Tuesday, July 27
56th Biennial Gamma Phi Delta Sorority National Conference July 27-31, at Hilton Jackson (1001 E. County Line Road). The theme is "United in Heart, Sisterhood and Services." Visit gammaphideltasorority.com for a schedule. $300, $250 youth advisors; e-mail [e-mail missing].
6:00 p.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.
Wednesday, July 28
10 a.m., Senior Aerobics Class at Jackson Medical Mall (350 W. Woodrow Wilson Ave.), at center stage. Seniors have an opportunity to get in shape and have fun while doing it. Sponsored by Tougaloo College. Free; call 601-977-6137.
4 p.m., Jackson/Hinds Library System Board of Trustees at Eudora Welty Library (300 N. State St.). The trustees will discuss matters concerning the local library system. Free; call 601-968-5825.
Thursday, July 29
10 a.m., Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Awareness Program at Jackson Medical Mall (350 W. Woodrow Wilson Ave.). The session will take place in the Community Meeting Room. Call 601-709-5604.
10 a.m., Brownfields Grant Program Brunch Meeting at Smith Robertson Museum (528 Bloom St.). The City of Jackson Department of Planning and Development will provide information about the grant program. The city has funds available to provide free Phase I and Phase II assessments. Please RSVP. Free; call 601-960-2480.
4 p.m., Hometown Hero and SUMITT Awards Program and Reception at Jackson Convention Complex (105 E. Pascagoula St.). The event is presented by the Jackson Convention and Visitors Bureau. Wear business attire. Free; e-mail [e-mail missing] to RSVP.
6 p.m., Community Meeting at Jackson Community Design Center (509 E. Capitol St.). The topic is the redevelopment of the old Coca-Cola plant in south Jackson. Call 601-354-6480.
Friday, July 30
9 a.m., Friday Forum at Koinonia Coffee House (136 S. Adams St., Suite C). The presenter will be Dr. Leslie B. McLemore, interim president of Jackson State University. Free; e-mail [e-mail missing].
9 a.m.-3 p.m., Try Transit Day at Smith Park (302 Amite St.). Join JATRAN staff for free food, a tour of the new buses and family activities. Also, JATRAN will be offering free bus rides for the day. Free; call 601-326-5411.
6 p.m., Community Bike Ride at Rainbow Whole Foods Co-operative Grocery (2807 Old Canton Road). Join the Jackson Bike Advocates for the eight-mile ride. Free; visit jacksonbikeadvocates.org.
Through July 30
Craftsmen's Guild of Mississippi Call for Applicationsat Mississippi Craft Center (950 Rice Road, Ridgeland). Those interested in jurying into the guild must submit an application by 5 p.m. July 30. Call 601-856-7546.
Saturday, July 31
10 a.m., "Buy the Book" Sale at Eudora Welty Library (300 N. State St.). The event is sponsored by Jackson Friends of the Library. Call 601-968-5811.
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 August 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. The telephone book recycling project ends August 31. Bins are located throughout the metro 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 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.
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 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, 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.