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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 16, at Quisenberry Library (605 E. Northside Drive, Clinton) from 1-5 p.m.; call 601-924-5684.
• April 17, at Willie Morris Library (4912 Old Canton Road) from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; call 601-987-8181.
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. through April 19. Free; visit horsesforhandicappedms.com.
6 p.m., Anime and Manga Night, at Pearl Public Library (2416 Old Brandon Road, Pearl). Share your love of the Japanese art forms with other teens. Free; call 601-932-2562.
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.
Tuesday, April 17

8:30 a.m., "Solutions for Waste" enHance Workshop, at Jackson Marriott (200 E. Amite St.). Registration is at 8 a.m. The Mississippi Manufacturers Association hosts the seminar. Business owners learn ways to reduce solid and hazardous waste, and save energy. $70; call 601-948-1125.
Noon, Habitat Young Professionals Information Meeting, at Julep (4500 Interstate 55 N.). Come for lunch and learn about how to serve our city through Habitat for Humanity/Metro Jackson, and network with other young professionals. Food prices vary; call 601-353-6060.
5:30 p.m., Jackson Public School Board Meeting, at Jackson Public Schools (621 S. State St.). The board meets for its regular session, open to the public. Call 601-960-8700.
5:30 p.m., Community Dialogues of Mississippi Forum, at Koinonia Coffee House (136 S. Adams St., Suite C). The topic is "Immigration: Education, Economy and Ethics in Mississippi." The "Eat, Meet and Greet" is at 5:30 p.m., the forum and dialogue is at 6 p.m., and the petition signing is at 8 p.m. Panelists include Bill Chandler of the Mississippi Immigrants' Rights Alliance (MIRA), Derrick Johnson of the Mississippi NAACP and Christina Iturralde of the Southern Poverty Law Center. Free; find Community Dialogue of MS on Facebook.
5:30 p.m., Books and the Process of Creating Art, at Belhaven University, Barber Auditorium (1500 Peachtree St.). Jackson native and children's book illustrator Scott Cook shares his book making process from beginning to end. All ages welcome. Free; call 601-353-7762.
Wednesday, April 18

9 a.m., History Cafe, at Pearl Public Library (2416 Old Brandon Road, Pearl). Join the men's group for coffee and conversation. The topic is the Civil War. Free; call 601-932-2562.
Noon, "History Is Lunch," at William F. Winter Archives and History Building (200 North St.). Vexillologist Clay Moss talks about historic flags in the MDAH collection. Bring lunch; coffee and water provided. Free; call 601-576-6998.
7 p.m., Hinds County Human Resource Agency Meeting, at Hinds County Human Resource Agency (258 Maddox Road). The Board of Directors holds its monthly meeting. Open to the public. Call 601-923-1772.

