Community calendar

Please e-mail all calendar briefs to calendar@themeridianstar.com. Calendar items are listed by date and it may take a while before an event submitted weeks in advance appears in the paper.

Daily:

Saturday, April 7

• 7 a.m.-noon – Meridian Community College Relay for Life team garage sale and craft show at the Tommy Dulaney Center. FMI: Call Carol Hendrix, 601-484-8620.

• 8 a.m.-1 p.m. – Earth’s Bounty/Meridian Art Walk at Singing Brakeman Park. FMI: 601-482-1944.

• 9 a.m.-until – Revving Up for Autism – Hwy. 11 Baseball Field in Enterprise. FMI: Like our Facebook page Revving Up For Autism or call 601-480-8180 or 601-701-8455.

• 10 a.m-5 p.m. – Meridian Mini Maker Faire at the Mississippi Industrial Heritage Museum Historic Soule’ Steam Works, 1808 4th St. – downtown Meridian. FMI or to register as a Maker: 601-693-9905.

Sunday, April 8

• 1-5 p.m. – Meridian Mini Maker Faire at the Mississippi Industrial Heritage Museum Historic Soule’ Steam Works, 1808 4th St. – downtown Meridian. FMI or to register as a Maker: 601-693-9905.

Monday, April 9

• 10 a.m.-4 p.m. – The Meridian-Lauderdale County Public Library will hold a Book Sale April 9-14 during National Library Week upstairs in the library. FMI: 601-693-6771.

• 11 a.m. – Adults Craft/Balloon Bowls at the Meridian-Lauderdale County Public Library.

• Noon – A Special Called meeting of the Board of Trustees of Meridian Public School District will be held at the Central Administrative Building, located at 1019 25th Ave.

• 12:30 p.m. – Queen City Duplicate Bridge at the Meridian Activity Center, 3300 32nd Ave.

Tuesday, April 10

• 9 a.m.-1 p.m. – Tax-Aide volunteers will assist taxpayers with their 2017 tax returns at United Way, RSVP, 4817 N. Park Dr. Please bring a copy of your previous year (2016) tax return, 2017 tax information, picture ID, and Social Security cards for all family members. Reservations needed at this location. FMI: 601-482-0512.

• 10 a.m. – Baby/Toddler April Shower Craft at the Meridian-Lauderdale County Public Library. Chess Club meets at 4:30 p.m.

• 12:30 p.m. – Queen City Duplicate Bridge at the Meridian Activity Center, 3300 32nd Ave.

•2 p.m. – The Telephone Pioneers monthly meeting will be held at the Meridian Activity Center, 3300 32nd Ave. All current and retired telephone employees and/or spouses are encouraged to attend. FMI: Call Sandie at 601-527-1197.

• 4-7 p.m. – Lauderdale County will host FARMtastic at the Lauderdale County Agri-Center for families that want to come do a tour with their kids which include: Barnyard Bonanza, Mighty Crops, Wonder Plants, Something Fishy, Enchanted Forest, FARM Toys, FARMvillage. MSU hosts FARMtastic and it is free, sponsored by Farm Bureau.

• 4:30-6:30 p.m. – Meridian Community College Continuing Education session, Fun with Finger Painting. FMI: 601-482-7445.

• 6 p.m. – Guitar Concert at Meridian Community College Chapel. FMI: Contact Mitch Brantley, 601-484-8881.

• 6-8 p.m. – Meridian Community College Continuing Education session, Cake Decorating II, April 10-May 1. FMI: 601-482-7445.

Wednesday, April 11

• 7:30 a.m. – Meridian Community College Continuing Education’s College4Kids registration opens. FMI: 601-482-7445.

• 1 p.m. – The Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) will meet at the Western Sizzlin. FMI: 601-681-8700

• 4:30 p.m. – Bingo for Young Adults (7th-12th grade) at the Meridian-Lauderdale County Public Library.

• 5 p.m. – Hewitt Clarke will be in Philadelphia at the Philadelphia-Neshoba County Public Library for a book signing of his new book “Dark Secrets”.

