Camp Lake Stephens is hosting its third annual Charity Invitational Golf Tournament & Walk on Friday. For more information on the tournament and how you can impact the lives of individuals and your community through this event for golfers and walkers, call the office at 234-3350 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. The tournament will be held at the Ole Miss Golf Club. (April 13, 2010)
Guided walking tours of Oxford’s North Lamar Historic District will begin at 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Tours depart from the Skipwith Cottage next to City Hall. Guides will point out architectural features, introduce some prominent people from Oxford’s past, and explain why two houses have been declared National Historic Landmarks.
Sponsored by the Oxford Convention & Visitors Bureau, guided walking tours are offered as part of its heritage tourism program. Travelers are given a personal, up-close introduction to Oxford, and residents can learn a little more about local history. It is a pleasant way to get some exercise while taking a closer look at one of Oxford’s most attractive assets.
Tours are approximately one hour and 15 minutes long and will be offered the third Saturday of every month from April to July. For more information, visit www.oxfordcvb.com or contact Mary Allyn Roulhac at 232-2477. (April 12, 2010)
The Oxford Park Commission’s inaugural Double Decker Three Person Scramble Golf Tournament will begin at 8 a.m. Friday, April 23, at the Ole Miss Golf Club. Entry fee of $225 per team includes round of golf, cart and lunch sponsored by Abner’s. Prizes will be awarded for first-, second- and third-place finishers, plus longest drive, closest to pin and hole-in-one Jeep Wrangler from Chandler Motor & Nissan. All proceeds benefit Angel Ranch, shelter for abused children. Entry deadline is Friday, with online registration at www.oxfordparkcommission.com or by calling Oxford Park Commission at 232-2380. (April 5, 2010)
The Taylor Farmers’ Market will hold a preview party in conjunction with Tin Pan Alley Art and Antiques’ Spring Garden Show in the Plein Air Neighborhood in Taylor from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. Though the market doesn’t start weekly until June, vendors will be set up in front of Tin Pan Alley with a sneak peek of spring produce, garden items, baked goods, landscaping, flower and vegetable plants, seafood, live music and more. For more information or to apply to become a vendor at the market this summer, call (662) 832-8727. (March 26, 2010)
The Master Gardeners of Lafayette County, in association with the University Museum, presents the second lecture in the Spring Garden Lecture Series on Thursday. The lecture will begin at noon at the University Museum at University Avenue and Fifth Street.
The speaker for the second lecture, titled “Rose Are Red, Violets Are Blue: You Can, too, Grow Roses in Mississippi,” will be Dr. Pamela Collins, assistant professor of horticulture at Mississippi State University. Collins is specialty director of gardens at MSU where she is responsible for the Rose Garden. She will talk about the challenges of growing roses in Mississippi and will offer suggestions and insight on rose culture.
The series is free and open to the public. Bring a brown bag lunch and enjoy this informative lecture with other Oxford gardeners. (March 26, 2010)
The Oxford Community Garden Association will host its next vegetable gardening workshop at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Stone Center. Local organic gardener, Jennie Lee, will present information and offer tips on dealing with insects in the garden. She will show images of most common plant agitators and offer tips for dealing with them. The workshop is free and open to all. The Stone Center is at 423 Washington Ave., across the street from the public pool. (March 25, 2010)
The Oxford Park Commission will host its annual Easter Egg Hunt at FNC Park Soccer Fields, located on Old Sardis Road and Highway 314, on April 3. The hunt will begin at 10 a.m. sharp for ages 10 and under. Children will be grouped according to age.
More than 7,000 eggs will be hidden and special “golden eggs” will be marked and can be redeemed for gift certificates and prizes. All participants are asked to bring at least one can good to be donated to The Pantry. The canned goods desired by The Pantry included soups, fruits and meats. Parents will not be allowed to accompany children during the egg hunt and kids need to bring their own baskets. The Easter Bunny will also be there. In case of bad weather, call the OPC hotline at 236-3000. For more information, contact Mike Young at 232-2391. (March 19, 2010)
The Alabama-Mississippi Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society is sponsoring at three-mile walk March 27 at Oxford’s Pat Lamar Park. Participants can begin checking in at 9 a.m. and the walk starts at 10. To register or volunteer for the event, visit walkmsmississippi.org or contact Angie Jackson at (601) 856-5831 or email@example.com. (March 15, 2010)
On Saturday and Sunday, the eighth annual River City Jack Russell Terrier Trial will take place at John W. Kyle State Park in Sardis. RCJRT is an affiliate club for the Jack Russell Terrier Club of America who in turn is an affiliate for the Jack Russell Terrier Club of Great Britain.
The JRTCA is a working breed club. The highest honors are given to dogs that maintain the working ability for which the Jack Russell was originally bred. Concessions will be available both days. For more information including a trial flyer & entry forms please go to www.rivercityjrtclub.com/. (March 15, 2010)
Ole Miss Outdoors’ Seventh Annual Swamp Stomper Adventure Race is set for April 10 at Sardis Lake.
Ten teams of four will bike 2.25 miles, trail run 6-8 miles, canoe 5 miles and then portage their canoe to the finish line. The bike leg is a new addition this year to the race route.
All teams must have four team members, and at least one team member must be of the opposite gender. Each team will receive specific information and a detailed map of the race course at the pre-race meeting, set for Tuesday at 5 p.m. in Turner Center Room 112. The registration fee is $30 per person ($120 per team); one person must register and pay to reserve a spot in the race.
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