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American Board Teaching Career Information Sessions. Learn how to earn a professional teaching license. Teacher certification specialist Ashley Guy is the facilitator. Sessions are at 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Bachelor's degree required. Online registration available. Free; • April 10, at Ridgeland Public Library (397 Highway 51, Ridgeland). • April 11, at Canton Public Library (102 Priestley St., Canton).

Events at Jackson State University (1400 John R. Lynch St.). • Tribute to Chinua Achebe April 9, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., in the Liberal Arts Building, room 166/266. The English Department honors the late Nigerian author of the novel "Things Fall Apart" for his contributions to literature. Speakers discuss his works, cultural influences and criticism of colonialism. Free; call 601-212-3362. • Creative Arts Festival April 12-13. The theme is "Celebrating the Legacy of Medgar Evers" and is an exhibition of visual arts, spoken word, performing arts and creative writing. Novelist Jesmyn Ward and journalist Leonard Pitts are the keynote speakers. Free; call 601-979-2055. • "The Art and Practice of Jazz Improvisation" Seminar April 12, noon-1 p.m., in the Joseph H. Jackson Building, room 100. Dr. London Branch is the instructor. The program is part of Jazz Appreciation Week. Free; call 601-979-8672.

Events at Jackson Zoo (2918 W. Capitol St.). Call 601-352-2580, ext. 240; • Nocturnal Animals: A Family Sleepover April 12, 7 p.m. The overnight stay includes animal encounters, a zoo hike and a behind-the scenes tour. Registration required. $35, $30 members. • Professional Development Workshop for Teachers: Classification 101 April 13, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Educators learn about how animals are classified in order to teach the concepts in the classroom. Registration required; 0.5 CEU credits available. $25.

Monday, April 8

All 4 Children Consignment Sale April 8-11, 8:30 a.m.-noon, at Plantation Commons (105 Plantation Cove, Gluckstadt). Purchase or sell gently-used children's clothing and accessories. The pre-sale is April 8, and hours are 3-4:30 p.m. for new moms (pass required) and 4:30-7:30 p.m. for everyone else. Enjoy a 50-percent discount April 10 after 6 p.m. and April 11. $10 pre-sale, free admission for other days; call 601-566-7046; email [email protected];

4 p.m., Jackson City Council Meeting, at Jackson City Hall (219 S. President St.). Open to the public. Free; call 601-960-1064;

7-8 p.m., Mayor Johnson's Telephone Town Hall Meeting. Mayor Harvey Johnson uses the format to address citizens' concerns and answer questions. Free; call 877-229-8493, code 111507.

Tuesday, April 9

11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Lunch and Learn Seminar, at King Edward Hotel (235 W. Capitol St.). The topic is "Opportunities in Mexico for Manufacturers." Registration required to receive lunch. Free; call 353-5464; email [email protected].

5-9 p.m., Crossroads Film Society Pre-festival Fundraiser April 9, at Swell-O-Phonic, Soma and Wilai (Fondren Corner, 2906 N. State St.). 20 percent of proceeds from purchases go toward the April 11-14 festival. Crossroads memberships and festival passes sold on site. Free admission; call 981-3547; email [email protected];

Wednesday, April 10

11:45 a.m.-1 p.m., Jackson 2000 Discussion Luncheon , at Arts Center of Mississippi (201 E. Pascagoula St.). Experience what the Dialogue Circle Program is like. The program's focus is to understand racism and bring about positive change in the community. RSVP.. $12, $10 members; call 960-1500; email [email protected];

11:45 a.m.-1 p.m., Metabolic Syndrome and Heart Disease, at Baptist Health Systems, Madison Campus (401 Baptist Drive, Madison), in the Community Room. Dr. Douglas Harkins discusses risk factors. Registration required. Free, $5 optional lunch; call 601-948-6262;

Noon, History Is Lunch, at William F. Winter Archives and History Building (200 North St.). Jackson State University professor Leslie McLemore talks about the Mississippi Freedom Trail. Bring lunch; coffee and water provided. Free; call 601-576-6998.

Through April 10

Miss Hospitality Scholarship Competition Call for Contestants, at Jackson Convention and Visitors Bureau (111 E. Capitol St., Suite 102). The Jackson Convention and Visitors Bureau is accepting applications through April 10. Women ages 18-24 compete April 13 at 10 a.m. The winner will represent the city for one year, receive a $1,000 scholarship and compete in the statewide pageant. Free; call 601-960-1891, ext. 308 or 601-979-4224; email [email protected] or [email protected].

Thursday, April 11

11 a.m.-1 p.m., Ultimate Fashion Show and Champagne Brunch , at Country Club of Jackson (345 St. Andrews Drive). The event includes a fashion show featuring local celebrities. Enter to win a Honda Civic in the Car 4 a Cure Giveaway. Proceeds benefit the Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi. Limited seating; RSVP. $60, raffle tickets: $25 for one, $100 for five, $200 for 10; call 601-957-7878;

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

6 p.m., Minority Business Network Monthly Meeting, at Divine Ministries (1417 W. Capitol St.). In the Multipurpose Center. Learn ways to grow your business. Refreshments and door prizes included. Bring business cards. RSVP. Free; call 601-750-2367 or 601-316-5092; email [email protected];

6 p.m., Precinct 2 COPS Meeting, at Jackson Police Department, Precinct 2 (711 W. Capitol Street). These monthly forums are designed to help resolve community issues or problems, from crime to potholes. Free; 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. Free, donations welcome; email [email protected].

