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Saturday, May 06, 2017Sports & Recreation

Natchez Trace Century Ride

Natchez Trace Century Ride

The Natchez Trace Century Ride is quickly becoming the largest spring cycling event in Mississippi. Over 700 cyclists each year have jumpstarted their cycling season while discovering our small town charm and hospitality and pedaling on stretches of national scenic byway. This ride starts and ends in Ridgeland and provides an experience for riders of all ages and abilities.

Spring brings warmer temperatures in Mississippi…the glimmering waters and abundant wildlife around the Ross Barnett Reservoir will enhance the journey. Countryside stretches in Madison County and Pelahatchie steady the pedals for reflection, and around town spins delight with discovery of each place.

With your choice of distances from 25, 50, 62 and 100 miles with mild to moderate elevation, it is a great ride to find your stride and other specialties along the route. There will be “energizer” stops, food and hands-on fun every 10-15 miles.

And you won’t want to miss “Ridgeland Rockin’ after the Ride” a celebration of a successful ride with culinary delights, toe-tapping music and stories to take home. There will be door prizes galore and the chance to win the grand prize giveaway of a bike. Post-ride social presented by Ridgeland Tourism Commission.

The Natchez Trace Century Ride will take place on Saturday, May 6 at 7:00 a.m., and will start at the Ridgeland Recreational Center. Your registration fee includes Welcome Party on Friday evening, ride, event t-shirt, post-ride meal and post-ride social. Registration fees are: $35 (January 6-31), $45 (February 1-April 6), $55 (April 7-May 4), $65 (May 5-6). Online registration will close at 11:59 p.m. on May 4. When you register for the ride, be sure to order your Natchez Trace Century Ride jersey for $55. Supplies are limited and they are sure to run out, so be sure to register early to make sure you get this cool collectible.

Packet pick up will be held on Friday, May 5 from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at The Bike Crossing, 115 West Jackson Street, Ridgeland. You MUST be registered by Thursday, April 6 to be guaranteed a swag bag at packet pick-up. You DO NOT want to miss our swag bag! They are the BEST SWAG BAGS around!  Must register by April 6 in order to guarantee a swag bag and a t-shirt.

 The Natchez Trace Century Ride is presented by The Bike Crossing and is an event of Ridgeland Recreation & Parks.

Sign up NOW!  https://runsignup.com/Race/MS/Ridgeland/NatchezTraceCenturyRide 

* No one will be permitted to start the ride after 7:30 a.m.

** The course will be shut down at 3:00 p.m. and all remaining riders will be sagged.

The Century Ride start 50, 62, and 100 will have a mass start at 7:00 a.m. The 25 mile riders will begin at 7:30 am. No one will be permitted to start after 7:30 a.m.

Rest stops with refreshments will be available approximately every 10-18 miles.

The course will be shut down at 3:00 p.m. and all remaining riders will be sagged.

*Employees of Ridgeland Tourism Commission, City of Ridgeland or The Bike Crossing not eligible to win.

  

When:
Saturday, May 06, 2017 7:00 AM thru 03:00 PM
Where:
Ridgeland Recreational Center
137 Old Trace Park

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Saturday, May 06, 2017Arts & Crafts

Spring Showcase at MS Craft Center

Spring Showcase at MS Craft Center
The weather will be perfect this Saturday, so plan to join us 10 am until 6 pm for great art, music, food and history. If you want to make the day even more enjoyable, reserve your ticket to the Craft Beer and Bloody Mary Garden* with a delicious selection of beers from Capital City Beverage and Cathead Vodka Bloody Marys, grilled bratswurst and the music of the MSO Woodwind Quintet and Barry Leach.  It is the perfect recipe for good times.

*Alcoholic beverages will be available after 11 am.

Advance tickets are $20 and if purchased using the link below will benefit the Craftsmen's Guild and the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra. We only have a limited number of tickets, so reserve yours today. You will receive an email confirmation. You tickets will be waiting for you at the Mississippi Craft Center the day of the event. You can also purchase them in our gallery.

