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. (July 3, 2010)
A free meal will be provided to Oxford’s homeless and needy from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday in Wesley Hall at Oxford-University United Methodist Church. For more information, call 234-5278. (July 3, 2010)
Located in the Mid-Town Shopping Center on North Lamar Boulevard, the Mid-Town Farmers’ Market will be open from noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday. Local farmers are expected to have eggs, fruits, vegetables and other produce, jams and jellies, flowers, and baked goods. (July 3, 2010)
A public service announcement starring former Rebel Dexter McCluster set to be filmed on the University of Mississippi campus on July 12 is looking for a few stars. The emphasis of the commercial is “Don’t text and drive.” The commercial is being filmed for Cellular South to play at Ole Miss home games on the jumbotron.
An open casting call will be held on Thursday at the Oxford Conference Center, 102 Ed Perry Boulevard, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The company is looking for people between the ages of 4 and 25 that include basketball and football players, choir members and beat box kids, double dutch jump ropers, break dancers and cheerleaders, BMX riders, children who can dance, high school band members, a band leader and baton twirler and acrobat that can do a back flip. Besides casting, the company is also looking to hire a local grip/electrician and possibly someone to do hair, makeup and wardrobe. All are paid positions.
E-mail photos and what your talent is to the producer Rachel North at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 323-839-3646. (July 3, 2010)
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)