Question It? Discover It! – Child Safety

Event by: MS Children’s Museum
Where: 2145 Museum Boulevard Jackson, MS 39202


Question It? Discover It! – Child Safety
Friday, May 11
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Join us as we gear up for safety month! Question It? Discover It! on Friday, May 11 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm is all about injury prevention and learning to creating a safe environment at play, in school or at work. Special guests from Safe Kids Mississippi will join in on the fun. This event is free with general admission and sponsored by Children’s of Mississippi, part of UMMC

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Visiting Artist: Suzanna Ritz

Event by: MS Children’s Museum
Where: 2145 Museum Boulevard Jackson, MS 39202


Visiting Artist: Suzanna Ritz
Saturday, May 5 & 19
11:00 am- 4:00 pm
Get ready to create 3D Landscapes with Suzanna Ritz! Based out of New Orleans, Ritz is an art teacher with a passion for community and geology themes to influence her projects. Join us on Saturday, May 5 and 19 from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm, free with general admission and sponsored by the Mississippi Arts Commission.

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Boy Scout Saturday

Event by: MS Children’s Museum
Where: 2145 Museum Boulevard Jackson, MS 39202


May 12: 10AM – 2PM
Boy Scout Saturday is the perfect chance to enjoy the Mississippi Children’s Museum and earn merit badges at the same time! Register today for this program through the Boy Scouts of America at $40 per person, which covers the cost of admission, program supplies, and a patch! All Boy Scouts are invited to participate in the program and their families able to join and visit MCM with the $5 group rate. Each participant must be accompanied by an adult. Spaces are limited so register today!

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Thomas And Friends: Explore The Rails- Visiting Exhibit

Event by: MS Children’s Museum
Where: 2145 Museum Boulevard Jackson, MS 39202


Thomas And Friends: Explore The Rails- Visiting Exhibit
Saturday, May 26 – Sunday, September 9
All aboard for a summer of locomotive learning at the Mississippi Children’s Museum! Thomas & Friends®: Explore the Rails, an interactive exhibit created by Minnesota Children’s Museum and inspired by the popular children’s series on PBS KIDS in the US, and Treehouse and Télé-Québec in Canada, will steam into MCM on May 26 and stay through September 9, 2018. Special programming, Tinker with Thomas, will incorporate elements of transportation, typography, and other STEM activities throughout the summer. Free with general admission. There will also be a Member’s Only Preview Party on Friday, May 25 from 5:30 pm-7:30pm. Museum membership is required to attend this Member’s Only party. This exhibit is locally sponsored by Trustmark.

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Birdsong & Bluegrass

Event by: Mississippi Museum of Natural Science
Where: Mississippi Museum of Natural Science


Good food, good music and birdsong: what a great way to enjoy spring! Join the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science on April 28th, from 4pm-8pm, for its third annual Birdsong and Bluegrass event.
Take a guided nature walk, listen to bluegrass music, explore hands-on birding activities, visit area artists, and see a spectacular live birds of prey program as part of our celebration of the 100th anniversary of the International Migratory Bird Act. This event is also scout-friendly. Girl Scouts of Greater Mississippi who attend will meet requirements toward their IMBD patch and Cub Scouts will meet requirements for the Naturalist Badge. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy the music. In the event of rain, the entire event comes indoors.
Admission: $6 for adults, $4 for children, under 3 are FREE, MMNS members are FREE
For the complete schedule of musicians, check the website.

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“Get Your Feet Wet!” with Splash and Bubbles

Event by: Mississippi Museum of Natural Science & Mississippi Public Broadcasting
Where: Mississippi Museum of Natural Science


DATE: Saturday, May 19, 2018
TIME: 11a.m., 1p.m., 3p.m.
DESCRIPTION:
Live stage show with acclaimed wildlife filmmakers, educators, and brother/sister duo, Laura and Robert Sams of Jim Henson’s Splash and Bubbles show!
The 30-minute experience includes amazing footage of underwater animals, original music, and inspiring stories of children around the U.S. who are making a difference in their communities. From octopus to sharks, muddy snails to prehistoric crabs, Laura and Robert offer families an engaging, funny and awe-inspiring “back stage look” behind the Splash and Bubbles series.

LOCATION: Mississippi Museum of Natural Science
ADMISSION: $6.00 for adults $4.00 for children ages 3 and up. Under 3 are FREE. Museum members are FREE. For more information call: 601-576-6000

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Discovery U!

Event by: MS Children’s Museum
Where: 2145 Museum Boulevard Jackson, MS 39202


Discover a world of biomedical science with students from the University of Mississippi Medical Center’s (UMMC) School of Graduate Studies Discovery U program. Led by Dr. Michael Ryan, Discovery U is a program at UMMC that oversees and promotes K-12 and undergraduate outreach and research. Bring your junior scientists, doctors and nurses to MCM to explore the functions of the body with real experiments! Included with general admission or MCM membership, April 27th from 9AM-1PM.
https://mschildrensmuseum.org/events/event/discovery-u-day-2018/

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Become a Foster Parent

Event by: Canopy Children’s Solutions
Where: 1465 Lakeland Dr. Jackson, MS


HOPE begins at home and HOME begins with you.
Open your home to a foster child today.
Canopy Children’s Solutions partners with caring people to give
foster children what they deserve most: a lasting, loving home.
If you are interested in learning how to become a therapeutic foster parent, join us on
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
6:00pm- 7:30pm
1465 Lakeland Dr.
Jackson, MS

For more information on becoming a therapeutic foster parent, call 601-709-1252

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Spring Garden Tour 2018

Event by: The Garden Club of Jackson
Where: Eastover Neighborhood


The Garden Club of Jackson’s Spring Garden Tour will take place on Friday, April 20 and Saturday, April 21, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. The event will also include The Secret Garden Gift Shop and boxed lunches by Primos Cafe. Ticket sales begin March 1, 2018. For tickets, lunch reservations, and more information, please visit gardenclubofjackson.com.
Proceeds of the event will benefit the gardens and grounds of the Lowry House, a Mississippi Landmark home, owned and operated by the Mississippi Heritage Trust. The Lowry House project was chosen by The Garden Club of Jackson for its focus on preservation and restoration. This project also supports other areas of the club’s mission, including, conservation, civic improvement, and horticulture.

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1st Annual Belhaven Grilled Cheese Fest

Event by: Hunter Evans and friends
Where: Laurel Street Park


Ready for some Cheesy Fun?!? / Join us for the 1st Annual Belhaven Grilled Cheese Fest – a fun day in the park and a Grilled Cheese cook-off competition!
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April 22, 2018 at 2:00 PM in Laurel Park. Teams will be competing for a year of bragging rights over the best grilled cheese! Neighbors are encouraged to form teams to come up with your best grilled cheese!
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This event is FREE and open to everyone. Chairs, blankets, and coolers are encouraged. Enjoy your Sunday afternoon in the park with friends, neighbors, and family. There will be live music sponsored by the Belhaven Improvement Association. Sample grilled cheeses and help us decide who will take home the trophy.
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Email makebelhavencheesy@gmail.com for more information or if you would like to compete!

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