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Fourth annual Frosty Kroc Run: 8:30 a.m. 1-mile fun run, 9 a.m. 10K starts, 9:15 a.m. 5K run begins, Golden Nugget Casino parking lot, 151 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Registration: $15 for fun run, $20 for 5K and 10K races. Children under 12 years are $10 for $15 for 5K and 10K. Proceeds benefit The Salvation Army Kroc Center Scholarship fund.
TNT Ranch fundraising Bridge Walk: 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Biloxi Bay Bridge. The first 100 people to register at $20 will receive a free Ranch T-shirt. All proceeds go to the homeless shelter. Details: 669-7859.
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Martin Luther King Jr. Coastwide Celebration Combined New Year Media Mixer/Press Conference: 9:30 a.m.-noon, Martin Luther King Jr. Municipal Building, 676 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Biloxi. Previews of upcoming activities during Coastwide Celebration. Refreshments.
Clay Babies -- Drawing in Clay: 10-10:45 a.m., Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Designed for ages 2-6. Cost: $10 per student. Class limit is 15. Details: 374-5547.
27th Avenue Market: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., downtown Gulfport. Market features growers, food producers and artists within 100-mile radius. Details: 596-2496.
Gulf Coast Stamp Club meeting: 2:30 p.m., St. Martin Public Library, 15004 Lemoyne Blvd.
"Play of Light of Shadow" opening reception: 5:30-7 p.m., The Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. Light refreshments. Features Bob Tompkins, new world master of Old World Style. Details: 818-2878.
Biloxi Elks Lodge 606 steak night: 6 p.m. Jan. 9, 16, 23 and 30, 1178 Beach Blvd. Cost: $18 ribeyes and $20 T-bones. Live entertainment. Details: 374-0606.
Ice skating: 6 and 8:30 p.m. Jan. 9; 2, 4:30 and 7 p.m. Jan. 10, 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. Ocean Springs Elks Lodge 2501 scholarship dinner: 6:30-8 p.m., 2501 Beachview Drive, Ocean Springs. Cost: $10.
"A Midsummer's Night Dream": 7 p.m., Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government Ave., Ocean Springs. Cost: $15 adults and $10 students. Presented by WINGS Performing Arts. Details: 818-2878.
Ocean Springs Elks Lodge country fried steak and eggs breakfast: 9-11 a.m., 2501 Beachview Drive. Cost: $10. Presented by Ritual Team. Details: 875-2501.
Third annual Messa e Pranzo: 11 a.m., Holy Family Catholic Church and School, 22342 Evangeline Drive. Sponsored by Gulf Coast Italian American Cultural Society. Lunch follows at 12:30 p.m. Tickets: $12 adults and $6 children, ages 4-12. Details and tickets: 539-4571.
Digital literacy classes: 9 a .m.-4 p.m. introduction to Excel and 5:15-6:45 p.m. iPad and iPhone basics, Bay St. Louis-Hancock County Library. Details: 467-5282.
Biloxi Kiwanis Club meeting: Noon, DoubleTree by Hilton, 940 Beach Blvd. Details: 547-5536.
Friends of the Moss Point Library meeting: 1:30 p.m., Ina Thompson Moss Point Library, 4119 Bellview St. Details: 475-7462.
Jackson County Utility Authority: 4 p.m., Witchen Administration Building, 1225 Jackson Ave., Pascagoula. Details: 762-0119.
Ocean Springs public meeting: 5:30 p.m., City Hall, 1018 Porter Ave. Discussing findings of survey of right-of-way, property lines and road width along Lovers Lane. Details: 875-6712.
South Mississippi Urban Style Ballroom Dancing: 6-8 p.m. Mondays at Randolph Senior Center, 315 Clark Ave., Pass Christian; and 6-8 p.m. on Tuesdays at Bayou Gulf Paralyzed Veterans Building, 15489 Dedeaux Road, Gulfport. Singles and partners welcome. Details: 206-5510.
History and Mission of the Wolf River Conservation Society: 7 p.m., Pass Christian Historical Society, 201 E. Scenic Drive. Led by Bob Fairbank. Speaking about history, mission and accomplishments of the Wolf River Conservation Society. Details: 452-7254.
