Community Events and Public Meetings


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Mobile Consulate of Mexico (Consulado movil de Mexico). Catholic Charities Immigration Clinic is the host. The consulate will issue license plates and passports to the Mexican population living in the area. Bring two passport photos, a birth certificate, proof of residency, etc. Appointment required. passports: one year for $32 (only for children under 3), three years for $74, six years for $101; $27 five-year consular fee; call 877-639-4835 (Mexitel line).

• Oct. 13, at St. Paul Catholic Church (5971 Highway 25, Flowood).

• Oct. 14, at Catholic Charities (200 N. Congress St., Suite 100).

Monday, Oct. 8

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. CBS Sports analyst Phil Fulmer is the speaker. Call for information on membership dues. $30 non-members; call 601-506-3186; jacksontouchdownclub.com.

Through Oct. 8

DigMe Social Media Conference Registration. Maris, West and Baker Advertising is the host. Learn ways to optimize your digital marketing strategy. Lunch included. Registration by Oct. 8 required. The conference is Oct. 25 at Table 100 (100 Ridge Way, Flowood). $45; call 601-977-9200; digmecon.com.

Tuesday, Oct. 9

10 a.m., Statewide Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service, at Mississippi State Fire Academy (Old Whitfield Road, Pearl). Firefighters, friends and family celebrate the life of Chief Nolan E. "Goat" Pittman of the Centreville Volunteer Fire Department and 88 others who have lost their lives in the line of duty. Free; call 601-932-2444.

10 a.m.-1 p.m., Minority Male Leadership Initiative (M2M) Health Fair, at Hinds Community College, Jackson Campus (3925 Sunset Drive), in Bivens Auditorium. The fair includes health screening and a blood drive. Free; call 601-987-8109.

11 a.m., Mississippi Commission on the Status of Women Quarterly Meeting, at Capital Club (125 S. Congress St., #19), in the Tinsley Room. Meet new executive director Rosalind Rawls. Kathy Burk of the Mississippi State Department of Health also speaks on teen pregnancy. $20; email [email protected]

Noon-1 p.m., Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership Lunch and Learn, at Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership (201 S. President St.). The topic is advertising opportunities for GJCP's community map that comes out in April 2013. RSVP. Free; call 601-948-7575; email [email protected]

Noon-6 p.m., JSU School of Policy and Planning Open House at Jackson State University (1400 John R. Lynch St.), in the JSU Student Center, Ballroom A. Learn about degree options and application requirements. Free; call 601-432-6853.

1:30 p.m., Vision 2022/One Voice Economic Plan Unveiling, at Jackson Convention Complex (105 E. Pascagoula St.). The goal of the 10-year plan is to attract businesses, families and tourists to the greater Jackson area. Free; call 601-948-7575.

5:30 p.m., Breast Cancer Support Group Meeting, at Central Mississippi Medical Center (1850 Chadwick Drive), at Sorella Comprehensive Breast Health Center, suite 150 of the Medical Office Building. Come for food, information and fellowship. Attendees will also paint a ribbon tree. $20, $10 survivors; call 601-376-2074 or 601-376-1365.

6 p.m., Hinds County Democratic Executive Committee Meeting, at Mississippi Immigrants Rights Alliance (612 North State Street). A Q&A session follows the meeting. Free; call 601-969-2913.

6:30 p.m., W.I.N.E. (Women Inquiring, Networking and Engaging) Meeting, at Wright Salon (135 Grand Ave.). Jackson State University instructor Noel Didla talks about the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Mississippi. Bring wine or a snack. RSVP. Free; email [email protected]

Snow Skiing and Snowboarding Seminar Oct. 9-10, 6:30-8:30 p.m., at Baptist Healthplex, Clinton (102 Clinton Parkway, Clinton), in the conference room, first floor. Topics include equipment, basic techniques, clothing, physical training and safety tips. Limit of 20 participants. Registration required. $10, $5 students, free for members and military; call 601-925-7901; email [email protected]

Wednesday, Oct. 10

8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Healthcare Reform Summit, at Mississippi College (200 Capitol St., Clinton), in Anderson Hall. Policy makers and experts discuss issues businesses face in managing healthcare programs and costs. The keynote speaker is human resources specialist Gary B. Kushner. Lunch included. $100; call 601-925-3421.

