Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders Caregiver Support Group will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at the Azalea Gardens Assisted Living Community, 100 Azalea Drive, in Oxford. Meetings are open to all caregivers interested in those with Alzheimer’s and related memory loss disorders and provides resources and support for caring for individuals who have memory loss. Refreshments are provided compliments of Azalea Gardens. For more information contact the Three Rivers Area Agency on Aging at 877-948-3090 or Jo Ann O’Quin, Department of Social Work, 236-1879 or firstname.lastname@example.org. (September 7, 2011)
The public is invited to a presentation by Master Gardener, Barbara White, who will discuss “Attracting Beneficial Wildlife to Your Garden,” Monday at 9 a.m. at the Lafayette County Extension Service on Veterans Drive. For more information, call the Extension Office at 234-4451. (September 6, 2011)
Volunteer Oxford, the community’s new volunteer center, needs area residents to volunteer on a day of service and remembrance on Sunday, Sept. 11. Various service site activities will focus on hunger and remember those who lost their lives on 9/11.
Local nonprofits benefiting from this day will be community resources that address hunger: The Pantry, More Than a Meal, Love Packs and the Oxford Community Garden. Volunteers will also honor the victims and heroes of 9/11 by working alongside local heroes.
Service site projects include community-wide food drives, gardening and landscaping projects, and helping organize and prepare food. Volunteers of all ages are encouraged to participate.
The 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance will kick off at 12:30 p.m. Sept. 11 at the Oxford Activity Center. Volunteers will work on various service projects that afternoon with a 5 p.m. community supper at Lamar Park. Volunteers will receive a complimentary dinner on the grounds with the community invited to participate in the 9/11 service community event. The community will observe a moment of silence and also recognize and honor police, firefighters, and military servicemen and women.
To volunteer, contact Kelly Shannon at 236-6662 or email email@example.com. (September 6, 2011)
Music for Meditation, to embrace a decade of healing since Sept. 11, 2001, will be presented Sunday by organist Jason Derrick in the Oxford-University United Methodist Church sanctuary, corner University Avenue and 10th Street. This music-only memorial meditation service is free and open to all.
A special morning service will serve as a tribute to emergency responders at New Prospect Baptist Church, 823 Highway 334. The 10:30 a.m. service will provide an opportunity for the community to show its support and appreciation to all of its emergency responders — fire and police officers as well as EMTs. The responders will be honored with a small gift and appreciation dinner following the service. (September 6, 2011)
A hunter education class has been set for the 2012 season. The class will be held from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Oxford National Guard Armory. For more information, call 662-840-5172. All persons born on or after Jan. 1, 1972, that have reached the age of 12, must complete the hunter education course before they can hunt or obtain a license. (September 6, 2011)
In honor of September being named as Disaster Preparedness Month, the North Central Mississippi Medical Reserve Corps, Oxford Emergency Management and RSVP will have a tent set up Friday on the Square in front of the Skipwith Cottage with free information on how to prepare for natural disasters. Information about preparing for a disaster will be available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, call either RSVP at 232-2377 or MRC at 232-2476. (September 6, 2011)
Everyone is invited to a free concert by The Josh Buford Band at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at First Wesleyan Church, 1740 Jefferson Ave., across from Bramlett Elementary School. The theme for the concert is “Live Out Loud” and will feature original and contemporary music. (September 6, 2011)
The Mid-Town Farmers’ Market is open on Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Mid-Town Shopping Center on North Lamar Boulevard. (September 6, 2011)
An open casting call will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday at The Inn at Ole Miss board room for some new commericals promoting the University of Mississippi. All current and former students, faculty, administration and their families are invited to be a part of the casting call. The organizers are looking for Ole Miss enthusiastis of all ages — from the very youngest to the very oldest. A true cross section of UM’s base will be reflected in upcoming commercials, so all ethnicities and both genders are encouraged to attend this casting call. Those planning to attend must be available for filming a minimum of a half-day on Aug. 1 or Aug. 2 in Oxford. (July 21, 2011)
A community bike ride, organized by the Oxford Cycling Club, will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday. Bicyclists will leave from the Oxford Depot and take a casual ride for up to an hour on the new bike paths and quiet streets on campus and in town. Riders of all skill levels are welcome. For more information, visit http://LOUpathways.org/. (May 12, 2011)