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Community Events and Public Meetings

Sept. 26, 2011

Sports League Registrations, at Jackson Medical Mall (350 W. Woodrow Wilson Ave.). The Department of Parks and Recreation is conducting registration for the upcoming season from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays. Call 601-960-0471.
• Adult Flag Football Registration through Sept. 30. Limit of 20 players per team. Games begin Oct. 17. $325 team.
• Adult Fall And Winter Basketball League Registration through Oct. 7. Men and women ages 35 or older may participate. Limit of 15 players per team. Games begin Oct. 17. $325 team.

Monday, Sept. 26

Jackson Public Schools Parent/Teacher Conference Day. The annual event allows parents to meet with and discuss their children's progress with teachers. Appointments are encouraged for parents of elementary school students. Call the child's school for information.

6 p.m., Jackson Touchdown Club Meeting, at River Hills Country Club (3600 Ridgewood Road). Members of the athletic organization meet weekly at 6 p.m. during the football season. This week's speaker is former NFL kicker Tom Dempsey. $280 individual membership, $1200 corporate membership; call 601-506-3186.

Tuesday, Sept. 27

11:30 a.m., Charity Golf Tournament, at Eagle Ridge Golf Course (1500 Raymond Lake Road, Raymond). Registration is at 11:30 a.m., lunch is at noon and the shotgun start is at 1 p.m. Golfers play in teams of four. The awards ceremony is at 4:30 p.m. Proceeds benefit the Alzheimer's Association of Middle Mississippi and scholarships for Hinds Community College students. Door prizes given, including a 2012 vehicle from Skinners Chevrolet. $75, $300 team of four; call 601-373-5188 or 601-857-7070.

6:30 p.m., Jackson Audubon Society Monthly Chapter Meeting, at Eudora Welty Library (300 N. State St.). The topic is "Birding Trip to Paraguay." Bart Barrack of Barrack Farms is the speaker. Open to the public. Free; call 601-956-7444.

7 p.m., Spike Lee, at Jackson State University, Rose E. McCoy Auditorium (1400 John R. Lynch St.). The producer and actor speaks in honor of Black College Day. Reservation required. Free tickets; email [e-mail missing].

Wednesday, Sept. 28

9 a.m., Mississippi Economic Outlook Conference, at Universities Center (3825 Ridgewood Road), in the IHL Board Room. Speakers include Dr. Darrin Webb. Greg Daco, Dr. Marianne Hill and Mary Beth Wilkerson. Free; call 601-432-6333.

Events at Jackson Medical Mall (350 W. Woodrow Wilson Ave.).
• 10 a.m., Senior Aerobics Class, at center stage. Tougaloo College is the sponsor. Free; call 769-798-7691.
• Noon, Jobs for Jacksonians Job Fair and Business Engagement Summit, at Jackson Medical Mall (350 W. Woodrow Wilson Ave.). Learn more about job openings and business opportunities in Jackson. The event includes interview and resume seminars. Call 601-982-8467 or 601-960-0326.

10:30 a.m., "A Healthier You" Workshop, at Butterfly Yoga (3025 N. State St.). Butterfly Yoga's Scotta Brady and liveRIGHTnow's Terry Sullivan are the instructors. Learn yoga, sample smoothies and learn about power foods. Raw food lunch included. Registration by Sept. 26 recommended. $90; visit liverightnowonline.com/workshop-a-healthier-you.

11:30 a.m., Power Up Speaker Series, at University Club (210 E. Capitol St., Suite 2200). Cornelius Lindsey of Lindsey Enterprises speaks on the topic "Brand New You: How to Create, Develop and Market Your Personal Brand." RSVP; limited seating. $12 (cash only), $10 members; call 601-969-4011, ext. 235.

Noon, Young Professionals of Greater Jackson Luncheon, at Mississippi Museum of Art (380 S. Lamar St.). The topic is Mississippi's creative economy. Speakers include Malcolm White and Betsy Bradley. RSVP by Sept. 26. $10, $7 members; e-mail [e-mail missing].

Noon, "History Is Lunch," at William F. Winter Archives and History Building (200 North St.). Historian Gene Dattel discusses Kathryn Stockett's novel "The Help." Bring a lunch; coffee and water provided. Free; call 601-576-6998.

4 p.m., Jackson/Hinds Library System Board of Trustees, at Eudora Welty Library (300 N. State St.). The board discusses matters concerning the local library system. Free; call 601-968-5825.

5 p.m., Open House, at The Healing Arts Group (2626 Southerland St.). Learn more about services such as acupuncture, reflexology, yoga therapy, CEU courses and massage therapy. Call 601-613-6040 or 601-500-0337.

6 p.m., Women's Fund Annual Meeting, at Mississippi Museum of Art (380 S. Lamar St.). The organization makes an important announcement at the event. Free appetizers included. RSVP. Free; email [e-mail missing].

Thursday, Sept. 29

8:30 a.m., Green Jobs Conference, at Mississippi e-Center at Jackson State University (1230 Raymond Road). Learn how green jobs can improve the economy, and get information on job openings and training programs. Register on-site at 7:30 a.m. on online. Free; visit mdes.ms.gov.

9 a.m., "The Right Way to Start a Nonprofit" Workshop, at Mississippi Center for Nonprofits (921 N. President St., Suite C). Learn how to get state and federal approval, meet the requirements for registering, complete the IRS application and legally solicit funds in Mississippi. Paperwork for establishing the nonprofit organization will also be completed. $100; call 601-968-0061.

Noon, Disaster Recovery Webinar. Get tips such as how to find a reputable contractor and how to handle property damage assessment. Visit sba.gov.

2 p.m., Naturalization Workshop, at Mississippi Immigrants Rights Alliance (612 N. State St.). The workshop is for individuals who have been lawful permanent residents for the last five years, or three years if married to and living with a United States citizen. $60 MIRA membership, $140 N-400 application assistance; call 601-968-5182.

5:30 p.m., Generation "TEXT": Your Kids On Technology, at Hinds Behavioral Health Services (3450 Highway 80 W. Jackson, MS 39209). In the Conference Center. Learn how to protect your children from the negative aspects of technology such as excessive texting and gaming, cyberbullying and "sexting." Free; call 601-321-2400.

5:30 p.m., "Privacy, Publicity and Intellectual Property: Issues Underlying 'The Help' Controversy," at Butler, Snow, O'Mara, Stevens and Cannada (1020 Highland Colony Parkway, Ridgeland). The Mississippi Bar Intellectual Property Sections hosts the seminar. Panelists include Edward Sanders, Luther Mumford, Fred Banks Jr. and Robert Gregg Mayer. $15, free for members; call 601-355-9226.

