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Monday, April 23
6 p.m., Jackson Police Department Precinct 4 Restructuring Ceremony, at Fondren Hall (Northwood Shopping Center, 4436 N. State St.). Presenters include Jackson Mayor Harvey Johnson Jr. and Precinct 4 Commander Wendell Watts. Call 601-960-0004.

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.

Tuesday, April 24

Two-day Grant Proposal Workshop April 24-25, at Mississippi Center for Nonprofits (201 W. Capitol St., Suite 700). Learn the basics of writing a grant proposal, doing research, developing a budget and writing a needs statement. Sessions are from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Registration required. $179, $89 members for one day); $359, $179 members for both days; call 601-968-0061.

4 p.m., Jackson Zoo Volunteer Fair, at Jackson Zoo (2918 W. Capitol St.). Options include animal care, education, administration, special events and maintenance. Must be 18 or older. Park by the Zoo Mobile and check in at the Jewel's Gate in the main parking lot. Call 601-352-2580, ext. 241.

Wednesday, April 25

Small Business Summit April 25-26, at Northpark Mall (1200 E. County Line Road, Ridgeland). Join Mississippi business professionals for networking, exhibits, seminars and resources. Hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. $250-$300 exhibitor booths (free for nonprofits); call 601-956-3438.

10 a.m., Art in Mind Art Program, at Mississippi Museum of Art (380 S. Lamar St.). The Alzheimer's Association of Mississippi offers the monthly program is for people with early-stage dementia and their caregivers. Participants tour the galleries and make art in the studio classroom. Register by April 23; space limited. Registration forms available at alz.org/ms. Free; call 601-987-0020.

Noon, "History Is Lunch," at Old Capitol Museum (100 S. State St.). Agricultural economist Jimmye Hillman talks about his new memoir, "Hogs, Mules, and Yellow Dogs: Growing Up on a Mississippi Subsistence Farm." Bring lunch; coffee and water provided. Free; call 601-576-6998.

4 p.m., Jackson/Hinds Library System Board of Trustees, at Margaret Walker Alexander Library (2525 Robinson Road). The board discusses matters concerning the local library system. Call 601-968-5825.

Thursday, April 26

Events at Pearl Public Library (2416 Old Brandon Road, Pearl). Free; call 601-932-2562.
• 10 a.m., Computer Class For Adults, Learn to prepare documents with Microsoft Word.

• 4 p.m., Game On! Attendees play Xbox 360 games. No mature games permitted. Free; call 601-932-2562.

11 a.m., Central Mississippi Ole Miss Alumni Club Scholarship Luncheon, at Capital Club (125 S. Congress St., Suite 19). The club gives scholarships to high school students. Jesse Mitchell, former Ole Miss and Baltimore Ravens defensive lineman, is the speaker. RSVP recommended. $15; call 601-826-6886 or 601-506-3186.

4 p.m., Garden Partners Membership Tea, at Mississippi Museum of Art (380 S. Lamar St.). Learn how to become a member of the auxiliary. Call 601-960-1515.

5 p.m., Business Plan Seminar, at Eagle Ridge Conference Center (1500 Raymond Lake Road, Raymond). Jim Harper of Hinds Community College is the speaker. Topics include industry research, creating a marketing strategy and determining startup costs. Visit mssbdc.org.

5:30 p.m., Precinct 4 COPS Meeting, at Redeemer Church (640 E. Northside Drive). These monthly forums are designed to help resolve community issues or problems, from crime to potholes. Call 601-960-0004.

7 p.m., Social Justice Movie Night, 7 p.m., at ACLU of Mississippi (753 N. Congress St.). This month's feature is "Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price." Refreshments served; lawn chairs welcome. Free; call 601-354-3408, ext. 227.

7:30 p.m., Operation Spring Fling, at Mississippi Museum of Art (380 S. Lamar St.). Enjoy refreshments and music from the Vamps in the Art Garden. Proceeds from sponsorships benefit Operation Shoestring. Free admission, sponsorships available; call 601-353-6336.

Friday, April 27
National Alliance on Mental Illness State Conference April 27-28, at Hilton Jackson (1001 E. County Line Road). The event includes discussions and exhibitor tables. Sponsorships available. $55, $45 members, $20 consumers; call 601-899-9058.

