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New Albany has a number of events, both big and small, all through the year. From the Union County Fair and Livestock show to festivals and events focused on Shopping, Arts, Music and Food and Drink, there’s really more than enough to keep folks coming to New Albany time and again.

We are listing some of our larger events below, but you can keep up with all the events, big and small, by liking our events Facebook page (see the window to the right) or by signing up for our monthly newsletter. Doing so will keep you up to date on all the happenings at the Union County Heritage Museum as well as at the Magnolia Civic Center and Cine Theater and other places around town.

 

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Luncheon with Books!

Tuesday, February, 19, 2019
Join Linda Everett as she reviews Jefferson’s Daughters: Three Sisters, White and Black, In a Young America by Catherine Kerrison.
Union County Library, 219 King Street, (662) 534-1991
Light lunch, provided by New Albany Mothers Club, starting at 11:30. Program at noon.

Museum Moments

Thursday, February 21, 2019, 11:30am
Horticulturist, Robert Ballard, gives tips on using native plants.
The event is free, thanks to the museum’s Community Partners. For more information call 662-538-0014. The museum is located at 114 Cleveland Street in New Albany. The museum is open Tuesday through Friday 9 a.m. till 4 p.m. and 10 until 3 on Saturday.

Zeke Listenbee

Thursday, February 28, 2019, 7 pm
New Albany high school presents "Giving Back" A concert featuring New Albany Native Zeke Listenbee in the NAHS auditorium. Fundraiser for the Alicia Robinson Memorial Scholarship.
Reserved seating $20
General Admission $10
Purchase Tickets @ UCDA | 135 E. Bankhead Street, 662-534-4354

Murder Mystery Dinner & Show

Friday, March 1, 2019
Join us at the Magnolia Civic Center for a Murder Mystery. A Classic "whodunit" paired with a three-course meal. Get your tickets while they last!
For more info and to purchase tickets call Brittany @ 662-539-3909
or by emailing Brittany@visitnewalbany.com

Storytimes for Preschoolers

March 6 - Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss
March 13- Happy St. Patrick’s Day
March 20 - Happy Spring
March 27 - Flower Fun
Programs @ 10 - Union County Library | 219 King Street, (662) 534-1991

Movie Time at the Library

Saturday, March 9, 1:00pm
Come to the library for Movie Time. March is Trolls!
Union County Library | 219 King Street, (662) 534-1991

Luncheon with Books!

Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Ann Hollowell, author of The Cooking Lady, will be the March guest speaker.
Union County Library, 219 King Street, (662) 534-1991
Light lunch, starting at 11:30. Program at noon.

Museum Moments

Thursday, March 21, 2019, 11:30am
Local author, Joe Edd Morris, shares his latest novel, The Prison.
The event is free, thanks to the museum’s Community Partners. For more information call 662-538-0014. The museum is located at 114 Cleveland Street in New Albany. The museum is open Tuesday through Friday 9 a.m. till 4 p.m. and 10 until 3 on Saturday.

Great American Clean Up

Saturday, March 23, 2019, 8:30am
Join the Historic North Side Garden Club as they Keep America Beautiful by hosting The Great American Clean Up. The community is invited to gather at The Union County Heritage Museum at 8am to get garbage bags and gloves. Assignments will be given and pick up will begin at 8:30. Everyone will meet back at the museum 11:30 for a casual lunch.
For more information, call Billye Jean Stroud at the office of Community Development (662) 534-1047.

Storytimes for Preschoolers

April 3 – We Love Eric Carle
April 10- Celebrate National Library Week
April 17 – Happy Easter!
April – April Showers Bring May Flowers
Programs @ 10 - Union County Library | 219 King Street, (662) 534-1991

Main Street Spring Open House

Saturday, April 6, 2019, 10am-5pm
Join the Main Street member retail shops and restaurants who are downtown and around New Albany for the 2019 Spring Open House. Support locally owned businesses while you shop, dine, and stroll with friends and family. All Main Street members can be found at newalbanymainstreet.com.
For more information contact Billye Jean Stroud at the Main Street office, 666-534-3438.

