Associated Press Mississippi Daybook for Saturday, April 27
April 27. BLACK SURGEONS — 23rd annual conference of the Society of Black Academic Surgeons hosted by University of Mississippi Medical Center. Speakers to include Dr. Thomas M. Scalea, physician-in-chief, R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, University of Maryland Medical System; and Dr. Raphael Pollock, Distinguished Teaching Professor, Department of Surgical Oncology, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. Location: UMMC's upper amphitheater in Jackson and Hilton Garden Inn at 235 West Capitol Street in Jackson. Contact: http://www.sbas.net/events
April 27. GOVERNOR'S RUN — Gov. Phil Bryant hosts his second annual 5K Run for Health. 8 a.m. Location: Mississippi Trademart, Jackson. Race Info: http://www.governorbryant.com/5k/ Contact: Mick Bullock 601-576-2811 or Nicole Roberts 601-576-2802.
April 27. SMITHVILLE REMEMBERS — Second annual Smithville Memorial Day in remembrance of those killed during a 2011 tornado. House Speaker Phillip Gunn, R-Clinton, among scheduled speakers. 1 p.m. Location: Smithville Memorial Park. Contact: Town of Smithville at 662-651-4411.
April 27. UMMC SYMPOSIUM — The University of Mississippi Medical to host symposium on congenital heart disease. Gov. Phil Bryant and First Lady Deborah Bryant and congenital heart specialists from around the country to speak. 1:30 p.m. Location: Norman C. Nelson Student Union on the University of Mississippi Medical Center campus in Jackson. Contact: Selena Lockwood at 601-832-8018.
April 27. D'IBERVILLE REENACTMENT — Ocean Springs to celebrate the 314th anniversary of its founding as a colony with the "Landing of d'Iberville" re-enactment. 3 p.m. Location: On the beach in front of Fort Maurepas Park in Ocean Springs. Contact: Ocean Springs Chamber of Commerce at 228-875-4424.
April 28-29. DIVERSITY SUMMIT — Alcorn State University hosts "Diversity & Inclusion Summit on HBCUs" conference. Location: ASU campus in Lorman. Contact: Derek Greenfield (summit coordinator) at 601-877-6700 or dgreenfield(at)alcorn.edu
April 28. ROBERTS AWARD — Harrison County Court Judge Robin Alfred Midcalf to receive the NAACP Gulfport Branch's first Lucimarian Tolliver Roberts Award. 6 p.m. Location: Good Deeds Community Center in Gulfport. Contact: Gulfport NAACP at 228-868-0023.
April 29. HOLMES COUNTY — Community Student Learning Center's Empowering the Delta with a Growing Economy Business Incubator groundbreaking. U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., to attend. 10 a.m. Location: 23040 Highway 17 (construction site) in Lexington; and 45 Arenia C. Mallory Road (incubator) in Lexington. Contact: Stephanie Booker at 601-866-9003.
April 29. YOKOHAMA ANNOUNCEMENT — Gov. Phil Bryant and executives from Yokohama Tire Corporation to formally announce tire plant project and hold agreement signing ceremony. 10:30 a.m. Location: The Ritz Theater and Conference Center at 125 Commerce Street in West Point. Contact: Tammy Craft at 601-383-4806 or tcraft(at)mississippi.org
April 29. ROTARY CLUB — Dr. James E. Keeton, chancellor for health affairs and dean of the school of medicine at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, to speak at Grenada Rotary Club. Noon. Location: Regions Bank at 2000 Gateway in Grenada. Contact: Keeton at 601-984-1010.
April 29. MILES COLLECTION — The University of Mississippi to commemorate the public service and political career of former state Rep. Bill Miles Fulton. 5:30 p.m. Location: J.D. Williams Library on the Ole Miss campus in Oxford. Contact: Danny Blanton at 662-915-1678.