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Public Meetings and Community Events

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Jackson City Council President Frank Bluntson will lead the regular council meeting tomorrow at 6 p.m.

Monday, Nov. 16

6 p.m., Domestic Violence Awareness Forum at the Eudora Welty Library (300 N. State St.). Moderated by Donna Ladd, Jackson Free Press editor-in-chief, the panel will discuss how to make Mississippi a safer place for women. Free; call 601-362-6121, ext. 16.

6 p.m. HIV/AIDS town-hall meeting at the Jackson Medical Mall (350 W. Woodrow Wilson Ave.). The White House Office of National AIDS Policy leads a town-hall discussion about HIV/AIDS. Most of the time is dedicated to open discussion. To register, sign up at http://www.cmpinc.net/ONAP, or register at the door.

Tuesday, Nov. 17

5 p.m., Jackson Public School Board at Jackson Public Schools office (621 S. State St.). The JPS School Board meets for its regular session, open to the public. Free; call 601-960-8700.

5:30 p.m., Third Tuesday Nov 17, at Sal & Mookie's (565 Taylor St.). This business-networking event offers happy hour prices on beverages and a chance to meet and mingle with fellow professionals. Free admission; e-mail [e-mail missing].

6 p.m., City Council Meeting at Jackson City Hall (200 S. President St.). The City Council holds its regular meeting, open to the public. Free; call 601-960-1033.

Thursday, Nov. 19

10 a.m. State Board of Education meets in the fourth floor boardroom, Central High School building (359 N. West St.). The state board holds a public meeting. Free; 601-359-3513.

5 p.m., Fondren Unwrapped. This special holiday edition of Fondren After 5 is your opportunity to find that special local find for your holiday shopping needs. Stop by the JFP's table at Swell-O to check out the official JFP "I Get It Once a Week" t-shirts on sale. Free; call 601-981-9606.

6 p.m., "Legal Rights and Planning for Persons with Mental Illness" at St. Dominic Hospital (969 Lakeland Drive). Richard A. Courtney, CELA, discusses healthcare decision-making rights and options, public benefits and family estate planning techniques that will provide healthcare and financial resources and security for persons living with mental illness and their families. Free; call 601-899-9058.

Friday, Nov. 20

8 a.m., Business E-Waste Day at Mississippi Farmers Market (929 High St.). Businesses can bring unwanted electronics for proper, environmentally friendly disposal. Acceptable items include: computers, all computer components, desktop copiers, fax machines, radios, televisions, cell phones, desk phones, VCR players, DVD players, electronic games, monitors, keyboards, printers, laptops, scanners, stereos/radios, microwaves, vacuums, smoke alarms. (Note: $1 charge per monitor and $10 charge per television.) Free; call 601-948-7575 ext. 234.10 a.m. State Board of Education meets in the fourth floor boardroom, Central High School building (359 N. West St.). The state board holds a public meeting. Free; call 601-359-3513.

Saturday, Nov. 21

8 p.m., THEshow at the Arts Center of Mississippi (201 Pascagoula St.). Local fashion designers showcase their work to raise money for Community Outreach Health Awareness, Inc. $20; call 228-324-2946.

Sunday, Nov. 22

10 a.m., Black Gay Pride Prayer Breakfast at the Hilton Jackson (1001 E. County Line Rd.). Author Terry Angel Mason will discuss his book "Love Won't Let Me Be Silent." Free; call 601-957-3625 ext. 121.

2 p.m., Friends and Family at St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church (1638 Clinton-Raymond Road). The guest speaker for this special event is Rev. Larry Thompson of Mt. Hood Baptist Church, with the Mt. Olive Male Choir performing. Free; call 601-214-8283.

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