Wednesday, April 17
Carroll County MSU Extension Service Office will hold a canning class. When: 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Where: 105 B E. Washington St., Carrollton. Details: The fee is $5, and each class is limited to six participants. The presenter will be Fran Brock, Oktibbeha County Extension agent. To register, call the Carroll County Extension Office at 662-237-6926.
Greenwood Voters League will meet. When: 7 p.m. Where: Elks Hall, 106 E. Scott St. Details: Sen. David Jordan and Rep. Solomon Osborne will give a legislative report.
Thursday, April 18
The Department of Fine Arts at Mississippi Valley State University will present a student recital. When: 11 a.m. Where: In the Little Theater of the Walter Sillers Fine Arts Center.
Amanda Elzy High School and Amanda Elzy Junior High School will hold a parents meeting. When: 5 p.m. Where: In the school’s Parent Center. Details: For more information, call Patricia Dunlap, parent liaison, at 451-5817 or 453-3394.
Rising Sun Community Organization will meet. When: 5 p.m. Where: Greater Mount Pleasant Church, located at the lower end of Rising Sun Circle. Details: All residents of the Rising Sun community are asked to attend this meeting. For more information, call 453-6828 or 453-2532.
The Leflore County Chapter of Alcorn State Alumni Association will meet. When: 6 p.m. Where: Greenwood-Leflore County Chamber of Commerce. Details: For more information, call 453-0311.
Friday, April 19
Relay For Life Bake Sale will be held. When: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Where: Conference rooms 1A-C at Greenwood Leflore Hospital. Details: All items for the event are being donated by local individuals and businesses, and all proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society. Baked goods will be on sale while supplies last. For more information, contact Christine Hemphill at 451-7548 or email@example.com.
Saturday, April 20
The Museum of the Mississippi Delta will hold “The Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi” as a part of its exhibition, “For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights.” When: 10 a.m.-noon. Where: At the museum, 1608 U.S. 82 W. Details: This panel will discuss aspects of the civil rights movement. Facilitator and panelist Dr. Robert Luckett, associate professor at the Department of History and director of the Margaret Walker Center at Jackson State University, will speak about the invention of Jim Crow and what became known as the “Mississippi Plan” that became a model for the rest of the South. Presenter Dr. Stephanie R. Rolph, associate professor at the History Department of Millsaps College and author of “Resisting Equality: The Citizens’ Council 1954-1989,” will examine the history of the Citizens’ Council, an organization committed to coordinating opposition to desegregation and black voting rights.
Greenwood-Itta Bena Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. will hold a Social Action Luncheon. When: Noon-2 p.m. Where: Leflore County Civic Center, 200 Mississippi 7 N. Details: The special guest speaker will be Mississippi Department of Corrections Commissioner Pelicia E. Hall. The event will also feature Miss Mississippi Asya Branch, and Gentry High School choir will perform. The guest narrator will be Lakiya Scott, WABG news anchor. Awards of appreciation will be presented to several area pastors of Leflore, Carroll, Grenada and Sunflower counties. Elected officials and those running for office have been invited to attend. Professional business attire is required. Tickets are $35 each, and the proceeds will go toward the sorority’s community service projects. For more information, call Juanita Larry at 515-9414 or Crystal Nevels at 392-5797.
Monday, April 22
Onnie M. Elliott Community Service Center will open registration for its Summer Achievement Academy. Details: Parents and guardians can pick up applications from 2-5:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday. The Onnie M. Elliott Summer Achievement Academy aims to improve the reading and communication skills of students through vocabulary improvement. The one-week program will be held from 9 a.m.-noon July 8-12 at the Onnie M. Elliott - James Ella Crain Dickson Education Building, 301 Broad St. The program is open to Leflore County students in grades 4-12.
Leflore County Democratic Executive Committee will meet. When: 7 p.m. Where: Jodie Wilson Library. Details: For more information, call Robert Sims at 453-2665.
Tuesday, April 23
Diabetes Support Group will meet. When: 5:15 p.m. Where: Greenwood Leflore Hospital’s conference room 1A. Details: Grady Watt, a regional oral health consultant of the Mississippi State Department of Health, will discuss “Diabetes and Oral Health.” For more information, call the Diabetes Education Center at 459-1438.
The Department of Fine Arts at Mississippi Valley State University will present the MVSU jazz band in concert, under the direction of Dr. Kerry Anne Simon. When: 7:30 p.m. Where: In the Walter Roberts Auditorium in the H.G. Carpenter Building.
Thursday, April 25
Leflore County MSU Extension Service Office will hold a Quick Bites program on “Master Gardeners at Work.” When: Noon. Where: 309 W. Market St. Details: The program will be presented by Sandy Harvard, an Extension agent in Warren County. Harvard, area agents and local Master Gardeners will share what they are doing in their communities. They will discuss how the program works, ideas, plans and stories.
Infant Feeding Strategy Course will take place. When: 6 p.m. Where: Greenwood Leflore Hospital’s large conference room, next to Café Leflore. Details: Christine Powell, peer counselor of the Mississippi Department of Health, will discuss “Once You Are Home With Your Baby.” For more information, call the Greenwood Leflore Hospital Marketing and Communications Department at 451-7548.