The Oxford Park Commission and the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council announce the inaugural “Oxford’s Got Talent” competition. This friendly community competition will take place March 23 at the Powerhouse Community Arts Center. To register to perform and for more information, visit www.oxfordarts.com or www.oxfordparkcommission.com. (February 24, 2010)
Second Baptist Church is looking for male chefs for its third annual “Men Who Cook” contest. The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. March 13 in the Tankersley Fellowship Hall, located at 611 Jackson Ave.
Pastors and any men in the community are asked to show off their culinary skills by serving their favorite dish to the public. Each contestant invites his friends to come out and taste the dishes which will be judged by certified chefs for a grand prize.
Admission for tasting is a minimum $5 donation for adults and $3 for children. Tickets will be available through the contestants or by calling 234-3335 after 5 p.m.
Those interested in signing up can contact Lola Pearson at email@example.com. Entries need to include a name, address, phone number and the name of the dish the contestant expects to prepare. (February 24, 2010)
The Sunflower County Freedom Project, an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to educational excellence and leadership development among disadvantaged youth in the Mississippi Delta, will host a benefit for the Freedom Project on Wednesday at Frank and Marlee’s. An art sale will be held from 7 to 9 p.m., and bands will begin at 9. Performers included John Causey, Young Buffalo, Junk Culture, and Fussell and Hollister. There is no cover charge, but donations, big or small, are recommended. All proceeds will benefit the Freedom Project. (February 24, 2010)
The Lenten Luncheon Series continues this week at the Oxford-University United Methodist Church. The theme for this year’s series is, “Who has influenced your spiritual life?” The speaker this week will be Dan Jones, chancellor at Ole Miss. Lunch begins at noon on Wednesdays in the church’s activities center. A light lunch and a nursery will be provided. Located at 424 S. 10th St. (February 24, 2010)
The Ole Miss Faculty/Staff Association will meet at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Inn at Ole Miss. Former University Police Chief Mike Stewart will discuss Wildrose Kennels Inc., the largest breeder and trainer of imported British and Irish Labrador retrievers in North America. All Ole Miss retirees and their guests are invited to this program by a fellow retiree and his award-winning dogs. (February 24, 2010)
Martin McCain, assistant professor of low brass at Henderson State University, Arkadelphia, Ark., will give a bass trombone recital at 8 p.m. Monday in the Nutt Auditorium of the Ole Miss Music Department. (February 24, 2010)
The first lecture of the Croft Spring Speaker Series features Betsy Baker, associate professor and senior fellow for oceans and energy, Institute for Energy and the Environment, at 7 p.m. Monday in the Joseph C. Bancroft Conference Room, Croft 107. Her lecture is titled, “Mapping the Arctic Ocean: ‘Law, geophysics and the politics of cooperation.” Croft lectures are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Brooke Worthy at firstname.lastname@example.org. (February 24, 2010)
Camp Lake Stephens will host its third annual Charity Invitational Golf Tournament on April 16. The kickoff for the event will be held at 7 p.m. Monday at Camp Lake Stephens. Information will be presented on the golf tournament which will benefit Camp Lake Stephens. For more information, call 234-3350 or e-mail email@example.com. (February 24, 2010)
Teams are still needed for the Oxford Relay for Life. Those interested can register at relayforlife.org or call 800-227-2345. A meeting of team captains and anyone else interested in the fundraiser will be held at 5:15 p.m. Monday at St. Andrews Methodist Church. (February 24, 2010)