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Monday, Aug. 20

5 p.m., JAM 2012, at Jackson Medical Mall (350 W. Woodrow Wilson Avenue), at center court. Local alumni chapters for Jackson State University, Alcorn State University and Mississippi Valley State University host a reception to kick off the football season. Enjoy food and family-friendly activities. Wear school colors. Free; email [email protected]

6 p.m., Jackson Touchdown Club Meeting, at River Hills Club (3600 Ridgewood Road). Club members with an interest in football meet on most Mondays through Nov. 26. Ole Miss head football coach Hugh Freeze is the speaker. Call for information on membership dues. $30 non-members; call 601-506-3186.

6 p.m., "Why Vote: What Are the Issues?" Town Hall Meeting, at Shady Grove M.B. Church (2118 W. Ridgeway St.). The Mississippi NAACP is the host. Topics include the challenges facing minority voters and major statewide legislative issues including Voter ID and charter school bills. Free; call 601-353-8452.

Tuesday, Aug. 21

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. Call 601-960-8700.

5:30-8 p.m., "The Loving Story" Screening and Panel Discussion, at COFO Civil Rights Education Complex (1013 John R. Lynch St.). See the documentary about Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple who fought for the right to be married during the Civil Rights era. A discussion on marriage equality and activism follows. Free; call 601-248-2190.

Wednesday, Aug. 22

9 a.m.-4 p.m., QuickBooks 2010 Training Class, at Holmes Community College, Ridgeland (412 W. Ridgeland Ave., Ridgeland). Sharon Moulder of Lightheart, Sanders and Associates is the instructor. Registration required. $50; call 601-856-5400.

9:30 a.m., Computer Class, at Flowood Library (103 Winners Circle, Flowood), in the reference department. Learn to use Microsoft Word. Free; call 601-919-1911.

10 a.m.-4 p.m., Canton Chamber of Commerce Blood Drive, at Canton Chamber of Commerce (100 Depot Drive, Canton). Donate at the Mississippi Blood Services donor coach to receive a T-shirt and an entry in to a drawing for a 2012 Dodge Ram. Bring ID. Free; call 888-90-BLOOD;

Noon, "History Is Lunch," at William F. Winter Archives and History Building (200 North St.). Author Carolyn Brown discusses her new book, "A Daring Life: A Biography of Eudora Welty." Free; call 601-576-6998.

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

Thursday, Aug. 23

Summer Book Sale, at Madison Public Library (994 Madison Ave., Madison), in the meeting room. The preview party for the Friends of the Madison Library is Aug. 23 from 3-6 p.m.; memberships sold at the door. The sale is open to the public Aug. 24-25 and Aug. 27 from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Call 601-856-2749.

10:30-11:30 a.m., Garden Partners Meeting, at Mississippi Museum of Art (380 S. Lamar St.). The support group focuses on garden-related events, volunteer opportunities and educational programs. Potential members welcome. Free; call 601-960-1515.

Noon, "Growing Your Business Passion" Webinar. Small business owner Martha Ross-Rodgers answers questions about her dessert business and shares what she has done to build her family-owned business. Free;

Noon, HealthTalk Seminar: Fighting Foot Fungus, at Quisenberry Library (605 E. Northside Drive, Clinton). Learn about misconceptions and treatments such as vein ablation. Lunch and door prizes included. RSVP. Free; call 877-907-7642.

5 p.m., Home Run for The Mustard Seed Softball Game, at Trustmark Park (1 Braves Way, Pearl). The game is between the "Media Giants", members of Central Mississippi's media and public relations professionals, and Governor Phil Bryant's "Phil's Phillies.'' Proceeds go toward the current expansion project at The Mustard Seed. Free admission; call 601-992-3556.

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. Free; call 601-960-0004.

6 p.m., Saving Grace: A Benefit for Grace House, at St. James Episcopal Church (3921 Oakridge Drive). Enjoy tapas-style refreshments and music from Raphael Semmes. Wine and beer sold. Proceeds go toward renovations at Grace House, a home for people living with HIV and AIDS. $40; call 601-540-8447.

6:30-8:30 p.m., Mad (Wo)Men Against MS Cocktail Night, at Viking Cooking School (1107 Highland Colony Parkway, Ridgeland). The Alabama-Mississippi Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society is the host. Enjoy a cooking demonstration, a silent auction, door prizes and a drawing. MasterChef winner Whitney Miller is the featured guest. "Mad Men" attire encouraged. $50-$80; call 601-856-5831, ext. 81203.

7-10 p.m., Clash in the Kitchen, at Mississippi Craft Center (950 Rice Road, Ridgeland). Local chefs Jesse Houston from Parlor Market, Tom Ramsey from Underground 119 and Nick Wallace from the King Edward Hotel compete in a cooking competition. Proceeds benefit the Mississippi Burn Foundation. $40; call 601-540-2995.

Aug. 23, 7 p.m., and Aug. 28, 7 p.m., No Boundaries Beginner Training Program Information Meeting, at Fleet Feet Sports (Trace Station, 500 Highway 51 N., Ridgeland). Learn about the program that prepares racers for the Nov. 22 Turkey Trot 8K. Free; call 601-899-9696.

