The third Indoor Yard Sale, presented by the Oxford Convention and Visitors Bureau, will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. General admission is $2. For more information, call the Oxford Convention and Visitors Bureau at 232-2367. (October 5, 2010)
The Oxford Garden Club is selling flower bulbs as its fundraiser. The bulbs are being imported from the Netherlands and will arrive in Oxford this week. Bulbs can be pre-ordered or bought on a first-come basis at the indoor yard sale held on Saturday at the Oxford Conference Center from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The following bulbs will be sold: King Alfred Daffodils, $30 for 100 bulbs; Daffodil Mix (yellows and ivorys), $30 for 100 bulbs; Tete a Tete, $15 for 50 bulbs; Paper Whites, $18 for 25 bulbs; and Pink Tulips (in honor of breast cancer survivors and for breast cancer awareness), $30 for 60 bulbs. To pre-order bulbs or for more information, call the fundraising chairwoman at 236-2755 or e-mail email@example.com. (October 5, 2010)
The Sardis Lake Indian Artifact show will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 16 at the Oxford Conference Center on Sisk Avenue. Free Admission. (October 5, 2010)
The local United Way will kick off its new fundraising campaign from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday at a luncheon at the Oxford Conference Center, 102 Ed Perry Blvd. Lunch will be provided by Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi, and the kick-off event is being sponsor by several local businesses. (September 12, 2010)
Members of three disability rights groups are hoping to gain Oxford’s input Thursday as to the needs and concerns of people with all types of disabilities.
A community “listening event” will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the auditorium of the Oxford Convention Center. The Disability Partners’ Community Forums is being co-hosted by the Disability Rights Mississippi; the University of Southern Mississippi’s Institute for Disability Studies; and the Mississippi Council on Developmental Disabilities. All three agencies are funded by the federal Administration on Developmental Disabilities. (August 10, 2010, Page 1)
One in a series of state-wide Disability Partner’s Community Forums will be held at the Oxford Conference Center at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 12. This is a free event for the public, which is being hosted by three disability agencies from across the state — the Disability Rights Mississippi, the Mississippi Council on Developmental Disabilities and the Institute for Disability Studies. The local forum offers a unique opportunity to have your voice heard by three different agencies at once. This session is designed not only to provide information, but to spark some new ideas as well. Transportation assistance will be provided if given 24 hour notice. Light refreshments and a sign language interpreter will provided. For more information and/or transportation assistance, or an accommodation request, call 1-800-772-4057. (August 3, 2010)
A public service announcement starring former Rebel Dexter McCluster set to be filmed on the University of Mississippi campus on July 12 is looking for a few stars. The emphasis of the commercial is “Don’t text and drive.” The commercial is being filmed for Cellular South to play at Ole Miss home games on the jumbotron.
An open casting call will be held on Thursday at the Oxford Conference Center, 102 Ed Perry Boulevard, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The company is looking for people between the ages of 4 and 25 that include basketball and football players, choir members and beat box kids, double dutch jump ropers, break dancers and cheerleaders, BMX riders, children who can dance, high school band members, a band leader and baton twirler and acrobat that can do a back flip. Besides casting, the company is also looking to hire a local grip/electrician and possibly someone to do hair, makeup and wardrobe. All are paid positions.
E-mail photos and what your talent is to the producer Rachel North at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 323-839-3646. (July 3, 2010)
A plan to curb the growing population of deer inside the city limits of Oxford was officially unveiled Monday at a public hearing at the Oxford Convention Center. (June 15, 2010, Page 1)
A free one-day workshop presented by the Southeast Recycling Development Council, Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality and the Mississippi Recycling Coalition will help recycling programs improve efficiency and boost collection. The event is set for May 20 at the Oxford Convention Center. (April 21, 2010, Page 7)
PHOTO GALLERY — Local residents dropped off their old paint cans, motor oil and the like at the annual Hazardous Waste Collection Day Saturday at the Oxford Conference Center. (April 12, 2010, Page 1A)