4. April 2013 06:59
Picayune On Stage Presents: "The Ladies of Harmony" Dinner Theater
Date: April 12, 2013 - April 13, 2013
Event Description: "The Ladies of Harmony" Dinner Theater at Hide Away Lake Dinner starts at 6:30 p.m.
Event Location: Dinner Theater at Hide Away Lake
Date/Time Information: Dinner starts at 6:30 p.m. show at 8:00 p.m.
Hide Away Residents Reservations: 601-798-1484, Non Residents: Call 601-799-1714
Fees/Admission: $33.00 gratuity and tax included Show at 8:00 p.m.
Picayune On Stage Presents: "The Ladies of Harmony"
Date: April 19, 2013 – April 20, 2013
Time: 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Date: April 21, 2013
Time: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Event Description: Picayune On Stage Presents "The Ladies of Harmony"
Event Location: 322 West Canal, Picayune, MS 39466
Date/Time Information: 8:00 p.m.
Contact Information 601-749-5551
Adults $ 10.00, Seniors $ 8.00, Students $ 5.00
4. April 2013 06:40
Please join us for our Spring Street Fair, if you happen to be in Picayune this weekend (April 6 & 7). We will be open from 9:00am – 5:00 pm daily. We will be displaying the finest Artisans in the South all along East & West Canal Street, North & South Main and Highway 11 South. There will be Free LIVE entertainment, Children’s activities, arts, crafts, antiques and food vendors. On Saturday, the Boulevard Cruisers Car Show & on Sunday, Fat Boyz Cycles/Motorcycle Show.
16. March 2013 11:08
David Fred Smith will be demonstrating his quilting techniques every Tuesday and Thursday in March 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. He will have show quilts from the Mississippi State Fair and county fairs on display. These quilts won “Best in Show” at the State Fair in 2011 and 2012. Smith also has a quilt called “Storm Surge” on display at the White House. He sent it to President Bush as a thank you for all his help and consideration after Hurricane Katrina. Smith will have several books on display about Mississippi or written by Mississippi authors.
16. March 2013 10:58
Richard Swenson, who was born and raised on a ranch in North Dakota but now lives here in Carriere, is displaying his wondrous scrap metal art this month.
When Richard was growing up he lived without modern conveniences, such as running water, electricity and indoor plumbing. He worked, fed cared for, slaughtered and ate the animals, fostering a reality that most people today do not appreciate. He attended a one-room country schoolhouse, but went on to an agricultural boarding school and then served several years as a Navy Seal. Richard continued his education earning advanced degrees in Physics and Mathematics, which he used in his 30-year career in nuclear reactor physics and acoustic research in anti-submarine warfare.
Upon returning to Mississippi, he revived his rapport with the animals. Richard started welding miscellaneous scrap metal parts from his farm equipment in 2000. He welds these scrap (throw-away) parts into the shape of the animals he grew up with. He has had various exhibits at businesses, banks, libraries, art fairs and shows along with museums. Richard’s latest show is here at the Pearl River County Welcome Center in Picayune. Come and see if there might be something you threw away welded into one of his animals.
16. March 2013 05:30
Stop by the Pearl River County Welcome Center on March 30 to see the folk art of Ed Hahn, a former New Orleans resident now living in Carriere, Miss. He is the executive chef of Paul’s Pastry. His passion is food (he has been a chef for 35 years), but his real love is art. Ed has been carving wooden duck decoys since he was a small boy with his grandfather. His grandfather, Earl Bappert, taught him the techniques of repairing the decoys' heads and bodies before each hunting season. Ed had no idea that his love for hunting would turn into this fantastic folk art, also developing his skill in painting and carving. Don't miss Ed and his unique art March 30!
We will have several different displays for viewing and local celebrities to visit with throughout the month, please check our calendar of events and stop by to see us.
