Calendar of Events

•QUICK BITES will meet Thursday, Mar. 23 via videoconference at noon at the Multi-Purpose Building in Pittsboro. Program will be Rural Tourism. Learn what’s available to help your community build tours, market agri-tourism and local foods, and use local attractions to create economic growth.

•Bruce VFW will be open Friday and Saturday, Mar. 24 and 25 for Karaoke, dance ,DJ and music.

•GARDENER’S DELIGHT AND MASTER GARDENERS will meet at the Multi-Purpose Building on Monday, Mar. 27 at 6:30 p.m. with guest speaker Melisha Sims, owner of Pocket Full of Posies. Ms. Sims will demonstrate how to prepare spring arrangements using items from nature and purchased items. Everyone is invited to attend.

•Jesse Yancy Memorial Library will be hosting an evening with Douglas Bryant and Philippine Outreach.  Doug will explain his mission to help the Filipino people through better agricultural practices.  A slide show of his Vardaman sweet potatoes and heartier corn will be shown.  Join us Tuesday, Mar. 28 at 6 p.m. and see how you can help.  Light refreshments will be served.

•QUICK BITES will meet Thursday, Mar. 30 via videoconference at noon at the Multi-Purpose Building in Pittsboro. Program will be Basics of Taking Good Photos. Kevin Hudson will share his expertise in basics of taking photos to enhance your subject and the quality of your photography.

•BENEFIT PROGRAM April 1 at Pine Grove Baptist Church in Yalobusha County for Stanley Caulder, who had a car accident. The Bollingers will sing at 4 p.m. Auction begins at 5 p.m. Food will be served. FMI 628-1165 or 628-1640.

•Heir’s Property Loss and Succession Planning Workshop will be Monday, Apr. 3 at 5:30 p.m. at the Multi-Purpose Building in Pittsboro. Presenters:  Cathy Turner, Joe Ann Thomas, Dr. Terrance Wright, and Pam Rhoades – Calhoun County FSA Director. Contact Harvey Gordon by calling or texting at 662-418-2287 or Orlando Trainer at 662-769-0071 or Carolyn Jones at 662-213-2433 on or before Thursday, Mar. to confirm attendance.

•RONALD HARVILLE benefit is planned for Saturday, April 8 at the Big Creek Community Center. Singing will start at 4:30 p.m. with a 5 p.m. spaghetti supper available for $8. An auction will be held at 6:30 p.m. All donations and prayers appreciated. FMI call 414-1276.

•DRUG TAKE BACK DAY Sheriff’s Department in Pittsboro will accept all medications for disposal from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 29 as part of National Take Back Drugs Day. Deputy Kenneth White said expired/unused drugs will be accepted, “no questions asked” so that they may be disposed of properly.

•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.

•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.

•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.

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

•CALHOUN?CITY?ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS meets Tuesday nights at 7 p.m. at Lewis Memorial UMC.

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