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  Opportunities: 109
Board Connections: 2
Nonprofit Partners: 103
Referrals: 669
Hours: 2,173
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  (Sep 30) Japanese Cultural Workshops (more)
(Sep 30) Volunteering with Shot@Life (more)
(Sep 30) Wood Magic Science Fair (more)
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  (Sep 30) Volunteering with Shot@Life (more)
(Sep 30) World Polio Day (more)
(Sep 29) Japanese Cultural Workshops (more)
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World Polio Day
The US Senate unanimously approved a resolution introduced by U.S. Senators Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) and Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) supporting the goals and ideals of World Polio Day. The resolution also commends the international community for taking steps to prevent and fully eradicate this deadly disease. For World Polio Day on October 24, Shot@Life supporters around the country will advocate on behalf of this resolution., the Civil Society, US public, Student will take action to let Congress know how important it is to support polio eradication efforts around the world. Shot@Life, Unicef, and the United Nations Foundation will host an event for World Polio Day at the Starkville Sports Plex on October 24th from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm.
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Japanese Cultural Workshops
The Japan Outreach Program at Mississippi State University will host a series of Japanese cultural workshops this month: * Thursday [Oct. 2], 12:30-2 p.m. -- Calligraphy * Oct. 8, 12:30-2 p.m. -- Kimono Wearing and Origami * Oct. 15, 12:30-2 p.m. -- Tea Ceremony Each session will be held at 210 Lloyd-Ricks-Watson Building. Participants completing all of the workshops will receive and MSU Japan Outreach Cultural Certificate (Level 1), and also given a priority in Japan Outreach Program volunteer opportunities. If you have any questions, please contact Chieko Iwata at ci129@msstate.edu.
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Palmer Home 2nd Annual Southern Soiree - Jackson
On Tuesday, October 21, 2014, the second annual Southern Soirée benefiting Palmer Home for Children will be held at The South Warehouse in Jackson, MS. We are looking forward to another wonderful evening under the stars. It will be an unforgettable night full of live music, good food, good times and a silent auction. This event would be impossible without the strong support of generous patrons and volunteers in the community. It is our hope that this event will be a success and help Palmer Home continue to provide help and hope to the children in our care.
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Relay For Life Kickoff
Our 2015 Kickoff is 10/16 at Central Station Grill from 5:30 to 7:30. A door prize will be given to one luck team captain that night! Only 4 teams have registered online at www.relayforlife.org, so remember to register your teams online by midnight 10/15 for your chance to win!
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T.K. Martin Center Fun Run
T. K. Martin Center Fun Run Glow on the GO! Sponsored by Cadence Bank Friday, Oct. 17th, 2014 T. K. Martin Center for Technology and Disability (on MSU campus next to Longest Student Health Center) Enjoy 1 Mile of Fantastic Fun with lots of Loud and Wacky stations along the course to cheer on you and your family as you “Run it, Walk it, Roll it, or Stroll it”! And, if 1 Mile of Fun isn’t enough, Double or Triple your Fun by repeating the 5:30 p.m.- Registration 6:30 p.m.-Fun Run Begins
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Toastmaster Clubs Community Birthday Celebration
Come discover the under-valued gem of Toastmasters in Starkville by being our guest and bring many along with you on Sunday, October 19, 2014 at Harvey's in Starkville from 7:00 - 8:30 PM with self-paid meals from three selected meals with variations and drinks with brief enthusiastic Toastmaster speakers.
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Susan G. Komen Race For The Cure
Whose Life Are You Running For? Participate in the 17th Annual Susan G. Komen North Mississippi Race for the Cure® and show everyone whose life you are running for. Are you running for your mother, your sister, a co-worker, a friend? Are you running for your own life? Or are you running for the future? No matter whose life you are running for, now is the time to get involved and run for their life! Komen North Mississippi Race for the Cure 8 a.m. October 25, 2014 Fairpark in Tupelo All funds from the Komen Race for the Cure go to research, education, and screening programs. We want 4,000 participants at the 2014 Race, so start recruiting your team now! We plan to raise $65,000 with this event, and we need your help to reach our goal! Get Involved. Keep the Promise. For the safety of all participants, rollerblades and pets are discouraged from participating in this event. Thank you for your cooperation!
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The PINK Dawg Walk
Join us in your most creative and fun PINK outfit for the breast cancer awareness walk at the Chadwick Lake walking track on the campus of Mississippi State University
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Pink Heals 5K Run 2014
Pink Heals is a group of Firefighters whose purpose is to raise awareness and money for the fight against cancer for women in Starkville and the surrounding areas. The Starkville Fire Department will host an annual Pink Heals 5k Run & Walk on Saturday, October 25th to raise funds to help support the Breast Health Center in Starkville, MS.
