Local Happenings in DeSoto County

Local Happenings in DeSoto County

NOW: COVID-19 drive-thru testing, Baptist DeSoto, by appointment only, Mon. – Sat., 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Call 662-772-4343 to schedule.

Every Saturday: DeSoto County Dream Center Food Distribution, 8 a.m. – 10 a.m., sponsored by MS Crisis Foundation and M. Palazola Produce, at following locations: 

Horn Lake Middle School              Olive Branch High School

6125 Hurt Rd.                               9366 E. Sandidge Rd.

Horn Lake, MS, 38637                  Olive Branch, MS 38654

April 7-30:

Unknown Child Exhibit

DeSoto County Museum

111 E. Commerce St., Hernando

This exhibit honors the memory of the 1.5 million children who perished in the Holocaust. 

April 8-25:

Express Yourself! Exhibit!

DeSoto Arts Council, 2645 US Hwy. 51, Hernando

An excellent exhibit of local artists. Meet artist Laura Thorne on April 10 from noon to 4 p.m.

April 23-24:

DeSoto Film Festival

Brought to you by DeSoto Arts Institute located in Southaven, Mississippi, DeSoto Film Festival is designed to bring thoughtful entertainment to families in the Mid-South as well as give exposure to filmmakers desiring to reach the widest audience of viewers – the entire family.

SouthPoint Church, Southaven, for ticket information go to: www.desotofilmfest.com

April 24:

Hernando Arts Festival, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Historic Hernando Town Square, 2165 Hwy 51 south.

Local artisans, live music and food. For more information call 662-404-3361.

April 24:

DeSoto County’s Free Blue Block Party

April is Autism Awareness Month so come celebrate with family and friends.

Longview Heights, 4501 Goodman Rd., Olive Branch, 9 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Call 662-510-8989 for more information.

April 24:

Miss Olive Branch Scholarship Pageant 2021

Miss Olive Branch serves as an ambassador for the city and chamber events.

Whispering Woods Hotel, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., tickets can be purchased from the Olive Branch Chamber of Commerce.

April 26:

Civil Air Patrol Open House

Hosted by DeSoto Composite Squadron/Mississippi Wing Civil Air Patrol

3250 Pleasant Hill Road, Friendship Baptist Church, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

For more information call: 901-383-3104

April 29:

Olive Branch Chamber of Commerce will host the James Lunsford Memorial Golf Tournament.

Contact Sheryl Burchett for more information at 662-895-2600 or email to: sheryl.burchett@olivebranchms.com 

May 1:

Baptist DeSoto Drive-Thru Baby Fair

Expectant mothers will receive special giveaway items, register for a grand prize and get educational information about community resources.

7601 Southcrest Parkway, Southaven, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

For more information call 901-227-3503/3502.

May 1:

Benefit for Hernando Police Officer Roger Swatzyna

A crawfish boil, live music, water slide, gun raffles and car show will be held, plus more!

Crossroads Seafood, 23 Hwy 51 s., Hernando

Call 662-469-9188 for more information.

May 1:

Southaven First UM Church Food Drive

Drive-thru food give-away for needy DeSoto County residents.

723 E. Starlanding Road, 10 a.m. to noon, Nesbit, MS.

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