Published 12:00 am Monday, May 19, 2003

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Vicksburg BPW Installation of officers, 7 tonight, Jacques; Pat Hunt, 638-2511.

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AARP 10 a.m. Tuesday, Chamber of Commerce; Sidney Smith will speak on long-term care.

Kiwanis Noon Tuesday, Maxwell’s; committee meetings.

Lions Club Noon Wednesday, Maxwell’s; speaker, Beverly Conerly, director of local Red Cross.

Port City Kiwanis 7 a.m. Thursday, Shoney’s; Darwin Shields, engineer at International Paper, will speak on industry at IP.

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.

Public Library Tuesday and Wednesday: 10:30 a.m., preschool story time and crafts with Lottie Walker.

Southern Book Club Reading and discussing “Blood Lure” by Nevada Barr, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation; free; 631-2997.

Volunteer Training 9:30-11 a.m. Thursday, United Way building; for those interested in assisting the Storehouse Community Food Pantry.

Jackson Neuropathy Association Support Group 5 p.m. Thursday, St. James Episcopal Church, 3921 Oak Ridge Drive in Jackson; Mitchell Myers, MD, neurologist, will speak on current treatment for neuropathy; 956-5217 or 956-5573.

“Getting to Know Your Candidates” Political awareness forum, 6-8 p.m. Thursday, courthouse; Tiffany Young, 636-6681; sponsored by the Vicksburg Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Political Awareness Committee.

Safety Town Openings 8 a.m. until noon, June 9-13, Bowmar Baptist Church; deadline is May 27; first 100 children registered will be eligible for fall 2003 kindergarten; $25 ; 629-9444 or 634-1430; sponsored by the Junior Auxiliary of Vicksburg; introduces safety awareness through classroom, role-playing and hands-on activities.

Summer Enrichment Program Applications accepted at Travelers Rest Christian Academy, 718 Bowmar Ave.; program, June 9-July 18 for ages 4-15; includes reading, math, science, computer, music, arts and crafts, dance, field trips and outdoor activities.


Wilderness Baptist Revival, tonight-Friday, 5415 Gibson Road; A.J. Stephens, pastor; guest speaker, Jarrad Lee, pastor of Heritage Baptist in Woolmarket, Miss.; special music and nursery provided.

Bethlehem M.B. Revival, 7 tonight-Friday, 3055 N. Washington St.; the Rev. David Brown Jr., pastor.

Triumph M.B. Food Distribution 6 p.m. Wednesday; open to residents of North Washington Street area; verification of income, Social Security card, utility bill required; the Rev. Larry A. Nicks, pastor.