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Pascagoula Gun Show: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Jackson County Fairgrounds, 2902 Shortcut Road. Includes guns, military, hunting, knives, gun enthusiasts, dealers, collectors, appraisals, concessions available. Free parking. Door prizes. No loaded guns or loose ammo allowed. Cost: $7 adults and $1 children 5-12. Details: 601-498-4235.
Jackson County AARP Chapter 1213 meeting: 11:30 a.m., Heritage House Restaurant, U.S. 90, Moss Point. Bring items for a mental hospital.
Jackson County Utility Authority meeting: 4 p.m., Witchen Administration Building, 1225 Jackson Ave., Pascagoula.
Highlands & Islands Association meeting: 7 p.m., Bull's Restaurant, Jeff Davis Avenue, Long Beach. Potential members will learn about the organization and meet the officers. Details: 327-0443.
Blood drive: 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Memorial Hospital Medical Office Building, 4500 13th St., Gulfport. Details: 1-800-733-2767.
West Jackson County Utility District Board of Commissioners meeting: 9 a.m., District Office, 7312 Rose Farm Road, Ocean Springs. Details: 872-3898.
Hospice of Light annual tree-planting ceremony: 10 a.m., Singing River Hospital walking track, 4791 Vega St., Pascagoula. Friends and family members of former Hospice of Light patients will gather to honor loved ones by planting a Live oak. Details: 809-1724.
Community Peer Support Group: 10 a.m., Westside Community Center, 4006 8th St., Gulfport. Provides an opportunity for consumers to meet others who are dealing with similar situations, share concerns, exchange ideas and discover information and resources that may help. Speaker: Michael Morris from Lighthouse Louisiana to speak about their activities. Details: 575-4549.
Fit for the Holidays program: 10:30-11:30 a.m. Nov. 10, 17 and 24, East Central Public Library, 21801 Slider Road. Healthy refreshments. Learn low-impact workouts for beginners. Details: 588-6263.
AARP 569 meeting: 11:30 a.m., Sicily's, Gulfport. Speaker: Ms. Stephens. Details: 697-0116.
Parkinson's Disease Support Group meeting: 11:30 a.m., Beauvoir Methodist Church, 2113 East Pass Road, Biloxi. Program includes a video on gait, balance and falls. Details: 896-3075.
Authors and Characters: 11:45 a.m., Bay St. Louis-Hancock County Library, Seal Room. Features Margaret McMullan, recipient of a 2010 NEA Fellowship in literature. Lunch available for $10. Reservations required. Details: 467-5282.
Women of Wisdom luncheon: Noon, Lyman Community Center, U.S. 49, Gulfport. Free to attend. Catered lunch: $10. Donations of baby wipes, diapers and gently worn shoes will be accepted. Details: 832-1714 or 424-0098.
Veterans Walk: 12:20 p.m., Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Jackson County campus, Gautier, in front of Warner Peterson Administration Building. Features special honor guard ceremony and a keynote address by Chief Master Sgt. Sachiko Cleveland, superintendent of 81st Force Support Squadron at Keesler Air Force Base. Refreshments.
Fort Massachusetts -- Silent Sentinel: 2:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Gulf Islands National Seashore, Visitors Center, Ocean Springs. Learn about Fort Massachusetts. Details: 230-4100.
Unveiling Main Street Christmas Ornament: 5:30 p.m., Boomtown Casino, Biloxi. Cost: $35 for two ornaments. Details: 435-6339.
VFW Post 6731 meeting: 6 p.m., 4321 W. Gay Road, D'Iberville. Details: 392-1152.
Tactical Tuesday: 6-7:45 p.m., Ocean Springs Municipal Library, 525 Dewey Ave. Designed for ages 12 and older interested in role play and computer simulation gaming. Details: 875-1193.
Shed BBQ & Blues Joint presents Coastal Noise podcast: 6-9 p.m., Shed BBQ & Blues Joint, Ocean Springs. Night will feature blues music, live recording of Coastal Noise podcast, Wes Lee and Stefan Lawson. Details: 234-7529.
Bienville Toastmasters: 6:30 p.m. Nov. 10 and 24, Boomtown Casino, second floor conference room, Biloxi. Topic: Communication and leadership skills. Details: 235-5046.
