This looks interesting…
This looks interesting…
Chateau Ridgeland, an independent retirement community, will host a Santa Pets & Pictures event to benefit Community Animal Rescue and Adoption (CARA). From 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Santa will be available to take pictures with pets for a $5 donation. Chateau Ridgeland will also be accepting pet toy and treat donations and homemade doggie treats will be available for sale. All donated items and proceeds go to CARA.
It’s free to attend, and holiday cookies and hot cocoa will be provided. Contact Chateau Ridgeland (located at 745 S. Pear Orchard Rd.) for more information at (601) 956-1331 or visit http://www.chateauridgeland.com.
Country Magazine released its 2013 Best Scenic Roads to show the most gorgeous scenic drives from coast to coast, and the Natchez Trace Parkway made the list. I can’t help but agree because a trip on the Parkway is a sight to behold – especially in the fall with the colorful landscapes.
To see the full list and what reporter Donna B. Ulrich said about the Trace, click here.
I've never believed in the mantra "Make your haters your motivators." However, when one does find success it is only natural to think about all of those who may have made negative comments that could deter others from one's vision. The second to last song on Jay Z's mixed-reviewed Blueprint 3 is one of my favorite songs he's ever made. The song starts with an a minor chord and Pharrell Williams saying "3 in the morning on the West Side Highway." The chords and the quote set the mood for the song (There is nothing like driving on the West Side Highway at 3 AM.
I was surprised to find out that Pan Asia (located off Old Canton Road) had closed over the summer. If you’re in Ridgeland and looking for a nice space, I recommend this one. It’s huge!
Four local authors have been brought together in a special Christmas novella collection from Barbour Publishing. The authors will be signing copies of Plantation Christmas Weddings at Pentimento Books (302 Jefferson St.) in Olde Town Clinton this Saturday from 9-11 a.m. All four of the novellas are set in Natchez and each involves one of the historic homes of the area.
Sylvia Barnes resides in Pelahatchie, Mississippi with her husband of 45 years. She is the mother of two daughters and grandmother of three. Sylvia is a retired manager of BellSouth, and the author of “A Proper Christmas” in the best-selling novella collection, “A Biltmore Christmas.”
Cynthia Leavelle lives in Clinton, MS and teaches English and ESL at Belhaven University. A native of New Mexico, she has two degrees from the University of North Texas. She has published one book with Crossbooks, The Cord: The Love Story of Salmon and Rahab, and has written numerous devotionals and short stories. She is married and has three grown sons.
Virginia Vaughan is a multi-published author of Romantic Suspense for Love Inspired books. A single mom of two grown boys, she resides in Byram, where she is a teacher and leader in the women’s ministry of her church. Her book Jamison Family Values was a Genesis finalist in the ACFW Women’s Fiction category in 2007.
Lorraine Beatty is a multi-published, best-selling author currently working on her eighth novel for Love Inspired Books. Born and raised in Columbus, Ohio, she lives in Brandon, Mississippi with her husband of forty-six years. Lorraine is a member of RWA, ACFW and is a charter member and former President of Magnolia State Romance Writers.
Upcoming Book signings:
November 16 – Barnes and Nobles, Ridgeland, 1-3 pm
November 23 – Walmart, Flowood, 1-3pm
December 7 – Turning Pages Books, Natchez, 1-3 pm
Tomorrow, Ridgeland High School has a Military Appreciation Night at the football game against Neshoba Central. The game starts at 7 p.m. and veterans will be recognized on the field during the playing of the National Anthem. For families, there will be inflatable jumps for children and the Mississippi National Guard will have giveaways. To guarantee free entry, veterans need to bring proof of service and stop by the National Guard tent located outside the gate and pick up their pass. Also, military vehicles will be on site at Ridgeland High and the football team will wear special uniforms.
The 2013 Sun King 5K Memorial Run and Walk will continue its tradition of celebrating and honoring lost loved ones in a 5K race that will benefit Habitat for Humanity Mississippi Capital Area (HFHMCA).
The 13th annual Sun King run will be held at 8 a.m. Oct. 19 at St. James Episcopal Church, 3921 Oakridge Dr. in Jackson. The annual run through the Fondren neighborhood streets will feature a 5K run and walk and a 1-mile fun run for children.
Originally organized in 1999 in memory of tri-athlete Earnest Davidson, the annual Sun King is a unique way to remember, honor and celebrate the lives of lost loved ones. “It is our hope that families will participate and/or sponsor the Sun King 5K in memory of someone they wish to remember and honor in this way,” said Amy Davidson, event founder. “As in the past several years, funds raised from the 2013 Sun King Memorial 5K will benefit Habitat for Humanity Mississippi Capital Area.”
HFHMCA works with area churches, businesses, civic clubs, groups and individuals to build decent, affordable housing for families in need. Since it was founded in 1986, more than 580 homes have been built, empowering families through home ownership while stabilizing neighborhoods and contributing to the tax base and local economy.
The race awards are glass “sun dancers” made by Davidson family friend and artist B. J. Hatten of Enterprise, Miss. The “sun dancers” will be awarded to the first-, second- and third-place finishers in each race division. This year there also will be a cash prize for the overall male and female winners in the run and walk events.
Registration is available online at www.sunking5k.com or www.mstrackclub.com. Registration forms also may be picked up at St. James Episcopal Church on Oakridge Drive in Jackson and at Fleet Feet Sports in Ridgeland. The pre-registration deadline has passed and on-site registration the day of the race begins at 6:30 a.m. For more information, contact Thad Hopper at (601) 954-2038 or Larry Allen at (601) 260-7648.
On Saturday, the Memphis Barbecue Network has an upcoming judge training class in advance of Smokin’ on the Rez BBQ competition on Nov. 2. Looks like some serious business.
By attending an upcoming garage sale this week. Since I can’t fit this on the Suburban Digest page, it’s going here.
Spread the word!