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Zippity Doo Dah Parade Weekend Events in Fondren. The Sweet Potato Queens headline the series of events that that includes a parade March 23 at 7 p.m. Proceeds from fundraisers benefit Blair E. Batson Children's Hospital. Tickets sold for daytime events, other events free, $25 car raffle, $74 SPQ weekend pass; call 601-981-9606;

Arts, Eats and Beats March 21, 5 p.m. Fondren's spring arts celebration showcases Jackson's best in art, antiques, gifts, apparel, interior design, furniture, food and music. Southern Halo, and Buddy and the Squids perform. The event is part of Zippity Doo Dah Weekend. Free; call 601-981-9606;

Budweiser Clydesdales Visit March 21-23, 7 p.m. See the iconic horses March 21 at 5 p.m. at Blair E. Batson Children's Hospital (2500 N. State St.) and during Arts, Eats and Beats, March 22 at 6 p.m. as they tour the neighborhood, and March 23 at 7 p.m. during the Zippity Doo Dah Parade. Free;

Sweet Potato Queen Big Hat Brunch March 22, 11 a.m., at Sal and Mookie's (565 Taylor St.). The annual event includes a cake decorating and tasting contest, and a hat contest. The program is part of the Fondren Zippity Doo Dah Weekend. RSVP. Free; call 601-368-1919; email [email protected];

Unzipped Runway Fashion Show March 22, 11 a.m., at The Cedars Historic Home (4145 Old Canton Road). The show features attire from local boutiques. Lunch included. Seating limited. Tickets held at will call. The event is part of Zippity Doo Dah Weekend. $55; call 601-981-9606;

Zippity Doo Dah Character Breakfast March 23, 8-10 a.m., at Walker's Drive-in (3016 N. State St.). Enjoy a pancake breakfast, and meet Scooby Doo, Ronald McDonald, Smokey the Bear and other characters. Proceeds benefit Friends of Children's Hospital. Seating limited; tickets held at will call. $15 per person; call 982-2633;

Street Carnival March 23, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., at Sal and Mookie's (565 Taylor St.) Proceeds from game tickets and food sales benefit Blair E. Batson Children's Hospital. The annual event is part of Zippity Doo Dah Weekend. Also participate in the silent auction on the website. Free; call [email protected], [email protected] (silent auction) or [email protected] (volunteer questions); • Nick's JAMboree and Crawfish Boil March 23, 11 a.m., at Nick's Restaurant (3000 Old Canton Road). Enjoy crawfish, barbecue, beer, cocktails and music from Edwin McCain, the Cadillac Three, Ashley Ray and Jason Miller. $10 at the door; call 601-981-8017.

Vegan Tasting March 23, noon, at Rainbow Natural Grocery Cooperative (2807 Old Canton Road), on the sidewalk. Sample three flavors of vegan sausage. Free; call 601-366-1602; email [email protected];

Events at Jackson Marriott (200 E. Amite St.).

Public Humanities Awards March 22, 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. The Mississippi Humanities Council honors Mississippians who have contributed to the study and understanding of the humanities. Kate Campbell performs. $45, $340 table of eight; call 601-432-6752;

Humanities at the Crossroads: A Mississippi Conversation March 22, 2:15-4 p.m. The Mississippi Humanities Council hosts the public forum. Leaders discuss the present and future state of academic and public humanities in Mississippi. Free;

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

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;

Animal Families Program March 23, 10:30 a.m.-noon. Families explore how animals raise their young through games, a guided zoo hike, animal encounters and more. Pre-registration required. $15, $10 children, discounts for members; call 601-352-2580, ext. 240; Events at Millsaps College (1701 N. State St.).

Spring Community Enrichment Series through March 29 Most classes begin the week of April 1 and fall into the categories of art, music, fitness, design, business and technology. Call to request a brochure. Fees vary; call 601-974-1130;

Leadership Development Series: Exemplifying Diversity March 21, 4-6 p.m. Learn to create a workplace environment that encourages learning from diverse perspectives and different backgrounds. Registration required. $35, $25 Mississippi Center for Nonprofits members; call 601-968-0061;

Events at Mississippi Children's Museum (2145 Highland Drive). Call 601-981-5469;

S.T.E.A.M. Society March 22, 5-8 p.m. The after-hours program is for children ages 6-12. Topics include science, math, art, technology and engineering. Registration at least 24 hours in advance required. $40 per child.

Question It? Discover It! Saturdays March 23, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Meet and learn about different types of doctors. $8, children under 12 months free.

