AROUND TOWN ANNOUNCEMENT POLICIES
The Around Town calendar is a free service offered by the Starkville Daily News. The calendars runs daily as space allows. Announcements should be submitted via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org by 2 p.m. the day prior to publication and be no more than 50 words in length. Religious events will be listed Saturdays on the Faith page. Recurring events will run in Around Town on Sundays only. One-time events will run as usual in Around Town Monday through Friday.
◆ Starkville Area Rust Club—The Starkville Area Rust Club meets each second Sunday of the month at 4 p.m. at Griffin United Methodist Church. For more information, call 323-7920.
◆ Unlimited Community Agricultural Cooperative—UCAC meets every fourth Saturday of the month at American Legion Post #240, on Pat Station Road. The purpose of UCAC is to keep small farmers and landowners informed of the opportunities available to help their enterprises.
◆ ICS Pre-School Recruitment—Parents interested in information concerning the application process for enrollment at the Institute of Community Services (ICS) HeadStart can call 662-252-1582 ext 149. There are no fees for families enrolling their children in HeadStart.
◆ Mother’s Morning Out—Little Hearts Learning Center will host Mother's Morning Out on Saturdays from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Breakfast and a snack is included. Enrollment is open at this time. For more information call 323-5682 and ask for Danielle.
◆ Life in Your Years—The “Life in Your Years” is a free group for adults presented by Christian Changes Counseling and Recovery Center. Participants will process the struggles and rewards of aging in a supportive environment. The group will meet Thursdays at noon. For more information or to pre-register call 662-3381880.
◆ Active Parenting Classes—Emerson Family Resource Center offers free parenting sessions every Tuesday 11 a.m. at 1504 Louisville Street. Contact Hours Provided. Please call 662-320-4607.
◆ Oktibbeha County Republican Meeting—Oktibbeha County Republican Meeting is held on the second Monday of each month at 6 p.m. at Golden Triangle Planning and Development Conference Room. Public is invited.
◆ OCTS Henderson High School Scholarship Fund—OCTS Henderson High School Scholarship Fund, Inc. meets every first Monday night of the month at 6 p.m. at the Sportsplex. For more information, contact Bobby Bardwell at 323-7199.
◆ Al-Anon meeting—The Starkville group meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Episcopal Church of the Resurrection. Enter back parking lot from N. Montgomery St. Call 662-323-1692, 662-418-5535 or 601-663-5682 for information.
◆ Oktibbeha County Conservative Coalition—The Oktibbeha County Conservative Coalition will meet each first Monday of the month at 7 p.m. at McAlister's “Coach's Corner.” The Conservative Coalition is open to all conservatives who want to make a difference, beginning right here in our county.
◆ Help for Homeless Students—Project HELP assists students in the Starkville Oktibbeha School District by providing school uniforms, school supplies, personal hygiene items, and other supports as needed. Call Tommie Vance at 662-615-0033 to refer a family, request assistance, or provide support/donations.
◆ Line dancing—The Starkville Sportsplex will host evening line dancing in its activities room. Line dancing is held 5:30-7 p.m. on Mondays. All levels are welcome. For more information, call Connie at 662-418-7012. Cost is $5 per person.
◆ Creative Ways of Teaching—New Century Christian Education Ministry will be offering a class in Creative Ways of Teaching Sunday School and Bible School Lessons. Call Ann Williams at 662-4183930 to sign up.
◆ Conflict Resolution Classes—The Family Resource Center of Northeast Mississippi offers free conflict resolution classes every Monday at 9 a.m. at the Golden Triangle Planning and Development District. Please call 662-251-1861 for more details.
◆ Effective Parenting Classes—The Family Resource Center of Northeast Mississippi offers free effective parenting classes every Monday at 10 a.m. at the Golden Triangle Planning and Development District. Please call 662-251-1861 for more details.
