Published 12:00 am Wednesday, November 5, 2003

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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.

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Vicksburg Toastmasters 2052 11:45 a.m. Thursday; Melinda Lamb, 634-3888; Stephen Spangler, 634-3104.

Vicksburg Rotary Noon Thursday, Maxwell’s; Scott Verhine, founder of SEC-Saturday magazine, will speak.

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

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

Overeaters Anonymous 6-7 tonight, 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.

Piano Concert 8 p.m. Friday, Southern Cultural Heritage Complex Auditorium; $5; tickets may be purchased at the door or prior to the concert; 631-2997 for information.

Clothes Give-away 6 a.m. until noon Saturday, multipurpose building, 2869 N. Washington St.; 638-8135 for information; pastor, the Rev. Larry Nicks.

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.

Pumpkin Patch Arts and Crafts Festival 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday, Family Life Center, Vicksburg Church of God, 6202 Indiana Ave.; smoked pork barbecue plates for sale; door prizes; sponsored by the women’s ministry.

Piano Workshop “Romantic Repertoire for Intermediate Pianists;” 10 a.m. Saturday, Southern Cultural Heritage Complex Auditorium; observers welcome; 631-2997 for information.

Blood Drive 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday, bloodmobile at Alltel, Pemberton Square Blvd.; donors will receive free t-shirt.

“Spiritual Calendar” Fund Raising Program 4 p.m. Saturday, E.D. Straughter Baptist Memorial Center, Martin Luther King Blvd.; sponsored by Rose of Sharon No. 24 Order of Eastern Star.

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.

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

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.

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.


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

Antioch Baptist and Unity Outreach Ministries Crusade, 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 1800 Poplar St.

Morning Star M.B. Dinner, 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday, 848 Glass Road; chicken dinners, $4; fish dinners, $5; deliveries available by calling 883-1700.

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, $55; Amy, 661-6203, or Dianna, 636-5026.


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.

Fish Fry Saturday, 2 p.m. until, “The World,” Delta, La.; Tommy Bishop will provide music; to benefit Kodey Goulette’s hospital bills; 633-9791 for information.