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When:
Saturday, May 06, 2017 10:00 AM thru 06:00 PM
Where:
Ms Craft Center
950 Rice Road
For More Info:
Nancy Perkins
601-856-7546
nancy@mscrafts.org
www.mscrafts.org

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Saturday, May 06, 2017Community Festival/Event

Red Beans & Rice Festival

Red Beans & Rice Festival
Red Beans & Rice Festival to Benefit Stewpot

Stewpot's Red Beans and Rice Celebration has become one of Jackson's most anticipated events. THis year, 13-15 restaurants, congregations, professionals, and individuals will vie for the coveted title of Best Red Beans Recipe In Town. Planned by a hard-working committee of volunteers and sponsored by Jackson's finest corporate citizens, this family festival offers good, clean fun for everyone! The festival also includes prizes for Best Dressed Booth and for Best Costume.
An exciting highlight this year's festival is we have partnered with the St. Dominic Hospital "Magnolia Meltdown" Half Marathon, 10K, and 5K. For more information on how to register visit: www.magnoliameltdown.racesonline.com

This Year's Entertainment Line-Up:
12:00 - 1:00 The Sofa Kings
1:15 - 2:15 Lisa Mills
2:30 - 3:30 Southern Komfort Brass Band
4:00 - 5:00 The Mulligan Brothers
5:30 - 7:00 Drivin' n' Cryin'

When:
Saturday, May 06, 2017 11:00 AM thru 07:00 PM
Where:
Renaissance at Colony Park
1000 Highland Colony Parkway
Ridgeland, MS

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Saturday, May 06, 2017Health/Wellness Event

Magnolia Meltdown

Magnolia Meltdown
MAGNOLIA MELTDOWN
HALF MARATHON, 10K/5K
MAY 6, 2017 6:30 AM
PRESENTED BY: ST. DOMINIC HOSPITAL
Things to Expect at the Magnolia Meltdown:
Scenic Courses through Ridgeland, MS
Finisher Medals to all Half Marathon, 5K, 10K Runners
Full interactive results tent
Great Post Race Celebration will begin around 9:30 a.m. with live music and great food!!
*ALL FINISHERS WILL RECEIVE A FINISHER MEDAL...YES, FINISHERS IN EVERY RACE*

When:
Saturday, May 06, 2017 2:16 PM
Where:
Renaissance at Colony Park
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Saturday, May 13, 2017Other Events

Household Hazardous Waste

Household Hazardous Waste
This is an excellent opportunity for anyone in the community to dispose of old, unusable items sitting around the house or office, for FREE! All you have to do is load up your old or recyclable items and drop them off at Holmes Community College in Ridgeland anywhere from 8 a.m. to noon. We'll take care of the rest!
Acceptable items: aerosals, answering machines, anti freeze (non-regulated), batteries, cables, camcorders, CDs/DVDs, cell phones, compact disc players, computer equipment, computers, copiers, cords, duplicators, DVD players, electric typewriters, electronic games, fax machines, flammable liquids, hard drives, keyboards, household electronics, ink/toner, lab equipment, laptops, laptop batteries, liquid pesticides, mainframe equipment, media, microwave ovens, modems, monitors, motor oil (non-regulated), networking equipment, pagers, paint, PDAs, printers, printed circuit board, radios, remote controls, scanners, solid pesticides, stereo components, stereos, tapes, tape players, telephones, telecom equipment, televisions, testing equipment, tires, toasters, transparency makers, two-way radios, UPS - power supplies, VCRs, waste oxidizer, word processors, other electronics.
Unacceptable items:air conditioners, dishwashers, dryers, light bulbs, medical waste, nuclear waste, radioactive waste, refrigerators, thermostats, washers.