◆ Oktibbeha County Democratic Executive Committee meetings—Oktibbeha County Democratic Executive Committee meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. in the County Courthouse. All members and guests are invited to attend. For more call Albert Gore, 662-694-1782
◆ Line Dancing Class (FREE) — Line Dancing class (FREE) every Tuesday from 12:30-1:30 at the Starkville Sportsplex Activity room. Dances range from, Beginner to Intermediate. Everyone is welcome . For more information call Kim Stevens 662-312-7763 or email Amy Lear at email@example.com
◆ Free Country Line Dancing — Classes every Wednesday at the Travis Outlaw Center on Lynn Lane in Starkville. An advanced class is held at noon, and a beginner class is held at 1 p.m. Men and women are welcome to participate. Come have fun
◆ Oktibbeha County Heritage Museum—The Oktibbeha County Heritage Museum, 206 Fellowship Street is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 1-4 p.m. To arrange a group tour call the museum at 323-0211.
◆ Gentle Yoga—Bring a mat and join the free gentle yoga classes at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 607 Hospital Road. Classes meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. in the fellowship hall.
◆ Parenting Classes—J.L. King Center offers free parenting sessions every Thursday 11 a.m.
◆ NAACP Meeting—Oktibbeha County Branch of the NAACP monthly meeting are held every second Thursday at 6 p.m. at Oktibbeha County Courthouse Main St. Contact president Chris Taylor 662-6173671 or Willie E. Thomas Sr. 662-4189687 for information.
◆ Clover Leaf Garden Club Meeting—The Clover Leaf Garden Club meets the first Wednesday of the month at 1 p.m. at the Starkville Sportsplex. For more information, call 323-3497.
◆ ABE/GED Classes—Free ABE/GED classes are offered at the Emerson Family School and the J.L. King Center. Emerson classes are from 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday and are held at 1504 Louisville Street. J.L King classes are from 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday and are held at 700 Long Street. Call 324-4183 or 324-6913 respectively for more information.
◆ Storytime—Maben Public Library will have storytime at 10 a.m. on Fridays. Lots of fun activities along with a story with Ms. Mary. Children ages 3-6 are invited!
◆ Cow Tales—The Chick-fil-A on Hwy 12 holds Cow Tales at 9 a.m. every Thursday. There are stories, activities, and crafts for kids six and under. The event is free.
◆ BrainMinders Puppet Show— Starkville Pilot Club offers a BrainMinders Puppet Show for groups of 25 or fewer children. The show lasts 15 minutes and teaches children about head/brain safety. Children receive a free activity book which reinforces the show's safety messages. To schedule a puppet show, contact Lisa Long at LLLONG89@hotmail.com.
◆ Dulcimer and More Society—The Dulcimer & More Society meets from 5:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. every first, second, fourth and fifth Thursday in the Starkville Sportsplex activities room. They play at 10 a.m. on the fourth Saturdays at the Carrington Nursing Home. For more information, contact 662-323-6290.
◆ Writing group—The Starkville Writer's Group meets the first and third Saturday of the month at 10 a.m. in the upstairs area of the Book Mart & Cafe in downtown Starkville. For more information, contact Debra Wolf at dkwolf1970@ gmail.com or call 662-323-8152.
◆ Square dancing—Dancing and instruction on basic steps every Monday 7-9 p.m. at the Sportplex Annex, 405 Lynn Lane. Enjoy learning with our caller and friendly help from experienced dancers. Follow the covered walk to the small building. Look us up on Facebook “Jolly Squares”.
◆ Youth Orchestra—Golden Triangle Regional Youth Orchestra meets Monday nights from 6-7:15 p.m. Membership is open to students who are at Suzuki Vol. 4 playing level (violin/viola) or Suzuki Vol. 3 play level (cello/bass). For more information, contact Shandy Phillips at shandy. firstname.lastname@example.org.
◆ Line dancing—The Starkville Sportsplex will host afternoon line dancing in its activities room. Beginners-2 Line dancing is held noon - 1 p.m. For more information, call Lisa at 662-323-2294.
◆ Rule 62: Alcoholics Anonymous meetings—The Rule 62 Group of Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 10 a.m. Saturdays at St. Joseph's Catholic Church. A women's only meeting is held 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Sundays. Participants are encouraged to use the office entrance off the rear parking lot. For more information, call 662-418-1843.
