THE LABOR DAY CHICKEN STEW AT ZIP CITY Community Center, takes place on Monday, September 2 from 8am-until. $22 per gallon; $12 per half gallon; $6 per quart. Please bring your own container.

If you can help, please call 256-766-1569. We’re at 10511 Hwy. 17 in Florence. Proceeds will help cover center expenses.

THE NATCHEZ TRACE PARKWAY AND THE CHICKASAW INKANA FOUNDATION (CIF) will host a program to celebrate Chickasaw cultural history on Wednesday, September 4 from 4-8pm. Experts will speak about Chickasaw cultural history. Cultural demonstrations will include the Chickasaw Dance Troupe, stickball, and cultural face painting.

Bret Holt, CIF’s Senior Manager said, “CIF is grateful for the opportunity to once again partner with the Natchez Trace Parkway to display the rich cultural heritage of the Chickasaw people in their traditional Homeland. We are grateful to the Natchez Trace for their continued partnership in our efforts to preserve, protect, and interpret Chickasaw history.”

This program is free to the public. Indoor auditorium seating for the lectures is limited to 55 people. The dance troupe will perform outside weather permitting with no audience size limit. The Visitor Center is located at milepost 266 on the Natchez Trace Parkway near Tupelo. For additional information, please call 1-800-305-7417.