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Tuesday, May 7
9 a.m. Meridian City Council meeting. Municipal Courtroom at the Meridian Police Department, 2415 Sixth St. Call 485-1927.
9 a.m. Older Americans Month golf tournament. Four-person scramble at Lakeview Golf Course. Call 485-1812.
4 p.m. Meridian Civil Service Commission meeting. Meridian City Hall, 1st floor conference room. Call 485-1931.
Thursday, May 9
9 a.m. Jimmie Rodgers Festival golf tournament. Registration begins at 9 a.m.; "shotgun" start at 10 a.m. Call Lauderdale County Tourism Bureau, 482-8001.
Noon Older Americans Month catfish dinner at the Frank Cochran Center, Highland Park, with music by The Meridian Barber Shoppers. Call 485-1812.
Noon – until Jimmie Rodgers Festival. The International Singing Brakeman's Association hosts hospitality room at Best Western Hotel, 2219 S. Frontage Road. Visitors include the Skye Family from Nashville, Tenn., and Betty Jean Moore of Texas.
7 p.m. Jimmie Rodgers Festival. Gospel night at Northcrest Baptist Church, featuring The Inspirations and The McKameys. The church is at 3412 N. Hills St. Call Lauderdale County Tourism Bureau, 482-8001.
Friday, May 10
10 a.m. Jimmie Rodgers Festival. Adult talent contest at Bonita Lakes Mall. Call (800) 396-5882.
Noon – until Jimmie Rodgers Festival. The International Singing Brakeman's Association hosts hospitality room at Best Western Hotel, 2219 S. Frontage Road.
7:30 p.m. Jimmie Rodgers Festival. Steve Forbert at Brakeman Park near Union Station in downtown Meridian. Followed by the North Mississippi All Stars at about 9 p.m. General admission $10. Call Lauderdale County Tourism Bureau, 482-8001.
Saturday, May 11
10 a.m. Jimmie Rodgers Festival. Youth talent contest at Bonita Lakes Mall. Four age divisions. Call (800) 396-5882.
11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Relay for Life fund-raiser at Meridian Masonic Center, 2300 11th St. Spaghetti plates, $6. Call 693-1465.
Noon – until Jimmie Rodgers Festival. The International Singing Brakeman's Association hosts hospitality room at Best Western Hotel, 2219 S. Frontage Road.
3 p.m. Meridian Transplant Support Group to meet at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center Auditorium on the ground floor. Call Robert Everett at 483-3800 or Linda Allan at 656-8674.
7:30 p.m. Jimmie Rodgers Festival. Grant's Ferry at Brakeman Park near Union Station in downtown Meridian. Followed by Confederate Railroad at about 9 p.m. General admission $10. Call Lauderdale County Tourism Bureau, 482-8001.
Monday, May 13
9 a.m. – 11 a.m. Senior Citizens Health Fair at the Senior Citizens Center, 3300 32nd Ave. Call 485-1812.
7:30 p.m. Spring graduation ceremony at Meridian Community College, Webb Center's Dulaney Room. Call Johnny Thompson, 482-7445.
Tuesday, May 14
1 p.m. Older Americans Month bowling tournament at Dixie Bowl Lanes, North Hills Street. Call 485-1812.
Wednesday, May 15
7:45 a.m. Older Americans Month Seniors Walk-A-Thon at Bonita Lakes Mall. Call 485-1812.
Wednesday, May 22
1 p.m. Older Americans Month pool tournament at the Senior Citizens Center, 3300 32nd Ave. Call 485-1812.
Saturday, May 25
Noon – 2 p.m. Fund-raiser for Grover Burnett Eastern Star Chapter 352 at E.J. Knox Masonic Lodge, 5073 Russell-Topton Road in Russell, or at the old Sears parking lot on 22nd Avenue. The chapter is selling smoked hams for $15. To place an order, call Beth Rushing at 659-7803 or Velma Fleming at 482-3912.

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