Published 12:00 am Wednesday, October 15, 2003

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Vicksburg Warren Community Alliance Inc. 8 a.m. Thursday, Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation.

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Vicksburg Homecoming Benevolent Election meeting, 7 p.m. Thursday; Unique Impressions, 2420 Washington; dinner will be served.

Vicksburg Warren Alcorn Alumni Chapter meeting, 7 p.m. Friday; Elks Lodge, 916 Walnut.

Willing Workers 3 p.m. Saturday, Pleasant Valley Church, 2585 N. Washington St.

Broadwater Lodge No. 55 Giving First Degree, 6 p.m. Saturday; all Prince Hall Masons welcome; dress is casual.

Public programs

Vicksburg Senior Center Thursday: 9 a.m., chair exercises; 10:30, quilting and beginner computer; 11:30, intermediate computer; 12:30 p.m., Richter bridge; 1, piano; 2, open-play dominoes.

Public Library Thursday: 4:30 p.m., story time with Sharon Williams from Dana Road Elementary School.

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

In Step Dance Club Thursday: Ballroom dance party, 8-9:30 p.m., refreshments; Friday: Latin dance class, 7-8 p.m.; $10 per class; 1855 Lakeland Drive, Suite A-21 in Jackson; 366-7499.

Obesity Surgery Support Group 6 p.m. Thursday, River Region Medical Center, education conference room A; 883-6099.

Fire Prevention Program 10 a.m. Friday, Vicksburg Factory Outlets; preschools and kindergartens invited; call Connie, 636-1603, with number of children planning to attend; refreshments served; sponsored by the Vicksburg Fire Department.

Influenza Vaccinations For ages 60 and older; 9:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Friday and Oct. 24, Community Council, 3204 Wisconsin Ave.; sponsored by the Vicksburg BPW and the Community Council of Warren County.

Buck’s Country Playhouse 7 p.m. Friday, music by the Wild Bunch; ladies bring trimmings for fish fry at 6 in the “Chicken Coop;” music, food, fellowship; 638-3193 for directions.

Humane Society Adopt-A-Thon 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday; Pemberton Square mall, hallway beside RadioShack.

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

Cheer Camp Cheers, chants and dances; 1-4 p.m. Oct. 25, Vicksburg High School gymnasium; for kindergarten through sixth grade; $25; free T-shirt for those registered by 3 p.m. Friday; sponsored by the Vicksburg High School football cheerleaders; 636-2914 to register.

23rd Annual Vicksburg Art Association’s Mississippi Artists Exhibition Oct. 25-29, Old Constitution Firehouse, 1204 Main St.; VAA members or Mississippi residents may participate; competitive awards; works accepted from 2 until 4 p.m. Saturday and 4-6 p.m. Monday at firehouse; opening reception, 8 p.m. Oct. 25; www.vaa.web.com or 638-9221.

Pee Wee Workout Registering for women’s classes; 1109 Mission Park Drive; abs/core conditioning and amazing arms group weightlifting; 636-1878 for times and information.

Make-A-Difference-Day Literacy Carnival 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Oct. 25, Bowmar Magnet School; donations of books, pencils and nonperishable food items accepted; refreshments and treats provided; speakers and entertainment; sponsored by the Americorps workers of Dana Road Elementary and Bowmar Magnet schools; Nikita Polk, Patricia Brown or Mamie Cook, 619-2340, for information.


Grove Street M.B. Communion service, 7 tonight, House of Peace Worship, 707 Pierce St.; speaker, Beverly Hebron Wallace; pastor, Casey Fisher.

Triumph M.B. Revival, 7:15 tonight-Thursday, 124 Pittman Road; speaker, Mike Fields, pastor of Triumph Church; for transportation, 218-1319.

Ridgeway Baptist The Gospel Echoes in concert, 6 p.m. Saturday, 4684 Redwood Road.

King Solomon M.B. Revival, 7 tonight-Thursday, 1401 Farmer St.; speakers, the Revs. Reginald Benard, Willie Tobias and Calvin Stancil.

Lighthouse Baptist Guest speaker program, 7-10 p.m. Thursday; 9 a.m.-noon, 2-5 p.m. and 7-10 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m.-noon Saturday; 1804 Sky Farm Ave.; Dr. E.L. Sharp is pastor.

Porters Chapel United Methodist Annual Smorgasbord, Saturday at 200 Porters Chapel Road; all-you-can-eat dinner, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. (take-out available free delivery of 6 or more meals in the local area); craft and bake sale will be held; tickets, $7 for adults, $6 for seniors and $5 for children 12 and under, are available in advance; church, 636-2966; Buford Evans, 636-9196; or Dan Garnett, 218-2278.


St. Alban’s Episcopal Dinner on the grounds, 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, Bovina; to benefit the Community Food Pantry and the St. Alban’s emergency assistance programs.

Yard Sale 7 a.m. until noon Saturday; First United Pentecostal Church, 6541 Paxton Road; to benefit the building fund.