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Jackson Mayoral Debates. The remaining candidates face off before the May 21 runoff election.

• May 14, 6-9 p.m., at Old Capitol Inn (226 N State St.). The Leadership of Greater Jackson Alumni Association is the host. Includes a game show-style Q&A with the runoff candidates, a cash bar and music from Pam Confer. RSVP required. Free; email answersforjackson@gmail.com.

• May 16, 7 p.m., at Jackson State University (1400 John R. Lynch St.), at McCoy Auditorium. See the simulcast of the debate on JSU-TV (Comcast channel 14) and online. Free; jsums.edu.

• May 17, 7 p.m., at Mississippi College School of Law (151 E. Griffith St.). See the simulcast of the debate on WAPT (broadcast channel 16, Comcast channel 4) and online. Free; wapt.com.

Events at Baptist Medical Center (1225 N. State St.), in the Baptist for Women Conference Room. Registration required. Free, $5 optional lunch for morning sessions; call 601-948-6262; mbhs.org.

Oh, My Aching Back and Legs May 13, 6-7 p.m. Dr. Eric Amundson and physical therapist Troy Walters discuss treatments for lower back pain that causes tingling, numbness or weakness in the legs. Free.

Drawing from Your Strengths: Fight Skin Cancer May 14, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Speakers include political cartoonist Marshall Ramsey and Dr. Grace Shumaker.

Stroke Prevention and Warning Signs May 15, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Dr. Keith Jones talks about warning signs, prevention and what to do if a stroke occurs.

Heal Your Heels: Plantar Fasciitis May 16, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Dr. Jamey Burrow explains what the condition is and how to treat it.

Events at Fairview Inn (734 Fairview St.)

Art for the Park May 16, 6:30-9:30 p.m. The Belhaven Garden Club and Friends of Laurel Street Park host the biannual event that includes a silent art auction, music, a cash bar and refreshments. Proceeds go toward supporting and maintaining Laurel Street Park. $40; call 662-418-3916 or 601-622-3551 (sponsorships), or 601-503-5762 (auction donations); greaterbelhaven.com.

Hinds County Human Resource Agency Meeting May 15, 6.-7 p.m. The Board of Directors meets on third Wednesdays. Open to the public; Hinds County residents encouraged to attend. Call 601-923-1838.

Events at Mississippi Children's Museum (2145 Highland Drive). Call 601-981-9469.

Literacy Garden Groundbreaking Ceremony May 17, 9 a.m. The museum celebrates the upcoming construction of the educational outdoor gallery with related activities. $8, children under 12 months and museum members free.

S.T.E.A.M. Society May 17, 5-8 p.m. The after-hours program is for children ages 6-12. Topics include science, math, art, technology and engineering. Registration at least 24 hours in advance required. $40 per child.

• Question It? Discover It! Saturday May 18, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Participate in activities to learn about different types of allergies and living with asthma. $8, children under 12 months and members free; call 601-981-5469.

Monday, May 13

5-7 p.m., Free Parenting Classes, at Hinds Behavioral Health Services (3450 Highway 80 W.). The free classes are in recognition of Mental Health Month. Free; call 601-321-2400.

Tuesday, May 14

10 a.m., Jackson City Council Meeting, at Jackson City Hall (219 S. President St.). Open to the public. Call 601-960-1064; jacksonms.gov.

10 a.m.-2 p.m., "One Jackson ... Many Readers" Summer Reading Providers Training, at Mississippi Public Broadcasting (3825 Ridgewood Road). In the auditorium. Learn ways to incorporate the JPS Summer Reading Program into a school curriculum, camp, church or other summer program. Includes lunch. Registration required. Free; call 601-432-6258; mpbonline.org/srpt2013.

I p.m., 8(a) Business Opportunity Workshop, at Small Business Administration District Office (210 E. Capitol St., 10th floor). Small business owners learn ways to sell goods and services to the federal government. Registration required; space limited. Free; call 601-965-4378, ext. 13, 14 or 17.

Starting a Nontraditional Business: Discovering the Entrepreneur Within May 14-June 18, at Millsaps College (1701 N. State St.). Joe Donovan is the instructor. The class meets Tuesdays from 6-7:30 p.m. Registration required. $100; call 601-974-1130; millsaps.edu/conted.

6 p.m., Jackson Metro Cyclists Time Trial, at Xerox Building (384 Galleria Parkway, Madison). Riders try to complete a 6.75-mile course in the shortest time. Helmets required. Call 601-988-2422; jacksonmetrocyclists.com.

6 p.m., Hinds County Democratic Executive Committee Meeting, at Mississippi Immigrants Rights Alliance (612 N. State St.). A Q&A session follows the meeting. Open to the public. Free; call 601-969-2913; email jnorris@mississippidemocrats.org.

