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Tougaloo Alumni Association 6:30 tonight, Shoney’s; 218-3577.

In Step Dance Club Ballroom dance party, 8-9:30 tonight; 1855 Lakeland Drive, Suite A-21 in Jackson; $10; refreshments available; 366-7499.

Rosa A. Temple Class of 1959 Reunion planning meeting, 4 p.m. Sunday at The Hut on Main Street; interested class members asked to attend; Clyde Harris, 636-6665, or Elijah Johnson, 636-9199.

Retired Teachers Association Vicksburg Warren County chapter, 11:30 a.m. Monday; Hinds Community College, Mississippi 27.

Vicksburg Exchange Club 12:30 p.m. Monday, Shoney’s.

Public programs

Vicksburg Senior Center Friday: 10 a.m., beanbag baseball; noon, brown bag lunch with River Region; 1 p.m., dominoes and chicken foot.

Serenity Al-Anon Fellowship for family and friends of alcoholics and addicts; 5:30 tonight, Marian Hill, administration area; 631-2770 or 631-2705.

Epilepsy Support Group 6-7 tonight, River Region West, administrative conference room.

Oak Ridge Opry 7-10 p.m. Friday; music by Old Habits; burgers, drinks for sale; donations accepted.

Mississippi Symphony Brass Quintet Performance, 7 p.m. Friday; Southern Cultural Heritage Auditorium, corner of Cherry and Crawford streets; $5 donation suggested; 631-2997.

Ballroom, Latin, Swing Dance Party 8-10 p.m. Friday; Applause Dance Factory, 242 W. Stephens St. in Ridgeland; hustle lesson, 7-8; $10 per event; 856-6168, or for Vicksburg classes, 636-7000.

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

“River Kids: Exploring Mississippi through the Arts” Free after-school art and music program, Southern Cultural Heritage Center, 1302 Adams St.; music class, 4-5:30 p.m. Mondays; art class, 4-5:30 p.m. Thursdays; for children in grades 3-6; to register, 631-2997.

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.

2004 Biddy Ball Registration open for kindergarten through second grade; Tuesday and Thursday for six weeks; fundamental skills and rules of basketball; Purks YMCA, 638-1071.

Volunteers Sought Repairs needed at Vicksburg Area Chapter Red Cross, 908 Cherry St.; 636-9182.


Morning Star M.B. Choir musical, 6 p.m. Saturday; 848 Glass Road; all church and community choirs are welcome.

St. James M.B. Gospel Explosion, 7 p.m. Saturday; 1922 Pearl St.; guests will include Edmond Gibbs, J.J. Sampson, Jason Cooper, Willie White, Antwine Atkins; Charlie Blackmore Jr. is pastor.