6 p.m., Conversation About Community, at King Edward Hotel (235 W. Capitol St.), in the Grand Ballroom. The event features dinner, drinks, music, video segments and a panel discussion. JFP editor-in-chief Donna Ladd is the moderator, and panelists include Jim Barksdale and Dr. Glenda Glover. Proceeds benefit Operation Shoestring. Wear business attire. Limited tickets. $50; call 601-353-6336.

6:30 p.m., LGBT Support Group for Youth/Young Adults, at A Brave New Day (Fondren Corner, 2906 N. State St., Suite 204). Rise Above for Youth welcomes youth and young adults age 14-24 to connect with others in the community and to share experiences and resources. The meeting is held the last Thursday of each month. Free; call 601-922-4968.

7 p.m., Seventh Annual Fur Ball, at Renaissance (1000 Highland Colony Parkway, Ridgeland). Enjoy food, a silent auction and music by The Chill. Proceeds benefit the Mississippi Animal Rescue League. $60, $110 per couple; call 601-896-5157.

Friday, Sept. 30

Events at Baptist for Women (1225 N. State St.).
• 9 a.m., Operation Bloom Free Breast Cancer Screenings. Participants receive a free clinical breast exam, recommendations for follow-up care, self-exam training and information on how to receive a free and/or discounted mammogram. Insurance not required. Free; call 601-939-9778.
Women's Health Day, by appointment. Sign up for health screenings such as blood pressure, BMI, glucose and cholesterol. Attend a "Think Pink" breast cancer seminar at 11:30 a.m. or 12:30 p.m. ($5 optional lunch). Registration required. Free; call 601-948-6262 or 800-948-6262.

11:30 a.m., Purple for Peace, at Hilton Jackson (1001 E. County Line Road). Jill Connor Browne hosts the luncheon that promotes family violence prevention in recognition of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Anti-violence advocate Tony Porter is the speaker. Pat Flynn is this year's Purple Peace Prize honoree. The Magnolia String Quartet performs. $25 (includes raffle entry); call 601-981-9196.

6 p.m., Community Bike Ride, at Rainbow Whole Foods Co-operative Grocery (2807 Old Canton Road). Jackson Bike Advocates is the sponsor. Visit facebook.com/jacksonbikeadvocates.

6 p.m., Mississippi Minority Business Alliance Awards Gala, at Jackson Marriott (200 E. Amite St.). The event showcases accomplishments of minority-owned businesses and corporations. Attorney Thomas N. Todd is the speaker. Proceeds go toward college scholarships for disadvantaged youth. $100; call 601-965-0365.

6 p.m., Butterflies By Grace Defined by Faith Zumbathon, at Courthouse Racquet and Fitness Club, Brandon (255 Mar-Lyn Drive, Brandon). Proceeds from the Zumba fitness party benefit Butterflies By Grace Defined by Faith, an organization that supports families and individuals who have been or are affected by domestic violence. $15; call 601-209-7566.

Through Sept. 30

Mississippi Spay and Neuter Clinic Fundraiser, at Strictly Dancing (953 North St.). Bring a donation and attend classes in September at no cost. $10 donation; call 601-944-1315.

M-Power Communities Call for Nominations, at Jackson Medical Mall (350 W. Woodrow Wilson Ave.). Nominate an organization whose focus is on literacy, health, workforce training or social services, and has a budget of $25,000 or less. Call 601-982-8467.

Best of Madison County Call for Nominations. The Madison County Chamber of Commerce acknowledges local business and individuals in an Oct. 27 awards program. Nominations must be received by 5 p.m. Sept. 30. Nominees must be chamber members. Call 601-605-2554.

Saturday, Oct. 1

Wellness Walk Oct 1, 8 a.m., at Rogers Park (George Washington St., Canton). The Madison County chapters of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity host the event to promote healthy living. Registration is at 7:30 a.m. Walkers, runners and cyclists welcome. Snacks provided. Free; e-mail [e-mail missing].

Walk to End Alzheimer's Oct 1, 9 a.m., at Renaissance (1000 Highland Colony Parkway). Walkers who raise at least $100 receive a T-shirt. Proceeds benefit the Alzheimer's Association. Free, donations welcome; call 601-987-0020.

White Elephant Sale Oct 1, 8 a.m., at Fondren Hall (Northwood Shopping Center, 4436 N. State St.). Purchase unique merchandise from local merchants. Limited booths available. $2, $5 early bird (7-8 a.m.), $50 booth; call 601-981-9606.

Jackson Audubon Society First Saturday Bird Walk Oct 1, 8 a.m., at Mayes Lake at LeFleur's Bluff (115 Lakeland Terrace). An experienced Audubon Society member leads the walk. Bring binoculars, water, insect repellent and a snack. Call ahead if you would like to borrow a pair of binoculars. Adults must accompany children under 15. Free, $3 car entrance fee; call 601-956-7444.

NACA Homeownership Workshop Oct 1, 8 a.m., at Jackson Medical Mall (350 W. Woodrow Wilson Ave.). In the Community Meeting Room. The Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America assists low- and moderate-income people with becoming homeowners without sub-prime or predatory loans. Free; call 601-922-4008, ext. 1921.

Jackson Air Show Oct 1,-2, at Hawkins Field (Industrial Drive). Aerobatic performers include Tora, Tora, Tora, Michael Wiskus, the Black Daggers and Team Chaos. Lawn chairs welcome. No coolers, tents or pets allowed. Free parking. Free; call 601-644-3544.

PM BBQ Birthday Bash Oct 1, 12 p.m., at Parlor Market (115 W. Capitol St.). Parlor Market celebrates its first birthday with a barbecue dinner, beer and music until midnight. Performers include AJC and the Envelop Pushers, Dent May, Furrows and Roosevelt Noise. $10, $15 with T-shirt; call 601-360-0090.

Bailey Magnet High School Car Wash Oct 1, 12 p.m., at Kolb's Grand Cleaners, Fondren (2933 N. State St.). The Senior Class Booster Club is raising funds for their class trip. Donations welcome; call 601-960-5343.

Through Oct. 1

InfantSEE Week. Local optometrists offer free eye exams for babies 6-12 months old. Visit infantsee.org for a list a participating doctors.

Jackson State University National Alumni Association Membership Drive, at Jackson State University (1400 John R. Lynch St.). Pay membership dues or upgrade a current membership to enter drawing for a JSU Homecoming prize package. Call 601-979-2281.

