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Children’s Story Hour
Waveland Public Library, 345 Coleman Ave. Children’s Story Hours, for children up to 5 years of age, are to encourage a love of reading. Reading, crafts and fun. 228-467-9240.
Never miss a local story.
Jackson County Republican Women’s Club
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College’s Jackson County Campus, 2300 U.S. 90, Gautier. Meets the first Monday of each month. Public invited. Lunch begins 11:30 a.m., program at noon. Details: firstname.lastname@example.org. 228-497-9602.
East Biloxi Library, 580 Howard Ave., Biloxi. Public meeting regarding Initiative 62 (the state flag).
Rodenberg Church of Christ, 173 Rodenberg Ave., Biloxi. $20 one time cost for workbook. Griefshare is a nondenominational group and features biblical teaching on grief and recovery topics. 228-432-7372.
Broken Rainbow for Children
First United Methodist Church, 2301 15th St., Gulfport. $30 for 10 weeks. Broken Rainbow is a 10-week program for children ages 7-12 who are having difficulty dealing with a divorce or death in their family. Call to register: 228-229-6851. 228-863-0047. www.fumc-gulfport.org
MS Word 101
Orange Grove Public Library, 12135 Old Hwy 49, Gulfport. Free. Free series of computer classes covering a wide range of subjects. Registration required; call 228-832-6924 to reserve seat.
Clay Art Academy for Home School
Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. $75 for three-week session. Theme: Celebrating Peace, Justice and Kindness. Classes integrate clay projects with educational visual arts and mixed media projects. Tuition must be paid for the full four-week session one week in advance of the first class. Feb. 6: Winds of Solidarity: Make a Friendship Wind Chime. 228-374-5547.
Children’s Story Hour
Pearlington Public Library, 6096 First Ave. Children’s Story Hours, for children up to 5 years old. Programs include reading, crafts and fun. 228-533-0755.
Authors & Characters @ Your Library
Bay St. Louis-Hancock County Library, 312 U.S. 90, Bay St. Louis. Richelle Putnam details the effects of the Great Depression on the lives of Mississippians from her book “Mississippi and the Great Depression.” Lunch for $10 payable to The Library Foundation. Reservations required: 228-467-5282.
11:45 a.m.-1 p.m.
Adult Art Club
Orange Grove Public Library, 12135 Old Hwy 49, Gulfport. Free. Monthly arts and crafts event for adults held on the first Tuesday. This month: Danish heart baskets.
Intermediate Wheel Throwing
Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. $220 per student, $20 materials fee. Focuses on throwing larger pieces, making handles, spouts, and lidded vessels. Basic throwing skills required. 228-374-5547.
Coast Chorale Rehearsal
Main Street United Methodist Church, 162 Main St., Bay St. Louis. Coast Chorale (a civic Choral ensemble) Spring Season rehearsals are beginning for April and May concerts. All singers are welcome; reading of music helpful. Details: Allen Henson, 228-324-8213. 228-467-4538.
Free Tax Assistance
Waveland Public Library, 345 Coleman Ave. Free tax assistance begins Feb. 6; available every Tuesday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 228-467-9240.
9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Tai Chi @The Library
Orange Grove Public Library, 12135 Old Hwy 49, Gulfport. Free. All ages welcome. Socks recommended.
Ocean Springs Democratic Breakfast Club
Phoenicia Gourmet Restaurant, 1223 Government St., Ocean Springs. Details: 228-547-1844.
Knitting 101 Class
Pass Christian Public Library, 111 Hiern Ave. Free. Open knitting lessons. Knitting needles and yarn available for those who want to learn but don’t have the supplies. 228-452-4596.
Beginning Hand-building in Clay
Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. $220 per student, $20 materials fee. Students will learn the fundamentals of working with clay: pinching, coiling and slabs will be used to construct functional pottery forms like mugs, trays and casseroles. 228-374-5547.
Photo Editing with Pixlr, Part I
East Hancock County Library, 4545 Shepherd Square, Diamondhead. Basics of photo editing, including cropping, color correcting, removal of minor flaws and more. Bring your own devices and digital pictures. Reservations required. Deadline to register: Feb. 6. 228-255-4800.
