The “More Than a Meal” program will be offered from 5 to 7 p.m. every Tuesday at the Stone Center on Washington Avenue. A free meal will be provided, tutoring will be available for students and more. For more information, call 801-4712. (October 15, 2010)
NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Connection, a weekly recovery support group for people living with mental illness, will be held from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Sunday in the Magnolia Room of Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi. People learn from each others’ experiences, share coping strategies, and offer encouragement and understanding. For more Information, call NAMI Mississippi at 1-800-357-0388. (October 15, 2010)
The third annual Brian Dahl’s Birthday Ride will be held Oct. 23, startig in the Oxford Activity Center parking lot. Registration begins at 8 a.m. at the Activity Center or you can register online at www.racesonline.com. Registration is $30 and proceeds will benefit Angle Ranch, a local shelter for abused children. Three ride options and a walk will be available. The long ride (55 miles), intermediate ride (25 miles) and short (five to 10 miles) and a walk (one to two miles). For more information, call Deborah Bone, race coordinator, at 801-4306, or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org. (October 15, 2010)
Baptist Centers for Cancer Care will host Renewal with Hope from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Cancer Center, 504 Azalea Drive. A light lunch will provided along with information for cancer patients, family members and caregivers on the necessity of good nutrition during and after cancer treatment. (October 15, 2010)
On Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon, anyone can come to the Oxford Community Garden and get leaves that have composted since last fall. Leaves are free, and for a donation to the Garden, the compost will be loaded in your vehicle. Bring a truck, trailer or bags. The Garden is on University Avenue, pull in by the little white water building next to M & F Bank. For more information, e-mail email@example.com or call Susie Adams at 234-3064 in the evening. (October 15, 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. (October 5, 2010)
The Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Services, through its Project START division, is hosting a training seminar titled, “Tap into our Knowledge: De-mystifying Workplace Accommodations and Assistive Technology,” at its AbilityWorks facility in Oxford from 8:30 a.m. to noon Thursday.
This training will provide hands-on demonstrations and answer questions regarding accommodations and assistive technology in the workplace.
Human resource professionals, employers, educators and WIN Job Center staff are invited to learn about the low-cost methods and ideas to improve employment opportunities for Mississippians with disabilities. Three breakout sessions will provide the opportunity to learn information that will dispel the myths regarding accommodations and assistive technology necessary for people with disabilities in the workplace. Registration is free, and space is limited, so call Dorothy Young at (601) 987-4872 or 1-800-852-8328 or e-mail at email@example.com.
AbilityWorks, located at 51 County Road 166 in Oxford, will also host an open house from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. the same day, with an Appreciation Ceremony at 11:30 a.m. The public is invited. (October 5, 2010)
The Homeless Task Force, in conjunction with the Interfaith Compassion Ministry, will meet at 4 p.m. Sunday in the Oxford Police Department Conference Room, 715 Molly Barr Road. All those who have been involved and are interested in exploring the causes and solutions to problems related to the homeless in the Oxford-Lafayette County area are invited to attend.
Churches and civic organizations are encouraged to partner with the Homeless Task Force in this community-wide endeavor. Subcommittees of the Task Force will report on their findings to date and directions for future actions will be explored, discussed and outlined. For more information, contact Marcia Cole at (662) 236-5529 or firstname.lastname@example.org. (October 5, 2010)
In lieu of a regular meeting this month, the Reach to Recovery group will be honored from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at a reception, hosted by Baptist Centers for Cancer Care, at the Cancer Center, 504 Azalea Drive. All breast cancer survivors are encouraged to attend. The group’s next meeting will be Nov. 1 at Azalea Gardens. (October 1, 2010)
Sardis Lake will host the 2010 Clean Up Day on Oct. 9. Clean Up Day is done in conjunction with National Public Lands Day and is meant to inspire people to invest in our public lands by volunteering. At Sardis Lake, Clean Up Day participants will help to keep the lake clean by picking up litter in recreation areas and along the shoreline. Those interested in helping keep Sardis Lake a clean and beautiful place for all to enjoy are asked to contact Ranger Michael Jones at the Sardis Lake Field Office (662) 563-4531. (September 28, 2010)