Message from John Lewis with the Greater Belhaven Security Association

Between now and the end of the year, please following these Security Measures:

  • -BE ALERT & AWARE of your surroundings at ALL times! When you are in vulnerable
    situations, pay attention to what is going on around you.
  • -If you see something suspicious, PLEASE CALL our Securitas Officer immediately.
    They are likely just around the corner and can get there in just a few minutes.
  • -Please put this number in your phone, under “SECURITY” or “SECURITAS”:
    601-720-6452. When you call, please give them as much detailed info as possible.
  • -Call JPD too! Often our Securitas Officer will also call JPD if it is security situation
    that will potentially need law enforcement to effectively deal with. Given the sizes
    of our Police Precincts, it may take a while for them to get to our neighborhoods.
  • -DO NOT leave any valuables (gifts, packages, laptops, jewelry, cash, credit cards, etc)
    in your cars! Especially overnight! Take them INSIDE your home. We do NOT want
    our great neighborhoods to be known as the “Shopping Destinations” of the criminal
    element in Jackson!
  • -If you see something suspicious, PLEASE CALL our Securitas Officer immediately @
    601-720-6452. They are likely just around the corner and can get there in just a few
    minutes. They can “check out” the situation and deal with it as needed.
  • -Be sure ALL of your exterior lights are working! The new LED light fixtures and bulbs
    use very little electricity and put out tons of bright light! Add more if needed!
  • -BE AWARE of your surroundings at ALL times! When you are in vulnerable situations,
    pay attention to what is going on around you.
  • -Help us increase our JPD Night Watch Patrols by joining GBSA! For $30 a month, you
    can help be a huge part of a greater law enforcement presence in our neighborhood!
    For more information, please call Adam @ 601-353-0800 or click on GBSA on the Greater
    Belhaven Foundation’s website!
  • -If you are a Greater Belhaven property owner, please SIGN the C.I.D. Petition, ASAP! Just
    over $100,000/year, of the money that will be generated, will be dedicated to enhancing
    security in our neighborhoods. Cameras, more patrols, enhanced security measures, and
    many other things can be implemented, IF we get the petition signed and the CID voted on!

Make A Christmas Carol A Part of Your Holiday Tradition

New Stage Theatre’s traditional holiday gift to the community—A Christmas Carol, A Ghost Story of Christmas—opens on Thursday, December 5 and runs through Sunday, December 22. Curtain times for public performances are 7:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. on Sundays. Tickets can be purchased at the box office, located inside the Jane Reid Petty Theatre Center, charged by phone by calling the theatre at (601) 948-3533 or ordered online at www.newstagetheatre.com. The production is sponsored by First Commercial Bank and St. Dominic’s.

New Stage Theatre returns with a holiday tradition! Ebenezer Scrooge is a wealthy man, rich in money and poor in spirit. He’s locked his solitary heart into a cashbox and forgotten where he’s put the key. Haunted by specters and visited by spirits of his past, present, and future, he journeys from the painful losses of his youth to the human kindness and deep joy of a glorious Christmas morning. Dicken’s classic tale reawakens the true spirit of Christmas in a heart-stirring Carol of profound beauty and redemption.

“We are excited to produce the traditional holiday favorite A Christmas Carol for our 54th season,” said Artistic Director Francine Thomas Reynolds. “Since New Stage first staged an adaptation of the Dickens’ novella, in 1984, no play has been as consistently produced at the theatre as A Christmas Carol. Five actors have played the role of Scrooge and 13 directors have helmed the production throughout the years. The theatre has delighted Mississippi audiences with four adaptations of the timeless Charles Dickens classic.”

“New Stage Theatre has produced A Christmas Carol twenty-four times,” continues Reynolds. “From life-size puppets to flying ghosts, some traditions have changed over the years but the powerful story of redemption in A Christmas Carolremains the same and will enchant audiences with its message of selfless giving. A Christmas Carol has everything: great story telling, singing, dancing, special effects and heart. I am looking forward to our audiences experiencing this production being performed by a cast of 18 adults and 14 youth actors.”

This year’s cast features familiar faces and new talent. Cast members include Turner Crumbley (New Orleans) as Scrooge, Christopher Sferra (Jackson) as Bob Cratchit, Sam Lovorn (Clinton) as Fred, Mandy Kate Myers (Pearl) as Christmas Past, Joseph Frost (Jackson) as Christmas Present, Christan McLaurin (Nashville, TN) as Mr. Fezziwig, De-De Odom (Hattiesburg) as Mrs. Fezziwig, Malaika Quarterman (Jackson) as Mrs. Cratchit, Ethan Hartfield (Brandon) as Tiny Tim, and Chris Roebuck (Ridgeland) as Marley. Crumbley appears through the courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association.

