Wednesday, September 11
Gilliam Head Start Center will hold its “Reorganization/Orientation” meeting. When: 10 a.m. Where: At the center. Details: All parents are encouraged to attend. For more information, call the center at 455-6900.
Delta & Hills Parkinson’s Support Group will meet. When: 3 p.m. Where: Greenwood Leflore Hospital’s large conference room, next to Café Leflore. Details: This support group meeting is open to Parkinson’s patients and their caregivers. Occupational therapist Shirley Blanton of Leflore Rehab at Greenwood Leflore Hospital will discuss the effects Parkinson’s has on vision and daily activities. For more information, call Richard Beattie at 392-4100.
Greenwood Voters League will meet. When: 7 p.m. Where: Elks Hall, 106 E. Scott St. Details: Speakers will be Jackie Cooper Lewis, candidate for Greenwood Leflore Consolidated School Board District 5, and Melvin Cook Sr., candidate for Election Commissioner District 5.
Thursday, September 12
Leflore County, Carroll County and Montgomery County MSU Extension Service Offices will hold a Quick Bites program on “Come One, Come All: Fall Flower & Garden Fest.” When: Noon. Where: Leflore County MSU Extension Service Office, 309 W. Market St.; Carroll County MSU Extension Service Office, 105B Washington St., Carrollton; and Montgomery County MSU Extension Service Office, 618 Summit St., Winona. Details: The presenter will be Dr. Rick Snyder, Extension research professor at the Central Mississippi R&E Center in Raymond. He will talk about the upcoming Fall Flower & Garden Fest in Crystal Springs. The October festival is the largest home gardening event in the southeastern United States.
Amanda Elzy High School and Amanda Elzy Junior High School will hold a Parent Advisory Council (P.A.C.) meeting for past and new members. When: 5 p.m. Where: In the parent center. Details: Refreshments will be served. For more information, call Patricia Dunlap, parent liaison, at 374-7073 or 459-8034.
Saturday, September 14
Downtown Greenwood Farmers Market will be open. When: 8 a.m.-noon. Where: Rail Spike Park Pavilion, on the corner of Main and Johnson streets.
Victorious Faith Ministries Church of God in Christ will hold a Health and Small Business Expo. When: 8 a.m.-noon. Where: Victorious Faith Ministries, 36540 U.S. 82 W., Itta Bena. Details: The event will include more than 25 health consultants and small businesses. There will be mammogram, HIV and medical screenings, information on wills and estate planning, a clothing giveaway and more. For more information, call 897-1448 or 515-4851.
Leflore County Democratic Executive Committee will meet. When: 6 p.m. Where: Jodie Wilson Library. Details: For more information, call 453-2665.
Tuesday, September 17
Amanda Elzy High School and Amanda Elzy Junior High School will hold an informational meeting. When: 5 p.m. Where: In the parent center. Details: The presenter will be Rachel Brown, attendance officer. For more information, call Patricia Dunlap, parent liaison, at 374-7073 or 459-8034.
Carroll County MSU Extension Service Office will hold a workshop on “Food Safety and Risk Reduction for Deer Meat Processors.” When: 6 p.m. Where: 105B Washington St., Carrollton. Details: This workshop is open to anyone processing their own deer meat or for those with a business. To pre-register, call the Carroll County Extension Office at 237-6926.
Samuel Chapel United Methodist Church will hold its “Community-Wide Health and Wellness Fair.” When: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Where: At the church, 208 Medgar Evers St., Itta Bena. Details: Glucose, cholesterol and blood pressure screenings will be available. There will also be health vendors, mini presentations, raffles, giveaways, refreshments and other resources. For more information, call Gladys Fant at 254-9753 or Ruthie Robinson at 704-0454.
Wednesday, September 18
Gilliam Head Start Center will host “Reading with Dads.” When: 10-10:30 a.m. Where: At the center. Details: All fathers, stepfather, grandfathers and uncles are encouraged to attend. For more information, call 455-6900.
Thursday, September 19
Altrusa International of Greenwood Inc. and Leflore County MSU Extension Service will hold a kickoff for their Begin with Reading program. When: 11:30 a.m. Where: At the Extension Office, 309 W. Market St. Details: All previous volunteers are invited to attend. A light luncheon will be served. Those interested in attending should RSVP by Sept. 16 by calling Jennifer Russell at the Extension Office at 453-6803.
Carroll County MSU Extension Service Office will hold a small ruminant internal parasite program. When: 6 p.m. Where: Seldom Seen Farm, McCarley. Details: Topics will include parasite control, pasture management and FAMACHA kits for sheep and goat producers. The $15 fee covers the cost of materials, a FAMACHA kit and meal. To pre-register, call the Carroll County Extension Office at 237-6926
Saturday, September 21
Greenwood-Leflore County Chamber of Commerce will hold the 39th annual 300 Oaks Road Race. When: The 10K run starts at 7:30 a.m., 5K run at 7:45 a.m., 5K walk at 8 a.m., and the 1-mile fun run begins at 9:30 a.m. Where: At the corner of Grand Boulevard and West President Avenue. Details: A post-race party on Front Street follows the event. For more information or to register, visit www.300oaks.com.
Black Hawk School Singing will be held. When: 6 p.m. Where: Black Hawk School House. Details: The event will feature Mike Hyde & Band. Black Hawk Homemakers Club will provide the concessions.