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Community Events and Public Meetings

Monday, Sept. 10

5-7:30 p.m., PHS Night, at Pearl Public Library (2416 Old Brandon Road, Pearl). Pearl High School students are invited to learn about the library's programs, get library cards and receive classroom credit for attending. Door prizes and giveaways included. Free; call 601-932-2562.

5:45-8:30 p.m., Menopause Havoc, at Table 100 (100 Ridge Way, Flowood). See the film "Hot Flash Havoc" and learn ways to cope with menopause and perimenopause. Registration required. Heavy hors d'oeuvres served before the program. $10; call 601-948-6262.

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. Southern Miss head football coach Ellis Johnson is the speaker. Call for information on membership dues. $30 non-members; call 601-506-3186.

7 p.m., Winter-Reed Partnership Award Dinner, at Jackson Convention Complex (105 E. Pascagoula St.). Education leaders Jim and Claiborne Barksdale are honored for their leadership and philanthropy. Proceeds benefit the Mississippi Association of Partners in Education. Sponsorships available. $75, $750 table of eight;

Tuesday, Sept. 11

Noon, "The Emancipation Proclamation, Lincoln, Grant and Mississippi," at Old Capitol Museum (100 S. State St.). Dr. Edna Greene Medford, chair of the history department at Howard University, talks about the Emancipation Proclamation's role in the Civil War. A panel discussion and reception follows. Free; 601-576-6920.

1-3 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.

1 p.m., Procurement Workshop, at Small Business Administration District Office (210 E. Capitol St., 10th Floor), in the conference room. The Small Business Administration shares procurement opportunities for small disadvantaged businesses, women-owned, service-disabled veteran-owned and businesses that are in underutilized business zones. RSVP. Free; call 601-965-4378.

4-7 p.m., Fall Volunteer Kick-Off, at Mississippi Museum of Art (380 S. Lamar St.), in the Yates Community Room. Learn more about volunteer opportunities at the museum. Free; email [email protected].

5:30 p.m., Central Mississippi Ole Miss Rebel Club Meeting, at Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum (1152 Lakeland Drive). Social hour is at 5:30 p.m., and the program is at 6:30 p.m. The speaker is Chuck Rounsaville, publisher of the Ole Miss Spirit. $25 admission, $125-$150 memberships; call 601-949-4621 or 601-506-3186.

6-9 p.m., Volunteer Training, at Make-A-Wish Mississippi (576 Highland Colony Parkway, Suite 120, Ridgeland). Volunteers learn how to visit and interview participating children and make wish-granting arrangements. Free; call 601-366-9474, ext. 1-302.

6:30 p.m., W.I.N.E. (Women Inquiring, Networking and Engaging) Meeting, at Wright Salon (135 Grand Ave.). This month's speaker is Latoya Lawson, founder of Mississippi Youth. Bring wine or a snack. RSVP. Email [email protected].

6:30 p.m., Remembrance: Pregnancy Loss and Early Infant Death Support, at University Physicians Pavilion (1410 E. Woodrow Wilson Ave.), in room MO-16. The support group is for those who experienced a miscarriage, stillbirth or early infant death. Free; call 601-984-1921; email [email protected].

Wednesday, Sept. 12

Miracle Jeans Day. Employers raise funds for Blair E. Batson Children's Hospital by charging employees to wear jeans. Participants can select their own day to raise funds and/or purchase Miracle Jeans Day merchandise. $5 minimum donations; visit to download support materials.

9 a.m.-noon, Senior Day, at Jackson Zoo (2918 W. Capitol St.). Seniors ages 65 and older enjoy refreshments, games, crafts, animal encounters and informative sessions on health, diet and more. $10, $6.75 ages 2-12, children under 2 and members free; call 601-352-2580.

11:45 a.m., Jackson 2000 Luncheon, at Arts Center of Mississippi (201 E. Pascagoula St.). Dr. Cedrick Gray, superintendent of Jackson Public Schools, is the speaker. RSVP. $12, $10 members; email [email protected].

1 p.m., “Protecting Your Organization by Preparing Your Employees.” The Small Business Administration webinar covers strategies and best practices for helping employees prepare themselves and their families for a crisis. Free;

6 p.m., Poker Run, at Fleet Feet Sports (Trace Station, 500 Highway 51 N. Ridgeland). 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; 601-899-9696.

Thursday, Sept. 13

9 a.m.-3 p.m., Public Utility Equipment Auction, at J.J. Kane’s Auctioneers (6029 W. Frontage Road, Byram). Contractors, rental companies and other fleets sell excess equipment, cars and miscellaneous construction tools. Preview items Sept. 12 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Free;

9 a.m.-2:50 p.m., Campus Listening Sessions, at Delta State University (Highway 8 W., Cleveland), in Jacob Conference Center. Members of the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning’s Board Search Committee leading the search for the next president of Delta State University hear from constituency groups. Call 601-432-6333.

9 a.m.-noon, FEMA Corps Inaugural Induction, at AmeriCorps NCCC, Southern Region (2715 Confederate Ave., Vicksburg). The unit of AmeriCorps’ National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) is devoted to FEMA disaster preparedness, response and recovery efforts. Free; call 601-630-4048 or 202-391-1099.

10-11 a.m., Computer Class for Adults, at Pearl Public Library (2416 Old Brandon Road, Pearl). Learn to send and receive email. Free; call 601-932-2562.

