Published 12:00 am Wednesday, December 20, 2000


OAK RIDGE OPRY 7 p.m. Friday; music by Magnolia and Moonshine; bring finger foods.

LEVI’S Closed Friday, Saturday, Dec. 29-30.

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“REACH FOR THE STARS” Fashion and Talent show; Saturday, Vicksburg City Auditorium, 901 Monroe St.; tickets available at The Heritage Center, 1414 Washington St. and at Shabaka’s in Pemberton Square; 629-9010.

HIGHLAND SUBDIVISION Illumination of the neighborhood with candeliers; Friday-Saturday.

BLOOD DRIVE Noon-6 p.m. Friday; Vicksburg Medical Center in the bloodmobile.

DANCE LESSONS Swing: beginner class, 7-8 Wednesday night; intermediate class, 8-9 Wednesday night; ballroom dance party: 8-10 p.m. Friday; Latin Bolero: 7-8 p.m. Friday; swing: 6-7 p.m. Thursday; night club slow dance (night club two step), 7-8 p.m. Thursday; all classes at Applause Dance Factory, 208 Industrial Drive, Ridgeland; $10 per person; taught by Barbara Thames and Jim Frechette; 856-6168.

PUBLIC LIBRARY SCHEDULE Closed Saturday-Dec. 26 for Christmas and Dec. 30-Jan. 1 for New Year’s; there will be no story time between Christmas and New Year’s.

VICKSBURG SENIOR CENTER Wednesday: 1:30-3:30, beginner acrylic art; Thursday: 8:30 a.m., NIA exercise; 9:30, beginner bridge; 1 p.m., SuperValu/Sack & Save bingo; Friday: 10 a.m., bean bag baseball; 11-noon, advanced computer class; 1 p.m., IQH Health Care Series, breast cancer, with Lisa Camel; Monday and Tuesday, closed for Christmas.


ST. PAUL BAPTIST CHURCH CHRISTMAS PROGRAM 4 p.m. Saturday; 1413 Elm St.; Darlinda Lanese Jackson will be mistress of ceremonies; children of the Sunday school will present “A Savior is Born;” youth choirs of East Mount Olive, Calvary, Grave Street and St. Mark Baptist Churches will present music.

TRIUMPH M.B. OUTREACH MINISTRY Food distribution for the Kings community; register 6-7 Wednesday night at the church, 124 Pittman Road; proof of income and Social Security numbers required; distribution will be 8:30-9:45 Wednesday night at the multipurpose building; Carla Nicks, 992-2451, Vanessa Prentiss, 634-1470 or Alma Giles, 631-0207.

BETHLEHEM M.B. CHOIR REHEARSAL 3055 N. Washington St.; 5:30 p.m. Thursday at 11 a.m. Saturday; Kevin Winters, musician; 638-1686.

CHRISTMAS DINNER AND PROGRAM 11 a.m. Saturday; E.D. Straughter Baptist Memorial Center, 1411 Martin Luther King Jr.; sponsored by Ministers Alliance; the Rev. Will Moffett, president, will bring the message; guests include the Rev. Robert L. Miller, Mayor Robert Walker and the Rev. Hardie Lewis.