Published 12:00 am Monday, March 31, 2003

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Vicksburg Association of Marketing Professionals Noon Tuesday at Monsour’s; speaker, Jimmy Heidel, Vicksburg-Warren Chamber of Commerce executive vice president; members encouraged to bring a guest; visitors welcome.

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General Stephen D. Lee Camp, Sons of Confederate Veterans Supper, 6 p.m. Tuesday at Ryan’s; Roy Wooten will present the program on “The Immortal 600” at 7; the public is invited; 638-6500.

Lions Club Noon Wednesday at Maxwell’s; Phil Gunter with the Sons of Confederate Veterans will speak on Jeff Davis’ home, Beauvoir.

Daughters of the American Revolution 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Piccadilly; Mary Jo Morrison, Heartland District director, will speak on women’s issues.

John C. Pemberton Camp, Sons of Confederate Veterans 6 p.m. Thursday at the Masonic Lodge, Cain Ridge Road; Roberta Alexander, guide at the Vicksburg Military Park, will speak; public is invited.

Army/Navy Club Monthly steak dinner, 7 p.m. Thursday at the club house.

Public programs

Vicksburg Senior Center Tuesday: 9:30 a.m., beginner/intermediate bridge; 10:30, beginner computer; 11:30, intermediate computer; 1 p.m., dulcimer class.

Building New Partnerships Conference “Exploring Procurement Opportunities Through Partnering,” 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Vicksburg Convention Center, 1600 Mulberry St.

Lifeguard Training 6-8:30 tonight-April 11; YMCA on East Clay; must be 15 to enroll; $75; contact the American Red Cross, 636-9182, or City Pool, 634-4516, for information.

Child Birth Class Tuesday and April 8 at River Region Medical Center education conference rooms C and D; includes early beginning, sibling and breast feeding classes; infant CPR will be taught on April 8; 883-5354 to register.

Diabetes Support Group 6-7 p.m. Tuesday at River Region West in the cafeteria; Dr. James Cook will speak.

Vicksburg Chamber Music Festival Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday; a Jazz brunch will be held at Duff Green Mansion on April 6 followed by the final concert; tickets are $10 per person; Jazz brunch is $35 per person; call 636-9421 or 800-221-3536 for tickets or information.

Journey of Hope, Family to Family and Visions Joint support group meeting and question and answer period concerning laws governing commitment, 6 p.m. Tuesday, conference room of Yazoo Warren Mental Health Complex, Wisconsin Avenue; Jane O’Mara will speak; public, families and care givers of mentally ill are invited; refreshments will be served; 636-1861.

Overeaters Anonymous 6-7 p.m. Wednesday at Bowmar Baptist, room 206-C; no diets, dues or weigh-ins; 638-0011.

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

Women of Purpose Support Group The National Women of Purpose Team will hold workshops at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Friday at Mount Calvary M.B. Church, 1350 East Ave., and 11 a.m. Saturday (lunch provided) in the Mirror Room at Battlefield Inn; speakers include the Rev. Debora Robinson, Renae Warren and Darvi Mack; 636-9199 or 636-3978 to register.

Babysitter Training Course 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Saturday, Red Cross Building, 908 Cherry St.; bring sack lunch, refreshments provided; $25 per person; 636-9182.

Day of Awareness The Sheriff’s Department to give instructions on proper installation of child safety seats; 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday; Vicksburg Factory Outlets; sponsored by the Exchange Club of Vicksburg Child Abuse Prevention Center, the Warren County Sheriff’s Department and Department of Human Services.

Candlelight Vigil To Fight Child Abuse 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Warren County Courthouse; sponsored by the Vicksburg Child Abuse Prevention Center, the Vicksburg Police Department, the Sheriff’s Office, the Warren County Board of Supervisors and the City Board; 634-0557.

Free tax preparation The local chapter of AARP will provide free tax preparation for the indigent and elderly from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Wednesdays through April 9 at the Warren County-Vicksburg Public Library. Returns may be submitted by mail or e-mail; 437-8592 or 638-3422.

Ballet Magnificat 7:30 p.m., April 12 and 2 p.m., April 13 at Thalia Mara Hall in Jackson; tickets are $12 and may be purchased by calling 977-1001.

Scholarships Available for High School Students Applications may be picked up in the guidance office at Vicksburg and Warren Central high schools; students must attend Alcorn State University; deadline is April 15; sponsored by the Elite Club’s Ebony Fashion Show.

First Presbyterian Kindergarten and Preschool Accepting applications for the 2003-2004 school year; call Jennifer, 636-1288 or 638-1723, for information or a tour.

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


Spring Revival 7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at the House of Peace Worship Church, 707 Pierce Street; Beverly Wallace is guest evangelist; Linda Sweezer is pastor.

Women’s Conference April 4-6 at New Mount Pilgrim Church, 501 Poplar St.; workshops will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday; speakers include Henry Williams, the Rev. Verdell Lewis, Peggy Hicks, Lorraine Hale Bryant, Jackie Griffin, Betty Ervin and Delores Wright Hicks; the Emmanuel Tabernacle Choir will provide the music; men are welcome; Mable Jennings, 638-9260.