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Community Meetings and Events


Community Meetings

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;

5 p.m., LeFleur East Mayoral Candidate Forum at Bellwether Church (4624 Old Canton Road). Jackson mayoral candidates candidates Chokwe A. Lumumba and Tony Yarber participate in the forum in adavnce of the April 22 runoff election. Free; call 601-720-8343;

6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., "Financially You" Wealth Building Workshops at Jackson Medical Mall (350 W. Woodrow Wilson Ave.). In the Community Meeting Room, third floor. Financial planner Ernest Jackson offers advice on meeting financial goals. Registration required. Free; call 601-750-3011; email [email protected]; find Jackson Consultant Group - JCG on Facebook.

Tuesday, April 22

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

6:30 p.m., Jackson Audubon Society Chapter Meeting at Eudora Welty Library (300 N. State St.). The topic is "Improving Your Birding Skills." Visitors and new members welcome. Free; call 601-832-6788;

Thursday, April 24

9 a.m., State Institutions of Higher Learning Meeting at Universities Center (3825 Ridgewood Road). The Board of Trustees meet in the IHL Board Room. The Health Affairs Committee meets afterwards. Free; call 601-432-6198;

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, April 25

Mississippi PTA Convention at Tougaloo College (500 W. County Line Road, Tougaloo). At the Owens Health and Wellness Center. The conference includes workshops for all members, including teachers, parents and leaders. $60 in advance, $70 on site, additional fees for separate events apply; call 601-597-5039 or 800-795-6123;

7 p.m., Christopher Penczak Workshop at Unitarian Universalist Church of Jackson (4866 N. State St.). Penczak is a teacher, writer and healing practitioner who specializes in metaphysical topics. Visit the website for specifics. Registration required. Free; call 982-5919; email [email protected];

Saturday, April 26

8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Homebuyer Education Class at Jackson Housing Authority Homeownership Center (256 E. Fortification St.). Topics include personal finances, home inspections and the role of lenders and real estate agents. Registration required. The class is required to qualify for a Jackson Housing Authority loan. Free; call 601-398-0446.

9 a.m., Christopher Penczak Workshop at Unitarian Universalist Church of Jackson (4866 N. State St.). Penczak is a teacher, writer and healing practitioner who specializes in metaphysical topics. Visit the website for specifics. Registration required. Free; call 982-5919; email [email protected];

Monday, April 28

6 p.m.-8 p.m., wii-FM (What's In It For Me) Community Forum April 28, at Afrikan Art Gallery and Gift Shop (612 N. Farish St.). The topic is "Black Media's Responsibility to Us and Ours to Them." Free; call 601-201-0871 or 601-918-5075.

6:30 p.m.-7:45 p.m., ALS (Lou Gehrig's) Support Group at Methodist Rehabilitation Center (1350 E. Woodrow Wilson Ave.). The group meets in the BankPlus Community Room on the second floor. Free; call 601-364-3326.

Community Events

Tuesday, April 22

11 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Earth Day at Highland Village (4500 Interstate 55 N.). At Buffalo Peak Outfitters. Learn about conservation, wildlife, composting, recycling, protecting waterways and other topics. Free; call 982-5861;

2:30 p.m.-6 p.m., Spring College Career Fair at ITT Technical Institute (382 Galleria Parkway, Madison). Learn about current career and internship opportunities in the area. The keynote speaker is Katie Course of the U.S. Department of Labor. Free; call 601-607-4500.

