Published 12:00 am Friday, December 10, 2004

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

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American Legion Post 3 6:30 tonight, Monroe Street.

Vicksburg Coin Club 6 tonight, Ryan’s; public invited; 638-1195.

American Legion Auxiliary Executive meeting, 7 tonight, 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. today, board room, 1500 Mission 66.

Letitia Street Reunion Business meeting, 4 p.m. Sunday, American Legion, 1618 Main St.; Christmas party plans will be made; members asked to attend; Brenda Brown, 638-5918.

Vicksburg Genealogical Society 10 a.m. Monday, Vicksburg Warren County Public Library, 700 Veto St.; speaker, Carl Huval; public invited.

Public programs

Vicksburg Senior Center Friday: 10 a.m., bean bag baseball; 1 p.m., dominoes; 3, center closed; 6, Christmas dinner at Battlefield Inn; 7, dancing in Magnolia Room with music by the Wright Road Band.

Christmas Carols Students of Southside Christian, 1 p.m. Friday; BancorpSouth Main Office lobby.

“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.

Multiple Sclerosis Support Group 2-3 p.m. Monday, River Region West cafeteria.

Local Family Support Group for Autistic Children 7 p.m. Tuesday, Warren Central Junior High; Regina Jeffers, 638-4642, or Patti Robinson, 636-8270.

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.

5 on 5 Adult Basketball League Registration, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday through Dec. 30, Vicksburg Parks and Recreation Dept., 100 Army Navy Drive; ages 16 and older; entry fee, $125 per team plus $5 for each members not city residents; 634-4514.

YMCA Christmas Camp Registration open for kindergarten through sixth grade; camp open from 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Dec. 20-31; Brian Gough, 638-1071.


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.

St. Aloysius Key Club Gift Wrapping Packages will be wrapped from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday at The UPS Store, 3412 Pemberton Square Blvd.; proceeds used to sponsor a local needy family.