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Thursday, May 28, 2015

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Local events planned to promote biking to work

With May being National Bike Month, local cyclists have put together some events Friday to help promote cycling around Oxford, including Bike to Work Day. (May 15, 2014, Page 1)

OCVB observes National Tourism Week

While National Tourism Week is a good way to promote tourism around the country, the Oxford Convention and Visitors Bureau spends each work day throughout the year promoting Oxford in various ways. As part of its recognition, the OCVB will be hosting visitors to Oxford from noon to 4 p.m. Friday at the Skipwith Cottage next to City Hall. Refreshments, including cookies and cake, will be handed out. A special Double Decker historical tour is planned for 3 p.m. See today’s EAGLE for more information. (May 10, 2012, Page 1, 2)

Double Decker Bus Tour

Trained docents will lead guided Double Decker bus tours at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday. The tours will go through Oxford and the University of Mississippi. Tickets can be purchased at Oxford City Hall prior to the tour or the day of the tour beginning at 10 a.m. in Skipwith Cottage. Tickets are $5 for adults, and $2 for children 12 and under. Space is limited. For more information, call Mary Allyn Roulhac at 232-2477. (November 10, 2010)

Double Decker Bus Tour

The monthly Double Decker Bus Tour will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday. Those interested in participating should meet at the Skipwith Cottage on the Square. Historian Jack Mayfield will serve as the guide for a driving tour through Oxford and the University of Mississippi on the Double Decker bus. The tour last approximately 1 hour and fifteen minutes. Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for children. For more information or to reserve a spot, call the Oxford CVB at 232-2477. (October 5, 2010)

Double Decker Bus Tour

A Double Decker Bus Tour of Oxford will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 14. Those interested should meet at Skipwith Cottage. Tours cost $5 for adults and $2 for children. The tours will last approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes. For more information, call the Oxford Convention & Visitors Bureau at 232-2477. (August 3, 2010)

Everything old is new again for green exhibit

OXFORD LIVING — Several artists with the Oxford Maker’s Market have been displaying items made from recycled, discarded and found materials during the Green Week festivities at the University of Mississippi campus this week.

The artwork will be on display this afternoon in front of Skipwith Cottage on the Square and again on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.. inside The Lyric during the “Upper Decker Festival” — not to be confused with the Double Decker Festival that has had most of its events moved to Sunday due to expected severe weather on Saturday. (April 23, 2010, Page 1B)

Children’s recycled art workshop

As part of Green Week, Lou Haney, assistant professor of art, will conduct a children’s recycled art workshop from 1-2 p.m. Friday near Skipwith Cottage by City Hall. Children will use old materials like magazines, newspapers and cereal boxes to create new art objects.

 (April 23, 2010)

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