Cub Scout Pack 4 will have its annual Blue and Gold Banquet on Tuesday at the Oxford-University United Methodist Church. Dinner will be provided free starting at 6 p.m. and will be followed by an Arrow of Light and Crossover Ceremony. Anyone interested is invited. For more information, call Rob Freeman at (662) 816-3530. (April 14, 2010)
The Lafayette County & Oxford Public Library will feature “Adventures with Alice in Wonderland” at Family Story Time at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. (April 14, 2010)
Meets at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Lafayette County Extension Office on Highway 7 South. Members are asked to bring auction and donated items. For more information, call Margaret at 234-2434 or Sylvia at 236-6758. (April 14, 2010)
The University Greys, Camp No. 1803, Sons of the Confederate Veterans, will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday at Fat Cat’s Catfish and Steak Restaurant, 1007 College Hill Road. The program will be on the book, “The Iron Man and the Mississippi Company of Morgan’s Raiders.”
The Mississippi Company was a company raised in Marshall County and commanded by Thomas Binford Webber of Byalia. The program will be presented by the author, Jame. M. Power, a decorated combat veteran of World War II. Everyone interested in the program are invited. For more information, call William Hooper, camp commander, at 816-0281. (April 14, 2010)
The Lafayette County & Oxford Public Library will host the return of Personal Treasurers, the popular Antiques Road Show-style program, on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Members of the community are invited to bring their family heirlooms, garage sale finds and assorted curiosities for a panel of experts to identify.
While appraisals will not be offered, information on the Appraisers Association of America will be available and a librarian will be on hand to demonstrate the new online research capabilities for the State Archives in Jackson. The two-day program is presented by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History and sponsored by the Friends of the Lafayette County & Oxford Public Library. For more information, call the library at 234-5751. (April 14, 2010)
A TEA (Taxed Enough Already) Party rally will be held in Oxford Saturday at Avent Park. Families are welcomed, and balloons and flags will be available for the children. Bring your own lawnchairs. Musical entertainment will begin at 10 a.m. The formal presentation will begin at 10:30. Among the speakers will be Russell Latino, an Ole Miss Law graduate, often heard as a guest host for “On Deadline with Sid Salter” and “The Gallo Show” on Super Talk Mississippi radio, Bryan Fischer, host of the daily two hour “Focal Point” program on American Family Radio, and Scott Kendricks, a veteran. For more information, contact Kay Cobb at (662) 816-9316 or email@example.com, or Ray Garrett, (662) 281-0438 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the Web site, www.teapartyoxford.com. (April 14, 2010)
Get ready for a night of “Tradition versus Innovation” when two renowned string ensembles, the Turtle Island Quartet and Ying Quartet, meet on the same stage Friday at the Ford Center for the Performing Arts.
The unlikely pair will use their contradictory musical styles to interpret various compositions for the 8 p.m. show. Tickets, priced at $28 for orchestra seating and $20 for balcony, are available by calling 915-7411, by visiting the UM Box Office in the Student Union from noon to 4 p.m. weekdays or the Ford Center Box Office from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays, or by going to www.olemiss.edu/depts/tickets/order.htm.
The Turtle Island is a jazz-based quartet, most famous for its combination of classical and American contemporary musical styles. The Ying Quartet focuses on classical music and has been nominated for a Grammy Award in the Best Chamber Music Performance category. Each quartet will perform separately during the first half of the program to demonstrate their individual styles. After intermission, they perform together. (April 14, 2010)
Family Crisis Services of Northwest Mississippi Inc. is sponsoring a campaign Tuesday to raise awareness of sexual assault. The annual “Jeans for Justice Day” is part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month’s Day of Action. “Jeans for Justice Day” was designed to allow local businesses, schools, and organizations to get involved in the fight to stop sexual violence.
For a donation of $5 or more, by each participating employees or members, they may “buy” the right to wear jeans to work on Tuesday as a way to recognize rape survivors, as well as other victims of crime, in the community. The donations help support the services and programs provided by Family Crisis Services of Northwest Mississippi. For more information, call 234-9929. (April 14, 2010)
A meeting concerning the Old Gordon Head Start Center, located on Old Highway 7 in Abbeville, now known as The Gordon Cultural and Community Center, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Providence United Methodist Church, located on Hurricane Landing Road. Organizers are asking everyone who attended Abbeville School/Gordon High School from approximately 1950 to 1972 to attend the meeting. (April 14, 2010)
The members of the Kountry Krafters Homemakers Club will meet at noon Monday at the Lafayette County Extension Office on Highway 7 South. Members are reminded to bring the money for Belk’s charity tickets. They will also discuss the council meeting luncheon. Bring your angel pins to the meeting. For more information, call Gerda at 234-9983. (April 14, 2010)