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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.
• Through Feb. 29, at Pearl Public Library (2416 Old Brandon Road, Pearl) Mondays and Wednesdays from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; 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 17, at Willie Morris Library (4912 Old Canton Road) Tuesdays from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; call 601-987-8181.
• Through April 16, at Quisenberry Library (605 E. Northside Drive, Clinton) Mondays and Thursdays from 1-5 p.m.; call 601-924-5684.

Sports League Registrations, at Jackson Medical Mall (350 W. Woodrow Wilson Ave.). Register at the Department of Parks and Recreation from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays. Call 601-960-0471.
• Women's Spring Basketball League Registration. The deadline is March 9. Games begin March 19. $325 per team.
• Adult Summer Softball League Registration. The deadline is April 6. Games begin April 16. $350 per team.

Monday, Feb. 27

6 p.m., Anime and Manga Night, at Pearl Public Library (2416 Old Brandon Road, Pearl). Teens share their love of the Japanese art forms. Free; call 601-932-2562.

Through Feb. 27

Huggable Heroes Program. Build-A-Bear Workshop recognizes young leaders ages 8-18 who service in their communities and around the world. Anyone age 8 and above can nominate someone through Feb. 27 by visiting buildabear.com/huggableheroes or by picking up an entry form at participating Build-A-Bear Workshop stores. Winners will receive a $7,500 college scholarship, a $2,500 donation to the charity of his or her choice, and a trip to Build-A-Bear Workshop World Bearquarters in St. Louis. Call 888-560-2327.

Tuesday, Feb. 28

7 a.m.-10 p.m., IHOP's National Pancake Day. All Jackson and Hattiesburg restaurants are giving away a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes. In return, IHOP is asking for donations to the Children's Miracle Network. $1 and $5 Children's Miracle Network "Miracle Balloons" available for purchase and will be on display. Online donations accepted. Donations welcome; visit ihoppancakeday.com.

11:45 a.m., Higher Education Appreciation Day - Working for Academic Excellence (HEADWAE), at Mississippi State Capitol (400 High St.). Students and faculty members receive special recognition from the Mississippi Legislature. Mississippi Lieutenant Governor Tate Reeves is the speaker. Call 601-432-6422.

6:30 p.m., Jackson Audubon Society Chapter Meeting, at Eudora Welty Library (300 N. State St.). Brad Young of the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks talks about black bears. Visitors welcome. Free; call 601-956-7444.

6:30 p.m., Margaret Walker Center Community Meeting, at COFO Complex (1017 John R. Lynch St.). Attendees discuss future goals and plans for the center at Jackson State University. Call 601-979-3935.

Wednesday, Feb. 29

Mississippi Miracles Radiothon Feb. 29-March 2, at Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children (2500 N. State St.), in the lobby. Radio stations Y101.7, U.S. 96.3 and Mix 98.7 broadcast live from 6 a.m.-7 p.m. to ask listeners to make pledges in support of the hospital. Donations welcome; call 601-984-1975.

"Empower Us!" Mississippi State AIDS Conference Feb. 29-March 2, at Cabot Lodge Millsaps (2375 N. State St.). A Brave New Day is the sponsor. The conference includes workshops featuring several nonprofits, HIV Awareness Day at the Mississippi State Capitol March 1, luncheons and a banquet. Registration required. Full hotel accommodation scholarships and partial travel scholarships for people with HIV/AIDS available. Free; call 601-713-3999.

8:30 a.m., Mississippi College and Career Readiness Summit, at Hinds Community College, Rankin Campus (3805 Highway 80 E., Pearl). At the Clyde Muse Center. Secondary and post-secondary educators discuss strengthening core courses, student retention and ACT updates. CEU credits available. Registration required; meals and materials included. $30; visit regonline.com/mississippisummit2012.

10 a.m., "Leaping Into a Better Situation" Talent Show, at Opportunity Center (845 E. Amite St.). Local homeless people perform to draw attention to the issue of homelessness. Capital City Security is the sponsor. Free; call 601-949-3540.

10 a.m., Black Reparations Awareness Twin Forums, at Jackson State University, College of Liberal Arts (1400 John R. Lynch St.), in room 266. The Mississippians For Self Healing and Self Repair, and JSU's Department of English and Foreign Languages are the hosts. Sessions are from 10-11 a.m., noon-1 p.m. and 1-2 p.m. Call 601-957-2969.

