The University of Mississippi is hosting a state Senate Elections Committee hearing on legislative redistricting Thursday.
The public is invited to attend and participate in the discussion, which begins at 6 p.m. in Fulton Chapel. A series of public meetings across the state are designed to culminate in mid-March with the passage of a legislative redistricting plan. The Legislature is required to redraw boundaries of the districts of its 174 members before the next round of state elections in 2011.
The meeting is to be co-chaired by House Apportionment and Elections Chair Tommy Reynolds (D-Water Valley) and Senate Elections Chair Terry Burton (R-Newton). Audience members will be able to address committee members from the floor.
For more information about the hearings, visit http://www.poten.com/NewsDetails. (August 13, 2010)
Oxford-Lafayette Humane Society presents Woofstock on Saturday, Aug. 28, from 2 to 8 p.m. at Johnny Morgan’s Shop off Highway 7 North in Oxford (1 mile from the Highway 30 overpass, on the right, directly across from the first entrance to Woodland Hills) to benefit the Humane Society. This fun-filled festival will feature musical guests Soule, Moon Pie Curits, Machine Gun Kelley & the G-Men, Rocket 88 and Shannon McNally & Hot Sauce. Cost is $10 for adults and $7 for kids.
Clark Beverage Group and Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company will provide the beverages. Pork Fiction is cooking barbecue from Stan’s Meat Market. Popcorn and cotton candy will be available, along with other food items from Rib Cage, Domino’s, Beacon Restaurant, Emileigh’s Bakery, Volta, Sno Biz and Frank & Marlee’s. Pets allowed if socialized, friendly and on a leash. Kids will enjoy inflatable bouncers, face painting, horse shoes, badminton and more. Vendors, such as Silpada jewelry and Flippin’ Fundraiser Flip Flops, will be there with items on display, and My Michelle’s will give away food samples. Volunteers are needed to help with this event. For more information, contact Hattie Alton at email@example.com or 662-236-7631. (August 13, 2010)
The Ole Miss Faculty/Staff Retirees Association invites all retired faculty and staff and their spouses to a presentation by Bob Rhoads, deputy administrator with the Public Employees’ Retirement System of Mississippi, at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at The Inn at Ole Miss. For more information, contact Brenda Brannan via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Bonnie Brown at 915-7273. (August 13, 2010)
The Taylor Farmers’ Market features fresh local produce, art and live music from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday on the green in the Plein Air Neighborhood in Taylor. This week’s music will be provided by Adrian Baron Robbins and Alex Mauney. Produce specials include peaches, tomatoes, melons, herbs and flowers, along with peppers, cucumbers and other summer treats. For more information on the market, or to inquire about a produce or art/crafts booth, call 662-832-8727. (August 13, 2010)
Will meet at noon Tuesday at the Oxford University Club. Danny White will speak on the UMAA Foundation and how it supports Ole Miss athletic programs. Members may bring guests. (August 13, 2010)
NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Family Support Group provides support and encouragement to people who have someone with a mental illness in their family. The group meets in the administration building of the North Mississippi Regional Center from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on the second and fourth Saturdays.
NAMI Connection is a weekly recovery support group for people living with mental illness. People learn from each others’ experiences, share coping strategies, and offer encouragement and understanding. It meets Sundays 3:30-5 p.m. at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in the Magnolia Room. For more information on both groups, call NAMI Mississippi at 1-800-357-0388. (August 13, 2010)
Located in the Mid-Town Shopping Center on North Lamar Boulevard, the Mid-Town Farmers’ Market will be open from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday. Local farmers are expected to have eggs, fruits, vegetables and other produce, jams and jellies, flowers, and baked goods. The Mississippi Hills Band (David Spruill and Ryan Miller) will play between 8 and 10 a.m. (August 13, 2010)
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. (August 13, 2010)
Learn simple traditional dances from around the world at 7:30 this evening at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation Hall. Attendees, from middle schools and older, are invited to join in the fun, fellowship, exercise and get introduction to the music and movement of diverse cultures. Elaine Gelbard will teach the dances. No experience necessary. There is no charge for the event, but donations will be gratefully accepted for the UUCO Building Fund. The UU Hall is at 31 CR 198. A map with directions is available at www.uuoxford.com. For more information, call Gelbard at 236-2545. (August 13, 2010)
Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi will host a Wild West Wellness Fair and Bike Rodeo from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Aug. 21 at the First Baptist Church Christian Life Center. (August 13, 2010)