Community Events and Public Meetings

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Events at Jackson Convention Complex (105 E. Pascagoula St.). • Mississippi Black Leadership Summit Nov. 28-30. One Voice and the Mississippi State Conference NAACP are the hosts. Speakers include U.S. Congressman Bennie Thompson, and Primus Wheeler and Dr. Aaron Shirley of the Jackson Medical Mall. Registration required. Free; call 601-353-8452; msleadershipsummit.org. • 4-5:30 p.m., Jackson Business Development Professionals Roundtable. The topic is promoting entrepreneurship in public schools. Free; call 601-540-5415; jacksonbusiness.net.

Events at Millsaps College (1701 N. State St.). • 12:30-1:30 p.m., Millsaps Forum, in Leggett Center. Former Mississippi Governor William Winter is the speaker. Free; call 601-974-1305. • 10-11 a.m., ACT Test Prep Course. The course includes fast-paced presentations of test-taking strategies to help students increase their test scores. $70; call 601-974-1130.

Monday, Nov. 26

"I AM" Conference Nov. 26-28, at multiple locations. The Mississippi Student Justice Alliance hosts the event to discuss the Civil Rights Movement, the poor People's Campaign and more. Sites include Tougaloo College, the COFO Center and the Jackson Convention Complex. Free; call 601-691-1720; email msstudentjusticealliance@gmail.com.

6 p.m., Jackson Touchdown Club's Most Valuable Senior Night, at River Hills Club (3600 Ridgewood Road). Top seniors in all 10 collegiate programs receive awards. Call for information on membership dues. $30 non-members; call 601-506-3186; jacksontouchdownclub.com.

Tuesday, Nov. 27

10 a.m., Jackson City Council Meeting, at Jackson City Hall (219 S. President St.). The council meets every other Tuesday; schedule subject to change. Open to the public. Free; call 601-960-1064; jacksonms.gov.

5-7 p.m., MMNS Foundation Fall Membership Celebration, at Mississippi Museum of Natural Science (2148 Riverside Drive). The members-only event includes refreshments in the pavilion, and a meeting and volunteer recognition in Rotwein Theater. Outreach naturalist Jennifer Holcomb also gives a live animal presentation. Memberships sold on site and online. Free for members; call 601-576-6000; msnaturalscience.org.

5:30 p.m., Jackson Public Schools Board of Directors Meeting, at Jackson Public Schools (621 S. State St.). The board holds discipline meetings on first Tuesdays and regular meetings on third Tuesdays. Open to the public. Free; call 601-960-8700.

6-8 p.m., State District 71 Town Hall Meeting, at New Horizon Church International (1770 Ellis Ave.). State Representative Adrienne Wooten is the host. Speakers include Dr. Hank Bounds of the Institution of Higher Learning, State Economist Darren Webb and other officials. Light refreshments served. Free; call 601-707-5705.

6:30-8 p.m., ThanksFest Celebration , at Stewpot Community Services (1100 W. Capitol St.). Stewpot honors volunteers at the annual event. The speaker is Rev. Stan Wilson, pastor of Northside Baptist Church. Free; call 601-353-2759.

Wednesday, Nov. 28

9 a.m.-4 p.m., Blood Drive, at GI Associates (1405 N. State St.), on the fourth floor. This blood drive benefits Mississippi Blood Services. Donations welcome. Free; call 601-355-1234.

10-11:45 a.m., Art in Mind Art Program, at Mississippi Museum of Art (380 S. Lamar St.). The Alzheimer's Association of Mississippi offers the program on fourth Wednesdays at 10 a.m. for people with early-stage dementia and their caregivers. Participants tour the galleries and make art in the studio classroom. Registration required. Free; call 601-987-0020; alz.org/ms.

Noon, "History Is Lunch", at Old Capitol Museum (100 S. State St.). Mike Stoll, education historian at the Old Capitol Museum, presents "Presidential Elections in Mississippi." Bring lunch; coffee and water provided. Free; call 601-576-6998.

Through Nov. 28

Fueling Good Program's Gas Card Giveaway. Vote for the Jackson Zoo's Zoo Mobile to receive a $5,000 gas gift card from CITGO daily through Nov. 28. Visit fuelinggood.com.

