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Spring Visiting Speaker Series

The Croft Institute for International Studies presents Dr. Donald Simmons at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Croft room 107 as its second speaker in the Spring Visiting Speaker Series. University of Mississippi alumnus Simmons was appointed the founding permanent director of the George and Eleanor McGovern Center for Leadership and Public Service at Dakota Wesleyan University in 2006. He also serves as the dean of the College of Leadership, Public Service and Graduate Studies. He will present his lecture, “Feeding the World Sustainably: Engaging Students in the Fight Against World Hunger.” For more information, contact Brooke Worthy at bworthy@olemiss.edu or 915-1500. (February 11, 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. (February 11, 2011)

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      Renewal with Hope

      Baptist Center for Cancer Care is sponsoring Renewal with Hope, a gathering for patients, their caregivers and friends from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Cancer Center, 504 Azalea Drive. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, call 513-9612. (February 11, 2011)

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        Uganda Project Brown Bag

        The Sarah Isom Center for Women & Gender Studies presents a preview of the “Uganda Project: Come & See — Go & Tell,” a multimedia dance performance collaboration, at noon Monday in the Faulkner room, third floor, Archives and Special Collections in the J.D. Williams Library. Inspired by their humanitarian missions to Uganda, professor Jennifer Mizenko and assistant professor of art Brooke White will bring that experience to the stage in dance, music and photography. This collaboration between the Department of Theatre Arts and the Department of Art will expose the audience to the heart and soul of Uganda — it’s beauty, its complexity, its people and especially its children. For more information, visit www.olemiss.edu/depts/theatre_arts/omt/season/2010_2011/uganda/uganda.html. (February 11, 2011)

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          Bake sale, raffle fundraiser

          The Ole Miss Librarian Relay for Life team will host a bake sale and raffle from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday on the first floor of the J.D. Williams Library. Bake sale items include sweets and homemade dog biscuits. Gluten free and vegan options will be available as well. Several items will be raffled, such as gift cards to Holli’s Sweet Tooth and the City Grocery, Bouré, Big Bad Breakfast, Snackbar group, a pair of tickets to any Ford Center performance, and more. For more information, contact Pamela Williamson at pmw@olemiss.edu. (February 11, 2011)

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            VFW Valentine’s Ball

            The Water Valley VFW, Post 4100, will host The Danny Sexton Band from 8 to midnight Saturday at its Valentine’s Sweetheart Ball. Door prizes will be given. The VFW post home is located at 11535 Highway 315, just west of Water Valley. (February 11, 2011)

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              Valentine’s Day Dance

              The Ole Miss Ballroom Dance Club will host a Valentine’s Day Dance from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday at the Ole Miss Band Hall, located on the east side of the music building on campus on University Avenue. A waltz lesson will be given at 7:15 p.m., followed by open dancing. Refreshments will be available. Open to the public. Admission is $8 for members and $12 for non-members, and student price is $5 for members and $9 for non-members. For more information, contact Fred or Kathy at 234-8530, or visit www.ombdc.com. (February 11, 2011)

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                Purple Heart Valentine Dance

                The Military Order of the Purple Heart will meet at 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the Veterans Building. The organization will also hosts its inaugural Valentines Dance from 7 p.m. until midnight. Food and refreshments will be available for all attending. Admission will be $7 per single and $10 per couple. Anyone desiring to contribute funds to assist veterans in need may do so at this time. (February 11, 2011)

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                  Pet Adoption Drive

                  An adoption drive will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at PetSmart in Oxford. Dogs from the Panola County Humane Society will be available for adoption. (February 11, 2011)

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                    Art Exhibit

                    The Oxford Artists’ Guild has joined with the Lafayette County & Oxford Public Library to host a month-long exhibit of artwork by 25 local artists at the library through the month of February. A reception with the Valentine theme, “Art, Chocolate and Other Goodies,” is scheduled from 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, featuring a selection of tasty treats to welcome visitors to the exhibit and give them a chance to meet the artists.
                    The Guild is accepting new 2011 membership applications through March 1 for evaluation in March. Additional opportunities for new member evaluation will be advertised later in the year. Prospective members are asked to complete an application form and submit photos of their work for review by the Guild Board. For more information, e-mail carol@caroldorseystudio.com. (February 11, 2011)

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