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Events at Jackson Medical Mall (350 W. Woodrow Wilson Ave.). • "Getting on Easy Street" Finance Seminar Oct. 1, 6 p.m., in the Community Meeting Room. The topic is "Keeping Your Home and Your Dollars." Registration required; limited seating. Free; call 601-982-8467. • ENCOUNTER Teen Empowerment Corps Oct. 2, 5:30-9:30 p.m. On first Tuesdays, 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.

Tuesday, Oct. 2

6-8:30 p.m., MadCAAP's Food for Thought, at Plantation Commons (105 Plantation Cove, Gluckstadt). The fundraiser featuring food from local restaurants, wine and a silent suction benefits Madison Countians Allied Against Poverty. $50; call 601-407-1404;

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 p.m., National Night Out Celebration. Jackson neighborhood associations and groups host block parties, cookouts and other events to fight crime and improve police-community partnerships. Organizers are encouraged to register their events with the city so that staff may attend. Free; call 601-960-1084.

Wednesday, Oct. 3

8 a.m., Howard Wilson Memorial Golf Classic, at Lake Caroline Golf Course (118 Caroline Club Circle, Madison). The University Center Kiwanis Club hosts the tournament, and the format is a four-person scramble. Tee times at 8:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Lunch at 11:30 a.m.; prizes included. Proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity/Metro Jackson. $150-$350 individuals, $650-$750 team of four, $5,000 title sponsor; call 601-624-2639, 601-968-5529 or 601-956-8008;

5:30-7:30 p.m., Women's Fund of Mississippi Annual Meeting, at Mississippi Museum of Art (380 S. Lamar St.). Topics include a new grant and the sexual health website RSVP. Free; call 601-326-3001; email [email protected].

7-11 p.m., Presidential Debate Watch Party, at Hal & Mal's (200 Commerce St.), in the Red Room. The Hinds, Madison, and Rankin County chapters of the Mississippi Democratic Party are the hosts. Also held Oct. 11, Oct. 16 and Oct. 22, 7 p.m.-11 p.m., Free, donations welcome;;

Thursday, Oct. 4

8:30 a.m., Else School of Management Forum, at Millsaps College (1701 N. State St.), in Leggett Special Events Center. Steve Battista, senior vice president of creative for Under Armour, is the speaker. Breakfast buffet at 7:45 a.m. Reservations recommended. $15; call 601-974-1250; email [email protected].

8:30 a.m., Jackson 2000 Friendship Golf Outing, at Colonial Country Club (5635 Old Canton Road). The shotgun start is at 8:30 a.m., and lunch is at 1 p.m. Door prizes included. Proceeds benefit Jackson 2000, a organization devoted to racial harmony. Sponsorships available. $125 individual (will be matched to a team), $500 team of four, $1,000-$2,500 sponsorships; call 601-948-3071 or 601-957-0434;

1:30 p.m., Jackson Touchdown Club Golf Classic, at Country Club of Canton (183 Country Club Road, Canton). Check-in is from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. The tournament is a four-person scramble format; awards given. Lunch buffet included. Proceeds go toward several charitable projects. Register by noon Oct. 3. Hole and team sponsorships available. $100 per person; call 601-856-1059 or 601-540-5364.

4 p.m., Hinds Community College Alumni Recognition Dinner, at Hinds Community College, Raymond Campus (501 E. Main St., Raymond) in Mayo Gymnasium. Honorees include attorney David Yewell and LogoStoreUSA president Keith Ferguson. Former athletes are also inducted into the school's Sports Hall of Fame. $30; call 601-857-3363.

5:30 p.m., Pink Tie Gala, at Jackson Marriott (200 E. Amite St.). The VIP reception is at 6 p.m., and dinner is at 7:30 p.m. The event features a silent auction, a three-course dinner, live music and dancing. Dr. Powell Brown is the guest speaker. Proceeds benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Individuals: $50, $100 VIP, table of eight: $400, $800 VIP; call 601-441-1889 or 601-932-3999; email [email protected].

