What's Happening for July (UPDATED July 10)

July 9, 2014 

TODAY

Women's Business Center workshop: 9-11 a.m. and 6-8 p.m., CLIMB CDC Women's Business Center, 1316 30th Ave., Gulfport. Subject: SBA government contracting. Details: 864-6677.

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.

2014 Youth Explosion Conference: 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.

Red Cross blood drive: 2-7 p.m., St. Joseph Catholic Church parish hall, 12290 DePew Road, Orange Grove. Sponsored by Knights of Columbus. To schedule an appointment, visit redcrossblood.org. Sponsor code: OGCOMM.

Parents and Caregivers of Children with Disabilities support group: 4:30-6 p.m., Mississippi Center for Autism and Related Developmental Disabilities, 4061 Suzanne Drive, D'Iberville. Sponsored by United Way JGC Community Impact Grant. Details: 396-4434.

Mississippi Renaissance Garden Foundation board meeting: 5 p.m., Donal Snyder Center, 2520 Pass Road, Biloxi. Update of Hiller Park Garden will be presented. Details: 388-2622.

Motor Vehicle For-Hire Authority rules/regulations workshop: 5:30 p.m., Gulfport Courthouse, EOC meeting room. Informational workshop designed for industry to discuss regulation changes. Details: 867-6526.

Think Like an Entrepreneur workshop: 5:30-7:30 p.m., Innovation Center, 1636 Popp's Ferry Road, Biloxi. Registration/details: 396-8661 or 392-9741.

Pedal in the Pass: 6 p.m., War Memorial Park, corner of Scenic Drive and Fleitas Avenue, Pass Christian. Optional dinner stop. Helmets required. Details: 760-0165.

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.

Historical Society of Gulfport meeting: 6 p.m., Westside Community Center, Eighth Street, Gulfport. Speaker: Rusty Ramage. Details: 861-6600.

"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.

FRIDAY

Parents of children with disabilities meeting: 9 a.m., Long Beach School District's Department of Student Services, 111 Quarles St. Parents will have an opportunity to provide input on Special Education IDEA Part B and Preschool Project application. Details: 864-8085 or 697-9491.

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.

Jackson County AARP Chapter 1213 pot luck lunch: 11:30 a.m., Calvary Baptist Church, 2101 Market St., Pascagoula.

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.

Red Cross blood drive: Noon-5 p.m., Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College multipurpose building, Mississippi 63 South, Lucedale. To schedule an appointment, visit redcrossblood.org. Sponsor code: GEORGECOUNTY.

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.

McCoy's River Cruises: 6 p.m. July 11 and July 25, Pascagoula River Audubon Center, 7011 Frank Griffin Road, Moss Point. Tickets: $28 adults, $18 for children 12 and under. Boats hold 22 passengers and will be led by Benny McCoy. Reservations required. Details/registration: 475-0825.

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.

Joppa Shriners steak dinner: 6-8 p.m., Joppa Shrine Center, 13280 Shriners Blvd., Biloxi. Cost: $14 adult; children under 10 receive free hot dog or hamburger. Details: 392-9345.

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.

Pass Market: 8 a.m.-noon July 12, 19 and 26, War Memorial Park, Pass Christian. Locally grown produce, baked goods, local artists and craft vendors. Details: 297-3040.

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

Disaster training classes: 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Introduction to Salvation Army emergency disaster services, 1-4 p.m. canteen operations course. Salvation Army Kroc Center, Biloxi. Lunch provided. Details/registration: 207-2303.

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.

Eighth annual Pet Therapy Graduation: 10:30 a.m., Gulfport Memorial Hospital, South Building Auditorium, 44th Avenue and 13th Street, Gulfport (East entrance). Cake and punch. Details: 243-7555.

"A New History of Mississippi" book signing: Noon-2 p.m., Pass Christian Books/Cat Island Coffeehouse, 300 East Scenic Drive. Author: Dennis Mitchell. Details: 265-1162.

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.

Gulf Coast Stamp Club meeting: 2:30 p.m., St. Martin Library, Lemoyne Boulevard. Details: gulfcoaststampclub@yahoo.com.

Treasure Oak's Fabulous 50 Family Fun Fest: 3-8 p.m., Treasure Oak Country Club, 2105 Bienville Blvd., Ocean Springs. Treasure Oaks celebrates 50 years with tennis exhibitions, pool party, kids fishing rodeo, refreshments and prizes. Details: 875-0086.

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.

VFW Big Dance: 8 p.m.-midnight, VFW Post 2434, 289 Veterans Ave., Biloxi. Cost: $8 single, $12 couple. Details: 374-4112.