American Legion Post 1992 membership meeting: 7-8 p.m., 3824 Old Spanish Trail, Gautier. Details: 497-6422.
BNI Mississippi information meeting: 8 a.m., Hilton Garden Inn, 2703 Denny Ave., Pascagoula. Seeking professionals interested in growing their business by maximizing their marketing efforts. Details: 504-442-8983.
West Jackson County Utility District meeting: 9 a.m., district office, 7312 Rose Farm Road, Ocean Springs. Details: 872-3898.
Computer classes for beginners: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Pass Christian Public Library, 111 Hiern Ave. Led by John Giesemann of Mississippi State University Extension Center for Technology Outreach. Details: 452-4596.
South Mississippi Urban Style Dance class: 10 a.m.-noon Tuesdays and Thursdays, Isiah Frederick Community Center, 3312 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Gulfport. Details: 206-5510.
Parkinson's disease support group meeting: 11:30 a.m., Beauvoir Methodist Church, 2113 E. Pass Road, Biloxi. Program: Managing in motor symptoms in PD. Details: 896-3075.
Authors and Characters: 11:45 a.m., Bay St. Louis-Hancock County Library. Features musician and photographer, Pat Murphy discussing "Growing Up Downtown". Lunch: $10. Registration required. Details: 467-5282.
Home School Studio Art Classes: 1:30-3 p.m. Jan. 12, 19 and 26, Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Designed for ages 6-17. Cost: $12 per student. Focusing on clay technique, project, pottery wheel, ceramic Mardi Gras masks and clay sculpture. Details: 374-5547.
Lego Club meeting: 3:30 p.m., East Central Public Library, 21801 Slider Road. Designed for ages 8 and older. Refreshments. Details: 588-6263.
Relay for Life of Harrison County Kickoff: 5:30 p.m., Coldwell Banker Alfonso Realty, 9153 Lorraine Road, Gulfport. Details: 601-467-0468.
Science Cafe: 6 p.m., Orange Grove Public Library, 12135 Old Highway 49, Gulfport. Theme: What's the Buzz on Bees. Led by Tim Lockley, senior entomologist for the Mississippi Department of Agriculture on the Gulf Coast, and Joshua Reeves, co-owner of J&J Bees and Trees. Details: 452-4596 or 214-3467.
Caregiving Connections Support Group meeting: 6-7:15 p.m., St. Peter's-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church, Gulfport. Light refreshments. RSVP encouraged. Details: 1-877-926-8300.
Learn to Draw: 6-7:30 p.m. Jan. 12, 19 and 26, Gail Keenan Art Center, 5065 Espy Ave., Long Beach. Cost: $90 for four sessions. Supplies included. Bring a friend and get half off. Details: 234-1610.
Mardi Gras Mambo: 6-8:30 p.m., Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, 246 Dolan Ave., Gulfport. Features chef Maria Vieages. Tickets: $30-35. Details: 897-6039.
When Women Talk -- Girls Just Want to Have Funds: 6-9 p.m., Ohr-O'Keefe Museum, Biloxi. With Martin Luther King Jr. Coastwide Celebration.
Introduction to computers and Microsoft Word: 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Bay St. Louis-Hancock County Library. Registration required. Details: 467-5282.
Community peer support group: 10 a.m., Westside Community Center, 4006 8th St., Gulfport. Details: 575-4549.
W.O.W. luncheon: Noon, Lyman Community Center, U.S. 49, Gulfport. Cost: $10 lunch. Special guest Advocates for Freedom. Bring baby wipes and diapers for Women Resource Center and gently worn shoes for the Caleb project. Details: 832-1714 or 424-0098.
French Club of Biloxi men's meeting: 6 p.m. dinner and 7 p.m. meeting, 182 Howard Ave. Serving red beans and rice with pork chops. Details: 436-6472.
Strengthen, Stretch and Align with Pilates: 10:30-11:15 a.m. Jan. 14, 21 and 28, Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government Ave., Ocean Springs. Cost: $15 per class. Led by Ellen Miller, owner of Bayou Pilates in Ocean Springs. Details: 818-2878.
