Special thanks to Ann Taylor and Karen at the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science for this morning’s amazing and FUN behind-the-scenes tour of the aquariums at the Museum! (We had planned a meditation walk in the garden, but wet weather and muddy, swampy grounds changed our plans a bit.) Thanks, too, for the delicious breakfast!
- Born Free update: 799 Flag Chapel Road (former site of Born Free’s residential program) is FOR SALE. Contact Fran Baker at 601-278-4460 to inquire.
- Good Samaritan Center’s annual fundraiser, a golf ball drop from a hot air balloon, is coming up on July 4! To purchase a ball for charity, visit www.goodsamaritancenter.org
- Center for Pregnancy Choices is holding its fundraiser, a Tri-athalon Sprint. Visit www.iamathlete.com
- On Sept. 9, Tougaloo College is holding its Community Service Fair from 10:00 – 11:30 AM. The same day, Tougaloo is hosting a Community Service and Partnership Development Workshop. DOVIA is co-sponsoring this Workshop.
- Mississippi Boychoir auditions begin August 1. No previous singing experience required; just a love of singing and a willingness to learn. Open to boys aged 6-18. Sign up for a free audition here: www.mississippiboychoir.org
- Department of Archives and History is offering Kids’ Camps in June – July. Sign up quick at http://mdah.state.ms.us/new/learn/students/kids-camps/
- Kris Beatty, director of Volunteer Greater Jackson (http://volunteergreaterjackson.org/), is seeking stats on volunteering. Get in touch!
- “Wolf to Woof” opens May 30 at the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science; also check out Snake Day on June 2!
Treasurer’s Report: as of May 20, we have $2,637.37 in the bank
Remember the upcoming workshops sponsored by DOVIA:
- Grant Writing Made Easy: Financing Your Vision (June 25-26, 2015) – $79 for members
- Creative Visioning: A Road to Strategic Planning (July 10, 2015) – $49 for members
- Fundraising 101 (July 17, 2015) – $49 for members
- Attend all three for just $169!