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Red Cross hosting CPR classes
March is Red Cross month and the American Red Cross Key Chapter will be hosting a CPR class March 17, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., at the Meeting Place at Bonita Lakes Mall. Participants will receive certification in adult CPR and will receive a voucher for infant and child certification at a later date.
Preregistration will be accepted prior to March 14 for a $25 fee. Late registration is $30 and is available the day of the event from 12:15 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. The course is open to anyone 13 years of age or older. Registration is limited to 35 participants.
For information, call 485-5151.
March of Dimes training March 13
Team captains' training for Meridian's March of Dimes WalkAmerica will be held March 13 at Citizens National Bank. The meeting starts at 5:30 p.m. on the 5th floor. Meridian's WalkAmerica is scheduled for April 28. To attend, please RSVP to Julie at (800) 842-5117 or e-mail
Public invited to upcoming events
Check out these events, coming up in the next couple of weeks in east central Mississippi:
Friday Great American Civil War Exhibition at Bonita Lakes Mall. For show times, call 693-3433.
Saturday 4-H National Barrel Horse Association Barrel Race at the Lauderdale County Agri-Center. For information, call 482-8498.
March 16-18 Monster Truck Show at Lauderdale County Agri-Center. For information, call 482-8498.
March 16 The Bible Echoes will perform at the Hamasa Temple Shrine Theater. For information, call 693-1361.
March 23-25 The Sandy Ridge Bluegrass Camp and Jam will be held at Sandy Ridge Park. For information, call 693-2996 or 482-0421.
March 24 The Miss Hospitality program will be held at Merrehope. For information, call the Lauderdale County Tourism Bureau at 482-8001. The application deadline is March 7.
March 31 Queen City Speedway presents the Mississippi State Championship Challenge Race. For information, call 485-0201.
MSO to present concert
The Meridian Symphony Orchestra will present the fourth concert of the 40th anniversary season on March 18. The concert will begin at 8 p.m. in the Emma McCain Theater at Ivy Hall, on the campus of Meridian Community College.
A pre-concert lecture by Maestro Claire Fox Hillard and guest artist Miroslav Loncar begins at 7 p.m. at MCC's Casteel Gallery. The concert is entitled "The Splendor of Spain." Tickets may be purchased at the door for $15; $12 for seniors/military; and $8 for students. Children under 12 are free.
For more information, call 693-2224 or e-mail:
Council on Aging to hold meeting
The next meeting of the Lauderdale County Council on Aging will be held March 16, at 2 p.m., at the Senior Citizens Center. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss an addition to the bylaws. May is Older Americans Month, and several events will be held during the month for Lauderdale County residents 55 years of age and older.
For more information, call 485-1812.
Bonita Lakes Saddle club to meet
The Bonita Lakes Saddle Club will meet Thursday at the Ole Farm Beef House. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. with the meeting to begin at 7 p.m. Members and people interested in equestrian activities in the Meridian area are encouraged to attend. For information, call 485-3079.
Transplant support group to meet
If you have had an organ transplant, if you or a family member is in need of an organ transplant, or if you want to learn more about organ transplantation and donation, the Meridian Transplant/Donor Support Group will meet March 10, at 3 p.m., in the Jeff Anderson Hospital Auditorium. The public is invited to attend.
In addition to transplant recipients and those in need of transplants, the support group welcomes members of the medical community and donor family members.
For more information, call James Laird, volunteer coordinator for the Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency at (800) 690-8878 or Robert Everette at 483-3800 in Meridian.
4-H Club presents barrel run
The Lauderdale County 4-H Horse Club will sponsor a barrel run Saturday, at 9 a.m., at the Lauderdale County Agri-Center. For more information, call Debbie (601) 482-2601 or Marion (601) 482-1314.