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Public Meetings and Community Events


Jazz singer and Jackson native Cassanra Wilson opened a new music venue in the capital city.

Through Jan. 15

Hinds County Community College Registration, at all campuses; extended hours: 8:15 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8:15 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday. Go to or call 1-800-HindsCC.

Through Jan. 25

The World Through Lou's Lens at Arts Center of Mississippi (201 E. Pascagoula St.). An exhibit showcasing 80 years of Lou Shornick's photography along with pieces donated by various local artists such as Anthony DiFatta, Tony Davenport and Bill Wilson. All proceeds from the sale of the artwork will go to the Kids Fund established at the Community Foundation of Greater Jackson to support the launch of Mississippi Music N' Motion, a new music education program for underprivileged students. Call 601-960-1557.

Monday, Jan. 4

4 p.m., Jackson City Council meets at Jackson City Hall (200 S. President St.). The council will hold a special meeting. Call 601-960-1033.

6 p.m., Jackson LGBT Parents Playgroup at Safe Harbor Family Church (2147 Henry Hill Dr.). This event is an opportunity for Jackson's LGBT community to discuss issues specific to LGBT parenting along with general parenting issues. Pizza and drinks provided. Free; call 601-559-6133.

Tuesday, Jan. 5

3:30 p.m., Jackson Medical Mall Business Association Meeting at Jackson Medical Mall (350 W. Woodrow Wilson Ave.) in the community meeting room. Free; call 601-815-3857.
Wednesday, Jan. 6

5:30 p.m., Public Policy Toastmasters Club 8689 Meeting at Jackson State University (1400 Lynch St.), in the Sampson Library auditorium on the second floor. Improve your communication skills and become a better speaker and leader. Membership required. Call for details on membership dues; call 601-918-8523.

Thursday, Jan. 7

10 a.m., Cassandra Wilson Blues Marker Unveiling at Brinkley Middle School (3535 Albermarle Road). The Cassandra Wilson unveiling is the 100th (and Jackson's eighth) historic blues marker on the Mississippi Blues Trail. Free; call 601-960-1891, ext. 310.

11:30 a.m., Community Outreach for Health Awareness Meeting at Jackson Medical Mall (350 W. Woodrow Wilson Ave.), in the community meeting room. Free; call 601-815-3857.

5 p.m., Fondren After 5. This monthly event showcases the local shops, galleries and restaurants of the Fondren neighborhood. Free; call 601-981-9606.

5 p.m., Mississippi Blues Marathon and Half-Marathon Expo at Jackson Convention Complex (105 E. Pascagoula St.). The two-day expo will be 5-9 p.m. on Jan. 7 and 10 a.m.-7 p.m. on Jan. 8. Race participants must pick up their packets at the expo. No late or race-day packet pick-ups allowed, and runners must show ID. Enjoy food samples and live blues music. Featured speakers include Bill Rodgers and Dane Rauschenburg. Call 601-664-5726.

7 p.m., Mississippi Happening. Live broadcast during Fondren After 5. Download the podcast at Free; visit

Friday, Jan. 8

8 a.m., Board of Examiners Meeting at Jackson Medical Mall (350 W. Woodrow Wilson Ave.). The board will meet in the community meeting room. Call 601-982-8467.

Saturday, Jan. 9

7 a.m., Third Annual Mississippi Blues Marathon and Half-Marathon at the corner of State and Capitol streets. The Kids' Marathon will begin at 8 a.m. $30,000 in cash prizes will be given away to the top runners in several categories. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Mississippi Blues Commission. Registration prior to the race is required for all runners. $15-$200 registration fee; call 601-664-5726.

8:30 a.m., Delta Sigma Theta Meeting at Jackson Medical Mall (350 W. Woodrow Wilson Ave.). The sorority members will meet in the community meeting room. Call 601-982-8467.

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