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. (March 4, 2011)
An International Women’s Day Panel will be presented at noon Monday in the Fulkner Room on the third floor of the J.D. Williams Library on the UM campus. Hosted by the Sarah Isom Center for Women & Gender Studies in honor of Women’s History Month, the panel will be moderated by Shilpa Shirur, who holds a master’s degree in leadership and counseling from Bombay, India. She will also be a panelist. Other panelists include Hunain Alkhateb, a Ph.D. student in engineering from Jordan, and Ana Kuzmanovi Jovanovi, assistant professor at the Department of Iberian Studies, University of Belgrade, Serbia, and visiting scholar at UM. (March 4, 2011)
Bramlett Elementary School Library is hosting its annual Spring Book Fair, Monday through Thursday, from 7:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. A large selection of books are available from Scholastic Book Fairs. You can help build teachers’ classroom collections through the Wish List program. Everyone is invited. (March 4, 2011)
Mississippi Blood Services and the Watson Quality Home Team have joined together to promote the Road to Life 3 Blood Drive campaign. Everyone who donates blood between now and March 31 will be registered for a chance to win a 2011 Ford Fiesta. One fortunate donor will drive home in a new car. Many fortunate hospital patients will get back on the road to life because you gave blood.
The Oxford Chamber of Commerce Junior Leadership will hold a community blood drive from 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Saturday. The MBS Donor Coach will be parked in front of the Oxford Walmart on West Jackson Avenue. The drive challenges Oxford High School and Lafayette High School to see which can raise the most donors. The winning school will get to host their own radio show. All donors will receive a free T-shirt.
All donors must be at least 17 years old (16 with signed parental consent — forms available at drive locations and online), weigh at least 110 pounds and have a valid ID. For more information about the upcoming blood drive, call (800) 817-7449. (March 4, 2011)
Historian Jack Lamar Mayfield tells us about the first unit to leave Oxdford to fight in the Civil War . The Lamar Guard was formed in 1860. They left Oxford in 1861 where they would fight in Pensacola, Fla. and in North Carolina. (March 4, 2011, Page 2B)
The members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Lady’s Auxiliary will meet Tuesday at the Veterans Building at 125 Veterans Drive. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. The meeting follows at 7. (March 4, 2011)
The members of the Woman’s Forum will meet at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the University Museum on University Avenue. Linda Smith and Marie Sartor will serve as hostesses. (March 4, 2011)
The members of the Woodson-Ridge Mississippi Homemaker Volunteers Club will meet at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the home of Norma Wooten. Those interested in learning more about the club are invited. For more information, call 234-0214 or 281-0111. (March 4, 2011)
The Cosmopolitan Club will meet at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the home of Lynn Wells for lunch and fashion show. The featured fashion will be presented by Nella on the Square. Co-hostesses for the luncheon are the club officers, Hanh Bullion, Nan Davis, Virginia Johnson, Janis Miller, Mary Sue Tettleton, Laurie Triplette and Lorraine Wagster. The Cosmopolitan Club was founded in 1950 by The Readers Guild as a study club, and since 1963 has been involved with the preservation and programming of Cedar Oaks Historic House in Oxford. (March 4, 2011)
The Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity, along with the nine sororities on the University of Mississippi campus, recently held the first annual Pike Powder Puff philanthropy event. The event raised $25,000 for three charities — Feed The Hunger, More Than A Meal and Love For Life. (March 4, 2011, Page 3A)