Taylor’s Farmers’ Market will be open from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday from Many through October. Local food, produce, art and music will be featured in the Plein Air neighborhood in Taylor. Operators are planning a grand opening and Plein Air Montessori Kidsfest on June 5 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (May 21, 2010)
The Flannery O’Connor Series, a four-week discussion of some of the stories of this writer of supernatural grace in the lives of natural men and women, will be held next month.
Shocking, gripping and soul-wrenching are some of the adjectives used to describe her work, all of which holds for the discerning reader, much to discuss — both theologically and psychologically.
A devoted Christian, O’Connor used the characters she found in her rural Georgia setting to send a message that continues to hold the attention of her readers. This series, now in its third year, is open to the public.
On the following four Wednesdays in June, from noon to 1 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church on Van Buren Avenue, participants will meet for a brown-bag discussion of the following stories:
— June 2, “Everything that Rises Must Converge”
— June 9, “A Temple of the Holy Ghost”
— June 16, “You Can’t be Poorer Than Dead”
— June 23, “The Geranium”
No registration is required. Participants are encouraged to read the stories before the meeting to be able to contribute to the discussion. Copies of the stories are available from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday in the office of the First Presbyterian Church. For more information, call 234-2907. (May 21, 2010)
The members of the Oxford Cycling Club invite everyone interested to join them for a casual, conversational ride around Oxford at 6 p.m. Sunday. The ride begins at the Oxford Depot and will last for up to an hour. Bicyclists will travel on the new bike paths and quiet streets on campus and in town. Riders of all skill levels are welcome. For more information, visit www.loupathways.org/. (May 21, 2010)
The Ole Miss Ballroom Dance Club will host “Spring Dance!” from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday in the Johnson Commons Ballroom, located on the Ole Miss campus. Attendees will enjoy a merengue group dance lesson and merengue mixer. Refreshments will be available and open dancing will take place. Everyone is welcome. Those who can’t dance are invited to come and enjoy themselves while they are learning to dance. Admission is $8 for members or $12 for non-members. Student admission is $5 for members and $9 for non-members. Yearly membership dues are $25 and student yearly membership dues are $15. Those interested can join at the door. For more information, Fred or Kathy at 234-8530 or visit the Web site at www.ombdc.com. (May 21, 2010)
The members of the Yocona High School Class of 1960 are having a class reunion at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Yocona Community Center. Anyone who was in the Class of 1960 is invited to attend and bring their spouse or a guest. For more information, call Jo Pruett at 234-4794 or Glenda Mason at 234-2703. (May 21, 2010)
The members of the North Mississippi Trail Riders Association will host a free trail ride at 10 a.m. Saturday at the trailhead located on Highway 30 East, about 9.5 miles from Oxford on CR 2073.
The Forest Service request participants wear an orange vest during the ride because it is turkey hunting season. Riders should bring a sack lunch and drink. The slow ride will take about four hours while the gaited horse ride will last about 2.5 hours. Overnight camping is available at no charge on a primitive camp site.
Association dues are $10 for individuals or $15 for families and are voluntary. Funds are used for trail and restroom maintenance. For more information, contact Wayne at (662) 801-2611 or firstname.lastname@example.org. (May 21, 2010)
A Youth Fishing Rodeo will be held at the North Mississippi Fish Hatchery and Visitor Education Center at Enid Lake on Saturday. This free event, sponsored by the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks, is for children ages 15 and younger. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. Fishing will continue until 11 a.m. A free hot dog lunch will be served.
The Visitor Education Center pond will be stocked with catfish for this youth activity. Young anglers should bring their own fishing equipment and bait along with a container to take their catch home. Prizes will be awarded for tagged fish.
This event is an ideal way to introduce youngsters to fishing. Adults are encouraged to bring their children, neighbors, and friends for a memorable morning of fishing fun.
The North Mississippi Fish Hatchery and Visitor Education Center is located off I-55 at Enid Exit 233 east. For more information about the Youth Rodeo or other programs and events call (662) 563-8068 or visit the NMFH website at http://home.mdwfp.com/NMFH/. (May 21, 2010)
The Lafayette County Republican Club will host a debate by the Republican candidates for the District 1 congressional race at 7 p.m. Friday at the Lafayette County Chancery Building, courtroom 1. For more information, call Mack Bowles at 816-2400 or Joe Nissen at 232-8937 or Fran Brigance at 234-2245. (May 21, 2010)
Located in the Mid-Town Shopping Center on North Lamar Boulevard, the Mid-Town Farmers’ Market will be open from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday. Local farmers are expected to have free-range eggs, a vareity of vegetables and other produce. Live music will be provided by Liz and Madison Taylor. (May 21, 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. (May 21, 2010)