The Arts Council of Clinton board of directors has scheduled an annual meeting for Monday, June 4, at 6pm at MC’s Gore Galleries, where the past year’s efforts will be reviewed and a look at upcoming plans for art support will be presented.
Providing music will be Therza Weis, who has previously performed for Arts Council events, according to Annette Trotter, who is serving as chairperson.
“Door prizes and refreshments, in addition to music, will make this an enjoyable evening,” Trotter said.
Memberships can be renewed at the meeting. New members will be welcomed, with any persons interested in art support efforts welcomed to join. Officers for the organization’s new year will be installed.
Tickets for the Thacker Mountain Radio Hour, which returns to Clinton June 16, will be available. An After Party from 8 until 9:30p in Olde Town Clinton will follow the Thacker Hour.
The Arts Councile of Clinton, a 501(c)(3) organization, serves as the city’s designated arts agency, supporting its rich artistic heritage through promoting area artists. Arts scholarships are awarded, ,and the support of existing arts programs and educational organizations contribute to community enrichment and appreciation of the arts.
The 2018 Fresh at Five season opens Tuesday, June 5. Local farmers and producers will offer goods at the open-air market on Jefferson Street in Olde Towne from 5 until 7pm.
Fresh spring vegetables and fruits, honey, milk, bread and cheese should be available. Community members can look forward to the arrival of more varieties of prduce available later in the growing season at markets each Tuesday in June, July, and August. Main Street Director, Tara Lytal, reminds community members, “Fresh at Five is a rain or shine event.”
The annual Fire versus Police Cook-Off, a community favorite that pits the firemen and policemen against each other for the title Master of the Grill, kicks off the market on June 5. While it is a friendly competition, bragging rights are at stake. Police Chief Ford Hayman believes his men have what it takes to come out ahead of the firemen. Of course, Fire Chief Jeff Blackledge believes his men have a definite advantage given their experience with fire. Both departments are preparing their best recipes for pulled pork and a side. Communtiy members should arrive early to get a taste and to cast a vote for their favorite dish.
Fresh at Five, a market certified with the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce, is in its seventh season. This season, a plan is in place to help “curbside shoppers,” those with physical limitations. Anyone who cannot personally access the market can be assisted by a colunteer shopper. Shoppers who need help should arrive at the south side of City Hall where Jefferson and Main Streets meet beginning at 5pm. The last orders for curbside shopping will be taken at 6:30pm. Curbside shoppers will be greeted by a volunteer who will take their order and shop for them as they wait in their cars. Curbside shoppers must be prepared with cash, and bills no larger than $20 can be accepted. Marsha Barham, Clinton Visitor Center Director and curbside shopper project planner, reminds curbside shoppers that “colunteers will lend good customer service but will wait in line with other customers at each booth when they are shopping.”
A family-friendly event, interacting with farmers and producers is informative and fun for all. On June 5, market shoppers will be entertained by local talent Ralph Miller.
Farmers and producers who wish to participate but have not registered can find an application online at mainstreetclintonms.com/fresh-five. For further information, call Main Street Clinton at 601-924-5472.
Enjoy exceptional dining, distinctive homes, fine wine and peerless performance
Mississippi Symphony Orchestra announces a Suite of Soirees, three fundraising events hosted throughout the spring. Generous friends of the orchestra open their homes for exceptional dining experiences, paired with fine wine and performance.
First in the Suite: Allegro is hosted by Shinn and Grace Lee in their contemporary Ridgeland home, Tuesday, March 27, 2018, 6:30—8:30 pm. Guests will enjoy sushi, Asian dishes, and a whole roasted pig along with several choice wines. Performance provided by pianists Stephen and Carolyn Sachs.
Intermezzo hosted by Jeff and Debbie Good is held on Friday, April 27, 6:30—8:30 pm. The Good’s new Fondren home offers fresh spaces indoor and out, and MSO’s Brass Quintet performs.
Suite of Soirees wraps up with Finale, Thursday, June 7, 6:30—8:30 pm, hosted by architects Roy and Anne Marie Decker. The Deckers’ personally designed home provides for a relaxing evening by the hearth or pool. Concertmistress, Marta Szlubowska performs with her daughter and 2017 International Viola Competition winner, Julia Kirk.
Advanced reservations for Suite of Soirees is required. Soirees are $100 per person for just one soiree, $175 per person for two soirees, or $250 per person for all three soirees. Reservations may be made on-line at www.msorchestra.com, by calling (601) 960-1565, or by visiting the MSO office at 201 East Pascagoula Street in downtown Jackson between 9am and 5pm from Monday to Friday.
WHAT: Suite of Soirees
WHO: Mississippi Symphony Orchestra
Allegro: Eastern Notes (Pianists Stephen & Carolyn Sachs perform)