Noon, "History Is Lunch," at William F. Winter Archives and History Building (200 North St.). MDAH archivist Clarence Hunter presents "The Reverend William Albert Bender of Tougaloo College, and the American Missionary Association." Bring lunch; coffee and water provided. Free; call 601-576-6998.

Through Feb. 29

Rape Crisis Center Call for Volunteers, at Catholic Charities (200 N. Congress St., Suite 100). Catholic Charities seeks volunteers to counsel rape and sexual assault victims. Training begins in March. Call 601-366-0750.

Thursday, March 1

Diversity Conference March 1-2, at Mississippi State University (2 Hardy Blvd., Starkville), in the Colvard Student Union. The theme is "Enhancing Diversity in Higher Education: Undergraduate Retention, and Recruitment of Graduate Students, Faculty and Staff." Registration required. $125, $50 students through Feb. 15, $150, $75 students after; call 662-325-3713.

"Directing Democracy: Mississippi's Elected Officials" School Program March 1-31, at Old Capitol Museum (100 S. State St.). The program for fourth graders and up explains the roles of elected officials and the election process. Reservations required. Call 601-576-6920.

11:30 a.m., Minority Contractors Association of Mississippi Awards Luncheon, at Hilton Jackson (1001 E. County Line Road). The theme is "Economic Inclusiveness: Encompassing Opportunities for Minority Businesses." Mississippi State Sen. John Horhn is the speaker. $100; call 601-720-1233.

1 p.m., Small Business Administration Loan Clinic, at WIN Job Center, Canton (152 Parkway Drive, Canton). Learn about the variety of SBA products used to guaranty loans, and approved and participating lenders in the area. Space limited; registration required. Free; call 601-965-4378, ext. 10 or 11.

5 p.m., "Why She Should Run" Political Forum March 1, 5 p.m., at Capital Club (125 S. Congress St., Suite 19). Women for Progress of Mississippi hosts the forum to encourage women to run for public office. Networking session and door prized included. RSVP; limited seating. Free; call 601-918-5137.

6 p.m., Drop Out Prevention Town Hall Meeting, at Jackson Medical Mall (350 W. Woodrow Wilson Ave.), in the Community Room. Participants discuss strategies to keep children in school. Dinner and door prizes included. Free; call 601-948-4725.

6 p.m., Precinct 1 COPS Meeting, at Jackson Police Department, Precinct 1 (810 Cooper Road). These monthly forums are designed to help resolve community issues or problems, from crime to potholes. Call 601-960-0001.

7 p.m., "Fuel the New Year" Nutrition Workshop, at Fleet Feet Sports (Trace Station, 500 Highway 51 N., Ridgeland). Topics include menu planning and grocery shopping. $10; call 601-899-9696.

Friday, March 2

Community Empowerment and Awareness Month March 2-30, at Northside Senior Center (104 E. Northside Drive). Enjoy an inspirational movie and popcorn Fridays from 6-8 p.m. through March 30. Features include "The Pursuit of Happyness," "The Blind Side," "Courageous," "The Help" and "Gifted Hands." Popcorn served. Limited seating; reservations required. Free; call 601-960-2166.

9 a.m., Friday Forum, at Koinonia Coffee House (136 S. Adams St., Suite C). Pamela Shaw, a consultant with the Center of Education Innovation, talks about the current charter schools legislation. Free; e-mail [e-mail missing].

12:30 p.m., Millsaps Forum, at Millsaps College, Ford Academic Complex (1701 N. State St.), in room 215. Dr. Rico Chapman speaks on the topic "Student Activism in the Two Souths: Jim Crow Mississippi and Apartheid South Africa." Free; call 601-974-1305.

Free Language Classes, at Lingofest Language Center (7048 Old Canton Road, Ridgeland). The Spanish and Italian classes are from 6-7 p.m., and the Latin party with French and southern food is from 7-9 p.m. Free; call 601-500-7700.