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Bulldog Bash 2014
Bulldog Bash™ is a free event held each fall in the Historic Cotton District that features an MSU Football Dawg Rally, FanFare and live music on several stages. The festival draws around 35,000 visitors and is held on a Friday night before one of the SEC MSU home football games. The concert has been branded as “Mississippi’s Largest Free Outdoor Concert Event!” Past performers include Jason Mraz, The Avett Brothers, Eli Young Band, Gloriana, Third Eye Blind, Jake Owen, Gavin Degraw, Matt Wertz, Sister Hazel, Edwin McCain, Eric Church, Bobby Valentino, and many more. Bulldog Bash™ is not only made up of one single concert, it has at least several different bands each year. The festival also features our Vendor Area, comprised of various companies, organizations, and restaurants who fill the Cotton District with shoppers and great smells of fresh cooked food. The DawgRally moves down from the Junction to the Cotton District for fans to support their Dawgs before one of this year’s SEC games. Following the DawgRally, our annual FanFare takes place, which is made up of multiple inflatables and family fun activities. We are also adding our first annual Grill Your Bash Off which will include great food prepared in both the amateur and professional divisions. Bulldog Bash™ is truly a night for family and friends.
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Golden Triangle Walk To End Alzheimer's
Golden Triangle Walk to End Alzheimer's Sunday, October 12, 2014 Add to calendar Registration at 2pm | Ceremony at 2:30pm | Walk at 3:00pm Route Length: 3 miles East Mississippi Community College - Golden Triangle Campus Map it 8731 S Frontage Road, Mayhew, MS 39753
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MSU CERT Preparathon
Half Marathon - 5 Km - Family Fun Run Emergency Preparedness Fair October 18, 2014 Benefits All proceeds benefit the Oktibbeha County Volunteer Fire Departments, Oktibbeha/Starkville Emergency Response Volunteer Services (OSERVS), and the Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Services.
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Exhibition: Abstract
AUGUST 5 – OCTOBER 31 Exhibition: Abstract Located: Greater Starkville Development Partnership 200 East Main Street August 21 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Reception
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Bulldog Brunch & Browse
Spend Sunday with us on MSU home football New South Weekends! Each Sunday following Mississippi State University home football games, you’ll enjoy special shopping and dining hours with our participating shops and restaurants Downtown & Around Town!. Visit these 2014 participating shops from 11:00am - 3pm on Sundays for every New South Weekend.
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Pumpkinpalooza
New South Weekends get their spook on at Starkville’s annual harvest festival, PUMPKINPALOOZA — held in conjunction with an MSU Pep Rally! Kids of all ages will enjoy trick-or-treating to Main Street merchants — wear your costume and bring your treat bags — as well as facepainting and inflatable jumpers. See if you can find the Great Pumpkin in our Downtown Pumpkin patch with locally grown pumpkins of all shapes, colors and sizes. Bring your camera for pictures in the patch! THEN, take your purchased pumpkin to the Starkville Area Arts Council pumpkin painting station to give it your own touch. Don’t miss our Main Street retailers vying for bragging rights in the Harvest Window Display decorating contest, and live models from MSU’s Fashion Board add flair to boutique windows with their spooked out styling. You’ll enjoy late night shopping and dining with our Main Street shops and restaurants!
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Get A Shot. Give A Shot
Get a Shot. Give a Shot® is a Walgreens led campaign in partnership with the Shot@Lifecampaign. From July 12 through August 31, at participating Walgreens locations, when your child receives a back-to-school immunization or if you receive your flu shot from September 1 through October 13, Walgreens will help provide a life-saving vaccine to a child around the world who needs it most. As a beneficiary of Get a Shot. Give a Shot®, Shot@Lifewill be featured in Walgreens’ national marketing promotions and in store throughout flu season.
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Blood Drives Hosted By OCH Regional Medical Center
OCH Regional Medical Center will host multiple Blood Drives this year. April 8, 2014 June 3, 2014 July 29, 2014 September 23, 2014 November 18, 2014 For questions, contact OCH Public Relations Coordinator Mary Kathryn Kight at 662-615-3067 or mkight@och.org.
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Casserole Kitchen
Casserole Kitchen is an ecumenical county-wide coalition of 20 or so churches and organizations that provides free healthy meals and a place for a fellowship. It serves meals Tuesday and Thursdays from 6-6:30 PM and Saturdays from 11:30-12 noon in the Fellowship Hall of 1st Presbyterian Church Starkville (enter in the back of our main sanctuary building) 52 weeks a year. We take a few days off during the holiday season (usually in November and December).
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