Today

4:30 p.m. — The Elks’ annual Black History Month program will be held at the Elks Lodge, 1423 34th Ave. This year’s theme is “Reflections on Elk History.” Refreshments will be served. Call (601) 485-9353 for more information.



Monday, Feb. 27

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

7 p.m. — Meridian Area Coin Club will meet in the Mississippi Power building, 2401 11th St. at the east entrance. Adult and junior collectors ages 11 to 17 are welcome. Call Jim at (601) 632-1514.

7 p.m. — St. John Lodge 507 will confer a master’s Mason’s degree at the lodge building, 2300 11th St. Dinner at 6 p.m. Call Ken Johnson, (601) 482-1279.



Tuesday, Feb. 28

9 a.m.-1 p.m. — American Association of Retired Persons Tax-Aide volunteers will e-file taxes free for low- and middle-income taxpayers, with emphasis on those 60 years and older. This service will be available at Casino Bingo, 2306 N. Frontage Road, next door to Hudson’s. For information, call (601) 692-2758.

10:30 p.m. — Free story program for children ages 2 to 3 and their caregivers at the Meridian-Lauderdale County Public Library, 2517 Seventh St. No registration required. Call (601) 693-6771.

Noon-6 p.m. — The University of West Alabama Lions Club and United Blood Services will sponsor a blood drive in the Student Union. Call (601) 482-2482.

1 p.m. — Meridian Duplicate Bridge Club meets at the Senior Citizen Center, 3300 32nd Ave. This is an open game. Call Tommie at (601) 679-8466 or Josie at (601) 483-5884.

6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. — Survivors of Sexual Assault support group will meet at Wesley House Community Center, 1520 Eighth Ave. This is a free service. Call (601) 485-4736.

6:30 p.m. — “Good Character Matters,” a Black History Month program sponsored by the Parent Teacher Organization, will be held at Northeast Lauderdale Elementary School. Call Sharon Pratt or Linda Taylor at (601) 485-4882.



Wednesday, March 1

3 p.m.-8:30 p.m. — United Blood Services will hold a blood drive in the bloodmobile at Fifteenth Avenue Baptist Church.



Thursday, March 2

1 p.m.-2 p.m. — Bingo at the Meridian Senior Citizen Center, 3300 32nd Ave. Call (601) 485-1812. This is free.

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

6 p.m. — Meridian chapter of the Mississippi Valley State University Alumni Association will meet at the Council of Organizations Building, 814 45th Ave. All alumni in the surrounding area are encouraged to attend. Call (601) 485-2217 or (601) 483-6475.

6 p.m.-9 p.m. — The Lauderdale County Country Line Dancers registration for a new special square dance team will be held at the Northeast Community Development Club, 628 Briarwood Road. Clogging is at 6 p.m., line dancing at 7 p.m. and square dancing at 8 p.m. Call Carol Hosch at (601) 483-7016.

6:30 p.m. — Promises of Hope Cancer Support Group will meet at Collinsville First Church of God, Highway 19 North. Call Meridian Oncology at (601) 696-4624, Barbara Willard at (601) 986-2011 or Charlotte Vincent at (601) 986-8833.

7 p.m. — The East Central Community College Players will present a spring musical, “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” in the Vickers Fine Arts Auditorium on the campus of ECCC in Decatur. Admission is $5. Call (601) 635-2111.

6 p.m. — Community of Hope Tutoring Program board meeting will be held at Jubilee Mennonite Church, 812 28th Ave. At 7 p.m. a Celebration Program will held featuring poetry by the students celebrating African-American History Month and an exhibit of their art work. Call Ducky McCormick at (601) 553-9926.



Friday, March 3

5 p.m.-6 p.m. — Free modeling lesson for participants in Open Preliminary Cinderella Girl Pageant at Pat Gray Academy of Dance and Gymnastics, 5014 Poplar Springs Drive. This is for ages 3-26. Call Kim, (601) 485-4776.

7 p.m. — The East Central Community College Players will present a spring musical, “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” in the Vickers Fine Arts Auditorium on the campus of ECCC in Decatur. Admission is $5. Call (601) 635-2111.



Saturday, March 4

8 a.m.-noon — First Saturday Flea Market in downtown Enterprise, a half-mile east of Highway 11 across from the post office. The flea market is sponsored by Enterprise Woman’s Club. Call (601) 659-7075 or (601) 483-7517.

10:30 a.m. — Cinderella Girl Open Preliminary Pageant for Tri-County and Lauderdale County at Pat Gray Academy of Dance and Gymnastics, 5014 Poplar Springs Drive. This is for ages under 1-26. Call (601) 485-4776.

2 p.m.-7 p.m. — St. Patrick Irish Festival at St. Patrick Catholic Church Family Life Center, 2614 Davis St., to raise money for the school. Call Rebecca Skelton, (601) 482-8619.

5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. — 40th Anniversary Reunion of Calvary Christian School, 39177 Seventh St. Alumni, families and friends are invited. Liberty Quartet will perform at Calvary Baptist Church, 3905 Eighth St., at 8 p.m. Call (601) 483-3073.

6:30 p.m. — The Clarke County Christian Singles will hold a covered-dish dinner at The Living Word Church Fellowship Hall, 500 N. Jackson Ave. in Quitman. Call Peggy at (601) 776-3150 or (601) 776-3062.

7 p.m. — The East Central Community College Players will present a spring musical, “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” in the Vickers Fine Arts Auditorium on the campus of ECCC in Decatur. Admission is $5. 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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