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Community Events and Public Meetings

Tuesday, May 25

6:30 p.m., Jackson Audubon Society Monthly Chapter Meeting and Potluck Supper at Eudora Welty Library (300 N. State St.). The meeting includes the election of officers and a lecture by keynote speaker Terri Jacobson on the endangered Kirtland's Warbler. Free; call 601-956-7444.

Wednesday, May 26

11 a.m., Women's Leadership Exchange Virtual Summit online. The six-hour conference will stream live, providing inspirational keynotes and workshops from top female executives on topics such as social media and sales, public relations and marketing, and other powerful, practical business tips for surviving the recession. Registration is required. $99-$119; call 212-580-8833.

Noon, "History Is Lunch," at William F. Winter Archives and History Building (200 North St.). Mississippi Heritage Trust director David Preziosi presents "The Ten Most Endangered Sites." Bring a lunch; coffee/water provided. Free; call 601-576-6850.

4 p.m., Jackson/Hinds Library System Board of Trustees Meeting at Eudora Welty Library (300 N. State St.). The trustees will discuss matters concerning the local library system. Free; call 601-968-5825.

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

Thursday, May 27

9 a.m., Friday Forum at Koinonia Coffee House (136 S. Adams St. Suite C). The presenter is La'Verne Edney, General Counsel, Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project. Free; e-mail [e-mail missing]

9 a.m., Adult HeartSaver CPR Class at St. Dominic Hospital (969 Lakeland Drive), at The Club at St. Dominic's. Learn basic CPR techniques. $40; call 601-200-4925.

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.

Saturday, May 29

6:45 a.m., 3.1 for 3x1 in Fondren. The event includes a 5K run, 5K walk and half-mile kids run. The race will begin at Woodland Hills Baptist Church (3100 N. State St.). Proceeds benefit The Journey's nonprofit organization, 3x1. $25 5K run/walk, $15 kids run; call 601-940-2995.

7 a.m., Pancake Breakfast at Alpha and Omega Non-Denominational Church (1865 W. Capitol St.). Pancakes with bacon or sausage, coffee and juice will be served. Proceeds benefit the Medgar Evers Book Scholarship Committee. $5; call 601-948-5835.

7 a.m., 8K on the Parkway at The Club at the Township (201 Northlake Circle, Ridgeland). The event includes an 8K (five-mile) run, 8K walk, and one-mile fun run, and is sponsored by The Club Fitness Centers. Cash prizes will be awarded to the overall top three finishers, and trophies will be given out to overall winners. Proceeds benefit the Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi's Camp Kandu. $25 race, $15 fun run; call 601-605-9886.

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

Sunday, May 30

Pages of Promise Book Drive through May 30, at United Way (843 N. President St.). Donate books needed for the Jackson Public Schools Summer Reading Program through May 30 at all Jackson McDonald's locations, City Hall, Jackson Medical Mall Water Division, Eudora Welty Library, Medgar Evers Library, Richard Wright Library, Charles Tisdale Library, Margaret Walker Alexander Library and the United Way office. Donations welcome; call 601-965-1353.

Through May 31

Mental Health Awareness Month at NAMI Mississippi (411 Briarwood Drive, Suite 401). May is Mental Health Awareness Month in Mississippi. NAMI Mississippi (National Alliance on Mental Illness) is the voice for persons with mental illness and their families. Call the office for information about support and intervention. Free; call 601-899-9058.

Community Foundation of Greater Jackson Grant Opportunities (525 E. Capitol St., Suite 5B). The application deadline is May 31. Call 601-974-6044, ext. 221.

Charles "Chuck" E. Griffin Endowed Memorial Scholarship Fund Call for Applications. The fund will provide a cash scholarship based on merit and need to a graduating student at Jim Hill High School and to a graduating student at Hinds Community College who plan to continue their education at a four-year institution. The fund also awards an annual scholarship to a Tougaloo College graduate who has been accepted into the American Bar Association Council on the Legal Education Opportunity (CLEO) program.

Anthony "Tony" Gobar Juvenile Justice Scholarship Fund Call for Applications. The fund will provide a cash scholarship based on merit and need to a full-time junior or senior at a public university in Mississippi or Southern University in Louisiana majoring in criminal justice, political science, counseling or a similar major. The student must have a stated career interest in juvenile justice or a similar field, and have demonstrated a strong commitment to community and public service.

Mississippi Arts Commission's Grant Opportunities (Woolfolk Building, 501 N. West St., Suite 1101A). Call 601-359-6030.

Mississippi Arts Commission Minigrant Call for Applications Professional-level artists can apply to support promotion efforts, attend a professional workshop or to purchase artistic supplies. Non-profit organizations or local government entities can apply for up to $1,000 to support presentations by members of the MAC's Artist Roster, or to support professional development efforts for an arts organization. The application deadline is June 1.

Building Fund for the Arts Call for Grant Applications The program provides funding for the renovation or expansion of arts facilities owned by arts-based non-profits or local governments. The program has a thorough application and review process. Organizations interested in applying must submit a full application package by June 7.

Governor's Awards for Excellence in the Arts Call for Nominations The awards, presented annually by the Arts Commission and the governor's office, recognize organizations and individuals whose work on behalf of the arts has significantly contributed to the growth and development of the cultural life of Mississippi. The winners will be announced later this year, and the awards will be presented at the annual public ceremony to be held in February 2011. The nomination form and supplementary materials must be postmarked or hand-delivered by 5 p.m. June 25.

Through June 15

Grant Development Program Call for Applications at Jackson Convention and Visitors Bureau (111 E. Capitol St., Suite 102). The program is open to any nonprofit tourism-related entity, such as attractions and events, in the city of Jackson. The application deadline is June 15. The grant period is from September 1, 2010, to August 31, 2011. Call 601-960-1891.


Events at Baptist Medical Center (1225 N. State St.). Call 601-948-6262 or 800-948-6262.

Women Walking Program Walkers will meet at the information desk in the Baptist for Women lobby. Walk for 30 minutes at your own pace on Tuesdays and Thursdays, rain or shine. A fitness professional will also be on hand to help you get the most benefit from your exercise. Parking is available in the Baptist for Women parking lot. Registration is required. $10 per month.

Cancer Rehab Classes 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, weight loss and improve digestion. Registration is required. Free.

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.

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