Camp Lake Stephens will offer a Day Camp on July 11-29 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. This is geared toward those in the local community as well as those within driving distance. Day Camp will offer fun activities, such as swimming, arts and crafts, hiking, canoeing and playing in the creek. Online registration is available. For more information, call 234-3350 or visit www.camplakestephens.com. (March 14, 2011)
An Adopt-A-Stream Workshop will be held June 14-15 at the Hugh White State Park near Grenada. The workshop is for those who enjoy fishing, canoeing or swimming in Mississippi’s streams and rivers, and who are concerned about the quality of the waters in their areas. The Mississippi Wildlife Federation and the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality have a program that involves citizens in stream stewardship. For more information, call 601-605-1790. (March 14, 2011)
Winner of nine Tony Awards and a Pulitzer Prize for drama, “A Chorus Line” comes to the University of Mississippi for one show March 26 at the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts.
The show is set for 8 p.m. Tickets range from $32 to $42 for various seating. Tickets are available by calling 915-7411, by visiting the UM Box Office in the Student Union from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays or the Ford Center Box Office at 10 a.m. on the day of the show, or by going to www.olemiss.edu/fordcenter/.
The longest-running American Broadway musical ever, “A Chorus Line” takes you behind the scenes of casting for a Broadway musical. It focuses on 17 dancers who are working toward the audition of a lifetime. With music by Marvin Hamlisch, the show gives insight into the personalities of the dedicated performers and the choreographer as they describe the experiences that have shaped their lives throughout their dancing careers. (March 14, 2011)
The Oxford Convention and Visitor’s Bureau will host an hour of free storytelling and music at William Faulkner’s home, Rowan Oak, at 10 a.m. March 26. The storytelling will be held on the east side of lawn of the house behind the brick wall. Adrian Baron-Robbins will set the mood with some music, while Dr. Rebecca Jernigan and Anne Gilstrap, members of the North Mississippi Storytellers Guild, will read from Laurie Parker’s children’s book, “Everywhere in Mississippi.” Visitors will also hear a variety of stories, such as “Follow the Drinking Gourd” and “Frog and Cricket,” along with Choctaw folk tales. After stories have been told and songs have been sung, visitors will be able to tour Rowan Oak. For all ages. Attendees are encouraged to bring a blanket. For more information, call Mary Allyn Roulhac at 232 – 2477. (March 14, 2011)
Members of the Oxford Artists’ Guild will host an exhibit and sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 26 on the lawn of the Lafayette County Courthouse. The Lisa Harrison Trio will perform at noon and 2 p.m., and Sean Hendley will perform at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Various artwork will be available for sale, including woodwork, pottery, iron work, jewelry and fine art. (March 14, 2011)
The “First Steps to Starting a Business” seminar will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. March 23 in the training room of the Small Business Development Center on the campus of the University of Mississippi. The free seminar outlines the basic steps to start a business. Topics include: regulations such as licenses and permits; legal forms of business ownership; basic marketing concepts to help analyze the revenue potential; lending terminology; outline for a business plan and other resources to assist in starting a business. To register by phone, call 1-800-725-7232. (March 14, 2011)
Oxford will begin hosting a monthly Oxford Art Crawl on March 22 from 7 to 9 p.m. The Art Crawl will take place on the fourth Tuesday of each month, breaking in the summer. The Oxford Art Crawl includes the Southside Gallery, the Powerhouse, Frame Up Gallery, Gallery 130, and the University Museum, with the Double Decker bus transporting patrons to each location. Each gallery participating will host a reception and guests will be able to hop on and off the bus to move from one location to the next. For more information, call the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council at 236-6429. (March 14, 2011)
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)
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)
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)