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November & December.

NOVEMBER 1

Wesson

Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company

Performance

This production, which embraces a broad spectrum of ideas regarding the immigrant experience, will take place in the Rea Auditorium at Copiah-Lincoln Community College. Call 601/643-8352.

NOVEMBER 3, 5, 12

Hattiesburg

"La Traviata"

The Mississippi Opera and the University of Southern Mississippi's Orchestral Music and Opera Departments join together for this presentation of Verdi's classic romantic drama at the Mannoni Performing Arts Center Auditorium. Call 601/266-4001 or see www.usm.edu/opera.

NOVEMBER 4-8

Jackson

Jackson Jewish Film Festival

Highlights will include "Monsieur Batignole" November 5, "All I've Got" November 6, and "Go for Zucker" November 7. Call 601/956-6215.

NOVEMBER 5-6

Meridian

Homemaker Arts and Crafts Show and Sale

This 21st annual show will take place at the Frank Cochran Center in Highland Park. Call 601/482-9764.

NOVEMBER 6

Vicksburg

Fall Tour of Homes

See three historic homes not usually open to the public. Call 601/636-5010 or see www.preservevicksburg.org.

NOVEMBER 10

Jackson

Cave Art Presentation

Prehistoric art specialist Jean Clottes will speak at the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, 1-55 at Lakeland Drive (within LeFleur's Bluff State Park). Call 601/354-7303 or see www.mdwfp.com/museum.

NOVEMBER 10-12

Hattiesburg

Holiday Open House

Kick off the season at downtown shops and galleries. Call 601/583-4329 or see www.downtownhattiesburg.com.

NOVEMBER 11-20

Vicksburg

"Steel Magnolias"

This popular play by Robert Harling will be performed at the Parkside Playhouse. Call 601/636-0471 or see www.e-vtg.com.

NOVEMBER 12

Louisville

Antiques Roadshow

This appraisal fair will be held in the historic Strand Theater. Call 662/773-5261.

NOVEMBER 12

Jackson

Yuletide Treasures Holiday Gift Show

This arts and crafts show for Mississippi artisans will feature natural soaps and lotions, stained glass, woodwork, and more. Call 601/956-9392.

NOVEMBER 12-13

Natchez

Civil War Reenactment

Travel back to the scene of Wirt Adams' 1863 raid of Natchez and hear the roar of the cannons on the grounds of Jefferson College. Call 601/442-2901 or see www.mdah.state.ms.us.

NOVEMBER 12-13

Olive Branch

Old Towne Fall/Christmas Open House

Old Towne welcomes holiday shoppers with promotions and decorations. Call 662/895-5633 or see www.olivebrancholdtowne.com.

NOVEMBER 12-13

Natchez

Fall Arts, Crafts, and Gifts Show

This annual show, to be held in the Natchez Convention Center, boasts more than 100 booths with arts, crafts, and gifts. Call 318/336-5572 or see www.vidaliafleamarket.com.

NOVEMBER 13

Hernando

Christmas Open House

Visit dozens of shops, enjoy delicious food, listen to carols, and pose for pictures with Santa. Call 662/429-9055.

NOVEMBER 15

Wesson

Showcase Art Series

This performance, featuring renowned mezzo-soprano Lester Senter and the accomplished John Paul, will take place in Rea Auditorium at Copiah-Lincoln Community College. Call 601/643-8352.

NOVEMBER 18-19

Jackson

Handworks Holiday Show

This popular crafts show will take place at the Mississippi Trade Mart on High Street in downtown Jackson. Call 601/948-6436 or see www.handworksmarket.com.

NOVEMBER 19

Vicksburg

Festival of Trees

This family event includes breakfast with Santa, prize drawings, and games. Tickets are $5 plus a new unwrapped toy that will go directly to "Kids of Katrina." Call 601/630-2929 or see www.vccmeet.com.

NOVEMBER 20

Southaven

Fall Family Day

Bring a picnic to the Kidz Kountry Petting Zoo and enjoy hayrides and many fun activities for children and adults alike. Call 662/349-2909 or see www.kidzkountrypettingzoo.com.

NOVEMBER 24-DECEMBER 31

Southaven

Southern Lights

Experience the brilliance of a mile of illuminated exhibits on a drive through Central Park. Call 662/890-6726 or see www.southaven.com.

NOVEMBER 25-27

Indianola

Chamber of Commerce Holiday Open House

Discover hundreds of great ideas for holiday gifts and decorations at the unique shops of small-town Indianola. Call 662/887-4454 or see www.indianolams.org.

NOVEMBER 26

Laurel

Landrum's Homestead and Village Christmas Open House

View a working homestead and a Confederate soldier's encampment. The event includes entertainment, exhibits, food, and a candlelight tour. Call 601/649-2546 or see www.landrums.com.

