The new Oxford Children’s Chorus is accepting members. The chorus will perform in a special program with the Oxford Civic Chorus next spring. The purpose of the chorus is to provide excellent and enriching choral music experiences for children in grades 4 to 6. All children who enjoy singing are invited to join.
Placement auditions will begin Jan. 17. Rehearsals will be held from 6 to 7:15 p.m. on Mondays at the Ole Miss Music Building. For more information, visit the website, http://xrl.us/oxfordmscc, or https://sites.google.com/site/oxfordmscc/ or call 662-259-7030. (January 5, 2011)
The Lafayette County & Oxford Public Library will host a free screening of “Akeelah and the Bee” at 3:30 this afternoon for its Kids’ Afternoon Movie. For more information, call the library at 234-5751. (January 5, 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)
The North Mississippi Fish Hatchery Visitor Education Center at Enid will offer youngsters the opportunity to make Christmas ornaments for birds at 2 p.m. Saturday. Participants will create edible ornaments to decorate their trees. This free program is for all ages with a variety of ornaments for various skill levels. All the supplies will be provided. Some of the creations made will decorate the trees around the hatchery, but most will go home with the artists.
The hatchery is located off Interstate-55 at Enid, Exit 233 east. To make your reservation for this program, call the hatchery at 622-563-8068. For more information, visit the website at home.mdwfp.com/NMFH. (December 10, 2010)
The Lafayette County & Oxford Public Library welcomes the storytellers and musicians from the North Mississippi Storytellers Guild for Family Story Time on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in the children’s corner. Especially for the holiday season, they will share stories and songs of Hannukah to close the festive season. Musician Adrian Baron-Robbins will light the menorah and tell the story of the temple miracle. Rebecca Jernigan will tell Eric Kimmel’s “Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins.” Anne Gilstrap and other guild members will join in. (December 8, 2010)
Get your picture taken with Santa from 5 to 9 this evening at Chick-fil-a for $5. Two dollars from each photo and 15 percent of any meal will be provided to the San Mateo Empowerment Project in Belize. UM professors and students are working to improve this impoverish corner of the world. (December 1, 2010)
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. (November 29, 2010)
The Oxford School District orchestra students will present a Holiday Concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Oxford High School auditorium. Strings students in grades 6 through 12 will perform several holiday selections. OHS orchestra students will perform traditional holiday favorites in addition to a carol “sing-a-long” with audience participation. Admission is free. For more information, contact Benji Wilson at email@example.com. (November 29, 2010)
The University of Mississippi Museum, located at University Avenue and Fifth Street, will host a Santa’s Work/Shop Dec. 11. Santa’s Work/Shop allows parents time for those all-important holiday errands. Register your child(ren) for a fun-filled session of gift-making and art activities for kids ages 5-12.
Choose a session: 10 a.m.- noon, or 1-3 p.m. Registrants are invited to linger for lunch between sessions from noon until 1 p.m. Cost is $10 per child for Museum Members at the Family level and above; $15 per child for non-members. Reservations are required. Call the museum education department at 915-7205 or sign up at www.museum.olemiss.edu by Dec. 8. (November 24, 2010)
The Lafayette County & Oxford Public Library will host a free screening of “Pocahontas” at 2 p.m. today as its Afternoon Kids’ Movie. (November 24, 2010)