Pumpkin Adventure through Oct. 26, at Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum (1150 Lakeland Drive). Enjoy a hayride, tours of the Heritage Center, 4-H Museum and barnyard, snacks and picking pumpkins. Open 9 a.m.-noon Wednesday-Friday, Oct. 13 from 1-3 p.m. and Oct. 20 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Groups must RSVP. $6, children under 2 free; call 601-432-4500.

11:45 a.m.-1 p.m., Jackson 2000 October Luncheon, at Arts Center of Mississippi (201 E. Pascagoula St.). The topic is "A Look Ahead to the National Election." Speakers include Rickey Cole, executive director of the Mississippi Democratic Party, and Jim Herring, former chairman of the Mississippi Republican Party. RSVP. $12, $10 members; email [email protected]; jackson2000.org.

11:45 a.m.-1 p.m., Breast Cancer Screening Overview, at Baptist Medical Center (1225 N. State St.), in the Baptist for Women Conference Room. Topics include imaging tests and how to perform a breast self-exam. Registration required. Free, $5 optional lunch; call 601-948-2562; mbhs.org.

Noon, "History Is Lunch,", at William F. Winter Archives and History Building (200 North St.). Susan Haltom, co-author of "One Writer's Garden," presents "Reading and Writing: The Progressive Welty Women." Bring lunch; coffee and water provided. Free; call 601-576-6998.

6 p.m., Poker Run, at Fleet Feet Sports (Trace Station, 500 Highway 51 N., Ridgeland). Participants receive five playing cards during the three-mile run/walk, and the people with the best hand and worst hand win prizes. After-party at Cazadores (500 Highway 51, Suite R, Ridgeland). Free; call 601-899-9696.

Thursday, Oct. 11

8 a.m.-5 p.m., Free Depression Screenings at Hinds Behavioral Health Services (3450 Highway 80 W.). The event is in honor of National Depression Screening Day. For children and adults under age 65. No appointment required. Free; call 601-321-2400.

8 a.m.-noon, Free Depression Screenings for Seniors, at Hinds Behavioral Health Services, Cedars Office (5410 Executive Place). Adults ages 65 and up receive screenings in honor of National Depression Screening Day. No appointment required. Free; call 601-982-4588.

8 a.m.-5 p.m., Canton Flea Market, at Historic Canton Square (Courthouse Square, Canton). The biannual shopping event includes goods from artists and crafters. Free admission; call 601-859-1307.

10-11 a.m., Computer Class for Adults, at Pearl Public Library (2416 Old Brandon Road, Pearl). Learn to send and receive email. Free; call 601-932-2562.

11 a.m., Brandon High School PTO Golf Tournamentat Patrick Farms Golf Club (300 Clubhouse Drive). Check-in and lunch is at 11 a.m., and the shotgun start is at noon. The tournament is a four-man scramble format and is a fundraiser for Brandon High School's teachers. Registration required. Sponsorships available. $85, $300 team of four; call 601-573-7775; email [email protected]

Noon, Mississippi College MBA Luncheon, at Biaggi's (970 Highland Colony Parkway, Ridgeland). Learn more about the school's graduate program. Registration required. Free; call 601-925-7367; mc.edu/mbalunch.

1-3 p.m., How to Develop a Business Plan, at Mississippi e-Center at Jackson State University (1230 Raymond Road). Topics include industry research, identifying target customer groups, developing a marketing plan and startup costs. Registration required; seating limited. Free; call 601-979-2795; mssbdc.org.

