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Mockingbird Early Music Ensemble

The Mockingbird Early Music Ensemble will present the 18th annual Celebration of Spring in Music and Poetry at 7 p.m. March 21 at Paris-Yates Chapel at the University of Mississippi. This free event celebrates the arrival of spring, the birth of Johann Sebastian Bach and the Bahá’í new year with the music of J. S. Bach and others performed on period instruments, interspersed with playful and inspirational poems about spring and love. For more information, visit www.mockingbirdensemble.or (March 14, 2011)

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    Oxford Community Garden Association

    Members of the Oxford Community Garden Association are invited to the first workshop of 2011. Michelle McAnally will present a refresher workshop focusing on beginning a garden at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Lafayette County & Oxford Public Library auditorium. This will be a great opportunity for beginner gardeners to get a lot of helpful information, and for anybody else to bring up questions or problems they have experienced and get some excellent advice. (March 14, 2011)

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      Double Decker Bus tour

      Guide and historian Jack Mayfield will lead the first Double Decker Bus tour of the year at 1 p.m. Saturday. The bus departs from Skipwith Cottage, next door to Oxford City Hall. The tour highlights historic points of interest in Oxford, including Rowan Oak, St. Peter’s Cemetery, the L.Q.C. Lamar House and the University of Mississippi. Tickets are $5 for adults and $2 for children 12 and under. Tickets can be purchased at the City Hall Visitors Center Monday to Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. and can also be purchased the day of the tour at Skipwith Cottage. Space is limited. For more information, call Mary Allyn Roulhac at 232-2477. (March 14, 2011)

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        LENTEN LUNCHEON SERIES

        Oxford-University United Methodist Church will host the Lenton Luncheon Series every Wednesday during Lent. The theme for this year’s series is, “Who has influenced your spiritual life?” Lunch begins at noon in the church’s activities center. A light lunch and a nursery will be provided. Located at 424 S. 10th St. This week’s guest will be the Rev. Dr. Leroy Wadlington, formerly of Oxford, who is now pastor of Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church in Indianapolis. Musical guests will be the Rev. Andrew Robinson and honoring Mary Anderson. (March 14, 2011)

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          Veterans Breakfast

          The DAV, American Legion and the VFW will host a breakfast and some fellowship for all veterans at 7 a.m. Wednesday at the Veteran’s Building at 125 Veterans Drive. Breakfast features eggs, sausage, gravy, biscuits and coffee. The Veteran’s Building is located at the corner of Veterans Drive and South Lamar Boulevard. Donations are accepted. (March 14, 2011)

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            More Than a Meal

            The More Than a Meal program will be offered from 5 to 7 p.m. every Tuesday at the Stone Center on Washington Avenue. A free meal will be provided, tutoring will be available for students and more. For more information, call 801-4712. (March 14, 2011)

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              SNAP ASSISTANCE

              Pantry volunteers will assist the Department of Human Services in helping clients make application for food stamps from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday. SNAP is the new program name (Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program). It provides a shorter application form and is intended to encourage more families to take advantage of the food buying resources that are available through DHS. All Pantry clients who are not currently receiving food stamps are encouraged to visit The Pantry on the first or third Tuesday of each month for personal assistance. For more information and to volunteer, call Jim Stephens at 801-3056. (March 14, 2011)

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                University Greys Camp

                The University Greys, Camp No. 1803, Sons of Confederate Veterans, will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Downtown Grill restaurant. The program will be presented by Randy Bishop, an educator from Middleton, Tenn., on “A Rebel’s Recollection,” and Mississippi and Tennessee battlefields. Everyone interested is invited. For more information, call William Hooper, camp commander, at 816-0281. (March 14, 2011)

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                  Yalobusha County Historical Society

                  The Yalobusha County Historical Society will meet at 2 p.m. Thursday in the former Presbyterian Church in Coffeeville. Guest speaker Kathy Eubank of Greenville will discuss historic preservation. The public is invited. (March 14, 2011)

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                    UM Staff, Faculty Retirees

                    Ole Miss staff and faculty retirees are invited to the Basketball Indoor Practice Facility at 2 p.m. Thursday. Pete Boone, director of intercollegiate athletics, will make remarks. Spencer Hill will give a tour of the facility following Boone’s remarks. RSVP to Brenda Brannan via e-mail or phone (cnbrenda@olemiss.edu; 915-2633) if you plan to attend. This event is sponsored by the Ole Miss Faculty/Staff Retirees Association. (March 14, 2011)

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