Through March 2

Mayor's Summer Youth Employment Program Registration, at Jackson Medical Mall (350 W. Woodrow Wilson Ave.), at the Department of Human and Cultural Services, Suite 311-A. The City of Jackson's Family and Youth Division is accepting applications from students ages 16-19. Applicants must provide a birth certificate, Social Security card, a driver's license or state ID, and the parent or guardian's proof of income. Applications accepted weekdays from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The deadline is March 2 at 5 p.m.; space limited. Call 601-960-2174 or 601-960-0326.

Saturday, March 3

7:30 a.m., Great American Cleanup, at Medgar Evers Community Center (3159 Edwards Ave.). Volunteers go through a brief orientation and help with cleanup projects in the Virden Addition subdivision. Call 601-960-1193 or 601-960-2324.

8 a.m., Jackson Audubon Society First Saturday Bird Walk, 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.

9 a.m., JPS Teacher Education Symposium, at Kirksey Middle School (651 James M. Davis Drive). The symposium includes information about alternate teacher certification programs, financial aid and academic partnerships. Visit booths from several schools. Door prizes given. Free; call 601-960-8744.

9 a.m., School Garden Build Day. Volunteer to help renovate or set up a garden at Smith Elementary School (3900 Parkway Ave.), Watkins Elementary School (3915 Watkins Drive), or Green Elementary School (610 Forest Ave.). Bring tools such as gloves, hammers, shovels, wheelbarrows, trowels, buckets and paint brushes. The Partnership for a Healthy Mississippi and FoodCorps are the sponsors. Call 703-244-0699.

9 a.m., Mojo's Third Birthday Celebration, at Jackson Zoo (2918 W. Capitol St.). The zoo's youngest chimpanzee turns threeyears old. The staff presents him with a gift and a birthday treat. Free with paid admission; call 601-352-2580.

10 a.m., Social Media 101 Workshop, at Southern Cultural Heritage Center (1302 Adams St., Vicksburg), in the Academy Building. Learn how to use social media to advertise, plan events and keep in touch with friends and family. Laptops welcome; WiFi provided. $25, $15 members; call 601-631-2997.

10 a.m., Free Income Tax Return Preparation, at Jackson State University (1400 John R. Lynch St.), at the Student Center, suite 2241. The Center for Business Development and Economic Research, and the Accounting Society offer the service. Free; call 601-979-2029 or 601-979-2699.

2 p.m., Little Light House Tea Party Fundraiser, at Fairview Inn (734 Fairview St.). The event includes a silent auction (starts at 1 p.m.) and a ladies' hat competition. WLBT chief meteorologist Barbie Bassett is the guest speaker. Proceeds benefit the Little Light House, a nonprofit that helps special-needs children. Limited seating; RSVP by Feb. 24. $25; call 601-829-3446.

6 p.m., Sickle Cell Awareness Gospel Benefit Concert, at Mount Nebo Baptist Church (1245 Tunica St.). The concert features the Westhaven Memorial Funeral Home Choir. Proceeds benefit the Mississippi Sickle Cell Foundation. Free, donations welcome; call 601-366-5874.

Monday, March 5

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.

Energy Efficiency Appliance Replacement Program Forum March 5-7, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m., at Jackson Medical Mall (350 W. Woodrow Wilson Ave.), at Center Court. Attendees receive energy-saving information, and learn to track household energy consumption and reduction. To determine eligibility for a replacement energy-efficient refrigerator, gas water heater or window air conditioner, bring ID, proof of income, proof of homeownership and make, model number and capacity of the appliance to be replaced. Call 601-960-1198.

Through March 9

Yoga Classes, at The Commons at Eudora Welty's Birthplace (719 N. Congress St.). Tara Blumenthal and Katie Cassady teach the class Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from noon-1 p.m. Beginners and level one students welcome. $12 drop-in fee, $80 class package; email [e-mail missing].

Through April 15

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

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 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 [e-mail missing].

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 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.

Through Dec. 15

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

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. The Latin-inspired aerobics classes are held weekly at two Dance Unlimited Studio locations. Visit duzumba.com for class schedule information. $5; call 601-209-7566.
• 6787 S. Siwell Road, Suite A, Byram.
• 3091 Highway 49 South, Suite E, Florence.

"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 [e-mail missing].

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 to [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.

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.

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].

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.

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