When:
Saturday, May 13, 2017 8:00 AM thru 12:00 PM
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Saturday, May 13, 2017Community Festival/Event

TARA WILDLIFE TOMAHAWK TROMP

TARA WILDLIFE TOMAHAWK TROMP

Join us for a family-friendly 5K off-road trail run that includes multiple skill stations: .22 rifle, sling shot, archery, spear throwing, water hazards, bear crawls, knife and tomahawk throwing, rope obstacles, cross-country running or walking, and a short swim. All supplies are provided for each station.

Awards are presented to category winners. Families can compete as a team (unlimited number of family members can participate). Times will be averaged. An adult must accompany children under 9 years old. Individuals can compete in their age group: Ages 10-13, 14-17, 18-49 and 50 and up. This event benefits the children of Mississippi National Guardsmen.

Lodging Available

Come stay with us Friday night at Tara Lodge! Pricing includes lodging, evening meal and breakfast. Single occupancy is $149.80, double occupancy $112.35 per person. Additional children are $21.40 each.


When:
Saturday, May 13, 2017 8:00 AM thru 12:00 PM
Where:
Tara Wildlife, 6791 Eagle Lake Shore Rd. Vicksburg MS 39183

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Thursday, May 18, 2017Arts & Crafts

The Story of Hot Tamales and Comeback Sauce in Mississippi

The Story of Hot Tamales and Comeback Sauce in Mississippi
Featured speaker Malcolm White will share how hot tamales and comeback sauce gained popularity in the Magnolia State at "Let's Do Lunch" on Thursday, May 18, 11:30 am at the Mississippi Craft Center in Ridgeland. Hot tamales and comeback sauce will be among the menu items served. "Let's Do Lunch" is an annual event hosted by the Craftsmen's Guild of Mississippi who operates the Mississippi Craft Center as a craft museum, education center, visitor center, event venue and as administrative headquarters for the Craftsmen's Guild. The event will also honor the Guild's volunteers and Sheri Cox, Director of Operations, for her ten years of service. Cox oversees the Guild's retail galleries, venue rental, educational programs and volunteers. Lunch is $20 for the general public; free for 2017 Guild "Friends" members and those not opting for lunch. Reservations may be made online at www.mscrafts.org or by calling the gallery at 601.856.7546 during regular hours. Reservation deadline is Tuesday, May 16 at 5 pm.

"Let's Do Lunch" is supported by a grant from The Mississippi Humanities Council. Other sponsors include Lefoldt & Company and Trustmark Bank.


                    Malcolm White White returned to lead the Mississippi Arts Commission (MAC) as Executive Director in...  More >>

When:
Thursday, May 18, 2017 11:30 AM thru 01:00 PM
Where:
Mississippi Craft Center
950 Rice Road
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Thursday, May 18, 2017Community Festival/Event

Barnett Rez Sunset Concert Series-Barry Leach & Andrew Pates

Barnett Rez Sunset Concert Series-Barry Leach & Andrew Pates
Sunset Concert Series Continues

Good tunes, great sunset views and spicy shellfish are coming together at Lakeshore Park this spring, courtesy of a new neighborhood music series announced this week by the Barnett Reservoir Foundation.
The Sunset Concert Series, sponsored by The Crawfish King of Flowood, continues with shows scheduled to begin at 6 p.m., on the park’s main point on the east side of the lake.
“It is the ideal place to view the gorgeous sunsets that The Rez is known for,” said series coordinator Jeff Roberts of the Foundation, a private non-profit organization that supports the Barnett Reservoir Community. “We think this is an ideal way to give our residents more of a neighborhood or community feel, and of course a new way for visitors to enjoy the lake.”
The Crawfish King plans to sell boiled crawfish and shrimp at each of the events. The Foundation will sell beer, soft drinks and water.
Concerts will be held every other Thursday night.
Chris Gill will headline on May 4, and artists will be for May 18 Barry Leach & Andrew Pates and June 1 will be Lisa Mills check out the website at barnettreservoirfoundation.org.
Admission is $5 per vehicle,...  More >>

