The Lafayette County Historical and Genealogical Society, formerly the Skipwith Society, will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the Genealogy Room of the Lafayette County & Oxford Public Library, 401 Bramlett Blvd. The free lecture will be given by certified genealogist Faye Miller Mitchell. The public is invited. (November 10, 2010)
The Kennon Observatory will host a free open house from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday on the Ole Miss campus. Attendees will be able to use telescopes to observe the Moon, Uranus, Neptune and Jupiter, as well as the Pleiades, star clusters and colorful double stars. Observations are possible only if the weather cooperates. In case the weather is cloudy, or rainy, there can be no observation. Families and children are welcome. (November 10, 2010)
The Piecemakers’ Quilt Guild will meet at 1 p.m. Saturday in the First Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall. Members are reminded to bring their name tags. (November 10, 2010)
The Japan Foundation and the Croft Institute for International Studies are hosting the sixth annual “Japan Foundation Film Series: Japanese Films of the 1960s.” The final film, “Kwaidan,” will be shown Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Oxford Malco Studio Cinema. This event is free and open to the public. (November 10, 2010)
American Legion, Post 55, will meet Thursday at the Veterans Building. Supper and fellowship will be at 6 p.m., followed by the business meeting at 7. All veterans are invited. (November 10, 2010)
North Mississippi Hospice will sponsor a grief support group meeting from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday at Azalea Gardens. The meeting is open to anyone who has experienced loss. A light lunch will be provided. For more information, call 234-0140. (November 10, 2010)
A mini farmers’ market will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday in the parking lot of Tallulah’s restaurant near the intersection of University Avenue and Highway 334. Several local farmers will have fresh fall produce, honey, eggs, baked goods, handmade soaps and more. For more information, call 832-8727 or e-mail email@example.com. (November 10, 2010)
The Lafayette County TRIAD will meet 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17, at the Oxford Activity Center located at 400 Price St. All interested persons are welcome to attend. For more information, call the RSVP office at 232-2377. (November 10, 2010)
United Way of Oxford-Lafayette County invites the citizens of Oxford-Lafayette County to a celebration of United Way’s 40 years of helping the community care for one another. Donors, sponsors, volunteers, beneficiaries, agencies, friends and everyone else is invited to come to the Square at 3:30 p.m. Nov. 17 for birthday cake, balloons, parade around the Square, and brief comments by city, county, university and United Way officials.
Come celebrate our community, the volunteers who make United Way possible and United Way for meeting community needs in the areas of education, health and income for 40 years. (In case of rain, the birthday party will be held at the Powerhouse, 413 S. 13th St. at 3:30 p.m.). (November 10, 2010)
- Natalie “Nikki” Claire Spratlin Coleman — 43, died Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010, at her home in Oxford. Graveside services were held Saturday at Bruce Cemetery. A memorial service was held Tuesday at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Oxford. Parker Memorial Funeral Home Inc. of Bruce was in charge of arrangements.
- James Hugh Robbins — 91, died Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010, at his home in Oxford. A graveside service will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at College Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be prior to the service from 12:30 until 1:30 p.m. at Waller Funeral Home.