Things to Do and See

By NEMS Daily Journal

Goo Goo Dolls: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 30. $45, $35 and $25 plus fees. Tickets at box office, all Ticketmaster outlets, (800) 745-3000,
Casting Crowns Come to the Well Tour: Nov. 11. $22/advance, $34/Gold Circle, $18/groups of 10 or more, $15/groups of 20 or more. Box office, all Ticketmaster outlets, (800) 745-3000,
Reba McEntire: Nov. 19. Also appearing The Band Perry, Steel Magnolia and Eden’s Edge. $25, $59.50, $69.50 plus fees. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Sept. 30 at box office, all Ticketmaster outlets,, (800) 745-3000.

Country music and dancing: 7-10 p.m. Sept. 30, The House of Music, Ecru. Featuring Real Country Band and friends. No alcohol or smoking. $3. (662) 296-8221.
Country and bluegrass show:
6:30-9:30 p.m. Oct. 1, Old Church Opry House, Ripley. Featuring Main Street Musicians and Saltillo Bucket Riders. Free. (662) 587-9885, 837-1766.
Willie Nelson: 8 p.m. Nov. 19, The Arena at Golden Moon Resort, Choctaw. $15-$55. (800) 745-3000 or
Avett Brothers:
5 p.m. Nov. 11, Bulldog Bash, Mississippi State University. Other artists also appearing. (662) 325-3442.

Sparks Family Bluegrass Festival: 10 a.m. Oct. 1, Sparks Family Homeplace Park, Rock Creek Road near Belmont. Featuring Rock Creek Band at 10 a.m., Corinth Courthouse Pickers at 10:45 a.m., Bobby Parker & Old Time Gospel Bluegrass at 11:30 a.m., Lisa Lambert & The Pine Ridge Boys at 12:15 p.m., Wayne Jerrolds & Savannah Grass at 1 p.m., special guests at 1:45 p.m., Bud & Paul & Shady Valley Bluegrass at 2:30 p.m., Good Time grass at 3:15 p.m., Adams Brothers Bluegrass at 4 p.m. and The Sparks Family Singers at 4:45 p.m. Free. Bring lawn chairs. Camper hookups, $10. Concessions. (662) 293-0136,

B.B. King: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 11, Bettersworth Auditorium, Mississippi State University, Starkville. $40 and $50. Tickets at Campus Activities Office, (662) 325-2930,

Gospel show: 6:30-9:30 p.m. Oct. 8, Old Church Opry House, Ripley. Featuring David Grant and The Servants Quartet of Ripley. Free. (662) 587-9885, 837-1766.

Experience ICC at Fairpark: 7-9 p.m. Sept. 29, Fairpark, Downtown Tupelo. Featuring ICC’s CenterStage, Chamber Singers, Concert Choir, Jazz Band, All-American Band, Brass Ensemble and a faculty combo. Free. (662) 620-5257, 620-5258.
Monthly Music Mix:
7:30 p.m. Sept. 30, Link Centre Concert Hall, Tupelo. Featuring University of Mississippi Concert Singers. $10/general admission, $5/students. (662) 690-4011.
Country and gospel music: 7-9 p.m. Oct. 1, Old Liberty School, New Albany. Featuring Southern Comfort Band. Free. (662) 534-5224.
Ben’s Place: 6-10 p.m. every Friday, Hwy. 145 north of Baldwyn, north of car auction. Featuring Born N’ Bred. No smoking or alcohol. (662) 397-8832.

IPW Wrestling: 8 p.m. Oct. 7, Goodtime Charlie’s, Tupelo. Featuring Parental Advisory, Neil Taylor and Chris Styles. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. $5/general admission, free/age 4 and under. (662) 255-7857.
Disc golf tournament: Oct. 8 and 9, Tishomingo State Park. Registration 3-6 p.m. Oct. 7 and 7:30-9 a.m. Oct. 8. Players meeting at 9:45 a.m. Oct. 8 at group camp dining hall. Concessions available. Prizes awarded. (662) 660-0339, (662) 438-6914,,
IPW Wrestling: 8 p.m. Oct. 21, East Amory Community Center, Amory. Featuring Kamalia, Neil Taylor and Chris Adams. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. $5/general admission, free/4 and under. (662) 255-7857.

