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AARP Tax Aide Volunteer Service.  The service is available to low- and moderate-income taxpayers with special attention to those ages 60 and older. Bring all necessary documents. No appointment required. Free.
• April 11, 9 a.m., at Pearl Public Library (2416 Old Brandon Road, Pearl). Call 601-932-2562.
• Through April 16, at Richard Wright Library (515 W. McDowell Road) Mondays from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.; call 601-372-1621.
• Through April 16, at Quisenberry Library (605 E. Northside Drive, Clinton) Mondays and Thursdays from 1-5 p.m.; call 601-924-5684.
• Through April 17, at Willie Morris Library (4912 Old Canton Road) Tuesdays from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; call 601-987-8181.

Monday, April 9

International Week 2012 April 9-13, at Jackson State University (1400 John R. Lynch St.). Events include the opening ceremony and the International Taste of JSU April 10, the parade of flags April 11, the International Peace Conference and Symposium on International Issues April 10-13 and the International Scholarship and Awards Banquet April 13. More at jsums.edu/intweek. $50 banquet, other events free; call 601-979-3796.
4:30 p.m., Fondren Enhancement Project Public Meeting, at Duling Hall (622 Duling Ave.), in the auditorium. The topic is a transportation enhancement project for the Fondren area. Call 601-960-1084.
6:30 p.m., W.I.N.E. (Women Inquiring, Networking and Engaging) Meeting, at the home of deborah Rae Wright (135 Grand Ave.). Attendees meet to discuss a chosen topic. Bring wine or a snack. RSVP. Email [e-mail missing].
Through April 9
Warrior Dash Registration. The world's largest running series involves racing on a 5K obstacle course April 21 at Mississippi Off Road Adventures (118 Elton Road). Races start every half-hour beginning at 8 a.m. Enjoy refreshments and music after the race. Register by April 9. Proceeds benefit St. Jude Children's Hospital. $70; visit warriordash.com.
Tuesday, April 10

9 a.m., National Assessment of Educational Progress Symposium, at Jackson Marriott (200 E. Amite St.). Panelists discuss the preparedness of 12th graders for college and job training. Speakers include former Mississippi Gov. Ronnie Musgrove, Mississippi Community College Board Executive Director Eric Clark and Mississippi Board of Education Chair Charles McClelland. RSVP. Free; visit nagb.org/commission/jackson.
Excel 2007 Basics Class April 10-11, at Holmes Community College (412 W. Ridgeland Ave., Ridgeland). Learn to navigate worksheets, insert formulas and modify charts. Sessions are from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Registration required. $50; call 601-605-3314 or 601-605-3370.
6 p.m., Ward 5 Community Meeting, at Lynch Street CME Church (2175 John R. Lynch St.). Share suggestions, address concerns, and receive information on city services and job opportunities. Call 601-960-1084.
Wednesday, April 11

9:30 a.m., Tenant Fair Housing Workshop, at Jackson Housing Authority (2747 Livingston Road). In the board room. Panelists explain fair housing practices, laws and discrimination investigations. Registration required. Free; call 601-362-0885, ext. 100.
Noon, "History Is Lunch," at William F. Winter Archives and History Building (200 North St.). Archaeologist Edward Henry presents "Rediscovering Jackson's Historic Cemetery: A Non-invasive Ground-penetrating Radar Survey to Identify Unknown Burials at Greenwood Cemetery." Bring lunch; coffee and water provided. Free; call 601-576-6998.
Through April 11
Tougaloo Spring Fest 5K Registration, at Tougaloo College (500 W. County Line Road, Tougaloo). The run/walk is April 14 at 9 a.m. (check-in at 8 a.m.) open to individuals, families and teams. Register by April 11. T-shirt included. Free; call 601-977-6186 or 601-977-7797.
Thursday, April 12