SUNDAY

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

Red Cross blood drive: 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church Parish Hall, 2090 Pass Road, Biloxi. To schedule an appointment, visit redcrossblood.org. Sponsor code: OLFATIMA.

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.

MONDAY

Public Relations Association of Mississippi, Mississippi Beach Chapter lunch/meeting: Noon, Lookout Steakhouse, 1301 26th Ave., Gulfport. Speaker: Samantha McCain speaks on foundational public relations in digital world. Details: 897-6039.

Beginning chair yoga: 1 p.m., Pascagoula Public Library, 3214 Pascagoula St., Instructor: Shawn Chappell. Limited class size, designed for people with physical limitations or seniors. Details/registration: 769-3060, ext. 1.

Long Beach Historical Society meeting and presentation: 6 p.m., 643 Klondyke Road, Long Beach. Speaker: Jane Shambra of the Biloxi Public Library. Presentation will feature the genealogical importance of family treasures. Details: 214-3423.

VFW Post 3937 Eddy Blake Memorial Ladies Auxiliary meeting: 7 p.m., 213 Klondyke Road, Long Beach. Details: 863-8602.

TUESDAY

AARP Driver Safety program: 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Ocean Springs Hospital boardroom, 3109 Bienville Blvd. Cost: $15 members, $20 nonmembers. Includes certificate and book.

Discussion/reading: 6 p.m., Ina Thompson Moss Point Library, 4119 Bellview St. Features author Daria Roithmayr and her new book, "Reproducing Racism: How Everyday Choices Lock in White Advantage." Roithmayr is a University of Southern California Gould School of Law professor. Refreshments served. Details: 475-7462.

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

WEDNESDAY

Red Cross blood drive: 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Memorial Hospital medical office building atrium, 4500 13th Ave., Gulfport. To schedule an appointment, visit redcrossblood.org. Sponsor code: MEMORIALGPORT.

East Central Harrison County Public Utility meeting: 8:30 a.m., offices of Hopkins, Barvie & Hopkins, 2701 24th Ave., Gulfport.

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

Kreative Kids Art Camp: 10:30 a.m., Bay St. Louis-Hancock County Library. Theme: Incredible Hoop Glider, introducing children to scientific concepts of gravity, lift, thrust and drag. Details: 467-5282.

Red Cross blood drive: Noon- 5 p.m., Walgreens, 120 W. Railroad, Long Beach. To schedule an appointment, visit redcrossblood.org. Sponsor code: WALGREENSLB.

Pass Market: 4-6 p.m. June 16, 23 and 30. Community Pavilion, Davis Avenue, Pass Christian. Locally grown produce and baked goods. Details: 297-3040.

Yoga in the Galleries: 6-8 p.m., Walter Anderson Museum of Art, 510 Washington Ave., Ocean Springs. Cost: $25. Details: develop@walterandersonmuseum.org.

French Club of Biloxi Men meeting: 7 p.m., 182 Howard Ave., Details: 436-6472.

JULY 17

Women's Business Center workshop: 9-11 a.m. and 6-8 p.m., CLIMB CDC Women's Business Center, 1316 30th Ave., Gulfport. Subject: Employer and Labor Law. Details: 864-6677.

Biloxi's Farmers Market Festival: 9 a.m.-1 p.m., under Interstate 110, corner of Howard Avenue and Hopkins Boulevard. Vendors, giveaways, plant/vegetable baskets, cookbooks and entertainment. Details: 435-6296.

Red Cross blood drive: 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Triton Systems, 21405 B Ave., Long Beach Industrial Park. To schedule an appointment, visit redcrossblood.org. Sponsor code: TRITON.

Kreative Kids Art Camp: 10:30 a.m., Kiln Public Library. Theme: Incredible Hoop Glider, introducing children to scientific concepts of gravity, lift, thrust and drag. Details: 467-5282.

Public viewing of Federal IDEA Project Part B and C: 1-3 p.m., Technology and Special Services Building, 2014 Pass Road, Gulfport. Details: 865-4686.

Red Cross blood drive: 2:30-6:30 p.m., First Pentecostal Church of Hurley Fellowship Hall, 8701 Mississippi 614. To schedule an appointment, visit redcrossblood.org. Sponsor code: FPCH.

Pond management workshop: 6 p.m., Lower Pascagoula Wildlife Management Area headquarters, Wade-Vancleave Road. Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks will address pond design, fish stocking, harvest and more. Details: 601-582-7721.

Long Beach LIVE: 7 p.m., Harper McCaughan Town Green, 301 Jeff Davis Ave., Free concert by The Eves. Details: 863-8535.

