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Dec. 22, 2000
Main Street Meridian announces free movies for kids at Temple
Main Street Meridian announces free movies for the kids at the Temple Theatre on Dec. 22-23. The shows will begin at noon both days.
For more information, call the Main Street office at 484-6841.
Michael's River Walk Garden open to public
Stroll through swaying Spanish moss along the Chickasawhay River, view a depiction of the Christ child, angels, butterflies, shamu, deer and hundreds of lights in Michael's River Walk Garden.
The Garden is open Dec. 15-24 (closed Dec. 22), from 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Drive or walk through. It is located on the Enterprise and Stonewall Clarke County River Road 320.
For information, call 659-4486
Christmas at the Old Capitol
Held Dec. 5-22 in Jackson, this even has become a tradition enjoyed by thousands each holiday season. It is held in the 155-year-old historic Greek Revival structure that once served as the state capital building. Beautiful decorations include a Mississippi cedar tree adorned with 1800s-style reproduction ornaments and toys from the museum's collection. Free. Contact (601) 359-6920 for information.
Christmas music played on guitar by Dr. John DeChairo
UNION Dr. John DeChairo, professor of guitar music at the University of Southern Mississippi, will perform Christmas music on guitar Friday, at 7 p.m., at Union United Methodist Church. Admission is free.
Candlelight Service at Poplar Springs Drive Baptist Church
A Candlelight Christmas Eve Service will be held at Poplar Springs Drive Baptist Church on Sunday at 9 p.m. The public is invited to celebrate the birth of our Savior. Childcare will be provided.
St. Paul United Methodist Church invites the public to their Gospel Christmas Eve service on Sunday at 6 p.m. Come and witness "What's in the Manger?" a skit musical production, portraying the birth of Christ, under the direction of Jonas Crenshaw Jr. The church is located at 2705, 13th Street, Meridian.
Through Sunday, Dec. 24
PENNINGTON, Ala. The outdoor lighting display "Trinity Christmasland" will be presented at Trinity United Methodist Church, from 6-9 p.m. nightly, through Dec. 24. A live Santa and Mrs. Claus will be visiting and hot chocolate will be served. For more information, call Mary Faile at (205) 654-2473.
Saturday, Dec. 30
LAKE The Freemans, Hosanna, Carole Gaddis, Renee Gibbs and The Gibbs Family will be in concert Dec. 30, at 6 p.m., at The Sanctuary. Admission is free, however a donation of $7 is requested. A love offering will be taken. The Sanctuary is located at 1197 Old 80 Road. For more information, call (601) 775-3467.
LAUDERDALE The Clouds of Joy and other groups will be preforming Dec. 30, at 7:30 p.m., at Mount Carmel Baptist Church. The public is invited to attend and share the birth of Christ in song and praise.
Sunday, Dec. 31
The First Apostolic Church family will host a "Count Down 2001" watch night celebration, Sunday, Dec. 31, at 7 p.m. There will be a foot washing ceremony, communion will be served, praise and worship will be live. Guest speaker is Evangelist Easter Robertson of New Jerusalem Church of Shuqualak.
Are you hosting a Christmas event? Are the Christmas decorations and lights at your house a "must-see"? To add your display to this listing e-mail Penny Randall at prandall@themeridianstar.com or fax the announcement to 485-1275.
CONCERTS
To charge by phone, call (601) 355-5252 in Jackson; or (228) 385-2600 in Biloxi. Tickets may also be purchased through Ticketmaster Online at www.ticketmaster.com
All events are held in Tunica:
Jan. 5-6, Juice Newton, 9 p.m., Horseshoe Casino, $15
Jan. 11, Vince Gill, 8 p.m., Horseshoe Casino, $60
Jan 19-20, 5th Dimension, 9 p.m., Horseshoe Casino, $15
Jan. 19, Sammy Hagar, 9 p.m., Sam's Town Casino, $49, $39
Jan. 20, Brad Paisley, 8 p.m., Grand Casino, $14.95
Jan. 25, John Michael Montgomery, 8 p.m., Horseshoe Casino, $25
Jan. 26-27, Three Dog Night, 9 p.m., Horseshoe Casino, $15
Jan. 27, Toby Keith, 8 p.m., Grand Casino, $14.95, $19.95
Feb. 3, Steve Harvey, 8 and 10 p.m., Grand Casino, $14.95, $19.95
Feb. 9-10, Light Heavyweight Toughman Competition, 7 p.m., Grand Casino, $9.95
Feb. 16-17, Heavy Weight Toughman Competition, 7 p.m., Grand Casino, $9.95
Feb. 24-25, Patti Labelle, 9 p.m., Sam's Town Casino, $49, $3
March 18, Target Stars on Ice, DeSoto Civic Center, $55, $40, $30
To purchase tickets by phone call at (205) 458-8401 in Birmingham or (800) 277-1700 at Ticketmaster.
All events are held at Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex in Birmingham, Ala.
Jan. 14, The Southern Bridal Show, North Hall, times and prices

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