Mt. Zion Church, one of the oldest churches in Lafayette County, will host a free bluegrass gospel get-together Saturday. The Hatchie Bottom Boys, a bluegrass band, will play from 2:30 p.m. until supper, when a potluck supper/picnic will be served. The community is invited to enjoy the afternoon of music and fellowship. The church is located just off Highway 30 to the south, a half mile past The Store. Turn right on CR 221 through McRae Estates and follow the signs. (June 7, 2010)
North Mississippi Hospice will host a grief support group meeting at noon Thursday at Azalea Gardens. A light lunch will be provided and the meeting is open to anyone who has experienced loss. For more information, call 234-0140. (June 7, 2010)
Guest Veterans’ State Home Director, Amanda May, and Department of Mississippi Jr. Vice Commander Gail Wilson will attend The Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter 801 meeting at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Veterans Building in Oxford to address veterans needs in June. The meeting for Purple Heart members will start with lunch, followed by business meeting. All members and combat-wounded veterans are urged to attend. Supporting staff assisting with this meeting are Clarence Parker, Frank Warren, Donald McCord, Joe Browning and Audley Brummett. (June 7, 2010)
Designing and creating hand-tied jigs can an enjoyable hobby, especially during the long winter months. On Saturday, Gwin Jackson will present a program at the North Mississippi Fish Hatchery demonstrating the different stages of tying hand-made jigs from hook to final product. The program begins at 1:30 p.m. Jackson is the owner of Jiggy With It in Pope.
The NMFH is located off I-55 at Enid Exit 233 east and the program is free with the price of admission. For more information, call (662) 563-8068 or visit the NMFH website at http://home.mdwfp.com/NMFH/. (June 7, 2010)
The American Red Cross will offer an Adult, Child and Infant CPR/AED/First Aid community class from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. June 26. The cost of the class is $50. All classes are held at the Red Cross Office at 106 Skyline Drive. Interested participants should contact the Red Cross office at 236-1282 to register. Pre-registration is required for the class. (June 7, 2010)
The Design Detectives – Engineering Day Camp will be held this month for girls entering grades 6 through 10. Attendees will complete experiments, meet women in the field of engineering, go on field trips and even engineer their own invention. The camp will be held June 21-25 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and June 26 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Regents School of Oxford, 14 CR 130 in Oxford. The cost is $30 per girl, space is limited.
Whether you know anything about science or are a Girl Scout, The Design Detectives – Engineering Day Camp is set up to be a place to be creative, inventive and meet new people. The Engineering Day Camp is provided by Girl Scouts Heart of the South through a grant from the U.S Department of Education. For more information or a registration form, contact Marlowe Brownlow at firstname.lastname@example.org or 662-226-0255 or 1-888-453-2034. (June 7, 2010)
The VFW and Pork Fiction Bar-B-Q team will have a benefit for Mandy McCord from 5 to 8 p.m. June 19, at the Veterans Building. Boston Butts can be ordered for $25 each and barbecue plates will be available for $10 each. A silent auction and karaoke will also be featured. Proceeds will held the McCord family with mounting medical expenses. To order, either call Randal Loyed at 236-3536 or e-mail Penny Smith at email@example.com. (June 7, 2010)
The community’s second annual Juneteenth Celebration will be held at 3 p.m. June 19 on Martin Luther King Drive. This year’s event will also include a parade at 6 p.m. June 18. Those interested in registering to participate by entering a float, car, bike, dance group or walkers, can call 662-701-9710. Parade entry and vendor booths are free. (June 7, 2010)
The Lafayette County Extension Service and the National Resource Conservation Service will conduct a Lady Landowner Seminar on Thursday at the Lafayette County Fire Department on Industrial Road, also known as 50 CR 1032.
Registration will be at 10:30 a.m. with program starting at 11. The subject will be “Butterfly Gardening.” Lunch will be provided. RSVP by calling 234-4451 by June 8 to ensure sufficient meal preparations may be made. The Lafayette County Soil and Water Conservation District and the Mississippi State University Extension Service will sponsor the program. (June 7, 2010)
The Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders Caregiver Support Group will meet at 7 this evening at Azalea Gardens Assisted Living Community in Oxford. Beth Chandler will present a brief overview of the new reference book, “Stages of Senior Care,” written by the founders of HomeInstead Senior Care.
For more information, contact Three Rivers Area Agency on Aging at 1-877-948-3090 or Jo Ann O’Quin, Department of Social Work, at 236-1879 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The meetings are open to all caregivers and friends interested in those with Alzheimer’s and related memory loss disorders. (June 7, 2010)