From Scratch Cooking Class From scratch class will teach you new skills and recipes. When you walk in, the ovens are turned on, grab a knife and help prep, make the stock, learn how to make the perfect roux, and by the end of the class, sit down and enjoy a three-course meal that you helped create. Menu July 27 Cheeseburgers on the grill outside Potato salad Baked beans End with make your own ice cream sundae. Craft Beer Pairing Guest Chef: Julian Brunt with Kim Wilson or Leslie Fenton Day/Date: Thursday,  27th Time: 5:30p.m. Call 228-818-2878 for details.    

Day/Date: Friday, July28th Time: 8:00pm Price: Members: $20.00/ Non Members: $25.00

Auditions for Talent Night Talent Night is open to individuals, groups and family friendly acts. 5 minutes or less. No Entry Fee Download Entry Form: Talent Show App PDF Day/Date: August 5th Time: 2:00-4:00pm

Oil Painting Made Simple Learn the principles of oil painting in an experimental and fun way. For those who wish to explore their creativity while painting, whether you are a beginner or an intermediate. All levels are welcome. Students will learn to harness components of painting such as the fundamentals of color mixing, composition, paint application, brush work, creating the illusion of light and depth, and creating texture, etc. During the six sessions each student whill develop their personal styles, and complete a beautiful painting. Each student can work from photos and other references such as magazine pictures or images from books. Allow Monique to provide you with valuable feedback and guidance in a structured but relaxed environment. Soon enough, you'll master the art of oils and expertly depict and creatively interpret what you observe. Materials not included, however beginner oil painting kits are available for purchase. Instructor: Monique Moniot Greathouse Days and Times: (8 Week Course) Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Dates: August 8, 15, 22, 29 and September 5, 12, 19, 26 Registration Deadline: August 1st Fee: $200 Members / $210 Non-Members (Fee does not include supplies. Please click here for supply list: Oil Series SUPPLY LIST)

The Mary C and The Mississippi Songwriters Alliance, and The Feder Foundation Present Songs and Stories Radio Show This radio show is recorded with a live studio audience. Join us the third Thursday every month for original songs and stories like you have never heard before. Time: 7:00 pm General Admission: Free Dates: Thursday, April 20 Thursday, May 18 Thursday, June 15 Thursday, July 20 Thursday, August 17 Thursday, September 14 (Week earlier due to festival) Thursday, October 19 Thursday, November 16 Thursday, December 21

Sugarcane Jane, the Alabama Gulf Coast-based husband and wife duo has amassed an extremely loyal following. Anthony and Savana Lee Crawford purvey what they proudly call “Organic Music at its Finest.” Rich, homegrown, and natural, their brand of Americana draws from a deep well of roots influences, interwoven with inflections of gospel, country, jazz, and rock. Listeners can expect mostly acoustic sounds, and some of the freshest-sounding vocal harmonies they will ever hear.  Both virtuosos in their own right, Anthony is a songwriter who plays acoustic guitar, mandolin, and a bass drum (which he plays while strumming his six-string) and Savana Lee deftly dances between rhythm guitar and snare drum. Multi-instrumentalist Anthony Crawford is known in most circles as a sideman to the stars. Over the course of the last 25 years, he has performed with Neil Young, Sonny James, Steve Winwood, Dwight Yoakam, Vince Gill, Rosanne Cash, and Rodney Crowell, and has written / co-written songs recorded by Steve Winwood, Dwight Yoakam, Kenny Rogers, Pegi Young, Lee Greenwood, and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, to name a few. Yet, even with his history of working with heavyweights, Crawford feels Sugarcane Jane – his musical venture with multi-instrumentalist wife Savana Lee Crawford, is his life’s calling. Sugarcane Jane newest studio album, Dirt Road’s End – an album they conceived and co-produced with legendary Americana/Roots singer-songwriter Buzz Cason is some of their finest work to date. The album was released via Cason’s ArenA Recordings / eOne Entertainment on April 28, 2015. Recorded on analog two-inch tape on the classic Otari MTR-90 tape machine at Buzz Cason’s Creative Workshop in Nashville, this fast-paced, high-energy album traverses a range of moods and stories. “The release of this album is kind of like watching your baby grow up and move out of the house,” says Savana. “These songs are such a part of us and are the very essence of Sugarcane Jane.  We are so excited to see them reach a broader audience.” Day/Date: Saturday, August 19th Time: 7:00p.m. Price: Members: $15.00/ Non Members: $20.00