Lunch and Learn: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Jan. 14-15, 21 and 29 with chef Cheri Hiers, Mary C. O'Keefe Cultrual Center for Arts and Education, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. Cost: $12 in advance and $14 walk-in. Details: 818-2878.
Sons of the American Revolution luncheon and meeting: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Panda Palace, Crossroads Shopping Center, Gulfport. Details: 863-4420.
Handbuilding Clay for Beginners: 1-3 p.m. Jan. 14, 21 and 28, Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Biloxi, Biloxi. Designed for ages 14 and older. Cost: $185 per student. No experience needed. Class fee includes 25 pounds of clay, use of studio tools and more. Details: 374-5547.
10 Most Endangered Historical Places in Mississippi: 6-7 p.m., Westside Community Center, 4006 8th St., Gulfport. Presented by Lolly Barnes, director of the Mississippi Heritage Trust. Sponsored by Historical Society of Gulfport. Refreshments.
Line dancing classes: 6-7:30 p.m. Jan. 14, 21 and 6 p.m. Jan. 27, Pascagoula Public Library, 3214 Pascagoula St. All ages invited. Led by Ericka Nicholson. Details: 769-3060.
Starting a Business -- First Steps: 6-8 p.m., Innovation Center, 1636 Popp's Ferry Road, Biloxi. Details: 396-8661.
South for the Winter: 6:30 p.m., Sal and Mookie's, Biloxi. Five-course dining experience will feature craft beer pairings with chef-prepared dishes along with storytelling from local breweries including Biloxi Brewing Company, Lazy Magnolia Brewery and Mississippi Brewing Company. Cost: $60. Details: 207-9697.
"Come Play With Us" rehearsal schedule: 6:40-8 p.m. Thursdays, Randolph Center, 315 Clark Ave., Pass Christian. Features Pass Christian Community Orchestra. Designed for ages 10 and older and have played an instrument for at least two years. Details: 224-2575.
Kids dance fundraising event: 5-8 p.m., Gulfport High School Gymnasium. Designed for kindergarten through sixth grade. Inviting all school districts. Cost: $5 at the door. Prize will be awarded. Presented by TNT Ranch Recovery Home. All proceeds go to the homeless shelter.
Kids cooking class: 6-7:30 p.m., Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, 246 Dolan Ave., Gulfport. Features chef Maria Vieages. Tickets: $12.50 per person. Details: 897-6039.
Casting call of "Wildflowers-From Fiction to Film: 6-10 p.m. Jan. 15 and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Jan. 16, Gautier Convention Center, 2012 Library Lane. Details: 327-1197.
Ocean Springs Elks Lodge grilled steak/fish dinner: 6:30-8 p.m., 2501 Beachview Drive. Cost: $12. Details: 875-2501.
Gospel Extravaganza: 7 p.m., Grace Temple Baptist Church, 13344 Old Highway 49, Gulfport. With Martin Luther King Jr. Coastwide Celebration.
Friday Night Dance: 7:30 p.m., Amour Danzar Ballroom, 9355 County Farm Road, Gulfport. Cost: $10. Details: 324-3730.
Man Power -- Breaking Generational Curses: 8 a.m.-noon, Progressive Missionary Baptist Church, 3113 20th St., Gulfport. With Martin Luther King Jr. Coastwide Celebration.
Clearance book sale: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Ina Thompson Moss Point Library, 4119 Bellview St. Features new and old items. Hardbacks, paperbacks, CDs, videos and more. Details: 475-7462.
Winter Botany Walk and Children's Wildlife Ornament Workshop: 10 a.m. field walk with Mississippi State University extension forestry specialist Glenn Hughes and 1 p.m. pine cone and peanut butter children's workshop, Crosby Arboretum, 370 Ridge Road, Picayune. Cost: $5 for each program. Details: 601-799-2311.
Sit, Stay and Read: 10 a.m.-noon, Pass Christian Public Library, 111 Hiern Ave. Children will exercise reading skills while visiting pets. Reading sessions last 30 minutes. Details: 452-4596.
