Published 12:00 am Friday, January 28, 2005

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Oak Ridge Opry 7-10 tonight, Oak Ridge Community Center; music by Magnolias and Moonshine; drinks and hamburgers will be sold; donations accepted.

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Chili Supper and Dart Tournament VFW 10734 Ladies Auxiliary; Saturday, post home on Indiana Avenue; chili, 5-7 p.m., $2; darts, 8 p.m., $8 signup.

Emergency Appeal Blood Drive 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Pemberton Square mall next to McRae’s and in the Bloodmobile at Wal-Mart; sponsored by Delta Sigma Theta.

Levi’s “A Gathering Place;” 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Murray Stewart will provide music; donations are accepted.

’70s Dance 9 p.m. Saturday, American Legion Tyner-Ford Post No. 213, 1618 Main St.; music by DJ Willie “Uncle Funk” Glasper; tickets are $2 in advance and $3 at the door; door prizes available; refreshments will be served.

Ballroom Dance Classes 5-7 p.m. Sunday, Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation; instructor, James Frechette of Applause Dance Factory; $20 fee; 631-2997.

Free Small Business Executive Seminar 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 1-3, Hinds Community College’s Eagle Ridge Conference Center in Raymond; professors and former business owners will speak on government contracts, growth capital, legal affairs, more; 857-3536 for more information.

First Aid and CPR Class 8:30 a.m. Feb. 8-9, 908 Cherry St.; sponsored by the American Red Cross; 636-9182.

Winter Swim Lessons Registration ongoing; Mom-N-Tot classes begin at 1:30 p.m. Feb. 21; preschool learn-to-swim lessons begin at 1:30 p.m. Feb. 28; Purks YMCA, 638-1071.

Rebuilding Blocks of Recovery Workshop 6-8 p.m. Feb. 9-April 20, Grace Christian Counseling Center, 1414 Cherry St.; registration fee is $100; 10-week workshop for individuals who are divorced, divorcing, separated or recovering from a broken relationship; Walter Frazier, 636-5703.


New Dimension Leadership Summit 2005 “Preparing Leaders for the Nations,” 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday; New Dimension, 2845 Clay St.; discussion of church administration, finances, five-fold ministry and more; music by Zamar Ensemble; sponsored by New Dimension International Shepherds Alliance; 883-2095 or www.straughter.cjb.net

Rock of Ages Baptist Board meeting, 3 p.m. Saturday, 2944 Valley St.; members asked to attend.

Southside Baptist Heaven’s Gates and Hell’s Flames, 7 p.m. Feb. 27-March 1, 965 Fisher Ferry Road.

Pleasant Green M.B.  meeting, 1 p.m. Saturday, 817 Bowman St.; members asked to attend.


VHS Class of 1980 Reunion fees due; seeking all classmates and alumni for reunion; Michele Dent Thomas, 638-2511 or 638-0981, or Jackie Libbett, 634-1112 or 415-6708.

Vicksburg Cruisers Car Club 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, O’Reilly Auto Parts; 636-2720.

Walker Family Reunion Meeting, 4 p.m. Sunday, 405 Cairo Dr.; 634-0111 or 638-4432.

VHS Class of 1985 Reunion meeting, 2 p.m. Sunday, Pemberton Square in front of Garfield’s; bring classmate addresses; Polly, 631-0403 or 415-6996; mapit@vicksburg.com

Rosa A. Temple High Class of 1965 3 p.m. Sunday, King David No. 1, 2719 Letitia St.; members asked to attend; 638-0171 or 636-5958.


Feed the Tsunami Children 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Bass Company Store, Vicksburg Factory Outlets, 4000 S. Frontage Road; $1 raffle tickets available; raffle tickets include $50 VFO shopping spree, $50 Borrello’s gift certificate and $25 Manda’s gift certificate; all proceeds go to Feed the Children.