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Trick or Treat
The annual Merchant Trick or Treat will be Thurs., Oct. 30, 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. in Wiggins.

Basketball Tourney
Get ready for some 3-on-3 basketball. Nov. 15 will be the date for the inaugural Stone County Enterprise - Johnette Galloway Memorial 3-on-3 Tournament. The tourney will coincide with dedication of the new half-court and splash pad at Johnette Galloway Park on Simpson Street. Get your teams together and call 601-928-8131 or 601-928-4802 for registration details.

FFA Benefit
Stone FFA is selling smoked turkeys and hams and other meat products as well as citrus frit and apples. Meat orders will be delivered in time for Thanksgiving. Deadline is Nov. 4 for meat orders and Nov. 11 for fruit. Call SHS at 601-928-5492 and ask for Shelly Pulliam to place an order.

Costume Contest
The annual Costume Contest will begin at 5 p.m. on Thurs., Oct. 30 in Blaylock Park. Registration will begin at 4 p.m. in the park. The Stone High School Cheer Squad will sponsor the event.

Movie in the Park
The Stone County Chamber will host a movie in the park event beginning at 6 p.m., Thurs., Oct. 30, in Blaylock Park, Wiggins. Featured movie will be Hotel Transylvania. The public is invited and there is no admission.

Medicare Meeting
An educational meeting on Medicare will be held Wed., Nov. 5, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. at the Ferris O’Neal Senior Center, Magnolia Drive, Wiggins.

Homecoming
The annual Homecoming at Wiggins Presbyterian Church will be held Sun., Nov. 2; beginning at 10:45 a.m. Guest speaker will be Rev. Philip E. McRae, pastor of the Blackmonton and Shongalo Presbyterian Churches in Vaiden. For more info call 601-928-7695.

Storytelling
Fabric Artist and Storyteller Diane Williams will present “The Historic Journey of African American Quilters,” on Sat., Nov. 8, 9 a.m. – 10 a.m. at the Visual Arts Center on the MGCCC Perkinston Campus. The public is invited and admission is free.

Trunk or Treat
Westside Community Center, 45 Magnolia Rd., Perkinston, will host a Trunk or Treat even on Fri., Oct. 31 at 7 p.m. Decorate your car trunks, fill them with goodies, dress in your best costume and come have some good safe fun. For more info call 601-928-8170 or 228-669-8644.

Breakfast
Wiggins Masonic Lodge No. 481 F&AM, 129 S. First St., Wiggins, will hold their monthly breakfast on Sat., Nov. 1, 7:30 a.m. until. Plates are $6 and the public is invited.

Blood Drive
First Baptist Church of Wiggins will host a blood drive for United Blood Services on Sun., Nov. 2, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the gym.

Turkey Dinner
Miriam Chapter #67 O.E.S. will host their annual Turkey and Dressing dinner on Fri., Nov. 7, 11 a.m. until at the Wiggins Masonic Lodge on First Street. Donations of $8 per plate are asked. Dine in or take out. No delivery.

Youth Basketball
Stone Wiggins Recreation Association will hold registration for youth basketball Thurs., Nov. 6, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. and Sat., Nov. 8, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Stone County Courthouse boardroom. The league is open to boys and girls ages 7-15. Cost is $50 per child.

Fall Festival
Azalea Gardens Nursing Center will hold its annual Fall Festival on Sat., Nov. 8, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. There will be food, music, horse rides, games and more. The public is invited to join in for a day of family fun. For more info call 601-928-5281. All proceeds will go to the Resident Activity Fund.

AWANA
Big Level Baptist Church AWANA program will meet at 7 p.m. instead of 6:30 p.m. for their Fall Festival on Wed., Oct. 29. Parents are requested to attend with the clubbers.

Masonic Meeting
Wiggins Masonic Lodge No. 481 F&AM, 129 S. First St., Wiggins, will hold its monthly business meeting on Thurs., Nov. 6, 7:30 p.m.

Pumpkin Patch
Faithview Baptist Church in Saucier will host a Pumpkin Patch with free games, candy, hot dogs and chips on Fri., Oct. 31, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. The public is invited.

Fall Festival
Berean Baptist Church, 2028 Hwy 49, Wiggins, will host a Fall Festival Sat., Nov. 8 at 12 p.m. at the church. There will be carnival games, food, face painting, dunking booth, hayrides and more. The event is free and open to the public.

Family & Friends Day
Oak Grove MBC of Brooklyn will celebrate Family and Friends Day with a special service at 2:30 p.m. on Sun., Nov. 9. Guest speaker will be Rev. Calvin Ramsey, pastor of Texas Chapel Baptist Church of Lumberton. For more info call Deacon Ray Benjamin at 601-598-2041.

Gospel Sing
A benefit Gospel Sing for David Harrison will be held at the Westside Community Center, 45 Magnolia Rd., Perkinston on Sat., Nov. 1. Singing will begin at 1 p.m., food will be served throughout the day with a Turkey Shoot, Silent Auction, Raffle Drawings and Cake Auction. For more info call 601-928-3587 or 601-528-0384.

Zombie Run
MGCCC Perkinston Campus will host a 5K Zombie Run on Thurs., Oct. 30 at 6 p.m. at A. L. May Memorial Stadium. Proceeds from the event will go to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, local families during the holiday season and the MGCCC Scholarship Fund. Registration for adults is $20 and children 12 and under are free. Register on line at www.mgccc.edu/zombierun

Fish Fry
The Benefit Committee of Stone County will be sponsoring a Fish Fry for Evangelist Doris Johnson, 10:30 a.m. until on Fri., Nov. 7 at Blaylock Park. Plates are $7. Proceeds will go to help with expenses Johnson has incurred during her battle with breast cancer. For more info call 228-731-7122.

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.

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 www.shilohunitedmethodist.org or call 601-854-8158.

1985 & 1986 Class Reunion
The Stone High Classes of 1985 and 1986 will have a dual class reunion Fri., Dec. 26 and Sat., Dec. 27 at the Stone County Fairgrounds. Please help us contact our class members. Time is of the essence. Join our group on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/254538971397195/, our yahoo group page https://www.classof85and86.com or mail info on class member to Valerie Caul Blackmon at 7924 Jim Ramsay Rd., Vancleave, MS 39565.

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.

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. 27. Refreshments will be provided. For more info call 601-928-6727.



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