Coming Events week of September 19th

College and career night set for Sept. 30
The New Albany/Union County College & Career Night will be held Monday, Sept. 30, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. in the New Albany High School practice gym and at the Career and Technical Center. Local business and industry representatives, college admissions counselors, and armed forces representatives will be available to help students gain information that will assist them in making informed college and career decisions. Students enrolled at East Union Attendance Center, Ingomar Attendance Center, Myrtle Attendance Center, and West Union Attendance Center will attend the event from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Students enrolled at New Albany High School and New Albany Middle School will attend the event from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. All students in grades 7-12, along with their parents, are encouraged to attend.

Tallahatchie on Tap
The third annual Tallahatchie On Tap is an outdoor beer tasting event with local food, live music and folk art that will be held on the Tallahatchie Riverbank downtown in New Albany on Saturday, Sept. 21, from 5 to 8 p.m. Live music will be performed by the Cake Walkers from Oxford. Punch cards will be provided for ticket holders to sample 2 oz. servings of 23 different craft and imported beers.
Food will be provided by Tallahatchie Gourmet and Sugaree’s Bakery. Folk artists represented by the Art of Dixie gallery will be set up to show and sell their work. All proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the Trailhead Plaza fund to support the creation of a small public trailhead space and purchase bike racks for downtown New Albany. Tickets can be purchased in advance at Sugaree’s Bakery for $20 or at the event for $25. The ticket price will cover a commemorative beer glass, the beer sampling, the food and a free limo shuttle to all hotels and addresses within the city limits of New Albany. All volunteers and ticket holders must be at least 21.

MSU garden tour and open house Sept. 21
Mississippi State University Summer Garden Tour and Open House will be held Saturday, Sept. 21, from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. Visitors will be able to tour the latest cultivar gardens and rose gardens on the North Farm Campus. Demonstrations and lectures on the latest gardening techniques will be available in the A.B. McKay Food Research and Enology Building at the North Farm Campus. Admission and parking are free. Shuttle service available.

Liberty School September meeting
Liberty School September meeting and covered-dish dinner will be Tuesday, Sept. 17, beginning at 6:00 p.m. Entertainment will be provided by Morgan and Morgan. Everyone is

Haunted Theatre
If you are interested in helping with the Tupelo Community Theatre’s Haunted Theatre in October plan on attending either Sept. 18 or 19 meeting at the Lyric anytime from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The directors need construction/builders, set dressers, actors, guides, makeup, publicity and strike help for the seven-night event. No experience needed and great way to get involved at the Lyric. For more information contact the TCT office at 844-1935.

Tuna returns
Tupelo Community Theatre presents Red, White, and Tuna, by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears, and Ed Howard, Sept. 12-14 at the Lyric Theatre. This much-anticipated Tuna installment takes the audience through another satirical ride into the hearts and minds of the polyester-clad citizens of Texas’ third-smallest town. Along with Tuna’s perennial favorites, some new Tuna denizens burst into the 4th of July Tuna High School Class Reunion. This sets the stage for a show full of fireworks and fun from the land where the Lion’s Club is too liberal and Patsy Cline never dies. Tickets go on sale to the public September 3rd and are $18 for adults and $6 for students and younger. Call 844-1935 for more information or to purchase tickets.

Paint the Town
The New Albany Main Street Association will sponsor the 10th annual “Paint the Town” on Sept. 21 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. during the upcoming Tallahatchie RiverFest. For more information contact
Vickie Duke, New Albany Main Street Manager at 534-3438.

Tupelo Community Theatre news and coming events
Pre-sales for Tupelo Community Theatre’s 2013-2014 season are on sale now! The five show season includes Red, White, and Tuna, It’s A Wonderful Life, Duck Hunter Shoots Angel, The Importance of Being Earnest, and 9-5. Tickets prices begin at $55. For more information or to purchase tickets call the TCT office at 844-1935 or visit

Union County Head Start
Union County Head Start, M.A.P. Inc. is now registering children for the 2013-2014 school year. Applicants must be 3 or 4 on or before September 1, 2013. For information contact Mrs. Mary Bradley, Center Administrator at 662-534-2681.

Tupelo theatre group looking for interns
Tupelo Community Theatre is seeking college interns for summer, fall and spring semesters. Students’ working hours are flexible and they are exposed to all areas of theatre operations. Scholarships are provided at the end of each semester’s volunteer work. Application forms are available by contacting or calling 844-1935.

Country music at Ecru
The House of Music in Ecru will present dance music by The Real Country Band and The Backporch Gang every Friday night from 7 – 10 p.m. Smoke and alcohol free. $3 cover charge. For more info (662) 296-8221

Country music and dancing
Country Music & Dancing with Music Country and Friends Band each Saturday Night from 7:00 until 10:00 p.m. 112 CR 331 in the Alpine Community. $ 5 Admission No Alcohol, Smoking outside. 214-632-1177 or 662-869-3737

Grief Support Groups
Amedisys Hospice currently offers three grief support groups throughout its service area. Booneville Support Group- meets every 3rd Tuesday of the month at 10:00 a.m. in the auditorium of the George E. Allen Library. New Albany Support Group- meets every 2nd Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. at the New Albany First United Methodist Church. Tupelo Support Group- begins January 18, 2011, and a set date will be announced. These groups are open to the public and are free of charge. You are welcome at any meeting that Amedisys Hospice offers. If a meeting is not offered in your area and you feel you need additional support please contact them. Amanda Tennison MSW or Bro. Danny Rushing at (662) 620-1050.

Drug and Alcohol Recovery Meetings
“Pathway To Freedom” is a drug and alcohol recovery program sponsored by The Church of Acts. Meetings are free and are held every Sunday and Monday evening at 6:00 p.m. The “Pathway To Freedom” meetings started in 2005 and have been meeting for the past eight years. There are other recovery meetings held in this area at different times and days. For more information or directions call Pastor Charlie Ganey at 662-266-3546.