Published 12:00 am Wednesday, May 1, 2002


ASHMEAD CHAPTER DAR 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Piccadilly Cafeteria; Melody Field, Hinds Community College, will speak on creative learning in retirement.

JOHN C. PEMBERTON CAMP Sons of Confederate Veterans; meeting Thursday, Ryan’s Restaurant; eat at 6 p.m., meeting at 7; Chuck Bell will speak on Christ in the camps.

SONS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION All interested in becoming a member or learning more are welcome to the meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, 2002 Cherry St.; 619-6984 or e-mail PLA@digitalmantra.com

KAPPA ALPHA PSI ALUMNI CHAPTER “First Friday’s” one year anniversary; 7:30 p.m.-midnight, Friday, VFW Post on Indiana Avenue; refreshments, music and door prizes.

POOLE FAMILY REUNION Saturday, Clear Creek Golf Course in Bovina; Louise Wicker, 318-574-9888.

ST. JOHN GRAND LODGE AND ESTHER GRAND CHAPTER “Under the Tent” rummage sale, bake sale and cookout; 7 a.m.-until, Saturday, American Legion “The Hut,” 1618 Main St.; Leola Long, 636-6691.

REUNITE SOCIAL AND CIVIC CLUB Pre-Mother’s Day dance; 9 p.m.-until Saturday, American Legion; cost is $3.

BOVINA CLASSES OF THE ’50s AND ’60s Meeting 6 p.m. Sunday, Bovina Community Center; all members are urged to attend; Thelma McGee, 473-6691 (local number).

Public programs

SENIOR CENTER Thursday: 9 a.m., NIA exercise; 9:30, intermediate/advanced bridge; 10:30, beginner computer; 11:30, intermediate computer; 12:30 p.m., Richter bridge; 1, bingo; 3, open play dominoes; Friday: 10 a.m., bean bag baseball; noon Curtis bridge; 1 p.m., open play dominoes; 6:30, dancing with Bud Shiers.

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

NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER COMMUNITY PRAYER BREAKFAST 7 a.m. Thursday, Battlefield Inn; cost is $6.15 per person (tax and gratuity included); Frank Melton, CEO of WLBT of Jackson, will speak.

PARKINSON’S DISEASE SUPPORT GROUP 2 p.m. Thursday, River Region West campus cafeteria; 638-1877.

“PHOTO-REALISM” Noon Friday, Southern cultural heritage Foundation; presented by Alice Jean Dortch; 631-2997.

CRIMSON WHITE CONCERT Praise and worship band; 7 p.m. Friday, Chamberlain Hunt Academy; free admission.

BACK ALLEY PLAYERS Presenting “Radio Station W-B-A-P;” 7:30 p.m. Friday, The Ground Floor cafe, 1101 Washington St.; free admission.

SUMMER EXTRAVAGANZA 2002 Hinds Community College educational talent search sponsoring program for talent search students June 3-28; application deadline is Friday; 885-7029 for application and information.

32nd ANNUAL PLAY-A-DAY-IN-MAY-AWAY 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, St. Aloysius parking lot; games, food, raffles; the Play-A-Day store will be selling educational items including books, games, memorabilia, old yearbooks and religious items; contact the school office, 636-2256 or 636-4824

VICKSBURG WARREN HUMANE SOCIETY Adopt-a-thon; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Big Kmart parking lot; 636-6611.

CRAWFORD STREET PLAYSCHOOL Openings for 1- to 4-year-olds; Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday classes are available; Sally Riddle, 636-5612.

VICKSBURG FAMILY DEVELOPMENT Now accepting applications for girls club and male image day camps; camp will be June 10-14 for girls and June 17-21 for boys; Gwendolyn Appleby, Terry Lockhart or Mitchell Dent, 638-1336.

GOOD SHEPHERD’S EVEN START FAMILY LITERACY PROGRAM Open to parents wanting to earn a GED; family-based program where participants must participate in each part of the program in order to receive preschool at no cost; program consists of GED instruction, parenting instruction, preschool for children 6-weeks to 4-years, and one monthly home visit; program is not connected to Department of Human Services; transportation is available GED classes are the first Monday and Tuesday of each month; Ruthanne Shockley, 636-7687.

THE LEARNING GARDEN Now registering for academic year 2002-2003 for ages 6-weeks to 5-years, Oakland Baptist Church, 2959 Oak Ridge Road; curriculum includes math, science, arts, music, Bible, computer technology and bilingual instruction; 638-6724, or Jill Marr, 636-6759.


TRIUMPH M.B. BI-WEEKLY FOOD GIVEAWAY Registration begins at 6 tonight, 124 Pittman Road; open to people living the area of North Washington Street; bring Social Security cards, income and utility bills for household; 638-8108 after 6 p.m.

“HEAVEN’S GATES & HELL’S FLAMES” 7 tonight, Goodrum Baptist Church; free admission; nursery is provided; Ray Spence is pastor; 636-4904.

FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH First Place Bible study and weight loss program; 6:30 p.m. Thursday; corner of Indiana Avenue and Porters Chapel Road; Avis Phillips, 634-2673 or 638-6925.

MOUNT OLIVE BAPTIST REVIVAL 7 nightly through Friday; 1925 Baldwin Ferry Road; the Rev. Johnny L. Williams will be the evangelist; the Rev. Leon Nelson Jr. is pastor.

CALVARY BAPTIST REVIVAL 2878 Old Highway 27; 7 nightly through Thursday; Jack Moore, pastor of First Baptist Church in Fisherville, Tenn., will be the guest evangelist; Mark Jones, minister of music at First Baptist Church in Carthage, will be in charge of music; spaghetti supper fund raiser sponsored by the youth will be from 5 until 6:30 p.m. Thursday, tickets are $5.

CALVARY M.B. REVIVAL 406 Klein St.; 7 nightly through Thursday; the Rev. James Sills of Greenville will be the guest minister; R.T. Strong is host pastor; 636-1273.

REDBONE UNITED METHODIST Yard sale; 7 a.m.-noon, Saturday corner of Redbone and Burnt House roads.

MOUNT ZION NO. 1 M.B. Ladies auxiliary monthly breakfast meeting; 9:30 a.m. Saturday; 920 Fifth North St.; all members are asked to be present; J.B. Johnson, 638-1832.

TRIUMPH CHURCH “LADIES NIGHT OUT” 6:30 p.m. Saturday; speaker will be Ralphena Dodson of Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas; childcare is available; 4305 I-20 North Frontage Road; 636-5282.

GREATER JERUSALEM BAPTIST BOOK CLUB Book discussion, 7 p.m. Friday, a film will be shown; 220 Hills of the Valley.

PLEASANT VALLEY CHOIR REHEARSAL 7 p.m. Friday; Kevin Powell is musician.