Sunday, Oct. 2

Flood Victims Benefit Concert Oct 2, 12 PM, at Shucker's Oyster Bar (116 Conestoga Road). Gates open at 11:30 a.m. Performers include Rainmakers, Greenfish, and Hunter Gibson and the Gators. Enjoy raffles, beer specials and food. Proceeds benefit residents at Terry's Cabins. Donations welcome, food prices vary; call 601-853-0105.

Big Ole Bra Collecting Kick-off Event Oct 2, 1 p.m., at Repeat Street (626 Ridgewood Road). Until 4 p.m., bring a bra or $1 to donate to the American Cancer Society, and get 20 percent off store merchandise and chances to win prizes. Donations welcome; call 601-605-9393.

Walk for Diabetes Oct 2. 2 p.m., at Southern Farm Bureau Life Insurance (1401 Livingston Lane). Registration starts at 1 p.m. The event includes a 5K walk and a one-mile family fun walk. Proceeds benefit the Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi. $20 minimum donation; call 601-957-7878.

Blessing of the Animals Oct 2, 4 p.m., at St. Andrew's Episcopal Cathedral (305 E. Capitol Street). On the columbarium. The ceremony is in honor of the Feast Day of St. Francis. Pets should be on leashes. Bring cat and dog food donations for local shelters. Call 601-354-1535.

Jackson State University Homecoming Celebration Oct. 8, at Jackson State University (1400 John R. Lynch St.). "Celebrating the Legacy of JSU" is the theme. Highlights include the stage play "Everyone Plays the Fool" Oct. 2, a fashion show hosted by Keshia Knight Pulliam ("The Cosby Show") Oct. 3, a street jam Oct. 4, a comedy show Oct. 5 and a Greek step show Oct. 6. Oct. 8, the homecoming parade is at 9 a.m. on Capitol St., and the football game against the University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff at Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium (2531 N. State St.) is at 4 p.m. Visit jsums.com/homecoming for specifics. Admission varies, some events free; call 601-979-0289.

Monday, Oct. 3

Hinds County Board of Supervisors Oct. 3, 9 a.m., at Chancery Court (316 S. President St.). The board holds its regular meeting, open to the public. Call 601-968-6501.

Domestic Violence Awareness Month Kickoff and Proclamation Oct. 3, 10 AM, at Jackson Medical Mall (350 W. Woodrow Wilson Ave.). Catholic Charities hosts the program. Jackson Mayor Harvey Johnson declares October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month at the event. Call 601-366-0750.

Through Oct. 13

Livingston Farmers Market (129 Mannsdale Road, Madison). The market is open 4-8 p.m. Thursdays. Call 601-898-0212.

Through Oct. 29

Byram Farmers Market (20 Willow Creek Lane, Byram). The market is open Monday-Saturday from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. until Oct. 29. Products include fresh produce, wildflower honey, roasted peanuts, jams, jellies, birdhouses, and baskets and gourds for crafting. Call 601-373-4545.

Through Nov. 5

NAMIWalks Registration, at NAMI Mississippi (411 Briarwood Drive, Suite 401). NAMIWalks is an annual walk to raise funds for NAMI Mississippi, a local branch of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. NAMI is a nonprofit, grassroots organization dedicated to providing support, education and advocacy for consumers of mental health services and their family members. Visit namims.org to join an existing team, form a new team, walk as an individual or become a sponsor. Each team member who raises at least $100 will receive a T-shirt. Donations welcome; call 601-899-9058.

Through Nov. 11

Small Business Awards Call for Nominations. Submit nominees for the Small Business Administration's Small Business Person of the Year and Small Business Champion awards by Nov. 11. Nominees are honored during National Small Business Week May 20 - 26, 2012 in Washington, D.C. Visit sba.gov/ms.

Through Nov. 12

Old Farmers Market(352 E. Woodrow Wilson Ave.). Hours are 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Sunday. Call 601-354-0529 or 601-353-1633.

Through Nov. 16

Nature Nuts Preschool Program, at Clinton Community Nature Center (617 Dunton Road, Clinton). The nature discovery program is for children ages 2-5. Sessions are held on third Wednesdays from 10-11 a.m. Registration required. Receive a $2 discount for each additional child. $8 per session, $5 members; call 601-926-1104.

Versatility Exercise and Health Education Program, at Tougaloo College (500 W. County Line Road, Tougaloo). In the Owens Health and Wellness Center, room 223. Seora Casper leads the exercise class on Wednesdays from 5:30-6:45 p.m. through Nov. 16. Registration required; space limited. Free; call 601-977-7797.

Through Dec. 2

First Friday Free ADHD Screenings, at Office of Suzanne Russell, LPC (665 Highway 51 N., Ridgeland). Licensed professional counselor Suzanne Russell offers free 30-minute ADHD screenings for children on first Fridays through Dec. 2. Appointment required. Free; call 601-707-7355.

Through Dec. 17

Mississippi Farmers Market (929 High St.). Shop for fresh locally-grown fruits and vegetables from Mississippi farmers, specialty foods, and crafts from local artisans, including the Greater Belhaven Market. The market is open Saturdays from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. During the peak-growing season, hours are 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Call
601-354-6573.

Through Dec. 24

Old Fannin Road Farmers Market (1307 Old Fannin Road, Brandon). Homegrown produce is for sale Monday-Saturday from 8 a.m.-7 p.m. and noon-6 p.m. Sunday until Christmas Eve. Call 601-919-1690.

Through May 22

Leadership, Personal Development and Life Skills Seminar Series, at Operation Shoestring (1711 Bailey Ave.). Operation Shoestring and Kuumba Promos host the seminars on first and third Tuesdays from 6:30-8:30 p.m. during the school year. The purpose is to introduce leadership skills, life management skills and cultural pride to local youth. Enrollment required. Free; call 601-353-3663 or 601-957-2969.

Ongoing

Toastmasters Club Meetings. Improve your communication skills, and become a better speaker and leader. Membership required.
Public Policy Club 8689 Meetings, at Universities Center (3825 Ridgewood Road). The group meets on first and third Tuesdays at 5:15 p.m. in the computer lab. Call 601-540-8472 or 601-432-6277; visit publicpolicy.freetoasthost.biz.
"Guess Who's Talking Now" Club 3284 Meetings, at Woolfolk Building (501 N. West St.). The group meets from noon-1 p.m. Tuesdays in the conference room on the first floor. Call 601-359-6653 or 601-359-2573; visit club3284.freetoasthost.net.

