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Community Events and Public Meetings

Tuesday, July 20

10 a.m., Disaster Preparedness Expo for Senior Citizens at Jackson Medical Mall (350 W. Woodrow Wilson Ave.), in the UMC Conference Center. Topics include: Where to go if your home is uninhabitable; how and where to get medication; and well as who to contact for social services. Call 601-352-2269 to RSVP.

Noon, "Finishing the Dream'' Town Hall Meeting at Jackson State University, Rose E. McCoy Auditorium (1400 Lynch St.). "Finishing the Dream" is a series of town hall meetings held in four cities--Jackson, Chicago, Atlanta and Detroit--to discuss the future of the civil rights movement. The meetings will make up part of a "Finishing the Dream" telecast on NBC later this year. Sponsors are NBC, WLBT3 and the Fannie Lou Hamer National Institute on Citizenship and Democracy. Free; call 601-979-1562.

Wednesday, July 21

11 a.m., Blood Pressure Checks for Seniors at Golden Key Multi-purpose Center (3450 Albermarle Road). The City of Jackson's Department of Human and Cultural Services and the staff of St. Dominic Health Service's Care-A-Van outreach program will provide blood-pressure checks and health information to qualifying individuals ages 55 or older living within the city limits of Jackson. Free; call 601-960-0335.

Noon, "History Is Lunch," at William F. Winter Archives and History Building (200 North St.). Historian Stuart Rockoff presents "Chai Cotton: Jewish Life in Mississippi." Bring your own lunch; coffee/water provided. Free; call 601-576-6850.

Thursday, July 22

8:30 a.m., NASA Design Challenges Workshop at Mississippi e-Center (1230 Raymond Road). The workshop will help students create, design and build test models using common materials found in the classroom. Middle school students will work on design challenges faced by NASA for the next generation of space vehicles, habitats and technology. Free; call 601-979-1177.

Noon, Young Professionals Alliance Luncheon at Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership (201 S. President St.). The guest speaker is Jason Brookins of the Jackson Redevelopment Authority. $10, $7 members; call [e-mail missing].

6 p.m., Credit Training at Jackson Medical Mall (350 W. Woodrow Wilson Ave.), in the Community Meeting Room. A BankPlus representative will give tips on improving your credit. Call 601-982-8467.

6 p.m., Precinct 4 COPS Meeting at Redeemer Church (640 E. Northside Drive). These monthly meetings are forums designed to help resolve community issues or problems, from crime to potholes. Call 601-960-0004.

Friday, July 23

8:30 a.m., Women's Fund Informational Meeting for Nonprofits at William F. Winter Archives and History Building (200 North St.). Learn more about the organization's grant-making process and what they are looking for in successful concept briefs. Please e-mail Jamie at [e-mail missing] to RSVP. Free; call 601-326-0701.

9 a.m., Friday Forum at Koinonia Coffee House (136 S. Adams St., Suite C). The presenter is Dr. Leslie B. McLemore, interim president of Jackson State University. Free; e-mail [e-mail missing].

10 a.m., National Minority Health Month Program at Jackson Medical Mall (350 W. Woodrow Wilson Ave.) at center stage. The Mississippi Department of Mental Health is the sponsor. Call 601-359-6202.

Saturday, July 24

9 a.m., Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America Homeownership Seminar at Jackson Medical Mall (350 W. Woodrow Wilson Ave.). The class will be held in the Community Meeting Room. Free; call 601-922-4008.

9 a.m., Olde Towne Market in downtown Clinton. Vendors will sell everything from fresh produce to unique handmade crafts on the brick streets of Olde Towne Clinton. Free admission; e-mail [e-mail missing].

10 a.m., "Get Ready Class of 2011" Information Expo at Jackson State University (1400 John R. Lynch St.), in the College of Business building. The expo will give graduating high school seniors and their parents the opportunity to visit their respective academic departments and learn more about admissions, financial aid, housing, scholarships, public safety and the campus. Free; call 601-979-1383.

Through July 30

Craftsmen's Guild of Mississippi Call for Applications at Mississippi Craft Center (950 Rice Road). Those interested in jurying into the guild must submit an application by 5 p.m. July 30. Call 601-856-7546.

Through 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 that 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 rewarded in November. $60 professional teams, $35 student teams; e-mail [e-mail missing].

Through Aug. 31

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.

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.

Through Feb. 28

Jackson State University Alumni Association Membership Drive Jul 12-Feb 28, at Jackson State University: Williams Athletics and Assembly Center (1400 John R. Lynch St.). The Jackson-Hinds chapter is currently seeking new members to join the association. $25 membership; e-mail [e-mail missing].


Cancer Rehab Classes at Baptist Medical Center (1225 N. State St.), in the Activity Room of the Hederman Cancer Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The class helps cancer patients enhance cardiovascular strength and endurance, and 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.

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.

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.

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. Send your questions and comments in advance to [e-mail missing] or call the office for more information. The broadcast is also available at Call 601-982-8467.

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.

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 Saturday from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Free admission; call 601-506-2848 or 601-354-6573.

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