Oktoberfest to be held in old town

Published 8:53 pm Tuesday, October 3, 2006

The Second Saturday Artwalk on October 14th in Old Town Bay, St. Louis welcomes the arrival of fall with an Oktoberfest celebration.

maggie may’s, located at 126 Main Street, will feature the artworks of Kiln artist Mark Henderson with an opening reception from 4pm – 8pm on October 14, 2006. Henderson is a native Mississippian who started painting at age 5 under the direction of his mother who owned an arts and crafts store in south Mississippi. Later, he pursued a Master Degree in Electrical Engineering from Mississippi State University and is currently co-owner and artist in residence of Hancock County’s own microbrewery, Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company. Mark’s wife, Leslie, is the award-winning Brewster.

To help maggie may’s celebrate Oktoberfest Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company is serving a taste of their local brews during Henderson’s gallery opening, from 4pm – 8pm at 126 Main Street.

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Local author Terry Miles will be on hand to debut and sign her fifth cozy little murder mystery “A Dog Gone Christmas”, a holiday mystery with special ties to maggie may’s.

The Purple Snapper, also located in Serenity Place, 126 Main Street, is proud to feature the dynamic works of renowned Coast potter Pat Hudson. Pat’s hand-built pottery takes many shapes including whimsical fish, cats, and wind chimes. Take home a piece of her earth-friendly recycled fried glass art spoon rests, cheese boards, and relish trays.

Fashion Express at Serenity Place debuts its fall jewelry collection and, as always, offers a stunning assortment of offerings from Coast artist Maurice Millieur.

Visit Bay Books at 131 Main Street, for books to help remove that haunted look and make your home or garden beautiful, great cookbooks that will inspire you to create delicious fall meals, and Halloween books and stories for children and adults alike. Try a book for a Halloween treat, they never give you cavities or harm your waistline.

Just next door to Bay Books, Deborah Kennedy Jewelry Designs is ready to add sparkle to your fall wardrobe with her latest designs. Stop in to try on Deborah’s signature Lariats in an array of wonderful, warm colors for the cool autumn season.

Music for the “oktoberfestivities” spotlights DJ Mike Carson in the 100 block of Main Street and, as always, The Peoples Bank sponsors the musical sounds of Second Saturday. Get out those lederhosen, and join the tastes, the sights and the sounds of “Oktoberfest” in Old Town Bay St. Louis on Saturday, October 14, 2006 from 4pm – 8pm.