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Community Meetings

Monday, Jan. 27

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.

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.

Tuesday, Jan. 28

noon-1 p.m., "Guess Who's Talking Now" Toastmasters Club 3284 Meetings 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.

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.

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.

6:30 p.m., Jackson Audubon Society Chapter Meeting at Eudora Welty Library (300 N. State St.). Dr. Dave King discusses the results of the Christmas Bird Count. Visitors welcome. Free; call 601-832-6788; jacksonaudubonsociety.org.

Wednesday, Jan. 29

noon, History Is Lunch at William F. Winter Archives and History Building (200 North St.). Mississippi writer John Pritchard talks about his new novel, "Sailing to Alluvium." Free; call 601-576-6998; mdah.state.ms.us.

noon-1 p.m., Lunch and Learn: 21st-century Fundraising at Mississippi Center for Nonprofits (201 W. Capitol St., Suite 700). Learn how to use texting, apps, social media and more for fundraising. $15, free for members; call 601-968-0061; msnonprofits.org.

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, Jan. 30

11:30 a.m., Governor's Prayer Luncheon at Jackson Convention Complex (105 E. Pascagoula St.). Mission Mississippi hosts the annual event. Speakers include Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant and U.S. Congressman Bennie Thompson. $45; call 601-353-6477; missionmississippi.org.

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., Central Mississippi Ole Miss Rebel Club Winter Meeting at Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum (1152 Lakeland Drive). Ole Miss head baseball coach Mike Bianco and Ole Miss Spirit recruiting analyst Yancy Porter are the speakers. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Inlcudes food and a cash bar. $25-$25; call 601-941-7903, 601-810-4667 or 601-506-3186; email [email protected]

Saturday, Feb. 1

10 a.m.-8 p.m., CUUPS Jackson Weekly Workshops at Unitarian Universalist Church of Jackson (4866 N. State St.). In the Religious Education Building. Enjoy a day of socializing, support, free workshops and a drum circle. Schedule available online. Free; call 982-5919; email [email protected]; cuupsjackson.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.

Monday, Feb. 3

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; 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.

Community Events

Monday, Jan. 27

6 p.m., Straight to Ale Beer Dinner at Sal & Mookie's New York Pizza and Ice Cream Joint (565 Taylor St.). The five-course dinner features pairings of beers from Straight to Ale Brewing of Huntsville, Ala. RSVP. $55 per person; call 601-368-1919; email [email protected]; salandmookies.com.

Wednesday, Jan. 29

Mississippi AIDS Awareness Conference at Cabot Lodge Millsaps (2375 N. State St.). Mississippi in Action is the host. The purpose of the conference includes is to provide solutions to the problem of HIV transmission in Mississippi. The signature event is HIV/AIDS Day at the Mississippi State Capitol Jan. 30. Registration required. Free; call 601-978-0757.

7 p.m.-9 p.m., Best of Mississippi 2014 Cook-off at Old Capitol Inn (226 N. State St.). Be an official judge and sample seafood dishes from local chefs in the running for Best of Mississippi awards for best seafood chef in each region. Limited tickets. $39; call 228-493-6555; eatyall.com.

Thursday, Jan. 30

Mississippi AIDS Awareness Conference at Cabot Lodge Millsaps (2375 N. State St.). Mississippi in Action is the host. The purpose of the conference includes is to provide solutions to the problem of HIV transmission in Mississippi. The signature event is HIV/AIDS Day at the Mississippi State Capitol Jan. 30. Registration required. Free; call 601-978-0757.

9 a.m.-3 p.m., Face to Face with History at Old Capitol Museum (100 S. State St.). School groups come face to face with key figures who helped shape the history of the Old Capitol and the state of Mississippi. Reservations required. Free; call 601-576-6920; oldcapitolmuseum.com.

6 p.m., Barks, BBQ and Brews at Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum (1152 Lakeland Drive). The fundraiser includes all-you-can-eat barbecue from the Cane Creek Cookers, a silent auction of sports memorabilia, a cash bar and music from Hunter Gibson. Proceeds benefit Community Animal Rescue & Adoption (CARA). $45 in advance, $55 at the door, $350 table of eight; call 601-497-0375.

Friday, Jan. 31

Mississippi AIDS Awareness Conference at Cabot Lodge Millsaps (2375 N. State St.). Mississippi in Action is the host. The purpose of the conference includes is to provide solutions to the problem of HIV transmission in Mississippi. The signature event is HIV/AIDS Day at the Mississippi State Capitol Jan. 30. Registration required. Free; call 601-978-0757.

11 a.m.-4 p.m., Chinese New Year Craft Day at Gallery1 (One University Place, 1100 John R. Lynch St., Suite 4). Purchase items from Chinese artisans and create a craft to commemorate the Year of the Horse. Free; call 601-960-9250.

5:30 p.m., Goodnight Moon Pajama Party at New Stage Theatre (1100 Carlisle St.). Come in your pajamas to the Great Green Room and enjoy food, crafts and entertainment. Adults must accompany children. $15 ages 12 and under, $10 adults; call 601-948-3531; newstagetheatre.com.

6 p.m.-9 p.m., Groove Is in the Art Party at Easely Amused (Trace Harbor Village, 7048 Old Canton Road, Suite 1002, Ridgeland). The studio's fifth anniversary party includes refreshments, music from Chris Gill, an art exhibit, prizes and a sample painting sale with proceeds benefiting CARA. Free; call 601-707-5854; email [email protected]; easelyamused.com.

6 p.m.-10:30 p.m., Jackson Heart Ball at Country Club of Jackson (345 St. Andrews Drive). The black-tie event includes a cocktail party, seated dinner, live and silent auctions, and entertainment. Proceeds benefit the American Heart Association. $250, $3,500 table of 10; call 601-321-1214; email [email protected]; heart.org/metrojacksonheartball.

