Art exhibit

TUPELO – “Shared Treasures,” an art exhibit by Tupelo Public School students, will be on display through Thursday, April 13 at the GumTree Museum of Art. Reception will be from 1 until 3 p.m. Sunday, April 9. Free. (662) 844-ARTS.


Story time

TUPELO – Night Time Story Time willl begin at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Lee County Library. Tupelo City Councilwoman Nettie Davis will present the program. Free. (662) 841-9027.

Story time

PONTOTOC – A special story time for children will begin at 10 a.m. Thursday at Pontotoc County Library. Featuring professional musician/storyteller Richard Graham.


OXFORD – The North Mississippi Storytellers Guild will circle up at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Parish Hall of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church. (662) 234-0550 or e-mail


OXFORD – The Department of Theatre Arts at Ole Miss will present Oscar Wilde’s “The Importance of Being Earnest” at 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and at 2 p.m. Sunday in Fulton Chapel. Tickets are $10 adults; $8 children; $6.50 UM students with proper IDs. (662) 915-7411.

Literary festival

CORINTH – The ninth annual Thomas Hal Phillips Literary Festival will be from 9 a.m. until noon Friday in Gilmore’s Banquet Room on Shiloh Ridge Road. (662) 286-8000.

Spring Fling

MOOREVILLE – Spring Fling at Mooreville Elementary School will be from 6 until 8:30 p.m. Friday. Food, games, fun.

Food tasting exhibit

BALDWYN – The Annie Spencer Cox Library will host a Trip Around the World food tasting exhibit from 4 until 6 p.m. Friday. Taste tickets are $1. (662) 365-3305.


TUPELO – The Tupelo Concert Association will close its 2005-06 season with a performance by Nathan Ganner and soprano Lisa Williamson at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Tupelo Civic Auditorium. Tickets are sold out, but some may be available by calling (662) 842-8945.


ABERDEEN – 31st Aberdeen Pilgrimage Tours of Historic Homes open for morning and afternoon tours Friday through Sunday. Tickets range from $14 for three homes to $32 for nine homes. 800-634-3538 or

Azalea Festival

TUPELO – The 6th annual Presley Heights Azalea Festival will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at Veterans Park with a salute to veterans. Other activities include a fishing rodeo, games, a “super eclectic yard sale,” entertainment with Kay Bain and Ben Hall, John Yerby Band, Pat Rasberry’s Tom Foolery Band and many more.

Fun run

STARKVILLE – A Furry 5K and One Mile Fun Run will begin with registration from 8 until 9 a.m. Saturday in Mississippi Horse Park. 5K starts at 9:30 a.m.; one-mile run starts at 10 a.m. Dogs welcomed. (662) 312-9233.

Fishing rodeo

TUPELO – Tupelo Department of Parks and Recreation will sponsor a children’s fishing rodeo from 9 a.m. until noon Saturday. At noon, rodeo opens to public. Fishing license required for ages 15 and older. Must provide own bait and tackle. Free. (662) 841-6440.

Spring luncheon

NEW ALBANY – The New Albany Garden Club will host a spring luncheon at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Wesley Hall of First Methodist Church, featuring floral designer John Hickey and a fashion show coordinated by Barbara Tyre. Tickets are $15. (662) 534-6437 or 534-4088.

Bunny bash

STARKVILLE – Oktibbeha County Hospital will host its annual Bunny Bash from 9 until 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the OCH Educational Facility. Parents bring cameras; kids bring Easter baskets. Games, prizes, crafts and refreshments. (662) 615-3065.

And more É

For the Daily Journal’s complete listing of area entertainment, museums and parks, read the “Arts & Entertainment” section each Friday.

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