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David Amram Events at Millsaps College, Ford Academic Complex (1701 N. State St.). Amram is a musician and composer of more than 100 musical scores.

Film and Talkback: "The Manchurian Candidate" Feb. 4, 7 p.m., in room 216. Amram talks about writing the score for the film and other projects. Free; call 601-974-1089.

Millsaps Arts and Lecture Series Feb. 5, 7 p.m. Amram speaks and performs. $10; call 601-974-1130;

Millsaps Friday Forum Feb. 8, 12:30 p.m., in room 215. Amram shares life lessons he learned during his musical career. Free; call 601-974-1089.

Events at Chateau Ridgeland (745 S. Pear Orchard Road, Ridgeland). Free; call 601-956-1331;

Sweetheart Dance Feb. 9, 4-5:30 p.m. Seniors enjoy a dance and candlelit supper.

Adventure Travel Club: Italy Feb. 10, 12:30-3 p.m. Seniors enjoy an authentic Italian meal.

Events in Fondren Feb. 7.

• 5-8 p.m. Fondren After 5. This monthly event showcases the local shops, galleries and restaurants of the Fondren neighborhood. Free; call 601-981-9606;

• 6 p.m., fondRUN. liveRIGHTnow hosts the monthly pub run during Fondren After 5. Run two miles, and end the run with drinks at a different restaurant each month. Runners must sign a waiver. Parking behind Regions Bank off Lorenz Boulevard. Free;

Partners to End Homelessness Community Debriefings. The organization shares the results of their annual census and discusses ways to end homelessness. Email [email protected].

• Warren County: Feb. 4, 1 p.m., at Faith House (1529 Walnut St., Vicksburg).

• Hinds County Feb. 5, 2 p.m., at Clinton Christian Community Corporation (2001 W. Northside Drive, Clinton).

Tuesday, Feb. 5

National Pancake Day, at participating International House of Pancakes locations. Enjoy a free short stack of pancakes, and donate to Children's Miracle Network Hospitals and other local charities. Free, donations welcome;

9 a.m.-4 p.m., Developing a Sustainable Fundraising Plan, at Mississippi Center for Nonprofits (201 W. Capitol St.). Learn ways to diversify fundraising efforts. Registration required. $139, $99 members; call 601-968-0061;

10 a.m., Story Time Tuesday, at Jackson Zoo (2918 W. Capitol St.). A zookeeper reads an animal story, and the kids get to do a related craft project or have an animal encounter. Free with paid admission; call 601-352-2580;

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

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. Free; call 601-960-8700.

6 p.m., OFNA Party with a Purpose: Communications, at Duling Hall (622 Duling Ave.), in the auditorium. OurFondren Neighborhood Association encourages Fondren residents to enjoy refreshments, socialize with neighbors, and discuss topics such as the Nextdoor website, code enforcement and beautification. RSVP. Free; Find OurFondren on Facebook.

6 p.m., Six in the City, at The Penguin Restaurant and Bar (1100 John R. Lynch St., Suite 6A). Red August is the host. Women support women-owned business at the event through shopping, networking and more. Free; call 601-790-0501; email [email protected];

6:30-8 p.m., Hot Topic Tuesday - Django UnRooted: A Three-part Discussion, at Gallery 1 (One University Place, 1100 John R. Lynch St., Suite 4). Attendees discuss the controversy surrounding Quentin Tarantino's newly released film "Django Unchained." Free; call 601-979-4348; email [email protected].

Wednesday, Feb. 6

Mississippi Economic Development Council Winter Conference Feb. 6-8, at Hilton Jackson (1001 E. County Line Road). The theme is "Driving Tomorrow's Development." The MEDC establishes and advocates Mississippi's economic and community development agenda. $205; call 601-352-1909;

Noon, History Is Lunch, at William F. Winter Archives and History Building (200 North St.). Mississippi State University professor Jason Morgan Ward presents "Racial Politics in Mississippi During World War II." Bring lunch; coffee and water provided. Free; call 601-576-6998.

