NASA Day is the Mississippi Children’s Museum’s out-of-this-world day for children and families! A team from NASA at the John C. Stennis Space Center will demonstrate how robots are used in space and other inter-galactic activities.

The event will be held Saturday, March 10 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

All activities are included in general admission ($10 per person) and museum membership. For more information, visit



Join us for this inspiring Storytime about kids who reach down into a magician's hat and discover something better than they could ever imagine — books that help them become whatever they want to be. Activities to follow.

The event will be held at Barnes & Noble in Ridgeland at 11 a.m.


Magnolia Ballroom Dancers’ Association will host "A St. Patrick's Dance" on Saturday, March 10, 7:30-10:30 p.m. at the Madison Square Center for the Arts, 2103 Main St., Madison, Miss.  

Cost of the dance is $10 for members and $15 for guests.  No partner is required.  BYOB; drinks and setups provided.  Dress is "elegantly casual." No shorts, t-shirts, blue jeans, athletic shoes, flip flops, or ball caps please.  

Magnolia membership is $35 a year and includes discounted admission, free dance workshops, and a monthly newsletter. Memberships can be purchased at the door.  For more information, contact Jane Phillips at 601-942-7335 or visit



The Home Show is the perfect place to find everything you need to make your home the best on the block.

This year’s event will be held March 9-11 at the Mississippi Trade Mart.

Featuring over 200 exhibitors with thousands of new products, the Home Show will help make your home the envy of all your neighbors. Be sure to also check out our 2018 Builder Challenge. This years theme is “Outdoor Living” and will showcase our builders and their visions for the ideal outdoor living space. These builders are DeFord Walker of Southern Heritage Construction, LLC, Jeff Salmons of RADCO Construction, LLC, Diane Neyland of Diane Neyland Builder, LLC and Micheal & Donna Moak of Fleur De Lis Properties, LLC.



The Natchez Trace Parkway invites visitors to enjoy the talents and sounds of local musicians at the Parkway Information Cabin on March 17, from 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. The Natchez Trace String Band, a small group of local acoustic musicians, will fill the cabin with the sounds of traditional folk, country, and bluegrass music. Visitors are welcome to stop by for a few minutes or bring a chair and stay awhile.

This program is free of charge. The Parkway Information Cabin (milepost 102.4) is located approximately one mile north of I-55 at exit 105A, or just east of the intersection of Rice Road and Highway 51. For additional information, call (601) 856-7321.



Mississippi Opera presents The Eclectic Guitar, featuring Barry Leach, “the guitar player’s guitar player,” March 19 at 7:30 p.m. at Duling Hall in Fondren.

Known for his amazing guitar technique in rock, pop, jazz, as well as classical music, Leach’s show will consist of a variety of original solo guitar pieces, well-known songs, and vocals.

Voted as “Best Musician” multiple times by the Jackson Free Press, he has performed and/or recorded with numerous artists including the Dee Barton Orchestra, HBO, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Carmine Appice, Dorothy Moore, The Vamps, and The Barry Leach Group.

If you love guitar, do not miss this show!

Tickets are $25 each and are available at the door or you may order by calling 601-960-2300 or online at



This spring, Holmes Community College is hosting a series, “Exploring the Mississippi Delta,” on the Ridgeland Campus to celebrate the Delta's rich heritage. The central text for the series is “Dispatches from Pluto: Lost and Found in the Mississippi Delta” by Richard Grant. English instructors Dr. Andrew Kelly and Arnetra Pleas will lead a book discussion of “Dispatches from Pluto” on Thursday, March 22, at 12:30 pm. in the D.P. “Pat” McGowan Workforce Training Center. This event is free and open to the public.


The Flora Spring Plant Swap, scheduled for 9 a.m. Thursday, Mar. 29, will be held in the Flora Library meeting room. Bring 1 or 2 well-rootedplants to swap. Event is free.

For information, call 601-879-8835 or 601-879-8252.