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:

Thursday, March 21

• 8 a.m.-1 p.m. - AARP Tax-Aide volunteers will assist taxpayers with their 2018 tax returns at EMEPA, 2128 Hwy. 39N. Please bring a copy of your previous year (2017) tax return, 2018, tax information, picture ID, and Social Security Cards for all family members. FMI: Leave a message at 601-692-2758 for a return call. First come, first served at this location.

• 8:15 a.m. - Students at Northeast Lauderdale Middle School will get “A Taste of Reality” from Linda Dutil, R.N., emergency room nurse and motivational speaker when she speaks to them on the consequences of their choices when it comes to underage drinking and drug use.

• 11 a.m. - Dean Plumbing, Heating, Cooling, and Renovations has recently opened a new location in Meridian. There will be a ribbon cutting to celebrate their Grand Opening at 3612 8th St.

• 11:30 a.m. - The Lauderdale County Republican Women will hold its monthly meeting on the second floor of Weidmann’s. Everyone is invited to attend.

• 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. - Brown Bag Lunch at The MAX - Bring your lunch and enjoy a musical performance by mother/daughter duo Angela and Emily White. This event is free and open to the public.

• 11:35 a.m. - Students at Northeast Lauderdale Middle School will get “A Taste of Reality” from Linda Dutil, R.N., emergency room nurse and motivational speaker when she speaks to them on the consequences of their choices when it comes to underage drinking and drug use.

• Noon - Downtown Lenten Services at St. Paul Episcopal Meridian, 1116 23rd Ave., Meridian. Light lunch will follow. Donations to a local ministry will be collected.

• 3-6 p.m. - State Treasurer Lynn Fitch will host another unclaimed property event in Lauderdale County following the more than $400,000 claimed last year. The event is scheduled 3-6 p.m. at the Lauderdale County Annex board room on Constitution Ave.

• 4:30 p.m. - K-6th Grade Bug In a Jar at the Meridian-Lauderdale County Public Library. Genealogy 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 p.m. - “An Inheritance of Murder” Dinner Show at Meridian Little Theatre. Three-course dinner with a murder mystery. $45 per ticket. Stop by the MLT box office Monday-Friday between 9 a.m.-2 p.m. or call during regular business hours at 601-482-6371.

• 6:30 p.m. - The Kemper Co. Forestry Association will hold its Spring Meeting in the MSU Extension Office, DeKalb. Dr. Adam Rohnke, Senior MSU Extension Associate will present the program. RSVP by 4 p.m. on March 18, if you plan to attend. 601-743-2837.

• 7 p.m. - Arts and Letters Series, MCC Dimensions Concert at the Dulaney Center. FMI: Dr. Todd Brand, 601-484-8678.

• 7 p.m. - Kirk Cameron LIVE! at Northcrest Baptist Church. Tickets www.ticketfly.com.

Friday, March 22

• 7:30 a.m. - You Be the Chemist Challenge academic contest for students in grades 5-8 at the Dulaney Center. FMI: Dr. Angie Carraway, 601-484-8660.

• 8 a.m. - Eagle Experience, a campus preview day at Meridian Community College in the Graham Gym. FMI: Brandon Dewease, 601-481-1340.

• 10 a.m. - Brunch and Learn Session on nutrition in the Casteel Gallery at Meridian Community College. Dr. Laura Lewis, 601-484-8786.

• 6 p.m. - “An Inheritance of Murder” Dinner Show at Meridian Little Theatre. Three-course dinner with a murder mystery. $45 per ticket. Stop by the MLT box office Monday-Friday between 9 a.m.-2 p.m. or call during regular business hours at 601-482-6371.

Saturday, March 23

• 5 a.m.-3 p.m. - 4th annual Royal Rangers “Fishers of Men” Bass Tournament at Archusa Creek Water Park, 540 CR 110, Quitman. Hosted by Faith Assembly Royal Rangers and Faith Assembly of God. Cost $50 per Boat/$10 Big Fish. Lunch plates will be included in the cost. Please call and pre-register if possible to help us estimate the number of lunch plates needed. All proceeds will go to the ministry of Royal Rangers. FMI: contact David Blackwell, 601-616-8514 or Troy Dew, 601-486-3795 or Chance Mosley, 601-480-3020.

