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GED testing

GED Testing is being offered by Northwest Mississippi Community College at the WIN Job Center in Oxford on the first Wednesday of every month. At least three weeks prior to testing, an applicant must come to the WIN Job Center to complete all steps of the registration process. For more information, contact Amy Savage or Meghan Feltenstein at 234-3231. (February 18, 2011)

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    Beauty Reviews

    Positive All The Way is accepting applications for the second annual Sixth-Grade Beauty Review and the Seventh- and Eighth-Grade Beauty Review. Those interested can e-mail Positive_atw@yahoo.com or call Jo Vonn Reed at 662-801-6073 for an application. Application fee is $20. The beauty reviews will be March 26. (February 18, 2011)

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      Children’s Concert

      The Department of Music at the University of Mississippi will offer its second concert of the 2010-11 season at 11:30 a.m. March 7 at the Ford Center. The concerts are especially for students in elementary grades. The programs, featuring faculty and advanced student performers, are drawn from the department’s regular season programming, but with special introductions and commentary designed to help young people understand and appreciate the music. This concert will feature the winners of the student concerto competition. Admission is free, however, but attendees are responsible for transportation. Ample bus parking is available. Reservations are required as space is limited. For more information, contact Ronald Vernon at rvernon@olemiss.edu or 816-3417. (February 18, 2011)

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        ‘Swan Lake’

        The Russian National Ballet is bringing its acclaimed production of “Swan Lake” to the University of Mississippi’s Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts for one show March 4. The show is set for 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 to $28 for various seating. Tickets are available by calling 915-7411, by visiting the UM Box Office in the Student Union from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays or the Ford Center Box Office beginning at 10 a.m. the day of the show, or by going to www.fordcenter.org. (February 18, 2011)

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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 administrator@stpetersoxford.org 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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            Pack-A-Thon

            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 olemissfeedthehunger@gmail.com 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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