National Park Service Free Veterans Day: Various times, Gulf Islands National Seashore, 3500 Park Road, Visitor Center, Ocean Springs. Join national parks across the country in celebrating Veterans Day with free entry into the park. Details: 230-4100.
Bay-Waveland Garden Club meeting: 10 a.m., Waveland Civic Center, Ground Zero Museum, 335 Coleman Ave. Topic: Floral design by Penny Crawford. Details: 222-1872 or 493-4358.
Blood drive: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Jackson County campus, U.S. 90, Gautier. Details: 1-800-733-2767.
American Legion Veterans Day: 10:30 a.m., Legion Home, Green Meadow Road. Speaker: Cmdr. Kathryn Gift, U.S. Navy. Posting and retirement of colors performed by Bay High School Junior Air Force ROTC. Music by Bay High Tiger band and High Steppers dance team.
Joe Graham American Legion Post 119 Veterans Day celebration: 11 a.m., Jones Park, Barksdale Pavilion, U.S. 90, Gulfport.
Gautier Veterans Day laying of the wreath ceremony: 11 a.m., City Hall. Hosted by American Legion Post 1992. Details: 627-1887.
15th annual Jackson County Veterans Day program: 11 a.m., Veterans Memorial Monument, downtown Moss Point. Speaker: Troy Ross, Jackson County District 4 supervisor. Details: 762-3391.
"The Addams Family": 11 a.m. Nov. 12 by invitation and 6:30 p.m. Nov. 13-14, St. Patrick High School, 18300 St. Patrick Road, Biloxi. Cost: $10. Details: 702-0500.
Veterans Day ceremony: Noon, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Jefferson Davis campus, Gulfport, in Veterans Courtyard. Features speech by Gen. Mark Brown, commander, Second Air Force, Keesler Air Force Base.
Brown Bag Philosophers meeting: 1 p.m., Vancleave Public Library, 12604 Mississippi 57. Theme: What are you thankful for?
Veterans Day parade: 2 p.m., beginning at Diamondhead Community Garden and traveling to Veterans Memorial Bandstand. Participation open to all veterans and anyone who wants to honor veterans. Golf carts, motorcycles and military vehicles will be featured. Charity bake sale after parade. Presented by VFW Post 2880 and city of Diamondhead. Details: 255-5017.
Fallen Soldier 5K Run/Walk: 4:15 p.m., Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Perkinston campus.
New Tweens yoga class: 4:15-5:15 p.m. Wednesdays, River Rock Yoga, 2429 W. Commerce St. Suite C, Ocean Springs. Led by Summer Baldwin. Ages 9-12. Cost: $65 for five-class pass, $120 for 10-class pass and $15 single class.
Coast Singles of Mississippi meeting: 5:30 p.m., St. Martin Library, 15004 LeMoyne Blvd. Details: 875-3138.
Line-dancing classes: 6 p.m. Nov. 11 and 18, Pascagoula Public Library, 3214 Pascagoula St. Led by Ericka Nicholson for beginners to advanced. Details: 762-3060.
Men's meeting night: 7 p.m., French Club of Biloxi, 182 Howard Ave. Details: 436-6472.
"The Lady in Question": 7:30 p.m. Nov. 11-14 and 2 p.m. Nov. 15, Center Stage Theatre, 2670 Rue Palafox, Biloxi. Cost: $17 adults; $15 seniors, students, military and first responders. Details/tickets: 388-6258 or centerstagebiloxi.org.
BBQ fundraiser for Bacot McCarty: 10 a.m.-1 p.m., 1502 Jackson Ave., Pascagoula. Cost: $8 per plate or an 8-10 pounds smoked Boston Butt whole/pulled. Delivery available for orders over $50. Details: .
Blood drive: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Jefferson Davis campus, 2226 Switzer Road, Gulfport. Details: 1-800-733-2767.
Federation of Democratic Women meeting: 11:30 a.m. meeting and lunch, Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center, Ocean Springs. Cost: $15. RSVP/details: 875-7270.
Sons of the American Revolution luncheon meeting: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Panda Palace, Crossroads Shopping Center, Gulfport. Details: 863-4420.
Art House Show opening: 5-7 p.m., 921 Cash Alley, downtown Ocean Springs. Features Paula Vanda McCormick and "Inner Views". Refreshments. Details: 875-9285.
