Published 12:00 am Tuesday, December 5, 2000


PARAGON LODGE NO. 7 7:30 p.m. Wednesday; election of officers.

ELIZA PILLARS REGISTERED NURSES ASSOCIATION 6 p.m. Thursday, Jackson mall community meeting room, 350 W. Woodrow Wilson Drive, Jackson; 366-3446 or 354-1420.

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ENGINEERS AUXILIARY Christmas bridge luncheon; 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Piccadilly; door prizes; reservations due by 6 p.m. today; Louise Larson, 636-3245, or Judy Dawsey, 636-2206.

LIONS No meeting Wednesday.

NATIONAL COUNCIL OF NEGRO WOMEN 5:30 p.m. today; Vicksburg District, room 106, 4155 E. Clay St.


VICKSBURG WARREN SCHOOL DISTRICT FINE ARTS “A Christmas Gift to the Community;” 6:30 tonight, Vicksburg Municipal Auditorium; visual art on display; choirs, bands and drama students from all schools will perform.

OAK RIDGE OPRY 7 p.m. Friday; Oak Ridge Youth and Community Center; music by “Southwinds;”

$2 admission; refreshments and baked goods will be sold.

DANCE LESSONS Rumba: beginner class, 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, intermediate class, 7-8 p.m. Wednesday; night club slow dance (night club two step); 7-8 p.m. Thursday; ballroom dance party: 8-10 p.m. Friday; west coast swing: 7-8 p.m. Friday; swing dance: 6-7 p.m. Thursday; ballet, tap, jazz, acrobatics and cheerleading: register; Applause Dance Factory, 208 Industrial; Drive, Ridgeland; 856-6168.

MADISON PARISH HOLIDAY BLOOD DRIVE 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday; Madison Parish Hospital.

MAGNOLIA BALLROOM DANCERS ASSOCIATION 7-11 p.m. Saturday; Ethnic Heritage Building, Jim Buck Ross Agricultural and Forestry Museum, Lakeland Drive, Jackson; an Argentine Tango exhibition will be performed by Bobbie Smith and Tony Dees of Classic Ballroom in Pearl and Capital City Ballroom in Baton Rouge; $15, includes set-ups; 636-7000 or 924-5690.

PUBLIC LIBRARY SCHEDULE Wednesday: 10:30 a.m., “Not Without a Bear” and others will be read followed by art; Thursday: 10:30 a.m., field trip to Heritage House , Doug Fitzgerald of Warren-Yazoo Mental Health Services will share stories.

ALCORN STATE UNIVERSITY CONCERT CHOIR Christmas concert; 7 tonight; Oakland Memorial Chapel on the campus of ASU; free admission; 877-6261.

SOUTHERN CULTURAL HERITAGE COMPLEX Mississippi’s 10 most endangered historic places; includes photographs and descriptions; on display through Dec. 21; 631-2997.

LIONS CLUB COOKBOOKS On sale every Saturday through Christmas at Pemberton Square mall.

MISSISSIPPI STATE WELCOME CENTER CHRISTMAS Open house; today; entertainment provided by the “Grace Notes.”

VICKSBURG SENIOR CENTER Today: 1-2 p.m., learn to play the dulcimer; Wednesday: 11-noon, advanced computer; 1:30-3:30 p.m., beginner acrylic art; 5, covered dish dinner; 6 p.m., musical performance featuring Hollis Landrum on the mountain dulcimer.


ERIC SMITH BENEFIT 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday; Bovina Cafe; chicken & dumplings, red beans & rice dinners, $10; hamburgers and french fries, $5; includes drink; dine in or carry out; raffles, bake sale and more.

PRISON MINISTRY CHILDREN’S BENEFIT 7 p.m. Wednesday, Biscuit Company; contact Joyna Mathis, 636-8210 or 631-0099.