Published 12:00 am Wednesday, December 17, 2003

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Vicksburg Warren Jackson State Alumni Association JSU Christmas party, 8 tonight, LD’s Restaurant.

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Vicksburg Homecoming Benevolent Club 7 p.m. Thursday, president’s home on Main Street; bring covered dish and gift.

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

Vicksburg Warren Alcorn Alumni Chapter 7 p.m. Friday, Alcorn Center, 1514 Cherry St.; Christmas party to follow.

Ivyettes Girls Club 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Rolling Acres Community Center.

Willing Workers Club Second annual Christmas fellowship dinner, 5 p.m. Saturday, E.D. Straughter; 638-2798.

Public programs

Senior Center Thursday: 9 a.m., chair exercises; 10:30, open use of computers; 12:30, Richter bridge; 2, open-play dominoes.

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

Obesity Surgery Support Group 6 p.m. Thursday, River Region Medical Center, Education Conference Room A; bariatric coordinator, 883-6099.

Buck’s Country Playhouse This Friday’s fellowship has been canceled.

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.

Free Used Car Battery Disposal 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday, near Hearn’s Store and in front of Battlefield Mall.

RIF Workshop “Reading is Fundamental,” 10 a.m. Saturday, Rolling Acres Community Center; sponsored by AKA Sorority.

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

Haven House Family Shelter Individual counseling and support group provided; 638-0555.

Grocery Donations Mountain of Faith Ministries and County Market will give groceries to needy families at 3 p.m. Dec. 28 in the County Market parking lot; donations, Mountain of Faith Ministries, P.O. Box 820138, Vicksburg, MS 39180; Artia Williams, 661-8321, or Tina Hayward, 831-4405.


Triumph M.B. Food distribution, 5:30-7 tonight, 124 Pittman Road; for residents of North Vicksburg; bring identification, proof of income and proof of residence; pastor, Larry Nicks; director, Vanessa Prentiss.

Ebenezer Baptist Business meeting, 7 tonight, 2346 Grove St.; 638-1668.

Bethel A.M.E. Pearl Street African Methodist Episcopal Church’s Yuletide cantata, 7 p.m. Thursday, Bethel A.M.E. Church, 805 Monroe St.; pastor, the Rev. Robert Boyd; superintendent, Herman R. Brown.

Greater Oak Grove M.B. Christmas program, 6:30 p.m. Friday, 3802 Patricia St.

Grove Street M.B. Baptismal service, 6:30 p.m. and Communion service, 7 tonight, House of Peace Worship, 707 Pierce St.; various speakers; pastor, the Rev. Casey Fisher.

Westminster Presbyterian Christmas caroling, 4 p.m. Saturday.

Rose Hill M.B. Christmas dinner, 6 p.m. Saturday; the Junior Missionary Society will visit Trace Haven at 10 a.m. Tuesday.

New Mount Zion M.B. Sunday is the deadline to bring can goods and nonperishable food items for food drive to 516 Feld St.


Spaghetti Eating Contest 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Borrello’s; $5 to enter; Borrello’s will match proceeds; to benefit the Child Abuse Prevention Center.