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Shape Up Vicksburg Black History Month Walk @ Vicksburg National Military Park Shape Up Vicksburg and The Vicksburg National Military Park are celebrating Black History Month with a walk through the park and the adjacent Beulah Cemetery.  There will be a presentation given at the cemetery.  The distance of the course is about 2 3/4 miles.  The walk starts at 8 a.m. and admission to the park will be free for the walkers who use the Hampton Inn’s parking area. First Annual African-American History Quiz Bowl @ The Warren County-Vicksburg Public Library Auditorium Sponsored by the Warren County-Vicksburg Public Library and sanctioned by the Vicksburg-Warren Superintendent of Education, this “Bowl Game” is open to all 9th through 12th graders in Warren County. Teams of 5 players (with 1 alternate) will answer African American History Questions in rounds of 6 questions.  Teams will have one 1 minute to answer each question.  Competition continues until there is an ultimate winner.  The event begins at 10 a.m. and will last until there is a winner (approximately 2 hours).  Admission is FREE! “Art from the Heart” @ The Cricket Box The Cricket Box (3040 Halls Ferry Road, just across from Sonic Drive-in) presents “Art from the Heart,” an open-house event with presentations from some of their artisans, in celebration of National Art Month.  The scheduled presentation by Ms. Katie Emfinger has been postponed due to a death in her family, but many other vendors will be at the store to showcase their art and techniques.  The Girl Scouts will also be at the store today from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. and will have a full stock of all your favorite Girl Scout Cookies!  (Save some Thin Mints and Samoas for us!!!)  The Cricket Box is open from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.  Learn more at their brand new website: www.TheCricketBoxVicksburg.com Fish Fry Fundraiser @ LD’s Kitchen at Catfish Row The Debra Franco School of Dance Competition Team is having a fish fry fund raiser today. Dinners are $7.00.  It is from 11 to 2 at LD’s Kitchen at Catfish Row. The food is GREAT!!  They will deliver to any offices that are willing to order.  Just call 601-415-8836.  This is to defray travel costs for the students to get to regional’s in Alabama and Arkansas, and nationals in Florida.  The children will appreciate any support you can give them. VWSD Showcase @ The Vicksburg Mall The Vicksburg Mall will be hosting the VWSD Showcase Saturday, Feb. 26, from 1pm to 4pm. All schools and several additional programs will be set up in the common area of the mall for the event. In the Center Court, there will be artwork, choirs, music, robotics teams and more from the Vicksburg Warren School District. Living History Weekend @ Vicksburg National Military Park Living History encampment and demonstration on Saturday, February 26th and Sunday, February 27th at Stop #2 on the park tour road, adjacent to the Shirley House and the Illinois Monument. Programs and demonstrations be will throughout the day on Saturday, and… 8:00 am until noon on Sunday. Bluff City Shows Hosts Rides and Games @ The Vicksburg Mall The Vicksburg Mall has the miniature version of our “State Fair” this weekend.  Rides, games, food and fun are there for the whole family to enjoy!!! “I Remember Mama” @ The Parkside Playhouse The Vicksburg Theater Guild’s presentation of this wonderful play ends this weekend.  Join the cast and crew for a fun filled evening on Saturday or for the Sunday matinee as Mama, with the help of her husband and uncle, brings up their children in a modest San Francisco home in the early 1900s. She raises her children, educates them, and sees one daughter to become a writer. Mama’s family furnishes rich background while the children keep everyone in pleasant humor. The production will be tonight and tomorrow at the Parkside Playhouse, 101 Iowa Avenue. Friday and Saturday’s shows are at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday’s show is at 2 p.m. Tickets: $12 adults, $10 senior citizens (55 and older), $7 students (13 and older), $5 children (12 and younger). Call 601-636-0471 or visit www.e-vtg.com for more information. Mardi Gras, Zumba Style @ Riverwalk Casino Celebrate Mardi Gras, Zumba Style from 6:30 – 10:00 p.m. in the Riverwalk Casino Multipurpose Room. Tickets are  $15 before the event or $20 at the door. Dress to Zumba!!!  Free Party favors and a chance for door prizes!!! Grits ‘n’ Gravy @ The Beechwood Restaurant & Lounge Hot food, cold drinks and good music to get your rear end shaking on the dance floor.. what more could you ask for?  The band starts at 9:30 p.m. and will play til 2 a.m. There is a $7.00 cover charge per person. Party Planet & Doug Allen @ Ameristar Casino Party Planet plays a great variety of music from across the spectrum.  They’ll be taking the stage in the Bottleneck Blues Bar on the main floor.  Downstairs in the Casino Cabaret, you can hear the hot sounds of Doug Allen.  Admission is free, the gaming is hot and the shows begin at 8 p.m.! The Owen Brothers @ Rainbow Casino’s “61 South” The Owen Brothers, a Vicksburg Favorite, take the stage at 8 p.m. and play until Midnight!]]]]> ]]>

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