Coterie is sponsoring a Spring Soiree to benefit the Interfaith Compassion Ministry on April 16 from 8 p.m. to midnight at the LyricTheater on the Square. The band is Almost Famous and the tickets are $25 a person. Cash bar will be available.
In addition to the Soiree, Coterie is holding a raffle of a 36-inches-by-48-inches acrylic on canvas by renowned artist Paul Edelstein painting to be given away at 10:30. The tickets for the raffle are $10 each and you do not have to be present to win. The painting is on display at Oxford Floral and tickets for the raffle can also be purchased there. For Spring Soiree ticket or raffle information, contact email@example.com or call 801-4712. (April 5, 2010)
The Oxford area Reach to Recovery group will meet at 6:30 this evening at Azalea Gardens. All breast cancer survivors are encouranged to attend and enjoy a potluck supper followed by a presentation by Oxford oncologist and hematologist Dr. Paschal Wilson, entitled “Genetics and Cancer” with special emphasis on breast cancer. For more information, contact Kay Cobb at 234-8136 or firstname.lastname@example.org. (April 5, 2010)
The Lafayette Agriculture Education/FFA plant sale will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Lafayette High School Agriculture Department greenhouse. After Saturday, the greenhouse will be open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. (April 5, 2010)
The Woodson-Ridge Homemakers Club will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Lafayette County Extension Service Auditorium. Members are reminded to bring supplies needed to work on our Holiday House project. Anyone interested in attending is invited. For more information, call 234-0214. (April 5, 2010)
The Oxford Lions Club will meet at noon Tuesday at Fat Cat’s Catfish & Steaks on Old College Hill Road. 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 5, 2010)
The Oxford Park Commission’s inaugural Double Decker Three Person Scramble Golf Tournament will begin at 8 a.m. Friday, April 23, at the Ole Miss Golf Club. Entry fee of $225 per team includes round of golf, cart and lunch sponsored by Abner’s. Prizes will be awarded for first-, second- and third-place finishers, plus longest drive, closest to pin and hole-in-one Jeep Wrangler from Chandler Motor & Nissan. All proceeds benefit Angel Ranch, shelter for abused children. Entry deadline is Friday, with online registration at www.oxfordparkcommission.com or by calling Oxford Park Commission at 232-2380. (April 5, 2010)
American Legion, Post 55, will hold its regular meeting Thursday at the Veterans’ building on the corner of South Lamar and Veterans Drive. Supper and fellowship begin at 6 p.m. followed by the business meeting at 7. All veterans are invited to attend. (April 5, 2010)
The Yalobusha Historical Society will meet at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 15, in the Presbyterian Church in Coffeeville. The program will be given by “the Bailey twins,” Jean Kirk of Tupelo and Joan Bailey of Vicksburg. They will speak on “Growing up in Coffeeville in the 1930s and ’40s.” The public is invited. (April 4, 2010)
The members of Chapter 1659 National Active and Retired Federal Employees, or NARFE, will meet at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the Fat Cat’s Restaurant, 1007 Old College Hill Road. A variety of lunches will be available.
Discussion will be held on NARFE’s legislative program and the upcoming NARFE state and national conventions. All members, all active and retired federal employees, families and friends are invited to attend. For more information, contact Chapter Vice President Hal Staten at 234-5762 or go to the chapter Web site at www.narfe.org/chapter1659. (April 4, 2010)
Lafayette County Master Gardener Barry Whitehouse writes about the history of Heirloom tomatoes and other heirloom vegetables, and gives a few hints on growing the variety in local gardens. (April 2, 2010, Page 2B)