The Oxford School District will host an open forum for parents and community members to give input regarding the new high school at 6 p.m. Thursday in the Oxford High School cafeteria. As the architect begins the design phase, the Board of Trustees and superintendent want to give the public an opportunity to share their ideas about and expectations of the new building. (January 19, 2011)
The American Red Cross will offer an adult, child and infant CPR/AED/First Aid community class on Dec. 4 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The cost of the class is $50. All classes are held at the Red Cross office, 106 Skyline Drive. Interested participants should contact the Red Cross office at 236-1282 to register. Pre-registration is required. (November 16, 2010)
The University of Mississippi Small Business Development Center will host a free seminar focusing on basic small business issues from 1 to 3 p.m. Nov. 24 at the Physical Plant training room on the Oxford campus.
Speaker Rick Schneider will discuss different topics of interest to small business owners. Each seminar will cover a different issue. Examples of topics that will be covered are: financing; managing a business; managing employees; human resources; customer relations; accounting; budgeting; real estate; cash flow management; tax planning; marketing/advertising; family-owned issues; franchising; insurance and various other issues.
Pre-registration is required to ensure adequate supplies are available for participants. For more information or to pre-register by phone, e-mail on online, call 915-1291, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the website at www.mssbdc.org. (November 16, 2010)
Nationally recognized childhood obesity expert Dr. Bernard Gutin of the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill will present a lecture titled, “The unfit-kid epidemic: How it is damaging the health of our youths and what can be done about it,” at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Turner Center auditorium on the Ole Miss campus. The presentation is free and open to the public. (November 16, 2010)
The Lafayette County & Oxford Public Library will host a free After-School Kids’ Craft Class at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday. Those planning to participate are asked to pre-register for the class. For more information or to pre-register, call the library at 234-5751. (November 16, 2010)
The American Red Cross will offer an adult, child and infant CPR community class on Monday from 5:30 to 9 p.m. The cost of this class is $35. The Red Cross will also offer an adult, child and infant CPR/AED/First Aid community class on Dec. 4 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The cost of this class is $50. All classes are held at the Red Cross office, 106 Skyline Drive. Interested participants should contact the Red Cross office at 236-1282 to register. Pre-registration is required for these classes. (November 11, 2010)
Oxford Training School/Central High School will host a yard sale and fish fry from 7 a.m. until Saturday at the OTS house at South 16th Street Extended. The fish fry will last from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Proceeds will support the OTS/CHS scholarship program. (November 11, 2010)
Trained docents will lead guided Double Decker bus tours at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday. The tours will go through Oxford and the University of Mississippi. Tickets can be purchased at Oxford City Hall prior to the tour or the day of the tour beginning at 10 a.m. in Skipwith Cottage. Tickets are $5 for adults, and $2 for children 12 and under. Space is limited. For more information, call Mary Allyn Roulhac at 232-2477. (November 10, 2010)
The Kennon Observatory will host a free open house from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday on the Ole Miss campus. Attendees will be able to use telescopes to observe the Moon, Uranus, Neptune and Jupiter, as well as the Pleiades, star clusters and colorful double stars. Observations are possible only if the weather cooperates. In case the weather is cloudy, or rainy, there can be no observation. Families and children are welcome. (November 10, 2010)
The senior class of Oxford High School will hold its 11th annual Medieval Faire from 8 a.m. to noon Tuesday. The faire will be held on the front lawn of the high school and everyone is welcome. (November 8, 2010)