8:30 a.m., Mississippi Economic Council Annual Meeting, at Jackson Convention Complex (105 E. Pascagoula St.). The event includes networking, lectures and music. Speakers include Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant, Mission Mississippi president Rev. Neddie Winters, author Jack Schultz and Miss Mississippi 2011 Mary Margaret Roark. Mavis Staples performs. $75, $65 members; call 601-969-0022 or 800-748-7626.
The Garden Club of Jackson Home and Garden Tour 2012 April 12-13, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tour two homes and four gardens in northeast Jackson. Proceeds benefit Stewpot Community Services and Habitat for Humanity Metro Jackson. RSVP for lunch. $20 tour, $15 lunch, $50 garden party; call 601-946-8455; visit gardenclubofjackson.com.
10 a.m., Computer Class for Adults, at Pearl Public Library (2416 Old Brandon Road, Pearl). Learn to use Internet search engines. Free; call 601-932-2562.
6 p.m., Precinct 2 COPS Meeting, at Jackson Police Department, Precinct 2 (711 W. Capitol St.). These monthly forums are designed to help resolve community issues or problems, from crime to potholes. Call 601-960-0002.
7 p.m., Minority Business Network First Anniversary Celebration, at Divine Ministries (1417 W. Capitol St.). Business, government and community leaders are welcome. Refreshments served. RSVP by April 7. $10; call 601-750-2367.
Friday, April 13
Hinds Community College Annual Plant Sale April 13-14, at Hinds Community College - Raymond Campus (501 E. Main St.). At the produce stand next to Gray-Partridge Center. The Landscape Management Technology Department hosts the sale to help students attend seminars, workshops and competitions. Open April 13 from 8 a.m.-6 p.m and April 14 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Call 800-446-6322.
Criminal Justice Reform Conference April 13-14, at Jackson State University - College of Liberal Arts (1400 John R. Lynch St.). The theme is "Politics and the New Jim Crow - Race, Addiction and Incarceration." Topics include decriminalization and severe sentence reform. Hours are 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Free; call 601-354-3408.
9 a.m., Friday Forum, at Koinonia Coffee House (136 S. Adams St., Suite C). The speakers are Clark Gordin from the Mississippi Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks, and Beth Poff from the Jackson Zoo. Free; email [e-mail missing].
10 a.m., Campsites to Megabytes: Celebrating 100 Years of Girl Scouts, at Hinds Community College, Rankin Campus (3805 Highway 80 E., Pearl), at the Clyde Muse Center. The event includes games, crafts, a sing-along and exhibitor booths. X-Factor contestant Haley Orrantia performs. $5; call 601-326-5641.
10:30 a.m., Friends of the Library Monthly Meeting, at Pearl Public Library (2416 Old Brandon Road, Pearl). New members welcome. $5 annual dues; call 601-932-2562.
11 a.m., Free Tax Filing, at WIN Job Center, Canton (152 Parkway Drive, Canton). United Way offers the service through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program. Social Security card and photo ID required. Free; call 211.
12:30 p.m., Millsaps Forum, at Millsaps College, Ford Academic Complex (1701 N. State St.), in room 215. Duncan McCullough discusses his experiences as a transgendered man. Free; call 601-974-1305.
Creative Arts Festival April 13-14, at Jackson State University (1400 John R. Lynch St.). The theme of the two-day event is "The 50th Anniversary of the Meredith Crisis" and is an exhibition of visual arts, spoken word, performing arts and creative writing from high school, undergraduate, and graduate students. Actor Tonea Stewart is the featured guest. Free; call 601-979-3935.
Prancing J-Settes Auditions April 13-15, at Jackson State University, Williams Athletics and Assembly Center (1400 John R. Lynch St.). The dance team performs at JSU athletic games and special events. Potential team members must be enrolled at JSU. April 13, interviews and registration is from 4-6 p.m., and the preliminary audition is at 6:30 p.m. April 14, the group dance instruction is at 8 a.m. at the T.B. Ellis Building. April 15, auditions are from 3-6 p.m. The public may view auditions for $5. $20 registration; call 601-979-7065.
5 p.m., FirstLove Youth Alliance Meeting, at God's Refuge Christian Fellowship Center/Church (1931 Boling St.). Youth ages 11-18 learn about leadership and responsibility. Registration recommended. Free; visit firstloveya.eventbrite.com.
6 p.m., Relay for Life. The all-night charity walk includes food and entertainment. Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. Registration fees vary.
• Richland Community Center (410 E. Harper St., Richland), at the soccer fields. Call 769-237-6011.
• Mississippi College (200 Capitol St., Clinton), at Robinson-Hale Stadium. Call 662-549-3729.
Saturday, April 14

