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Holiday Business and Breakfast: 7:30 a.m., Hampton Inn and Suites, 1121 E. Frontage Road, Wiggins.
13th annual Piney Woods Heritage Festival: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 20 and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 21, 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.
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.
Social Security benefits program: 2 p.m., 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.
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.
Gulf Coast Bocce League meeting: 9 a.m. Nov. 21 and 28, Woolmarket Bocce Courts, 16320 Old Woolmarket Road. Learn to play bocce and all ages are welcome. Details: 396-4602.
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.
Art and Food Market Day: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. Art vendors and culinary demonstrations. Cost: $20 vendor fee for members and $25 nonmember 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.
"Ransom of Red Chief" auditions: 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.
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.
Black and Gold Super Celebration: Noon-4 p.m., Island View Casino Resort, 3300 West Beach, Gulfport. Features autograph sessions with former New Orleans Saints players, Who Dat Car Corral, mass wedding, renewal of vows by Who Dat King, food and live entertainment. Cost: $5 donation. Proceeds benefit Gulf Coast Women's Center for Nonviolence. Details: 1-877-774-8439.
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, 2:30 p.m. on CBS. 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.
Book signing: 2-3 p.m., Biloxi Visitors Center. Features photographer Alex North and "Mississippi Coast Blessings."
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.
Fish Fry: 5 p.m., Vals Bar and Grill, 503 Porter Ave., Ocean Springs. Cost: $5 per plate. Proceeds benefit Fisher House Wounded Warriors. Details: 872-0606.
Steak night: 6 p.m. Nov. 21 and 28, Biloxi Elks 606 Lodge, 1178 Beach Blvd. 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.
Butch Moran Benefit: 1 p.m.-until, French Club of Biloxi, 182 Howard Ave. Fish plates: $10 per plate. Live entertainment. Details: 436-6472.
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.
Coast Chorale Free Christmas Concert: 4 p.m. Christ Episcopal Church, 912 Beach Blvd., Bay St. Louis.
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.
Jackson County Utility Authority meeting: 4 p.m., Witchen Administration Building, 1225 Jackson Ave., Pascagoula. Details: 762-0119.
Free Friday Night: 5-8 p.m. Nov. 23 and 27, Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, Gulfport.
Marine Fisheries Workshop: 6 p.m., Gulf Coast Research Lab, Caylor Auditorium, 703 E. Beach Drive, Ocean Springs. Open forum discussion and door prizes. Offers local anglers and marine science enthusiasts to obtain updates on current fisheries research conducted in Mississippi coastal waters.
Harrison County Development Commissioners meeting: 8:15 a.m., 12281 Intraplex Parkway, Gulfport.
East Central Harrison County Public Utility District meeting: 8:30 a.m., Offices of Hopkins, Barview and Hopkins, 2701 24th Ave., Gulfport.
West Jackson County Utility District meeting: 9 a.m., District Office, 7312 Rose Farm Road, Ocean Springs. Details: 872-3898.
Preschool and toddler series: 10-11:15 a.m., 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., East Central Public Library, 21801 Slider Road. Healthy refreshments. Learn low-impact workouts for beginners. Details: 588-6263.
Family Movie Matinee: 2 p.m., Pass Christian Public Library, 111 Hiern Ave. Details: 452-4596.
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 Coast Research Laboratory's Science Cafe: 6-7:30 p.m., 703 E. Beach Drive, Ocean Springs. Topic: 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.
Feed My Sheep Soup Kitchen's Thanksgiving lunch to the homeless and needy: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., 2615 19th St., Gulfport. Soup kitchen will be closed Thanksgiving Day and Nov. 27. Details to volunteer or donate: FeedMySheepGulfport.org.
Turkey giveaway: Noon, Morning Star Baptist Church, 2050 Thornton Ave., Gulfport. One hundred turkeys will be given away after Thanksgiving worship service. Must attend worship service to receive a free turkey. One turkey per household. Details: 863-8526.
American Red Cross blood drive: 1-6 p.m., Edgewater Mall, 2600 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Details: 1-800-733-2767.
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.
Gulf Coast Public Safety Feed the Needy Program's Thanksgiving meal: 8 a.m., volunteers to help package and deliver meals should report to the Lyman Community Center, 13472 U.S. 49, Gulfport, Meals can be picked up or delivered, but deadline was Nov. 18. Details: Biloxi police, 385-3033; D'Iberville police, 396-4252; Gulfport police, 868-5703; Gulfport Fire Department, 868-5950; Harrison County Sheriff's Office, 896-0606; Long Beach police, 865-1981; Pass Christian police, 452-3302. To make a donation, call Lt. Mike Shaw at Gulfport Police Department at 868-5703. Donations may be mailed to Gulf Coast Law Enforcement Feed the Needy, Attn: Lt. Mike Shaw, 2220 15th St., Gulfport, MS 39501.
30th annual free Thanksgiving dinner: 11 a.m.-2 p.m., American Legion Hall, 645 Green Meadow Road, Bay St. Louis. Dine-in and takeout available. Deliveries will be made to homebound in Bay St. Louis, Waveland and Hancock County with request deadline of Nov. 23. Details: 223-7349.
Gulf Coast Rescue Mission's Thanksgiving meal: Noon-4 p.m., 2750 Mission Lane, off DeBuys Road, Biloxi. Takeout meals are available. Volunteers are welcome. Details: 388-3884 or 388-6364.
Fifth annual Feeding Our Community Thanksgiving Day meal: noon-4 p.m., Saucier Hurricane Shelter at ballfield. Meal is free. Volunteers or donations are welcome. Details: 669-7129 or 669-2060.
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: Noon-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.
Charity Golf Tournament: 8 a.m., Keesler Air Force Base, Bay Breeze Golf Course, Biloxi. Featuring former NFL wide receiver Yancey Thigpen. Open to all players. Four-man scramble. Cost:$50 per person and $200 per team. Prizes for longest drive for men and women. Proceeds benefit Fisher House. Details: 872-0606.
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 Motorcycle Ride: 10 a.m. leave Kapp's Hideaway in Kiln 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. Party at 2 p.m. 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.
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.