The University of Mississippi will aid in suicide awareness and prevention by hosting the second annual Out of the Darkness Community Walk. Together with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, local hosts include the University of Mississippi Clinical Disaster Research Collaborative, Psychological Services Center, Department of Psychology and Psychology Honors Society.
The walk will take place Nov. 5 in the Lyceum Circle on the UM campus. Registration starts and 8 a.m., opening ceremonies begin at 9, and the 1.5-mile walk through campus starts at 9:30. Following the walk, participants are welcome to enjoy food, live music, and discussion with each other as well as mental health experts from the University and community.
People can register at www.outofthedarkness.org by clicking on the “Find an Event Near You” and signing up for the Lafayette-Oxford University Walk. Registration is free. Proceeds from the Out of the Darkness Community Walk will benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. (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)
Oxford Medical Clinic will host Pink Lemonade Day for breast cancer awareness from 9-11 a.m. Oct. 26. Area residents are invited to stop by to learn how to help prevent or detect breast cancer in the earliest, most curable stages. Participants may come at their convenience; no appointment is necessary. The event is sponsored by Drs. Mona Castle and Thomas Glasgow. For more information, call 234-1791 or 1-800-843-3375. Oxford Medical Clinic is located at 2161 S. Lamar Blvd. (October 19, 2011)
The faculty, staff and students of the Oxford-Lafayette School of Applied Technology invite the community to attend the flag ceremony at 10 a.m. Tuesday. The ceremony, presented by the members of the ROTC programs at Oxford and Lafayette high schools, will be held at the school, 134 Highway 7 South. (October 19, 2011)
The inaugural Oxford Science Café will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday. The Science Café, sponsored by the University of Mississippi Department of Physics and Astronomy, will feature a series of short public talks at Lusa Pastry Café, 1120 N. Lamar Ave. October’s Science Café, by Josh Gladden, is on “Airplanes to Turbulence to Dark Energy: a 30 minute tour of some physics we know and some physics we don’t know.” A time for questions and conversations will be offered afterward. Everyone is invited, and children are welcome. (October 14, 2011)
Gaining Ground is having a meeting and sponsoring a lecture at 6 p.m. Monday at the Powerhouse Community Arts Center. Everyone is invited to the meeting that will begin with a potluck dinner, followed by a lecture by Jason Hoeksema entitled “Foraging and Identifying Wild Mushrooms in North Mississippi.” The lecture is free to the public, and those attending are encourage to bring a potluck dish to share. (October 14, 2011)
Family Crisis Services of Northwest Mississippi will hold a fatherhood program for new fathers from 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Lafayette County & Oxford Public Library. For more information, call Wanda Gipson at 234-9929. (September 19, 2011)
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)