"How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying": 7:30 p.m. July 17-19, 2 p.m. July 20, 7:30 p.m. July 23-26, 2 p.m. July 27, Center Stage, Biloxi. Cost: $22.50. Details/tickets: 388-6258 or CenterStageBiloxi.org.

JULY 18

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

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

"Shrek the Musical": 7 p.m. July 18, 3 and 7 p.m. July 19, 3 p.m. July 20, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Jeff Davis campus auditorium. Production by WING Performing Arts program. Tickets: $7 students, $10 seniors, military, and $13 general admission. Registration/details: 897-6039 or lmdc.org.

Ocean Springs Elks Lodge 2501 dinner: 6:30-8 p.m., 2501 Beachview Drive. Grilled steak or fish. Details: 872-2501.

JULY 19

Red Cross blood drive: 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Clear Channel Radio, 3200 U.S. 90, Gautier. To schedule an appointment, visit redcrossblood.org. Sponsor code: SPRING.

Introduction to Motion Picture Acting: 10 a.m.-noon, Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Class includes showing clips from Mark Headley's family films. Ages 5-12. Cost: $10. Details: 374-5547.

Third annual Baby and Child Expo: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Edgewater Mall, Biloxi. Giveaways, prizes, more than 30 exhibitors and bags given to first 100 attendees. Details: 233-0686.

Youth Explosion: 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Moss Point Riverfront, 4400 Denny St., Moss Point. Talent showcase, bounce houses, local vendors, face-painting and more. Details: 249-1280.

Tim Shelton performance: 7 p.m., Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. Shelton is the founder and lead singer of the bluegrass band NewFound Road. Tickets: $12. Details: 818-2878.

French Club of Biloxi Saturday night dance: 8 p.m.-midnight, 182 Howard Ave., Cost: $8 single, $15 couple. Music by Nick Mattina and the Checkmates. Details: 436-6472.

JULY 20

Fourth annual Back-to-School Bash for children of Jackson County: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Singing River Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. Free school supplies. Food, games, patrol cars, fire trucks and k-9 units. Details: 623-6111.

JULY 22

Classical piano/Chopin master class: 10 a.m., The Music Studio, 1902 24th St., Gulfport. Cost: $5. Details: 863-1388.

Red Cross blood drive: 11 a.m.-4 p.m., IP Casino ResortStudio B, 850 Bayview Ave., Biloxi. To schedule an appointment, visit redcrossblood.org. Sponsor code: IPCASINO.

Mexican Table cooking class: 6-8:30 p.m., Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, 246 Dolan Ave., Gulfport. Tickets: $30 members, $35 nonmembers. Details/registration: 897-6039 or visit lmdc.org.

JULY 23

Volunteer Mississippi information session: 9-11:30 a.m., East Jackson County Services Complex, 5343 Jefferson Ave., Moss Point. Discuss the availability of federal money to support local national service resources including AmeriCorps State, Volunteers in Service to America, National Civilian Community Corps and Senior Service Corps programs. Hosted by the Jackson County Civic Action Committee. Details/registration: 601-842-6700.

Kreative Kids Art Camp: 10:30 a.m., Bay St. Louis-Hancock County Library. Theme: Mobius Loop, which will teach children math with a twist. Details: 467-5282.

Red Cross blood drive: 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Mississippi Power Co. General Office, 2992 West Beach Blvd., Gulfport. To schedule an appointment, visit redcrossblood.org. Sponsor code: MSPOWER.

JULY 24

Women's Business Center workshop: 9-11 a.m. and 6-8 p.m., CLIMB CDC Women's Business Center, 1316 30th Ave., Gulfport. Subject: Business financing. Details: 864-6677.

Veterans Job and Career Fair: 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Coast Coliseum and Convention Center, 2350 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. For veterans and transitioning military personnel, students and recent graduates.

Kreative Kids Art Camp: 10:30 a.m., Kiln Public Library. Theme: Mobius Loop, which will teach children math with a twist. Details: 467-5282.

How to Develop a Business Plan: 5:30-7:30 p.m., Innovation Center, 1636 Popp's Ferry Road, Biloxi. Details: 396-8661 or 392-9741.

JULY 25

Navigating the Small Business Loan Process: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Jackson County Chamber of Commerce. Presenter: Landon McCarty, Merchants & Marine Bank. Space limited. Details: 762-3391.

Photography workshop: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Instructor: Paul Smith. Topic: Seeing in Black and White. Cost: $55, members receive 10-percent discount. Details: 374-5547.

