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Community Events and Public Meetings


Town Hall Meeting March 31, 10:30 a.m., at Central United Methodist Church (500 N. Farish St.). The topic is "Why Vote? What Are the Issues?" The event includes a presentation from the NAACP at 10:30 a.m., lunch at noon and open discussion from 1-2 p.m. RSVP by March 25. Free; call 601-355-7858.

Monday, March 19

1 p.m., Death Penalty Rally, at Mississippi State Capitol (400 High St.). In the rotunda on the first floor. Mississippians Educating for Smart Justice (MESJ) is the host, and the theme is "A Time to Think: an Examination of Public Conscience About Mississippi's Executions." E-mail [e-mail missing].

2 p.m., Mississippi Postsecondary Education Financial Assistance Board Meeting, at Education and Research Center (3825 Ridgewood Road). The board holds its quarterly meeting in room 507. Call 601-432-6333.

6 p.m., Wine Tasting Fundraiser, at Olga's Fine Dining (4760 Interstate 55 N., Suite D). Enjoy wine samples, heavy hors d'oeuvres, a silent auction and door prizes. Hunter Gibson performs. Proceeds benefit Community Animal Rescue and Adoption (CARA). For ages 21 and up. $45 in advance, $55 at the door; call 601-366-1366 or 601-842-4404.

Tuesday, March 20

10 a.m., Utica Campus 109th Founder's Day Celebration, at Hinds Community College, Utica Campus (34175 Highway 18, Utica). The speaker is Marcellus Turner, executive director of the Seattle, Wash., Public Library System. Call 601-885-7037.

1:30 p.m., Free File Public Briefing, at Woolfolk Building (501 N. West St.). Mississippi Gov. Phi, Bryant talks about Free File, a new income-based program that allows Jackson residents to file federal and state tax returns for free. Visit

5:30 p.m., Jackson Public School Board Meeting Mar 20, 5:30 p.m., at Jackson Public Schools (621 S. State St.). The board meets for its regular session, open to the public. Call 601-960-8700.

6 p.m., Madison County Health Seminar, at Ridgeland High School (586 Sunnybrook Road, Ridgeland), in the cafetorium. Learn ways to maximize a fitness program. Registration required. Free; visit

Wednesday, March 21

Veterans of the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement Conference March 21-25. The theme of the five-day conference is "Empowering the Next Generation: Passing It On to Carry It On." Venues include Jackson State University (1400 John R. Lynch St.) and Tougaloo College (500 W. County Line Road, Tougaloo). Activities include panel discussions, a banquet, workshops, a civil rights tour and film screenings. Speakers include Charles Ogletree, Constance Slaughter Harvey, U.S. Congressman Bennie Thompson and Victor McTeer. Limited seating. $100, $40 one day,$25 college students, $10 high school students; call 601-979-1515 or 601-918-7809.

9 a.m., Mississippi Employment Expo, at Mississippi Trade Mart (1200 Mississippi St.). Bring resumes and come dressed for possible interviews. Free; call 601-321-6154.

10 a.m., Kidney Disease Screening, at Jackson Medical Mall (350 W. Woodrow Wilson Ave.). At the UMC Conference Center. Tests include blood pressure, blood sugar, urinalysis, full renal panel, complete blood count and cholesterol. Register; supplies limited. Free; call 601-981-3611.

10 a.m., Greek Trivia Challenge, at Jackson State University (1400 John R. Lynch St.), at the Charles F. Moore Building, room 100. The event is in honor of National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. JSU sororities compete in a trivia challenge, and attendees see the film "Many Women, One Voice: African American Women & HIV." Gift bags and snacks included. Call 601-979-1530.

Noon, "History Is Lunch," at Old Capitol Museum (100 S. State St.). Mississippi State University journalist-in-residence Sid Salter presents "The Changing Role of the Press in Mississippi Politics." Bring lunch; coffee and water provided. Free; call 601-576-6998.

5:30 p.m., Prancing J-Settes Interest Meeting, at Jackson State University (1400 John R. Lynch St.). In the Music Building, room 204. The Prancing J-Settes dance at JSU's athletic games and special events. Potential team members must be enrolled at JSU. Auditions are April 13-15. Call 601-979-7065.

6:30 p.m., Medgar Evers/Ella Baker Civil Rights Lecture Series Mar 21, 6:30 p.m., at Tougaloo College, Woodworth Chapel (500 W. County Line Road, Tougaloo). The topic is "The Continuation of Black Women's Activism: Sharing the Torch with a New Generation of Women." Speakers include Cynthia Dorsey Smith, Karin Kirksey Zander, Angela Stewart, Frankye Adams Johnson and Daphne Chamberlain. Free; call 601-918-7809.