Thursday, April 19

Steinway Authorized Piano Sale April 19-22, at Arts Center of Mississippi (201 E. Pascagoula St.). Appointment-only sales are April 19-20. The sale is open to the public April 21 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and April 22 from 3-7 p.m. Proceeds benefit VSA of Mississippi, Ask for More Arts, the Greater Jackson Arts Council and the Arts Center of Mississippi. Call 888-647-1523.
42nd Annual Gibbs-Green Memorial Program April 19-20, at Jackson State University (1400 John R. Lynch St.). JSU honors the memory of Phillip Lafayette Gibbs and James Earl Green with campus events such as a Freedom Mile Marker unveiling, a meet-and-greet with the class of 1970, a candlelight vigil, the Fannie Lou Hamer Institute Humanitarian Awards Luncheon April 20 at 11:30 a.m., and Jazz on the Plaza featuring Cassandra Wilson April 20 at 7 p.m. More at jacksonstate.wordpress.com. $35 luncheon, other events free; call 601-979-1732.
9 a.m., State Institutions of Higher Learning Meeting, at Universities Center (3825 Ridgewood Road). The Board of Trustees meets in the IHL Board Room. Open to the public. Call 601-432-6333.
10 a.m., Computer Class For Adults, at Pearl Public Library (2416 Old Brandon Road, Pearl). Learn to send and receive email. Free; call 601-932-2562.
11 a.m., Mississippi Commission on the Status of Women Spring Luncheon, at Capital Club (125 S. Congress St., Suite 19). The theme is "Empowering Women: Let's Talk Money." Mississippi State Treasurer Lynn Fitch is the keynote speaker. Limited seating; registration required. $40; visit msstatusofwomen.org.
3:30 p.m., Fueled for Adventure, at Mississippi Children's Museum (2145 Highland Drive). Thursdays at 3:30 p.m., children ages 4-11 learn about healthy eating habits. $8, children 12 months and under and members free; call 877-793-5437.
5 p.m., Networking in the Neighborhood, at Burgers & Blues (1060 E. County Line Road). The event offers those who are new to the area an opportunity to meet local folks, try new foods and get involved with area charities. Enjoy menu samples, door prizes and music. The Madison County Habitat for Humanity is the featured charity. Free admission; call 601-624-7738.
6 p.m., Precinct 3 COPS Meeting, at Jackson Police Department, Precinct 3 (3925 W. Northside Drive). These monthly forums are designed to help resolve community issues or problems, from crime to potholes. Call 601-960-0003.
Friday, April 20
8:30 p.m., Resume Writing and Interviewing Skills Class, at Holmes Community College (412 W. Ridgeland Ave., Ridgeland). Learn about do's and don'ts, etiquette and proper attire. $50; call 601-605-3314 or 601-605-3370.
9 a.m., Friday Forum, at Koinonia Coffee House (136 S. Adams St., Suite C). The speaker is Cobby M. Williams, U.S. candidate for Mississippi's Second Congressional District. Free; email [e-mail missing].
5 p.m., Lawyerpalooza, at Hal & Mal's (200 S. Commerce St.), in the Red Room. Enjoy music and art from Mississippi attorneys. Performers include Justice Jim Kitchens, Cooper Miles, M.O.S.S., the Church Keys, the Rumprollers, and Eric Stracener and the Frustrations. David McCarty exhibits his artwork. Proceeds benefit the Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project and the Mississippi Center for Justice. $5; call 601-969-9692, 769-257-5380 or 601-957-2600.
Relay for Life. The all-night charity walk includes food and entertainment. Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. Registration fees vary.
•  5 p.m., at Liberty Park, Madison (Liberty Park Drive, Madison). Call 601-573-6577.
• 6 p.m., at Country Woods Baptist Church (6737 S. Siwell Road, Byram), at the activity fields. Call 769-237-6011.
• 6 p.m., at Shiloh Park (Shiloh Road, Brandon). Call 601-278-3960.
6:30 p.m., DREAM Act Concert, at Sneaky Beans (2914 N. State St.). The Millsaps College chapter of Amnesty International hosts the fundraiser to promote immigrants' rights. Enjoy food and music from AJC and the Envelope Pushers, Taylor Hildebrand and the Latin Pulse Band. Proceeds go toward United We DREAM activist training. $5; call 601-974-1338.
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.
Saturday, April 21

