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    Agenda

    1. Apr
      19
      Sat

      1. Eggciting Easter Event (all-day) @ FNC Park Softball Fields on (328 Hwy. 314)
        Apr 19

        The Oxford Park Commission would like to announce that the Annual Easter Egg Hunt and Touch-A-Truck will be held Saturday, April 19th at FNC Park Softball Fields on (328 Hwy. 314) from 10:00-12:30pm.

        The Hunt will begin at 10:00am sharp for ages 10 and under. Children will be grouped according to age.

        Over 7000 eggs will be hidden and special eggs can be redeemed for gift certificates and prizes. There will be several hands on activities such as a petting zoo, as well as touch a truck, a program that allows children to touch, climb, and explore trucks and heavy machinery. Also, the Easter Bunny will be on site for a visit! We are asking for all participants to bring at least one can good to be donated to The Oxford-Lafayette Pantry. The can goods that are desired by The Pantry are canned vegetables, canned fruits and canned meats.

        Notice – Parents will not be allowed to accompany children ages 3 and up during the egg hunt.

        In case of bad weather, please call the OPC hotline, 236-3000.

        Kids don’t forget to bring your Easter basket!

        For more information or to sign up to volunteer please contact Mike Young at 232-2391.

      2. Habitat for Humanity (all-day) @ House construction site
        Apr 19

        Help habitat build the house! If you are interested in signing up to volunteer or if you want to learn more, please email oxfordhabitat@gmail.com.

    2. Apr
      22
      Tue

      1. Lovepacks (all-day) @ Lovepacks, The Square, Oxford, Mississippi
        Apr 22

        Volunteers are needed to pack bags of food each Tuesday at 9 a.m. that can be easily opened by school-aged children (in the Lafayette Oxford community) for weekends and holiday weeks. Lovepacks works through school counselors to identify children in need. The organization operates through donations and food drives through the community.

        Each Lovepack contains easy to open, single-serve food such as: cereal, meat/pasta, soup, veggies, fruit, dessert, crackers, juice, shelf-stable milk. The school administrators and counselors discreetly slip the Lovepacks into the children’s backpack on Friday before they leave school.

        For more information, email Mary Leary at mwleary8@aol.com.

      2. More Than a Meal (all-day) @ Stone Center, Oxford, Mississippi
        Apr 22

        Help serve a meal to those in need & help More Than a Meal make a difference each Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. Volunteers interested in tutoring, please let More Than a Meal know because there are students in need of tutoring during this time, as well. Email
        kbridgers@mac.com for more information.

    3. Apr
      24
      Thu

      1. Council on Aging (all-day) @ Azalea Gardens, 2nd Floor Conference Room
        Apr 24

        Every third Thursday of the month at 9 a.m., the Council on Aging meets to address community needs.

      2. Memory Makers (all-day) @ Memory Makers, Heritage Drive, Oxford, MS
        Apr 24

        Memory Makers is open Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with group size limited to 12 participants plus the volunteers. Memory Makers is based on a social model that provides a structured setting where participants enjoy group activities such as exercise, socialization, and craft-making. They also benefit from reminiscing, story-teling, music therapy and art therapy. Memory Makers is a respite care service that serves those with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.

        Participants pay a small daily fee to cover the cost of snacks, drinks, and supplies; participants and volunteers also bring a sandwich for lunch. Snacks, desserts, and beverages are provided.

        Memory Makers is located behind Applebee’s off Heritage Drive in Oxford, Mississippi.

    4. Apr
      25
      Fri

      1. Double Decker Arts Festival (all-day) @ Oxford
        Apr 25 – Apr 26
    5. Apr
      26
      Sat

      1. Habitat for Humanity (all-day) @ House construction site
        Apr 26

        Help habitat build the house! If you are interested in signing up to volunteer or if you want to learn more, please email oxfordhabitat@gmail.com.

    6. Apr
      29
      Tue

      1. Lovepacks (all-day) @ Lovepacks, The Square, Oxford, Mississippi
        Apr 29

        Volunteers are needed to pack bags of food each Tuesday at 9 a.m. that can be easily opened by school-aged children (in the Lafayette Oxford community) for weekends and holiday weeks. Lovepacks works through school counselors to identify children in need. The organization operates through donations and food drives through the community.

        Each Lovepack contains easy to open, single-serve food such as: cereal, meat/pasta, soup, veggies, fruit, dessert, crackers, juice, shelf-stable milk. The school administrators and counselors discreetly slip the Lovepacks into the children’s backpack on Friday before they leave school.

        For more information, email Mary Leary at mwleary8@aol.com.

      2. More Than a Meal (all-day) @ Stone Center, Oxford, Mississippi
        Apr 29

        Help serve a meal to those in need & help More Than a Meal make a difference each Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. Volunteers interested in tutoring, please let More Than a Meal know because there are students in need of tutoring during this time, as well. Email
        kbridgers@mac.com for more information.

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