Today

• 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. — Blood drive at Northcrest Baptist Church, 3412 N. Hills St. Call United Blood Services, (601) 482-2482.



Monday, July 17

• 9 a.m.-4 p.m. — Camp Noah, for children traumatized by Hurricane Katrina, will be held at St. Patrick Catholic Church fellowship hall. The church is at 2601 Davis St. in Meridian. This camp is for children in kindergarten through sixth grade. Call Karen Miller at (601) 484-6338 or e-mail kemiller1@comcast.net or www.campnoah.org.

• 1 p.m. — Queen City Duplicate Bridge Club meets at the Senior Citizen Center, 3300 32nd Ave. This is an open game and all players are welcome. Call Mary, (601) 527-2107.

• 6 p.m. — Overeaters Anonymous will meet at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1116 23rd Ave.; enter at the rear entrance. Call Sally, (601) 485-6943.

• 5 p.m. — Lauderdale County Board of Supervisors will meet at the Raymond P. Davis Courthouse, Constitution Avenue in downtown Meridian. For information, call (601) 482-9746.



Tuesday, July 18

• 9 a.m.-4 p.m. — Camp Noah, for children traumatized by Hurricane Katrina, will be held at St. Patrick Catholic Church fellowship hall. The church is at 2601 Davis St. in Meridian. This camp is for children in kindergarten through sixth grade. Call Karen Miller at (601) 484-6338 or e-mail kemiller1@comcast.net or www.campnoah.org.

• 9:30 a.m. — St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1116 23rd Ave. in downtown Meridian, will sponsor a cooking class with Fran Ginn. She has studied with Julia Child, Paul Prudhomme, Emeril Lagasse and others and is owner and executive chef of The Back Door Cafe in Columbia. Tickets are $45 and include a sampling of every dish prepared. Call Mary Weems, (601) 482-3566.

• 1 p.m. — Meridian Duplicate Bridge Club meets at the Senior Citizen Center, 3300 32nd Ave. This is an open game and everyone is welcome. Call Tommie at (601) 679-8446 or Josie at (601) 483-5884.

• 2 p.m.-3 p.m. — United Auto Workers Local 2185 Retiree Chapter will meet at the Senior Citizen Center, 3300 32nd Ave. Call Jim Mills, (601) 986-2587.

• 6 p.m. — The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill support group will meet at Alliance Health Center in the administration meeting room on Highway 39 North. Call Brenda Pennington, (601) 616-9054.

• 6:30 p.m. — Disabled American Veterans Chapter No. 56 and the Ladies Auxiliary will hold their monthly meeting at the Kendallwood Building, 4101 19th St. in Highland Park. All members are urged to attend. Call Bob Gray, (601) 485-6021 or (601) 595-2415.



Wednesday, July 19

• 9 a.m.-4 p.m. — Camp Noah, for children traumatized by Hurricane Katrina, will be held at St. Patrick Catholic Church fellowship hall. The church is at 2601 Davis St. in Meridian. This camp is for children in kindergarten through sixth grade. Call Karen Miller at (601) 484-6338 or e-mail kemiller1@comcast.net or www.campnoah.org.

• 4 p.m.-8 p.m. — Blood drive at Lauderdale United Methodist Church in the Lauderdale community. Look for the bloodmobile. Call United Blood Services, (601) 482-2482.



Thursday, July 20

• 9 a.m.-4 p.m. — Camp Noah, for children traumatized by Hurricane Katrina, will be held at St. Patrick Catholic Church fellowship hall. The church is at 2601 Davis St. in Meridian. This camp is for children in kindergarten through sixth grade. Call Karen Miller at (601) 484-6338 or e-mail kemiller1@comcast.net or www.campnoah.org.

• 9 a.m. — A workshop, “Professionalism: Ethical Behavior and Job Performance” will be held at Mississippi State University-Meridian Campus in Kahlmus Auditorium. Cost is $25, or $10 for students. This is sponsored by the MSU-Meridian Social Work Program. Call Rhonda Carr, (601) 484-0140.

• 1 p.m. — Queen City Duplicate Bridge Club meets at the Senior Citizen Center, 3300 32nd Ave. This is an open game and all players are welcome. Call Mary, (601) 527-2107.

• 1 p.m. — Lauderdale County Farm Service Agency will hold a public meeting at 1030 Highway 19 South in Meridian, to better inform the public of the county committee election process. Anyone interested in agriculture is encouraged to attend. Call Terri White at (601) 483-4100, ext. 2.

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

• 6 p.m. — Overeaters Anonymous will meet at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1116 23rd Ave.; enter at the rear entrance. Call Sally, (601) 485-6943.

• 7 p.m. — The International Singing Brakeman Association will meet in the hospitality room at the Best Western Hotel, 2219 S. Frontage Road. Bring a dish to share for dinner. $2 admission. Call Glyn Jones, (601) 581-1601.

• 7 p.m. — The Meridian Area Chapter of Compassionate Friends will meet at 6210 Highway 39 North. This is a support group for bereaved parents, grandparents and siblings. Call (601) 485-5488.



Friday, July 21

• 8:30 a.m.-1 a.m. — Neshoba County Fair begins in Philadelphia. Day tickets are $15; season passes are $30 for ages 10 and over. Children 9 and under admitted free. The Neshoba County Fair runs through July 28. Art show opens at 8:30 a.m. Rodeo at 7:30 p.m. Midway and concessions open from 4 p.m.-1 a.m. Call (601) 650-7450.