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, March 22

All 4 Children Consignment Sale March 22-24, at Mississippi Trade Mart (1200 Mississippi St.). Purchase maternity and junior clothing, shoes, toys, home decor and furniture. Consignors earn 65-80 percent; registration required. Open March 22-23 from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. and March 24 from 8 a.m.-noon. Hours for the March 21 pre-sale are noon-2 p.m. for volunteers, 2-4 p.m. for consignors and 4-5 p.m. for new and expectant mothers. Free admission, $10 pre-sale; call 601-566-7046.

3:30 p.m., Link Up on the Links, at Lake Caroline Golf Club (118 Caroline Club Circle, Madison). The Madison County Chamber of Commerce hosts the golf outing and networking event. $40, $5 mulligan (up to two); call 601-605-2554.

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.

6 p.m., The Art of Life Expotential, at Mississippi Craft Center (950 Rice Road, Ridgeland). Enjoy food, a silent auction and artwork from artisans with disabilities. Exhibitors include Tom Harmon, William Heard, Faye Speed and Terry Turman. Howard Jones Jazz performs. Proceeds benefit Art o Life of Mississippi. $15, $25 couples (cash or check); call 601-969-4009.

7 p.m., Third Thursday Nature Lecture, at Clinton Community Nature Center (617 Dunton Road, Clinton), in Price Hall. Wildlife biologist Matt Hinderliter presents "Gopher Tortoise: Endangered But Not Forgotten." Free, donations welcome; call 601-926-1104.

Friday, March 23

8 a.m., Senior Day, at Hinds Community College, Utica Campus (34175 Highway 18, Utica). In J.D. Boyd Gymnasium. Graduating seniors visit the campus and enjoy exhibitions, performances and demonstrations. Students may also complete college and financial aid applications. Lunch provided. Free; call 601-885-7048 or 601-885-7042.

9 a.m., Friday Forum, at Koinonia Coffee House (136 S. Adams St., Suite C). The speaker is Michael Thomas, vice president of business and finance at Jackson State University. Thomas talks about JSU's efforts to increase business opportunities with minority companies. Free; email [e-mail missing].

12:30 p.m., Millsaps Forum, at Millsaps College, Ford Academic Complex (1701 N. State St.). In room 215. Freedom Rider Rabbi Philip M. Posner is the speaker. Free; call 601-974-1305.

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

6:30 p.m., Roast and Toast Birthday Celebration, at Divine Ministries (1417 W. Capitol St.). Honorees include Pastor Delois Randall, LaKisha Thomas, Juanita Sheppherd, Min. Cheryl Buckley and Deborah McLeod. Dr. Hurtisene Wilkerson of Mt. Eva M.B. Church is the speaker. Free; call 601-709-7674.

Through March 23

Street Carnival Call for Volunteers, at Sal & Mookie's (565 Taylor St.). March 24, volunteers will run carnival games, help with parking, take up tickets, give out prizes and perform other tasks from 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Email [e-mail missing]; include a callback number.

Saturday, March 24

Character Breakfast for a Cure March 24-25, at Mint (Renaissance, 1000 Highland Colony Parkway, Suite 5002, Ridgeland). Have breakfast with Disney characters from 9 a.m.-noon. Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. Limited seating. Tickets also sold at Julep. $20; call 601-898-6468.

7 a.m., Move to be Fit 5K Run/Walk, at New Summit School (1417 Lelia Drive). Registration is at 6 a.m. The event is a fundraiser for New Summit School. Pre=register to receive a T-shirt. Awards given. $25; call 601-982-7827.

8 a.m., Sistas2Daughters Mini-conference, at Farish Street Missionary Baptist Church (619 N. Farish St.). The theme is "Sistahood: Taking It Higher." Adult women advise girls and young women ages 13-19. Seating limited; pre-registration recommended. Free; call 601-957-2969 or 601-979-6928.

9 a.m., "Making Dreams Come True" Mini Comic Con, at Flowood Library (103 Winners Circle, Flowood). Enjoy art exhibits, comic book and food vendors, and a costume contest for ages 4 and up. Special guests include the Shire of Iron Ox, the U.S.S. Haise Chapter of Starfleet and the 501st Legion of Stormtroopers. Proceeds benefit Friends of the Flowood Library and Make-A-Wish Foundation of Mississippi. $5, $3 children ages 4-10, children 3 and under free; call 601-919-1911.

