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Monday, Oct. 22

6 p.m., Jackson Touchdown Club, at River Hills Club (3600 Ridgewood Road). Meeting Oct. 22, Club members with an interest in football meet on most Mondays through Nov. 26. Former NFL quarterback Brodie Croyle is the speaker. Call for information on membership dues. $30 non-members; call 601-506-3186; jacksontouchdownclub.com.

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.

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]

Tuesday, Oct. 23

9 a.m.-noon, Senior Health and Wellness Fair, at Jackson Convention Complex (105 E. Pascagoula St.). The event includes screenings, information booths, and flu and pneumonia shots. Free to people 55 years of age or older with Medicare Part B; call 601-960-0335.

9 a.m., Ridgeland Mayor's Fun Walk, at Ridgeland Recreational Center (Old Trace Park, Post Road, Ridgeland). The annual walk includes refreshments, entertainment and door prizes. Free; call 601-856-6876.

6 p.m., Mayor's Ward 2 Community Meeting, at Hanging Moss Road Church of Christ (5225 Hanging Moss 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.

3:30 p.m., Mississippi Economic Development Council/Mississippi Development Authority Kickoff Reception, at The South (627 E Silas Brown St.). The theme is "Game Plan for the Future." The keynote speaker is Brent Christensen, executive director of the Mississippi Development Authority. $250-$1000 sponsorships; call 601-352-1909; medc.ms.

6:30 p.m., Jackson Audubon Society Chapter Meeting, at Eudora Welty Library (300 N. State St.). Biologist Andrew Whitehurst of the Gulf Restoration Network is the speaker. Open to the public. Free; call 601-956-7444.

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]

Wednesday, Oct. 24

10-11:45 a.m., 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. Free; call 601-987-0020; alz.org/ms.

Noon, "History Is Lunch,", at William F. Winter Archives and History Building (200 North St.). Archaeologist Brad Lieb talks about the Battle of Ackia. Bring lunch; coffee and water provide. Free; call 601-576-6998.

6-8 p.m., National Food Day Tailgate and 5K Fun Run, at Mississippi Roadmap to Health Equity (2548 Livingston Road). The event honors local food and farmers. Enjoy a movie marathon, grilling and a fun run. Proceeds from the run go toward equipment for the fitness center. $1 fun run, other events free; call 601-987-6783; mississippiroadmap.org.

6-9 p.m., Youth Justice Movie Night, at Millsaps College (1701 N. State St.), at the Christian Center Lounge. Watch the film "The War on Kids" in recognition of Youth Justice Awareness Month. Refreshments included. RSVP recommended. Free; tinyurl.com/youthmoviejusticenight.

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.

Thursday, Oct. 25

11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Paint Utica Pink with Breast Cancer Awareness, at Hinds Community College, Utica Campus (34175 Highway 18, Utica). The program in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month includes a 3K walk, remarks from Rebirth Alliance founder and breast cancer survivor Stephanie Parker-Weaver, and a balloon release. Free; call 601-885-7166; email [email protected]

1-3 p.m., Understanding the Numbers: Essentials for the Entrepreneur, at Mississippi e-Center at Jackson State University (1230 Raymond Road). Topics include understanding financial statements and the important of learning about finance. Registration required; seating limited. Free; call 601-979-2795; mssbdc.org.

2 p.m., Link Up on the Links, at Whisper Lake Country Club (414 Annandale Parkway, Madison). Proceeds from the Madison County Chamber of Commerce's golf outing go toward MadCAAP's efforts to feed two dozen families for Thanksgiving. The format is a nine-hole, two-person scramble. RSVP. $60 (includes two mulligans); call 601-853-0202; email [email protected]

4:30 p.m., "Jackson Then and Now" Trolley Tour, at Mississippi Museum of Art (380 S. Lamar St.). Architectural historian Bill Gatlin leads the tour. Explore downtown Jackson though the eyes of artist William Hollingsworth, who painted Jackson scenes in the 1930s and 1940s. RSVP. Includes admission to the "To Paint and to Pray" exhibit. $20, $15 members; call 601-960-1515; email [email protected]

5-7 p.m., HeARTworks Art Show, at Fischer Galleries (3100 N. State St., Suite 101). Proceeds from art sales benefit Stewpot Community Center. Free admission; call 601-291-9115.

