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  • 10:00 am-5:00 pm
    Feb-03-2018

    February 3 & 4, 2018 – Repticon, a recognized leader in hosting reptile and exotic animal expos throughout the United States, is coming back to Jackson with an outstanding mixture of vendors, breeders, and educators. This family-oriented, fun-filled event offers guests the opportunity to learn about animals not normally seen in local pet stores. Breeder-vendors are always willing to teach; and, throughout the event, there will be seminars on animal-related topics by experts in the field of herpetology.

     

    Guests can also shop for a new family pet among the hundreds of reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates, spiders, and small exotic animals. Repticon Jackson is also the perfect place for them to get merchandise, cages, supplies, and both live and frozen feeders, as well as to get expert advice about caring for their new household member. Many of our vendors allow live interactions with the pets during visits to their booth.

     

    To add to the fun, free-entry raffles are held frequently during both days of the event, offering guests the opportunity to win coveted prizes.

     

    This event, held at the Wahabi Shrine Center, offers a unique family outing suitable for all ages and for a very diverse range of enthusiasts.

     

    The doors open to the general public at 10 a.m. on Saturday, closing at 5 p.m. On Sunday, the show hours are 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. At the door, tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children 5-12, and children under 5 are admitted free. VIP and advance tickets may be purchased from our website at  http://repticon.com/mississippi/jackson/.

     

  • 6:30 pm-8:00 pm
    Feb-03-2018

    Mary Madison Pevey, 2018 Distinguished Young Woman of Clinton, will soon place the DYW medallion on the 2019 Clinton winner. The Clinton Distinguished Young Woman Scholarship program will be held Saturday, February 3. Candidates participating will take the stage to compete in scholastic, interview, poise, fitness and talent before one of them is named the new Distinguished Young Woman of Clinton.

    Pevey won the local honor on March 11, 2017, and then competed at the state program in Meridian on July, where she earned a scholastic preliminary award and was named a Top Ten State Finalist. Pevey received cash scholarships from the local and state levels of $2,550. She also received a scholarship from Mississippi College for being named Clinton’s DYW. She plans to attend MC in the fall of 2018 and major in pre-med biology.

    The Distinguished Young Woman of Clinton program will be at the Clinton Jr. High auditorium located at 711 Lakeview Drive. Doors will open at 6:30pm, with the program beginning at 7pm. Tickets are $10 per person and can be purchased at the door that evening.

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  • 10:00 am-4:00 pm
    Feb-04-2018

    February 3 & 4, 2018 – Repticon, a recognized leader in hosting reptile and exotic animal expos throughout the United States, is coming back to Jackson with an outstanding mixture of vendors, breeders, and educators. This family-oriented, fun-filled event offers guests the opportunity to learn about animals not normally seen in local pet stores. Breeder-vendors are always willing to teach; and, throughout the event, there will be seminars on animal-related topics by experts in the field of herpetology.

     

    Guests can also shop for a new family pet among the hundreds of reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates, spiders, and small exotic animals. Repticon Jackson is also the perfect place for them to get merchandise, cages, supplies, and both live and frozen feeders, as well as to get expert advice about caring for their new household member. Many of our vendors allow live interactions with the pets during visits to their booth.

     

    To add to the fun, free-entry raffles are held frequently during both days of the event, offering guests the opportunity to win coveted prizes.

     

    This event, held at the Wahabi Shrine Center, offers a unique family outing suitable for all ages and for a very diverse range of enthusiasts.

     

    The doors open to the general public at 10 a.m. on Saturday, closing at 5 p.m. On Sunday, the show hours are 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. At the door, tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children 5-12, and children under 5 are admitted free. VIP and advance tickets may be purchased from our website at  http://repticon.com/mississippi/jackson/.

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  • 9:00 am-11:00 am
    Feb-05-2018

    WHAT:   UM School of Dentistry’s Give Kids A Smile Day® provides essential oral health care and education to children from Jackson Public Schools, the north unit of the Boys and Girls Club of Mississippi and Stewpot Homeless Shelter after-school programs.

