Published 12:00 am Thursday, January 16, 2003

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Vicksburg Family Development Service Board meeting, 5:15 tonight at the office.

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Sons of the American Revolution 6 tonight at the old Vicksburg Post building, South and Cherry streets; Bill Tyle, state membership chairman, will be the guest speaker; Bob Bell, 636-5560 or Ridges@digitalmantra.com.

Vicksburg Homecoming Benevolent 7 tonight, home of the president on Main Street; bring a covered dish.

Vicksburg Warren Alcorn Alumnae Chapter 7 p.m. Friday at the Elks Lodge, 916 Walnut St.

Ivyettes 10:30 a.m. Saturday; We Care Outreach Center, 902 China St.; contact sponsors for details.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Noon Saturday, Mount Heroden Baptist Church.

Willing Workers 3 p.m. Saturday; Pleasant Valley Church, 2585 N. Washington St.; Eddie Bryant, president.

Vicksburg-Warren Humane Society Annual meeting, 2 p.m. Sunday at the shelter, 6600 Highway 61 South.

Public programs

Vicksburg Senior Center Friday: 9-11 a.m., walking at Jackson Street Community Center; 10, bean bag baseball; 1 p.m., open play dominoes.

Dance Party Ballroom, Latin and swing; swing lesson from 7 until 8 p.m. and party from 8 until 10 Friday at Applause Dance Factory, 208 Industrial Drive in Ridgeland; classes and private lessons available; 856-6168; for Vicksburg classes, 636-7000.

Beautillion 2003 Young men (high school juniors and seniors and college freshmen) interested may contact Santa Carpenter, 634-1233; registration info due 5-6 p.m. Friday at Travelers Rest M.B. Church; sponsored by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority.

Obesity Surgery Support Group 5 p.m. Saturday, River Region education conference room; 619-3192.

Levi’s “A Gathering Place,” 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Shelter Drive off Mount Alban Road; music by Lanny McCann and the Backwater Band.

Magnolia Ballroom Dancer’s Association Dance; 7:30 until 11 p.m. Saturday in the Ethnic Heritage Building at the Jim Buck Ross Agriculture and Forestry Museum, Lakeland Drive in Jackson; free intermediate Rumba class before dance; $10 for members, $5 for first-time guests and $15 for returning guests; Jean Brewer, 898-1582, Cheryn Netz, 944-7726, or Shirley Griffin, 636-7000.

Memorial Service 4 p.m. Sunday at Lakeview Funeral Home; 629-3500.

Winter Swim Lessons Registration at the Purks YMCA for moms and tots and preschool swim classes beginning Feb. 3 and beginner adult classes beginning March 3; 638-1070.


Mount Pisgah Business meeting, 6 tonight; D.J. Redden Sr. is pastor.

Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’i Faith Part 2 of “Introduction to the Baha’i Faith: Basic Beliefs” at 6:30 p.m. Friday; 636-8628 for information and registration.

Jackson Street M.B. Youth service and sleep over; 7 p.m. Friday with Bonnie Jordan and the Rev. Gary Blanks speaking, guest choir will be Mighty Train of Gospel; Saturday: 9 a.m. with the Rev. Horace Allen; the Rev. John W. Carroll Sr. is pastor.

Pleasant Valley Choir rehearsal, 11 a.m. Saturday; all members urged to attend.

Mount Alban M.B. Business meeting, 11 a.m. Saturday for officers and 1 p.m. for members; all members are urged to attend.


Musical Benefit for Cassandia Johnson 6 p.m. Saturday; Gospel Temple M.B. Church, 1612 Lane St.; the Rev. Walter Edley, pastor; 661-0500 or 634-0064.