Wednesday, August 14

Strangers’ Home Missionary Baptist Church Missionary Society will hold a giveaway. When: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Where: 314 W. Taft St. Details: Clothing and miscellaneous items will be available.

Delta & Hills Parkinson’s Support Group will be held. When: 3 p.m. Where: Greenwood Leflore Hospital’s conference room 1A, located at the front of the hospital. Details: This support group meeting is open to Parkinson’s patients and their caregivers. Clinical dietitian Ashlea Galey of Greenwood Leflore Hospital will discuss foods and dietary supplements that are good for Parkinson’s patients and those that interact with medications. For more information, call Richard Beattie at 392-4100.

Greenwood High School Class of 1977 will meet to prepare for its 42nd class reunion. When: 5:30 p.m. Where: Pizza Inn. Details: For more information, call Robert Beasley at 299-6798.

Greenwood Voters League will meet. When: 7 p.m. Where: Elks Hall, 106 E. Scott St. Details: Cora Denise Stewart Lowe, candidate for Greenwood Leflore Consolidated School Board District 4, will speak.

Thursday, August 15

Thompson-Clemons Post 200 will meet. When: 6 p.m. Where: 1103 Jordan St. Details: For more information, call Robert Beasley, public relations officer, at 299-6798.

Friday, August 16

Gilliam Head Start will hold an Open House. When: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Where: At the center. Details: All parents and grandparents who have children attending Gilliam or Gilliam Early Head Start are encouraged to attend and chat with the teaching staff, support staff and administrative staff. For more information, call the center at 455-6900.

Saturday, August 17

The Samuel Chapel United Methodist Women will host a shoe giveaway. When: 7:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. (or until all items are gone). Where: Samuel Chapel United Methodist Church, 208 Medgar Evers Blvd., Itta Bena. Details: There’s a limit of two shoes per person, and shoes will be given away on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, call Verna Wilson at 254-6095 or Victoria Perkins at 254-9718.

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.

Baptist Town Community Cleanup Day will be held. When: 9-11 a.m. Where: The Baptist Town Park. Details: Volunteers are needed. After the cleanup, refreshments will be served. The event is being sponsored by community activist Carl Winters, Greenwood Mayor Carolyn McAdams, City Councilman Carl Palmer and District 3 Supervisor Anjuan Brown. For more information, call Winters at 385-1806.

Amanda Elzy High School Class of 1978 will meet. When: 5:30 p.m. Where: 503 W. Jefferson Ave. Details: All members are encouraged to attend. For more information, call 451-7658.

Black Hawk School Singing will be held. When: 6-9 p.m. Where: Black Hawk School House. Details: The event will feature Cowboy Church Gospel Singers and Elliott Fancher and Band. Back Hawk Homemakers Club will open the kitchen.

Sunday, August 18

The Mississippi Valley State National Alumni Association Holmes County Chapter will meet. When: 4 p.m. Where: CMI Building, 303 Yazoo St. (next to Fred’s Dollar Store), Lexington. Details: All MVSU alumni are encouraged to attend. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call Ennis B. Rucker, public relations officer, at 662-528-1508.

Monday, August 19

Leflore County Democratic Executive Committee will meet. When: 6 p.m. Where: Jodie Wilson Library. Details: For more information, call Robert Sims at 453-2665.

Thursday, August 22

Leflore County MSU Extension Service Office will hold a Quick Bites program on “Getting Organized for a Hectic Life.” When: Noon. Where: 309 W. Market St. Details: The presenter will be Natalie Ray, Clay County Extension agent, who will help those attending wade through all the “self-help” and “buy-this-to-get-organized” information.

Infant Feeding Strategy Course will be held. When: 6 p.m. Where: Greenwood Leflore Hospital’s large conference room (next to Café Leflore). Details: Christine Powell, CLC, a peer counselor with 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.

Saturday, August 24

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.

New Green Grove Church of Faith Congregational Health Ministry will hold its Annual Comprehensive Health & Wellness Day. When: 7:30-11 a.m. Where: At the church, 4053 Browning Road. Details: This event is free and open to the public. Health screenings will include blood sugar, cholesterol, hemoglobin A1c, blood pressure, height, weight, BMI, peripheral artery disease and HIV. There will be an “Ask the Doctor” table for any medical questions. Health education will be provided along with various health-related community resources, vendors and more. Refreshments will be available, and there will be drawings for door prizes. Those attending should not eat or drink prior to screenings to ensure accuracy of lab test results. For more information, call Health Ministry members Minister Addie Herrod at 230-0160, Margaret Green at 392-7728 or Earnestine White at 458-1729.

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