Published 12:00 am Wednesday, May 7, 2003

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Port City Kiwanis 7 a.m. Thursday, Shoney’s; Andrei Yu Ponomarenko, Russian adjunct professor of English at Hinds Community College, will speak on education in Russia and U.S. teaching experience.

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United Daughters of the Confederacy, Vicksburg Chapter No. 77 2 p.m. Thursday at Piccadilly; Bobbie Edwards will be the guest speaker.

American Legion Post 3 No regular meeting this Thursday; elections will be 5-7 p.m. May 15 at the post on Monroe Street.

PRAM, River City Chapter 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Piccadilly; the topic will be “Internet Marketing;” guest speakers will be Cortney Lancaster and Howell Jones of DiscoverOurTown.com, an Internet travel/shopping directory site; all public relations practitioners or those interested may attend; Bill K. Mullen, 634-2061 or billkmullen@aol.com.

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

John C. Pemberton Camp, Sons of Confederate Veterans 6 p.m. Thursday at the Masonic Lodge on Cain Ridge Road; Sam Price will speak on the Sultana disaster; the public is invited.

VHS Class of 1983 Meeting, 5 p.m. Friday at LD’s Kitchen; funds for the event are due; all are asked to attend; Gwendolyn Appleby, 661-0870.

Tougaloo Alumni Association 6:30 p.m. Friday, Piccadilly; Toni Terrett, 636-8554.

Eagle Lake Development Community Center Quarterly meeting and potluck, 7 p.m. Friday; Terry Rector will speak on “Mosquito Control and Gardening Tips.”

Vicksburg Quilters 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Stitch-N-Frame Shop, 2222 South Frontage Road; instructions will be given on how to make a combination pin cushion and scrap bag; visitors welcome.

Gamma Phi Delta Sorority Inc. Interest meeting for prospective members, 3-4:45 p.m. Saturday at Jackson-Hinds Library, Northside Branch, 807 E. Northside Drive in Jackson, refreshments will be served; seeking business and professional women to establish undergraduate and graduate chapters in Jackson; 502-9709 for graduate chapter, Tarana, 978-1123, for undergraduate chapter, or www.gammaphideltasorority.com.

Rose of Sharon No. 24 Order of the Eastern Star 4 p.m. Saturday at the Lodge Hall; important business will be discussed.

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., richter bridge; 2:30, open play dominoes.

Overeaters Anonymous 6-7 tonight at Bowmar Baptist, Room 206-C; no diets, dues or weigh-ins; 638-0011.

Warren Central’s Combined Choir Concert 7 p.m. Thursday in the high school’s auditorium; $2 for adults and $1 for students, tickets available at the door.

Adult CPR Course 5 p.m. Thursday at the Red Cross building, 908 Cherry St.; $20 per person; sponsored by the American Red Cross; 636-9182.

Youth Benefit Dance 7-11 p.m. Friday at City Park Pavilion; $3 admission; D.J. will be Joe Paul; refreshments will be for sale; a dance contest will be held; sponsored by the Angelic Voices of Christ.

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

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

Free Athletic Physicals Saturday at River Region Medical Center in the main lobby/ atrium; all athletes from Porters Chapel at 8 a.m.; varsity through junior high football players from VHS at 8:45; all VHS athletes at 9:45; intermediate students participating in sports at VJHS at 10:30; consent forms must by signed by parent prior to exam and can be obtained from the school athletic department; physical forms may be obtained from individual coaches and must be completed at time of physical.

Blood Drive 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday at Bingo Hall and at the Moose Home, 2100 Fisher Ferry Road; identification is required; must be at least 17 years old and weigh 110 pounds or more; sponsored by the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge and Mississippi Blood Services; to supplement overseas troops.

Levi’s “A Gathering Place,” 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Shelter Drive off Mount Alban Road; music by: Old Habits; a hamburger dinner will be served at 5; ladies are asked to bring a side dish.

Pre-Mother’s Day Dance 9 p.m. Saturday at the American Legion, “The Hut,” 1618 Main St., $3 admission; sponsored by the Reunite Social and Civic Club.

Learning Garden Preschool at Oakland Baptist Church Registration for summer and fall now open for ages 6 weeks-5 years; limited space; curriculum includes computers, Spanish, phonics, math, science, art, music and more; church office, 638-6724, or Jill Marr, 636-6759.

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.

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


Triumph M.B. Pre-revival/BTU/Stewardship training, 6:30 tonight through Thursday, 124 Pittman Road; Victor Gilliam, minister of music, will be the speaker; the Rev. Larry A. Nicks is pastor.

New Rock of Ages Prayer for revival, 6 tonight through May 11.

King David M.B. No. 1 7:30 tonight through Friday, 2719 Letitia St.; the Rev. Billy Ray Womack of Mendenhall will be the guest evangelist; the Rev. A.L. Hines is pastor.

Grove Street M.B. Prayer revival, 6 tonight through Friday at the House of Peace Worship, 707 Pierce St.; the Rev. Casey Fisher is pastor.

Shiloh M.B. Mother Board program, 6 p.m. Friday; Dr. Willie J. Jones is pastor.

Pre-Mother’s Day Program Featuring Ida Bass and Friends, 6 p.m., Saturday, Ebenezer Baptist Church, 2346 Grove St.; the Rev. David Brown Jr. is pastor.

“In Memory of Mama” Pre-Mother’s Day Explosion, 6 p.m. Saturday at St. Mary’s Center, Baltes Gym, 1512 Main St.; guests include The Sisters of Faith, Sharkey-Issaquena Choir, Sensational Six, Five Stars, the Rev. J.J. “Fireball” Sampson, Geneva Jones and Family and others; the Rev. Leroy Wilson is master of ceremony; food will be provided; sponsored by Providence M.B. Church.


Barbecue Chicken Dinner 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday at Hawkins United Methodist Church, 3736 Halls Ferry Road; 636-2242; proceeds to benefit mission trips.