Community Events and Public Meetings


File Photo

Events at Jackson City Hall (219 S. President St.). • Jackson City Council Meeting Nov. 13, 10 a.m.. The council meets every other Tuesday; schedule subject to change. Open to the public. Free; call 601-960-1064; jacksonms.gov. • Eleven14 Nov. 14, 4-6 p.m. The pop-up party features local restaurant food, children's activities and music. Free; visit eleven14.org.

Events at Jackson State University (1400 John R. Lynch St.). • "Perspectives of Empowerment: How Graphic Design Affects Black America" Nov. 14, 2 p.m., in the Dollye M.E. Robinson Liberal Arts Building, room 166/266. JSU graphic design professor and JFP pioneer Jimmy Mumford is the speaker. Mumford is this year's recipient of the Humanities Teacher Award. Free; call 601-979-7040. • Passport Application Program Nov. 15, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., in the Student Center, room 2122. The New Orleans Passport Office and the Jackson U.S. Post Office are taking applications for new passports or renewals. Bring an original birth certificate and two passport-sized pictures. $135 application fee; call 601-979-1609 or 601-331-4180.

Monday, Nov. 12

"Stuff The Bus" Food Drive Nov. 12-16, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., at local Kroger stores. Donations go to Mississippi Food Network. Locations include at the Promenade in Flowood Nov. 12, Interstate 55 North in Jackson Nov. 13, on Highway 80 in Clinton Nov. 14, on Highway 80 in Brandon Nov. 15 and on Highway 51 in Madison Nov. 16. Free; call 601-540-6467; email [email protected]

Dutch Fliers Commemoration Ceremony Nov. 12, 2 p.m., at Cedar Lawn Cemetery (2434 W Capitol St.). Guests include Indonesian consul general Al Busyra Basnur, Dutch consul Constance Willems, Netherlands military attache Martin Noordzij, and World War II veterans and families. Free; call 601-576-6850.

Tuesday, Nov. 13

10 a.m., Otis Spann and Little Johnnie Jones Blues Marker Unveiling, at the corner of Roach and South streets. The Mississippi Blues Foundation unveils the marker in honor of the blues performers. Free; msbluestrail.org.

10 a.m., Rise Up!, at Tougaloo College (500 W. County Line Road, Tougaloo), at the Bennie G. Thompson Center. The John U. Munro Writing Center and the English Department welcome civil rights veterans to the campus for a session of student motivation and inspiration. Free; call 601-977-5278.

Mississippi Technology Alliance Awards Gala and Conference Nov. 13-14 at Jackson Convention Complex (105 E. Pascagoula St.). MTA honors entrepreneurs at the awards gala Nov. 13 at 6 p.m. The conference is Nov. 14 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m., and includes lectures and breakout sessions. Sponsorships and discounts for two or more tickets available. $100 gala, $65 conference; call 601-960-3610; email [email protected]

6 p.m., Jackson Touchdown Club Meeting, at River Hills Club (3600 Ridgewood Road). Club members with an interest in football meet on most Mondays through Nov. 26. New Orleans Saints radio announcer Jim Henderson is the speaker. Call for information on membership dues. $30 non-members; call 601-506-3186; jacksontouchdownclub.com.

6 p.m., Mayor's Ward 5 Community Meeting, at Southside Assembly of God (665 Raymond 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; jacksonms.gov.

6:30 p.m., W.I.N.E. (Women Inquiring, Networking and Engaging) Meeting Nov. 13, at Wright Salon (135 Grand Ave.). The speaker is Marianne Hill, initiator of the Mississippi Coalition for Women. Bring wine or a snack. RSVP. Free; email [email protected]

6:30-8 p.m., Sell Yourself: The Basics of Identity and Self-promotion, at Lisette's Photography and Gallery (1800 N. State St.). Rebecca White of So White Design and Illustration is the instructor. Entrepreneurs, artists, musicians and small business owners welcome. Free; call 901-496-1035; email [email protected]; sowhitedesign.com.