5:30 p.m.-7 p.m., Stepping Out in Style: Creating Your Future One Stroke at A Time at Baptist Health Systems, Madison Campus (401 Baptist Drive, Madison). In the Community Room. The event is for young women who are graduating from high school. Topics include the Freshman 15, personal safety and dorm room decorating. Registration required. $5; call 601-948-6262;

Wednesday, April 23

noon, History Is Lunch at William F. Winter Archives and History Building (200 North St.). Author Ellen Ann Fentress presents "Reporting on the Reporter: The Bill Minor Project." Free; call 601-576-6998;

Thursday, April 24

9 a.m.-11 a.m., Encore Entrepreneur Mentor Day at Mississippi e-Center at Jackson State University (1230 Raymond Road). Topics at the forum include writing a business plan, seeking start-up capital and getting contracting certifications. RSVP. Space limited. Free; call 601-965-4378, ext. 18; email [email protected] (use subject line of "Encore");

Friday, April 25

8 a.m.-2 p.m., Business E-waste Day at Mississippi Farmers Market (929 High St.). Bring unwanted electronic items such as computer equipment, stereos, VCRs, DVD players and more for proper disposal. Free, $2 per monitor, $12 per television; call 601-948-7575, ext. 231 or 601-366-4842; email [email protected] or [email protected].

9 a.m.-2 p.m., Let's Explore Modern Germany Teacher Workshop at Millsaps College (1701 N. State St.). Learn more about the Transatlantic Outreach Program (TOP). For teachers for grades K-12. Registration required. Materials and 0.5 CEUs included. Free; call 601-974-1325; email [email protected];

7 p.m., Midtown Mixer at North Midtown Arts Center (121 Millsaps Ave.). At Studio 121. This event is a showcase for Midtown artists, local vendors, and the Midtown Models. $5; call 372-8088; email [email protected].

Dioramas of Battle of Raymond and Battle of Champion Hill at Raymond, MS. Enjoy dioramas of the Battle of Raymond and the Battle of Champion Hill. Thousands of soldiers will participate in a recreational battle. $5.

Saturday, April 26

7:45 a.m.-noon, Jackson Audubon Society Spring Migration Field Trip at Eudora Welty Library (300 N. State St.). Look for warblers, tanagers, thrushes, orioles, flycatchers and more. Meet at the park or carpool from the McDonald's on Interstate 20 in Clinton. $6 park entrance fee per vehicle; call 601-832-6788;

8 a.m.-noon, Metro Master Gardeners Plant Sale at Mynelle Gardens (4736 Clinton Blvd.). Purchase heirloom and pass-along plants that the Metro Masters Gardeners have propagated. Free; call 601-955-0247; email [email protected].

10 a.m., The Great Cloth Diaper Change at G. Chastaine Flynt Memorial Library (103 Winners Circle, Flowood). In Meeting Room A. Attendees attempt to set a Guinness World Record for the most cloth diaper changes at one time. Registration is at 10 a.m., and diapering begins at 11 a.m. Additional guidelines on the group Facebook page. Free; call 601-842-1493; find "The Great Cloth Diaper Change —Central Mississippi" on Facebook.

10 a.m.-3 p.m., Touch a Truck Jackson at Mississippi State Fairgrounds (1207 Mississippi St.). Children enjoy hands-on experiences with trucks, emergency response vehicles, construction equipment, heavy machinery and more. Gates open at 10 a.m. $5; call 601-948-2357;

10 a.m.-4 p.m., Serve Out Loud at Muscadine Park (714 Second St., Pelahatchie). The event includes food, children's activities, entertainment, vendors and opportunities to serve the community such as donating blue jeans and milk jugs to Sole Hope to help provide shoes to Ugandan children, donating blood and more. Free admission, $25 vendor fee; call 601-937-0697;

noon-2 p.m., Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Reunion at Baptist Medical Center (1225 N. State St.). In the atrium. The event is a reunion for parents and loved ones with the Baptist clinicians that took care of their premature babies. Registration required. Free; call 601-948-6262;

7 p.m.-9 p.m., 2014 Holocaust Memorial Commemoration at Beth Israel Congregation (5315 Old Canton Road). Author James A. Grymes discusses his book "Violins of Hope," and violinist Marta Szlubowska performs. Free; call 601-956-6216.

Sunday, April 27

1 p.m.-4 p.m., Earth Day Green Transportation Expo at Rainbow Natural Grocery Cooperative (2807 Old Canton Road). In the parking lot. See electric and hybrid vehicles such as the Nissan Leaf, the Chevy Volt and the Tesla. Free; call 601-366-1602; email [email protected];

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