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Gulfport Connections: 7:30 a.m. breakfast and networking and 8 a.m. program begins, Gulfport Combat Readiness Training Center, 4715 Hewes Ave. Speakers: Lt. Col. Paul Drake, commander of Combat Readiness Training Center, and Capt. Cheryl Hansen, commanding officer of Naval Construction Battalion Center in Gulfport. Third-quarter first-responder awards will be presented. Cost: $10 Chamber of Commerce members and $15 general public. Presented by Gulfport Chamber of Commerce. Details: 604-0014.
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.
Social Work Conference: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Tulane University, 2650 Beach Blvd. Suite 44, Biloxi campus. Attendees receive six continuing education units approved by Mississippi Department of Social Work. Details: 314-1290.
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.
Outdoor Market: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 13-14, 27th Avenue between 13th Street and 14th Street, downtown Gulfport. Features local growers, producers and artists. Food, plants and art within 100-mile radius. Chef Eric of Island View Casino and Resort will give cooking demonstrations at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 14.
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.
Mudslingers: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Nov. 13-14 and 21, Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Designed for ages 15 and older. Cost: $25. Details: 374-5547.
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.
"The Addams Family": 6:30 p.m. Nov. 13-14, St. Patrick High School, 18300 St. Patrick Road, Biloxi. Cost: $10. Details: 702-0500.
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.
"The Lady in Question": 7:30 p.m. Nov. 13-14 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.
"Beauty and the Beast Jr.": 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's 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, Biloxi. Hosted by Horticulture for Humanity and Biloxi Home Depot. Plant and garden memberships, refreshments, prizes and more. Details: 388-2622.
Walk to End Alzheimer's: 9 a.m. registration and 10 a.m. walk begins, Biloxi Town Green. Three-mile route. Details: 601-987-0020.
Diesel Thunder: 9-10 a.m., Gulfport Dragway, 17085 Race Track Road. Cost: $15 and $5 for ages 12 and younger. Details: 263-2550 or 863-4408.
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.
GCGC Game Day: 10 a.m., MacNarbs, 2307 U.S. 90, Gautier. Table-top and board games. Details: 497-0303.
All About Owls: 10 a.m., Pascagoula River Audubon Center, 5107 Arthur St., Moss Point. Presenter: Janet Wright. Learn to dissect owl pellet and discover what owls eat in a hands-on lab. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Details: 475-0825.
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.
District One Veterans of Foreign Wars Turkey Bingo: Noon, Elmer Joseph Grant Post 3373, Pascagoula. Prizes will be turkeys, ham cakes and a basket of Thanksgiving groceries. Proceeds benefit the Auxiliary program for veterans.
Giant pumpkin drop: Noon, Woolmarket Football Field, Switzer Park Road. Pumpkin filled with numbered balls will be dropped from a helicopter. Sponsored by 95.3 Gorilla. Details: 813-215-0672 or 239-1183.
Harvest FestivalMuseum 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.
Picture Show Under the Oaks: 5 p.m. pop-up park and 5:30 p.m. movie begins, Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. Features "Goonies" on outdoor screen. Bring lawn chairs and blankets. Details: 818-2878.
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 Vintage Motorcycle Show: 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Organized by Mobile Bay Vintage Motorcycle Club and Crescent City Vintage Motorcycle Club. Details: 374-5547.
Studio artists demonstrations: 1-4 p.m., Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Watch artists in the Ceramic Studio. Cost: $10 make own clay project. No registration necessary. 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 WINGS Performing Arts Scholarship Fund. Free. Details: 893-6039.
Community-based information session: 5:30-6:45 p.m. Nov. 17, Pascagoula Public Library and D'Iberville Senior Citizen Center; 5:30-6:45 p.m. Nov. 19, Ocean Springs Public Library, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College George County Center, Maddie J's in Wiggins and Donal Snyder Community Center in Biloxi. Includes admissions, submitting transcripts, ACT scores, housing and more. Details: 896-2536.
Digital literacy class: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Gulfport Public Library, 1708 25th Ave. Learn the basics of using Microsoft Windows. Instructor: John Gieseman, Mississippi State Extension service. Free. Class size limited. Details: 871-7171..
Gulfport-Biloxi Regional Airport Authority meeting: 10 a.m., third floor of terminal, Gulfport Details: 863-5951 Ext. 3027.
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.
