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We welcome your items for the Community Calendar. Submit items by postal service (P.O. Box 821668, Vicksburg, MS 39182), e-mail (newsreleases@vicksburgpost.com), fax (634-0897), delivered in person to 1601-F N. Frontage Road, or by calling 636-4545 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays. If corresponding by fax, mail or e-mail, be sure to include your name and phone number.


American Legion Post 3 and Ladies Auxiliary 7 tonight at Legion Hall on Monroe Street.

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

Eagle Lake Community Development Association Quarterly meeting, 7 p.m. Friday; featuring the Oak Ridge Opry; potluck, bring food; Diane Wallace, 279-4723.

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.

Broadwater Lodge No. 55 6 p.m. Saturday at Masonic Hall; dress is casual; all Prince Hall Masons are welcome.

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

Vicksburg Senior Center Friday: 9-11 a.m., walking at Jackson Street Community Center; 9:30, Dr. Kuiper and Incappe; 10, bean bag baseball; 1 p.m., open play dominoes.

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

“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.

Jam Session 1 until 4 p.m. Sunday at the Welcome Center, 4210 Washington St.; sponsored by the Mississippi Old Time Music Society; 638-7511.

Lupus Awareness Program 4 p.m. Sunday at the United Way building; Dr. Gloria Butler will speak on family medical care; sponsored by the NBPWC Inc. of Vicksburg; J.B. Johnson, 638-1832.

Gospel Heritage Explosion 4 p.m. Sunday at the Kroger Gymnasium, Tougaloo College, 500 West County Line Road; featuring the Pilgrim Jubilees of Chicago; general admission, $10 and seniors, $8; will honor the Rev. Charles Polk and Frank Blunston.

Annual Lebanese Dinner 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. and 5 until 7 p.m. Feb. 24 at St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church; tickets are $8; takeouts available; 636-2483 for tickets.

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.

Lifeguard Training 6 until 8:30 p.m. March 31-April 11 at the YMCA on East Clay St.; must be 15 years of age to enroll; cost is $75; American Red Cross, 636-9182 or City Pool, 634-4516.


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

Shady Grove M.B. Choir business meeting, noon Saturday at the church, 61 Shady Grove Circle; all choir members are asked to attend; the Rev. Terry L. Moore 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.

New Rock of Ages Trustee Board meeting, 5 p.m. Saturday; all trustees and deacons are asked to be present.


Ebony Fashion Fair 8 tonight at City Auditorium; sponsored by the Elite Civic Club; proceeds will go toward 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 toward medical expenses; Ruth Pugh, 636-7655.