Often touted in Visit Corinth advertising as one of the best weekends to spend in the city, the first Saturday of May always offers a great list of things to do.
This Saturday is no different as locals and visitors can grab a pancake breakfast for a good cause, participate or cheer on runners at one of the state’s most well-known footraces, shop a popular arts and crafts fair and tour a historic home at no charge. To wind down the night, evening options include catching a community theatre’s classic play or a graduating class’s variety show.
Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast
No Coke race Saturday is complete without a visit to the Kiwanis Club of Corinth’s annual Pancake Breakfast fundraiser.
Due to the pandemic, only a drive-thru option is available this year, although an outside picnic area will be set up.
For $5, adults can partake in pancakes, bacon, sausage, orange juice and coffee from 7 to 11 a.m. at the Waldron Street Christian Church at 702 East Waldron Street.
Children 10 and under can eat for free.
All proceeds will benefit the Havis Kids’ group and their effort to take local special needs children to Walt Disney World.
The Coke 10k will celebrate 40 years when the rolling start begins on Saturday morning between 7:30 and 8 a.m. at the new start-finish line on Foote Street.
Due to pandemic-related precautions, the field is limited to 75 percent of the usual 1,500 participant cap. Participants have the option of virtual-only or in-person 10k with the virtual-only race timing ending on Saturday at 3 p.m.
In-person race packets can be picked up at 302 Foote Street through Friday, while virtual participant packets will be mailed after May 1 so medallions can be included for those who submit their finishing times.
Both the in-person and virtual races are $30 per person to participate and include a race t-shirt. Registration closes at 6 p.m. on Friday. There will be no race day registration.
For more information, visit coke10k.com or contact 662-284-4848.
Verandah-Curlee House Open Tours
The Siege and Battle of Corinth Commission will host an open house and free tours of the historic Verandah-Curlee House at 705 Jackson Street in downtown Corinth across the street from Corinth City Hall from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.
The National Historic Landmark built in 1857 is the only historic home in Corinth open to the public.
Curator Stephanie Hutson invites locals and visitors to Corinth to see what the house rich in history has to offer during a time when the commission will charge no admission throughout the day.
Featuring handcrafted arts and crafts only, the Green Market returns on Saturday at the Crossroads Museum and Corinth Depot Complex at 221 North Fillmore.
The market will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and host more than 50 vendors.
‘Waiting for Godot’ at CT-A
Corinth Theatre-Arts will present their final performances of the classic dramatic comedy “Waiting for Godot” this weekend at the Crossroads Playhouse at 303 South Fulton.
With showings set for Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m., the play is an absurd Samuel Beckett masterpiece about two bums, Vladimir (Clay S. Nails) and Estragon (David Maxedon), who engage in a variety of discussions and encounters while awaiting Godot.
The show is part of CT-A’s Second Curtain Series which offers audiences plays they may not be familiar with.
Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased online at www.where theatrecomesalive.com or at the door before each performance.
Kossuth’s Senior Showcase
Showings of Kossuth High School’s class of 2021 Senior Showcase will happen on Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Corinth Coliseum.
“What Happens in Vegas” will feature songs and skits performed by 51 graduating seniors.
Although limited, tickets are $12 each and can be purchased at the door or online at khseniorshowcase.com