Community calendar

Please e-mail all calendar briefs to calendar@themeridianstar.com. Calendar items are listed by date and it may take a while before an event submitted weeks in advance appears in the paper.

Daily:

Tuesday, April 17

• 10 a.m. – Baby/Toddler Earth Day at the Meridian-Lauderdale County Public Library. Chess Club meets at 4:30 p.m.

• 12:30 p.m. – Queen City Duplicate Bridge at the Meridian Activity Center, 3300 32nd Ave.

• 2-4 p.m. – United Auto Workers Retiree Chapter #2185 will meet at the Meridian Activity Center, 3300 32nd Ave. FMI: Contact George at 601-737-5266.

• 4:30-6:30 p.m. – Meridian Community College Continuing Education session, Fun with Finger Painting. FMI: 601-482-7445.

• 7 p.m. – The DAV (Disabled American Veterans) will meet at the Kendallod Bldg. at Highland Park. There will be a potluck meal at 6:30 with each person bringing something with them for the meal.

Wednesday, April 18

• 4:30 p.m. – Young Adults (7th-12th Grade) STEM (Robotics Part 1) at the Meridian-Lauderdale County Public Library.

Thursday, April 19

• 1 p.m. – East Central Community College Spring Orientation – On-Campus Housing Orientation in Huff Auditorium. For students who have applied for Fall 2018 and have been accepted or provisionally accepted and have completed an on-campus housing application and paid the deposit. Students attending any of these April Orientation sessions must RSVP in advance using the myEC link at www.eccc.edu.

• 12:30 p.m. – Queen City Duplicate Bridge at the Meridian Activity Center, 3300 32nd Ave.

• 1 p.m. – Bingo at the Meridian Activity Center, 3300 32nd Ave.

• 4:30 p.m. – K-6th Grade Arbor Day Craft at the Meridian-Lauderdale County Public Library. Genealogy from 2-3 p.m.

• 6 p.m. – The International Singing Brakeman Association Hospitality Night will be at The Red Roof Inn, Suite B, located at 2219 South Frontage Rd. Please bring a dish to share. We will eat at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $5 per person. FMI: Glyn Jones, 601-581-1601.

• 6 p.m. – Workforce Development, Lauderdale County Volunteer Fire Department Graduation at the Workforce Development Center. FMI: 601-482-7445.

• 6:30-8:30 p.m. – Shape Note Singing Workshop at the Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum-Education Center, corner of I-55 and Lakeland in Jackson. Learn to sing early American hymns in four-part harmony. Free. FMI: 601-953-1094.

• 7 p.m. – Rogers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, April 19-21, in the McCain Theatre at Meridian Community College. FMI: 601-484-8696.

• 7:30 p.m. – Moscow Festival Ballet presents Swan Lake at the MSU Riley Center. Call the box office at 601-696-2200 for tickets: $30, $24.

Friday, April 20

• 9 a.m. – East Central Community College Spring Orientation in Huff Auditorium. For students who have applied for Fall 2018 and been accepted or provisionally accepted. Students attending any of these April Orientation sessions must RSVP in advance using the myEC link at www.eccc.edu.

Saturday, April 21

• 8 a.m. – There will be a Lauderdale County Guardianship Clinic to assist low-income residents with obtaining legal guardianship over children who are under their care. It will be held at the Mississippi State University Kahlmus Auditorium. This legal clinic is free and open to the public. FMI: contact 601-882-5001 or visit www.mvlp.org.

• 8 a.m.-1 p.m. – The Meridian Daylily Club will hold its annual daylily sale at Al’s Garden & Gift located at 9803 State Blvd Ext. There will be many varieties of Daylilies to choose from starting at $5.

• 10 a.m.-2 p.m. – Meridian-area Walmart stores will host the second Walmart Wellness Day, a free health screening event checking blood pressure, blood glucose, body mass index, low-cost immunizations.

• 11 a.m.-2 p.m. – The Meridian Star presents Military Appreciation Day, honoring those who serve America and allow us to be free. Food, drinks, and family fun. Meridian City Hall Lawn.

Sunday, April 22

• 2 p.m. – Rogers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, in the McCain Theatre at Meridian Community College. FMI: 601-484-8696.

• 3 p.m. – Family and Friends Homecoming Day at the historic First Union Missionary Baptist Church with guest speaker the Rev. Gary Houston of New Hope Blackwater Baptist Church.

Monday, April 23

• 10 a.m. – Sowashee Writers’ Group will meet at the Meridian Activity Center, 3300 32nd Ave.

