[02/27/02]

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, February 27, 2002

Clubs

TRIAD 2 today, City Hall Annex.

ENGINEERS AUXILIARY BRIDGE 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Piccadilly.

W.H. STEVENS MASONIC LODGE Master Mason’s degree, 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the lodge on Cain Ridge Road.

WOODMEN OF THE WORLD Monthly meeting, 6 p.m. Friday; Fisher Ferry Volunteer Fire Department; 638-2495.

AMERICAN LEGION THE HUT’ DJ Night, 9 p.m. Friday; Dr. C and Candy; $25 giveaway.

REUNITE SOCIAL AND CIVIC CLUB End of winter dance, 9 p.m. Saturday; American Legion “The Hut,” 1618 Main St.; admission, $3.

GASKIN REUNION July 26-28 in Vicksburg; more information to be released at a later date.

Public programs

SENIOR CENTER Thursday: 9 a.m., NIA exercise; 9:30, beginner bridge; 10:30, beginner computer; 11:30, intermediate computer; 1 p.m., bingo; 3, open play dominoes; Friday: 10 a.m., bean bag baseball and urban renewal plan meeting at City Hall; 1 p.m., open play dominoes.

CEDARS HEAD START CENTER Black History program and parent committee meeting, 9:30 a.m. Thursday.

“WOMEN IN ART” EXHIBIT Opening reception, 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Southern Cultural Heritage Complex; on display through April 9; free admission; 631-2997.

“MANAGING RISKS WITH DIABETES” Presented by Dr. Susan Chiarito; 7 p.m. Thursday, Mission Primary Care Clinic, 1901 Mission 66; sponsored by the Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi; limited seating; Deborah, 636-1050.

“BEAU JEST” 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday; Black Rose Theatre in Brandon; tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for seniors and students; 825-1293.

VICKSBURG WATERFRONT MURAL PROJECT Presentation by Martha Ferris; noon Friday, Southern Cultural Heritage Complex; 631-2997.

SHARKEY-ISSAQUENA COMMUNITY HOSPITAL Blood drive; 1-5 p.m. Friday; 662-334-4400.

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

EVEN START FAMILY LITERACY PROGRAM Now accepting applications for parents seeking their GED with children (ages six weeks-four years) in need of full-time daycare; daycare is provided to families who actively participate in the all parts of the program. The program includes GED classes (Monday-Thursday), parenting classes (Fridays), daycare (30 hours/week), and literacy-based visits in the home. Transportation can be provided. TABE tests are given on the first Monday of each month; Ruthanne Shockley, 636-7687, for registration requirements.

Churches

SOUTHSIDE BAPTIST Bible conference; dinner will be served at 5 tonight followed by services at 6 and 7 p.m.; 965 Fisher Ferry Road; nursery provided.

CHURCH OF THE HOLY TRINITY Lenten concert series; 12:05 p.m. Friday, music by Magnolia Brass; gumbo lunch will follow for $6.

NEW ROCK OF AGES Senior choir rehearsal, 5 p.m. Saturday at Cool Spring Church.

AROUND THE CLOCK MINISTERS SOLO HOUR 6 p.m. Saturday; Shiloh M.B. Church, 920 Green St.; featured guests will be the Revs. Robert Green, Michael Reed, Jessie Brown and Elgreico Smith and Evangelist Kimberly Fisher. Guest choir will be the Grove Street Inspiration Choir. The Rev. Willie J. Jones is pastor.

Benefits

BLUES AT SUNSET 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Friday, Elks Lodge, 916 Walnut St.; DJ. Dr. Rock; free door prizes.; proceeds benefit the scholarship fund.

AMERICAN RED CROSS GARAGE SALE Vicksburg area chapter, 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday; former Valley department store; proceeds will benefit local families.

SWEET SENSATIONS DESSERT BENEFIT Saturday; Jacques’ Cafe, 4137 I-20 Frontage Road; purchase a dessert and the proceeds will benefit the Epilepsy Foundation of Mississippi.