Thursday, Nov. 29

9 a.m.-2 p.m., Technology Fair, at Country Club of Jackson (345 St. Andrews Drive). Venture Technologies is the host. See, discuss and test new technology solutions. Registration required; door prizes given. Free; call 601-956-5440 or 601-355-1892; ventech.com.

9 a.m., Rankin County Board of Supervisors Public Hearingat Rankin County Government Offices ( 211 E. Government St., Brandon), in the boardroom. The topic is redistricting maps. Free; call 601-825-1475.

5-9 p.m., Charity Taco Night, at Jaco's Tacos (318 S. State St.). The monthly fundraiser features signature food and beverages, a guest speaker and other activities. 50 percent of sales benefit the Mississippi Children's Museum. Free admission; call 601-405-0499; email tacojaco1@gmail.com.

6-9 p.m., Christmas at Lynnstone, at Lynnstone (290 Chapel Hill Road, Flora). The fundraiser for the breast cancer organization fund for the girls includes a tour of the Tuscan-style home's Christmas decorations. Proceeds go toward funding breast cancer screenings for low-income women. Limit of 400 tickets. $180; fundforthegirls.com.

6-8 p.m., How to Develop a Business Plan, at Mississippi e-Center at Jackson State University (1230 Raymond Road). Topics include industry research, identifying target customer groups, developing a marketing plan and startup costs. Registration required; seating limited. Free; call 601-979-2795; mssbdc.org.

Friday, Nov. 30

6 p.m., City of Jackson Tree Lighting Ceremony , at Jackson City Hall (219 S. President St.). At Josh Halbert Gardens. Enjoy refreshments, entertainment, and a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus. Free; call 601-960-1084; jacksonms.gov.

6 p.m., Community Bike Ride, at Rainbow Natural Grocery Cooperative (2807 Old Canton Road). Bikers ride to a different destination on the last Friday of each month. Jackson Bike Advocates is the sponsor. Free; find Jackson Bike Advocates on Facebook.

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.

Citizens Police Academy Registration. The Jackson Police Department seeks applicants for the program held Dec. 3-10. Learn the police department's public safety and crime prevention methods. Free; call 601-960-1389; email rwalker@city.jackson.ms.us.

Holiday Mail for Heroes Campaign, at Flowood Library (103 Winners Circle, Flowood). Drop off or fill out cards to send to military members on active duty. Free; call 601-919-1911.

Saturday, Dec. 1

7:15 a.m., Jingle Bell Jog 5K, at Trustmark Park (1 Braves Way, Pearl). Registration is at 6 a.m. The kids' fun run is at 7:15 a.m., and the run/walk is at 7:45 a.m. Proceeds benefit Blair E. Batson Hospital's Children's Cancer Center. Register by Nov. 23 for a discount. $30 run/walk, $15 fun run (ages 15 and under); email info@jinglebelljog5k.com.

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. Free; call 601-956-7444.

8 a.m.-noon, Jump Start Jackson Fall Farmers Market, at Battlefield Park (953 Porter St.). Open Saturdays from 8 a.m.-noon through Dec. 1. Free; call 601-898-0000, ext. 118; find "Jump Start Jackson/My Brother's Keeper, Inc." on Facebook.

8:30 a.m., Rankin County Democrats Monthly Breakfast, at Corner Bakery (108 Market St., Flowood). On first Saturdays at 8:30am, Jackson-area Democrats meet for breakfast and discuss current political activities. Open to the public. Free with food for sale Free with food for sale; call 601-919-9797; rankindemocrats.net.

9 a.m., Walk of Grace, at St. James Episcopal Church (3921 Oakridge Drive). Registration is at 8:30 a.m. The World AIDS Day walk includes goody bags. Proceeds go toward a new kitchen for Grace House, a home for people living with HIV and AIDS. $25 online registration, $30 day of event; gracehousems.org.

9 a.m.-noon, Health Fair, at Baptist Healthplex, Clinton (102 Clinton Parkway, Clinton). The Clinton Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority is the host. The event includes screenings, and tips on nutrition and exercise. Free; clintonmsalumnae.com.

