Community calendar 01/30

Newton County MSU Alumni

The Newton County Chapter of the Mississippi State Alumni Association will meet 6 p.m. Jan. 31 in the East Central Community College Cafeteria Gold Room. All graduates of Mississippi State University are invited to attend.

College Bound Workshop

Young Christian Achievers of L.I.F.E In Unity is hosting its “College Bound “ Life after graduation Workshop to be held 3-5 p.m. Jan. 30 at the Newton Library All high school Seniors, Juniors and parents are Invited to attend. Let us assist you in preparing for Life after graduation, before graduation. Speak with college counselors who will also assist with the college application process. Not sure how you can pay for school? We will also assist with finding available funding. Whether your after-graduation goal is to go to college, get a trade, or start a business we are here to be the Support you need. Lunch will be served. To register or more info call Jazz 601-780-2299

Newton Historical Cultural Commission

The monthly meeting of the Newton Historical Cultural Commission will be held 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31 in the Hoye House. All members, board members and other interested persons are urged to attend.

Union Summer Recreation

Registration for the Summer League is underway. You may register at the Union City Hall until Feb. 22. The cost will be $45 for ages 4-12, and this does not include uniforms. For more information, you may call 601-774-9422.

Loose Caboose Festival Vendor Applications available now

The Newton Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its 16th Annual Loose Caboose Arts and Crafts Festival on Saturday, March 30, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Newton. If you are interested in being a Craft or Food Vendor, applications can be found online at or available inside the Newton Chamber’s office in the Newton Depot, 128 S. Main Street, Newton, MS during office hours. Vendor Application deadline is March 1, 2019.  For more information, please call 601-683-2201.

ECCC Black History Month Program

East Central Community College will hold its annual Black History Month program Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, on the Decatur campus. Activities begin at 7 p.m. in the Vickers Fine Arts Center auditorium.

There is no charge for admission.

Philadelphia Mayor James Young will serve as guest speaker. The ECCC Gospel Choir sponsors the Black History Program and will also perform. Mrs. Brenda Johnson serves as gospel choir sponsor.

For more information, contact Johnson at 601-635-2111.

NMSD Healthy Living Fair

Newton Municipal School District and the City of Newton invite everyone to participate in the Healthy Living Fair held 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27 at the Historic Newton Depot. A variety of vendors and wellness-based organizations will be present to help residents find and follow a healthy lifestyle. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, call 601-683-2186.

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