Mark your Calendar: Book signing, Shrimp dinner are this week

Published 3:25 pm Monday, October 16, 2023

BROOKHAVEN — Author Sheila Williams will host a book signing this weekend. It is one of several events planned in Brookhaven this week.

Williams wrote the book “Black Flames of Fire,” and published the book this summer. She will sign books outside Sullivan’s Grocery between Tobacco Mart. The signing will start at 1 p.m. Saturday and will last until she runs out of books.

Read more about William’s story on The Daily Leader. 

Subscribe to our free email newsletter

Get the latest news sent to your inbox

Shrimp Dinner

Junior Auxiliary will host a Shrimp Dinner this Thursday starting at 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tickets for shrimp plates are $15 a piece.

Each plate comes with boiled shrimp, potato salad, corn on the cob, crackers and cocktail sauce. Sales from the event help fund Junior Auxiliary Community Service Projects in Lincoln County.

This year marks the 36th annual Peel em’ and Eat em’ Shrimp Dinner for JA. Plates can be picked up at the Lincoln County Civic Center Thursday afternoon.

Library mixer

The library will host a mixer during the Smithsonian Traveling Exhibit stopping in Brookhaven Monday. Brookhaven Academy will host a ribbon cutting Thursday.

Lincoln Lawerence Franklin Regional Library will host a traveling exhibit from the Smithsonian Institute starting Monday until November 22. A business mixer will follow the next day as Leah Kemp, State Scholar at Mississippi State University’s Fred Carl Jr. Small Town Center, will be a guest speaker for the “Crossroads: Changes in Rural America.”

The mixer will kickoff at 4:30 p.m. and last until 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. Light refreshments will be served.

New Construction

Brookhaven Academy celebrates the completion of a new office building and classrooms at the front of the school next Thursday. The ribbon cutting will be held at 8:30 a.m. nearly a year after students celebrated the ground breaking ceremony.

People can tour the new building immediately following the ribbon cutting.