PONTOTOC – The Tale Tellers will meet at 9:30 a.m. at the Nutrition Site, 1597 Hwy. 15 No. Danny Wells will speak on “Golden Years of Radio.” Judge Fred Wicker is program director.
TUPELO – Richard Warriner, DDS, will review “A Father, His Sons and a Football Legacy, Manning” at noon at Lee County Library’s Luncheon With Books in the Helen Foster Auditorium, second floor. The monthly event is a week early due to Thanksgiving.
Aberdeen – The Friends of Evans Memorial Library Booklunch will be at noon with Michael Hudson reviewing “Friendly Fire” by Scott A. Snook. Cost is $4.
BALDWYN – The 4th Baldwyn Schools Endowment for Excellence in Education Inc. Benefit banquet is Thursday with dinner at 6:30 p.m. in the Baldwyn High School Cafeteria and the auction at 7:30 p.m. in the BHS auditorium. It benefits all three Baldwyn schools. For tickets, call 365-8800.
MANTACHIE – The Mantachie High School Drama Department will present “The Spell of Sleeping Beauty” at 7 p.m. Thursday in the new gymnatorium. Tickets are $3 adults and $2 children. Performances just for the students will be at 9 a.m. Thursday and Friday.
TUPELO – All Saints’ Episcopal Church Women will have their annual Food Fair on Thursday from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. or as long as the food lasts. Homemade foods include frozen casseroles, baked goods, candies and canned goods. Proceeds benefit the community outreach and church projects. Chairperson is Teri Cockerham, 844-0719.
HOUSTON – The Houston Parish Bazaar is 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday at First United Methodist Church Family Life Center with crafts, baked goods, frozen casseroles, and rummage sale. Breakfast is at 7 a.m. and spaghetti lunch is 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. to dine in/carry out for $5.
Tupelo – Santa‘s Enchanted Castle will open Friday in the Mall at Barnes Crossing, beginning with an old-fashioned Christmas Parade at 6 p.m. down Mall Drive.
TUPELO – The UNCF Banquet begins at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7 at the Ramada Inn Convention Center. Special guest will be Judge Joe Brown from the TV show “Judge Brown.” The event benefits the United Negro College Fund. Tickets are $20; call (662) 844-5037.
Holiday Home Tour
Aberdeen – The 15th Holiday Home tour of three homes will be 4:30-7:30 p.m. Dec. 9. Tickets are $10; call (662) 369-9440 or toll free (800) 634-3538.