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Sons of Confederate Veterans John C. Pemberton Camp; 6 tonight at the Masonic Lodge on Cain Ridge Road; Joe Gerache will speak on Civil War medicines; the public is invited.

Army/Navy Club Steak dinner meeting, 7 tonight at the clubhouse.

Vicksburg Homecoming Benevolent Club 7 tonight at the president’s home on Main Street; bring a covered dish.

Woodmen of the World 6 p.m. Friday at Fisher Ferry Volunteer Fire Department on Goodrum Road; Valentine Banquet to follow at 7:30; 638-2495 to RSVP.

Yazoo City High School Class of 1984 Meeting to discuss and plan 20-year reunion; 7 p.m. Friday at the River Bend Catfish House; Zelda Barber, 662-716-0181, or Yolanda Phillips, 662-716-0326; all members asked to attend.

Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. Vicksburg Alumni Chapter; First Friday at the VFW Post on Indiana Avenue from 7:30 p.m. until midnight Friday; tickets are $10; semi-formal attire is appropriate; Mississippi State Caucus, 9 a.m. Saturday at the Vicksburg Convention Center; all members asked to attend; 218-3578 or 506-5728.

Vicksburg Quilters 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Stitch-N-Frame Shop, 2222 S. Frontage Road; Nita Allday will present the program; visitors welcome.

Rose of Sharon O.E.S. 4 p.m. Saturday at the Lodge Hall; all members are asked to attend.

Johnson Middleton Family Reunion Planning meeting, 4 p.m. Sunday at Turner’s Beauty Shop, 1412 First North.

Rosa A. Temple Class of 1963 4 p.m. Sunday at the Winfield-Moran office, 1129 Openwood St.; Patricia Anderson Segrest, 831-7348.

VHS Class of 1988 5 p.m. Sunday at LD’s Kitchen; all classmates are asked to attend; Crystal Washington, 636-2291 or Chandra White, 638-4188.

Vicksburg Genealogical Society 10 a.m. Monday at the Public Library; Dan Richardson will speak on Confederate and Union Research.

Public programs

Diabetes Education Classes Group and individual at River Region West; 619-3609 for times.

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

Parkinson’s Support Group 2 until 3 p.m. today in the cafeteria at River Region West.

Parenting Class 7 tonight at 800 Belmont St.; Dr. Jim Flanders will be in charge; class is free; limited space, 636-3113.

Oak Ridge Opry 7 p.m. Friday at the Oak Ridge Community Center; music by Southwinds; hamburgers and drinks for sale; donations accepted.

Dance Party Ballroom, Latin and Swing; 8 until 10 p.m. Friday at Applause Dance Factory in Ridgeland, $10 per person; Mambo/Salsa lesson from 7 until 8, $10 per person; classes and private lessons available; 856-6168; for Vicksburg classes, 636-7000.

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

Dance 8 until 11 p.m. Saturday in the Ethnic and Heritage Building at the Jim Buck Ross Agriculture and Forestry Museum, Lakeland Drive in Jackson; $10 for members, $5 for first-time guests and $15 for returning guests; sponsored by the Magnolia Ballroom Dancers’ Association.

Rebuilding Blocks of Recovery 10-week workshop for those divorced, separated or recovering from a broken relationship; 6 until 8 p.m. Tuesday nights through April 15 at Grace Christian Counseling Center, 1414 Cherry St.; to register, contact Walter Frazier, Harold Melancon or Lynn Ethridge at 636-5703; workshop also available for children ages 6 and older.


Little Zion M.B. First anniversary celebration for the pastor, Leonard Green at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; guest speakers will be William Cooper and Kenneth Griffin; the public is invited; dinner will be served.

Second Saturday Men’s Fellowship 8 a.m. Saturday at Triumph Church.

“Women of Virtue Fellowship” 10 a.m. Saturday at Word of Faith Christian Center, 1201 Grove St.; guest speaker will be Leslie D. Wright.

Mr. Black History 2003 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Triumph M.B. Church, 124 Pittman Road; presented by the Triumph Male Chorus; Travis Chapel A.M.E. Church Choir will be the special guests; the Rev. Larry A. Nicks is pastor; Victor Gilliam is minister of music.


Kiwanis Chili Feast Friday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 6-7 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; W.K. Purks YMCA; tickets, $5, include chili, cheese, salad, crackers, dessert; dine-in or carry-out; 638-1071 for information or to place orders.

Art for Heart 2003 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Duff Green Mansion; valet parking available; 619-8229 or 634-0322; to benefit the American Heart Association.