Wednesday, November 6

St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church will hold bingo. When: 6 p.m. Where: In the cafeteria of St. Francis School, 2607 U.S. 82 E. Details: Games of bingo will range from $1 to $5 to play. The bingo prizes include various household items. The winner of the blackout bingo game will be awarded the grand prize, which is a gift card tree.

Thursday, November 7

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.

Leflore County MSU Extension Service Office will hold a Quick Bites program on “The Harvest.” When: Noon. Where: Leflore County MSU Extension Service Office, 309 W. Market St. Details: Lynette McDougald, instructor of plant and soil sciences, will be the speaker. She will talk about incorporating fresh flowers with produce and dried and natural materials.

Friday, November 8

Diabetes Awareness Health Fair will be held. When: 8:30 a.m.-noon. Where: Greenwood Leflore Hospital’s conference rooms 1A, B and C. Details: The public is invited to take part in this free event, which will include glucose, cholesterol, blood pressure and vision screenings, education on exercise, wellness, nutrition and healthy eating, and more. For more information, call the Diabetes Education Center at 459-1438.

Thompson-Clemons American Legion Post 200 will hold its annual Veterans Day parade. When: 4:30 p.m. Where: Downtown Greenwood. Details: For more information, call Robert Beasley at 299-6885.

Saturday, November 9

Sigma Gamma Rho Zeta Epsilon Sigma Chapter of Greenwood will host a breakfast for all veterans and active women and men who are currently serving in the military. When: 8-11 a.m. Where: Museum of the Mississippi Delta, 1608 U.S. 82 W.

The MVSU Student Chapter of the Fannie Lou Hamer Cancer Foundation will hold an Itta Bena Community Clean-up. When: 10 a.m. Where: Downtown square, Itta Bena. Details: Trash and recyclables will be collected. For more information, email Kiviyon Jones at or Mark Dugo at

Monday, November 11

Zeta Amicae Auxiliary of Itta Bena Theta Pi Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. will hold “Stand Down for Homeless Veterans” and a Veteran’s Day program Monday and Tuesday. When: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Where: 1101 Jordan St. Details: The topics will include health insurance, housing assistance, emergency housing services, home health services, employment services and opportunities, self-esteem and personal care (haircuts). Breakfast and lunch will be provided both days. Vendor booths and speakers will include Cricket Wireless, independent insurance agent Cassandra Townes, independent insurance agent Juanita Lacy-Larry and more. For more information, call Pearline Meeks at 515-1668.

Pillow Academy will hold a Veterans Day program. When: 9 a.m. Where: The Craig Performing Arts Center at Pillow Academy. Details: All veterans and their families are invited. The special guest will be veteran Bob Smith. After the program, there will be a reception where veterans can visit with staff and students.

Amanda Elzy High School and Amanda Elzy Junior High School will hold a parental involvement meeting. When: 5 p.m. Where: In the Parent Center. Details: For more information, call Patricia Dunlap, parent liaison, at 374-7073 or 459-8034.

Tuesday, November 12

Greenwood Leflore Retired Education Personnel Association will meet. When: 11 a.m. Where: Jodie Wilson Library. Details: For more information, call 453-2665.

Wednesday, November 13

Delta & Hills Parkinson’s Support Group will meet. When: 3 p.m. Where: Greenwood Leflore Hospital’s conference room 1A located at front of the hospital. Details: This support group meeting is open to Parkinson’s patients and their caregivers. Pharmacist Natalie Mainelli, Pharm D of Greenwood Leflore Hospital, will discuss “Medications used in Parkinson’s Disease.” For more information, call Richard Beattie at 392-4100.

Thursday, November 14

Leflore County MSU Extension Service Office will hold a Quick Bites program on “Container Gardening with Bulbs.” When: Noon. Where: Leflore County MSU Extension Service Office, 309 W. Market St. Details: Dr. Joy Anderson, DeSoto County Extension agent, will speak. She will show how to layer spring bulbs in outdoor containers for continuous blooms.

Friday, November 15

Life Help will hold its annual Cultural Diversity Day. When: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Where: Leflore County Civic Center. Details: This year’s theme is “Cultural Differences within the Mississippi Delta.” Those attending are encouraged to bring any mementos or keepsakes relating to personal culture or a food item of choice. This event is free and open to the public. Lunch will be served. For more information, call Dorothy Robertson at 299-5404.

Saturday, November 16

Black Hawk Singing will be held. When: 6 p.m. Where: Black House School House. Details: The event will feature Boundless Love, Mike Hyde & Friends and local singers. Black Hawk Homemakers Club will provide the concessions.

Pillow Academy will present “A Tribute to Johnny Cash,” featuring the band and cast members from “Ring of Fire,” including Alan Jones, Taylor Buchanan, Paul Baker and Chris Sudduth. When: 7 p.m. Where: Craig Performing Arts Center on the campus of Pillow Academy. Details: General admission at the door is $10. The tribute will include 18 of Johnny Cash’s hits and 14 songs by country music stars, such as Dolly Parton, Tammy Wynette, Loretta Lynn, Patsy Cline, Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings.

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