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Tougaloo College's 143rd Founders' Week through Oct. 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.

Jackson State University Homecoming Week through Oct. 21, at Jackson State University (1400 John R. Lynch St.). Events take place on campus and several other Jackson locations. Oct. 20, the week culminates with the Homecoming Parade at 9 a.m. in downtown Jackson and the football game against Mississippi Valley State at JSU Stadium (2531 N. State St.). Most events free - see website for details, $25-$45 football game; jsums.edu/homecoming.

Monday, Oct. 15

1:30 p.m., State Institutions of Higher Learning Meeting at Universities Center (3825 Ridgewood Road), in the IHL Board Room. The USM Board Search Committee discusses the University of Southern Mississippi presidential search. Free; call 601-432-6333.

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]

5:30 p.m., Putting It in Context: The Art and Life of William R. Hollingsworth Jr., at Mississippi Museum of Art (380 S. Lamar St.). The seminar is an exploration of how Hollingsworth's life influenced his artwork. Sessions are Mondays from 5:30-7 p.m. through Oct. 29. Pre-registration required. $50, $45 members; call 601-960-1515; msmuseumart.org.

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. Former National Championship head coach Gene Stallings is the speaker. Call for information on membership dues. $30 non-members; call 601-506-3186; jacksontouchdownclub.com.

Tuesday, Oct. 16

Mississippi Main Street Training Oct. 16-17, 8 a.m., at Mississippi College (200 Capitol St., Clinton), in Anderson Hall. The topic is "Design: Emphasis in Outdoor Spaces." Registration required. $125, $110 members, $90 Main Street managers; call 601-925-3000; email [email protected]

Noon-1 p.m., Drive to Inspire, at Highland Village (4500 Interstate 55 N.). Sign the pink 2013 Honda Fit to encourage women to have annual mammograms. Register to win a $250 gift certificate, and Highland Village will donate 25¢ to St. Dominic's Cancer Patient Care Fund. Call 601-200-2000; highlandvillagems.com.

6-7 p.m., League of Women Voters Candidate Forum, at Eudora Welty Library (300 N. State St.), in the Community Room. Meet the candidates for Hinds County Election Commissioner. Free; call 601-372-8851.

6 p.m., Tougaloo Presidential Debate Watch Party, at Tougaloo College (500 W. County Line Road, Tougaloo). Student Life and the ICOHM/Religious Studies Department host the event in Holmes Hall Auditorium. Free; call 601-977-7871; tougaloo.edu.

7-11 p.m., 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. Free, donations welcome; rankindemocrats.net.

7 p.m., Hall of Fame Roast, at Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum (1152 Lakeland Drive). This year's honoree is football coach Jack Carlisle. Carlisle coached for several teams including Murrah High School, Ole Miss and East Tennessee State University. Reception at 5:30 p.m. $100, $65 members, sponsorships available; call 601-982-8264.

Wednesday, Oct. 17

Events at Millsaps College (1701 N. State St.). Free. • 11 a.m., Roman Delicacies. Students from Professor Jennifer Lewton-Yates' Roman Legacy class serve authentic Roman appetizers to diners in front of the cafeteria. Call 601-974-1327; email [email protected] • 1 p.m., Besieging the Bowl. Millsaps students march in ancient military formations armed with PVC spears to demonstrate Greek hoplite tactics under the leadership of David Yates, professor of classical studies. Call 601-974-1294. • 7 p.m., Visiting Writers Series. Poet Jake Adam York is the author of "Murder Ballads," "A Murmuration of Starlings" and "Persons Unknown." Call 601-974-1305.

Pumpkin Adventure, Oct. 17-20, 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 Oct. 17-19 from 9 a.m.-noon and Oct. 20 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Groups must RSVP. $6, children under 2 free; call 601-432-4500.

10-11 a.m., Nature Nuts Preschool Program, in Price Hall. The nature discovery program is for children ages 2-5. Adults must accompany children. Registration required. $8, $5 members; call 601-926-1104; clintonnaturecenter.org.

Noon, "History Is Lunch", at Old Capitol Museum (100 S. State St.). Enjoy a preview of the Old Capitol program "Present Meets Past: Voices from Mississippi History." Bring lunch; coffee and water provided. Free; call 601-576-6998.

