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

Events at Jackson Medical Mall (350 W. Woodrow Wilson Ave.). • Jobs for Jacksonians Job Fair and Business Engagement Summit Sept. 26, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Learn about employment and educational opportunities, and sign up for the city's Jobs for Jacksonians program. United Way's Business Engagement Summit is until 1 p.m. and is for high school students. Free; call 601-961-4JOB. • "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.

Events at Lake Caroline Golf Course (118 Caroline Club Circle, Madison). • Boy Scouts of America Four Man Scramble Golf Tournament Sept. 25, 8 a.m. The tournament is a fundraiser for the Andrew Jackson Council Boy Scouts. Prizes given; lunch included. Registration required. $150 individuals, $600 and up for teams, sponsorships available; call 601-948-6111. • Salute to Our Heroes Charity Golf Classic Sept. 28, 8 a.m. The format is an 18-hole scramble. Awards given, including a 2013 Jeep Wrangler. Proceeds benefit the Brain Injury Association of Mississippi. Sponsorships available. $150, $600 team; call 601-981-1021. • Mississippi Community Education Center Golf Tournament Sept. 28, 8:30 a.m. Registration is at 8 a.m. Lunch and door prizes included. Awards given. Proceeds benefit the Children's Advocacy Center. Sponsorships available. $100; call 601-853-4023.

Events at Millsaps College (1701 N. State St.). • Jackson Technology and Startup Meetup Sept. 27, 6 p.m., in the Leggett Center. This meeting includes a startup group pitching an idea, tips from David Pharr of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings on business organizational formation, and an overview of building a website with Wordpress. Free; call 601-919-5265. • Millsaps Friday Forum Sept. 28, 12:30 p.m., at Ford Academic Complex, room 215. Historian Randall Norris speaks on the topic "Highway 61--Heart of the Delta." Free; call 601-974-1305. • "Reel Mississippi" Film History Class Sept. 26, 6-8 p.m. earn about places in Mississippi that have been used as backdrops for movies. The class is part of the Continuing Education Enrichment Series. $40; call 601-974-1130. • Abnormal Psychology Class Sept. 25 and Sept. 27, 4-6 p.m. Learn about disorders such as depression, anxiety disorders, alcohol dependence and eating disorders. For high school students. Registration required. $50-$50; call 601-974-1130.

Events at Mississippi Children's Museum (2145 Highland Drive). $8, children under 12 months and members free; call 601-981-5469. • Brain Quest Challenge Sept. 29, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., in the plaza. The all-ages question-and-answer game encourages the use or reasoning, listening and visualization skills. • "Once Upon a Fall Festival" Fundraiser through Sept. 29. Activities leading up to the Sept. 29 Storybook Ball include book readings, literary workshops and a writing contest. Call for specifics.

Events at Mississippi College (200 Capitol St., Clinton). • Dyslexia Conference Sept. 27, 7:30 a.m., in Anderson Hall. William Van Cleave is the facilitator. Educators learn teaching strategies for students with language-based learning difficulties. Box lunch included. $75; call 601-925-7766. • Mary Libby Payne Endowed Lectureship Series Sept. 27, 5 p.m. The event includes a banquet and lecture. The speaker is Thomas D. Morgan, professor at George Washington University Law School. $50; call 601-925-7172.

Events at Pearl Public Library (2416 Old Brandon Road, Pearl). Free; call 601-932-2562. • Game On! Sept. 27, 4-6 p.m. Play Xbox 360 games; no mature games permitted. • Brown Bag Luncheon Sept. 28, noon-1 p.m. WXVT-TV assistant news director Anne Martin tells stories about the Mississippi Delta. Bring a sack lunch; drinks and dessert provided.

Monday, Sept. 24

6-9 p.m., Girl Scouts of Greater Mississippi's Women of Distinction Awards Night, at Jackson Convention Complex (105 E. Pascagoula St.). The organization honors six women for their accomplishments and community contributions. Honorees include Renee Richardson Ebner of Frontier Strategies and Dr. Carolyn Meyers, president of Jackson State University. Reservations required. $125, sponsorships available; call 601-326-5641.

6:30 p.m., Wine Pairing Fundraiser, at Olga's Fine Dining (4760 Interstate 55 N.). Enjoy wines paired with four tapas-style entrees and music from John Powell. Proceeds benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Team in Training. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Limited seating. $50; call 601-366-1366.

Tuesday, Sept. 25

5:30 p.m., WellsFest Art Night, at Duling Hall (622 Duling Ave.). The preview party is at 5:30 p.m., and the live auction is at 7 p.m. Refreshments and music from Chris Gill and Friends included. Proceeds from sales benefit the Farish Street YMCA's playground upgrade. Art for sale; call 601-353-0658.

6 p.m., Mayor's Ward 6 Community Meeting, at Anderson United Methodist Church South (1315 W. McDowell Road). Share suggestions, address concerns and receive information on services the city provides. The WIN Job Center will have a representative available to discuss job opportunities. Free; call 601-960-1084.

6 p.m., Bottom Line for Kids Benefit Dinner and Auction, at Country Club of Jackson (345 St. Andrews Drive). The program includes a cocktail hour, live and silent auctions, and dinner. Patrick Harkins performs. Proceeds benefit Southern Christian Services, a nonprofit that helps abused and neglected children. $100-$100; call 601-354-0983; email [email protected].

6:30 p.m., Jackson Audubon Society Chapter Meeting, at Eudora Welty Library (300 N. State St.). Biologist Andrew Whitehurst of the Gulf Restoration Network is the speaker. Open to the public. Free; call 601-956-7444.

