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Family Crisis Training Class

Family Crisis Services of Northwest Mississippi Inc., a private nonprofit agency serving victims of violence, needs mature, responsible adult volunteers to assist with providing crisis intervention for our clients. All interested persons must complete a 12-hour training course that is provided by the agency. The next volunteer training will be offered Feb. 21- 23, from 5 – 9 p.m. each day, in the Conference Room at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi. For more information or to register, call 234-9929. (February 4, 2011)

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    Music of the Baroque concert

    Alison Crum and Roy Marks will perform a free concert at 7 p.m. Feb. 19 in the Paris-Yates Chapel at the University of Mississippi. Crum is well known as a player and teacher of the viol. She is president of the Viola da Gamba Society of Great Britain, professor of viol at Trinity College of Music in London, and a visiting teacher at several colleges and universities both in Europe and the U.S.
    Marks has played piano and guitar from childhood, but always felt himself an artist and studied at the Royal Academy in London. Since taking up the viol, lute and theorbo he has had little time for painting but enjoys performing, coaching on various workshops, and composing original music for period instruments. (February 4, 2011)

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      Line Dancing Classes

      The Oxford Park Commission, RSVP and Leisure Lifestyles are offering Line Dancing for persons 55 years of age and older beginning Feb. 15. The free classes will be at the Oxford Activity Center every Tuesday at 2 p.m. For more information, call RSVP at 232-2377. (February 4, 2011)

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        ‘The Telling Trees’

        The North Mississippi Storytellers Guild hosts Kathryn Lewis on Feb. 11 in the Parish Hall of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church. Lewis will present the oral history project, “The Telling Trees: Collecting and Performing Community Stories.” A reception will be held at 6 p.m. followed by the program at 6:30 .    The public is invited to this free program. (February 4, 2011)

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          Business Start-Up Seminar

          The “First Steps to Starting a Business” seminar will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday 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. (February 4, 2011)

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            Speaker Series

            The Croft Institute for International Studies presents Dr. Roger Pajak as its first speaker in the Spring Visiting Speaker Series. Pajak, a senior adviser in the U.S. Intelligence Community, was formerly senior intelligence adviser at the National Reconnaissance Office and Senior Research Associate with L-3 Communications Inc. in Washington. He will present his lecture, “Washington’s Critical Challenges in the Middle East,” at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Croft room 107.  For more information, contact Brooke Worthy at bworthy@olemiss.edu or 915-1500. (February 4, 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 4, 2011)

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                Relay for Life Fundraiser

                Ent Consultants will host a fundraiser from 4 p.m. until closing Tuesday at McAlister’s Deli in Oxford. Ten percent of the sales made during this time will go toward Relay for Life/American Cancer Society. (February 4, 2011)

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                  Race Training Programs

                  Rebel Body Fitness Running Club will hold two free informational sessions — at noon and 7:30 p.m. — Monday at 304 Heritage Drive, inside Snap Fitness for those interested in 5K and 10K race training programs. The informational meetings are free and open to the public. Participants can find out more about Rebel Body Fitness Running Club 5K and 10K Training Programs during the informational sessions led by program organizers. Remember before beginning a health and wellness program, consult your physician. For more information, call Kelly Shannon at 601-750-3316 or e-mail kel.e.shannon@gmail.com. (February 4, 2011)

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                    Watercolor Class

                    A beginning watercolor class begins Monday and will continue every Monday for eight weeks from 9 a.m. to noon at the Powerhouse. Beginners and those with a small amount of experience are welcome. If you have a fair amount of experience, you may not want to sign up since it will be mainly for a new painter. Limit of about 10 students. Cost is $50 and does not include art supplies. (February 4, 2011)

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