SEHOY'S 'PUCCINI AND PEANUT BUTTER FAMILY PICNIC DAY' SET FOR APRIL
Department of Recreational Sports and the College of Arts and Letters
at The University of Southern Mississippi will host "Puccini
and Peanut Butter Family Picnic Day" on April 1 at Southern
Miss' Lake Sehoy.
The event, which begins at 1 p.m., will feature highlights from
the Steven Sondheim play Into the Woods, performed on the stage
at Lake Sehoy. The event is free and open to the public.
"We want families to bring a picnic and enjoy the play, but
we also encourage them to make a day of it," said Stacey Ready,
assistant director for Recreational Sports.
Face-painting, balloons, and refreshments will be offered.
"Families can canoe, play putt-putt, throw Frisbees. There's
something for everyone," Ready said.
Lake Sehoy, which opened March 25, is located on Classic Drive in
OF BEST BAR-B-Q IN THE 'BURG CONTEST ANNOUNCED
-- Strick's Bar-B-Q won top honors at the first-ever "Best
Bar-B-Q in the 'Burg" contest Thursday at the Forrest County
Multi Purpose Center. Strick's won $500 and a trophy, along with
free entry into next year's competition.
Four teams competed in three recipe categories: wings, ribs and
First-place honors for wings went to The University of Southern
Mississippi's Dining Services; second place went to Strick's; and
third place went to Smoke Um If You Got Um.
First place for ribs was Strick's; second place was Southern Miss
Dining Services; and third place was Smoke Um If You Got Um.
First place for pork shoulder was Strick's; second place was Three
Little Pigs; and third place was Smoke Um If You Got Um.
Head cook for Strick's was Ken Strickland; for Southern Miss was
Hilton Washington; for Smoke Um If You Got Um was Keith Mitchell;
and for Three Little Pigs was Edward Peerboom.
Also Thursday at the Multi Purpose Center, Buffalo Nickel won the
Battle of the Country Bands event. The band won free recording time
at Millennium Music in Hattiesburg.
EXTENDED FOR LEADERSHIP STUDIES PROGRAM AT SOUTHERN MISS
-- The deadline for the Leadership Studies Program at The University
of Southern Mississippi Center for Gifted Studies has been extended.
The summer residential program for sixth- through 11th-graders is
scheduled for June 20-25. Applications for the program will be accepted
according to order of receipt. For additional information, contact
The University of Southern Mississippi, Leadership Studies Program
Director, 118 College Drive #8207, Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0001; e-mail
firstname.lastname@example.org; call (601) 266-5236 or (601) 266-5246; or
MISSISSIPPI ALL-STATE ORCHESTRA 2004
TO PERFORM AT SOUTHERN MISS
-- The Mississippi All-State Orchestra, made up of students
statewide, will congregate at The University of Southern Mississippi
April 1-3 for rehearsals and workshops and will culminate their
efforts with a final public performance at 11:30 a.m. April 3 in
Bennett Auditorium. The concert is free and open to the public.
The Mississippi All-State Orchestra 2004 is a program sponsored
by the Mississippi Orchestra Teachers Association. Students auditioned
regionally in Tupelo or in Gulfport.
"To be selected to perform in the All-State Orchestra is the
highest honor that a Mississippi orchestral student can achieve,"
said Dr. Jay Dean, musical director of the Symphony Orchestra at
Southern Miss. Claudio Tarris, a native of Argentina, will conduct
this year's All-State Orchestra.
For more information on the program, contact Gladys Torres at (601)