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Mississippi Commission on Marine Resources meeting: 9 a.m., Bolton State Building, Biloxi. Details: 523-4124.
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.
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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.
Preschool and toddler series: 10-11:15 a.m. Nov. 17 and 24, Pascagoula River Audubon Center, 5107 Arthur St., Moss Point. 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.
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.
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.
American Legion Post 33 meeting: 6 p.m., 1126 Judge Sekul Ave., Biloxi. Details: 374-9774.
Pascagoula Decoys: 6 p.m., Ina Thompson Moss Point Library, 4119 Bellview St. Presented with Ducks Unlimited member Joe Bosco. Tells stories of decoy manufacturers and important personalities who came to area to make duck calls and wooden decoys for sale nationally. Details: 475-7462.
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.
Harrison County Utility Authority Board meeting: 9 a.m., Intraplex Industrial Park, 10271 Express Drive, Gulfport. Details: 828-8752.
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.
"Coming Home" art exhibit and reception: 4-6 p.m., University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus library, 730 E. Beach Blvd., Long Beach. Features Joely Corban's pastel drawings and oil paintings. Details: 214-3450.
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.
Relaxing with Reiki program: 6 p.m., St. Martin Public Library, 15004 Lemoyone Blvd. Learn about the Reiki techniques and relaxation. Registration required. Details: 392-3250.
Gulf Coast Community Action Agency Board of Directors and Head Start Policy Council meeting: 6 p.m., GCCAA, 500 24th St., Gulfport. Details: 896-1409 Ext. 8328.
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."
Social Security benefits program: 6 p.m. Nov. 19 and 2 p.m. Nov. 20, Ocean Springs Municipal Library, 15004 LeMoyne Blvd. Presented by Sal Crespo, certified financial planner. Discusses seven keys to enhancing and controlling Social Security benefits. Registration suggested. Details: 392-3250.
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.
Surviving the Holidays support group: 6-8 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 2710 S. Pascagoula St., Pascagoula. Those struggling with divorce or the loss of a loved one are encouraged to attend. Details: 762-5222.
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." 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.
Ice skating: 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.
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.
"Beauty and the Beast Jr.": 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. 20 and 27, Amour Danzar, 9355 County Farm Road, Gulfport. Cost: $10 dance and $6 dinner. Details: 324-3730.
"On Golden Pond": 8 p.m. Nov. 20-21 and 2 p.m. Nov. 22, Bay St. Louis Little Theatre, 398 Blaize Ave. Cost: $15 adults, $10 ages 65 years and older, veterans, military and students and $8 ages 12 and younger. Details: 467-9024 or bsllt.org.
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.
Mudslingers: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Designed for ages 15 and older. Cost: $25. Details: 374-5547.
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.
We Are Better Together community feeding: 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Henry Beck Park, 671 Division St., Biloxi. Free lunch for up to 500 people. Details: 205-902-0243.
Gulf Coast Writers Association meeting: 11 a.m.-1 p.m., East Biloxi Library, 580 Howard Ave. Speaker: Laura Reese. Details: 596-7217.
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.
Hobo Day: Noon-5 p.m., Mississippi Coast Model Railroad Museum, 504 Pass Road, Gulfport. Includes hobo stories, music and costume contest based on age brackets. Attendees asked to bring a can of food to help the needy in the area at local food panties. Details: 627-4162.
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.
Steak night: 6 p.m. Nov. 21 and 28, Biloxi Elks 606 Lodge, 1178 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Cost: $18 ribeye and $20 T-bones. Details: 374-0606.
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.
VFW Post 6731 breakfast: 8-11 a.m. Nov. 22 and 29, 4321 W. Gay Road, D'Iberville. Details: 392-1152.
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.
Omelet breakfast: 9-11 a.m., Ocean Springs Elks Lodge, 2501 Beachview Drive. Cost: $7.
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.
Fall Break Game Days: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 23-25, Gautier Public Library, 2100 Library Lane. Featuring video games, board games, adventure games and more. Refreshments.
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.
Family Movie Night: 6 p.m., Ocean Springs Municipal Library, 525 Dewey Ave. Enjoy a family-friendly Disney movie and refreshments. Bring folding chairs and blankets.
Gulf Coasty Research Laboratory's Science Cafe: 6-7:30 p.m., 703 E. Beach Drive, Ocean Springs. Topic: the secret lives of green herons. Refreshments. Details: 872-4213.
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.
Shop local: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Old Town, Bay St. Louis.
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.