Published 12:00 am Wednesday, February 25, 2004

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Vicksburg Toastmasters Club Noon Thursday; Melinda Lamb, 634-3888; Stephen Spangler, 634-3104.

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Vicksburg Coin Club 7 p.m. Thursday, Vicksburg Clinic conference room.

Vicksburg Cruisers Car Club Old car cruise, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Bumpers; 636-2720.

American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Black history celebration, 3 p.m. Sunday, 1618 Main St.; speaker, Byron Brown of News Channel 12; music by Delisha Wiggins; refreshments served; public invited.

Rosa A. Temple Class of 1959 Planning meeting, 4 p.m. Sunday, home of Joyce Jones, 216 Hills of the Valley St.; Joyce Jones, 636-4521, or Elijah Johnson, 636-9199.

Reclamation Ceremony For Zeta Phi Beta sisters interested in transferring into Nu Kappa Zeta Chapter; 5 p.m. Saturday, 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, Richter bridge; 1, piano class; 2, dominoes and chicken foot games.

Public Library Saturday: 10 a.m.-noon, program with All Saints’ students in library auditorium.

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

Free Volunteer Training For the Drug and Violence Prevention Program; 9:30-10:30 a.m. Friday, Child Abuse Prevention Center, 2732 Washington St.; must be age 21; no experience necessary; 634-0557.

Area 10 Special Olympics Volleyball game; 9 a.m. Friday, Warren Central High School, Building B; for secondary students and adults.

Oak Ridge Opry 7-10 p.m. Friday, Oak Ridge Community Center; music by the Wright Road Band; drinks and hamburgers for sale; donations accepted.

VBA 2004 Spring Baseball Tryouts 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and March 6, Halls Ferry Park; for ages 7-15; tryouts required; Darrell Evans, 636-5838, Bob Fitzgerald, 638-3280 or Dana Williams, 634-4514.

RIF Workshop Book distribution, 10 a.m. Saturday, Rolling Acres Community Center; sponsored by the MXO Chapter of AKA Sorority.

“A Historical Reflection” 4 p.m. Saturday, Straughter Baptist Memorial Center, 1411 Martin Luther King Jr. St.; featuring a gospel concert by Lola Sneed; minister of music, Andre Voss; presented by Daisy L. Waters, Alonzo Reed and Martha Brown.

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

Scholarships Applications and requirements available in high school counselors’ offices; registration open until April 15; sponsored by the Vicksburg Homecoming Benevolent Club; T.P. Williams, scholarship chairman, 636-2588.

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

American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Registration open; classes, March 22-April 2 and May 3-14; $100; age 15 and older; Brian Gough, 638-1071; sponsored by the Vicksburg YMCA.

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.


Grove Street M.B. Relationship enrichment, 6 tonight, House of Peace Worship, 707 Pierce St.; teacher, Virginia Houston; pastor, the Rev. Casey Fisher.

Belmont M.B. Men’s conference, 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 8 a.m. Saturday, 4446 Charlie Brown Road; pastor, Phillip Burks.

Pleasant Valley Friends and family celebration, 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2585 N. Washington St.; pastor, the Rev. Alex Miller.

Bingham Memorial M.B. Black history program, 5:30 p.m. Saturday; speaker, the Rev. Stanford Johnson, pastor of Word of Faith in Belzoni; pastor, the Rev. James Archer.

Porters Chapel M.B. Musical, 6 p.m. Saturday, 4375 Halls Ferry Road; refreshments will be served; pastor, the Rev. Hosie Williams.

Gospel Temple Garage and produce sale, 7 a.m. Saturday, 1612 Lane St.; sponsored by the Sunday school department; 634-0759; pastor, the Rev. Walter Edley.

Travelers Rest Baptist Perfect Praise Choir anniversary celebration, 5 p.m. Saturday, 718 Bowmar Ave.; pastor, Thomas E. Bernard.

Living Water Christian Fellowship Revival, 6 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, 2075 Culkin Road; speaker, Robert Stahr; music by Voices of Christ, the Bible Holiness Band and Danny Bishop; 630-0098 or 631-0030.


Bowl for the Cure No tap tournament, 1 p.m. Sunday, Red Carpet Lanes; open to all ages; sponsored by the Vicksburg Women’s Bowling Association; to benefit the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.