Oxford Shakespeare Festival’s “A Royal Season” presents Shakespeare’s dramatic masterpiece “Hamlet, Prince of Denmark” opening Saturday at 8 p.m. in the Main Hall of the Ford Center for the Performing Arts. The play will also be staged Sunday at 2 p.m. Shakespeare’s tragedy is the story of a king’s death, a ghost’s revelation, a brother’s ambition, a queen’s passion, and a son’s revenge. Four performances will be staged and the play runs for approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes.
The festival continues this week with performances of Shakespeare’s hilarious comedy, “The Merry Wives of Windsor” Saturday at 2 p.m. at Meek Hall Auditorium. Opening night of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic musical “The King and I” is June 24. For tickets call the UM Box Office at 915-7411. For More information, visit shakespeare.olemiss.edu. (June 16, 2010)
Oxford Shakespeare Festival’s “A Royal Season” presents Shakespeare’s hilarious comedy, “The Merry Wives of Windsor” Friday at 8 p.m. and Saturday at 2 p.m. at Meek Hall Auditorium.
Shakespeare’s dramatic masterpiece “Hamlet, Prince of Denmark” opens Saturday at 8 p.m., in the Main Hall of the Ford Center for the Performing Arts. The play will also be staged Sunday at 2 p.m. Shakespeare’s tragedy is the story of a king’s death, a ghost’s revelation, a brother’s ambition, a queen’s passion, and a son’s revenge. Four performances will be staged and the play runs for approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes.
Opening night of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic musical “The King and I” is June 24. For tickets call the UM Box Office at 915-7411. For More information, visit shakespeare.olemiss.edu. (June 16, 2010)
The Oxford Parkinson’s Disease Support Group will meet at the Beacon Restaurant at 3 p.m. Saturday. A short program will be presented on the Lee Silverman Voice Therapy. Two recently certified, locally based therapists, Gina Keene and Ami Moore from Baptist Memorial Hospital Rehab, will be available for more information. (June 16, 2010)
The next meeting for the Gordon Community and Cultural Center, formerly known as Gordon Headstart Center, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Providence U.M. Church on Hurricane Landing Road. (June 16, 2010)
Meets at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Lafayette County Chancery Building on North Lamar Boulevard. Guest speaker will be Tom Levitiodus, candidate for Circuit Court Judge, Position 1, District 3. Everyone is welcome to meet the candidate. (June 16, 2010)
The Council on Aging will meet at 9 a.m. Thursday Azalea Gardens Senior Care Community for coffee and an information exchange. This informal group provides a network of communication exchange for those who work with and on behalf of our older citizens. All service agency providers and interested volunteers throughout the area are encouraged to attend this networking meeting. For more information, contact Jo Ann O’Quin, UM Department of Social Work, at firstname.lastname@example.org or the United Way at 236-4265. (June 16, 2010)
The Oxford Park Commission and Oxford Film Festival will host free “Movie Night” in the parks this summer. The movie “The Goonies” will be screened at Avent Park on Friday. “Kung Fu Panda” will be shown July 16 at Bailey Branch Park. “Field of Dreams” will be screened July 30 at FNC Sports Complex.
Live music will be performed before the films are shown. On Friday, Maybelle’s Lovers will perform. On July 16, Silas Reed and Da’Books will perform and on July 30, Donovan McCain and the Troubadour Band will provide the live music.
Attendees can bring their lawn chairs, blankets and movie pals to enjoy a night of free entertainment. All movies start at dusk. For more information, visit www.oxfordparkcommission.com. (June 16, 2010)
The Oxford Shriners 7th annual Poker Run will be held Saturday at Illusions on West Jackson Avenue. Registration starts at 9:30 a.m. A car show and live auction will be held and items will continue to be accepted for the auction until Friday. Proceeds go to Shriners Hospital for Children and all donations are tax deductible. For more information, call Charles McGonagill at 832-5000 or Greg Dykes at 234-4889. (June 16, 2010)
9 Lives Cat Rescue and Friends of Pete will hold a joint pet adoption day on Saturday beginning at 10 a.m. at the new Hollywood Feed in the Goose Creek Mall on West Jackson Avenue. The pets hoping for permanent homes will include puppies, kittens and some adult dogs and cats. Representatives from both organizations will be there to answer questions. (June 16, 2010)
Oxford Rhythm Revival continues Saturday with an all-day festival on the Square. The event is a fundraiser for Oxford Medical Ministries.
At 11 a.m. Saturday, the east side of the Square will be blocked off for art vendors, music, food and family-friendly activities, such as face painting, story time at Square Books Jr. and health screenings. Nighttime entertainment begins at 7 p.m. and will feature five stages at four bars — Proud Larry’s, Rooster’s (upstairs and down), Two Stick, and Taylor’s Pub. Musical acts include Valerie June, Grace Askew, Jimbo Mathus & The Tri-State Coalition, Kristy Kruger, Horse Trailer, Rocket 88, Young Buffalo, Richard Ford and many more. An All-Venue Pass for Saturday is $20.
Oxford Medical Ministries, located at 205 S. Commerce Cove, is operated by a private, nonprofit, community-based organization. Its mission is to provide compassionate, quality health care at no charge to low-income, uninsured working adults of Lafayette and Yalobusha counties. It has serve more than 500 patients and operators hope to raise more money to serve more members of the community. (June 16, 2010)