7:30 a.m., Mississippi College Endurance Challenge, at Choctaw Trails (McRaven Road). Registration is at 6 a.m. Races include a one-mile fun run, off-road duathlons and a 5K cross-country run. Awards given; refreshments sold. $10-$75; visit active.com/running/jackson-ms/mc-endurance-challenge-2012.
Monarch Festival April 14-21, at Clinton Community Nature Center (617 Dunton Road, Clinton). April 14, the butterfly rescue is from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Choctaw Trails (McRaven Road, Clinton), and the Monarch Walkathon is at 2 p.m. in the Butterfly Garden ($25 donation to receive a T-shirt). April 15, the children's art reception and open house is from 2-4 p.m. in Price Hall. April 18, Dr. Bill Stark lectures on monarch migration. April 21 is Nature Day and includes a native plant and rose sale from 8 a.m.-2 p.m., a haiku awards ceremony at 10 a.m. and butterfly adoptions at 10:30 a.m. Call 601-924-5509.
9 a.m., Olde Towne Market, in downtown Clinton. Vendors sell produce and crafts on the brick streets of Olde Towne Clinton. This month's market includes the Caterpillar Parade at 10 a.m. Free admission; call 601-924-5472.
9 a.m., Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, at War Memorial Building (120 S. State St.). The race include a 5K run/walk and a one-mile fun run. Online registration at komencentralms.org available through April 11. Proceeds go toward breast cancer research, education, screening and treatment programs. $30 and up, $20 youth; call 866-475-6636.
9 a.m., Traffick Jam Walkathon, at Sneaky Beans (2914 N. State St.). Participants are to ask 10 people for a dollar per mile walked with a goal of 10 miles and $100. The 10 miles can be split up among a team. A post-walk rally and concert follows at 7 p.m. Proceeds benefit the Hard Places Community (HPC) and their work against child sex trafficking in Phnom Phen, Cambodia. Visit traffickjamasia.com for more details. Donations welcome; call 601-942-0429.
10 a.m., NatureFEST! at Mississippi Museum of Natural Science (2148 Riverside Drive). The annual event includes digging for fossils, viewing specimens in the museum's collection, animal exhibits and children's activities. Meet Leona the LIon, the Cat in the Hat, Smokey the Bear and Inky the Clown. The first 500 visitors receive $2 off admission. $6, $5 seniors, $4 children 3-18, members/children under 3 free; call 601-354-7303.
10 a.m., Critters and Crawlers, at Jackson Zoo (2918 W. Capitol St.). The program for toddlers ages 2-3 and their caregivers includes indoor and outdoor activities, and animal encounters. Discounts available for members. Prices vary; call 601-352-2580, ext. 241.
4 p.m., Zumbathon for Relay for Life, at The Club at the Township (201 Northlake Circle, Ridgeland). The Zumba event with a 70s theme includes door prizes and refreshments. Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life. $10; call 601-209-7566.
Through April 14

Free Tax Service,  at Jackson Medical Mall (350 W. Woodrow Wilson Ave.). United Way offers the service through April 13 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and 6 p.m.-9 p.m., and April 14 from 1-4 p.m. Income limits apply; call for details. Bring all necessary documents. Free; call 211.

Sunday, April 15
4 p.m., Women's Fund Third Birthday Celebration, at Women's Fund of Mississippi (Plaza Building, 120 N. Congress St., Suite 903). The Women's Fund aims to improve the lives of women and families. Wear casual attire. Office supply donations welcome. RSVP. Free; call 601-326-3001.
Monday, April 16
Horses for Handicapped April 16-19, at Mississippi State Fairgrounds (1207 Mississippi St.). People with disabilities enjoy horseback riding, wagon rides, a petting zoo and more. Open 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free; visit horsesforhandicappedms.com.
9 a.m., Hinds County Board of Supervisors, at Chancery Court (316 S. President St.). The board holds its regular meeting, open to the public. Call 601-968-6501.
Through April 16

Call for Scholarship Applicants,  at Community Foundation of Greater Jackson (525 E. Capitol St., Suite 5B). Amounts per scholarship range from $500-$3,200 and are based on merit and need. Visit cfgj.org for guidelines. Call 601-974-6044.

