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Community Events and Public Meetings

4 p.m, Jackson City Work Session at Jackson City Hall (200 S. President St.). The Jackson City Council holds its work session, open to the public. Free; call 601-960-1033.

7 p.m., Jackson Photography Society Meeting at St. James Episcopal Church (3921 Oakridge Dr.). The meeting includes an open color/monochrome print competition. Anyone interested in photography is welcome. Visit

Tuesday, Aug. 10

8 a.m., MINCAP Business Seminar at Jackson Medical Mall (350 W. Woodrow Wilson Ave.). The Minority Capital Fund of Mississippi's two-hour session will be in the Community Meeting Room. Call 601-713-3322.

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

1 p.m., 8(a) Business Development Workshop at Regions Plaza (210 E. Capitol St.), in Suite 1000 in the Conference Room. Learn about programs that provide capital, surety bonding, and business counseling to small businesses. Space is limited; registration is required. Free; call 601-965-4378, ext. 13, 14 or 19.

Noon, Q & A with a Pharmacist at Baptist Medical Center (1225 N. State St.), in the Hederman Cancer Center. Cancer treatment often involves taking a host of new drugs along with some you may already be taking. Ask the Cancer Center pharmacists any questions you may have about your own medications, cancer drugs and drug interactions. Registration is required. $5 optional lunch; call 601-948-6262 or 800-948-6262.

6 p.m. Jackson State University Alumni Association Meeting at Jackson State University, Williams Athletics and Assembly Center (1400 John R. Lynch St.). The Jackson-Hinds chapter will meet in the Sports Hall of Fame Room. E-mail [e-mail missing].

Wednesday, Aug. 11

Women's Fund Forum Aug 11, 11:45 a.m., at Jackson State University (1400 John R. Lynch St.), on the third floor of the Student Union. The theme is "Let's Talk about Economic Self Sufficiency in Mississippi." The speaker is a staff member from the Mississippi Economic Policy Center. Bring your own lunch or order a lunch by Monday, Aug. 9. Free admission, $10 lunch; call 601-326-0700 or 601-326-0701.

Noon, "History Is Lunch," at Old Capitol Museum (100 S. State St.). Author Steve Yates discusses his new book set during the Civil War, "Morkan's Quarry: A Novel." Free; call 601-576-6850.

5:30 p.m., Cocktails and Conversation at Local 463 (121 Colony Crossing Way, Madison). Young professionals are welcome to come learn more about the Community Foundation of Greater Jackson's new Future Fund. Call 601-974-6044.

Thursday, Aug. 12

11:30 a.m., Global Connect Luncheon - Korean Protocol and Culture at Mississippi World Trade Center (175 E. Capitol St., Suite 255). Gina Regan and Kookie Kim will give an in-depth presentation on the Korean language and culture, North and South Korea, business etiquette and much more. $10, Korean lunch included; call 601-353-0909.

5:30 p.m., Volunteer Fair at Operation Shoestring (1711 Bailey Ave.). Find out how to become a part of the Operation Shoestring Service Corps and what volunteer opportunities are available during the upcoming school year and next summer. Additional parking available at Wells United Methodist Church. Visit

6 p.m., Precinct 2 COPS Meeting at Jackson Police Department, Precinct 2 (711 W. Capitol St.). These monthly forums are designed to help resolve community issues or problems, from crime to potholes. Call 601-960-0002.

Friday, Aug. 13

"The Right Way to Start a Nonprofit" Workshop Aug 13-14, at Mississippi Center for Nonprofits (921 N. President St., Suite C). Learn how to get state and federal approval, the requirements for registering, completing the IRS application and how to legally solicit funds in Mississippi. Paperwork for establishing the nonprofit organization will also be completed. Sessions are from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. both days. $249; call 601-968-0061.

9 a.m., Rankin County Board of Supervisors Meeting Aug 13, 9 a.m., at Rankin County Government Offices (211 E. Government St.). The board holds its recess meeting. Call 601-825-1475.
Interstitial Cystitis Aug 13, 11:45 a.m., at Baptist Health Systems, Madison (401 Baptist Drive). In the Community Room. If you have this disease, find out how to improve your quality of life. $5 optional lunch; call 601-948-6262 or 800-948-6262.

7:30 p.m., Contra Dance at the Commons at The Commons at Eudora Welty's Birthplace (719 N. Congress St.). Folk dance lessons by Catherine Bishop start at 7:30 p.m., and the music and dancing begin at 8:30 p.m. Free, $5 donations welcome; call 601-540-1267.

Saturday, Aug. 14

8 a.m., Health and Wellness Fair 2010 Aug 14, 8 a.m., at Total Praise & Worship (120 Cedar Lane). Come for free eye, dental and mental health screenings as well as free massages. Children entering grades K-12 can get free school supplies, book bags, uniforms and hairstyling. Face painting and a space jump will be available. Free; call 601-201-6664, 601-201-8374 or 601-922-7618.

