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Woodmen of the World 6 tonight, Fisher Ferry Volunteer Fire Department, Goodrum Road; 638-2495.

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Nu Kappa Zeta Chapter; 10 a.m. Saturday, Mount Heroden Baptist Church.

Blue Note Music Club Jazz set, CD drawing and food; 5:30 p.m. Sunday, American Legion, “The Hut,” 1618 Main St.; for tickets, 456-1007 or 634-8687.

VAMP Vicksburg Association of Marketing Professionals; noon Tuesday, Ameristar Casino; speaker, Mary Hawkins Butler, mayor of Madison.

Vicksburg Branch NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet, 7 p.m. Oct. 9, St. Mary’s Center, 1512 Main St.; tickets, $25, may be purchased by calling 638-8495, 529-2044 or 636-8628; speaker, Constance Slaughter-Harvey, assistant attorney general for the State of Mississippi.

Public programs

Bake Sale Until 4:30 p.m. today, Stonewood Apartments on Mission 66.

Candidates’ Forum 4 p.m. today, Vicksburg Convention Center; local, state Supreme Court and congressional candidates; free; sponsored by Vicksburg Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., Mississippi Chapter of Blacks in Government and the Vicksburg Branch of NAACP; Greta Gale, 638-3804, or Kenitra Myles, 661-7492.

Blood Drive 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, 913 Jackson St.; sponsored by Mu Xi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and United Blood Services.

Catfish Dinners 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, home of Eddie and Vanessa Prentiss, 1603 Grove St.; $5; sponsored by the Bryant Family Reunion Scholarship Committee; 634-1470.

Otis Harris Jr. Day Celebration Noon Saturday, town square in Edwards; donations accepted; motorcade from the airport, parade, congratulatory program and autograph session; Sandra Pritchard, 852-8503, Tammy Morrison, 852-2562, Nancy Duren, 852-5461, or Robbie Anderson, 955-6775.

Vicksburg Theatre Guild Auditions for “My Fair Lady,” 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday and 2-3 p.m. Sunday, Parkside Playhouse; ages 12 and older.

Red Carpet Invitational Marching Band Contest 1 p.m. Saturday, Viking Stadium; $5; bands from across the state; sponsored by the Warren Central Band Boosters.

Fish Dinner Sale 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 900 First North St.

Levi’s “A Gathering Place,” 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Shelter Drive; music by Lanny and the Backwater Band.

Heart to Heart Women’s Conference 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Holiday Inn Express; free; speakers, Mattie Gary, Mattie Brown and Kimberly Fisher; Mable Jennings, 415-5320 or 638-9260.

Car Wash 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Ryan’s on Pemberton Boulevard; cars, $3; trucks, $5; sponsored by the Pink Diamondz Highsteppers; donations accepted.

Fall Art Exhibit 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Warren County-Vicksburg Public Library, 700 Veto St.; art by Kennith Humphrey and William Tolliver; in memory of William and Debra Tolliver; RSVP, 638-8271.

TOPS Take Pounds Off Sensibly; 5:30-7 p.m. Monday, River Region West, cafeteria.

Women’s Self-Defense Workshop 6-8:30 p.m. Oct. 7, Pee Wee Workout/Fit Zone, 1109 Mission Park Drive; instructor, Dr. Shawn Panzer; light dinner provided; registration deadline is Saturday.


Highland Baptist 50th anniversary celebration; fish fry and fellowship, 5 p.m. Saturday; worship with former pastor, James Messer, 7 p.m.

His Majesty’s Ministry Revival; 7 tonight-Saturday, 2903 Washington St.; Diane Rushing, speaker; 883-1956.

Wayside Apostolic Church of Deliverance 7:30 tonight-Saturday, 4615 Halls Ferry Road; speaker, Robert Honeycutt of Los Angeles; 636-4505 or 638-4654.

Pleasant Valley Choir rehearsal, 5:30 p.m. today, 2585 N. Washington St.; led by Kevin Powell.

Rose Hill M.B. Breast cancer awareness, 11 a.m. Saturday; Gladys McClain, 506-2337; Sandy Jackson, 218-1712; church, 636-1467.

Shady Grove M.B. Appreciation celebration, 6 p.m. Saturday, 61 Shady Grove Circle; Pamela Fisher, 638-7129.


Garage Sale VFW 10734 Ladies Auxiliary will host monthly garage sale spaces in the parking lot of the post home on Indiana Avenue or inside in case of rain; $10 cost includes tables for use and advertising; first sale is 6-11 a.m. Oct. 9; subsequent sales will be the first Saturday of each month; 631-3396 or 529-8233.

VFW Post 2572 Ladies Auxiliary Food booth at the Old Court House Flea Market on Saturday; catfish, french fries, hushpuppies and a drink, $5; proceeds to go to the Greenville Burn Center.

Fish, Chicken and Rib Dinners Until 6 tonight and 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. Saturday, 1809 Jackson St.; $6; no deliveries; 638-5004; to benefit Order of Eastern Star Queen Esther Day activities.

Car Wash 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Ryan’s on Pemberton Boulevard; to benefit educational trips for the Alcorn State Criminal Justice Club.