Highlights of events this week in South Mississippi. For more events, check out sunherald.com/events
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Piano Sonata: 7 p.m., Jefferson Davis campus Fine Arts Auditorium, Gulfport. Featuring pianist Alessandra Feris.
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.
VFW Post 2434 steak night: 6-8 p.m., 289 Veterans Ave., Biloxi. Costs $14. Details: 374-4112.
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.
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.
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.
Rodney Carrington: 8 p.m. Feb. 28-March 1, Beau Rivage, U.S. 90, Biloxi. Tickets start at $34.95. Details: 386-7111.
Chrisette Michele: 8 p.m., Golden Nugget, U.S. 90, Biloxi. Tickets start at $25.
Travis Tritt: 8 p.m., Hard Rock Biloxi, 777 Beach Blvd. Tickets start at $49.99. Details: 374-7625.
Friday night dance: 8-10 p.m., Amour Danzar, 9355 County Farm Road, Gulfport. Casual dress. Cost: $10. Details: 324-3730.
Krewe of Diamondhead parade: Noon. Best viewing areas are around Diamondhead Plaza Shopping Center and Golf Club Drive.
Jackson County Parade Association parade: 1 p.m. Route starts at Ingalls Avenue left on Market Street left on Jackson Avenue and left on Pascagoula Street.
Krewe of Gemini of Gulfport day parade: 2 p.m. Route will run along U.S. 49, 13th, 14th, 15th and 24th avenues in downtown.
Downstage Productions performance showcase: 7 p.m., Saenger Theatre, 170 Reynoir St. Cost: $15 available at downstagetheatre.com. Details: 314-4612.
"Black Sash" encore performance: 7 p.m., Lynn Meadows, WINGS Arts and Education Center, Gulfport. Donation: $10.
American Legion Post 119 Mardi Gras ball: 7 p.m., 2600 23rd Ave., Gulfport. Formal dress. BYOB, with $2 corkage fee. Setups available. Cost: $10. Details: 831-0307.
Tommy James and the Shondells: 8 p.m., Hard Rock Biloxi, 777 Beach Blvd. Tickets start at $14.99. Details: 374-7625.
Larry the Cable Guy: 8 p.m., IP Biloxi, 850 Bayview Blvd. Tickets start at $40. Details: 436-3000.
Ocean Springs Elks 2501 breakfast: 9-11 a.m., 2501 Beachview Drive. By the House Committee. Details: 872-2501.
St. Paul Carnival Association parade: Noon. Will parade along with Pass Christian Carnival Association along Second Street, Davis Avenue and Scenic Drive.
North Bay Mardi Gras Association parade: 1:30 p.m. Route runs along Automall Parkway.
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.