This Week: June 30-July6

June 29, 2014 

Highlights of events this week in South Mississippi. For more events, check out sunherald.com/events

TODAY

A Mad's Scientist's finale party: 5 p.m., Bay St. Louis-Hancock County Library, 312 U.S. 90. Prizes will be given.

Beginning pottery class: 5:30-8 p.m. Mondays through Aug. 4, Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. Instructor: Mark King. Learn about centering, raising the vessel and other skills to create pottery. Limited to five students over age 18. Cost: $200 for members, $230 for nonmembers. Supply fee: $25 per session for each student. Details: 818-2878.

TUESDAY

"Saltoriya": 7 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 3 and 7 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Aug. 17, Beau Rivage Theatre, Biloxi. No shows Mondays. Features aerial acts, comedy and music. Tickets start at $12.95. Buy four tickets for $40 when mentioning the offer code SALT or two tickets for $20 Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays when mentioning offer code RIYA. All tickets are subject to tax and service fees. Buy tickets at the Beau Rivage ticket office, by phone at 888-566-7469 or at beaurivage.com.

WEDNESDAY

Gulfport Harbor Market: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Jones Park, in Gulfport Harbor off U.S. 90. Producer-only certified market featuring local and seasonal produce, honey, eggs, plants and more.

Red, White and Walter: 6-9 p.m., Walter Anderson Museum of Art, 510 Washington Ave., Ocean Springs. Independence Day celebration featuring craft beer selections paired with cigars. Cookout on the grounds and live music by Crazy Uncle. Cost: $25 potential members, $15 members, free to new members. Details/tickets: 872-3164.

THURSDAY

Autism awareness and related disorders fun day: 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Gulf Islands Waterpark, Gulfport. The $15 registration fee includes entrance for a family of four with a special-needs person of any age, one T-shirt and one meal ticket. Pre-registration required. Register at projectindependence.org-online.

66th annual Mississippi Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo: Noon-midnight July 3-5, noon-10:30 p.m. July 6, Jones Park-Barksdale Pavilion, U.S. 90, Gulfport. Fireworks, 8:45 p.m. July 4. Rodeo features fishing, midway rides, entertainment and more. Cost: $5 per day, free to ages 5 and under. Details: 863-2713.

Marine Plants and Animals: 6 p.m., Ina Thompson Moss Point Library, 4119 Bellview St. Pascagoula High science teacher Noel Lamey will discuss local habitats. Details: 475-7462.

Community Bike Ride: 6 p.m., Town Green, Jeff Davis Avenue and Third Street, Long Beach. Bring bike and helmet and ride a 5-mile loop. Free. Details: 297-7229.

Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Super Circus Heroes: 7 p.m. July 3, 2 p.m. July 4, 2 and 6 p.m. July 5, 2 p.m. July 6, Mississippi Coast Coliseum, 2350 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Cost: $17-42. Features elephants, camels, horses, acrobats and clowns. Details/tickets: 594-3700.

FRIDAY

34th annual Wesson Memorial Run: 7 a.m. registration, 8 a.m. race, YMCA, 1810 Government St., Ocean Springs. Cost: $20 day of event. Details: 380-7037 or 875-5050.

30th annual Our Lady of the Gulf Crab Festival: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. July 4-6, Our Lady of the Gulf church grounds, 228 South Beach, Bay St. Louis. Food, live music, arts and crafts booths, rides and races. Details: 467-6509.

FireFly Tavern Fourth of July benefit: Noon, 1019 Government St., Ocean Springs. Benefits Wounded Warrior Project. Specials, giveaways and music by Hank Berumen and Red Room Arrangement. Details: 447-3823.

Ocean Springs Elks Lodge 2501 steak dinner: 6:30-8 p.m., 2501 Beachview Drive.

Pascagoula Fourth of July Celebration: 6:30 p.m. festivities begin, 9 p.m. fireworks, Beach Park. Hosted by city of Pascagoula. Details: 938-2356.

Annual Fourth of July Celebration: 7 p.m., Necaise Crossing Ballpark, Hancock County, intersection of Mississippi 603 and Mississippi 53. Bring lawn chair and blankets. In addition to fireworks, the event will feature David A.R. White, producer and star of "God's Not Dead"; Culpeppers, local Christian group; Davies Highway, Mississippi-based trio composed of teen siblings; and Pastor Dustie Dunn of Petal Harvey Baptist Church. Hosted by Crane Creek Baptist Church. Concessions. Details: 493-9528.

Ocean Springs Fourth of July Celebration: 7 p.m. festivities and concert begins, 8:40 p.m. fireworks, Fort Maurepas Park, 499 Front Beach Drive. Details: 875-2211.

Kress Live grand opening: 7 p.m., Kress Live, 815 Howard Ave., Biloxi. Features dancing with LED light show and local DFs. Cost: $18-30. Details: 249-3060.

Gulfport Fourth of July Fireworks: 8:45 p.m., Gulfport Harbor, U.S. 90. Hosted by city of Gulfport. Details: 868-5700.

Biloxi Fourth of July Fireworks: 9 p.m., Biloxi Small Craft Harbor, U.S. 90. Fireworks shot from Deer Island. Hosted by city of Biloxi. Details: 374-3105.

First Spark at the Park: Noon-until July 4-6, Muddy Joe's Off Road and RV Park, Kiln. Cost: $10-66 (multiple-day passes available). Fireworks, bounce houses, crawfish cookoff, chicken drop and corn hole tournament. Features Tracy Lawrence concert 8 p.m. July 5. Details: 255-7600.

SATURDAY

Long Beach Farmers Market: 9 a.m.-noon July 5, 12, 19 and 26, 125 Jeff Davis Ave. Local grown produce, artisan breads, honey, dairy, meats, eggs and more. Live acoustic music. Monthly drawings and cooking demonstrations. Details: 234-8732.

Poetry reading: 2 p.m., Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Featuring R. Flowers Rivers, author of "Troubling Accents: A Singular Voice from the New South." Details: 374-5547.

Beautiful Ruins, Where Mississippi Meets Africa ceramics art reception: 5-7 p.m., Pass Christian Books, 300 E. Scenic Drive. Sculptor Phoenix Savage debuts her newest work in two acts and will attend the reception. Details: 265-1162.

Dumpstaphunk concert: 8 p.m., Kress Live, 814 Howard Ave., Biloxi. Cost: $30. Must be 18 and older. Details/tickets: 284-1234.

SUNDAY

Ocean Springs Elks Lodge 2501 breakfast: 9-11 a.m., 2501 Beachview Drive. Cost: $6.

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