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Community Events and Public Meetings


Monday, July 22

6 p.m.-7:30 p.m., New Foundation Toastmasters Club Meetings at Mississippi e-Center at Jackson State University (1230 Raymond Road) in the Nebraska Room. Practice impromptu speaking, active listening, evaluation and leadership skills. Call for information on membership dues; call 601-918-5164 or 601-896-4400; email [email protected] or [email protected].

Tuesday, July 23

noon-1 p.m., "Guess Who's Talking Now" Toastmasters Club Meeting at Woolfolk Building (501 N. West St.) in the conference room on the first floor. Improve your communication skills, and become a better speaker and leader. Membership required. Free to visitors; call 601-359-6653 or 601-359-2573.

2 p.m., State Institutions of Higher Learning Meeting at Universities Center (3825 Ridgewood Road). The Board of Trustees meets in the IHL Board Room. Open to the public. Free; call 601-432-6198;

5:15 p.m., Public Policy Toastmasters Club Meeting at Universities Center (3825 Ridgewood Road). The group meets on first and third Tuesdays at 5:15 p.m. in the computer lab. Improve your communication skills, and become a better speaker and leader. Membership required. Call for details on membership dues; call 601-540-8472 or 601-432-6277.

Wednesday, July 24

noon, History Is Lunch at William F. Winter Archives and History Building (200 North St.). Photographer Paul Smith presents "Colors of Mississippi." Free; call 601-576-6998.

4 p.m., Jackson/Hinds Library System Board of Trustees at Margaret Walker Alexander Library (2525 Robinson Road). The board discusses matters concerning the local library system. Open to the public. Free; call 601-968-5825.

6 p.m.-7 p.m., Downtown Jackson Toastmasters at Plaza Building (120 N. Congress St.). Learn to communicate better in front of groups and with peers. Meetings are Wednesdays from 6-7 p.m. on the 12th floor in the Common Room. Call for membership information. Free; call 601-940-5247; email [email protected];

Thursday, July 25

9 a.m., COMSTAT Meeting at Jackson Police Department Headquarters (327 E. Pascagoula St.). The JPD shares the latest Jackson crime statistics at the biweekly meeting. Open to the public. Free; call 601-960-1375;

11:45 a.m.-1 p.m., Sudden Cardiac Arrest at Baptist Health Systems, Madison Campus (401 Baptist Drive, Madison). In the Community Room. Dr. F. Earl Fyke explains the condition and what can be done about it. Registration required. Free, $5 optional lunch; call 601-948-6262;

4 p.m., Hometown Hero and SUMITT Awardsat Jackson Convention Complex (105 E. Pascagoula St.). The Jackson Convention and Visitors Bureau hosts the annual program and reception to acknowledge individuals who have contributed to the city. RSVP. Reserved table available. Wear business attire. Free admission, $100 table of eight; call 960-2321; email [email protected].

5 p.m., Museum After Hours: Mad about Monet at Mississippi Museum of Art (380 S. Lamar St.). Includes a cash bar at 5 p.m., guided tours of the Old Masters to Monet exhibit at 6 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., wine flights for sale, admission discounts and giveaways. Admission fees apply for exhibit ($12, $10 seniors, $6 students); call 601-960-1515;

5:30 p.m., Precinct 4 COPS Meeting at Redeemer Church (640 E. Northside Drive). These monthly forums are designed to help resolve community issues or problems, from crime to potholes. Free; call 601-960-0004.

Friday, July 26

all day, Mississippi Sales Tax Holiday. Purchase eligible tax-free items such as clothing or footwear that cost less than $100 in participating cities and towns. Download the guide from the Department of Revenue's website for specifics. Free; call 601-923-7015;

9 a.m., Friday Forum at Koinonia Coffee House (136 S. Adams St., Suite C). Representatives from Operation Understanding are the speakers. Operation Understanding's mission is to develop a group of young African-American and Jewish leaders in Philadelphia, Pa. that are knowledgeable about each other's histories and cultures. Free; email [email protected].

6 p.m.-9 p.m., Emancipation Homebrew Competition at Wingstop (952 N. State Street). Lucky Town Brewing Company and Brewhaha host the competition in honor of Mississippi Craft Beer Week. Includes wings and a tasting glass. $10 general admission, $5 to enter homebrew competition; call 969-6400; email [email protected];

6 p.m., Community Bike Ride at Rainbow Natural Grocery Cooperative (2807 Old Canton Road). Bikers ride to a different destination on the last Friday of each month. Jackson Bike Advocates is the sponsor. Free; call 366-1602; email [email protected]; find Jackson Bike Advocates on Facebook.

