Community Events and Public Meetings

Monday, April 19

2 p.m., "Global Warming: Attribution, Who is to Blame?" at Jackson State University (1400 John R. Lynch St.) in Just Science Hall, room 209. Dr. Anthony Lupo of the University of Missouri-Columbia will discuss the science of climate change as well as his own experiences as a contributor and expert reviewer for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Call 601-979-7012.

5:30 p.m., Athletic Fieldhouse Groundbreaking Ceremony at Provine High School (2400 Robinson St.). The school celebrates the construction of the new building for the athletic department. Call 601-960-5393.

Tuesday, April 20

11:30 a.m., "The Last Lecture" at Millsaps College, Ford Academic Complex (1701 N. State St.). The lecture is given by a Millsaps professor who the senior class choses to give a lecture as if it were their last. This year, Dr. Robert Nevins is the speaker. Free; e-mail [e-mail missing].

5 p.m. Skin Cancer Screening at Baptist Medical Center (1225 N. State St.) in the Hederman Cancer Center. The free screening includes UV light evaluation for overall skin health. Pre-registration is required. Free; call 601-948-6262 or 800-948-6262.

5:30 p.m., Jackson Public School Board Meeting at Jackson Public Schools (621 S. State St.). The JPS School Board meets for its regular session, open to the public. Free; call 601-960-8700.

5:30 p.m. One on One with Mayor Johnson at Jackson City Hall (200 S. President St.). Citizens who wish to speak to the Mayor must sign up between 5-5:30 p.m., and time will be limited based on the number of people who sign up. Call 601-960-2378.

6 p.m., Jackson City Council Meetingat Jackson City Hall (200 S. President St.). The Jackson City Council holds its regular meeting, open to the public. Free; call 601-960-1033.
Wednesday, April 21

Noon, "History Is Lunch" at William F. Winter Archives and History Building (200 North St.). Jackson attorney Alex Alston, Jr., talks about the book he wrote with James L. Dickerson, Jr., "Devil's Sanctuary: An Eyewitness History of Mississippi Hate Crimes." Bring your own lunch; coffee/water provided. Free; call 601-576-6850.

5:30 p.m., Athletic Fieldhouse Groundbreaking Ceremony at Murrah High School (1400 Murrah Drive). The school celebrates the construction of the new building for the athletic department. Call 601-960-5380.

5:30 p.m., Public Policy Toastmasters Club 8689 Meeting at Jackson State University (1400 John R. Lynch St.) in the Sampson Library auditorium on the second floor. Improve your communication skills and become a better speaker and leader. Membership required. Call for details on membership dues; call 601-918-8523.

Thursday, April 22

11:30 a.m., Mississippi Mayors' Prayer Luncheon at Jackson Convention Complex (105 E. Pascagoula St.). Hosted by Mission Mississippi, the guest speaker is University of Mississippi chancellor Dr. Daniel Jones. $35; call 601-353-6477.

Noon, Young Professionals Alliance Luncheon at Electric Building (308 E. Pearl St.) on the seventh floor. The topic is entrepreneurship, and four guests will give tips on getting started. $10 lunch, $7 lunch for members; e-mail [e-mail missing] to RSVP.

4:30 p.m., Credit Training at Jackson Medical Mall (350 W. Woodrow Wilson Ave.) in the Community Meeting Room. A BankPlus representative will give tips on improving your credit. Call 601-982-8467.

6 p.m., Precinct 4 COPS Meeting at Redeemer Church (640 E. Northside Drive). These monthly meetings are forums designed to help resolve community issues or problems, from crime to potholes. Call 601-960-0004.

Friday, April 23

8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Alcohol Screening Day at Jackson Medical Mall (350 W. Woodrow Wilson Ave.) in the Common Area. The event is sponsored by the Mississippi Underage Drinking Prevention Coalition. Call 601-982-8467.

9 a.m., Friday Forum at Koinonia Coffee House (136 S. Adams St.) This week's presenter is Pieter Teewissen, city attorney. Free; e-mail [e-mail missing].

9 a.m., "If Walls Could Talk" at Manship House (420 E. Fortification St.). The symposium is about the arts and architecture of Victorian homes. Lectures will be given by different speakers at 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Refreshments will be served. A reservation is required. Free; call 601-961-4724.

Noon, Brown Bag Lunch noon, at Pearl Public Library (2416 Old Brandon Road, Pearl). The guest speaker is investigative reporter Jerry Mitchell. Bring a lunch; dessert and drinks provides. Free; call 601-932-2562.

Saturday, April 24

8:30 a.m., March for Babies at Renaissance at Colony Park (1000 Highland Colony Parkway, Ridgeland). Registration begins at 8 a.m., and the 3-mile walk starts at 9 a.m. Proceeds benefit March of Dimes. Online registration is available. Donations welcome; call 601-933-1774.

Greater Belhaven Yard Sale April 24-27, at Belhaven. The deadline to sign up is April 21. The fee must be paid in advance to the sale coordinator, Lynn Clark, and mailed or delivered to 128 Parkhurst Dr., Jackson, MS 39202. If you'd like, your unsold goods may be donated to N.U.T.S. $15 per site; call 601-720-5966.

7:30 a.m., JPS Fishing Rodeo at JPS Environmental Learning Center (6190 Highway 18 W.). Judges from JPS will give first, second and third place trophies in two divisions (grades K-5 and grades 6-12) in the categories of Largest Brim and Largest Bass. One trophy will be given in the Most Fish Category and in the Youngest Fisher. Fishers must provide their own rod or cane pole. $8 before April 24, $10 the day of the event; call 601-923-2572.

9 a.m., So Long Insecurity Conference Apr 24, 9 a.m., at Pinelake Church, Reservoir Campus (6071 Highway 25, Flowood). Author Beth Moore will give advice to women on how to face their fears, rediscover their dignity, and develop a new and stronger sense of self. The event is inspired by Moore's newest book, "So Long Insecurity: You've Been a Bad Friend to Us." Lunch is included. Tickets are available at the church bookstore, online and Lifeway Christian Bookstore. $15; call 601-829-4500.

10 a.m., Legal Fair on Women and Children Issues at Tougaloo College (500 W. County Line Road, Tougaloo). Get free information about your legal rights on issues such as domestic violence, child support, divorce, guardianships and health-care issues. Kids' activities and a light lunch are included. Call 601-960-9577.

Sunday, April 25

3 p.m., Metro Jackson Community Baby Shower at Jackson Medical Mall (350 W. Woodrow Wilson Ave.). The event includes food, door prizes, child care tips, games and a dinner discussion on SIDS, postpartum depression and getting your body back after pregnancy. Registration for the dinner discussion is required, and the first 75 expectant mothers to register will be entered in a drawing for a crib. Free; call 601-201-3703.

Through Saturday, May 8

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Call for Scholarship Applications. The Rho Lamda Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. is currently taking scholarship applications from high school seniors with a 3.0 GPA who plan to attend a historically black college or university. Applications must be received by May 8. E-mail [e-mail missing].

Through Tuesday, June 15

Grant Development Program Call for Applications, at Jackson Convention and Visitors Bureau (111 E. Capitol St., Suite 102). The Jackson Convention and Visitors Bureau's grant program is open to any non-profit tourism-related entity, such as attractions and events, in the city of Jackson. The application deadline is June 15. The grant period is from September 1, 2010, to August 31, 2011. Call 601-960-1891.


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