4:15 p.m. and 5:15 p.m., American Board Teaching 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 877-669-2228;

Thursday, Feb. 7

10:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, at Lisette's Photography and Gallery (107 N. Union St., Canton). Lisette Otero-Lewis is the owner of the photography and art studio. Free; call 601-391-3066; email [email protected];

11 a.m.-1 p.m., Grand Opening, at Downtown Cafe (224 E. Capitol St.). Celebrate the opening of the restaurant at its new location. Enjoy cooking demonstrations and menu samples from chef and owner Aubrey Norman Jr., and live entertainment. Free; call 601-592-5006.

11 a.m.-1 p.m., HBAJ Lunch and Learn, at Home Builders Association of Jackson (195 Charmant Drive, Ridgeland). Find out if your business may qualify to file for a BP oil spill claim. Lunch provided; RSVP Free; call 601-362-6501 to RSVP or 601-987-4800 for questions; email [email protected].

6 p.m., Precinct 1 COPS Meeting, at Jackson Police Department, Precinct 1 (810 Cooper Road). These monthly forums are designed to help resolve community issues or problems, from crime to potholes. Free; call 601-960-0001.

6:30-8:30 p.m., Battle of the Bartenders, at Table 100 (100 Ridge Way, Flowood). Local bartenders create Cathead Vodka-based cocktails for a panel of judges. Attendees also enjoy samples and vote for their favorite. Hors d'oeuvres, a silent auction included. Proceeds benefit the Mississippi Burn Foundation. $40 in advance, $50 at the door; call 601-540-2995; email [email protected].

Friday, Feb. 8

8 a.m., Women of Color Summit, at Mississippi State University (Highway 12, Starkville). In the Colvard Student Union's Foster Ballroom. Attendees discuss issues impacting women of color. Attorney Sharon Y. Eubanks is the keynote speaker. Free; call 662-325-2323;

8 a.m.-5 p.m., Violence, Defiant Groups and Bullying Symposium, at Lake Terrace Convention Center (1 Convention Center Plaza, Hattiesburg). The Office of Professional Development and Educational Outreach at The University of Southern Mississippi is the host. Registration required. Free; call 601-266-4186;

10 a.m., Let's Talk Seniors, at Chateau Ridgeland (745 S. Pear Orchard Road, Ridgeland). The topic is diabetes education. Light refreshments served. Free; call 601-956-1331;

12:30 p.m., Millsaps College Research Symposium, at Millsaps College (1701 N. State St.), in Olin Hall, room 100. Undergraduate students present the results of their scientific research. Free; call 601-974-1413.

Affairs of the Heart 3 Feb. 8-9, 7:30 p.m., and Feb. 10, 2 p.m., at Vicksburg Theatre Guild/Parkside Playhouse (101 Iowa Blvd., Vicksburg). The benefit show features vocal performances, dance groups and more. Proceeds go toward the Salvation Army Women Auxiliary's programs such as Angel Tree. Tickets sold at the door. Local talent may email the director if they want to participate. $10, $7 students, $5 ages 6-12, ages 5 and under free; call 601-636-0471; email [email protected].

Saturday, Feb. 9

9 a.m.-noon, ACT-SO Orientation, at Jackson Medical Mall (350 W. Woodrow Wilson Ave.), in the Community Meeting Room. The Mississippi NAACP invites all high school students to the meeting to learn about the annual talent competition Held March 23. Free; call 601-353-8452; email [email protected].

9 a.m., Mardi Pardi Race, at Mockingbird Cafe (110 S. Second St., Bay St. Lewis). The annual event includes 5K and 10K races, and live music. Proceeds benefit the Recycling in the Schools program. Costumes welcome. $30 5K, $35 10K (add $5 for day-of registration); call 228-342-5660;

9 a.m.-5 p.m., Homebuyers Workshop, at Warren G. Hood Building (200 S. President St.), in the Andrew Jackson Conference Room, first floor. Mississippi Home of Your Own (HOYO) empowers people with disabilities to become homeowners through grants and support systems. Residents in Hinds and surrounding counties are welcome. Free; call 866-883-4474.