East Moss Point revitalization project: 6 p.m. at City Hall. Hosted by Community Development Advisory Committee. Details: 474-2345.
Yoga with Moira: 6 p.m., Walter Anderson Museum of Art, 510 Washington Ave., Ocean Springs. Cost: $5. Details: 872-3164.
23rd annual Biloxian Made Good: 6 p.m. welcome dinner and 6:30 p.m. program and presentations, Frank G. Gruich Sr. Community Center, 591 Howard Ave., Biloxi. Seafood and other local fare. Cost: $30 per person or $300 for a reserved table of 10. Honoring Michael "Mickey" Bradley. Details: 435-6149.
Ninth annual Mississippi Senior Prom -- Red, White and Blue Affair: 6-10 p.m., IP Casino Resort and Spa, Biloxi. Designed for residents of South Mississippi who are 50 years old or older. Cost: $15. Details: 896-5683.
Science Cafe: 7 p.m., Pass Christian Public Library, 111 Hiern Ave. Theme: Our Changing Wetlands-Benefits, Threats and Conservation. Features Francis Bozzolo, University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast. Details: 452-4596.
Telling South Mississippi: 7:30 p.m., Pearl River Community College, Brownstone Center for the Arts, 101 Mississippi 11 N, Poplarville. Ten veterans will tell about their military service, its impact on their lives and their family. Speakers: Edith James and Travis Johnson, served in World War II; Vietnam War veterans R.B. Hill, Pete Edwards, Toxey Morris and Phillip McIlwain; Karen Glendenning, who served in Global War on Terrorism; Afghanistan veteran Andrew Caldwell; and Sheila Varnado and Frederick Varnado, both retired from U.S. Army. Details: 601-403-1328.
Driver safety class: 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Pass Christian Public Library, 111 Hiern Ave. Completion of course may qualify attendee for car insurance discount. Cost: $15 members and $20 nonmembers. Details: 452-4596.
Quilting Club Fall Show: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 13-14, Vancleave Public Library, 12604 Mississippi 57. Include many types for quilts. Offers several hands-on demonstrations using basic and advanced techniques. Details: 826-5857.
Coffee with the Friend: 10 a.m., Pass Christian Public Library, 111 Hiern Ave. Speaker: Dennis Tyes of Southern Way Charters. Details: 452-4596.
Magnolia State Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 13-14 and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 15, Jackson County Fairgrounds, Civic Center Building, Pascagoula. Cost: $3 adults, $5 three-day tickets and free for children 12 and younger. Hosted by Mississippi Gulf Coast Gem and Mineral Society.
19th annual Holiday Boutique Set: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 13 and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 14, Pass Christian Yacht Club, 120 South Market Street. Vendors selling decorative gifts, door prizes, art and pottery, books, clothing, jewelry and more. Cost: $5.
32nd annual Christmas City Gift Show: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Nov. 13, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 14 and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 15, Mississippi Coast Coliseum and Convention Center, Biloxi. Santa parades, story time with Santa, door prizes, giveaways and more. Cost: $8 one-day pass, $12 two-day pass; ages 15 and younger free. Free parking. Details: 831-3020.
Community Cafe at the Ohr: Noon-1 p.m., Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Presented by Kevin O'Brien. Topic: The Art of Motorcycle. Cost: $10 registration includes lunch and gallery admission. Details: 374-5547.
Stars and Stripes Forever: 2 p.m., Biloxi Civic Center, 578 Howard Ave. Cost: $45 general admission and $75 VIP front rows. Vendors on site, live entertainment and more.
Round Island Lighthouse opening ceremony: 4 p.m., Round Island Lighthouse, Pascagoula. After a 15-year renovation effort, lighthouse will reopen for guided tours.
National Adoption Day: 4-6 p.m., Handsboro Community Center, 1890 Switzer Road, Gulfport. Refreshments, children activities and more. RSVP no later than Oct. 30. Details: 897-5790.
Fish fry: 5-7 p.m., Southern Star Lodge, 546 Klondyke Road, Long Beach. Cost: $11 large plate and $8 small plate.
"Places People Make -- Photographs From the American South" reception: 5-7:30 p.m., Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center, Duckett Gallery, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. Features David Wharton and his two books, "The Power of Belief" and "Small Town South." Light refreshments. Details: 818-2878 or themaryc.org.