Join us for the 20th Anniversary of Thacker Mountain Once the show is over mingle with the cast and crew while enjoying the fabulous food from Bayview Gourmet Line Up: Author: Mary Miller Mary Miller grew up in Jackson, Mississippi. She is the author of two collections of short stories, Big World (Short Flight/Long Drive Books, 2009), and Always Happy Hour (Liveright, 2017), as well as a novel, The Last Days of California (Liveright, 2014). Her stories have appeared in the Oxford American, New Stories from the South, McSweeney’s Quarterly, American Short Fiction, Mississippi Review, and many others. She is a former James A. Michener Fellow in Fiction at the University of Texas and John and Renée Grisham Writer-in-Residence at Ole Miss. She currently lives on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and is on faculty at the low-residency MFA program at Mississippi University for Women. Music: Blackwater Brass   Blackwater Brass is an Ocean Springs based 10 piece funk and jazz band. Blackwater Brass has been heavily influenced by New Orleans style funk mainstays like The Meters, Galactic, and Dirty Dozen Brass Band, but regularly drops in hints from many genres across the spectrum from gospel to EDM as well as a mix of fun pop covers throughout a performance. Music: Jamell Richardson  Mr. Jamell Richardson was born in Meridian, MS and raised in the small town of Butler, AL Jamell’s musical journey all started shortly after the day he was born. His Grandmother who was a church pastor carried him to church with her every chance she could. By the age of one  Jamell, was already being influenced by all the church musicians, with his grandmother taking notice to his interest in music she decided to buy him his first guitar. By age 11 he was already an active studio and church musician as well as a vocalist. With his inspiration spawning from being raised in the church, Jamell groomed his skills playing behind numerous gospel quartet groups, from Rance Allen, Paul Beasley, to Donnie McClurkin, Marvin Sapp and a number of other well- known gospel acts. As he matured, Jamell began to expand his horizons by listening to B.B. King, Jimi Hendrix, George Benson, Eric Johnson, and many more which lead to his growing interest in other genres especially the blues. By 2012 he was on the road touring and recording with the legendary Southern Soul Bluesman Mel Waiters. There is where he quickly began to shine being featured as Mel Waiters’ “Young Gun” and “Phenomenal Guitar Player” capturing every moment he was called on for his electric solos, he became a youtube sensation and one of the most memorable parts of the show.  Fall 2013 with Jamell’s music career taking off he also got introduced to acting, when he was cast as guitarist Jimmy Nolen in the upcoming movie “Get On Up,” (August 1, 2014 – Produced by Mick Jagger and Brian Grazer- Featuring, Chadwick Boseman, Dan Aykroyd, Jill Scott, Tika Sumpter, Craig Robinson, Nelsan Ellis) Not only did Jamell play James Brown’s long time friend and musician Jimmy Nolen, but he also worked as the movie’s guitar instructor and coach. He taught everyone from Top 10 Billboard recording artist Aloe Blacc to Keith Robinson (Dream Girls), and a number of other cast members from the film. So far in his short career as a musician he has had the opportunity to share the stage with legends such as Bobby Womack, Lenny Williams, Bobby Bland, Latimore, Al Green, Shirley Brown, Denise LaSalle, Millie Jackson, and many more blues legends. Performing on stage today, Jamell is known for his “B.B. King-like” facial expressions, Jimi Hendrix style guitar tricks, his strong soulful voice and his incredible stage presents.  When asked how he would describe himself to his fans he responded, “I am a hard-working, humble, and lovable musician. I have a strong passion for perfection. I love to joke around and make people laugh, but when it comes to music there is nothing I love more than entertaining my fans and sending them home knowing they got their moneys worth.” April 26, 2014 Jamell released his debut EP “Gulf Coast Blues Boy” which is available on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, etc. With his unforgettable, diverse style, Jamell is truly a one-of-a-kind Performer. Day/Date: Saturday, August 26th Time: 7:00p.m. Reserved Seating: $20.00 ( Includes Performance and the after party at The Mary C. Food provided by Bay View Gourmet ) Sponsored by