Friday, Aug. 24

10 a.m., Annual Skeet and Trap Shoot, at Capitol Gun Club (1622 Capitol Gun Club Road). Morning check-in is at 10 a.m., and afternoon check-in is at 1 p.m. All skill levels welcome; registration required and includes lunch. Proceeds benefit the Make-a-Wish Foundation of Mississippi. $150, $750 team of five; call 601-366-9474;

1-3 p.m., West Nile Virus Support Group Meeting, at Methodist Rehabilitation Center (1350 E. Woodrow Wilson Ave.), in the BankPlus Conference Center. West Nile virus researcher Dr. Art Leis and Sharon Sims of the Mississippi Department of Health are the speakers. Free; call 601-981-1234.

6-9 p.m., Catfish and Soul, at Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum (1150 Lakeland Drive), in Sparkman Auditorium. Enjoy food from Penn's and music from the Mo' Money Band. Proceeds benefit Harbor House Chemical Dependency Services. $25; call 601-371-7335;

Saturday, Aug. 25

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

8 a.m.-2 p.m., City of Jackson Recycle Day, at Battlefield Park (953 Porter St.). Drop off household hazardous waste such as antifreeze, batteries, photographic chemicals, oils, gas, pesticides and batteries, electronics and tires. $4 cans of paint sold. Call 601-960-0000.

8 a.m.-10 p.m., Health Fair and Community Festival, at Zion Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church (361 Robinson Road, Canton). The event includes a 5K walk at 8 a.m., a health fair from 9 a.m.-noon, games, food, entertainment, water slides, vendors, horseback riding, an outdoor movie and fireworks. Free; call 601-720-7107.

9 a.m.-5 p.m., Mississippi Corvette Club Classic Car Show, at Jackson Convention Complex (105 E. Pascagoula St.). Enjoy Corvette and Harley-Davidson exhibits, food, games and a silent auction including items from Drew Brees and the Mannings. Gravity Feed performs. Net proceeds benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Mississippi. $5, children free;

Mississippi Craft Show Aug. 25, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., and Aug. 26, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., at Mississippi Trade Mart (1200 Mississippi St.). Mississippi artisans sell items such as pottery, jewelry, photography and furniture. Music, door prizes and face painting included. Proceeds benefit Madison Ark, a no-kill shelter, and dogs will be on site for adoption. $5, children 12 and under free; call 601-790-0654;

9 a.m., Rehoboth Blood Drive and Health Fair, at Rehoboth International Ministries (3209 Greenfield Road, Pearl). Mississippi Blood Services will be on site to take donations. The health fair includes vision, blood pressure, cholesterol and BMI screenings. Free; call 601-664-6700.

84th Vicksburg Coin Show Aug. 25, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., and Aug. 26, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Battlefield Inn (4137 Interstate 20 Frontage Road, Vicksburg). The Vicksburg Coin Club is the host. Buy, sell or trade coins, and get verbal appraisals. Free; call 601-616-7140.

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

9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Bridges Out of Poverty Seminar, at St. James Episcopal Church (3921 Oakridge Drive), in Fowler Hall. Learn ways to help the poor in your community. Jodi Pfarr of J. Pfarr Consulting is the speaker. Workbook, lunch and refreshments included. $50; call 601-982-4880.

10 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Dog Days of Summer, at Pelahatchie Shore Park (Lakeshore Drive, Brandon). The annual fundraiser for Community Animal Rescue and Adoption (CARA) includes food, entertainment, craft vendors, a pet parade and more. Dog food or cat litter donations welcome; call 601-842-4404;

10:30 a.m., Zip39 Dodgeball Tournament, at Madison County Sports Zone (213 Industrial Drive North, Madison). The young professionals group Zip39, the Madison County Chamber of Commerce and Raising the Barr Fitness are the hosts. Proceeds from team registrations benefit Adam's Project. Free admission; call 601-605-2554.

10 a.m., Kids Run, at Millie D's Yogurt (140 Township Ave., Suite 112, Ridgeland). Fleet Feet Sports is the host. Run a half mile or a full mile. Free; call 601-899-9696;

2 p.m., "We Are the Cure" Cancer Prevention Conference, at Russell C. Davis Planetarium (201 E. Pascagoula St.). Learn ways to reduce your risk of cancer development or recurrence, and get information on evidence-based cancer treatments. The program includes an awards presentation. Tickets also sold at Rainbow Whole Foods (2807 Old Canton Road). $20; call 601-813-9712 or 601-366-1602.

6:30-10:30 p.m., Ready. Set. Glow! 5K Run/Walk, at University of Mississippi Medical Center (2500 N. State St.). The UMMC School of Medicine Class of 2015 is the host. The race begins at the Student Union and includes a one-mile fun run for youth ages 15 and under. Door prizes and goody bags included. Register by Aug. 22 for a discount. $25 run/walk, $12 fun run;

6:30 p.m., All White to the Night Party and Fashion Couture, at King Edward Hotel (235 W. Capitol St.), in the ballroom. Enjoy cocktails, shopping and a fashion show. White attire mandatory. Proceeds benefit the National AIDS Association. Tickets sold at The Savoy and Perfect Fit Alterations. $20-$25; call 601-506-7545.

