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. (November 12, 2010)
If you’ve never volunteered for the Oxford Film Festival before and want to get involved, the festival is holding an information session at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Powerhouse Community Arts Center. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.oxfordfilmfest.com/volunteer (November 11, 2010)
Baptist Center for Cancer Care is sponsoring Renewal with Hope, a gathering for patients and caregivers from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Cancer Center, 504 Azalea Drive. Phil Rogers, manager of Baptist North Mississippi Wellness Center, will discuss fatigue management during and beyond cancer treatment. A light lunch will be served. For more information, call 662-513-9612. (November 11, 2010)
The American Red Cross will offer an adult, child and infant CPR community class on Monday from 5:30 to 9 p.m. The cost of this class is $35. The Red Cross will also offer an adult, child and infant CPR/AED/First Aid community class on Dec. 4 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The cost of this class is $50. All classes are held at the Red Cross office, 106 Skyline Drive. Interested participants should contact the Red Cross office at 236-1282 to register. Pre-registration is required for these classes. (November 11, 2010)
Operation Christmas Child brings joy and hope to millions of children around the world through gift-filled shoe boxes. This year, boxes will be collected at The Orchard at 1606 Highway 30 E. (Molly Barr Extended). Collection times are: Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to noon, Sunday 12:30 to 2 p.m.; and Nov. 22 10 a.m. to noon. Those delivering more than 50 boxes should call to schedule a drop-off time. For more information about becoming involved with Operation Christmas Child or filling a shoe box, contact Mae Stone at 801-8511 or visit www.samaritanspurse.org/occ. (November 11, 2010)
The Oxford Civic Chorus will present its fall concert, “Music of the People: Folk Songs of the World,” at 3 p.m. Sunday at North Oxford Baptist Church. The Oxford Civic Chorus is a group of musicians from a variety of backgrounds and occupations, hailing from Oxford and the entire north Mississippi area. Membership is by audition only. The chorus is directed by Brooke Bagley-Worthy and accompanied by Andrew Gordon. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children and students. (November 11, 2010)
The Ole Miss Ballroom Dance Club will host “Unwind … & Dance” from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday in the Johnson Commons Ballroom on the campus of the University of Mississippi. A group tango lesson will be taught by The Dance Studio of Tupelo. Open dancing, featuring all styles of music, will also be featured. Dress is casual and dances are open to all. Cost is $5 for student members, $9 for student nonmembers, and $8 for other members and $12 for all over nonmembers. For more information, call Fred or Kathy at 234-8530 or visit the club website, www.ombdc.com. (November 11, 2010)
The Oxford Film Festival and the Lafayette County & Oxford Public Library are participating in the nationwide KidsFirst.org’s Film Critic’s Weekend. Local organizers are trying to set the world’s record of getting the largest number of kids “viewing and reviewing” the same film on the same weekend, “The Velveteen Rabbit,” together with a caring adult. The movie will be screened at 2:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the library at no charge. (November 11, 2010)
Church Women United will sponsor World community Day 2010 at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Second Baptist Church. The program is titled, “Building the Beloved Community.” Program chairwomen are Marie Pringle, Jean Shaw and Dorothy Henderson. Arrangements are by Patsy Pipkin, Eugenia Minor and Darlene Williams-Washington. (November 11, 2010)
Local veteran associations will be holding a Show and Shine car, truck and motorcycle Jamboree at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Veterans Building on Veterans Drive, across from the State Veterans Home. Proceeds will benefit the Veterans Memorial Park.
A $15 fee will be charged to register a vehicle. Registration begins at 9 a.m. A live band will perform and food and drinks will be available to purchase. The Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legions and Disabled American Veterans will be taking orders for Boston butts for $30. Door prizes, raffles and a live auction with Larry Massey as auctioneer will also be featured. For more information, call 236-5935 or 236-3536. (November 11, 2010)