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City of Jackson Annual Trunk or Treat Harvest Carnival set for Oct. 31

The city of Jackson Department of Parks and Recreation, the Fire Department and the Police Department have partnered to host the annual Trunk or Treat Harvest Carnival Oct. 31, at the Jackson Police Training Academy, located at 3000 Saint Charles St. The event will run from 4-8 p.m. There is a $1 entrance fee. The annual event promotes public safety, while providing fun activities for the entire family. The event will feature games and live entertainment. Patrons will have the opportunity to visit and receive treats from different decorated Trunk or Treat vehicles at the event. Patrons can also purchase food, arts and craft items from vendors on site. For more information, contact Angela White at (601) 960-0471.

Campbell to speak at Women for Progress Lunch and Learn event

Women for Progress of MS will welcome Kimberly Campbell, state director of AARP Mississippi, as the guest speaker for its Lunch and Learn Nov. 1, at AARP Mississippi, 141 Township Ave., No. 302, 3rd Floor in Ridgeland. Seating and networking begins at 11:30 am and the program is from noon to 1 p.m. AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, social welfare organization with a membership of nearly 38 million that helps people turn their goals and dreams into real possibilities, strengthens communities and fights for the issues that matter most to families – such as health care, employment and income security, and protection from financial abuse. AARP’s goal is to enhance the quality of life for all as we age-not just serving the nearly 38 million members. AARP sums it up in just 12 words: “We fight for and equip each individual to live their best life.” Campbell will share the work of AARP Mississippi, how AARP is impacting lives and community and how to get involved. Those interested should RSVP to or call (601) 405-4478.

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