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11/4/03

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Clubs

Lions Noon Wednesday, Maxwell’s; Pete Young, Lions district governor, will speak.

Daughters of the American Revolution 10 a.m. Thursday, Purks YMCA on East Clay Street; Emma Keulegan will speak on the genealogy of Native Americans.

John C. Pemberton Camp Sons of the Confederate Veterans, 6 p.m. Thursday; Masonic Lodge on Cain Ridge Road; Battle of Shiloh film, public welcome.

VHS Class of 1974 30-year reunion planning meeting, separate from cruise; 6 p.m. Thursday, Mount Carmel M.B. Church, 2729 Alma St.; Denise Chiplin, 636-5461 or Shirley Young, 352-4278.

Army-Navy Club Monthly steak dinner meeting, 7 p.m. Thursday, club house.

Public programs

Diabetes Support Group 6-7 p.m. Tuesday, River Region West, cafeteria; 619-3610.

Vicksburg Senior Center Wednesday: 9 a.m. until noon, king bridge; 10, chair exercises, senior style; 1 p.m., bingo; 2:30, open play dominoes.

Holiday Batiks Adult art workshop, two sessions, 6-8 tonight and Thursday, Southern Cultural Heritage Center, 1302 Adams St.; reservations required; $35 fee; taught by Nancy Mitchell; 631-2997 to register.

Free Ride to the Polls Until 6:30 tonight; 529-2044, 529-9833 or 529-0859 for transportation; sponsored by the NAACP.

Dillard’s Blood Drive 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday; department store conference room.

Overeaters Anonymous 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, Bowmar Baptist Church, Room 206-C; no diets, dues or weigh-ins; 638-0011.

Adult CPR Class 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Red Cross building on Cherry Street; $20; Tracey, 636-9182.

Meet the Eagles 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Porter’s Chapel Academy gymnasium; basketball players of all ages recognized; school alumni will compete against current varsity players; concessions and hamburger plates available; no admission; sponsored by the Eagle Athletic Club.

Utica Heritage Festival Saturday at the intersection of White Oak and Main streets; food booths; entertainment, including Jubilee Singers, Mahogany Dancers, Gloria Fisher, The Singing Grands, Judy and Jason Walker, Utica Baptist Church Children’s Choir, the Him Singers and Carlin Curtis Specks.

Gospel Music Concert and Live Recording 6 p.m. Saturday, Greater Mount Zion M.B. Church, 901 Farmer St.; featuring the Warren County Inspirational Choir; guests, the New Gospel Keystones and John T. Lewis, M.C. Albert “Country Boy” Lewis, Victor Gilliam and Anthony Grissom; no admission.

Driver Safety Class Refresher course for ages 50 and older; Nov. 10 and 11, Vicksburg Senior Center; $10; instructor, Bob Walters; Jennifer, 630-8059, to register.

After-School Program for Ages 8-17 Homework assistance and life-skills training, 920 Shannon St. and 1911-B Mission 66; provided by Central Mississippi Prevention Services; certified teachers and counselors available; 631-0102.

Porters Chapel Eagle Fest 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, 3460 Porters Chapel Road; craft market applications available, all crafts welcome; booth spaces, $15; Lisa Ingram, 638-3733.

Patient Party with Karoline Finch For women going through cancer treatment; 9-11 a.m. Nov. 17, River Region Medical Center, conference room D; registration required, 1-800-ACS-2345; Marlene Guthrie, 631-0770, for information.

Churches

Triumph M.B. Food distribution for those in the North Washington Street area; 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, multipurpose building, 124 Pittman Road; verification of income, Social Security cards for each member and recent utility bill required; pastor, the Rev. Larry Nicks.

Bowmar Baptist “Thrive” women’s simulcast conference, 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Nov. 15; speakers will be Kay Arthur, Jill Briscoe, Florence Littauer, Stormie Omartian, Michelle McKinney Hammond, Delilah, Crystal Lewis, Gary Smalley, Dr. John C. Maxwell; tickets, $45 before Wednesday or $55 after; Amy, 661-6203, or Dianna, 636-5026.

Benefits

Vicksburg Catholic School Garage Sale 7 a.m. until noon Saturday, St. Aloysius School gymnasium, 1900 Grove St.; proceeds to go towards a new school bus; Chad Sonneck, 630-9762.