Monday, March 10
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; pearlrivervisionms.com.
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.
Family and Friends of LGBTQI Persons Support Group call or email for location. The group offers a safe place for people to share their feelings and experiences. Professional counselors lead the sessions. Free; call 601-842-7599; email [email protected]
Tuesday, March 11
noon-1 p.m., "Guess Who's Talking Now" Toastmasters Club 3284 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.
1 p.m., 8(a) Business Opportunity Workshop at Small Business Administration District Office (Regions Plaza, 210 E. Capitol St., 10th floor). Small business owners learn ways to sell goods and services to the federal government. Registration required. Space limited. Free; call 601-965-4378, ext. 13, 14 or 17; sba.gov.
6 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.
Wednesday, March 12
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; yourmira.org.
Thursday, March 13
5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Jackson 2000 Millennial Meetup at Sal & Mookie's New York Pizza and Ice Cream Joint (565 Taylor St.). The purpose of the event is to create a network for young, forward-thinking Jacksonians. Refreshments included. Free; call 368-1919; jackson2000.org.
6 p.m., Precinct 2 COPS Meeting at Jackson Police Department, Precinct 2 (711 W. Capitol Street). These monthly forums are designed to help resolve community issues or problems, from crime to potholes. Free; call 601-960-0002.
6:30 p.m.-8 p.m., New Vibrations Network Gathering at Unitarian Universalist Church of Jackson (4866 N. State St.). The mixer is held every second Thursday from 6:30-8 p.m. Bring business cards and brochures to share. Free; donations welcome. Free, donations welcome; call 982-5919; email [email protected]
Saturday, March 15
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.
Monday, March 17
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.
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 p.m.-7:30 p.m., New Foundation Toastmasters Club #702994 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.
Monday, March 10
1 p.m.-3 p.m., Elder-Youth Connection March 10, at Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Mississippi, Capitol Unit (1450 W. Capitol St.). The purpose of the program is to develop an intergenerational mentor/mentee partnership between elders and youth. The goal is to help youth take the paths of self-love and discipline. Those who wish to be guest speakers must RSVP. Free; call 601-896-4400; email [email protected]
Tuesday, March 11
6 p.m., Zolo Wine Tasting March 11, at Anjou Restaurant (361 Township Ave., Ridgeland). Taste four wines from Zolo Winery paired with a cheese plate. Reservations recommended. $16 per person; call 601-707-0587; anjourestaurant.com.
6 p.m.-8 p.m., How to Start Your Own Business March 11, at Millsaps College (1701 N. State St.). Learn the fundamentals of entrepreneurship, including writing a business plan. For high school students. Registration required. $40; call 601-974-1130; millsaps.edu/conted.
Wednesday, March 12
noon, History is Lunch: Commemorating 175 Years of the Old Capitol at Old Capitol Museum (100 S. State St.). MDAH historians Mike Stoll and Clay Williams examines the history of the Old Capitol. Free; call 601-576-6998; mdah.state.ms.us.
Thursday, March 13
9 a.m.-3 p.m., Teacher Workshop: Amazing Adaptations at Jackson Zoo (2918 W. Capitol St.). Learn how to incorporate the topic of animal adaptation in the classroom. Registration required. $25, optional $10 for CEU credit; call 601-352-2580, ext. 278; jacksonzoo.org.
6:15 p.m.-8:30 p.m., An Evening with Jungle Jack Hanna at Jackson Convention Complex (105 E. Pascagoula St.). The Gertrude C. Ford Foundation is the host. The event featuring wildlife expert Jack Hanna is a fundraiser for the Jackson Zoo. Includes dinner and autographs. VIP tables available (reserve by March 1). $100; call 601-352-2500; jacksonzoo.org.
Friday, March 14
9 a.m.-4 p.m., Jackson Garden and Patio Show at Mississippi Trade Mart (1200 Mississippi St.). Enjoy shopping, gardening seminars, children's activities and door prizes. Special guests include gardening experts Nellie Neal and Dr. Gary Bachman. $6, children 12 and under free; call 601-919-8111; msnla.org.
Saturday, March 15
7 a.m.-10 a.m.,Coffee & Cars (third Saturdays) 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]
8 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Roll-Off Dumpster Day at Lee Elementary School (330 Judy St.). Jackson residents can bring tree limbs, other yard debris, household furniture, small appliances and accessories. Tires, chemicals and gas tanks are not accepted. Proof of residency may be required. Free; call 601-960-0000; jacksonms.gov.
9 a.m.-5 p.m., Jackson Garden and Patio Show at Mississippi Trade Mart (1200 Mississippi St.). Enjoy shopping, gardening seminars, children's activities and door prizes. Special guests include gardening experts Nellie Neal and Dr. Gary Bachman. $6, children 12 and under free; call 601-919-8111; msnla.org.