Saturday, Feb. 1

8 a.m.-11:45 a.m., Get2College ACT Workshops at Mississippi College School of Law (151 E. Griffith St.). Includes an overview of mathematics, science, English and reading subject areas, score-improving tips, time-saving strategies and resource materials. Free; call 601-321-5533.

8 a.m.-noon, Jackson Audubon Society First Saturday Bird Walk at LeFleur's Bluff State Park (2140 Riverside Drive). An expert birder leads the walk. Bring binoculars, water, insect repellent and a snack. Call ahead if you would like to borrow a pair of binoculars. Adults must accompany children under 15. Free, $3 car entrance fee. Free; call 601-832-6788.

1 p.m., Created Equal Film Screening at B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center (400 Second St., Indianola). The event includes a showing of the film "Slavery by Another Name" and a panel discussion. Free; call 662-887-9539; email [email protected]; bbkingmuseum.org.

6:30 p.m.-10 p.m., Mississippi Stories in Motion at Mississippi Museum of Art (380 S. Lamar St.). Front Porch Dance presents choreography related to the exhibit A Mississippi Story. Also enjoy a tour of the exhibit, music from the Vibe Doctors Jazz Project, hors d'oeuvres, a cash bar and a silent auction. Limited tickets sold at the door. $15, $10 MMA members, donations to Front Porch Dance welcome; call 960-1515; email [email protected]; frontporchdance.com.

8 p.m., Speakeasy Soiree at Duling Hall (622 Duling Ave.). The Phoenix Club of Jackson hosts the party that includes food, an open bar and music from the Bluz Boys. Proceeds benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Mississippi. $40 in advance, $50 at the door; call 362-8440; phoenixclubofjackson.com.

Sunday, Feb. 2

1 p.m., Annual Black History Celebration at Greater Pilgrim Rest M.B. Church (5089 Moncure-Marble Road, Terry). The theme is "Our Future is Motivated by Our History!" The speaker is eight-year-old Min. Samuel Green. All soloists, groups, choirs and praise teams are invited to participate. Free; call 601-878-6947.

5:30 p.m., The Real Soul Super Bowl Party at Duling Hall (622 Duling Ave.). Purchase tailgate-themed refreshments, watch the game on a high-definition screen and enjoy music from DJ Young Venom. Doors open at 3 p.m. Free admission; call 601-292-7999; ardenland.net.

5:30 p.m., Goodnight Moon Pajama Party at New Stage Theatre (1100 Carlisle St.). Come in your pajamas to the Great Green Room and enjoy food, crafts and entertainment. Adults must accompany children. $15 ages 12 and under, $10 adults; call 601-948-3531; newstagetheatre.com.

Monday, Feb. 3

6 p.m., Saltine Oyster Bar Preview Dinner at BRAVO! Italian Restaurant & Bar (Highland Village, 4500 Interstate 55 N.). The five-course dinner is a sneak peek of Jesse and Rachel Houston's menu offerings at Saltine Oyster Bar, which opens later this year. Optional beer and wine pairings available. RSVP. $60 per person; call 601-982-8111; email [email protected]; bravobuzz.com.

Ongoing

Mon.-Sat., Fight Against Hunger at BRAVO!, Broad Street Bakery and Sal & Mookie's. Dine at participating restaurants and add a donation to Extra Table to your receipt. Donations welcome; extratable.org.

Mon.-Fri., Computer Courses for Adults at Hinds Community College, Raymond Campus (501 E. Main St., P.O. Box 1100, 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]

Mon.-Fri., Senior Aides Program in Jackson. 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.

Mon.-Sat., Youth Ambassadors Program at Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center for Arts and Education (1600 Government St., Ocean Springs). The arts program for children includes free membership and special programs at a reduced cost. Free; call 228-818-2878; email [email protected]; themaryc.org.

Mon.-Sat., through Feb. 18, Dixie National Livestock Show and Rodeo at Mississippi Coliseum (1207 Mississippi St.). The annual event features horse and bull-riding competitions, animal exhibits and concerts. The rodeo is Feb. 6-12, and performers include Thomas Rhett, Corey Smith, Ronnie Milsap, Parmalee and Craig Morgan. Livestock show times vary. Free livestock shows, $16-$25 rodeo; call 601-961-4000 or 800-745-3000.

Mon.-Fri., through Feb. 21, ACT-SO Competition Call for Applicants at Mississippi State Conference NAACP (1072 W. Lynch St., Suite 10). High school students showcase their talents March 1 at Jackson State in academic and cultural competitions in categories including performing and visual arts, math, sciences and humanities. Winners move on to the national competition in Las Vegas. $10 application fee; call 601-353-6906; naacpms.org.

Mon.-Sat., through Feb. 21, Jackson Young Lawyers Association Community Outreach Grant Call for Applications at jacksonyounglawyers.com. JYL will award approximately $3,000 in grant funds to tax-exempt charitable organizations in the Jackson metro area that assist people without financial means or with special needs. The deadline to apply is Feb. 21. Free; call 601-576-4208; email [email protected]; jacksonyounglawyers.com.

Mon.-Fri. 2:30 p.m.-6 p.m., through April 30, Common Core After Hours Learning and Readiness Program at PERICO Institute (Jackson Medical Mall, 350 W. Woodrow Ave., Suite 300). The weekly program for children in grades K-12 includes English and language arts, math, science, and music and art appreciation. Registration required. Light snack included. $50 per week; call 769-251-1408; priydems.com.

Mon.-Sat. 8 a.m.-8 p.m., through July 31, Private Tutoring in Jackson metro area. In-person and virtual tutoring available for students in grades K-12 in math, science and literacy. Registration required. $15-$50; je411.webs.com.

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