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Community Events and Public Meetings


Events at Clinton Community Nature Center (617 Dunton Road, Clinton). Call 601-926-1104; email [email protected]; • 10-11 a.m., Nature Nuts Preschool Program, in Price Hall. The nature discovery program is for children ages 2-5. Adults must accompany children. Registration required. $8, $5 members. • Nature Lecture April 18, 7 p.m. Dr. Bill Stark speaks on the topic "American Scorpionflies (Mecoptera): Biodiversity and Behavior." Free.

Events at Fleet Feet Sports (Trace Station, 500 Highway 51 N., Ridgeland). Call 601-899-9696. • Old Sneakers Shoe Drive through April 26. Donate used sneakers to help the More Foundation Group. The shoes will be given to the poor in Ghana. Donations welcome; • Medals4Mettle Medal Drive. Donate marathon, half marathon and triathlon medals without ribbons. M4M gives the medals to children and adults with debilitating illnesses. Donations welcome.

Events at Jackson State University (1400 John R. Lynch St.). • Fannie Lou Hamer Humanitarian Awards Luncheon April 19, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., in Ballrooms A and B of the New Student Union. Honorees include Rev. John Cameron, civil rights attorneys Alvin Chambliss and Rob McDuff, Nsombi Lambright of the ACLU and community activist Euvester Simpson. RSVP. $35, $250 table of eight; call 601-979-1562 or 601-979-1563; email [email protected]; • National Women in Agriculture Association Annual Meeting April 18-20. The goal of the NWIAA is to promoting viable farming activity in underserved communities throughout the United States. Activities include a garden party, demonstrations and a livestock show. Registration required. Free; call 601-979-2794;

Events at Jackson Zoo (2918 W. Capitol St.). Call 601-352-2580; • Zoo Brew April 19, 6-9 p.m. Enjoy craft beer samples, local food and live music. Performers include Jason Turner, DJ GeorgeChuck, Jesse Robinson and the Southern Komfort Brass Band. For ages 21 and up. $25 in advance, $30 at the door, $60 VIP, $15 designated driver. • Earth Day: Party For The Planet April 20, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Learn about the zoo's conservation efforts, going green, recycling and more. Free with paid admission; call ext. 278.

Events at Kirk Fordice Equine Center (1207 Mississippi St.). • Mississippi Archery State Championship April 16-17 The programs includes competitions, exhibitions and other activities. Free; call 601-432-2400; email [email protected]; • Mississippi Quarter Horse Youth Association Horse Show April 19, 5 p.m., and April 20-21, 8 a.m. The event also includes a barrel run, speed events and classes. Free; call 662-207-9358.

Events at Mississippi Trade Mart (1200 Mississippi St.). • Mississippi International Hair Show and Expo April 21-22, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Includes hairstyling workshops, competitions and more. Licensed professionals and students must bring credentials. Attend both days to receive 14 CEU credits. $30 in advance, $35 at the door for general public and professionals; $20 in advance, $25 at the door for students; two-day passes: $40 general public and professionals, $30 students; call 601-291-0154; • Ford/AAA Student Auto Skills Competition April 16, 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Free; call 985-288-9517.

Events at Old Capitol Museum (100 S. State St.). • History Is Lunch April 17, noon. Historic Jefferson College historian Clark Burkett talks about Grierson's Raid on its 150th anniversary. No food permitted. Free; call 601-576-6998. • Coffee and Conversation April 19, 7-8:30 a.m. Interact with business professionals, leaders, and other community members, and learn about upcoming city projects. Free; call 601-576-6920.

Events at Tougaloo College (500 W. County Line Road, Tougaloo). • "The Deadliest Disease" Film Screening April 18, 4:30 p.m., at the Bennie G. Thompson Center. Crystal Emery's film is about racial bias in the healthcare system. Includes two workshops and a Q&A. RSVP. Free; call 601-977-4437; • Holistic Health, Cultural Awareness and Social Change April 20, 5 p.m., in Holmes Hall. The Jackson Council of Elders hosts the seminar. Speakers include psychologist and author Dr. Umar Johnson and healthy living expert Gwendolyn Carter. Free; call 601-503-4235; email [email protected].