Zumba Fitness Classes. The Latin-inspired aerobics classes are held at two Dance Unlimited Studio locations. $5; call 601-209-7566.
• Mondays and Thursdays at 5:30 p.m., and Saturdays at 9 a.m., at 6787 S. Siwell Road, Suite A, Byram.
• Wednesdays at 6 p.m. and Saturdays at 11 a.m., at 3091 Highway 49 South, Suite E, Florence.

Fitness Center, at Jackson Roadmap to Health Equity Project's Farmers' Market (2548 Livingston Road). Options include aerobics and Zumba classes, equipment for resistance training and toning, and access to a personal trainer. No joining fee or long-term commitment is required. Hours are 8 a.m.-7 p.m. weekdays and 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturdays. $20 per month; call 601-987-6783.

Diabetes Support Group Meetings, at Baptist Health Systems, Madison Campus (401 Baptist Drive, Madison). Baptist Nutrition Center hosts the meetings on third Thursdays at 1 p.m. Free; call 601-973-1624.

Adopt-a-Park Program Registration, at Jackson Medical Mall (350 W. Woodrow Wilson Ave.), at the Department of Parks and Recreation. Organizations and businesses are encouraged to sign up to help maintain Jackson parks and trails by picking up litter, landscaping and painting. Call 601-960-0471.

Venture Incubator Talk and Tour Open House, at Venture Incubator (City Centre Building, 200 S. Lamar St., South Tower, 10th floor). Potential or current small business owners, and professionals interested in mentoring small business owners are welcome to meet with Wes Holsapple, president and CEO, and tour the facilities on Mondays from 5-6 p.m. and Wednesdays from noon-1 p.m. Refreshments served. Free; call 601-414-0140.

Jackson 2000 Study Circles Program. The program includes six two-hour sessions of dialogue and problem-solving to encourage racial harmony and community involvement. Jackson 2000 is looking for participants from all walks of life to sign up, and sessions will be scheduled soon. E-mail [e-mail missing].
Jackson Public Schools Call for Volunteers. Jackson Public Schools is seeking volunteers from the community to be mentors for seniors enrolled in the Advanced Seminar: Employability Skills course. Call 601-960-8310.

Medical Mall Moment Report at WOAD 1300 AM. Find out about the Jackson Medical Mall Foundation's current activities every second Friday of the month at 8:30 a.m. Call-ins to 601-995-1400 are welcome. Send your questions and comments in advance to [e-mail missing] or call the office for more information. The broadcast is also available on jacksonmedicalmall.org. Call 601-982-8467.

Cancer Rehab Classes at Baptist Medical Center (1225 N. State St.), in the Activity Room of the Hederman Cancer Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2 p.m. The class helps cancer patients enhance cardiovascular strength, endurance, their immune system and bone density. It helps to increase overall strength and stamina, decrease fatigue and weight loss, and improve digestion. Registration is required. Free; call 601-948-6262 or 800-948-6262.

Weekly Storytime at Pearl Public Library (2416 Old Brandon Road, Pearl). Each Tuesday, Baby Bookworms Storytime for children ages birth-36 months is at 9:30 a.m., and Preschool Storytime for children ages 3-6 is at 10:30 a.m. The event includes stories, rhymes, music and a puppet show on the last Tuesday of the month. Free; call 601-932-2562.

Business Plan Workshops, at New Horizon Church International (Renaissance South, 1770 Ellis Ave.). Get hands-on, individualized or small-group assistance to develop your customized business plan. Sessions are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30 a.m.-noon or 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m., and first and third Saturdays from 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Appointment required. Call 601-371-1390, 601-371-1296 or 601-371-1427.

Tutoring Sessions and Peer-to-peer Study Groups, at Richard Wright Library (515 W. McDowell Road), in the Community Room. Sessions are every other Saturday from 9-11:30 a.m.; call to confirm dates. Students in grades 8-12 and GED students are welcome to get help with research projects, state subject areas tests, English, science, history and math. School supplies and snacks provided. Free; call 601-948-4725 or 601-372-1621.

National Alliance on Mental Illness Family Support Group, at St. Dominic Hospital (969 Lakeland Drive), in the St. Catherine Room. NAMI Mississippi offers a support group for family members who have an adult relative with a mental illness on second Thursdays at 7 p.m. Free; call 601-899-9058.

Programs on WMPR 90.1 FM and wmpr901.com.
• Women for Progress Radio Broadcast. Dorothy Stewart and Willie Jones host the program on Thursdays from 6-7 p.m. Topics include education, economics and politics. Call 601-918-5137.
• Mayor Harvey Johnson Jr. Show. Every Wednesday from 1:30-2:30 p.m., Jackson mayor Harvey Johnson Jr. discusses activities, issues and other newsworthy items that are occurring in the city of Jackson. Call 601-960-1084.

CARA Recycling Program, at Community Animal Rescue and Adoption (CARA) (960 N. Flag Chapel Road). Mississippi's largest no-kill animal shelter is earning cash for operating expenses by participating in the FundingFactory Recycling Program. They are collecting empty laser or toner cartridges and used cellphones from the community and sending the waste products to FundingFactory in exchange for cash. Donations welcome; email [e-mail missing].

Adopt-a-Park Program Registration, at Jackson Medical Mall (350 W. Woodrow Wilson Ave.), at the Department of Parks and Recreation. Organizations and businesses are encouraged to sign up to help maintain Jackson parks and trails by picking up litter, landscaping and painting. Call 601-960-0471.

Fitness Camp, at Lake Hico Park (4801 Watkins Drive). Do cardiovascular and strength training exercises, and learn about proper nutrition. Sessions are from 8-9 a.m.Sports League Registrations, at Jackson Medical Mall (350 W. Woodrow Wilson Ave.). The Department of Parks and Recreation is conducting registration for the upcoming season from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays. Call 601-960-0471.
• Adult Flag Football Registration through Sept. 30. Limit of 20 players per team. Games begin Oct. 17. $325 team.
• Adult Fall And Winter Basketball League Registration through Oct. 7. Men and women ages 35 or older may participate. Limit of 15 players per team. Games begin Oct. 17. $325 team.

Monday, Sept. 26

Jackson Public Schools Parent/Teacher Conference Day. The annual event allows parents to meet with and discuss their children's progress with teachers. Appointments are encouraged for parents of elementary school students. Call the child's school for information.

6 p.m., Jackson Touchdown Club Meeting, at River Hills Country Club (3600 Ridgewood Road). Members of the athletic organization meet weekly at 6 p.m. during the football season. This week's speaker is former NFL kicker Tom Dempsey. $280 individual membership, $1200 corporate membership; call 601-506-3186.

