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Community Events and Public Meetings

10 a.m., "Jump Start Revenue Growth Through International Trade" Webinar at mississippi.org/webinars. The event will provide valuable information to companies interested in international trade and will include a discussion on real opportunities for businesses to grow revenue through international trade. Registration is required. Free; call 601-960-3610 or 601-353-0909.

5 p.m., "Women's Fund Meet-and-Greet at Electric Building (308 E. Pearl St.), on the first floor. The mixer with appetizers and wine is in honor of Women's Equality Month. Free; call 601-326-0701.

6 p.m., "Business Law Seminar for Current and Future Business Owners at Jackson Medical Mall (350 W. Woodrow Wilson Ave.), in the Community Meeting Room. Get your business law questions answered from qualified business attorneys. Registration is required. Free; e-mail [e-mail missing].

"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.

"Wednesday, Sept. 1

11:45 a.m., "Parents for Public Schools Lunch Bunch at Jackson Medical Mall (350 W. Woodrow Wilson Ave.), in the Community Meeting Room. An RSVP is required. $5 lunch; call 601-969-6015.

Noon, "History Is Lunch" at William F. Winter Archives and History Building (200 North St.). MDAH historian Jim Woodrick presents "Another Hot Summer: Slocum's 1864 Expedition to Jackson." Free; call 601-576-6998.

"Thursday, Sept. 3

5 p.m., "Live Art Auction at Brown's Fine Art (630 Fondren Place). Consignment art from Marie Hull, Walter Anderson, Karl and Mildred Wolfe, Emmitt Thames, Jackie Meena, Lucy Mazzaferro, Lynn Green Root and others. Proceeds benefit Ronald McDonald House. Free admission; call 601-982-4844.

5:30 p.m., "Jackson Public Schools Annual Parent Conference at Callaway High School (601 Beasley Road). The theme is "The Ultimate Partnership: Is the Village Listening?" The keynote speaker is WLBT news anchor Maggie Wade. Parents are encouraged to arrive between 4:30-5:30 p.m. to complete registration. Various different exhibitors will be providing free resources and information, and free school supplies will be given. Free; call 601-960-8945.

6 p.m., "Precinct 1 COPS Meeting at Jackson Police Department, Precinct 1 (810 Cooper Road). These monthly meetings are forums designed to help resolve community issues or problems, from crime to potholes. Call 601-960-0001.

"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.

"Saturday Sept. 4

8 a.m., "Jackson Audubon Society Monthly Bird Walk at LeFleur's Bluff State Park, Mayes Lake (115 Lakeland Terrace). An experienced Audubon Society member will lead the walk. Bring binoculars, water, insect repellent and a snack. Call ahead if you would like to borrow a pair of binoculars. Children under 15 must be accompanied by an adult. Free, $3 car entrance fee; call 601-956-7444.

"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 Sept. 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 that have created visual, physical and psychological barriers along the lines of race, income and class. Student and professional teams may enter. The registration deadline is Sept. 15, and entries are due by Oct. 30. Prizes will be awarded in November. $60 professional teams, $35 student teams; e-mail [e-mail missing].

"Through Nov. 7

"Farmers' Market at Old Farmers' Market (352 E. Woodrow Wilson Ave.). Brenda's Produce features fruits, vegetables and flowers from Smith County, and Berry's Produce also has a wide selection of products to choose from. Hours are 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. Call 601-354-0529 or 601-353-1633.

"Through Dec. 5

"Habitat Hideaways at Habitat for Humanity/Metro Jackson (1260 Ellis Ave.). Buy raffle tickets for a child's playhouse to raise money to build decent, affordable houses for families in need in metro Jackson. The Drawing for the winning ticket is Dec. 5. $20, $40 for three, $100 for ten; call 601-353-6060.

"Through Dec. 18

"Greater Belhaven Market at Mississippi Farmers Market (929 High St.). Buy local 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].

"Through May 27

"After-School Enhancement Program, at Jackson Medical Mall (350 W. Woodrow Wilson Ave.). The City of Jackson Department of Parks and Recreation's program takes place on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Youth ages 7-12 may participate. Activities include studying and learning during homework sessions, listening to guest speakers, and participating in arts and crafts. Immunization compliance is required. Parents and guardians must also provide transportation and food each day. Registration continues until all slots are filled. Free; call 601-960-0471.

"Ongoing

"Medical Mall Moment Report at 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 jacksonmedicalmall.org. 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 and bone density. It helps to 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. Othor Cain and Mista Main of Hot 97.7 FM are the host, Mondays from 6-8 p.m. E-mail [e-mail missing].

"Ask for More Arts Call for Artists. Ask for More Arts is currently seeking artists to work with children in grades K-5 in the Jackson Public Schools district. Parents for Public Schools of Jackson is the convening partner. Call 601-969-6015.

"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 noon-6 p.m. on Fridays, and 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. on Saturdays. Free admission; call 601-987-6783.

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