Oct. 28th Fundraiser for Jack Takes place from 10:00am-3:00pm at Chain Park at Twin Forks (5619 Hwy. 42, Hattiesburg). The event includes fun and games, raffles and a Halloween costume contest. Proceeds benefit Jack, who's in need of a service dog. For more details, call 601-520-7225.
Oct. 29th Mississippi's Walk for Diabetes Takes place locally at the Long Leaf Trace's Southern Miss Gateway. Registration begins at 1:00pm; walk follows at 2:00pm. Proceeds benefit diabetes research, educational programs and to send children with diabetes to camp. For more details, call toll free 1-877-DFM-CURE (1-877-336-2873).
Oct. 31st Southern Civitan Meets at noon at the Laurel Country Club (2011 Highway 84). Guest speaker will be Mr. Scott Pittman, Fellowship of Christian Athletes Director. Guests are welcome. For more details, call 601-422-7575.
Nov. 3rd Laurel First United Methodist Church: First Friday Prayer Luncheon Starts at noon in the church's fellowship hall. The church is located at 420 North 5th Avenue.
For more details, call the church at 601-425-1474.
Nov. 11th Hunter Education Certification Class Takes place from 8:00am-6:00pm at the Wayne County Extension Office. Visit the MDWFP's website (link is below this sentence) to register online and for more details.
Nov. 14th University Forum Yuval Levin, the founding editor of National Affairs and a contributing editor at National Review, will speak at 6:30pm in the Thad Cochran Center Ballrooms on the main Hattiesburg campus of Southern Miss. His book, "The Fractured Republic: Renewing America’s Social Contract in the Age of Individualism", argues that both liberal and conservative Americans' nostalgia for a lost past has led to today's polarized politics. For more details, call 601-266-4533.
Nov. 17th, 18th, 22nd Christmas in the Park in Tylertown Wagon rides take place November 17 and 18 from 6:00 until 8:30 each night with a walking tour November 22 -- also from 6:00 until 8:30. Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for children. Bring the kids to meet Santa, and enter to win a door prize. For more details, call 601-876-2656.
Domestic Violence If you are a victim of abuse or know someone who is, call the Domestic Abuse Family Shelter, toll free at 1-800-649-1092 for help. All calls will be confidential.
The Institute for Diverse Education Located at 1124 South 28th Avenue in Hattiesburg, the school is now accredited by the State of Mississippi. TIDE School officials hope this accreditation will allow the school to help more students set sail toward success. For more details, 601-909-6605.
The Salvation Army Has been supporting those in need in without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadcast array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar spent is used to carry out those services in 5,000 communities nationwide.