After school activities

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, August 12, 2009

A sampling of what’s available in the Vicksburg area. To submit an item, call 601-636-4545, ext. 179, or e-mail schoolnews@vicksburgpost.com.

Tutoring

• Vicksburg Boys and Girls Club — 2:30-6 p.m. Monday-Thursday, beginning Sept. 14 at Vicksburg Junior High School; free, open to grades 7-8; math, science, English and history, plus recreational time; registration begins Monday; Billy Foster, 601-415-9424.

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• Kings Community Empowerment Center — 3:30-5:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday, beginning Sept. 1; open to K-12; $20 per student per month, up to $30 per month for three students in one family; 601-634-4756 or 601-634-4788 to register.

• Saturday Science Academy — Three Saturdays a month during 2009-10 school year; open to fifth-graders in Claiborne and Jefferson counties; sponsored by Alcorn State University; space limited; 601-877-6119.

Arts & recreation

• River Kids Art Program — 3:45-5 p.m. each Thursday, beginning Aug. 20, at Southern Cultural Heritage Center; open to 60 children in grades 1-6; free; 601-631-2997.

• Debra Franco Preparatory School of Dance — Classes in ballet, tap, jazz, acrobatics, lyrical and hip-hop for ages 3 and older; to register: 601-638-7282.

• Jackson Street Community Center — Youth Play; 3-6 p.m. daily; 601-631-3723.

• YMCA Prime Time — 2:50-6 p.m. each school day at Beechwood, Bovina, Bowmar, Sherman Avenue and South Park elementary schools; Redwood will ride bus to Sherman Avenue; sponsored by YMCA, United Way; register at Purks YMCA off East Clay Street; $35 a week for YMCA members, $45 for nonmembers, $20 registration fee; enrollment limited; 601-638-1071.

Sports

• YMCA Fall Soccer — Register by Aug. 22, begins Aug. 27; for ages 4-6; $30 for YMCA members, $50 for nonmembers; includes jersey and shorts; Purks YMCA fields off East Clay Street; Dustin Blount, 601-638-1071.

• YMCA Youth Football and Cheerleading — Register by Aug. 29, begins Sept. 28; call 601-638-1071 for dates, fees.

• Pee Wee Workout — 3:30-4:30 p.m. Tuesdays beginning Sept. 1: fitness, games, and health and safety education for ages 3-6; 15 children per class; $10; drop in or call to reserve a spot, 601-415-2085; www.peewee-workout.com.

• Cardiac Kids Fitness — 3:30-4:30 p.m. Wednesdays; fitness, games, and health and safety education for ages 7-12; 15 children per class; $10; drop in or call to reserve a spot, 601-415-2085; www.peewee-workout.com.