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‘Intruder’ screening

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church will show the film, “Intruder In The Dust,” on Feb. 25. A light supper of hot dogs and trimmings will be served and you may bring your own adult beverage if you chose. RSVP to the church at 234-1269 or e-mail so the church may know how many to prepare for. Supper will start at 5:30 followed by an introduction by a Faulkner scholar before the film. This event is part of the 150-year celebration of St. Peter’s. (February 18, 2011)

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    Community volunteers are welcome to participate in the Feed the Hunger Ole Miss pack-a-thon set for Feb. 25 and 26. Some135,000 meals will be packed for starving children in Africa. To sign up for a time slot, e-mail or call Mary Katherine Perry at (919) 922-9916. (February 18, 2011)

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      Israeli musician

      Israeli jazz musician Amir Gwirtzman will perform a free concert at 7 p.m. Thursday at the University of Mississippi. Gwirtzman is a multi-instrumentalist, who plays saxophones, clarinets of all sizes, flutes from around the world as well as bagpipes, vuvuzela and a woodwind section full of other African, Asian, European and Middle Eastern wind instruments. He has performed worldwide as a solo jazz musician and as a member of the Israeli world music band Esta. (February 18, 2011)

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        Figure Painting with Acrylic Paints

        In the five classes, three-hour sessions, participants will learn the handling of acrylic paint, color mixing and glazing, the use of mediums, and basic perspective and the fundamentals of art making. The first two classes will be working from still life, and the final three from a live model. While this class will teach the fundamentals, it will be open to all artistic levels. This is also an opportunity for more experienced artists to be working from a model and exploring ideas in a community setting. Classes will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. on Wednesdays, starting Feb. 23, at the Powerhouse Community Arts Center. Cost is $185. (February 18, 2011)

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          ‘Prom Night’

          Filmmakers Paul Saltzman and Patricia Aquino will present a special free screening of their award-winning film, “Prom Night in Mississippi” at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Overby Center auditorium on the campus of the University of Mississippi.

          The screening will be followed by a conversation about issues of race that still exist, and the prejudices that everyone has. The film, a documentary about the 2008 prom at Charleston High School which was funded by Academy Award winning actor Morgan Freeman when the students agreed to integrate their event, premiered at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. (February 18, 2011)

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            Family Science Night

            Lafayette Middle School will host CSI-Family Science Night Monday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. (February 18, 2011)

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              Girl Scouts cookies

              Girl Scouts cookies have arrived. Booth sales will be open at the local major grocery stores today and Saturday as well as Feb. 25 and 26. Cookie booths will remain open while supplies last on Fridays from 3 to 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (February 18, 2011)

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                LMS Parent-Teacher Conference

                Lafayette Middle School will host Parent-Teacher Conference Night Monday from 3 to 6:30 p.m (February 18, 2011)

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                  Kountry Krafters Homemakers Club

                  The members of the Kountry Krafters Homemakers Club will meet at noon Monday at the Lafayette County Extension Office on Highway 7 South. Members are reminded to bring a covered dish, drink tabs and the front of greeting cards. Guests are welcome. For more information, call Gerda at 234-9983. (February 18, 2011)

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                    Consider options for performing national anthem

                    It happens all too often – the national anthem is botched at a big-time, televised event. The most recent? The Super Bowl. Local columnist T.J. Ray says the song is too important to be messed with and suggests other options when it comes to having it performed on the big stage. (February 18, 2011, Page 4A)

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