Noon, City of Jackson Holiday Parade, at downtown Jackson. Local schools and organizations participate in the annual event that includes a visit from Santa. Free; call 601-960-1084; jacksonms.gov.

2-4 p.m., Ridgeland Christmas Parade, at Jackson Street, Ridgeland. The annual event includes floats, music and special appearances. Free; call 601-856-7113; ridgelandms.org.

Monday, Dec. 3

9 a.m., Hinds County Board of Supervisors, at Hinds County Chancery Court (316 S. President St.). The board holds its regular meeting, open to the public. Free; call 601-968-6501.

Through Dec. 5

Mother Goose on the Loose! Wednesdays, 10:30-11 a.m., at Ridgeland Public Library (397 Highway 51, Ridgeland). The program for children ages 0-2 and their parents or caregivers includes nursery rhymes, action rhymes, songs and stories. Free; call 601-856-4536.

Through Dec. 12

Toys for Tots Call for Volunteers. The City of Jackson and the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves need volunteers ages 21 and older for registration and distribution, and ages 16 and older for sorting. Free; call 601-960-1084.

Through Dec. 14

Clothing and Toy Drive, at Jackson State University (1400 John R. Lynch St.), in the Welcome Center. JSU is accepting clothing and gifts to be packaged for families in need. Gifts will be packaged for distribution at the Student Center in the Legacy Dining area. Free; call 601-979-0883.

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 (929 High St.). Hours are 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays. Call 601-354-6573.

Toy Drive, at Fleet Feet Sports (Trace Station, 500 Highway 51 N., Ridgeland). Bring new, unwrapped toys for needy children to receive on Christmas. Donations welcome; call 601-899-9696; fleetfeetjackson.com.

Through Dec. 17

Scholastic Writing Awards Call for Submissions through Dec. 17, at Eudora Welty House (1119 Pinehurst Place), at the Eudora Welty Education and Visitors Center. Junior high and high school students in central Mississippi counties may submit works by Dec. 17 at 5 p.m. Visit artandwriting.org for a list of counties and guidelines. Free; call 601-353-7762; artandwriting.org.

Through Dec. 19

Books for Tots Campaign through Dec. 19, at Jackson/Hinds Library System. The initiative promotes early literacy skills. Donate new and unwrapped books or money to any branch through Dec. 19. Free; call 601-968-5807.

Through Dec. 22

We Are Ready Sports (WAR) Boot Camp Mondays, 5 a.m.-6 a.m. through Dec. 22, at Mississippi Basketball and Athletics (2240 Westbrook Drive). The military-style conditioning and fitness program includes creative exercises, drills and other techniques. Attend Monday-Thursday or Saturday for eight weeks. Registration required. $5-$225; call 601-954-5395; email veneccag@peoplepc.com; wearereadysports.com.

Through Dec. 23

Socks for Seniors. Donate socks for senior citizens with low-incomes or in nursing homes, or start your own sock drive. Visit the website to register a collection project or find a location. Donations welcome; call 615-787-SOCK; email kitty@socksforseniors.com; socksforseniors.com.

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.

Pink Car Giveaway, at Chelley's Italian Catering (1929 Christine Drive, Byram). Buy raffle tickets for a chance to win a 2004 custom pink Infiniti. Proceeds benefit the Central Mississippi Breast Cancer Society. Winner announced Dec. 24. $25 per ticket; call 769-257-4737; chelleysitaliancatering.com.

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

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.

New Foundation Toastmasters Club #702994 Meetings Mondays, 6-7:30 p.m. through undefined NaN, at New Dimensions Ministries (110 Alta Woods Blvd.). Practice impromptu speaking, active listening, evaluation and leadership skills. Call 601-918-5164 or 601-896-4400 for information on membership dues; 702994.toastmastersclubs.org.

"Good Twin, Bad Twin Unleashed." Calden and Alden Hopkins hosts the interactive talk show Mondays at 10:30 p.m. The twins present opposing viewpoints for Facbook fans to comment on. Like "Good Twin, Bad Twin" on Facebook.

