The VFW will host karaoke singing and dancing every Friday night at the Veterans Building across from the State Veterans Home. Doors open at 6 and singing and dancing starts at 7. Use one of their disks or bring your own. Food and drinks available. Admission is $5. The public is invited. (March 1, 2011)
The 28th annual Lafayette County Wildlife Seminar will be held Thursday at Lafayette High School Commons. Registration will be at 6 p.m., with the Welcome and Tasting Buffet at 6:30. Attendees are asked to bring a wildlife dish or a side dish of their choice. Bread and drinks will be provided. Following the buffet, a program will be presented by Mike Stewart, titled “Conservation The Wildrose Way.” Local hunting stores will have wildlife displays. This event is sponsored by the LHS FFA Chapter, Lafayette County SWCD, NRCS, MFC, Mississippi Homemaker Volunteers and MSU Extension Service. For more information, contact Margaret N. Webb at 234-4451, Robert Massey at 234-8701-x-3 or Garron Hicks at 234-1182. (March 1, 2011)
Local author Shirley H. Perry will read and sign her memoir, “After Many Days: My Life as a Spy and Other Grand Adventures,” at the Book Store on the Ole Miss campus at 10 a.m. Thursday. The public is invited. For more information about the author and her book, visit her website: http://shirleyhperry.com. (March 1, 2011)
Canterbury Crest apartments in Oxford, a Section 8 nonprofit housing organization for the elderly, handicapped and mobility impaired, will host an open house/health fair at the apartments from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday. (March 1, 2011)
The Sarah Isom Center for Women & Gender Studies presents Reading Women Back Into History: “Makin’ Do: Mississippi Women’s Voices from Depression-Era America” at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts, in honor of Women’s History Month. The program will be broadcast live from the Ford Center at www.sarahisomcenter.org/readingwomen/.
Elizabeth Payne and five of her doctoral students have attracted national attention with their groundbreaking research project chronicling the oral histories of older women in north Mississippi. Payne, a professor of history at UM who teaches late-19th and early-20th century U.S. history, led seminars in 2005-06 in which five graduate students and 15 undergraduates interviewed more than 100 individuals in Union County. The goal was to record the memories of (mostly) women who came of age during the first half of the 20th century. The focus of “Makin’ Do” is the women who came of age during the World War II era. The subjects recount their experiences with the sharecropping system and race relations, as well as share how the Great Depression and industrialization affected their lives. (March 1, 2011)
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 1, 2011)
Will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Lafayette High School band hall. (March 1, 2011)
Will meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the home of Dianne Falkner, 99 CR 181. Falkner will present the program, “Faulkner, Family and Friends.” (March 1, 2011)
Barry Whitehouse, past president of the Master Gardeners of Lafayette County, will give a lecture on vegetable gardening in containers at the Master Gardener’s meeting at 9 a.m. Monday at the Lafayette County Extension Service auditorium, 101 Veterans Drive. The public is invited. For more information, call 234-4451.
Since many do not have the space for a vegetable garden and/or are not interested in gardening, container gardens can be an alternative. By using containers you can fit the size and number of containers to meet your available space, time and your requirements for fresh produce. Whitehouse will discuss selection of containers, planting material, root system considerations and water and sunlight requirements. He will also discuss how to build containers and propagate plants. (March 1, 2011)
Will meet at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Unitarian Universalist Hall. Program chairwomen are Polly Williams, Kathy Barnes and Ilona Wright. Arrangements are being made by Mary Queyja and Ann Philippi. The program is “Addressing the root causes of human trafficking.” (March 1, 2011)