Send events of community interest in South Mississippi to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 896-2104. Please label "What's Happening."
Prehistoric Times and Cultures in Mississippi luncheon: Noon, Pass Christian Historical Society, 201 E. Scenic Drive. Presented by retired archaeologist Sam Brookes. Cost: $12 nonmembers, $10 members. Details: 452-7254.
Kiwanis meeting: Noon, Biloxi Regional Hospital, Nancy Harville room. Speaker: Biloxi Councilwoman Dixie Newman, Ward 3. Details: 343-0260.
Blood drive: 1-6:30 p.m., Belk entrance, Edgewater Mall, 2600 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. To schedule an appointment, use sponsor code EWMALL, Details: redcrossblood.org.
PowerPoint workshop: 2-5 p.m., Bay St. Louis-Hancock County Library. Pre-registration required. Details: 467-5282.
Krewe of the Pearl Parade: 6 p.m. Route will begin on Goodyear Boulevard between Kirkwood Street and Beech Street, east to Highway 11, go south on Highway 11 then west on Bruce Street, north on South Main Street, west on West Canal Street, north on Kirkwood Street and end Goodyear Boulevard in Picayune.
American Business Women's Association of Gulfport meeting: 6 p.m., Golden Corral, 12255 U.S. 49, Gulfport. Speaker: Kelly Michael Rayburn.
St. Paul's Carnival Association Royal Ball: 6:30 p.m. doors open, 8 p.m. tableaux. West Harrison County Civic Center, Espy Avenue, Long Beach. Cost: $25. Tickets may be purchased at Holy Family Parish Center, Evangeline Drive, Pass Christian.
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.
Harrison County District Board of Commissioners meeting; 8:15 a.m., Harrison County Development Commission, 12281 Intraplex Parkway, Gulfport. Details: 896-5020.
West Jackson County Utility District Board of Commissioners meeting: 9 a.m., district office, 7312 Rose Farm Road, Ocean Springs.
Producer Advisory Council meeting: 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Coastal Research and Extension Center, 1815 Popps Ferry Road., Biloxi. Meet experts of Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station. Discuss current issues, share research and answer questions. Details: 388-4710.
First AWEsome children storytime; 10 a.m., East Central Public Library. Ages: 2-8. Demonstrations of "AWE" station, all-in-one digital learning interactive programs. Details: JGRLS.org.
Beaded jewelry class: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center, Ocean Springs. Cost: $35 nonmembers, $25 members. Details: 818-2878.
Jackson County Utility Authority board of directors meeting: 4 p.m., Witchen Administration Building, 1225 Jackson Ave., Pascagoula.
Jackson County Historical and Genealogical Society meeting: 6 p.m., Pascagoula Library, 3214 Pascagoula St. Presentation: Black Soldiers and Sailors of the Civil War and their Jackson County Connection.
Science Cafe event: 6-7:30 p.m., dining hall, Gulf Coast Research Laboratory, 703 E. Beach Drive, Ocean Springs. Topic: Striped Bass -- Restoring a Coastal Mississippi Fishery. Presenter: Larry Nicholson, Associate Research Scientist, USM Gulf Coast Research Laboratory. Details: 872-4213.
Greek cooking class: 6-8:30 P.m., Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, 246 Dolan Ave., Gulfport. Menu: Greek fried cheese, cucumber dip, beef and potato moussaka and coconut delight. Cost: $30 members, $35 nonmembers. Details: 897-6039.
Marine Corps League meeting: 6:30 p.m., VFW Post 2434, 289 Veterans Ave., Biloxi. Details: Ed Crouse, 609-457-2372.
American Legion Riders meeting: 6:30-7:30 p.m., American Legion Post 1992, 3824 Old Spanish Trail, Gautier. Details: 497-6422.
Piano Sonata: 7 p.m., Jefferson Davis campus Fine Arts Auditorium, Gulfport. Featuring pianist Alessandra Feris.
Knights of Columbus meeting: 7:30 p.m., KOC Hall, 717 Water St. Biloxi. Details: 596-3591 or 435-5565.
Blood drive: 8 a.m.,-2 p.m., gym, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, 2226 Switzer Road, Gulfport. To schedule an appointment, use sponsor code MGCCCJD, Details: redcrossblood.org.
Walter Anderson Book Group: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Walter Anderson Museum of Art. Continuing discussion on the Horn Island Logs of Walter Anderson, Part III. Cost: museum admission, or free to members. Details: 872-3164.
Keep Diamondhead Beautiful committee luncheon: Noon, Diamondhead Country Club, Lake View room. Keep Mississippi Beautiful state organization will present the committee with a certificate of affiliation.
St. Stanislaus open house: 4-6 p.m., 126 Union St., Bay St. Louis. Learn about Catholic identity, academics, extracurricular activities, athletics and financial assistance program. Please RSVP. Details: email@example.com or 467-9057, ext. 249.
