Published 12:00 am Wednesday, April 16, 2003

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Port City Kiwanis 7 a.m. Thursday at Shoney’s; Jim Bell will speak on the Boy Scouts; everyone is welcome.

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

Vicksburg Homecoming Benevolent Club 7 p.m. Thursday at the home of the president; bring a covered dish.

Ivyettes Girls Club 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Rolling Acres Community Center.

Broadwater Lodge No. 55 6 p.m. Saturday at the Lodge Hall, casual attire; all Prince Hall Masons welcome.

Public programs

Public library Today: 3:30 p.m., after school arts and crafts; Thursday: 10:30 a.m., staff from the Child Abuse Prevention Center will read stories and host an art project in observance of Child Abuse Prevention Month.

Levi’s “A Gathering Place,” 7-10 p.m., Shelter Drive off Mount Alban Road; Friday: music by Southwinds; Saturday: music by The Wild Bunch.

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

Lifeguard Challenge Class 9 a.m. Saturday at the new YMCA, 267 YMCA Place; $15 per person; 636-9182; sponsored by the Red Cross.

Director’s Workshop 9-11 a.m. Saturday at The Daily Grind, 1101 Washington St.; presented by the Back Alley Players; donations are accepted; K. Woo, 636-0134.

Citywide Easter Egg Hunt 11 a.m. Saturday at Riverfront Park for toddlers through 12-year-olds; sponsored by the Vicksburg Jaycees and Vicksburg Parks and Recreation Department; bring camera for pictures with the Easter Bunny.

Obesity Surgery Support Group 3 p.m. Saturday, support group meeting for those who have undergone surgery; 5 p.m. Saturday, educational meeting for those interested in the surgery; Education Conference Rooms at River Region Medical Center; 619-3192.

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.

Group Bicycle Rides Wednesday and Friday evenings and Sunday afternoons; contact Damon Jacoby at The Broken Spoke Bicycle Shop, 631-0082, or Scott Somershoe, 868-0101, for details.

River City Blues Museum Volunteer applications are being accepted at the museum, 821 Clay St.; 883-0540 or www.vicksburgblues.org for information.

The Learning Garden at Oakland Baptist Church Now registering for summer session and preregistering for fall; infants and preschoolers ages 6 weeks to 5 years; space is limited; call the church, 638-6724, or Jill Marr, 636-6759, for information or a tour; computers, Spanish, science, math, Bible and phonics are offered.

Summer Enrichment Program June 9-July 18 for ages 4-13; program includes reading, math, computer, music, art, dance, outdoor activities and field trips; sponsored by Travelers Rest Ministries Inc.; 636-3712 to register.


Greater Mount Lebanon M.B. Revival, 7 tonight through Friday, 339 Alpine St.; Dr. Archie Hicks from Tyler, Texas, is the guest speaker; Larry D. Clark is pastor.

King Solomon M.B. Spring revival, 7 tonight through Friday, 1401 Farmer St.; guest speakers include the Revs. Leonard Walker, Anthony Buck, Robert Green, James Gates and Will Moffett.

Easter Pageant 7 tonight through Saturday and 11 a.m. Sunday at Zion Traveler’s M.B. Church, 1701 Poplar St.; speakers include the Revs. Charlie Blackmore, Booker T. Smith, Robert L. Miller, Walter Weathersby, Joseph Briscoe and Alfred Lassiter; sponsored by the Warren County Sunday School Convention No. 1.

Mount Zion Baptist No. 4 Holy Week services, 7 tonight through Friday, 122 Union Avenue; refreshments will be served.

Travelers Rest Baptist “A Week of Sacrifice,” 7:15 tonight through Friday; guest speakers include the Revs. James Bowman, Gerald Newell and Samuel Alexander.

Grove Street M.B. Mid-month communion service, 7:30 tonight at the House of Peace, 707 Pierce St.; the Rev. Casey Fisher is pastor.

Gospel Temple Practice for Sunday’s Easter program, 7 p.m. Thursday, 1612 Lane St.; homemade cakes and pastries will be for sale Saturday morning at the church; 638-2581; Walter Edley is pastor.

Family Life Cathedral Passion Week luncheon service, 12:05 to 12:50 p.m. Friday, 2832 Ken Karyl Ave.; Eric Thomas, pastor of First Baptist Church, will be the guest speaker; special music will be provided; lunch is $5; Max and Betty Tyler are pastors.

Standfield M.B. Spaghetti for the hungry, 4-6 p.m. Friday, 1404 Lane St.; School of the Bible Easter service, 5 p.m. Saturday; John H. Williams Sr. is pastor.

“Seven Last Words of Christ” 7 p.m. Friday at Hawkins United Methodist Church; presented by the Chancel Choir.

Rose Hill M.B. Youth activity day, 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday at the church, Stenson Road; the Rev. Walter Weathersby is pastor.

Clover Valley M.B. Easter program, 3 p.m. and Easter egg hunt, 4 p.m. Saturday; the Rev. Johnny L. Williams is pastor.

“Crucified By The Church Leaders” An Easter play, 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Cedar Grove M.B. Church, 3300 Grange Hall Road; Glenn Turner Sr. is pastor and Linda Caldwell is director.

Bethlehem Baptist “The Seven Last Sayings of Christ From the Cross,” 7 p.m. Saturday, 3055 N. Washington St.; speakers include the Revs. Willie Tony, Byron Maxwell, Kennie Ramsey, Charles Blackmore, Michael R. Reed, Willie Jones and Isaiah Ross; master of ceremony is the Rev. David Brown Jr.


Car Wash Girl Scouts from the Vicksburg-Warren Schools will host a car wash from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday at Atwood Chevrolet dealership, 2339 North Frontage Road; $5 per vehicle; proceeds to benefit materials and supplies for in-school programs.

“Let the Sweat Pop Off” A high school step-off contest, 6 p.m. Saturday at Warren Central High School; tickets are $10; sponsored by Kappa Epsilon Sigma Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc.; proceeds to benefit youth programs; Eric Ervin, 260-8095 or Ernie Jenkins, 638-1650.