Published 12:00 am Friday, October 13, 2000

CARR CENTRAL CLASS OF 1950 Today: 1-3 p.m., riverboat ride; 5:30, open house at Battlefield Inn followed by buffet dinner; 8:30, ’50s party; Saturday: 6:30 a.m., walk/jog; 9 a.m.-4 p.m., bus tour of the Vicksburg National Military Park including lunch at the Balfour House; 6:30, reunion group pictures and banquet at the Coral Room of The Vicksburg; Sunday: 9 a.m., memorial service at Fort Nogales; all former teachers, family and friends are invited.

NEGRO BPW Meeting; 3 p.m. Sunday; Mount Heroden M.B. Church Fellowship Hall.

TOASTMASTERS Noon Monday; improve speaking, listening and thinking skills; 634-8769 or 634-5292.

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KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS Saltillo breakfast; 8-11 a.m. Sunday; $3 per person; KC hall.

VICKSBURG QUILTERS 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Stitch-N-Frame shop; Kathy McAuley will speak.

ISRAEL TEMPLE AND EUREKA COURT Dance has been moved from the Elks Lodge to the Hut, 1618 Main St.

MASONIC LODGE AND EASTERN STAR District 5-A; annual conference, registration 9 a.m. Saturday.

WARREN COUNTY REPUBLICAN WOMEN DANCE 8 p.m.-midnight Saturday; Knights of Columbus; entertainment by St. Joe Jazzers; $15 per person; contact Josephine Head, 636-3276, or Beverly McMillin, 636-8193.

Public programs

FEED MY SHEEP Free food distribution program; sign in 9-9:30 a.m. Tuesday; bring proof of income and Social Security cards for all family members; Triumph Church, 4305 I-20 N. Frontage Road.

RIVER CITY BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL WOMEN National business and professional women’s week, Oct. 16-20; activities include educator appreciation day, West Central district fall meetings, and more.

SHOPLIFTING PREVENTION SEMINAR 2-4 p.m. Tuesday; Vicksburg Chamber of Commerce; sponsored by Hinds Community College, Chamber of Commerce, Warren County Sheriff’s Department and the Vicksburg Police Department; reservations required, 636-1012.

OAK RIDGE OPRY 7 tonight; Oak Ridge youth and community center; featuring the Southwind band; bake sale and refreshments.

CHILDREN’S WATERCOLOR ART CLASS 4-5:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Oct. 16-Nov. 8; ages 8-12, Chris Olsen is teacher; Southern Cultural Heritage Complex; $35, for SCHC members, $40 for non-members, includes all supplies; reservations required, 631-2997.

OCTOBERFEST 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday; St. Michael Catholic Church, 100 St. Michael Place; activities include a cake walk, nerf football, plinko, bingo, pick a duck, go fish, raffles, face painting, bean bag toss and more; chicken on a stick and homemade cakes will be available.

FRENCH CAMP ANNUAL HARVEST FESTIVAL 9:30 a.m. Saturday; gymnasium on the campus of French Camp, mile marker 181 on the Natchez Trace; activities include a day-long quilt and craft auction and covered dish meal; contact Ed Williford, 662-547-6482.

LEVI’S – A Gathering Place 7-10 p.m. Saturday, 3327 Clay St. (across from Holiday Inn); those looking for a wholesome place to meet new friends, enjoy music by the Oak Ridge Band; cappuccino, regular and flavored coffee, fountain drinks and sweets; game room with pool table and more for children; no cover charge.

THE ATTIC GALLERY Show featuring painters from the far corners of Mississippi; 7-9 p.m. Saturday; featuring Jean Blue of Vicksburg, Bryce Speed of Meridian, Patt Odom of Ocean Springs and W. Earl Robinson of Clarksdale; 638-9221.

ART SHOW Opening reception noon-2 p.m. Saturday, The Heritage Center, 1414 Washington St.; featuring the woodburning abstracts and realisms of Verdee Thomas, Vicksburg native; display is open through Nov. 4.

55 ALIVE MATURE SAFE DRIVERS COURSE 1-5 p.m. Monday and Tuesday; Workforce Development Center across from hinds Community College Raymond Campus; register by Friday; $10, contact Melody Field, 857-3883.

BASKET WEAVING WORKSHOP 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday; Poverty Point Historic Site archaeology lab; preregistration required; 1-888-926-5492 or 926-5492.

MIRANDA MEETING Focus on health and nutrition; discussions on Tahitian noni juice; 11-2 Saturday; Piccadilly.

DRAWING AND ARCHIVES EXHIBIT Book Signing of “Portrait of a Renaissance Man: The Life and Art of Lewis Leon Lassiter” by Dr. Linda E. Lassiter; exhibit open throughout October; opening reception, 2-4 p.m. Saturday; Public Library, Walnut and Veto streets; books available for $25, call 636-6411

VOICES FOR HOSPICE EVENT Performances from Vicksburg Chamber Choir and Vicksburg High choirs, and Dr. Paul Ballard will include singing from Handel’s “Messiah” as part of the worldwide simultaneous singing event; 7 p.m. Saturday; Christ Episcopal Church, 1115 Main St.; memorial candles will be available.

SCHC Archaeology week activities: Saturday: 9 a.m., Mound tour led from Vicksburg through the Delta National Forest; 631-2997.

VICKSBURG SENIOR CENTER Today: 1 p.m., finish your craft; 7, POPS concert, Vicksburg Convention Center; Saturday: 4-6:30 p.m., Vicksburg retirement development celebration, boogie woogie bugle bash at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; $5, for reservations call 636-1012; Monday: 9-11 a.m., senior swim time; 10, NIA exercise; 11-noon, violin lessons; 11-noon, advanced computer class; 6-8, couple and line dance class.


TRAVELERS REST 1922 Pearl St.; Church conference; 1 p.m. Saturday.

GOD IS GOOD REVIVAL 7 tonight-Saturday; Civil Defense Building, Highway 18 West, Port Gibson; Leonette Lewis, the Rev. James Lewis, Ernestine Black and the Rev. Clarence Cezar will speak.

SOLID ROCK UNITED PENTECOSTAL Celebrate Jesus rally; 7:30 tonight; the Rev. Clifton LeJeune of Jennings, La. will speak; refreshments will be served.

NEW ROCK OF AGES Choir rehearsal; 3 p.m. Saturday.

KING DAVID NO. 1 Catfish and buffalo fish dinner sale; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday; $5; will deliver, 638-0887.

NEW MOUNT PILGRIM Business meeting; pastor and deacons meet at 1 p.m. Saturday members meet at 4.

WOMEN’S FELLOWSHIP MEETING Canceled for tonight and Oct. 20; meetings will resume Oct. 27; facilitators are Linda Sweezer and Carla Nicks.

LIGHTHOUSE BAPTIST BIBLE CONFERENCE 7 tonight; 9:30 a.m.-noon Saturday; guest speakers from various areas in Mississippi, Illinois, Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas and Tennessee.

GROVE STREET M.B. FAMILY WEEK 7 tonight; guest speakers are: tonight, the Rev. Casey Fisher.

TRIUMPH M.B. REVIVAL 124 Pittman Road; 7:15 tonight; Carl Hunt, pastor of Green Hunt M.B. Church of Jackson, and Lazarus Taylor, pastor of Nazareth M.B. Church of Tchula, will speak; transportation provided.