First Choice to have benefit holiday market, auction

Kick off your holiday shopping at the 3rd annual First Choice Silent Auction and Holiday Market showcasing vendor booths from area merchants Nov. 14 at the New Albany Presbyterian Church on Hwy 15 South. Admission is free. The event will last from 4-8 p.m. BBQ plates will be sold for $10 each; carry-out plates are available. Presale tickets can be purchased from staff, volunteers and board members. For more information or to donate an auction item contact Lacretia at 534-7061.

Liberty school annual reunion

Liberty school annual reunion will be Saturday, October 19 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. There will be a covered-dish meal. Southern Comfort band will provide the entertainment. Everyone is welcome.

Northside Baptist Church Homecoming

Homecoming at Northside Baptist church will be Sunday, October 20th at 9 a.m. Bro. W.L. Oaks will be preaching. The Unity Four will be singing. We will have a fellowship meal after service.

Hill Country Halloween and Chili Cook-Off with the Tallahatchie Zombie Run

New Albany Main Street Association will host Hill Country Halloween and Chili Cook-Off with the Tallahatchie Zombie Run Downtown on Saturday, Oct. 26, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. There will be fun for the whole family with a Halloween carnival, zombie run, costume contest, chili cook-off and entertainment by the Spunk Monkees. Register for the zombie run at www.racesonline.com. For more information contact Vickie Duke at 662-534-3438.

Liberty Church to host Forsyth benefit

Liberty Baptist Church is hosting a benefit supper and auction for Justin Forsyth and family. Justin will be at M.D. Anderson in Houston, Texas receiving treatment for cancer the next several months. The benefit is Oct. 19 at Liberty Baptist Church, 1298 CR 107 New Albany. BBQ and hamburger plates will served. Plates are $7.00. Serving time will start at 4:00 p.m. and the auction will begin at 6:00 p.m.

TCT again presenting Haunted Theatre

Tupelo Community Theatre’s eighth annual Haunted Theatre will be presented Oct. 17-19, 24-26, and 31 at the Lyric Theatre in Downtown Tupelo. Tickets are $15 each and the Haunted Theatre begins at 7 p.m. each evening. The Haunted Theatre is not recommended for children under the age of 10. For more information contact the TCT office at 844-1935 or visit www.tct.ms.

Hughes memorial set

A memorial service for Brenda J. Howard Hughes will be held Saturday, Oct. 26, at 2:00 p.m. at Shiloh-New Unity Church, New Albany. A time of fellowship will follow the service. Pastor, Luther C. Barker

Ghost Hill

Ghost Hill invites you to walk the hill but beware, some may not return!! Open 7-10 p.m. Oct. 18, 19, 25 and 26 at 1070 CR 11, Hickory Flat. Admission $1.00 all ages. Call 662-988-2880 or 662-988-2084 for more information. Proceeds donated to charity.

Union County Retired Education Personnel of Mississippi meeting

The October 2013 meeting of the Union County Retired Education Personnel of Mississippi will be held on Thursday, Oct. 10, at 10:00 a.m. in the community room at BNA Bank in New Albany. The program will be on "Fire Safety." The New Albany Fire Department will be in charge of the program. All past and current members are encouraged to attend. A special invitation is extended to anyone retired from the education system to attend. Questions: Call 662-534-6919 or 662-988-2223.

Monthly NAACP meeting will be Oct. 14

The Union County NAACP will hold their monthly meeting on Monday, Oct. 14, at 6:00 p.m. at Watson Grove Baptist Church. The meeting is open to the public. For more information, please contact Henry Cobb (662) 231-3507 or Mary Ann Graham (662) 534-8503.

Compassionate Friends chapter to meet

Families who have experienced the death of a child are invited to attend The Compassionate Friends meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, at North Mississippi Medical Center Wellness Center classroom, 1030 S. Madison. The mission of The Compassionate Friends is to assist families toward resolving grief following the death of a child of any age and to help others be supportive. Bereaved parents, siblings, grandparents and immediate family members are welcome to attend. The Compassionate Friends organization offers friendship and understanding to bereaved families. Chapter meetings offer an opportunity for bereaved families to express their feelings, as well as for those who have worked through their grief to help other families through their loss. For more information, call Dave Jensen at (662) 842-1327 or (662) 231-1305. To learn more about The Compassionate Friends, visit their national website at www.compassionatefriends.org.

Tupelo theatre group plans auditions

Auditions for Tupelo Community Theatre’s production of The SantaLand Diaries, written by David Sedaris and adapted by Joe Mantello, will be Wednesday, Oct. 16, at 5 p.m. The cast is one adult male and the play is a story of what an out-of-work slacker's Christmas must feel like after he decides to become a Macy's elf during the holiday crunch. Production dates are Dec. 12-14. Tom Booth will direct. Auditions will take place at 213 East Franklin Street. Call the TCT office at 844-1935 for directions or more information.

Country music at Ecru

The House of Music in Ecru will present dance music by The Real Country Band and The Backporch Gang every Friday night from 7 - 10 p.m. Smoke and alcohol free. $3 cover charge. For more info (662) 296-8221

Country music and dancing

Country Music & Dancing with Music Country and Friends Band each Saturday Night from 7:00 until 10:00 p.m. 112 CR 331 in the Alpine Community. $ 5 Admission No Alcohol, Smoking outside. 214-632-1177 or 662-869-3737

Grief Support Groups

Amedisys Hospice currently offers three grief support groups throughout its service area. Booneville Support Group- meets every 3rd Tuesday of the month at 10:00 a.m. in the auditorium of the George E. Allen Library. New Albany Support Group- meets every 2nd Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. at the New Albany First United Methodist Church. Tupelo Support Group- begins January 18, 2011, and a set date will be announced. These groups are open to the public and are free of charge. You are welcome at any meeting that Amedisys Hospice offers. If a meeting is not offered in your area and you feel you need additional support please contact them. Amanda Tennison MSW or Bro. Danny Rushing at (662) 620-1050.

Drug and Alcohol Recovery Meetings

"Pathway To Freedom" is a drug and alcohol recovery program sponsored by The Church of Acts. Meetings are free and are held every Sunday and Monday evening at 6:00 p.m. The "Pathway To Freedom" meetings started in 2005 and have been meeting for the past eight years. There are other recovery meetings held in this area at different times and days. For more information or directions call Pastor Charlie Ganey at 662-266-3546.

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