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Fondren's Tulip Design Studio offers classes in floral arrangement.

Ida's Changes Location
Ida's, a restaurant serving up soul food and blue-plate specials, recently changed locations but will continue serve to South Jackson. Owner James Reed said the business recently moved from 4501 Raymond Road to 4580 N. Siwell Road in an effort to expand business opportunities.

"We have been in Business for three years and wanted to move to a larger location and create more visibility," Raymond said.

The $7 blue-plate lunch changes on a daily basis but always include a choice of meat, cornbread and sides. Ida's also specializes in barbecue plates and desserts. The restaurant is open Tuesday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Tulip Floral Studio
Chicago native Lesley Frascogna opened Tulip Floral Studio in the renovated Fondren Duling School this past June. The studio is now offering floral arrangement classes and will host an open house on Oct. 8, at 6 p.m. located at 622 Duling Ave., Suite 213, and serving Champagne, hors d'oeurvres and dessert.

The studio caters to special events and is open by appointment only. Tulip offers classes on floral arrangements based on public interest. For information on classes and the studio visit the Tulip Design Studio Web site or call 601-572-1777.

A Taste of the Grille
On Thursday, Sept. 17, Steam Room Grille will unveil several new menu items, offering samples to the public from 6 to 8 p.m., free of charge.

The restaurant will introduce items such as fried green tomatoes, voodoo shrimp, mahi-mahi sandwiches and beef tip potboys. The event will also feature live music and a cash bar. Steam Room Grille is located at 5402 N. Interstate 55. Call 601-899-8588 for more information.

Fleet Feet Grand Re-opening
Fleet Feet Sports, which recently opened a new location at 500 Highway 51 in Ridgeland will host a grand re-opening on Saturday Sept. 19

The day begins at 7 a.m. with a fun run benefiting the American Cancer Society. Additionally Fleet Feet will donate 5 percent of sales to the society. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. the store will offer free give-aways, including watches, apparel and shoes. Call 601-899-9696 for more information.

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