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By Staff
April 30, 2002
To list your event, call Stephanie Denham at 693-1551, ext. 3303, or e-mail her at sdenham@themeridianstar.com. You may also fax announcements to 485-1275.
Wednesday, May 1
10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Annual Kiwanis barbecue at the Farmer's Market next to Union Station, downtown Meridian. Pulled pork plates, $6. Call Dancy Sykes, 693-5141.
Thursday, May 2
10 a.m. National Day of Prayer event. Meridian Community College's McCain Theater. Gospel choir and speakers. Call Lynne Anderson, 484-8641.
2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Retirement reception for Elizabeth Huff. American Red Cross, 1711 24th Ave. Call 485-5151.
Friday, May 3
9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Relay for Life yard sale. Office furniture, equipment, household items. Front Street under the 18th Avenue bridge.
Saturday, May 4
6 a.m. – 10 a.m. Relay for Life charity sale. McRae's at Bonita Lakes Mall. Call 484-7800.
7 a.m. – noon Meridian Swim Association rummage sale. Broadmoor Shopping Center. Call Nicole Engledow, 693-5496.
10 a.m. – noon "Tennis is a Family Affair" carnival at Northeast Park Tennis Complex off Newell Road. Call Michelle Pearson at 482-7989 or 917-5888.
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. MayFest at St. Patrick School, 2700 Davis St. Call 482-6044.
1 p.m. until Benefit for Mary Johnson at Apostolic Revival Center, 208 Fifth Ave. Gospel music, food, prayer. Call Libby Reynolds, 632-1779.
1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Author William Owen will sign copies of his comic novel, "Gulfport Blues." Books-A-Million, 1187 Bonita Lakes Circle. Call 482-0760.
6 p.m. Public is invited to annual meeting of Meehan VFD on Old Highway 80 West. Call 655-8205.
8 p.m. Meridian Symphony Orchestra presents "Elijah" at Meridian Community College's McCain Theater. Tickets are $20. Call Shayne Garrett, 693-2224.
General Beaches areas at Lake Okatibbee open 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Call 626-8431.
Call for times Causeyville CDC hosts barbecue and ball games. Call Lillian Carpenter for starting time and place, 644-3114.
Monday, May 6
3:30 p.m. Grand opening and ribbon cutting for American Cancer Society's new offices, 4825-A Poplar Springs Drive. Call 481-1712.
Call for times Registration begins for summer session classes offered by the Meridian Parks and Recreation Department. Classes begin June 3. Call 485-1805 or visit www.meridianms.org.
Call for times  "Serv-Safe" class at Multi-Purpose Building in Quitman, sponsored by the Clarke County Extension Service. Second class meets on May 13. Call Evelyn Acklin, 776-3951.
Thursday, May 9
Noon – until Jimmie Rodgers Festival. The International Singing Brakeman's Association hosts hospitality room at Best Western Hotel, 2219 S. Frontage Road. Visitors include the Skye Family from Nashville, Tenn., and Betty Jean Moore of Texas.
Friday, May 10
10 a.m. Jimmie Rodgers Festival. Adult talent contest at Bonita Lakes Mall. Call (800) 396-5882.
Noon – until Jimmie Rodgers Festival. The International Singing Brakeman's Association hosts hospitality room at Best Western Hotel, 2219 S. Frontage Road.
7:30 p.m. Jimmie Rodgers Festival. Steve Forbert at Brakeman Park near Union Station in downtown Meridian. Followed by the North Mississippi All Stars at about 9 p.m. General admission $10. Call Lauderdale County Tourism Bureau, 482-8001.
Saturday, May 11
10 a.m. Jimmie Rodgers Festival. Youth talent contest at Bonita Lakes Mall. Four age divisions. Call (800) 396-5882.
11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Relay for Life fund-raiser at Meridian Masonic Center, 2300 11th St. Spaghetti plates, $6. Call 693-1465.
Noon – until Jimmie Rodgers Festival. The International Singing Brakeman's Association hosts hospitality room at Best Western Hotel, 2219 S. Frontage Road.
7:30 p.m. Jimmie Rodgers Festival. Grant's Ferry at Brakeman Park near Union Station in downtown Meridian. Followed by Confederate Railroad at about 9 p.m. General admission $10. Call Lauderdale County Tourism Bureau, 482-8001.
Monday, May 13:
7:30 p.m. Spring graduation ceremony at Meridian Community College, Webb Center's Dulaney Room. Call Johnny Thompson, 482-7445.
Saturday, May 25
Noon – 2 p.m. Fund-raiser for Grover Burnett Eastern Star Chapter 352 at E.J. Knox Masonic Lodge, 5073 Russell-Topton Road in Russell, or at the old Sears parking lot on 22nd Avenue. The chapter is selling smoked hams for $15. To place an order, call Beth Rushing at 659-7803 or Velma Fleming at 482-3912.

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