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By Staff
May 2, 2002
To list your event, call Stephanie Denham at 693-1551, ext. 3303, or e-mail her at You may also fax announcements to 485-1275.
8:30 a.m. Lauderdale County Board of Supervisors work session. Raymond P. Davis Courthouse Annex, 11th floor, 410 Constitution Ave. Call 482-9746.
10 a.m. National Day of Prayer event. Meridian Community College's McCain Theatre. Gospel choir and speakers. Call Lynne Anderson, 484-8641.
Noon National Day of Prayer event on the front lawn of Meridian City Hall. The service is expected to last 20-30 minutes, and the public is invited to attend.
2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Retirement reception for Elizabeth Huff. American Red Cross, 1711 24th Ave. Call 485-5151.
5:15 p.m. Meridian Civil Service Commission public hearing for former police officer Rita Jack. Union Station, 2nd floor meeting room. Call Gloria Kirby, 485-1931.
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.
10 a.m. – until Collinsville Day at the Collinsville Community Center, Highway 19 North. Chicken fry plates, local entertainment. "Windows to Our Past," a book about the history of Collinsville, Martin and Schamberville, will be on sale. Call Connie Joyner at 483-4821.
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 Theatre. 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 Community Development Club hosts barbecue and ball games. Call Lillian Carpenter for starting time and place, 644-3114.
Monday, May 6
9 a.m. Lauderdale County Board of Supervisors meeting. Raymond P. Davis Courthouse Annex, 1st floor, 410 Constitution Ave. Call 482-9746.
3:30 p.m. Grand opening and ribbon cutting of 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
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.
Tuesday, May 7
9 a.m. Meridian City Council meeting. Municipal Courtroom at the Meridian Police Department, 2415 Sixth St. Call 485-1927.
9 a.m. Older Americans Month golf tournament. Four-person scramble at Lakeview Golf Course. Call 485-1812.
Thursday, May 9
9 a.m. Jimmie Rodgers Festival golf tournament. Registration begins at 9 a.m.; "shotgun" start at 10 a.m. Call Lauderdale County Tourism Bureau, 482-8001.
Noon Older Americans Month catfish dinner at the Frank Cochran Center, Highland Park, with music by The Meridian Barber Shoppers. Call 485-1812.