Published 12:00 am Thursday, March 6, 2003

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Sons of Confederate Veterans John C. Pemberton Camp; 6 tonight at the Masonic Lodge on Cain Ridge Road; Charles Riles will speak on Soldiers’ Rest at Cedar Hill Cemetery; public invited.

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Army/Navy Club Monthly steak dinner, 7 tonight at the club house.

Woodmen of the World 6 p.m. Friday at Fisher Ferry Volunteer Fire Department on Goodrum Road; all members are asked to attend; 638-2495.

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

412th Engineer Command Family Readiness 11:30 a.m. Saturday at George A. Morris Reserve Center, 1265 Porters Chapel Road; Juanita Warren, 629-3401.

Rose of Sharon O.E.S. 4 p.m. Saturday at Lodge Hall; induction of new members; bring a dish.

Public programs

Community First Aid River Region Medical Center; 619-3192 or 631-3191.

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

Blood Drive 9 a.m. until 7 tonight at River Region Medical Center in conference rooms C and D and in the bloodmobile at River Region West from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.

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

Oak Ridge Opry 7 until 10 p.m. Friday at the Oak Ridge Community Center, music by the Wright Road Band; hamburgers and drinks for sale; donations accepted.

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

Final Spring Baseball Try-Outs 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday at Halls Ferry Park; players ages 7-15 are required to participate in a try-out to be eligible to play; Darrell Evans, 636-5838, Bob Fitzgerald, 638-3280, or Betty Chiles, 634-4514; sponsored by the Vicksburg Baseball Association.

Starting and Operating a Small Business Seminar 10 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. March 29 at Hinds Community College auditorium; $15 registration fee; 638-7414 or 638-8271; sponsored by the Association of Government Accountants.

Child Safety ID Program 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday at the Vicksburg Factory Outlets; photographing and fingerprinting children; free; 636-7434.

Diabetes and African-Americans Workshop 1 p.m. Saturday at the Vicksburg Public Library; refreshments will be served; Hilda White, 636-7674; sponsored by Nu Kappa Zeta chapter.

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

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.

Free Business Workshop 5 until 9 p.m. March 11 at the Chamber of Commerce office in Vicksburg; 636-1012 or 857-3536 for reservations; sponsored by Hinds Community College Small Business Development Center and the Vicksburg-Warren County Chamber of Commerce.


Bible Holiness 6 p.m. Saturday; Mark Lanier will present the special music; Ruth, 636-7655.

Mount Olive Villa Nova M.B. Annual fund-raiser program, 6 p.m. Saturday; send a representative of choice and wear uniform; sponsored by the Usher Board.


American Red Cross The Vicksburg Area Chapter will sell MASH BASH tickets, T-shirts and raffle tickets for a shopping spree at the Vicksburg Factory Outlets 1-3 p.m. Saturday and March 15; proceeds will benefit local victims of disasters.

Spring Fashion Show Saturday at Pemberton Square mall center court; clothes furnished by Dillard’s and modeled by Girl Scout Troop No. 119; proceeds will go towards the United Way Food Pantry, Haven House Family Shelter and Shady Lawn Nursing Residential Monthly Activities; Ria Williams or Vicki Wilson, 636-1703 or 634-8089.

International Day of Awareness 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday at Vicksburg Factory Outlet Mall; can shake; proceeds will go towards the 807 Clinic for HIV/AIDS awareness; Pammy Hall, 638-2308 or 634-1812.