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Published 10:59 pm Saturday, October 6, 2012

Group to promote three of Vicksburg’s signature races

The Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation, Grace Christian Counseling Center and the Vicksburg YMCA have joined together for The Vicksburg Slam, the first circuit club in Vicksburg, to promote three local signature races, The Over the River Run, The Chill in the Hills and The Run Thru History.

Individual Slam membership is $20 for one year and $30 for two and family membership, which includes members living at the same address, is $25 for one year and $40 for two.

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Slam members will receive a membership card, Slam tech T-shirt, discounts at area stores and restaurants and the ability to qualify for cash prizes through participation in all three Vicksburg races. Membership forms are available at www.vicksburgslam.com, the YMCA, the SCHF Business Office and Grace Christian Counseling Center.

For more information, call 601-631-2997 or email info@vicksburgslam.com.

After-school tutoring offered by ministry

Triumph Ministries Incorporated has scheduled an after-school tutoring program for grades K-12 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Wednesday at the Kings Empowerment gym, 224 R.L. Circle.

The cost is $20 per month and will include homework assistance, access to the Internet and reinforcement activities in math, English and reading. For more information, call 601-634-4756 or 601-634-4788.

Dr. Alveda King to speak at event

The Center for Pregnancy Choices has scheduled its annual fundraising banquet from 7 to 9 p.m. Nov. 1 and a meet and greet at the Vicksburg Convention Center, 1600 Mulberry St. The banquet is free but donations will be accepted.

This year’s guest speaker is Dr. Alveda King, niece of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The cost for the meet and greet is $60 and will include a signed copy of Dr. Alveda King’s book.

For more information, call 601-638-2778 or email stacytennison@gmail.com.

Photo contest to feature fall foliage

The second annual Natchez Trace Fall Foliage Photo Contest is scheduled to run from Friday through Nov. 17.

This year’s contest encourages photographers to include their car, motorcycle, RV, bicycle, pickup, jeep, horse or convertible in the foreground, with fall foliage in the background. Winners will receive $100 bed and breakfast gift certificates and the photo will be featured in a Natchez Trace Fall Foliage 2013 calendar. For more information, visit www.NatchezTraceTravel.com.

Arts and Craft festival set on Natchez Trace

The annual Meriwether Lewis Arts and Craft Festival is planned from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Oct. 14 at the Meriwether Lewis Monument site, mile marker 385.9 on the Natchez Trace Parkway.

The free festival is sponsored by the Maury County Arts Guild and will offer programs by National Park Service staff including living history demonstrations and historic weapon-firing demonstrations.

For more information, call 931-381-9494.

Hap Hudson race set in Clinton

The fifth annual Hap Hudson 5K Race and Walk, sponsored by the Department of Kinesiology at Mississippi College, is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. Oct. 27 at Cockroft Hall, in Clinton. The registration fee is $15 before Oct. 25 and $20 the day of the race. Registration forms are available at www.active.com.

For more information, call 601-940-8186, 601-925-7720.