The Oxford-Lafayette Chapter of the MSU Alumni Association will hold its annual Send-Off Party at 6 p.m. Monday at Proud Larry’s. The party is to honor all recent graduates from Oxford and Lafayette County who will be attending Mississippi State this fall. The new MSU athletics director, Scott Strickland, will be the speaker. (July 29, 2010)
Lafayette Middle School has scheduled its open house from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday and at 6 in the auditorium a sixth-grade parent meeting will be held. (July 29, 2010)
Lafayette Upper Elementary School will host an open house from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday. All parents and students are invited to attend. All third-grade students who have not registered will need to do so and bring two current proofs of residency. The following will be accepted as proofs of residency: filed homestead exemption form, mortgage documents or property deed, apartment or home lease (handwritten notes not accepted), utility bills (cell phone bills not accepted), valid driver’s license and automobile tag registration. For more information, call the school at 236-3761. (July 29, 2010)
Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt and Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen will join together as alumni and fans of both MSU and the UM at the “Tailgate Together For Our Kids” fundraiser at the BancorpSouth Conference Center in Tupelo to benefit local Boys and Girls Clubs.
Those in attendance at the Saturday event will have an opportunity to meet players, hear both coaches talk about their upcoming seasons and also participate in a silent auction of school memorabilia. Dinner tickets are available for $50. Also, an exclusive cocktail hour will be held from 6-7 p.m. which will include personal meet and greets with coaches, photos and more for an additional $50. Tickets may be purchased online by visiting www.bgcnms.org/tailgate.aspx or by phone by calling Evie Boyd at 662-841-6504.
It is the mission of Boys and Girls Clubs of North Mississippi to inspire and enable all young people to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. Serving north Mississippi since 1996, the organization reaches more than 2,000 youth annually through clubhouse locations in Tupelo, Oxford, Ripley, New Albany and Houston. For more information on Boys and Girls Clubs of North Mississippi, visit www.bgcnms.org. (July 29, 2010)
The American Red Cross will offer an Adult, Child and Infant CPR/AED/First Aid community class from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday. The cost of the class is $50. All classes are held at the Red Cross Office at 106 Skyline Drive. Interested participants should contact the Red Cross office at 236-1282 to register. Pre-registration is required for the class. (July 29, 2010)
Recognized as the premier Chinese acrobatic touring company, the Golden Dragon Acrobats are slated to perform Friday at the University of Mississippi’s Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts.
The Golden Dragons have traveled the world, performing in all 50 states and more than 65 countries on five continents. Designed and choreographed by Danny Chang and Angela Chang, the show is a combination of award-winning acrobatics, traditional dance, spectacular costumes, ancient and contemporary music, and theatrical techniques.
The show is set for 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for 18 and under, all general admission. They are available by calling 915-7411, by visiting the UM Box Office in the Student Union from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays or the Ford Center Box Office at 10 a.m. on the day of the show, or by going to www.olemiss.edu/depts/tickets/order.htm. (July 29, 2010)
The Oxford Park Commission and Oxford Film Festival will host the final “Movie Night” in the parks of the summer this week. The movie, “Field of Dreams,” will be screened Friday at FNC Sports Complex.
The film is free due to sponsorships by Newks, the Ford Center for the Performing Arts, Oxford Printwear and Oxford Orthopedics and Sports Medicine.
Live music will be performed before the film is shown. Music is sponsored by the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council. On Friday, 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. The movie will start at dusk. For more information, visit www.oxfordparkcommission.com. (July 29, 2010)
The Lafayette County & Oxford Public Library reminds those who have participated in this year’s Summer Reading Program that Friday is the deadline to turn in their completed reading record. To mark the end of this year’s Summer Reading Program, the library will host a party at 10:30 a.m. Friday with cake and refreshments and Reggie the Reading Raccoon. For more information, call the library at 234-5751. (July 29, 2010)
The Lafayette County-Oxford School of Applied Technology Board will meet at 7:45 a.m. Tuesday at the Tech school. (July 28, 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. Dianne Arnold, program specialist with the state Department of Mental Health, will provide an update on respite/day services in Oxford. The meetings are open to all caregivers interested in those with Alzheimer’s and related memory loss disorders. For more information, contact the sponsors, the Three Rivers Area Agency on Aging at 877-948-3090 or Jo Ann O’Quin with the Department of Social Work at 915-7199 or email@example.com. (July 28, 2010)