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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;

Religious Monologues, at Broadmeadow United Methodist Church (4419 Broadmeadow Drive). Actor and playwright John Maxwell presents the one-man shows based on biblical characters. Proceeds benefit CONTACT the Crisis Line. $35; call 601-713-4099. • "Flower Child" Sept. 21, 7 p.m. The monologue is based on the life of John the Baptist. Four-course meal includes lasagna. • "Fish Tale" Sept. 22, 7 p.m. The monologue is based on the life of Peter. Four-course meal includes pork loin.

KNOW Hunger Nutrition Fair. The program includes health screenings, health and wellness training, and tips on affordable meal planning and preparation. Volunteers and food donations welcome. Free; call 601-714-4660 or 601-973-7086; • Sept. 19, 3-6 p.m., at Vicksburg Convention Center (1600 Mulberry St., Vicksburg). • Sept. 20, 3-6 p.m., at Jackson Convention Complex (105 E. Pascagoula St.).

Monday, Sept. 17

2 p.m., Mississippi Postsecondary Education Financial Assistance Board Meeting, at Universities Center (3825 Ridgewood Road), in room 432. The board, part of the State Institutions of Higher Learning, hold their quarterly meeting. Call 601-432-6333.

3-6 p.m., Door to Door with Dore: An Open House for Area Teachers, at Dore Jackson (1850 Lakeland Drive, Suite P-221). Learn more about Dore, a multi-sensory program, and how it can improve students' reading comprehension and focus. Refreshments and "Dore" prizes included. Free; call 601-326-5550.

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. ESPN college football analyst Brad Edwards is the speaker. Call for information on membership dues. $30 non-members; call 601-506-3186.

Tuesday, Sept. 18

8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Project Homeless Connect Service Fair, at Smith Park (Yazoo St.). Service providers, government agencies and volunteers provide information on housing, services and resources. Free; call 601-213-5301.

2-3 p.m., Small Business Administration Loan Clinic, at WIN Job Center, Pearl (212 St. Paul St., Pearl). Learn about the SBA's guaranty loan programs and participating lenders. Free; call 601-965-4378.

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.

6 p.m., OFNA Party With a Purpose, at Brent's Diner and Soda Fountain (655 Duling Ave.). The Our Fondren Neighborhood Association encourages Fondren residents to enjoy refreshments, socialize with neighbors, and discuss topics such as code enforcement and beautification. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Visit

6:30-8:30 p.m., "A Seat At the Table" Community Town Hall Meeting, at Mount Helm Baptist Church (300 E. Church St.). Ask questions about and get information on the Affordable Health Care Act. Free; call 601-214-4279 or 601-960-9594.

6:45-9:45 p.m., CONTACT the Crisis Line Training, at Ascension Lutheran Church (6481 Old Canton Road). Volunteers are trained as certified crisis line counselors in the 14-week program. Registration required. Call 601-982-9888.

Wednesday, Sept. 19

7:30-11:30 a.m., Campus Listening Sessions, at University of Southern Mississippi (118 College Drive, Hattiesburg). Members of the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning's Board Search Committee leading the search for the next president of Southern Miss hear from constituency groups. Free; call 601-432-6333.

8 a.m., Camp Down Range Groundbreaking Ceremony, at Parkway Pentecostal Church (1620 Mannsdale Road, Madison) . The C.J. Stewart Foundation's sports and adventure camp is intended to help youth develop and apply life skills. Free; call 601-624-7461.

9:30-10:30 a.m., History Cafe, at Pearl Public Library (2416 Old Brandon Road, Pearl). Join the men's group for coffee and conversation on the Civil War. Free; call 601-932-2562.

10-11 a.m., Nature Nuts Preschool Program, at Clinton Community Nature Center (617 Dunton Road, Clinton), in Price Hall. The nature discovery program is for children ages 2-5. Adults must accompany children. Registration required. $8, $5 members; call 601-926-1104.

11:30 a.m., Women's Council Luncheon, at Ruth's Chris Steakhouse (Renaissance, 1000 Highland Colony Parkway, Ridgeland). Clint Barr of Raising the Barr Fitness gives tips on living a healthy lifestyle. RSVP. $30; email [email protected]

Noon, "History Is Lunch," at William F. Winter Archives and History Building (200 North St.). Francoise Hamlin talks about her new book "Crossroads at Clarksdale: The Black Freedom Struggle in the Mississippi Delta After World War II." Bring lunch; coffee and water provided. Free; call 601-576-6998.

Thursday, Sept. 20

Mississippi Greek Weekend 2012, Sept. 20-23. The festival unites fraternities and sororities, and raises awareness of blood disorders. Visit the website for a schedule and locations. $35 pass, $5 Block Jam, some events free; call 601-706-YARD;

8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Project Homeless Connect Homeless Conference, at Galloway Memorial United Methodist Church (305 N. Congress St.). The program includes testimonials from people who transitioned from homelessness and information on homeless services. Free; call 601-213-5301.

9:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Mississippi Propane Autogas Roadshow, at Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum (1150 Lakeland Drive). The Mississippi Development Authority and the Southeast Propane Autogas Development Program are the hosts. Test-drive vehicles and learn from industry experts. Registration is at 9 a.m. Free;

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

Flowood Chamber Cup Sept. 20-21, at The Refuge Golf Course (2100 Refuge Blvd., Flowood). The golf tournament is a four-man scramble and includes lunch. Shotgun starts are Sept. 20 at 11:30 a.m., and Sept. 21 at 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Registration required. Proceeds benefit Mississippi Blood Services. $500 team, $5-$20 mulligans, $125 hole sponsorship; call 601-932-8007.

