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Community Meetings and Events

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Community Meetings

Monday, May 12

Family and Friends of LGBTQI Persons Support Group, call or email for location and time . 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]

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.

Tuesday, May 13

6:30 p.m.-8 p.m., PFLAG Jackson Monthly Meeting at Fondren Presbyterian Church (3220 Old Canton Road). Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) offers support and education to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered people, and their families and friends. Free; call 601-922-4968; pflagjacksonms.wordpress.com.

Wednesday, May 14

noon, History Is Lunch at William F. Winter Archives and History Building (200 North St.). Sade Turnipseed of Delta Renaissance presents "The Legacy of the Cotton Pickers of the South." Free; call 601-576-6998; mdah.state.ms.us.

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, May 15

8:30 a.m., State Institutions of Higher Learning Meetings at Universities Center (3825 Ridgewood Road). In the IHL Board Room. The Academic Affairs Committee meets at 8:30 a.m., the Board of Trustees meets at 9 a.m. and the Health Affairs Committee meets after the board meeting. Open to the public. Free; call 601-432-6198; mississippi.edu.

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, May 19

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.

Community Events

Monday, May 12

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Young Business Leaders of Jackson Spring Banquet at Hilton Jackson (1001 E. County Line Road). The keynote speaker is Will Primos, founder of Primos Hunting. Sponsorships available. $35, $280 table of eight; call 601-201-5489; email [email protected]; ybljackson.org.

6 p.m.-7 p.m., Freedom in Mississippi Series Lecture at Mississippi Museum of Art (380 S. Lamar St.). In Trustmark Grand Hall. Dr. Robert Luckett, director of the Margaret Walker Center at Jackson State University, gives a lecture on the Civil Rights Movement and involvement in Mississippi. Cash bar at 5:30 p.m. Free; call 601-960-1515; msmuseumart.org.

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, May 13

6 p.m., Mississippi Law Enforcement Memorial Candlelight Vigil at Mississippi State Capitol (400 High St.). At the State Capitol Mall between the Sillers Building and the Gartin Justice Building. The Mississippi Association of Chiefs of Police and the Mississippi Attorney General's Office host the fourth annual event. Free; call 601-359-2002.

Thursday, May 15

8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., iMinistry MS 2014 Conference at Duling Hall (622 Duling Ave.). Jason Caston from T.D. Jakes Ministries and BFAC CEO Brad McMullan are the speakers. Learn ways to grow your ministry online. $105 through March 31 ($145 VIP), $155 after; call 292-7121; email [email protected]; iministryms.com.

9 a.m., Fallen Conservation Officers Memorial Service at Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (1505 Eastover Drive). MDWFP honors the memory of conservation officers who lost their lives in the line of duty. Keynote speakers include MDWFP committee members Giles Ward and Scott Bounds. Free; call 601-432-2400; mdwfp.com.

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Global Executive Speaker Series, Part 2 at Capital Club (125 S. Congress St., Suite 19). World Trade Center Mississippi is the host. Shane Homan of the Community Development Foundation of Tupelo speaks on the topic, "Internationalizing Your Community: Why and How. Online registration available. $35, $25 members, $20 Young Globals Professionals members; call 601-353-0909; email [email protected]; mswtc.org.

6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Cheers for a Cause Wine, Food and Arts Fundraiser at The Commons at Eudora Welty's Birthplace (719 N. Congress St.). Includes art and craft vendors, a silent auction, refreshments and music from the Southern Komfort Brass Band. Proceeds benefit the Mississippi Coalition Against Domestic Violence. For ages 21 and up. $30 in advance, $35 at the door; call 352-3399; eventbrite.com.

Friday, May 16

6:30 p.m., Startup Weekend Jackson at Millsaps College (1701 N. State St.). In Leggett Center. Entrepreneurs, marketers, general strategists, developers, designers, programmers and others get together to create a company in three days. Registration required. $50 through April 16, price increase afterwards; call 974-1000; jackson.startupweekend.org.

7 p.m., In the Mood: A Big Band Ball at Eola Hotel (110 N. Pearl St., Natchez). $40; call 800-647-6742; natchezfestivalofmusic.com.

7 p.m.-9:30 p.m., Made for a Runway II Fashion Weekend at Jackson Convention Complex (105 E. Pascagoula St.). May 16 from 7-9:30 p.m., enjoy an industry talk with Demin magazine, shopping and music. May 17 from noon-4:30 p.m. the model boot camp is at North Midtown Arts Center (121 Millsaps Ave.). The red carpet event and fashion show is May 18 at 6 p.m. Free admission May 16, $45 May 17 boot camp, May 18 fashion show: $20, $35 VIP; call 707-278-6906; thekmarshiionline.com.

Saturday, May 17

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.-5 p.m., A Trail of Honor: A Tribute to American Veterans Harley Davidson of Jackson (3509 Interstate 55 S. Frontage Road). The annual event includes living history demonstrations, aircraft rides, mock Civil War and Vietnam War firefights, and a military vehicle display. Free; call 601-372-5770; trailofhonor.org.

9 a.m., Startup Weekend Jackson at Millsaps College (1701 N. State St.). In Leggett Center. Entrepreneurs, marketers, general strategists, developers, designers, programmers and others get together to create a company in three days. Registration required. $50 through April 16, price increase afterwards; jackson.startupweekend.org.

3 p.m.-8 p.m., Mid-Fest at Wesley Avenue (Wesley Avenue). Tour the studios and businesses in the Midtown Arts District, and enjoy a block party and beer from Lucky Town Brewing. Free; madeinmidtownjxn.com.

Sunday, May 18

8 a.m., Tougaloo College Commencement Exercise at Tougaloo College (500 W. County Line Road, Tougaloo). The baccalaureate service is at 8 a.m. in Woodworth Chapel, and Rev. Dr. Marcus Cosby is the speaker. The commencement is at 10 a.m. on the campus green, and Dr. Christina Paxson, president of Brown University, is the speaker. Free; call 601-977-7870; tougaloo.edu.

9 a.m., Startup Weekend Jackson at Millsaps College (1701 N. State St.). In Leggett Center. Entrepreneurs, marketers, general strategists, developers, designers, programmers and others get together to create a company in three days. Registration required. $50 through April 16, price increase afterwards; call 974-1000; jackson.startupweekend.org.

2 p.m.-4 p.m., Doggie Palooza Open House at Community Animal Rescue and Adoption (CARA) (960 N. Flag Chapel Road). Includes tours of the shelter and light refreshments. Dog adoption fees waived for the month of May. Free; call 601-922-7575; email [email protected]; carams.org.

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