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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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        ‘Red Dress Affair’

        The members of Oxford Training School and Central High School will host its “Red Dress Affair” and dance starting at 8 this evening at Illusions on West Jackson Avenue. A DJ will provide the musical entertainment. Admission is $7 and refreshments will be served. (February 11, 2011)

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          VFW Bingo

          VFW Post 4100 in Water Valley will host bingo on Friday with doors opening at 5:30 p.m., sales starting at 6 and the first of 24 games beginning at 7. Players must be at least 18 years old. Bingo is held at the home of the post at 11535 Highway 315 just west of Water Valley. (February 11, 2011)

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            ‘Newlywed Game’ Rescheduled

            Family Crisis Services of Northwest Mississippi Inc. has rescheduled its “The Newly Wed Game” from tonight to next Friday, Feb. 18. A new location will be announced early next week. Couples from throughout the area are invited to participate in the event being held as part of Healthy Marriage Week. Prizes will be awarded to the winning couples. For more information, call 234-9929. (February 11, 2011)

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              Karaoke

              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. (February 11, 2011)

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                ‘Wizard of Oz”

                The Oxford High School Theater Department will stage a production of “The Wizard of Oz” at 7:30 this evening and Saturday night and at 3 p.m. Sunday, all in the OHS auditorium. Tickets are $8 and are available at the door. (February 11, 2011)

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                  Kennon Observatory Open House

                  An open house will be held from 6 to 9 this evening at the Kennon Observatory at Ole Miss. Families and children are invited to this free observation of the night sky. In case the weather is cloudy, or rainy, there can be no observation. Observations will include the Moon, the Pleiades, star clusters and colorful double stars, as well as the Orion Nebula. Jupiter sets early, and is only visible for a short time after sunset. (February 11, 2011)

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                    Empty Bowls postponed

                    Due  to this week’s wintry weather, the annual Empty Bowls fundraiser to benefit The Pantry has been postponed until Monday. It will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Oxford-University United Methodist Church, North Ninth and University Avenue. Reserved parking will be available for patrons in the church parking lot at Tyler Avenue and 10th Street. For $15, participants get a bowl of soup, a piece of bread and a bottle of water, as well as an empty, collectors bowl, crafted and donated by the University of Mississippi “Mud Daubers.” Funds raised with benefit The Pantry, the local food bank. (February 11, 2011)

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