When:
Thursday, May 18, 2017 6:00 PM
Where:
Lakeshore Park
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Friday, May 19, 2017Community Festival/Event

Pepsi Pops Rescheduled

Pepsi Pops Rescheduled
Pepsi Pops at the Rez features patriotic music and popular tunes by the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra followed by a fireworks show. Bring a picnic, blanket and chairs. Tickets at the gate are $15 and $12 in advance. Gates open at 4:30 p.m. and show begins at 7:30 p.m. The originally scheduled date of May 12 for Pepsi Pops was moved to May 19 due to forecast for rain.

When:
Friday, May 19, 2017 4:30 PM thru 09:00 PM
Where:
Old Trace Park
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Saturday, May 20, 2017Community Festival/Event

MidFest Flea Market

 The Good Samaritan Center will be holding the MidFest Flea Market on Saturday, May 20th in conjunction with the Business Association of Midtown's MIDFEST Arts Studio Tours. NUTS and Good Samaritan will have tons of home decor, kitchen items, bric brac, linens, holiday items small appliances and more out for sale. The event will also host a dozen other sellers, with items such as clothing, home items, beaurty products and more!

Early bird shopping is from 8am - 10am for a $5 donation. Free entry from 10am to 2pm. 


When:
Saturday, May 20, 2017 8:00 AM thru 02:00 PM
Where:
The Good Samaritan Center/NUTS, 114 Millsaps Avenue, Jackson, MS 39202 

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Friday, May 26, 2017Community Festival/Event

Parkway Memorial 22nd Annual Memorial Day Celebration

Parkway Memorial 22nd Annual Memorial Day Celebration

When:
Friday, May 26, 2017 10:00 AM thru 11:00 AM
Where:
Parkway Funeral Home and Parkway Memorial Cemetery
1161 Highland Colony Parkway
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Thursday, June 01, 2017Community Festival/Event

Barnett Rez Sunset Concert Series-Lisa Mills & Chris Gill

Barnett Rez Sunset Concert Series-Lisa Mills & Chris Gill
Sunset Concert Series Continues

Good tunes, great sunset views and spicy shellfish are coming together at Lakeshore Park this spring, courtesy of a new neighborhood music series announced this week by the Barnett Reservoir Foundation.
The Sunset Concert Series, sponsored by The Crawfish King of Flowood, continues with shows scheduled to begin at 6 p.m., on the park’s main point on the east side of the lake.
“It is the ideal place to view the gorgeous sunsets that The Rez is known for,” said series coordinator Jeff Roberts of the Foundation, a private non-profit organization that supports the Barnett Reservoir Community. “We think this is an ideal way to give our residents more of a neighborhood or community feel, and of course a new way for visitors to enjoy the lake.”
The Crawfish King plans to sell boiled crawfish and shrimp at each of the events. The Foundation will sell beer, soft drinks and water.
Concerts will be held every other Thursday night.
Chris Gill will headline on May 4, and artists will be for May 18 Barry Leach & Andrew Pates and June 1 will be Lisa Mills check out the website at barnettreservoirfoundation.org.
Admission is $5 per vehicle,...  More >>

When:
Thursday, June 01, 2017 6:00 PM
Where:
Lakeshore Park
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Saturday, June 03, 2017Sports & Recreation

Heatwave Classic Triathlon

Heatwave Classic Triathlon
On Saturday, June 3rd, Ridgeland Recreation & Parks will host the 32nd annual Heatwave Classic Triathlon. Some of the finest athletes from the Southeastern United States will converge on Ridgeland, Mississippi to compete in the triathlon, an event sanctioned by the U.S.A. Triathlon. Participants return each year because they love the race course.

