Published 12:00 am Friday, January 16, 2004

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Vicksburg Warren Alcorn Alumni Chapter 7 tonight, Elks Lodge, 916 Walnut St.

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Willing Workers Club 3 p.m. Saturday, Pleasant Valley Church, 2585 N. Washington St.; new members invited.

AKA Sorority 9 a.m. Saturday, Mount Heroden Church.

Broadwater Lodge No. 55 6 p.m. Saturday; casual dress; all Prince Hall Masons welcome.

Ivyettes Girls Club 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Rolling Acres Community Center; initiation for new members, 11 a.m.

Knights of Columbus Saltillo breakfast, 8-11 a.m. Sunday, KC Hall; $3 per person, maximum of $12 for immediate family; public is welcome.

Vicksburg HBCU Combined Choir Rehearsal for MLK activities, 3 p.m. Sunday; Calvary Baptist Church, 406 Klein St.; all alumni invited; Debra Goodman, 636-3429.

Rosa A. Temple High School Class of 1969 Reunion meeting, 6:30 p.m. Monday, Ridge Apartment.

Kiwanis Noon Tuesday, Maxwell’s; speakers, James Johnston and Kelly McCaffery of the Lower Mississippi Historic Byways.

PAK Sorority, Beta Chapter Noon Tuesday, Shoney’s; Mary Claire Allison will give a musical program.

Public programs

Buck’s Country Playhouse 6 tonight in the Chicken Coop; variety of soup for $2; music at 7 by Omar Rivers.

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

Introduction to Islam Open lecture, 10-11 a.m. Saturday, Islamic Center of Vicksburg, 6705 Paxton Road; 634-8584.

Saturday Dance VFW 10734, Indiana Avenue; 8 p.m.-1 a.m.; live band playing country, blues, rock n’ roll; food, drinks, raffles; $10 couple, $7 single.

Adopt-A-Thon 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, hallway by Radio Shack, Pemberton Square mall; sponsored by the Vicksburg-Warren Humane Society, 636-6631.

Sisters of Mercy Mural Unveiling 1 p.m. Saturday, floodwall; reception to follow at the Southern Cultural Heritage Center; in case of rain the ceremony will be at the center.

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

Old Time Music Jam Session 1-4:30 p.m. Sunday, Mississippi Welcome Center, 4210 Washington St.; sponsored by the Mississippi Old Time Music Society; 638-7511.

Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Breakfast 8:30 a.m. Monday, Rainbow Arena at Rainbow Casino; speaker, Barbara Blackmon; sponsored by Omicron Rho Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc.; for tickets, Dr. John Walls, 634-6349, Gabe Harris, 634-6594, Lewis Burke, 634-2757, or Ben Brown Jr., 638-9047.

19th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Program 1 p.m. Monday, Vicksburg City Auditorium, 901 Monroe St.; free; sponsored by the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Day Committee, Mississippi Chapter of Blacks in Government and the Vicksburg Branch of the NAACP; 636-3429 or 638-8495.

Homebuyer Education Workshop 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Jan. 24, Vicksburg City Auditorium, 901 Monroe St.; free; to register, 1-888-302-6222, or www.naca.com; presented by the Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America; sponsored by the City of Vicksburg.

Grammar House Outreach Ministries Clothing distribution to the needy; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, 1208 Grammar St.; 638-3080.

NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program 12-week class for families of the mentally ill, 7-9:30 p.m. Feb. 12, Warren-Yazoo Mental Health Service, 3444 Wisconsin Ave.; free; sponsored by the Alliance for the Mentally Ill of Mississippi; for information and to register, Marcia, 535-2924, Mary, 636-3907, or the NAMI office, 800-357-0388.

Scholarships Applications and requirements available in high school counselors’ offices; registration open until April 15; sponsored by the Vicksburg Homecoming Benevolent Club; T.P. Williams, scholarship chairperson, 636-2588.


New Mount Pilgrim Business meeting for pastor and deacons, 1 p.m. Saturday; members, 2 p.m.; pastor, the Rev. Henry J. Williams.

Rose Hill M.B. Business meeting, 6 p.m. Saturday, 683 Stenson Road; members asked to attend; board meets at 5; pastor, the Rev. Walter Weathersby.