Published 12:00 am Thursday, December 4, 2003

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Army-Navy Club Steak dinner meeting, 7 tonight, clubhouse.

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In Step Dance Club Ballroom dance party, 8-9:30 tonight; 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.

Bicycle Advocacy Group of Mississippi Quarterly meeting, 1 p.m. Saturday, 1208 Washington St.; public invited; Kaye Ward, 630-0260.

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

Letitia Street Neighborhood Reunion Quarterly meeting, 4 p.m. Sunday, LD’s Kitchen, 1111 Mulberry; Brenda Brown, 638-5918; Annie Parson Wilson, 661-0356; Gloria Wells Harris, 636-4034.

Warren Central Class of 1994 Reunion meeting, 4 p.m. Sunday, Shoney’s.

Rosa A. Temple High School Class of 1964 reunion meeting, 5 p.m. Sunday, American Legion, “The Hut,” 1618 Main St.; plans for 2004 reunion to be discussed.

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

Public programs

Public Library Friday: 10 a.m., bean bag baseball; 1 p.m., open play dominoes; 2, Pamper Day with Mona Cathey; 6:30, Christmas party at Porters Chapel United Methodist Church, bring covered dish, dancing at 7 with Bud Shiers.

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

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

Public Library 10 a.m.-noon Saturday; story time, games and ornament making with students and staff of All Saints’ Episcopal School; ornaments will be shared with area nursing homes.

Redwood Young Singers Will sing at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Vicksburg Factory Outlet mall.

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

Alpine Heights Neighborhood Reunion meeting, 3:30 p.m. Saturday, King David No. 1 Church, Letitia Street.

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

Buck’s Country Playhouse Christmas party, 7 p.m. Saturday; potluck supper in the Chicken Coop at 6.

Autograph Session Allan and Mary Margaret Richard will autograph “The Defense of Vicksburg – A Louisiana Chronicle” from 2 until 4 p.m. Sunday at the Old Court House Museum; book sells for $30 plus tax.

Art Show 3-7 p.m. Sunday, Kuumbaa Kreations, 2713 Halls Ferry Road; art creations, portraits and paintings by Gregory Wilson and Lionell Woodson, both of Vicksburg; 918-2177.

A Season of Carols 3 p.m. Sunday, Church of the Holy Trinity; featuring the WCHS Madrigals, Total Sound and the Warren Central Mass Choir; free; Nancy Robertson or Chris Haygood, 631-2867.

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

Local Family Support Group for Autistic Children 7 p.m. Tuesday, Warren Central Junior High Library; Regina Jeffers, 638-4642, or Patti Robinson, 636-8270.

Annual Confederate Christmas Ball Deadline for reservations is Dec. 10; tickets, $15 for ages 18 and younger, $25 for adults; ball begins at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 13; 636-0741.

Women’s Abs/Core Conditioning Workshop Registration now open for workshop with BOSU trainer beginning Dec. 15; register at Pee Wee Workout, 1109 Mission Park Drive, or call 636-1878.


Pleasant Valley Choir rehearsal, 5:30 p.m. Friday, 2585 N. Washington St.

Rock of Ages Senior Choir rehearsal, 6 p.m. Friday, 2944 Valley St.

St. George Nativity Retreat Friday-Sunday, St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church; speaker, Mother Nektaria of St. Paul Skete in Memphis; no admission; 636-2483 or www.stgeorgevicksburg.org.

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.

Eagle Lake Baptist Tim Frith and the Gospel Echoes Concert, 7 p.m. Saturday.


Angel Tree Dart Tournament 8 p.m. Saturday; VFW 10734 on Indiana Avenue; proceeds to Salvation Army Angel Tree.