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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.

Fishing Rodeo
MDWFP will host a youth fishing rodeo at Paul B. Johnson State Park Lake on Sat., Oct. 25. The event is open to youth ages 15 and under; registration begins at 10 a.m. Participants should bring their own fishing gear, catfish bait and stinger. For more info call 601-582-7721.

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.

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.

Dulcimer Class
An introductory class on how to play the mountain dulcimer will be held Tues., Oct. 21, 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. in the private dining room on the MGCCC Perkinston campus. There is no charge. Instruments and instruction will be provided. To register email mcqueen8998@bellsouth.net


Board Meeting
Gateway Christian Academy, formerly Vardaman Street Christian Academy, will hold a public open school board meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Tues., Oct. 28 at the Stone County Library. If you would like to include a topic on the agenda, call 601-528-5454.

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.

Fundraiser
The Stone High Pride will be flocking yards of nominated persons on the nights of Oct. 24-25. We are offering “Anti-Flocking Insurance’ for a $10 fee if you prefer to avoid getting flocked. For more info call Michelle at 228-263-4480.

Soccer Tournament
The Pumpkin Bowl Soccer Tournament for ages U4-U14 will be held Sat., Oct. 25 inside Flint Creek Water Park. Games will start at 8 a.m. For more info call 228-860-0247 or 601-528-1917.

Football Competition
A pass, punt and kick football competition will be held Sat., Oct. 25, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. inside Flint Creek Water Park. Entry fee will be $3. For more info call 601-528-1917.

Wildlife Extravaganza
Splash of Fun Water Park, inside Flint Creek Water Park, will host a wildlife extravaganza Sat., Oct. 25, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. The event will feature a spinning reel contest, BB gun contest, taxidermy contest, spear-throwing contest, mullet net throwing contest, bow shooting contest and more. There will be a benefit auction at 3 p.m. and live music starts at 12 p.m. Park fees are $3 per person. For more info call 601-528-1917.

Haunted Forest
The annual Haunted Forest inside Flint Creek Water Park will begin at dark on Sat., Oct. 25. Proceeds to benefit the Stone High School baseball team.

Fall Festival
The 2nd Annual Fall Festival will be held Sat., Oct. 25, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. in Blaylock Park. There will be crafts, food, kid’s jumps, silent auction, pet show, 5K run, Kid’s fun run, dunking both, live entertainment and more. Sponsored by Vardaman Street Christian Academy, more info can be obtained by calling 601-528-5454.

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.

Basket Class
Kelly Spacht will present a Free Form Basket Class Sat., Oct. 25, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Visual Arts Center of the MGCCC Perkinston campus. Stone County Arts Council Member cost is $60, non-member cost is $75. For more info or to register for the class call 601-928-6298.

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

Homecoming
Lighthouse Family Worship Center, 845 N. Magnolia Dr., Wiggins will hold Homecoming services Sun., Oct. 26 at 10:30 a.m. Guest speaker will be Bro. Tommy Havard. The public is invited.

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.

Church Anniversary
H. A. Brown United Methodist Church will celebrate their 20th anniversary Sun., Oct. 26 at 3 p.m. with a special service. Guest speaker will be Lindsey Robinson, pastor of Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church, Gulfport and St. Paul United Methodist Church, Biloxi. The public is invited.

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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