Pre-school and toddler series: 10-11 a.m. Nov. 17 and 24, Pascagoula River Audubon Center, 5107 Arthur St., Moss Point. Designed for ages 2-5. Activities include reading, singing, walking, creating and crafting. Cost: $3 non-member child and $12 child for series. Maximum of two children per adult. Free for members. Themes: Water, Fish, Food Chains, Frogs and Winter. Details: 475-0825 Ext. 4.
Fit for the Holidays program: 10:30-11:30 a.m. Nov. 17 and 24, East Central Public Library, 21801 Slider Road. Healthy refreshments. Learn low-impact workouts for beginners. Details: 588-6263.
American Society of Safety Engineers, South Chapter meeting: Noon, Cast Iron Cafe, Mississippi 57. Presentation given by Audubon Field Services on Hazardous Operations.
"Something Old, Something New" art exhibit reception: Noon, Fine Arts Gallery at 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.
Book signing: 5:30-7:30 p.m., Biloxi Visitors Center. Features Alex North and "Mississippi Coast Blessings". Book is a collection of images. Refreshments. Details: 374-3105.
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 Wellness and Health Expo: 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Lyman Community Center, 13472 U.S. 49, Gulfport. Health screens, flu shots, entertainment, door prizes, free lunches, games and giveaways, vendors and information. Details: 896-0214.
Computer class: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Orange Grove Public Library, 12135 Old Highway 49, Gulfport. Introduction to Excel. Presenter: John Gieseman with Mississippi State Extension Service. Class size limited. Pre-registration encouraged. Details: 832-6924.
Harrison County Emergency Communications Commission meeting: 10 a.m., 1801 23rd Ave., Gulfport.
Gulf Coast Chapter DAR meeting: 11:30 a.m., Panda Palace, Crossroads Mall, Gulfport. Details: 832-0137.
Senior luncheon and bingo: Noon-2 p.m., Donal Snyder Community Center, 2520 Pass Road, Biloxi. For ages 55 and older. Details: 388-2494.
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.
Line-dancing classes: 6 p.m., Pascagoula Public Library, 3214 Pascagoula St. Led by Ericka Nicholson for beginners to advanced. Details: 762-3060.
"Ransom of Red Chief" auditions: 6:30 p.m. Nov. 18, 11 a.m. Nov. 21, 6:30 p.m. Nov. 23, Bay St. Louis Little Theatre, 398 Blaize Ave. Roles available for ages 6-70. Details: 467-9024 or 504-453-4888.
Musical Tour: 7 p.m., Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Presented with members of Gulf Coast Symphony Orchestra. Cost: $10 per person. String quartet will guide through musical history with stops at Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Modern. Details: 374-5547.
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.
Mississippi State Port Authority meeting: 8:30 a.m., Great Southern Club, Gulfport. Details: 865-4300.
Culinary STEAM Presentation with Chef Cheri: 10-11 a.m. and noon-1 p.m., Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. Learn about science, technology, engineering, arts and math. Designed for elementary school groups. Cost: $3. Details: 818-2878.
Blood drive for Yalor Borden: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Pascagoula Wal-Mart. Details: 1-888-902-5663.
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.
Recycling workshop: 5:30-6:30 p.m., Scranton Nature Center, 3928 Nathan Hale Ave., Pascagoula. Learn information about recycling guidelines for Pascagoula. Details: 938-6612.
Book signing and author discussion: 6 p.m., Gallery 782, 782 Water St., Biloxi. Alys Arden will discuss and sign her new book "The Casquette Girls."
Family Nights Out: 6 p.m., Handsboro United Methodist Church, 2333 Demaret Drive, Gulfport. Refreshments. Details: 896-7264.
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. Registration: 897-6039.
Book signing: 6-8 p.m., Gallery 782, 782 Water St., Biloxi. Features Alys Arden and "The Casquette Girls". Designed for teens and young adults. Refreshments, giveaways and raffles. Details: 388-4088.
Songs and Stories Radio Show: 7 p.m., Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. Radio show is pre-recorded and will be aired on Clear Channel K99 Radio. Details: 818-2878.
Sculptural Nativity in Clay class: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Cost: $40 per person. Designed for ages 13 and older. Suitable for advanced beginners and advanced sculptors. Details: 374-5547.
"William Winter's Mississippi": 10:30 a.m., Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. Southern Documentary Project's new film based on the life of William Winter, 57th governor of Mississippi. Designed for eighth-graders. Cost: $3. Details: 818-2878.
Pottery date night class: 5:30-7:30 p.m., Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Cost: $25 per person. Designed for ages 18 and older. Details: 374-5547.
