Calendar of Events

•QUICK BITES will meet Thursday, Feb. 23 at noon by video-conference at the Multi-Purpose Building in Pittsboro. Program will be Screen Free “Tech” Fun for Kids.

•4-H Handy Helpers club meeting is Thursday, Feb. 23, at 3:30 p.m. at the Multi-Purpose Building in Pittsboro. Please call 662-412-3177 for more information.

•BRUCE VFW will have karaoke, dance, DJ and music nigh Friday and Saturday, Feb. 24-25. Doors open at 6 p.m. Music starts at 7 p.m.

•Calhoun County Forestry meeting will be Monday, Feb. 27,  at 6 p.m. at the Multi-Purpose Building in Pittsboro. Program will be “Trees in the Home Landscape.” Call 412-3177 by Thursday, Feb. 23, to allow for food preparation.

•Gardener’s Delight and Master Gardeners will meet Monday, Feb. 27, at 6 p.m. at the Multipurpose Building. Program will be “Tree Care in the Home Landscape” with Dr. Kushla, MSU Extension/Research Professor. This meeting will be a joint meeting with the Calhoun County Forestry Association. Catered meal will be served. Please RSVP (412-3177) by Friday, Feb. 24 for meal preparation. Everyone is welcome.

•Jesse Yancy Memorial Library will host a book talk/signing with Patricia Neely-Dorsey Tuesday, Feb. 28 at 6 p.m. Patricia is a poet, author, and speaker who was named the Goodwill Ambassador for the State of Mississippi by Governor Phil Bryant. Celebrate Black History month and Mississippi’s Bi-Centennial with someone who always promotes a positive Mississippi. Light refreshments served.

•Master Gardener Training Course is being offered at the Calhoun County MSU Extension Office. The 40 hour training course will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1-5 p.m. beginning on Feb. 28 and ending on April 4 with a test. The course will cost $90 which will include course manual and CD plus one year’s membership to the MS Master Gardener Association. After completing the course you must fulfill 40 hours of volunteer service within a year to become a certified Master Gardener. Come by the Calhoun County Extension Office to register or call 412-3177 for information.

•Maximum championship wrestling superstars presents 289th fundraiser Saturday, Mar. 4 at Bruce National Guard Armory. Doors Open at 6, bell time 7 p.m. General admission $8 per person.

•ServSafe Food Certification Class will be taught March 21-22 beginning at 9 a.m. The certification exam will begin around 3 p.m. on second day and should be completed by 5 p.m.  The class will be held at the MSU Extension Service Grenada County. Cost is $140. Deadline to register is February 21. Call Pamela Redwine at the MSU Extension Office Yalobusha County @ 662-675-2730 for details and to register.

•Bruce VFW And Auxiliary will host Ego Wrestling on Saturday, Apr. 29. Doors open at 6 p.m. Bell time 7 p.m. This is a fundraiser for both groups.

•DEMOCRATIC MUNICIPAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEES can receive assistance in preparing for this year’s elections by contacting Marshall W. Coleman, Chairman of the Calhoun County Democratic Committee at 662-816-6031 or by email at marshall.coleman@tds.net.

•SOUTH CALHOUN HEAD START CENTER is accepting applications for the 2017-18 school years for children 3 and 4 years old. Children must be age eligible on or before September 1 to apply. Applications are being accepted from 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. For info, call 628-6585. Location: 125 Carter Street, Calhoun City.

•VFW #4100 BINGO every Friday night. Cards available at 6, play begins at 7. Ends at 10 p.m. For info, call 662-786-1545.

•Tai Chi classes will be held at the Calhoun City Public Library at 1 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Tai Chi is a gentle form of exercise to increase balance and flexibility. No charge. Contact Patsy Zeidman at 662-628-1378 or the Calhoun City Public Library at 662-628-6331.

•FREE ADULT READING AND WRITING HELP... Bruce First Baptist Church is enrolling adults who wish to learn to read or improve their reading ability. Each learner will be matched with their own private tutor for confidential tutoring sessions lasting approximately one hour per week. No charge for the tutoring, but small fee for workbook. All tutors certified by the MS Baptist Literacy Missions Board. For information, call the church office. 662-983-2218.

•Republican Party and Republican Women meetingS... Women meet the first Tuesday in each month at the courthouse in Pittsboro at 5:30 p.m. The county party meets the third Tuesday in each month courthouse at 7 p.m. Anyone interested is invited to attend.

•VFW #4100 Saturday night dance doors open at 6 p.m. Band plays 8 p.m.-midnight. Bobby Hood and Sandra Martin on the first, second, fourth Saturdays and Prime Country the third and fifth Saturdays.

•DOG?LOVERS! LEAGUE?FOR?NO-KILL?SHELTER meets the first Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at the dog shelter on S. Thompson St. For info, call 983-7471.

•DRIVER’S LICENSE RENEWAL station is open in Pittsboro every third Tuesday from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at the old tax assessor’s office/church building near entrance to the Multi-Purpose Building on Hwy 9.

•LOOSA SCHOONA CHAPTER of the Daughters of the American Revolution will meet the second Monday of each month from September through May at Jeffery’s on Bruce Square at 2:30 p.m. Meal is Dutch treat.

•CALHOUN?VETERANS SERVICE?OFFICER Robert Gosa is at the American Legion Building in Calhoun City on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m. until. Call for appointment, 628-1933 or 983-9328.

•FOSTER/ADOPT?PROGRAM... safe and stable families are sought in Calhoun County for foster families. Call 628-412-3183 for info about the Mississippi Department of Human Services Resource program.

•CALHOUN CITY AMERICAN LEGION POST #50 and American Legion Auxiliary Post 50 meet the first Monday of every month at 7 p.m. Meal at 6:30 p.m.

•WEIGHT?WATCHERS?IN BRUCE meets every Monday night at 5:30 p.m. at Jody’s Dance Studio.

•ANTIOCH LODGE 549... first Monday at 7:30 p.m.

•WATER VALLEY VFW POST 4100 AUXILIARY will have Bingo every Friday night from 7-10 p.m. Dances every Saturday from 8 p.m.-midnight. Doors open 6 p.m. Bobby Hood and Sandra Martin will provide music on 1st, 2nd and 4th Saturdays. Prime Country on the 3rd and 5th Saturday. February 11 will be Valentine Banquet.

•BRUCE VFW & AUXILIARY MONTHLY meet first Thursday of each month. Pot luck meal at 6 p.m. Meeting at 7 p.m. To rent building, call Robert Henry 835-9726.

•BRUCE?LIONS?CLUB meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday at Pizza Palace at noon.

•NARCOTICS?ANONYMOUS meets Tuesday nights at 8 p.m. at Mt. Comfort Baptist Church, 38 CR?257, Bruce.

•SONS?OF?CONFEDERATE?VETERANS &?Order of the Confederate Roses meet every third Thursday at 6 p.m. All are invited.

•CALHOUN?CITY?ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS meets Tuesday nights at 7 p.m. at Lewis Memorial Methodist Church, Calhoun City. For info, call 628-4222.

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call 983-2570, fax 983-7667
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