The members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Lady’s Auxiliary will hold their monthly meeting Tuesday at the Veterans Building at 125 Veterans Drive. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. The meeting follows at 7. (May 10, 2010)
The DAV, American Legion and the VFW will host a breakfast and some fellowship for all veterans at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Veteran’s Building at 125 Veterans Drive. Breakfast features eggs, sausage, gravy, biscuits and coffee. The Veteran’s Building is located at the corner of Veterans Drive and South Lamar Boulevard. Donations are accepted. (May 10, 2010)
The members of the Sit and Sewers group of the Piecemakers will have a charity work meeting at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the First Presbyterian Church. Members are reminded to bring cutters, cutting mats and rulers, plus any fabric they wish to donate. Participants will be cutting 3 1/2- and 5 1/2-inch squares for future quilt kits. (May 10, 2010)
The Rotary Club of Oxford will meet at noon Tuesdayat the Oxford University Club. Thomas J. Rosser, head of the Immigration Group at Mayo Mallette PLLC, will speak on “Current issues in immigration policy, and what’s on the horizon.” Members may bring guests. (May 10, 2010)
The American Red Cross will offer an Adult, Child and Infant CPR/AED/First Aid community class on May 22 from 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. The cost of the class is $50. All classes are held at the Red Cross Office, 106 Skyline Drive. Interested participants should contact the Red Cross office at 236-1282 to register. Pre-registration is required for the class. (May 10, 2010)
The annual UM Plant Swap, open to the entire community, will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the stage in the Grove at Ole Miss. Rain location is Martindale Hall. Bring as many rooted plants as you wish and also seeds to swap and share. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. (May 10, 2010)
The Oxford High School Chorus will perform their Spring Concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the OHS auditorium. All choirs and ensembles will sing. Especially entertaining will be a medley of favorite ballads of choirs through the years since 1976. No admission is charged. (May 10, 2010)
American Legion, Post 55, will meet Thursday evening at the Veteran’s Building on the corner of South Lamar and Veteran’s Drive. Supper and fellowship begin at 6 p.m. followed by the business meeting at 7. All veterans are invited. (May 10, 2010)
The members of the Woodson-Ridge Club of the Mississippi Homemaker Volunteers of Lafayette County will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Lafayette county Extension Service 4-H Library. Members are reminded to bring their volunteer hours list to the meeting. Visitors and new members are welcome. For more information, call 234-0214. (May 10, 2010)
A special celebration of the life and times of Jacob Thompson (1810-1885) will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday. The program, co-sponsored by the University Museum, city of Oxford and the Oxford-Lafayette County Heritage Foundation, will be held at the museum.
The event will begin with a welcome by William Andrews, director of the University Museum, followed by Oxford Mayor Pat Patterson delivering the proclamation of Jacob Thompson Day, a talk entitled, “Thank you, Mr. Thompson,” by Carolyn Ross, and a preview of reception activities by Bill Russell, president of the local Heritage Foundation.
Refreshments, including a birthday cake and a series of champagne toasts, will augment the browsing of exhibits of Thompson — related documents and objects, some owned by the University and some on loan by private owners. The event is free and open to the public.
The University of Mississippi Museum is open Tuesday – Saturday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and is closed Sunday, Monday and most university holidays. For more information, visit www.olemiss.edu/museum or call 915-7073. (May 10, 2010)