5:30 p.m., Precinct 4 COPS Meeting, at Redeemer Church (640 E. Northside Drive). These monthly forums are designed to help resolve community issues or problems, from crime to potholes. Free; call 601-960-0004.

6 p.m., Hinds County Democratic Party Beans and Greens Dinner, at Fondren Hall (4330 N. State St.). The keynote speaker is Nikema Williams, vice chair of the Georgia Democratic Party. RSVP. $35, $50 couples, $375 reserved table of eight; call 601-969-2913; email [email protected]

6-8 p.m., Jackson City Council Youth Curfew Hearing, at Jackson City Hall (219 S. President St.). Council members discuss the proposed curfew, and members of the Mississippi Youth Hip Hop Summit share why they oppose the measure. Open to the public. Call 601-960-1084; find Mississippi Youth Hip Hop Summit on Facebook.

6:30 p.m., First-time Homebuyers' Happy Hour, at BancorpSouth, Downtown Branch (525 E. Capitol St.). Enjoy cocktails and appetizers, and learn ways to buy a home. Topics include financial preparation and how to look for a home. RSVP. Free; call 601-941-8039; email [email protected]

6-7 p.m., Hear and Be Heard: Skills for Healthy Communication, at Rankin County School District Family Resource Center (200 School Road, Brandon). Motivational speaker Dr. Jim Cook is the facilitator. Parents learn ways to communicate directly and effectively with their children. Free; call 601-825-6577; email [email protected]

6 p.m., Purple Dress Run, at Jaco's Tacos (318 S. State St.). Check-in is at 5 p.m. Registration includes a T-shirt and a post-race margarita. Awards given for best costume. Proceeds from the 5K run/walk benefit Catholic Charities' Domestic Violence Services Center. $30, $100 team of four; call 405-0499; catholiccharitiesjackson.org/purpledressrun.

7 p.m., Racial Reconciliation Celebration Banquet, at Jackson Convention Complex (105 E. Pascagoula St.). Mission Mississippi is the host. This year's honorees are Dr. Ollye Shirley of Jackson and Jack Reed Sr. of Tupelo. $65, sponsorships available; call 601-353-6477.

7 p.m., Partners to End Homelessness '70s Disco Ball, at Duling Hall (622 Duling Ave.). The fundraiser includes music, appetizers, a cash bar and an iPad raffle. For ages 18 and up. $35; call 601-213-5301; email [email protected]

Through Oct. 25

Think Pink! Breast Cancer Awareness Auction. Bid on eBay to purchase a pink D3 range and hood from Viking. Proceeds benefit the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Price depends on highest bid; find Viking Pink D3 on ebay.com.

Friday, Oct. 26

9 a.m.-2 p.m., Mississippi Economic Policy Center Conference, at Jackson Marriott (200 E. Amite St.). Topics include healthcare reform, exploring stae revenue options and creating economic opportunities for underserved populations. The keynote speaker is Lisa Mensah of the Aspen Institute. Registration required. $10; call 601-944-9320; mepconline.org.

9 a.m.-noon, Step-by-Step: Completing IRS Form 1023, at Mississippi Center for Nonprofits (201 W. Capitol St.). The workshop is a page-by-page discussion on completing the form to obtain tax-exempt status for an organization. $99, $49 members; call 601-968-0061; msnonprofits.org.

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. Free; call St. Dominic at 601-200-2000; highlandvillagems.com.

10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., "From Chaos to Calm" Workshop, at Tulane University, Madison Campus (2115 Main St., Madison). Learn to develop a clear vision of your purpose in life, discuss obstacles and determine ways to move forward. Pre-registration required. $10; call 601-605-0007.

12:30 p.m., Millsaps Friday Forum, at Millsaps College, Ford Academic Complex (1701 N. State St.), in room 215. Robert S. McElvaine, Elizabeth Chisholm Professor of Arts and Letters at Millsaps, speaks on the topic "Cuba: 50 Years after the Missile Crisis." Free; call 601-974-1305.

6 p.m., Community Bike Ride, at Rainbow Natural Grocery Cooperative (2807 Old Canton Road). Bikers ride to a different destination on the last Friday of each month. Jackson Bike Advocates is the sponsor. Free;; find Jackson Bike Advocates on Facebook.

7 p.m. UNCF Masked Ball, at Jackson Convention Complex (105 E. Pascagoula St.), in Trustmark Ballroom. Tougaloo College's annual fundraiser for the United Negro College Fund features local entertainment. $60, $600 table of 10; call 601-977-7870.

