The final guided walking tour of Oxford’s North Lamar Historic District will be held Saturday. The tour will depart at 10:30 a.m. from the Skipwith Cottage next to Oxford City Hall. Guides will point out architectural features, introduce some prominent people from Oxford’s past, and explain why two houses have been declared National Historic Landmarks.
Sponsored by the Oxford Convention & Visitors Bureau, the guided walking tour is offered as part of its heritage tourism program. Travelers are given a personal, up-close introduction to Oxford, and residents can learn a little more about local history. It is a pleasant way to get some exercise while taking a closer look at one of Oxford’s most attractive assets.
The tours is approximately one hour and 15 minutes long. For more information, visit www.oxfordcvb.com or contact Mary Allyn Roulhac at 232-2477. (July 3, 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. (July 3, 2010)
The 19th annual Bruce Sawmill Festival will be held on Friday and Saturday on the Square in Bruce. Formal opening will be at 6 p.m. Friday with continuous entertainment all night ending with Jessey Higdon along with the Muddy Water Band playing at 9.
Saturday will include a 5K run, Show and Shine Car Show, art show in the future forestry museum, arts and crafts, food and venders of all type, local entertainment and a few political speakers. For more information, call Faye at 662-983-2222. (July 3, 2010)
Anyone who attend Hurricane School is invited to be a part of a reunion Saturday at the Hurricane Community Center in Pontotoc County. Fellowship will be held from 3:30 to 5:30 and followed by meal of fish or chicken. Dr. Richard Russell will be the master of ceremonies. For more information, call 489-4350. (July 3, 2010)
NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Family Support Group provides support and encouragement to people who have someone with a mental illness in their family. The group meets in the administration building of the North Mississippi Regional Center from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on the second and fourth Saturdays.
NAMI Connection is a weekly recovery support group for people living with mental illness. People learn from each others’ experiences, share coping strategies, and offer encouragement and understanding. It meets Sundays 3:30-5 p.m. at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in the Magnolia Room. For more information on both groups, call NAMI Mississippi at 1-800-357-0388. (July 3, 2010)
A free meal will be provided to Oxford’s homeless and needy from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday in Wesley Hall at Oxford-University United Methodist Church. For more information, call 234-5278. (July 3, 2010)
Located in the Mid-Town Shopping Center on North Lamar Boulevard, the Mid-Town Farmers’ Market will be open from noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday. Local farmers are expected to have eggs, fruits, vegetables and other produce, jams and jellies, flowers, and baked goods. (July 3, 2010)
A public service announcement starring former Rebel Dexter McCluster set to be filmed on the University of Mississippi campus on July 12 is looking for a few stars. The emphasis of the commercial is “Don’t text and drive.” The commercial is being filmed for Cellular South to play at Ole Miss home games on the jumbotron.
An open casting call will be held on Thursday at the Oxford Conference Center, 102 Ed Perry Boulevard, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The company is looking for people between the ages of 4 and 25 that include basketball and football players, choir members and beat box kids, double dutch jump ropers, break dancers and cheerleaders, BMX riders, children who can dance, high school band members, a band leader and baton twirler and acrobat that can do a back flip. Besides casting, the company is also looking to hire a local grip/electrician and possibly someone to do hair, makeup and wardrobe. All are paid positions.
E-mail photos and what your talent is to the producer Rachel North at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 323-839-3646. (July 3, 2010)
Theatre Oxford, in cooperation with the UM Theatre Department, is offering “Scene Painting Made Easy,” a workshop by Felipe Macias, on July 17 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Meek Auditorium on the UM campus. Learn easy techniques for creating brick, marble and wood grain effects that can be used on stage or elsewhere. A professor of theater at Eastern New Mexico University, Macias most recently designed the sets for Oxford Shakespeare Festival. A $30 fee covers materials and instruction; scholarships available for UM theater majors. Visit www.theatreoxford.org or go by The Powerhouse for an application. Enrollment is open to anyone over the age of 13; no experience required. (July 3, 2010)
The members of the Piecemakers’ Club will meet at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Fellowship Hall at First Presbyterian Church in Oxford. Our Sit and Sew will be conducted by Sandi Cade, who won our Name Tag Contest. Be sure to bring your sewing machine and the items requested in the reminder. (July 3, 2010)