Community Events and Public Meetings

Monday, Aug. 23

4 p.m., Jackson City Council Work Session at Jackson City Hall (200 S. President St.). The Jackson City Council holds its work session, open to the public. Free; call 601-960-1033.

6 p.m., Young Leaders in Philanthropy Advisory Council Meeting at United Way (843 N. President St.). The YLP is seeking those interested in building home libraries for children under 5, working with underserved families for sustainability and other community activities. E-mail [e-mail missing].

Tuesday, Aug. 24

4 p.m., Economic Smart Fair and Forum at Jackson Medical Mall (350 W. Woodrow Wilson Ave.), in the Community Meeting Room. Beta Delta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc is the event sponsor. Call 601-953-3093.

6 p.m., Jackson City Council Meeting at 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, Aug. 25

10 a.m., Senior Aerobics Class at Jackson Medical Mall (350 W. Woodrow Wilson Ave.), at center stage. Seniors have an opportunity to get in shape and have fun while doing it. Sponsored by Tougaloo College. Free; call 601-977-6137.

11:45 a.m., How a Woman Risks Her Heart at Baptist Health Systems, Madison Campus (401 Baptist Drive, Madison), in the Community Room. Join cardiologist Dr. Chris Waterer, to find out what risk factors play an especially big role for women and heart issues. Lunch provided. Registration is required. Free; call 601-948-6262 or 800-948-6262.

Noon, "History Is Lunch," at William F. Winter Archives and History Building (200 North St.). Audubon Mississippi staff member David Ringer tells the story of Mississippi's birds and the state's important flyways. Bring your own lunch; coffee/water provided. Free; call 601-576-6850.

12:30 p.m., Cyber Security Workshop for Entrepreneurs at Mississippi e-Center (1230 Raymond Road). Attendees will learn how to identify and address threats, and know resources available to them. Registration is required. Free; call 601-965-4378, ext. 10 or 11.

4 p.m., Jackson/Hinds Library System Board of Trustees at Eudora Welty Library (300 N. State St.). The trustees discuss matters concerning the local library system. Free; call 601-968-5825.

Thursday, Aug. 26

10 a.m., Computer Class For Adults at Pearl Public Library (2416 Old Brandon Road, Pearl). Learn the basic of preparing documents with Microsoft Word. Free; call 601-932-2562.

11 a.m., Blood Pressure Checks for Seniors at Johnnie Champion Senior Center (1355 Hattiesburg St.). The City of Jackson's Department of Human and Cultural Services and the staff of St. Dominic Health Service's Care-A-Van outreach program provide blood pressure checks and information about cataracts to qualifying individuals ages 55 or older living within the city limits of Jackson. Free; call 601-960-0335.

Havana Smoke Shoppe Grand Opening Aug 26-28, at Havana Smoke Shoppe (4760 Interstate 55 North Frontage Road, Suite F). The Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting is at 4 p.m. Aug. 26, the cookout with music by the Under Discussion Band is from 4-8 p.m. Aug. 27 and additional activities such as music by Johnny Crocker, appetizers by Olga's and door prizes are from 3-8 p.m. Aug. 28. Free; call 601-981-2222.

6 p.m., Credit Training at Jackson Medical Mall (350 W. Woodrow Wilson Ave.), in the Community Meeting Room. A BankPlus representative gives 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.

7:14 p.m., Seventh Annual Image Awards & Scholarship Banquet at Jackson Enterprise Center (931 Highway 80 W.). The Mu Sigma chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. is the host. A portion of the proceeds benefits the American Cancer Society and the chapter's scholarship program. $50; call 601-201-1710.

Friday, Aug. 27

11:45 a.m., Skin Care, Botox, Face Lifts and More at Baptist Medical Center (1225 N. State St.), in the Baptist for Women Conference Center. Dr. David Steckler, Dr. William Wallace and Cathy Partridge, RN, are the presenters. The event is part of the "Timeless Transformations for Women" seminar series. Registration is required. $5 optional lunch; call 601-948-6262 or 800-948-6262.

6 p.m., Catfish & Soul at Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum (1150 Lakeland Drive). Enjoy a night of Delta fun with music by Mo' Money and food by Catfish Haven. Proceeds benefit Harbor House Chemical Dependency Services. $25; call 601-371-7335.

7 p.m., Third Annual "Sex and the City Edition" White Party and Fashion Extravaganza at Fondren Hall (Northwood Shopping Center, 4436 N. State St.). The annual fundraiser with cocktails, jazz music and a fashion show benefits the National AIDS Foundation's Josue Homes, a transitional housing program for people with HIV/AIDS. The attire is white clothing. $25 in advance, $30 at the door, $50 VIP; call 601-506-7545.

Saturday, Aug. 28

7:30 a.m., Spiritual Pilgrimage to the Mississippi Delta at Jackson Medical Mall (350 W. Woodrow Wilson Ave.). The caravan will leave the mall and make stops at the Medgar Evers Home and Museum, the Republic of New Afrikan Headquarters, the Oakes African American Museum (Yazoo City), the gravesite of Fannie Lou Hamer (Ruleville), the Emmett Till Historic Intrepid Center (Glendora) and other locations related to the fate of Emmett Till. The caravan will return to the mall by 8:30 p.m. $4 for Emmett Till Museum, donations welcome at other locations; call 601-957-2969.

