Published 12:00 am Wednesday, February 12, 2003

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Jackson State University Alumni 6 tonight at L.D.’s Restaurant; committee chairs are to bring printed status/update reports.

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Port City Kiwanis 7 a.m. Thursday at Shoney’s; Kay Aasand, president of Vicksburg Warren School Board, will be the guest speaker.

PRAM River City Chapter; 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Thursday in the Piccadilly meeting room; Tracy Heggins, PRAM state president, will conduct installation of officers; a short program will follow.

Vicksburg Chapter No. 77 UDC 2 p.m. Thursday at Piccadilly; Libby Aydelott will present the program.

American Legion Post 3 and Ladies Auxiliary 7 p.m. Thursday at Legion Hall on Monroe Street.

JSU, ASU, MVSU Alumni Choir Rehearsal, 6 p.m. Thursday and 3 p.m. Saturday; Calvary Baptist Church, 406 Klein St.; Debra Goodman, 636-3429.

Ivyettes Girls Club 10:30 a.m. Saturday; call sponsors, 634-1233 or 636-2107.

Mu Xi Omega Alpha Kappa Alpha Chapter; noon Saturday in the fellowship hall of Mount Heroden Church on Clay Street.

Willing Workers Club 3 p.m. Saturday at Pleasant Valley Church; Eddie Bryant is president; all members are asked to attend.

Engineers Week Local chapters of MES, SAME, ASCE, ASME and IEEE to host the 2003 Vicksburg Engineers Week Luncheon, 11 a.m. Feb. 20; retired Air Force Col. Richard Graham will speak on The SR-71 Blackbird An Engineering Marvel; cost, $12; RSVP to 631-7049 by noon Friday.

Public programs

Haven House Family Shelter Free counseling to domestic violence victims; 638-0555.

Vicksburg Senior Center Thursday: 9-11 a.m., walking at Jackson Street Community Center; 9, chair exercises, senior style; 10:30, beginner computer; 11:30, intermediate computer; 12:30 p.m., richter bridge; 1, bingo; 2:30, open play dominoes; and 6:30, Valentine dance with music by Bud Shiers and Bad Habits, bring finger foods.

Public Library Today: 3:30 p.m., after-school arts and crafts.

Hawkins United Methodist Church Preschool Registration Openings available for the 2003-2004 school year for ages 1 through 4 years; must be appropriate age by Sept. 1; 636-7051 or 638-3685 for information.

American Red Cross Adult CPR, First Aid and Preventing Disease Transmission class; 8:30 a.m. Thursday; sponsored by the Vicksburg Area Chapter; 636-9182 for reservations.

“What Is Love?” Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. at Parkside Playhouse; written by Linda Sweezer; 638-1336 for information.

Valentine Dance Party Ballroom, Latin and Swing; 8-10 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; Vicksburg classes, 636-7000.

Valentine’s Dance 9 p.m. until midnight Friday at the Jackson Street Community Center; free admission; high school students only; sponsored by the City of Vicksburg.

Tournament Team Tryouts MS Blast U12 girls’ fast-pitch, 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday at Traceway Park in Clinton; Tommy Bridges, 936-9600 or 892-4734.

Obesity Surgery Support Group Saturday: 3 p.m. for those who have undergone surgery and 5 for those interested; River Region Education Conference rooms; 619-3192.

Alcorn State University Gospel Choir Concert, 5 p.m. Saturday at Triumph M.B. Church, 124 Pittman Road.

Levi’s “A Gathering Place,” 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Shelter Drive off Mount Alban Road; music by Buck Wilds and the Wild Bunch; Valentine party, bring finger foods.

Vicksburg Art Association community workshop Watercolor-style painting using latex, house paint, Saturday-Sunday at Old Constitution Firehouse; led by Douglas Walton of Ruston, La.; $60; Brenda Neumann, 638-8426 or Janet Akers, 638-5022 for information or reservations.

Mardi Gras Parade 2:30 p.m. March 1 in downtown Vicksburg; call the Main Street Program office, 634-4527 if interested in forming a krewe.


Bethlehem M.B. Bible class, 6 until 7 tonight at the church, 3055 N. Washington St.; the Rev. David Brown Jr. is instructor.

Crawford Street United Methodist The Gloria Singers from Moscow, Russia, will present a concert at 6 tonight at the church.

Grove Street Midmonth Communion service and ordination service for evangelist Bonnie Jordan, 7:30 tonight; the Rev. Casey Fisher will speak.

Mount Pisgah Baptist Church Business meeting, 6 p.m. Thursday at the church, 1519 Lummie St.; the Rev. D.J. Redden Sr. is pastor.

Mount Givens M.B. Business meeting, 1 p.m. Saturday at the church; all members are asked to attend.

Pleasant Valley Choir rehearsal, 1:30 p.m. Saturday.

Greater Mount Zion Baptist Black History Month program, 5 p.m. Saturday at the church, 907 Farmer St.; the Rev. E.E. Gibbs is pastor.


Ebony Fashion Fair 8 p.m. Thursday at City Auditorium; sponsored by the Elite Civic Club; proceeds will go towards scholarships at Alcorn State University; call Hilda White, 636-7674 for ticket information.

Benefit for Baby Matthew Sanderson 6 p.m. Saturday at Bible Holiness Church; proceeds will go towards medical expenses; Ruth Pugh, 636-7655.