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CORPS OF ENGINEERS CHAPTER Chamber of Commerce; noon Tuesday, Piccadilly; Allen Maxwell, director of Warren County 911, will speak.

ALPHA CHAPTER PAK SORORITY Christmas party, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jacque’s Restaurant; hostesses will be Florence Amborn and June Hebler.

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

VICKSBURG CRUISERS Christmas party, 7 p.m. Monday at the home of Bill and Shirley Collins; 638-3379.

NARFE Noon Tuesday, Maxwell’s; Rep. Chester Masterson will speak.

ALPHA PHI FRATERNITY Founders Day, 4 p.m. Sunday, Wesley United Methodist Church, 1318 East Ave.; Mayor Harvey Johnson of Jackson will be the guest speaker.

WEMF Noon Sunday, Long Lake.

AMERICAN LEGION POST, 213 AUXILIARY Regular meeting, 7:30 p.m. Monday.

ROSA A. TEMPLE CLASS OF 1968 Reunion meeting; 4 p.m. Saturday at the home of Donnell Ellis, 1336 East Ave.; raffle ticket money is due; 638-1220 or 638-0228

VICKSBURG QUILTERS 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Stitch-N-Frame, 2222 S. Frontage Road; bring items for show and tell finished or unfinished; program will be sit and sew and social.

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

LIONS CLUB Will not meet Wednesday. Christmas party at Eddie Monsour’s Thursday with cocktails from 6 to 6:30 p.m. followed by dinner.

Public Programs

LEVI’S “A Gathering Place” Open 7-11 tonight for teens; 7-10 p.m. Saturday with music by Buck Wilds and the Wild Bunch; cappuccino, coffee, fountain drinks, sweets, gameroom with pool table and more; no cover charge.

EVEN START FAMILY LITERACY PROGRAM Registration booth will be available 6 tonight-6 p.m. Sunday during the 48 Hours for Families live marathon broadcast at Wal-Mart SuperCenter; program for parents seeking adult basic education in order to earn a GED; presented by the Good Shepherd Community Center, 629 Cherry St.

OAK RIDGE OPRY 7-10 tonight; music by Bud and Stanley and Ole Habits; hamburgers and baked goods will be sold.

SECOND CAREER CHANCE FOR OUT OF SCHOOL YOUTH Through the Workforce Investment Act and the Central Mississippi Planning Development District, the Hinds Community College Workforce Development Center out-of-school youth program funds and facilitates qualifying applicants in the selection, enrollment and completion of one-year certificate programs at Hinds; must be a resident of Rankin, Warren or Claiborne counties and be between the ages of 18 and 21; Darlene Lindsey, 857-3495, 857-3721 or 638-0060.

SENIOR CENTER Monday: 10 a.m., NIA exercise; 1 p.m. Christmas crafts; 1, acrylic art; 2, pen and ink; 6-8, social and line dance class; Tuesday: 10:30, beginner computer; 11:30, intermediate computer; 1 p.m., learn to play the dulcimer; Wednesday: 9, king bridge; 10 a.m., NIA exercise; 1:30, beginner acrylic art.


HOPEWELL M.B. PASTOR INSTALLATION 6 p.m. Saturday, U.S. 61 South; installation of the Rev. James Jones as pastor; the Rev. John Frye will be the guest speaker.

MISSISSIPPI BAPTIST SEMINARY Vicksburg alumni chapter; annual pre-Christmas quarterly program; 6 p.m. Saturday, E.D. Straughter Baptist Memorial Center; the Rev. Jonathan Grant will deliver the message; dinner will be served; Dr. Lewis L. Lassiter is the extension dean and Gladys G. Bingham is the alumni president.

GREATER MOUNT LEBANON Appreciation celebration for the church musicians and director; 6 p.m. Saturday; guests will be the Robinson family of Tallulah.

ST. MARY’S CATHOLIC Honoring the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception with a bilingual (English and Spanish) Mass at 6 p.m. Saturday.

TRAVELERS REST BAPTIST Saints in Fashion Extravaganza hosted by the Pastor’s Aide Ministry, 7 p.m. Saturday; 718 Bowmar Ave.; the Rev. Thomas Bernard, pastor. 638-3560.