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12/11/03

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Clubs

Society of American Military Engineers Christmas meeting, 6 tonight, Maxwell’s; dinner, $12.

Vicksburg Coin Club 7 tonight, Vicksburg Clinic conference room.

American Legion Post No. 3 And Ladies Auxiliary, 7 tonight; Legion Hall on Monroe Street.

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

Rose of Sharon No. 24, OES Meeting and Christmas party, 4 p.m. Saturday; bring gift, covered dish and items for nursing home project; officers should arrive at 3:30.

En Vogue Social and Civic Club 12th anniversary party, Saturday, American Legion “The Hut,” 1618 Main St.; $5; Richard Clark, DJ; semi-formal attire; door prizes and food.

Public programs

Senior Center Friday: 10 a.m., bean bag baseball; 1 p.m., open play dominoes.

Adult CPR Certification 5:30 p.m. today, American Red Cross; $25; Tracey, 636-9182, for appointments.

Oak Ridge Opry Christmas party, 7-10 p.m. Friday, Oak Ridge Community Center; music by Wright Road Band; bring finger foods.

Ballroom, Latin and Swing Dance Party 8-10 p.m. Friday, Applause Dance Factory, 242 W. Stephens St., Ridgeland; Waltz lesson, 7-8 p.m.; $10 per person; classes and private lessons available; 856-6168; Vicksburg classes, 636-7000.

Grammar House Outreach Ministries Open House 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, 1208 Grammar St.; refreshments served; clothes will be distributed to the needy; 638-3080.

Adopt-A-Thon 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday, Post Plaza on North Frontage Road.

Christmas Concert 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Crawford Street United Methodist Church; featuring the St. Joseph Orchestra and the Vicksburg Chamber Choir; 318-766-3344.

Levi’s “A Gathering Place;” Christmas party, 7-10 p.m. Saturday; music by the Music Barn Band of Polkville, Miss.; women bring finger foods and 2-liter drinks; dinner at 6.

Dance 8-11 p.m. Saturday, Ethnic Heritage Building at Jim Buck Ross Agriculture and Forestry Museum, Lakeland Drive, Jackson; members to bring Christmas snacks; holiday attire; hosted by the Magnolia Ballroom Dancer’s Association; $10 for members, $5 for first-time guests; $15 for returning guests.

Narcotics Anonymous 8 p.m. Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, Good Shepherd Community Center, 629 Cherry St.; daytime, Alvin J., 661-7646; evening, Jackie G., 638-8456 or 415-3345.

Community First Aid Class held per request at River Region Medical Center; 619-3826.

Holiday 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament Registration open for non-varsity boys and girls ages 14-18 and for college age division; games will be played at Purks YMCA gym; $40 per team; registration forms at Purks and Raworth YMCA branches; 638-1071.

Churches

Family Life Cathedral Yolonda Troupe-Williams concert, 6 p.m. Saturday; 2832 Ken Karyl Ave.; pastors, Max and Betty Tyler; Yolonda Troupe-Williams, 662-327-1553.

Jones Chapel Appreciation program for Lola Sneed Henderson, 6 p.m. Saturday, 1340 Bay St.; pastor, the Rev. Joseph Brown; sponsored by the Jones Chapel Choir.

St. Paul M.B. “Family and Friends Evening of Praise”, 5 p.m. Saturday, 1413 Elm St.; guest, Men of Purpose; pastor, the Rev. Henry Williams.

Benefits

Florence Moore Benefit 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Bonner Campbell College, Edwards; speaker, the Rev. Casey Fisher; music by the Grove Street Inspirational Choir.