Swamp Tale
With help from Dawg (Ray Patrick, left), Wiley
(Lexie Smith) faces down his fears in Tupelo High School’s production of “Wiley and the Hairy Man.”
It’ll be staged at 7:30 p.m. today to Saturday at the THS Fine Arts Auditorium. Tickets are $5. Call (662) 840-1841.

‘Scout’ actress will attend free screening
Mary Badham, who played Scout in the movie version of “To Kill a Mockingbird,” will attend a free outdoor screening of the movie today at Fairpark.
Cake will be served at 6:30 p.m., and Badham will speak at around 7 p.m. The screening will start at 7:30 p.m. In case of rain, the event will move to the Lyric Theatre.
The screening and the cake are free. Other refreshments will be for sale. Bring your blankets, chairs and picnic baskets to Fairpark.
In addition, another free movie, “Peter and the Wolf,” will be screened at Ballard Park at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Call (800) 533-0611.

TCT plans to honor its founding members
Tupelo Community Theatre will celebrate its 40th anniversary from 6 to 8 p.m. today.
The event will take place at the roof at Park Heights. The cost is $25. It’s free for TCT’s 16 founding members and anyone who’s served on the theater’s board of directors. Call (662) 844-1935.

Gaither Homecoming Tour coming to Tupelo arena
The 2010 Gaither Homecoming Tour will pull into the BancorpSouth Arena on Saturday.
The gospel show will start at 6 p.m. Tickets are $39.50 and $29.50 plus service charges at arena box office, Ticketmaster outlets,, (800) 745-3000 and (662) 841-6528

Kennel club will hold dog show at Agri-Center
The Tupelo Kennel Club will hold a dog show for all breeds at 9 a.m. Saturday and Sunday at Lee County Agri-Center in Verona.
There will be a confirmation ring, as well as obedience trials. Admission is free. Call (662) 416-1392.

Mantachie Fest set for Saturday, Sunday
The 2010 Mantachie Fest will be Saturday and Sunday at Mantachie City Park.
There will be vendor booths, a car show, a fish fry, fireworks and more. Call (662) 282-7450.

Betty Allen Festival includes arts, crafts
The Betty Allen Festival will start at 7:30 a.m. Saturday in Toccopola.
It’ll feature Indian groups, arts and crafts, food vendors, live entertainment, a rock wall and more. Call (662) 509-0903.
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