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10/29/04

We welcome your items for the Community Calendar. Submit items by postal service (P.O. Box 821668, Vicksburg, MS 39182), e-mail (newsreleases@vicksburgpost.com), fax (634-0897), delivered in person to 1601-F N. Frontage Road, or by calling 636-4545 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays. If corresponding by fax, mail or e-mail, be sure to include your name and phone number. Items can be published a maximum of four times.

Clubs

Vicksburg Cruisers Car Club Fat Boys Fall Fling Picnic; meet at Vicksburg Factory Outlets at 9 a.m. Saturday to cruise to Grand Gulf Military Park; old car cruise at Bumpers, 6:30 p.m.; 636-2720 for information.

Letitia Street Reunion Halloween Bash Saturday, 9 p.m. until; American Legion, “The Hut,” 1618 Main St.; DJ Alonzo Stevens; costume contest; $5 donation.

Warren Central Class of 1985 Reunion planning meeting, 2 p.m. Sunday, Floral Hall at Crawford Street United Methodist Church; Cherry Dabney-Robbins, 638-7069; register at classmates.com.

Mississippi Chapter of Blacks in Government Harvest Festival, 6-9 p.m. Sunday, Elks Fidelity Lodge; costume and dance contests, food, candy and prizes; Dennis Butler, Sandra Mims or Debra Goodman for information.

VAMP Noon Tuesday, Ameristar; speaker, John Brandon with the Mississippi Development Authority.

Public programs

Halloween Blood Drive 1-6 tonight, bloodmobile at Wal-Mart; sponsored by Wal-Mart and United Blood Services; Suzie McDowell, 939-3336.

Radio Station WBAP Halloween Hauntings Part III 7:30 tonight and Nov. 5, Daily Grind Cafe, 1101 Washington St.; donations accepted; presented by the Back Alley Players; K. Woo, 831-1030 or 636-0134.

RIF Book Distribution and Halloween Carnival 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Rolling Acres Community Center; sponsored by AKA Sorority.

Mississippi Marching Band Championship Class 3A and 5A; noon Saturday, Vicksburg High School stadium; $10 admission; sponsored by the Mississippi High School Activities Association.

Halloween Movie Matinee Noon Saturday, Vicksburg Convention Center; $3 admission; children three and under, free; children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult; popcorn, hot dogs and drinks available; bring lawn chairs or blankets; 630-2929 for information.

Disaster Training Class 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday, Hawkins United Methodist Church; sponsored by the American Red Cross; Janice Sawyer, 636-9182.

Pre-Halloween Dance Competition 4 p.m. Saturday, City Pavilion; sponsored by the Pink Diamondz Highsteppers; Paula Cox, 630-9515.

Monster Mash Barrel Bash 6 p.m. Saturday, Silver Creek Arena; costume contest, hay ride and an arena race with apple bobbing; 638-8988 for information.

Levi’s “A Gathering Place;” pig roast, 5 p.m. Saturday; music by the Music Barn Band and Old Habits; those attending should bring side dishes; donations accepted.

Haunted House 7-10 p.m. Saturday, St. Aloysius High School; crafts, pictures, costume judging, hamburgers and hot dogs; $5 admission; activities for children under 10; sponsored by the St. Aloysius Senior Class.

VFW Halloween Bash Saturday; live music at 9, doors open at 5; Post 10734 home, 5305 Indiana Ave., costumes optional; $5.

Civil War Re-enactment The Battle of Chickasaw Bluffs; Saturday and Sunday, Mississippi 433 between Bentonia and Satartia; Sue Potter, 662-755-2175 or sueppeanut@aol.com; Lane Ramsay, 662-755-8311 or hopeelaine47@bellsouth.net.

Halloween Party 5-8 p.m. Sunday, Fisher Ferry Volunteer Fire Department, 302 Goodrum Road.

Spooky Pooch Doggie Costume Contest and Trick-or-Treat Sunday; contest, 3 p.m., Vicksburg Factory Outlets; $5 entry fee, prizes given; dogs must be on leash; 4-5 p.m., mallwide trick-or-treat; free.

Floral Design Program 7 p.m. Monday, Purks YMCA; presented by Ralph Null, professor emeritus of the Retail Floral Design School at MSU; sponsored by The Ivy Place.

Free Ride to Polls 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Tuesday in Vicksburg and Warren County; 415-1183 or 529-2098; sponsored by the NAACP.

Pecan Sale The St. Aloysius Junior class is selling Mississippi-grown pecans through Nov. 8; bags and gift tins available; for orders, 636-2256.

Narcotics Anonymous River City group, 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 group, Monday-Friday; Keystone Ministries, 821 Clay St.; Mike W., 631-0873 or 415-0314; Joel F., 634-0639 or 868-0057.

Churches

Ridgeway Baptist Fall Festival, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday; games and food.

Bible Holiness Fall Festival, 6 p.m. Saturday, 155 Dunigan Road; free food, booths with candy, cake walk; 636-7655 for information.

Goodrum Baptist Fall Festival, 4-8 p.m. Saturday.

Christian Home M.B. No. 2 Fall Festival, 4-7 p.m. Saturday, 4769 Lee Road; activities, food and prizes.

Jackson Street M.B. Hallelujah Night; 6-8 p.m. Saturday, 1416 Jackson St.; food, candy, games and prizes; pastor, the Rev. John W. Carroll Sr.

Standfield M.B. Hallelujah Night, 6 tonight, 1404 Lane St.; dress as a Biblical character; activities and food; 638-5380 for transportation; John H. Williams Sr. is pastor.

New Mount Pilgrim Baptist Octoberfest, 6-8 tonight; pastor, the Rev. Henry J. Williams.

Benefits

Rummage Sale 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, New Rock of Ages M.B. Church, 2944 Valley St.; proceeds will benefit the Senior Choir.