Thursday, April 12

• 9 a.m. – All persons who are interested in the Farm Service Agency County Committee Elections process are invited to attend an informal public group meeting and workshop at the Lauderdale County Farm Service Agency location at 1030 MS-19.

• 9 a.m.-1 p.m. – The last day Tax-Aide volunteers will assist taxpayers with their 2017 tax returns at EMEPA, 2128 Hwy. 39 N. Please bring a copy of your previous year (2016) tax return, 2017 tax information, picture ID, and Social Security cards for all family members. FMI: 601-692-2758. First come, first served at this location.

• 9:30 a.m. – Magnolia Quilt Guild will meet at the Meridian Activity Center, 3300 32nd Ave.

• Noon-3 p.m. – Meridian Community College and Radio People Job Fair at the Tommy E. Dulaney Center, Shannon Coleman, 601-482-7445.

• 12:30 p.m. – Queen City Duplicate Bridge at the Meridian Activity Center, 3300 32nd Ave.

• 4:30 p.m. – K-6th Grade Performance by Inky The Clown at the Meridian-Lauderdale County Public Library.

• Meridian Community College National Technical Honor Society Induction Ceremony in the Dulaney Room, Lori Smith, 601-484-8771.

• 6 p.m. – Meridian Community College Continuing Education Session, Spring Cooking Class. FMI: 601-482-7445.

• 6 p.m. – Meridian Community College Arts & Letters Series concert, MCC Concert Choir at College Park United Methodist Church, Dr. Todd Brand, 601-484-8678.

Friday, April 13

• 8 a.m.-2 p.m. – Experience the O.N.E. Camp: Hospital Stay, at Meridian Community College campus and local health care facilities, Lori Smith, 601-484-8771.

• 9 a.m. – East Central Community College Spring Orientation – On-Campus Housing Orientation in Huff Auditorium. For students who have applied for Fall 2018 and been accepted or provisionally accepted and complete an on-campus housing application and paid the deposit. Students attending any of these April Orientation sessions must RSVP in advance using the myEC link at www.eccc.edu.

• 9:30 a.m. – Carousel Quilt Guild will meet at the Meridian Activity Center, 3300 32nd Ave.

• Noon-2 p.m. – Hewitt Clarke will be at Books-A-Million for a book signing of his new book “Dark Secrets”.

Saturday, April 14

• 8 a.m. – ACT test, at Ivy Hall at Meridian Community College, Mark Gunn, 601-484-8652.

• 9 a.m.-noon – The Meridian District United Methodist Women will host a Social Action Event at the United Methodist District Office on Hwy. 39 N. Topics will include the “Opioid Crisis”, Human Trafficking” and LBGTIA. Registration is $5 and will begin at 8:30 a.m.

• 2-3:30 p.m. – Hewitt Clarke will be at Crooked Letter Store on Front St. for a book signing of his new book “Dark Secrets”.

• 7:30 p.m. – Jefferson Starship opens MSU Riley Center’s Spring/Summer Series. For details and the full schedule, see www.msurileycenter.com. 601-696-2200.

Monday, April 16

• 11 a.m. – Bingo for Adults at the Meridian-Lauderdale County Public Library.

• 12:30 p.m. – Queen City Duplicate Bridge at the Meridian Activity Center, 3300 32nd Ave.

• 2 p.m. – The Doll Collectors Club will meet at the Meridian Activity Center, 3300 32nd Ave.

Tuesday, April 17

• 10 a.m. – Baby/Toddler Earth Day at the Meridian-Lauderdale County Public Library. Chess Club meets at 4:30 p.m.

• 12:30 p.m. – Queen City Duplicate Bridge at the Meridian Activity Center, 3300 32nd Ave.

• 2 p.m. – United Auto Workers will meet at the Meridian Activity Center, 3300 32nd Ave.

• 4:30-6:30 p.m. – Meridian Community College Continuing Education session, Fun with Finger Painting. FMI: 601-482-7445.

• 7 p.m. – The DAV (Disabled American Veterans) will meet at the Kendallod Bldg. at Highland Park. There will be a potluck meal at 6:30 with each person bringing something with them for the meal.