8 a.m., Metro Master Gardeners Plant Sale Apr 21, 8 a.m., at Mynelle Gardens‎ (4736 Clinton Blvd.). Purchase native and naturalized heirloom plants, perennials, shrubs and trees. Proceeds go toward ongoing gardening projects in the metro area. Call 601-955-0247.
Mindful Spirit Expo April 21-22, at Cabot Lodge Millsaps (2375 N. State St.). Intuitive Encounters is the host. The event includes exhibitor booths, lectures, a raffle and a vision board room. The first 100 guests receive a goodie bag. Hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. both days $25; visit intuitiveencounters.com.
2012 Jackson Showboat Girls Dance Team Auditions April 21-22, at Mississippi Metropolitan Dance Academy (106 Autumn Ridge Place). Auditions for the new ABA Jackson Showboats semi-pro basketball team are for women ages 18 and up. Register online at jacksonshowboats.com. $20; call 601-853-7480.
8 a.m., Global Youth Service Day, at Jackson Inner-city Garden (Medgar Evers Blvd. and Northside Drive, behind the BP station). Youth ages 5-25 plant vegetables, weed and prepare vegetable beds. Bring gloves and work shoes. Email [e-mail missing].
8 a.m., Native Plant and Rose Sale, at Clinton Community Nature Center (617 Dunton Road, Clinton). Purchase native shrubs and trees, antique roses, hanging baskets and bedding plants. Buy a plant and get one of equal or lesser value for free. Call 601-926-1104.
10 a.m., Financial Literacy Day, at Mississippi Children's Museum (2145 Highland Drive). Children learn the basic of creating a budget and managing money. $8, children under 12 months and members free; call 601-981-5469 or 877-793-5437.
10 a.m., WaterFest 2012, at Old Trace Park (Post Road, Ridgeland). Learn ways to protect the Ross Reservoir, and enjoy food, music and children's activities. Free admission; call 601-987-3040.
10 a.m., Earth Day: Party for the Planet, at Jackson Zoo (2918 W. Capitol St.). Learn about protecting the environment and wildlife conservation through educational games and activities. $9, $6 children 12 and under; members: $7, $4 children under 12; call 601-352-2580.
11 a.m., Parent and Guardian Education Advocacy Training, at Lumpkin's BBQ (182 Raymond Road). The Southern Poverty Law Center, Youth Villages and the United Way of the Capital Area host the program. Learn about resources and activities for youth in the Jackson area. Lunch and drinks provided. Free; call 877-892-2577.
11 a.m., Dynamic Business Solutions Business Brunch, at Mediterranean Fish and Grill‎ (6550 Old Canton Rd). Small business owners network and get tips on growing their businesses. Bring business cards and arrive early; limited seating. Free admission; call 601-879-4DBS (4327).
4 p.m., Be Bold Beer Run, in downtown Jackson. Lucky Town Brewing Company and the Home Brewers Association of Middle Mississippi are the sponsors. Registration is at 4 p.m., and the run/walk is at 4:30 p.m. The race includes stops at designated restaurants for drinks. Free, drink prices vary; call 262-391-9265.
Sunday, April 22
1 p.m., Earth Day, at Farish Street Park (Farish St.). Enjoy music, poetry, a brown bag lunch and a prettiest flower competition. Acoustic instruments, blankets, etc. welcome. Free; call 601-291-7381.
2 p.m., Blasta Wine Tasting, at Fenian's Pub (901 E. Fortification St.). The event is a fundraiser for CelticFest Mississippi. $25 in advance, $35 at the door, $25 Celtic Heritage Society mem; call 601-366-6644 or 601-948-0055.
4 p.m., Take Steps for Crohn's and Colitis Walk, at Old Trace Park (Post Road, Ridgeland). Registration is at 3 p.m. Proceeds benefit the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America. Raise at least $100 to receive a T-shirt. Free entry; call 504-861-3433.
Monday, April 23
11:30 a.m., Young Business Leaders of Jackson Golf Tournament, at Lake Caroline Golf Club (118 Caroline Club Circle, Madison). The tournament is a four-person scramble format. Lunch and prizes included. Registration required; sponsorships available. $200, $800 team of four; call 601-957-6860.
Through April 23
Wycliffe Associates Banquet - Call for Reservations. The banquet is May 1 at First Presbyterian Church (1390 N. State St.), and donations go toward language development for the Choctaw Indians. Also learn about volunteer opportunities. Author Grace Fabian is the speaker. RSVP by April 23. Free, donations welcome; call 601-672-4438.
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. 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 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 mayor Harvey 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. Email [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; email [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.
Events at Mississippi Children's Museum (2145 Highland Drive). $8, children 12 months and under and members free; call 877-793-5437.
• Tinker with Tuesdays. Tuesdays at 3:30 p.m., children ages 4-11 learn about science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
• ABC Come Play with Me. Wednesdays at 10 a.m., children ages 3 and under enjoy songs, games and learning activities to prepare them for preschool.
• Farm Bureau Spotlight. Fridays at 3:30 p.m., children ages 4-11 learn about agriculture and visit one of the galleries for a featured topic.

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