Published 12:00 am Thursday, December 7, 2000


NEGRO BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL WOMEN Vicksburg Chapter No. 63; youth induction ceremony; 3 p.m. Sunday; Greater Oak Grove Church, 3802 Patricia St.; Yolanda Brown, former member, will be guest speaker.

EXCHANGE 12:30 p.m. Monday, Piccadilly; John Paris, of May & Company, will be guest speaker.

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VICKSBURG GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY 10 a.m. Monday; Warren County Vicksburg Public Library; Ann Middleton and Ann Peppers, with the Oauchita Parish Library, will speak.

AMERICAN LEGION POST 213 AUXILIARY Executive board meeting, 7:30 Thursday night; regular meeting, 7:30 p.m. Monday.

VICKSBURG QUILTERS 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Stitch-N- Frame shop; bring sewing items to do an applique piece by Ruth Mullins, examples of Hawaiian quilting and a gift of $5-$7 to exchange.

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

SHRINERS BALL 9 p.m. until, Saturday; Vicksburg City Auditorium, 901 Monroe St.; presented by Mecca Temple No. 1 and Rose of Sharon Court No. 2; donation, $10.


VICKSBURG GIRLS SOFTBALL ASSOCIATION Early registration, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday; Pemberton Square Mall; ages 4-8, $20; ages 9-18, $30; early registration fee through Dec. 31; volunteers needed to help with committee assignments, contact Rhea Fuller, 638-8198, Johnny Means, 630-2975, Betty Hearn, 636-5205, or Tony Franco, 638-8537.

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

MADISON PARISH HOLIDAY BLOOD DRIVE Until 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.

VICKSBURG SENIOR CENTER Thursday: 1 p.m., SuperValu/Sack & Save bingo; Friday: 10 a.m., bean bag baseball; 11, advanced computer; 1 p.m., “Dirty Santa Claus” please bring a wrapped $2 gift; Monday: 9-10 a.m., beginner piano; 10, NIA exercise; 11-noon, violin lessons; 6-8 p.m., couple and line dance class; Tuesday: 10-11 a.m., beginner computer; 11-noon, intermediate computer; 1-2 p.m., learn to play the dulcimer; 1, Christmas bonus bingo; 3-4, figure drawing art class.


NEW ROCK OF AGES COMBINED CHOIR REHEARSAL Adult and youth; 4 p.m. Saturday.

BELMONT M.B. CHRISTMAS PROGRAM PRACTICE 3 p.m. Saturday; all children interested in participating are welcome; call 661-6028 or 636-0873; the Rev. Phillip Burks is pastor.

STANDFIELD BAPTIST FAMILY FELLOWSHIP 1404 Lane St.; 6 p.m. Friday; the Rev. John H. Williams Sr. is pastor.

NEW MOUNT ELEM First annual musical extravaganza; 5:30 p.m. Saturday; 3014 Wisconsin Ave.; the Rev. Leonard Walker is pastor.

NEW MOUNT PILGRIM M.B. Choir candlelight services; 6 p.m. Saturday; 501 N. Poplar St.; the Rev. Henry J. Williams is pastor.

LIVING WATER CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP Chili supper and auction, 6:30 p.m. Saturday; proceeds go toward building fund.


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.