For information about museums, state parks and other things to do and see, please visit the "Things to Do and See" page at the Scene Now blog at sheenabarnett

Scene Now blog
For information about museums, state parks and other things to do and see, please visit the “Things to Do and See” page at the Scene Now blog at
HANK WILLIAMS JR.: July 18. Plus Dierks Bentley. $59.50 and $35 plus service charge. Tickets at box office, arena outlets,,, (800) 745-3000, (662) 841-6528.
“PLAYHOUSE DISNEY LIVE”: 1 and 4 p.m. Sept. 26. $45/front row, $37/VIP, $27, $20, $14 plus service charge. Tickets at box office, arena outlets,,, (800) 745-3000, (662) 841-6528.
COUNTRY MUSIC AND DANCE: 5-10 p.m. June 20, Music Country, old Lakeside Grocery, Alpine community. Featuring Family Tradition and friends. $5. No smoking or alcohol. (662) 871-5111.
COUNTRY NIGHT: 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. June 20, Old Church Opry House, Ripley. Featuring Main Street Musicians and Roundup. Donations. (662) 837-1766, 837-8709.
CLAY WAGONER MEMORIAL BLUEGRASS SHOW: 6 p.m. June 20, Marty Community Center, Adamsville, Tenn. Featuring Crossroads Bluegrass, Flatwoods Bluegrass and KneeDeep Bluegrass. Donations. (731) 632-0635.
GOSPEL EXTRAVAGANZA: 6 p.m. July 3, Joe Cook Auditorium, Columbus. Featuring Pilgrim Jubilees, Harvey Watkins amp& The Canton Spirituals, Rev. Andrew Cheairs amp& The Songbirds, Rev. Nelson Larkins amp& God’s Posse, Rev. Joe Washington amp& The Gabriel Tones, and Charlie Jones amp& The Spiritual Friends. $22/at the door only. (773) 568-5327, (662) 808-5920.
4 ON 4 SAND VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT: July 4, Ballard Park, Tupelo. Part of the July 4 All-America Beach Party in the Park. $60 per team. (662) 841-6440.
JUNETEENTH FREEDOM FESTIVAL: 12:30 p.m. June 20, Ballard Park, Tupelo. Featuring Hurricane Chris, and gospel and Ramp&B artists. Free. (662) 842-1067.
FREEDOM CELEBRATION 2009: 2 p.m. June 27, Union County Courthouse lawn, New Albany. 2:30 p.m., Rocky Ford; 3:10 p.m., track act; 3:40 p.m., James Pirkle Blues Band; 4:20 p.m., track act; 4:50 p.m., Alyson’s Rage; 5:30 p.m., welcome; 6 p.m., Braden Gray; 7 p.m., Paid in Full; 8 p.m., White Horizon; 8:40 p.m., announcements; 9 p.m., Spunk Monkees. Free. Local food vendors. Recognition of military. No fireworks. (662) 534-4354,
PUPPET THEATER: 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. June 18, Lee County Library, Tupelo. Peter Zapletal’s Puppet Arts Theatre will present Sahara Zoo. An art class for students in grades 1-6 will be at 2 p.m. Free. (662) 841-9013.
RELAY FOR LIFE CONCERT AND FESTIVAL: 6 p.m. June 19, Pontotoc County Square. Various bands including Legends of the Blues at 8 p.m. Plus arts, crafts, food booths. If rain, event at Pontotoc Agri-Center. Donations. (662) 296-0195.
NIGHT IN THE PARK: 8 p.m. June 19, Cooper Park, New Albany. Featuring a showing of the movie “Sergeant York.” Admission and popcorn are free. Bring lawn chairs. (662) 534-4354.
OREN DUNN CITY MUSEUM: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. June 20, Ballard Park, Tupelo. Free admission during these hours in conjunction with Juneteenth event. (662) 841-6438.
TUPELO COMMUNITY THEATRE’S “MUSIC, MONET AND MARGARITAS”: 7:30-11:30 p.m. June 20, Lyric Theatre, Downtown Tupelo. $15. (662) 844-1935.
COOKING WORKSHOP: 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. June 22, Link Centre, Tupelo. Mississippi chef Robert St. John will present cooking school. Morning is brunch, and evening is a casual supper. Also featuring Wyatt Waters, a Delta artist who has provided illustration for several of St. John’s cookbooks; Tracy Proctor with tablescapes and centerpieces; and Jimmy Tharp with wine and food pairings. $25. Reservations required. (662) 620-5240.
GO CREATIVE ATHLETICS: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 22-25, GO all day camp, grades 2-5, $225. GO cheer/tumble camp, 9 a.m.-noon July 13-16, grades K-3, $125. (662) 620-6400,
ART CLASS: 2 p.m. June 25, Lee County Library. Class for students in grades 1-6. Free. (662) 841-9013.
SUMMER READING PROGRAM: 10 a.m. June 26, Lee County Library. Featuring Snake Man, herpetologist Terry Vandeventer. Free. (662) 841-9013.
PIONEER DAY: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. June 27, Natchez Trace Parkway Visitor Center, Tupelo. Tombigbee Pioneer Group will perform living history demonstrations. Free. (662) 680-4027.
FATHER/DAUGHTER GUMTREE BALL: 6-9 p.m. June 27, Tupelo Furniture Market, Building 5, Coley Road, Tupelo. $40 per father and daughter, plus $5 each additional daughter. No age limit. (662) 348-5505.