Through April 20
GreenSneakers Eco-Challenge for Education, at Fleet Feet Sports (Trace Station, 500 Highway 51 N., Ridgeland). Donate used tennis shoes through April 20 for reuse in developing countries or to be recycled. Watkins Elementary School receives 50 cents per pound of shoes for education costs. Call 601-899-9696.
Through April 30

Jackson Inner-city Gardeners Call for Volunteers,  at Jackson Inner-city Garden (Medgar Evers Blvd. and Northside Drive, behind the BP station). Volunteers can help prepare the garden for spring planting Saturdays from 8-11 a.m. Email tre.roberts@jiggarden.org.

Jackson Public Schools Pre-Kindergarten Enrollment.  Parents and guardians may submit applications for the 2012-2013 school year. Visit jackson.k12.ms.us for a list of participating schools. Call 601-960-8315.

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.

Through June 15

We the People 9*17 Contest.  Constituting America seeks music, film, video and oratory entries related to the U.S. Constitution from college and law school students for a $2,000 cash prize. The submission deadline is June 15. Visit constitutingamerica.org.

Through Oct. 10
Poker Run, at Fleet Feet Sports (Trace Station, 500 Highway 51 N., Ridgeland), on second Wednesdays at 6 p.m. Participants receive five playing cards during the three-mile run/walk, and the people with the best hand and worst hand win prizes. After-party at Cazadores (500 Highway 51, Suite R, Ridgeland). Free; call 601-899-9696.
Through Oct. 31
Byram Farmers Market (20 Willow Creek Lane, Byram). Open Monday-Saturday from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Call 601-373-4545.
Old Farmers Market (352 E. Woodrow Wilson Ave.). Open Monday-Saturday from 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and Sunday from 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Call 601-354-0529 or 601-353-1633.
Through Nov. 30
Jackson Roadmap to Health Equity Project's Farmers Market (2548 Livingston Road). Open 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, and 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays. WIC vouchers accepted. Call 601-987-6783.
Through Dec. 15

Run 4 Rehab.  The fundraising project benefits rehabilitation services at Blair E. Batson Children's Hospital. Registered runners raise money for each kilometer run through Dec. 15. Donors determine pledge amount per kilometer; visit run4rehab.com.

Mississippi Farmers Market,  at Mississippi Farmers Market (929 High St.). Hours are 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays. Call 601-354-6573.

Through Dec. 24
Old Fannin Road Farmers Market (1307 Old Fannin Road, Brandon). Open from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. Call 601-919-1690.
Through Dec. 31

Your Vote Counts,  at Old Capitol Museum (100 S. State St.). Students get to use a real voting machine to vote on a variety of issues. The Secretary of State's office is the sponsor. Free; call 601-576-6920.

Ongoing

Events at Fleet Feet Sports (Trace Station, 500 Highway 51 N., Ridgeland), at the multi-use trail. Open to the public. Free; call 601-899-9696.
• Weekly Group Walk.  Walks are Tuesdays at 6 p.m. Walk two or four miles. 
• Weekly Group Run.  Run 5.4 miles Thursdays at 6 p.m.
• Super Star Senior Adult Walking Club.  The group walks Thursdays at 10 a.m.

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,  at Dance Unlimited Studio (6787 S. Siwell Road, Suite A, Byram). The Latin-inspired aerobics classes are held weekly. Visit peurefun.com for a class schedule. $5; call 601-209-7566.

"Real Divas Read" Book Program.  Divas 4 Charity seeks low-income women in college who are need assistance with purchasing textbooks. To qualify, students must have a grade point average of 3.0-4.0 and submit a one-page essay of why they should receive benefits to [e-mail missing]. Benefits include an Amazon Kindle and e-books. The charity also sells $5 raffle tickets to fund the program, and a $100 gas card is given away each month. Call 508-443-4827.

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.

Venture Incubator Talk and Tour Open House,  at Venture Incubator (City Centre Building, 200 S. LaMarch 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 Dialogue Circles Program.  The program includes sessions of dialogue and problem-solving to encourage racial harmony and community involvement. Jackson 2000 is looking for participants from all walks of life. Email bevelyn_branch@att.net.

Events at Jackson Medical Mall (350 W. Woodrow Wilson Ave.)  
• Adopt-a-Park Program Registration,  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.
• ENCOUNTER Teen Empowerment Corps.  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.

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 [e-mail missing] or call the office for more information. The broadcast is also available on jacksonmedicalmall.org. Call 601-982-8467.

