Published 12:00 am Wednesday, February 26, 2003

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Port City Kiwanis 7 a.m. Thursday at Shoney’s; Pam Mayfield of Mississippi Home Health will speak.

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VHS Class of 1993 Reunion, May 30-31; Amy Armstrong, asarmstrongmd@yahoo.com or (251) 625-3447.

WCHS Class of 1983 Reunion meeting, 6 p.m. Thursday at Garfield’s; Allison Fleming, 636-5458, afleming@canufly.net or Peter Eargle, peter.eargle@ms.ngb.army.mil.

Vicksburg Coin Club 7 p.m. Thursday at Vicksburg Clinic conference room.

Chamber Luncheon The Vicksburg-Warren County Chamber of Commerce’s membership luncheon will be at noon Friday at Maxwell’s Restaurant and will feature members of the Vicksburg Warren School District Board of Trustees. Required reservations can be made by calling the Chamber at 636-1012; the cost is $10 per person.

Vicksburg High Class of 1983 5 p.m. Friday at LD’s Kitchen; all are asked to attend; Gwendolyn Appleby, 661-0870.

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

Reunite Social and Civic Club Dance; Saturday, 9 p.m. until at “The Hut;” $3 admission.

Public programs

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.

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

Overeaters Anonymous 6 until 7 tonight in Room 206-C, Bowmar Baptist Church, U.S. 61 South; 638-0011; no diets, dues or weigh-ins.

Violence and Drug Prevention Volunteer Training 1 p.m. Thursday at the Child Abuse Prevention Center; 634-0557.

Understanding Social Security 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Madison Parish Extension Office; Irma Lindsey, administrator of local Social Security, will speak on the changes; Berteal Rogers, 318-574-2465.

Short Attention Span Theate r Meal at 6 p.m. and show at 7 Friday and Saturday at The Daily Grind, 1101 Washington St.; presented by the Back Alley Players.

Levi’s “A Gathering Place,” Shelter Drive off Mount Alban Road; Friday, 7-10 p.m., music by the Wright Road Band; Saturday, 7-10 p.m., music by Southwinds.

“Songs From the Soul” Dinner theater, 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Masonic Temple, 1072 John R. Lynch St. in Jackson; $10 per person, 462-6610 for tickets; sponsored by the Maddrama Theater Company.

Dance Party Ballroom, Latin and Swing; 8-10 p.m. Friday at Applause Dance Factory, 208 Industrial Drive in Ridgeland, $10 per person; Cha Cha lesson from 7-8, $10 per person; classes and private lessons available; 856-6168 for information or 636-7000 for Vicksburg classes.

Homebuyer Education Workshop 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. (with an hour for lunch) Saturday at the Warren County Extension Service conference room, 1100-C Grove St.; limited space; Leona Stringer, 634-4520, for information or to register.

Spring Baseball Try-Outs 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday at Halls Ferry Park; make-up session from 5-6 p.m. March 3 at Halls Ferry Park; all players ages 7-15 are required to participate in one try-out; Darrell Evans, 636-5838, Bob Fitzgerald, 638-3280, or Betty Chiles, 634-4514, for information.

Adopt-A-Thon 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday at Fins, Feathers and Fur on the Frontage Road; sponsored by the Vicksburg-Warren Humane Society.

Vicksburg Girls Softball Association Try-outs, March 1, 8 and 15; registration cut-off, March 17; draft, March 18 and 20; all day.

Demystifying Social Security Disability 2 p.m. Saturday at Baptist Medical Center, 1225 N. State St. in Jackson; opened to those interested in lupus or disability issues; 601-366-6555 or 800-866-9606.

Mardi Gras Masked Ball For the Vicksburg Foundation for Historic Preservation; 8 p.m. until midnight Saturday at the Vicksburg Convention Center; reservations available; black-tie optional; 636-5010 for information.

AARP Safe Driving Course 5 until 9 p.m. March 4 and 5 at the United Way of West Central Mississippi building, 920 South St.; $10 for class; Beverly Connelly, 636-9182.

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

Crawford Street Play School Registration for 2003-2004 school year; openings available in classes 2, 3 and 4; 636-5612 or 638-7397.


Greater Mount Zion Revival/prayer meeting, 6 tonight through Friday; 907 Farmer St.; the Rev. E.E. Gibbs is pastor.

St. Paul and St. Michael Blessed Virgin Mary Sodality 3 p.m. Thursday at Southern Cultural Heritage Complex (Adams Street entrance); all members asked to attend.

Triumph M.B. Churchwide meeting with architect Nedwan Winters, 6 p.m. Thursday; 124 Pittman Road; the Rev. Larry A. Nicks is pastor.

Immortal 2003 Mason Betha (formerly known as the artist “Mase”) will speak Thursday at Thalia Mara Hall in the City Auditorium, 255 East Pascagoula St., Jackson; doors open at 6 p.m., service begins at 7; call 1-877-477-7263 for information or reservations; sponsored by S.A.N.E. Church International.

King David No. 1 M.B. Church meeting, 2 p.m. Saturday; 2719 Letitia St.; all members are urged to attend.


Bake Sale 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday at Gibson Memorial United Methodist Church; sponsored by the Gibson Memorial/Denver Broncos; proceeds will go towards the American Cancer Society/Relay for Life.