Events at Tougaloo College (500 W. County Line Road, Tougaloo).

Veterans of the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement Conference March 20-24. The theme is "Looking Back to Move Forward: Sacrificing for Human Dignity, Securing Human Rights." The conference includes workshops, lectures, book signings, film screenings, luncheons and tributes. Speakers: Ellie Dahmer and Dr. Beverly Hogan. $100, $40 one day, $25 college students, $10 high school students, banquet: $30, $10 students; call 601-977-7914;

Veterans Freedom Gathering Banquet March 22, 7 p.m. At the Kroger Activities Center. Civil Rights veteran Owen Brooks and the Scott Sisters are the honorees. The Tougaloo College Instrumental Jazz Ensemble performs. Rep. Bennie Thompson and Tougaloo President Dr. Beverly Hogan are the speakers. $30, $15 students, $300 table of 10; call 601-977-7914 or 601-918-7809.

Events at Universities Center (3825 Ridgewood Road). Free; call 601-432-6333;

Mississippi Postsecondary Education Financial Assistance Board Meeting March 18, 2 p.m. The board holds its quarterly meeting in room 432.

State Institutions of Higher Learning Meeting March 21, 8 a.m. The Board of Trustees meets in the IHL Board Room to discuss a Delta State University personnel matter.

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

History Is Lunch: Capital City Chronicles March 20, noon. Forrest Lamar Cooper shows and discusses his collection of postcards of Jackson. No food permitted. Free; call 601-576-6998.

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.

Monday, March 18

6-8 p.m., Wine Tasting Fundraiser , at Olga's Fine Dining (4760 Interstate 55 N.). Enjoy wines from Joe T's Wine and Spirits, heavy hors d'oeuvres, desserts, a silent auction and door prizes. Hunter Gibson performs. Proceeds benefit Community Animal Rescue and Adoption. For ages 21 and up. Tickets sold at Olga's and The Rug Place. $45 in advance, $55 at the door; call 601-842-4404; email [email protected];

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

7 p.m., "The Costs of Unintentional Racial Bias" Lecture, at Millsaps College, Ford Academic Complex (1701 N. State St.), in room 215. Tamar Gendler, professor of philosophy at Yale University, is the speaker. Free; email [email protected].

Tuesday, March 19

10:30 a.m.-noon, Living with Alzheimer's: Early Stages , at Baptist Healthplex, Clinton (102 Clinton Parkway, Clinton). The Alzheimer's Association-Mississippi Chapter presents the education program. Topics include diagnosis, planning and resources. Free; call 601-987-0020; email [email protected].

Noon,History Is Lunch, at William F. Winter Archives and History Building (200 North St.). Author Vladimir Alexandrov discusses and signs copies of his book, "The Black Russian." Bring lunch; coffee and water provided. Free; call 601-576-6998.

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; JPS Board of Directors.

5:30-7:30 p.m., Charity Pint Night, at Sal and Mookie's (565 Taylor St.). Proceeds benefit Just Have a Ball. Liver Mousse performs, and liveRIGHT now hosts a two-mile pub run. Visit

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

Wednesday, March 20

4 p.m., State Institutions of Higher Learning Meeting, at Fairview Inn (734 Fairview St.). The Board of Trustees meets for a work session. Call 601-432-6333.

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, March 21

City of Jackson's Municipal Court Services Amnesty Program March 21-22, 9 a.m.-8 p.m., at Municipal Court Services (327 E. Pascagoula St.). Citizens may pay tickets, court-imposed fines and court costs to avoid warrant and administration fees. Bring photo ID and a copy of the ticket if available. Call 601-960-1932.

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. Email [email protected].

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

6 p.m., Precinct 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.

Friday, March 22

Little Feet Children's Consignment Sale March 22, 8 a.m.-8 p.m., and March 23, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., at First Baptist Church of Jackson (431 N. State St.). Proceeds from sales benefit Mission First, a nonprofit that offers services such as free health care and legal aid. Free admission;

9 a.m.-4 p.m., Lockheed Martin Information Technology Day, at Jackson Convention Complex (105 E. Pascagoula St.). The career fair featuring several colleges includes panel discussions, competitions and a reception. Free; 11 a.m.-1 p.m.,

Senior Fashion Extravaganza, at Metrocenter Mall (3645 Highway 80 W.). The Department of Human and Cultural Services presents the showcase of casual, after-five and Sunday wear to celebrate the lives of seniors across the city. Entertainment, music and door prizes included. Free; call 601-960-0335.