Wednesday, April 18

• 4:30 p.m. – Young Adults (7th-12th Grade) STEM (Robotics Part 1) at the Meridian-Lauderdale County Public Library.

Thursday, April 19

• 1 p.m. – East Central Community College Spring Orientation – On-Campus Housing Orientation in Huff Auditorium. For students who have applied for Fall 2018 and been accepted or provisionally accepted and complete an on-campus housing application and paid the deposit. Students attending any of these April Orientation sessions must RSVP in advance using the myEC link at www.eccc.edu.

• 12:30 p.m. – Queen City Duplicate Bridge at the Meridian Activity Center, 3300 32nd Ave.

• 1 p.m. – Bingo at the Meridian Activity Center, 3300 32nd Ave.

• 4:30 p.m. – K-6th Grade Arbor Day Craft at the Meridian-Lauderdale County Public Library. Genealogy from 2-3 p.m.

• 6 p.m. – Workforce Development, Lauderdale County Volunteer Fire Department Graduation at the Workforce Development Center. FMI: 601-482-7445.

• 6:30-8:30 p.m. – Shape Note Singing Workshop at the Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum-Education Center, corner of I-55 and Lakeland in Jackson. Learn to sing early American hymns in four-part harmony. Free. FMI: 601-953-1094.

• 7 p.m. – Rogers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, April 19-21, in the McCain Theatre at Meridian Community College. FMI: 601-484-8696.

• 7:30 p.m. – Moscow Festival Ballet presents Swan Lake at the MSU Riley Center. Call the box office at 601-696-2200 for tickets: $30, $24.

Friday, April 20

• 9 a.m. – East Central Community College Spring Orientation in Huff Auditorium. For students who have applied for Fall 2018 and been accepted or provisionally accepted. Students attending any of these April Orientation sessions must RSVP in advance using the myEC link at www.eccc.edu.

Monday, April 21

• 11 a.m.-2 p.m. – The Meridian Star presents Military Appreciation Day, honoring those who serve America and allow us to be free. Food, drinks, and family fun. Meridian City Hall Lawn.

Sunday, April 22

• 2 p.m. – Rogers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, in the McCain Theatre at Meridian Community College. FMI: 601-484-8696.

• 3 p.m. – Family and Friends Homecoming Day at the historic First Union Missionary Baptist Church with guest speaker the Rev. Gary Houston of New Hope Blackwater Baptist Church.

Monday, April 23

• 10 a.m. – Sowashee Writer’s Group will meet at the Meridian Activity Center, 3300 32nd Ave.

• 11 a.m. – Adults Craft Cupcake Liner Flowers at the Meridian-Lauderdale County Public Library.

• 12:30 p.m. – Queen City Duplicate Bridge at the Meridian Activity Center, 3300 32nd Ave.

• 4:30 p.m. – Meridian Community College Fine Arts Student Exhibition opening reception in the Miller Art Gallery, Ivy Hall. FMI: John Marshall, 601-481-1327.

Tuesday, April 24

• 10 a.m. – Baby/Toddler Fun Day Craft at the Meridian-Lauderdale County Public Library. Chess Club meets at 4:30 p.m.

• 12:30 p.m. – Queen City Duplicate Bridge at the Meridian Activity Center, 3300 32nd Ave.

Wednesday, April 25

• 4:30 p.m. – Young Adults (7th-12th Grade) STEM (Robotics Part 2) at the Meridian-Lauderdale County Public Library.

Thursday, April 26

• 9:30 a.m. – Magnolia Quilt Guild will meet at the Meridian Activity Center, 3300 32nd Ave.

• 11 a.m.-6 p.m. – 2018 Home and Garden show at the Tommy Dulaney Bldg. FMI: 601-693-1306 or visit embdc.org.

• 12:30 p.m. – Queen City Duplicate Bridge at the Meridian Activity Center, 3300 32nd Ave.

• 4:30 p.m. – K-6th Grade DIY Emoji Bag at the Meridian-Lauderdale County Public Library.

