Published 12:00 am Wednesday, February 11, 2004

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JSU Alumni Association Vicksburg-Warren County Chapter; 6 tonight, L.D.’s Restaurant, 1111 Mulberry St.

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Vicksburg Homecoming Benevolent Club 7 tonight, president’s home on Main Street; members bring a covered dish.

PRAM 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Eddie Monsour’s Restaurant, Vicksburg Country Club; Toby Wilson of the Vicksburg Toastmasters Club 2052 will present, “Beer, Frogs and More Beer: A Cautionary Tale of Drinking;” Debbie Quimby, 634-3188 or deborah.h.quimby@erdc.usace.army.mil; public invited.

Vicksburg Chapter No. 77 UDC 2 p.m. Thursday, Shoney’s; program on the Vicksburg National Military Park.

American Legion Post 3 7 p.m. Thursday, Post Home on Monroe Street; meal will be served.

In Step Dance Club Ballroom dance party, 8-9:30 p.m. Thursday; 1855 Lakeland Drive, Suite A-21 in Jackson; $10; refreshments will be served; 366-7499.

Eagle Lake Development Association 7 p.m. Friday, community center; no meal.

Letitia Street Neighborhood Reunion Pre-Valentine’s dance, Friday, 9 p.m. until, American Legion, “The Hut,” 1618 Main St.; DJ Alonzo Stevens; $2 in advance, $3 at door; food and door prizes; Brenda Brown, 638-5918.

Rose of Sharon No. 24 O.E.S. 4 p.m. Saturday, Masonic building.

Reclamation Ceremony For Zeta Phi Beta members interested in transferring into Nu Kappa Zeta chapter; 5 p.m. Feb. 28, Mount Heroden Baptist Church; Dr. Alice Powell, 638-9826, or Stacey Wallace, 631-0907.

Public programs

Senior Center Thursday: 9 a.m., chair exercises; 10:30, beginner computer; 11:30, intermediate computer; 12:30 p.m., Richter bridge; 1, piano class; 2, dominoes and chicken foot games.

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

HBCU Combined Choir Rehearsal 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Mount Carmel Baptist Church, 2629 Alma St.; contact Gertrude Young or Debra Goodman for information.

“The Sound of Music” 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, Parkside Playhouse; 636-0471 for information and reservations.

Mardi Gras Party VFW 10734, Backwards Cajun dart tournament, 6 p.m., Feb. 21; $5 entrance fee; dance with Thunder Creek featuring Jerry Lee, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.; $3 single, $5 couple; public invited.

Valentine’s Day Dance For high schoolers; 8-11 p.m. Friday, Jackson Street Community Center; free; photos taken for $3; sponsored by the City of Vicksburg.

Short Attention Span and Readers Theaters 7 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Feb. 20 and 21, chapel at All Saints’ Episcopal School; free; presented by the Back Alley Players; L. Spangler, 636-3185, or K. Woo, 636-0134.

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

Levi’s “A Gathering Place,” closed this Saturday.

Cajun Dinner Noon-4 p.m. Feb. 29, St. Michael Catholic Church; 634-8148 for tickets.

Sunburst Pageant Registration, 1 p.m. and pageant, 2 p.m. Sunday, Pemberton Square mall; for girls ages 0-27 and boys ages 0-3; 662-746-8103.

Heaven’s Gates & Hell’s Flames 7 p.m. Feb. 22-24, Southside Baptist Church, 965 Fisher Ferry Road; nursery provided to age 3; children’s program for up to age 8.

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

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

Diabetes Education Classes Group and individual; River Region West; 619-3609 for times.

Child Birth Class Feb. 17-March 30, River Region Medical Center, education conference rooms; includes early beginning, sibling and breast-feeding classes; 883-5354 to register.


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

Grove Street M.B. Mid-month Communion service and ordination of Bertha Davenport, 7 tonight, House of Peace Worship Church, 707 Pierce St.; speaker, Phalecia Sanders; pastor, the Rev. Casey Fisher.

St. James M.B. Holy Communion service, 7 tonight, 1922 Pearl St.; speaker, David Brown, pastor of Bethlehem and Ebenezer M.B. churches; pastor, Charlie Blackmore Jr.

Pleasant Valley 6 p.m. Friday, adult play rehearsal; noon Saturday, “Girl Talk” for ages 10 and older; 2585 N. Washington St.

Zion Travelers M.B. Service, 3 p.m. Saturday; speakers, Jackie Griffin, Pat Benard, Beverly Prentiss and Virginia Houston; pastor, the Rev. Alfred Lassiter Jr.