10 a.m., "Buy the Book" Book Sale Aug 28, at Eudora Welty Library (300 N. State St.). The event is sponsored by Jackson Friends of the Library. Call 601-968-5811.

10 a.m., ACT Test Prep Course, Session I at Millsaps College (1701 N. State St.). This test prep course is a fast-paced presentation of test-taking strategies designed to help college bound students to test nearer to their ability levels on reasoning tests such as ACT, SAT, etc. $70; call 601-974-1130.

10 a.m., Second Congressional District Democratic Executive Committee Meeting at B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center (400 Second St., Indianola). Congressman Bennie Thompson is the keynote speaker. Call 662-335-1966 or 662-347-0326.

10 a.m., Habitat Metro Jackson Homeowner Application Meeting at Jackson Medical Mall (350 W. Woodrow Wilson Ave.), in the Community Meeting Room. The meeting will give potential homeowners with low incomes an opportunity to learn more about the Habitat for Humanity program. Free; call 601-353-6060.

Through Aug. 31

Project Redirectory Recycling Program. Telephone book recycling bins are located throughout the metro area, and you can schedule a pickup from your business if you have 50 books or more. Books may also be dropped off at Recycling Services (3010 N. Mill Street). Call 601-366-4842.

Center for Cultural Interchange Call for Hosting Families. CCI needs to place 1,000 foreign exchange students from more than 40 countries around the world for the 2010-2011 school year. All of the students to be placed are 15-18 years old and are proficient in English. The application deadline is Aug. 31. Call 800-634-4771.

Through Sept. 3

Youth Flag Football Registration at Jackson Medical Mall (350 W. Woodrow Wilson Ave.). Youth ages 9-14 may participate. Interested individuals can fill out registration forms from 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. The deadline for registration is Sept. 3. Call 601-960-0471.

Through Sept. 14

NFL Youth Punt, Pass and Kick Competition Registration at Jackson Medical Mall (350 W. Woodrow Wilson Ave.). The competition is divided into four separate age divisions: 8-9 years old; 10-11 years old; 12-13 years old; and 14-15 years old. During registration, proof of age will be required. Registration forms may be filled out from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Free; call 601-960-0471.

Through Dec. 18

Greater Belhaven Market at Mississippi Farmers Market (929 High St.). Buy local fresh produce or other food or gift items. The market is open every Thursday and Saturday from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Free admission; call 601-506-2848 or 601-354-6573.

Through Dec. 24

Farmers' Market at Old Fannin Road Farmers' Market (1307 Old Fannin Road, Brandon). Homegrown produce is for sale Monday-Saturday from 8 a.m.-7 p.m. and noon-6 p.m. Sunday until Christmas Eve. Call 601-919-1690.

Through Feb. 28

Jackson State University Alumni Association Membership Drive. The Jackson-Hinds chapter is currently seeking new members to join the association. $25 membership; e-mail [e-mail missing].

Through May 27

After-School Enhancement Program at Jackson Medical Mall (350 W. Woodrow Wilson Ave.). The City of Jackson Department of Parks and Recreation's program is Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Youth ages 7-12 may participate. Activities include studying and learning during homework sessions, listening to guest speakers, and participating in arts and crafts. Immunization compliance is required. Parents and guardians must also provide transportation and food each day. Registration continues until all slots are filled. Free; call 601-960-0471.


Medical Mall Moment Report at WOAD 1300 AM. Find out about the Jackson Medical Mall Foundation's current activities every second Friday of the month at 8:30 a.m. Call-ins to 601-995-1400 are welcome. You can send your questions and comments in advance to [e-mail missing] or call the office for more information. The broadcast is also available on jacksonmedicalmall.org. Call 601-982-8467.

Cancer Rehab Classes at Baptist Medical Center (1225 N. State St.), in the Activity Room of the Hederman Cancer Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2 p.m. The class helps cancer patients enhance cardiovascular strength, endurance, their immune system and bone density. It helps to increase overall strength and stamina, decrease fatigue and weight loss, and improve digestion. Registration is required. Free; call 601-948-6262 or 800-948-6262.

You Have the Mic at Afrika Book Cafe (404 Mitchell Ave.). This open political forum for discussing Jackson's current issues is hosted by Othor Cain and Mista Main of Hot 97.7 FM on Mondays from 6-8 p.m. E-mail [e-mail missing].

Ask for More Arts Call for Artists. Ask for More Arts is currently seeking artists to work with children in grades K-5 in the Jackson Public Schools district. Parents for Public Schools of Jackson is the convening partner. Call 601-969-6015.

Farmers' Market at Mississippi Farmers Market (929 High St.). Shop the Mississippi Farmers Market for fresh locally-grown fruits and vegetables from Mississippi farmers, specialty foods, and crafts from local artisans. The market is open every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Call 601-354-6573.

Farmers' Market at Jackson Roadmap to Health Equity Project's Farmers' Market (2548 Livingston Road). Buy from a wide selection of fresh produce provided by participating local farmers. Market hours are noon-6 p.m. on Fridays, and 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. on Saturdays. Free admission; call 601-987-6783.


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