Our Lady Academy open house: 4-6 p.m., 222 S. Beach Blvd., Bay St. Louis. Details: 467-7048, ext. 103.
VFW Post 2434 steak night: 6-8 p.m., 289 Veterans Ave., Biloxi. Costs $14. Details: 374-4112.
Blood drive: 8 a.m.-2 p.m., library, St. Martin High School, 11300 Yellow Jacket Road. To schedule an appointment, use sponsor code STMARTINHS. Details: redcrossblood.org.
Blood drive: 9 a.m.-2 p.m., bloodmobile, Virginia College, 920 Cedar Lake Road, Biloxi. To schedule an appointment, use sponsor code VCBILOXI, Details: redcrossblood.org.
Cruze exhibit reception: 1 p.m., Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Jackson County campus Fine Arts Gallery. Exhibit, open through April 3, features the work of Ocean Springs resident and MGCCC alum Carole Marie Stuart, highlighting her passion for automobiles as art on wheels. Details: 497-4684.
Business 101 series: 5:30-7:30 p.m., 1636 Popp's Ferry Road, Biloxi. Topic: Cash Flow Projections for Your Business Plan. Sponsored by the Gulf Coast Small Business Development Center. Details: 396-8661.
Windows 8/8.1 workshop: 5:30-7 p.m., Bay St. Louis-Hancock County Library. Learn basics and how to customize your laptop. Bring laptop and preregistration is required. Details: 467-5282.
Annual Biloxi Black History Month Program: 6 p.m., Biloxi Civic Center. An evening of diverse festivities through the celebration of the history and contributions of African Americans to the American life. The event includes singing, speakers, dance groups, food and fellowship. Details: 435-6296 .
Handsboro/Mississippi City Civic Club meeting: 6-7 p.m., 1890 Switzer Road, Gulfport. Details: 896-4677.
Resume workshop: 6 p.m., Ocean Springs Municipal Library, 525 Dewey Ave. Hosted by Benton Howie. Details: 875-1193.
Canvas and Mocktails: 6-8 p.m., Beau Rivage Casino and Resort, 875 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Presented by K&J Foundation and Linda Lang Ishee. Money raised will go toward buying driving simulator to be used by Harrison County School to enhance driving education program. Tickets: $50. Details: 328-3833.
Celebrate Recovery: 6:30 p.m. Thursdays, Trinity United Methodist Church, 5007 Lawson Ave., Gulfport.
Inequality for All watch party: 7 p.m., Harmony Hall, 2514 19th Ave., Gulfport. Details: 697-5195.
AARP Driver Safety Class: 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., conference room, Pass Christian Library, 111 Hiern Ave. Cost: $15 members, $20 nonmembers. Details: 452-4596 or 432-7816.
AARP Tax Services: 9 a.m.-noon, Pass Christian Library, 111 Hiern Ave. Service is free to low-moderate income taxpayers 60 years and older. Details: 452-4596.
Federal grant workshop: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Knight Nonprofit Center, Gulfport. Learn the process of developing funding proposals for nonprofit organizations. Cost: $249. Details: 601-968-0061, ext. 15.
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics spring conference: 10 a.m., Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Jefferson Davis campus, Gulfport. Speaker: Fred Haise Jr., former Apollo 13 lunar module pilot. Details: 897-3752.
Diabetes management informational: 1-3 p.m., Pascagoula Public Library, 3214 Pascagoula St. Sessions include information from healthcare professionals and advice for better diabetes management. Instructor: Linda Gwaltney. Details:769-3060.
iPad basics: 2-4 p.m., Waveland Public Library. Learn features and best apps to use. Bring iPad and your Apple ID password. Preregistration is required. Details: 467-9240.
Ocean Springs Elks Lodge 2501 fish dinner: 5-7:30 p.m., 2501 Beachview Drive. Cost: $10 adults, $5 ages 5-12. Details: 872-2501.
American Legion Post 1992 steak dinner: 6-7 p.m., 3824 Old Spanish Trail, Gautier. Live music 7-10 p.m. Details: 497-6422.
Arts Under the Dome: 7 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 15th Street and 24th Avenue, Gulfport. Ensemble Quartetto Gelato will perform. Repertoire includes classical masterworks, operatic arias, sizzling tangos, Neapolitan folk songs, blazing gypsy showpieces and pyrotechnical solos. Cost: $15 adults, $10 students. Details: 229-6851.
Ocean Springs Carnival Association Parade: 7 p.m. Parade begins Front Beach to Porter Avenue to Washington to Government ending at Holcomb.
Lynn Meadows Discovery Center Free Friday night: 8 p.m., 246 Dolan Ave., Gulfport. Details: 897-6039.
Friday night dance: 8-10 p.m., Amour Danzar, 9355 County Farm Road, Gulfport. Casual dress. Cost: $10. Details: 324-3730.