Events at Baptist Medical Center (1225 N. State St.), at Hederman Cancer Center. Registration required. Free; call 601-948-6262 or 800-948-6262.
• Cancer Rehab Classes,  in the Activity Room 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.
• Positive Ones Breast Cancer Support Group.  Baptist Cancer Services hosts the meetings on third Mondays at 5:30 p.m. 

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.

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 mayorHarvey Johnson Jr. discusses activities, issues and other newsworthy items that are occurring in the city of Jackson. Call 601-960-1084.

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.

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.

On Location TV,  on Comcast channel 18. Host and producer Phyllis "Peaches" Robinson spotlights people, places and events in Jackson. The variety talk show airs at 8:30 p.m. Sundays and 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Send an email if you have a story idea for the show. [e-mail missing].

Kids' Fiesta Fun Event,  at Lingofest Language Center (7048 Old Canton Road, Ridgeland). On first Fridays from 6-8 p.m., children ages 5-11 learn basic Spanish in a party atmosphere that includes games, songs and refreshments. Limited space; pre-registration required. $15 per child; call 601-500-7700.

Zumba Classes,  at Covenant Presbyterian Church (4000 Ridgewood Road). The 45-minute classes are at 8:30 a.m. Fridays. Baby care provided. $5 per class; call 850-572-0055; [e-mail missing].

NAMI Connection Support Group Meetings.  The alliance of individuals with mental illnesses meets Tuesdays at 2 p.m. to share experiences and learn new ways to cope. Trained facilitators lead the meetings. Free; call 601-899-9058 for location information.

NAMI In Our Own Voice Presenter Training,  at NAMI Mississippi (411 Briarwood Drive, Suite 401). In Our Own Voice is a public education program that allows trained speakers to share their personal stories of mental illness and recovery. Presenters commit to making at least one presentation per month for one year after the two-day training. Free; call 601-899-9058.

Gentle Joints Aquatic Program,  at The Club at St. Dominic's (970 Lakeland Drive). The Arthritis Foundation sponsors the low-intensity water class. Sessions are on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 2 p.m. Registration required; club membership optional. $35 for 12 classes, $60 for 24 classes; call 601-200-4925.

Events at St. Dominic Hospital (969 Lakeland Drive). Free.
• Cancer Support Group Meetings.  Cancer patients and survivors meet on second Tuesdays at 9 a.m. at the Canter Center. Additional meetings for women are on second Tuesdays at 5 p.m. Call 601-200-3070.
• Caregivers Support Group Meetings.  The group meets on second Wednesdays at 10 a.m. in the conference rooms. Call 601-200-6768.
• National Alliance on Mental Illness Family Support Group,  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.

Game Night,  at Heroes and Dreams (5352 Highway 25, Suite 1650, Flowood). Play video, board and card games Fridays from 7:30-11:30 p.m. Free; call 601-992-3100.

Girl Talk Monthly Live Chat.  Chat with an OB/GYN on second Tuesdays at 8 p.m. to ask health questions. Questions can also be emailed ahead of time. Visit mbhs.org/girltalk.

PRIYDE Recycling Drive,  at PERICO Institute for Youth Development and Entrepreneurship (PRIYDE) (Jackson Medical Mall, 350 W. Woodrow Wilson Ave, Suite 300). The youth advocacy group is collecting electronic equipment to send to FundingFactory for cash. Donate ink and toner cartridges, call phones, MP3 players, GPS devices, digital cameras and laptops. Call 769-251-1408.

After-school Tutoring Program,  at Word of Faith Christian Center Church (4890 Clinton Blvd.). At the Teaching Center Building. Math and English tutoring are offered Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4-6 p.m. Students much be enrolled at a participating JPS middle school and receive free or reduced-price lunches. Snacks and transportation to the school provided. Registration required. Free; call 601-922-9323.

Remembrance Support Group Meetings,  at University of Mississippi Medical Center (2500 N. State St.), in the University Physicians Pavilion, room MO-16. The support group is for those who have experienced a miscarriage, stillbirth or early infant death. Meetings are on first Tuesdays from 6:30-7-30 p.m. Call 601-984-1921. 

American Rosie the Riveter Association Membership Drive. ARRA seeks to honor women who were involved in World War II efforts such as factory work, collecting scrap metal or volunteering with the Red Cross. Call 888-557-6743.

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