Get ready for a night of “Tradition versus Innovation” when two renowned string ensembles, the Turtle Island Quartet and Ying Quartet, meet on the same stage Friday at the Ford Center for the Performing Arts.
The unlikely pair will use their contradictory musical styles to interpret various compositions for the 8 p.m. show. Tickets, priced at $28 for orchestra seating and $20 for balcony, are available by calling 915-7411, by visiting the UM Box Office in the Student Union from noon to 4 p.m. weekdays or the Ford Center Box Office from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays, or by going to www.olemiss.edu/depts/tickets/order.htm.
The Turtle Island is a jazz-based quartet, most famous for its combination of classical and American contemporary musical styles. The Ying Quartet focuses on classical music and has been nominated for a Grammy Award in the Best Chamber Music Performance category. Each quartet will perform separately during the first half of the program to demonstrate their individual styles. After intermission, they perform together. (April 14, 2010)
Family Crisis Services of Northwest Mississippi Inc. is sponsoring a campaign Tuesday to raise awareness of sexual assault. The annual “Jeans for Justice Day” is part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month’s Day of Action. “Jeans for Justice Day” was designed to allow local businesses, schools, and organizations to get involved in the fight to stop sexual violence.
For a donation of $5 or more, by each participating employees or members, they may “buy” the right to wear jeans to work on Tuesday as a way to recognize rape survivors, as well as other victims of crime, in the community. The donations help support the services and programs provided by Family Crisis Services of Northwest Mississippi. For more information, call 234-9929. (April 14, 2010)
A meeting concerning the Old Gordon Head Start Center, located on Old Highway 7 in Abbeville, now known as The Gordon Cultural and Community Center, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Providence United Methodist Church, located on Hurricane Landing Road. Organizers are asking everyone who attended Abbeville School/Gordon High School from approximately 1950 to 1972 to attend the meeting. (April 14, 2010)
The members of the Kountry Krafters Homemakers Club will meet at noon Monday at the Lafayette County Extension Office on Highway 7 South. Members are reminded to bring the money for Belk’s charity tickets. They will also discuss the council meeting luncheon. Bring your angel pins to the meeting. For more information, call Gerda at 234-9983. (April 14, 2010)
Members of the Disabled American Veterans, Chapter 48, will meet at noon Saturday at the Veterans Building, located at 125 Veterans Drive. (April 13, 2010)
Meets at noon Thursday at Ole Miss Catering, 123 Heritage Drive. Jean Shaw will speak on her trip to Antarctia, and the Oxford Police Officer of the month, Kathrine Evans, will be honored. Members and guest are invited to attend. For more information, e-mail info@exchangeclubofoxford or visit www.exchangeclubofoxford.org. (April 13, 2010)
The Oxford High School Spring Concert will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Oxford High School auditorium. Roll check is at 6:30. (April 13, 2010)
The Oxford Middle School Spring Concert will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Oxford High School auditorium. Roll check is at 6:40. (April 13, 2010)
Tallahatchie Toastmasters will meet from 7 to 8:15 p.m. Thursday in the Cedar Oaks Heritage House, 601 Murray St. Toastmasters, a public speaking and leadership training club, is open to the public. Guests are welcome. For more information, contact Carol-Scott Defore at 236-5230 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. (April 13, 2010)
The Lafayette County & Oxford Public Library will feature Charles Eagles, author of “The Price of Defiance: James Meredith and the Integration of Ole Miss,” at noon Wednesday for its Books ‘n’ Lunch program. Pre-registration is required. For more information, call the library at 234-5751. (April 13, 2010)