Belhaven Grilled Cheese Fest

Event by: Belhaven Neighbors
Where: Laurel Park


The second annual Belhaven Grilled Cheese Fest will be Sunday, May 5th beginning at 2pm in Laurel Park. Coolers, lawn chairs and blankets encouraged. The Belhaven Improvement Association will provide live music and a bouncy house for kids, as well as face painting! T-shirts made by Swell will be sold for $12 (cash only) at the festival.

We have two options for competing this year: Home Chefs and Professionals. To compete, email makebelhavencheesy@gmail.com for an application and return the application before April 21st.

We look forward to celebrating Cinco de Grilled Cheese with you!

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Sweat

Event by: New Stage Theatre
Where: 1100 Carlisle Street, Jackson 39202


SWEAT
By Lynn Nottage
April 23-27 and April 30-May 4 at 7:30 pm
April 28 and May 5 at 2:00 pm
Tickets: $30; $25 seniors, students, military
Recommended for ages 16+
Filled with warm humor and tremendous heart, Sweat tells the story of a group of friends who work together on the factory floor and have spent their lives sharing drinks, secrets and laughs. But when layoffs and picket lines begin to chip away at their trust, the friends find themselves pitted against each other in a heart-wrenching fight to stay afloat.

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Art for the Park 2019 is set for Thursday, April 25!

What happens at ART FOR THE PARK?

Your ticket allows you to enjoy a festive evening at the beautiful Fairview Inn complete with live music, hors d’oeuvres and treats catered by local restaurants, a selection of wine and beer, and a lively silent auction.

The auction features original artwork, restaurant gift certificates and lots of other unique items up for bid! Featured artwork this year is donated by long-time Belhaven resident, Casey Creasey.

What is the purpose of ART FOR THE PARK?

Art for the Park is a biennial art auction put on by the Friends of Laurel Street Park Committee and the Belhaven Garden Club which raises money for the maintenance and improvement of one of Jackson’s most beloved parks, Laurel Street Park, in the historic Belhaven neighborhood.

This park is consistently used by residents in and around the Jackson area for outdoor play, birthday parties, soccer lessons, neighborhood meetings, and outdoor games, and is used by dog lovers, families and students alike.

The Friends of Laurel Street Park is a Committee of the Greater Belhaven Foundation which works to improve and maintain Laurel Street Park with the cooperation and assistance of the City of Jackson parks department. Find out more about the Committee and the GBF here.

Where will the funds raised from ART FOR THE PARK be used?

The money raised at Art for the Park in 2017 was used to host several large work days at the park where equipment was repainted, swings were replaced, benches were replaced and several new benches were added.  The funds also recently were used to purchase security cameras for the park as well as an emergency call button! The Friends of Laurel Street Park have been hard at work on a master plan which includes a walking trail and new play areas for children.  None of this would be possible without the funds raised Biennially at this event.

Tickets are $40 each in advance and $45 doors each at the door.  Tickets can be purchased at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/art-for-the-park-tickets-59531419077

For more information please call 601-352-8850 or email ccreasey@greaterbelhaven.com

 

Belhaven Heights Park Beautification Project

Event by: GBF
Where: 750 Madison Street Jackson Mississippi, 39202


Come out for a day of fun and service at the Belhaven Heights Park Beautification Project!
The park is in the process of undergoing an extensive overhaul and volunteers are needed to help clear and remove small limbs, debris and brush from along the tree line. Other projects include landscaping, painting benches and trash receptacles, and lining the existing walking trail.
On-site registration will begin at 7:30am and the project will kick off at 8:00am. Parking on-site is limited and additional parking will be available in nearby lots. Please arrive a few minutes early to allow time for parking and to sign in and receive your Comcast Cares Day t-shirt.
Lunch will be provided at the completion of the project.

Date and Time:
Start Time: May 4, 2019 8:00 AM. End Time: May 4, 2019 12:00 PM

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Magic Monday – Earth Day

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


Magic Monday – Earth Day
Monday, April 22
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Start your week with fun!
MCM will be open for “Magic Monday” celebrating Earth Day. The magic will happen throughout the museum when children experience the special Earth Day activities planned, including a farm to table activity, a seed germination project where children will plant a seed and take it home to watch it germinate, a recycling craft, and a community collaboration project. Magic Mondays also includes a special Food Lab program at 3:30 pm. General admission applies or use your museum membership for each visit!

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Harry Potter Day

Event by: MS Children's Museum
Where: 2145 Museum Blvd. Jackson, MS


Harry Potter Day
Saturday, April 27
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
J.K. Rowling has inspired millions of young readers with series character, Harry Potter. Celebrate International Harry Potter Day at the Mississippi Children’s Museum! Children and adults will be inspired by the literary, fantastical world of Harry Potter and other characters! Activities will include quill making, a Quidditch ball game, a house-sorting chemistry activity, wand making and Patronus art. We will also have magic stations set-up throughout the museum where children can use wands to perform “magic.” Costumes are encouraged. Included with general admission or museum membership.

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Play. Eat. Learn. – The Sensory World of a Child

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


Monday, April 30
Play. Eat. Learn. – The Sensory World of a Child
6:00 pm – 7:15 pm
Join us on April 30, 2019 from 6:00 – 7:15 for to learn about The Sensory World of a Child! In this partnership between the Junior League of Jackson, the Center for Advancement of Youth, and the Mississippi Children’s museum you will be able to take a peek inside the mind of a child for a free family learning series geared towards parents, caretakers, and educators, and more. This free educational series is open to the community and dinner will be provided (first-come, first-served) with childcare is available for ages 3 to 10. Children will be allowed to play in the museum with supervision provided by members of the Junior League of Jackson while parents attend the program.

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Visiting Artist: Malaika Quarterman

Event by: MS Children's Museum
Where: 2145 Museum Blvd. Jackson, MS


Visiting Artist: Malaika Quarterman
Saturday, May 4 & 18
11:00 am- 4:00 pm
Learn about the art of theater with MCM’s Visiting Artist, Malaika Quarterman. Join us on Saturdays, May 4 and 18 with workshops at 11:00 am, 12:00 pm, 2:00 pm, and 3:00 pm for an afternoon of fun! This program is included in general admission, museum membership and supported in part by funding from the Mississippi Arts Commission, a state agency, with funding, in part, from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

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Daniel Tiger Members Only Night

Event by: MS Children's Museum
Where: 2145 Museum Blvd. Jackson, MS


Daniel Tiger Members Only Night
Friday, May 24
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
MCM Members are invited to our special grand opening of our summer visiting exhibit, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: A Grr-ific Exhibit! This exhibit is based on the award-winning PBS KIDS television series that follows the adventures of 4-year-old Daniel Tiger and his friends. MCM Members will be the first to meet Daniel and discover many hands-on learning activities throughout Daniel's Neighborhood. This event is only open to museum members. This exhibit is sponsored locally by Trustmark and Barksdale Reading Institute.

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Splash Pad Opens

Event by: MS Children's Museum
Where: 2145 Museum Blvd. Jackson, MS


Splash Pad Opens
Saturday, May 25
MCM’s splash pad on the C-Spire Plaza will be on and open to the public from Saturday, May 25 through Labor Day. The splash pad is open during museum hours only and is free with general admission. Please bring a towel and dry clothes for entry into the museum.

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