Published 12:00 am Wednesday, December 12, 2001


AKA SORORITY 4 p.m. Sunday, Locust Grove M.B. Church, Stenson Road; 634-1233

AMERICAN LEGION POST 3 AND LADIES AUXILIARY Meet 7 p.m. Thursday, at the post home on Monroe Street; dinner will be served.

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PORT CITY KIWANIS 7 a.m. Thursday, Shoney’s; Police Chief Tommy Moffett will be the guest speaker.

IVYETTES Christmas program at Shady Lawn Nursing Home at 6 p.m. Thursday; meet at 10 a.m. Saturday at Pemberton Square mall to ring the Salvation Army bell.

VICKSBURG CHAPTER NO. 77 United Daughters of Confederacy; 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Piccadilly; Dr. Emma Keulegan will speak.

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

VICKSBURG HOMECOMING BENEVOLENT 7 tonight, president’s home; covered dish, gift exchange.

PARAGON LODGE NO. 7 F&AM 7:30 tonight at the lodge; Mason attire; officer election, assessments due; Prince Hall affiliates welcome; Gregory L. Jackson, 636-1793.

ALPHA PHI ALPHA FRATERNITY INC. Omicron Rho Lambda chapter, 6 p.m. Thursday; L.D.’s Kitchen, 1111 Mulberry St.; James Giles, president, 634-4105, or Gregory L. Jackson, secretary, 636-1793.

Public programs

SOUTHERN CULTURAL HERITAGE COMPLEX Snow folks workshop, 9 a.m. Saturday, making snowman figures from household materials, $10 for members and $12 for non-members, includes materials; St. Joseph’s Orchestra holiday concert; 3 p.m. Saturday; 631-2997

MAGNOLIA BALLROOM DANCERS Christmas dance, 7-11 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

BOOKSIGNING, RECEPTION AND LECTURE By Dr. B.N. Shaw, minister and professor at Mississippi Valley State University; signing his book “In the Name of God,” 2 p.m. Saturday, Warren County Vicksburg Public Library; the sponsoring committee is led by Dr. Lewis L. Lassiter.

LEGISLATIVE BLACK CAUCUS Forum from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday at Warren County Courthouse; legislators will hear about issues in the 2002 session and state agencies will also be present to take questions.

LEVI’S “A Gathering Place” Open 7-11 p.m. Friday for teens; 7-10 p.m. Saturday with music by Bud and Stanley and Ole Habits; cappuccino, coffee, fountain drinks, sweets gameroom with pool tables and more; no cover charge.

CHRISTMAS TRIMMINGS PROGRAM 10 a.m. Thursday, Warren County Extension Service Conference room; sponsored by Mississippi State University Extension Service Project Homestead; Kimberly Russ, 636-5391.

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS 6-7 tonight, Bowmar Baptist Church, U.S. 61 South; no diets, no dues and no weigh-ins; 638-0011.

SENIOR CENTER Thursday: 9 a.m., NIA exercise; 9:30, beginner bridge; 10:30, beginner computer; 11:30, intermediate computer; 12:30 p.m., intermediate school choir singing Christmas carols; 12:30, Richter bridge; 1, bingo; Friday: 10 a.m., bean bag baseball; noon, River Region brown bag lunch with guest speaker Dr. Briggs Hopson; 1 p.m. Mexican dominoes and Canasta; 6:30, Christmas party at Vicksburg Municipal Auditorium with music by Bud Shiers Band.


KING SOLOMON M.B. BUSINESS MEETING 3 p.m. Saturday in the fellowship hall; all members are urged to attend.

SINGING CHRISTMAS TREE 6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Trinity Baptist Church, 3365 Porters Chapel Road; Dr. John McCall is the interim pastor; Rick Tillotson is the interim minister of music.

ST. JAMES M.B. CANDLELIGHT SERVICE 7 p.m. Saturday; presented by the youth choir; Ever Given male Chorus will be guests; Angela Hart will be the speaker; Charlie Blackmore Jr. is pastor.

WOODLAWN BAPTIST “Come to the Manger,” 6-8 p.m. Friday; children will hear about and interact with different scenes of the real Christmas story; the phone number for free tickets is 636-5320

LIVING WATER CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP “Homeless Night Out,” noon-midnight Saturday at the K-Mart parking lot; youth will stay in cardboard boxes and collect blankets, hats, coats, mittens, canned goods, household items, etc. to be donated to the missions.

SECOND BAPTIST CHURCH REVIVAL 7:30 nightly through Friday; the Rev. Ernest E. Slaughter Sr. of Jackson will be the guest speaker; the Rev. Leon Nelson is pastor; 410 Anthony Street, Port Gibson.

TRIUMPH M.B. FREE FOOD DISTRIBUTION Register at 6 tonight; open to person living in the area of North Washington street; bring Social Security cards and income for all household members and a utility bill; 638-8108 after 6 p.m.


DANA ROAD ELEMENTARY Christmas bazaar and bake sale; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at the school gym; proceeds benefit the Signal Hill group home.