Published 12:00 am Friday, December 3, 2004

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Woodmen of the World Pizza party and construction of the Christmas float; 6 tonight, Fisher Ferry Volunteer Fire Department on Goodrum Road; Christmas banquet, 7 p.m. Dec. 11; call for location; 638-2495.

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

Rosa A. Temple Class of 1968 Class meeting, 3 p.m. Saturday, King Solomon M.B. Church hall on Farmer Street.

Sanders, Younger, Mosley and Webb Families Reunion meeting, 3 p.m. Sunday, home of Leothis Webb; for directions, 636-7030.

VAMP Christmas luncheon, noon Tuesday, Ameristar; $10; proceeds to go to the Child Abuse Prevention Center.

DAR, Ashmead Chapter State regent reception for December canceled; Harriette Elrod, 318-574-0158.

Public programs

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

Citywide Musical Workshop 10 a.m. Saturday, Cedar Grove M.B. Church, 3300 Grange Hall Road; pastor, the Rev. Antoine Eakins.

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.

Energy Conservation Workshop Free tips and supplies; 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Triumph M.B. Church Outreach House, 162 Scenic Drive; presented by WWISCAA.

Buck’s Country Playhouse Christmas party, 6:30 p.m. 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.

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

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

Christmas Carols By students of Porters Chapel Academy, 10 a.m. Tuesday, BancorpSouth Main Office lobby.

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.


Pleasant Valley Choir rehearsal, 5:30 p.m. today.

Mount Zion No. 1 Ladies Auxiliary; 10:30 a.m. Saturday, 925 North St.; members asked to attend; J.B. Johnson, 638-1832.

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.

New Mount Pilgrim M.B. Annual candlelight service presented by the choir; 6 p.m. Saturday, 501 North Poplar St.; master of ceremony, Shirley Harris; pastor, the Rev. Henry J. Williams; 636-6386.


Vicksburg Art Association Christmas Party Fund-raiser 8 tonight, 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.

Southern Paws Rescue Bake sale, cookbooks, information booth in front of Willingham’s on Washington Street, before the Christmas parade at 5:30 p.m. Saturday; proceeds to benefit animal rescue medical care.

Glamour Girls Raffle Tickets, $2, available by any member of the Glamour Girls Dance Team or by calling Tarsha Warfield, 619-1583; first place, DVD player and remote; second place, $25 Wal-Mart gift card; raffle will be Dec. 20 and 21; to support the team’s activities.

Christmas Neighborhood Children’s Fund 1-8 p.m. Sunday, Chotard Landing and Resort, Lake Chotard; live music, door prizes, dinner for $5, auctions and raffles.