Cereal treat recipe: 6 p.m., Ocean Springs Municipal Library, 525 Dewey Ave. Entry fees: $2 per adult, $1 teen, $1 children divided into three groups. Ribbons and prizes will be awarded in all categories. Details: 875-1193.
VFW Post 6731 food night: 6-8 p.m., 4321 W. Gay Road, D'Iberville. Details: 392-1152.
Ocean Springs Elks Lodge 2501 Mexican dinner: 6:30-8 p.m., 2501 Beachview Drive, Ocean Springs. Cost: $10.
"Peter Pan": 7 p.m. Nov. 13-14 and 2 p.m. Nov. 15, Saenger Theatre, 170 Reynoir St., Biloxi. Cost: $15 general admission; $12 seniors, military, veterans with ID; and $10 students. Details: gulfportlittletheatre.net.
"A Midsummer Night's Dream": 7 p.m. Nov. 13-14, 3 p.m. Nov. 15, Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, WINGS Arts and Education Center, Gulfport. Cost: $7 students; $10 seniors, LMDC members and military; and $13 general admission. Advance purchase recommended. Details/tickets: 897-6039 or lmdc.org.
"Beauty and the Beast": 7:30 p.m. Nov. 13-14, 2 p.m. Nov. 15, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 20-21 and 2 p.m. Nov. 22, Biloxi Little Theatre, 220 Lee St. Cost: $15 adults and $10 children. Presented by Triple Threat Academy. Details: 432-8543 or 4blt.org.
Friday Night dance: 7:30-8 p.m. dinner served and 8-10 p.m. dancing, Nov. 13, 20 and 27, Amour Danzar, 9355 County Farm Road, Gulfport. Cost: $10 dance and $6 dinner. Details: 324-3730.
Ice skating: 10:30 p.m. Nov. 13; 10 p.m. Nov. 14; 2 and 4:30 p.m. Nov. 15; 6 and 8:30 p.m. Nov. 20-21; 2 and 4:30 p.m. Nov. 22; 6 and 8:30 p.m. Nov. 25-26; 2, 4:30 and 7 p.m. Nov. 29, Mississippi Coast Coliseum, Biloxi. Tickets include admission and skate rental while supplies last. Purchase tickets in person at the box office 30 minutes before each session. Details/tickets: 594-3707.
Race for the Cure: 6:30 a.m. registration and 8 a.m. race begins, Jones Park, 20th Avenue and Jones Park Drive, Gulfport. Cost: $25 adult, $15 child or $30 includes timed component. 5K run/fitness walk benefits breast cancer. Details: 1-866-475-6636.
Red, White and Blue Golf Tournament: 8 a.m., Gulf Hills Golf Course. Scramble with four-person teams, shot gun, cash prizes for winners, door prizes and BBQ lunch. Tournament cost: $60 per player. Sponsorships encouraged with $110 per hole and $240 per team. Details: 872-9663.
Fall Book Sale: 8 a.m.-2 p.m., East Central Public Library. Books, tapes, audio recordings, DVDs and children books. Details: 588-6263.
32nd annual Mayor's Cup 5K Run: 9 a.m. one-mile run and 9:30 a.m. 5K run, Lameuse Street and U.S. 90, Biloxi. Registration fee. Details: 388-7170.
Fall planting: 9 a.m., Hiller Park Renaissance Garden, Hiller Drive. Hosted by Horticulture for Humanity and Biloxi Home Depot. Plant and garden memberships, refreshments, prizes and more. Details: 388-2622.
Painting with Sound -- Meditation Watercolor Workshop: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Cost: $45 members and $50 nonmembers. Instructor: Elisa da Silva. Designed for ages 12 and older. No experience required. Details: 374-5547.
Winter birding program: 10-11 a.m., Crosby Arboretum, 370 Ridge Road, Picayune. Learn where to look, what to expect and how to identify winter species from birder and author Susan Epps. Cost: $5 nonmembers and free for members. Details: 601-799-2311.
Kids Safety Fair: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, Gulfport. Learn about seat-belt safety, Amber Alerts, distracted driving and more. Entertainment, face painting, games and more. Details: 897-6039.
Second Saturday Kite Flying: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Long Beach Harbor Area, Beach Boulevard at Jeff Davis. Free kite flying lessons for single, dual and quad line sport kites. Details: 206-0322.