Ocean Springs July Sidewalk sale: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. July 25-26, downtown and uptown. Participating shops, restaurants and galleries deals range from 20 percent to 75 percent off clothing, shoes, jewelry, artwork and more. Features artist and live music at some businesses. Details: 875-4424.

Free Friday night: 5-8 p.m., Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, 246 Dolan Ave., Gulfport. Details: 897-6039 or visit lmdc.org.

16th annual Gulf Coast Beach Bash: 6-8 p.m., University of Southern Mississippi-Gulf Park campus. Photo booth, fun jump and silent auction. Proceeds benefit chapter's scholarship endowment for local students. Tickets: $15 per person, $7 for ages 12 and under. Cost includes a hamburger, sides and drinks. Details/tickets: 601-266-5013.

Gulf East High School class of 1974 40th class reunion: 7 p.m. July 25, The Dock, Seaway Road; and 7 p.m. July 26, The Island View Casino and Resort, Gulfport. Details: 806-3175, 324-0286 or 380-1331.

JULY 26

Third annual Pink Paddle: 10 a.m., Ocean Springs Yacht Club, 100 Front Beach Drive. Three-mile race begins at Biloxi Yacht Club pier. Registration: $40 prior to event, $50 day of event. Proceeds benefit Pink Heart Funds. Kayaks, canoes, and stand-up boards are welcome. Details/registration: biloxibyc.org.

Hurricane Blitz: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Edgewater Mall. 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.

US Submarine Vets Tullibee Base meeting: 11 a.m., Biloxi Yacht Club, 408 Beach Blvd., All submarine veterans and spouses.

Gulf Coast Association of Legal Support Professionals membership drive/reunion: Noon-2 p.m., Jones Park, 2250 Jones Park Drive, Gulfport. Former members welcomed to hear about upcoming events, Bring dish for potluck dinner, bring chair or blanket. Open to persons who work in the legal-related field. RSVP by July 21.

Second annual Back to School Bash: 2 p.m., Grace Chapel Church, 16366 Landon Road, Gulfport. Games, food, raffle prizes, silent auction and school supplies for the first 50 kids. Details: 832-6607 or 731-8918.

JULY 27

Magnolia Chamber Orchestra Promenade summer series: 2 p.m. July 27, Aug. 31, Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Visit the new exhibitions at 2 p.m.; music at 2:30 p.m. Reception and gallery tours included in ticket cost. Cost: $30 each or $75 for three concerts. Details: 374-5547.

JULY 28

Red Cross blood drive: 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Chris' Beauty College, 1265 Pass Road, Gulfport. Donors will receive a coupon for free haircut. To schedule an appointment, visit redcrossblood.org. Sponsor code: BEAUTY.

Red Cross blood drive: 1-6:30 p.m., Edgewater Mall, 2600 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. To schedule an appointment, visit redcrossblood.org. Sponsor code: EWMALL.

JULY 29

Red Cross blood drive: 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Navy Federal Credit Union, Promenade Parkway, D'Iberville. To schedule an appointment, visit redcrossblood.org. Sponsor code: NFCUDIB.

Red Cross blood drive: 1-5 p.m., First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 2217 U.S. 90, Gautier. To schedule an appointment, visit redcrossblood.org. Sponsor code: ARCUMC.

Sushi on a Roll cooking class: 6-8:30 p.m., Lynn Meadows Center, 246 Dolan Ave., Gulfport. Cost: $30 members, $35 nonmembers. Details: 897-6039 or visit lmdc.org.

JULY 30

Red Cross blood drive: 2:30-7:30p.m., eFitness and Wellness, 1735 Richard Drive, Biloxi. To schedule an appointment, visit redcrossblood.org. Sponsor code: EFITNESS.

JULY 31

Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality air permitting workshop: 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Senior Citizens' Center, 1912 Live Oak Ave., Pascagoula. Sponsored by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and MDEQ. To address nuisance issues near the Bayou Casotte Industrial Park. Details and to register for the event: 372-6888 or 601-961-5025.

Women's Business Center workshop: 9-11 a.m. and 6-8 p.m., CLIMB CDC Women's Business Center, 1316 30th Ave., Gulfport. Subject: Website Development. Details: 864-6677.

Red Cross blood drive: 1-6 p.m., Rocky Creek Catfish, 4196 Mississippi 63 North, Lucedale. To schedule an appointment, visit redcrossblood.org. Sponsor code: ROCKYCREEK.

Cash Flow Projections for Your Business Plan: 5:30-7 p.m., Innovation Center, 1636 Popp's Ferry Road, Biloxi. Details: 396-8661 or 392-9741.

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