Published 12:00 am Monday, October 4, 2004

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

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Sundown Toastmasters No. 4834 11 a.m. Wednesday, Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District, 4155 Clay St.

Kiwanis Noon Tuesday, Maxwell’s; speaker, John Scott of Anderson-Tully.

Lions Noon Wednesday, Maxwell’s; David Haworth will speak on Samaritans Purse Christmas Boxes.

Civitan Club Business meeting, noon Wednesday, Shoney’s.

Sons of Confederate Veterans John C. Pemberton Camp; 6 p.m. Thursday, Southern Cultural Heritage Center; speaker, William Mathews; public invited.

Army-Navy Club Steak dinner meeting, 7 p.m. Thursday, clubhouse.

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

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

Public Library 10:30 a.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, preschool and toddler story time and craft.

Diabetes Support Group 6-7 p.m. Tuesday, cafeteria, River Region West; 619-3609.

St. Joseph Classical Orchestra Open Vicksburg rehearsal; each first Tuesday, beginning next week; 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Southern Cultural Heritage Center; musicians should bring music stands; Sandy Shugars, 415-7803.

Family to Family Support Group For friends and families of the mentally ill; 6 p.m. Tuesday, conference room of Warren-Yazoo Mental Health Administration Building, Wisconsin Avenue; 630-0257 or 630-9470.

Mississippi Baptist Seminary Registration for fall session, 5 p.m. Tuesday, E.D. Straughter Baptist Center, 1411 Martin Luther King Jr. St.; opening session, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 9; for information on classes or tuition, call Shirley Reed, 630-9845, or the Rev. Joseph Brisco, 638-3075.

National Depression Screening Day 9 a.m.-noon Thursday, Hinds Community College auditorium; hosted by Warren-Yazoo Mental Health; Anne Nelson, 634-0181.

Parkinson’s Support Group 2-3 p.m. Thursday, conference room, River Region West.

Brain Injury Support Group Forum meeting to discuss plans for group; 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, River Region West, conference room; Freda Arender, 981-1021, or Tina Foley, 634-8151 after 3 p.m.

Sisters By Choice Breast Cancer Support Group For patients, survivors, family and caregivers; 6 p.m. Thursday, Porters Chapel United Methodist Church, 200 Porters Chapel Road; speaker, Ann Ward.

“The Manufacture and Use of Indian Trade Guns” Lecture and exhibit, 7 p.m. Thursday, Academy Building, Southern Cultural Heritage Center; free; lecturer, Bob Heath; 631-2997.

Porters Chapel Academy Homecoming vs. Grawood Christian; 7 p.m. Friday, kickoff at 7:30; alumni table will be set up; 638-3733.

Training Seminar For hospice volunteers; training begins Oct. 11 at Patient’s Choice Hospice of Tallulah; 318-574-1573 for information or to register.

Bunny’s Child Care Accepting applications and certificates for ages two weeks through 12 years and pre-kindergarten; 634-8068 or 2362-2364 Grove St. from 5:30 a.m. until 6 p.m.

Homebuyer Education Workshop 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 16, Warren County Extension Service conference room, 1100-C Grove St.; refreshments; bring pocket calculator; Leona Stringer, 634-4520, to preregister; offered by the City of Vicksburg and Mississippi Housing Initiative.

After-School Program Registration open for homework assistance programs at 920 Shannon St., and 1911-B Mission 66; sponsored by Central Mississippi Prevention Services; 631-0102.


Triumph M.B. Biannual BTU/stewardship training, 6:30 nightly Tuesday through Thursday; church sanctuary, 124 Pittman Road; public welcome; the Rev. Larry Nicks, pastor.


Vicksburg Lions Club Bridge benefit, 9:20 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Oct. 21; Purks YMCA, East Clay Street; lunch, $10; limited space; reservations, Marie Hernandez, 636-8273, or Illma Williams, 636-4023; proceeds to fund Lions projects.