◆ Celebrate Recovery—Fellowship Baptist Church hosts Celebrate Recovery every Tuesday at 1491 Frye Rd. in Starkville. A light meal starts at 6 p.m. and the program begins at 6:45 p.m. Child care services are provided. For more information, call 662-320-9988 or 662-295-0823.
◆ Alcoholics Anonymous—The Starkville A.A. Group meets six days per week downstairs at the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection. Call 327-8941 or visit www.starkvilleaa.org for schedules and more information.
◆ PEO Chapter N meeting—The PEO Chapter N meeting is held 9 a.m. the second Thursday of each month. PEO is an organization of women helping women reach for the stars. For more information about monthly meetings contact Bobbie Walton at 662-323-5108.
◆ Senior Center activities—The Starkville Senior Enrichment Center on Miley Drive hosts Party Bridge Mondays and Fridays at 1 p.m. Senior Game Days are Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1 p.m. On Wednesdays stitch, craft and chat with Marie anytime between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. For more information call 662-324-1965.
◆ Health workshops—A series of free workshops on health and fitness for all ages will be held on the first and third Mondays of each month at West Oktibbeha County High School at 39 Timberwolf Drive in Maben at 5 p.m. Call 662-242-7962.
◆ SLCE Cancer Support Group—The SCLE Cancer Support Group will meet every first Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. at OCH Regional Medical Center in the Community Room. For more information please contact Ada Rich-Williams 662323-8775 or 601-527-1553 or Janice McGee 662-242-8070.
◆ PROJECT CLASS—PROJECT CLASS is seeking volunteers who wish to make a difference in the life of a young student by practicing reading and arithmetic with them in a one-on-one session for one hour per week. Call 662-323-3322.
◆ Casserole Kitchen—The Casserole Kitchen serves free meals to anyone in need from 6-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Fellowship Hall (ground floor) of First Presbyterian Church. Lunch is served on Saturdays at 11:30 a.m. at the Episcopal Church. Call 662-312-2175.
◆ Tutoring — New Century Mentoring & Tutoring Summer Program, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m.-6 p.m. For students pre-K through sixth grade. For more information, call 662-418 3930.
◆ Volunteer Starkville—Volunteer Starkville can help anyone find volunteer opportunities that match their interests and can assist organizations in their volunteer recruitment efforts at no cost.Contact VS today by phone (662) 268-2865 or email at email@example.com, and visit the VS website at www.volunteerstarkville.org.
◆ Volunteer with Gentiva Hospice— Gentiva Hospice is looking for dynamic volunteers to join our team. Volunteers can donate as little as one hour per week or much more. Also, we are looking for Veteran volunteers for our “We Honor Veterans” program. Contact Angie Ruth at 662615-1519 or Angella.Ruth@gentiva.com
◆ Disaster Action Team—American Red Cross is seeking volunteers to join the Disaster Action Teams (DAT) to respond to disasters. Training is required and provided by American Red Cross. Interested volunteers may contact Nicholas Garbacz at 842-6101 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
◆ Crisis line volunteer—Contact Helpline seeks volunteers to take phone line shifts in four- to eight-hour segments answering the Crisis lines. Volunteers must attend a comprehensive crisis training class. For more information, contact Kat Speed at 327-2968 or email@example.com.
◆ Food and clothing ministry—The Rock Hill United Methodist Church will hold a free clothing and canned food ministry from 8-11 a.m. each Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. For more information, call Donna Poe at 323-8871 or Pastor Jerome Wilson at 312-2935.
◆ NAACP Youth Meeting—The NAACP Youth Council will meet every second Thursday at the Court House at 6 p.m., along with the Oktibbeha County NAACP meeting. For more information call Youth Advisory Shavell Rice at 4187132.
◆ Childbirth Classes—Emerson Family Resource Center offers free childbirth classes each Tuesday in February, June and October. Call Emerson at 662-320-4607 to register.
◆ OSERVS—CPR/AED certification classes will be held the third Tuesday of every month, starting at 5:30 p.m. in the OSERVS board room. Classes will accomidate a maximum of 8 students. All must pre-register by calling 662-384-2200. The cost in $25, and located at 501 Highway 12 West.