Events at Universities Center (3825 Ridgewood Road), in the IHL Board Room. Open to the public. Call 601-432-6333. • State Institutions of Higher Learning Committee Meeting April 17, 1:30 p.m. The Finance Committee meets to discuss the allocation model. • State Institutions of Higher Learning Meeting April 18, 9 a.m. The Board of Trustees meets in the IHL Board Room to discuss a Delta State University personnel matter.

Monday, April 15

Horses for Handicapped April 15-18, 9-11:30 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;

7-8:30 p.m., Clinton Mayoral Candidates Debate, at Quisenberry Library (605 E. Northside Drive, Clinton). The moderated forum allows candidates to share their vision for the town of Clinton. Free; call 601-372-8851 or 601-362-8577.

Tuesday, April 16

AgVentures! April 16-17, at Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum (1150 Lakeland Drive) Fourth-grade students and teachers learn the the importance of agriculture through activities and educational displays. Reservations required; spacelimited. Free; call 601-372-1424.

11 a.m., Living with Alzheimer's for Caregivers: Tools and Techniques Throughout the Stages, at Home Instead Senior Care (807 Monroe St., Clinton) . Learn more about the disease, ways to prepare during its progression and resources. Registration required. Free; call 601-987-0020; email [email protected];

11:45 a.m.-1 p.m., Get the Skinny on Bariatric Surgery, at Baptist Medical Center (1225 N. State St.) In the Baptist for Women Conference Room. Dr. Erin Cummins explains how the weight-loss surgery works. Registration required. Free, $5 optional lunch; call 601-948-6262;

5-7 p.m., College Night for Adults, at Hinds Community College, Jackson Campus (3925 Sunset Drive). Potential adult students learn about admission requirements, register for classes, and enjoy food and prizes. Free; call 601-987-8164 or 800-HINDS-CC.

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., Jackson City Council Meeting, at Jackson City Hall (219 S. President St.). Open to the public. Call 601-960-1064;

Wednesday, April 17

Mental Health First Aid Training Course April 17, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., and April 18, 8 a.m.-noon, at Hinds Behavioral Health Services (3450 Highway 80 W.). In the Conference Center. Learn to become a first responder for someone having a mental health crisis. Registration required. 12 CEU credits may be applicable. $100 per person for one to two people, $75 for a third person; call 601-321-2436;

1-3 p.m., More Than Good Credit and a Business Plan: 12 Steps to Finance Your Business, at Small Business Administration District Office (210 E. Capitol St., 10th floor), in the conference room. Learn what it takes to qualify for business financing. Registration required; space limited. Free; email [email protected];

7 p.m., Hinds County Human Resource Agency Meeting, at Hinds County Human Resource Agency (258 Maddox Road). The Board of Directors meets on third Wednesdays. Open to the public; Hinds County residents encouraged to attend. Free; call 601-923-1838.

Thursday, April 18

7:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Hinds Community College Golf Fun Fest, at Eagle Ridge Golf Course (1500 Raymond Lake Road, Highway 18 S., Raymond). Includes two tee-offs, meals, a silent auction and contests. Proceeds go towards scholarships and development programs. Morning round: $125 individuals, $800 teams; afternoon round: $175 individuals, $1000 teams; call 601-857-3350; email [email protected].

9 a.m., COMSTAT Meeting, at Jackson Police Department Headquarters (327 E. Pascagoula St.). The JPD shares the latest Jackson crime statistics at the biweekly meeting. Open to the public. Call 601-960-1375;

9 a.m., Jackson Association of Black Journalists Meeting, at Mississippi e-Center at Jackson State University (1230 Raymond Road) Members meet on third Thursdays, excluding holidays. Free; email [email protected].

