Daily Tidbit for Friday: Closing out the (extremely truncated) work week with a birthday today are Lori Sternberg and John Clark; celebrating on Saturday are Geoffrey Nabors, Quay Wilkinson, Joyce McAlexander, Barbara Morris and Cole Parker, and Sunday is Tim Kay’s birthday…happy birthday, Tim, Cole, Barbera, Joyce, Quay, Geoffrey, John, and Lori!
The roads have cleared, but the sidewalks are still dangerous in many places…be careful as you are out and about today. Temperatures are expected to remain well below freezing all day, so bundle up, but there is no precipitation in the forecast until Sunday, and we are expected to be above freezing by then. The weather is going to continue to yo-yo for the next several weeks…here’s hoping for a sunny Saturday with a high of 72 before too much longer!
Be sure to tune in to 105.7 WROX/AM 1450 this morning at 8:40 forNewsweek in Review…every Friday, I join station owner Paul Wilson for a look at the week’s headlines and discussion on the stories that the community is talking about. We will have the latest on the CPU situation and much more…if you miss the broadcast, you can listen to it anytime as an on-demand podcast on the WROX website. Also today, the latest issue of The Clarksdale Press-Registeris in your mailbox…if it isn’t,click hereor call 662-627-2201 to sign up for easy home delivery twice a week, plus Coahoma Living and our annual Profile magazine, which will be out at the end of March.
Today, Clarksdale High School’s Black History Month program, “The Promised Land,” will be held in the school auditorium at 2:00 p.m. The event is free, and the public is invited.
Tonight, the popular Barefoot Workshops will host a screening of recent works by photographers and filmmakers from around the world who have produced work in and about Clarksdale and the Delta. The screening will be at Clarksdale Train Depot (326 Blues Alley) at 8:00 p.m. Each year Barefoot Workshops offers several photography, editing and documentary workshops in the Mississippi Delta and Cape Town, South Africa for individuals with beginner through advanced levels of training. For more info about the screening or classes, check out theirFacebook page, or contact Chandler Griffin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, Healthy Campus Community Initiative presents a FREE 5k run and 1 mile walk at the Coahoma County Higher Education Center, 109 Clark Street. Registration will be at 8:30 a.m., start time 9:00 and participants are encouraged to wear red. For more information call Jen Waller at (662) 621-9344. You runners and walkers also be sure to get signed up for Griffin’s Run, coming up next month…the deadline for pre-registration is next Friday. Click here for a sign-up sheet and more information.
Also tomorrow morning, a free workshop on community based business development will be held at Dreamboat BBQ & Tamales, 232 Sunflower Avenue in Clarksdale, from 9:30 to 11:3o. The workshop is free; to pre-register or for more information call (662) 483-0656 or email email@example.com.
WROX and Southern Beverage present BLUES BREW AND BBQ – a buffet dinner and silent auction to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Saturday night at the Isle of Capri Casino in Lula. There will be music by the Sterling Billingsley Band; advance tickets are $15 ($17 at the door) and available at the Cat Head Store in Clarksdale, Bubba’s Blues Corner and the King Biscuit Festival office in Helena. For more information call WROX at (662) 627-1450.
Also tomorrow night, Clarksdale favorites The Blackwater Trio will be playing at Hopson Commissary, but don’t let the math fool you, on Saturday “Trio” = “five,” as Alice, Seth and Walt add a rhythm section in the form of Josh McDowell and Jesse Sipe for a whole new show. If you need a ride, call (662) 902-4976 to arrange to be picked up in a stretched Ford 350 pickup…the ride is free, just remember to tip your driver!
Don’t forget about Youth, Inc. signups taking place next week…click here for more information.
We will post updated info about any events that were postponed this week throughout the weekend…like our Facebook page to get updates in your news feed whenever we add a post. If you have info to pass along, drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have a great weekend, Clarksdale and Coahoma County!
A note from Panny Mayfield:
Well-know acoustic bluesman Robert Belfour died Wednesday; funeral arrangements are incomplete..but will be available later on the Sunflower River Blues Fest website: www.sunflowerfest.org. I’m attaching a photo I took at 2013 Sunflower festival….he did not play last year because of ill health…he is a native of Holly Springs…but lived in Memphis….played for many years on the Sunflower acoustic stage…and played often at Red’s Blues Club in Clarksdale.