Published 12:00 am Friday, August 8, 2003

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Vicksburg Quilters 9:30 a.m. Saturday; Stitch-N-Frame, 2222 S. Frontage Road; sit-and-sew, visitors welcome.

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Rose of Sharon No. 24 OES 4 p.m. Saturday; election of officers, assessments due.

Camille Art and Literary Club Called meeting, 5 p.m. Sunday; home of Allene Gayles, 3908 Halls Ferry Road.

VFW 10734 7 p.m. Monday, post home on Indiana Avenue.

Exchange Club 12:30 p.m. Monday, Piccadilly; speaker will be Scott Verhine, editor of SEC Football Saturdays magazine.

NAACP Executive board meeting, 6 p.m. Monday; regular meeting, 7 p.m.; 902 China St.; 529-2004.

Vicksburg BPW Individual training seminar, 7 p.m. Monday at Vicksburg Country Club; Pat Hunt, 638-2511.

NARFE National Association of Retired Federal Employees; noon Tuesday, Maxwell’s; speaker will be Nielsen Cochran; $7 per person.

Kiwanis Noon Tuesday, Maxwell’s; speaker will be Clint Grafton, president of Vicksburg Soccer Organization.

Vicksburg High School Class of 1974 30-year reunion cruise planned for June 24-28; reservations needed by Aug. 20; Elva Smith, 630-9068; Wayne Stirgus, 634-1874; or Joyce Beacham, 636-8759.

Public programs

Old-Time Fiddling Amanda Smith of Brandon, performing on the violin since 4, will be in the Old Court House Museum courtroom Saturday at 7 p.m. Amanda, now 17, performs with her father, Wayne. Admission is $5 for adults; $2 for children under 12.

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

Oak Ridge Opry 7 tonight, Oak Ridge Community Center; music by Old Habits; donations accepted; hamburgers and drinks for sale.

“Counting the Cost” Original gospel play, 7:30 tonight and Saturday at Parkside Playhouse; doors open at 6:30; 883-1332.

Ballroom, Latin and Swing Dance Party 8-10 tonight, $10 per person; Applause Dance Factory, 208 Industrial Drive in Ridgeland; cha cha les

sons, 7-8, $10 per person; 856-6168; local classes, 636-7000.

Antique Bottle Show and Sale 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday; Battlefield Inn, 4137 I-20 Frontage Road; bottles, tins, stoneware, glassware, jugs, more; free admission; Cason Schaffer, 638-1195.

Citywide Back-to-School Pep Rally 9:30-11 a.m. Saturday, Vicksburg Factory Outlets; representatives from Porters Chapel, St. Aloysius, Vicksburg and Warren Central high schools will participate; 636-7434.

VSO Final Soccer Registration 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Vicksburg Factory Outlets; for ages U4-19; registration, $50 until Saturday, $60 if late.

Levi’s “A Gathering Place,” 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Shelter Drive; music by The Wild Bunch.

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. Luau 9 p.m. Saturday, St. Mary’s Center, 1512 Main St.; refreshments, DJ; admission, $10; proceeds will benefit the Vicksburg chapter’s scholarship fund; Stephanie Stirgus, 634-6493 or any member for tickets (none will be sold at the door).

Adult Back-to-School Dance 9 p.m. Saturday, American Legion “The Hut,” 1618 Main St.; admission, $3; refreshments, door prizes; sponsored by J.L. Mitchell and Reunite Social and Civic Club.

Multiple Sclerosis Support Group 2-3 p.m. Monday, River Region West Campus cafeteria.

“Exploring Mississippi Through the Arts” Free after-school art and music program for grades 3-6, Southern Cultural Heritage Center; 13 sessions, begins second week in September; registration opens Tuesday, call 631-2997 or visit 1302 Adams St.

“Hell in My House” Gospel Play Encore presentation, 7 p.m. Aug. 30 at Vicksburg City Auditorium; donations, $10 and $15 at the door; Victor Gilliam, writer/director, 638-5293 or www.studiovproductions.net.

Vicksburg Montessori Christian School Now accepting applications for preschool, ages 2-5, and grades 1-6; 634-0092.

Hawkins United Methodist Preschool Limited fall openings available for 2- and 3-year-olds; 636-7051.

YMCA Little Kickers Soccer Registration ongoing at Raworth and Purks branches; for ages 4-6; play begins Sept. 8; 638-1071.

Vicksburg City Pool Back-to-school hours begin Monday: senior swim, 9-11 a.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday until Sept. 30; lap swimming, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. until Sept. 30; high school practice, 2-4 p.m. Monday through Friday; recreation swim, 4-6 p.m. Monday through Friday until Aug. 22 and 1-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday until Aug. 24; cost, $3 for adults and $1 for children 12 and under.


Grove Street M.B. Women’s fellowship breakfast, 9 a.m. Saturday at Shoney’s; speaker, Evangelist Debbie Blossom; the Rev. Casey Fisher is pastor.

Pleasant Green Baptist Business meeting, 1 p.m. Saturday.


Warrenton Baptist Bag and Miscellaneous Sale 6:30 a.m.-noon Saturday, 829 Belva Drive; proceeds to benefit the church.

St. Aloysius Band Car Wash 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday at Britton & Koontz Bank, South Frontage Road.