Associated Press Mississippi Daybook for Friday, June 13
June 13-15. THUNDER ON WATER — The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers' Vicksburg District, the Grenada Lake Association and the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks to host the 22nd Annual Thunder on Water Safe Boating Festival at Grenada Lake. Contact: Wanda Roche' at 662-614-4224 or Artie Hoff at 662-227-0237.
June 13. EVERS-WILLIAMS — University of Mississippi Medical Center to announce Myrlie Evers-Williams is lending her name to a research-focused institute concentrating on child health disparities and minority men's health. 11 a.m. Location: Center Court of the Jackson Medical Mall at 350 W Woodrow Wilson Ave. in Jackson. Contact: Gary Pettus at 601-984-1100 or firstname.lastname@example.org
June 13. CIVIL WAR — Vicksburg National Military Park to host program highlighting the 1863 events at Chancellorsville, Gettysburg and Mine Run. 7 p.m. Location: Visitor Center Auditorium the military park in Vicksburg. Contact: Jake Koch at 601-636-0583.
June 14. COMCAST SCHOLARHIPS — Comcast to announce the 2014 recipients of its annual Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program. 4:30 p.m. Location: Jackson Convention Complex at 105 East Pascagoula Street in Jackson. Contact: Ronnie G. Colvin at 601-321-2001 or 601-715-8321.
June 14. BALLET — USA International Ballet Competition opens. 7:30 p.m. at Thalia Mara Hall in Jackson. Competition runs through June 26. See website http://www.usaibc.com for agenda and details.
June 15. NESHOBA SLAYINGS ANNIVERSARY — Civil rights veteran and U.S. Rep. John Lewis, D-Georgia, to speak at the 50th annual memorial service for three civil rights workers killed in Neshoba County in 1964. 3 p.m. Location: Mt. Zion United Methodist Church. The church is located 10 miles east on Mississippi Highway 16 and then 2-1/2 miles north on County Road 747 in the Longdale community. Contact: Leroy Clemons at 601-504-3980 or the CDP office at 601-656-1000.
June 16. JACKSON MAYOR — Jackson Mayor Tony Yarber to host town hall meeting. 6 p.m. Location: Bellwether United Methodist Church at 2769 Old Canton Road in Jackson. Contact: Shelia Byrd at 601-960-2324 or Amanda Williams at 769-798-5740.