Eliminating Health Disparities Conference Oct. 11-12, at Hilton Jackson (1001 E. County Line Road). The theme is "Pathways to Affordable Healthcare." Sessions are Oct. 11 from 5-8 p.m. and Oct. 12 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Registration required; space limited. Recommended for health professionals, students and community advocates. Free; call 601-979-1101.

5 p.m., Hinds County School Board, 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 p.m., Minority Business Network Meeting, at Divine Ministries (1417 W. Capitol St.). In the Multipurpose Center. The speaker is Jackson mayoral candidate Jonathan Lee. Refreshments included. RSVP and bring business cards. Free; call 601-750-2367 or 601-316-5092; minoritybusinessnet.org.

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. Free; call 601-960-0002.

6:30-8 p.m., POSTPONED UNTIL OCT. 18: New Vibrations Network Gathering, at Unitarian Universalist Church (4866 N. State St.). The mixer is held every second Thursday. Bring business cards and brochures to share. Free, donations welcome; email [email protected]

7-10 p.m., Vice Presidential Debate Watch Party, at Hal & Mal's (200 Commerce St.), in the Red Room. The Hinds, Madison, and Rankin County chapters of the Mississippi Democratic Party are the hosts. Raffle prize included. Free, donations welcome; call 948-0888; email [email protected]; rankindemocrats.net.

Through Oct. 11

Livingston Farmers Market (129 Mannsdale Road, Madison). Open from 4-8 p.m. Thursdays. Call 601-898-0212.

Best of Madison County Call for Nominations. The Madison County Chamber of Commerce seeks nominations of those who have contributed to the county. The deadline os Oct. 11, and the awards program is Oct. 30. Visit the website for guidelines. Free; call 601-605-2554; email [email protected]; madisoncountychamber.com.

Friday, Oct. 12

9 a.m., Friday Forum, at Koinonia Coffee House (136 S. Adams St., Suite C). The speakers are Leroy Walker and Shelton Swanier of the 100 Black Men of Jackson. Free; email [email protected]

10 a.m.-noon, Fossil Friday, at Mississippi Museum of Natural Science (2148 Riverside Drive). Dig into the Museum's fossil pile and enjoy fossil activities. $4-$6; call 601-576-6000.

10:30-11:30 a.m., Friends of the Library Monthly Meeting, at Pearl Public Library (2416 Old Brandon Road, Pearl). New members welcome. $5 annual dues; call 601-932-2562.

Saturday, Oct. 13

Events at Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum (1150 Lakeland Drive). Proceeds benefit the Central Mississippi Down Syndrome Society. Call 601-397-DOWN (3696); cmdss.org. • 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Buddy Walk. CMDSS hosts the 10th annual walk. $15. • 6-10 p.m., An Evening with Steve Azar. Azar, a country music artist from Greenville, performs. Also enjoy a silent auction and food. $40-$50.

9 a.m.-5 p.m., Homebuyers Workshop, at Wingfield High School (1985 Scanlon Drive). Mississippi Home of Your Own (HOYO) empowers people with disabilities to become homeowners through grants and support systems. Residents with and without disabilities in Hinds and surrounding counties are welcome. Free; call 866-883-4474.

9 a.m.-1 p.m., Fall For Clinton Market on Jefferson Street in downtown Clinton. Vendors sell their goods on the brick streets of Olde Towne Clinton. Enjoy a talent show at 10 a.m. Free; call 601-924-5472; email [email protected]

9 a.m.-2 p.m., Mendenhall Health Fair, at Mendenhall Junior High (733 Dixie Avenue, Mendenhall). Join Rho Iota Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. and Mendenhall Junior High School for its Community Health Fair. Get your blood pressure, glucose, equilibrium, hearing screenings and more. Free; call 601-382-1371.

