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)
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. (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)
Family Crisis Services’ and Addy Photography’s are teaming up again for the seventh annual “Milk n’ Cookies with Santa” fundraiser for Family Crisis Services, a victims service organization and child advocacy center. ‘Milk ‘n’ Cookies with Santa” will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. Dec. 2 at the Downtown Oxford Inn & Suites, 400 N. Lamar Blvd. A donation of $10 will be taken at the door and includes two 4×6 professional pictures by Rick Addy and snacks. All proceeds benefiting Family Crisis Services’ clients and services. For more information, call 234-9929. (November 18, 2010)
The Lafayette County & Oxford Public Library will screen “Giving Thanks” at 10 a.m. Monday as its free Children’s Morning Movie. (November 18, 2010)
The Lafayette County & Oxford Public Library will host Toddler Time at 10 a.m. Friday. (November 18, 2010)
The Lafayette County & Oxford Public Library will host a free puppet show at 6:30 this evening, and anther one at 10:30 a.m. Friday. (November 18, 2010)