Today

• 7 a.m.-3 p.m. — The Disabled American Veterans will hold an extension of their fund-raiser “sale” at the Kendallwood Building in Highland Park, 4101 19th St. Call Bob Gray at (601) 485-6021, (601) 595-2415 or (601) 485-1813.

• 12:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. — AARP Driver Safety Class at the Senior Citizen Center, 3300 32nd Ave. The cost is $10. Call for reservations, (601) 482-4412 or (601) 485-1812.

• 1 p.m. — Meridian Duplicate Bridge Club will meet at the Senior Citizen Center, 3300 32nd Ave. This is an open game and all are welcome. Call Tommie at (601) 679-8466 or Joslie (601) 483-5885.

• 3 p.m.-5 p.m. — The sixth of eight free management training seminars at Mississippi State University-Meridian Campus, Kahlmus Auditorium. This week’s topic is Facilitation Skills. To reserve a seat, call (601) 693-1306.

• 5 p.m.-8 p.m. — Russell Christian Academy, 1844 D Highway 11/80, behind Russell Baptist Church, will hold a Harvest Festival. Spaghetti plates, $6. Family games, face-painting and a raffle. Call (601) 484-5888.



Saturday, Oct. 14

• 7 a.m.-3 p.m. — The Disabled American Veterans will hold an extension of their fund-raiser “sale” at the Kendallwood Building in Highland Park, 4101 19th St. Call Bob Gray at (601) 485-6021, (601) 595-2415 or (601) 485-1813.

• 9 a.m.-6 p.m. — Threefoot Arts Festival at Dumont Plaza in downtown Meridian. The festival area is Fourth and Fifth streets, between 22nd and 23rd avenues. Artists will display work; the event also features entertainment, demonstrations and a chili cook-off. Free admission. Call (601) 693-2431 or (601) 693-6386.

• 9 a.m. — Alzheimer’s Memory Walk at Bonita Lakes Park, lower lake. Call (601) 483-4720.

• 9:30 a.m. — Annual Scooba Day Barbecue and Horse Show at the Scooba Riding Club Arena. Horse show sign-up begins at 9:30 a.m. and the show begins at 10 a.m. Negative Coggins test papers must accompany all horses entering the grounds. Call Kyla Moore at (662) 476-5735 or Tommy Clay Williams at (662) 476-8331.

• 10 a.m.-3 p.m. — Sam Dale Volunteer Fire Department’s 28th Annual Barbecue Fund-raiser, 11028 Highway 39 North in Daleville. $5 per plate; delivery available for orders of five plates or more. Live music, games for children and canine demonstrations by Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Department. Call Greg Davis, (601) 681-8282.

• 11:30 a.m. — Family picnic for members of Andrew Chapel Masonic Lodge No. 151 at the lodge building, 9198 Hillview Drive. Bring a covered dish, and the lodge will provide the main course. Call (601) 681-8369.

• 4:30 p.m. — Marvin Weir and the Goodtimers will perform at the Senior Citizen Center, 3300 32nd Ave. Musicians invited. Covered dish dinner at 6 p.m.; drawing at 7 p.m. Call (601) 626-8128.

• 8 p.m.-midnight — American Legion Post No. 89 in Newton County will hold a Halloween Dance at the post building. Call Commander Louis P. Foley Sr., (601) 683-3266.



Monday, Oct. 16

• 1 p.m. — Queen City Duplicate Bridge Club meets at the Senior Citizen Center, 3300 32nd Ave. Call Mary, (601) 527-2107.

• 6 p.m. — Overeater’s Anonymous will meet at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1116 23rd Ave. Call (601) 485-6943 or e-mail oameridian@comcast.net.



Tuesday, Oct. 17

• 10 a.m.-6 p.m. — Meridian Community College Career Expo and Job Fair on campus in Ivy Hall. Call Deborah Nettles, MCC Career Development Center coordinator, at (601) 481-1327.

• 10:30 a.m. — Toddler Time 3’s, a free program for 3-year-olds, at Meridian-Lauderdale County Public Library, 2517 Seventh St. Call (601) 693-6771, ext. 224.