Tuesday, Sept. 27

11:30 a.m., Charity Golf Tournament, at Eagle Ridge Golf Course (1500 Raymond Lake Road, Raymond). Registration is at 11:30 a.m., lunch is at noon and the shotgun start is at 1 p.m. Golfers play in teams of four. The awards ceremony is at 4:30 p.m. Proceeds benefit the Alzheimer's Association of Middle Mississippi and scholarships for Hinds Community College students. Door prizes given, including a 2012 vehicle from Skinners Chevrolet. $75, $300 team of four; call 601-373-5188 or 601-857-7070.

6:30 p.m., Jackson Audubon Society Monthly Chapter Meeting, at Eudora Welty Library (300 N. State St.). The topic is "Birding Trip to Paraguay." Bart Barrack of Barrack Farms is the speaker. Open to the public. Free; call 601-956-7444.

7 p.m., Spike Lee, at Jackson State University, Rose E. McCoy Auditorium (1400 John R. Lynch St.). The producer and actor speaks in honor of Black College Day. Reservation required. Free tickets; email [e-mail missing].

Wednesday, Sept. 28

9 a.m., Mississippi Economic Outlook Conference, at Universities Center (3825 Ridgewood Road), in the IHL Board Room. Speakers include Dr. Darrin Webb. Greg Daco, Dr. Marianne Hill and Mary Beth Wilkerson. Free; call 601-432-6333.

Events at Jackson Medical Mall (350 W. Woodrow Wilson Ave.).
• 10 a.m., Senior Aerobics Class, at center stage. Tougaloo College is the sponsor. Free; call 769-798-7691.
• Noon, Jobs for Jacksonians Job Fair and Business Engagement Summit, at Jackson Medical Mall (350 W. Woodrow Wilson Ave.). Learn more about job openings and business opportunities in Jackson. The event includes interview and resume seminars. Call 601-982-8467 or 601-960-0326.

10:30 a.m., "A Healthier You" Workshop, at Butterfly Yoga (3025 N. State St.). Butterfly Yoga's Scotta Brady and liveRIGHTnow's Terry Sullivan are the instructors. Learn yoga, sample smoothies and learn about power foods. Raw food lunch included. Registration by Sept. 26 recommended. $90; visit liverightnowonline.com/workshop-a-healthier-you.

11:30 a.m., Power Up Speaker Series, at University Club (210 E. Capitol St., Suite 2200). Cornelius Lindsey of Lindsey Enterprises speaks on the topic "Brand New You: How to Create, Develop and Market Your Personal Brand." RSVP; limited seating. $12 (cash only), $10 members; call 601-969-4011, ext. 235.

Noon, Young Professionals of Greater Jackson Luncheon, at Mississippi Museum of Art (380 S. Lamar St.). The topic is Mississippi's creative economy. Speakers include Malcolm White and Betsy Bradley. RSVP by Sept. 26. $10, $7 members; e-mail [e-mail missing].

Noon, "History Is Lunch," at William F. Winter Archives and History Building (200 North St.). Historian Gene Dattel discusses Kathryn Stockett's novel "The Help." Bring a lunch; coffee and water provided. Free; call 601-576-6998.

4 p.m., Jackson/Hinds Library System Board of Trustees, at Eudora Welty Library (300 N. State St.). The board discusses matters concerning the local library system. Free; call 601-968-5825.

5 p.m., Open House, at The Healing Arts Group (2626 Southerland St.). Learn more about services such as acupuncture, reflexology, yoga therapy, CEU courses and massage therapy. Call 601-613-6040 or 601-500-0337.

6 p.m., Women's Fund Annual Meeting, at Mississippi Museum of Art (380 S. Lamar St.). The organization makes an important announcement at the event. Free appetizers included. RSVP. Free; email [e-mail missing].

Thursday, Sept. 29

8:30 a.m., Green Jobs Conference, at Mississippi e-Center at Jackson State University (1230 Raymond Road). Learn how green jobs can improve the economy, and get information on job openings and training programs. Register on-site at 7:30 a.m. on online. Free; visit mdes.ms.gov.

9 a.m., "The Right Way to Start a Nonprofit" Workshop, at Mississippi Center for Nonprofits (921 N. President St., Suite C). Learn how to get state and federal approval, meet the requirements for registering, complete the IRS application and legally solicit funds in Mississippi. Paperwork for establishing the nonprofit organization will also be completed. $100; call 601-968-0061.

Noon, Disaster Recovery Webinar. Get tips such as how to find a reputable contractor and how to handle property damage assessment. Visit sba.gov.

2 p.m., Naturalization Workshop, at Mississippi Immigrants Rights Alliance (612 N. State St.). The workshop is for individuals who have been lawful permanent residents for the last five years, or three years if married to and living with a United States citizen. $60 MIRA membership, $140 N-400 application assistance; call 601-968-5182.

5:30 p.m., Generation "TEXT": Your Kids On Technology, at Hinds Behavioral Health Services (3450 Highway 80 W. Jackson, MS 39209). In the Conference Center. Learn how to protect your children from the negative aspects of technology such as excessive texting and gaming, cyberbullying and "sexting." Free; call 601-321-2400.

5:30 p.m., "Privacy, Publicity and Intellectual Property: Issues Underlying 'The Help' Controversy," at Butler, Snow, O'Mara, Stevens and Cannada (1020 Highland Colony Parkway, Ridgeland). The Mississippi Bar Intellectual Property Sections hosts the seminar. Panelists include Edward Sanders, Luther Mumford, Fred Banks Jr. and Robert Gregg Mayer. $15, free for members; call 601-355-9226.

6 p.m., Conversation About Community, at King Edward Hotel (235 W. Capitol St.), in the Grand Ballroom. The event features dinner, drinks, music, video segments and a panel discussion. JFP editor-in-chief Donna Ladd is the moderator, and panelists include Jim Barksdale and Dr. Glenda Glover. Proceeds benefit Operation Shoestring. Wear business attire. Limited tickets. $50; call 601-353-6336.

6:30 p.m., LGBT Support Group for Youth/Young Adults, at A Brave New Day (Fondren Corner, 2906 N. State St., Suite 204). Rise Above for Youth welcomes youth and young adults age 14-24 to connect with others in the community and to share experiences and resources. The meeting is held the last Thursday of each month. Free; call 601-922-4968.

