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Cancer Prevention Study 3 (CPS-3). American Cancer Society seeks volunteers ages 30-65 without a history of cancer to participate in the long-term study. Free; call 888-604-5888; email [email protected]; April 23, 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and April 24, 3-6:30 p.m., at Broadmoor Baptist Church (1531 Highland Colony Parkway, Madison), in the Gold Room, second floor.April 23-24, 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m., at Mississippi State Capitol (400 High St.), in room 113.April 25, 3-6:30 p.m., April 26, 7-11:30 a.m. and April 27, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., at Central Mississippi Medical Center (1850 Chadwick Drive), in the main lobby, second floor.April 26, 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and April 27, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., at Hinds Community College, Rankin Campus (3805 Highway 80 E., Pearl), in the Career and Technical Building, room 204. 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; 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 Mississippi Museum of Art (380 S. Lamar St.). Conversation with the Mississippi Museum of Art Director and Chief Curator April 23, 5:30 p.m. Enjoy refreshments at 5:30 p.m. and the program at 6 p.m. MMA director Betsy Bradley leads a conversation with deputy director and chief curator Dr. Roger Ward about art, curating and museums. Free; call 601-960-1515; Shoestring Spring Fling April 25, 7:30 p.m. Enjoy refreshments, a cash bar and music from Mingo Fishtrap in the Art Garden. Proceeds benefit Operation Shoestring. Sponsorships available. $20; call 601-353-6336, ext. 27; email [email protected]; Events at Mississippi Trade Mart (1200 Mississippi St.). Mississippi International Hair Show and Expo April 22, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Includes hairstyling workshops, competitions and more. Licensed professionals and students must bring credentials. $30 in advance, $35 at the door for general public and professionals; $20 in advance, $25 at the door for students; call 601-291-0154; Antiques Show and Sale April 26-27, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and April 28, noon-5 p.m. Purchase furniture, jewelry, books and other items. Admission good for all three days. $5, $3 children; call 662-231-9654; email [email protected].Governor's 5K Run for Health April 27, 8 a.m. Check-in is at 6:30 a.m. Proceeds benefit Blair E. Batson Children's Hospital. $25 in advance, $30 day of race; Events at Union Station (300 W. Capitol St.) Jackson People Action Coalition Economic Summit April 24-26. Signature events include a clergy breakfast April 24, a health fair April 25, and a mayoral forum and black-tie affair April 26. Guest speakers include James Meredith, Cindy Ayers-Elliott and Dr. Aaron Shirley. $50 per day, $150 three days, $75 black tie gala only, $50 additional gala ticket; call 601-421-5258 or 404-915-8626. Salute to Black Women Luncheon April 25, noon. J*PAC (Jackson People Action Coalition) is the host. The speaker is Natchez Alderwoman Joyce Arceneaux Matthews. $25; call 601-668-5583; email [email protected]. Events at William F. Winter Archives and History Building (200 North St.). History Is Lunch April 24, noon. Author Andrew Haley presents "Dining in 'Eleven Different Languages:' America's Cosmopolitan Cuisine." Free; call 601-576-6998. Modern Architecture Bus Tour April 26, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Includes a slide preview and a bus tour through the Fondren commercial district, Woodland Hills, Medgar Evers' post-war subdivision, and Eastover. Lunch at Brent's in Fondren. Space limited. $40; call 601-576-6953.

Monday, April 22

Free Oral Cancer Screenings April 22-23, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., at Jackson Medical Mall (350 W. Woodrow Wilson Ave.), in the Thad C. Cochran Center. The University of Mississippi Medical Center's Oral Oncology Clinic is the host. Appointment required. Free; call 601-815-1181; 4 p.m., Jackson City Council Meeting, at Jackson City Hall (219 S. President St.). Open to the public. Free; call 601-960-1064;