• 11 a.m. – Adults Craft Cupcake Liner Flowers at the Meridian-Lauderdale County Public Library.

• 12:30 p.m. – Queen City Duplicate Bridge at the Meridian Activity Center, 3300 32nd Ave.

• 4:30 p.m. – Meridian Community College Fine Arts Student Exhibition opening reception in the Miller Art Gallery, Ivy Hall. FMI: John Marshall, 601-481-1327.

Tuesday, April 24

• 10 a.m. – Baby/Toddler Fun Day Craft at the Meridian-Lauderdale County Public Library. Chess Club meets at 4:30 p.m.

• 12:30 p.m. – Queen City Duplicate Bridge at the Meridian Activity Center, 3300 32nd Ave.

Wednesday, April 25

• 4:30 p.m. – Young Adults (7th-12th Grade) STEM (Robotics Part 2) at the Meridian-Lauderdale County Public Library.

Thursday, April 26

• 9:30 a.m. – Magnolia Quilt Guild will meet at the Meridian Activity Center, 3300 32nd Ave.

• 11 a.m.-6 p.m. – 2018 Home and Garden show at the Tommy Dulaney Bldg. FMI: 601-693-1306 or visit embdc.org.

• 12:30 p.m. – Queen City Duplicate Bridge at the Meridian Activity Center, 3300 32nd Ave.

• 4:30 p.m. – K-6th Grade DIY Emoji Bag at the Meridian-Lauderdale County Public Library.

• 7:30 p.m. – Cirque Italia at Bonita Lakes Mall, located near Belk under the stunning white and blue big top tent. Tickets can be purchased through the website (cirqueitalia.com/tickets) or by phone: (941)704-8572. Box office hours: Non-show days: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. On show days: 10 a.m.-9 p.m.

Friday, April 27

• 5-8 p.m. – Southeastern Baptist College Family Fun Day Fundraiser at Southeastern Bible College, 4229 Hwy. 15 North in Laurel. This will be a 3-on-3 Basketball Game between the Jones County Police and Fire Departments. Tickets are available on Eventbrite. FMI: 601-433-6720 or 601-323-4400.

• 7 p.m. – The Three Little Pigs – for fans of fairy tales, musicals, family entertainment at the MSU Riley Center. Call the box office for at 601-696-2200 for tickets: Adults $20, Child $12.

• 7:30 p.m. – Cirque Italia at Bonita Lakes Mall, located near Belk under the stunning white and blue big top tent. Tickets can be purchased through the website (cirqueitalia.com/tickets) or by phone: (941)704-8572. Box office hours: Non-show days: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. On show days: 10 a.m.-9 p.m.

Saturday, April 28

• 1 p.m. – The Porterville Consolidated School Reunion Committee will have its meeting at the Porterville Community Center. If you attended the old school even for a short time you are asked to attend to help prepare for the upcoming banquet and picnic. FMI:601-476-5768.

• 1:30, 4:30, 7:30 – Cirque Italia at Bonita Lakes Mall, located near Belk under the stunning white and blue big top tent. Tickets can be purchased through the website (cirqueitalia.com/tickets) or by phone: (941)704-8572. Box office hours: Non-show days: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. On show days: 10 a.m.-9 p.m.

• 3:30 p.m. – Friends will gather at Sandy Ridge Bluegrass Park for a day of fellowship, food, pickin’ and grinnin’. Bring a covered dish for supper at 6 p.m. then hang around for some bluegrass music with possible banjo, mandolin, guitar, and fiddle players. FMI: 601-644-3701. No charge for admission.

• 6 p.m. – “If Tomorrow Never Comes” Inspirational Stage Play at The Hawkins Elementary School Auditorium, located at 562 Forrest St. in Hattiesburg. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. FMI: (769)234-8834 or (601) 620-8089.

• 7 p.m. – The Rick & Bubba Show – “Drop The Mic” Tour. An evening of music, comedy, and uncompromising truth. With Rick Burgess, Jason Crabb, Brad Stine & Special guests from the Rick & Bubba Show. 800-965-9324.

Sunday, April 29

• 1:30, 4:30, 7:30 – Cirque Italia at Bonita Lakes Mall, located near Belk under the stunning white and blue big top tent. Tickets can be purchased through the website (cirqueitalia.com/tickets) or by phone: (941) 704-8572. Box office hours: Non-show days: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. On show days: 10 a.m.-9 p.m.

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