Coffee Club with Cree Cantrell
Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Free. Spend an hour learning about financial markets and investing while discussing current economic events. 228-374-5547.
Preschool Story Time
Orange Grove Public Library, 12135 Old Hwy 49, Gulfport. Free. Preschool Story Time for ages 2 to 5. Read books, sing songs, dance and make a craft. This week’s theme: “The Library.”
MGCCC Blood Drive
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College’s Jefferson Davis Campus, 2226 Switzer Road, Gulfport. MGCCC will hold a blood drive with Mississippi Blood Services in the gymnasium. Donors will receive a T-shirt (while supplies last). The drive is in support of patients at Blair E. Batson Children’s Hospital. 228-896-3355.
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Children’s Story Hour
Bay St. Louis-Hancock County Library, 312 U.S. 90. For children up to 5 years of age. Stories, crafts and fun. 228-467-5282.
Yoga with Suzanne
Pass Christian Public Library, 111 Hiern Ave. Free; donations accepted for instructional costs. Gentle yoga classes. Wear comfortable clothes, bring exercise mat. Information and to sign up: 228-452-4596 or email@example.com.
MS Word 102
Orange Grove Public Library, 12135 Old Hwy 49, Gulfport. Free. Series of computer classes covering a wide range of subjects. Registration required. Call 228-832-6924 to reserve seat.
Wire Wrap Workshop
My Bead Hangout, 9259-C Woolmarket Road, Biloxi. $40. Learn to make a sterling silver wire-wrapped hug ring. No prior experience necessary. Cost includes materials, use of tools. 228-243-3447.
10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Literary Ladies Book Club
Orange Grove Public Library, 12135 Old Hwy 49, Gulfport. Free. Monthly book discussion group. This month’s title is “Delta Wedding” by Eudora Welty.
Mardi Gras Mambo 2018
Orange Grove Lyman Community Center, 13472 Highway 49 North, Gulfport. Free. For senior adults; presented by Boyington Health and Rehabilitation Center and City of Gulfport. Lunch featuring local dishes at 11 a.m. Music, dancing, local vendors, door prizes, food. All seniors invited. Details: Kim Davis, at 228-304-2418. 228-831-0701.
10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Thursday Lunch and Learn
Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. $15 members, $16 nonmembers. Menu: crispy chicken, savory herb waffles, roasted garlic jell, vegetable frittata, peach Muffin. 228-818-2878.
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Matinee in the Bay
Hancock County Library, 312 U.S. 90, Bay St. Louis. A spy-turned-private-detective is lured by his former lover to catch her grandfather’s murderer before Scotland Yard exposes dark family secrets. Popcorn served. 228-467-5282.
Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. $45. Pots are taken out of the kiln while red hot and put in a combustible material to make colorful and iridescent effects. Students must wear closed toe shoes and clothes that can get dirty. Cost includes two pots to glaze and fire. Students may not bring outside pieces to fire. Limit six students per class. 228-374-5547.
Black History Month Movie Night
Vancleave Public Library, 12604 Highway 57. Free. The recent film, dealing with race relations in 1967, gained several Emmy and Golden Globe nominations. Light refreshments. Details: 228-826-5857. www.jgrls.org
Orange Grove Public Library, 12135 Old Hwy 49, Gulfport. Free. Weekly program for grades 6 through 12. Crafts, writing, games, and more. This week: parade games.
Beads and Bling Mardi Gras Crafts
St. Martin Public Library, 15004 Lemoyne Blvd., Biloxi. Decorate vases and bottles from up-cycled materials with beads and other decorations. The library will provide bottles and beads. Those attending may bring other items; other supplies will be provided. Registration, details: 228-392-3250.
Historical Society of Gulfport
West Side Community Center, 4006 8th St., Gulfport. A presentation on research about early African American schools in Gulfport. 228-861-6600. www.historicalsocietyofgulfport.org
Sew Happy, 7198 Beatline Road, Long Beach. $20 per class, $90 all 6 classes. Six-week beginner series. Learn techniques, have completed projects each night. Cost includes all fabric and materials. 228-206-6509.
