Blood drive: 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Singing River Hospital, 2809 Denny Ave., Pascagoula and Ocean Springs Hospital Education Center, 3109 Bienville Blvd. Donors receive a T-shirt, family blood coverage and free cholesterol check. Details: 1-800-86-BLOOD.
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.
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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.
"Ransom of Red Chief" auditions: 6:30 p.m., Bay St. Louis Little Theatre, 398 Blaize Ave. Roles available for ages 6-70. Details: 467-9024 or 504-453-4888.
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.
Ice skating: 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.
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.
Community Thanksgiving meal: 2 p.m., St. John's Episcopal Church, 705 Rayburn Ave., Ocean Springs.
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.
Friday Night dance: 7:30-8 p.m. dinner served and 8-10 p.m. dancing, Amour Danzar, 9355 County Farm Road, Gulfport. Cost: $10 dance and $6 dinner. Details: 324-3730.
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.
Gulf Coast Bocce League meeting: 9 a.m., Woolmarket Bocce Courts, 16320 Old Woolmarket Road. Learn to play bocce and all ages are welcome. Details: 396-4602.
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.
Steak night: 6 p.m., Biloxi Elks 606 Lodge, 1178 Beach Blvd. Cost: $18 ribeye and $20 T-bones. Details: 374-0606.
VFW Post 6731 breakfast: 8-11 a.m., 4321 W. Gay Road, D'Iberville. Details: 392-1152.
Ocean Springs Elks Lodge blueberry pancake breakfast: 9-11 a.m., 2501 Beachview Drive. Cost: $7.
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.
Children rally: 1:30-3:30 p.m., First Baptist Church of Long Beach, 300 N. Cleveland Ave. Information booths, music, door prizes, guest speakers and more. Details: 861-0007.
"Aladdin Jr." auditions: 3-6 p.m. Nov. 29, 5-8 p.m. Nov. 30, Gulfport Little Theater, 2600 13th Ave. Roles available for ages 5-18. Participants should bring a CD and prepare a song from one to two minutes long.
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.