Park Hill: Thursday, May 14, 6 p.m., Carver Elementary School.
Historic Downtown-Mill Village: Monday, May 18, 6 p.m., All Saints' Episcopal Church.
Lee Acres, Thursday, May 21, 6 p.m., Lawndale Presbyterian Church.
Thursday-Sunday, May 14-17
TUPELO FILM FESTIVAL: 2009 Tupelo Film Festival will be Thursday, May 14; Friday, May 15; and Saturday, May 16 at the Lyric Theatre. Features film screenings, workshops and more. Screenings range from free to $5. Workshops are $15 students/$20 adults. Complete schedule at www.tupelo.net/filmfest.
PIED PIPER PLAYHOUSE: Pied Piper Playhouse will present performances of "Nuts," a mini-musical about the Circle of Life, and "Who, Me? Yes, You!" a comedy/drama about social responsibility, at 7 p.m. Friday May 15; at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, May 16; and at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 17 at Milam Elementary School auditorium. Tickets are $5 for adults; $3 for children.
PLANTERSVILLE DAY IN PARK: The Plantersville Volunteer Fire Department and Youth Council are sponsoring the annual Day in the Park Saturday, May 16, in the Plantersville Middle School gymnasium. Hours: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Food, fun, activities for all ages, entertainment, bake sale and candidate speaking. Call Plantersville Town Hall, 844-2012, for information.
DANCE HAPPENING: Tupelo Academy of Dance Arts' Dance Happening 2009 will be at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Saturday, May 16 at Tupelo Civic Auditorium. The 2 p.m. show features younger students in "Disney Princesses," along with advanced dance presentations. The 6:30 p.m. show features ballet,jazz, hip-hop, senior salutes and lyrical productions by older students and Tupelo Ballet Company dancers. $5 adults/ $3 students. (662) 844-4352.
CANCER FUNDRAISER: The Tupelo Buffalo Park and Zoo will host a fundraiser Saturday, May 16 to benefit the American Cancer Society. Money from the trail rides will benefit the ACS. There will be hamburgers and hot dogs available with proceeds going to the cause. Call Debi at 869-3250 or Kevin at 231-5011 for more information.
Friday, May 29
QUEEN FOR A KING PAGEANT: The Elvis Presley Festival will host the Queen for a King Pageant at 6 p.m. Friday, May 29 in the Lawhon Elementary auditorium. Open to female contestants age 21 and under; categories for each age group. Applications may be picked up at the Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association Office, 108 South Broadway Street or by calling 841-6598 or by visiting www.tupeloelvisfestival.com. Deadline is May 22. Call 680-3288 or 841-6598 for information.
Saturday, June 6
VERONA HERITAGE FESTIVAL: The Verona Heritage Festival will be from 10 a.m. until 6 p.. Saturday, June 6 at College and Main streets. Pancake breakfast from 6 until 10 a.m., opening ceremony, motorcycle poker run, pet parade, Vernon and Gladys Presley's marriage re-enactment, entertainment, food. Call 401-4946 or 213-4297 for information.