Bestbets

Hit the Road
On-site registration for the 2010 Dixie Thunder Run will start at 7:30 a.m. Saturday at the BancorpSouth Arena’s parking lot. There’s no charge to take part, but merchandise and raffle ticket sales at www.dixiethunderrun.net support military families.

TUPELO
Miller to deliver free lecture on ‘Great Houses’
Dr. Mary Carol Miller will deliver a free lecture at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Itawamba Community College, Belden Center.
Miller’s topic will be “Great Houses of Mississippi.” To register or for more information, call (662) 620-5240.

NEW ALBANY
Sam and Mary Haskell to headline fundraiser
Sam Haskell and his wife, Mary, will headline a benefit at 7 p.m. today at Magnolia Civic Center.
Amory native Sam Haskell will read from his book, “Promises I Made My Mother,” which includes stories of his days with the William Morris Agency.
Mary Haskell, a former Miss Mississippi, will sing selections from her CDs.
Tickets are $35/up to two people and that includes a book that Sam Haskell will sign. Call (662) 316-3969.

WEST POINT
Musicians will gather to honor Howlin’ Wolf
The Howlin’ Wolf Memorial Blues Festival will begin at 5 p.m. Friday at West Point Civic Center.
Artists will include Black Prairie Blues Kings, Cherry Lee Morris, Boondocks, Mark “Mule Man” Massey, Homemade Jamz Blues Band and James “Super Chikan” Johnson.
Tickets are $15/advance and $20/at the door. Call (662) 494-5121, or visit www.wpnet.org.

Prairie Arts Festival scheduled for Saturday
The action in West Point will continue Saturday during the 32nd Prairie Arts Festival.
You’ll find music, arts and crafts vendors, a 5K run, a car show, an antique mall, kids’ activities and more. Call (662) 494-5121, or visit www.wpnet.org.

IUKA
Expect mix of music at American Legion
- The Heartland Band will perform at 7 p.m. Friday at the American Legion Building in Iuka.
The band will play a mix of bluegrass, country and gospel. No alcohol is allowed, and admission is free. Call (662) 427-9398.

NEMS Daily Journal