Highlights of events this week in South Mississippi. For more events, check out sunherald.com/events
24th annual Mississippi Coast History Week: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 17-18, Biloxi Visitors Center. Displays of 18th-century life, food and exploration of family histories. Details: 435-4613 or 435-6280.
Mississippi Business Women Connections: 6 p.m., Ocean Springs Library, 525 Dewey Ave. Details: 238-1529.
Gulf Coast Messiah Chorus Spring rehearsals: 7-9 p.m., each Monday through March 31, music building, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Jefferson Davis campus. No March 3 rehearsal. The March 24 rehearsal will be held at Trinity United Methodist Church in Gulfport. Details: 257-2249 or 324-9292.
Senior Citizens Information Sharing program and luncheon: Noon, United Methodist Church, Main Street and Second Street, Bay St. Louis. Discussion of estate planning, living wills, deeds and other matters. Door prizes and food. Presented by Hancock County Sheriff's Office TRIAD and the Elder Law Firm.
Negrotto's 10th annual African American Art and Heritage Celebration: 5:30-7:30 p.m., 2645 Executive Place, Biloxi. Fusion exhibit includes artists, musicians, dancers, writers, poets and others. Details: 388-8822.
Seafood cooking class: 6-8:30 p.m., Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, 246 Dolan Ave., Gulfport. Instructor: Kenneth Jones. Menu: Barbecue shrimp, trout saltgrass and Bananas Foster. Cost: $30 members, $35 nonmembers. Details: 897-6039.
Ocean Springs Chamber's Breakfast with the Mayor: 8-9 a.m., Bayview Gourmet, 1010 Robinson Ave. Learn about plans and developments for the city. Details: 875-4424.
Mardi Gras clay mask class: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Ceramics Studio, Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art. Instructors: Stacey Johnson and Julia Reyes. Cost: $20. Details: 374-5547.
Senior Mardi Gras Ball: Noon-2 p.m., Donal Snyder Community Center, 2520 Pass Road, Biloxi. Mardi Gras attire, door prizes, refreshments, entertainment by Empire Entertainment. King, queen, grand duke and duchess will be crowned. Details: 388-1340.
Third annual Cocktail Classic: 6 p.m., Carter Green Steakhouse, Island View Casino Resort. Presented by Gulfport Chamber of Commerce and Island View Casino Resort. Money raised supports Gulfport Chamber of Commerce's Small Business grant program and scholarships for graduating seniors. Details: 604-0014.
American Legion Post 1992 social: 7-10 p.m., 3824 Old Spanish Trail, Gautier. Bring a covered dish. Music by Dave and Dee.
"The Hound of the Baskervilles": 7:30 p.m. Feb. 19-22, 2 p.m. Feb. 23, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Jefferson Davis Campus Arena Theatre. Presented by the MGCCC Jefferson Davis Players. Cost: $5 general admission; $3 students. Recommended for ages 13 and up. Details: 897-3931.
Created Equal, America's Civil Rights Struggle lecture series: 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. discussion, 6 p.m. film, The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park Campus. Film: "The Freedom Riders." James Pat Smith will compare the violence endured by Freedom Riders in 1961 to that of the Biloxi Beach Wade-In riot in 1963.
Paper crafting class: 4-6 p.m., St. Martin Public library, 15004 Lemoyne Blvd. St. Patrick Day's designs and decorations. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Details: 392-3250.
Cultural and Heritage tour: 5-7 p.m., Musaic Performing Arts School. 1518 Market St., Pascagoula. Arts, archives, memorabilia from Chester Hanshaw family, pictures from Carver High School, music and refreshments. Details: 355-0740.
Black History Told Through Food: 6 p.m., Ocean Springs Library, 525 Dewey Ave. Ethnic foods, dedication to influential inventors such as George Washington Carver. Discussion of the impact of black Americans' contributions to agriculture and how it affects food we eat today. Presentation by Suzette Valteau-Dummett of Big Shirley's Restaurant. Details: 875-1193.
Blossom Family YMCA's Second annual Father-Daughter Dinner: 6 p.m., Gulf Hills Hotel and Conference Center, 13701 Paso Road, Ocean Springs. Ages 5 and older. Reservations include buffet dinner for two, photobooth pictures, corsage, limo ride and spa time. Cost: $55 a couple for members, $75 nonmembers, $25 additional child, Details: 875-5050.
Sixth annual Taste of Jackson County: 6:30-8:30 p.m., Grand Magnolia Ballroom and Suites, Pascagoula. Seventeen restaurants will be featured with a variety of food and beverages. Entertainment: Sicily Swing Trio. Cost: $35. Details: 762-3391.
Amour Danzar dance class: 6:45 p.m., The Dance Studio, 9355 County Farm Road, Gulfport. Learn the waltz, rumba, swing, foxtrot and cha cha. Eight-week class cost: $80. Details: 324-3730.
An Evening of Images community lecture: 7 p.m., Caylor Auditorium, Gulf Coast Research Laboratory. Presenter: Tom Ulrich. Details: 872-4254.
