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The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County

The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County   When: Saturday, May 5th, 2018 Time: 10:00 am at the Where: Yazoo Community Complex, 516 E Canal Street, Yazoo City, Mississippi Admission is FREE!! The Junior Auxiliary of Yazoo City in conjunction with the Yazoo Arts Council will present New Stage Theatre Arts-in-Education Touring Program’s production of The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County from the story by Mark Twain, adapted by Joseph McDonough. The weekend of May 4th-5th is a great time to plan a visit to Yazoo! Check out the events below: Friday, May 4th, 6:00 pm John Maxwell in “Oh, Mr. Faulkner, Do You Write?” Tickets $15, available at select local retailers. Click here for more information. Saturday, May 5th, 10 am-5 pm Jerry Clower Festival Featuring LIVE Music, Arts & Crafts, Antique & Classic Car Show, Kidz Zone fun, Silent Auction, Food Vendors, Talent Contest, Jerry Clower Impersonator Contest, Hula

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Oh, Mr. Faulkner, Do You Write?

The Yazoo Arts Council presents John Maxwell in “Oh, Mr. Faulkner, Do You Write?” When: Friday, May 4, 2018 Where: Trinity Episcopal Church, 323 N Main Street, Yazoo City, Mississippi Time: 6 pm reception | 7 pm performance Tickets: Available now in Yazoo City at Good Hope General Merchandise, Bank of Yazoo (Main Street branch), and Webb’s Pharmacy Price: General Admission $15 each Audiences in Yazoo City will have a unique opportunity to meet one of America’s greatest writers on Friday, May 4th, at 6:00 pm at Trinity Episcopal Church. John Maxwell’s internationally acclaimed one-man play on the life of the Nobel Prize-winning author, William Faulkner, will be presented by the newly revived Yazoo Arts Council, a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote the arts throughout Yazoo County, Mississippi. Maxwell has been presenting his highly engaging, entertaining, provocative and moving performance of America’s most decorated novelist for twenty-five years. He

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Live at the Blue Front

Live at the Blue Front The Blue Front Cafe presents ‘Live at the Blue Front’! This series of events will include live music at the Blue Front Cafe. Admission is FREE! Stay updated on the Blue Front Cafe page on Facebook and check back here for more information. Join us at the oldest juke joint in Mississippi that is still open daily for LIVE blues including performances by Jimmy “Duck” Holmes! Attention Blues Artists: Jimmy “Duck” Holmes will offer an Open Mic from 7pm to 8pm at every Live at the Blue Front event! Fridays starting at 7 pm Blue Front Cafe 107 E Railroad Ave Bentonia, MS 39040 SCHEDULE: December 1 – Johnny B Duet December 8 – TBA December 15 – Wes Lee December 22 – TBA December 29 – TBA 2018 January 5 – Jimmy “Duck” Holmes, Connely Farr and Mississippi Live & the Dirty Dirty January  12 –

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Mix & Mingle

Mix & Mingle A third Thursday networking event series in Yazoo!   When: Monthly on the 3rd Thursday Where: Host locations announced at Yazoo Chamber page on Facebook Time: 5:30 – 7:30 PM Currently Scheduled Dates: Thursday, March 15, 2018, at Good Hope General Merchandise, 809 N Jerry Clower Blvd, Yazoo City   Description: The Yazoo County Chamber of Commerce proudly presents a new networking event series, “Mix & Mingle.” Chamber members and the public are welcome to attend FREE, are encouraged to bring a guest and to encourage non-members to join the Chamber. The Yazoo County Chamber of Commerce is a 501c 6 non-profit, voluntary organization of business and professional members working to encourage business growth and civic improvements that will benefit everyone in Yazoo County. This is done by promoting retail, commercial, industrial, and civic development, by encouraging economic and social growth, and by working with government at all