NOVEMBER 27

Vicksburg

Old-Fashioned Christmas Open House

More than 30 stores will offer gifts, music from adult and children's choirs, and drawings for door prizes. Call 601/634-4527.

NOVEMBER 27-DECEMBER 3

Jackson

Festival of Trees and Lights

Downtown Jackson will welcome the Christmas season by lighting the trees on November 27. The Hillcrest Christian School-sponsored festival will feature entertainment all week and end with a gala December 3. Call 601/372-0149.

NOVEMBER 28-29

Starkville

Mississippi State University Holiday Bazaar

Vendors come from all over the southeastern United States for this popular indoor gift bonanza. Cal 662/325-2930 or see www.msstate.edu/org/cab/holiday/bazaar.

DECEMBER 2

Hattiesburg

"Holidays on Broadway"

Holiday classics and Broadway favorites at the historic Saenger Theater. Call 601/266-4001 or see www.usm.edu/symphony.

DECEMBER 2-4

Jackson

Chimneyville Crafts Festival

This festival, sponsored by the Craftsmen's Guild of Mississippi, will take place at the Mississippi Trade Mart; proceeds are used to fund community craft education programs. Call 601/981-0019.

DECEMBER 3

Brookhaven

Christmas Tour of Homes and Gardens

For the first time, the Brookhaven-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce will host a Christmas tour from 5-8 p.m. Call 601/833-1411 or see www.brookhavenchamber.com.

DECEMBER 3

Jackson

Christmas for the Birds

Children are invited to create holiday bird feeders while learning about winter birds at the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, 1-55 at Lakeland Drive (within LeFleur's Bluff State Park). Call 601/354-7303 or see www.mdwfp.com/museum.

DECEMBER 3

Horn Lake

Horn Lake Christmas Parade

This large parade will feature hundreds of floats and participants. Call 662/393-9897.

DECEMBER 3

Vicksburg

Downtown Vicksburg Christmas Parade of Lights

Children and adults alike will enjoy the illuminated floats. Call 601/634-4527.

DECEMBER 3

Olive Branch

Olive Branch Christmas Parade

Children are invited to visit with Santa Claus prior to the beginning of the parade at 2 p.m. Call 662/895-2600.

DECEMBER 3

Southaven

Southaven Christmas Parade

The parade will begin at 7 p.m. Call 662/890-6726.

DECEMBER 4

Florence

Florentine Christmas Tour of Homes

This annual event, presented by the Florentine Clubs, will feature Christmas decorations at five homes, a church, and City Hall, where refreshments will be served. Call 601/845-3059.

DECEMBER 8-10, 15-17

Hattiesburg

"The Mousetrap"

Just Over the Rainbow Theatre, located at the historic Walthall School at 601 Court St., opens its season with Agatha Christie's thriller. Call 601/583-7778.

DECEMBER 9-10

Hattiesburg

"The Nutcracker"

The University of Southern Mississippi Symphony Orchestra and La Studio Academy of Dance team together to introduce a new twist on the classic ballet at the Mannoni Performing Arts Center Auditorium. Call 601/266-4001.

DECEMBER 9-11

Corinth

Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol"

Dickens' classic tale of Scrooge's transformation is brought to life by the children of the Corinth Theatre-Arts. Call 662/287-2995.

DECEMBER 10

Hattiesburg

Holiday Art Walk

This downtown gallery walk and open house will include exhibits, demonstrations, music, food, and other activities. Call 601/583-4329.

DECEMBER 10

Jackson

Nature Made Christmas

The entire family will enjoy making ornaments from natural and recycled items at the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, 1-55 at Lakeland Drive (within LeFleur's Bluff State Park). Call 601/354-7303 or see www.mdwfp.com/museum.

DECEMBER 10

Vicksburg

Confederate Christmas Ball

Step back in time to the 1862 Christmas Ball at Balfour House that was interrupted by the Yankee assault on Vicksburg. Call 601/636-0741 or see www.oldcourthouse.com.

DECEMBER 10-11

Hattiesburg

Victorian Candlelit Christmas

See some 15,000 luminaries throughout the Historic District during free driving and walking tours from 5-9 p.m.; carriage rides and house tours are also available. Call 601/583-4329.

DECEMBER 12

Hernando

Christmas Parade

Beginning at 6 p.m., this parade will feature more than 100 entries. Call 662/429-9055.

DECEMBER 31

Grenada

New Year's Eve with the Gallery

The First Street Gallery will host its first New Year's celebration with a progressive dinner and silent auction. Call 662/227-9349.
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