8:30 a.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 Apr 27, 9 a.m., at Koinonia Coffee House (136 S. Adams St., Suite C). Malcolm White, executive director of the Mississippi Arts Commission, talks about Mississippi's creative economy. Free; email [e-mail missing].

9 a.m., World Tapir Day, at Jackson Zoo (2918 W. Capitol St.). Learn more about tapirs and how to protect the endangered species. Meet the zoo's tapirs, Symphony and LaRue. $9, $8.20 seniors, $6 children ages 2-12, members and babies free; call 601-352-2580.

Noon, Brown Bag Luncheon, at Pearl Public Library (2416 Old Brandon Road, Pearl). Representatives from the Mississippi Museum of Art talk about the Curious George exhibit. Bring lunch; drinks and dessert provided. Free; call 601-932-3535.

5:30 p.m., "Lights, Camera, Imagination" Talent Search, at Mississippi Children's Museum (2145 Highland Drive). The museum seeks children to feature in future radio and printed ads. Online registration required. $10 admission per person; call 601-981-5469 or 877-793-5437; visit mississippichildrensmuseum.com.

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

Jackson State University Spring Commencement April 27-28. University of Pennsylvania scholar Marybeth Gasman speaks April 27, 6 p.m. at JSU's Williams Athletics and Assembly Center (1400 John R. Lynch St.). Newark, N.J. Mayor Cory Booker speaks April 28, 8 a.m., at Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium (2531 N. State St.). Visit jsums.edu.

6 p.m., Relay for Life. The all-night charity walk includes food and entertainment. Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. Registration fees vary; call 769-237-6011 or 662-549-3729.
• Northwest Rankin High School (5805 Highway 25, Flowood), at the football field.
•  Old Trace Park (Post Road, Ridgeland).
•  Millsaps College (1701 N. State St.).
• Vicksburg Convention Center (1600 Mulberry St., Vicksburg).

Lynch Street Cultural Arts Festival April 27-28, at John R. Lynch Street. April 27, the banquet at the Masonic Lodge (1072 John R. Lynch St.) is at 7 p.m. April 28, the outdoor festival at noon is between Rose and Dalton streets, and includes a children's village, a health fair and live music. $50, $500 table of 10 for banquet; free outdoor activities; call 601-352-6993.

Saturday, April 28

7:30 a.m., Spiritual Pilgrimage to the Mississippi Delta. The caravan lines up at 7:30 a.m. at Jackson Medical Mall (350 W. Woodrow Wilson Ave.) and leaves at 8 a.m. Stops includes da' House of Khafre in Indianola, Fannie Lou Hamer Memorial Garden in Ruleville, the Emmett Till Historic Intrepid Center in Glendora and Bryant Store in Money, where Emmitt Till was kidnapped and later murdered. Participants cover their own food, admission and transportation costs. Call 601-957-2969.

8 a.m., Jackson Audubon Society Spring Migration Field Trip, at Vicksburg Military Park (Clay St., Vicksburg). See and learn about migratory birds from expert birder Bruce Reid. Carpool from McDonald's (474 Springridge Road, Clinton) at 7:30 p.m. or meet at the park. Bring snacks, lunch and drinking water. $8 park entrance fee; call 601-956-7444.

8 a.m., Wild Walk and Run 5K, at Old Trace Park (Post Road, Ridgeland). Registration is at 6:30 a.m. The race along the Ridgeland Multi-use Trail benefits the Nature Conservancy's work across Mississippi. Awards given. Youth under 18 must register on-site. $25, $15 ages 17 and under; visit nature.org/wildwalk.

8 a.m., Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO), at Chastain Middle School (4650 Manhattan Road). The Mississippi State Conference NAACP is the sponsor. High school students compete in the areas of the sciences, humanities, business, and performing and visual arts. Gold medal winners will represent the Mississippi NAACP at the National ACT-SO Competition in July in Houston, Texas. $25 application fee; call 601-353-8452.

9 a.m., Homebuyer Education Class, at Jackson Housing Authority (2747 Livingston Road). Topics include personal finances, home inspections and the role of lenders and real estate agents. The class is required to qualify for a Jackson Housing Authority loan. Registration required. Free; call 601-362-0885, ext. 115.

