Join us for fun activities with other moms and kids each week in Oxford, Mississippi. Get to know other stay-at-home moms while your kids play, and enjoy an occasional mom's night out. All are welcome to join us for activities. New to Oxford? New to motherhood? We'd love to meet you!
Be sure to check out our Summer Camp guide to see a variety of local camps that will keep your kids entertained this summer!
Click on the image on the left or the Summer Camp tab at the top of the page to view. Want your camp added to our list? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Square Books Jr. Storytime
Wednesdays at 10am
Join Ms. Jill for storytime and sing-along while she plays her guitar. There's also some fun toys for the kids to play with.
Note: This activity also takes place each Saturday at 10am.
Free Indoor Activity Fridays at OPC
Each Friday from 10am-noon
*Will Resume 7/10
The Oxford Park Commission is offering a free activity day each Friday for boys and girls ages 1-5 in the beginner level gymnastics room. Parents must present a photo ID.
The Activity Center is located at the corner of Molly Barr Rd and Price St.
Library Story Time
Fridays at 10am
Toddler time begins at 10am, followed by storytime at 10:30am.
A Few Spots Still Available for Pre-k and K for 2015-16 at Regents!
Heroic Spelling Bee
Wednesday, July 8 at 2pm
The public library is hosting a fun spelling bee for all ages! (There will be different age categories.)
Babies and Books: A Baby Book Club
Second Tuesday of the month at 10:30am
Next meeting: July 14
Babies and Books meets monthly. The Baby Book Club is for and led by parents/ caregivers with babies who range from 6 months to 2 years old. We'll read books, learn songs, and play games that promote early literacy! After story time, there will be playtime for the little ones. Due to limited space, the first 10 who sign up are welcome to attend and pre-registration is required. RSVP HERE (RSVPS open a few weeks prior to event).
Each Event Takes Place @ UM Bookstore from 2-4pm
July 11, Superhero Saturday
Dress up as your favorite superhero for a costume contest. There will be superhero trivia, and you will be able to try your skills in the “Save the City” game. Customize your own superhero cape and enjoy free snacks among other fun activities.
July 18, Star Wars Saturday
Enjoy Star Wars trivia and a costume contest. Try your hand at Sarlacc pit toss and other activities.
July 25, Doctor Who Saturday
Dress as your favorite Doctor or Companion and test your time-lord knowledge with Doctor Who trivia. You can also take a selfie in the photo booth.
August 1, Dr. Seuss Saturday
In celebration of the newly found Dr. Seuss book, “Which Pet Should I Get,” the Ole Miss Bookstore will have story time and Dr. Seuss-themed games. Come dressed as your favorite Dr. Seuss character, and the best costume will win a prize.
Every Thursday evening at 5:30pm
Please join other families for outdoor playdates that meet at Lamar Park. Marie is heading up this meetup, and if you have questions please email her at email@example.com.
Monthly La Leche Meetings
This event takes place the last Thursday of each month at 10:30am at The Orchard Church (295 Hwy 7 N). This is a family-friendly gathering, so siblings and/or dads are welcome to come.
Bunco Mom's Night Out!
Next Bunco Date: July 21 at 7pm
Join us for our monthly Bunco night at Rebecca Colby's home in Windsor Falls. Her address is 358 Windsor Dr N
No experience necessary. Join us to play a fun dice game, have fun and enjoy some snacks and friendship. $5 to play, and please bring correct change. Space is limited to the first 12 moms sign up. RSVP here.
Book Club Meeting
All are invited to the next book club meeting! We'll be reading I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai month. She is the youngest person to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. Anyone is welcome (and don't feel you have to finish the book)!
Please RSVP and get the articles here .
*This is a moms-only event. No children, please.
Art for Everyone is a free program available with your library card. Each family can check out a set of 2 tickets (once per year) to a local art event. Events include programs at the Ford Center, local theater, as well as some Ole Miss athletic events. Ask to see the available tickets at the library, and check back often since they are restocked.
Want to find local volunteer opportunities to do WITH your tot or tots? We've teamed with Volunteer Oxford to provide a list of many different places that you can help out in the community.
Help give back, bond with your child, and meet new friends.
Check out the list of possibilities and get more info by clicking the photo.
Please click here to find the licensed childcare providers in Oxford.
Simplify Your Life! Host an Au Pair
Hosting an au pair is the perfect child care solution for today's busy families. Au pairs provide a flexible, in-home child care option up to 45 hours per week. You choose your English-speaking au pair from a large selection of countries.
This is a culturally rewarding experience for the entire family, as well as a cost effective childcare option.
For more information, please visit www.euraupair.com, or feel free to email Jennifer Samuels at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Recommended Reading for Toddlers
Are you bringing your little one to the library? More importantly, are you taking home books when you leave? Our local library is one of the greatest (and free) resources you can take advantage of.
Many moms get overwhelmed with all the books to choose from. If you have trouble selecting age-appropriate books for your tot, please click here to find some. Ms. Nancy from the library has compiled a list of her favorite books for preschool kids. Happy reading!
Also, make sure that you've signed your child up for the Imagination Library program. Receive a free book each month from birth-5yrs.http://imaginationlibrary.com/