What's Happening for July (UPDATED July 15)

July 14, 2014 

TODAY

Commission on Marine Resources meeting: 9 a.m., Bolton State Building, 1141 Bayview Ave., Biloxi. Details: 523-4124.

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.

Orange Grove Kiwanis meeting: Noon, Golden Corral, U.S. 49, Gulfport. Details: 860-3311.

Moss Point High School Touchdown Club meeting: 5:30 p.m., Moss Point Parks and Recreation building, 4400 Denny St.

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.

"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

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.

Biloxi Chamber of Commerce breakfast and unveiling of the 33rd annual Biloxi Seafood Festival poster: 8 a.m., Hard Rock Casino, VIBE, Biloxi. Speaker: Mayor A.J. Holloway. Details: 604-0014.

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

Harrison County Utility Authority board meeting: 9 a.m., meeting room, Intraplex Industrial Park, 10271 Express Drive, Gulfport.

Gulfport Police Animal Welfare Shelter adoption event: 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Jones Park, Barksdale Pavilion, Gulfport. Must be at least 18 years old with a state-issued ID to adopt. Details: 868-5703.

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.

Harrison County Emergency Communications Commission meeting: 10 a.m., First Judicial District Courthouse, EOC Conference room, 1801 23rd Ave., Gulfport. Details: 831-0760.

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.

Gulfport-Biloxi Regional Airport Authority meeting: 2 p.m., airport, third floor board room.

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.

American Legion Post 1992 First A.L. 1992 Ambucs meeting: 6 p.m., 3824 Old Spanish Trail, Gautier. Details: 623-5588.

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

AARP Caregiver Support Circle: 6:30-7:45 p.m., Starfish Cafe, 211 Main St., Bay St. Louis. Refreshments. Details: 601-927-3069.

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

American Legion Post 1992 gathering: 7-10 p.m., 8-11 p.m. karaoke. Music by Dave and Dee. Details: 497-6422.

THURSDAY

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.

Christmas Expo: 9 a.m.-7 p.m. July 17, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. July 18, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. July 19, Mississippi Coast Coliseum and Convention Center, 2350 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Christmas shopping, planning and brainstorming for home decorators, commercial decorators and businesses. Classes, discussions and guest speakers will be featured. General admission cost: $8. Single- and three-day passes are available for specialized classes. Details/registration: christmasexpo.com.

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.

"Play On!": 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.

FRIDAY

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.

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

Art for Youth's Sake exhibit/reception: 4-6 p.m., Pass Christian Public Library, 111 Hiern Ave. Sponsored by Pass Christian Art Association. Hors d'oeuvres, exhibition of various artists. Details: 452-4596.

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

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

"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.

"Night, Mother": 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.

VFW Post 2539 Friday dance: 8 p.m.-midnight July 18 and 25, 2518 23rd Ave., Gulfport. Cost: $5. Details: 864-0838.

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

SATURDAY

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

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.

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

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.

SUNDAY

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

Ocean Springs Elks Lodge 2501 steak and egg breakfast: 9-11 a.m., 2501 Beachview Drive. Details: 872-2501.

VFW Post 2539 Sunday karaoke: 6-10 p.m. July 20 and 27, 2518 23rd Ave., Gulfport. Details: 864-0838.

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 Resort Studio 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.

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

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.

Sally Epps' Habitat for Humanity home dedication: 10:30-11:30 a.m., 4518 Tram St., Moss Point.

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. Employment opportunities include positions in construction, commercial driving, food service, production and engineering, law enforcement and more. Details: 678-863-0425.

Fourth annual Jackson County Back to School Bash: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Singing River Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 3401 Main St., Moss Point. Food, games, giveaways, educational demonstrations and free school supplies for children of Jackson County. Details: 762-7451 or 623-6111.

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.

Benefit fish fry and gumbo sale: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. July 24-25, Jackson County Fairgrounds, 2902 Shortcut Road, Pascagoula. Benefit Abbygale Upton family. Details: 217-0142 or 218-4749.

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.

23rd annual Steak and Stake dinner: 6 p.m., IP Casino Resort Spa, 850 Bayview Ave., Biloxi. Benefit for the Boys & Girls Club of the Gulf Coast. Silent auction, youth awards, youth performances and dinner. Sponsorships available. Tickets: $100. Details: 424-8789.

JULY 25

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. Features artists and live music at some businesses. Details: 875-4424.

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.

Bay Harborfest: 3-8 p.m. July 25, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. July 26-27, harbor grounds. Grand opening of new Bay St. Louis Harbor, music, food and more. Cost: festival admission free, $20 and $30 VIP meet and greet, front-stage access tickets available. Limited vendor space, sponsorships available. Details: 571-228-2506 or 504-250-6012.

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

McCoy's River Cruises: 6 p.m., 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.

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.

Gulfport East High School class of 1974 40th class reunion: 7 p.m. July 25, The Dock Bar and Grill, 13247 Seaway Road, Gulfport; and 7 p.m. July 26, The Island View Casino and Resort, 3300 W. Beach Blvd., Gulfport. Details: 806-3175, 324-0286 or 380-1331.

"West Side Story": 7 p.m. July 25-26, 2 p.m. July 27, 7 p.m. Aug. 1, 2 and 7 p.m. Aug. 2, 2 p.m. Aug. 3, Gulfport Little Theatre, 2600 13th Ave. Tickets: $15. Details: 864-7983 or gulfportlittletheatre.org.

JULY 26

Daughters of the American Revolution meeting: 8 a.m. registration, 9 a.m. meeting, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Jefferson Davis Campus cafeteria building, Switzer Road, Gulfport. Coastal Plain District meeting. Details: 297-5708.

Hummingbird workshop: 10-11 a.m. Understanding Ruby-Throated Hummingbirds, Crosby Arboretum, Ridge Road, Picayune. Instructor: James Bell, hummingbird bander, of Hummer/Bird Study Group Inc. Cost: $5 nonmembers, free for members. Details: 601-799-2311.

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 those who work in the legal-related field. RSVP by July 21 to chaparita@cableone.net.

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.

Ocean Springs Elks Lodge 2501 Italian dinner night: 5-7:30 p.m., 2501 Beachview Drive. Cost: $10. Details: 872-2501.

Fifth annual Gulf Coast Black Rodeo: 7:30 p.m., Mississippi Coast Coliseum, 2350 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Calf roping, barrel racing and bull riding. Tickets: $20-$24. Details: 594-3700.

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.

Big Band dance music/free dance lesson: 2-3 p.m. dance lesson, 3-6 p.m. ballroom dance music by Blue Stars Orchestra. VFW Hall, 289 Veterans Blvd., Biloxi. Admission: $10, for ballroom dance music. Details: 392-4177.

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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