LITTLE MISS LIBERTY BEAUTY PAGEANT: June 28, Sleep Inn, Tupelo. Registration at 2 p.m. Pageant at 3 p.m. Attire is pageant dress, Sunday best or flower girl dress. Entry fee is $20. (662) 844-8789,
DEPT. OF PARKS AND RECREATION SUMMER CAMPS: July 13-17, Oren Dunn City Museum’s Junior Curator Museum Madness Camp, 8 a.m.-noon, $45. Registration open now. (662) 841-6440 for Rockwell and Augustus Center camps. (662) 841-6438 for museum camps.
CIVIL WAR PROGRAM: Noon June 18, Union County Heritage Museum, New Albany. Featuring a talk by Dean Burchfield, history professor, Civil War researcher and re-enactor. Light lunch will be served. (662) 538-0014.
YOKNAPATAWPHA CONFERENCE: July 19-23, University of Mississippi. “Faulkner and Mystery” is this year’s theme. Scholars will discuss the elements of mystery found in six of Faulkner’s novels. For frees, online registration and other information, visit
BOOK SIGNING: Noon-1:30 p.m. June 19, Reed’s Gum Tree Bookstore, Tupelo. Neil White will sign copies of “In the Sanctuary of Outcasts.” (662) 842-6453.
BOOK SIGNING: 5 to 7 p.m. June 23, Reed’s Gum Tree Bookstore, Tupelo. Sam Haskell will sign copies of “Promises I Made My Mother.” (662) 842-6453.
BOOK LUNCH: Noon June 24, Lee County Library, Tupelo. Leslie Criss will review “The Help” by Kathryn Stockett. Free. (662) 841-9013.
STARKVILLE COMMUNITY THEATRE’S “CATFISH MOON”: 7:30 p.m. June 18, McComas Hall Auditorium, Mississippi State University, Starkville. $30/one, $50/two. Tickets at Playhouse on the Main box office and at the door. (662) 323-6855,
2009 OXFORD SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL: 8 p.m. June 18 and July 1, 2 p.m. June 19 and 20, and July 26, “Cymbeline,” University of Mississippi’s Ford Center for the Performing Arts; and 8 p.m. June 19, 20, 30 and July 2, and 2 p.m. June 21, 25, 27 and July 1, “The Tempest,” University of Mississippi’s Meek Hall Auditorium; 8 p.m. June 25, 26 and 27, and 2 p.m. June 28, “Iolanthe,” Ford Center. Adult tickets are $14 for Shakespeare’s plays and $18 for “Iolanthe.” Tickets for seniors and 17 and under are $11 for Shakespeare and $14 for “Iolanthe.” (662) 915-7411.
TUPELO COMMUNITY THEATRE’S “THE MUSIC MAN JR.”: 7:30 p.m. June 18-19, 2 p.m. June 20, Lyric Theatre, downtown Tupelo. $10/adults, $5/students and younger. (662) 844-1935.
TCT SUMMER THEATRE CAMP: 8-11:30 a.m. and 1-4:30 p.m. July 20-24. The theme is “Halloween in July.” $100. (662) 844-1935,
TUPELO COMMUNITY THEATRE’S WEST OF SHAKE RAG IMPROV GROUP: 6 p.m. June 21, Lyric Theatre, Downtown Tupelo. Audition open to men and women at least 21 years old. (662) 790-3225,
TUPELO BALLET COMPANY: 3 p.m. July 9, 775 Poplarville, Tupelo. Audition for company membership. Dancers must have classical ballet training and current two week summer training. Ages grades 4-12. $10 audition fee due at registration. Arrive 30 minutes early. (662) 844-4352.
CORVETTES OF SUMMER: Thru June 21, Tupelo Automobile Museum. Museum hours 10 a.m.j-6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sundays. $7.50/adults, $5/children.
WALTER ANDERSON EXHIBIT: Thru January, Williams Library, University of Mississippi, Oxford. The 60-piece display, “Walter Anderson and World Literature,” features work inspired by “Son Quixote,” “The Iliad, “Alice in Wonderland.” (662) 915-7408.,
DANCE: 7-9:30 p.m. June 20, Wall Doxey State Park Ballroom, Holly Springs. Music by Andy Anderson. No smoking or alcohol. Adults only. $5. (662) 252-4231.
DANCE WORKSHOPS: June 27, The Dance Studio, 108 N. Spring St., Tupelo. Kasia Kozak will teach Samba at 3:30 p.m. and Swing at 4:30 p.m. $15/for one, $25/for both. (662) 842-2242, (601) 850-4437.
TUPELO BALLROOM DANCE CLUB DANCE: 7 p.m. June 27, First Presbyterian Church, Tupelo. Featuring music by The Wolf Island Band. Dinner is included. $5/TBDC members, $10/non-members.
NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK: 7:30 p.m. July 2, Mud Island Amphitheatre. Tickets $42.50 to $75 at, Ticketmaster locations, (800) 745-3000.
JAMIE FOXX’S THE INTUITION TOUR: 8 p.m. July 17, FedExForum. $69.75 and $59.75 plus service charge. Ticketmaster,, FedExForum box office, (800) 77745-3000.
AMERICAN IDOLS LIVE TOUR 2009: July 26, FedExForum. Tickets $40.50 to $69.50 at, all Ticketmaster locations, FedExForum box office, (800) 745-3000.
“DORA THE EXPLORER LIVE”: 6 p.m. July 31, 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Aug. 1, 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Aug. 2, Orpheum Theatre. $12.75-$37.75. Orpheum box office, David-Kidd Booksellers, Ticketmaster locations, (901) 525-3000, (800) 982-ARTS,
“GRAND CANYON ADVENTURE: RIVER AT RISK”: Thru Nov. 13, Crew Training International IMAX Theater, Pink Palace Museum. $8/adults, $7.25/seniors, $6.25/children with group rates available. (901) 320-6362,

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