Other cast members include Drew Stark (Jackson), Cameron Pitre (Jackson), Andrew Fehrenbacher (Clinton), Jasmine Rivera (Jackson), Jeffrey Cornelius (Jackson), Willis Thigpen (Jackson), Jameson Williams (Brandon), Darby Frost (Jackson), Marshall Robertson (Newton), Nehemiah Thompson (Jackson), Rivka Quarterman (Jackson), Kendra Quarterman (Jackson), Lucy Jones (Madison), Olivia Mathews (Brandon), Chloe Vizier (Jackson), Treasure White (Jackson), Avery Stallings (Jackson), Jenn Harris (Brandon), Jaymi Horn (Jackson), Kyle Devin Hunter (Jackson), Zion Wood (Jackson), and Ellie Boisseau (Jackson).

Special Holiday Events at New Stage Theatre During A Christmas Carol, A Ghost Story of Christmas

Toys for Tots: December 5 – December 7

·      We will offer $25 tickets to those who bring a new unwrapped toy to the performances December 5-7. Customers must bring the item to the window and purchase tickets at that time. One toy per ticket. Tickets are subject to availability. Tickets can be purchased in advance during box office hours.
·      New Stage will continue to collect toys through December 12

Give the Gift of Theatre this Holiday Season!

·      Gift certificates, Mini-Flex Passes, Education Classes, and Summer Camps make the perfect holiday gifts. Contact the box office for details.

Assisted Listening Devices: Available at every performance. Please call the box office to reserve a device.

Actor Chat: Wednesday, December 11 and Wednesday, December 18
·      Stay after the show and ask questions of the cast and crew

A Christmas Carol Performances:

December 5-7, 11-14 & 17-21 at 7:30 p.m.
December 8, 15, & 22 at 2 p.m.
All 10 a.m. School Matinees are Sold Out

Ticket prices:

$35
$30 for students, seniors, and military
Group discounts are available

Purchase Tickets:

601-948-3533
www.newstagetheatre.com

Community Improvement District Town Hall Meetings

We have three upcoming Town Hall Meeting regarding the proposed Community Improvement District that will take place at the Greater Belhaven Foundation Office located at 954 E. Fortification Street.  Parking is limited so please park at Froogel’s and walk down.

·         Monday, November 18 at 5:30 p.m.

·         Tuesday, November 26 at 7:30 a.m.

·         Tueday, December 3 at 5:30 p.m.

If you are unable to attend and would like more information please call or email Casey Creasey to set up a time to discuss the Petition and what the Community Improvement District can do for Greater Belhaven, 601-352-8850 ccreasey@greaterbelhaven.com

2019 Being Belhaven Annual Party

Thank you to everyone who braved the cold Tuesday night to join us for our yearly party.  A special thank you goes out to our hosts Hailey and Jack Allin.  We celebrated all that is happening in Greater Belhaven and the many great things headed our way.  Our outgoing Board members who have served two terms are Barbara Austin, Claire Barksdale, Rob Pearigen and Bart Delashmet.  Their commitment to our neighborhood has been amazing.  We welcomed our new board members Jason Agostinelli, Ruffin Lowry and Hope Carter, we are honored that they are volunteering their time and talents. 

Special awards were given to honor those who have gone above and beyond to help make Greater Belhaven all it can be.  Tamar and Peter Sharp are this year’s recipients of the “Heart of Belhaven Award”.  The Sharps purchased The Fairview Inn in 2006 and have been gracious and generous neighbors ever since.  Rob Farr is the recipient of this year’s Cavitt Taff Volunteer of the Year Award.  Farr is the chair of the Foundation’s design team.  This year he has organized to planning charrettes for Fortification Street, is helping in the Community Improvement District efforts, has helped with security planning, and has been the sounding board for several ideas and concepts.  Thank you to the Sharps and to Rob Farr for all you do for Greater Belhaven.

Puppets in the Park is Saturday Morning

The Being Belhaven Art Series presents “The Carnival of the Animals” at Belhaven Park, 100 Poplar Blvd., on Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 10:30 AM.

CARNIVAL OF THE ANIMALS is, in the words of the French composer, Camille Saint-Saens, a grand zoological fantasy for orchestra. PUPPET ARTS THEATRE, inspired by this famous musical score, set the show in a circus. It is a hilarious romp through animal, clown and other creature acts like chickens on a seesaw and tortoise and the hare re-creating their famous race. Rabbits on a trampoline and a six foot tall bird are featured in this show designed to entertain.
PUPPET ARTS THEATRE is a professional touring company under the direction of Peter Zapletal, an award-winning puppetry producer. His television specials, produced for Mississippi Public Broadcasting, have been seen nationwide on PBS. Mr. Zapletal received MA degree in puppetry from the Academy for Performing Arts in Prague, Czech Republic. He will be joined on stage by Olivia Hansford and Lesley Raybon. Jarmila Zapletal, a professional puppet maker and designer, shared in the creation of the puppets and the sets for the production.