7 p.m., "One Writer's Garden: New Perspectives from the Authors", at Millsaps College, Ford Academic Complex (1701 N. State St.). Authors Susan Haltom and Jane Roy Brown, and photographer Langdon Clay talk about the life of Eudora Welty. Clay also shares photographs from his exhibit "Eudora Welty's Garden." The program is part of the Millsaps Arts and Lecture Series. $10, $5 students; call 601-974-1130; millsaps.edu/conted.

Wednesday, Nov. 14

State Institutions of Higher Learning Meetings at Universities Center (3825 Ridgewood Road) in the IHL Board Room; open to the public. Call 601-432-6333. • 9 a.m., the Board of Trustees meets for their monthly meeting. • The Ayers Endowment Management Committee meets at 2:30 p.m., and the Finance Committee meets at 3:30 p.m.

9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Farm to Institution Conference, at Clyde Muse Center (515 Country Place Parkway, Pearl). The conference includes Farm to School presentations, a training session for growers and a networking session. Farm to School pioneer Tony Geraci is the keynote speaker. Registration required. $25, $15 members, $5 school officials and farmers; call 617-710-4217; email [email protected]; mississippifoodpolicycouncil.wordpress.com.

11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Small Business Administration Loan Clinic, at Regions Plaza (210 E. Capitol St.), in the SBA Conference Room on the 10th floor. Learn about the SBA's guaranty loan programs and participating lenders. Free; call 601-965-4378; email [email protected]; sba.gov/ms.

11:45 a.m., Jackson 2000 November Luncheon, at Arts Center of Mississippi (201 E. Pascagoula St.). The topic is "2013 Legislative Preview: What Jackson Needs." Speakers include State Sen. David Blount, State Sen. Hillman Frazier and State Rep. Cecil Brown. RSVP. Wear casual or business casual attire. $12, $10 members; email [email protected]; jackson2000.org.

11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Seizures: Facts and Myths, at Baptist Medical Center (1225 N. State St.), in the Baptist for Women Conference Room. Dr. Angela Chandler explains causes, treatments and more. Registration required. Free, $5 optional lunch; call 601-948-6262; mbhs.org.

Noon, "History Is Lunch,", at William F. Winter Archives and History Building (200 North St.). Mississippi Museum of Art curator Robin Dietrick talks about the art of William Hollingsworth, currently featured at the Mississippi Museum of Art. Bring lunch; coffee and water provided. Free; call 601-576-6998.

Thursday, Nov. 15

Mississippi State Conference NAACP's Convention and Policy Institute Nov. 15-17, at Whispering Woods Hotel and Convention Center (11200 Old Goodman Road, Olive Branch) . The theme of the 67th annual event is "Your Power. Your Decision. VOTE!" Topics include civic engagement, criminal justice, economic empowerment, education and health. Sponsorships available. $125, $75 students and youth; call 601-353-8452 or 601-248-2190; email [email protected]

9 a.m.-4 p.m., Advanced Financial Management for Nonprofits, at Mississippi Center for Nonprofits (201 W. Capitol St.). The workshop covers budgeting and planning, tax issues and internal/external reporting requirements. $179, $89 members; call 601-968-0061; msnonprofits.org.

1-3 p.m., Marketing for a Small Business, at Mississippi e-Center at Jackson State University (1230 Raymond Road). Learn the importance of marketing as well as strategies and concepts. Registration required; seating limited. Free; call 601-979-2795; mssbdc.org.

4-7 p.m., Military Open House, at University of Phoenix, Jackson Campus (Stone Creek Blvd., Flowood). Veterans, active duty service members and their families learn ways to prepare for life after the military. Includes discussions, networking with employers and refreshments. Free; call 601-664-9510; email [email protected]; phoenix.edu/jacksoncampus.