Thursday, Oct. 18

Vicksburg Campaign Sesquicentennial Civil War Battle Reenactment Oct. 18-21, in Raymond. Locations include original battleground sites on Highway 18, the Raymond Courthouse) and Raymond Confederate Cemetery. The Friends of Raymond and the Blue-Gray Alliance reenact three Civil War battles. Adults must accompany children. $15 per day, $25 two-day pass, children 12 and under free; call 601-201-1632; friendsofraymond.org.

8 a.m., WATAC Golf-a-thon, at Eagle Ridge Golf Course (1500 Raymond Lake Road, Highway 18 S., Raymond). The Washington Area Tougaloo Alumni Chapter is the host. The 54-hole tournament is a fundraiser for Tougaloo College's scholarship fund. Fundraising required ($1000 minimum); call 703-624-2257; email [email protected]; watacgolf-a-thon.com.

9-10 a.m., National Alternative Fuel Vehicle Day Odyssey at Mississippi State Capitol (400 High St.). The Mississippi Development Authority helps fleet managers and operators to learn more about alternative fuels through presentations from industry professionals and end user feedback. RSVP. Free; mississippi.cvent.com/energy.

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

1-3 p.m., Management for a Small Business, at Mississippi e-Center at Jackson State University (1230 Raymond Road). Learn how to manage personnel, time and cash flow. Registration required; seating limited. Free; call 601-979-2795; mssbdc.org.

4-6 p.m., JPS Wellness Walk, at Hughes Field (545 Ellis Ave.). The Food Services Department is the host. Registration is at 3 p.m. The first 200 to register receive a prize. Health screenings, refreshments and resources included. The JPS school or facility with the most participants receive a prize. Free; call 601-960-8911.

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.

5:30-7:30 p.m., Yazoo County CVB Honors at Triangle Cultural Center (332 N. Main St., Yazoo). The theme is "I Am Tourism." The Yazoo County CVB honors those who contributed in categories such as dining, lodging attractions. Free; call 800-381-0662.

6-8 p.m., "Have a Beer, Bible Reader", at Millsaps College (1701 N. State St.). James Bowley, professor of religious studies at Millsaps, will explore the beer culture of the ancient Eastern Mediterranean and Fertile Crescent. Free; call 601-974-1299.

6 p.m., An Evening with James Meredith, at The Coffee Roastery (Electric Building, 308 E. Pearl St.). The Senior Fund of Mississippi and Women for Progress of Mississippi are the hosts. Activist and civil rights figure James Meredith discusses and signs his book "A Mission From God." JFP editor-in-chief Donna Ladd is the moderator. RSVP. Free, $25 book; call 601-355-3889.

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.

6 p.m., spellBOUND SPELLdown Challenge, at Duling Hall (622 Duling Ave.). United Way hosts the annual adult spelling bee. Proceeds benefit the Imagination Library literacy program. Donations welcome, sponsorships available; call 601-441-1889 or 601-965-1349; email [email protected] or [email protected]

6:30-8 p.m., 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. Free; email [email protected]

6:30-10 p.m., Masquerade Ball: An Evening in New Orleans , at The South (627 E Silas Brown St.). Enjoy New Orleans cuisine, live and silent Auctions, and music from Fearless Four. Proceeds go toward the relocation campaign for Community Place, a nonprofit skilled nursing facility. For ages 21 and up. $75; call 601-355-0617, ext. 313.

7-10 p.m., Blues by Starlight, at Highland Village (4500 Interstate 55 N.). The annual fundraiser with refreshments, a silent auction, a beer garden and more benefits the Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Mississippi. Jesse Robinson, Hunter Gibson and the Gators, and Bubba Wingfield perform. $100; call 601-969-7088, ext. 25; email [email protected]; bluesbystarlight.org.

7 p.m., Pallid Sturgeon Lecture, at Clinton Community Nature Center (617 Dunton Road, Clinton), in Price Hall. Audrey B. Harrison, entomologist at USACE Waterways Experiment Station, talks about the rare fish specie's presence in the Mississippi River. Free, donations welcome; call 601-926-1104; email [email protected]; clintonnaturecenter.org.