10 a.m., First Day Program at Jackson Convention Complex (105 E. Pascagoula St.). JPS students and parents are invited to participate in book bag and school-supply giveaways, tutoring and after-school program sign-ups, and medical and dental check-ups. Live entertainment and food are included. The City of Jackson and Jackson Public Schools host the event. Free; call 601-960-1084.

10 a.m., Back to "Zool," at Jackson Zoo (2918 W. Capitol St.). See what the animals do while they are at "zool." Also, meet the zoo docents and education staff and learn what animal education is really like. $8, $5 children ages 2-12, $7.20 seniors; members/babies free; call 601-352-2580.

4:30 p.m., Free Spanish Lesson at Lingofest Language Center (7048 Old Canton Road, Ridgeland). Adults and children are welcome. Free; call 601-500-7700.

Sunday, Aug. 15

FORMCities Call for Design Proposals at Jackson Community Design Center (509 E. Capitol St.). Mississippi State University's Jackson Community Design Center (JCDC) will host a design competition and symposium focused on the inherent challenges and immense potential for socioeconomic and environmental reconciliation by addressing barriers created by an urban divide. FORMCities calls for design proposals to address the negative impacts of urban forms and transportation thoroughfares which have created visual, physical and psychological barriers along the lines of race, income and class. Student and professional teams may enter, and the deadline is Aug. 15. Prizes will be awarded in November. $60 professional teams, $35 student teams; e-mail [e-mail missing].

Through Aug. 31

Project Redirectory Recycling Program. Telephone book recycling bins are located throughout the metro Jackson area, and you can schedule a pickup from your business if you have 50 books or more. Contact Keep Jackson Beautiful for a list of locations. Books may also be dropped off at Recycling Services (3010 N. Mill Street). Call 601-366-4842.

Center for Cultural Interchange Call for Hosting Families. CCI needs to place 1,000 foreign-exchange students from more than 40 countries around the world for the 2010-2011 school year. All of the students to be placed are 15-18 years old and are proficient in English. The application deadline is Aug. 31. Call 800-634-4771.

Through Sept. 3

Youth Flag Football Registration at Jackson Medical Mall (350 W. Woodrow Wilson Ave.). Youth ages 9-14 may participate. Interested individuals can fill out registration forms from 8 a.m.- 5 p.m..The deadline for registration is Sept. 3. Call 601-960-0471.

Through Sept. 14

NFL Youth Punt, Pass and Kick Competition Registration at Jackson Medical Mall (350 W. Woodrow Wilson Ave.). The competition is divided into four separate age divisions: 8-9 years old; 10-11 years old; 12-13 years old; and 14-15 years old. During registration, proof of age will be required Registration forms may be filled out from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Free; call 601-960-0471.

Through Dec. 18

Greater Belhaven Market at Mississippi Farmers Market (929 High St.). Buy some fresh produce or other food or gift items. The market is open every Thursday and Saturday from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Free admission; call 601-506-2848 or 601-354-6573.

Through Dec. 24

Farmers Market at Old Fannin Road Farmers Market (1307 Old Fannin Road, Brandon). Homegrown produce is for sale Monday-Saturday from 8 a.m.-7 p.m. and noon-6 p.m. Sunday until Christmas Eve. Call 601-919-1690.

Through Feb. 28

Jackson State University Alumni Association Membership Drive. The Jackson-Hinds chapter is currently seeking new members to join the association. $25 membership; e-mail [e-mail missing].

Ongoing Events

Farmers' Market at Mississippi Farmers Market (929 High St.). Shop the Mississippi Farmers Market for fresh locally-grown fruits and vegetables from Mississippi farmers, specialty foods, and crafts from local artisans. The market is open every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Call 601-354-6573.

Farmers' Market at Jackson Roadmap to Health Equity Project's Farmers Market (2548 Livingston Road). Buy from a wide selection of fresh produce provided by participating local farmers. Market hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Tuesday and Fridays, and 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. on Saturdays. Free admission; call 601-951-9273.

Medical Mall Moment Report, WOAD 1300 AM. Find out about the Jackson Medical Mall Foundation's current activities every second Friday of the month at 8:30 a.m. Call-ins to 601-995-1400 are welcome. You can send your questions and comments in advance to [e-mail missing] or call the office for more information. The broadcast is also available on Call 601-982-8467.

Cancer Rehab Classes at Baptist Medical Center (1225 N. State St.), in the Activity Room of the Hederman Cancer Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2 p.m. The class helps cancer patients enhance cardiovascular strength, endurance, their immune system bone density, and increase overall strength and stamina, decrease fatigue and weight loss, and improve digestion. Registration is required. Free; call 601-948-6262 or 800-948-6262.

You Have the Mic at Afrika Book Cafe (404 Mitchell Ave.). The open political forum for discussing Jackson's current issues is hosted by Othor Cain and Mista Main of Hot 97.7 FM on Mondays from 6-8 p.m. E-mail [e-mail missing].

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