Operation Shoestring provides a safe place for children and parents in its west Jackson neighborhood, empowering them and strengthening the bonds of family and community. Among the services the organization provides are:
• After-school and summer programs.
• Dropout prevention services.
• Family and parenting classes.
• Art, music and dance programs.
• Athletic summer camps.
Come out Thursday, April 26, to show your support for the work of Operation Shoestring at the "coolest garden party in Jackson" with a night of food, dancing and fun. Operation Spring Fling begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Art Garden at the Mississippi Museum of Art (380 S. Lamar St., 601-960-1515), with entertainment by The Vamps. Free admission. Come early and catch Eric Stracener and the Frustrations at the High Note Jam Concert at 5:30 p.m. For more information, visit http://www.operationshoestring.org.