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.

Food Day Fundraiser. In honor of Food Day (Oct. 24), order from the Farm to Table menu at select restaurants, and proceeds benefit Extra Table's efforts to provide food to the needy. Prices vary; eatjackson.com/foodday.

Saturday, Oct. 27

7 a.m., Cadaver Course 5K, at Mississippi Physicians Care Network (408 W. Parkway Place, Ridgeland). The Mississippi State Medical hosts the run/walk in which medical students dressed as cadavers surprise participants along the race route. Proceeds benefit the MSMA Foundation, which offers educational assistance to medical students and grants. $25 by Oct. 26, $35 after; call 601-853-6733, ext. 324; msmaonline.com.

7:30 a.m., Bikes 4 Barks, at The Bike Crossing (115 W. Jackson St., Ridgeland). The ladies-only cycling event includes a post-ride party at 10 a.m. Ride 15, 30 or 62 miles along the Natchez Trace. Helmet required. Dogs available for adoption. Proceeds benefit Community Animal Rescue and Adoption (CARA). $35, dog food and cat litter donations welcome; call 601-856-0049.

8 a.m., Walk for Wishes, at Renaissance at Colony Park (1000 Highland Colony Parkway, Ridgeland). Near Altar'd State. T-shirts sold at the walk. Proceeds benefit Make-A-Wish Foundation of Mississippi. Registration required. $5-$25 registration, $15 T-shirt; call 601-366-9474; ms.wish.org.

8 a.m., Strawberry Classic 5K, at Madison-Ridgeland Academy (7601 Old Canton Road, Madison). Registration begins at 7 a.m. The run/walk and one-mile kids' fun run benefits the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Costumes welcome. $30 run/walk, $20 fun run, $15 phantom runner; call 601-856-4455.

8 a.m., Laps for Little Ones/Struttin' Their Stuff, at Jackson Academy (4908 Ridgewood Road). At the track field. Laps for Little Ones is a 5K and fun run, and Struttin' Their Stuff is a victory lap for students of Little Light House. Proceeds go toward LLH's efforts to help children with special needs. Pre-register by Oct. 24. Fundraising encouraged; call 601-956-6131; www.llhms.org.

8 a.m.-noon, Make A Difference Day: Capitol Street Cleanup Project, at Poindexter Park (Poindexter Street). The City of Jackson's Clean Team is the facilitator. Volunteers pick up debris and paint fire hydrants along Capitol Street. Free; call 601-960-1084 or 601-960-1168.

8 a.m., Latasha Norman Memorial 5K Run/Walk, at Jackson State University (1400 John R. Lynch St.). On the pedestrian walkway in front of the Student Center. Registration is at 7 a.m. The theme is "A Celebration of Life: Putting an End to Domestic Violence." Proceeds benefit the Latasha Norman Center for Counseling and Psychological Services. $15 in advance, $20 day of race, $10 JSU students; call 601-979-1368.

8 a.m.-noon, Jump Start Jackson Fall Farmers Market Grand Opening, at Battlefield Park (953 Porter St.). Purchase produce, art and crafts, and enjoy cooking demonstrations and a gift card drawing. The market is open Saturdays from 8 a.m.-noon through Dec. 1. Free; call 601-898-0000, ext. 118; Find "Jump Start Jackson/My Brother's Keeper, Inc." on Facebook.

8-10 a.m., Hap Hudson Homecoming 5k Run/Walk, at Mississippi College (200 Capitol St., Clinton). 5k run/walk through MC campus and historic district in downtown Clinton and surrounding neighborhoods, ending on the Robinson-Hale stadium track. $15-$20; call 601-940-8186 or 601-925-7720.

9 a.m., Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk, at Mississippi State Capitol (400 High St.). Registration is at 8 a.m. Teams and individuals welcome. Proceeds from the annual walk benefit the American Cancer Society. Fundraising encouraged, donations welcome; call 601-321-5516; email [email protected]

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.