Opening Reception Magic Lanterns: A Multimedia Exhibition by Geoff Mitchell August 31st-December 2, 2017 Lightning {"type":"video","tracklist":true,"tracknumbers":true,"images":true,"artists":true,"tracks":[{"src":"http:\/\/themaryc.org\/wp-content\/uploads\/2017\/06\/Lightning.mov","type":"video\/quicktime","title":"Lightning","caption":"","description":"","meta":{"length_formatted":"0:19"},"dimensions":{"original":{"width":720,"height":406},"resized":{"width":640,"height":361}},"image":{"src":"http:\/\/themaryc.org\/wp-includes\/images\/media\/video.png","width":48,"height":64},"thumb":{"src":"http:\/\/themaryc.org\/wp-includes\/images\/media\/video.png","width":48,"height":64}}]} Geoff was born and raised in Gulfport, Mississippi. He has exhibited in galleries and museums across the U.S. in cities such as Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Houston and Atlanta, as well as abroad in Tokyo, Norway and Austria.  For his Magic Lanterns project and exhibition, Geoff chose a universally entertaining subject, ghost stories, to explore his fascination with the concept of time. The exhibition consists of a three-room diorama set which presents a ghost story in 7th scale miniature. There are twenty paintings, each setting the stage for a classic style ghost story which unfolds in the Magic Lanterns book that accompanies the project.  A soundtrack will also play as a backdrop for the show. Lighthouse {"type":"video","tracklist":true,"tracknumbers":true,"images":true,"artists":true,"tracks":[{"src":"http:\/\/themaryc.org\/wp-content\/uploads\/2017\/06\/Lighthouse.mov","type":"video\/quicktime","title":"Lighthouse","caption":"","description":"","meta":{"length_formatted":"0:28"},"dimensions":{"original":{"width":1280,"height":720},"resized":{"width":640,"height":360}},"image":{"src":"http:\/\/themaryc.org\/wp-includes\/images\/media\/video.png","width":48,"height":64},"thumb":{"src":"http:\/\/themaryc.org\/wp-includes\/images\/media\/video.png","width":48,"height":64}}]} Mitchell’s exhibition is inspired by the theory that the fundamental nature of the universe is in fact timeless. He suggests that if such a thing were true, one could imagine the possibility that the past, present, and the future are nothing more than an illusion; and the only thing that is real is the whole of it existing constantly as one. He wonders, “could it be possible that ghosts, rather than being spirits of those passed, are a momentary glimpse of those who are very much alive, existing alongside us - only in another time?” Shadow 1 (Converted) {"type":"video","tracklist":true,"tracknumbers":true,"images":true,"artists":true,"tracks":[{"src":"http:\/\/themaryc.org\/wp-content\/uploads\/2017\/06\/Shadow-1-Converted.m4v","type":"video\/mp4","title":"Shadow 1 (Converted)","caption":"","description":"","meta":{"length_formatted":"0:30"},"dimensions":{"original":{"width":650,"height":650},"resized":{"width":640,"height":640}},"image":{"src":"http:\/\/themaryc.org\/wp-includes\/images\/media\/video.png","width":48,"height":64},"thumb":{"src":"http:\/\/themaryc.org\/wp-includes\/images\/media\/video.png","width":48,"height":64}}]} Geoff goes on to say that “it has been said that ‘every love story is a ghost story’, but might it be more correct to say that - every story - is a ghost story? Every tale we tell is something that is once passed and yet somehow still remains. And isn’t all of life really just a story that we tell each other, whether it be shared by memory or through the very genetic imprint of our blood? And when, or if, all stories were to finally disappear, we might hope that somewhere still, a ghostly imprint of our story will remain.” Opening Reception Day/Date: Thursday, August 31st, 2017 Time: 5:30-7:00p.m.

The Mary C and The Mississippi Songwriters Alliance, and The Feder Foundation Present Songs and Stories Radio Show This radio show is recorded with a live studio audience. Join us the third Thursday every month for original songs and stories like you have never heard before. Day/Date: Thursday, September 14 (The show is a week earlier this month due to festival) Time: 7:00 pm General Admission: Free