Tuesday, April 23

11:45 a.m.-1 p.m., When You Can't Catch Your Breath, at Baptist Health Systems, Madison Campus (401 Baptist Drive, Madison), in the Community Room. Dr. William Harris explains what mitral regurgitation is and how to treat it. Free, $5 optional lunch; call 601-948-6262; 4:30-5:30 p.m., World Book Night, at Piggly Wiggly, Canton (1150 E Peace St.) . The Canton Public Library gives away copies of Rick Riordan's "The Lightning Thief" outside the store while supplies last. Free; call 601-859-3202. 4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m., American Board Teaching Career Information Session, at Brandon Public Library (1475 W. Government St., Brandon). Learn how to earn a professional teaching license. Teacher certification specialist Ashley Guy is the facilitator. Bachelor's degree required. Online registration available. Free; call 601-329-0654; email [email protected]; 5-8 p.m., Cooking For Our Kids Fundraiser, at Mississippi Community Education Center (961 Madison Ave., Madison). Enjoy food and beverages from local restaurants and vendors. Proceeds benefit the Children's Advocacy Center of Madison and Rankin Counties. $45. $60 couples; call 601-366-6405 or 601-714-1040; email [email protected]; 5:30-8 p.m., Vicksburg Candidate Forum, at Outlets at Vicksburg (4000 S. Frontage Road, Vicksburg). Candidates running for the offices of mayor and aldermen answer economy-related questions at the forum. Free; call 601-636-7434 or 601-630-6776; email [email protected]. 5:30-7 p.m., Fair Housing Education Workshop, at Warren G. Hood Building (200 S. President St.). The University of Southern Mississippi's Institute for Disability Studies hosts the program in recognition of National Fair Housing Month. Free; call 601-266-5163; 6 p.m., Mayor's Ward 6 Community Meeting, at Griffith Memorial Church (5275 Terry 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., JPS Salute to Scholars, at Murrah High School (1400 Murrah Drive). The school district honors the top ten graduating seniors from each JPS high school. Reception follows. Free; call 601-960-8700. Yoga for Everyone April 23-July 9, at Millsaps College (1701 N. State St.). Sally Holly is the instructor. Registration required. Bring a yoga sticky mat and a firm blanket. Come on an empty stomach and wear comfortable clothes. $140; call 601-974-1130; 6:30 p.m., Jackson Audubon Society Chapter Meeting, at Eudora Welty Library (300 N. State St.). JAS expert birder Skipper Anding speaks on the topic "A Photographic Tour of Mississippi Bird Migration." Visitors welcome. Free; call 601-832-6788;

Wednesday, April 24

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 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; 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. Open to the public. Call 601-968-5825.

Thursday, April 25

Gulf States Camera Club Council Convention April 25-28, at Hilton Jackson (1001 E. County Line Road)Amateur and professional photographers participate in seminars, field trips and award presentations. The keynote speaker is WLBT's Walt Grayson. Open to the public. $30-$60 per event; Habitat for Humanity/Metro Jackson Women Build Fundraiser April 25, 5-7 p.m., at View Gallery (Township at Colony Park, 1107 Highland Colony Parkway, Suite 105, Ridgeland). Enjoy wine and cheese, and shop for art. 10 percent of proceeds from sales go toward the construction of a Habitat home in Virden Addition. Free admission, donations welcome; call 601-353-6060; 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. 6:30-9:30 p.m., Project Rezway: Keep the Rez Beautiful's Recycle Fashion Show, at Mississippi Craft Center (950 Rice Road, Ridgeland). The show features apparel and accessories composed of at least 75 percent recycled materials. Proceeds go toward tree plantings and litter cleanups in the Reservoir area. $25; call 601-856-7546; email [email protected];

Friday, April 26

9 a.m., Friday Forum, at Koinonia Coffee House (136 S. Adams St., Suite C). Hinds County Sheriff Tyrone Lewis is the speaker. Free; email [email protected]. 10:30 a.m., 20th Annual Make-A-Wish Golf Tournament, at Deerfield Country Club (264 Deerfield Club Drive, Canton). The format is a four-person scramble; awards given. Make-A-Wish grants wishes of children with life-threatning illnesses. Registration required. Free; call 601-366-9474; email [email protected]; 10:45 a.m., Kairos of Mississippi Prison Ministry Golf Tournament, at Eagle Ridge Golf Course (1500 Raymond Lake Road, Highway 18 S., Raymond). The format is a four-person scramble, and the grand prize is a golf cart. Lunch at 11 a.m.; shotgun start at noon. Registration required. Kairos offers support to incarcerated people and their families. $75 individual, $300 team of four, $5 mulligan (limit of two); call 601-896-6543; email [email protected]; 11:30 a.m., Bruin Classic Golf Tournament, at Country Club of Canton (183 Country Club Road, Canton). Registration and lunch is at 11:30 a.m., the shotgun start is at 1 p.m. and cocktail hour is at 5 p.m. The format is a six-person scramble. Prizes given. The event is a fundraiser for St. Joseph Catholic School. $800 team of six, sponsorships start at $150; call 601-898-4800, ext. 138; 6 p.m., Relay For Life of Madison-Canton April 26, at Historic Canton Square (Courthouse Square, Canton) The night-long relay race includes a luminaria ceremony and entertainment. Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. $10 registration plus fundraising ($100 minimum to receive a T-shirt), fundraising goal of $1,000 for teams; call 601-622-0581; 6 p.m., Community Bike Ride, at Rainbow Natural Grocery Cooperative (2807 Old Canton Road) Bikers ride to a different destination on the last Friday of each month. Jackson Bike Advocates is the sponsor. Free; find Jackson Bike Advocates on Facebook.