Algoma Cross-Tie Festival: Oct. 1, Algoma Park. Cross-tie motorcycle run, 8:30 a.m. registration, 10 a.m.-noon run, $20/single rider, $25/double riders. 5k run-walk, 7:30 to 8:45 a.m. registration, race begins at 9 a.m., $18/preregistration, $20/day of walk, prizes awarded. Auctions at 12:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. Activities for children, domino tournament, entertainment, horseshoe throwing tournament, food, crafts, flea market and yard sales. To reserve a booth space, call Hilda Smith at (662) 489-5846 after 5 p.m. Proceeds will go to upkeep of park.
Fall Fling for the Young at Heart: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 6, Loochapola Lodge, Tishomingo State Park. Entertainment by The Hotsprings Hotties, Joe Rickman Band, Elvis and Kay Bain. Health screens, concessions, more. Bring lawn chairs. Free admission. (662) 728-7404,
Archie Lee Memorial Dulcimer Festival: Noon Oct. 15, Tishomingo State Park. Dulcimer music, arts and crafts vendors, concessions. Free admission. (662) 438-6914,

At the Library: Upcoming events at the Lee County Library in Tupelo. 4-6 p.m. Oct. 4, Jeans for Justice Party for teens. 10 a.m. Oct. 6, 13, 20 and 27, Story Time. 1:30 p.m. Thursdays, adult exercise class. 10 a.m. Oct. 8, Super Saturday for kids. 4:30 -5 p.m. Oct. 10, Kickin’ It Book club for teens. 5-7 p.m. Oct. 10, Gamers Night. Call Amanda at (662) 841-9013. 2 p.m. Oct. 11, free coupon workshop for adults. Call Vicky at (662) 841-9027. 3:30-4:30 Oct. 13, board game evening for teens. 3:30-4:30 p.m. Oct. 14, Lego Story Lab for teens. 4-5 p.m. Oct. 17, Babysitters Club for teens. Call Vicky M. at (662) 841-9027 for all teen programs.
One City, One Book, Tupelo Reads:
We Are All on the Same Page: Sept. 29-30, 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 1, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Lyric Theatre, TCT production of “Tuesdays with Morrie” directed by Susan Timms. Free. Anniversary: 7-9 p.m. Sept. 29, The Powerhouse, Oxford. Food, spirits and wine, food-related raffle, more. $10. Tickets at or at The Powerhouse. (662) 380-6316.
Tupelo Fair: Sept. 29-Oct 2, BancorpSouth Arena, Tupelo. $8/adults, $5/children 5-12, free/4 and under. Discount for military personnel. Wristbands for all day rides are $20 and purchased at wristband booth.
Fall owl program: Sept. 29, Shiloh Battlefield Visitors Center, and Oct. 6, Tennessee River Museum, Savannah, Tenn. Featuring Dr. Huggins of Union University and a live barred owl. Free. (731) 689-5696.
Homecoming 2011: Oct. 1, Itawamba Community College, Fulton. Activities all day ending with ICC vs. Mississippi Delta game at 5 p.m. (662) 862-8176.
Dixie Marching Band Championship: 1 p.m. Oct. 1, Tiger Stadium, Northeast Mississippi Community College, Booneville. Gates open at noon. Admission is $5. Children under kindergarten age admitted free. (662) 720-7257.
Walter Anderson Family Activity Day: 10 a.m.-noon Oct. 8, University of Mississippi Museum, Oxford. Activities for all ages. Space is limited. (662) 915-7205,
Booneville cemetery tour: 4 p.m. Oct. 14, cemetery on King Street. Includes skits about Prentiss County historical figures written by Northeast Mississippi Community College’s creative writing class. Free.
Luncheon with Books: Noon Oct. 18, Jennie Stephens Smith Library, Union County. Joe Marshall Davis will review “Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption” by Laura Hillenbrand. Refreshments. Free.
Fall foliage tours: Oct. 23-27, Oct. 30-31, Shiloh National Battlefield. Car and bike tours. For times, call (731) 689-5696.
Christmas in Holly Springs Tour of Homes: Dec. 3-4, historic Holly Springs. Tour of homes, Christmas cantatas, museum tour. (662) 687-4765,

