The annual Yocona Harvest Festival will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 29 in the Yocona Community Center, 826 highway 334. The festival will feature games, prizes, concessions, door prizes and a cake walk. Chances will also be sold for a homemade quilt donated by the Yocona Homemakers. A costume contest will be held at 7 and auction will be held at 8. Admission is $1 per person and children, ages 3 and under, are free. (October 19, 2011)
Regents School of Oxford will have an Autumn Fair on Oct. 29 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. he event will be held at the Regents football field behind College Hill Presbyterian Church. Admission is $5 per person. This will be a fun family event with a lot of activities for everyone, such as a gospel band, storytelling with Miss Jill from Square Books, a children’s jumpy, concessions, a family picture booth, and lots of games, including Go Fish, Football Toss, Soak the Apple, Coca Cola Hoops, a Money Machine, Face Painting, Milk the Cow, Plinco, a CupCake Walk and Spin Art. The community is welcomed. For more information, visit www.regentsofoxford.org. (October 19, 2011)
Oxford University School will host its Fall Festival from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 28 at the school. All families in the Oxford community are invited. The festival will feature food, music, games and a costume contest for the entire family. Catfish plates will be available for purchase for $11 per plate. Take-out plates will also be available. Meal tickets may be purchased in advance by contacting OUS at 234-2200. In case of inclement weather, the rain location will be First Baptist Church Christian Life Center. (October 19, 2011)
The North Mississippi Fish Hatchery Visitor Education Center, adjacent to Enid Lake, is hosting pumpkin painting for youngsters at 2 p.m. Saturday. Participants will create pumpkin art using paint and decoupage and can decorate their pumpkins with images of trophy fish, monster bucks, beautiful flowers, colorful birds or even creepy bugs. Pumpkins and painting supplies will be provided and participants will receive helpful hints, hand-on help, and step-by-step instructions. Painting is fun, but can be messy so make sure the young artists and their assistants wear appropriate clothing. The program is free with the price of admission which is $2.50 for adults ages 18-59, and $2 for youngsters ages 3-17 and adults over the age of 60. Registration is limited to 20 youngsters so reserve a spot by calling 662-563-8068. (October 19, 2011)
The North Mississippi Storytellers Guild will circle up at 7:15 p.m. Thursday in the Parish Hall of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church to share ghostly tales and songs for its annual Pumpkin Patch Telling. Come share a story. Come listen. For more information, contact Rebecca Jernigan at 234-0550 or e-mail her at email@example.com. (October 19, 2011)
The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks reminds everyone that all Wildlife Management Areas with waterfowl hunting opportunity will be open for the youth waterfowl hunting weekend on Feb. 5 – 6.
Waterfowl regulations, including bag limits, for the youth hunting weekend will be the same as during the regular waterfowl season; however, youth hunters are exempt from purchasing a hunting license, WMA user permit, and duck stamps. Non-toxic shot and shotguns holding no more than three shells must still be used. Youth hunters must be accompanied by a licensed adult, and adults are not allowed to carry weapons or harvest birds during the hunts.
For more information about specific WMAs with waterfowl hunting opportunity, visit http://home.mdwfp.com/wildlife.aspx, or call the MDWFP Wildlife Bureau at 601-432-2199. (January 28, 2011)
Every Wednesday morning at 7:30 a.m. (weather permitting), students can enjoy a healthy alternative to get to school by walking and participating in the Safe Routes to School program. Children can be dropped off between 7:15 – 7:30 a.m. at the following locations: Bramlett Elementary School students meet at the Lafayette County Chancery Building; Oxford Elementary School students meet at the OE Walking Track at the back of the school; Della Davidson Elementary School students meet at the Oxford Conference Center; and Oxford Middle School students meet at the Oxford Activities Center. For more information, contact Brad Martin at firstname.lastname@example.org or 662-915-5570. (January 28, 2011)
The Lafayette County & Oxford Public Library will host a free screening of “Not Afraid of Dogs” at 10 a.m. Monday as its weekly Kids’ Morning Movie. (January 28, 2011)
The Lafayette County & Oxford Public Library will host a free puppet show of “Little Red Riding Hood” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. (January 19, 2011)
The Oxford Park Commission has opened its Santa Mailbox at the Lafayette County & Oxford Public Library. The mailbox will be open through Dec. 21. (December 10, 2010)