Nov. 9 and 10, Southern Hospitality Conference at the Hilton Jackson (1001 E. County Line Rd.). The Mississippi Hotel and Lodging Association hosts this annual conference for the tourism and lodging industries in the state. Call 228-436-0630.
Nov. 9 through 11, 2009 Mississippi NAACP Black Leadership Summit at the Jackson Convention Complex (105 E. Pascagoula St.). Mississippi's African American leaders gather for this annual conference for elected officials. $100; call 601-307-7280.
Tuesday, Nov. 10
9:30 a.m., Mississippi Authority Educational Television Board Meeting at Mississippi Public Broadcasting (3825 Ridgewood Road). The MAET Board of Directors will conduct business concerning the operations of Mississippi Public Broadcasting (MPB). Visit http://mpbonline.org.
10 a.m., Education Task Force Meeting at the Mississippi State Capitol (400 High St.). This legislative task force studies the factors that allow "Star Schools" to excel and "Failing" schools to be held back. Call 601-359-1336.
2 p.m., "No Greater Love: Roy Wheat in Vietnam" at the William F. Winter Archives and History Building (200 North St.). Mississippi's fallen soldiers will be commemorated by this second annual Veterans' Day program. Free; call 601-576-6869.
7 p.m., "Star Bright! Honors Night!" at the Clinton Community Nature Center (617 Dunton Rd.). This annual fundraiser honors the veterans in the community. Call 601-926-1104.
Wednesday, Nov. 11
Noon, Mississippi Immigrants Rights Alliance Statewide Advocacy Meeting at 612 N. State St., 2nd floor. Lunch will be served. Individuals joining by Conference call should call around 12:20 p.m. Call 60-968-5182 for more information and the call-in number.
Thursday, Nov. 12
5 p.m., Hinds County School Board monthly meeting, 13192 Highway 18, Raymond. Call 601-857-5222.
5:30 p.m., Purse Strings at Hal & Mal's (200 Commerce St.). This reception and silent auction of designer and fashion handbags benefit expansion of financial education to women and young adults in the metro area. Music will be provided by Shane & Frazier. $40 per ticket; call 601-362-7206.
6 p.m., Judge Ali Shamsideen at COPS Precinct 2 Meeting, at the Precinct 2 Police Station (215 W. Pearl St.). Judge Ali Shamsideen will speak to residents about ways to recover money lost due to dwindling property values. Free; call 601-896-2307.
6:30 p.m., "The Obama Administration: 322 Days Later" at Tougaloo College: Woodworth Chapel (500 W. County Line Road). Panelists for this installment of the Medgar Evers/Ella Baker Civil Rights Lecture Series include Dr. Mary D. Coleman, associate dean of the Jackson State University College of Liberal Arts; professor Angela Kupenda, Mississippi College of Law; Chokwe Lumumba, Ward 2 councilman; Dr. D'Andre Orey, JSU Department of Political Science; and Dr. Stephen Rozman, political science professor, Tougaloo College. Free; call 601-979-1562.
Saturday, Nov. 14
6 a.m., Hope House of Hospitality Garage Sale at Hope House of Hospitality (786 E. Northside Drive). This event raises funds for the organization's 25th anniversary in January. Free event; call 601-981-1260.
8 a.m., "Some Like It Hot" Chili Cook-Off at Good Samaritan Center (114 Millsaps Ave.). Enjoy the chili entered in this competition while perusing the goods in the flea market. $5; call 601-355-6276.
9 a.m., Main Street Clinton's Holiday Market in the City of Clinton. Shop the selection from an array of vendors. Free; call 601-924-5472.
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