• 7 a.m. - Fellowship of Christian Athletes Golf Tournament, 2-Man Scramble at Bay Springs Country Club. Register at 7 a.m. Start at 8:30 a.m. To register contact 601-678-3229.

• 8 a.m.-3:45 p.m. - GRE Workshop, College Park Campus. MSU students - $45, General public - $65. You must register in advance. Deadline to register is Wednesday, March 20. Register today, 601-484-0140.

• 9 a.m. - MCC Soccer Showcase Camp, MCC Smith Field Soccer Pitch, Coach Mike Smith, 601-484-8857.

• 10 a.m.-2 p.m. - Rise Above Poverty (RAP) Spring Pop Up Boutique at Dumont Plaza, 22nd Ave., downtown Meridian. Come support and shop with local artists, master crafters, bakers, and entrepreneurs - entertainment and raffles. If interested in booth space ($10 per space). FMI: 601-479-8509.

• 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.

• 6 p.m. - “An Inheritance of Murder” Dinner Show at Meridian Little Theatre. Three-course dinner with a murder mystery. $45 per ticket. Stop by the MLT box office Monday-Friday between 9 a.m.-2 p.m. or call during regular business hours at 601-482-6371.

Sunday, March 24

• 12:30 p.m. - “An Inheritance of Murder” Dinner Show at Meridian Little Theatre. Three-course dinner with a murder mystery. $45 per ticket. Stop by the MLT box office Monday-Friday between 9 a.m.-2 p.m. or call during regular business hours at 601-482-6371.

Monday, March 25

• 11 a.m. - Adult DIY Wind Chimes at the Meridian-Lauderdale County Public Library.

Tuesday, March 26

• 9 a.m.-1 p.m. - AARP Tax-Aide volunteers will assist taxpayers with their 2018 tax returns at United Way, RSVP, 4817 N. Park Drive. Please bring a copy of your previous year (2017) tax return, 2018 tax information, picture ID, and Social Security Cards for all family members. Reservations needed at this location. Call 601-482-0512.

• 10 a.m. - Baby/Toddler STEM (Memory Game) at the Meridian-Lauderdale County Public Library. Chess Club meets at 4:30 p.m.

• 2 p.m. - Snowden & Company Real Estate will have a ribbon cutting to celebrate their new location at 5001 A Poplar Springs Dr.

Wednesday, March 27

• 4:30 p.m. - Young Adults (7th-12th Grade) DIY Journals at the Meridian-Lauderdale County Public Library.

Thursday, March 28

• 8 a.m.-1 p.m. - AARP Tax-Aide volunteers will assist taxpayers with their 2018 tax returns at EMEPA, 2128 Hwy. 39N. Please bring a copy of your previous year (2017) tax return, 2018, tax information, picture ID, and Social Security Cards for all family members. FMI: Leave a message at 601-692-2758 for a return call. First come, first served at this location.

• Noon - Downtown Lenten Services at Central United Methodist Church, 1004 23rd Ave., Meridian. Light lunch will follow. Donations to a local ministry will be collected.

• 4:30 p.m. - K-6th Grade Lego Day at The Meridian-Lauderdale County Public Library.

• 6-8 p.m. - Cast Iron Cooking with Nick Wallace at The MAX. Registration required. $50 members, $55 non-members, $60 VIP members, $65 VIP non-members. 601-581-1550.

Friday, March 29

• 9 a.m.-noon - Lauderdale County School District’s College/Career Fair at MCC’s Riley Workforce Development Center.

• 11:30 a.m. - Law Enforcement Appreciation Banquet at Red Lobster with guest speaker Supreme Court Justice Kenny Griffis.

Saturday, March 30

• 9 a.m.-noon - Phone Photography with Kim Rushing at The MAX. Learn to manually control your camera using apps to make professional looking photos, and explore a variety of output options. Registration required. $25 members, $30 non-members. 601-581-1550.

