NEMISS FOR FRIDAY, OCT. 17

TO DO TODAY

Pumpkin patch, maze

n TUPELO – Tupelo Buffalo Park and Zoo will host the sixth annual Pumpkin Patch through Oct. 31. Pick your own pumpkin, gigantic hay maze, jumping house and more. Admission is $6 per person. Hours are 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays; 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Saturdays; 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Sundays. Groups of 15 or more, call for reservations. (866)-27BISON.

Corn Maze

n SHADY GROVE – Wise Farms Corn Maze is open through Nov. 1. Hours 6 until 9 p.m. Thursdays; 6 until 11 p.m. Fridays; 10 a.m. until 11 p.m. Saturdays; 1 until 9 p.m. Sundays; group reservations only on Tuesdays and Wednesdays; closed Mondays. Pumpkin Patch open Saturdays and Sundays. Saturday is Festival Day from 10 a.m. until 11 p.m. Free admission to farm. (662) 266-9569.

Pumpkin patch, maze

n BOONEVILLE – Adkins Farms Pumpkin Patch and Sudan Grass Maze will be open weekends through Oct. 31 at 373 Highway 364. Weekdays and groups by reservation. Haunted woods each Saturday night at dark beginning Saturday. Culminates with Spooktacular Fright Night Friday Oct. 31. Pumpkin’ Chunkin’ on Saturday, Nov. 1. (662) 728-6293 or www.adkinsfarms.com.

Art exhibit

n TUPELO – The GumTree Museum of Art will display the traveling exhibit “Mississippi Art Colony: Celebrating 60 Years of Painting Workshops” until Nov. 10. (662) 844-2787 or visit www.gumtreemuseum.com.

Exhibit

n TUPELO – GO Gallery will present the recent works of Karen Barclay through Thursday, Nov. 20. (662) 620-6400.

Quilt exhibit

n TUPELO – Tupelo Quilt Connection exhibit will be on display through Nov. 25 at the Oren Dunn City Museum. Hours are 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday. (662) 841-6438.

Cyrano de Bergerac

n OXFORD – The University of Mississippi Theater Department will present “Cyrano de Bergerac” at 8 p.m. today, Saturday, and at 2 p.m. Sunday in Fulton Chapel. Tickets are $7 students with ID; $10.50 adults; $8.50 seniors and children. (662) 915-5816.

Theater

n TUPELO – Tupelo Community Theatre’s season opening production of “The Honky Tonk Angels Final Chapter: Bubba’s Revenge” will be 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday, and also at 2 p.m. Saturday at The Lyric Theatre. Tickets are $20 adults; $10 students and younger. (662) 844-1935.

Welty symposium

n COLUMBIS – The 20th annual Eudora Welty Writers’ Symposium will be today and Saturday at Mississippi University for Women, featuring John Dufresne, Cary Holladay, Angela Ball, Noel Polk, Rheta Grimsley Johnson and more. Free. (662) 329-7386 or www.muw.edu/welty/.

THS tailgating

n TUPELO – Join Tupelo High School for a community-wide tailgating event beginning at 4:30 p.m. today on the practice football field. No cars allowed on field.

Concert

n TUPELO – The Cheetah Girls will be in concert at BancorpSouth Arena at 7 p.m. today. Tickets are $45 and $35 plus service charge. (662) 841-6528.

Country music, dance

n SHERMAN – Country music and dance from 7 until 11 p.m. today at Mid-Way Music, two miles west of Sherman on Hwy. 178. Admission is $5; ages 10 and younger free. No smoking inside; no alcohol. (662) 316-7143 or 316-5055.

Music, dance

n ECRU – The House of Music will present dance music featuring the Real Country Band from 7 until 10 p.m. today. No alcohol or smoking. Donations accepted. (662) 296-8221.

Dance party

n TUPELO – Ballroom Dance Party will begin at 7:30 p.m. today at The Dance Studio, 108 N. Spring St. $10 per person. Theme is country western.

Gospel

n FULTON – Gospel music will begin at 7 p.m. today at Tombigbee Jamboree, 794 Access Road. Admission is $3 a person or $5 a couple. (662) 401-7017.

Dance

n TUPELO – Dance to country music and rock and roll by Danny Strange and Southbound from 8 p.m. until midnight today at the VFW Post 4057. $5 cover charge. (662) 842-8732.

Live music, dancing

n EGGVILLE – Dance to the music of the Classic Band beginning at 7 p.m. today in the old Eggville Fish and Steakhouse. $5 admission. (662) 871-3419.

Bluegrass

n IUKA – The Iuka Bluegrass show will begin at 7 p.m. today at the VFW/American Legion Building, featuring Heartland Band. No admission cost. No alcohol. (662) 427-9398.

Dance

n RIENZI – Dance to the music of Just Plain Country from 8 to 11 p.m. today at the Lazy – L, 2 miles east of Hwy. 45 on Hwy. 356. Snack bar. Smoking and nonsmoking. Admission is $5; under age 16 free. (662) 423-6233.

Karaoke

n SHANNON – Karaoke with Debbie Rogers beginning at 8 p.m. today at Shannon Sports Bar & Grill. $3 cover. (662) 767-9980.

Fall fest

n BOONEVILLE – Booneville Fall Festival will be today and Saturday. Political speaking, music, kids’ games, vendors and more. Jamie Davis and Soul Gravy will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday. (662) 728-4130.

Haunted house, forest

n HURRICANE – Hurricane Haunted House and the new Hurricane Haunted Forest, Hwy. 346 downtown behind the Community Center, will be open every Friday and Saturday in October at 6:30 p.m. Each attraction is $5. Concessions available. Free parking. (662) 296-9075 or 296-0058.

And more É

n For the Daily Journal’s complete listing of area entertainment, museums and parks, read the “Scene” section each Thursday. For a listing for the upcoming week, see Sunday’s NeMiss Life! section.

FOR YOUR INFORMATION

n The Mississippi State Department of Health has issued a boil water alert for customers who receive their drinking water from the city of Saltillo water supply. This affects 4,900 customers in Saltillo. Water sampling showed the presence of total coliform bacteria in a preponderance of samples. Health officials recommend that all water be boiled vigorously for one minute before it is consumed.

POLICE REPORTS

n The following reports were filed Thursday by the Tupelo Police Department and Lee County Sheriff’s Department.

Tupelo Police Department:

- NONE

Lee County Sheriff’s Department:

- A Tupelo woman reported that she was being threatened.

Anyone with information on any of these crimes is urged to call the Tupelo Police Department at 841-6491, the Lee County Sheriff’s Department at 841-9041, or CrimeStoppers at (800) 773-TIPS.