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.
"Ralph Roister Doister": 7:30 p.m., Ocean Springs High School, Robert E. Hirsch Performance Center, 6701 Old Spanish Trail. Cost: $5 adults and $3 students. Details: 875-0333 Ext. 169.
Rabies Health Fair for animals: 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Jackson County Fair Grounds, 2902 Short Cut Road, Pascagoula. Cost: $6 rabies shot, $15 microchipping. All animals must be on leash/kenneled. 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.
Road construction meeting: 10 a.m., New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, 255 Main St., Biloxi. East Biloxi residents can address issues with community leaders about respiratory and other problems resulting from construction dust.
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.
Art and Food Market Day: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., The Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. Art vendors and culinary demonstrations. Cost: $20 vendor fee for members and $25 non-member vendor fee. Details: 818-2878.
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.
Take the Headache Out of Holiday Baking: Noon- 3 p.m., Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. Cost: $45 members and $55 nonmembers. Seating is limited. Details: 818-2878.
Arts by the Sea exhibition and sale: Noon-5 p.m. Nov. 21, noon-6 p.m. Nov. 22, St. Peter's by-the-Sea Episcopal Church, 1909 15th St., Gulfport. Shop for local pottery, paintings, photography, sculptures, ornaments and more. Twenty percent of the sales will benefit the church.
Birding the Bayou by Kayak: 1 p.m., Rhodes Bayou. Join Pete Blank for a kayak trip exploring waterway, testing paddles and going bird-watching. Cost: $10 per person includes kayak, paddle and life vest. LImited to eight spots. Pre-registration required. Designed for beginners and experts. Details: 475-0825 Ext. 4.
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.
High School Festival One Acts: 2 p.m., Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. High schools showcase one-act plays. Features Gautier High School and "The Givers". Cost: $5. Details: 818-2878.
Holiday ornaments: 2-4 p.m., Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Cost: $10 for two ornaments. Designed for all ages. Details: 374-5547.
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: 6-10 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, 15th Street and 24th Avenue, Gulfport. Young roots group from Tennessee performs a mix of traditional bluegrass and modern Americana. Event kicks off Arts Under the Dome season. Cost: $15 adults, $10 students. Details: 229-6851.
Third annual Tarts and Tramps Disco Ball: 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.
Paige Bayou Paddle: 1:30 p.m., 3400 Rouses Marina Road, Vancleave. Cost: $3. Details: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fourth Sunday at Four: 4 p.m. concert, 5 p.m. art reception, Christ Episcopal Church, 912 S. Beach Blvd., Bay St. Louis. The Coast Chorale will perform "The Magic of Christmas," and the artwork of Tazwell S. Morton will be on display. Free. Details: 467-0106.
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.
Bienville Toastmasters: 6:30 p.m., Boomtown Casino, second floor conference room, Biloxi. Topic: Communication and leadership skills. Details: 235-5046.
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.
Clay Magnets: 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Ohr O'Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Cost: $5 per magnet. Designed for all ages. Using ceramic medallions, attendees will paint acrylics with feathers, glitter and ribbons. Details: 374-5547.
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.
Epilepsy Awareness Got Purp Walk: 9 a.m.-noon, Harrison Central High School, Lyman. In honor of Lance Supa Villain Carter. Proceeds benefit Epilepsy Foundation and LMCF High School Music Scholarship. Details: 365-0207.
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.
Gratitude vases: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. or 2-3 p.m., Ohr O'Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Cost: $13 per vase. Designed for ages 8 and older. Details: 374-5547.
31st annual Asgard Toy Run Charity Motorcyle Ride: 10 a.m. leave Kapp's Hideaway in Klin and ride to Gulfport Dragway, 11 a.m. travel to Gautier Chevron Station and noon, Home Depot, Cedar Lake Road, Biloxi. From Home Depot, ride to Knights of Columbus on Water Street in Biloxi. 2 p.m. party at Harley Shop on Cedar Lake Road, Biloxi Live entertainment. Food, beer and more. Details: 392-8281.
Bobby Lyons benefit fundraiser: Noon, French Club of Biloxi, 182 Howard Ave. Music, food, silent auction and more. Details: 436-6472.
Coast Chorale Free Christmas Concert: 4 p.m. Christ Episcopal Church, 912 Beach Blvd., Bay St. Louis.
Tango Night at the Ohr: 5-9 p.m., Ohr O'Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Introductory class at 5 p.m. No experience needed. Details: 374-5547.