Sep. 21st-23rd ABATE of Mississippi: State Field Meet Takes place at the Atwood Water Park in Monticello. Advanced tickets are $15 for members and $20 for non members. Tickets at the gate will be $25. There will be entertainment, vendors, a bike show, and more. For more details, call 601-436-1231.
Sep. 22nd TEAAM Autism: TEAAM Up for Autism Co-Ed Softball Tournament Takes place at the Laurel Sportsplex. Other activities include a cornhole tournament, food, raffle, vendors and a kid play area.
Sep. 22nd Pine Belt Diaper Bank The United Way of Southeast Mississippi will hold a Stuff-A-Bus event from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the Target parking lot in Hattiesburg. The Pine Belt Diaper Bank will accept donations of diapers for non-profit organizations, such as Edwards Street Mission, to distribute to the needy.
Sep. 22nd Jones County Genealogical and Historical Organization Meets at 10 a.m. at the Laurel Jones County Library (530 Commerce Street, Laurel) for the regular monthly meeting. Members are urged to attend and guests are always welcome.
Sep. 22nd Youth Picnic Starts at 4 p.m. at First Pentecostal Church of Laurel (808 North 8th Avenue). The church welcomes area youth for an evening of fellowship, free food and games. RSVP by calling 601-527-8005.
Sep. 22nd Benefit for Mike Thrash Will be held at Unity Baptist Church on Hwy. 11 in Moselle from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. There will be a blood drive, an auction, a country store front, a car show and much more. All proceeds will go to Mike and family for medical expenses. For more details, call 601-583-3905.
Sep. 24th-26th UBS/Jones College Blood Drive Takes place from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Jones College's P.E. Building in Ellisville. All donors who participate in the drive will receive a free T-shirt and a free movie ticket. Parking places will be reserved for donors. Appointments can be made online at the website we've listed below this paragraph -- or by calling Judy Prine at 601-477-4000. For questions on health, medications, or travel deferrals, call United Blood Services at 1-800-880-0743.
Sep. 27th Hepatitis C Testing for Veterans Takes place from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Hattiesburg VA Community-Based Clinic (5003 Hardy Street, Tower B). For more details, call 855-574-7296.
Sep. 29th HAC: Rockin’ the Jook This is a family-friendly downtown event that will celebrate Hattiesburg's roots in rock and roll. It takes place from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on the grounds of the former Hattiesburg American newspaper building.
The fun begins at 10 a.m. with a musical instrument petting zoo and music inspired crafts with HAC smART Space instructors and board members. A formal ribbon-cutting and dedication of the facility – including a special tribute to the late Robin Wentworth, is planned for 11:30 a.m, followed by a Gospel performance of the West Point Baptist Impact Choir as well as a reflection of the historical 1936 Graves Brothers recordings by blues musician, Wes Lee.
Oct. 1st Magnolia Baptist Church: Prayer Tent Opens at 9 a.m. at 1040 Wansley Road in Laurel. If you have a need that you want someone to pray for or to pray with you, please come. There will be several people from area churches available. For more details, call 601-649-5660.