Published 12:00 am Wednesday, February 18, 2004

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

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Rotary Noon Thursday, Maxwell’s; speaker, Dr. James Price, superintendent of education.

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.

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.

MXO Chapter of AKA Sorority Noon Saturday, Mount Heroden Baptist Church.

Ivyettes Girls Club of AKA Sorority 10:30 a.m. Feb. 28, Rolling Acres Community Center.

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

Overeaters Anonymous 6-7 tonight, 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.

Buck’s Country Playhouse Salads with greens, meats and trimmings for $2 each, 6 p.m. in the chicken coop; music at 7 by the Wild Bunch; 638-3193.

“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.

Fish Dinner 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, 111 Overlook Drive; sponsored by the Angelic Voices of Christ; call 638-8428 for orders or deliveries.

Healthy Heart Event Free cholesterol and blood pressure screenings, self-assessment tests and literature; 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Wal-Mart.

HBCU Combined Choir Practice 3 p.m. Saturday, Mount Carmel Baptist Church, 2629 Alma St.; contact Gertrude Young or Debra Goodman for information.

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

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.

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

“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.

Parent Aide Volunteer Training 5:30-8:30 p.m. Feb. 24, 26 and March 1-2, Vicksburg Child Abuse Prevention Center, 2732 Washington St.; free; 634-0557.

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.

Engineers Week Luncheon 11 a.m. Feb. 26, Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation Auditorium; speaker, William W. Parsons, space shuttle program manager at Johnson Space Center, NASA; tickets, $13; Jason Roth, 634-3212.

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.

YMCA Spring Break Camp Registration open for K-sixth grade; camp is March 8-12; Brian Gough, 638-1071.


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.

Bethlehem M.B. Choir rehearsal, 5:30 p.m. Thursday and 11 a.m. Saturday, 3055 N. Washington St.; musicians, Kevin Winters and L.C. Dotson.

Highland Baptist Musical program presented by the Winters School of Music from William Carey College; 7 p.m. Thursday; a donation will be taken.

Pleasant Valley Adult play rehearsal, 6 p.m. Friday; Junior Choir rehearsal, 11 a.m. Saturday; 2585 N. Washington St.