Harvest Festival/Museum of the Masters: 4-7 p.m., 1518 Market St., Pascagoula. Food vendors, live entertainment, re-enactments of Native Americans' first harvest and a walk-through tour of composers/entertainers through the ages. Cost: $10. Free for ages 5 and younger. Details: 355-0740.
Saturday sports night and college football: 2 p.m., French Club of Biloxi, 182 Howard Ave. Mississippi State-Alabama game. Details: 436-6472.
Mississippi Poetry Society South Branch meeting: Begins at 2 p.m. before Writers Unlimited and MPS South Branch Awards at 3 p.m., Gautier Library. Please bring a Thanksgiving poem to read and share. Details: 875-4350.
Disney's "High School Musical" auditions: 2-5 p.m. Nov. 14, 5-8 p.m. Nov. 16, Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, Gulfport. Open to middle and high school students. Bring a prepared song, and a one-minute monologue is encouraged. Details: 897-6039.
Stars and Stripes Forever -- A Patriotic Celebration: Noon-11:30 p.m., MGM Park, Biloxi. Vendors, silent auctions, live music, fireworks and more. Sponsorships available.
Second Saturday Artwalk: 4-8 p.m., Old Town Bay St. Louis. Gallery openings, live music, extended shopping hours, food and more. Details: 463-2688.
Steak night: 6 p.m. Nov. 14, 21 and 28, Biloxi Elks 606 Lodge, 1178 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Cost: $18 ribeye and $20 T-bones. Details: 374-0606.
Sixth annual Scholarship Benefit Gala: 7 p.m., Keesler Air Force Base, Bay Breeze Event Center, Biloxi. Proceeds benefit scholarship opportunities for high school seniors across the Gulf Coast. Hosted by Colonel Lawrence E. Roberts Tuskegee Airmen Chapter. Semi-formal dress.
VFW Post 6731 breakfast: 8-11 a.m. Nov. 15, 22 and 29, 4321 W. Gay Road, D'Iberville. Details: 392-1152.
Ocean Springs Elks Lodge breakfast: 9-11 a.m., 2501 Beachview Drive. Cost: $7.
Gulf Coast Vintage Motorcycle Show: 11 a.m.-1:15 p.m. registration and 3 p.m. awards, Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Organized by Mobile Bay Vintage and Crescent City Vintage Motorcycle Clubs. Details: 374-5547.
Gulf Coast Citizens Climate Lobby: 2 p.m., University of Southern Mississippi, Elizabeth Hall, Long Beach campus. Theme: Help change the debate on global warming. Details: 447-3952.
Art show and reception fundraiser: 5 p.m., Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, Gulfport. Artwork from WINGS youth, adults and local professionals will be featured. Entertainment and hors d'oeuvres. Proceeds benefit the WINGS Performing Arts Scholarship Fund. Free. Details: 893-6039.
Lake George Project Open House: 4-6:30 p.m. Nov. 16 at Vancleave HUD Building, Ballpark Road, and 4-6:30 p.m. at East Central Civic Center, 4300 Mississippi 614. Details: 769-3260.
Disney's "High School Musical": 5-8 p.m., Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, Gulfport. Production in February. Details: 897-6039 or lmdc.org.
Take a Musical Tour: 7 p.m., Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Presented by members of Gulf Coast Symphony Orchestra. String quartet will guide attendees through musical history with stops at baroque, classical, romantic and modern. Cost: $10 per person. Details: 374-5547.
Data Management in Excel: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Pass Christian Public Library, 111 Hiern Ave. Hosted by Mississippi State Extension Service and Pass Christian Public Library. Make your data work for you and learn how to set up data lists to make data entry easy. Class size limited due to number of computers available. Details: 452-4596.
Preschool program: 10-11 a.m., Mississippi Sandhill Crane National Wildlife Refuge, 7200 Crane Lane, Gautier. For ages 3-5. Details: 497-6322, Ext. 101.
"Something Old, Something New" art exhibit and reception: Noon, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Jefferson Davis campus, Gulfport. Refreshments and guitar and vocal performance by Hadley Hill. Details: 897-3909.
Grieving the Holidays: 2-5 p.m., St. Michael Catholic Church, Biloxi. Details: 435-5578.
Blood drive: 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Most Trinity Catholic Church, 9062 Kiln-DeLisle Road, Pass Christian. Details: 1-800-733-2767.
