Please e-mail all calendar briefs to calendar@themeridianstar.com. Calendar items are listed by date and it may take a while before an event submitted weeks in advance appears in the paper.

Daily:

Wednesday, June 12

• Noon - Rotary Club of Meridian weekly meeting at Northwood Country Club. All are welcome to come. 601-693-1301.

• 3 p.m. - Young Adults (7th-12th Grade) Tobacco Coalition Presentation at the Meridian-Lauderdale County Public Library.

Thursday, June 13

• 3 p.m. - Fire Truck Presentation for all ages at the Meridian-Lauderdale County Public Library.

• 5-7 p.m. - The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is hosting a cookout at Bonita Lakes first pavilion. Free hamburgers, hotdogs, chips, and water will be available to the public.

• 7 p.m. - Union Day Miss/Mister Summertime Pageant will be held at the Union Mini Park on Bank St. The pageant is open to the public for a small admission at the gate. Children 1-12 are eligible to participate as contestants for a $10 entry fee. The dress is summertime attire (no swimsuits). Deadline for entry is Friday, June 7. FMI: 713-449-2628.

Friday, June 14

• 6-9 p.m. - The MAX presents New Artist Blues Series: Join us at Maxie’s Juke Joint for a night of music by Lonn’e George. Food and beverage are available for purchase. $20 non-members, free for members. 601-581-1550.

• 7 p.m. - Union Day Talent Showcase will be held at the downtown Union Mini Park. Participants must register and pay a $20 entry fee by Thursday, June 13. FMI: 713-449-2628.

Saturday, June 15

• 9 a.m.-4 p.m. - The Union Day street festival kicks off in the downtown mini-park with political speakers, entertainment with magician Todd Smith, booths with arts and crafts, retail merchandise, food items, kids zone, and food trucks. FMI: 713-449-2628.

• 10 a.m. - Battle of the Barrels hosted by Cattle Call Cowboy Church at the Lauderdale County Agri-Center. Gate fee is $3.

• Noon-10 p.m. - Battle of the Bands at the historic Temple Theatre Ballroom, hosted by Meridian Underground Music.

• 6 p.m. - The Down East Boys in Concert at the Meridian Temple Theatre. Also appearing “Day Three” and “2nd Mile.” Tickets available at Meridian Cycles, Queen City Medical; George’s Paint and Body Shop, DeKalb; Nurse Practitioner House Calls & Primary Care, Quitman; Butler Senior Citizens’ Building, Butler, Ala. or by calling Richard Ferguson at 601-416-1630. Also on sale night of the show. General admission $15-$20; Artist Circle $25-$30.

Monday, June 17

• 9:30-11 a.m. - Introduction to Art at the Meridian Museum of Art for ages 4-5. For more information or to register, please visit our website and the Youth Programs link or email, meridianmuseum@bellsouth.net or 601-693-1501. Classes will continue through Friday, June 21.

• 11 a.m. - Adult Space Puzzles at the Meridian-Lauderdale County Public Library.

• 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. - Pottery (hand built) at the Meridian Museum of Art for ages 6-12. For more information or to register, please visit our website and the Youth Programs link or email, meridianmuseum@bellsouth.net or 601-693-1501. Classes will continue through Friday, June 21.

• 1-2:30 p.m. - Jewelry making at the Meridian Museum of Art for ages 6-12. For more information or to register, please visit our website and the Youth Programs link or email, meridianmuseum@bellsouth.net or 601-693-1501. Classes will continue through Friday, June 21.

• 5:30-7 p.m. - There will be a Town Hall meeting in the Circuit Courtroom in Lauderdale County for Democrat Rep. Jay Hughes who is currently a Rep. from Oxford running for Lt. Governor.

• 6-8 p.m. - Infant CPR Class in the Maternal/Newborn Education Center at Anderson Regional Medical Center. Call 601-553-6123 to reserve your spot.

Tuesday, June 18

• 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. - FANUC Robotics Demonstration at the Workforce Development Center. FMI: Call, Darren Bane, 601-481-1318.

• 10 a.m. - Baby/Toddler Presentation by M.C.C. - Magic Show for all ages 3 p.m. - Chess Club meets at 4:30 p.m.

