Published 12:00 am Tuesday, February 17, 2004

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Lions No meeting Wednesday; anniversary celebration on Thursday.

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Vicksburg-Warren Community Alliance 8 a.m. Thursday, Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation.

VHS Class of 1974 Reunion meeting, 6 p.m. Thursday, Mount Carmel M.B. Church, 2729 Alma St.; separate from cruise; letters have been mailed; Charles Atkins, 636-1380, or Shirley Young, 352-4278.

In Step Dance Club Ballroom dance party, 8-9:30 p.m. Thursday at 1855 Lakeland Drive, Suite A-21 in Jackson; cost is $10, refreshments will be served; Havana Nights Exhibition, 7 p.m. Friday at Northpark Cinema and Parkway Place Cinema; 366-7499.

Rainbow Chapter No. 51 OES 6 p.m. Friday, E.D. Straughter Baptist Memorial Center, 1411 Martin Luther King Jr. St.; members asked to attend.

Vicksburg-Warren Alcorn Alumni Chapter 7 p.m. Friday, Elks Lodge, 916 Walnut St.

Sons and Daughters of Pioneer Rivermen New chapter forming; meeting, 7 p.m. March 11; theater of the Vicksburg Battlefield Museum, for those interested; 638-6500.

Public programs

Senior Center Wednesday: 9 a.m.-noon, king bridge; 10, chair exercises; 1 p.m., white elephant bingo, bring gift; 2:30 open play dominoes.

Public Library Wednesday: 10:30 a.m., preschool and toddler story time and a craft.

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

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.

Obesity Surgery Support Group 6 p.m. Thursday, River Region Medical Center, education conference room A; information, 883-6099.

“The Dolls: A Theme Show” Doll-inspired works in all media featuring 50 artists; reception, 7-9 p.m. Friday, Attic Gallery, 1101 Washington St.; show will continue through April 15; 638-9221 or www.atticgallery.web.com for information.

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

Ballroom Dance Classes 5-7 p.m. Sunday, Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation; $20 per person; instructor, James Frechette, owner of Applause Dance Factory in Ridgeland; 631-2997 for reservations.

“Our Town” Auditions 7 p.m. Feb. 22-23, Parkside Playhouse; 636-0471 or www.e-vtg.com for information; sponsored by the Vicksburg Theatre Guild.

Health Fair Blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes screenings and more; 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 24, Senior Citizen Center, Main Street in Port Gibson; free; presented by Bellchase Nursing Services, Patient’s Choice Hospice and Southern Home Care.

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

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

After-School Program for Ages 8-17 Homework assistance and life-skills training, 920 Shannon St. and 1911-B Mission 66; provided by Central Mississippi Prevention Services; certified teachers and counselors available; 631-0102.


Christian Home M.B. No. 2 Communion services, 7 tonight, 4769 Lee Road; guest speaker, the Rev. Kemp Burley; pastor, the Rev. Johnny Hughes.

Ridgeway Baptist Friday Nite Youth Bash, 7:30-10:30 p.m. Friday, 4684 Redwood Road; for ages 9-19; music by the McAlister Brothers Band; free.