9/10/04

Published 12:00 am Monday, September 13, 2004

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Clubs

Woodmen of the World 6 tonight, Fisher Ferry Volunteer Fire Department; members asked to attend; 638-2495.

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Rose of Sharon Chapter 24, O.E.S. 4 p.m. Saturday, Masonic Hall on Baldwin Ferry Road; members asked to attend.

Letitia Street Reunion “September Throwdown,” Saturday, 9 p.m. until; American Legion, 1618 Main St.; music by Alonzo Stevens; $2 in advance, $3 at door; stepping contest; refreshments served.

Rosa A. Temple Class of 1970 Reunion meeting, 5 p.m. Sunday, “The Hut” on Main Street.

Exchange Club 12:30 p.m. Monday, Shoney’s; speaker, Bump Callaway, director of Warren County Emergency Management.

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 213 Monthly meeting, 7 p.m. Monday, 1618 Main St.

NAACP Vicksburg branch; Monday: executive board meeting, 6 p.m.; member meeting, 7 p.m., 902 China St.; members should attend to elect the nominating committee.

Alpha Chapter of PAK Sorority 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Shoney’s; speaker, Emy Wilkinson of the Vicksburg Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Vicksburg Kiwanis Noon Tuesday, Maxwell’s; speaker, John Pinn of Promise Specialty Hospital.

Public programs

Levi’s “A Gathering Place;” jam session, 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Shelter Drive; donations accepted.

Oak Ridge Opry 7-10 tonight, Oak Ridge Community Center; music by The Wild Bunch; donations accepted; drinks and hamburgers will be for sale.

Pink Diamondz Parents Night Out 8 p.m. Saturday, Unique Impression, 2420 Washington St.; tickets, $5, may be purchased from Paula Cox, 994-4764, 831-4089 or 456-1620; there will be door prizes.

Ballroom Dance Class 5-7 p.m. Sunday, Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation; $20 per person; individuals and couples welcome; focus will be on nightclub two-step; instructor, James Frechette; 631-2997.

Multiple Sclerosis Support Group 2-3 p.m. Monday, River Region West cafeteria.

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

Anyone Can Draw Adult drawing basics workshop; 6-8 p.m. Sept. 16, 23 and 30, Southern Cultural Heritage Center, 1302 Adams St.; Nancy Mitchell, instructor; 631-2997 for reservations; $30 for SCHF members and $35 for non-members, fee includes all materials.

Free Parent Aide Volunteer Training 5:30-8:30 p.m. Sept. 20-23, Child Abuse Prevention Center, 2732 Washington St.; meals will be provided; 634-0557.

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.

Recovery at Noon Monday-Friday, Keystone Ministries, 821 Clay St.; Mike W., 631-0873 or 415-0314; Joel F., 634-0639 or 868-0057; Nathan G., 636-6664 or 831-9033; sponsored by Narcotics Anonymous.

Bunny’s Child Care Accepting applications and child care certificates for ages two weeks through 12 years and prekindergarten; open 5:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; for information, 634-8068 or 2362-2364 Grove St.

Churches

Friendship M.B. Pastor’s third anniversary celebration; 7 tonight, 103 Williamson Ave., in Edwards; guest speakers, Gwen Cannon, Bishop William Cooper and the Rev. John O. McNeal; Mississippi Teen Pastor’s Aid Pageant with Holy Ghost Baptist Church in Clinton at 6:30 p.m. Saturday; pastor, the Rev. Bobby Burks.

Mount Olive Baptist Garage sale and fish and chicken dinners; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, E.D. Straughter Memorial Building, 1411 Martin Luther King Drive; Fannie Thomas, 636-0639.

Mount Olive M.B., Villa Nova Musical extravaganza, 4 p.m. Saturday, Oak Ridge community; the Rev. Eric Rand Sr., pastor.

Bingham Memorial Picnic, 1-5 p.m. Saturday, Riverfront Park.

Cedar Grove M.B. Appreciation service for Diane Bridges, musician; 6 p.m. Saturday, 3300 Grange Hall Road; 636-5902; Antoine Eakins, pastor.

Benefits

VFW Auxiliary Benefit Saturday; all activities at Post 10734 on Indiana Avenue; 6 a.m.-noon, garage sale; noon, poker run, $20 entry fee; 5-8 p.m., barbecue chicken dinner and bake sale, $5 per plate; 7 p.m., dart tournament, $8 entry; 9 p.m., karaoke; all to benefit 4-month-old neurosurgery patient Sarah Lynn Rowell.

Christian Home M.B. No. 2 Saturday; garage sale, 6 a.m.-2 p.m.; dinners and car wash, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.; cars, $5 and trucks, $7; 4769 Lee Road; to benefit the youth program.