South Mississippians will celebrate Valentine's Day this week, with events filled with love and happiness, and by the weekend, Mardi Gras season kicks off with parades starting Saturday.
Starting Tuesday, a Valentine cookie decorating class will be held at 5:30 p.m. at the Gautier Public Library, 2100 Library Lane. Details: 497-4531. And, Lynn Meadows Discovery Center in Gulfport will hold a Chase the Valentine's Crush cooking class from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Details: 897-6039.
On Wednesday, create Valentine's Day cards during the creative story time from 11 a.m. to noon at Ohr O'Keefe Museum of Art, Biloxi. Details: 374-5547.
In Pascagoula on Thursday, a Valentine card making party will be held from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the library, 3214 Pascagoula St. Details: 826-5857.
Amour Danzar St. Valentine's Day potluck dinner and dance will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday at 9355 County Farm Road, Gulfport. Bring a covered dish. Dress casual. Cost: $20 per person. Details: 324-3730.
The 84th annual Valentine Silver Tea will be from 3 until 5 p.m. Friday at East Scenic Drive, Pass Christian. The event is hosted by St. Monica Guild of Trinity Episcopal Church. "Trinity's Tried and True Cookbook for Body and Soul" will be sold while tea, wine and coffee will be served with homemade dishes featured in cookbook. Cocktail attire. Details: 452-4563 or 216-4714.
A Valentine Evening to Remember will begin at 7 p.m. Friday at the Bay St. Louis Little Theatre, 398 Blaize Ave. Songs will be performed by Lex Mauffray, Jim Duggan and Larry Clark, accompanied by Cathy Henley and Soctt MacDonald. The event will include music, poems, readings, skits and dinner. The Gulf Coast Writers Association is holidng a love poem contest. To enter, email poem to email@example.com. Deadline to enter is today. Cost: $95 a couple. Details: 467-9024.
A Father-Daughter Sweetheart Dance will be held Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Donal Snyder Community Center, 2520 Pass Road, Biloxi. The event, which offers prizes and refreshments, is open to all ages. Details: 388-7170.