9 a.m., Young Democrats of Mississippi Convention, at IBEW Union Hall (4767 Interstate 55 S.). The event includes, platform and constitution meetings, guest speakers, a networking luncheon and caucus meetings. $10 registration, $25 chapter chartering fee; email [e-mail missing].

10 a.m., Jackson Showboats Basketball Open Tryouts, at Mississippi Basketball and Athletics (2240 Westbrook Road). The Jackson Showboats is a new semi-professional basketball team. Skilled athletes who want a career in basketball are welcome. Registration required. Call 769-203-2108 or 601-630-6776.

6 p.m., Spencer Perkins Center Awards Banquet, at Regency Hotel (400 Greymont Ave.). The honorees are educator Dr. Aaron Shirley and former Mississippi Gov. William Winter. Dr. Dolphus Weary of Mission: Mississippi is the keynote speaker. RSVP by March 19. Sponsorships available. $50, $500 table of 10; call 601-354-1563.

6 p.m., Casino Night Fundraiser, at Hal & Mal's (200 S. Commerce St.). Admission includes $20 worth of chips for the game tables. Also enjoy the Texas Hold 'Em 27-person poker tournament at 6:15 p.m. Prizes given. Proceeds benefit Blair E. Batson Children's Hospital. $10, $40 poker tournament; email [e-mail missing].

Sunday, March 26

Small Farmers Conference Mar 26-28, at Natchez Convention Center (211 Main St., Natchez). The Alcorn State University Extension Program and the Mississippi Association of Cooperatives are the sponsors. The theme is "Bridging Yesterday's Traditions with Future Trends." Learn about marketing strategies and business opportunities. $200 professionals and agencies, $125 nonprofits, $35 farmers and businesswomen, $50 couples; call 601-877-3933 or 601-354-2750.

7 p.m., Taste of Mississippi, at Highland Village (4500 Interstate 55 N.). Enjoy gourmet dishes, a silent auction and live music. Hunter Gibson and the Gators, and Pryor and the Tombstones perform. Proceeds benefit Stewpot Community Services. $65 in advance, $80 at the door; call 601-353-2759.

7 p.m., Millsaps Arts and Lecture Series, at Millsaps College, Ford Academic Complex (1701 N. State St.), in the recital hall. Rick Cleveland, Boo Ferriss and Jay Powell discuss Mississippi's baseball legacy. $10; call 601-974-1130.

Through March 29

Unity Within the Community, at Jackson State University (1400 John R. Lynch St.). The student-led event includes voter registration drives on Thursdays from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. through March 29 at the Student Center, and an voter registration rally and forum March 29 at 6 p.m. at the Sollie B. Norwood Masonic Lodge. Call 601-979-3040 or 601-979-1058.

Through March 30

Community Empowerment and Awareness Month, at Northside Senior Center (104 E. Northside Drive). Enjoy an inspirational movie and popcorn Fridays at 6 p.m., and forums Saturdays at 9 a.m. Limited seating; reservations required. Free; call 601-960-2166.

Unity Within the Community, at Jackson State University (1400 John R. Lynch St.). The student-led event includes voter registration drives on Thursdays from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. through March 29 at the Student Center, and an voter registration rally and forum March 29 at 6 p.m. at the Sollie B. Norwood Masonic Lodge. Call 601-979-3040 or 601-979-1058.

Emerging Leaders Institute Call for Applicants, at Hinds Community College, Utica Campus (34175 Highway 18, Utica). Applicants must be in the 10th-12th grade during the 2012-2013 school year, have a 3.0 GPA and have outstanding leadership skills. Apply by March 30. The program is May 31-June 8. Call 601-885-7120.

Through March 31

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

Through April 6

Adult Summer Softball League Registration, at Jackson Medical Mall (350 W. Woodrow Wilson Ave.). Register at the Department of Parks and Recreation weekdays from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Games begin April 16. $350 per team; call 601-960-0471.

Through April 7

Walk Against Fear 2012. The civil rights march for immigrants ends at the Mississippi State Capitol (400 High St.). The marchers host immigrants' rights workshops along the way. 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 for guidelines. Call 601-974-6044.

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 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.

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].

Jackson Public Schools Pre-Kindergarten Enrollment. Parents and guardians may submit applications for the 2012-2013 school year through April 30. Visit 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

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

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.


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
• "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

Zumba Fitness Classes, at Dance Unlimited Studio (6787 S. Siwell Road, Suite A, Byram). The Latin-inspired aerobics classes are held weekly. Visit 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 [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 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
• 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

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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