• 5:30-7 p.m. - Stroke Support Group Meeting at Anderson Regional Medical Center South Boardroom. FMI: Call Tom Maynor at 601-703-5477.

Wednesday, June 19

• 3 p.m. - Young Adults (7th-12th Grade) Space Sand Experiment at the Meridian-Lauderdale County Public Library.

Thursday, June 20

• 8 a.m.-4 p.m. - Workforce Development class, Summer Driving Course, June 20-22 at the MCC-Riley Workforce Development Center. FMI: Call Lynne Carey, 601-481-1300.

• 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. - Wildflower Trails of MS Field Day at 51 Coastal Plains Rd., Newton. 601-853-4441.

• The Lauderdale County and Clarke County Republican Women will hold a joint meeting on the second floor of Weidmann’s. There will be three guest speakers this month, Billy Adam Calvert, candidate for Mississippi House of Representatives Dist. 83, Erle E. “Bubby” Johnston, candidate for Mississippi Senate 33 and Senator Eugene S. Clarke, candidate for State Treasurer.

• 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. - The MAX Brown Bag Lunch: RaShad The Blues Kid will be the lunchtime entertainment.

• 3 p.m. - Happy Smile Presentation for all ages at the Meridian-Lauderdale County Public Library - Genealogy meets from 2-3 p.m.

• 6 p.m. - The International Singing Brakeman Association (TISBA) Hospitality Night will be at The Red Roof Inn, Suite B, located at 2219 South Frontage Rd. Please bring a dish to share. We will eat at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $5 per person. FMI: Glyn Jones, 601-581-1601.

• 6:30 p.m. - The Kemper County Forestry Association will hold its Summer Meeting at the Extension Office/Farmers Market Bldg. in DeKalb. Anthony Ballard (Nuisance Animal Biologist) with the MDWFP will present a program on Control of Nuisance Animals. Please RSVP by 4 p.m., June 17, if you plan to attend this meeting.

Friday, June 21

• 8 a.m.-1 p.m. - Chunky River Clean-Up at Chunky Shoals - float the river in search of trash or litter. Volunteers will be provided a meal at Chunky Shoals Fish Camp after the clean-up concludes. To register as a volunteer, please email emf.landtrust@yahoo.com or call 601-562-1150.

Saturday, June 22

• 3:30 p.m. - Friends will gather at Sandy Ridge Bluegrass Park for a day of fellowship, food, picking and grinning. Bring a covered dish for supper at 6 p.m. then hang around for some bluegrass music with possible banjo, mandolin, guitar, and fiddle players. FMI: 601-644-3701. Admission is free. Clarkdale School first road to the right, go down 3 or 4 miles CR 358.

Monday, June 24

• 10-11:30 a.m. - Drawing and Painting at the Meridian Museum of Art for ages 6-12. For more information or to register, please visit our website and the Youth Programs link or email, meridianmuseum@bellsouth.net or 601-693-1501. Classes will continue through Friday, June 28.

• 11 a.m. - Adult Space Themed Wheel of Fortune at the Meridian-Lauderdale County Public Library - NASA Presentation for all ages at 2:30 p.m.

• 11:45-1:15 - Other Mediums (Printmaking, Paper Mache, Mask Making, Mixed) at the Meridian Museum of Art for ages 6-12. For more information or to register, please visit our website and the Youth Programs link or email, meridianmuseum@bellsouth.net or 601-693-1501. Classes will continue through Friday, June 28.

• 1:30-3 p.m. - Other Mediums (Bookmaking, Cartooning, Origami) at the Meridian Museum of Art for ages 6-12. For more information or to register, please visit our website and the Youth Programs link or email, meridianmuseum@bellsouth.net or 601-693-1501. Classes will continue through Friday, June 28.

Tuesday, June 25

• 10 a.m. - Baby/Toddler Paper Plate Alien at the Meridian-Lauderdale County Public Library - K-6 Galaxy Jar, 3 p.m. - Chess Club, 4:30 p.m.

• 5:30-7 p.m. - Alzheimer’s Support Group Meeting at Anderson Regional Medical Center South Boardroom. FMI: Call 601-703-5477.

Wednesday, June 26

• 3 p.m. - Young Adults (7th-12th Grade) Kahoot (Outer Space) at the Meridian-Lauderdale County Public Library.

