Published 12:00 am Thursday, November 9, 2000


WILLIAM T. GIFFORD POST 257 VFW District 5 VFW meeting; dinner at 1 p.m. Sunday followed by meeting at 2.

VICKSBURG GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY Supper, 6 p.m. Monday, Piccadilly; regular meeting will follow at 6:30; Jim Ballard will speak.

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VICKSBURG QUILTERS 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Stitch-N-Frame shop; Rebecca Hunt will demonstrate a quilters wreath.

AMERICAN LEGION POST 213 AND UNIT 213 Meet 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Municipal Rose Garden on Monroe Street for the Veterans Day Memorial Ceremony.

CEDARS REUNION MEETING 3 p.m. Sunday; 2957 Mount Alban Road; Velma Wince, 634-8602, or Irma Love, 638-8670.

AMERICAN LEGION LADIES AUXILIARY Post 213; executive board meeting, 7:30 tonight; regular meeting, 7:30 p.m. Monday.

IVYETTES 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Rolling Acres Community Center; calendar pictures will be taken.

W.H. STEVENS LODGE NO. 121 Regular stated communications, 7:30 tonight.

AMERICAN LEGION POST NO. 3 Ladies Auxiliary and executive board meeting, 6:30 tonight; regular meeting will follow; dinner will be served.

EAGLE LAKE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CLUB 7 p.m. Friday, Eagle Lake Community House; potluck dinner.

UNITED DAUGHTERS OF THE CONFEDERACY 2 p.m. Thursday, Piccadilly; Ann Thornhill will speak on “Angels in the Battlefield.”


OAK RIDGE OPRY 7 p.m. Friday, Oak Ridge Youth Center; Ted Holman will provide music; refreshments available.

BEECHWOOD BASH 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Beechwood Elementary School; tickets for games and food, 5 for $1 in advance, 4 for $1 Saturday; raffle tickets, $1; $5 for gun cabinet raffle.

UTICA DOWNTOWN HERITAGE FESTIVAL 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday; music and entertainment, 1-mile walk, kiddie parade, dedication of community veterans memorial, arts and crafts booth, food fair, children’s games, rides; Linda Fisher, 885-9579, or Lennette Watts, 885-6993, after 5 p.m.

AMERICAN LEGION POST 213 Veterans Day dance; 1618 Main St., 9 p.m. Saturday; music by “Dr. C.”

ATTIC GALLERY BOOK SIGNING David Rae Morris, co-author of “My Mississippi,” noon-4 p.m. Saturday.

STAINED GLASS WORKSHOP 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Southern Cultural Heritage Complex; $25 for members, $20 for non-members; classes taught by Andrew Miller and Kathryn Lord; for reservations, 631-2997.

DIABETES EDUCATION CENTER Series of classes 6-8 p.m. Mondays in McAuley Chapel at ParkView Regional Medical Center; to register, call 619-5200.

VICKSBURG SENIOR CENTER Thursday: 1 p.m., Super Valu/Sack & Save bingo; Friday: 10 a.m., bean bag baseball; 1 p.m., open play dominoes; Monday: closed in observance of Veterans Day; Tuesday: 10-11 a.m., beginner computer class; 11-noon, beginner computer class; 1 p.m., “Little Gourmet Feast” with Chef Lubertha Neal; 3-4, figure drawing

ONCE UPON A MATTRESS’ Musical fairytale produced by Vicksburg Theatre Guild, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Nov. 17-18 and 2 p.m. Sunday at Parkside Playhouse; 636-0471 for reservations or information.

BALLROOM DANCE PARTY 8-10 p.m. Friday; Applause Dance Factory, 208 Industrial Drive in Ridgeland; $10 per person; advanced ballroom and swing dance lessons, 6-7 tonight, $10 per person; Jim Frechette and Barbara Thames, teachers; 856-6168.


WILDERNESS BAPTIST HOMECOMING SERVICES “New Life” concert, 6:30 p.m. Saturday; Billy Higginbotham will speak Sunday followed by lunch.

NEW MOUNT ELEM CHOIR REHEARSAL Noon Saturday; the Rev. Leonard Walker is pastor.

STANDFIELD BAPTIST FEED MY SHEEP Limited supply of food and children’s clothing will be given away at the church, 1404 Lane St.; 11 a.m. Saturday; no proof of income required; 638-5380.

SUNDAY SCHOOL SEMINAR AND CONFERENCE 2 p.m. Saturday, E.D. Straughter Memorial Center, 1411 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.; sponsored by the Mississippi Baptist Seminary; the Rev. Joseph M. Brisco, registrar.

GIBSON MEMORIAL UNITED METHODIST Annual bazaar, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday; arts, crafts, baked goods and a new cookbook; spaghetti lunch served 11 a.m.-1 p.m., $5 adults; $2.50 children under 12; takeouts available


GOSPEL BENEFIT FOR KENNETH JONES BONE MARROW FUND 6 p.m. Saturday, Shiloh M.B. Church; guests include: Geneva Jones, Kevin Winters, Carrie Parker, New Oak Ridge Choir of Edwards, Voice of Calvary of Jackson and more; the Rev. Willie J. Jones is pastor; Robert Hatcher is master of ceremonies; Cecilia Cole, 638-5228.

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS TURKEY DINNER Lunch 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; dinner 5-7:30 p.m. Saturday; eat in or take out; fund raiser supports priest education.

SHERMAN AVENUE LASAGNA SUPPER 5:30-7:30 p.m. Saturday, school cafeteria; $7, dine-in or take out; proceeds will go toward playground equipment.