Beginning Wheel Throwing
Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. $220 per student, $20 materials fee. Learn fundamentals of wheel throwing, including the making of cylinders, bowls and cups with handles. Basic introduction to glazing. Class fee includes one 25 pound bag of clay and a tool kit for new students. 228-374-5547.
Taste of Jackson County
Pelican Landing Conference Center, 6217 Hwy 613, Moss Point. $45 per person. Tickets must be purchased in advance and are available to the general public (21 and older) for $45. Restaurants featured with a variety of food and beverages. Entertainment by Sicily Swing Trio. Fundraiser for the 2017-18 Program of Work for the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce. Tickets, details: 228-762-3391, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.jcchamber.com. 228-475-1406.
Argentine Tango Lessons
Argentine Tango, 632 Howard Ave., Biloxi. $10. Argentine tango lessons with Tango Kim. 228-332-0291.
Divorce Recovery Workshop
First United Methodist Church, 2301 15th St., Gulfport. $30 for 10 weeks. Ten-week program helping people deal with divorce issues, as well as offering a support group. Speaker the first hour, group discussion following. 228-863-0047. www.fumc-gulfport.org
Free Tax Assistance
Kiln Public Library, 17065 Hwy. 603. Free tax assistance from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Kiln Public Library. Will have forms 1040, 1040A and 1040EZ, along with few instruction booklets. Tax forms online: www.irs.gov/order forms or call 1-800-829-3676. 228-255-1724. www.hancocklibraries.info
9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Children’s Story Hour
Kiln Public Library, 17065 Hwy. 603. For children up to 5 years of age, to encourage a love of reading. Include reading, crafts and fun. 228-255-1724. www.hancocklibraries.info/story-times
Oil Painting with Frank Janca
Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. $235. Learn basic fundamentals or explore advanced techniques of oil painting. Classes will focus on a variety of subject matter, including still life and floral composition. 228-374-5547.
Arbor Day Tree Give-A-Way
Scranton Nature Center, 3928 Nathan Hale Ave., Pascagoula. Free. City of Pascagoula, Pascagoula Pride offering a variety of one-gallon trees free to residents until supply runs out. Include river birch, pecan, mayhaw. 228-938-6612. cityofpascagoula.com
Free Tech Day Computer Classes
Ocean Springs Municipal Library, 525 Dewey Ave. Free. Tech Day is a hands-on class dealing with issues of devices and connectivity to the Internet. Registration for free computer classes is conducted on a week-by-week basis. Registration opens on Monday each week at 9 a.m. for the following week’s classes. Appointments required, call 228-875-1193.
10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Block of the Month Quilting Club
Sew Happy, 7198 Beatline Road, Long Beach. $15. Begins in January, continues on second Friday of the month until it’s all together in December. First block: Friendship Star. Choose either morning or evening class. Bring sewing machine, basic sewing supplies: rotary cutter, personal sized cutting mat. Or reserve a shop machine. 228-206-6509.
10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., 5:30-7 p.m.
Children’s Story Hour
East Hancock County Library, 4545 Shepherd Square, Diamondhead. For children up to 5 years old. Include reading, crafts and fun. 228-255-4800.
WE: Women Educating, Enriching, & Engaging
Knight Nonprofit Center, 11975 Seaway Road, Gulfport. $25 Chamber member admission; $35 general admission. Presented by Mississippi Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce, Inc. Speaker: Susan Varnes, chief operating officer with Treasure Bay Casino, providing tips on how to build a leader within yourself. 228-284-2449. https://mscoastchamber.com/events/details/we-women-educating-enriching-engaging-building-a-leader-within-8865
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Valentine Silver Tea
Private Home — East Beach Boulevard, 1001 E. Beach Blvd., Pass Christian. Free entrance but donations requested. St. Monica Guild of Trinity Episcopal Church in Pass Christian’s 88th Silver Valentine Tea at the home of Lynn Gildersleeve. The house was built by architect John Henderson of Henderson Point prior to the Civil War. The Silver Tea is a fundraiser to support the ministries of Trinity Episcopal Church. Parking on East Beach Boulevard in front of the residence and behind the house from Second Street entrance. Courtesy shuttle carts available. Sweet and savory homemade treats, coffee and tea, as well as wine. To protect the floors, please do not wear spike heels.