9 a.m.-noon, Mississippi Foreclosure Prevention Consortium, at Vicksburg Convention Center (1600 Mulberry St., Vicksburg). The Mississippi Attorney General's Office hosts the program for homeowners who are at risk for or have experienced foreclosure. Get information on aid available to Mississippians. Free; call 866-530-9572;

10 a.m.-2 p.m., Talent Retention Career Fair, at Metrocenter Mall (3645 Highway 80 W.). The event is open to recent college graduates or students who are graduating in May or August of 2013. Bring resume, and proof of graduation or pending graduation. Free; call 601-960-1084.

NAMI Mississippi State Conference April 18, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., and April 19, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., at Table 100 (100 Ridge Way, Flowood). The theme is "Changing Landscapes in Mental Health." People with mental illnesses, family members and professional get information on resources and programs. Speakers include "The Biggest Loser" winner Patrick House and journalist Sam Hall. $50, $45 members, $20 consumers, $100 professionals wanting CE credits; call 601-899-9058; email [email protected].

11:30 a.m., Drive for Life Golf Tournament, at Lake Caroline Golf Course (118 Caroline Club Circle, Madison). Lunch is at 11:30 a.m., and tee time is at 1 p.m. Includes contests, prizes and refreshments. Registration required. Proceeds benefit the Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency. $125 individual, $500 team of four; call 601-933-1000; email [email protected].

3-6 p.m., Mississippi Foreclosure Prevention Consortium, at Brandon Civic Center (1000 Municipal Drive, Brandon). The Mississippi Attorney General's Office hosts the program for homeowners who are at risk for or have experienced foreclosure. Get information on aid available to Mississippians. Free; call 866-530-9572;

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. Call 601-960-0003.

6-7:30 p.m., Ward 5 Candidates Forum, at Johnnie Champion Center (1355 Hattiesburg St.). The West Central Jackson Improvement Association hosts the Q&A of the city council candidates for Ward 5. Free; call 601-942-6721.

6 p.m., Taste of Fondren, at Duling Green (Duling Avenue and Old Canton Road). Enjoy food from 24 local restaurants, cocktails, beer and a student art show. The Capital City Stage Band performs. Ticket includes admission to the Taste of Fondren Show House (open April 19-21). $50 in advance, $65 at the door; call 601-981-9606;

Friday, April 19

Hinds Community College Landscape Department Annual Plant Sale April 19, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., and April 20, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., at Hinds Community College, Raymond Campus (501 E. Main St., Raymond) At the produce market building next to the Gray-Partridge Center. Purchase trees, shrubs, annuals, perennials, herbs, ground covers and vines. Proceeds go toward conference expenses for students. Free admission; email [email protected].

9 a.m., Friday Forum, at Koinonia Coffee House (136 S. Adams St., Suite C). Perry and Joyce Brooks with Brooks and Associates talk about their community work in developing personal and leadership skills. Free; call 960-3008; email [email protected].

11 a.m.-2 p.m., Get Caught Green Handed, at Royal Bleau Boutique (1100 John R. Lynch St., Suite 8). The Earth Day celebration includes food, music and prizes. Free; call 662-753-1055 or 601-918-8076.

12:30 p.m., Millsaps Forum: ELSEworks - Entrepreneurs Leading, Stewarding, Excelling, at Millsaps College, Ford Academic Complex (1701 N. State St.), in room 215. Learn about the Else School of Management's program that encourages and promotes entrepreneurship and positive social change in the community. Free; call 601-974-1305; email [email protected].

150 Years Ago: Remembering Clinton's Role in the Civil War April 19, 7-8:30 p.m., and April 20, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., at downtown Clinton . The commemoration includes a concert and play at Mississippi College's Provine Chapel April 19, and antebellum home tours, children's activities, historic displays and more April 20. Free; email [email protected];

Saturday, April 20

Warrior Dash, at Mississippi Off Road Adventures (118 Elton Road). The annual 3.4-mile race on rough terrain includes live music, a post-race snack and an award. Registration required; concessions sold. $45-$70; call 601-927-7957;

Jackson Public Schools' Kids Fishing Rodeo April 20, 7:30 a.m.-noon, at JPS Environmental Learning Center (6190 Highway 18 W.). The event is for children in grades K-12. Adults must accompany participants. Registration required. $8 in advance, $10 day of rodeo; call 601-923-2572.