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. Free; call 601-960-0003.

Friday, Nov. 16

9 p.m.-2:30 a.m., POUR Canned Food Drive Concert, at Abeba Ethiopian Restaurant (3716 Interstate 55 N., Unit 2). Performers include Chronic Dubbz, Blizzy, Trainrec, Monoxide and Redbone. Bring three cans for a $3 discount on admission. Donations go to Genesis Food Bank. For ages 18 and up. $7 ages 18-20, $5 ages 21 and up; find "POUR - Can Food Drive" on Facebook.

Saturday, Nov. 17

7:30 a.m., 12K's for the Holidays Race and Festival, in Fondren. The event includes a 12K run, a 5K walk and run, a "Run with Santa" one-mile kids' fun run, a holiday costume contest, food and door prizes. Proceeds benefit the Good Samaritan Center. $35 in advance, $40 race day, free fun run; call 601-355-6276; christmas12k.com.

8 a.m.-noon, Jump Start Jackson Fall Farmers Market, at Battlefield Park (953 Porter St.). Free; call 601-898-0000, ext. 118; Find "Jump Start Jackson/My Brother's Keeper, Inc." on Facebook.

9 a.m., St. Jude Give Thanks Walk, at Winners Circle Park (100 Winners Circle Drive, Flowood). Registration is at 7:30 a.m. Proceeds benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Free registration, fundraising encouraged; email [email protected]; fundraising.stjude.org.

9 a.m., Homebuyer Education Class, at Jackson Housing Authority (2747 Livingston Road). Topics include personal finances, home inspections and the role of lenders and real estate agents. The class is required to qualify for a Jackson Housing Authority loan. Free; call 601-362-0885, ext. 115.

9 a.m., Unlocking Millsaps, at Millsaps College (1701 N. State St.). Prospective students and families tour the campus, sit in on classes, speak with faculty and learn more about admission requirements. Lunch included. RSVP. Free; call 601-974-1050; millsaps .edu.

2-3:30 p.m., Mississippi NOW Chapter Meeting, at Sneaky Beans (2914 N. State St.). Attendees cover several topics including reproductive rights, racism and gender discrimination. Children welcome. Free; call 662-607-8868.

7 p.m., Celebrate Magnolia Drawdown, at Old Capitol Inn (226 N State St.). The party with an open bar, a silent auction and heavy hors d'oeuvres includes a chance to win $5,000. Proceeds benefit Magnolia Speech School. Space limited. $150 per couple; call 601-922-5530; email [email protected]

8:30-9:30 p.m., Wild Cat Behind the Scenes Tour , at Jackson Zoo (2918 W. Capitol St.). The zoo staff gives a tour behind the barriers and shows how they care for their feline residents. For ages 16 and up. $60, $50 members; call 601-352-2580, ext. 241; jacksonzoo.org.

Through Nov. 18

9 Lives for $9 Cat Adoption Promotion and Open House , at Community Animal Rescue and Adoption (CARA) (960 N. Flag Chapel Road). Adopt cats ages nine months and older. Tour the cattery and enjoy refreshments Nov. 16-17 from noon-5 p.m. The cattery rededication ceremony is Nov. 17 at 2 p.m. $9 per cat (regularly $75); call 601-842-4404; email [email protected]; carams.org.

Monday, Nov. 19

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 Nov. 19

Jackson 2000 Friendship Honoree Nomination. Jackson 2000 seeks nominees who have promoted racial harmony in the community to recognize at the 2013 Friendship Ball. Submit nominations by Nov. 19. Email [email protected] to request a nomination form.

Through Nov. 28

Fueling Good Program's Gas Card Giveaway. Vote for the Jackson Zoo's Zoo Mobile to receive a $5,000 gas gift card from CITGO daily through Nov. 28. Visit fuelinggood.com.

