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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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                Canned food collection

                The Oxford Exchange Club has a community-wide canned food collection for The Pantry that begins Sunday and continues through Feb. 14. Cans can be dropped off at Lammons Jewelry, Sears, Marti Stark State Farm Insurance (all on North Lamar), all branchs of M&F Bank, The Hampton Inn and The Oxford Police Department. Everyone is invited to get involved and deliver canned goods to these locations. (February 4, 2011)

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                  VFW Dance

                  The Water Valley VFW, Post 4100, will host The Larry Hernandes Band from 8 to midnight Saturday. The VFW post home is located at 11535 Highway 315, just west of Water Valley. (February 4, 2011)

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                    VFW Bingo

                    VFW Post 4100 in Water Valley will host bingo on Friday with doors opening at 5:30 p.m., sales starting at 6 and the first of 24 games beginning at 7. Players must be at least 18 years old. Bingo is held at the home of the post at 11535 Highway 315 just west of Water Valley. (February 4, 2011)

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