This year's race will consist of a ½ mile swim in the Ross Barnett Reservoir, a 27 ½ mile bike ride along the scenic and historic Natchez Trace Parkway, and ending with a 10K run along Ridgeland's heavily shaded Multi-Purpose Trail. Participants may register online at www.ridgelandsportsandevents.com .
The Heatwave Classic Triathlon is one of many events produced by City of Ridgeland Recreation & Parks Department.  For more information on this event please call 601-853-2011.

When:
Saturday, June 03, 2017 7:00 AM thru 12:00 PM
Where:
Ross Barnett Reservoir and Natchez Trace in Ridgeland, MS
For More Info:
Chris Chance
601-853-2011 ext 2038
chris.chance@ridgelandms.org
www.ridgelandms.org

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Sunday, June 04, 2017Sports & Recreation

TARA WILDLIFE SUMMER YOUTH CAMP I

TARA WILDLIFE SUMMER YOUTH CAMP I

Hands-on learning experiences in the Great Outdoors for youth aged 9-16 taught by outdoor professionals and Tara’s Licensed Staff. Activities include orienteering and compass usage, game calling, woodsmanship, wildlife tours, open air bus rides, canoeing, fishing, birding, field games, alligator and predator management, training with shotguns and .22 rifle, and much more! Register now by calling 601-279-4261.

With 8 miles of Mississippi River frontage and 9,000 acres of oxbow lakes and bottomland hardwood forests, Tara is one the nation’s ultimate destinations for deer hunting. Tara’s commitment to the sustainable use and management of natural resources is our primary focus. Our youth camps educate children in outdoor skills, with a strong emphasis on safety and ethical behavior along with the development of a greater appreciation of our natural resources.


When:
from Sunday, June 04, 2017 5:00 PM
thru Saturday, June 10, 2017 10:00 AM
Where:
Tara Wildlife 

6791 Eagle Lake Shore Rd., Vicksburg, MS 39183

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Saturday, June 10, 2017Sports & Recreation

Father-Child Fishing Tournament

Father-Child Fishing Tournament

Fishing is the perfect way to slow down from life’s hectic pace and enjoy your family. On Saturday, June 10, join the City of Ridgeland Recreation & Parks Department for the 21st Annual Father-Child Fishing Tournament at Old Trace Park on the beautiful Ross Barnett Reservoir. There is no charge to participate in this tournament and prizes will be awarded for Biggest Fish, Most Fish and Smallest Fish. The fun begins at 8:00 a.m. with judging taking place at 10:00 a.m. This tournament is a joint partnership with the Pearl River Valley Water Supply District and the City of Ridgeland Recreation & Parks Department. And, yes, moms are welcome!


  

When:
Saturday, June 10, 2017 8:00 AM thru 10:00 AM
Where:
Old Trace Park - Ross Barnett Reservoir
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Saturday, June 10, 2017Community Festival/Event

Movies in the Park - Township at Colony Park

Movies in the Park - Township at Colony Park
Movies in the Park featuring The Sandlot

When:
Saturday, June 10, 2017 7:00 PM thru 10:00 PM
Where:
The Township at Colony Park
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Monday, June 19, 2017Arts & Crafts

Sampler Camp 2017 - Session 1

Sampler Camp 2017 - Session 1
Each summer, the Mississippi Craft Center hosts multiple sessions of Creative Craft Camp to introduce children to the joy of making things with their hands. Expert members of the Craftsmen's Guild of Mississippi immerse your child into a fun, creative, and hands-on experience, teaching them the techniques and history of their craft through creating one-of-a-kind pieces of art to take home and cherish for years to come.


Ages 5-9: Sampler Camps
Being young is all about exploration. At this age, children are exploring their interests in the clothes they wear, the foods they eat, and the shows they watch on TV.  As any parent can tell you, one day their child may be on their way to becoming an astronaut and the next day a painter.

With our Sampler Camps, your child is free to explore his or her artistic side with the help of some of the Guild's fine craftsmen. Campers spend five days creating wonderful crafts spanning our vast array of mediums all under the instruction of a specialized craftsman, diving into different mediums each day.

