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Jon Scott

OUS Community Fall Festival

Oxford University School will host its Fall Festival from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 28 at the school. All families in the Oxford community are invited. The festival will feature food, music, games and a costume contest for the entire family. Catfish plates will be available for purchase for $11 per plate. Take-out plates will also be available. Meal tickets may be purchased in advance by contacting OUS at 234-2200. In case of inclement weather, the rain location will be First Baptist Church Christian Life Center. (October 19, 2011)

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    Breast cancer awareness

    Oxford Medical Clinic will host Pink Lemonade Day for breast cancer awareness from 9-11 a.m. Oct. 26. Area residents are invited to stop by to learn how to help prevent or detect breast cancer in the earliest, most curable stages. Participants may come at their convenience; no appointment is necessary. The event is sponsored by Drs. Mona Castle and Thomas Glasgow. For more information, call 234-1791 or 1-800-843-3375. Oxford Medical Clinic is located at 2161 S. Lamar Blvd. (October 19, 2011)

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      Oxford Art Crawl

      The next Oxford Art Crawl will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday. Participants will enjoy a night of art and are encouraged to stay for dinner on the Square. Exhibits and receptions are free and participating venues include: Gallery 130 (Meek Hall at the University of Mississippi), the Powerhouse, University Museum and Southside Gallery. The Double Decker Bus will be running a free shuttle to all locations. For more information, call the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council at 236-6429. (October 19, 2011)

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        Flag Ceremony

        The faculty, staff and students of the Oxford-Lafayette School of Applied Technology invite the community to attend the flag ceremony at 10 a.m. Tuesday. The ceremony, presented by the members of the ROTC programs at Oxford and Lafayette high schools, will be held at the school, 134 Highway 7 South. (October 19, 2011)

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          Political Rally

          A political rally will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday at the Paris Volunteer Fire Department. Refreshments will be available. For more information, call 473-1372. (October 19, 2011)

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            Pumpkin Art Class

            The North Mississippi Fish Hatchery Visitor Education Center, adjacent to Enid Lake, is hosting pumpkin painting for youngsters at 2 p.m. Saturday. Participants will create pumpkin art using paint and decoupage and can decorate their pumpkins with images of trophy fish, monster bucks, beautiful flowers, colorful birds or even creepy bugs. Pumpkins and painting supplies will be provided and participants will receive helpful hints, hand-on help, and step-by-step instructions. Painting is fun, but can be messy so make sure the young artists and their assistants wear appropriate clothing. The program is free with the price of admission which is $2.50 for adults ages 18-59, and $2 for youngsters ages 3-17 and adults over the age of 60. Registration is limited to 20 youngsters so reserve a spot by calling 662-563-8068. (October 19, 2011)

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              Domestic Violence Awareness

              As part of October being National Domestic Violence Awareness month, the public is encouraged to attend a meeting at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Lafayette County & Oxford Public Library. Deborah Yates, executive director of Tupelo’s Shelter and Assistance Families Emergencies project, will discuss domestic violence and its impact on society. The meeting will be hosted by Terry J. Williams-Buffington, a community activist for families of domestic violence. For more information, contact Williams-Buffington at 801-0830 or (October 19, 2011)

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                Szymko Concert

                The University of Mississippi Choral Department presents “The Music Of Joan Szymko” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Nutt Auditorium at UM. The UM Women’s Glee, under the direction of Debra Spurgeon, will present a program featuring several compositions by choral composer Szymko, including the premiere of a new work titled “Lux Beatissima.” Szymko is a Portland, Ore., based composer. She has set the texts of  Wendell Berry, Julian of Norwich, William Blake, Langsdon Hughes and Mother Teresa, as well as traditional Latin texts of the choral canon. Her music runs the gamut from rhythmic African pieces, to lyrical, tuneful works. Guest appearances will be made by Sapphire from Olive Branch High School under the direction of Micheal Wegener, the Ole Miss Concert Singer’s and the Men’s Glee under the direction of Donald Trott. This performance represents the culmination of Szymko’s residency at UM. Szymko will conduct some of the works on the program and will discuss her compositional process. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and are available at the UM Box Office, 915-7411. (October 19, 2011)

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                  Pumpkin Patch Telling

                  The North Mississippi Storytellers Guild will circle up at 7:15 p.m. Thursday in the Parish Hall of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church to share ghostly tales and songs for its annual Pumpkin Patch Telling. Come share a story. Come listen. For more information, contact Rebecca Jernigan at 234-0550 or e-mail her at (October 19, 2011)

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                    ‘Toddies and Tiaras’ Fundraiser

                    Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital’s inaugural fundraising event, “Toddies and Tiaras,” will be held from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday at the Powerhouse Community Arts Center. The “sip-n-shop” event will feature a pairing of wines and fashion from exclusive boutiques and designers, including Lulu’s Shoes and Accessories Olive Juice Gifts, Therapy, Kim Gambrell Couture Jewelry, The Blue Lark and Tab Boren Pottery.

                    Tickets cost $100 for VIP and $75 for general admission. VIP includes premier seating at the fashion show. Guests must be 21 or older. To make reservations in advance, visit, or call 662-840-2389. (October 19, 2011)

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