Master Gardeners to hold Plant Sale'
East Mississippi Master Gardeners will hold a "Plant Sale" next Saturday, beginning at 9 a.m. at the Farmer's Market/Train Depot on Front Street and 18th Avenue.
Plants will include: Louisiana Iris, herbs, Day Lilies, Antique Roses, Hosta, ferns and many more.
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's Walk for a Cure
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's Walk for a Cure will be held next Saturday at Bonita Lakes. Registration begins at 1:30 p.m. and the walk at 2 p.m.
In addition to the fitness and fun, participants can earn prizes. The top fund-raiser in each designated area will win two round trip tickets on American Airlines.
Money raised through great strides will allow the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation to fund research about the disease.
For information, call Laurie Martin (800) 344-4823.
Animal rabies clinic set for May 5
To ensure protection from rabies for Mississippi cats and dogs, public and private partners offer a series of vaccination clinics on Saturdays this spring and summer. Lauderdale County's animal rabies clinic is scheduled for May 5, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Highland Park.
Licensed veterinarians will administer the rabies vaccine at a cost of $5 for each dog or cat. For safety, all animals must be on a leash or in a pet carrier.
St. Patrick School presents MayFest 2001
St. Patrick School will hold MayFest 2001 on May 5, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the school.
There will be great food, raffles, games, hayrides, a silent auction, cake wheel and live entertainment.
The school is located at 2700 Davis Street in Meridian.
For information, call 482-6044. The public is invited to attend.
Hilltop Homes collects rummage sale items
Volunteers for Hilltop Home for Boys and Hilltop Home for Girls are seeking items for their annual "Spring Rummage Sale," to be held May 3-4 at the boys' home. All donations are tax-deductible. Items needed include clothes, furniture, knickknacks, appliances and dishes.
Items may be delivered to the boys' home at 7297 Highway 39 North, or the girls' home at 5207 Zero Road. Large donations can be picked up. For more information, call 482-0432.
MSO to present final concert of season
The Meridian Symphony Orchestra will present the fifth and final concert of the 40th Anniversary Season May 5, at 8 p.m. The concert will be held in the Emma McCain Theatre at Meridian Community College. A pre-concert lecture led by Maestro Claire Fox Hillard begins at 7 p.m. in the Casteel Gallery. The concert is entitled "40th Anniversary Grand Finale."
Tickets may be purchased at the door for $15 adults, $12 for seniors/military, and $8 for students. Children under 12 will be admitted free. For information, call 693-2224 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. The public is invited to attend.
Arthritis Foundation to hold public forum in Meridian
The Mississippi chapter of the Arthritis Foundation will hold a meeting for persons interested in helping with an upcoming public forum titled, "Take Control: Assess Your Joint Health."
The forum will be held May 17 in Meridian. Volunteers are needed to assist the staff on the day of the event. Help is also needed in promoting and getting materials for the forum.
Anyone interested is invited to attend an organizational meeting Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Meridian Senior Citizens Center, 3300 32nd Ave. For more information, call (800) 844-8400.
Redistricting Committee to meet in Meridian
A series of public hearings during May has been scheduled to receive citizens' input into the future shape of Mississippi's congressional and legislative districts. The committee is scheduled to meet in Meridian on May 19 at Meridian Community College Auditorium at 5 p.m. The public is invited to attend.
The Joint Legislative Reapportionment and Congressional Redistricting Committee will use information gained at the hearings to help redraw district lines for the state's four congressional and 174 state legislative districts.
A Web site has also been established by the committee for citizens seeking information about the redistricting process. It contains a schedule of hearings, links to U.S. Census Bureau information and a list of committee members. The Web site address is: www.msjrc.state.ms.us