1 p.m., Mal's St. Paddy's Parade at Downtown Jackson. The annual Mardi Gras-style parade begins on the corner of State and Court streets. Enjoy the Trustmark Children's Festival and the Pet Parade before the main event. Visit the website for a schedule. Free; malsstpaddysparade.com.
2 p.m.-5 p.m., Soul Session: Our Health March 15, at Open Arms Healthcare Clinic (500 E. Woodrow Wilson Ave., Suite M). The LGBT healthcare initiative includes health information, a Q&A session and medical tests. Refreshments provided. Registration required; space limited. Free; call 601-899-2843; bit.ly/P1ezT6.
Sunday, March 16
11 a.m.-4 p.m., Jackson Garden and Patio Show at Mississippi Trade Mart (1200 Mississippi St.). Enjoy shopping, gardening seminars, children's activities and door prizes. Special guests include gardening experts Nellie Neal and Dr. Gary Bachman. $6, children 12 and under free; call 601-919-8111; msnla.org.
noon-6 p.m., Made for a Runway II Fashion Weekend: Model Casting at Jackson Medical Mall (350 W. Woodrow Wilson Ave.). Males and female models ages 16 and up may audition. Attire is white tops with blue jeans. Females must wear little to no makeup and heels. Bring a non-returnable photograph. Free; call 982-8467; thekmarshiionline.com.
6:30 p.m., GMO Grand Challenge March 16, at Duling Hall (622 Duling Ave.). The purpose is to raise awareness about the health and environmental risks of consuming genetically modified foods (GMOs). Participants take a multiple-choice test for a chance to win prizes, including cash. Test preparation CD available. Free; call 601-937-7224; email [email protected]
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.-Fri., through March 14, Creative Arts Festival Call for Papers at Jackson State University (1400 John R. Lynch St.). The Margaret Walker Center seeks proposals of 250-500 words for papers, presentations and panels for the festival (April 11-12). Categories include poetry/spoken word, visual arts, written works and performing arts. The deadline is March 14. Free; call 601-979-2055; email [email protected]; jsums.edu/margaretwalkercenter.
Mon.-Sat., 8 a.m., through March 15, National Cutting Horse Association Eastern National Championships at Mississippi State Fairgrounds (1207 Mississippi St.). Youth compete for cash prizes at the Kirk Fordice Equine Center. Catfish dinner March 5 and March 10 at 6:30 p.m. Free; call 601-961-4000 or 817-244-6188; nchacutting.com.
Tues.-Sat., through March 21, #Mow2Grow Lawn Mower Raffle at Mississippi Children's Museum(2145 Highland Drive). Register for a chance to win a zero-turn John Deere riding lawn mower valued at $2,500. The drawing is March 21 at 3:30 p.m. Winner does not have to be present to win. The rafle is a fundraiser for the museum's Literacy Garden. $15 per ticket, five entries for $50, 10 entries for $100; call 601-981-5469; mschildrensmuseum.com.
Sun., 9 p.m. through March 30, The Walking Dead Watch Party at Capitol Grill (5050 Interstate 55 N., Suite F). Watch the popular AMC show on an 11-foot television screen, and enjoy drink specials and a late-night happy hour. Use #TWDJackson on social media. No cover; call 601-899-8845.
Mon., 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m., through March 31, OFNA Happy Hour at Sneaky Beans (2914 N. State St.). The OurFondren Neighborhood Association is the host. The weekly social is for those who live, work or play in Fondren. Free; call 487-6349; email [email protected]; facebook.com/OurFondren.
Wed., 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., through April 2, Hybrid Kickboxing and Jeetkunedo Class at Mississippi Basketball and Athletics (2240 Westbrook Drive). The course is designed to teach basic self-defense and includes an introduction to Jeetkunedo. Registration required. For ages 18 and up. $150; call 601-974-1130; millsaps.edu/conted.
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., through May 5, Cinco de Mayo Raffle at Sombra, Anjou, Char and Amerigo . Buy raffle tickets for a chance to win a four-wheeler from Got Gear. The raffle is May 5 from 6-7:30 p.m at Sombra Mexican Kitchen (140 Township Avenue, Suite 100, Ridgeland). Proceeds benefit the Mississippi Burn Foundation. $10-$10; call 601-540-2995; email [email protected]
Mon.-Fri., through May 15, North Mississippi Fish Hatchery Youth Art Contest at Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (1505 Eastover Drive). Students must submit a portfolio including entry form and artwork by May 15. Winners in four age categories will have their work included in Mississippi Outdoors magazine and posted on foundationwfp.com. First-place winners get a free magazine. Free; call 662-563-8068; foundationmwfp.com.
Mon., 6:30 p.m.-7:45 p.m., through May 26, 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.
Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m., through June 2, Tutoring Registration at Genesis and Light Center (4914 N. State St.). The center is accepting applications for its after-school program for ages 6-18 in math reading, and language arts. Applications accepted on weekdays from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Call for details on cost; call 601-362-6736; email genesisandli[email protected]; genesisandlightcenter.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.