CITIZENS TEA PARTY: Concerned Citizens of Tupelo will hold a Tea Party from noon until 1 p

Wednesday, April 15
CITIZENS TEA PARTY: Concerned Citizens of Tupelo will hold a Tea Party from noon until 1 p.m. at Tupelo City Hall. This peacefull rally is taking place in cities all across this state and nation to speak out against out-of-control government spending. Bring American flags. Contact Grant Sowell at homechanges@msn.com or Kevan Owen at kowen1971@yahoo.com for more information.
Saturday, April 18
VOLLEYBALL BREAKFAST: The Tupelo Middle School Volleyball Boosters are hosting an all-you-can-eat breakfast April 18 at Applebee’s. Breakfasts are $5 per person and served between 8 and 9:30 a.m. Fundraiser for replacement uniforms, gym shoes and practice volleyballs. To make a donation, contact Coach Joe Kahauolopua (Coach K) at 840-8795 during the school year, 844-3460 in the evenings or 841-8914 at Lawhon Cafeteria during the summer.
Sunday, April 19
DOWN SYNDROME ZOO TRIP: The Northeast Mississippi Down Syndrome Society will host a day at the Memphis Zoo, in conjunction with the Down Syndrome Association of the Mid-South. Information: Renea Simmerman, 348-3961.
Monday, April 20
ART ASSOCIATION: Terry Curtiss will be the presenting artist at the Northeast Mississippi Art Association meeting at 1 p.m. at St. Luke United Methodist Church.
FORESTRY ASSOCIATION: The Lee County Forestry Association will have its quarterly meeting at 6:30 pm. at the Lee County Extension office, 5338 Cliff Gookin Boulevard in Tupelo. The Mississippi Forestry Commission will present a Firewise Program. Call the Extension Office at 841-9000 by April 16 to reserve a meal.
Wednesday, April 22
LUNCHING WITH BOOKS: Bonnie Webb will review “The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty” at noon for Lunching with Books at the Lee County Library. This is the Mississippi Reads book for 2009.
Thursday, April 23
HISTORICAL SOCIETY: World War II veteran Eugene Spearman will present the next program for the Northeast Mississippi Historical and Genealogical Society at 6 p.m. in the Lee County Library. Spearman served in the Air Force during World War II and has been a participant in the society’s oral history program. He will tell stories of his experiences in combat and also will entertain by singing. The public is invited to attend. Call Susie Dent, 844-2307, or email nems.hgs@gmail.com, for more information.
Friday/Saturday, April 24-25
TMS SPLASH!: Tupelo Middle School’s show choir SPLASH! presents amp”Peace. Love. Dance.amp” Tupelo Civic Auditorium. 7 p.m. Friday, April 24; 7 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 25; Tickets: $5 in advance; $6 at the door. Tickets are available from any SPLASH! member or by calling 842-4209.
Saturday, April 25
RATLIFF CLEAN UP/WORK DAY: The Ratliff community clean up/work day will be 9 a.m. Saturday, beginning at the community center. Bring a hoe, shovel or rake. Ratliff RCDC members will serve lunch. Call John McFerrin, 282-7143, or Janet Hinds, 282-7313, for more information.
Saturday, April 27
BEGINNER SEWING CLASS: The Lee County Extension Service is offering a four-week adult beginner sewing class on Mondays beginning April 27. Nancy Bruce, a retired home economics teacher, will be the instructor. Classes at 6 p.m. in the MSU Extension Office, 5338 Cliff Gookin. Class size limited. Call 841-9000 to reserve a spot.
Friday, May 1
RED CROSS GOLF: The Northeast Mississippi Chapter of the American Red Cross will host its annual golf tournament at the Pontotoc Country Club. Four-person scramble, $65 per player. Prizes to first three teams. Longest drive and closest to the pin competition. Complimentary lunch. Sponsorships available. Entry deadline April 29. Call 842-6101 to register or for more information.

David Wheeler