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Community Meetings and Events


Community Meetings

Monday, April 14

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;

Wednesday, April 16

6 p.m., Mississippi Immigrants Rights Alliance Advocacy Meeting 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;

7 p.m., Hinds County Human Resource Agency Meeting at Hinds County Human Resource Agency (258 Maddox Road). The Board of Directors meets on third Wednesdays. Open to the public; Hinds County residents encouraged to attend. Free; call 601-923-1838;

Thursday, April 17

6 p.m., Precinct 3 COPS Meeting at Jackson Police Department, Precinct 3 (3925 W. Northside Drive). These monthly forums are designed to help resolve community issues or problems, from crime to potholes. Free; call 601-960-0003.

Monday, April 21

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

Community Events

Monday, April 14

8 a.m.-9 a.m., 4-1-1 Coffee Talk at WhereToGo411 Headquarters (620 N. State St., third floor). connects African-American businesses to churches, and local and national buyers, including Mississippi's public universities and the University of Mississippi Medical Center. RSVP. Free; call 769-553-1978; email [email protected];

7 p.m., A Conversation with the Candidates at Tougaloo College (500 W. County Line Road, Tougaloo). At the Bennie G. Thompson Center. Jackson mayoral candidates Atty. Chokwe A. Lumumba and Councilman Tony Yarber discuss their vision in preparation of the April 22 runoff election. Political paraphernalia is prohibited. Free; call 601-977-7870.

Wednesday, April 16

noon, History Is Lunch at William F. Winter Archives and History Building (200 North St.). Author William Heath discusses his book "The Children Bob Moses Led." Free; call 601-576-6998;

Thursday, April 17

1 p.m.-3:30 p.m., Small Business Administration Loan Clinic at Small Business Administration District Office (Regions Plaza, 210 E. Capitol St., 10th floor). In the conference room. The topic is "Marketing Your Small Business." Includes opportunities to talk with specialists and loan officers, and scheduling counseling at the Jackson State University Small Business Development Center. Free; call 965-4378; email [email protected] or [email protected];

6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.,Project Rezway: Keep the Rez Beautiful's Recycle Fashion Show at Mississippi Craft Center (950 Rice Road, Ridgeland). The show features apparel and accessories composed of at least 75 percent recycled materials. Proceeds go toward tree plantings and litter cleanups in the Reservoir area. $25; call 601-856-7546; email [email protected];

Friday, April 18

11 a.m.-7 p.m., Celebrity Beauty Secrets Revealed at Dillard's, Northpark Mall (1200 E. County Line Road, Ridgeland). At Dillard's. Get professional advice on applying makeup, skin care and using fragrances. Appointment required. Group master classes available. Free; call 601-957-7100.

noon-7 p.m., Good Friday: The Day Party at Last Call (3716 Interstate 55 N. Frontage Road). Enjoy music from DJ Unpredictable and DJ Live, food and drink specials, and free party favors. No cover; call 713-2700; email [email protected] for party room and table reservations.

6 p.m.-8 p.m., "The Seven Last Words of Christ: A 21st Century Youth Perspective" at Jackson Medical Mall (350 W. Woodrow Wilson Ave.). At Center Stage. PRIYDE hosts the Easter program featuring youth performing selections from George Handel and Quincy Jones. Free; call 202-487-6475; email [email protected];

7 p.m., Easter Extravaganza at Springhill Christian Center (1518 Springhill Road, Raymond). Enjoy poetry, skits and music. Free.

Saturday, April 19

7 a.m.-10 a.m., Coffee & Cars at Primos Cafe and Bake Shop (2323 Lakeland Drive, Flowood). Car enthusiasts are welcome to view or display cars of all makes and models. Free; call 601-936-3398; email [email protected].

9 a.m.-11 a.m., Bunny Brunch at Mississippi Children's Museum (2145 Highland Drive). This event is hosted by the Mississippi Children's Museum. Join for a hot breakfast and live bluegrass music. $15 for members and $20 for non-members. $15-$20; call 601-709-8964;

9 a.m.-noon, Fight 4 Lupus Walk at Winners Circle Park (100 Winners Circle Drive, Flowood). $20.

9 a.m.-2 p.m., Easter Egg Hunt at Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum (1150 Lakeland Drive). At the Museum Complex. Includes egg dyeing, an egg roll, an egg hunt at noon, a celebrity egg toss, pictures with the Easter Bunny, games, train, pony, wagon and carousel rides, refreshments and more. $6, $4 ages 3-18, wagon rides: $2 per person, pony and carousel rides: $1 per child ($48 inches or smaller); call 601-432-4500;

10 a.m.-noon, City of Flowood Easter Egg Hunt at Liberty Park, Flowood (694 Liberty Park Drive, Flowood). The egg hunt is for children ages 10 and under. Includes prizes, games and more. Free; call 601-992-4440;

10 a.m.-1 p.m., Earth Day: Party for the Planet at Jackson Zoo (2918 W. Capitol St.). Includes natures-related activities, games, local vendors and special surprises. Included with regular admission; call 601-352-2580;

11 a.m.-4 p.m., SPC Family Easter Bash at Spencer Perkins Center (1831 Robinson St.). Includes live music, food, carnival games, horseback riding, face painting, a bouncy house, a dunk tank and a raffle with the chance to win an iPad mini. The event is a fundraiser for SPC's after-school students' trip to Washington, D.C. Free; call 354-1563; email [email protected].

noon-2 p.m., City of Jackson Easter Egg Hunt at location TBA. The event is for children ages 5-10. Arrive an hour early and bring your own basket or bag. Free; call 601-960-0655; email [email protected];

7 p.m., Jackson 2000's 25th Anniversary Friendship Ball Gala at Mississippi Museum of Art (380 S. Lamar St.). The organization honors two individuals in the metro Jackson area community who have contributed to racial reconciliation. $30; email [email protected];

Sunday, April 20

10 a.m., Easter Celebration & Egg Hunt at TurningPointe Church (1600 Oak St., Flowood). Easter celebration and egg hunt. Free; call 601-826-2512.

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