Blues Guitar Master Class: 5-6 p.m. Sept. 30, Powerhouse, Oxford. Instructor is Scott Holt. $75. (662) 236-6429.
Vietnam Era Lecture Series: 2 p.m. Oct. 5, Itawamba Community College Belden Center. “Observation from the Front Row: Social and Political Changes of the 1960s” featuring author Curtis Wilkie. Free. (662) 620-5240.
Vietnam Era Lecture Series: 2 p.m. Oct. 12, Itawamba Community College Belden Center. “Rolling Thunder in a Gentle Land” featuring author and scholar of warfare in the 30th century, Dr. Andrew A. Wiest. Free. (662) 620-5240.
Lecture on Mississippi’s music: Noon Oct. 13, Amory Regional Museum, Amory. Professor Chris Goertzen of USM will present “The Roots of Mississippi Folk Music” in conjunction with “New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music” exhibit now on display at museum. Bring a brown bag lunch. Free admission.
Vietnam Era Lecture Series: 2 p.m. Oct. 19, Itawamba Community College Belden Center. “Musical Tapestry of the 1960s: Rock & Roll, Foreign Bands and Politics” featuring Steve Livingston, New Albany attorney and bass player for The Dukes. Free. (662) 620-5240.

Tupelo Community Theatre’s “Tuesdays With Morrie”: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 29-30, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Oct. 1, Lyric Theatre, Downtown Tupelo. $15/adults, $6/students and younger. (662) 844-1935.
“The Foreigner”: 7:35 p.m. Sept. 29-Oct. 1 and Oct. 6-7, Ritz Theatre, 111 W. 3rd St., Sheffield, Ala. $13 for adults and $7 for students at the door, $11 for adults and $6 for students in advance. Tickets at Tennessee Valley Museum of Art in Tuscumbia, Ala., (256) 383-0533,
Civil War play: 7 p.m. Oct. 6, Norton Auditorium, University of North Alabama, Florence, Ala. “Civil War Voices: Sons and Memoirs of Five Extraordinary People.” (256) 765-4297.
Five one-act plays: 7 p.m. Oct. 13-15, 2 p.m. Oct. 16, Hines Hall Auditorium, Northeast Mississippi Community College, Booneville. (662) 720-7304.

“The Best Christmas Pageant Ever”: 2 p.m. Oct. 2, Ritz Theatre, Sheffield, Ala. Performance dates are Dec. 8-9 and 12. Tennessee Valley Art Association. (256) 383-0533.
Oxford Film Festival community film: Informational session, 9 a.m. Oct. 8, LQC Lamar House, with auditions rest of the day. Film shot Dec. 9-11 at Powerhouse Community Arts Center. Film shown at 2012 Oxford Film Festival Feb. 0-12. Fill out survey at You will be notified.
Miss Amory Railroad Festival Production: Need children age 5-12 to take part in production numbers on Oct. 22 at Miss Amory Railroad Festival Pageant. Must be from Monroe County. Must attend three rehearsals before Oct. 22. Deadline to register student is Sept. 30. Limited number of children will be selected. (662) 256-2761.
Tupelo Community Theater’s “Second Samuel”: 7 p.m. Nov. 21 and 22, Lyric Theatre, Tupelo. Need 11 adult men and women high school age and older. (662) 844-1935,