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Lunch and Learn, at Viking Cooking School (1107 Highland Colony Parkway, Ridgeland). Learn about the BP oil spill settlement claim process and eligibility requirements. RSVP. Free; call 601-898-2727.

11:30 a.m., "The Outcome of Black Males in Urban Institutions" Panel Discussion, at Jackson State University (1400 John R. Lynch St.), at the Dollye M.E. Robinson Building, room 166/266. Panelists include Cassio Batteast of Fathers Active in Their Hoods, Shawna Davie of United Way, and Dr. Johnnie Griffin and Dr. Rodney Washington of Jackson State University. Free; call 601-979-1563.

3-7 p.m., Back to School Night for Educators. The Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, the Mississippi Children’s Museum, the Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum and the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame give educators free admission and stay open late to provide resources. Free; call 601-576-6000, 601-981-5469, 601-982-8264 or 601-432-4500.

5 p.m., Hinds County School Board Meeting, at Hinds County School District (13192 Highway 18 W., Raymond). The board meets on second Thursdays. Open to the public. Call 601-857-5222.

5:30 p.m., "Miss Representation" Film Screening, at Jackson Convention Complex (105 E. Pascagoula St.). The Women's Fund hosts the screening. The film is about the lack of representation of women in positions of power and influence in America due to mainstream media. Space limited; RSVP. Free; call 601-326-3001.

6 p.m., Precinct 2 COPS Meeting, at Jackson Police Department, Precinct 2 (711 W. Capitol St.). These monthly forums are designed to help resolve community issues or problems, from crime to potholes. Call 601-960-0002.

6:30-8 p.m., New Vibrations Network Gathering, at Unitarian Universalist Church (4866 N. State St.). The mixer is held every second Thursday. Bring business cards and brochures to share. Free; donations welcome; email [email protected].

7 p.m., Fit 4 Faith 8K Trail Run, at Choctaw Trails (McRaven Road, Clinton). The off-road night race also includes a half-mile fun run and children's activities. The male and female first-place winners receive a pairs of shoes from Stinky Feet. Bring lights. The race is a fundraiser for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. $20, free fun run; call 601-992-1439.

Friday, Sept. 14

9 a.m., Friday Forum, at Koinonia Coffee House (136 S. Adams St.). The speaker is Vernon King, vice president of development at Methodist Children's Homes. Free; email [email protected].

10:30-11:30 a.m., Friends of the Library Monthly Meeting, at Pearl Public Library (2416 Old Brandon Road, Pearl). New members welcome. $5 annual dues; call 601-932-2562.

6 p.m., Women for Progress of Mississippi's Book Signing and Network Reception, at Gallery 1 (One University Place, 1100 John R. Lynch St., Suite 4). Marsha Haygood, Rhonda J. McLean and Elaine M. Brown sign copies of “Little Black Book of Success.” The book signing is part of Women for Progress of Mississippi's Power Conference. $20 book; call 601-955-9761 or 601-559-5755.

Saturday, Sept. 15

8 a.m., Race for Lionheart, at Time Out Sports Cafe (6720 Old Canton Road). The event includes a 5K run/walk, food, a raffle and live music. Proceeds go toward medical expenses for Time Out owner Richard Hartung. $20-$25; call 601-978-1839.

8 a.m.-4 p.m., Rethinking the Possibilities - The Power Conference: Advancing Community Through Women, at Capital Club (125 S. Congress St.). Women for Progress of Mississippi hosts the event that includes empowerment workshops, a luncheon, a book signing and a reception. Featured guests include Rev. C.J. Rhodes of Mt. Helm Baptist Church and jazz singer Pam Confer. Registration required. $25, $15 members; call 601-955-9761 or 601-559-5755.

11 a.m.-1 p.m., Southern Poverty Law Center Advocacy Training, at Lumpkins BBQ (182 Raymond Road). The topic is "How to Advocate to the School Board." Also find out about resources and activities for youth in the Jackson area. Lunch and drinks provided. Free; call 334-322-8218.

Noon, Farish Street YMCA Best of BBQ Competition, at I.S. Sanders YMCA (806 N. Farish St.). Amateur and professional cooking teams compete, and guests enjoy samples and vote for the best barbecue. Judging is at 3 p.m., and the awards ceremony is at 5 p.m. Entertainment and door prizes included. $10 admission, $50 amateur team, $150 professional team; call 601-948-3643.

Through Sept. 16

St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway. Purchase a ticket for a chance to win a new home in Madison's Longleaf Subdivision with a value of $525,000. The drawing is Sept. 16. Proceeds benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. $100; call 800-371-6789.

Monday, Sept. 17

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. Call 601-968-6501.

11 a.m., DFM Invitational, at Annandale Golf Club (, Madison). Registration is at 11 a.m., and the shotgun start is at 1 p.m. Proceeds from the golf tournament benefit the Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi. Registration fees vary; call 601-957-7878 or 1-877-DFM-CURE.

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. 1

Business Computer Applications I Registration, at Hinds Community College, Raymond Campus (501 E. Main St., Raymond). The non-credit short-term course on Microsoft Office 2010 applications is held in the Adult Education Center Oct. 15-Dec. 3. Register by Oct 1. $75; call 601-857-3773.

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].

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

• 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.

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.

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.

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