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Monday, Nov. 4

9 a.m., Hinds County Board of Supervisors at Hinds County Chancery Court (316 S. President St.). The board holds its regular meeting, open to the public. Free; call 601-968-6501; co.hinds.ms.us.

6 p.m.-7:30 p.m., New Foundation Toastmasters Club #702994 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 601-502-8402 or 601-896-4400; email [email protected]; find "NewFoundation Linda Hartwell" on Facebook.

Tuesday, Nov. 5

10 a.m., Jackson City Council Meeting at Jackson City Hall (219 S. President St.). Open to the public. Free; call 601-960-1064; jacksonms.gov.

noon-1 p.m., "Guess Who's Talking Now" Toastmasters Club 3284 Meetings through undefined NaN, at Woolfolk Building (501 N. West St.). The group meets from noon-1 p.m. Tuesdays 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.

5:15 p.m., Public Policy Toastmasters Club 8689 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.

5:30 p.m., Jackson Public School Board Meeting at Jackson Public Schools (621 S. State St.). The board meets for its regular session on first and third Tuesdays. Open to the public. Free; call 601-960-8700; http://www.jackson.k12.ms.us.

Wednesday, Nov. 6

10:30 a.m., Mississippi Black Leadership Summit at Jackson Convention Complex (105 E. Pascagoula St.). The theme is "Moving Mississippi in the Right Direction." Includes workshops, networking and discussions on social issues. Registration required. Free; call 601-960-9594; uniteonevoice.org/MBLS.

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]; http://1275010.toastmastersclubs.org/.

Thursday, Nov. 7 7:30 a.m., Mississippi Black Leadership Summit at Jackson Convention Complex (105 E. Pascagoula St.). The theme is "Moving Mississippi in the Right Direction." Includes workshops, networking and discussions on social issues. Registration required. Free; call 601-960-9594; uniteonevoice.org/MBLS.

10 a.m., Mississippi NAACP State Convention at Jackson Convention Complex (105 E. Pascagoula St.). Includes panel discussions, guest speakers and special events throughout the city. The keynote speaker is outgoing national NAACP president Benjamin Jealous. Registration required. Free, $50 banquet; call 601-353-8452; naacpms.org.

6 p.m., Precinct 1 COPS Meeting at Jackson Police Department, Precinct 1 (810 Cooper Road). These monthly forums are designed to help resolve community issues or problems, from crime to potholes. Free; call 601-960-0001.

6 p.m.-7 p.m., Capital City Toastmasters Club #1684 at Reformed Theological Seminary Library (5341 Clinton Blvd.). Join to improve your public speaking and leadership skills. New members welcome. Free; call 601-942-2154; 1684.toastmastersclubs.org.

6:30 p.m., Community Reinvestment Awards at Jackson Medical Mall (350 W. Woodrow Wilson Ave.). At the Thad Cochran Center. The Jackson Medical Mall Foundation honors individuals and organizations for their contributions. MADDRAMA PERFORMS. Sponsorships available. $35; call 601-982-8467; jacksonmedicalmall.org.

Friday, Nov. 8

8 a.m.,Mississippi NAACP State Convention at Jackson Convention Complex (105 E. Pascagoula St.). Includes panel discussions, guest speakers and special events throughout the city. The keynote speaker is outgoing national NAACP president Benjamin Jealous. Registration required. Free, $50 banquet; call 601-353-8452; naacpms.org.

8 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Alzheimer's Association Caregivers Conference at Mississippi College (200 S. Capitol St., Clinton). In Anderson Hall. The event includes exhibitors, breakout sessions and tips on caring for someone with Alzheimer's disease. The keynote speaker is Dr. Dean M. Hartley of the Alzheimer's Association national office. Registration required. Free for caregivers, $50 for social workers and nursing home administrators (includes CEU credits); call 601-987-0020; email [email protected]; tinyurl.com/jacksonconf2.

6 p.m., Women of Royalty and Destiny Women's Conference at Jackson Convention Complex (105 E. Pascagoula St.). Guests include recording artists Vicki Yohe, Jekalyn Carr and Benjamin Cone II, Bishop Adrian Ware of The Church Triumphant Global, Ballet Magnificat and more. Sponsorships and vendor space available. Register early for $10 off. $25 early bird, $35 general; call 601-622-8157 or 601-750-2367; email [email protected]; womenofroyaltyanddestiny.com.

Saturday, Nov. 9

8 a.m., Women of Royalty and Destiny Women's Conference at Jackson Convention Complex (105 E. Pascagoula St.). Guests include recording artists Vicki Yohe, Jekalyn Carr and Benjamin Cone II, Bishop Adrian Ware of The Church Triumphant Global, Ballet Magnificat and more. Sponsorships and vendor space available. Register early for $10 off. $25 early bird, $35 general; call 601-622-8157 or 601-750-2367; email [email protected]; womenofroyaltyanddestiny.com.

9 a.m., Mississippi NAACP State Convention at Jackson Convention Complex (105 E. Pascagoula St.). Includes panel discussions, guest speakers and special events throughout the city. The keynote speaker is outgoing national NAACP president Benjamin Jealous. Registration required. Free, $50 banquet; call 601-353-8452; naacpms.org.

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.

Sunday, Nov. 10

6 p.m., Mississippi Immigrants Rights Alliance Advocacy at Mississippi Immigrants Rights Alliance (612 N. State St., Suite B). MIRA discusses current issues and upcoming campaigns at the meeting held on second Mondays. Open to the public. Light dinner included. Free; call 601-968-5182; yourmira.org.

Monday, Nov. 11

1 p.m., Levee Board Meeting at Flowood City Hall (2101 Airport Road, Flowood). Members of the Rankin-Hinds Pearl Flood and Drainage Control District hold their monthly meeting. Free; call 601-939-4243.

4 p.m., Jackson City Council Meeting at Jackson City Hall (219 S. President St.). Open to the public. Free; call 601-960-1064; jacksonms.gov.

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