11 a.m.-1 p.m., She Should Run Luncheon, at Old Capitol Inn (226 N State St.). Women for Progress is the host. The purpose of the program is to encourage women to run for public office. Register by March 20 to prepay for lunch; limited seating. $10 lunch; call 601-559-5755 or 601-259-6770;

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;

Saturday, March 23

8 a.m.-2 p.m., Sistas2Daughters Mini-conference , at Farish Street M.B. Church (619 N. Farish St.). The theme of the mentoring conference is "Sistahood That Empowers" Providing Mother-wit to Our Daughters." Adult women advise girls and young women ages 13-19. Topics include women's issue in law and government, wellness and economic self-sufficiency. Pre-registration required; space limited. Free; call 601-918-5075, 601-979-1413 or 601-979-6928; email [email protected].

8 a.m., Be Fit for Life 5K Run/Walk , at First Baptist Church of Clinton (100 E. College St., Clinton). Check-in is at 7 a.m. The Andrew Jackson Council of the Boy Scouts of America is the host. Includes a one-mile fun run. Awards given. $25, $80 family of four, $20 Boy Scouts, $15 fun run; call 601-948-6111; email [email protected];

9-11 a.m., Breakfast with the Easter Bunny , at Outlets at Vicksburg (4000 S. Frontage Road, Vicksburg), in Suite B3. The Junior Auxiliary of Vicksburg is the host. Includes breakfast and pictures with the Easter Bunny. Proceeds benefit needy children in Warren County. $7; call 601-218-8620; email [email protected].

9 a.m.-3 p.m., Cookin' for Mental Health , at Central Mississippi Residential Center (701 Northside Drive, Newton). Friends of Central Mississippi Residential Center hosts to promote mental health awareness. The event includes a barbecue contest with samples, a rock-climbing wall, vendors, a raffle, games and music. Meet the GrabUOne Outfitters snake hunters. Free admission, food and game prices vary, fees apply for cooking contest and vendor space; call 601-683-4310 or 601-683-4247;

10 a.m.-3:30 p.m., 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens Workshop, at Hearts of Madison Events Center (123 Jones St., Madison). Certified Franklin Covey facilitator Lynn Ward covers topics such as being proactive, establishing goals and being a good listener. $55-$65; call 769-798-1702.

10 a.m.-2 p.m., Friends and Family Easter Open House, at Virginia College (4795 Interstate 55 N.). Learn about the college's educational opportunities, and enjoy an Easter egg hunt and other family activities. Refreshments and prizes included. Bring non-perishable items to donate to Stewpot Community Services. Free; call 601-977-0960;

10-11 a.m., Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi Easter Egg Hunt , at Highland Village (4500 Interstate 55 N.). At center court. The egg hunt is for children ages 8 and under, and children are divided into age groups. Also enjoy prizes, giveaways, pictures with the Easter Bunny and music from DJ Wayne Scott. Come early to register. Proceeds benefit Camp Kandu. $5 donation; call 877-DFM-CURE.

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

10 a.m., Kids Run, at Millie D's Frozen Yogurt (140 Township Ave., Suite 112, Ridgeland). Fleet Feet Sports is the host. Run a half mile or a full mile. Free; call 601-899-9696;

Celebrate Women's Month Workshop March 23 and March 30, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., at Koinonia Coffee House (136 S. Adams St., Suite C). The theme is "The Collective Soul of the Human Race: Dismantling the Walls that Divide." Breaking Free Ministries shares a presentation and leads group discussions about the content. Free; call 601-214-6140 or 601-960-3008; email [email protected].

Monday, March 25

Fit Fest Week March 25-30, at Jackson State University, Walter Payton Recreation and Wellness Center (32 Walter Payton Drive). The center holds events to promote wellness such as a health fair March 27 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and the "Sweetness" Fight Against Obesity 5K March 30 at 8 a.m. (pre-register by March 22). Fees vary for race, other events free; call 601-979-1368; email [email protected] or [email protected];

10 a.m., Mississippi Federation of Democratic Women Convention, at Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum (1150 Lakeland Drive). The keynote speaker is Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood. Lunch included. RSVP. $10; call 601-503-6469 or 601-969-2913.

6-8:30 p.m., Jackson Mayoral Candidates Forum , at Greater Mt. Bethel Church of Christ (Holiness), U.S.A. (4125 Robinson Road). The Hinds County Democratic Executive Committee is the host. Refreshments included. Submit questions before the event on Facebook. Free; call 601-969-2913; email [email protected].

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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