10 a.m., Craftsmen's Guild Prepare to Qualify Workshop, at Mississippi Craft Center (950 Rice Road, Ridgeland). Learn the requirements for becoming a guild member. Registration required; forms available online. Free; call 601-856-7546;

10:30 a.m., Dixie National Parade, at Mississippi State Fairgrounds (1207 Mississippi St.). The parade with the theme of "Groovy Gras" is in conjunction with the Dixie National Rodeo. Mississippi Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce Cindy Hyde-Smith presents awards to the winning groups at the Mississippi Farmers Market at 1 p.m. Free; call 601-359-1163.

2-4 p.m., "Women: Taking Back Our Power" Panel Discussion, at Smith Robertson Museum and Cultural Center (528 Bloom St.). The theme is "From Trials and Tribulations to Triumph and Testimony." Panelists include Tonja Murphy of Operation Shoestring, Laurie Bertram Roberts of NOW and the ACLU, and Pamela Junior of the Smith Robertson Museum. Free admission, email [email protected] for registration details.

6 p.m., Harlem Wizards Basketball Game, at Northwest Jackson International Baccalaureate World Middle School (7020 Highway 49 N.). Good Twin, Bad Twin is the host. The legendary team takes on the Community All-Stars. Also enjoy refreshments and remarks from community leaders. Proceeds benefit several charities. $10;

6 p.m., Mississippi HeARTS Against AIDS Benefit, at Hal & Mal's (200 Commerce St.). The annual benefit includes live and silent auctions, local cuisine and live music. Performers include Natalie Long and Brandy Clark. Proceeds benefit Grace House. $40; call 601-259-0092;

6:30-10:30 p.m., Ignite the Night, at Mississippi Children's Museum (2145 Highland Drive). The theme of the adults-only party and fundraiser is "Saddle Up, Southern Style." Enjoy mechanical bull rides, cocktails by the campfire, cowboy serenades, a silent auction and western cuisine. The Colonels perform. Cowboy and cowgirl attire welcome. $75; call 601-981-5469;

6:30-10 p.m., Father/Daughter Dance, at Jackson Convention Complex (105 E. Pascagoula St.). The annual event includes dancing, crafts and sweets. Fathers and father figures (uncles, foster fathers, older brothers, etc.) are welcome. Wear elegant attire. Proceeds benefit the Wisdom Foundation. $25; call 513-703-8256; email [email protected];

9 p.m., Saturday Night Live Professional Party with a Purpose, at Mediterranean Fish and Grill (6550 Old Canton Road). The fundraiser for sickle cell research includes a performance from Kolectiv Rhythm. $10; email [email protected].

Through Feb. 10

Food Revolution Contest, at Rainbow Natural Grocery Cooperative (2807 Old Canton Road). Pick up a free CD of audio interviews with any purchase, and listen to experts talk about food issues. Take a multiple-choice test Feb. 10 at 6:30 p.m. for a chance to win $500 or other prizes. Free hors d'oeuvres for contestants. Free; call 601-937-7224; email [email protected].

Monday, Feb. 11

1 p.m., Levee Board Meeting, at Flowood City Hall (2101 Airport Road, Flowood). Members of the Rankin-Hinds Pearl Flood and Drainage Control District hold their monthly meeting. Free; call 601-939-4243.

Through March 1

Mayor's Summer Youth Employment Program Registration, at Metrocenter Mall (3645 Highway 80 W.). At the Department of Human and Cultural Services. Students ages 16-24 may register from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays. The deadline is March 1 at 4 p.m. Birth certificate, Social Security card, parent's proof of income and ID required. Free; call 601-960-0326.

Through March 4

Summer Food Program Call for Sponsors. The Mississippi Department of Education seeks sponsors to operate the program that the Office of Child Nutrition will administer. Schools, nonprofits, residential summer camps and government entities may participate. Sponsor training is March 5-6. Free; call 601-576-4954 or 601-576-4955; email [email protected] or [email protected].

Through March 14

Belk Service Learning Challenge. Middle-school students within 50 miles of Jackson work in teams of two to four to identify a community issue and come up with a plan to address it. Submit entries by March 14. Prizesgiven. Free;

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 New Dimensions Ministries (110 Alta Woods Blvd.). 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 , through Nov. 30, 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, at 800 Garvin St. Sundays at 3 p.m. The sport is played with teams of seven who score by catching and throwing a disc toward an end zone. Visit

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.

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