21. February 2013 05:05
The staff at the Pearl River County Welcome Center invites you to join us on February 23, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. to interact with local veterans and members of the Mississippi Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans, and Local Camp 373, Gainesville Volunteers. They will be discussing the Civil War and showing artifacts from the era. Please come and celebrate the day with us and take a few brochures along as souvenirs. Pearl River County Welcome Center, I-59 North, Picayune, Miss., 601.798.8184
15. February 2013 11:09
On February 22, stop by the Warren County Welcome Center in Vicksburg and meet Glenn Taylor and his wife Karen, of Terry, Miss. Tables of relics including weapons, accoutrements, bottles and memorabilia from the Civil War will be on display. Also see authentic period uniforms and antebellum dresses. Free coffee will be served. Warren County Welcome Center, 4201 S. Washington St., Vicksburg, Miss. For more information, call 601.368.4269.
20. November 2012 05:08
Enjoy the outdoors and Mississippi's rich history. Take a trip into the past with a visit to Grand Village of the Natchez Indians, located in Natchez, Mississippi - the oldest permanent settlement on the Mississippi River. The Natchez were one of the few North American Indian tribes who were ruled by a king. The Natchez king was called the Great Sun, because the Natchez people believed he was descended from the sun. Unlike European kings, Natchez royalty was traced through the mother's bloodline, not the father's. So the son of the Great Sun would not become the next Great Sun -- his oldest sister's son would. The Natchez Great Sun was an absolute ruler, which means that he had the power to make all the decisions for the tribe himself. In reality, though, the Great Sun usually had to listen to the opinions of a council of warriors, priests, and other important Natchez men, because he needed their support. Learn more about this extinct tribe at Grand Village of the Natchez Indians.
4. April 2012 08:48
April is Golf Month throughout the state of Mississippi. Golf courses all over the state are opening their doors and encouraging people to come and enjoy a round on the links by offering special deals and giveaways all through the month. So grab your clubs and head to your local course, or take a day trip across the state to one you’ve never played and start working on your swing! If you don’t have time to play 18 holes, then some other ideas could be to schedule lessons or just head out to the driving range for half an hour. Golf is a great sport to share with the whole family or one you can play by yourself and unwind from a week at the office.
Golf in Mississippi is divided into five regions throughout the state:
The Hills Region- Located in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in the northeastern corner of the state, it has the highest elevation of any of the regions.
The Delta Region- Defined by its wide open of cotton, it’s remarkably flat and contains some of the most fertile soil in the country, as evidenced by the plush, green fairways and greens.
The Capital/River Region- This region is a large mix of glaring contrasts, from wide-open flatlands, to water-laden fairways and rolling terrain with large undulating greens.
The Pines Region- A soothing blend of rolling countryside, towering hardwoods and trickling streams. This region also contains three of the highest rated courses in the state (Old Waverly and the two courses at Dancing Rabbit).
The Costal Region- Offering a wide variety of trees, marshes, lakes and winding streams combined with gently rolling hills, The Coastal Region plays host to several hundred amateur golfers at the International Golf & Blues Experience annually.
For more information on Mississippi’s award winning golf courses, visit our website’s golf page, here.
7. February 2012 09:05
It’s History Month in Mississippi, and the state’s 13 Welcome Centers are offering travelers a glimpse into the True South’s history and heritage with special programs throughout the month of February.
Today, the DeSoto County Welcome Center hosted Black History Day and treated visitors to a unique combination of fun and history. The program featured down-home cooking, quilt demonstrations, praise dancing, door prizes and live entertainment from local performer, Stephanie Norvell. Representatives from the DeSoto County Tourism office were also on hand to help with the activities. Throughout the month, the site will also present door prize drawings, map displays of nearby historical sites and video footage on the Civil War and Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi. All activities will feature community members to give visitors an authentic slice of Mississippi history.
In Alcorn County, the Welcome Center will host African American art displays and poetry readings during February. The Woodville Hospitality Station is offering “Free for All” History passes to local historical sites.
Each Welcome Center is celebrating History Month with its own special programs and displays. In addition, free coffee, clean restrooms, maps, brochures, hotel reservation assistance and friendly, knowledgeable staff are available every day to help you discover your True South. Stop by and experience genuine southern hospitality!
Want to know about the Welcome Centers? Go to http://www.visitmississippi.org/welcome-centers.aspx.