Sep. 26th The Casablanca Gala Presented by Partners for the Arts in celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the Southern Miss Symphony Orchestra, the gala starts at 7 p.m at the Bobby Chain Municipal Airport. Support the arts and enjoy an elaborate spectacle featuring the Symphony, Jazz Band, Cirque performers and more. For ticket information, call 601-266-5922.
Sep. 28th Jones County Genealogical and Historical Organization Meets at 10:15 a.m. in the upstairs meeting room at the Laurel-Jones County Library on Commerce Street.
Guest speaker will be Dorothy Knight Marsh, who is involved in preserving the history of Anna Knight and the Knight family legacy, speaking at churches, organizations and universities. She will be sharing her Knight family history.
Members are urged to be present. For more details, call the library at 601-428-4313.
Sep. 28th TEAAM Up for Autism This co-ed softball tournament will be held at the Laurel Sportsplex. Cost to join is $200 per team. There will be family fun, a kids area, food, and raffles. All proceeds will go to support autism education.
To register, call 601-335-5132. For more info, call 601-498-2737.
Oct. 1st FestivalSouth presents Woodstock 50 The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Mannoni Performing Arts Center on the main Hattiesburg campus of Southern Miss.
Starring Vasti Jackson, the event will feature the music of Jimi Hendrix, Jefferson Airplane, The Who, and many more. The concert will also include a costume contest -- so wear your best hippie look.
Every Thurs. in Oct. Hattiesburg Arts Council: Downtown Brown Bag Concert Lunch Series Will bring live music to downtown Hattiesburg each Thursday in October from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the City Hall Plaza at the Fountain.
Charles Carter will perform October 3rd, Tom McDermott on October 10th, Southern Miss Jazztet on October 17th, Scott Chism and the Better Half on October 24th, and M.T. Pockets on October 31.
Lunches are $7.00.
Oct. 5th 5K for United Way Run/Walk Presented by First State Bank, the race starts and ends at the city parking lot across from Ellis and Chapman on Station Street in Waynesboro. Proceeds benefit United Way of the Pine Belt. For more details, call 601-671-2076.
Oct. 5th Reunion and Cemetery Cleaning Starts with a potluck-style lunch at 11 a.m. at Mt. Pisgah Church and Cemetery (1828 CR 20, Louin; just off of Highway 15 outside of Laurel/Bay Springs area). Be sure to bring your photos and memories of past gatherings to share with others, old-timers and first-comers alike. For more details, call 601-456-0599.
Oct. 6th The Mike Bowling Family Performing at Vernal Full Gospel Church at 5 p.m. The church is located on Bexley Road North in Lucedale. Admission is free; a love offering will be collected. For more details, call 601-508-5750.
Oct. 13th Puppies on the Patio Takes place at The Loft on Central Avenue in Downtown Laurel. Experience puppy snuggles without having to clean up puppy puddles. Hang out with your friends and enjoy mimosas, live music and hors d’oeuvres.
The puppies at the event will be Animal Rescue League puppies that are available for adoption. All proceeds benefit the Laurel/Jones County Animal Rescue League.
Tickets are $20 each and include mimosas, hors d'oeuvres and door prizes. There will also be a silent auction. For more details, call 601-433-1217.
Nov. 8th and 9th Benefit Rodeo for Lane Smith Starts at 7:30 each night at the multi-purpose building in Richton. For more details, call 601-319-6052.