Saturday, April 27

6-10 a.m., Belk Charity Sale, at Belk (1200 E. County Line Road, Ridgeland, and 150 Dogwood Ave., Flowood) . Take advantage of discounts of up to 70 percent off. Proceeds from ticket sales benefit participating local charities. $5 tickets; call 601-991-2017 or 601-919-5000; 7 a.m.-noon, Jackson State University Blue Bengal Athletic Association Garage Sale, at Metro 24 (3003 John R. Lynch St.). The sale takes place in the parking lot. Call 769-243-3996. 7 a.m.-2 p.m., On the Road to Health Bike Ride, at Old Trace Park (Post Road, Ridgeland). Ride up to 64 miles along the Natchez Trace. Ride at least 15 miles to receive a T-shirt. Proceeds benefit the On the Road to Health initiative, a movement to promote exercise, healthy eating and positive lifestyles in a family setting. Free; call 601-853-2011; Mississippi Opportunity to Learn Conference April 27-28, at Jackson Convention Complex (105 E. Pascagoula St.). The theme is "Taking Steps Towards a Vision for Quality Education in Mississippi." The conference is open to students, parents, educators and education advocates. Registration required. Free; call 601-353-8452; email [email protected]; 7:45 a.m.-noon, Jackson Audubon Society Spring Migration Field Trip, at Vicksburg Military Park (Clay St., Vicksburg). An expert birder leads the expedition. Look for warblers, tanagers, thrushes, orioles, flycatchers and more. Carpoolers may meet at McDonald's in Clinton (474 Springridge Road, Clinton) at 7 p.m. to travel to the park. $8 park entrance fee per car; call 601-832-6788; 8 a.m.-noon, Jump Start Jackson Spring Farmers Market, at Battlefield Park (953 Porter St.). Enter from Highway 80. Call 601-898-0000, ext. 118; email [email protected]. 8 a.m., Racing for Donation 8K Run/Walk, at Liberty Road, Flowood. Check-in is at 7 a.m. Proceeds benefit the Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency. The Celebration of Life Picnic follows the race; Chris Gill and the Soleshakers perform. $25, $15 team members (groups of two to 10); email [email protected]; 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Homebuyer Education Class, at Jackson Housing Authority Homeownership Center (256 E. Fortification St.). Topics include personal finances, home inspections and the role of lenders and real estate agents. Registration required. The class is required to qualify for a Jackson Housing Authority loan. Free; call 601-398-0446. 9 a.m.-1 p.m., How Not to Be a Starving Artist, at Millsaps College (1701 N. State St.). Tracie James-Wade is the instructor. Registration required. $50 plus $10 materials fee; call 601-974-1130; 9-11 a.m., Clothing Giveaway, at Sheppard Brothers Park (1355 Hattiesburg St.). The Greater Is He Outreach Ministry is the host. Gently-used clothing and shoes for adults and children available. Donations welcome. Free; call 769-257-8494. 9-11 a.m., "Friend or Foe: Breaking the Silence to Stop the Violence - Abuse Stops Here," at Relevant Empowerment Church (3900 W. Northside Drive). The workshop for youth ages 18 and under, and their parents covers topics such as recognizing inappropriate touching, sexual abuse and resources for victims of sexual assault. Registration required. Free, $10-$12 T-shirts (order in advance); call 662-466-2006; email [email protected]. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Jackson Streets Alive, at North Congress Street between Capitol and Mississippi streets . Bike Walk Mississippi hosts the festival. Traffic is blocked off to encourage citizens to travel by foot or bicycle. Enjoy art, music, concessions and games such as bike polo, hula hooping, and roller skating. Fitness classes at Smith Park (Yazoo St.) Free; email [email protected]; find Jackson Streets Alive on Facebook. Noon-4 p.m., Kids' Outdoor Skills Challenge Event, at Bass Pro Shops (100 Bass Pro Drive, Pearl). Enjoy fishing and archery challenges, crafts and prizes. Free; call 601-933-3700. Noon-4 p.m., Divas 4 Charity's Diva Sale, at Optimum 1 Dance Studios (Jackson Square Promenade, 2460 Terry Road, Suite 2000). The consignment sales features clothing, shoes and accessories prices at $25 or less. Proceeds benefit Southern Christian Services, a transitional shelter for homeless teens. Free; call 508-44-DIVAS. 3 p.m., Alpha Kappa Alpha Cotillion Pre-Tea Interest Meeting, at Richard Wright Library (515 W. McDowell Road). The Rho Lambda Omega Chapter is the host. Girls in grades 9-12 may attend the learn more about the upcoming cotillion. Free; 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;

Sunday, April 28

JFP Chef Week April 28-May 4, at multiple Jackson locations . Enjoy a signature dish from participating chefs at local restaurants, and proceeds go to a local charity. Call 601-362-6121, ext. 11.

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;

Mississippi Department of Mental Health Online Survey. The department seeks input regarding core services at community mental health centers. Participants must be willing to be identified to respond. The survey closes April 30. Free;

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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