6:15 p.m., Yoga Class, at Gallery1 (One University Place, 1100 John R. Lynch St., Suite 4). W.I.N.E. Jackson is the host. Bring water and snacks to share. $5 suggested donation; email winejackson@gmail.com.

Wednesday, May 15

City of Flowood Benefit Golf Tournament, May 15-16, 8:30 a.m., at The Refuge Golf Course (2100 Refuge Blvd., Flowood). The format is a four-man scramble. Proceeds benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation of Mississippi. Lunch included; awards given. Registration required. $100, $400 team, $5 mulligans, sponsorships start at $500; call 601-665-2434; email kjackson@ci.flowood.ms.us.

Noon, History Is Lunch, at William F. Winter Archives and History Building (200 North St.). Jacqueline House Museum founder Yolande Robbins discusses the African American museum in Vicksburg. Free; call 601-576-6998.

7-10 p.m., Country and Blues Rock for Recovery, at Hal & Mal's (200 Commerce St.). Enjoy live and silent auctions, appetizers, sodas and door prizes. Todd Thompson and the Lucky Hand Blues Band perform. Proceeds benefit the McCoy House for Sober Living. $20 in advance, $25 at the door; call 601-946-0578; themccoyhouse.com.

Through May 15

North Mississippi Fish Hatchery Youth Art Contest, at North Mississippi Fish Hatchery Visitor Education Center (457 Carrier Route 36, Enid) . Each student must submit a portfolio including an entry form and artwork with an outdoor theme no later than May 15. Winners will have their work included in Mississippi Outdoors magazine and mdwfp.com. Free; call 662-563-8068; foundationmwfp.com.

Thursday, May 16

9 a.m., State Institutions of Higher Learning Meeting, at Universities Center (3825 Ridgewood Road). The Board of Trustees meets in the IHL Board Room. Open to the public. Free; call 601-432-6333; mississippi.edu.

9 a.m., COMSTAT Meeting, at Jackson Police Department Headquarters (327 E. Pascagoula St.). The JPD shares the latest Jackson crime statistics at the biweekly meeting. Open to the public. Call 601-960-1375; jacksonms.gov.

5 p.m., Jackson 2000 Spring Social, at Smith Robertson Museum and Cultural Center (528 Bloom St.). Enjoy food from Koinonia, and music from Jazz Beautiful with Pam Confer and the Lucky Hand Blues Band. Meet the board members and learn more about the organization's work in Jackson. For ages 21 and up. Attire is casual. Free; email bevelyn_branch@att.net; jackson2000.org.

6 p.m., Precinct 3 COPS Meeting, at Jackson Police Department, Precinct 3 (3925 W. Northside Drive). These monthly forums are designed to help resolve community issues or problems, from crime to potholes. Free; call 601-960-0003.

6:30-8:30 p.m., "Cheers for a Cause" Wine, Food and Art Fundraiser, at The Commons at Eudora Welty's Birthplace (719 N. Congress St.). Embellished Events and Interiors hosts the event that includes refreshments and a silent auction of artwork from Mississippi artists. Proceeds benefit the Mississippi Coalition Against Domestic Violence. $30; call 601-502-3241; eventbrite.com.

Friday, May 17

7-8:30 a.m., Coffee and Conversation, at Old Capitol Museum (100 S. State St.). Interact with business professionals, leaders, and other community members, and learn about upcoming city projects. Free; call 601-576-6920.

10:30 a.m., Look and Learn with Hoot, at Mississippi Museum of Art (380 S. Lamar St.). This educational opportunity for 4-5 year olds and their parents features a hands-on art activity and story time. Please dress for mess. Free; call 601-960-1515; msmuseumart.org.

11:30 a.m., Friends of Hudspeth Golf Tournament, at Bay Pointe Country Club (800 Bay Pointe Drive, Brandon). Lunch is at 11:30 a.m., and the four-man scramble is at 12:30 p.m. The event is a fundraiser for Hudspeth Regional Center, a facility for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. $75 per player, $300 team of four; call 601-664-6017; email bferguson@hrc.state.ms.us; hrc.state.ms.us.

6:30 p.m., Food Revolution Day, at Rainbow Natural Grocery Cooperative (2807 Old Canton Road), at High Noon Cafe. The purpose of the tasting and recipe swap is to promote healthy cooking. Register if you are bringing a dish; must be vegetarian or vegan. Donations go to Focus on Natural Health Education and Community Development (FONHE). Bring a dish or $5; call 601-366-1602; email shelbyjparsons@gmail.com.

Saturday, May 18

Summer Fun Seminars May 18-19, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., at Bass Pro Shops (100 Bass Pro Drive, Pearl). The life jacket seminar is from 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., the cooking demonstrations are from noon-5 p.m. and the geocaching seminar is from 1:30-4 p.m. Free; call 601-933-3700; basspro.com/gooutdoors.

