Published 12:00 am Wednesday, December 8, 2004

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Daughters of the Confederacy Vicksburg Chapter No. 77, 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Shoney’s.

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Vicksburg-Warren County JSU Alumni 6 tonight, LD’s Restaurant and Lounge.

American Legion Tyner-Ford Post 213 Legionnaires; 8 tonight, 1618 Main St.; refreshments served.

Vicksburg Toastmasters Club 2052 Noon Thursday; Stephen Spangler, 634-3104; Laurel Gorman, 634-4484.

Serenity Al-Anon 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Marian Hill administration area; for family and friends of alcoholics/addicts; 631-2770 or 631-2705.

American Legion Post 3 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Monroe Street.

Vicksburg Coin Club 6 p.m. Thursday, Ryan’s; public invited; 638-1195.

American Legion Auxiliary Executive meeting, 7 p.m. Thursday, 1618 Main St.

VFW Post 2572 Christmas fellowship and get-together; 4-7 p.m. Friday; free food and drinks.

Rose of Sharon O.E.S. No. 24 3 p.m. Saturday, Masonic Hall on Baldwin Ferry Road.

Woodmen of the World Christmas banquet, 7 p.m. Saturday; 638-2495 for location.

Vicksburg Warren School District Board of Trustees meeting, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, board room, 1500 Mission 66.

Public programs

Vicksburg Senior Center Thursday: 10 a.m., chair exercises; 12:30 p.m., Richter bridge; 1, piano class.

Christmas Carols Students of Bowmar Elementary, 9:30 a.m. Thursday; Southside Christian, 1 p.m. Friday; BancorpSouth Main Office lobby.

Nurturing Parent Support Group 5:30-7 tonight, The Initiative, 1306 Hope St.; refreshments and child care provided; presented by the Vicksburg CAP Center; 634-0557.

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

“Baha’i Faith: It’s a Revelation” Presentation and discussion, 6:30 p.m. Friday; 636-8628 for information.

Holiday Blessings for the Needy 7 a.m.-noon Saturday, Bovina Community Center, Tiffentown Road; each family may select 10 items.

Science Fair Workshop for Parents Two sessions, 10-11 a.m. and 11-noon Saturday, Parent Center at Grove Street School; coordinators from all elementary and intermediate schools will be present; sponsored by the Vicksburg Warren School District and Parent Center; 631-2881.

Confederate Christmas Ball Re-enactment of Balfour Ball of 1862; Saturday, Old Court House Museum; period music, Christmas decorations, refreshments; $25 per adult, $15 younger than 21; reservations required; 636-0741.

Citywide Christian Christmas Celebration 6 p.m. Saturday, Hawkins United Methodist Church, 3736 Halls Ferry Road; donations of $5 and five canned goods requested; presented by Mountain of Faith Ministries; Artelia Williams, 661-8321, or Debby Nichols, 634-6029.

“The Christmas Post” 7 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Southern Cultural Heritage Center Auditorium, 1302 Adams St.; presented by Hawkins United Methodist Church; tickets available at church office, 3736 Halls Ferry Road or 636-2242.

Christmas at the Old Court House 7:30 p.m. Sunday; caroling, special music and refreshments; free; for reservations, 636-0741.


Triumph M.B. Food distribution, 5:30 p.m. today; Multi-Purpose Building, 2869 N. Washington St.; open to residents of the North Washington Street area; verification of income, Social Security number and recent utility bill required; the Rev. Larry Nicks, pastor.

Mount Carmel M.B. Business meeting, 7 tonight; members asked to attend; pastor, Dr. Franklin L. Lassiter.

Mount Pilgrim M.B. Scriptural Revelations; 7 p.m. Friday and 5 p.m. Saturday, 3327 U.S. 61 South; speaker, Tracy Kent; pastor, Glen A. Hemphill.

Pleasant Green Baptist Business meeting, 1 p.m. Saturday.

Mount Olive Baptist Appreciation program for Leatrice Stampley, 6 p.m. Saturday, 1925 Baldwin Ferry Road.

St. James M.B. Business meeting, 6 p.m. Saturday, 1922 Pearl St.; members asked to attend.

Eagle Lake Baptist Tim Frith and the Gospel Echoes concert; 7 p.m. Saturday.


Children and Pet Photos with Santa Noon-2 p.m. Saturday and Dec. 18, Vicksburg Factory Outlets, enter at Billy’s Italian Restaurant; to benefit Southern Paws Rescue Mission.