    WHEN:   Monday, Feb. 5, 9-11 a.m.

    WHERE: School of Dentistry, 2500 North State St., Jackson, Miss.

    WHY:      Give Kids A Smile day has been moved to Monday, kicking off the 2nd Annual UMMC Dental Mission Week. The schedule change will allow parents to bring children back for free follow-up dental work through the rest of the week, a first in the 14 years that the School of Dentistry has participated in the American Dental Association’s Give Kids A Smile Day.

                     Give Kids A Smile day will again be a full day of care serving three elementary schools, Mississippi Boys and Girls Clubs and Stewpot Community Services after-school care.

    Sen. Hillman Frazier is scheduled to visit the dental school during Monday’s activities.

     

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  • 6:30 pm-8:30 pm
    Feb-06-2018

  • 7:30 pm-9:00 pm
    Feb-06-2018

    Honors Concert in Swor Auditorium
    7:30pm
    Tuesday, February 6, 2018
    Tickets $10 adults/$5 students (purchase at the door or online: mc.edu/marketplace)
     
    The Honors Concert is an important biennial component of the Department of Music that provides exemplary students the opportunity to perform with an orchestra during their undergraduate or graduate years. Honors Concert participants were nominated by their professors and selected last Fall by audition for a panel of judges that included Crafton Beck (Conductor and Artistic Director of the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra), Cheryl Coker (Millsaps College) and Rachel Heard (Millsaps).
    This year’s concert includes singers, pianists, and three instrumentalists (trumpet, tuba and marimba).
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  • 9:00 am-10:00 am
    Feb-08-2018

    WHAT:   UM School of Dentistry’s Dental Mission Week welcomes veterans to receive free dental care.

    WHEN:   Thursday, Feb. 8, 9-10 a.m.

    WHERE: School of Dentistry, 2500 North State St., Jackson, Miss.

    WHY:      The G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center dental team joins the School of Dentistry to provide free dental care to Mississippi veterans who do not qualify for dental treatment at the VA.

                      Dental Mission Week seeks to raise awareness about issues related to access to dental care for the underserved in Mississippi, to provide dental care to this population, and to enhance the educational experience of our students.

     

  • 6:00 pm-7:00 pm
    Feb-08-2018

    The Quisenberry Library presents the celebrated acoustic duo Hungrytown. Last July, they returned from a successful six-and-a-half-month tour of the US, UK and New Zealand, covering over 16,000 miles in the US alone. They are currently on a four-month tour of the American south and southwest.

    Vermonters Rebecca Hall and Ken Anderson, who make up Hungrytown, have been touring professionally for nearly 15 years. Hungrytown‘s songs and music have appeared in numerous television programs, including IFC’s Portlandia, Comedy Central’s The Daily Show and Neftlix’s new comedy, Lady Dynamite; as well as various documentaries and major sporting events ranging from NASCAR to Hockey Night in Canada.

    Their third and latest album, Further West, made the top 10 on the American Folk DJ charts for two months, and at least 14 “Best of the year” lists.” Not only is this one of the best albums of 2015, it’s one of the best of the decade,” proclaimed New York Music Daily.

    Please see show info below:

    Thursday, February 8th, 6:00-7:00 PM
    Quisenberry Library
    605 East Northside Drive
    Clinton, MS 39056-5121
    601-924-5684
    Admission: Free. Sponsored by the Friends of the Quisenberry Library.

    Hungrytown‘s full calendar: http://hungrytown.net/concerts
    Band Website: http://hungrytown.net

    Promotional photos/posters: http://hungrytown.net/promoposters/

    You can find more information at hungrytown.net, or visit us at facebook.com/hungrytown.
    Press reviews: http://hungrytown.net/reviews.

    Special-access link to our latest album, Further West:
    https://soundcloud.com/…/se…/hungrytown-further-west/s-8qbU3

    #TheClintonCourier #Hungrytown #Clinton Quisenberry Public Library#Quisenberry Hungrytown

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