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Full slate of activities at Oxford's First Friday event

09/04/2013 02:01PM, Published by ACL, Categories: Arts+Entertainment



By Steven Hoffman

Staff Writer

Oxford's First Friday event on Sept. 6 will include the opening of a new store, a celebration of the progress on the North Third Street project, and various activities with a back-to-school theme throughout the evening.

“There is this idea of new beginnings with the opening of a new store and the back-to-school theme,” said Melissa Pacella of Oxford Mainstreet, Inc., the organization that plans and hosts the First Friday events.

Oxford is celebrating the opening of a new store, bride by J, which is opening at One South Third Street.

“We're looking forward to the ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new shop in town,” said Pacella. “It is a high-end consignment wedding dress shop. Shopping is by appointment and the bride and her helpers will have the shop exclusively to themselves to look for the perfect dress. It’s going to be a great addition to Oxford.”

A ribbon-cutting ceremony will also mark the completion of the streetscape project for a section of North Third Street.

“We are really excited to celebrate the progress that is being made with the businesses on North Third Street,” Pacella said.

The Oxford Arts Alliance is featuring the gallery opening of work by artists from Winterthur.

Businesses in town will have special offers during the First Friday event, which runs from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Ediene's Fine Jewelry & Gifts is hosting a retirement sale with 50 percent off all watches, 40 percent off all clocks and decorative accessories, and 25 percent off all jewelry.

“That’s a pretty significant sale,” said Pacella.

J & K Slightly Touched Antiques & Furniture is presenting Stage Faces Theater Group. This is the third time that this group will be performing at a First Friday event. Jon and Friends will be playing music at the Outback Company Store. Oxford Shipping, Post & Trade will have karaoke and a DJ from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The store will also offer 30 percent discounts on Yankee Candles and 20 percent off cigars.

Texture Salon is offering a complimentary spa sugar scrub for the hands.

Oxford Odds & Ends will have free face-painting and a sidewalk sale. Scalewatchers is offering discounts on all purchases made during the First Friday event. Metro PCS is offering back-to-school rebates on two LG Optimism phones.

Fresh, pesticide-free produce from Henry Fisher's Farm will be on sale. The farm's produce is also typically available during the Oxford Village Market.

A number of vendors will be offering their wares at the event. Petey Possum's Hangout will be selling children's books, puzzles, games, and educational toys. A back-to-school sale includes 50 percent off all books. Paparazzi Accessories will be offering fun, affordable accessories for women and girls, including headbands and jewelry. Everything is $5.50 or less.

Nature Jams will be performing sing-alongs for kids that focus on being kind and not bullying.

As part of the back-to-school celebration, new Oxford Area School District superintendent David Woods will be handing out water ice.

“It’s a great way to meet the new superintendent,” Pacella said.

Helping Hands, a high school club that is involved with various community service activities throughout the year, will also be a the First Friday event.

 The Oxford robotics club will be showcasing a robot designed and created by local students who are a part of the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) program.

The First Friday event will also be the last opportunity to register for the 5K Oxford Run with a $5 discount and a free t-shirt. The race will take place on Sept. 28.

The October First Friday event, which takes place on Oct. 4, will be celebrating the arrival of fall.


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