Published 12:00 am Thursday, March 8, 2001



VICKSBURG-WARREN CHAPTER ALCORN ALUMNI Purple and Gold Ball; 9 p.m.-1 a.m., March 31, St. Mary’s Center; tickets, $10 for single, $18, for couple; semi-formal; 631-877-6323 or 634-6534.

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NAACP Meeting, 7 p.m. Monday, 902 China St.

VICKSBURG BRANCH NAACP Leadership mandatory training; 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, E.D. Straughter Baptist Memorial Center, Martin Luther King Jr. Street.

ROSA A. TEMPLE CLASS OF 1971 Reunion planning meeting; 4 p.m. Sunday, Vicksburg District Corps of Engineers, Clay Street; Robert Crear, 638-6816.

EXCHANGE 12:30 p.m. Monday, Piccadilly; Allen Daugherty and Debbie Brumitt of River Region Medical Center will speak on the new hospital.

IVYETTES Meeting has been postponed until March 17.

W.H. STEVENS LODGE NO. 121 Business meeting, 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

AMERICAN LEGION POST 3 AND LADIES AUXILIARY Executive meeting, 6:30 p.m. Thursday; regular meeting at 7.

JULY 5-7 REUNION PLANNING Meeting, 3 p.m. Saturday; 2957 Mount Alban Road; Velma Wince, 634-8602, or Irma Love, 638-8670.


EXOTIC BIRD FAIR 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Jackson Fairgrounds Agriculture Building; cages, toys and feed; 901-878-1307.

JACKSON NEUROPATHY ASSOCIATION Support Group; 5 p.m. Thursday, St. James Episcopal Church, 3921 Oak Ridge Drive, Jackson; 956-5217 or 956-4083.

LEVI’S – A Gathering Place 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Manor Drive and Wisconsin Avenue; music by Magnolias and Moonshine; cappuccino, regular and flavored coffee, fountain drinks and sweets; game room with pool table and more for children; no cover charge.

GOLD IN THE HILLS 7:30 p.m. each Friday-Saturday throughout March; 636-0471.

MISSISSIPPI SYMPHONY STRING QUARTET Free concert; 12:05 p.m. Friday, Church of the Holy Trinity; gumbo dinner is $6.

VICKSBURG ART ASSOCIATION SPRING SHOW Opening reception, 8 p.m. Saturday; art work will hang 1-5 p.m. Sunday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday; and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday; artists may pick up works 4-6 p.m. March 16.

MAGNOLIA BALLROOM DANCERS Dance, 8-11 p.m. Saturday, Jim Buck Ross Agriculture and Forestry Museum, Jackson; $10 for members; $5 for first-time guests; $14, for returning guests; 636-7000, 924-5690 or 932-6959.

CHILD SAFETY DAY 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Vicksburg Factory Outlets; Vicksburg Fire Department will give a program and bring the fire truck and Dalmatian; Vicksburg Police Department will do child identification program; Cub Scout Pack 115 will discuss camping safety.

GRACE CHRISTIAN COUNSELING CENTER 4-class workshop for individuals who have experienced a significant loss in life; begins 6:30 p.m. Thursday; registration, $30; Walter Frazier, 636-5703.

GREAT AMERICAN CLEANUP April 28; Keep Vicksburg-Warren Beautiful is looking for volunteers; if interested, contact 636-4048.

VICKSBURG YMCA SPRING BREAK CAMP 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-March 16, Raworth YMCA on Halls Ferry Road; grades K-6; registration, 638-5565.

SENIOR CENTER Thursday: 1, SuperValu/Sack & Save bingo; Friday: 10 a.m., bean bag baseball; 1 p.m., bonus bingo; Monday: 9-10 a.m., beginner piano note reading; 10-11, piano keyboarding; 10, NIA exercise; 11-noon, violin lessons; 6-8 p.m., social and line dance class.


BELMONT M.B. CHURCH Male Chorus 11th anniversary, 6 p.m. Saturday

SHILOH PRIMITIVE BAPTIST Weekend services, 6 p.m. Friday, 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Saturday and 10:30 a.m. Sunday; Elder Glenn Blanchard of Winter Garden, Fla., will speak; the church is on Warriors’ Trail.

CHURCH OF GOD OF PROPHECY REVIVAL 7:15 Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday; the Rev. Bishop Fred Lawson, state overseer, will speak.

CHRISTIAN HOME M.B. NO. 2 REVIVAL 7:30 nightly through Friday, 4754 Lee Road; the Rev. Troy Smith will be guest speaker; the Rev. Johnny Hughes is host pastor.

GREATER MOUNT ZION M.B. REVIVAL 7:30 nightly through Friday; the Rev. Edward Knight will be speaker for the week; the Rev. Edmond E. Gibbs is pastor; 907 Farmer St.

LIVING WATER CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP “Old Time Gospel Singing,” 6:30 p.m. Saturday; featuring local singing groups and Bill Holdiness, master of ceremonies; refreshments will be served.

TRAVELERS REST Sanctuary Choir’s Pre-Spring Musical, 6 p.m. Saturday; public invited.

NEW ROCK OF AGES Adult Choir rehearsal, 4 p.m. Saturday.