Crossroads Film Festival April 11-14, at Malco Grandview Theatre (221 Grandview Blvd., Madison). Enjoy dozens of independent films, workshops and parties during at the three-day event. Discounts for members, students and seniors. $8 film block, $15 one-day pass, $59 all-access pass; call 601-898-7819; email [email protected];

Friday, April 12

Spring Market of Jackson April 12-14, at Mississippi Trade Mart (1200 Mississippi St.). The annual boutique-shopping event features clothing, accessories, food, decor and more. Girls' Night Out is April 13 from 5-9 p.m., and proceeds from silent auction purchases benefit Community Animal Rescue and Adoption (CARA). $7, $15 three-day pass, $12 Wine & Women event April 12 at 5 p.m., $10 Market Madness wristband, children 12 and under free; call 662-890-3359; email [email protected];

Marriage Conference April 12-13, at Mt. Salem United Methodist Church (11151 Springridge Road, Terry). The theme is "How to Strengthen the Foundation of Your Marriage." Breakfast and lunch served April 13. Free; call 601-421-0842.

10 a.m.-4 p.m., Welty Plant Sale and Birthday Party, at Eudora Welty House and Museum (1119 Pinehurst Place). In honor of author Eudora Welty's 104th birthday, purchase heirloom plants, and enjoy music from the First Presbyterian Day School Sixth Grade Choir, birthday cake and lemonade. Free admission, $25-$45 plants (cash or check); call 601-353-7762.

Noon-9 p.m., National Migration Festival, at Mississippi Farmers Market (929 High St.). Catholic Charities is the host. Enjoy international food, country displays and cultural performances from noon-3 p.m., and an international beer tasting and live music from 5-9 p.m. Cucho Gonzalez and Ralph Miller perform. Free, $10 donation for beer tasting; call 601-355-8634.

12:30-1:30 p.m., Millsaps Friday Forum: Fabio Rojas, at Millsaps College (1701 N. State St.). The sociology professor from Indiana University talks about how the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan impacted American politics. Free; call 601-974-1305; email [email protected];

Through April 12

New Venture Challenge Business Plan Competition Call for Participants. Innovate Mississippi is the host. Compete for cash prizes in the commercial, pre-revenue or students categories. The registration deadline is April 12, and the competition is May 21 at the Jackson Convention Complex. Free; call 601-960-3610; email [email protected];

Saturday, April 13

Events at Clinton Community Nature Center (617 Dunton Road, Clinton). Free; call 601-926-1104; email [email protected]; • 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Spring Native Plant and Antique Rose Sale, Purchase perennials, roses, trees and shrubs. Free; call 601-926-1104 or 601-672-0732 (plant information); email [email protected]; • Monarch Festival , 10 a.m. Includes a monarch rescue at Choctaw Trails, the monarch haiku awards ceremony and a walkathon.

6 a.m.-2 p.m., Charity Yard Sale, at 109 Brigade Ave., Canton. Proceeds benefit Girl Possible, an empowerment seminar. Free; call 601-790-0554.

8 a.m., Park Day, at Vicksburg Military Park (Clay St., Vicksburg). Volunteers assist with clearing brush, painting and other tasks. Long-sleeved shirts and pants required. The first 75 volunteers receive a gift. Pizza served at noon. Free; call 601-634-4527.

8 a.m.-3:45 p.m., Meet Integrity Regional Gymnastic Championships, at Jackson Convention Complex (105 E. Pascagoula St.). Levels 9 and Level 10 female gymnasts in Region 8 compete. Athletes must register. Refreshments sold. $15, $10 seniors and children ages 5-12, children under 5 free, $20-$35 weekend passes, $100 athlete registration; call 888-779-9106; email [email protected].

8 a.m.-noon, Metro Master Gardeners Plant Sale, at Mynelle Gardens (4736 Clinton Blvd.). Purchase heirloom perennials, bulbs, rhizomes, tubers, shrubs, trees and other plants. The Metro Master Gardeners are a volunteer branch of the Mississippi State Extension Service. Prices vary; call 601-955-0247; email [email protected].

8 a.m.-noon, Komen Central Mississippi Steel Magnolias Race for the Cure, at War Memorial Building (120 S. State St.). Includes a 10 K, a 5K run/walk and a kids' fun run. Proceeds go toward breast cancer research efforts. $20-$35; call 601-932-3999;

8 a.m.-noon, Jump Start Jackson Spring Farmers Market, at Battlefield Park (953 Porter St.). Open 8 a.m.-noon; dates tentative. Enter from Highway 80. Free; call 601-898-0000, ext. 118; email [email protected].

