Published 12:00 am Wednesday, May 21, 2003

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Vicksburg Warren Alcorn State Alumni Choir rehearsal, 7 tonight; 3908 Halls Ferry Road.

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

Ivyettes Girls Club 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Rolling Acres; generations of women forms are due.

Lee Andrew “Buddy” Tolliver Family Reunion, May 24-25; 83 Woodland Hills Road; Ann Marshall, 638-4028, or Buddy Tolliver, 638-5393.

Pettway Family Reunion Saturday, noon until; Bovina pavilion; relatives, friends invited.

WCHS Class of 1983 Reunion fees are due to Allison Fleming, 118 Nicholas St., Vicksburg, MS 39180; $55 for couples and $35 for singles.

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.

Southern Book Club Reading and discussing “Blood Lure” by Nevada Barr, 7 tonight, 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.

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

Oak Ridge Opry Friday’s opry postponed due to graduation.

Coca-Cola Mural Unveiling Ceremony 4 p.m. Saturday; sponsored by descendants of Herman Biedenharn; hosted by Vicksburg Riverfront Mural Committee; Coke collectibles giveaways; if rain, ceremony will be at Old Court House.

Levi’s “A Gathering Place,” 7-10 p.m., Shelter Drive; Friday nights, canceled until further notice; Saturday: music by the Wild Bunch.

Piano and Percussion Recital 5 p.m. Sunday, Springhill M.B. Church on Mission 66; presented by Studio 88; students of Shirley Harris and Charlie Gross.

Health Fair 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. June 3 at Mississippi Family Christian Services Center, 806 Pine St., Rolling Fork; sponsored by the Mississippi State Department of Health, First Steps Early Intervention Program, Mississippi Family Christian Services and Friends of Children of Mississippi; LaDonna Sias, 662-873-4842.

Safety Town Openings 8 a.m. until noon, June 9-13, Bowmar Baptist Church; deadline is May 27; open to 5-year-olds entering kindergarten in the fall; $25; 629-9444 or 634-1430; sponsored by the Junior Auxiliary of Vicksburg; introduces safety awareness through classroom, role-playing and hands-on activities.

Celebrate Recovery 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.

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.

Crawford Street Play School Now registering children for 2003-2004 school year; openings available in classes 3 and 4; 636-5612 or 638-7397.


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

Zion Travelers M.B. “The Vine and the Branch,” revival, 7 tonight-Friday, 1701 Poplar St.; guest speaker, Phillip Burks; pastor, Alfred E. Lassiter Jr.

St. Mark Freewill Baptist choir rehearsal, 6:30 p.m. Friday, 2606 Hannah.

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

Gospel Explosion 6 p.m. Saturday, 1511 1/2 Lane St.; will feature various soloists, choirs and groups; pastor, the Rev. Roosevelt Smith.