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National Guard Yard Sale

The Family Readiness Group of the Oxford National Guard is having its annual yard sale Oct. 22 and 23 starting at 4 p.m. on Friday and 7 a.m. on Saturday. Any and all donations will be welcomed. Contact the Oxford National Guard for drop-off or pick-up of items. For more information, call 236-7794 or 816-8176. (October 15, 2010)

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    UM Choral Dept.’s Fall Concert

    The University of Mississippi Choral Department presents its Fall Concert featuring composer and pianist Ola Gjeilo at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 28 at North Oxford Baptist Church. The Concert Singers, Women’s Glee and Men’s Glee will present two world premiere commissioned works accompanied by the composer, as well as selections of Gjeilo’s a cappella music. The concert is free.

    The music of Manhattan-based Norwegian composer and pianist Gjeilo has been performed and recorded in more than 30 countries worldwide in venues such as New York’s Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall and Alice Tully Hall, Los Angeles’ Disney Hall, Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center, The Arsht Center in Miami, Washington DC’s Kennedy Center and National Gallery, as well as the Copenhagen and Oslo Opera Houses. His music has been featured on PBS and radio stations across the US. (October 15, 2010)

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      Choral Music of South Africa

      The University of Mississippi Women’s Ensemble Choir, along with graduate student conductor Scott Sexton, will present a lecture concert on the choral music of South Africa at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25 in the Nutt Auditorium on the UM campus. Folk songs of praise, protest and freedom that tell the story of this singing nation will be performed in four South African languages. This choral music is full of earthy rhythms, beautiful harmonies, drumming and dancing that will uplift the human soul. (October 15, 2010)

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        Dahl’s Birthday Ride

        The third annual Brian Dahl’s Birthday Ride will be held Oct. 23, startig in the Oxford Activity Center parking lot. Registration begins at 8 a.m. at the Activity Center or you can register online at Registration is $30 and proceeds will benefit Angle Ranch, a local shelter for abused children. Three ride options and a walk will be available. The long ride (55 miles), intermediate ride (25 miles) and short (five to 10 miles) and a walk (one to two miles). For more information, call Deborah Bone, race coordinator, at 801-4306, or e-mail her at (October 15, 2010)

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          Business Start-up Assistance

          The University of Mississippi Small Business Development Center will offer a free workshop for entrepreneurs, titled “First Steps to Starting A Business,” from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday in the Physical Plant training room on the Oxford campus. The seminar is for those interested in starting their own business, but who are not sure where to begin. Speaker James Carden will outline the basic steps to start a business. Topics include: regulations such as licenses and permits; legal forms of business ownership; basic marketing concepts to help analyze the revenue potential; lending terminology; outline for a business plan and other resources to assist in starting a business. To register by phone, call 1-800-725-7232. For more information or to pre-register, call 915-1291 or e-mail or visit the Web site at (October 15, 2010)

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            University Dames Salad Supper

            The University Dames hosts its annual Salad Supper at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Carrier House (the Chancellor’s Residence.) Current members are asked to bring a salad to share; newcomers and new members are guests at this event.  RSVP by Friday to or call Priscilla McCoy 801-6223. The University Dames is a social organization open to all women who are themselves or whose husbands are on the faculty or staff of the University of Mississippi. (October 15, 2010)

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              Renewal with Hope

              Baptist Centers for Cancer Care will host Renewal with Hope from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Cancer Center, 504 Azalea Drive. A light lunch will provided along with information for cancer patients, family members and caregivers on the necessity of good nutrition during and after cancer treatment. (October 15, 2010)

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                L-O-U Symphony Fall Concert

                The L-O-U Symphony Orchestra will present its Fall Concert at 8 p.m. Monday in the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts. The program includes the suite from “Bonduca” by Henry Purcell, Mozart’s “Violin Concerto in G major,” Mendelssohn’s “Ruy Blas Overture” and “Three Dances” from “The Bartered Bride” by Bedrich Smetana. Robert Riggs, professor of music, is the soloist in the violin concerto. Tickets are $10 and $6 for students with ID and may be ordered at the UM Box Office ( or call 915-7411. (October 15, 2010)

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                  LMS Family Math Night

                  The Lafayette Middle School Math Department will host Family Math Night from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Monday in the LMS gym. Parents and students are invited to come, compete and learn math. Also, from 3:30-6:30 p.m. Monday, teachers will be available for parent conferences. (October 15, 2010)

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                    ‘Pouring Tea’

                    Artist-scholar E. Patrick Johnson, who was born and reared in Hickory, N.C., will give his solo performance of “Pouring Tea: Black Gay Men of the South Tell Their Tales” at 7 p.m. Saturday in Meek Auditorium at the University of Mississippi. A book signing will be held afterward. (October 15, 2010)

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