Calendar of Events

•RELAY FOR LIFE KICKOFF for Calhoun County Thursday, Sept. 29 at 6:30 p.m. at the Bruce Museum. Light refreshments, live entertainment, giveaways and team signup. The 2017 theme is Wish Upon A Cure!

•NORTH CENTRAL AREA FALL MEETING hosted by Calhoun County MHV will be Thursday, Sept. 29, at the Multipurpose Building in Pittsboro. Registration will be from 9:30 -10 a.m. with brunch items. Call to order  at 10 a.m. with the program following, ending at noon. Abbreviated meeting, lunch on your own. All MHV members are encouraged to attend.

•QUICK BITES will meet Thursday, Sept. 29 at noon via videoconference at the Multi-Purpose Building in Pittsboro. Learn what prebiotics and probiotics are, how to get them in your diet, and the health benefits of allowing the healthy bacteria in your GI tract to thrive.

•FALL SALAD LUNCHEON... Fine Arts Club of Bruce Fall Salad Luncheon, Friday, Sept. 30, from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at Bruce First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, Plates are $6. Proceeds go to:  Bruce Schools and T.K. Martin Center for Technology and Disability.

•KARAOKE & DANCE NIGHT at Bruce VFW and Auxiliary will be Friday, Sept. 30 and Saturday, Oct. 1 from 7 p.m.-midnight. Admission $3. Featuring D.J. Mixers Jim Brown and Patrick Nichols. Concessions sold.

•FIRST SATURDAY ARTS/CRAFTS & FARMERS MARKET will be October 1 at the Side Porch on Main Street in Vardaman starting at 7 a.m.

•Vardaman School Support Group will host the annual Fall Festival Saturday, Oct. 1 from 4-8 p.m. at Vardaman High School. Concession stand, games, slides, costume contest, cake walk, toy walk, dunking booth, redneck train, and haunted house. Also silent auction with a variety of items. Proceeds go to Vardaman Schools.

•BRYANT REUNION... James Fonzie Bryan and Evie Nabors Bryant reunion will be Saturday, Oct. 1 at Bruce Community Building. Doors open at 5 p.m. Potluck meal served at 6:30 p.m. All are invited.

•58th annual Sarepta Homecoming will be held at the pavilion Sunday, Oct. 2 beginning at 10 a.m. Potluck lunch.

•Book Discussion Group will meet at the Calhoun City Public Library Monday, Oct. 3 at 2 p.m. Group will be discussing books they we have enjoyed recently. (Reader’s choice) All are welcome.

•ABE/GED CLASSES offered by Northwest Community College at Adult Education Center in Bruce, 104 N. Newberger Ave. Morning class with orientation/registration is Oct. 4 & 6 from 9 a.m.-noon. Night classes same days from 5-8 p.m. For info, call Ada Armstrong 414-6063 or Margaret Mays 414-5018.

•McQuay’s 8th Annual Retiree Reunion will be Thursday, Oct. 6, starting at 1 p.m. at the Gore Springs Community Center.  All retired McQuay employees and their spouses as well as spouses of deceased retirees are invited. If you like, you may bring a finger food or dessert. Drinks provided.  Donations to cover rental and miscellaneous expenses accepted.

•Skuna river arts & music festival will be Saturday, Oct. 8 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on the Bruce Square. Pottery, art, jewelry, handcrafted soaps, candles and more will be sold. Also demonstrations by artists. Event is sponsored by Bruce First.

•WRESTLING SUPERSTARS Ring of Thunder Part III Saturday, Oct. 8 at Bruce VFW Post 5571. Doors open at 6, bell time is 7. Tickets $8. Bake sale on site. Concessions available.

•Loosa Schoona Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will meet Monday, Oct. 10, at 2:30 p.m. at Jeffery’s on the Bruce Square. Bruce City Council member, Ellen Shaw will present the program. All members and prospective members encouraged to attend.

•Calhoun County Republican Party and the Calhoun County Republican Women will host their Annual Dinner Thursday, Oct. 13,  at 6:30 p.m. at the Multi-Purpose Bldg. in Pittsboro.  $20 per person. T-N-T will cater dinner. Guest speaker is Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann. Meet other Candidates who will be on the November 8 ballot including Cong. Trent Kelly & Judicial candidates. Contact Cathy Blackwelder 983-2718 or Geneise Hitt 637-2211 for tickets.

•RUFUS GREEN LOGAN REUNION will be Sunday, Oct. 16 at Bruce Community Building. Family and friends are invited for Potluck Lunch at noon. Doors open at 10 a.m. For info, call Jerry Brasher, 983-4439 or Bob Logan 983-2681.

•SOUP FUNDRAISER... Calhoun City Public Library will have a Soup Luncheon fundraiser Tuesday, Oct. 18 starting at 11 am. Choices include vegetable soup, potato soup, chili or vegetarian soup. Carry-out served with cornbread, homemade cookie and bottled water for $5. Delivery available for multiple orders. Order your lunch from a member of FRIENDS of the Calhoun City Library or call the library at 628-6331.

•NORTHWEST C2C PROGRAM... Participants must be 24 years or under. Need a job? This program can help even if you have your high school diploma. Must complete training course and earn an ACT Work Keys (CRC) Certificate. For info, call Margaret Mays, 662-983-2038.

•Calhoun County Soil & Water Conservation District is selling Pecan Halves and Gift Tins.  Orders must be prepaid.  Orders available by November 12.  Stop by the office at 411 S Main Calhoun City or call 662-628-8732

•SWEET POTATO COOKING CONTEST will be Saturday afternoon, Nov. 12, during the 43rd annual Sweet Potato Festival in Vardaman. Categories: Cakes, Miscellaneous (Desserts), Men’s, Pies, Miscellaneous (Others), Youth (12-18), Low Calorie, Children (under 12). Mayor’s Cup will be presented at the Banquet Saturday night to the over-all winner. Contest open to the public. Recipe must be original and unpublished. Prepared dish and the recipe (without personal information) should be brought to the Vardaman School cafeteria between noon-1 p.m., November 12. Refrigeration not available. Have product assembled and ready to be put on judging table. Use your imagination to create a brand-new recipe, or adapt an old recipe by adding a personal touch. For more information, contact Mitzi Hardin 682-9611 (day).

•Calhoun County MHV is currently accepting applications for interested vendors for the 2016 Holiday Bazaar at the Multi Purpose Building in Pittsboro Friday, Nov. 18. Contact Stephanie Hitt at 662-412-3177 to get an application or stop by Calhoun County Extension Office.

•bruce Christmas parade will be Saturday, Dec. 3. The theme for this year’s parade is Candy Cane Christmas. For info, call Jerry Janci 662-412-2029.

•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.

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•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.

•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 the 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.

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•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.

•CALHOUN CITY VFW POST 12032 meets every 4th Thursday at 7 p.m. in the old Kellwood Outlet store building on N. Madison in Calhoun City.

•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?COUNTY?SHRINE CLUB meets every third Thursday at 7 p.m. at Masonic Lodge in Calhoun City.

• BRUCE GROUP ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS meets Friday nights at 8 p.m. at Bruce United Methodist Church.

•CALHOUN?CITY?ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS meets Monday nights at 8 p.m. at Lewis Memorial Methodist Church, Calhoun City. For info, call 628-4222.

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