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)
9 Lives Cat Rescue and Friends of Pete will have an adoption day, hosted by Hollywood Feed on Jackson Avenue in the Goose Creek Mall, from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. Spayed, neutered and vaccinated kittens and adult cats, puppies and dogs will be available for adoption. Volunteers will be available to answer questions. (July 3, 2010)
- Alan Byron Locke, 79, died Wednesday, June 30, 2010. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Coleman Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in the Clear Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be held two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.
- D. Allen Mott, 61, died Wednesday, June 30, 2010. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens in Greenville. Burial will be under the direction of Boone-Wells Funeral Home in Greenville.
(July 2, 2010)
The North Central Mississippi Service Center of the American Red Cross will hold its annual meeting at 5 p.m. July 15 at the Red Cross office located at 106 Skyline Drive in Oxford, behind Stout’s Carpet off Highway 30.
New directors and officers will be nominated and elected to serve in the coming year. Financial and service reports will also be presented as well as Outstanding Volunteer Awards. Light refreshments will be served. The public is invited. Those who would like to attend and be a part of the local unit contact the local Red Cross office at 236-1282.
The North Central Mississippi unit of the American Red Cross covers a six county area including Lafayette, Grenada, Calhoun, Yalobusha, Tate and Marshall Counties. The American Red Cross is a humanitarian organization, led by volunteers, that provides relief to victims of disasters and helps people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies. (July 2, 2010)
Meets at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the second floor courtroom in Oxford City Hall. (July 2, 2010)
Meets at 9 a.m. Tuesday in the Lafayette County Chancery Building. (July 2, 2010)
Members of the School of Applied Technology Board will meet at 7:45 a.m. Tuesday. (July 2, 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 in Oxford. The meeting is open to all caregivers interested in those with Alzheimer’s and related memory loss disorders. Watermelon and holiday refreshments will be provided. For more information, contact the sponsors, the Three Rivers Area Agency on Aging at 877-948-3090, or Jo Ann O’Quin with the UM Department of Social Work at 915-7199 or email@example.com. (July 2, 2010)
Holiday events set for Sunday include:
An Interdenominational Service at Paris-Yates Chapel at 3 p.m.
At 4, Grove Children’s activities begin and refreshments will be available. Live Bands will also perform in the Grove.
At 6, the Independence Day Ceremony begins in the Grove.
From 6:30 to nightfall, live bands in the Grove and a fireworks presentation will take place over Oxford-University Stadium Swayze Field. (July 2, 2010)