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Community Events and Meetings

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Community Meetings

Tuesday, June 24

6:30 p.m., June Figment Jackson Meeting at Sneaky Beans (2914 N. State St.). Attendees meet in preparation for the annual participatory arts project, which takes place Oct. 18 in Midtown. Free; email byronknight1@gmail.com; find June Figment Meeting on Facebook.

Thursday, June 26

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Leadership Greater Jackson Alumni Association's Annual Meeting at Country Club of Jackson (345 St. Andrews Drive). $30, $25 members; call 601-613-3218; email leadershiprsvp@gmail.com.

5:30 p.m., Precinct 4 COPS Meeting at Redeemer Church (640 E. Northside Drive). These monthly forums are designed to help resolve community issues or problems, from crime to potholes. Free; call 601-960-0004.

Saturday, June 28

8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Homebuyer Education Class at Jackson Housing Authority Homeownership Center (256 E. Fortification St.). Topics include personal finances, home inspections and the role of lenders and real estate agents. Registration required. The class is required to qualify for a Jackson Housing Authority loan. Free; call 601-398-0446.

Community Events

Monday, June 23

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Lunch with the USA IBC at Jackson Marriott (200 E. Amite St.). The topic is "The Life and Legacy of George Balanchine." Advance tickets only. $20; call 601-355-9853; usaibc.com.

5 p.m.-8 p.m., Open Late Five to Eight at Mississippi Museum of Art (380 S. Lamar St.). The purpose of the social cocktail gathering is to welcome visitors who are in Jackson for the International Ballet Competition and Freedom Summer events. Free admission, exhibit costs vary; call 601-960-1515; msmuseumart.org.

Tuesday, June 24

5 p.m.-8 p.m., Open Late Five to Eight at Mississippi Museum of Art (380 S. Lamar St.). The purpose of the social cocktail gathering is to welcome visitors who are in Jackson for the International Ballet Competition and Freedom Summer events. Free admission, exhibit costs vary; call 601-960-1515; msmuseumart.org.

6 p.m.-7 p.m., Freedom in Mississippi Series Lecture at Mississippi Museum of Art (380 S. Lamar St.). In Trustmark Grand Hall. Artist Mary Lovelace O'Neal talks about her painting, "Angel of the Hood," and shares her views on social injustice. Cash bar at 5:30 p.m. Free; call 601-960-1515; msmuseumart.org.

Wednesday, June 25

noon, History Is Lunch at William F. Winter Archives and History Building (200 North St.). Polly Dement discusses her new book, "Mississippi Entrepreneurs." Free; call 601-576-6998.

noon-1 p.m., Lunch and Learn Series: E-Newsletters at Mississippi Center for Nonprofits (201 W. Capitol St., Suite 700). $15, free for members; call 601-968-0061; msnonprofits.org.

5 p.m.-8 p.m., Open Late Five to Eight at Mississippi Museum of Art (380 S. Lamar St.). The purpose of the social cocktail gathering is to welcome visitors who are in Jackson for the International Ballet Competition and Freedom Summer events. Free admission, exhibit costs vary; call 601-960-1515; msmuseumart.org.

Thursday, June 26

9 a.m.-4 p.m., Advanced Grant Proposal Strategies at Mississippi Center for Nonprofits (201 W. Capitol St., Suite 700). In the two-day workshop, learn how to conduct grants research, develop a needs statement, create a budget and assemble the proposal package. Registration required. $369, $199 members; call 601-968-0061; msnonprofits.org.

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Lunch with the USA IBC at Jackson Marriott (200 E. Amite St.). The topic is "Women in Dance." Advance tickets only. $20; call 601-355-9853; usaibc.com.

3 p.m., Hometown Hero and SUMITT Awards at Jackson Convention Complex (105 E. Pascagoula St.). The Jackson Convention and Visitors Bureau hosts the annual program and reception to acknowledge individuals who have contributed to the city. RSVP. Reserved tables available. Wear business attire. Free admission, reserved tables available; call 960-2321; email lpeyton@visitjackson.com; visitjackson.com.

4:30 p.m.-6 p.m., NAMI Mississippi Open House at NAMI Mississippi (2618 Southerland St.). Meet the organization's new executive director, Tameka Tobias-Smith and see the new location. Free; call 601-899-9058.

Friday, June 27

9 a.m.-4 p.m., Advanced Grant Proposal Strategies at Mississippi Center for Nonprofits (201 W. Capitol St., Suite 700). In the two-day workshop, learn how to conduct grants research, develop a needs statement, create a budget and assemble the proposal package. Registration required. $369, $199 members; call 601-968-0061; msnonprofits.org.

10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Microsoft Excel 1 at Tulane University, Madison Campus (2115 Main St., Madison). Topics include the Ribbon interface, entering and editing data, printing worksheets, formulas, formatting and charts. Registration required. $10; call 601-605-0007; email poates@tulane.edu.

7 p.m., Lecture Series: 1863, The Crucial Year at Vicksburg National Military Park (3201 Clay St., Vicksburg). In the Visitor Center Auditorium. Learn more about the Campaign and Siege of Vicksburg during the Civil War. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Free; call 601-636-0583; nps.gov/vick.

7 p.m.-11 p.m., Craft Beer and Crossfaders at Offbeat (151 Wesley Ave.). The celebration of local arts and craft beer includes $4 beers from Lucky Town Brewing, food from Lurny D's Grille, giveaways, and music from DJ Young Venom, Silent G, Loki Antiphony and DJ Sandpaper. No cover; find Craft Beer and Crossfaders on Facebook.

Saturday, June 28

8 p.m.-9:30 p.m., Lighted Boat Parade at Ross Barnett Reservoir (Madison Landing Circle, Ridgeland). The event featuring decorated boats includes awards in divisions for small and large boats, and a fan favorite vote on Facebook. Parade participants must register (includes T-shirt). $30 per boat, free for spectators, $15 T-shirts; barnettreservoirfoundation.org.

Sunday, June 29

3 p.m., Freedom in Mississippi Series Panel Discussion at Mississippi Museum of Art (380 S. Lamar St.). In Trustmark Grand Hall. Panelists include art historian Dr. Floyd Coleman and Howard University art professor Akili Ron Anderson. Free; call 601-960-1515; msmuseumart.org.

Monday, June 30

6 p.m.-7 p.m., We Are Jackson Listening Tour at Ice House Alley Warehouses (251 W. South St.). Join Jackson Mayor Tony Yarber in the forum to share ideas and solutions regarding developing Jackson's entertainment district. Free; call 601-960-1084; email icehousealleywarehouses@gmail.com; jacksonms.gov.

6 p.m.-8 p.m., wii-FM (What's in It for Me) Community Forum at Afrikan Art Gallery and Gift Shop (Jackson Square Promenade, 2460 Terry Road). The topic is "Giving Props to the Women of Our Struggle." Free; call 601-201-0871 or 601-918-5075.

Ongoing

June 25-29, Mississippi Freedom Summer 50th Anniversary Conference at Jackson Convention Complex (105 E. Pascagoula St.) and Tougaloo College (500 W. County Line Road). The Veterans of the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement and the Mississippi State Conference NAACP host the conference is to recognize civil rights workers who fought for equality in 1964, and to recognize the need to continue the effort. $75 through April 30, $100 after; students: $50 through April 30, $75 after; $25 one day only; Legacy Banquet: $100, $50 students; call 601-977-7914 or 601-918-7809; email info@freedom50.org; freedom50.org.

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