Published 12:00 am Wednesday, March 3, 2004

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DAR Daughters of the American Revolution; 10 a.m. Thursday, Purks YMCA; program, Show and Tell.

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Toastmasters Club 2052 Noon Thursday; Melinda Lamb, 634-3888, or Stephen Spangler, 634-3104.

Rotary Noon Thursday, Maxwell’s; program, George Penick, president of Foundation of the Mid South.

Sons of Confederate Veterans John C. Pemberton Camp; 6 p.m. Thursday, Masonic Lodge of Rifle Range Road; Dr. Dan Edney will speak on Civil War surgeons; public is invited.

Army-Navy Club Steak dinner meeting, 7 p.m. Thursday, clubhouse.

Tougaloo Alumni Association 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Shoney’s; Toni Terrett, 218-3577.

Woodmen of the World 6 p.m. Friday, Fisher Ferry Volunteer Fire Department, Goodrum Road; scrapbook workshop to follow; 638-2495.

Vicksburg Cruisers Car Club Breakfast at Cracker Barrel, 7 a.m. Saturday; car show in Brookhaven to follow; 636-2720.

VHS Class of 1984 Reunion planning meeting, 11 a.m. Saturday, Jackson Street Community Center.

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, River Region’s “To Your Good Health;” 2, dominoes and chicken foot games.

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

Blood Drive 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursday, conference rooms C and D at River Region Medical Center; noon-3:30 p.m. Thursday, bloodmobile at main entrance to River Region West; must be age 17 and at least 110 pounds; Suzie McDowell, 939-3336; sponsored by River Region Health System and United Blood Services.

Parkinson’s Support Group 2-3 p.m. Thursday, River Region West, cafeteria.

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

Breast Feeding Class 6 p.m. Thursday, River Region Medical Center, conference room; 883-5354 to register.

Girl Scout Cookie Booths Troop 33; 4-7:30 p.m. Friday, Blockbuster; 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Wal-Mart; 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, IGA.

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

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

Ballroom Dance Classes 5-7 p.m. Sunday, Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation; $20 per person; individuals and couples welcome; 631-2997 for reservations.

Local Family Support Group for Autistic Children 7 p.m. Tuesday, Warren Central Junior High Library; Regina Jeffers, 638-4642, or Patti Robinson, 636-8270.

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

Crawford Street Play School Fall registration open for ages 1-4; extended day offered for ages 3 and 4; Sally Riddle, 636-5612, or 638-7397.

Homebuyer Education Workshop 8 a.m.-5 p.m. March 20, Warren County Extension Service conference room, 1100 C Grove St.; must attend all sessions; bring pocket calculator; Leona Stringer, 634-4520, to register; sponsored by the City of Vicksburg and Mississippi Housing Initiative.

Tee Ball Registration open through March 27 at Purks and Raworth YMCA for ages 4-6; games begin March 29; Purks YMCA, 638-1071.

Scholarships Applications and requirements available in high school counselors’ offices; registration open through April 1; sponsored by the Great River Chapter, American Society of Military Comptrollers; Albert Spears, scholarship chairperson, 634-2552.

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.


Wayside Apostolic World mission and local evangelism conference, 7:30 tonight-Saturday, 4615 Halls Ferry Road; workshop, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday; speakers, Robert Honeycutt and Michael Waldrup; 638-4654 or 636-4505.


Phillip Whitter Benefit 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Heads Up, 3040 C Indiana Ave.; all money made on haircuts will go towards medical expenses; 634-1610.

Lenten Catfish Dinner Fund Raiser 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, St. Mary’s Center, 1512 Main St.; $5, dine-in or carry out; 636-1732; sponsored by St. Mary’s Catholic Church.