10 a.m.-6 p.m., Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Treasure Hunt Sale, at Hampton Inn and Suites, Coliseum (320 Greymont Ave.). Mi Cherie Treasures Consignment Boutique sells gently-used merchandise. A portion of the proceeds benefits the American Cancer Society. Free admission; call 601-238-5312; email [email protected]; micherietreasures.com.

10 a.m., Critters and Crawlers, at Jackson Zoo (2918 W. Capitol St.). The program for toddlers ages 2-3 and their caregivers includes indoor and outdoor activities, and animal encounters. Discounts available for members. Prices vary. Free; call 601-352-2580, ext. 241; jacksonzoo.org/familyprograms.

11 a.m., Mississippi-Louisiana Black and Blue Civil War Living History Event, at Historic Jefferson College (16 Old North St., Washington). The annual program features re-enactments of slaves who fought with or assisted Union soldiers during the Civil War. Free; call 601-442-4719; email [email protected]

1-2 p.m., Raw Food Potluck, at the office of Dr. Leo Huddleston (6500 Old Canton Road, Ridgeland). Please notify the facilitator what dish you are bringing. Free; call 601-956-0010; email [email protected]

6 p.m., Operation Christmas Child Kick-off, at First Baptist Church of Richland (1102 Highway 49 S., Richland). The program involves filling shoeboxes with gifts for needy children. The goal is 23,000 boxes. Luba Travis of Operation Christmas Child is the speaker. Free; call 601-939-1715.

Monday, Oct. 15

Tougaloo College's 143rd Founders' Week Oct. 15-21, at Tougaloo College (500 W. County Line Road, Tougaloo). The annual celebration includes lectures, luncheons and signature events. Most events free - see schedule for details; call 601-977-7871; tougaloo.edu.

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.

9 a.m., New Docent Training, at Mississippi Museum of Art (380 S. Lamar St.). Docents receive training on "The Mississippi Story" exhibit, giving tours and more. Sessions are Oct. 15-19 from 9-11: a.m. and 1-3 p.m. Registration required. Free; call 601-960-1515.

2-8 p.m., Golf-A-Palooza, at Country Club of Jackson (345 St. Andrews Drive). The Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership hosts the nine-hole golf game and networking event. Beginners welcome. The after-party is from 6-8 p.m. $180, $600 team of four, $85-$300 golf lessons, $20 after-party only; call 601-948-7575; email [email protected]

Through Oct. 31

Byram Farmers Market (20 Willow Creek Lane, Byram). Open Monday-Saturday from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Call 601-373-4545.

Doris Berry's Farmers Market (352 E. Woodrow Wilson Ave.). Open Monday-Saturday from 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and Sunday from 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Call 601-354-0529 or 601-353-1633.

Voter Education, Registration and Participation Campaign. Churches that are members of the General Missionary Baptist State Convention of Mississippi host voter registration drives and educate citizens on the voting process. Free; call 601-955-1132.

Rising Readers Story Time. Children ages 3-7 enjoy stories, songs, rhymes and more. Free. • Mondays, 10-10:30 a.m. through Nov. 12, at Flora Public Library (168 S.E. Carter Ave., Flora). Call 601-879-8835. • Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 10:15-10:45 a.m. through Nov. 14, at Canton Public Library (102 Priestley St., Canton). Call 601-859-3202. • Tuesdays, 4:30-5 p.m. through Dec. 11, at Ridgeland Public Library (397 Highway 51, Ridgeland). Call 601-856-4536.

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.

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. 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. 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.

Ongoing 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 sessions of dialogue and problem-solving to encourage racial harmony and community involvement. 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.

After-school Tutoring Program, at Word of Faith Christian Center Church (4890 Clinton Blvd.). At the Teaching Center Building. Math and English tutoring are offered Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4-6 p.m. Students much be enrolled at a participating JPS middle school and receive free or reduced-price lunches. Snacks and transportation to the school provided. Registration required. Free; call 601-922-9323.

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.


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