Saturday, July 27

9 a.m.-1 p.m., International Tiger Day at Jackson Zoo (2918 W. Capitol St.). Learn fun facts about tigers, talk to keeper staff and enjoy craft projects. Pre-registration required for access to breeding grounds. $10, $9 seniors, $6.75 children ages 2-12, members and children under 2 free; call 601-352-2580;

10 a.m., Backpack and School Supply Giveaway at The Word Center (5305 Executive Place ). Open to the public. Items available while supplies last. Free; call 601-665-5555; email [email protected];

11 a.m.-2 p.m., Back to School Jamboree at Wayside Church of Deliverance (1504 Clinton-Raymond Road, Clinton). The events includes giveaways of backpacks, school supplies and child ID kits. Enjoy food games and music from Twiceborn, The Messenger and the Wayside Youth Department. Free; call 601-573-4422; email [email protected].

4 p.m.-5:30 p.m., Sick and Tired, and Seeking SOULutions at Afrikan Arts and Culture Studio (612 N. Farish St.). Our Community Against Racism hosts the forum on second Saturdays. The focus of the monthly forum is to provide African-centered cultural enrichment and work toward racial equality. Refreshments served. Free; call 601-979-1413 or 601-918-5075.

4 p.m.-6 p.m., BIG EGO: Expressions of the Alter Ego at Smith Park (302 E. Amite St.). The natural hair exhibition featuring creations from hairstylist K. Sirah includes entertainment, food, raffles, giveaways and more. Tickets sold at Regis Salon in Northpark Mall. $5 in advance, $10 at the entrance; call 601-307-5796 or 601-956-4633;

Sunday, July 28

noon-5 p.m., Dog Day Afternoons at Mississippi Museum of Art (380 S. Lamar St.). Bring your dog to the Art Garden for an afternoon of play. Free; call 601-960-1515;

6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., "Iron-Jawed Angels" Film Screening at Rainbow Natural Grocery Cooperative (2807 Old Canton Road). In the plaza. The film is about the women's suffrage movement in the United States during the 1910s. The League of Women Voters is a co-sponsor. BYOB. Free; call 601-366-1602; email [email protected];

Monday, July 29

8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Focus on the Economy Teacher Conference at Hollywood Hotel (711 Hollywood Blvd., Bay St. Lewis). Topics include managing personal wealth, meeting the Common Core State Standards requirement and teaching financial literacy. Includes 1.5 CEUs and a $50 stipend. Registration required. $25 per day, $40 both days; call 601-974-1325;


Computer Courses for Adults at Hinds Community College, Raymond Campus (501 E. Main St., Raymond). Classes usually meet once a week for four to eight weeks, and fees depend on the level and type of class. Free; call 601-857-3773; email [email protected].

Senior Aides Program. The city of Jackson offers the part-time job program to low-income seniors ages 55 and up. Receive assistance in finding a job during the training process. Applicants must have state ID, a Social Security card, proof of income and a utility bill. Free; call 601-960-0335.

through Aug. 9, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday, ACT Workshops at Get2College Center (2600 Lakeland Terrace). Register for morning or afternoon sessions. Held weekdays. Free; call 601-321-5533; email [email protected].

through July 25, Free Family Law Legal Clinic Call for Participants. The Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project and State Rep. Adrienne Wooten host the program. Make an appointment by July 25. Income restrictions apply. The clinic is Aug. 8 from 4-7 p.m. at Richard Wright Library (515 W. McDowell Road). Free; call 601-960-9577.

through July 26, Craftsmen's Guild of Mississippi Call for Members at Mississippi Craft Center (950 Rice Road, Ridgeland). Membership is open to anyone whose work reflects professional standards and a high degree of competence in creating fine handmade crafts. Apply by July 26. The standards review is Aug. 3. $75 annual membership dues ($100 with a studio); call 601-856-7546; email [email protected];

through July 29, Light The Night Kickoff Luncheon Registration. The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's luncheon for the annual fundraising event is Aug. 6 at Sal and Mookie's (565 Taylor St.). Team captains receive fundraising materials and tips. Register by July 29. Free; call 888-290-0945; email [email protected];

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