This Week: July 7-13

July 6, 2014 

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

TUESDAY

Veteran forum/resource fair: 9-11 a.m., VFW Post 2434, 289 Veterans Ave., Biloxi. Details: 374-4112.

My Big Fat Greek Feast cooking class: 6-8 p.m., Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, 246 Dolan Ave., Gulfport. Cost: $30 members, $35 nonmembers. Details/registration: 897-6039 or lmdc.org.

"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

Annual Leadership Gulf Coast alumni affair: 7 a.m. doors open, 8 a.m. program begins. IP Casino and Resort and Spa, Biloxi. Features former Gulfport mayor and co-founder of Leadership Gulf Coast, George Schloegel. Ticket: $30. Sponsorships available. Details/RSVP: 604-0014.

Gulfport Harbor Market: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. July 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.

2014 Youth Explosion Conference: 9:30 a.m. July 9 morning session; 7 p.m. July 9 Let's Go to Jamaica; 9:30 a.m. July 10 College/Career Day; 7 p.m. July 10, Geek Squad; at Gethsemane Institutional Church of God in Christ, 1202 Tucker Ave., Pascagoula. At 7 p.m. July 11, a J. Moss concert will be held at Saenger Theatre, Biloxi. Cost: $15 general admission, $25 door. After-concert luau on Biloxi beach with bonfires, food, music, games and sky-fire balloons. Tickets available at Omni Wireless stores in Pascagoula, Ocean Springs and Biloxi. Tickets: 229-2973. Details: 861-5173.

Kreative Kids Art Camp: 10:30 a.m., Bay St. Louis-Hancock County Library. Theme: Lava Lamps, which will teach how water and oil don't mix and what carbon dioxide is. Children will make a lava lamp. Details: 467-5282.

THURSDAY

Kreative Kids Art Camp: 10:30 a.m., Kiln Public Library. Theme: Lava Lamps, which will teach how water and oil don't mix and what carbon dioxide is. Children will make a lava lamp. Details: 467-5282.

ABC Recycling: 6 p.m., Ina Thompson Moss Point Library, 4119 Bellview St. Find out how recycling process works and what recycled materials become. Details: 475-7462.

Mississippi Gulf Coast Auburn Club annual meeting and silent auction: 6 p.m. social and dinner, 7 p.m. program, Biloxi Yacht Club, third floor, 408 Beach Blvd. Cost: $40 adults, $20 children 12 and younger. Details: 229-6981.

FRIDAY

Do You Know series: 10 a.m., Hancock Medical Center's Business and Education Complex, behind the emergency room entrance. Learn simple exercises leading to productive life in retirement. Details: 467-9073.

CASA of Hancock County's First Poker Run: 10 a.m. registration, 4 p.m. end, Harbor House Steamer, 3401 Yacht Club Drive, Diamondhead. Sponsor is Rex Distributing Co. Entertainment by DJ Dave Mayley. Silent auction. CASA will sell prints, T-shirts and other products. Details: 344-0419.

Professional summer workshops: 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Tulane University, Mississippi Coast campus, Edgewater Mall, Biloxi. Cost: $10. Topic: Writing your memoir. Instructor: Duane Naddy. Details: 388-5769.

Hurricane Hunters lecture series: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Biloxi Visitors Center, 1050 Beach Blvd. Hunters, based at Keesler Air Force Base, will recount their experiences. Details: 377-2056.

Kids' movie at de l'Epee Center: 2-4 p.m. July 11, 18 and 25. Kids only. 1450 North St., Gulfport. Fun, food and games. Details: 897-2280.

Ocean Springs Elks Lodge #2501 fish fry: 5-7:30 p.m., 2501 Beachview Drive. Cost: $10.

VFW Post 3937 steak dinner: 5-8 p.m. July 11, 213 Klondyke Road, Long Beach. Cost: $14. Details/orders: 863-8602.

French Club of Biloxi Friday-night dinner: 6-8 p.m. July 11, 18 and 25; 182 Howard Ave., Cost: $8. Details: 436-6472.

VFW Post 6731 ribeye steak dinner: 6-8 p.m., 4321 W. Gay Road, D'Iberville. Cost: $14. Details/to-go orders: 392-1152.

Third annual Blues at the Beach concert series: 6-8 p.m., Pascagoula Beach Park. Music and food. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. Hosted by Emerge Pascagoula. Featuring Delta Reign. Details: 938-6639.

Moon tree dedication and dinner: 6:30-9 p.m., Walter Anderson Museum of Art, 510 Washington Ave., Ocean Springs. WAMA will receive a "moon tree" grown from seeds taken to the moon by Stuart Roosa on his Apollo 14 mission. Dinner with wine pairings will follow the dedication. Speaker: Apollo 16 astronaut Charles Duke. Cost: $100 per person. Limited seats. Sponsorship levels available. Details: Corey Christy, development@walterandersonmuseum.org.

Long Beach Main Street movie night: Movie begins at dusk at Harper McCaughan Town Green. Features Disney's "Frozen." Sponsored by Northwood Church. Details: 297-6166.

