Lots of activities going on this Saturday; get outside and check them out!
The Mid-Town Farmers’ Market opens Saturday from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. The first Saturday of each month (including tomorrow) will be a children’s day conducted by Sue Castens, with face painting and other fun activities beginning around 8 a.m. The Wednesday market will start on May 9th (8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.). For information about the vendors, see the market website here.
The Plein Air Montessori School is holding its 3rd Annual Kidfest from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Taylor with food, music, carnival games, moon bounces, face painting, stories on the stage, dancing and more.
Taylorpalooza, the YAC annual membership picnic, is this Saturday from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on the grounds of Plein Air in Taylor. There will be live music on the lawn and a family cookout sponsored by Polk’s Meat and Party Waitin’ to Happen. The picnic is free to members of the Arts Council.
The World’s Largest Crappie Festival is happening in Water Valley on Saturday with food, music, games, and, of course, the crappie weigh in! Check out the festival website for event highlights.
Thanks to the Oxford Eagle for the following tips…
STAMP OUT HUNGER
United Way is partnering with the National Association of Letter Carriers to Stamp Out Hunger in Lafayette County by collecting food goods for The Pantry at Kroger and Walmart on May 8 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Volunteers are needed to accept food donations at the stores. Contact Moni Reynolds, United Way, 236-4265 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have an hour or two to give to accept food donations. This year The Pantry is seeking low-sugar and low-salt canned items, in addition to their regular requests. See the United Way website (www.unitedwayoxfordms.org) for a complete list of suggested items.
Water Valley hosts the second annual Main Street Market Fest on Saturday. Come for the Farmers Market at 8 a.m., enjoy the arts-and-crafts vendors, barbecue and tamale vendors, live music, magic show, and free kids’ games. Stay and see John Paul Keith and the One Four Fives rock the street party in the evening.
The Yoknapatawpha Arts Council hosts its annual membership picnic Saturday, May 8, from 5-8 p.m. at Plein Air Green in Taylor. Featuring music by The Cakewalkers and Jake Fussell and Jamison Hollister, with food and fun for the whole family. The event is free to YAC members and non-members are invited to join the arts council.
MEALS ON WHEELS
The Meals on Wheels program provides a daily meal to the elderly and homebound. Volunteers deliver the meals. The Meals on Wheels program of Oxford-Lafayette County needs more volunteers. If you would like to help daily, weekly, monthly, or even on a temporary basis, call mornings at 281-8383. If no answer, leave a message.
The Pantry of Oxford & Lafayette County seeks volunteers to make home deliveries to homebound Pantry clients. The Pantry is also seeking brown paper grocery bags or reusable cloth bags for our clients to use for its groceries. Plastic bags are not needed. Contact June Rosentreter at 234-8063.