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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Alyssa Schnugg

Abbeville Autumn Fest

Abbeville will host its annual Autumn Fest from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday. Live entertainment begins at noon and continues throughout the day. The festival will also feature food, crafts, an assortment of vendors and fun activities for the family. (September 28, 2011)

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    Dahl Birthday Ride/Walk

    The fourth annual Brian Dahl Birthday Ride/Walk is set for Saturday. Registration begins at 8 a.m. in the Stone Center Parking lot. Registration fee is $35, with all fees going to support starving children through the Christian Relief Fund. There will be a long bike ride (55 miles), and medium ride (25 miles) and a short ride (10 miles), as well as a two-mile walk. All participants will receive a T-shirt and a chance to win door prizes. Snacks and drinks will also be provided. Everyone in the community is invited to join in honoring the life of Brian Dahl and helping a child who needs your support. For more information, call 801-4306 or 202-5038. To learn more about Christian Relief Fund, go to christianrelieffund.org. (September 28, 2011)

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      VFW Yard Sale

      The VFW Ladies Auxiliary of Water Valey will host an indoor-outdoor yard sale from 7 a.m. to noon Saturday at the VFW, 11535 Highway 315, in Water Valley. Vendors are welcome and booth space is $10. For more information, call either 662-473-4456 or 662-561-6689. (September 28, 2011)

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        Observatory Open House

        The Kennon Observatory at Ole Miss will host an open house from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday. Telescopes will be set up for members of the community to enjoy a free viewing of the sky. The moon sets early, and is only visible for a short time after sunset, and Jupiter comes up around 9:30. Participants will also observe star clusters, and colorful double stars, as well as the Ring Nebula. Observations are possible only if the weather cooperates. In case the weather is cloudy, or rainy, there can be no observation. Families and children are welcome. (September 28, 2011)

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          Rally for the Cure

          The Oxford Rally for the Cure will take place Friday to Saturday. Members of the community are invited to sign up to play tennis and/or golf that weekend for a good cause. All proceeds will go to north Mississippi and the Susan G. Komen Foundation for Breast Cancer. The golf rally will be Friday at the Country Club of Oxford. The Supporter’s party will be held for all players at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 30 at Rooster’s on the Square. The tennis rally will be held Saturday at the John Leslie tennis courts and feature a round-robin format. To sign up for one or both of the events, email Claire Kiamie at clairekiamie@hotmail.com. For general ticket information, call 801-3138. (September 28, 2011)

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            Boys & Girls online auction

            The LOU Boys & Girls Club is holding an online silent auction to help benefit the Oxford club. Some of the items being auctioned include artwork, vacations, portraits, theater tickets, spa treatments, Ole Miss tickets and sporting memorabilia, autographed guitars from Alan Jackson and Lady Antebellum, shopping sprees and much more.
            The auction is open now, but closes at midnight Friday. All funds raised will stay in Oxford to help fund the various programs held at the Boys & Girls Club. To register and bid on the various items, visit the club’s website at www.bgcnms.org. (September 28, 2011)

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              Genghis Barbie

              Genghis Barbie, an all-female French horn quartet from New York City, will perform a free concert at 8 p.m. Thursday at the Nutt Auditorium as part of the University of Mississippi Artists’ series. They are all conservatory-trained and they do covers of songs by Queen, Lady Gaga, Seal and others. They have been described as “Spice Girls with French Horns.” They will give a free master class at 1 p.m. that day in the auditorium. (September 28, 2011)

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                Family Story Time

                The Lafayette County & Oxford Public Library will feature Elephantine Tales during Family Story Time at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. (September 28, 2011)

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                  Superintendent Search Forum

                  The Oxford School Board has secured the Mississippi School Boards Association to aid in the process of conducting a search for a new superintendent of education for Oxford. As part of that process, Harold Fisher will host a community forum to discuss the process of the search and get input from parents and students in the school district at 6 p.m. Thursday in the Kayla Sue Mize Auditorium at Oxford High School. The search will open on Nov. 14 and close Dec. 30. The School Board plans to select a new superintendent by the end of February 2012. (September 28, 2011)

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                    Young Life Vision Dinners

                    Whether you are already familiar with the Young Life program or want to learn more about the ministry for Oxford kids, you are invited to attend one of the upcoming free Young Life Vision Dinners planned. The dinners will be held at noon Thursday and 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Space is limited so those planning to attend are asked to email pgrafton@graftonag.com for a reservation, location and more information. (September 28, 2011)

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