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Many thanks to our Being Belhaven 100, Being Belhaven Gold and Being Belhaven contributors. Being Belhaven 100 members give $1000, Being Belhaven Gold members give $500 and Being Belhaven members give $300 to the Foundation annually. Click here to see a list of our generous supporters.
Holiday Events in BelhavenNew Stage Theatre presents A Christmas Carol. A musical adaptation of the Charles Dickens' story. By Charles Dickens, Adapted by Richard Hellesen, Music by David DeBerry. December 3 - 20, 2013. A song-filled adaptation of Dickens' classic tale reawakens the true spirit of Christmas in a heart-stirring Carol of profound beauty and redemption. For more information or to order tickets, call 601.948.3533 or visit newstagetheatre.com.
Christmas Open House at The Oaks House Museum. Saturday, December 14, from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Christmas music program by St. Brigid's 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. The Oaks, at 823 N. Jefferson Street, will be ornamented with holiday decorations appropriate to the 1850s, and there will be spiced tea and cookies typical of the antebellum period. Admission is free.
Santa Institute Day at the Mississippi Children's Museum. Saturday, December 21. Researchers from The Santa Institute at MCM will be on hand to answer questions about how reindeer fly, how Santa fits down every chimney and much more!
The Being Belhaven Arts Series at Belhaven Park features programs of music, theatre and art in the restored Belhaven Park on Poplar Boulevard. All events are free because of the generous support of our sponsors. The Being Belhaven Arts Series is funded in part by the Mississippi Arts Commission, Community Foundation of Greater Jackson, Jones, Funderburg, Sessums & Peterson Law Firm, Jerry Johnson and Louisa Dixon, Bradley, Arant, Boult, Cummings Law Firm.
For information about Baptist's Events and Seminars, go to www.mbhs.org.
Fortification Street Project: Traffic Shift
Friday, August 23, Fortification Street westbound from Greymont Avenue to Jefferson Street shifted from the old side of the street to the newly rebuilt lanes. As a result, all traffic will use the rebuilt side of Fortification Street from Greymont Avenue to Blair Street.
Thanks to everyone who came to Bright Lights, Belhaven Nights 2013! Greater Belhaven's end-of-summer street festival was better than ever this year. CLICK HERE FOR FESTIVAL INFORMATION
The City of Jackson is expediting the process required by the Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) for repairing damage to historic homes due to the recent hail storms. Contractors can obtain a permit without going through the HPC if property owners complete and have notorized the compliance agreement form. Click HERE to download the form. This form requires no fee. The contractor may then present the notorized form to the City Building Permit Department. Questions? Contact Akili Kelly, HPC officer, at 601-960-1900.
Keep in mind, too, that more than $5,000 in repairs MAY result in eligibility for historic tax credits since Belhaven and Belhaven Heights are on the National Register.
The Historic Belhaven neighborhood has joined the Belhaven Heights neighborhood on the National Register of Historic Places.
If you missed the recent workshop concerning the National Register of Historic Places, click here to get the basic information provided by Todd Sanders of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
Fortification Street Project:
As you are making plans to eat out or to shop, please remember to support businesses in Greater Belhaven as much as possible during the construction project. Click here to read about the Groundbreaking Ceremony in June 2012.
Greater Belhaven – A Different Perspective: Karen Bryant, of Your City Prints, worked with the Greater Belhaven Foundation office to develop this colorful, cool map of words that is the Greater Belhaven Neighborhood. Go to www.yourcityprints.com to check it out and order a print.
Have you read The Help? This New York Times Bestseller has put a spotlight on Jackson and Greater Belhaven and Book Club members from across the nation are traveling here to tour the sights mentioned in Kathryn Stockett’s book, which is being made into a movie. We are taking this opportunity to promote our City and neighborhood in a positive way by offering a tour brochure that discusses Greater Belhaven locations in a present day context. Our neighborhood is the home of some of the main characters and points all around Greater Belhaven are mentioned throughout the book. Take a tour of our lovely neighborhood and see the locations where events unfold within its pages. Click here to download the tour brochure. There is a driving map that accompanies the points of interest.
The Market is open for business! The Mississippi Farmers Market and The Greater Belhaven Market have come together to combine the dynamics of Jackson’s two largest inner city Farmers Markets at one location where they offer customers a one stop shop for the freshest, high quality Mississippi produced products. The MS Farmers Market is located at 929 High Street, adjacent to the Fairgrounds. The Market is open on Saturdays.
Click here to find out more about the Farmers Market.
The Eudora Welty Education and Vistors Center is now open to the public. The Visitors Center is located next door to the Welty House, at 1109 Pinehurst Street. For ticket information call 601-353-7762 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Greater Belhaven Land Use Plan - please click on the "Our Future" circle above to see this exciting plan!
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