Senior luncheon and bingo: Noon-2 p.m., Donal Snyder Community Center, 2520 Pass Road, Biloxi. For ages 55 and older. Details: 388-2494.
Breakfast with Mayor Chipper McDermott: 7:30 a.m. doors open and 8 a.m. program starts, Pass Christian Yacht Club, 120 Market St. Hosted by Pass Christian Chamber of Commerce. Details: 604-0014.
Senior citizens luncheon: Noon, New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, 255 Main St., Biloxi.
Blood drive: Noon-5 p.m., Hollywood Casino Hotel, 711 Hollywood Blvd., Bay St. Louis. Details: 1-800-733-2767.
67th annual Harvest Dinner: 4-8 p.m. take-outs available and 5 p.m. dine-in begins, Episcopal Church in Bay St. Louis. Proceeds from dinner benefit missions and activities supported by church, including Alliance for Health, Hancock County Food Pantry and Friends of the Animal Shelter. Cost: $10.
Foster parent orientation: 5-6 p.m., Mississippi Department of Human Services, 10260 Larkin Smith Drive, Gulfport. Details: 897-5790.
Appreciation gathering for Supervisor John Johnson: 5-7 p.m., Good Deeds Center, 15101 Madison St., Gulfport.
'Still Waters' exhibit: 5-8 p.m., Gallery 782, 782 Water St., Biloxi. Features Mae Niolet and Julie Boudreaux. Refreshments.
Cash Flow Projections for Your Business Plan: 6-8 p.m., Innovation Center, first floor, 1636 Popp's Ferry Road, Biloxi. Details: 396-8661.
Family Thanksgiving cooking class: 6-7:30 p.m., Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, Gulfport. Advance registration required. Details/registration: 897-6039.
Gobble, Gobble Family Thanksgiving cooking class: 6-7:30 p.m., Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, 246 Dolan Ave., Gulfport. Cost: $25 one parent and child and $5 additional child. Details: 897-6039 or lmdc.org.
VFW Post 6731 fish dinners: 6-8 p.m., 4321 W. Gay Road, D'Iberville. Details: 392-1152.
Ocean Springs Elks Lodge grilled steak or fish dinner: 6:30-8 p.m., 2501 Beachview Drive. Cost: $18 grilled steaks and $12 grilled fish.
Rabies Health Fair for animals: 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Jackson County Fair Grounds, 2902 Short Cut Road, Pascagoula. Cost: $6 rabies shot and $15 microchipping. Sponsored by Jackson County Spay and Neuter. Details: 369-5613.
Arts and Crafts Fair: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Vancleave Public Library, 12604 Mississippi. More than 20 arts and craft vendors, live entertainment and holiday gifts for purchase.
Holiday Market: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., D'Iberville Community Club, 10452 Lamey Bridge Road. Sponsored by D'Iberville/St. Martin Area Chamber of Commerce and D'Iberville Community Club. Local dance groups, music and local arts and crafts booths. Cost: $2 admission fee and free for ages 12 and younger. Details: 861-2293.
Lego Club meeting: 10 a.m., East Central Public Library, 21801 Slider Road. Designed for ages 8 and older. Refreshments. Details: 588-6263.
Sit, Stay and Read: 10 a.m.-noon, Pass Christian Public Library, 111 Hiern Ave. Read to dogs. Reading sessions last 30 minutes. Children are rewarded with bookmarks, sticker and coupons. Details: 452-4596.
13th annual Piney Woods Heritage Festival: 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Crosby Arboretum, 370 Ridge Road, Picayune. See exhibits and demonstrations of traditional skills such as blacksmithing, quilting, Piney Woods cattle, basket-making, woodcarving, storytelling and more. Live music, silent auction and handmade local crafts and goods for sale from exhibitors. Cost: $5 adults and $2 children. Details: 601-799-2311.
20th annual Studio open house: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 21, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 22, Bay Artists' Co-op, 415 S. Necaise Ave., Bay St. Louis. Studio pottery, paintings, jewelry, music and more. Details: 216-0210.
Negrotto's Gallery holiday open house: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 2645 Executive Place, Biloxi. Details: 388-8822.
Barksgiving: 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Depot District, Bay St. Louis. Bring your pets to enjoy a parade, costume contest, Dachshund races, dog treats and more. Benefiting the Friends of the Animal Shelter in Hancock County. Details: 222-7018.