Art Exhibit Preview: 7-11 p.m. Sept. 30, GumTree Museum of Art, Tupelo. Works by William Dunlap, Linda Burgess and Maggie Dunlap. Food by Romie’s, live music, cash bar. $20/individuals, $30/couples. Exhibit opens to the public on Oct. 1. (662) 844-2787.
Mule-Drawn Farm Equipment Exhibit: Thru Sept. 30, Oren Dunn City Museum, Tupelo. Hours 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. (662) 841-6438.
Corinth Coke Centennial Exhibit: Thru September, Crossroads Museum, Corinth. Coca Cola delivery truck exhibit, blow-up bouncer, more. $5/adults, $3/seniors, free/16 and under. Museum hours, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and 1-4 p.m. Sunday. (662) 287-3129.
“Teapots by Marnell Childers”: Thru September, Tippah County Historical Museum, Ripley. 10-2 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Free. (662) 512-0099.
Art Exhibit by Mark Smith: Thru September, Tippah County Historical Museum, Ripley. 10-2 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Free. (662) 512-0099.
Art Exhibit: Thru Oct. 1, Southside Gallery, Oxford. Works by Carlyle Wolfe and Drew Galloway. (662) 234-9090.
Poster Exhibit: Oct. 3-Nov. 11, Tennessee Valley Museum of Art, 511 N. Water St., Tuscumbia, Ala. World War I and II war bond posters from collector Peter Harris. Exhibit hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 1-3 p.m. Sunday. $5/adults, $3/children, free/museum members. (256) 383-0533.
Art Exhibit: Oct. 4-29, Southside Gallery, Oxford. Les Femmes Enchanteur by Oxford artist Stan O’Dell. Opening reception at 6:30 p.m. Oct.. 13.. (662) 234-9090,
Water Valley Arts Council’s Studio Crawl: 5:30-9 p.m. Oct. 7, Water Valley. Walking tour of 14 galleries, ending at White Star Tavern with live music and socializing. (662) 473-9851.
Alumni art exhibit: Thru Oct. 7, W.O. Benjamin Fine Arts Center Gallery, Itawamba Community College, Fulton. Exhibit includes photography, paintings, sculpture, ceramics and mixed media by eight members of art faculty. Gallery hours are 8 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays. (662) 862-8301.
Art Exhibit: Thru Oct. 7, Anderson Hall Art Gallery, Northeast Mississippi Community College, Booneville. Featuring works by Brenda Moss and Dallas Michaels. Gallery hours 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. (662) 720-7336.
Sardis Lake Indian Artifact Show: 3-7 p.m. Oct. 7 and 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 8, Oxford Conference Center, Oxford. Free. (662) 259-2829.
Photography by Eudora Welty: Thru Oct. 28, McComas Gallery, Mississippi State University. Gallery hours 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday. (662) 325-2970.
Art Exhibit: Thru Dec. 3, University of Mississippi Museum, University of Mississippi, Oxford. Works by John Alexander and Walter Anderson. $5 or free with membership.

Alcorn County get-together: 8 p.m.-midnight Oct. 7, Lazy-L Building. $5 cover charge, free for under 12.
Widespread Panic: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 1, FedExForum. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets at all Ticketmaster locations,, FedExForum box office, (800) 745-3000.
“So You Think You Can Dance” Tour: Oct. 18, FedExForum. $56.50, $46.50, $36.50 plus fees.
African American History in Memphis: Thru Oct. 23, Pink Palace Museum. $9.75/adults, $9.25/seniors, $6.25/children 3-12. (901) 320-6362.
Taylor Swift: Oct. 30, FedExForum. $69.50 to $29.50. Tickets at box office, Ticketmaster locations,, (800) 745-3000.
Zac Brown Band: Nov. 10, FedExForum. Tickets at all Ticketmaster locations,, box office or (800) 745-3000.
“La Cage Aux Folles”: March 20-25, The Orpheum., (901) 525-7800.

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