7 p.m., Seventh Annual Fur Ball, at Renaissance (1000 Highland Colony Parkway, Ridgeland). Enjoy food, a silent auction and music by The Chill. Proceeds benefit the Mississippi Animal Rescue League. $60, $110 per couple; call 601-896-5157.

Friday, Sept. 30

Events at Baptist for Women (1225 N. State St.).
• 9 a.m., Operation Bloom Free Breast Cancer Screenings. Participants receive a free clinical breast exam, recommendations for follow-up care, self-exam training and information on how to receive a free and/or discounted mammogram. Insurance not required. Free; call 601-939-9778.
Women's Health Day, by appointment. Sign up for health screenings such as blood pressure, BMI, glucose and cholesterol. Attend a "Think Pink" breast cancer seminar at 11:30 a.m. or 12:30 p.m. ($5 optional lunch). Registration required. Free; call 601-948-6262 or 800-948-6262.

11:30 a.m., Purple for Peace, at Hilton Jackson (1001 E. County Line Road). Jill Connor Browne hosts the luncheon that promotes family violence prevention in recognition of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Anti-violence advocate Tony Porter is the speaker. Pat Flynn is this year's Purple Peace Prize honoree. The Magnolia String Quartet performs. $25 (includes raffle entry); call 601-981-9196.

6 p.m., Community Bike Ride, at Rainbow Whole Foods Co-operative Grocery (2807 Old Canton Road). Jackson Bike Advocates is the sponsor. Visit facebook.com/jacksonbikeadvocates.

6 p.m., Mississippi Minority Business Alliance Awards Gala, at Jackson Marriott (200 E. Amite St.). The event showcases accomplishments of minority-owned businesses and corporations. Attorney Thomas N. Todd is the speaker. Proceeds go toward college scholarships for disadvantaged youth. $100; call 601-965-0365.

6 p.m., Butterflies By Grace Defined by Faith Zumbathon, at Courthouse Racquet and Fitness Club, Brandon (255 Mar-Lyn Drive, Brandon). Proceeds from the Zumba fitness party benefit Butterflies By Grace Defined by Faith, an organization that supports families and individuals who have been or are affected by domestic violence. $15; call 601-209-7566.

Through Sept. 30

Mississippi Spay and Neuter Clinic Fundraiser, at Strictly Dancing (953 North St.). Bring a donation and attend classes in September at no cost. $10 donation; call 601-944-1315.

M-Power Communities Call for Nominations, at Jackson Medical Mall (350 W. Woodrow Wilson Ave.). Nominate an organization whose focus is on literacy, health, workforce training or social services, and has a budget of $25,000 or less. Call 601-982-8467.

Best of Madison County Call for Nominations. The Madison County Chamber of Commerce acknowledges local business and individuals in an Oct. 27 awards program. Nominations must be received by 5 p.m. Sept. 30. Nominees must be chamber members. Call 601-605-2554.

Saturday, Oct. 1

Wellness Walk Oct 1, 8 a.m., at Rogers Park (George Washington St., Canton). The Madison County chapters of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity host the event to promote healthy living. Registration is at 7:30 a.m. Walkers, runners and cyclists welcome. Snacks provided. Free; e-mail [e-mail missing].

Walk to End Alzheimer's Oct 1, 9 a.m., at Renaissance (1000 Highland Colony Parkway). Walkers who raise at least $100 receive a T-shirt. Proceeds benefit the Alzheimer's Association. Free, donations welcome; call 601-987-0020.

White Elephant Sale Oct 1, 8 a.m., at Fondren Hall (Northwood Shopping Center, 4436 N. State St.). Purchase unique merchandise from local merchants. Limited booths available. $2, $5 early bird (7-8 a.m.), $50 booth; call 601-981-9606.

Jackson Audubon Society First Saturday Bird Walk Oct 1, 8 a.m., at Mayes Lake at LeFleur's Bluff (115 Lakeland Terrace). An experienced Audubon Society member leads the walk. Bring binoculars, water, insect repellent and a snack. Call ahead if you would like to borrow a pair of binoculars. Adults must accompany children under 15. Free, $3 car entrance fee; call 601-956-7444.

NACA Homeownership Workshop Oct 1, 8 a.m., at Jackson Medical Mall (350 W. Woodrow Wilson Ave.). In the Community Meeting Room. The Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America assists low- and moderate-income people with becoming homeowners without sub-prime or predatory loans. Free; call 601-922-4008, ext. 1921.

Jackson Air Show Oct 1,-2, at Hawkins Field (Industrial Drive). Aerobatic performers include Tora, Tora, Tora, Michael Wiskus, the Black Daggers and Team Chaos. Lawn chairs welcome. No coolers, tents or pets allowed. Free parking. Free; call 601-644-3544.

PM BBQ Birthday Bash Oct 1, 12 p.m., at Parlor Market (115 W. Capitol St.). Parlor Market celebrates its first birthday with a barbecue dinner, beer and music until midnight. Performers include AJC and the Envelop Pushers, Dent May, Furrows and Roosevelt Noise. $10, $15 with T-shirt; call 601-360-0090.

Bailey Magnet High School Car Wash Oct 1, 12 p.m., at Kolb's Grand Cleaners, Fondren (2933 N. State St.). The Senior Class Booster Club is raising funds for their class trip. Donations welcome; call 601-960-5343.

Through Oct. 1

InfantSEE Week. Local optometrists offer free eye exams for babies 6-12 months old. Visit infantsee.org for a list a participating doctors.

Jackson State University National Alumni Association Membership Drive, at Jackson State University (1400 John R. Lynch St.). Pay membership dues or upgrade a current membership to enter drawing for a JSU Homecoming prize package. Call 601-979-2281.

Sunday, Oct. 2

Flood Victims Benefit Concert Oct 2, 12 PM, at Shucker's Oyster Bar (116 Conestoga Road). Gates open at 11:30 a.m. Performers include Rainmakers, Greenfish, and Hunter Gibson and the Gators. Enjoy raffles, beer specials and food. Proceeds benefit residents at Terry's Cabins. Donations welcome, food prices vary; call 601-853-0105.

Big Ole Bra Collecting Kick-off Event Oct 2, 1 p.m., at Repeat Street (626 Ridgewood Road). Until 4 p.m., bring a bra or $1 to donate to the American Cancer Society, and get 20 percent off store merchandise and chances to win prizes. Donations welcome; call 601-605-9393.

Walk for Diabetes Oct 2. 2 p.m., at Southern Farm Bureau Life Insurance (1401 Livingston Lane). Registration starts at 1 p.m. The event includes a 5K walk and a one-mile family fun walk. Proceeds benefit the Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi. $20 minimum donation; call 601-957-7878.

