth soccer seasons for ages 4-19 on Sat., Aug. 23, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Stone County Soccer Complex on New Hope Road, Wiggins. Registration is $65 and covers both fall and spring seasons. Tryouts for U10 and up will be on Aug. 23. For more info call Tom Jellison at 601-528-4005.

Fiddle/Banjo Contest
Mississippi Pecan festival Fiddling/Banjo Contest and Jam will be held at 10 a.m. on Sat., Sept. 27. There is no entry fee and each contestant will receive a pass to enjoy the festival all day Saturday and a MS Pecan Festival t-shirt. Cash prizes are being offered. The festival will be held Sept. 26-28 in Richton. For more info call 601-964-8222.

Mud Run
Naval Construction Battalion Center Gulfport will host Seabee Mud Run on Oct. 4. Registration and check-in will begin at 7 a.m. and the race will begin in heats promptly at 8 a.m. The course is just over five miles with mud, water, mud, dry obstacles, mud, water slide, mud, hills and of course, mud standing between the runner and finish line. For more info or to register visit http://www.active.com/gulfport-ms/running/races/seabee-volkslauf-mud-run-2014

Farming Short Course
Fruit and vegetable growers can learn how to grow and sell produce for farmer markets during an upcoming short course. Micro farming: growing for farmers markets will be held Aug. 27-28, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. in Raymond. The course is free but advance registration is required. For more info or to register call 601-892-3731.

Art Exhibit
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.



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