RIPLEY – Framed quilt squares depicting 16 state flowers on loan from Tommy Covington will be on display through March at Tippah County Historical Museum

Exhibit
n RIPLEY – Framed quilt squares depicting 16 state flowers on loan from Tommy Covington will be on display through March at Tippah County Historical Museum. Free admission. Hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
African-American exhibit
n TUPELO – The Oren Dunn City Museum will host its African-American History exhibit, “In Their Own Words,” through March. Museum hours are 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday. (662) 841-6438.
‘Impressions’ exhibit
n TUPELO – Lee County Schools’ “Impressions” will be on display until Thursday at the GumTree Museum of Art. An opening reception will be from 5 until 7 p.m. Thursday, March 5. (662) 844-2787.
Stage play
n RIPLEY – The Ripley Arts Council will present “Arsenic amp& Old Lace at 2 p.m. today at The Dixie Theatre. (662) 993-ARTS.
Mustangs on show
n TUPELO – Tupelo Automobile Museum will host an exhibit of Mustangs until Saturday, March 28. Admission is $7.50 adults and $5 for children ages 5 to 12. Hours are 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and noon until 5 p.m. Sunday. (662) 842-4242 or www.tupeloauto.com.
Art exhibit
n CORINTH – The paintings of Itawamba County artist Judy Ferguson will be on display through Friday, March 27 at the Corinth Artist Guild and Gallery, 507 Cruise St. A free public reception will be from 2 until 4 p.m. today at the gallery. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday . (662) 665-0520.
Winter Jam
n TUPELO – Winter Jam ’09 will begin at 6 p.m. today at BancorpSouth Arena, featuring tobyMac, Hawk Nelson, The Afters, NewSong, Francesca Battistelli, Tony Nolan, Stephanie Smith and Precious Girls Club. Tickets are $10 at door. (662) 841-6528.
Ballroom dancing
n OXFORD – “Tea for Two,” an Ole Miss Ballroom Dance Club dance party, will be from 2 until 5 p.m. today in the Johnson Commons Ballroom at Ole Miss. Group Salsa lesson, open dancing, refreshments. Casual attire. Admission is $8 members; $12 non-members; $5 student members; $9 student non-members. (662) 236-9268.
Story time
n TUPELO – A special story time, “Harlem Globetrotters” at 10 a.m. Monday at the Lee County Library. (662) 841-9029.
Book lunch
n PONTOTOC – Bill and Linda Everett of New Albany will review “My Dearest Friend: Letters of Abigail and John Adams” at noon Tuesday at Lunching with Books at the Pontotoc County Library. Lunch provided.
Board games
n PONTOTOC – “Friendly Competition,” multiple board games, from 4 until 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Pontotoc County Library. Refreshments.
Garden series
n TUPELO – The Master Gardener Learning Series class, “How To Build A Woodland Garden,” will be Tuesday from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Lee County Extension Office at 5338 Cliff Gookin Blvd. in Tupelo. Sherra Owen, an expert on native plants, will be the instructor. Please call (662) 841-9000 to register.
Piano duo
n CORINTH – Pas de Duo, the piano duo of Stephen Varney and Naomi Sanchez, will perform at 7 p.m. Friday at the Coliseum Theatre. Tickets are $15. (662) 284-0717.
Gospel concert
n COLUMBUS – The Blackwood Quartet will appear in concert at 7 p.m. Friday at the Trotter Convention Center. Tickets are $15 in advance; $20 at door; children 12 and younger free. (662) 328-5710.
Monster trucks
n CORINTH – Monster Mania Madness will begin at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Crossroads Arena. Tickets are $10 kids; $19 adults. (662) 287-7779 or www.crossroadsarena.com.
And more …
n For the Daily Journal’s complete listing of area entertainment, museums and parks, read the “Scene” section each Thursday. For a list of daily listings, see Page 3A in each day’s Journal.
School menus
Lee County School
Menus for March 9-13
n Monday: Chicken fajitas, turkey sub or choice of salad; cheesy broccoli or refried beans; chilled pear slices or fresh fruit; milk.
n Tuesday: Vegetable beef soup with sandwich, ham and cheese sub, or choice of salad; french fries or raw vegetables with dip; rosey applesauce or fresh fruit; banana pudding; milk.
n Wednesday: Stromboli, corn dog or salad assortment; cheesy California vegetables or mashed potatoes; blushing chilled pears or fresh fruit; milk.
n Thursday: Turkey with gravy, chicken patty sandwich or salad assortment; seasoned green beans or tossed salad with dressing; fresh fruit or chilled fruit; yeast roll; cake; milk.
n Friday: Pizza, manager’s choice or choice of salad; french fries or whole kernel corn; chilled fruit or fresh fruit; vanilla ice cream cup; milk.
Tupelo Public Schools
Menus for March 9-13
n Monday: Pizza, grilled chicken salad with crackers or the All-American sub sandwich; seasoned green beans or baked potato rounds; chilled pineapple and kiwi, fresh fruit or fruit juice; blackberry cobbler; milk.
n Tuesday: Nacho loaded baked potato, deli turkey and cheese on Kaiser roll or chicken tenders salad with crackers; ham and bean soup with dolphin crackers or seasoned steamed cabbage; yeast roll; chilled mixed fruit, cherry red apple wedges or fruit juice; milk.
n Wednesday: Barbecue or baked ranch chicken, hot dog with or without chili, or chef salad with crackers; baby carrots with ranch dip or creamed potatoes with gravy; whole wheat roll; blushing pears, fresh apple and orange wedges, or fruit juice; milk.
n Thursday: Crispy baked chicken on Kaiser roll or grilled chicken on Kaiser roll, grilled cheese sandwich with taco soup and corn chips, or chicken or tuna salad plate with crackers; baked spicy fries or taco soup with corn chips; chilled peaches, fresh fruit or fruit juice; Southern mud; milk.
n Friday: Barbecue pork sub sandwich, crispy baked fish nuggets or loaded baked potato plate with crackers; Texas toast; baked potato or garden salad with dressing; mandarin oranges with cherries, fresh fruit or fruit juice; milk.

Leslie Criss