Bring your blankets and chairs. Admission is free thanks to a grant from the Mississippi Arts Commission and our Art Series Sponsors: Keifer’s, Fenian’s, Mississippi Baptist Health Systems, Funderburg Sessums & Peterson, & Bradley Arant Boult Cummings.

Belhaven Boo Starts at 6pm!!!

Happy Halloween! The Belhaven Garden Club has been hard at work creating a Spooky Scene on Belvoir Place. Trick or Treating, games, music, face painting and food!! Belhaven Boo starts at 6pm with gates located at Belvoir/Riverside and Belvoir/Linden. $3 per person. The Greater Belhaven Foundation will also be there with information on the Community Improvement District as the Petition for interested parties to sign.

The Community Improvement District Petition Signing Kick Off Party was a Touch Down!! There is still time to Join the Team!!

Thank you to everyone who came out on Tuesday October 8 to be one of the first residents to sign our Petition to form a Community Improvement District. We got off to a great start but let’s keep this momentum going! Please see below more dates that Petition will be out and about for you to sign. If you would like to schedule a time to sign please email me at ccreasey@greaterbelhaven.com. A copy of the Petition is also available for signing at NeighborHouse, 1104 North Jefferson Street.

Greater Belhaven CID Petition Signing Opportunities

  • Friday, October 18, 7:30am to 9:30am, Deep South Pops, 1800 North State Street
  • Monday, October 28, 5:30pm to 7:00pm, BIA Neighbor Night, The Fairview Inn, 734 Fairview Street
  • Thursday, October 31, 6:00pm to 8:00pm, Belhaven Boo, Belvoir Circle
  • Saturday, November 2, 10:00am to 11:30am, Puppets in the Park, Belhaven Park, 1000 Poplar Blvd.

Thank you for joining us for Pumpkins in the Park!

Saturday, October 5 was a wonderful day in Belhaven Park!! T.B. Ledford performed during pumpkin decorating which was followed by a showing of “Goosebumps 2, Haunted Halloween.” Thank you to everyone who attended and especially thank you to our event sponsor Keifer’s Restaurant. Thank you to all our Art Series Sponsors: Mississippi Arts Commission, City of Jackson, Baptist Health Systems, Funderburg Sessums & Peterson PLLC, & Brandley Arant Boult Cummings.

Greater Belhaven Foundation presents PUPPET ARTS THEATRE production of The Carnival of the Animals

Made possible in part by a grant from the Mississippi Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts, the performance will be presented at Belhaven Park on Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 10:30 AM. For more information call 601 352 8850.

CARNIVAL OF THE ANIMALS is, in the words of the French composer, Camille Saint-Saens, a grand zoological fantasy for orchestra. PUPPET ARTS THEATRE, inspired by this famous musical score, set the show in a circus. It is a hilarious romp through animal, clown and other creature acts like chickens on a seesaw and tortoise and the hare re-creating their famous race. Rabbits on a trampoline and a six foot tall bird are featured in this show designed to entertain.

PUPPET ARTS THEATRE is a professional touring company under the direction of Peter Zapletal, an award-winning puppetry producer. His television specials, produced for Mississippi Public Broadcasting, have been seen nationwide on PBS. Mr. Zapletal received MA degree in puppetry from the Academy for Performing Arts in Prague, Czech Republic. He will be joined on stage by Olivia Hansford and Lesley Raybon. Jarmila Zapletal, a professional puppet maker and designer, shared in the creation of the puppets and the sets for the production.

PUPPET ARTS THEATRE is devoted to bringing exciting and memorable performances to its audiences. Since 1968 this theater has thrilled children of all ages from Boston to Tampa and throughout the Southeast with magical and exciting theatrical experiences. PUPPET ARTS THEATRE is on the Performing Arts Touring Program of the Mississippi Arts Commission.

Pumpkins in the Park THIS Saturday!!!

Everyone’s favorite fall event is this Saturday beginning at 5:30 in Belhaven Park, 1000 Poplar Blvd! Pumpkin decorating begins at 5:30pm, bring a pumpkin and have some fun!! T.B. Ledford and Lucy will begin playing at 6:00pm. This year’s movie is “Goosebumps 2, Haunted Halloween”, begins at dusk!

Tawny Minton from Snap Happy face painting will be on site. 2-4-7 Kitchen food truck will be there as well as Southern Sweets and Treats.

Bring your chairs and blankets and make an evening of it in Belhaven Park. What a wonderful way to welcome fall!! Thank you to our generous sponsors for making this possible: Keifer’s, Mississippi Arts Commission, Mississippi Baptist Health Systems, Funderburg Sessums & Peterson PLLC and the City of Jackson Parks and Recreation Department!