Meridian Star


September 30, 2012

Be nice ... or leave!


MERIDIAN — More at The Center

    Classes are on a two-week leave at the end of this week, completing the fall session. Winter eight-week sessions begins Oct. 22, so you can begin signing up for the class of your choice now, if it isn’t full already.

    For you seniors out there: Open enrollment for Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drugs is between Oct. 15 and Dec. 7. We hope to have a person(s) at the center this month to explain all your options.

    • Life Writing classes begin Oct. 4, from 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m.. Returning instructor Steve Owens will lead this engaging workshop that lasts for four weeks. We still have a few more seats available. Keep in mind, time waits on no one. If you don’t write your stories, who will? How long and how accurately will your favorite stories be remembered?”

    • Friends of the Written Word Untie! (A small attempt at humor…”unite” is intended.) That same week, we are pleased to announce the return of Katherine Horne, who will be leading a reading discussion group in the afternoons. However, if you can come, be at the center Friday at noon for a lunch to eat, enjoy new friendships, and talk about when is the best time for a reading class. Katherine would like to begin with some poetry discussion and go from there, but she is open to other ideas.

    Call her at (601) 483-7496 to RSVP for the Friday luncheon; we’ll announce the class time soon.

    If you see the lights on Thursday night at Meridian Activity Center – and in bridge rooms across the nation – it’s because the American Contract Bridge League are playing their 26th Annual Instant Matchpoint Game all across the nation. The highest aim for bridge players is to become a Master and you need 50 gold points to do that. One gold point will be awarded to the winning section leader at each site. Gambatte, ladies and gentlemen!

    On Saturday, Kathy Shaw returns for a workshop on Silk Ribbon Embroidery. All you quilters out there will know about this. If you do not and want to, look up online for a looksee at what you can learn. Kathy is a sweetie and great instructor, so you’ll have a good time. Space is limited. Phone Jackie at (601) 693-2234 to register.

    Meridian Activity Center is located at 3300 32nd Ave., in the middle of a residential area between Meridian High School and Northwest Middle School. The best cross street is 36th Street off 29th Avenue or Poplar Springs Drive. Call (601) 485-1812 for information about any of our classes, ceramics, pool room, Bingo, retiree meetings, walking trail, neighborhood watch meeting, quilting workshops, painting workshops and more.

    • Barbara Wells is director of Meridian Activity Center. You may e-mail her at

Text Only
Biz Marquee
New Today

Mississippi's unemployment rate rose to worst in the nation at 7.9 percent in June, as the state's economic recovery lags behind others. Gov. Phil Bryant, who has made economic development a central focus, acknowledged the poor figure but said Mississippi's economy has improved since he took office. Do you agree with Bryant's statement?

     View Results
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
AP Video
Raw: Israel Bombs Multiple Targets in Gaza Veteran Creates Job During High Unemployment Raw: Cargo Craft Undocks From Space Station Widow: Jury Sent Big Tobacco a $23B Message New Orleans Plans to Recycle Cigarette Butts UN Security Council Calls for MH 17 Crash Probe Obama Bestows Medal of Honor on NH Veteran Texas Sending National Guard Troops to Border Hopkins to Pay $190M After Pelvic Exams Taped Foxx Cites Washington 'Circus Mirror' NASA Ceremony Honors Moon Walker Neil Armstrong Obama Voices Concern About Casualties in Mideast Diplomacy Intensifies Amid Mounting Gaza Toll AP Exclusive: American Beaten in Israel Speaks Obama Protects Gay, Transgender Workers Raw: Gaza Rescuers Search Rubble for Survivors Raw: International Team Inspects MH17 Bodies Raw: 25 Family Members Killed in Gaza Airstrike US Teen Beaten in Mideast Talks About Ordeal 'Weird Al' Is Wowed by Album's Success
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide