The Taylor Farmers’ Market will hold a preview party in conjunction with Tin Pan Alley Art and Antiques’ Spring Garden Show in the Plein Air Neighborhood in Taylor from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. Though the market doesn’t start weekly until June, vendors will be set up in front of Tin Pan Alley with a sneak peek of spring produce, garden items, baked goods, landscaping, flower and vegetable plants, seafood, live music and more. For more information or to apply to become a vendor at the market this summer, call (662) 832-8727. (March 26, 2010)
The Master Gardeners of Lafayette County, in association with the University Museum, presents the second lecture in the Spring Garden Lecture Series on Thursday. The lecture will begin at noon at the University Museum at University Avenue and Fifth Street.
The speaker for the second lecture, titled “Rose Are Red, Violets Are Blue: You Can, too, Grow Roses in Mississippi,” will be Dr. Pamela Collins, assistant professor of horticulture at Mississippi State University. Collins is specialty director of gardens at MSU where she is responsible for the Rose Garden. She will talk about the challenges of growing roses in Mississippi and will offer suggestions and insight on rose culture.
The series is free and open to the public. Bring a brown bag lunch and enjoy this informative lecture with other Oxford gardeners. (March 26, 2010)
Meets for breakfast from 7:30 – 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Ole Miss Catering banquet suite located at 123 Heritage Drive. Featured speaker will be Allen Greene, major gifts officer for the UMAA Foundation. He is a former Notre Dame outfielder who was drafted by the New York Yankees in his junior season. Guests are invited. To RSVP for this event, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call Scott Thompson at 816-9898. For more information, visit www.oxford-olemissrotary.com. (March 26, 2010)
The New Albany Home and Garden Show will be Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Union County Fairgrounds. The event will feature horticulture speakers, demonstrations and garden vendors. For more information, call (662) 316-0088 or visit www.newalbanygardening.com. (March 25, 2010)
Amateur singers and dancers got the chance to display their skills Tuesday as the Powerhouse Community Arts Center hosts Oxford’s Got Talent, an avent staged as the community’s inaugural talent show. (March 25, 2010, Page 2A)
The Oxford Community Garden Association will host its next vegetable gardening workshop at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Stone Center. Local organic gardener, Jennie Lee, will present information and offer tips on dealing with insects in the garden. She will show images of most common plant agitators and offer tips for dealing with them. The workshop is free and open to all. The Stone Center is at 423 Washington Ave., across the street from the public pool. (March 25, 2010)
Holli’s Sweet Tooth, located on South Lamar Boulevard just off the Square, will host an Easter Bunny photo session from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. For $10, participants can get a 5-by-7 professionally taken photograph with the Easter Bunny. Proceeds from the event will benefit 9 Lives Cat Rescue. (March 25, 2010)
Bobby Jefcoat questions the Mississippi Legislature about having its priorities in order based on a recent move in Jackson, while Carolyn Ross asks if our country’s Founding Fathers might not be a bit shocked with what’s going on today. (March 25, 2010, Page 4)
- John W. Mitchell — 72, died Wednesday. Arrangements are incomplete with Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home of Oxford.
- John Baker Ratliff — 88, died Tuesday, March 23, 2010. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at New Prospect Baptist Church in Oxford. Burial will follow in the Spring Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be held two hours prior to the service at the church. Coleman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
In the second week of the Oxford Park Commission’s Spring Tennis, the Volleys were able to sneak by the Spinners 4-1 on Wednesday. (March 25, 2010, Page 7)