7 p.m., The Chemistry of Brewing, at Millsaps College (1701 N. State St.). Tracy Hamilton, associate professor of chemistry at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, will describe the brewing process from start to finish. $5; call 601-974-1405; email [email protected]

Friday, Oct. 19

Events at Millsaps College, Ford Academic Complex (1701 N. State St.). • 12:30 p.m., Millsaps Friday Forum. David Yates, assistant professor of classical studies, speaks on Alexander the Great and the Persian city of Persepolis. Free; call 601-974-1305. • 5:30 p.m., The Romans at Dinner: A View from Archaeology and Art. Katherine Dunbabin, professor emerita at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, speaks as part of National Archaeology Day. Free; call 601-974-1299.

10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Non-credit Workshops, at Tulane University, Madison Campus (2115 Main St., Madison). Pre-registration required. $10; call 601-605-0007. • "Inside the 2012 Election" Workshop. Discuss current political trends and forecast policy shifts that may occur after the presidential election. • Business Etiquette and Dining Skills: How to Outclass the Competition. Topics include shaking hands, making introductions, what to wear and handling silverware.

Mississippi Nurses Foundation and Paul Moak Volvo Giveaway, at Mississippi Coast Coliseum and Convention Center (2350 Beach Blvd., Biloxi). The winner either receives a three-year lease on a 2010 Volvo S60, $10,000 or a seven-day trip in Sweden. The raffle takes places during the Mississippi Nurses Foundation's annual convention. Winner does not have to be present to win. $50; call 601-898-0850; msnursesfoundation.com.

Scarecrow Cruise and Car Show Oct. 19, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Oct. 20, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m., at Madison Square Center for the Arts (2103 Main St., Madison). The event includes a car caravan, a car show, a magic show and a visit from Darth Vader and the Stormtroopers. Proceeds benefit Hope Hollow Ministries, a camp for children and young adults with disabilities. Car exhibitors must register. Free to spectators, $25 car registration, T-shirt prices vary, $12 license plate; call 601-853-0291; msclassiccruisers.com.

9 a.m.-2 p.m., Holiday Potpourri, at the home of Melanie and Paul Milner (2740 Quail Run Road). The fundraiser for First Presbyterian Day School includes a silent auction of a Carol Sneed painting, a bakery, garden and gift gallery, and a tasting tea featuring items from the school's cookbook. Tickets sold through Oct. 17. $5; call 601-355-1731; holidaypotpourri.org.

11 a.m.-11 p.m., Jacktoberfest, on Congress Street between Amite and Capitol streets. The annual street festival includes concerts, a craft beer competition and refreshments for sale such as bratwurst, burgers and drinks. Free admission; jacktoberfest.com.

3-7 p.m., BNA BlocktoberFeast, on Montbrook Street. The Broadmeadow Neighborhood Association is the host. Enjoy food, children's activities and live music. Pulled pork plates for sale. Free admission; food: $10 plates and $10 beers with unlimited refills from 3-4 p.m.; $15 plates and drinks, and free kids' plates after 4 p.m.; topoffondren.com.

Boo at the Zoo Oct. 19-20 and Oct. 26-27, 6-9 p.m., at Jackson Zoo (2918 W. Capitol St.). Enjoy live music, face painting, haunted hay rides, a lighted carousel, games and treats. Oct. 19-20: $10, $6.75 children 12 and under; Oct. 26-27: $12, $8.75 children 12 and under; members: $7, $4 children 12 and under; free for children under 2; call 601-352-2580; jacksonzoo.org.

7 p.m., Tougaloo Alumni Hall of Fame Banquet and Induction Ceremony, at Hilton Jackson (1001 E. County Line Road). The Tougaloo College National Alumni Association hosts the annual Founders' Week event. $50; call 601-977-7871.

Saturday, Oct. 20

8 a.m., Sun King 5K, at St. James Episcopal Church (3921 Oakridge Drive). Upton Tire Pros is the host. The race includes a run/walk and one-mile fun run. Proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity. $25 run/walk, $20 fun run, $60 family; call 601-954-2038 or 601-260-7648; email [email protected] or [email protected]; sunking5k.com.

8 a.m., Sweet Soles 5K Trail Run, at Lakeland Drive, Mayes Lake entrance. Registration is at 7 a.m. The race also includes a one-mile fun run. Proceeds benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. $20, $15 fun run, $60 family; call 601-981-1184; active.com.

