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ARRL Day in the Park

The ARRL Mississippi Section and the University of Mississippi Amateur Radio Club will hold an ARRL-approved Hamfest, “ARRL Day in the Park,” from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in front of the Lyceum, located at the end of University Avenue. The program will also feature a tour of the National Center for Physical Acoustics to look at some of the latest mine detection equipment and research. Tours of the Lyceum will also be provided by the University’s Column Society. For more information, visit the website at www.w5ums.org. (October 15, 2010)

Evening of Opera Scenes

The Department of Music Opera Theatre Ensemble presents an evening of opera scenes centered around the classic opera theme of death and tragedy, except with a few twists. This year’s scene program features concert version, semi-staged works from “L’elisir D’Amore,” “Otello,” “Manon Lescaut,” “Tosca,” “Die Zauberflöte,” “Candide” and many more. The program is sure to delight  seasoned music lovers and amateur listeners alike.

The scenes are supported by collaborative pianist, Amanda Johnston and directed by Julia Aubrey. The scenes are suitable for a general audience. Dates are Nov. 5 at 8 p.m. and Nov. 7 at 3 p.m. in Nutt Auditorium. Tickets are available through the UM Box Office on-line or by calling 915-7411. Tickets are $5 and will be available at the door. For more information, call Julia Aubrey at 915-1280. (October 15, 2010)

Evening of Opera Scenes

The Department of Music Opera Theatre Ensemble presents an evening of opera scenes centered around the classic opera theme of death and tragedy, except with a few twists. This year’s scene program features concert version, semi-staged works from “L’elisir D’Amore,” “Otello,” “Manon Lescaut,” “Tosca,” “Die Zauberflöte,” “Candide” and many more. The program is sure to delight  seasoned music lovers and amateur listeners alike.

The scenes are supported by collaborative pianist, Amanda Johnston and directed by Julia Aubrey. The scenes are suitable for a general audience. Dates are Nov. 5 at 8 p.m. and Nov. 7 at 3 p.m. in Nutt Auditorium. Tickets are available through the UM Box Office on-line or by calling 915-7411. Tickets are $5 and will be available at the door. For more information, call Julia Aubrey at 915-1280. (October 15, 2010)

Choral Music of South Africa

The University of Mississippi Women’s Ensemble Choir, along with graduate student conductor Scott Sexton, will present a lecture concert on the choral music of South Africa at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25 in the Nutt Auditorium on the UM campus. Folk songs of praise, protest and freedom that tell the story of this singing nation will be performed in four South African languages. This choral music is full of earthy rhythms, beautiful harmonies, drumming and dancing that will uplift the human soul. (October 15, 2010)

Business Start-up Assistance

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 umsbdc@olemiss.edu or visit the Web site at www.mssbdc.org. (October 15, 2010)

University Dames Salad Supper

The University Dames hosts its annual Salad Supper at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Carrier House (the Chancellor’s Residence.) Current members are asked to bring a salad to share; newcomers and new members are guests at this event.  RSVP by Friday to umdames@olemiss.edu or call Priscilla McCoy 801-6223. The University Dames is a social organization open to all women who are themselves or whose husbands are on the faculty or staff of the University of Mississippi. (October 15, 2010)

L-O-U Symphony Fall Concert

The L-O-U Symphony Orchestra will present its Fall Concert at 8 p.m. Monday in the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts. The program includes the suite from “Bonduca” by Henry Purcell, Mozart’s “Violin Concerto in G major,” Mendelssohn’s “Ruy Blas Overture” and “Three Dances” from “The Bartered Bride” by Bedrich Smetana. Robert Riggs, professor of music, is the soloist in the violin concerto. Tickets are $10 and $6 for students with ID and may be ordered at the UM Box Office (www.olemiss.edu/depts/tickets/) or call 915-7411. (October 15, 2010)

‘Pouring Tea’

Artist-scholar E. Patrick Johnson, who was born and reared in Hickory, N.C., will give his solo performance of “Pouring Tea: Black Gay Men of the South Tell Their Tales” at 7 p.m. Saturday in Meek Auditorium at the University of Mississippi. A book signing will be held afterward. (October 15, 2010)

Kennon Observatory Open House

Kennon Observatory on the UM campus will host a free public viewing of the sky from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday. Telescopes will be available to observe the Moon, Uranus, Neptune and Jupiter, as well as star clusters and colorful double stars. The dome of Kennon Observatory has been repaired, so the large telescope inside will be available. 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. (October 15, 2010)

‘Coming Out Faithfully’

In honor of National Coming Out Day, the Sarah Isom Center for Women & Gender Studies will host a panel discussion titled, “Coming Out Faithfully: Faith, Religion, and Sexualities,” at noon Monday, Oct. 11, in the Faulkner Room in the Archives & Special Collections on the  third floor of J.D. Williams Librar yon the campus of the University of Mississippi.

This panel discussion of sexualities in the Bible will be presented by the Rev. Craig Gates, retired Episcopal minister and member of the Bishop’s Committee on Ministry with LGBT Persons, the Rev. Laura Getty’s, associate rector, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, and Eunice Benton, UUA Mid-South district executive.

National Coming Out Day was founded by Robert Eichberg and Jean O’Leary on Oct. 11, 1988, in celebration of the second gay march in Washington, D.C., a year earlier. The purpose of the march and of National Coming Out Day is to promote government and public awareness as well as affirmation of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights and to celebrate homosexuality. Whether you’re lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or not, be proud of who you are and your support for LGBT equality this National Coming Out Day. (October 3, 2010)

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