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 life@ starkvilledailynews.com 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 on Sundays only. One-time events will run Monday through Friday.
◆ Rotary — The Starkville Rotary Club meets at 11:45 a.m. at the Starkville Country Club
◆ EMCC Launch Pad — EMMC Launch Pad offers free classes in Adult Education, Workkeys Prep, ACT Prep, Employability Skills Training, and Basic Skills Training. We offer free test vouchers and other incentives for qualifying students. Classes are offered MondayThursday in morning, afternoon, or evening. PLEASE CALL 662-243-1985 for more information.
◆Starkville Duplicate Bridge— Starkville Duplicate Bridge, 12:30 on Monday. ACBL sanctioned game. St. Luke Lutheran Church, 704 S. Louisville Street. All level of players welcome. Questions, 662-425-0075.
◆ Casserole Kitchen — The First Presbyterian Church a casserole kitchen every Tuesday and Thursday at 6 p.m.
◆Starkville Kiwanis— Starkville Kiwanis Club will meet July 24 at noon at The Hilton Garden Inn. Our speaker will be Raj Shaunak, EMCC Communiversity. Guest are welcome. ◆
Casserole Kitchen — The First Presbyterian Church a casserole kitchen every Tuesday and Thursday at 6 p.m.
◆Street Renaming Ceremony — West Main Community Association has worked to get one of the streets in their neighborhood renamed for one of the residents who is a World War II veteran and was recently named as an Honorary Tuskegee Airman. The street will be renamed to Roosevelt Taylor Sr. Dr. and the ceremony will be July 19 at 10 a.m. in front of his home at 103 Beattie St.
◆Comm◆nity Story Time — Community Story Time takes place every Friday at 10 a.m. at Emerson Family Resource Center.
◆Dancing in the Park— KMG Creations Dance, Fitness and Productions hosts 9th Annual Dancing in the Park Celebrating National Dance Day and Promoting Disability Awareness through Dance and Music on Saturday, July 28 at McKee Park 9a.m.1p.m. Free event for the family. BRING LAWN CHAIRS! Free lunch while supplies last. Disability awareness walk at 9a.m. Entertainment starts at 10a.m. Meet and Greet at Central Station Grill Friday, July 27 8p.m.-10p.m. ◆
Alcoholics Anonymous — Alcoholics Anonymous will now meet every Saturday at 10 a.m., at St. Joseph Catholic Church
◆ Casserole Kitchen — The Episcopal Church of the Resurrection hosts a casserole kitchen every Saturday at Parish hall at 11:30 a.m.
◆ On the Grill at Parker-McGill — Parker-McGill Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram will host a weekly “On the Grill” every Saturday. Free food will be provided and visitors can meet the Parker-McGill staff.
◆ Noxubee Refuge Canoe Day — Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge (13723 Bluff Lake Road, Brooksville) is having a free canoe day on Saturday July 21, starting at 9:00 am and tentatively planned to continue until 3:00 pm (pending rain and heat). Canoes and kayaks will be available for use on Bluff Lake during this time. Visitors can bring their own life vests if they wish, but paddles and life vests are provided. If anyone would like to volunteer in getting the event set up or taken down, they can contact the refuge office at 662-323-5548
◆Starkville Kiwanis Golf Tournament— The Starkville Kiwanis 4th Annual Golf Tournament will be July 28 at the MSU Golf Course. All proceeds benefit Excel By 5 at the Emerson School. Deadline to register is July 26. Contact Richard Switzer at 615-1461 or Clay Taylor at 312-3069 for more information.
◆Back to School Bash— Rockhill U.M. Church will host a Back to School Bash starting at 11 a.m. July 28. Parents must be present with the child to get more than one backpack, and clothing supplies are limited.
◆Denim and Diamonds— Oktibbeha County Heritage Museum fundraiser Denim and Diamonds will be 6:30 p.m. August
18. Tickets are $40 per person and available at Book Mart, from board members and the GSDP.
◆Back to School Bash and Color Run— Back to School Bash and Color Tun to raise money for local schools in need of extra funds will be August 4at Mathiston Park from 8 a.m.-until. Inflatable jumpers, vendors, and a Color Run. $5 entry, $45 to enter color run (includes t-shirt), $25 to become a vendor. Contact Anna Hightower for more information (662) 552-9719.
◆Dancing in the Park— KMG Creations Dance, Fitness and Productions hosts 9th Annual Dancing in the Park Celebrating National Dance Day and Promoting Disability Awareness through Dance and Music on Saturday, July 28 at McKee Park 9a.m.-1p.m. Free event for the family. BRING LAWN CHAIRS! Free lunch while supplies last. Disability awareness walk at 9a.m. Entertainment starts at 10a.m. Meet and Greet at Central Station Grill Friday, July 27 8p.m.-10p.m.
◆ Donations for Homeless Students — Starkville Oktibbeha School District's Project HELP is seeking donations of hygiene supplies, school supplies, school uniforms (new or used in good condition), socks and undergarments for homeless students. Donations may be dropped off at Emerson Family School, 1504 Louisville Street. For more information contact Tommie Vance at 615-0033.
Starkville Utilities briefly closed the northbound lane at Spring Street and Highway 12 by Chick-fil-A on Tuesday to repair a leaking water main. The temporary closure caused traffic delays during the day and work near the intersection was expected to continue on Wednesday.