Published 12:00 am Friday, November 8, 2002



ROSE OF SHARON NO. 24 Order of the Eastern Star; 4 p.m. Saturday at the Lodge Hall; regular meeting with important business.

PROJECT ALPHA LEADERSHIP CLUB Meeting at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Vicksburg Housing Authority; young men 12-17 years of age are welcome; sponsored by Omicron Rho Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc.; contact Gregory L. Jackson, advisor, 636-1793 or Greg.Jackson@mvk02.usace.army.mil.

VICKSBURG CRUISERS CAR CLUB Work meeting; 6 p.m. Monday at the home of Al Mashburn; 636-2720.

KIWANIS Noon Tuesday, Maxwell’s; speaker will be Lane Smiley of Davis Planetarium.

Public programs

LEARNING GARDEN PRESCHOOL Now expanding; curriculum includes Spanish, computer, phonics, math, science and Bible; space available in the 1- to 3-year-old room; located at Oakland Baptist Church, 2959 Oak Ridge Road; church office, 638-6724, or Jill Marr, 636-6759.

SOUTHERN EXPOSURE SHOW OPENING 7 until 9 tonight at the Attic Gallery, 1101 Washington St.; varied arts and crafts of six Southern women.

OAK RIDGE OPRY 7-10 tonight at Oak Ridge Community Center; Magnolias and Moonshine will sing; hamburgers and drinks for sale; donations accepted.

VICKSBURG THEATRE GUILD “A Christmas Carol”; 7:30 tonight and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Parkside Playhouse; call 636-0471 for reservations.

MEN’S CONFERENCE 8 a.m. Saturday at New Rock of Ages M.B. Church, 2944 Valley St.; guest speakers will be Johnny Martin and the Revs. David Brown Jr. and Keith Branch; public invited; Dr. M.R. Reed is pastor.

WALK AMERICA Registration is at 8 a.m. and the walk begins at 9 on Saturday at the Meeting Place at Pemberton Square; food, space jump and other entertainment; sponsored by the March of Dimes.

UTICA HERITAGE FESTIVAL 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday in downtown Utica; entertainment provided; ceremony at community Veteran’s memorial; more than 60 vendors participating.

PORTERS CHAPEL ACADEMY Eagle Fest, 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday at the school; fall carnival and craft show; public welcome.

VETERANS DAY PARADE 11 a.m. Saturday; line-up is on Belmont Street and parade on Washington Street; still accepting entries; call Louis Sullivan, 638-4249 and 631-5017, or Charles Scott, 636-4993.

TURKEY DINNER 11-1:30 and 5-7:30 Saturday at the Knights of Columbus Home, 308 Fisher Ferry Road; $6 per person, eat in or take out; sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Fourth Degree.

FALL FLOWER SHOW 1 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Sunday at Pemberton Square; “Autumn Beauty,” presented by the Vicksburg Council of Garden Clubs; show is free and open to the public.

BECOMING WOMEN OF EXCELLENCE 2 p.m. Saturday at the Mafan Building, 1315 Adams St.; Azilee Jennings, of Wayside Apostolic Church of Deliverance, is guest speaker; sponsored by Jubilee Revival Ministries.

GOSPEL MUSIC PROGRAM 6 p.m. Saturday at Pleasant Valley, 2585 N. Washington St.; featuring the Valley choir and soloists; public is invited.

GOSPEL CALENDAR PROGRAM 6 p.m. Saturday at Shiloh Baptist Church, 920 Green St.; sponsored by the Rose of Sharon No. 24 O.E.S.

LEVI’S “A Gathering Place”; 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Shelter Drive off Mount Alban Road; music by Bud Shiers and Old Habits.

VICKSBURG THEATRE GUILD Auditions for “Dial M for Murder”; 6-8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at Parkside Playhouse; small adult class needed; 636-0471 for information or visit www.e-vtg.com.

LA LECHE LEAGUE OF VICKSBURG 6:30 p.m. Monday; breastfeeding support and information for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers; call Kathy, 661-8286, for location.

NAACP Monday, officer election from 5:30 until 7 p.m. and meeting at 7 at 902 China Street; all members are asked to be present.

REUNION MEETING Rosa A. Temple High School class of 1968; 7 p.m. Monday at King Solomon Baptist Church Hall; all class members are encouraged to attend.

VICKSBURG ART ASSOCIATION Monthly meeting, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday; home of Hobbs Freeman, whose works will be featured, in Campbell Swamp; public welcome, 638-9221.

CHILDBIRTH CLASS Nov. 12-17 at River Region Medical Center; includes early beginning class, sibling class and breastfeeding class; to register, call 883-5354.


WARRENTON INDEPENDENT BAPTIST Garage sale; Saturday in the church parking lot; proceeds to benefit the Randy Graham Lung Transplant Fund.


STONEWOOD APARTMENTS BAKE SALE 9 a.m.-5 p.m. today and Saturday; proceeds to benefit residents’ activity fund.