Monday, April 1

• 11 a.m. - Adult DIY Butterfly Photo Holders at the Meridian-Lauderdale County Public Library.

Tuesday, April 2

• 10 a.m. - Baby/Toddler Paper Cup Lantern at the Meridian-Lauderdale County Public Library. Chess Club meets at 4:30 a.m.

Wednesday, April 3

• 4:30 p.m. - Young Adults 7th-12th Grade DIY Shoe Keychains at the Meridian-Lauderdale County Public Library.

Thursday, April 4

• Noon - Downtown Lenten Services at St. Patrick Church, 2601 Davis St., Meridian. Light lunch will follow. Donations to a local ministry will be collected.

• 4:30-6 p.m. - Citizens National Bank will host Business After Hours at the Downtown Banking Center, 512 22nd Ave., Meridian.

• 4:30 p.m. - K-6th Grade Paper Lanterns at the Meridian-Lauderdale County Public Library.

Friday, April 5

• 6 p.m. - The Greater Meridian Chapter of Miss. Valley State University Alumni will have its “Green and White Banquet” at the Council of Organizations Bldg., 814 45th Ave. Guest speaker will be Dr. Elisabeth Evans, Vice President for Academic Affairs at Miss. Valley State University. Music will be rendered by Mr. Mack Brown and Silk. Tickets are now available. FMI: 601-350-0255.

Saturday, April 6

• 9 a.m.-until - 5th annual Revving Up for Autism at the Enterprise Baseball Field. Car, truck, motorcycle, and ATV show. There will be a Silent Auction, 50/50, gun raffle, and Biloxi vacation raffle. Food and fun for all. FMI: Amy Dickerson, 601-480-8180, or Lynn Dickerson, 601-701-8455, or Summer Irby, 601-616-0779.

• 10 a.m.-5 p.m. - Meridian Mini Maker Faire at the Historic Soule’ Steam Works, 1808 4th St., Meridian. Makers are invited to exhibit or demonstrate at no charge. For more information or to register as a Maker: meridian.makerfaire.com or FB: makerfairemeridian or makerfairemeridian@comcast.net.601-693-9905.

• 7:30 p.m. - MSU Riley Center’s 2019 Spring/Summer Performing Arts Series. The concert will feature soul-baring music and secret-spilling insider stories. Melissa Manchester, Darryl Worley, Mo Pitney, and John Ford Coley star in The Heart Behind the Music Songwriter’s Showcase. Tickets on sale at the MSU Riley Center Box Office, 601-696-2200 and on the website, www.msurileycenter.com.

Sunday, April 7

• 1-5 p.m. - Meridian Mini Maker Faire at the Historic Soule’ Steam Works, 1808 4th St., Meridian. Makers are invited to exhibit or demonstrate at no charge. For more information or to register as a Maker: meridian.makerfaire.com or FB: makerfairemeridian or makerfairemeridian@comcast.net.601-693-9905.

Monday, April 8

• 11 a.m. - Adult Coloring 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.

Tuesday, April 9

• 10 a.m. - Baby/Toddler STEM (Shape Dog Craft). Chess Club meets at 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, April 10

• 4:30 p.m. - Young Adults 7th-12th Grade Sand Art Picture Frames at the Meridian-Lauderdale County Public Library.

Thursday, April 11

• Noon - Downtown Lenten Services at First Christian Church, 1301 23rd Ave., Meridian. Light lunch will follow. Donations to a local ministry will be collected.

• 4:30 p.m. - K-6th Grade Lego Game at the Meridian-Lauderdale County Public Library.

• 7:30 p.m. - MSU Riley Center’s 2019 Spring/Summer Performing Arts Series. An Acoustic Evening with Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit. Tickets $88, $82. Tickets on sale at the MSU Riley Center Box Office, 601-696-2200 and on the website, www.msurileycenter.com.

Sunday, April 14

• 1:30 p.m. - Survivor Reception at the Hamasa Shriners Building in Marion to honor Cancer Survivors with special speakers, refreshments and more. Honorary Chairs are Cindy and David (Beetle) Bailey. FMI: 601-480-6100.

