Published 12:00 am Thursday, December 12, 2002


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

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

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AMERICAN LEGION POST 3 AND LADIES AUXILIARY Regular meeting for both at 7 tonight at Legion Hall on Monroe Street.

VICKSBURG QUILTERS Potluck lunch and work session, 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Jan’s house; bring any completed donation quilts.

ALCORN STATE ALUMNAE CHAPTER Members will be ringing the Salvation Army bell from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday at the entrance to Pemberton Square Mall.

ROSE OF SHARON NO. 24 O.E.S. Regular meeting, 4 p.m. Saturday at the Lodge Hall; Christmas social will follow; bring a dish, gift and items for the nursing home.

REUNITE SOCIAL AND CIVIC CLUB Christmas Gala, 9 p.m. Saturday at St. Mary’s Center (Baltes Gym), 1512 Main St.; music by “Dr. C” Richard Clark; semi-formal attire; tickets, $5 per person, can be purchased from club members or at the door; Ora Mason, 638-8781.

WARREN COUNTY REPUBLICAN WOMEN “A December Afternoon;” 4 until 6 p.m. Sunday at the Old Firehouse Gallery on Openwood Street; Community Storehouse Pantry donations appreciated; new children’s books will be donated to the Warren County Children’s Home.

Public programs

KINDERMUSIK SPRING REGISTRATION Deadline for registration is Monday; all classes meet at First Baptist Church and begin Jan. 6; 630-9265 to reserve a space; for birth through 7 years old.

VICKSBURG SENIOR CENTER Friday: 9-11 a.m., walking at Jackson Street community center; 9, breakfast with River Region; 10, bean bag baseball; 1, open play dominoes.

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. today at the Christian Bookstore, corner of Washington and South streets.

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

LUNCH WITH THE ANGELS 11:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Friday; menu includes fried catfish, red beans and rice, Mexican cornbread and dessert; $5 for dine-in or carry-out and $6 for delivery; to place orders in advance, 301-0118 or 638-8100; sponsored by Keystone Ministries.

OAK RIDGE OPRY Christmas party from 7 until 10 p.m. Friday at the Oak Ridge Community Center; the Oak Ridge Band will provide the music; bring finger foods and drinks; there will be no food for sale this week.

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

SANTA CLAUS AT VICKSBURG FACTORY OUTLETS For children and adults, Saturday at the outlet center; train and other activities.

BECOMING WOMEN OF EXCELLENCE 2 p.m. Saturday at Jubilee Revival Ministries; guest speaker will be Brenda Washington of Planting Seed Church of Deliverance in Jackson.

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.

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

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.

SENIOR HONORS TEA Alcorn State University tea has been rescheduled for Jan. 12.

LIGHTS IN THE DARK ILLUMINATION Sunday evening in the Oak Park community; central location for preparing bags will be at 6103 Indiana Ave.; Pam Durman, 634-8089 or Jackie Shorter, 636-1703; sponsored by Girl Scout Troop No. 119.

DIABETES EDUCATION CLASSES Group and individual; River Region West Campus; call 619-3609 for times.


NEW MOUNT ZION M.B. Members are asked to bring a non-perishable food item for the food drive to tonight’s Bible class or Sunday morning worship.

SHILOH M.B. Rehearsal for Christmas program begins at 5 p.m. Friday, all wanting to participate are asked to attend; church Christmas program begins at 6 p.m. Saturday; public is invited; 630-0367.

PLEASANT VALLEY Choir rehearsal and Christmas practice, 11 a.m. Saturday at the church.

CLOVER VALLEY M.B. End of the year business meeting, 2 p.m. Saturday; the Rev. Johnny L. Williams is pastor.

GROVE STREET M.B. Christmas program at 6:30 p.m. Saturday; the public is invited to all events.

NEW ROCK OF AGES M.B. Youth Choir candlelight Christmas program, 6 p.m. Saturday; the public is invited; Dr. Michael R. Reed Sr. is pastor.

MOUNT GIVEN M.B. Meeting for church members at 6 p.m. Saturday, 210 Kirkland Road; the Rev. R.L. Miller will oversee the meeting.


CANDLELIGHT MUSICAL Benefit for Catherine Williams, 6 p.m. Saturday at Mount Olive Baptist; Leon Nelson Jr. is pastor.