Published 12:00 am Friday, February 23, 2001



VICKSBURG CRUISERS Old car cruise, 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sonic and Bumpers for dessert; 638-7717.

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NEGRO BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL WOMEN Youth club; black history program, “Why Die Young?” in honor of all deceased youth; 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Mount Calvary M.B. Church, 1350 East Ave.

HONEYSUCKLE 10th Annual Red and White Ball, 9 p.m.-until, Saturday; tickets, $6, or at the door.

NAMI MISSISSIPPI State conference, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Primos Northgate, 4330 N. State St., Jackson; 981-4491 or 1-800-357-0388.

PHI BETA SIGMA FRATERNITY Blood Drive: 12:30-4:30 p.m. Saturday, Holiday Inn; Sigma stepshow: 7 p.m. Saturday, Warren Central High School gym, admission is $5.

NU KAPPA ZETA CHAPTER ZETA PHI BETA Care walk, 6:40 a.m. Sunday; walk will begin at Battlefield Inn, end at Clay and Washington streets; sorority members are accepting pledges and volunteers.

VICKSBURG ART ASSOCIATION Spring members show; call for entries, art works accepted 4-6 p.m. Friday and 2-4 p.m. Saturday; Constitution Firehouse Gallery, 1204 Main St.; Jeanne Evans, 634-0826.


GRANDPARENTS RAISING GRANDCHILDREN Legal and policy issues, noon-3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Education and Research Center, 3825 Ridgewood Road, Jackson; sponsored by AARP.

SOUTHERN FILM NIGHT 7 p.m. Tuesday, Southern Cultural Heritage Complex; presenting “Saturday Night, Sunday Morning;” free, refreshments will be served; 631-2997.

MARDI GRAS MASK WORKSHOP 4-5:30 p.m. Monday, for children ages 6-13; Southern Cultural Heritage Complex; $5, reservations required, 631-2997.

NURTURING PARENT SUPPORT GROUP 5:30-7 p.m. every Monday, United Way, 920 South St.; sponsored and presented by the Exchange Club and the Child Abuse Prevention Center; 634-0557.

HUNTER EDUCATION CLASS 6-9 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, Hinds Community College, Highway 27; Social Security number is required; attendance is mandatory each night; Lonnie Friar, 636-8883.

AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY PROGRAM Sponsored by the American Legion Post 213 and the Jacqueline House Museum; 4 p.m. Sunday, 1618 Main St.; exhibits by the Jacqueline House, Dr. Lewis Lassiter and more; students interested in presenting a black history scrapbook are welcome, prizes will be awarded for the best book; 636-4993, 638-1466 or 638-9201.

LEVI’S – A Gathering Place 7-10 p.m. Saturday, corner of Manor Drive and Wisconsin Avenue, in the old Hayes Marketing building; music by Buck Wild and the Wild Bunch; cappuccino, regular and flavored coffee, fountain drinks and sweets; game room with pool table and more for children; no cover charge.

MAGNOLIA BALLROOM DANCERS ASSOCIATION Dance 8-11 p.m. Saturday, Ethnic Heritage Building at the Jim Buck Ross Agriculture and Forestry Museum, Lakeland Drive, Jackson; $10 for members, $5 for first time guests; $14 for returning guests; Shirley Griffin, 636-7000 or Sandra Inman, 932-6959.

OAK RIDGE OPRY 7 p.m. Friday, Oak Ridge Youth and Community Center; music by the Southwind Band; refreshments will be sold; sponsored by Bradley’s Chapel United Methodist Church.

AMERICAN HEART WALK Preregistration, 7:30 a.m.; warm-up, 8:15; kickoff, 8:30, Saturday; beginning on Warren County Courthouse steps; Amanda Stringer or Sharon Kelly, 601-981-4721.

SENIOR CENTER Friday: 1 p.m., Breast Cancer awareness bingo; 1-4 p.m. Mexican dominoes and Canasta; Monday: 9-10 a.m., beginner piano note reading; 10-11, keyboarding; 10, Candle Painting with Barbara Hamilton from the Craft Store, bring a three inch wide candle; 10, NIA exercise; 11-noon, violin lessons; 1 p.m., basic sewing; 6-8, couple and line dance class; Tuesday: 10-11 a.m., beginner computer class; 11-noon, intermediate computer; 1-2 p.m., learn to play the dulcimer; 1, cooking with Ameristar Chef Darren Walters; 4-5, intermediate computer class.


ZION TRAVELERS M.B. 2nd annual “Love Conquers All” program; 6 p.m. Saturday; emcee will be Venessa Wright; Alfred E. Lassiter Jr. is pastor; 1701 Poplar St.

BETHLEHEM M.B. 3055 N. Washington St.; choir rehearsal, 11 a.m. Saturday; Kevin Winters is musician.

GREATER MOUNT ZION “Women in Red” praise hour; 7 p.m. Saturday; 907 Farmer St.; 638-5305.

DR. HERBERT L. LANG, FOUNDER’S BANQUET 7:30 p.m. Friday, Owen’s Health and Wellness Center at Tougaloo College; sponsored by the main campus of the Mississippi Baptist Seminary; for reservations or tickets, contact Lewis L. Lassiter, 638-5424 or 634-1982.


BENEFIT PROGRAM FOR SARAH SKINNER 6 p.m. Saturday, Greater Mount Lebanon Church, 339 Alpine St.; guests include Lola Sneed, evangelist Geneva Jones, Ida Bass, Adlay Thomas, Dennis Wright, Kevin Winters and more; Victor Gilliam will be master of ceremony; sponsored by Jimmy Cotton.

CAN GOODS COLLECTION The youth of Crawford Street and Hawkins United Methodist Churches will collect can goods in Oak Park 9-9:30 a.m. Saturday; all collected will be donated to the Good Shepherd Center.

SPAGHETTI LUNCH AND BAKE SALE 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Porters Chapel United Methodist Church, 200 Porters Chapel Road; dine in or carry out; deliveries made on orders of 10 or more; $5; proceeds benefit the youth; 636-2966.

KIWANIS CHILI DINNER 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Downtown YMCA; deliver for groups of 10 or more, $5; proceeds benefit Kiwanis Scholarship Fund; 636-2432 or 631-8295.