The Mississippi School of the Arts will hold an information event for interested students and parents on Oct. 21 from 5:30 till 7:30 p.m. at the Lafayette County & Oxford Public Library, 401 Bramlett Blvd. Those interested are invited to come and go as they please during this event.
The Mississippi School of the Arts is an 11th- and 12th-grade visual and performing arts residential, public high school located in Brookhaven. Students not only meet and exceed the traditional Mississippi high school curriculum, they receive special instruction in visual arts, vocal music, dance, literary arts and theater. Students interested in MSA apply their sophomore year. Last years graduating class received more than $2.6 million in scholarship offers for college.
For more information call 601-823-1300. Applications to attend MSA are available online at www.msa.k12.ms.us or can be requested over the phone, by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, or at the Oct. 21 event. Application deadline for the 2011-012 school year is Feb. 1, 2011. (October 15, 2010)
The Family Readiness Group of the Oxford National Guard is having its annual yard sale Oct. 22 and 23 starting at 4 p.m. on Friday and 7 a.m. on Saturday at the National Guard Armory, located next to the Oxford Conference Center just off Sisk Avenue. Any and all donations will be welcomed. Contact the Oxford National Guard for drop-off or pick-up of items. For more information, call 236-7794 or 816-8176. (October 15, 2010)
The Family Readiness Group of the Oxford National Guard is having its annual yard sale Oct. 22 and 23 starting at 4 p.m. on Friday and 7 a.m. on Saturday. Any and all donations will be welcomed. Contact the Oxford National Guard for drop-off or pick-up of items. For more information, call 236-7794 or 816-8176. (October 15, 2010)
The University of Mississippi Choral Department presents its Fall Concert featuring composer and pianist Ola Gjeilo at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 28 at North Oxford Baptist Church. The Concert Singers, Women’s Glee and Men’s Glee will present two world premiere commissioned works accompanied by the composer, as well as selections of Gjeilo’s a cappella music. The concert is free.
The music of Manhattan-based Norwegian composer and pianist Gjeilo has been performed and recorded in more than 30 countries worldwide in venues such as New York’s Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall and Alice Tully Hall, Los Angeles’ Disney Hall, Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center, The Arsht Center in Miami, Washington DC’s Kennedy Center and National Gallery, as well as the Copenhagen and Oslo Opera Houses. His music has been featured on PBS and radio stations across the US. (October 15, 2010)
The University of Mississippi Women’s Ensemble Choir, along with graduate student conductor Scott Sexton, will present a lecture concert on the choral music of South Africa at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25 in the Nutt Auditorium on the UM campus. Folk songs of praise, protest and freedom that tell the story of this singing nation will be performed in four South African languages. This choral music is full of earthy rhythms, beautiful harmonies, drumming and dancing that will uplift the human soul. (October 15, 2010)
The third annual Brian Dahl’s Birthday Ride will be held Oct. 23, startig in the Oxford Activity Center parking lot. Registration begins at 8 a.m. at the Activity Center or you can register online at www.racesonline.com. Registration is $30 and proceeds will benefit Angle Ranch, a local shelter for abused children. Three ride options and a walk will be available. The long ride (55 miles), intermediate ride (25 miles) and short (five to 10 miles) and a walk (one to two miles). For more information, call Deborah Bone, race coordinator, at 801-4306, or e-mail her at email@example.com. (October 15, 2010)
The University of Mississippi Small Business Development Center will offer a free workshop for entrepreneurs, titled “First Steps to Starting A Business,” from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday in the Physical Plant training room on the Oxford campus. The seminar is for those interested in starting their own business, but who are not sure where to begin. Speaker James Carden will outline 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. For more information or to pre-register, call 915-1291 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Web site at www.mssbdc.org. (October 15, 2010)
The University Dames hosts its annual Salad Supper at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Carrier House (the Chancellor’s Residence.) Current members are asked to bring a salad to share; newcomers and new members are guests at this event. RSVP by Friday to email@example.com or call Priscilla McCoy 801-6223. The University Dames is a social organization open to all women who are themselves or whose husbands are on the faculty or staff of the University of Mississippi. (October 15, 2010)
Baptist Centers for Cancer Care will host Renewal with Hope from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Cancer Center, 504 Azalea Drive. A light lunch will provided along with information for cancer patients, family members and caregivers on the necessity of good nutrition during and after cancer treatment. (October 15, 2010)
The L-O-U Symphony Orchestra will present its Fall Concert at 8 p.m. Monday in the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts. The program includes the suite from “Bonduca” by Henry Purcell, Mozart’s “Violin Concerto in G major,” Mendelssohn’s “Ruy Blas Overture” and “Three Dances” from “The Bartered Bride” by Bedrich Smetana. Robert Riggs, professor of music, is the soloist in the violin concerto. Tickets are $10 and $6 for students with ID and may be ordered at the UM Box Office (www.olemiss.edu/depts/tickets/) or call 915-7411. (October 15, 2010)