Midway Methodist Church is having a multi-family yard sale on Saturday beginning at 7 a.m. as a fundraiser for its building fund. Midway Methodist Church is located on Highway 6 East, approximately 6.5 miles east of Oxford on the north side of the highway. (April 12, 2010)
The Lafayette County Master Gardeners, in association with the University Museum, presents the third lecture in the Spring Garden Lecture Series on Thursday. The lecture will begin at noon at the University Museum at University Avenue and Fifth Street.
The speaker for the fourth lecture, titled “”Growing a Rainbow for Your Table: The Colorful Kitchen Garden,” will be Linda Boyd, a market gardener of locally grown fruits and vegetables. Originally from Indiana, she is a self-taught gardener who has developed her own system of organic gardening over the past 10 years and now sells her produce locally. She will talk about growing vegetables for your table that lend color to your garden.
The series is free and open to the public. Bring a brown bag lunch and enjoy this informative lecture with other gardeners. (April 12, 2010)
The UM Steel Drum Band and World Percussion Ensemble will present a spring concert of Brazilian and other world music at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Nutt Auditorium at Ole Miss. The steel drum band will perform Ney Rosauro’s “Two Brazilian Steel Dances,” a rhythmic composition driven by a samba beat and flowing melodies, and a Panaroma composition by Andy Narrell titled, “We Kinda Music.” The percussion ensemble will perform Ney Rosauro’s “Concerto for Marimba and Orchestra,” a version arranged for all percussion instruments. Special guest performers will be the Oxford High School percussion ensemble directed by Andy Murphy. General admission is $5 at the door. (April 12, 2010)
The Lafayette County & Oxford Public Library will host its Library Craft Circle at 6 p.m. Monday. For more information, call the library at 234-5751. (April 12, 2010)
Award-winning author Charles Postel plans to discuss the power of the Populist movement during a University Lecture this week at the University of Mississippi.
His address on “Each Individual Hick makes National Politics: Populism Reconsidered” is a free, public event at 4 p.m. Thursday in the Tupelo Room of Barnard Observatory. The Center for the Study of Southern Culture and the Department of History are co-sponsors of the event. (April 12, 2010)
The Lafayette Republican Women will meet for lunch at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Downtown Grill. The speaker will be Angela McGlowen, candidate for U.S. Congress in Mississippi’s first district. (April 11, 2010)
Meets at noon Tuesday at Fat Cat’s Catfish & Steaks on Old College Hill Road. Representatives from Angel Ranch will give a presentation. For more information or to apply for membership, call Ron Kitchens at 915-5038, e-mail email@example.com, or see http://lionwap.org/oxfordms. (April 10, 2010)
The 72nd Annual Holly Springs Pilgrimage will be held April 16 – 18. The event features the antebellum homes of Holly Springs, including the Davis House at Strawberry Plains Audubon Center. Storytellers, costumed docents, organ recitals in antebellum churches, southern luncheons, guided tours of the historic Hillcrest Cemetery, antique carriage rides and a traditional southern supper in Montrose are also part of the pilgrimage. Cost is $35 per person or $30 for seniors age 65 and older, and $30 for groups of 12 or more. Tickets may be purchased in advance by calling (662) 252-2365 or on the day of the tour at the Marshall County Library. For more information, visit /www.visithollysprings.org/pilgrimage.html. (April 10, 2010)
Meets at noon Tuesday at the Oxford University Club. William Andrews, director of University Museum and Historic Houses, will speak on how these attractions contribute to Ole Miss and the Oxford community. Members may bring guests. (April 10, 2010)
Oxford and Ole Miss historian Jack Lamar Mayfield takes a closer look at the 50-plus year history of the Oxford Garden Club as it prepares for an upcoming flower show. (April 9, 2010, Page 3B)