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Daily:

Thursday, July 4

• 10 a.m. - The Kemper County Chamber of Commerce along with the Kemper Historical Society will have its July 4th celebration at the Kemper County Courthouse. There will be a presentation of the Sonny Montgomery Patriotic Award immediately followed by the unveiling of the new Rubin Kemper historical marker on the east side of the courthouse.

• Noon - Freedom Fest 2019 hosted by Causeyville Baseball Field and Community Club, 6199 Causeyville Rd. The day will include a Miss Freedom Fest pageant, talent show, BBQ cook-off contest, games, inflatables, water slides, live music, and fireworks.

• 3-10 p.m. - The City of Demopolis, Ala., will have Freedom on the River 2019 from 3- 10 p.m. at Demopolis City Landing. Food vendors, children’s games, children’s patriotic parade, and fireworks.

• 3:30 p.m. - City of Meridian 4th of July Celebration at Bonita Lakes, Gates open at 3:30 p.m., food vendors open at 4 p.m. Fireworks show, food, entertainment. Music by: Kenny Suire and Friends. Parking available at Bonita Lakes and Bonita Lakes Mall - Free Shuttle at Tuesday Morning parking lot starting at 5:30 p.m. FMI: 601-485-1944.

Saturday, July 6

• 8 a.m.-1 p.m. - Meridian Art Walk/Earth’s Bounty Farmer’s Market at Singing Brakeman Park.

Sunday, July 7

• Reconciliation Sunday in observance of the 12th Annual Reconciliation Celebration commemorating the 16th Anniversary of the 2003 Lockheed tragedy - Local pastors are encouraged to lead congregation in prayer for reconciliation.

Monday, July 8

• 10:30 a.m.-noon - Free Lemonade and music at Dumont Plaza in observance of the 12th Annual Reconciliation Celebration commemorating the 16th Anniversary of the 2003 Lockheed tragedy.

• 11 a.m. - Adult Coloring - Begin turning in Reading Logs at the Meridian-Lauderdale County Public Library.

• 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.

6-8 p.m. Childbirth classes in the Maternal/Newborn Education Center at Anderson Regional Medical Center. FMI: Call 601-553-6123 or 601-553-6126.

Tuesday, July 9

• 10 a.m. - Baby/Toddler DIY Space Fuzzy Magnets - 3 p.m., K-6 DIY Telescope - 4:30 p.m., Chess Club meets.

Wednesday, July 10

• 11:45 a.m. - Rev. Charlie J. Miller Memorial Luncheon at Union Station with speaker Pastor Ben Stears, NorthPark Church in observance of the 12th Annual Reconciliation Celebration commemorating the 16th Anniversary of the 2003 Lockheed tragedy. $15 adults/$7 students.

• 3 p.m. - Young Adults (7th-12th Grade) DIY Solar System Necklace at the Meridian-Lauderdale County Public Library.

Thursday, July 11

• 3 p.m. - Movie Day for all ages: Guardians of the Galaxy at the Meridian-Lauderdale County Public Library. Magnolia Health at 2:30 p.m.

Friday, July 12

• 6:45 a.m. - Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast at City Hall in observance of the 12th Annual Reconciliation Celebration commemorating the 16th Anniversary of the 2003 Lockheed tragedy. Guest speaker will be Pastor Fred Luter, Franklin Avenue Baptist, New Orleans - donations accepted at the door.

• 8:30-9:30 a.m. - Mission Mississippi Hour of Dialogue at City Hall. Facilitator Neddie Winters, Mission MS President in observance of the 12th Annual Reconciliation Celebration commemorating the 16th Anniversary of the 2003 Lockheed tragedy.

Saturday, July 13

• 11 a.m. - Memorial Motorcycle Ride led by the Queen City Cruisers from Lockheed to Forest Lawn Cemetery in observance of the 12th Annual Reconciliation Celebration commemorating the 16th Anniversary of the 2003 Lockheed tragedy.

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 a.m. - Adult Cosmic Bath Bombs at the Meridian-Lauderdale County Public Library.

• 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.

• 6-8 p.m. Childbirth classes in the Maternal/Newborn Education Center at Anderson Regional Medical Center. FMI: Call 601-553-6123 or 601-553-6126.

Tuesday, July 16

• 10 a.m. - Baby/Toddler Popsicle Craft at the Meridian-Lauderdale County Public Library. Chess Club meets at 4:30 p.m.

• 5:30-7 p.m. - Stroke Support Group Meeting at Anderson South Board Room.

Wednesday, July 17

• 3 p.m. - Inky the Clown is coming to town at the Meridian-Lauderdale County Public Library.

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.

• 2-4 p.m. - Fund Day (Free Snow Cones) at the Meridian-Lauderdale County Public Library. Genealogy meets at 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.

Saturday, July 20

• 9 a.m.-1 p.m. - Cruise-In for the Kids Car, Truck, and Bike Show Benefit and Family Fun Day to be held at First Baptist Church of Collinsville. All proceeds donated to local special needs classrooms. Set up at 8 a.m., Events start at 9 a.m. Raffle prizes, Silent Auction, 50/50 tickets, bouncy houses, concessions, Kona Ice, live music. Pre-registration $10 by July 19. $15 day of show. Vendor spots $20. FMI: Contact Philip, 601-527-0696 or Eva, 601-692-3620.

• 10 a.m. - Rose Hill Volunteer Fire Department will host Rose Hill Day. There will be political speakers, food, games, and something for all to enjoy. We currently need vendors. Booths are $10 for a set up fee. FMI: Contact Vernelle Lofton, 601-486-3260 or Glenda Dearman, 601-527-9453, or Beverly Burns, 601-917-6828.

• Noon - Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club Back to School Give Away at the Council of Organizations Building - First come, first serve. Register to win ($1 drawing) a free Hewlett Packard Printer. Free food until gone.

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

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

• 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.

• 6-8 p.m. - Newborn Care Class at Maternal/Newborn Education Center at Anderson Regional Medical Center.

Tuesday, July 23

• 10 a.m. - Baby/Toddler Giraffe Craft at the Meridian-Lauderdale County Public Library. Chess Club meets at 4:30 p.m.

• 5:30-7 p.m. - Alzheimer’s Support Group Meeting in the Anderson South Boardroom. FMI: 601-703-5477.

Wednesday, July 24

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

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.

• 4:30 p.m. - K-6 DIY Ladybug Craft at the Meridian-Lauderdale County Public Library.

Saturday, July 27

• 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, July 29

• 11 a.m. - Adult Pick a Craft Day at the Meridian-Lauderdale County Public Library.

Tuesday, July 30

• 10 a.m. - Baby/Toddler Seahorse Craft at the Meridian-Lauderdale County Public Library. Chess Club meets at 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, July 31

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

Monday, Aug. 5

• 6-8 p.m. - Infant CPR Class in the Maternal/Newborn Education Center at Anderson Regional Medical Center. FMI: 601-553-6123.

Monday, Aug. 12

• 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.

Friday, Aug. 23

• 8 a.m. - Care Lodge and Alliance Health Center present Care Lodge 25th Annual Conference “Building Resilience in Children & Those Who Champion Their Success” featuring Keynote Speaker Dave Pelzer at the MSU Riley Center. Conference fee: $75, Register by Monday, Aug. 12. To register: Call or email Cindy Dyess, 601-581-9918 or cindy.dyess@uhsinc.com.

• 7:30 p.m. - MSU Riley Center’s 2019 Spring/Summer Performing Arts Series presents Lonestar. Tickets on sale at the MSU Riley Center Box Office, 601-696-2200 and on the website, www.msurileycenter.com. $64,$58.

 

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