Published 12:00 am Wednesday, April 2, 2003

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Vicksburg Toastmasters Club 2052 Noon Thursday; Martha Chieply, 634-5820, or Stephen Spangler, 634-3104.

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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, Vicksburg Military Park guide, will speak; public is invited.

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

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

Public programs

Vicksburg Senior Center Thursday: 9 a.m., chair exercises, senior style; 10:30, beginner computer; 11:30, intermediate computer; 12:30 p.m., movie and popcorn and richter bridge; 2:30, open play dominoes.

Vicksburg Chamber Music Festival 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.

Overeaters Anonymous 6-7 tonight 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.

Celebrate Recovery A Christ-centered, 12-step recovery program; Monday: 6:30-8 p.m., Beacon Fellowship, 1901 N. Frontage Road, Executive Plaza, Suite 2; Thursday: 7-8:30 p.m., Keystone Ministries, 1702 Court St.; 636-8787.

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.

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

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

Plant Swap, Give-away and Sale 10 a.m. Saturday at Edwards Old Town Square or Edwards Livestock Shed in case of rain; sponsored by the Southern Dirt Club; Dr. Dirt, 668-6209.

“Beyond the Physical” Book Signing By author Charles E. Gaskin, 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday at the Public Library, 700 Veto St.; refreshments will be served; paperback and hardcover versions will be available for sale.

Adopt-A-Thon 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday at Pemberton Mall, in hallway by Radio Shack; sponsored by the Vicksburg-Warren Humane Society; 636-6631 or www.vwhumanesociety.com.

Day of Awareness Sheriff’s Department representatives will 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.

Meet the Authors of “Second Chances” Felicia Catching and Michelle Johnson; 3-5 p.m. Saturday, Christian Books and Music, 1500 Washington St.

Candlelight Vigil To Fight Child Abuse 5:30 p.m. Tuesday 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.

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.

Narcotics Anonymous 8 p.m. Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at Good Shepherd Community Center, 629 Cherry St.; daytime, Alvin, 661-7646 or 629-1178; evening, Jackie, 638-8456 or 415-3345.

Book Scholarship for High School Students Applications are due by Saturday; scholarship awarded to students planning to attend Tougaloo College; see guidance counselor or call 218-3577 for applications.

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.

Diabetes Education Classes Group and individual; River Region West; call 619-3609 for times.


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

Lenten Fine Arts Series 2003 12:05 p.m. Friday at the Church of the Holy Trinity; the Chimneyville Readers will be featured.

Mount Zion No. 1 M.B. Ladies Auxiliary breakfast meeting, 9:30 a.m. Saturday, 920 Fifth North St.; all members are asked to attend; J.B. Johnson, 638-1832.

Grove Street M.B. The April 5 women’s fellowship has been postponed until a later date.

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.

Annual Choir Night 5:30 p.m. Saturday at St. Peter M.B. Church in Mayersville; guests include Chosen Son, Five Stars, True Believers and the Sharkey-Issaquena Mass Choir; Obadiah Hall is pastor.

Gospel Explosion 6 p.m. Saturday at Bethlehem M.B. Church, 3055 N. Washington St.; guests include the Fayette Spiritualaires, Jimmy Cotton, Nathaniel Williams and the Mighty Train of Gospel, Carolyn Dent and others; sponsored by the mother board.


Garage Sale Saturday, 6 a.m. until; Vicksburg High School, Confederate Avenue side; donations will be accepted; proceeds will benefit the senior class.

Yard Sale 6 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday; First United Pentecostal Church, 6541 Paxton Road; catfish dinners will be available from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.; adult plate, $7, and child’s plate, $4; proceeds to benefit the church building program.