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4/11/03

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.

Clubs

Tougaloo College Alumni Association 6:30 p.m. Friday at Mount Carmel Ministries on Clay Street.

Vicksburg Quilters 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Stitch-N-Frame Shop, 2222 S. Frontage Road; program will be a sit and sew with suggestions for future meetings; visitors welcome.

Rose of Sharon No. 24 O.E.S. 4 p.m. Saturday at Lodge Hall; pictures will be taken.

Reunite Social and Civic Club Pre-Easter dance, Saturday, 10 p.m. until, American Legion “The Hut,” 1618 Main St.; $3 admission; Richard Clark is DJ.

Knights of Columbus Saltillo breakfast, 8-11 a.m. Sunday at KC Hall; $3 per person with a maximum of $12 for immediate family; public welcome.

Ruth Chapter No. 2 20-year annual program, 3 p.m. Sunday at Calvary Baptist, 406 Klein St.; featuring The Mighty Train of Gospel; dinner will be served; Alberta Selmon is Worthy Matron and Lillie Flaggs is Associate Matron.

Vicksburg Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta 4 p.m. Sunday; Bobbie B. Morrow, 638-8495; Pammy Hall, 638-2308; or Yolanda Brown, 636-2633.

AKA Sorority Beautillion 2003 Belles, Beaus and chapter member pictures, 4 p.m. Sunday at Rolling Acres Community Center.

Ivyettes Girls Club Beautillion rehearsal, 5 p.m. Sunday; 636-2107 or 634-1233.

VHS Class of 1983 Meeting, 5 p.m. Sunday at Shoney’s; funds for this event are due; Gwendolyn Appleby, 661-0870.

Vicksburg Genealogical Society 10 a.m. Monday at the Vicksburg Public Library; Ann Anderson will speak; Bobbie Edwards, 638-0744.

Public programs

Vicksburg Senior Center Friday: 10 a.m., bean bag baseball; 1 p.m., open play dominoes; the senior appreciation reception has been canceled until further notice.

Vicksburg Girls Softball Association Opening ceremonies will be Friday; first game will be on April 21.

Oak Ridge Opry Canceled Friday because of weather.

2003-2004 Kindergarten Registration Bolton-Edwards Elementary School; 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. Friday at the school.

Adult CPR and First Aid 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday at the Red Cross building, 908 Cherry St.; $35 per person; 636-9182; sponsored by the American Red Cross.

Civil War Show 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Battlefield Inn; more than 50 tables featuring weapons, accouterments, coins, books, prints, bottles and memorabilia; admission is $1.

Adopt-A-Thon 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday at the Convention Center.

“Noye’s Fludde” 6:30 p.m. Saturday at First Presbyterian Church in Port Gibson; call 437-3432 for tickets; presented by the Mississippi Opera.

Levi’s “A Gathering Place,” 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Shelter Drive off Mount Alban Road; music by Old Habits.

Dance 8-11 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-guests and $15 for returning guests; sponsored by the Magnolia Ballroom Dancers’ Association.

Concours d’Elegance 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Sunday at Cedar Grove Mansion; cars will be on display at The Belle of the Bends Mansion, The Corners and throughout the Vicksburg Garden District; food, music and a Civil War presentation will be available throughout the day; admission is $5.

“Inspirations of the Tensas” Art exhibition and reception, 1-4 p.m. Sunday at the Tensas River National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center in Tallulah; sponsored by the Tensas River Refuge Association.

Multiple Sclerosis Support Group 2-3 p.m. Monday at River Region West Campus in the cafeteria; 619-3192.

Warren Central Meeting for Sixth Graders 6-7 p.m. Monday at Warren Central Junior High School gymnasium; for those who will be in seventh grade at WCJHS during the 2003-2004 school year.

Poetry Contest Adults and 7th through 12th grade students may submit poems, no more than 20 lines, by April 19 to P.O. Box 1503, Vicksburg, MS 39181; for information, 638-8271.

Community First Aid Held per request at River Region Medical Center; 619-3192 or 631-3191.

“The Mississippi – A Photographic Journey” An exhibit of the National Geographic Society; Weekdays through May 21; tours are from 9-noon and 1-4 p.m.; $5 admission; 631-2997 for information; sponsored by the Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation.

Churches

Belmont M.B. Revival, 7:30 tonight through Friday, 4446 Charlie Brown Road in Utica; the Rev. David B. Horton Sr. is the guest speaker; Phillip Burks is pastor.

Greater Mount Olive Baptist No. 2 Spring Revival, 7:30 tonight through Friday, 109 N. Locust St.; the Rev. Ray Coleman of Hermanville is the guest speaker; the Rev. Douglas Harris is host pastor.

Greater Mount Lebanon M.B. Prayer services, 7 p.m. tonight through Friday, 339 Alpine St.; Larry D. Clark is pastor.

Lenten Fine Arts Series 2003 12:05 p.m. Friday at the Church of the Holy Trinity; the Russell Thomas Jazz Ensemble, winner of the Governor’s 2002 Award for Excellence in the Arts, will be the featured performers.

Pleasant Hill M.B. Business meeting, 3:30 p.m. Saturday.

Warren County Baptist Association Special meeting, 5 p.m. Saturday at the E.D. Straughter Building; board members, pastors and deacons are asked to attend; the Rev. Robert Miller is moderator.

“The Living Story” Eleven scenes covering the life of Jesus from Palm Sunday to Pentecost; 7 p.m., April 14-17 at First United Methodist Church in Tallulah; limited seating, ticket holders will be seated first; call 318-574-3119 for reservations; no charge.

“Hearts of Hope” April 25-26 at Woodlawn Baptist Church, 2310 Culkin Road; program will be led by Renee Coates Scheidt, Christian speaker, singer and author; deadline is April 14; call the church at 636-5320, for more information.

Benefits

SWAC All-American Basketball Shootout 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the Vicksburg High School Gym; $3 per person; featuring a Greek step show; proceeds to benefit the Vicksburg-Warren Alcorn State University Alumni Association Scholarship Fund; Doug Fitzgerald, 636-4960 or 638-0031, ext. 3042.

Garage Sale 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. (no earlier) Saturday at the Great Animal Adventures Children’s Museum, 721 China St.; to benefit the Vicksburg Foundation for Historic Preservation; everything, including the kitchen sink.

Candy Egg Sale Gibson Memorial United Methodist Church is selling chocolate covered candy eggs for $2 each in four flavors: coconut, vanilla, peanut butter and maple nut; quantities are limited; call 636-2605 or 636-2903 to order by April 18; to benefit local missions.

Plate Lunch Fund Raiser Sponsored by Martha Chapter No. 3 Order of Eastern Star; Friday, 11 a.m. until at China Grove Church fellowship hall; chicken plates, chitterling plates, rib plates and hamburger plates with sides and dessert available; deliveries available; 638-3452, 831-0627 or 415-5843.