New Albany Home & Garden Show

Saturday, April 6, 2019, 9am-5pm
The 10th Annual New Albany Home & Garden Show, presented by The Union County Master Gardeners, returns to historic, downtown New Albany. The theme of this year’s show will be “Dancing into Spring”. This year’s featured speakers are Felder Rushing, Jason Reeves, and Tracy Kramer. For updates go to the New Albany Home & Garden Show Facebook page.
The Master Gardeners will host local musicians bring shopping opportunities with a variety of vendors. If you have a product that you feel would be a great addition to the Home & Garden Show event or need more information, please contact Pat Campbell 662-316-2719.

Storytimes for Preschoolers

May 8 – Dalmatian in a Digger
May 15 - The House That Robin Built
May 22 – Croc & Turtle
May 29 – Rhyming Dust Bunnies
Programs @ 10 - Union County Library | 219 King Street, (662) 534-1991

Take a Hike in Yoknapatawpha

Photography Contest

Monday, April 1 – Monday, May 27,2019
The Union Count Heritage Museum is sponsoring a photography contest with a literary flavor. Yoknapatawpha is a fictional county created by William Faulkner in which many of his books are set. For all of the contest divisions, expectations, rules, prizes, and information click here. You can also call the UC Heritage Museum at 662-538-0014 for assistance.

Storytimes for Preschoolers

April 3 – We Love Eric Carle
April 10- Celebrate National Library Week
April 17 – Happy Easter!
April – April Showers Bring May Flowers
Programs @ 10 - Union County Library | 219 King Street, (662) 534-1991

Collage Like Eric Carle

Saturday, April 13, 2019, 10 am
Young folks ages 12 and under are invited to the Union County Library for a workshop inspired by the author and artist Eric Carle. Andi Bedsworth of Oxford will be instructing this fun and educational class. For details about the workshop, call the UC Library at 662-534-1991

Luncheon with Books

Tuesday, April 16, 2019, 11:30 am
RJ Lee, Natchez native and mystery writer, will be at the Union County Library to discuss his latest novel, THE GRAND SLAM MURDERS. Join the library for a light lunch provided by the Junta Club.

Autism Awareness Program

Tuesday, April 23, 2019, 6 pm
The Autism Center of North Mississippi, a non-profit organization which provides HOPE, SUPPORT, and EMPOWERMENT for families of Autsim, will host a program at the Union County Library. For information about the program call the UC Library at 662-534-1991.

Main Street Customer Appreciation @ Cooper Park

Saturday, May 18, 2019, 10 am-5 pm
Join the New Albany Main Street at Cooper Park for a hotdog cookout at Cooper Park. Shop all morning and afternoon for special deals with Main Street members, and enjoy a picnic lunch at Cooper Park from 11am-1pm.
All Main Street members can be found at newalbanymainstreet.com.
For more information contact Billye Jean Stroud at the Main Street office, 666-534-3438.

Freedom Fest Weekend

Thursday, Friday & Saturday, June 27, 28, & 29, 2019
Kick off Freedom Fest weekend is Thursday, June 27th @ at the Biscuits & Jam Farmers’ Market with music from Busty Petites. Shop with local growers, enjoy live music, and visit with friends and family. The market is open from 4-7pm and all are welcome!

New Albany Main Street will host a Show & Shine Cruise-In on Friday, June 28th. Watch the cars as they cruise through historic downtown up Bankhead Street and back down Main Street. Get up close to the cars and their owners once they park at the Farmers’ Market location.

Saturday June 29th starts bright and early at the Trailhead Plaza with the Pedaling for Hope bike ride. Sign up here.

After the race, head over to the Farmers’ Market for the 1st Annual Blackberry Jubilee. Vendors, food, barbecue competition, live music, cornhole games, and more!
End the Freedom Fest weekend at the Riverview Stage in New Albany’s Park Along the River with headliner Sam Mosley and fireworks!!

For more information contact Billye Jean Stroud at the Main Street office, 666-534-3438 or email her assistant, Tracy Vainisi, at tvainisi1967@gmail.com.

 



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