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

6-8 p.m., Starting a Business: First Steps, at Mississippi e-Center at Jackson State University (1230 Raymond Road). Topics include regulations, legal forms of ownership, marketing concepts and creating a business plan. Registration required; seating limited. Free; call 601-979-2795;

6:30 p.m., Little Black Dress with a Tie Fundraiser, at Mississippi Museum of Art (380 S. Lamar St.). Enjoy food, live and silent auctions, and music from Jessie Primer III and Friends. The annual event benefits Dress for Success Metro Jackson. The organization also honors their Strength Award recipients. $50 in advance, $60 at the door; call 601-985-9888;

7 p.m., UMMC Candlelighters Art Auction, at The Commons at Eudora Welty's Birthplace (719 N. Congress St.). The event includes live and silent auctions, food and drinks from Walker's Drive-In, and music from the Frazier Riddell Band and Shane Foshee Hobgood. Proceeds benefit UMMC's Children's Cancer Program. $75; email [email protected]; find Candlelighters Art Auction on Facebook.

Friday, Oct. 5

toLabor Doula Training Oct. 5-7, in Brandon (call for location). Topics include conducting prenatal and postpartum visits, providing support to the mother during childbirth and maintaining client confidentiality. $365; call 769-232-9968; email [email protected];

Fall Flower and Garden Fest Oct. 5-6, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., at Truck Crops Experiment Station (Highway 51 S., Crystal Springs). The festival includes plant sales, walking tours, wagon rides, exhibits and seminars. Free; call 601-892-3731;

9 a.m., Friday Forum, at Koinonia Coffee House (136 S. Adams St., Suite C). The speaker is Carol Penick, executive director of the Women's Fund. Free; email [email protected].

6-8 p.m., Mississippi Minority Business Alliance Awards Gala, at Hilton Jackson (1001 E. County Line Road). The theme is "EMERGE: Empowering Minority Enterprises through Responsible Growth and Excellence." The speaker is Christopher Gardner, author of "The Pursuit of Happyness." Jazz Beautiful with Pam Confer performs. $125 plus processing fee; call 601-965-0366.

6:30-9:30 p.m., Free Spanish Demo Classes, at Lingofest Language Center (7048 Old Canton Road, Ridgeland). Enjoy free classes at 6:30 p.m. and free Hawaiian, Colombian, and Brazilian food from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Music included. Guests may bring food, beer and wine. RSVP. Free; call 601-500-7700; email [email protected].

7 p.m., Rebirth Alliance's Games Party Shindig, at Lakeover Center (6531 Dogwood Parkway). Enjoy classic board games, food and music from the Val "Vivacious V" McKnight Show Band. Must be 21 or older. A portion of the proceeds benefits the 3R's Healthcare Survey, a project of Rebirth Alliance. $25; call 601-966-7252;

Through Oct. 5

Campus RainWorks Design Challenge Competition, at Student teams from colleges and universities compete to develop innovative approaches to stormwater management. Register to compete by Oct. 5, and submit design plans by Dec. 14. Cash prizes given. Email [email protected].

Saturday, Oct. 6

Bike MS: Bike to the Battlefield Oct. 6-7, at Baptist Healthplex, Clinton (102 Clinton Parkway, Clinton). Take a two-day, 150-mile ride to Battlefield Inn in Vicksburg and back. Proceeds benefit the Alabama-Mississippi Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Riders should raise at least $250 in addition to registration. Teams welcome. $40 through Oct. 4, $50 Oct. 5-6; call 601-856-5831.

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.

8:30 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;

9-10:30 a.m., Michael Rubenstein Memorial Kidney Walk, at Old Canton Road, Fondren. Registration is at 8 a.m. The walk begins at the Mississippi Kidney Foundation Office (3000 Building) and ends at Fondren Presbyterian Church. Raise at least $100 for a chance to play the Helicopter Golf Ball Drop and win $1000. Fundraising encouraged (at least $50 for a T-shirt and gifts); call 601-981-3611.

9 a.m.-3 p.m., Craft Fair and Bake Sale, at Nativity Lutheran Church (495 Crossgates Blvd., Brandon). Purchase handmade items from artists around the world, and food such as bratwurst, hot dogs and bakes goods. Proceeds benefit several nonprofits such as Harbor House, the Center for Violence Prevention and Habitat for Humanity. Free admission; call 601-825-5125; email [email protected].