9 a.m., Celebrity Bowlathon, at Fannin Lanes Bowling Center (1145 Old Fannin Road, Brandon). The event is a fundraiser for the Madison chapter of the Mississippi Valley State University National Alumni Association. The VIP reception for sponsors and celebrities is at 7:45 a.m. $20; call 601-421-8556, 601-942-6537 or 601-942-8513.

9 a.m.-1 p.m.,Olde Towne Spring Market , at Jefferson Street, Clinton, in front of City Hall. Shop at the open-air market in Olde Towne Clinton. The theme is "Spring into Green" and includes the annual Caterpillar Parade. Free; call 601-924-5472.

9 a.m.-noon, Jackson Public Schools Job Fair , at Cardozo Middle School (3180 McDowell Road Ext.). JPS is looking for prospective teachers, bus drivers, cafeteria workers and maintenance workers. Free; call 601-960-8745.

Noon, Mary Church Terrell Literary Club Annual Luncheon, at Regency Hotel and Conference Center (420 Greymont Ave.). The event includes a presentation from Rosie Camper Weary, author of "Stepping Out from the Shadows." Proceeds go toward scholarships, public service programs and charitable donations to nonprofits. $40; call 601-982-9987.

6:30 p.m., Sante South Wine Festival, at Highland Village (4500 Interstate 55 N.). Sample more than 120 wines and food from more than 20 Mississippi restaurants. The VIP tasting is at 6:30 p.m., and the grand tasting is at 7:30 p.m. Proceeds benefit the Alzheimer's Association of Mississippi. $80-$140; call 601-987-0200;

Monday, April 15

Horses for Handicapped April 15-18, 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m., at Mississippi State Fairgrounds (1207 Mississippi St.). Children and adults with disabilities participate in horseback and wagon rides. Includes a petting zoo and games. Volunteers and donations welcome;

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. Free; call 601-968-6501;

Through April 27

Tapestry: The Pilgrimage to Vicksburg. Tour Vicksburg's antebellum homes and other historic places. Tickets sold at each venue and the Vicksburg Visitor Information Center (52 Old Highway 27, Vicksburg). $15 per presentation, $30 for three presentations; call 601-636-9421 or 800-221-3536;

Through April 30

United Way's Pages of Promise Summer Reading Book Drive . Donate books at United Way, Lemuria Books, the Mississippi Coliseum box office, any Jackson-Hinds library and any JPS school (starting April 1). Free; call 601-948-4725;

Through May 10

Art for the Park Call for Art Submissions. The Belhaven Garden Club seeks silent auction art donations for the upcoming Art in the Park May 16 at Fairview Inn. The event goes toward the upkeep of Laurel Street Park. Free; call 601-503-5762; email [email protected]

Through May 15

North Mississippi Fish Hatchery Youth Art Contest, at North Mississippi Fish Hatchery Visitor Education Center (457 Carrier Route 36, Enid) . Each student must submit a portfolio including an entry form and artwork with an outdoor theme no later than May 15. Winners will have their work included in Mississippi Outdoors magazine and Free; call 662-563-8068;

Through July 20

Mississippi Youth Hip Hop Summit and Parent/Advocate Conference Call for Volunteers. Volunteers ages 19 and up with youth that are not participating in the summit are welcome. The conferences are July 20-21 at Millsaps College (1701 N. State St.). Free; call 601-354-3408, ext. 104; email [email protected];

Through Oct. 1

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 601-353-1633.

Through Oct. 25

Mississippi Nurses Foundation Volvo Raffle, at Mississippi Nurses Foundation (31 Woodgreen Place, Madison). Purchase tickets for a chance to win a 2014 Volvo XC60, a seven-day vacation to Sweden or $10,000. Winner announced Oct. 25 at the MNA Convention in Biloxi; winner does not have to be present to win. $50 ticket; call 601-898-0850.

Through Oct. 26

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

Through Dec. 21

Mississippi Farmers Market (929 High St.). Open 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and 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.

Ongoing Events

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.

New Foundation Toastmasters Club #702994 Meetings Mondays, 6-7:30 p.m., at Mississippi e-Center at Jackson State University (1230 Raymond Road), in the Nebraska Room. Practice impromptu speaking, active listening, evaluation and leadership skills. Call 601-918-5164 or 601-896-4400 for information on membership dues;

"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 Facebook 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 , 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 six two-hour sessions of dialogue and problem-solving to encourage racial harmony and community involvement. Six-week commitment required. Free; 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.

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, Sundays, 3 p.m., at Chastain Middle School (4650 Manhattan Road). The sport is played with teams of seven who score by catching and throwing a disc toward an end zone. Free; call 987-3550;

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.

Sick and Tired, and Seeking SOULutions Saturdays, 4-5:30 p.m., at Afrikan Arts and Culture Studio (612 N. Farish St.). Our Community Against Racism hosts the forum on second Saturdays. The focus of the monthly forum is to provide African-centered cultural enrichment and work toward racial equality. Free; call 601-979-1413 or 601-918-5075.

Saturday Morning Weekly Walk Saturdays, 8 a.m., at Parham Bridges Park (5055 Old Canton Road). Dr. Timothy Quinn hosts the walk to promote wellness. Walkers should park on Ridgewood Road next to the playground. Free; call 601-487-6482.

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