• 7:30 p.m. – Cirque Italia at Bonita Lakes Mall, located near Belk under the stunning white and blue big top tent. Tickets can be purchased through the website (cirqueitalia.com/tickets) or by phone: (941)704-8572. Box office hours: Non-show days: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. On show days: 10 a.m.-9 p.m.

Friday, April 27

• 7 p.m. – The Three Little Pigs – for fans of fairy tales, musicals, family entertainment at the MSU Riley Center. Call the box office for at 601-696-2200 for tickets: Adults $20, Child $12.

• 7:30 p.m. – Cirque Italia at Bonita Lakes Mall, located near Belk under the stunning white and blue big top tent. Tickets can be purchased through the website (cirqueitalia.com/tickets) or by phone: (941)704-8572. Box office hours: Non-show days: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. On show days: 10 a.m.-9 p.m.

Saturday, April 28

• 1 p.m. – The Porterville Consolidated School Reunion Committee will have its meeting at the Porterville Community Center. If you attended the old school even for a short time you are asked to attend to help prepare for the upcoming banquet and picnic. FMI:601-476-5768.

• 1:30, 4:30, 7:30 – Cirque Italia at Bonita Lakes Mall, located near Belk under the stunning white and blue big top tent. Tickets can be purchased through the website (cirqueitalia.com/tickets) or by phone: (941)704-8572. Box office hours: Non-show days: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. On show days: 10 a.m.-9 p.m.

• 6 p.m. – “If Tomorrow Never Comes” Inspirational Stage Play at The Hawkins Elementary School Auditorium, located at 562 Forrest St. in Hattiesburg. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. FMI: (769)234-8834 or (601)620-8089.

• 7 p.m. – The Rick & Bubba Show – “Drop The Mic” Tour. An evening of music, comedy, and uncompromising truth. With Rick Burgess, Jason Crabb, Brad Stine & Special guests from the Rick & Bubba Show. 800-965-9324.

Sunday, April 29

• 1:30, 4:30, 7:30 – Cirque Italia at Bonita Lakes Mall, located near Belk under the stunning white and blue big top tent. Tickets can be purchased through the website (cirqueitalia.com/tickets) or by phone: (941)704-8572. Box office hours: Non-show days: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. On show days: 10 a.m.-9 p.m.

Friday, May 4

• 7:30 p.m. – Old Crow Medicine Show will perform at the MSU Riley Center. Call the box office at 601-696-2200 for tickets: $43, $37.

Saturday, May 5

• 10:30 a.m. – The Dixie High School Reunion will be at the Western Sizzlin’ Restaurant, Frontage Rd., Meridian. Make plans to come – eating at noon. FMI: Call Vivian at 601-692-6631.

Friday, May 11

• 10 a.m. – The 17th Warrior Golf Classic sponsored by the East Central Community College Alumni Association will be held at the Dancing Rabbit Golf Club in Choctaw, on the Oaks Course. The four-person scramble registration will begin at 9 a.m. The Warrior Golf Classic will conclude with a buffet lunch and awards ceremony around 3:30 p.m. Golfers can register online at www.eccc.edu/estore. Cost for individual players is $165. FMI: contact LeBlanc at dleblanc@eccc.edu or 601-635-6327.

Saturday, May 12

• 8:30 a.m.-noon – 2018 Stone County Senior Citizen Expo at the Stone County Fairgrounds-Multi-Purpose Building, 711 Airport Rd., Wiggins. There will be vendors, demonstrations, door prizes and a chance to win $500 cash. FMI: 601-928-4802 or e-mail publisher@stonecountyenterprise.com.

Thursday, May 17

• 7:30 p.m. – Marc Cohn with special guests The Blind Boys of Alabama at the MSU Riley Center. Call the box office at 601-696-2200 for tickets: $40, $34.

Saturday, May 26

• 10 a.m.-3 p.m. – Sacred Harp Singing in Vicksburg a free community event at the Old Courthouse Museum, 1008 Cherry St. A cappella singing of early American hymns in four-part harmony.

Sunday, May 27

• 10 a.m.-3 p.m. – Sacred Harp Singing in Vicksburg a free community event at the Old Courthouse Museum, 1008 Cherry St. A cappella singing of early American hymns in four-part harmony.

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