After school activities

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, September 2, 2009

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


• 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; Billy Foster, 601-415-9424.

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• Kings Community Empowerment Center — 3:30-5:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 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, at Southern Cultural Heritage Center; open to 60 children in grades 1-6; free; 601-631-2997.

• The Art of Ballet — 4-5 p.m. Mondays, Sept. 14-Dec. 14; Southern Cultural Heritage Center; $5 per child per class or $60 per child for all 13 classes; open to ages 6-10; Andrea Tower of Cypress Pilates, instructor; 601-631-2997.

• Art at Heart — Through end of school year; open to all grades; $35 registration fee, $50 per student for small groups or $100 private lessons; studio at 900 West Pine St., Suite 6; Lisa Grant: 601-638-0677, 601-415-9592 or

• Debra Franco Preparatory School of Dance — Ballet, tap, jazz, acrobatics, lyrical and hip-hop classes 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 various schools; slots available at Sherman Avenue Elementary; 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; 601-638-1071.


• YMCA Fall Soccer —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 — Begins Sept. 28; call 601-638-1071 for dates, fees.

• Pee Wee Workout — 3:30-4:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Southern Cultural Heritage Center: fitness, games, and health and safety education for ages 3-6; 15 children per class; $10 per class; drop in or call to reserve a spot, 601-415-2085;

• Cardiac Kids Fitness — 3:30-4:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Southern Cultural Heritage Center; 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;