American Red Cross blood drive: 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Edgewater Mall, 2600 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Details: 1-800-733-2767.
Second annual Let's Glow: 2 p.m. Ruck and Glow, 6-8 p.m. Let's Glow, Salvation Army Kroc Center, Biloxi. Bounce houses, face painting, Zumba, treat walk, games and more.
Saturday sports night and college football: 2 p.m., French Club of Biloxi, 182 Howard Ave. LSU-Ole Miss game. Details: 436-6472.
Sixth annual Gobble Wobble Food Drive & Bridge Run: 3-4:30 p.m. final registration, 4:15 p.m. opening ceremonies, Ocean Springs side of Biloxi Bay Bridge. Participants encouraged to dress in Thanksgiving-related costumes. Open to ages 12 and older. Cost: $10 donation or 10 nonperishable food items. Proceeds and food benefit local food pantries. Hosted by North Bay Civitan Club.
Thanksgiving special dance: 6-7:30 p.m., Lyman Senior Citizen Center, 14592 County Farm Road, Gulfport. Hosted by Belles and Buoys Square Dance Club. Callers Nick and Dee Hartley of Fairhope, Ala., and cuer Richard and Frances Matthews of Slidell. Details: 363-2622.
Parents night out: 6-8:30 p.m., River Rock Yoga, 2429 W. Commerce St. suite C, Ocean Springs. Led by Miss Summer. Cost: $25 per person and $12 for each additional child/same family. Designed for ages 5-12.
Arts Under the Dome presents The Barefoot Movement: 7 p.m., First United Methodist Church, Gulfport. Enjoy a little bluegrass music to kick off Arts Under the Dome season. Cost: $15 adults, $10 students. Details: 229-6851.
Third annual Tarts and Tramps: 7-11 p.m., 100 Men Hall, 303 Union St., Bay St. Louis. Food, cash bar, disco dance-off, costume contest, live entertainment. Cost: $25 in advance and $30 at the door.
Big Dance: 8 p.m., Amour Danzar, 9355 County Farm Road, Gulfport. Cost: $10 per person. Details: 324-3730.
Thanksgiving Dinner for Special Needs and Family: 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Donal Snyder Community Center, 2520 Pass Road, Biloxi. Open to individuals with mental and physical disabilities and their families. Details: 388-7170.
Winter Holiday kids workshop: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 23-24, Walter Anderson Museum of Art, 510 Washington Ave., Ocean Springs. Designed for ages 5-12. Snacks provided but students will need to bring a sack lunch. Cost: $100 members and $125 nonmembers for single day; $60 members and $70 nonmembers. Details: 872-3164.
American Red Cross blood drive: 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Diamondhead Community Center, Diamondhead Circle, Hancock. Details: 1-800-733-2767.
American Red Cross blood drive: 12:30-6:30 p.m., Edgewater Mall, 2600 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Details: 1-800-733-2767.
Free Friday Night: 5-8 p.m. Nov. 23 and 27, Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, Gulfport.
Harrison County Development Commissioners meeting: 8:15 a.m., 12281 Intraplex Parkway, Gulfport.
American Red Cross blood drive: 1-6 p.m., Edgewater Mall, 2600 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Details: 1-800-733-2767.
30th annual free Thanksgiving dinner: 11 a.m.-2 p.m., American Legion Hall, 645 Green Meadow Road, Bay St. Louis. Deliveries will be made to the homebound in Bay St. Louis, Waveland and Hancock County. Details and deliveries: 223-7349.
American Red Cross blood drive: 12-5 p.m., Lowe's, 9020 Mississippi 603, Hancock County. Details: 1-800-733-2767.
VFW Post 6731 fried steak dinner: 6-8 p.m., 4321 W. Gay Road, D'Iberville. Details: 392-1152.
Mississippi Coast Marathon: 8 a.m., Stennis Space Center. Details: 313-0183.
Jammies and Jingles with Mrs. Claus pancake breakfast: 9:30-10:30 a.m., Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, Gulfport. Cost: $25 for one parent and one child, $5 for each additional child. Details: 897-6039.
Bobby Lyons Benefit Fundraiser: Noon, French Club of Biloxi, 182 Howard Ave. Music, food, silent auction and more. Details: 436-6472.