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Back Home Again

Back Home Again 2018 May 25-27, Memorial Day Weekend Join us for lots of FREE fun in Yazoo City featuring Willie Clayton! 3-on-3, Freethrow, 3-point, and Slam Dunk Contest Yazoo City Olympics Best Of Cook-Off Categories: Barbecue Fried Fish Fried Chicken Wild Game Cakes and Pies Homemade Ice-Cream Car and Bike Show Live Entertainment Events Kids’ Talent Show DJs Gospel Stage Mr. & Mrs. Back Home Again Talent Show National Acts Stay tuned for updates on the Back Home Again Event page on Facebook. 2018 Yazoo Back Home Again Event Schedule Friday, May 25 Welcome Home Meet & Greet LOCATION (TBD) TIME 8 P.M. – UNTIL AFTER YHS graduation come enjoy LIVE BAND, Do, & door prizes. Saturday, May 26 CAMPANELLA PARK 800 Dr. Martin L. King YAZOO CITY, MS Saturday will be hosted by YAZOO CITY own Frank “SCRAP IRON” ROBINSON 7:45 OPENING DEVOTION 8 a.m. 5K COOK-OFF COMPETITION BEGINS (OTHER EVENT

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Ole River Bass Club Wolf Lake Fishing Tournament

Bass Fishing Tournament Postponed until further notice. Ole River Bass Club of Jackson, MS, will be hosting a Bass Fishing Tournament in Yazoo County at Wolf Lake. This tournament has been POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE due to high waters. Please stay tuned here and to the Ole River Bass Club website for future updates. Bass Fishing Tournament Wolf Lake, Yazoo MS First Daylight Start 2:00 pm Weigh In Entry Fee: $80 (per boat) ***Payout funds are derived from 80% of Total Entry fees not including Big Fish Pot funds*** Big Fish Pot (Optional): $20 (per boat) ***Both participants must be eligible (100% payout) *** For More Information or to get a registration form contact: Ole River Bass Club Website: www.oleriverbassclub.com Call: Ahmod Johnson, Tournament Director 601-951-7233 This event is sponsored in part by the Yazoo County Convention & Visitors Bureau

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Panther Swamp NWR Kid’s Fishing Rodeo

6th Annual Kid’s Fishing Rodeo hosted by Panther Swamp National Wildlife Refuge Saturday, May 19, 2018   “Did you know kids spending time in nature: Builds Confidence, Promotes Creativity and Imagination, Teaches Responsibility, Provides Different Stimulation, Gets Kids Moving, Makes Kids Think, and Reduces Stress and Fatigue” (https://childmind.org/article/why-kids-need-to-spend-time-in-nature/)? The Panther Swamp NWR Annual Kid’s Fishing Rodeo is designed to provide children a chance to experience the outdoors and learn about fishing. Our goal is to instill a lifelong love of the great outdoors in our young people. This event provides opportunities for families to share fun and quality time together while participating in one of our nation’s favorite pastimes. The event is open to all children age 15 and under. Admission is free, however, participants are required to register onsite between 9 AM – 11 AM. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Adults may assist the children but

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Jerry Clower Festival

Jerry Clower Festival 2018 The 2018 Jerry Clower Festival will be Saturday, May 5, 2018, in historic downtown Yazoo City.  The 2018 Jerry Clower Festival features: • Arts & Crafts • Antique & Classic Car Show • Kidz Zone • Silent Auction • Lots of Delicious Food • LIVE Entertainment and SO MUCH MORE! Entertainment 10 am – 5 pm including: Joe Smith & Friends Yazoo County School Jazz Ensemble directed by Kimble Funchess The B.E.A.T. Bentonia Gibbs Elementary Show Choir Talent Contest LIFESAVERS Hula Hoop Contest Jerry Clower Impersonator Contest Featuring The KrackerJacks “Party Band of the South” DOWNLOAD APPLICATIONS: 2018 Jerry Clower Festival Arts & Crafts Vendor Application (PDF format) For additional information, please contact Brenda or Colon Johnston at 662-746-7676 Check out scenes below from past events, and make your plans now to attend! This project is partially funded by a grant from the Yazoo County Convention & Visitors

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