"Play On!": 8 p.m. July 11-12, 2 p.m. July 13, 8 p.m. July 17-19, Biloxi Little Theatre, 220 Lee St. Summer teen production. Tickets: $15 and $12. Details: 432-8543 and 4blt.org.

"Night, Mother": 8 p.m. July 11-12, 2 p.m. July 13, 8 p.m. July 18-19, 2 p.m. July 20, Bay St. Louis Little Theatre, 398 Blaize Ave., in the Depot District. Cost: $14 adults, $10 seniors, veterans, military and children, $6 children 12 and under. Mature theme. Details/reservations: 467-9024 or bsllt.org.

Friday-night dance: 8-10 p.m. July 11, 18 and 25, Amour Danzar, 9355 County Farm Road, Gulfport. Cost: $10 per person. Casual dress. Details: 324-3730.

Movie Night at Point Park: 8:15 p.m., after Blues at the Beach, Pascagoula Beach Park. "Rise of the Guardians' will be featured. Details: 938-6639.

saturday

Seventh annual Croaker Classic: 5 a.m. July 12 to 5 p.m. July 13, The Dock Bar and Grill, 13247 Seaway Road, Gulfport. Entry fee charged. Details: 265-1121.

Volunteer Day: 8:30 a.m.-noon, Hiller Park Renaissance Garden, Hiller Drive, Biloxi. Details: 388-2622.

Long Beach Farmers Market: 9 a.m.-noon July 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.

Aquatic plant sale: 9 a.m.-noon, Crosby Arboretum, 370 Ridge Road, Picayune. Select from water lilies, Texas star hibiscus, native iris, spider lilies and more. Details: (601) 799-2311.

Edgewater Rotary Club annual children's health fair: 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Edgewater Mall, Biloxi. Dental, vision and hearing screenings. Face-painting, games, balloons and more. Details: 234-6087 or 596-0455.

Hurricane Blitz: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Gulfport Premium Outlets. Hosted by Mississippi Department of Transportation, Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and the Red Cross. Preparation for hurricane disaster, including updated lodging information, radio coverage, road routes and other resources.

Reception of Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art Gallery Pod: 2 p.m. George Ohr presentation given by Eugene Hecht, author of "After the Fire: George Ohr, an American Genius"; 3 p.m. book signing of Hecht's latest "George Ohr: The Greatest Art Potter on Earth"; 4 p.m. "George E. Ohr: Prized, Honored & Cherished" exhibition debut, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. This will be the opening of the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino Gallery Pod on the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Pavilion. Entertainment will be provided by Jesse Hill and catering by Catering Creations/The Stinson Group. Details: 374-5547.

Second Saturday Artwalk: 4-8 p.m., Old Town Bay St. Louis. Shopping, live music, gallery openings and more. Details: 463-2688.

Hard Raq Bellydance Revue: 6 p.m., Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. Cost: $10 general, $8 seniors, children. Details: 818-2878.

Amour Danzar Summer Showcase and Ball: 6 p.m. seating, 6:30 p.m. showcase, 9355 County Farm Road, Gulfport. Cost: $65 for regular clients and $35 for first-time attendees. Reservations required. Heavy hors d'oeuvres served. Dress code is formal to semiformal. Details/reservations: 324-3730.

Drive-in movie screening: 6 p.m., Biloxi Town Green. Features "The Pirates." Beau Rivage Resort & Casino and Biloxi Parks and Recreations are co-sponsors. Admission is one can of food or laundry detergent for the Salvation Army. Bring blankets and lawn chairs. Door prizes. Details: 435-6339.

Blues Juke Box Night: 7 p.m., 100 Men Hall, 303 Union St., Bay St. Louis. Dance to your favorite blues and R&B records. Details: 342-5770.

10th annual Martini Shakedown: 7-11 p.m., Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, 875 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Proceeds benefit Make-A-Wish Foundation. Silent auction featuring martini gift packages, vacation getaways and more. Food by the Beau Rivage's resort chefs. Cost: $75 door, $50 in advance. Details: 575-8691.

Full moon drum circle and bonfire: 7:30 p.m., Paddle Shack, on the beach, Long Beach. Paddle Shack is directly across U.S. 90 from the Holiday Inn, 300 West Beach Blvd. Bring your own chair and extra firewood, if you can. Free. Details: 236-5748.

SUNDAY

VFW Post 6731 breakfast: 8-11 a.m. July 13, 20 and 27, 4321 W. Gay Road, D'Iberville. Cost: $6.

Ocean Springs Elks Lodge #2501 breakfast: 9-11 a.m., 2501 Beachview Drive. Cost: $6. Details: 872-2501.

Disney's "Frozen" singalong tea party: 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, 246 Dolan Ave., Gulfport. Cost: $20 children, $15 adults. Details/registration: 897-6039 or lmdc.org.

Jazz Society jam session: 2-5 p.m. Gulfport Elks Lodge #978, 12010 Klein Road, Gulfport. Adults only, casual dress. Cost: $6 nonmembers, visiting musicians who perform are admitted free. Details: 392-4177.

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