Raise the Roof, Oct. 19-23, at Jackson Medical Mall (350 W. Woodrow Wilson Ave.). The Jackson Medical Mall Foundation prepares the homes of four senior citizens in the community for the cold weather. To volunteer, call 601-982-8467 ext 21.
Tuesday, Oct. 20
10 a.m., City Council Meeting at Jackson City Hall (200 S. President St.). The City Council holds its regular meeting, open to the public. Call 601-960-1033.
5 p.m., Jackson Public School Board at Jackson Public Schools (621 S. State St.). The JPS School Board meets for its regular session, open to the public. Call 601-960-8700.
Wednesday, Oct. 21
8:30 a.m., Hobnob Mississippi at Agriculture and Forestry Museum (1150 Lakeland Dr.). This annual event provides a chance for business, community and political leaders in the state to network. $75, $50 Mississippi Economic Council members; call 601-969-0022.
Noon, Young Professionals Alliance Power Luncheon at the Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership (201 S. President St.). The YP Alliance welcomes Joel Bomgar as a guest speaker for its monthly luncheon event. Free; call 601-948-7575.
7 p.m., "Expect Change" at the Jackson Convention Complex (105 E. Pascagoula St.). The Honorable Governor Mike Huckabee will speak at this benefit for the Salvation Army. $50; call 601-982-4881.
Thursday, Oct. 22
10 a.m., State Board of Education meets at Central High School Building (359 N. West St.). The state board holds a public meeting. Free; call 601-359-3513.
11:30 a.m., Mission Mississippi Fundraising Luncheon at the Jackson Convention Complex (105 E. Pascagoula St.). Mission Mississippi holds its annual fundraiser. $50, table sponsorships available; call 601-353-6477.
6 p.m., Third Annual CARA Animal House Party at Hal & Mal's (200 Commerce Street). This evening of music, food, and silent and live auctions will benefit the Community Animal Rescue and Adoption. Custom-made animal houses will be up for grabs during the live auction. $40, $75 per couple, $100 host sponsorship; call 601-941-1432.
7 p.m., Blues by Starlight at Highland Village (4500 I-55 N.). Authentic Mississippi blues, food and drink, and a silent auction, all in the cool autumn air for a great cause: the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Mississippi. $100; call 601-985-7691.
Friday, Oct. 23
8 a.m., Annual Policy Conference at the Jackson Marriott (200 E. Amite St.). This free conference on economic policy and working families features a keynote address from former Mississippi Gov. William Winter. Visit mepconline.org for more information.