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Community Events and Public Meetings


Events at Eudora Welty Library (300 N. State St.).

Minority Business Network Meeting March 14, 6 p.m. The guest speaker is Jim Griffith of Griffith Financial Services. Refreshments served. Bring business cards and other marketing materials. RSVP recommended Free; call 601-750-236 or 601-316-5092; email [email protected] or [email protected].

Tax Workshop March 15, 4-5:30 p.m. Topics include free tax preparations, claiming dependents and tax credits. Get a free tax consultation. The program is part of the Mississippi Taxpayer Assistance Project. Free; call 601-968-5809 or 601-968-5803.

Events at Fenian's Pub (901 E. Fortification St.).

St. Patrick's Day Block Party March 16, 9 a.m. The pre-parade brunch is at 9 a.m., and the party is at noon. Performers include St. Brigid's at 10 a.m., Spirits of the House at 2 p.m., Otis Lotus at 5 p.m. and Pratty at 8 p.m. $5 admission, food for sale; call 601-948-0055;

St. Paddy's Day Ceili March 17, 2-4 p.m. Jackson Irish Dancers teaches traditional dances; beginners welcome. Emerald Accent performs. Food for sale. Free, donations welcome; call 601-592-9914; email [email protected];

Events at Jackson Zoo (2918 W. Capitol St.).

Go HARD Dropout Prevention Pilot Program's Spring Break Tour March 16, noon-3 p.m. The goal of the program is to encourage middle- and high-school students to stay in school. Prizes, speakers, food and music included. Free; call 601-359-3178. • Jackson Zoo Math Days March 18-22 and March 25-29 Teachers may bring their classes for self-guided, math-based activities. Registration required. Free with paid admission; call 601-352-2580, ext. 240;

Events at Old Capitol Museum (100 S. State St.).

History Is Lunch: Capital City Chronicles March 13, noon. MDAH Historic Preservation Division director Jim Woodrick talks about Jackson during the Civil War. Bring lunch; coffee and water provided. Free; call 601-576-6998.

Coffee and Conversation March 15, 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.

Metropolis Makers Program through March 29. School groups of students in grades 4 and up participate on town planning exercises. Reservations required. Free; call 601-576-6920.

Jackson Audubon Society Prothonotary Warbler Project . JAS seeks volunteers to help build and repair nest boxes. $3 car entrance fee to park; call 601-832-6788;

• March 16, 8 a.m., at Lefleur's Bluff State Park (2140 Riverside Drive).

• March 17, 8:30 a.m., at Pearl River Wildlife Management Area and Refuge (Highway 43, Turcotte Lab, Canton).

SATP State Tests Workshop March 12-13, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The United Way's Graduation Matters Institute offers the program to high school seniors who are in danger of not graduating due to not passing the state tests. Includes breakfast. Limit of 50 participants; pre-registration required. Free; call 601-948-4725.

• Medgar Evers Library (4215 Medgar Evers Blvd.).

• Eudora Welty Library (300 N. State St.).

• Richard Wright Library (515 W. McDowell Road).

Monday, March 11

10 a.m.-3 p.m., Mayor's Summer Youth Employment Expo, at Metrocenter Mall (3645 Highway 80 W.). Youth ages 16-24 learn about summer job opportunities from local businesses. Free; call 601-960-0326.

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

Tuesday, March 12

9 a.m.-noon, Keeping Your Nonprofit Legal: Transparency and Accountability, at Mississippi Center for Nonprofits (201 W. Capitol St.). Topics includes board responsibilities, maintaining a tax-exempt status, lobby and advocacy. Registration required. $99, $59 members; call 601-968-0061;

1 p.m., 8(a) Business Opportunity Workshop, at Small Business Administration District Office (210 E. Capitol St., 10th floor). Small business owners learn ways to sell goods and services to the federal government. Registration required; space limited. Free; call 601-965-4378, ext. 13, 14 or 17. 2-3:30 p.m.,

Road to Recovery Volunteer Driver Training, at American Cancer Society (1380 Livingston Lane). Learn more about volunteering to drive patients with cancer to their treatments. Free; call 601-321-5503 or 800-227-2345.

6 p.m., Hinds County Democratic Executive Committee Meeting, at S&S Burgers & Blues (120 Jackson St., Bolton) . A Q&A session follows the meeting. Open to the public. Free; call 601-969-2913; email [email protected].

Wednesday, March 13

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Spring Break Day, at Adams Street Park (115 Adams St., Flowood). The event includes games, prizes and a special guest speaker. Free; call 601-992-4440.