Blessing of the Animals Oct 2, 4 p.m., at St. Andrew's Episcopal Cathedral (305 E. Capitol Street). On the columbarium. The ceremony is in honor of the Feast Day of St. Francis. Pets should be on leashes. Bring cat and dog food donations for local shelters. Call 601-354-1535.

Jackson State University Homecoming Celebration Oct. 8, at Jackson State University (1400 John R. Lynch St.). "Celebrating the Legacy of JSU" is the theme. Highlights include the stage play "Everyone Plays the Fool" Oct. 2, a fashion show hosted by Keshia Knight Pulliam ("The Cosby Show") Oct. 3, a street jam Oct. 4, a comedy show Oct. 5 and a Greek step show Oct. 6. Oct. 8, the homecoming parade is at 9 a.m. on Capitol St., and the football game against the University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff at Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium (2531 N. State St.) is at 4 p.m. Visit jsums.com/homecoming for specifics. Admission varies, some events free; call 601-979-0289.

Monday, Oct. 3

Hinds County Board of Supervisors Oct. 3, 9 a.m., at Chancery Court (316 S. President St.). The board holds its regular meeting, open to the public. Call 601-968-6501.

Domestic Violence Awareness Month Kickoff and Proclamation Oct. 3, 10 AM, at Jackson Medical Mall (350 W. Woodrow Wilson Ave.). Catholic Charities hosts the program. Jackson Mayor Harvey Johnson declares October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month at the event. Call 601-366-0750.

Through Oct. 13

Livingston Farmers Market (129 Mannsdale Road, Madison). The market is open 4-8 p.m. Thursdays. Call 601-898-0212.

Through Oct. 29

Byram Farmers Market (20 Willow Creek Lane, Byram). The market is open Monday-Saturday from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. until Oct. 29. Products include fresh produce, wildflower honey, roasted peanuts, jams, jellies, birdhouses, and baskets and gourds for crafting. Call 601-373-4545.

Through Nov. 5

NAMIWalks Registration, at NAMI Mississippi (411 Briarwood Drive, Suite 401). NAMIWalks is an annual walk to raise funds for NAMI Mississippi, a local branch of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. NAMI is a nonprofit, grassroots organization dedicated to providing support, education and advocacy for consumers of mental health services and their family members. Visit namims.org to join an existing team, form a new team, walk as an individual or become a sponsor. Each team member who raises at least $100 will receive a T-shirt. Donations welcome; call 601-899-9058.

Through Nov. 11

Small Business Awards Call for Nominations. Submit nominees for the Small Business Administration's Small Business Person of the Year and Small Business Champion awards by Nov. 11. Nominees are honored during National Small Business Week May 20 - 26, 2012 in Washington, D.C. Visit sba.gov/ms.

Through Nov. 12

Old Farmers Market(352 E. Woodrow Wilson Ave.). Hours are 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Sunday. Call 601-354-0529 or 601-353-1633.

Through Nov. 16

Nature Nuts Preschool Program, at Clinton Community Nature Center (617 Dunton Road, Clinton). The nature discovery program is for children ages 2-5. Sessions are held on third Wednesdays from 10-11 a.m. Registration required. Receive a $2 discount for each additional child. $8 per session, $5 members; call 601-926-1104.

Versatility Exercise and Health Education Program, at Tougaloo College (500 W. County Line Road, Tougaloo). In the Owens Health and Wellness Center, room 223. Seora Casper leads the exercise class on Wednesdays from 5:30-6:45 p.m. through Nov. 16. Registration required; space limited. Free; call 601-977-7797.

Through Dec. 2

First Friday Free ADHD Screenings, at Office of Suzanne Russell, LPC (665 Highway 51 N., Ridgeland). Licensed professional counselor Suzanne Russell offers free 30-minute ADHD screenings for children on first Fridays through Dec. 2. Appointment required. Free; call 601-707-7355.

Through Dec. 17

Mississippi Farmers Market (929 High St.). Shop for fresh locally-grown fruits and vegetables from Mississippi farmers, specialty foods, and crafts from local artisans, including the Greater Belhaven Market. The market is open Saturdays from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. During the peak-growing season, hours are 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Call
601-354-6573.

Through Dec. 24

Old Fannin Road Farmers Market (1307 Old Fannin Road, Brandon). Homegrown produce is for sale Monday-Saturday from 8 a.m.-7 p.m. and noon-6 p.m. Sunday until Christmas Eve. Call 601-919-1690.

Through May 22

Leadership, Personal Development and Life Skills Seminar Series, at Operation Shoestring (1711 Bailey Ave.). Operation Shoestring and Kuumba Promos host the seminars on first and third Tuesdays from 6:30-8:30 p.m. during the school year. The purpose is to introduce leadership skills, life management skills and cultural pride to local youth. Enrollment required. Free; call 601-353-3663 or 601-957-2969.

Ongoing

Toastmasters Club Meetings. Improve your communication skills, and become a better speaker and leader. Membership required.
Public Policy Club 8689 Meetings, at Universities Center (3825 Ridgewood Road). The group meets on first and third Tuesdays at 5:15 p.m. in the computer lab. Call 601-540-8472 or 601-432-6277; visit publicpolicy.freetoasthost.biz.
"Guess Who's Talking Now" Club 3284 Meetings, at Woolfolk Building (501 N. West St.). The group meets from noon-1 p.m. Tuesdays in the conference room on the first floor. Call 601-359-6653 or 601-359-2573; visit club3284.freetoasthost.net.

Zumba Fitness Classes. The Latin-inspired aerobics classes are held at two Dance Unlimited Studio locations. $5; call 601-209-7566.
• Mondays and Thursdays at 5:30 p.m., and Saturdays at 9 a.m., at 6787 S. Siwell Road, Suite A, Byram.
• Wednesdays at 6 p.m. and Saturdays at 11 a.m., at 3091 Highway 49 South, Suite E, Florence.

Fitness Center, at Jackson Roadmap to Health Equity Project's Farmers' Market (2548 Livingston Road). Options include aerobics and Zumba classes, equipment for resistance training and toning, and access to a personal trainer. No joining fee or long-term commitment is required. Hours are 8 a.m.-7 p.m. weekdays and 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturdays. $20 per month; call 601-987-6783.

Diabetes Support Group Meetings, at Baptist Health Systems, Madison Campus (401 Baptist Drive, Madison). Baptist Nutrition Center hosts the meetings on third Thursdays at 1 p.m. Free; call 601-973-1624.