8-11:30 a.m., Walk MS: Jackson, at Winners Circle Park (100 Winners Circle Drive, Flowood). Registration is at 8 a.m. Choose walking routes of one to three miles. Proceeds benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Volunteers and virtual walkers welcome. Fundraising encouraged; call 601-856-5831; email [email protected];

8:30 a.m.-noon, Global Youth Service Day, at JIG Garden (near 3290 W. Northside Dr., adjacent to the BP station). The Jackson Inner-city Gardeners (JIG) seeks volunteers to help with planting, weeding and harvesting. Bring gloves and work shoes. JIG will sell the produce from May to August on Saturdays, and a portion of the harvest will be donated to food banks. Free; email [email protected];

10 a.m.-noon, Felder Rushing Talks Garden Art, at Mississippi Craft Center (950 Rice Road, Ridgeland). The horticulturist, author and radio host of "The Gestalt Gardener" on Mississippi Public Broadcasting discusses and signs his book "Bottle Trees ... and Other Whimsical Glass Art for the Garden." Yard art also for sale. Free admission, $15.95 book; call 601-856-7546;

11 a.m., Mississippi State Conference NAACP Meeting April 20, at M.W. Stringer Grand Lodge (1072 John R. Lynch St.). Free; call 601-353-8452.

11 a.m.-4 p.m., Arts on the Green, at St. Andrew's Episcopal School (370 Old Agency Road, Ridgeland). The theme is "Learning by Design." Includes local art, a silent auction, a fashion show, design workshops, a scavenger hunt and an ultimate Frisbee game. $10 armband, $25 workshops, $10 fashion show; call 601-316-1660 or 601-624-9033;

10 a.m.-5 p.m., "Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition" Casting Call, at Metrocenter Mall (3645 Highway 80 W.). Participant must be at least 50 percent overweight. Bring a recent photograph (not returnable). Online pre-registration and video submissions welcome. Free;

Sunday, April 21

11 a.m.-5 p.m., Memorial Fundraiser for Det. Eric Smith, at Rooster's (2906 N. State Street). Purchase a plate of food, and proceeds go to the family of the late JPD officer. $10 plate (advance tickets available); call 601-982-2001.

3-7 p.m., Jackson Adult Kickball League Game, at Legion Field (400 South Dr.). Teams consist of adults ages 25-60, and a game begins each hour. Concessions sold. The league is part of the World Adult Kickball Association. Free; email [email protected].

2-6 p.m., Bone Marrow Donor Drive for Danielle Stephens, at Jackson Academy (4908 Ridgewood Road). Stephens, a Jackson native, was diagnosed with MDS/AML, a form of blood cancer. Anyone in good health between the ages of 18-55 can register and have a cheek swab to be a potential match. Free; call 646-530-2911; email [email protected];

Monday, April 22

Noon, Electric Car Expo, noon, at Rainbow Natural Grocery Cooperative (2807 Old Canton Road). In the parking lot. See models such as the Tesla Roadster, the Nissan Leaf and the Volkswagen Lightning Bug. Free; call 601-981-6925; email [email protected].

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 May 22

Land's End to John O'Groats Cycling Fundraiser MondaysTuesdaysWednesdaysThursdaysFridaysSaturdays Local business owner and cyclist Peter Sharp takes a 14-day, 1,000-mile bike ride through the United Kingdom to raise funds for the Simon Sharp Eagle Fund. The fund benefits the Boy Scouts and Blair E. Batson Children's Cancer Clinic. Free; 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 Nov. 30

Yazoo Farmers Market, at American Legion Post 7 (417 N. Main St., Yazoo City). Open Saturdays from 8 a.m.-noon; may open on Tuesdays later in the season. Free; call 662-590-5415; find Yazoo Farmers Market on Facebook.

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

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].

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.

StinkyFeet Fondren Run Tuesdays, 6 p.m., in Fondren. StinkyFeet Athletics leads the weekly fun run through the neighborhoods off Old Canton Road. Meet in the parking lot at Babalu. Free; find Fondren Group Run on Facebook.

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