12/2/03

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, December 2, 2003

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Clubs

Kiwanis No regular meeting, member Christmas party at 6:30 tonight.

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Lions Club Noon Wednesday, Maxwell’s; Karen Brown, director of the Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Center in Jackson, will speak.

Civitan Club Noon Wednesday, Shoney’s; business meeting.

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

Army-Navy Club Steak dinner meeting, 7 p.m. Thursday, clubhouse.

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

Woodmen of the World Parade float workshop, 6 p.m. Friday, Fisher Ferry Volunteer Fire Department, Goodrum Road, pizza will be served; Lodge 1 will participate in Christmas parade, 11 a.m. Saturday; Christmas banquet, 7 p.m. Saturday; 638-2495 for location and reservations.

Tougaloo College Alumni Association Christmas party, 7 p.m. Friday, United Way of West Central Mississippi, 920 South St.; Gayla L. Carpenter, 638-7881.

Vicksburg Art Association Annual Christmas party and grand opening gala to celebrate the recent restoration of the historic building; 8 p.m. Friday, Constitution Firehouse.

Daughters of the American Revolution 72nd birthday celebration, 11:30 a.m. Saturday; Nogales House on Adams Street.

Knights of Columbus Christmas Party 8 p.m.-midnight Saturday, KC Home; members and guests welcome; Joe Loviza, 636-1694.

Public programs

Diabetes Support Group 6-7 tonight, River Region West, cafeteria; 619-3610.

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

Holiday Blood Drive 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursday, River Region Medical Center, conference rooms C and D; noon-4 p.m. Thursday, bloodmobile at entrance to River Region West; sponsored by River Region Health System and United Blood Services.

Parkinson’s Support Group 2-3 p.m. Thursday, River Region West, cafeteria.

New Mural Unveiling Ceremony 2 p.m. Friday, floodwall.

Adopt-A-Thons 2:30-4:30 p.m. Friday at Fins, Feathers and Fur, 2222 S. Frontage Road; until 4 p.m. Saturday, Cinnamon Tree on Washington Street.

Edwards Christmas Parade 2 p.m. Saturday, Edwards; grand marshal, Thelma W. Brittian, executive director of Mississippi Department of Human Services; 852-4668.

Churches

Valley Park Baptist Revival, 7 tonight through Friday; Dr. Cary Kimbrell, evangelist; Keith Davis, musician.

Triumph M.B. Food distribution, 5:30 p.m. Wednesday; multi-purpose building, 2869 N. Washington St.; residents of North Washington Street area eligible; verification of income, Social Security cards for each resident and recent utility bill required; the Rev. Larry Nicks, pastor.

Mount Zion No. 1 M.B. Free debt management seminar, 7 p.m. Wednesday; 920 Fifth North St.

New Mount Pilgrim M.B. Annual candlelight services, 6 p.m. Saturday, 501 N. Poplar St.; music by various choirs; pastor, the Rev. Henry J. Williams; hosted by the New Mount Pilgrim Choir.