5:30 p.m., It's a Girl Thing, at Table 100 (100 Ridge Way, Flowood). River Oaks Hospital and Woman's Hospital host the event for women that includes wine tasting, a light dinner, door prizes, giveaways and medical advice. RSVP. Free; call 877-907-7642.

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., "Freedom for Birth" Documentary Screening and Discussion, at Unitarian Universalist Church (4866 N. State St.). Mississippi Friends of Midwives is the host. The film is about the midwifery and home birth movement. A discussion about maternal care in Mississippi follows. Free; call 662-607-8868.

6:30 p.m., LABA-Link Planning Meeting, at Lingofest Language Center (7048 Old Canton Road, Ridgeland). The Latin American Business Association's officers and interested parties discuss organizational matters and upcoming events. Refreshments served. Free; email [email protected]

6:30-8 p.m., Home Depot's Do-It-Herself Workshop, at Home Depot, Madison (211 Colony Way, Madison). Learn to install backsplashes and restore cabinets. Children's workshop included. Free; call 601-856-4660.

6:30-9:30 p.m., Masquerade Party, at The South (627 E Silas Brown St.). Enjoy gourmet cuisine, live music and a silent auction. Masks available at the event; wear cocktail attire. Proceeds benefit the Center for Violence Prevention. Tickets sold in advance; sponsorships available. $50; call 601-932-4198.

7 p.m., Mississippi Paleontology Lecture, at Clinton Community Nature Center (617 Dunton Road, Clinton) George Phillips, paleontology curator at the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, talks about fossils and dinosaur bones found in the state. Free, donations welcome; call 601-926-1104.

7 p.m., Light the Night Walk, at Trustmark Park (1 Braves Way, Pearl). Check-in is at 5 p.m., the remembrance ceremony is at 6:15 p.m., and the walk is at 7 p.m. Proceeds benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Free; call 601-956-7447;

Friday, Sept. 21

9 a.m., Friday Forum, at Koinonia Coffee House (136 S. Adams St., Suite C). The speaker is Kelvin Moore, general manager of the Jackson Convention Complex. Free; email [email protected]

9 a.m.-2 p.m., Make a Splash, at Mississippi Museum of Natural Science (2148 Riverside Drive). The interactive programs allows students to explore a variety of water-related topics. $6, $5 seniors, $4 ages 3-18, children under 3 and members free; call 601-576-6000.

6 p.m., Black Tie Scholarship Gala, at Jackson Convention Complex (105 E. Pascagoula St.). The Jackson State University National Alumni Association's scholarship fundraiser. Special guests include BET's Ed Gordon and Marcus D. Wiley of the Yolanda Adams Morning Show. $100; call 601-979-2281.

7 p.m., Hinds County Human Resource Agency Awards and Recognition Gala, at Jackson Marriott (200 E. Amite St.). The keynote speaker is Dr. Jerry Young, pastor of New Hope Baptist Church. Proceeds go towards programs such as home-delivered meals and rural public transportation. $50; call 601-923-1838.

Saturday, Sept. 22

7:30 a.m., Cyclists Curing Cancer Century Ride, at Baptist Healthplex, Clinton (102 Clinton Parkway, Clinton). The annual bike ride along the Natchez Trace benefits Baptist Cancer Services' Serenity Garden for cancer patients and their families. Ride 25, 50, 62 or 100 miles; rest stops included. Lunch served after the ride. $45; call 601-968-1038.

8 a.m., Arrow Dash, at Northside Elementary School (451 Arrow Drive, Clinton). The race includes a run/walk and a one-mile fun run. Awards given. Register by Sept. 14 for a $5 discount. $25, $10 fun run, $20 ghost runner, $65 family (up to five); call 601-953-1464.

8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Successful Selling Systems Workshop, at Mississippi e-Center at Jackson State University (1230 Raymond Road). Topics include selling philosophies and principles, tools and practices, and customizing a selling system. Registration required. Register by Sept. 16 for a $50 discount; other discounts available. $249; call 601-540-5415.

Quarterly Youth Leadership Meeting - Central Region, Sept. 22, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., and Sept. 23, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at Lumpkins BBQ (182 Raymond Road). Youth ages 10-18 learn about becoming activists through interactive workshops that enhance leadership skills. Lunch included. RSVP. Free; RSVP on Facebook.

Sunday, Sept. 23

2-6 p.m., The Pink Plate Event, at Table 100 (100 Ridge Way, Flowood). Enjoy a three-course meal, cocktails and door prizes such as a chance to cook with MasterChef contestant Josh Marks. Proceeds benefit the Central Mississippi Steel Magnolias Chapter of the Susan G. Komen Foundation. $65, $120 couples; call 769-226-3725 or 601-213-7902.

3-6 p.m., Voter Registration Family Cookout, at Lake Hico Park (4801 Watkins Drive). Enjoy food, live music and children's activities. Free; call 601-321-1966.

Monday, Sept. 24

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Young Business Leaders of Jackson's Fall Banquet, at Hilton Jackson (1001 E. County Line Road). The keynote speaker is Major Jeff Struecker, the former U.S. Army Ranger featured in the book and movie "Black Hawk Down." Sponsorships available. $35, $280 table; call 601-201-5489.

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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