3/23/04

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, March 23, 2004

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Clubs

Civitan Club Noon Wednesday, Shoney’s; student spotlight program will feature a speaker from St. Aloysius.

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Lions Business meeting, noon Wednesday at Maxwell’s.

Paragon Lodge No. 7, F.&A.M. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, lodge; casual dress; Prince Hall affiliations invited.

Society of American Military Engineers Noon Thursday, Maxwell’s; speaker, Marc Michaelson, director of maintenance and engineering, Nissan Canton facility; RSVP, 631-7695.

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

In Step Dance Club Ballroom dance party, 8-9:30 p.m. Thursday; Latin dance class, 8-9 p.m. Monday; 1855 Lakeland Drive, Suite A-21 in Jackson; $10 each event; 366-7499.

VHS Class of 1975 7 p.m. Friday, LD’s Restaurant, 1111 Mulberry St.; Debra Goodman, 636-3429 or Jerre Houston, 634-4249.

Cook-Ellis Family Reunion To honor Willie B. Ellis; July 2-4 in Vicksburg.

Public programs

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

Community CPR 5-8 tonight, Street Clinic, conference room; to enroll, 619-3826.

Civil Air Patrol Meeting to organize a squadron of the Mississippi Civil Air Patrol in Vicksburg, 6:30 tonight, River Region Medical Center, conference rooms A and B; official civilian auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force; 883-6827.

Epilepsy Support Group 6-7 tonight, River Region West, administrative conference room.

Overeaters Anonymous For those wanting to stop binge eating; 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, Bowmar Baptist, room 206C; 638-0011.

Make-A-Wish Foundation Volunteer meeting and lunch, noon-1 p.m. Thursday, Community Room at Pemberton Square mall; Jane Walsh, 800-819-4072.

Jackson Neuropathy Association Support Group 5 p.m. Thursday, St. James Episcopal Church, 3921 Oak Ridge Drive, Jackson; speaker, Bill Van Cleve; general discussion to follow; 956-5217 or 956-5573.

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

Oak Ridge Opry 7-10 p.m. Friday, Oak Ridge Community Center; hamburgers and drinks for sale; donations accepted; music by Buck Wilds and the Wild Bunch.

YMCA Tee Ball Registration open through Saturday for boys and girls ages 4-6; play begins March 29; Purks YMCA, 638-1071.

Book Scholarship West Central Mississippi Chapter of the Association of Government Accountants is accepting applications until March 31 for a $300 book scholarship for high school seniors and college students; Arletha Ross, 634-1605.

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.

Learning Garden at Oakland Baptist Fall registration open for ages 6 weeks to 5 years; classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays; introduction to math, science, music, Spanish, Bible and art; computers in each room; Renee Holloway, 638-6724 or 619-7065.

Churches

New Mount Elem M.B. Fellowship week, 7 tonight-Friday, 3014 Wisconsin Ave.; speakers, Melvin White, Edmond Gibbs and E.E. Colenburg; pastor, Leonard Walker.

Christian Home M.B. No. 2 Midmonth services, 7 tonight, 4769 Lee Road; speaker, the Rev. Terry Moore; pastor, the Rev. Johnny Hughes.

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

Lenten Fine Art Series Noon Friday, Church of the Holy Trinity; program, Crawford Street Methodist Hand Bell Choir; gumbo lunch, 12:35, McInnis Parish Hall; $7.

Unity Temple Full Gospel “Women in Hats With Attitudes,” 7 p.m. Friday, 2647 Roosevelt Ave.; speaker, Joyce Lewis of New Jersey; sponsored by Cynthia Gibson; 629-9853 or 831-3004.

Benefits

“A Taste of Hawkins” Annual luncheon and fashion show, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, Abundant Life Center at Hawkins United Methodist Church, 3736 Halls Ferry Road; tickets, $6, available at church office; a nursery will be provided; take out available; proceeds to benefit mission charities; 636-2242.