10 a.m.-4 p.m., Mississippi Archaeology Expo, at Millsaps College (1701 N. State St.), at the Bowl. The family-friendly fair includes demonstrations of archaeological techniques, artifact displays and a rock art wall. Bring artifacts for identification. Members of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians perform. Free; call 601-974-1299; email [email protected] or [email protected]

11 a.m.-5 p.m., Trustmark's Red Beans & Rice Celebration, at Trustmark Park (1 Braves Way, Pearl). Enjoy samples from the red beans and rice competition, and music Hunter Gibson and the Gators, NBC and DoubleShotz. Children participate in activities such as a costume contest and trick-or-treating. Proceeds benefit Stewpot Community Services. $10 in advance, $12 at the gate, $5 children, $150-$250 contest entry fee; call 601-353-2759; stewpot.org.

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.

5 p.m., Little Miss and Junior Miss Fashionetta Pageant, at Belhaven University Center for the Arts (835 Riverside Drive). Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority is the host, and the theme is "Gorgeous Pearls: Making Green Look Good." Admission includes a digital souvenir booklet. Proceeds go toward community outreach programs. $15; call 601-238-6534.

6 p.m., Art, Poetry and Justice Slam, at Tougaloo College (500 W. County Line Road, Tougaloo). At the Bennie G. Thompson Center. Students share art and poetry with a youth justice theme, and compete for prizes in the elementary, middle and high school categories. Entries due by Oct. 6. Free; call 601-291-4060 or 334-322-8218; email [email protected] or [email protected]

6 p.m., Masonic Heritage Scholarship Banquet, at Jackson State University (1400 John R. Lynch St.), in the Reddix Building, second floor. T.C. Almore Lodge #242 is the host. The reception is at 6 p.m., the banquet is at 7 p.m. and the dance is at 9:30 p.m. For ages 21 and up. $35, $300 tables; call 601-238-9232, 601-573-9595 or 601-540-6252.

6 p.m., In-Vince-Able Fundraiser, at Madison Central High School (1417 Highland Colony Parkway, Madison). The program includes a concert from 6-9 p.m and a dance from 9 p.m.-midnight. Proceeds go toward medical expenses for 2012 graduate Vince McMurtery, who has non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Donations welcome; call 601-856-7121; find #teamvince on Twitter.

6:30-9:30 p.m., Halloween UNICEF Fundraiser, at Unitarian Universalist Church (4866 N. State St.). Enjoy gumbo (vegan version available), games, pumpkin painting, a silent auction, a costume contest and more. Proceeds go toward UNICEF's efforts to provide clean water to needy communities overseas. $6, $3 children 7 and under, beer and wine sold; call 601-982-5919.

7-9 p.m., 100 Black Men Scholarship and Mentoring Celebration Oct. 27, at Jackson State University, Walter Payton Recreation and Wellness Center (32 Walter Payton Drive). JPS Superintendent Dr. Cedrick Gray speaks at the 22nd annual event. $50; call 601-368-8301.

7 p.m., Banjos, Ballads and Buddies, at Hinds Community College, Rankin Campus (3805 Highway 80 E., Pearl), at Clyde Muse Center. Performers include Carl Jackson, Larry Cordle, Jerry Salley, Val Storey, Bradley Walker and Lonnie Shorr. Proceeds go toward medical expenses for Johnny and Beth Rawls. $20; email [email protected] or [email protected]

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.

Sunday, Oct. 28

10 a.m., Breast Cancer Awareness Program, at The Church Triumphant (Odyssey North, 731 S. Pear Orchard Road, Suite 43, Ridgeland). The event includes testimonials, resources and a card signing for breast cancer patients. Patients and survivors welcome. Pink attire or accessories encouraged. Free; call 601-977-0007; email [email protected]; triumphant.tv.

4-6 p.m., Forks & Corks Food and Wine Tasting Oct. 28, at Mississippi Farmers Market (929 High St.). Enjoy cuisine from local restaurants. Author and Sweet Potato Queen Jill Connor Browne is the guest of honor. Proceeds benefit the Women's Fund. Advance tickets. $30; call 601-326-3001; womensfundms.org.

4-7:30 p.m., "Pink the Runway" Fashion Show, at Rain Event Hall (3243 Medgar Evers Blvd.). Friends of Survivors presents the show to promote breast cancer awareness. Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. Doors open at 3 p.m. Refreshments included. $10 in advance, $15 at the door; call 601-665-5645; email [email protected]

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. 2

STEM Conservation Program Registration. The online education program held from December 2012-March 2013 is for students in grades 5-8. Topics include science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), conservation, fishing and hunting. Register by Nov. 2. Free; call 601-979-2662 or 601-979-2318; email [email protected]

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. 1

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

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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