9 a.m., 2012 Magnolia Classic Fly-in, at Hinkle Field, Buddy Butts Park (6180 N. McRaven St.). Fly radio-controlled airplanes, and enjoy food and raffles. RC pilots compete for prizes. Lawn chairs welcome. Free admission; $15 RC pilots (includes meal and raffle ticket); call 601-924-7176.

9 a.m., Run for Blood, at Mississippi Blood Services Main Center (115 Tree St., Flowood). Proceeds from the 5K run/walk go toward Mississippi Blood Services' purchase of a new mobile unit. $25, $15 children; call 601-368-2666.

9 a.m., Rehoboth Health Fair, at Rehoboth Christian Worship Center (5430 Robinson Road Ext.). The focus is on screenings for kidney disease. Free; call 601-372-1401.

9:30 a.m., March for Babies, at Mississippi State Capitol (400 High St.). Registration is at 8 a.m. Proceeds from the three-mile walk benefit March of Dimes. Register online at marchforbabies.org. Raise at least $200 to receive a T-shirt. Donations welcome; call 601-933-1774.

10 a.m., Gathering on the Green, at Old Capitol Museum (100 S. State St.). Enjoy music, food, crafts and other festivities on the historic Old Capitol Green. Free admission; call 601-576-6920.

10 a.m., 2012 Transportation Career Expo, at Jackson Medical Mall (350 W. Woodrow Wilson Ave.). The City of Jackson and the National Association for Minority Truckers are the hosts. The trucking convoy take-off is at 10 a.m., the American trucker rally is at 11 a.m., and the job fair is from 1-5 p.m. Free; call 601-960-0335 or 678-759-9726.

10 a.m., Legal Fair on Women and Children's Issues, at Mission First (275 Roseneath Ave.). Topics include child custody, child support, divorce, domestic violence, guardianships and health care. Lunch, prizes and children's activities included. Call 601-487-2625.

Noon, Divas 4 Charity Diva Sale, at Downtown Cafe (105 E. Capitol St.). Shop for new and gently-used brand-name clothes, shoes and accessories for $25 or less. Wine and appetizers served. Proceeds benefit Flowers Transitional Shelter for Women and Children. Call 601-850-9634.

1 p.m., Women Are Representing (W.A.R.) Rally, at Mississippi State Capitol (400 High St.). The purpose is to draw attention to recent legislation affecting women's health and reproductive rights. Purple attire encouraged. Children's activities included. Email [e-mail missing].

6:30 p.m., Dancing with the Mississippi Stars, at Country Club of Jackson (345 Saint Andrews Drive). The dance contest features local celebrities performing with dance instructors. Dinner, live and silent auctions, and music included. Proceeds benefit Community Place, a non-profit skilled nursing home. $75; call 601-355-0617, ext. 313.

Sunday, April 29
1 p.m., Fundraiser for Kristen Thomas, at Hal & Mal's (200 S. Commerce St.). The event includes a silent auction, door prizes and music from Eupora, Acoustics Crossroads, XTremeZ, Larry Brewer, the Lucky Hand Blues Band and Midnight Magic. Proceeds go toward medical expenses for Kristin Thomas' double-lung transplant. Donations welcome; call 601-497-3660 or 601-497-5447.

Noon, Dog Day Afternoons, at Mississippi Museum of Art (380 S. Lamar St.). Bring your dog to the Art Garden for an afternoon of play. Shelter dogs available for adoption. Free; call 601-960-1515.

4 p.m., Callaway High School Class of 1993 Reunion Planning Meeting, at McAlister's Deli, Ridgeland (Odyssey North, 731 S. Pear Orchard Road, Ridgeland). Former students make plans for their 20th anniversary reunion in 2013. Call 601-720-1589 or 601-668-3248.

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 11
Small Business Week Video Contest. Small business owners submit videos telling how the Small Business Administration has helped them. Submit by May 11 at 4 p.m. Chosen videos will be part of a screening at the SBA National Small Business Week event in Washington, D.C., in May. Visit smallbizvid.challenge.gov.

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. 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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