Baptist Center for Cancer Care is sponsoring Renewal with Hope, a gathering for patients and caregivers on Tuesday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Cancer Center, 504 Azalea Drive. Chaplain Joe Young of Baptist North Mississippi will discuss “Coping with Cancer During the Holidays.” Refreshments will be served. For more information, call 662-513-9612. (December 10, 2010)
The Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders Caregiver Support Group, the C.A.R.E. Support Group and the Memory Makers Respite Program will get together for their annual Holiday Dinner from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Azalea Gardens Senior Care Community, 100 Azalea Drive. All current and former caregivers and loved ones are invited to join this special time to relax, reflect, laugh and join in fellowship. Drinks and meats will be provided. Those attending are invited to bring a dish to share. For more information, contact the Three Rivers Area Agency on Aging at 1-877-948-3090, or Jo Ann O’Quin, Department of Social Work, at 915-7199 or email@example.com. (December 8, 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. (December 3, 2010)
The Creative Yarn Spinners, a group of fiber artists from the Memphis area, will demonstrate spinning at Knit1 Oxford this Saturday between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. The group’s handspun yarns will be available for purchase. For more information, call Knit1 Oxford at 238-2829. (December 1, 2010)
The University of Mississippi Small Business Development Center will present the seminar, “How To Develop A Business Plan,” from 1 to 3 p.m. Dec. 8 at the Physical Plant training room on the Oxford campus. This seminar is designed to assist in preparing a business plan. The parts of the business plan are explained, including areas such as industry research, description of company products and services, identifying target customer groups and a marketing plan. Financial components discussed are startup costs and preparation of a projected cash flow statement. For more information or to pre-register, call 915-1291 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website at www.mssbdc.org. (November 24, 2010)
The local Multiple Sclerosis Self-Help Group will meet at 6:30 this evening in the Cafeteria Conference Room of Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Family and friends of those affected by MS are invited to attend. For more information, call Robert Allen at 234-3515. (November 18, 2010)
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 email@example.com, 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 University of Mississippi Small Business Development Center will offer a free workshop for entrepreneurs, titled “First Steps to Starting A Business,” from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday in the Physical Plant training room on the Oxford campus. The seminar is for those interested in starting their own business, but who are not sure where to begin. Speaker James Carden will outline the basic steps to start a business. Topics include: regulations such as licenses and permits; legal forms of business ownership; basic marketing concepts to help analyze the revenue potential; lending terminology; outline for a business plan and other resources to assist in starting a business. To register by phone, call 1-800-725-7232. For more information or to pre-register, call 915-1291 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Web site at www.mssbdc.org. (November 12, 2010)