Published 12:00 am Wednesday, December 1, 2004

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Retired Education Personnel of Vicksburg-Warren County Executive Board and committee heads; 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Hinds Community Center; Jean Durman, 638-3755.

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Sons of Confederate Veterans John C. Pemberton Camp; 6 p.m. Thursday, home of Robert Armstrong, across from the old No. 7 Firehouse on Washington Street; light refreshments served.

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

Woodmen of the World Pizza party and construction of the Christmas float; 6 p.m. Friday, Fisher Ferry Volunteer Fire Department on Goodrum Road; 638-2495.

Tougaloo College Alumni Association Christmas party; 8 p.m. Friday, Holiday Inn Express, 4330 South Frontage Road; alumni and high school seniors welcome; Gayla L. Carpenter, 601-750-5601.

Public programs

Senior Center Thursday: 10 a.m., chair exercises; 12:30 p.m., Richter bridge; 1, piano class; 2, River Region’s “Your Good Health.”

Overeaters Anonymous For those wanting to stop binge-eating; 6-7 tonight, Bowmar Baptist Church, room 102-C; 638-0011.

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

Sisters By Choice Breast Cancer Support Group 6 p.m. Thursday, Porters Chapel United Methodist Church, 200 Porters Chapel Road; speaker, Donna Ingram with the Susan G. Koman Foundation; for patients, survivors, family and caregivers.

Christmas Dinner Cooking Class 6:30 p.m. Thursday; Cissy Coleman, 638-0020.

Mentor Volunteer Training 1-2 p.m. Friday, Child Abuse Prevention Center, 1529 Walnut St.; volunteer for an hour or more each week; 634-0557.

Brain Injury Support Group 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, River Region West conference room; 981-1021.

Oak Ridge Opry Christmas party; 7-10 p.m. Friday, Oak Ridge Community Center; bring finger foods; music by Southern Steele; donations accepted.

NACA Workshop 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Warren County-Vicksburg Public Library, 700 Veto St.; to register, 888-302-6222 or naca.com; offered by the City of Vicksburg and the Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America.

Christmas Extravaganza and Open House Saturday; Art 621, 621 Market St.; Laudee’s Legacy and Restoration Cafe, 212 Carroll St.; Port Gibson.

Christmas Parade 10 a.m. Saturday, Port Gibson.

“Sorry, Wrong Chimney” A play; 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Blue Barn Theater, Port Gibson.

Buck’s Country Playhouse Christmas party, Saturday; potluck supper in the Chicken Coop; music by the Wild Bunch; 638-3193.

Alcorn State Gospel Choir Concert; 6 p.m. Saturday, Travelers Rest Baptist Church; pastor, Thomas Bernard.

VFW Christmas Dance Saturday, 9 until; post home on Indiana Avenue; music by Old Habits.

Advance Registration for Spring Classes 8:15-11:30 a.m. and 1:15-4 p.m. Monday-Friday through Dec. 14, Hinds Community College; open until 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays; open registration, 8:15 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Jan. 5-6; $40 registration fee; 638-0600 or www.hindscc.edu.

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.


Locust Grove M.B. Gospel Memorial Musical in honor of the late Donnell Ellis; 5:30 p.m. Saturday, 472 Stenson Road; presented by the Senior Choir; pastor, the Rev. Robert L. Miller.


Vicksburg Art Association Christmas Party Fund-raiser 8 p.m. Friday, Vicksburg Constitution Firehouse Gallery, 1204 Main St.; theme, “Holiday in Provence;” silent auction, 8-10:30 p.m.; reservations, $20 per person, to be made at the Attic Gallery; $25 at door; 638-9221; proceeds to go toward restoration of courtyard at the rear of the Firehouse.