• 8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. — Town Hall Meeting for Nonprofits will be held at Union Station, 1901 Front St. in downtown Meridian. Mark R. McCrary, executive director of Mississippi Center for Nonprofits, will facilitate the meeting. Call (601) 968-0061 or visit www.msnonprofit.org.

• 9 a.m.-4 p.m. — Camp Noah, for children traumatized by Hurricane Katrina, will be held at St. Patrick Catholic Church fellowship hall. The church is at 2601 Davis St. in Meridian. This camp is for children in kindergarten through sixth grade. Call Karen Miller at (601) 484-6338 or e-mail kemiller1@comcast.net or www.campnoah.org.

• 1 p.m. — Meridian Duplicate Bridge Club meets at the Senior Citizen Center, 3300 32nd Ave. This is an open game and everyone is welcome. Call Tommie at (601) 679-8446 or Josie at (601) 483-5884.



Saturday, July 22

• 6:30 a.m. — Neshoba County Fair’s Heart ‘O Dixie Triathlon begins. Day tickets are $15; season passes are $30 for ages 10 and over. Children 9 and under admitted free. The Neshoba County Fair runs through July 28. Arts and crafts, petting zoo, rodeo, martial arts demonstration. Call (601) 650-7450.

• 7 a.m.-9:45 a.m. — Jimmy Mitchell Benefit Pancake Breakfast at Applebees Neighborhood Grill and Bar, 106 U.S. Highway 11/80. Cost it $5 and all proceeds go to offset medical costs for Mitchell, who was injured in car accident. Call Leslie LeJeune, (601) 693-4833.

• 3 p.m.-4 p.m. — The Meridian Reptile Club will meet at 210 24th Avenue South. Call (601) 696-7372.



Sunday, July 23

• All day — Neshoba County Fair in Philadelphia. Day tickets are $15; season passes are $30 for ages 10 and over. Children 9 and under admitted free. The fair runs through July 28. Mule races begin at 1:30 p.m. Midway and concessions close at midnight. Call (601) 650-7450.

• Noon-3 p.m. — Blood drive at the Meridian Navy Reserve at Naval Air Station Meridian. Look for the bloodmobile. Call United Blood Services, (601) 482-2482.



Monday, July 24

• 8 a.m. — Neshoba County Fair in Philadelphia. Day tickets are $15; season passes are $30 for ages 10 and over. Children 9 and under admitted free. The fair runs through July 28. Art show opens at 8:30 a.m. Rodeo at 7:30 p.m. Midway and concessions open from 1 p.m.-1 a.m. Harness racing begins at 1:30 p.m. Call (601) 650-7450.

• 1 p.m. — Queen City Duplicate Bridge Club meets at the Senior Citizen Center, 3300 32nd Ave. This is an open game and all players are welcome. Call Mary, (601) 527-2107.

• 6 p.m. — Overeaters Anonymous will meet at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1116 23rd Ave.; enter at the rear entrance. Call Sally, (601) 485-6943.



Tuesday, July 25

• 8 a.m. — Neshoba County Fair in Philadelphia. Veterans Memorial Services begin at 10:30 a.m. at Founders Square. Jason Aldean concert at 8 p.m. Day tickets are $15; season passes are $30 for ages 10 and over. Children 9 and under admitted free. The fair runs through July 28. Art show opens at 8:30 a.m. Rodeo at 7:30 p.m. Midway and concessions open from 4 p.m. -1 a.m. Call (601) 650-7450.

• 1 p.m. — Meridian Duplicate Bridge Club meets at the Senior Citizen Center, 3300 32nd Ave. This is an open game and everyone is welcome. Call Tommie at (601) 679-8446 or Josie at (601) 483-5884.

• 6 p.m.-8 p.m. — A workshop about selling items on eBay will be held at the Leake County Chamber of Commerce in Carthage. This is sponsored by the ECCC Small Business Development Program. This free workshop is co-sponsored by the Leake County Chamber of Commerce. Call (601) 635-2111.



Wednesday, July 26

• 8 a.m.-1 a.m. — Political speaking at the Neshoba County Fair’s Founders Square begins at 9:30 a.m. Julie Roberts concert at 8 p.m. Day tickets are $15; season passes are $30 for ages 10 and over. Children 9 and under admitted free. The fair runs through July 28 in Philadelphia. Art show opens at 8:30 a.m. Rodeo at 7:30 p.m. Midway and concessions open from 4 p.m. -1 a.m. Call (601) 650-7450.

• 9 a.m.-3 p.m. — Blood drive in the parking lot of Ivy Hall at Meridian Community College. Look for the bloodmobile. Call United Blood Services, (601) 482-2482.



Thursday, July 27

• 7 a.m. — Neshoba County Fair Fun Run/Walk begins. Political speaking begins at 9:30 a.m. 8 p.m. Diamond Rio concert. Day tickets are $15; season passes are $30 for ages 10 and over. Children 9 and under admitted free. The fair runs through July 28 in Philadelphia. Art show opens at 8:30 a.m. Rodeo at 7:30 p.m. Midway and concessions open from 4 p.m.-1 a.m. Call (601) 650-7450.

• 1 p.m. — Queen City Duplicate Bridge Club meets at the Senior Citizen Center, 3300 32nd Ave. This is an open game and all players are welcome. Call Mary, (601) 527-2107.

• 6 p.m.-8 p.m. — A free workshop, “Record-keeping for Small Businesses,” will be held at the East Central Community College Associate Degree Nursing/Childcare Technology Building. The reservation deadline is July 25. Call (601) 635-2111.



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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