Community briefs 8/9/07

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Mothers of Preschoolers to hold meet and greet

The Jackson Mothers of Preschoolers group will have a meet and greet at 6 p.m. Aug. 23 at the First Presbyterian Church in Jackson. The nondenominational, religion-based organization seeks to provide support to mothers of young children, using the children as a common denominator.

Jackson Baptist church to hold block party

First Baptist Church Jackson will hold a block party and a drive-in Friday. The church will have games at 7:30 p.m. The movie "Ice Age" will begin at 8:30. Come enjoy the free entertainment at 212 S. High St. in Jackson. For more information, call 243-8415.

Jackson church to give away school supplies

The First Baptist Church Jackson will distribute free school supplies beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday. Items will be distributed from First Baptist's Bridge facility at 326 S. High St. in Jackson. Supplies will be available while they last. Call 243-8415 for more information.

Jackson Hosiery Mill reunion set for Aug. 25

The Jackson Hosiery Mill annual reunion will be held at 10:30 a.m. Aug. 25 at Delmonico's in Jackson. Any former employee or spouse of a former employee is invited to attend. An attendance prize will be given.

Educator open house to be held Friday

An open house for area teachers allows them to learn what the Missouri Department of Conservation offers. Posters and habitat packs will be available. Learn about possible field trip options and outdoor classroom grants. The open house is Friday at the Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center for adults 18 and older.

Mudpuppies: Butterfly Flutter set for Saturday

Children ages 3 to 6 can learn about different kinds of caterpillars and how they grow into beautiful butterflies. Learn about where they live and feed and try to catch some yourself. Mudpuppies: Butterfly Flutter will be at 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday at the Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center.

Program will identify edible plants in Missouri

A program will show how to identify a few common edible plants found in rural Missouri and explore different techniques for drying plants to use as teas or spices. The program, for ages 12 and older, will be from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center.

Presentation on multiple sclerosis set for Aug. 18

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Gateway Area Chapter, will sponsor "Research on the Road," a program on new information about MS, from 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 18. The program will be presented by Dr. Robert Naismith of the John L. Trotter MS Center in St. Louis. The presentation will be at the Cape Girardeau Career and Technical Center. There is a charge. For more information, call (314) 781-9020 or www.gatewaymssociety.org.

-- From staff reports

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