10 a.m., Jackson Association of Black Journalists Meeting, at Mississippi e-Center at Jackson State University (1230 Raymond Road). Members meet on third Saturdays, excluding holidays. Free; email jabjinfo@yahoo.com.

6 p.m., Our Community Salutes of Mississippi Recognition Dinner, at Hilton Jackson (1001 E. County Line Road). OCS honors high school seniors who plan to enlist in the military after graduation. U.S. Congressman Gregg Harper is the speaker. $50; call 601-573-6014.

6:30 p.m., Capital City Roller Girls Roller Derby Game, at Mississippi Trade Mart (1200 Mississippi St.). The team takes on the Okoloosa Rollers. Proceeds benefit Life of Mississippi. $12, children under 12 free, $50 vendors; call 601-383-4885; email capitalcityrollergirlsms@gmail.com or info@capitalcityrollergirlsms.com; find Capital City Roller Girls on Facebook.

7 p.m., Civil Rights Movement Commemorative Gala and Tougaloo Honors, at Jackson Convention Complex (105 E. Pascagoula St.). The event is in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Movement. Honorees include Marian Wright Edelman, Dr. Herman Jack Geiger, Dr. Bob Moses and Atty. Morris Dees Jr. Motown legend Smokey Robinson performs. $200, sponsorships available (includes pre-gala reception); call 601-977- 7871; tougaloo.edu.

Monday, May 20

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; co.hinds.ms.us.

Through May 22

Land's End to John O'Groats Cycling Fundraiser MondaysTuesdaysWednesdaysThursdaysFridaysSaturdays Local business owner and cyclist Peter Sharp takes a 14-day, 1,000-mile bike ride through the United Kingdom to raise funds for the Simon Sharp Eagle Fund. The fund benefits the Boy Scouts and Blair E. Batson Children's Cancer Clinic. Free; lejogbike.blogspot.com. Through July 20

Mississippi Youth Hip Hop Summit and Parent/Advocate Conference Call for Volunteers. Volunteers ages 19 and up with youth that are not participating in the summit are welcome. The conferences are July 20-21 at Millsaps College (1701 N. State St.). Free; call 601-354-3408, ext. 104; email ddenney@aclu-ms.org; tinyurl.com/2013MSYouthHHSVolunteerReg.

Through May 25

Dream Night at the Zoo Registration, at Jackson Zoo (2918 W. Capitol St.). The invitation-only event for chronically ill and disabled children is June 7. RSVP by May 25. Free; call 601-352-2500; email cwoodson@jacksonzoo.org; jacksonzoo.org.

Through Oct. 1

Doris Berry's 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 601-353-1633.

Through Oct. 25

Mississippi Nurses Foundation Volvo Raffle, at Mississippi Nurses Foundation (31 Woodgreen Place, Madison). Purchase tickets for a chance to win a 2014 Volvo XC60, a seven-day vacation to Sweden or $10,000. Winner announced Oct. 25 at the MNA Convention in Biloxi; winner does not have to be present to win. $50 ticket; call 601-898-0850.

Through Oct. 26

Byram Farmers Market (20 Willow Creek Lane, Byram). Open Monday-Saturday from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Call 601-373-4545.

Through Nov. 30

Yazoo Farmers Market, at American Legion Post 7 (417 N. Main St., Yazoo City). Open Saturdays from 8 a.m.-noon; may open on Tuesdays later in the season. Free; call 662-590-5415; find Yazoo Farmers Market on Facebook.

Through Dec. 21

Mississippi Farmers Market (929 High St.). Open 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Call 601-354-6573; mdac.state.ms.us.

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.

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., at Mississippi e-Center at Jackson State University (1230 Raymond Road), in the Nebraska Room. 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 Facebook 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.

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 , 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.

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, Sundays, 3 p.m., at Chastain Middle School (4650 Manhattan Road). The sport is played with teams of seven who score by catching and throwing a disc toward an end zone. Free; call 987-3550; mississippiultimate.blogspot.com.

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.

Saturday Morning Weekly Walk Saturdays, 8 a.m., at Parham Bridges Park (5055 Old Canton Road). Dr. Timothy Quinn hosts the walk to promote wellness. Walkers should park on Ridgewood Road next to the playground. Free; call 601-487-6482.

StinkyFeet Fondren Run Tuesdays, 6 p.m., in Fondren. StinkyFeet Athletics leads the weekly fun run through the neighborhoods off Old Canton Road. Meet in the parking lot at Babalu. Free; find Fondren Group Run on Facebook.

Medals4Mettle Medal Drive, at Fleet Feet Sports (Trace Station, 500 Highway 51 N., Ridgeland). Donate marathon, half marathon and triathlon medals without ribbons. M4M gives the medals to children and adults with debilitating illnesses. Donations welcome; call 601-899-9696.

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