Published 12:00 am Monday, December 9, 2002


VICKSBURG CRUISERS CAR CLUB Christmas party, 6 tonight; 638-7717.

VFW 10734 Monthly meeting, 7 tonight; post home on Indiana Avenue.

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NAACP Executive meeting at 6 and regular meeting at 7 tonight at 902 China St.

ASSOCIATION OF GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTANTS West Central Mississippi Chapter; monthly meeting and training session at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg District; guest speaker will be Dr. William P. Johnston Jr.; 631-5190.

JACKSON STATE UNIVERSITY ALUMNI Vicksburg-Warren Chapter; regular monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday at L.D.’s Restaurant; Christmas gathering will follow; all JSU alumni are invited and encouraged to attend.

SUNSHINE LODGE NO. 99 Final meeting of the year, 7 p.m. Tuesday at 719 Grove St.; election of officers; all members asked to be present and bring a covered dish.

AMERICAN LEGION TYNER-FORD POST 213 Regular meeting, 8 p.m. Tuesday at 1618 Main St.; refreshments will be served.

LIONS CLUB No Wednesday meeting; Christmas party will be Thursday.

VICKSBURG CHAPTER NO. 77 UDC 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Piccadilly.

SOCIETY OF AMERICAN MILITARY ENGINEERS Vicksburg Post, Christmas dinner meeting; social at 6 p.m., dinner and program at 7 Thursday at Jacques’ Cafe; $12 per person; 631-7695 for reservations.

VICKSBURG COIN CLUB 7 p.m. Thursday at the Vicksburg Clinic conference room; show for Jackson area clubs at the Clarion Inn, I-55, exit 96B in Jackson.

Public programs

VICKSBURG SENIOR CENTER Tuesday: 9-11 a.m., walking at Jackson Street community center; 9:30, intermediate/advanced bridge; 10:30, beginner computer; 11:30, intermediate computer; 1 p.m., dulcimer class.

ROSA A. TEMPLE HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1968 Reunion meeting, 7 tonight at King Solomon M.B. Church Hall; all classmates invited.

RIVER CITY RESCUE MISSION GED classes; Mondays and Tuesdays from 6 until 8 p.m. at 3705 Washington St.; 636-6602 or 634-8656.

PUBLIC LIBRARY 10:30 a.m. Tuesday and Wednesday; preschool and toddler story time and a craft with Lottie Walker; 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, after-school arts and crafts.

PARENT TEACHER CENTER Now open at Warrenton School; center hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:30 until 2:30 p.m.; 636-7549.

CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE AT THE WELCOME CENTER 2 until 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Mississippi State Welcome Center, 4210 Washington St.; music and food provided by local businesses; 638-4269.

STROKE SUPPORT GROUP 6 until 7 p.m. Tuesday in the cafeteria at River Region West.

PROSTATE CANCER SUPPORT GROUP 6:30 until 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the education conference room at River Region West; 619-3192.

SUPPORT GROUP FOR AUTISTIC CHILDREN 7 p.m. Tuesday at Warren Central Junior High Library; Deb Smith, positive behavioral specialist, will be the guest speaker; Regina Jeffers, 638-4642, or Patti Robinson, 636-8270.

HOLIDAY BLOOD DRIVE From 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday in conference rooms C and D at River Region Medical Center and from 11 to 4 in the United Blood Services bloodmobile at the main entrance; donors will receive a free insulated mug and be registered to win a DVD player; sponsored by River Region Health System and United Blood Services.

BOOK SIGNING “A Woman’s Guide to Setting Boundaries;” Dr. Deidre Ann Tyler will be signing copies and selling CDs and video tapes at 4 p.m. Thursday at the Christian Bookstore, corner of Washington and South streets.

OBESITY SURGERY SUPPORT GROUP 6 p.m. Thursday at River Region Medical Center conference room; 619-3192.

BALLROOM, LATIN AND SWING DANCE PARTY 8 until 10 p.m. Friday at Applause Dance Factory, 208 Industrial Dr. in Ridgeland, $10 per person; hustle lesson from 7 until 8, $10 per person; classes and private lessons available; 856-6168.

VICKSBURG CONFEDERATE CHRISTMAS BALL (Formerly the Balfour Ball); 7:30 until 9:30 p.m. Saturday at the Old Court House Museum; period dress or black tie required; tickets, $50 per couple or $25 per person, must be purchased in advance; 636-0741.

CHRISTMAS DINNER AND TALENT SHOW Dinner at 6 p.m. Saturday at Vicksburg City Auditorium; talent show at 8; Tina, 831-4405 or 206-8015, or Ruth, 636-7655 for tickets; all proceeds will be used to make boxes of groceries to be given away Dec. 22; sponsored by the Mountain of Faith Ministries.