Bubbles & Bonbons: A Galentine’s Affair
Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. $25. A Galentine’s night to commemorate and celebrate your female friendships. Sparkling wines from assorted vendors; sample sweet and savory delicacies from Coast restaurants. Proceeds will provide free museum tours with transportation for Biloxi elementary schools. 228-374-5547.
Pass Christian Public Library, 111 Hiern Ave. Free; donations accepted for instructional costs. Emphasis on alignment, developing strong core, improving coordination and balance. Wear comfortable clothes and flexible footwear. Information and to sign up: 228-452-4596.
Annual Tree Give-A-Way
Pelican Landing Conference Center, 6217 Hwy 613, Moss Point. Free. Sponsored by Jackson County Soil & Water Conservation District. Trees will be distributed until supply is exhausted. 228-475-1406.
Mississippi Gulf Coast Daylily Society
Vancleave Public Library, 12604 Highway 57. Regular meeting. Featured speaker: Mark Franklin of MP Flower Gardens near Atlanta,. Potluck at 1:30 p.m., meeting at 2 p.m. Public welcome.
Ballroom Dance Lessons
Ina Thompson Moss Point Library, 4119 Bellview St. Free. Ballroom and swing dance lessons each Saturday through February with Montrelle Ramey, dance instructor for the Pascagoula Recreation Center. Adults 17 and up. Sign up at the library or call 228-475-7462. www.jgrls.org
10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Family Clay Play: Garden Stakes
Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. $15. Students will create garden stakes with slabs and coils. Older children welcome if younger sibling enrolled. Work ready to pick up in one week. Pre-registration required. 228-374-5547.
Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. $25. See if clay is your new hobby. Staff will help create two pots to keep. Wear clothes that can get dirty. Class limited to 10 students. 228-374-5547.
10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Pet Therapy New Member Information
Memorial Hospital at Gulfport, 4500 13th St., Gulfport. Information session for dog handlers interested in registering their dogs to visit people in hospitals, nursing homes, hospice centers and assisted living centers and for children to read to at selected Coast libraries.
Pearlington Afternoon Movie
Pearlington Public Library, 6096 First Ave. When a pilot crashes and tells of conflict in the outside world, Diana, an Amazonian warrior in training, leaves home to fight a war, discovering her full powers and true destiny. 228-533-0755. www.hancocklibraries.info
Date Night on the Pottery Wheel
Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. $25 per person. Instructors will help create two bowls to keep; staff will glaze and fire them. Work ready to pick up in about two weeks. Wear clothes that can get dirty. 228-374-5547.
Valentine’s Dinner Dance
Amour Danzar Ballroom, 9355 County Farm Road, Gulfport. $35. Valentine’s dinner dance. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. for BYOB cocktails; setups available. Sit-down dinner at 7 p.m. with dancing to follow. Make reservations by calling 228-324-3730.
6:30-7 p.m., 7-8 p.m.
Moss Point Welcome Center, 5500 Main St. Fresh produce and a mix of crafts, baked goods, live plants and more. www.cityofmosspoint.org
Long Beach Farmers Market
Long Beach Farmers’ Market, 115 W. 1st St. Local produce, baked goods, dairy, beef, pork, goat, lamb, honey.
Sandhill Crane Tours
Mississippi Sandhill Crame National Wildlife Refuge, 7200 Crane Lane, Gautier. Free. Guided tour to see the endangered Mississippi sandhill crane. Reservations required. 228-497-6322.
8 a.m.-10 a.m.
First United Methodist Church, 2301 15th St., Gulfport. $15 adults, $10 students. Arts Under the Dome presents the a cappella vocal quintet Vocaldente. Songs range from roaring ’20s to ’60s rock and country to contemporary pop and the latest hits. 228-863-0047.
Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, 246 Dolan Ave., Gulfport. Free admission. Event for children with autism spectrum disorders and sensory processing differences to have a fun, enjoyable and interactive learning experience in a comfortable and accepting environment. Includes modifications of a less-crowded environment and light and sound reduction. 228-897-6039. www.lmdc.org