Through Nov. 30

Jackson Roadmap to Health Equity Project's Farmers Market (2548 Livingston Road). Open 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, and 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays. WIC vouchers accepted. Call 601-987-6783.

Citizens Police Academy Registration . The Jackson Police Department seeks applicants for the program held Dec. 3-10. Learn the police department's public safety and crime prevention methods. Free; call 601-960-1389; email [email protected]

Through Dec. 5

Mother Goose on the Loose! Wednesdays, 10:30-11 a.m., at Ridgeland Public Library (397 Highway 51, Ridgeland). The program for children ages 0-2 and their parents or caregivers includes nursery rhymes, action rhymes, songs and stories. Free; call 601-856-4536.

Through Dec. 12

Toys for Tots Call for Volunteers. The City of Jackson and the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves need volunteers ages 21 and older for registration and distribution, and ages 16 and older for sorting. Free; call 601-960-1084.

Through Dec. 15

Run 4 Rehab. The fundraising project benefits rehabilitation services at Blair E. Batson Children's Hospital. Registered runners raise money for each kilometer run through Dec. 15. Donors determine pledge amount per kilometer; visit run4rehab.com.

Mississippi Farmers Market (929 High St.). Hours are 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays. Call 601-354-6573.

Through Dec. 17

Scholastic Writing Awards Call for Submissions through Dec. 17, at Eudora Welty House (1119 Pinehurst Place), at the Eudora Welty Education and Visitors Center. Junior high and high school students in central Mississippi counties may submit works by Dec. 17 at 5 p.m. Visit artandwriting.org for a list of counties and guidelines. Free; call 601-353-7762; artandwriting.org.

Through Dec. 19

Books for Tots Campaign through Dec. 19, at Jackson/Hinds Library System. The initiative promotes early literacy skills. Donate new and unwrapped books or money to any branch through Dec. 19. Free; call 601-968-5807.

Through Dec. 22

We Are Ready Sports (WAR) Boot Camp Mondays, 5 a.m.-6 a.m. through Dec. 22, at Mississippi Basketball and Athletics (2240 Westbrook Drive). The military-style conditioning and fitness program includes creative exercises, drills and other techniques. Attend Monday-Thursday or Saturday for eight weeks. Registration required. $5-$225; call 601-954-5395; email [email protected]; wearereadysports.com.

Through Dec. 23

Socks for Seniors. Donate socks for senior citizens with low-incomes or in nursing homes, or start your own sock drive. Visit the website to register a collection project or find a location. Donations welcome; call 615-787-SOCK; email [email protected]; socksforseniors.com.

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.

Pink Car Giveaway, at Chelley's Italian Catering (1929 Christine Drive, Byram). Buy raffle tickets for a chance to win a 2004 custom pink Infiniti. Proceeds benefit the Central Mississippi Breast Cancer Society. Winner announced Dec. 24. $25 per ticket; call 769-257-4737; chelleysitaliancatering.com.

Through Dec. 31

Your Vote Counts, at Old Capitol Museum (100 S. State St.). Students get to use a real voting machine to vote on a variety of issues. The Secretary of State's office is the sponsor. Free; call 601-576-6920.

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.

"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 Facbook 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 publicpolicy.freetoasthost.biz. • "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 club3284.freetoasthost.net. • 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 1275010.toastmastersclubs.org.

Zumba Fitness Classes, at Dance Unlimited Studio (6787 S. Siwell Road, Suite A, Byram). The Latin-inspired aerobics classes are held weekly. Visit peurefun.com 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 jacksonmedicalmall.org. 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 wmpr901.com.

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 mbhs.org/girltalk.

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 mississippiultimate.com.

4 Suits Bridge Club, at Flowood Library (103 Winners Circle, Flowood). Players compete Mondays from 1-4:30 p.m. Free; call 601-919-1911.

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 alz.org/ms. 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 missionmississippi.org 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.


Use the comment form below to begin a discussion about this content.

Sign in to comment