Hill Training Workout, at Avondale Street and Old Canton Road in Fondren. liveRIGHTnow hosts the exercise session Mondays at 7 p.m. and Fridays at 6 p.m. Free; call 601-717-2012.

Computer Courses for Adults, at Hinds Community College, Raymond Campus (501 E. Main St., Raymond). Classes usually meet once a week for four to eight weeks, and fees depend on the level and type of class. Call 601-857-3773.

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. • Downtown Jackson Toastmasters, at Plaza Building (120 N. Congress St.). Meetings are Wednesdays from 6-7 p.m. on the 12th floor in the Common Room. Call 601-940-5247; visit 1275010.toastmastersclubs.org.

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.

First Friday Free ADHD Screenings, at the office of Suzanne Russell, LPC (665 Highway 51 N., Ridgeland). Licensed professional counselor Suzanne Russell offers free 30-minute ADHD screenings for children every first Friday of the month. Appointment required. Free; call 601-707-7355.

"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 info@divas4charity.com. 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.

Mississippi Roadmap to Health Wellness Center , through Nov. 30, at Mississippi Roadmap to Health Equity (2548 Livingston Road). Options include aerobics and Zumba classes, equipment for resistance training and toning, and a children's gym. Hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays and 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays. Free; 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 six two-hour sessions of dialogue and problem-solving to encourage racial harmony and community involvement. Six-week commitment required. Free; email nikalea@gmail.com.

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.

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.

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 onlocationtv@yahoo.com.

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 ldyg8trlaw@yahoo.com.

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.

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.

Ultimate Frisbee Pickup Game, at 800 Garvin St. Sundays at 3 p.m. The sport is played with teams of seven who score by catching and throwing a disc toward an end zone. Visit mississippiultimate.com.

4 Suits Bridge Club, at Flowood Library (103 Winners Circle, Flowood). Players compete Mondays from 1-4:30 p.m. Free; call 601-919-1911.

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

Senior Aides Program. The city of Jackson offers the part-time job program to low-income seniors ages 55 and up. Participants receive assistance in finding a job during the training process. Applicants must have state ID, a Social Security card, proof of income and a utility bill to sign up. Call 601-960-0335.

Early Childhood Development Program. The city of Jackson offers child-care services for ages six weeks to 4 years at Jones Early Childhood Development Center (2050 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive), and ages 1-4 at Virden Early Childhood Development Center (3159 Edwards Ave.) and Westside Early Childhood Development Center (1450 Wiggins Road). Register weekdays from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at either location. Bring items such as proof of income, proof of residency, a birth certificate and immunization records; call for a complete list of documents. Call 601-960-0335.

Mission Mississippi Prayer Breakfasts. Mission Mississippi hosts the event on most Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:45-7:45 a.m. to encourage unity across racial and denominational lines. Visit missionmississippi.org for a schedule and locations. Call 601-353-6477.

Zumba Fitness Classes, at Optimum 1 Dance Studios (Jackson Square Promenade, 2460 Terry Road, Suite 2000). The one-hour classes are Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6 p.m. $5 per class; call 601-918-5107.

Events at Ridgeland Recreational Center (Old Trace Park, Post Road, Ridgeland). Call 601-856-6876. • Yoga Classes. Learn gentle stretching poses and strength exercises. Classes are Mondays and Fridays from 11 a.m.-noon. Registration required. $10 per class. • Tai-Chi Fusion on the Reservoir for Seniors. The ancient Chinese martial art promotes flexibility, stamina and focused breathing. Held Wednesdays from 11-11:30 a.m. Registration required. $5 per class. • Zumba Fitness Class for Seniors. The Latin-inspired aerobics class for ages 40 and up is held Thursdays from 1-1:45 p.m. Registration required. $5 per class.

Sick and Tired, and Seeking SOULutions Saturdays, 4-5:30 p.m., at Afrikan Arts and Culture Studio (612 N. Farish St.). Our Community Against Racism hosts the forum on second Saturdays. The focus of the monthly forum is to provide African-centered cultural enrichment and work toward racial equality. Free; call 601-979-1413 or 601-918-5075.

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