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Community Events and Public Meetings


6 p.m., Jackson Touchdown Club Meeting at River Hills Country Club (3600 Ridgewood Road). Members of the athletic organization meet weekly during the football season and have access to meals, fellowship and the chance to listen to speakers from around the country. The last meeting of the year is an awards program for outstanding high school senior athletes. $280 individual membership, $1200 corporate membership; call 601-955-5293 or 601-506-3186.

Tuesday, Nov. 30

10 a.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.

Through Nov. 30

"Kappa Kamp" Pepsi Refresh Project. Vote once a day in the $250,000 category for the Kappa Kamp Project to benefit Piney Woods School. Visit

Through Dec. 1

Being an American Essay Contest. U.S. highschool students and their teachers are invited to compete for nearly $115,000 in prize money and all-expense paid trips to Washington, D.C., by writing an essay that is 750 words or less. The deadline is Dec. 1. Visit

Lawyer Citizenship Award Call for Nominations. The Mississippi Bar recognizes outstanding lawyers and judges who have given back through community service. The Bar presents awards to members who have served in their communities in areas such as volunteering, educating the public about legal matters or providing pro bono legal services. The nomination deadline is Dec. 1. E-mail [e-mail missing].

Thursday, Dec. 2
8:30 a.m., Mississippi Center for Nonprofits Seminar at Mississippi Center for Nonprofits (921 N. President St., Suite C). The topic is "Completing the IRS Form 1023." $60, $35 members; visit

9 a.m., Merry Mammals at Mississippi Museum of Natural Science (2148 Riverside Drive). Join the museum staff for warm-blooded and furry fun activities. $5, $4 seniors, $3 children ages 5-18, $1 children ages 3-4; call 601-354-7303.

12:30 p.m., Lovely Legs Vein Screening at Baptist Medical Center (1225 N. State St.), in Baptist Medical Clinic, Cardiovascular Surgery. In this brief screening, a clinician reviews brief venous medical history examines any questionable veins in your legs with an ultrasound. Additionally, a surgeon will consult with you on possible treatment options. Appointments are limited. Pre-registration is required. Free; call 601-948-6262.

5:30 p.m., Power APAC Chili Dinner at Power Academic and Performing Arts Complex (1120 Riverside Drive). Proceeds from the fundraiser go toward the arts department for supplies, fees, costumes, music rights and other needs. Volunteers and food/monetary donations are welcome. $5, $20 family of four or more; call 601-960-5387.

5:30 p.m., Habitat Metro Jackson Homeowner Application Meeting at Jackson Medical Mall (350 W. Woodrow Wilson Ave.), in the Community Meeting Room. The three-hour meeting will give potential homeowners with low incomes an opportunity to learn more about the Habitat for Humanity program. Free; call 601-353-6060.

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.

Saturday, Dec. 4

7 a.m., Old-Fashioned Bazaar and Flea Market 7 a.m., at Cade Chapel M.B. Church (1000 W. Ridgeway St.). Proceeds from the shopping event benefit the Nate Ruffin Scholarship Fund. Free admission, $25 vendor table; call 601-366-5463 or 601-850-6781.

8 a.m., Walk of Grace at St. James Episcopal Church (3921 Oakridge Dr.). Check-in is at 8 a.m., and the walk begins at 9 a.m. Proceeds benefit Grace House, Mississippi's first HIV/AIDS transitional living facility located in Jackson. $25 in advance, $30 day of walk; call 601-353-1038 or 601-982-4880.

10 a.m., ACT Test Prep Course, Session III at Millsaps College (1701 N. State St.). This test prep course is a fast-paced presentation of test-taking strategies designed to help college bound students to test nearer to their ability levels on reasoning tests such as ACT, SAT, etc. $70; call 601-974-1130.

Through Dec. 5
Habitat Hideaways at Habitat for Humanity/ Metro Jackson (615 Stonewall St.) . 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 is Dec. 5. Tickets costs $20, $40 for three; $100 for 10; 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.

Telling Tales at Old Capitol Museum (100 S. State St.). The series for elementary children features stories and crafts. The program is Fridays at 3:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 10 a.m. Mississippi First Lady Marsha Barbour will kick off the series by reading a story Dec. 3. The Cat in the Hat will make an appearance Dec. 17. Free; call 601-576-6800.

Through Dec. 31
Restaurant Rave Call for Contestants at Jackson Convention and Visitors Bureau (111 E. Capitol St., Suite 102). Write a rave review in 100 words or less about your favorite Jackson restaurant and submit it by Dec. 31, and you could win a dinner for four. The winning restaurant review will be featured on and the Bureau's Facebook and Twitter accounts. Email your review to [e-mail missing] with the word "RAVE" in the subject line. Include your full name, telephone number and e-mail address. Entries can also be submitted through by clicking on the "Want Free Food?" banner on the home page. Call 601-960-1891.

Food for Thought at Old Capitol Museum (100 S. State St.). Visitors are invited to donate books and non-perishable foods all month. Special programming for school groups will highlight the value of good citizenship. Call 601-576-6800.

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.

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 601-982-8467 for more information. The broadcast is also available on

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 is hosted by Othor Cain and Mista Main of Hot 97.7 FM on 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. Fridays, and 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturdays. Free admission; call 601-987-6783.

Events at Pearl Public Library (2416 Old Brandon Road, Pearl). Free; call 601-932-2562.

• Weekly Storytime. Each Tuesday, Baby Bookworms Storytime for children ages birth-36 months is at 9:30 a.m., and Preschool Storytime for children ages 3-6 is at 10:30 a.m. The event includes stories, rhymes and music, and a puppet show on the last Tuesday of the month.

• Pearl Peanuts Afterschool Program through May 25. On Wednesdays at 4 p.m., children in grades K-6 enjoy stories, crafts, snacks and special activities such as cooking, gardening and puppetry.

Youth Women's Cycling Group in Ridgeland. Get fit while participating in a fun, recreational environment Saturdays at 10 a.m. The club is for young girls ages 13-17. Free; call 601-559-5577.

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