Thursday, June 27

• 3 p.m. - The Meridian-Lauderdale County Public Library presents Yarborough’s Educational Reptile Show for all ages at the MSU Riley Center. This is a free event and open to the public.

Friday, June 28

• 9-11 a.m. - Prison Volunteer Training at the East Mississippi Correctional Facility, 10641 Hwy. 80W, Meridian in the Visitation Room. FMI: Contact Chaplain Newbaker, 601-485-5255 ext. 123.

• 5-9 p.m. - NAS Meridian Freedom Fest-MCM-Meridian. The Mississippi Children’s Museum is bringing Imagination Playground to NAS Meridian for Freedom Fest. Live music, food vendors, and interactive play area and a fireworks extravaganza. This event is open to active duty military personnel, retirees, DoD civilians, and dependents. Admittance is free. Pets are not allowed.

Saturday, June 29

• 11 a.m. - Meehan Day at Meehan Volunteer Fire Department. The benefit raises money for fire turnout gear. On sale will be Boston butts for $30 and barbecue plates for $8. To order Boston butts, call Margie Blackwell, 601-938-0443 or Wayne Robinson, 601-934-6389.

• 11 a.m.-4 p.m. - The National Council of Meridianites Convention and Picnic will celebrate its 53rd annual picnic at Highland Park.

• 2-6 p.m. - Meet Buzz Lightyear at Skate Odyssey Meridian. Admission $6, Sk8rental $3.

Monday, July 1

• Childbirth classes in the Maternal/Newborn Education Center at Anderson Regional Medical Center. FMI: Call 601-553-6123 or 601-553-6126.

Tuesday, July 2

• 6-8 p.m. - Tobacco Cessation Class at Anderson Regional Medical Center. FMI: Call 601-485-5081.

Thursday, July 4

• Noon - Freedom Fest 2019 hosted by Causeyville Baseball Field and Community Club. The day will include a Miss Freedom Fest pageant, talent show, BBQ cook-off contest, games, inflatables, water slides, live music, and fireworks.

Saturday, July 6

• 8 a.m.-1 p.m. - Earth’s Bounty at Singing Brakeman Park.

Monday, July 8

• Noon-1 p.m. - The Diabetes Prayer and Support Group meets the second Monday of every month in the private dining room hospital cafeteria at Rush Foundation Hospital. Bring your lunch. FMI: Contact Debbie Lane RN at 601-703-9681. debbie.lane@rushhealth.com.

Monday, July 15

• 10-11:30 a.m. - Portfolio Preparation at the Meridian Museum of Art for ages 13-17. For more information or to register, please visit our website and the Youth Programs link or email, meridianmuseum@bellsouth.net or 601-693-1501. Classes will continue through Friday, July 19.

• 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. - Drawing and Painting at the Meridian Museum of Art for ages 13-17. For more information or to register, please visit our website and the Youth Programs link or email, meridianmuseum@bellsouth.net or 601-693-1501. Classes will continue through Friday, July 19.

• 1:30-3 p.m. - Pottery (Wheel Thrown) at the Meridian Museum of Art for ages 13-17. For more information or to register, please visit our website and the Youth Programs link or email, meridianmuseum@bellsouth.net or 601-693-1501. Classes will continue through Friday, July 19.

Thursday, July 18

• 9 a.m.-3 p.m. - United Way of East Mississippi’s Stuff the Bus at Raising Cane’s and Bonita Lakes Mall. Please bring donations of school supplies, new or gently used uniforms, monetary donations.

Sunday, July 21

• 2 p.m. - Sucarnochee Revue - Sunday Matinee at the Historic Temple Theatre featuring live music from all genres hosted by renown singer-songwriter Jacky Jack White. Tickets $10 at the door; kids under 12 just a $1.

Monday, July 22

• 5:30-7 p.m. - Vacation Bible School at St Patrick Catholic Church, 2601 Davis St., Meridian, Kindergarten-5th grades. Free with offering accepted. Registration is available at the church office, or call 601-693-1321, ext. 5 for more information. July 22-25.

Thursday, July 25

• 1-4:30 p.m. - Carousel Day 2019 at Highland Park - hosted by The Lucile Rosenbaum Dentzel Carousel. Come and enjoy the ride on an American pastime.

 

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