11:45 a.m.-1 p.m., Jackson 2000 Discussion Luncheon, at Arts Center of Mississippi (201 E. Pascagoula St.). The topic is creating a successful small business. Wear business attire. RSVP. $12, $10 members; email [email protected];

Thursday, March 14

3:30-4:30 p.m., Teen Time (7th-12th Graders), at Ridgeland Public Library (397 Highway 51, Ridgeland). The program includes activities related to pop culture and current events. Free; call 601-856-4536.

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.

6-9 p.m., Jackson Mayoral Candidates Forum, at Masonic Temple (1072 W. John R. Lynch St.). The Jackson City NAACP Branch is the host. Meet the candidates, ask questions and share concerns. Free; call 601-906-1717 or 601-331-0274.

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. 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 from 6:30-8 p.m. Bring business cards and brochures to share. Free; donations welcome. Free, donations welcome; email [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. Prizes given. Free;

Friday, March 15

Jackson Garden and Patio Show March 15, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., March 16, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and March 17, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., at Mississippi Trade Mart (1200 Mississippi St.). Enjoy shopping, gardening seminars, children's activities and door prizes. Special guests include gardening experts Nellie Neal, Catherine Strange and Dr. Gary Bachman. $6, children 12 and under free; call 601-919-8111; email [email protected];

10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.,Basic Fundamentals of Grant Writing and Proposal Development, at Tulane University, Madison Campus (2115 Main St., Madison). Topics include grant applications, grant-writing language, potential barriers and securing funding sources. Materials included. March 11 is the registration deadline. $10; call 601-605-0007.

Through March 15

Mississippi Safe Schools Coalition's Queer Youth Advisory Board Call for Applicants. MSSC seeks people ages 14-30 to work with LGBTQ youth. Includes travel opportunities. Apply by March 15. Free;

Citizen's Police Academy Registration, at Jackson Police Department Headquarters (327 E. Pascagoula St.). The Jackson Police Department seeks applicants for the program held March 18-25 in the training room on the second floor. Learn the police department's public safety and crime prevention methods. Free; call 601-960-1389.

Creative Arts Festival Call for Papers , at Jackson State University (1400 John R. Lynch St.). The Margaret Walker Center seeks proposals of 200-500 words for papers, presentations and panels for the festival (April 12-13). Categories include poetry/spoken word, visual arts, written works and performing arts. The deadline is March 15. Free; call 601-979-3935; email [email protected];

Saturday, March 16

10 a.m.-2 p.m., St. Patrick's Day Art, at Mississippi Children's Museum (2145 Highland Drive). Wear green and make crafts in the Inspirations Studios. $8, children 12 months and under free; call 601-981-5469;

Jeet Kune Do Fight Clinic 3 March 16-17, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at Millsaps College (1701 N. State St.). The martial-arts clinic emphasizes techniques that legendary martial artist Bruce Lee used. Additional specialty classes available. Early registration: $75 one day, $100 both days; additional $25 fee for walk-ins; call 262-994-3174; email [email protected].

1 p.m., Mal's St. Paddy's Parade, at downtown Jackson. The annual Mardi Gras-style parade begins on the corner of State and Court streets. Enjoy the Trustmark Children's Festival and the Pet Parade before the main event. Free; call 601-948-0888;

Through March 16

National Cutting Horse Association Eastern National Championships, at Mississippi State Fairgrounds (1207 Mississippi St.). Youth compete for cash prizes at the Kirk Fordice Equine Center. Catfish dinner March 6 and March 11 at 6:30 p.m. Free; call 601-961-4000 or 817-244-6188;

Sunday, March 17

Noon-4 p.m., Meridian Bridal Expo, at Northeast Conference Center (111 Highway 11, Meridian) . Consult with wedding professionals and enjoy a fashion show, food samples and door prizes. No strollers permitted. $5; call 601-650-9288.

Monday, March 18

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 March 22

Patty Peck Honda Doo Dah Day Blue Car Giveaway, at Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children (2500 N. State St.). Purchase a raffle ticket for a chance to win a new 2012 Honda Civic EX-L. Proceeds benefit Friends of Children's Hospital. Winner announced March 23 during the Color Me Rad 5K. $25; call 601-984-5273;

Budweiser Clydesdale Wagon Ride Raffle. The winner gets a chance to ride in the wagon during the Zippity Doo Dah Parade March 23. Drawing held March 22 during Arts, Eats and Beats. Proceeds benefit Friends of Children's Hospital. For ages 21 and up. $5;

Through March 30

The Bunny Photo Experience, at Northpark Mall (1200 E. County Line Road, Ridgeland). Children may visit and take a picture with the Easter Bunny. The Easter Egg Hunt is March 16 from 2-3 p.m., pets take photos March 17 from 4-6 p.m., and the Caring Bunny photo session for special-needs children is March 24 from 10 a.m.-noon. Photo packages start at $19.95, $5 online credit available for additional items; call 601-956-3438.

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. 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.

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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