Community Events and Public Meetings


This year's annual Red Beans and Rice Celebration benefiting Stewpot Community Services takes place Saturday at Trustmark Park.

Go Green JSU Week Oct 26-29, at Jackson State University, College of Liberal Arts (1400 John R. Lynch St.). This week of events includes a fashion show, an art exhibit and an Arbor Day celebration. Free; visit gogreenjsu.webs.com.

Tuesday, Oct. 27

5:30 p.m., Mississippi Animal Rescue League's Howl-oween Yappie Hour at Tico's Steakhouse (1536 E. County Line Road). Friends of MARL present this Halloween event. Pet Costume Contest begins at 6:30 p.m. with prizes for top 3 winners. Cash bar. Proceeds benefit the Mississippi Animal Rescue League. $5 for adults, $5 contest entry; call 601-497-4340.

Wednesday, Oct. 28

10 a.m., Tougaloo College Honors Convocation at Tougaloo College, Woodworth Chapel (500 W. County Line Rd.). Kevin Powell delivers the keynote address of the college's Honors Program event. Free; call 601-977-7894.

4 p.m., Jackson/Hinds Library System Board of Trustees in the Eudora Welty LIbrary Meeting Room; call 601-968-5825.

Thursday, Oct. 29

5:30 p.m., Viking Classic Kickoff Party at Annandale Golf Club (419A Annandale Parkway). The Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency hosts this fundraiser following the opening round of the PGA Tour's Viking Classic. Live music from Chris Gill. Cash bar available. $25, tax-deductible; call 601-933-1000.

6 p.m., "An Ounce of Prevention: Nine Steps To Cultivating Self-Love" at Pearl Street AME Church (2519 Robinson St.). Dress for Success presents this domestic-violence awareness event with author Sil Lai Abrams. Moderated by Donna Ladd of the Jackson Free Press. Free; call 601-985-9888.

Friday, Oct. 30

7 p.m., 2009 United Negro College Fund Mayors' Masked Ball at the Jackson Marriott (200 E. Amite St.). This event benefits Tougaloo and Rust colleges, with music provided by Coop D'Belle and Ray, Goodman and Brown. $50; call 601-977-7871.

Saturday, Oct. 31

8 a.m., Du It for Heather: Heather's T.R.E.E. Duathalon, at Jackson Street (Jackson St., Ridgeland). Heather's T.R.E.E. is proud to announce a charity Duathalon race to benefit Heather's T.R.E.E. and the Mississippi Coalition Against Domestic Violence, presented by Indian Cycle, Fleet Feet and Indian Fitness. $15-$35; call 601-956-8383.

8 a.m., BET Foundation National Women's Health Symposium at Jackson State University, Walter Payton Recreation and Wellness Center (34 Walter Payton Place). This four-city tour brings a day of health education, fitness facts, fun and entertainment, with performances from Vickie Winans, Deborah Cox and Kelly Price. Advance registration is required. Free; call 866-356-7348.

8 a.m., Making Strides Against Breast Cancer at Mississippi State Capitol (400 High St.). The American Cancer Society raises awareness about cancer with this 5k walk/run. Call 601-321-5500.

11 a.m., Red Beans and Rice Celebration at Trustmark Park (1 Braves Way, Pearl). This annual event benefits Stewpot Community Services' mission in the Jackson area, with music, kids games and, of course, red beans and rice. $10, $8 in advance; call 601-353-2759.

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Updated to include the Jackson/Hinds Library System Board of Trustees meeting on Wednesday.



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