Published 12:00 am Wednesday, January 28, 2004

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JSU Alumni Association Vicksburg Warren County Chapter; meeting for fund-raising committee chair and co-chairs, 6 tonight; LD’s Restaurant and Lounge, 1111 Mulberry St.

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Paragon Lodge No. 7 F&AM 7:30 tonight, casual dress; all Prince Hall affiliates welcome; members bring a covered dish; Cedric Magee, 415-0689.

VHS Class of 1975 Reunion planning meeting, 9 a.m. Saturday, Shoney’s; Debra Goodman, 636-3429, or Jerre Houston, 636-6139.

Vicksburg Cruisers Car Club Old car cruise, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Goldie’s Trail Barbecue; 636-2720.

Public programs

Vicksburg Senior Center Thursday: 9 a.m., chair exercises; 10:30, open use of computers; 12:30 p.m., Richter bridge; 1, piano class; 2, dominoes and chicken foot games.

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

Serenity Al-Anon 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Marian Hill; family and friends of alcoholics/addicts welcome; 631-2770 or 631-2705.

“Anyone Can Draw” Three-session adult art workshop, 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5 and Feb. 12; Southern Cultural Heritage Center, 1302 Adams St.; $35 fee, includes materials; reservations required; 631-2997.

Warren County Extension of Mississippi Baptist Seminary Registration for spring semester classes, 6:45 p.m. Thursday, E.D. Straughter Center, 1411 Martin Luther King Jr. St.; 638-3075.

“Mozart by Candlelight” 7:30 p.m. Friday, Galloway United Methodist Church in Jackson; 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Belhaven College Center for the Arts; presented by Mississippi Symphony Orchestra Chamber II and Belhaven College Chorale; $15 for adults, $10 for seniors, $5 for students; 960-1565 or www.msorchestra.com.

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

Blood Drive 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Meeting Place at Pemberton Square mall and Wal-Mart; sponsored by the Vicksburg Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta; Michelle Banks, 636-0159.

Adopt-A-Thon 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturday, Merle Norman, I-20 S. Frontage Road.

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

VBA 2004 Spring Coaches Meeting Mandatory meeting for those interested in coaching amateur baseball this spring; 6:30 p.m. Monday, Hinds Community College auditorium; Darrell Evans, 636-5838, or Bob Fitzgerald, 638-3280.

Hospice Volunteer Training Evening and day session beginning Feb. 5; Patient’s Choice Hospice, 638-8308, to register or for information.

Peer to Peer Education Course Free nine-week workshop emphasizing self-care, coping and recovery for individuals suffering an emotional disorder; classes begin Feb. 5 in the conference room at Warren-Yazoo Mental Health Administration Building; sponsored by the Department of Mental Health and NAMI-MS; to register or for information, 800-357-0388 or 630-9470.

City Birthday Celebration The Mississippi Symphony Orchestra, along with soloist Heather Clancy Allen and members of the Mississippi Metropolitan Ballet Company, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 13 at the Vicksburg Convention Center in “Vicksburg Celebrates A Birthday Tradition.” Children in grades 1 through 3 will sing “The Lion King” selections. It is free to the public.

Clothing Giveaway 9 a.m.-noon Feb. 14, Civil Defense Building, Highway 18 in Port Gibson; sponsored by Temple Church of Christ (Holiness) USA; pastor, Howard Batchelor.

Singers Sought Individuals sought to participate in a 200-voice Vicksburg Mass Choir to perform at the “Strong Women vs. Women of Strength” 2004 Women’s Conference hosted by the Triumph M.B. Church Women’s Ministry; Victor Gilliam, 638-5293, www.victor@studiovproductions.net.

DivorceCare 6:30 p.m. Feb. 19, Bowmar Baptist Church, 1825 U.S. 61 South; $30, childcare by reservation; 636-2596.

YMCA Spring Swimming Lessons Registration open for Preschool Learn to Swim, Mom-n-Tot and Beginner Adult classes; 638-1071.

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.


Triumph M.B. Food distribution, 5:30 p.m. today; Multi-Purpose Building, 2869 N. Washington St.; open to residents of North Washington Street; verification of income, Social Security cards for each member of household and a recent utility bill required; the Rev. Larry Nicks, pastor.

Pleasant Green Baptist Business meeting, 1 p.m. Saturday; members asked to attend.