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Hattiesburg to Host 8th Annual Renaissance Festival Feb. 25-25

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ourmshome.com – Judy Smith – 2024-02-23 09:45:37

SUMMARY: The 8th annual Renaissance Fest in Hattiesburg is set for Feb. 24-25 at the Hattiesburg Zoo, marking the beginning of the Spring season for the zoo and Hub . The promises immersive Renaissance era activities for the entire , Shakespearean plays, animal encounters, knight-earning challenges, and various interactive stations teaching medieval crafts and skills. The Oak Grove Team will offer archery lessons, and quests for knighthood involve arts, crafts, and defense mastery. Participants can enjoy exotic zoo animals, Pokémon Go! activities, period-appropriate music, plays, and roaming performers like “larpers” showcasing swordplay. The features authentic Renaissance attire encouragement, medieval-themed food and drinks, and crafts like candle and butter making. Ticket prices are $10 for adults and $8 for , with annual passes accepted and separate tickets required for certain attractions.

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StageStruck Presents The Little Mermaid at the Hattiesburg Saenger Theater

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ourmshome.com – Stan Caldwell – 2024-04-19 14:00:35

SUMMARY: Brenda Shows has been nurturing a love for musical theater in through StageStruck Performance Studio in Lamar County for nearly two decades. She's presenting “The Little Mermaid Jr.” at the Saenger Theater in Hattiesburg. With over 50 years in theater, Shows selects popular productions that offer numerous roles for kids. StageStruck aims to develop skills via performing arts, juxtaposing theater with conventional activities like piano or dance. The studio, serving first graders through high schoolers with tuition at $85 a month, focuses on inclusion, offering every child a part in their productions. This approach has grown participation from about 30 to 114 , supported by a doctrine of dual-casting to accommodate and backup. Shows' dedication is evident from her start in high school to founding StageStruck in 2005, prioritizing musical theater for its capacity to engage numerous participants.

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How to Celebrate Earth Day

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ourmshome.com – Judy Smith – 2024-04-19 10:45:09

SUMMARY: Earth Day, first held on April 22, 1970, has grown into the world's largest civic , uniting over 1 people in 192 countries to protect the planet every year. Originating as a movement to mobilize Americans for environmental protection, it has sparked initiatives such as the Clean Act and Clear Act, significantly boosting environmental education. A range of activities from tree planting, plastic clean-up, to promoting bee-friendly habitats, marks the celebration, emphasizing the role of community and individual actions in preserving the earth. Engaging activities for families and communities highlight the importance of everyone's participation in making a sustainable difference for future generations.

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The Sound Amphitheater Celebrates Successful Grand Opening

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ourmshome.com – omshome – 2024-04-17 15:50:13

SUMMARY: The Sound Amphitheater in Gautier celebrated its on April 12, with over 4,800 attendees. The $8 million venue is expected to substantially benefit the and the broader Coastal region economically and culturally. The , marking a significant turning point, performances by the Resurrection Choir, the Gautier High School Choir and Band, and a highlight show by KC and The Sunshine Band. , Gautier City Paula Yancey and Peachtree Entertainment Nathan Baugh, emphasized the venue's potential to boost local businesses and . Upcoming acts include Jason Isbell, Justin Moore, and Miranda Lambert, promising ongoing cultural and economic enrichment for Gautier.

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