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By NEMS Daily Journal

TUPELO
Tupelo Ballet 2011-12 auditions set for today
Auditions for the 2011-12 Tupelo Ballet will be 3:30 p.m. today at Tupelo Academy of Dance Arts, 775 Poplarville, Tupelo.
Auditions are for fourth grade to 12th grade. Classic ballet attire and pointe shoes are required. There’s a $20/audition fee.
For information, call Sharon Long, Tupelo Ballet artistic director, at (662) 844-1928, or visit tupeloballet.com.

Pair of exhibits closing soon at downtown venues
Time is running out to catch a pair of exhibits in downtown Tupelo.
Mississippi Oil Painters Association exhibit will close Friday at Caron Gallery in Tupelo. Call (662) 205-0351.
Corvette exhibit will close Saturday at Tupelo Automobile Museum. Call (662) 842-4242.

Pioneer group to give living history display
The Tombigbee Pioneer Group will bring the past to the Natchez Trace Parkway Visitor Center in Tupelo.
The group will perform living history demonstrations from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. It’s free. Call (662) 680-4027.

BLUE SPRINGS
Music, more planned for town celebration
Blue Springs Day will be 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday.
Music will be provided by a variety of performers. There will be political speaking, face painting, vendors and more.
Raffles will be conducted to raise money for Smithville. For more, email musgrove.jan@gmail.com.

AMORY
Horse show scheduled for Saturday at pavilion
An all-gaited horse show will be 6 p.m. Saturday at Amory Livestock Pavilion.
It’ll feature a variety of classes, and there will be cash awards. Admission is $3/7 and older and free/6 and under. Call (662) 640-8762 for information.

ECRU
House of Music features Real Country Band, others
The entertainment will start at 7 a.m. Friday at the House of Music in Ecru.
Real Country Band and others will perform until 10 p.m. in the alcohol- and smoke-free venue. Admission is $3. Call (662) 296-8221.

OXFORD
Summer Sunset series to close with Jazz Lite
Jazz Lite will close out the Summer Sunset Series in Oxford from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday.
The free concert will take place at the University of Mississippi’s Grove. For more, email museum.olemiss.edu.