6:30-10 p.m., Back to School Barbecue, Reunion and Fundraiser, at Margaret Martin Performing Arts Center (64 Homochitto St., Natchez). Alumni of Natchez High School (1927-1961), Margaret Martin Junior High (1962-1985) and the current performing arts Center (1999-present) participate in tours of the building, and enjoy food and entertainment. Proceeds go toward building repairs. $25; call 601-445-2210.

Monday, Aug. 27

1:30 p.m., E-Verify Webinar. Learn more about the service that lets employers verify the employment eligibility of new employees. Free;

Through Aug. 27

Ekklesia School of Ministry and Theology Registration, at Reformed Theological Seminary (5422 Clinton Blvd.). Fall 2012 classes begin Aug. 27. Call for information on classes and fees. Free; call 601-371-1427 or 601-212-1965; email [email protected], [email protected]

Through Aug. 31

Boys and Girls Club Online Auction, through Aug. 31. Items include two skybox seats for the Ole Miss game against the University of Texas at El Paso, a football signed by Michael Oher, a shopping spree and more. Proceeds benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Oxford. Visit and click on "AUCTION."

Through Sept. 9

Citizens Police Academy Registration. The Jackson Police Department seeks applicants for the program held Sept. 10-17. Learn the police department's public safety and crime prevention methods. Free; call 601-960-1389; email [email protected]

Through Sept. 23

Fall Community Enrichment Series, at Millsaps College (1701 N. State St.). Most classes begin the week of Sept. 24 and fall into the categories of art, music, fitness, design, business and technology. Call to request a brochure with classes and fees. Call 601-974-1130;

Through Sept. 30

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

Through Oct. 10

Poker Run, at Fleet Feet Sports (Trace Station, 500 Highway 51 N., Ridgeland), on second Wednesdays at 6 p.m. Participants receive five playing cards during the three-mile run/walk, and the people with the best hand and worst hand win prizes. After-party at Cazadores (500 Highway 51, Suite R, Ridgeland). Free; call 601-899-9696.

Through Oct. 11

Livingston Farmers Market (129 Mannsdale Road, Madison). Open from 4-8 p.m. Thursdays. Call 601-898-0212.

Through Oct. 31

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

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 601-354-0529 or 601-353-1633.

Through Nov. 30

Jackson Roadmap to Health Equity Project's Farmers Market (2548 Livingston Road). Open 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, and 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays. WIC vouchers accepted. Call 601-987-6783.

Through Dec. 15

Run 4 Rehab. The fundraising project benefits rehabilitation services at Blair E. Batson Children's Hospital. Registered runners raise money for each kilometer run through Dec. 15. Donors determine pledge amount per kilometer; visit

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

Through Dec. 24

Old Fannin Road Farmers Market (1307 Old Fannin Road, Brandon). Open from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. Call 601-919-1690.

Through Dec. 31

Your Vote Counts, at Old Capitol Museum (100 S. State St.). Students get to use a real voting machine to vote on a variety of issues. The Secretary of State's office is the sponsor. Free; call 601-576-6920.

Ongoing Events at Fleet Feet Sports (Trace Station, 500 Highway 51 N., Ridgeland), at the multi-use trail. Open to the public. Free; call 601-899-9696.

Weekly Group Walk. Walks are Tuesdays at 6 p.m. Walk two or four miles.

Weekly Group Run. Run 5.4 miles Thursdays at 6 p.m.

Super Star Senior Adult Walking Club. The group walks Thursdays at 10 a.m.

"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

"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.

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 [email protected] Benefits include an Amazon Kindle and e-books. The charity also sells $5 raffle tickets to fund the program, and a $100 gas card is given away each month. Call 508-443-4827.

Fitness Center, at Jackson Roadmap to Health Equity Project's Farmers' Market (2548 Livingston Road). Options include aerobics and Zumba classes, equipment for resistance training and toning, and access to a personal trainer. No joining fee or long-term commitment is required. Hours are 8 a.m.-7 p.m. weekdays and 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturdays. $20 per month; call 601-987-6783.

Diabetes Support Group Meetings, at Baptist Health Systems, Madison Campus (401 Baptist Drive, Madison). Baptist Nutrition Center hosts the meetings on third Thursdays at 1 p.m. Free; call 601-973-1624.

Venture Incubator Talk and Tour Open House, at Venture Incubator (City Centre Building, 200 S. Lamar St., South Tower, 10th floor). Potential or current small business owners, and professionals interested in mentoring small business owners are welcome to meet with Wes Holsapple, president and CEO, and tour the facilities on Mondays from 5-6 p.m. and Wednesdays from noon-1 p.m. Refreshments served. Free; call 601-414-0140.

Jackson 2000 Dialogue Circles Program. The program includes sessions of dialogue and problem-solving to encourage racial harmony and community involvement. Email [email protected]

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 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

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 [email protected]

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 [email protected]

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.

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

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 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.

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