Recognized as the premier Chinese acrobatic touring company, the Golden Dragon Acrobats are slated to perform Friday at the University of Mississippi’s Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts.
The Golden Dragons have traveled the world, performing in all 50 states and more than 65 countries on five continents. Designed and choreographed by Danny Chang and Angela Chang, the show is a combination of award-winning acrobatics, traditional dance, spectacular costumes, ancient and contemporary music, and theatrical techniques.
The show is set for 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for 18 and under, all general admission. They are available by calling 915-7411, by visiting the UM Box Office in the Student Union from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays or the Ford Center Box Office at 10 a.m. on the day of the show, or by going to www.olemiss.edu/depts/tickets/order.htm. (July 29, 2010)
The Oxford Park Commission and Oxford Film Festival will host the final “Movie Night” in the parks of the summer this week. The movie, “Field of Dreams,” will be screened Friday at FNC Sports Complex.
The film is free due to sponsorships by Newks, the Ford Center for the Performing Arts, Oxford Printwear and Oxford Orthopedics and Sports Medicine.
Live music will be performed before the film is shown. Music is sponsored by the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council. On Friday, Donovan McCain and the Troubadour Band will provide the live music.
Attendees can bring their lawn chairs, blankets and movie pals to enjoy a night of free entertainment. The movie will start at dusk. For more information, visit www.oxfordparkcommission.com. (July 29, 2010)
The Lafayette County & Oxford Public Library reminds those who have participated in this year’s Summer Reading Program that Friday is the deadline to turn in their completed reading record. To mark the end of this year’s Summer Reading Program, the library will host a party at 10:30 a.m. Friday with cake and refreshments and Reggie the Reading Raccoon. For more information, call the library at 234-5751. (July 29, 2010)
The Lafayette County-Oxford School of Applied Technology Board will meet at 7:45 a.m. Tuesday at the Tech school. (July 28, 2010)
The Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders Caregiver Support Group will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at the Azalea Gardens Senior Care Community, 100 Azalea Drive. Dianne Arnold, program specialist with the state Department of Mental Health, will provide an update on respite/day services in Oxford. The meetings are open to all caregivers interested in those with Alzheimer’s and related memory loss disorders. For more information, contact the sponsors, the Three Rivers Area Agency on Aging at 877-948-3090 or Jo Ann O’Quin with the Department of Social Work at 915-7199 or email@example.com. (July 28, 2010)
Lafayette County School District will host an information session on “What Parents Need to Know About Cyberspace (Facebook, MySpace, e-mails), Cell phones & Texting, and Bullying or Harassing Behavior,” presented by Jim Keith of Adams and Reese LLP from Jackson. The meeting will be from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Monday in the Lafayette Middle School Auditorium. (July 28, 2010)
Meets at 3 p.m. Thursday in the courtroom at Oxford City Hall. (July 28, 2010)
The city of Oxford will host a public meeting at 10 a.m. Thursday in the City Hall Courtroom to discuss parking and loading zones on the Square. (July 28, 2010)
The Exchange Club of Oxford meets at noon Thursday at Ole Miss Catering, 123 Heritage Drive. Featured speaker this week will be Ole Miss Chancellor Daniel W. Jones. Members and guests are invited to attend. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.exchangeclubofoxford.org. (July 28, 2010)
Sardis Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring Sardis Sale Days, Sept. 10, 11 and 12 at the Sardis Industrial Park. The park is easily accessible for I-55, exit 252. Times are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. Security will be provided Friday and Saturday nights. Craft, flea market and animal vendors are invited to participate. The fee is $15 per day for a 25′ x 25′ space. Several acres available for set-up, as well as, shaded areas for animal vendors with water accessible. The park has clean restrooms on-site. Admission and parking for the public is free. For more information, call the chamber at 662-609-2159. (July 28, 2010)