• 1 p.m. — Meridian Duplicate Bridge Club will meet at the Senior Citizen Center, 3300 32nd Ave. This is an open game and all are welcome. Call Tommie at (601) 679-8466 or Joslie (601) 483-5885.

• 2 p.m.-3 p.m. — United Auto Workers Local No. 2185 Retiree Chapter will meet at the Senior Citizen Center, 3300 32nd Ave. Call Jim Mills, (601) 986-2587.

• 6 p.m.-7 p.m. — Wesley House Community Center will offer a support group for survivors of sexual assault, 1520 Eighth Ave., in Meridian. Call (601) 485-4736.

• 6 p.m. — Andrew Chapel Masonic Lodge No. 151 will confer a Fellow Craft Degree at the lodge building, 9198 Hillview Drive. Meal at 6 p.m.; meeting at 7 p.m. Call (601) 681-8369.

• 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. — Raising Awareness, Reaching for a Cure, breast cancer support group will meet at Anderson Regional Cancer Center, 1704 23rd Ave. Call (601) 482-5174 or (601) 482-0082.

• 6:30 p.m. — Disabled American Veterans Chapter No. 56 and its Auxiliary will meet at the Kendallwood Building in Highland Park. Call Bob Gray at (601) 485-6021, (601) 595-2415 or (601) 485-1813.

• 6:30 p.m. — Mark Bixler, author of “The Lost Boys of Sudan,” will speak at Mississippi State University-Meridian Campus. Call Dr. Dennis Mitchell, chair of the Arts and Sciences Division, (601) 484-0167.



Wednesday, Oct. 18

• 3:30 p.m. — Free story time for children ages 4-8 at the Meridian-Lauderdale County Public Library. No registration required. The library is at 2517 Seventh St. Call (601) 693-6771, ext. 224.

• 3:30 p.m. — Auditions for the Merrystreet Players, a teen touring troupe of the Company of Angels, at the Old Parish Hall of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1116 23rd Ave. The theatre group is seeking actors, singers, designers, musicians and writers. Call Elliott Street, (601) 484-8640.



Thursday, Oct. 19

• 8 a.m.-noon — Customer Service Training Seminar at Meridian Community College’s Webb Hall, Great Southern Room. To register, call (601) 693-1306.

• 10 a.m.-noon — Bridge lessons begin at the Meridian Senior Citizen Center, 3300 32nd Ave. Call (601) 485-1812.

• 1 p.m. — Queen City Duplicate Bridge Club meets at the Senior Citizen Center, 3300 32nd Ave. Call Mary, (601) 527-2107.

• 6 p.m.-7 p.m. — Grief counseling and homicide/suicide support group will meet at Wesley House Community Center, 1520 Eighth Ave. Call (601) 485-4736.

• 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. — Alzheimer’s/Dementia Support Group will meet at North Hills Family Medical Clinic (Rush Senior Health Center), 5009 Highway 493. Call (601) 483-4720.

• 6 p.m. — Overeater’s Anonymous will meet at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1116 23rd Ave. Call (601) 485-6943 or e-mail oameridian@comcast.net.

• 6 p.m. — Lauderdale County Country Dancers will meet at the Northeast Community Development Club, 628 Briarwood Road. Clogging at 6 p.m., line dancing at 7 p.m., square dancing at 8 p.m. Call Carol Hosch, (601)483-7016.

• 6 p.m. — A seminar on veterans’ benefits and entitlements will be held at the American Legion Post No. 125, Old Highway 80 West. The seminar is free and open to the public. The seminar is to educate the public on programs and entitlements available to veterans and or their family members. Cal (601)679-5055.

• 7 p.m. — The International Singing Brakeman Association will meet at the Best Western Hospitality room on North Frontage Room. Admission is $2 and bring a dish for a covered dish dinner. Call Glyn Jones at (601)581-1601.



To submit an event to Community Calendar, call Stephanie Denham at (601) 693-1551, ext. 3303, or e-mail sdenham@themeridianstar.com. Announcements may also be submitted by fax, (601) 485-1275.

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