Biloxi Boat and RV Show: Noon-8 p.m. Feb. 21, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Feb. 22, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 23, Mississippi Coast Coliseum, U.S. 90. Selection of the 2014 model of boats, motors, personal watercraft, RVs, campers and marine and RV accessories.
Ocean Springs Elks Lodge 2501 steak or fish dinner: 6:30-8 p.m., 2501 Beachview Drive. Details: 872-2501.
Family cooking class: 6-8:30 p.m., Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, 246 Dolan Ave., Gulport. Pete the Cat presents cooking with the letter 'P.' Menu: Parmesan bread sticks, pepperoni pizza and pineapple upside down cake. Cost: $25 one parent and child; additional person $5. Details: 897-6039.
"Night at the Wax Museum": 7 p.m. Feb. 21, 2 and 7 p.m. Feb. 22-23, Gulfport Little Theatre, 2600 13th Ave. Cost: $15 adults, $12 senior and military, $10 students. Details: gulfportlittletheatre.org.
Friday night dance: 8-10 p.m. Feb. 21 and 28, Amour Danzar, 9355 County Farm Road, Gulfport. Casual dress. Cost: $10. Details: 324-3730.
Public ice skating: 10 p.m., Mississippi Coast Coliseum, U.S. 90, Biloxi.
St. Patrick High School Baseball pancake breakfast fund-raiser: 8-9:30 a.m., Applebee's, 951 Cedar Lake Road, Biloxi. Cost: $5. Details: 263-1290.
VFW Post 3253 Ladies Auxiliary second annual Open Car and Truck Show: 8 a.m.-noon, 208 Third St., Bay St. Louis. Cost: $20. Details: 332-2000.
Long Beach Farmers Market: 9 a.m.-noon, 125 Jeff Davis Ave., Long Beach. Sustainably grown, seasonal local produce, artisan breads, dairy, honey, eggs and more. Live acoustic music.
Eighth annual D'Iberville Barbecue Throwdown festival: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., D'Iberville Town Green. Barbecue chicken, pork spare ribs and brisket cookoff. Fair rides, arts and crafts, children's games and antique car display. Details: 392-9734 or 257-9734.
Pete the Cat visit: 11 a.m., Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, 246 Dolan Ave., Gulfport. Enjoy singing, dancing and photos with Pete the Cat. Cost: $2 members and $11 nonmembers. Details: 897-6039.
Bay St. Louis Krewe of Kids Parade: 11 a.m. Route is along Dunbar Avenue.
Krewe of Legacy Parade: Noon, Pass Christian. Best viewing areas are Vidalia and Cable Bridge roads. Theme: Unmask the Myth.
Dyed in the Wool Weavers and Spinning demonstration: 1 p.m., conference room of Pass Christian Library, 111 Hiern Ave. Discover how cloth is made and how to recycle fabric and cloth. Details: 452-7068 or 452-4596.
Second Liners Mardi Club Parade: 1 p.m. Best places to view the parade are on Main Street, Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Esters in Biloxi.
Moss Point Mardi Gras Parade: 1 p.m. Route is along Main Street.
Clay and Wire People class: 1-3 p.m., Mississippi Sound Welcome Center, Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Cost: $10.
Mystic Krewe of Pine Island Parade: 1:30 p.m. Route: South end of Johns Bayou Road and goes to Marina Road and returns. Theme: Characters of Pine Island.
Mardi Gras Mayhem in the Park: 2:30 p.m. bicycle parade registration, 3:30 p.m. parade begins, 2250 Jones Park Drive, Gulfport. Family movie with refreshments and jambalaya cookoff competition. Details: 868-5881.
Carnival Association of Long Beach Parade: 6 p.m. Route is along Cleveland Avenue, East Railroad Street, Jeff Davis Avenue and East Fifth Street.
Gautier Men's Club Parade: 7 p.m. Best viewing areas are along U.S. 90 from Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College campus west to Dolphin and around Singing River Mall. Theme: Mystic Dynasty of the Ducks.
Tony Bennett: 8 p.m., Beau Rivage, U.S. 90, Biloxi. Tickets start at $69.95. Details: 386-7111.
Masters of Illusion: 8 p.m., Hard Rock Biloxi, U.S. 90. Tickets start at $9.99.
Public ice skating: 10 p.m., Mississippi Coast Coliseum, U.S. 90, Biloxi.
VFW Post 6731 breakfast: 8-11 a.m., 4321 West Gay Road, D'Iberville.
Ocean Springs Elks Lodge 2501 Ladies Auxiliary omelet breakfast: 9-11 a.m., 2501 Beachview Drive. Details: 872-2501
Krewe of Nereids Parade: 1 p.m. Route will begin at Drinkwater and U.S. 90 in Bay St. Louis rolls west ending at Auderder Street and U.S. 90 in Waveland.
16th annual Gulf Coast Winter Classic Horse Show: 2 p.m. free spectator viewing Sundays, Harrison County Fairgrounds, 15321 County Farm Road, Gulfport, through March 16. A U.S. Equestrian Foundation AA-Rated Hunter-Jumper event. Details: 832-3691.
Public ice skating: 2 and 4:30 p.m., Mississippi Coast Coliseum, U.S. 90, Biloxi.