On the final day of camp, we give your child the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be the star of their very own art...  More >>

When:
from Monday, June 19, 2017 8:00 AM
thru Friday, June 23, 2017 5:00 PM
Where:
MS Craft Center
950 Rice Road
For More Info:
Nancy Perkins
601-856-7546
info@mscrafts.org
mscrafts.org

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Sunday, June 25, 2017Sports & Recreation

TARA WILDLIFE SUMMER YOUTH CAMP II

TARA WILDLIFE SUMMER YOUTH CAMP II

Tara Wildlife -- likely the South’s Premier Archery hunting sensation, is quickly rising to that distinction with its Youth Camps. Tara’s Youth Camps are not mini hunt camps nor survival camps but clearly they are Life Camps, with “Mother Nature” as the Director. 

Sunrises on the Delta promise a new day of activities packed full of fun, taught by outdoor Professionals and Tara’s Licensed Staff. Campers study and experience nature -- wild and free. From the sand of the Mississippi River to Tara’s front doorstep, lasting memories form for life... Camps true reward...Tara’s gift to your child!

Activities include orienteering and compass usage, game calling, woodsmanship, wildlife tours, open air bus rides, canoeing, fishing, birding, field games, alligator and predator management, training with shotguns and .22 rifle, and much more! For youth ages 9 to 16. Register now by calling 601-279-4261


When:
from Sunday, June 25, 2017 5:00 PM
thru Saturday, July 01, 2017 10:00 AM
Where:
Tara Wildlife, 6791 Eagle Lake Shore Rd. Vicksburg MS 39183

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Sunday, July 09, 2017Sports & Recreation

TARA WILDLIFE SUMMER YOUTH CAMP III

TARA WILDLIFE SUMMER YOUTH CAMP III

Hands-on learning experiences in the Great Outdoors for youth aged 9-16 taught by outdoor professionals and Tara’s Licensed Staff. Activities include orienteering and compass usage, game calling, woodsmanship, wildlife tours, open air bus rides, canoeing, fishing, birding, field games, alligator and predator management, training with shotguns and .22 rifle, and much more! Register now by calling 601-279-4261.

With 8 miles of Mississippi River frontage and 9,000 acres of oxbow lakes and bottomland hardwood forests, Tara is one the nation’s ultimate destinations for deer hunting. Tara’s commitment to the sustainable use and management of natural resources is our primary focus. Our youth camps educate children in outdoor skills, with a strong emphasis on safety and ethical behavior along with the development of a greater appreciation of our natural resources.


When:
from Sunday, July 09, 2017 5:00 PM
thru Saturday, July 15, 2017 10:00 AM
Where:
6791 Eagle Lake Shore Rd., Vicksburg, MS 39183    

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Sunday, July 23, 2017Sports & Recreation

TARA WILDLIFE ADVANCED YOUTH CAMP

TARA WILDLIFE ADVANCED YOUTH CAMP

In 2017 Tara Wildlife will offer a new Advanced Camp experience for boys and girls ages 12 to 17. Hands-on learning experiences in the Great Outdoors taught by outdoor professionals and Tara’s Licensed Staff. Campers will participate in Skeet shooting, Archery, Sporting clay, distance shooting with .22 rifles, river canoeing, river island exploring, and river jug fishing.

With 8 miles of Mississippi River frontage and 9,000 acres of oxbow lakes and bottomland hardwood forests, Tara is one the nation’s ultimate destinations for deer hunting. Tara’s commitment to the sustainable use and management of natural resources is our primary focus. Our youth camps educate children in outdoor skills, with a strong emphasis on safety and ethical behavior along with the development of a greater appreciation of our natural resources.


When:
from Sunday, July 23, 2017 5:00 PM
thru Wednesday, July 26, 2017 10:00 AM
Where:
Tara Wildlife|6791 Eagle Lake Rd.|Vicksburg MS 39183

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