Published 12:00 am Wednesday, April 14, 2004

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Paragon Lodge No. 7, F.&A.M. 7:30 tonight, lodge.

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

Rotary Noon Thursday, Maxwell’s; program, Sheriff Martin Pace.

Rosa A. Temple Class of 1969 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Ridge Apartments, 420 Lake Hill Drive; members asked to attend; 994-3414.

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

Vicksburg Warren Alcorn Alumni Chapter 7 p.m. Friday, Elks Lodge, 916 Walnut St.

Ivyettes Girls Club of Alpha Kappa Alpha 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Rolling Acres Community Center.

MXO Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Noon Saturday, Mount Heroden Church fellowship hall.

Broadwater Lodge No. 55 6 p.m. Saturday, Masonic Hall; Prince Hall Masons welcome; casual attire.

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; 2:30, dominoes and chicken foot games; 3, balance screening with River Region.

Public Library Thursday: 10:30, story time with volunteers and staff of the Child Abuse Prevention Center and a craft.

Overeaters Anonymous For those wanting to stop binge eating, 6-7 tonight, Bowmar Baptist, Room 206 C; 638-0011.

Grief Support Group Free eight-week group beginning Thursday; sponsored by Patient’s Choice Hospice and Grace Christian Counseling Center; Mimi, 638-8308.

American Cancer Society Health Initiative Action Team; 5:30 p.m. Thursday, River Region West, first floor conference room; 638-3685.

Barbecue Chicken Dinner 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Friday, New Mount Elem M.B. Church, 3014 Wisconsin Ave.; $5; pick up or delivery; sponsored by the youth department.

Buck’s Country Playhouse Supper in the Chicken Coop at 6 p.m.; music by Precious Memories at 7; 638-3193.

Accounting seminars Saturday at Vicksburg office of Alcorn State University, 1514 Cherry St.; 10 a.m.-noon, Starting and Operating a 501c3 Nonprofit Fund; $30 in advance, $35 on Saturday; 1-3 p.m., How to Prepare for College; $10 in advance, $12 Saturday. Registration, 634-1605 or 638-8271; deadline to preregister, today.

Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary Booth open at the Arts and Crafts Show Saturday; 2004 Christmas ornaments, ornaments from earlier years and cookbooks will be for sale.

Levi’s “A Gathering Place;” Thomas Griffith benefit, 5 p.m. Saturday, Shelter Drive; hamburgers and hot dogs, women bring side dishes; donations accepted; music by the Wright Road Band and others; proceeds to go towards medical bills.

Six-Week Summer Camp Monday-Friday, June 1-July 9, Central Mississippi Prevention Services; ages 7-17; early registration, 631-0102.

YMCA Summer Day Camp Registration open for members and on April 26 for nonmembers; boys and girls ages 5-12; camp is 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday at Raworth and Ver Beck YMCA branches; Brian Gough, 638-1071.

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


Triumph M.B. Night of Sunday school, 7 tonight, 124 Pittman Road; hosted by Linda Sweezer and the House of Peace Worship Church; 638-8108; Christine Steward, 638-8072, or the Rev. Troy D. Truly, 218-1323; pastor, the Rev. Larry A. Nicks.

Greater Mount Lebanon M.B. Revival, 7 p.m. Monday-Friday, 339 Alpine St.; speaker, Dr. Archie Hicks of Tyler, Texas; pastor, Larry D. Clark.

Grove Street M.B. Midmonth Communion, 7 tonight, House of Peace Worship, 707 Pierce St.; speaker, the Rev. Raymond Smith; pastor, the Rev. Casey Fisher.

St. James Baptist “The Compassion of Jesus” and Holy Communion, 7 tonight; guests, New Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church Choir; speaker, Henry J. Williams; pastor, Charlie Blackmore.

Mount Pilgrim M.B., Freetown Musical extravaganza, 6 p.m. Saturday; pastor, the Rev. Joseph Brown; choir president, Johnny Sims; 636-2753.