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Announcements

Greater Belhaven has earned the designation as one of the 10 Great Neighborhoods for 2014. Each October, the American Planning Association's Great Places in America program names 30 exemplary streets, neighborhoods and public spaces that add value to communities and foster economic growth and jobs. APA's Great Streets, Great Neighborhoods and Great Public Spaces feature unique and authentic characteristics that have evolved from years of thoughtful and deliberate planning by residents, community leaders and planners. Officials from the APA presented the honor to the Greater Belhaven Foundation in Belhaven Park on October 1. Click here to read the full announcement from the APA.


Many thanks to our Being Belhaven 100, Being Belhaven Gold and Being Belhaven contributors.  Being Belhaven 100 members give $1000, Being Belhaven Gold members give $500 and Being Belhaven members give $300 to the Foundation annually.  Click here to see a list of our generous supporters.


Holiday Community Sing in Belhaven Park. The program begins at 4:00 pm on Sunday, November 30th. Holiday gathering music will be performed at 3:45 PM by a brass ensemble under the direction of Chuck Reynolds. Holiday music will be led and performed by the Metro Male Chorus under the direction of Belhaven resident, Dr. Royce Boyer. The Murrah High School Choir, under the direction of Mr. Pierddro Gallion, also will perform. The Greater Belhaven Foundation is also presenting the winners of a recent essay contest at Power APAC. Fourth and fifth graders wrote essays centered on the theme, "Which do you like best, Christmas Eve or Christmas Day?". The top three winners will read their charming responses to the question during the program.


The Nineteenth Annual Old Jackson Christmas by Candlelight will be Friday, December 5, 4:30-8:30 PM.  The Mississippi Governor's Mansion, Old Capitol Museum, Eudora Welty House Museum, Manship House Museum, and William F. Winter Building will be decked out in traditional holiday decorations for the tour.


The Oaks House Museum's annual "Historic Christmas" open house is Saturday, December 13, 2014. St. Brigid's will present a program of traditional Christmas carols from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Call 601-353-9339 or email for more information.


The Being Belhaven Arts Series at Belhaven Park features programs of music, theatre and art in the restored Belhaven Park on Poplar Boulevard.  All events are free because of the generous support of our sponsors.  The Being Belhaven Arts Series is funded in part by the Mississippi Arts Commission, Community Foundation of Greater Jackson, Funderburg, Sessums & Peterson PLLC, Carol Taff, Fairview Inn, McDade's Market, Keifer's Restaurant, State Street Barbeque, Fenian's Pub, Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP, Louisa Dixon and Jerry Johnson, Stracener and Neeley, PLLC, and NeighborHouse.

Click here to see the 2014 Schedule.


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New Stage Theatre presents Peter Pan.  December 4-21, 2014 and January 6-18, 2015.  Tickets can be purchased by calling 601-948-3531 or online newstagetheatre.com 


The 10th annual Bright Lights, Belhaven Nights 2014 was August 16th.  Greater Belhaven's end-of-summer street festival was a huge success! It was The Hottest Festival in Town!   CLICK HERE FOR FESTIVAL INFORMATION


For information about Baptist's Events and Seminars, go to www.mbhs.org.


The Historic Belhaven neighborhood has joined the Belhaven Heights neighborhood on the National Register of Historic Places.

If you missed the recent workshop concerning the National Register of Historic Places, click here to get the basic information provided by Todd Sanders of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.


The Oaks House Museum is located at 823 N. Jefferson Street, Jackson. For more information, call 601-353-9339 or email oakshousemuseum@comcast.net.


Greater Belhaven – A Different Perspective:  Karen Bryant, of Your City Prints, worked with the Greater Belhaven Foundation office to develop this colorful, cool map of words that is the Greater Belhaven Neighborhood.  Go to www.yourcityprints.com to check it out and order a print.


Have you read The Help?  This New York Times Bestseller has put a spotlight on Jackson and Greater Belhaven and  Book Club members from across the nation are traveling here to tour the sights mentioned in Kathryn Stockett’s book, which is being made into a movie. We are taking this opportunity to promote our City and neighborhood in a positive way by offering a tour brochure that discusses Greater Belhaven locations in a present day context.  Our neighborhood is the home of some of the main characters and points all around Greater Belhaven are mentioned throughout the book. Take a tour of our lovely neighborhood and see the locations where events unfold within its pages. Click here to download the tour brochure. There is a driving map that accompanies the points of interest.


The Market is open for business!  The Mississippi Farmers Market and The Greater Belhaven Market have come together to combine the dynamics of Jackson’s two largest inner city Farmers Markets at one location where they offer customers a one stop shop for the freshest, high quality Mississippi produced products. The MS Farmers Market is located at 929 High Street, adjacent to the Fairgrounds. The Market is open on Saturdays from 8:00 am until 2:00 pm.

Click here to find out more about the Farmers Market.


The Eudora Welty Education and Vistors Center is now open to the public. The Visitors Center is located next door to the Welty House, at 1109 Pinehurst Street.  For ticket information call 601-353-7762 or email weltytours@mdah.state.ms.us.


Greater Belhaven Land Use Plan - please click on the "Our Future" circle above to see this exciting plan!

For more information, contact:

Greater Belhaven Neighborhood Foundation
954 Fortification Street
Jackson, MS 39202
601-352-8850 (phone)
601-352-8849 (fax)
info@greaterbelhaven.com

 

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