11 a.m.-4 p.m., Tats for Ta-tas, at Eternal Body Art (361 Interstate 55 S.). Proceeds from the bikini bike and car wash benefit breast cancer programs. $10 bikes, $20 cars and truks; call 601-346-5963.

7 p.m., Pink Ribbon Gala, at Regency Hotel and Conference Center (420 Greymont Ave.). The annual fundraiser includes music from the Jazz Lounge with Wanda Lady J, Katrina Jefferson and 5th Element. Proceeds benefit the Mississippi Witness Cancer Survivors' Project. $50; call 601-576-7466 or 601-316-7091; email [email protected].

7 p.m., Brock McGuire Band Benefot Concert, at St. Richard Catholic Church (1242 Lynwood Drive). The band from County Clare, Ireland plays traditional Irish music. The meet-and-greet with hors d'oeuvres is at 6 p.m. Proceeds benefit the sobriety houses McCoy House and My Father's House of Freedom. $10 in advance, $15 at the door; call 601-946-0578.

Through Oct. 6

Friends of the Quisenberry Library Book Sale, at Quisenberry Library (605 E. Northside Drive, Clinton). Thousands of books for all ages are for sale. Free admission; call 601-924-5684.

Riders Against Domestic Violence Call for Donations. Donate toiletries such as soap and shampoo, and RADA will deliver the items to domestic violence shelters Oct. 14. Free; call 601-954-9997.

Jackson Restaurant Week. Dine at participating restaurants by ordering from the Restaurant Week menu, and vote for one of five selected charities to receive $10,000 at the end of the meal. Free; visit

Sunday, Oct. 7

1-6 p.m., Jackson Jamboree, at Spencer Perkins Center (1831 Robinson St.). Enjoy three-on-three basketball and soccer tournaments, food vendors, games for children and an extensive music lineup. Performers include Switchfoot, the Mississippi Mass Choir, Dathan Thigpen and Vernon Moore. Benefits the Spencer Perkins Center. $7, $5 children 12 and under, group rates available; call 601-354-1563;

2 p.m., Mississippi Walk for Diabetes, at Southern Farm Bureau Life Insurance (1401 Livingston Lane). Registration is at 1 p.m. The purpose of the 3.15-kilometer walk is to raise awareness of diabetes as a major health problem in Mississippi, and to raise funds to support the programs and services of the Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi. $20, $50 with T-shirt; call 981-7422; email [email protected].

4 p.m., Blessing of the Pets, at St. Andrew's Episcopal Cathedral (305 E. Capitol St.), on the columbarium. The event is in honor of the Feast Day of St. Francis (patron saint of animals and ecology). Bring pet food donations for the Animal Rescue Fund, CARA and the Mississippi Animal Rescue League. Free; call 601-354-1535;

Monday, Oct. 8

DigMe Social Media Conference Registration. Maris, West and Baker Advertising is the host. Learn ways to optimize your digital marketing strategy. Lunch included. Registration by Oct. 8 required. The conference is Oct. 25 at Table 100 (100 Ridge Way, Flowood). $45; call 601-977-9200;

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.

Voter Education, Registration and Participation Campaign. Churches that are members of the General Missionary Baptist State Convention of Mississippi host voter registration drives and educate citizens on the voting process. Free; call 601-955-1132.

Rising Readers Story Time. Children ages 3-7 enjoy stories, songs, rhymes and more. Free. • Mondays, 10-10:30 a.m. through Nov. 12, at Flora Public Library (168 S.E. Carter Ave., Flora). Call 601-879-8835. • Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 10:15-10:45 a.m. through Nov. 14, at Canton Public Library (102 Priestley St., Canton). Call 601-859-3202. • Tuesdays, 4:30-5 p.m. through Dec. 11, at Ridgeland Public Library (397 Highway 51, Ridgeland). Call 601-856-4536.

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. 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. 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.

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;

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 • 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

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.

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 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.

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.

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 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.

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