Wednesday, November 8
East Elementary School will hold a parental informational meeting for the third grade only. When: 4:30-5:30 p.m. Where: In the school’s cafeteria.
Greenwood Voters League will meet. When: 7 p.m. Where: Elks Hall, 106 E. Scott St. Details: Chief Marcus Banks of the Greenwood Fire Department will speak.
Thursday, November 9
Threadgill Primary School will hold a health fair. When: 9 a.m.-noon. Where: At the school, 1300 Carrollton Ave. Details: Those attending will include representatives from the Mississippi Tobacco Free Coalition, Humphrey County Health Network, Mississippi Oral Health Community Alliance, Mississippi State Department of Health, Greenwood Fire Department, Greenwood Leflore Hospital, Mississippi Communities Education Center and Greenwood High School Career & Technology Center.
Greenwood-Leflore Public Library will hold a preschool story time. When: 9:30 a.m. Where: At the library, 405 W. Washington St.
Town and Country Garden Club will meet. When: 11:30 a.m. Where: 605 Dunklin Ave. Details: Hostesses are Karan Lott, Sally Lott, Anne Hamilton Trotter and Bettie Ray. Call one of the hostesses if you cannot attend. Pryor Hackleman will show techniques on decorating for the holidays. Bring dog or cat food for the Leflore County Humane Society for the monthly community service project.
The MSU Extension Service Office will hold Quick Bites program “Factors Affecting Winter Injury in Fruit Crops.” When: Noon. Where: Carroll County, 105 Washington St. No. B, Carrollton; Leflore County, 309 W. Market St., Greenwood; and Montgomery County, 618 Summit St., Winona. Details: The presenter will be Dr. Eric Stafne, associate Extension professor at the Coastal Research and Extension Center. The program will be on the factors for determining whether injury occurs to a fruiting plant and how to best avoid choices that can lead to negative outcomes related to winter injury in fruit crops. To attend in Carroll County, call 237-6926; to attend in Leflore County, call 453-6803; and to attend in Montgomery County, call 283-4133.
Khafre Inc., in partnership with Mississippi Valley State University, will hold its sixth annual Cotton Kingdom/Sweat Equity Symposium and Cotton Pickers Ball. When: Noon, Thursday; and 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Friday. Where: In the social sciences auditorium, MVSU, 14000 U.S. 82 W, Itta Bena. Details: The symposium’s theme is “Field Hollers and Freedom Songs.” The two days of discussion and celebration will reflect the historic preservation efforts underway at Mississippi Valley State University. The symposium begins with a brown bag “Art-Talk” with Mississippi native and blues historian Ben Payton and MVSU communications professor Barbara Baymon on Nov. 9. The symposium will be Nov. 10. Professor and Acting Chair of the Business Department Curressia Brown will host and facilitate the event.
East Elementary School will hold a parental informational meeting for grades K-1 only. When: 4:30-5:30 p.m. Where: In the school’s cafeteria.
The Board of Trustees of Greenwood Public School District will meet. When: 5 p.m. Where: Central Office, 401 Howard St.
Amanda Elzy High School and Amanda Elzy Junior High School will hold a P.A.C. meeting. When: 5 p.m. Where: In the school’s parent center. Details: For additional information, call Patricia Dunlap, parent liaison, at 451-5817 or at 453-3394.
Rising Sun Community Organization will hold a community meeting. When: 5:30 p.m. Where: Travelers Rest Baptist Church’s cafeteria, located on the lower end of Rising Sun Circle. Details: All residents of Rising Sun attending the meeting are asked to bring a covered dish. For more information, call 453-6828 or 299-1032.
Greenwood Little Theatre will hold auditions for its upcoming production of the musical “Dreamgirls.” When: 7 p.m. Where: 707 Sycamore Ave. Details: The show includes principal roles for four females and four males with up to 20 additional supporting and ensemble roles. All those auditioning should be at least 17 years old. Those who attend should be prepared for an extended audition in which they will sing, dance and read from the script, as individuals and in small groups.
The Department of Fine Arts at Mississippi Valley State University will present a senior recital featuring trombonists Donald Carrier and Marcus Edwards. When: 7:30 p.m. Where: Little Theater of the Walter Sillers Fine Arts Center.
Friday, November 10
Pillow Academy will hold a Veterans Day program. When: 9 a.m. Where: In the Craig Auditorium on the school’s campus. Details: All veterans are invited to attend. The event will feature keynote speaker Col. John Richard Macy.
Threadgill Primary School will hold a Veterans Day program. When: 11 a.m. Where: At the school, 1300 Carrollton Ave. Details: George Ellis Jr., a board member of the Greenwood Public School District, will speak. All community military veterans are encouraged to attend. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call Elnora Collins, parent liaison, at 644-0675.
Gilliam Head Start Center will hold a county council meeting. When: Noon. Where: In the center’s auditorium. Details: All parents and community leaders and representatives are encouraged to attend.
Saturday, November 11
The Harrison Delta Singers will practice. When: 6 p.m. Where: Wesley United Methodist Church, 800 Howard St. Details: This is a community choir, and new singers are invited to attend.