8 a.m., Shalom: A Day of Health and Wellness, at Central United Methodist Church (517 N. Farish St.). The event includes a run/walk, a health fair, a concert and children's activities. $30, $60 family (3-5 members) for race, other events free; call 355-7858; email [email protected]; active.com.

Fat Tire Festival Oct. 20, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. and Oct. 21, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., at Ridgeland Trails (521 Giles Lane, Madison). Oct. 20, the Run For Heather 5K is at 9 a.m., and enjoy activities for children, music and a bonfire. Paperclip Scientists and the Jason Turner Band perform. Oct. 21, the McGee Lungbuster Mountain Bike Race is at 9 a.m. Benefits Heather's T.R.E.E., a nonprofit dedicated to domestic violence prevention. $25 5K (register at active.com), $35 bike race (register at usacycling.com), free admission for other events; active.com.

10 a.m.-11 a.m., Brothers and Sisters-to-be Class, at St. Dominic Hospital (969 Lakeland Drive), in the Veritas/St. Theresa Classroom. For children ages 3-8 who are expecting a new baby in their family. Refreshments included. Free; call 601-200-6934; stdom.com/events.

12:30 p.m., Mississippi Run to Remember, at Renaissance at Colony Park (1000 Highland Colony Parkway, Ridgeland). The race includes a run/walk, a one-mile fun run and a balloon release ceremony. Proceeds benefit the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. $30, $15 fun run, $1 balloon; call 601-519-0900; email [email protected]; msruntoremember.com.

Through Oct. 22

"WILD about Bats" Teacher Workshop Registration, at Mississippi Museum of Natural Science (2148 Riverside Drive). Learn how facts about bats can be incorporated into a curriculum. Register by Oct. 22. Workshop held Oct. 27; bring lunch. 0.6 CEUs from Mississippi College included. $15; call 601-576-6000; email [email protected]

Through Oct. 23

"Pink the Runway" Call for Slideshow Submissions. Friends of Survivors honors those who have lost their lives to breast cancer during their Oct. 28 benefit fashion show at Rain Event Hall. Submit names with pictures, and the birth and death dates by Oct. 23 at 5 p.m. Free; call 601-665-5645; email [email protected]

Through Oct. 24

fund for the girls Fundraisers. Proceeds benefit fund for the girls, a nonprofit that funds breast cancer screenings for low-income women. Visit fundforthegirls.com. • Putting on the Ritz Raffle. Buy tickets for a chance to win a trip to three Ritz Carlton properties near Atlanta, Ga. Limit of 250 tickets; drawing on Oct. 25. $100. • Custom Made for Fun Raffle. Buy tickets for a chance to win a custom suit from Kinkade's, and a wardrobe consulting package. Limit of 100 tickets; drawing on Oct. 25.

Through Oct. 26

Tackle a Cure Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign. High school coaches, football players and cheerleaders wear pink during home games Oct. 5-26. Volunteers also distribute educational materials during games. Schools and volunteers may register online. Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. Donations welcome; call 601-936-0464; email [email protected]; tackleacure.com.

Through Oct. 27

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

Through Oct. 30

Pucker Up for a Cure. The fundraiser benefits Rebirth Alliance, a nonprofit that helps breast cancer patients. Help the organization raise $25,000 before Oct. 31, and Baptist Hospital physician Dr. Phillip Ley will kiss a piglet Oct. 31 at noon at the Colonnades. Donations welcome; call 601-966-7252; email [email protected]

Through Oct. 31

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.

Paint the Mall Pink Celebration, at Northpark Mall (1200 E. County Line Road, Ridgeland). Retailers decorate their display windows for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and shoppers vote for the best display. Free; call 601-956-3438.

Tacos for Ta-tas, at Babalu Tacos and Tapas (622 Duling Ave.). For the month of October, $1 from every taco sale goes to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Prices vary; call 601-366-5757.

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.

Membership Drive, at Mississippi Children's Museum (2145 Highland Drive). Join or renew memberships for a chance to win $100 in Louis LeFleur Bucks. The first 500 to join receive a car decal. Memberships $55 and up; call 601-981-5469; mississippichildrensmuseum.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.

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.

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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