Past Events

Get a glimpse of some of the fun and educational events MPB has hosted in the past.  Find links to pictures and information on our events. 

Clifford Visited Vicksburg

January 2013

The Big Red Dog is celebrating his 50th anniversary in this all-new musical. Based on the series by Norman Birdwell, see Clifford and his friends Emily Elizabeth, Cleo, and T-Bone come to life on stage with lots of laughs, singing, and dancing! Share in loved stories and embark on new adventures, learning the importance of respect, sharing, honesty, and friendship. With memorable songs and choreography, there’s even more of this Big Red Dog to love! 


MPB's Can I Kick It?

MPB's “Can I Kick It?” hosted a town hall meeting at each of our four participating “Can I Kick It?” Crew schools (Lanier, Calloway, Wingfield and Provine). The town halls were from 6pm-7:30pm on the following dates:

January 31 – Lanier High School

Topic: Reconnecting Students Parents and Schools

February 7 – Calloway High School  

Topic: Teaching to Test or Learning to Achieve

March 7 – Wingfield High School  

Topic:  Bullying

April 4 – Provine High School  

Topic: Taking a Stand: Stopping School Dropout



Read Across America, Dr. Seuss Celebration

March 2013

MPB celebrated Dr. Seuss’ Birthday with Read Across America by bringing the famous rhymes to schools in the Jackson, MS area. What better way for MPB to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ Birthday than by bringing the Cat in the Hat himself into schools to perform and celebrate the joy of reading! Throughout the month of March, MPB staff read famous Dr. Seuss books to students in various schools across the state. From March 1 to March 28, 2013 MPB visited the following schools:


1.       March 5 – MPB Auditorium

2.       March 7 – Davidson Elementary School, Water Valley

3.       March 8 – Bovina Elementary, Vicksburg

4.       March 12 – Circle of Friends Childcare, Flowood

5.       March 14 – REACH, Homeschoolers, MPB

6.       March 19 – Alcorn State University, Lorman

7.       March 22 – Oakdale Elementary School, Brandon

8.       March 26 – McWillie Elementary, Jackson

9.       March 28 – Saint Paul Childcare, Brandon



Ed Said Takes the Road Again

April 2013

Ed Said, MPB's rapping and rhyming puppet, will hit the road last April as he kicks off his third concert tour around the state. Traveling with his "crew" from MPB, Ed will visit elementary schools to put on shows complete with music, dancing, raps and rhymes to teach young children about eating healthy and exercising. For more information on Ed Said, visit Tour Dates are directed as follows:

April 5 – 1:30p.m. & 2:00 p.m.

Shannon – Shannon Primary School

April 12 – 12:15 p.m.

Vicksburg – Bovina Elementary School

April 18 – 10:00 a.m.

Sumrall – Benedict Day School

April 18 – 1:30 p.m.

Purvis – Purvis Lower Elementary School

April 19 – 1:45 p.m.

Hurley – East Central Lower Elementary School

April 25 – 2:00 p.m.

Simpson County – Simpson Central School




Ed Said at Fitness Fest

July 2013

On Saturday, July 13 from 10am-4pm, MPB’s beloved rapping and rhyming puppet Ed Said took part in the Children’s Healthcare of Mississippi FITNESS FEST.

Ed was joined by Dr. Rick DeShazo and Dr. Allyn Bond of MPB’s “Southern Remedy,” as well as Chef Rob Stinson from MPB’s original cooking show, “Fit to Eat.”

As part of Fitness Fest, the MPB team will have games, contests and healthy activities for all who attend. Chef Rob will even cook up a few healthy snacks for the crowds to sample.

Ed Said and his crew performed three shows, each filled with music, dancing, videos and activities that excited kids about being healthy. The crowds were also treated to a live puppet show as well as an Ed Said walk-around appearance.

The Children’s Healthcare of Mississippi FITNESS FEST took place at the Jackson Convention Complex.