Monday, April 15

• 11 a.m. - Adult April Showers Umbrella Craft at the Meridian-Lauderdale County Public Library.

Tuesday, April 16

• 10 a.m. - Baby/Toddler Egg-citing Easter Sun Catcher at the Meridian-Lauderdale County Public Library. Chess Club meets at 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, April 17

• 3-5 p.m. - Choose Stocks Wisely Seminar - Part II, Riley Campus, Deen Bldg. Computer Lab 101. You must register in advance by April 15. Cost of the seminar $25. FMI: Contact Suzanne Parker, 601-484-0156 or sparker@meridian.msstate.edu.

• 4:30 p.m. - Young Adults 7th-12th Grade STEM(Ferromagnetic Fluid) at the Meridian-Lauderdale County Public Library.

Thursday, April 18

• 4:30 p.m. - K-6th Grae Peanuts Easter Tote at the Meridian-Lauderdale County Public Library. Genealogy meets 2-3 p.m.

Friday, April 19

• 7-8:30 a.m. - The Fellowship of Christian Athletes will hold it 2nd annual Jackie Slay Breakfast of Champions on Good Friday at the MCC Tommy E. Dulaney Center. Keynote speaker will be Mississippi native Demario Davis current middle linebacker for the New Orleans Saints. FMI: Contact Jonathan Fulcher, 601-934-4144. Deadline to purchase tables is March 30, and you can purchase tickets until April 10.

Monday, April 22

• 11 a.m. - Adult DIY Ceramic Leaf Bowls at the Meridian-Lauderdale County Public Library.

Tuesday, April 23

• 10 a.m. - Baby/Toddler STEM (Torn Paper Rainbow) at the Meridian-Lauderdale County Public Library. Chess Club meets at 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, April 24

• 4:30 p.m. - Young Adults 7-12th Grade Game Day at the Meridian-Lauderdale County Public Library.

Thursday, April 25

• 4:30 p.m. - K-6th Grade Sun Catcher Easter Egg at the Meridian-Lauderdale County Public Library.

• 7 p.m. - MCC’s Arts & Letters Series production of The Color Purple at MCC McCain Theatre. The show may not be appropriate for children under the age of 13. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students. FMI: 601-484-8696.

• 7:30 p.m. - MSU Riley Center’s 2019 Spring/Summer Performing Arts Series presents The Allman Betts Band. Tickets on sale at the MSU Riley Center Box Office, 601-696-2200 and on the website, www.msurileycenter.com. $39, $32.

Friday, April 26

• 6 p.m. - Relay for Life and Meridian Community College Soccer Field. This year’s theme is Finish the Fight Against Cancer. FMI: Contact Debby Delshad at 601-480-6100.

• 7 p.m. - MCC’s Arts & Letters Series production of The Color Purple at MCC McCain Theatre. The show may not be appropriate for children under the age of 13. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students. FMI: 601-484-8696.

Saturday, April 27

• 7 p.m. - MCC’s Arts & Letters Series production of The Color Purple at MCC McCain Theatre. The show may not be appropriate for children under the age of 13. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students. FMI: 601-484-8696.

Sunday, April 28

• 2 p.m. - MCC’s Arts & Letters Series production of The Color Purple at MCC McCain Theatre. The show may not be appropriate for children under the age of 13. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students. FMI: 601-484-8696.

Tuesday, April 30

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

Wednesday, April 31

• 4:30 p.m. - Young Adults 7th-12th Grade Bottle Cap Necklaces at the Meridian-Lauderdale County Public Library.

Monday, May 13

• 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.

Thursday, May 23

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

Thursday, May 30

• 7:30 p.m. - MSU Riley Center’s 2019 Spring/Summer Performing Arts Series presents The Reduced Shakespeare Company in the complete works of William Shakespeare. Three actors smush all 37 of Shakespeare’s plays into 97 minutes of hilarity. Tickets on sale at the MSU Riley Center Box Office, 601-696-2200 and on the website, www.msurileycenter.com. $39, $33.

 

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