7-9 p.m., MS Dinner of Champions, at Country Club of Jackson (345 St. Andrews Drive). The Alabama-Mississippi Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society is the host. This year's HOPE Award recipient is Paul Moak of Paul Moak Automotive. Enjoy dinner, a silent auction, a raffle and cocktails. $150; call 601-856-5831.

Wednesday, Sept. 26

10-11:45 a.m., 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. Free; call 601-987-0020.

10 a.m., Adam's Project Groundbreaking, at Freedom Ridge Park (235 W. School St., Ridgeland). Adam's Project Universal Design Playground is for children with physical disabilities. Light refreshments served. Call 601-856-7113.

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. Call 601-968-5825.

Thursday, Sept. 27

9 a.m.-4 p.m., Faith-Based Boot Camp: Fundraisers and Boards That Work for Your Mission, at Mississippi Center for Nonprofits (201 W. Capitol St.). Learn how to raise more money through community-based fundraising activities for your church and/or faith-based organization and how to build a better board to accomplish your short- and long-term goals. $179, $89 members; call 601-968-0061.

1-3 p.m., Record Keeping for a Small Business, at Mississippi e-Center at Jackson State University (1230 Raymond Road). Learn what records to keep, and manual and computerized accounting systems. Registration required; seating limited. Free; call 601-979-2795.

4-7 p.m., Dore Open House for Families, at Dore Jackson (1850 Lakeland Drive, Suite P-221). Learn more about Dore, a multi-sensory program for children with learning disabilities. Refreshments and "Dore" prizes included. Free; call 601-326-5550.

5-9 p.m., Charity Taco Night, at Jaco's Tacos (318 S. State St.). The monthly fundraiser features signature food and beverages, a guest speaker and other activities. This month's charity is the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Food for sale; call 601-405-0499.

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.

Friday, Sept. 28

7:30 a.m., Richland Mayor's Prayer Breakfast, at Richland Community Center (410 E. Harper St., Richland). The Methodist Men's Ministry is the host, and U.S. Congressman Gregg Harper is the speaker. $5; call 601-420-3400.

9 a.m., Friday Forum, at Koinonia Coffee House (136 S. Adams St., Suite C). Speakers include Shellie Michael, executive director of the Mississippi Minority Business Alliance, and representatives from the Mississippi Alliance for Diversity in Public Contracting. Free; email [email protected].

9 a.m.-1 p.m., Power of Pink: Celebrating Women's Health, at Baptist Medical Center (1225 N. State St.), in the atrium. The health screenings for women include glucose, cholesterol, blood pressure and body mass index. By appointment only; space limited. Free; call 601-948-6262.

11 a.m., Mississippi Education Achievement Council Meeting, at Universities Center (3825 Ridgewood Road), in the IHL Board Room. The council establishes education achievement goals for the state and monitors progress toward those goals. Call 601-432-6333.

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Purple for Peace, at Hilton Jackson (1001 E. County Line Road). The Mississippi Coalition Against Domestic Violence is the host. The speaker is Anna Menard, executive director of the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence. $30, $300 tables; call 601-981-9196.

4:30-8 p.m., Taste of Rankin, at Richland Community Center (410 E. Harper St., Richland). Sample food from Rankin County restaurants. A portion of the proceeds benefits the South Rankin Food Resource Center. $10, $5 children; call 601-668-0346 or 601-420-3401.

Saturday, Sept. 29

7:30 a.m., Miles for Meals 5K, at Wilson Drive, Richland. The race includes a run/walk, a fun run and a Tot Trot. Proceeds benefit South Rankin Food Resource Center. Extra registration fee for racing with a stroller. Registration fees vary, canned good donations welcome; call 769-216-3149.

8 a.m., Run for Sterl, at Country Club of Canton (183 Country Club Road, Canton). The race is in memory of Canton resident Sterling Penn, who passed away in 2010, and includes a 5K, 10K, half-marathon and kids' fun run. Proceeds benefit the Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis. Register by Sept. 28. $20 5K, $30 10K, $55 half-marathon, $15 fun run; additional $10 charge is payment is made during packet pickup; call 601-859-1722.

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.

11 a.m., Writing a Winning Business Plan, at Mediterranean Fish and Grill (6550 Old Canton Road). Dynamic Business Solutions hosts the seminar. Seating limited; registration required. Free;

11 a.m., Slenderize Your Outer Thighs Intensive, at Pure Barre, Ridgeland (201 Northlake Ave., Ridgeland). Perform exercises to tone the outer thighs and waist in the 75-minute class. Space limited; reservations and pre-payment required. $25; call 601-707-7410.

Sunday, Sept. 30

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

2-4 p.m., Rankin Democrats Sunday Tea, at Municipal Art Gallery (839 N. State St.). The guest speaker is reproductive rights activist Atlee Breeland. $15;

4-6 p.m., Ride2End Domestic Violence Rally and Ride, at Smith Park (Yazoo St.). Sisters with a Throttle hosts the motorcycle ride in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October. The program includes a victim memorial, and resources for domestic violence and sexual assault survivors. Free; call 877-356-6163.

Through Sept. 30

Dine Out for No Kid Hungry Campaign, at Mellow Mushroom (275 Dogwood Blvd., Flowood). Purchase a bruschetta appetizer, and Mellow Mushroom will donate $1 to Share Our Strength to combat child hunger. Call 601-992-7499.

Jackson State Homecoming Reunion Luncheon Registration, at Jackson State University (1400 John R. Lynch St.). The Department of Alumni Relations honors graduates of classes ending in 2 or 7, but all alumni may attend. Send payments by Sept. 30. The luncheon is Oct. 19. $40 class members (includes souvenirs), $25 guests; call 601-979-6944.

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. 6

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.

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.

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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