Adopt-a-Park Program Registration, at Jackson Medical Mall (350 W. Woodrow Wilson Ave.), at the Department of Parks and Recreation. Organizations and businesses are encouraged to sign up to help maintain Jackson parks and trails by picking up litter, landscaping and painting. Call 601-960-0471.

Venture Incubator Talk and Tour Open House, at Venture Incubator (City Centre Building, 200 S. Lamar St., South Tower, 10th floor). Potential or current small business owners, and professionals interested in mentoring small business owners are welcome to meet with Wes Holsapple, president and CEO, and tour the facilities on Mondays from 5-6 p.m. and Wednesdays from noon-1 p.m. Refreshments served. Free; call 601-414-0140.

Jackson 2000 Study Circles Program. The program includes six two-hour sessions of dialogue and problem-solving to encourage racial harmony and community involvement. Jackson 2000 is looking for participants from all walks of life to sign up, and sessions will be scheduled soon. E-mail [e-mail missing].
Jackson Public Schools Call for Volunteers. Jackson Public Schools is seeking volunteers from the community to be mentors for seniors enrolled in the Advanced Seminar: Employability Skills course. Call 601-960-8310.

Medical Mall Moment Report at WOAD 1300 AM. Find out about the Jackson Medical Mall Foundation's current activities every second Friday of the month at 8:30 a.m. Call-ins to 601-995-1400 are welcome. Send your questions and comments in advance to [e-mail missing] or call the office for more information. The broadcast is also available on jacksonmedicalmall.org. Call 601-982-8467.

Cancer Rehab Classes at Baptist Medical Center (1225 N. State St.), in the Activity Room of the Hederman Cancer Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2 p.m. The class helps cancer patients enhance cardiovascular strength, endurance, their immune system and bone density. It helps to increase overall strength and stamina, decrease fatigue and weight loss, and improve digestion. Registration is required. Free; call 601-948-6262 or 800-948-6262.

Weekly Storytime at Pearl Public Library (2416 Old Brandon Road, Pearl). Each Tuesday, Baby Bookworms Storytime for children ages birth-36 months is at 9:30 a.m., and Preschool Storytime for children ages 3-6 is at 10:30 a.m. The event includes stories, rhymes, music and a puppet show on the last Tuesday of the month. Free; call 601-932-2562.

Business Plan Workshops, at New Horizon Church International (Renaissance South, 1770 Ellis Ave.). Get hands-on, individualized or small-group assistance to develop your customized business plan. Sessions are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30 a.m.-noon or 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m., and first and third Saturdays from 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Appointment required. Call 601-371-1390, 601-371-1296 or 601-371-1427.

Tutoring Sessions and Peer-to-peer Study Groups, at Richard Wright Library (515 W. McDowell Road), in the Community Room. Sessions are every other Saturday from 9-11:30 a.m.; call to confirm dates. Students in grades 8-12 and GED students are welcome to get help with research projects, state subject areas tests, English, science, history and math. School supplies and snacks provided. Free; call 601-948-4725 or 601-372-1621.

National Alliance on Mental Illness Family Support Group, at St. Dominic Hospital (969 Lakeland Drive), in the St. Catherine Room. NAMI Mississippi offers a support group for family members who have an adult relative with a mental illness on second Thursdays at 7 p.m. Free; call 601-899-9058.

Programs on WMPR 90.1 FM and wmpr901.com.
• Women for Progress Radio Broadcast. Dorothy Stewart and Willie Jones host the program on Thursdays from 6-7 p.m. Topics include education, economics and politics. Call 601-918-5137.
• Mayor Harvey Johnson Jr. Show. Every Wednesday from 1:30-2:30 p.m., Jackson mayor Harvey Johnson Jr. discusses activities, issues and other newsworthy items that are occurring in the city of Jackson. Call 601-960-1084.

CARA Recycling Program, at Community Animal Rescue and Adoption (CARA) (960 N. Flag Chapel Road). Mississippi's largest no-kill animal shelter is earning cash for operating expenses by participating in the FundingFactory Recycling Program. They are collecting empty laser or toner cartridges and used cellphones from the community and sending the waste products to FundingFactory in exchange for cash. Donations welcome; email [e-mail missing].

Adopt-a-Park Program Registration, at Jackson Medical Mall (350 W. Woodrow Wilson Ave.), at the Department of Parks and Recreation. Organizations and businesses are encouraged to sign up to help maintain Jackson parks and trails by picking up litter, landscaping and painting. Call 601-960-0471.

Fitness Camp, at Lake Hico Park (4801 Watkins Drive). Do cardiovascular and strength training exercises, and learn about proper nutrition. Sessions are from 8-9 a.m. Saturdays. $20; call 601-331-8468.

Yu-Gi-Oh Tournaments, at Java Ink (420 Roberts St., Pearl). Compete and trade cards with other fans at 2 p.m. Sundays. Admission varies each week; call 601-397-6292.

ENCOUNTER Teen Empowerment Corps, at Jackson Medical Mall (350 W. Woodrow Wilson Ave.). On first Tuesdays from 6:30-8 p.m., Youth Solutions hosts a rally for teens in the Community Room. Activities include spending time with mentors, motivational talks, IGNITE Vocal Talent rehearsal, teen dramas and character development. Free; call 601-829-0323.

Home Repair Grant Call for Applicants, at Hood Building (200 S. President St.), in suite 316. Seniors 62 and older or disabled citizens may apply between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Bring valid photo ID, a deed or warranty deed, proof of income, homeowner's insurance and a Social Security card. Call 601-960-1438 or 601-960-1491.

Saturdays. $20; call 601-331-8468.

Yu-Gi-Oh Tournaments, at Java Ink (420 Roberts St., Pearl). Compete and trade cards with other fans at 2 p.m. Sundays. Admission varies each week; call 601-397-6292.

ENCOUNTER Teen Empowerment Corps, at Jackson Medical Mall (350 W. Woodrow Wilson Ave.). On first Tuesdays from 6:30-8 p.m., Youth Solutions hosts a rally for teens in the Community Room. Activities include spending time with mentors, motivational talks, IGNITE Vocal Talent rehearsal, teen dramas and character development. Free; call 601-829-0323.

Home Repair Grant Call for Applicants, at Hood Building (200 S. President St.), in suite 316. Seniors 62 and older or disabled citizens may apply between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Bring valid photo ID, a deed or warranty deed, proof of income, homeowner's insurance and a Social Security card. Call 601-960-1438 or 601-960-1491.

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