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Redwood Elementary PTO 6:30 tonight, school auditorium; first-grade presentation will follow.

Lions Noon Wednesday, Maxwell’s; Dr. James Price, Vicksburg Warren School District superintendent, will speak on neighborhood schools.

Civitan Club Noon Wednesday, Shoney’s; speaker, Jack West of Chamberlain Hunt Academy.

DAR Daughters of the American Revolution; 10 a.m. Thursday, Purks YMCA; program on self-protection; voting for chapter officers; speakers, Sheriff Martin Pace and Detective Randy Lewis; hostesses, Mary Jane Cain and Helen Price.

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

Sons of Confederate Veterans John C. Pemberton Camp; 6 p.m. Thursday, Masonic Lodge, Cain Ridge Road; Sam Price, commander, will speak on the battle for Fort Gregg during the siege of Petersburg, Va.; public invited.

Army/Navy Club Monthly steak dinner meeting, 7 p.m. Thursday, clubhouse.

Public programs

The Power of Prayer Discussion and reflection on the role of prayer in the Baha’i faith; 6:30 tonight, Southern Cultural Heritage Complex, Academic Building, 1302 Adams St.; video and workshop will be presented; free; refreshments served.

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

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.

Women of Purpose International Regional meeting, 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m., noon and 7 p.m. Saturday, Mount Calvary M.B. Church, 1350 East Ave.; Ernestine Johnson, 636-9199, or Rhonda Minor, 636-3978.

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

Community Fair 7 a.m.-noon Saturday, Grammar House Outreach Ministry, 1208 Grammar St.; free clothing for the needy, medical information, food and activities for children.

Free Computer Recycling Event 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Halls Ferry Park.

Introduction to NIA Workshop 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, 1103 Washington St.; free; nine impact dance exercises for all ages and fitness levels; Leah Wheeless, instructor, 631-6971.

Community First Aid Class held by request at River Region Medical Center; 619-3826.

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.


Greater Mount Zion Baptist Spring revival, 7:30 tonight-Friday, 907 Farmer St.; evangelist, Dr. Jerry Hardy of Chicago; pastor, the Rev. Edmond E. Gibbs.

Shiloh M.B. Easter program rehearsal, 6 tonight, 920 Green St.

Mount Alban M.B. Prayer meeting and Bible study, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, 2385 Mount Alban Road; pastor, the Rev. J.D. Cooper.

Lenten Fine Arts Series 11:45 a.m. Friday, Church of the Holy Trinity; concert by the University of Mississippi Steel Drum Band; gumbo lunch, $7, in McInnis Parish Hall at 12:35.

Highland Baptist Magician Felix Snipes to perform at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 3518 Halls Ferry Road; free; nursery provided.

First Christian Bluegrass gospel concert by Shallow Creek; 7 p.m. Saturday, 3005 Porters Chapel Road; Gerald Arnold, 638-9011.