Spring Bridal Fair
n Brides and grooms can find everything they need for their big day and support a worthy cause on March 22.
The 2009 Spring Bridal Fair will be 1 to 4 p.m. at the Summit Center in Tupelo. The event benefits the American Cancer Society.
Kay’s Kreations will have an ongoing bridal fashion show during the event.
Admission is $5.
Pretty in pink,
strong with cause
n Mothers, daughters and friends are called to attend the fifth annual Pink Dress Luncheon on March 24 to focus attention on breast cancer.
The luncheon will begin at noon at the Summit Center in Tupelo. Educational exhibits will be open from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Author and 25-year-breast cancer survivor Sue Buchanan of Nashville, will speak about “A New Beginning.” Her message of hope is rich with stories about her crazy friends who helped her survive cancer and other overwhelming circumstances.
Participants are encouraged to wear their favorite pink attire for the Pink Dress Luncheon, and a prize will be awarded for the Prettiest in Pink. The event will close with a fashion show by Coldwater Creek.
Call (800) 843-3375 by March 20 to register for the free event.
n The Mississippi State Department of Health is asking communities to help combat obesity.
Mississippi was one of eight states to receive a $20,000 grant. The state health department will use the money to give out $3,000 mini-grants to five communities to develop and implement physicial activity and nutrition projects.
Deadline to submit proposals is April 1. To download a copy of the Request for Proposals, visit the MSDH website at www.HealthyMS.com/rfp.
Workshop helps girls
deal with adolescence
n A free Mother-Daughter workshop will offer help navigating the changes of adolescence from 6-8 p.m. March 30.
The workshop will prepare girls age 8-11 for the physical and emotional changes of puberty. The program will be at Harrisburg Baptist Church in Tupelo.
Speakers will be certified nurse practitioners Melissa Barnett and Malinda Ingram. Arbonne consultant Kim Hoppman will also present “Basic Skin Care.”
To register for the free workshop, call 377-3867 or (800) 843-3375 by March 25.
n The wacky HealthWorks! won’t end when school lets out for summer.
The Tupelo children’s health education center is offering 10 half-day camps and two week-long camps in June and July. Offerings include Ants in Your Pants, Crazy Cranium, Whodonit Mystery Camp.
For more information, visit www.healthworkskids.org or call 377-5437.
Daily Journal reports