Birthday celebration of Dizzy Dean: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Dizzy Dean Welcome Center, 61208 U.S. 49, Stone County. Refreshments. Details: 601-928-5418.
Lego Club event: 1 p.m., Lucedale-George Public Library, 507 Oak St. Designed for ages 8 and older. Children must be accompanied by adult. Details: 601-947-2123.
Mississippi Gulf Coast Daylily Society meeting: 1:30 p.m., Vancleave Public Library, 12604 Mississippi 57. Led by Jeff and Elizabeth Salter. Details: 826-5596.
Jackson County Southern Christian Leadership Conference 40th Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Awards and Scholarship Banquet: 7 p.m., Pelican Landing Conference Center, Moss Point. Details: 475-5421.
Belles and Buoys Square Dance: 8-10 p.m., Lyman Senior Citizen Center, 14592 County Farm Road, Gulfport. Caller Kevin Cozad of Centerville, Ala. Details: 363-2622.
Sunday Inspiration: 3-5:30 p.m., Grace Temple Baptist Church, 13344 Old Highway 49, Gulfport. With Martin Luther King Jr. Coastwide Celebration.
Martin Luther King Jr. activities: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, 246 Dolan Ave., Gulfport. Crafts and activities included with museum admission. Details: 897-6039.
Marade -- Battle of the Bands: 11 a.m-3 p.m., MGM Park, 875 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Parade begins at Frank Gruich Center, 591, Howard Ave. With Martin Luther King Jr. Coastwide Celebration.
Harrison County Development Commission meeting: 8:15 a.m., 12281 Intraplex Parkway, Gulfport. Details: 896-8020.
Coloring workshop for adults: 5-7:30 p.m., Ocean Springs Municipal Library, 525 Dewey Ave. Designed for ages 18 and older. Details: 875-1193.
Hancock/Harrison Counties Forestry and Wildlife Association meeting: 6 p.m. registration and 6:15 p.m. program begins, Lyman Community Center, 13742 U.S. 49, Gulfport. Presenter: Glenn Hughes, Mississippi State University Forestry Extension. Theme: 10 Tips for Beginning Forest Landowners. Cost: $20 nonmembers and $30 nonmember couples and free for members. Preregistration requested. Details: 865-4227.
East Central Harrison County Public Utility District: 8:30 a.m., offices of Hopkins, Barvie and Hopkins, 2701 24th Ave., Gulfport.
Block printing: 6-9 p.m., Walter Anderson Museum of Art, 510 Washington Ave., Ocean Springs. Participants may bring dinner to eat. Led by Heather Carter Rumfelt. Cost: $35. Designed for ages 18 and older. Class size limited. Details: 872-3164.
Biloxi Elks Lodge 606 meeting: 7 p.m., 1178 Beach Blvd. Details: 374-0606.
Lunch and Learn: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Jan. 22 with Robert Sweeting, Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center for Arts and Education, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. Cost: $12 in advance and $14 walk-in. Details: 818-2878.
How to Develop a Business Plan: 6-8 p.m., Innovation Center, 1636 Popp's Ferry Road, Biloxi. Details: 396-8661.
Harrison County Emergency Communication Commission meeting: 10 a.m., 1st Judicial District Courthouse, EOC conference room, 1801 23rd Ave., Gulfport. Details: 831-0760.
"The Ransom of Red Chief": 8 p.m. Jan. 22-23, 2 p.m. Jan. 24, 8 p.m. Jan. 29-30 and 2 p.m. Jan. 31, Bay St. Louis Little Theatre, 398 Blaize Ave. Cost: $15 adults, $10 seniors, veterans, military and students and $8 children 12 and younger. Details: 467-9024 or bsllt.org.
Children's Mardi Gras Celebration: 10 a.m.-noon, Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, 246 Dolan Ave., Gulfport. Music, bingo, art activities, face painting, children's parade and more. Details: 897-6039.
East Asian Experience: 10 a.m.-noon, Ocean Springs Municipal Library, 525 Dewey Ave. Registration required. Attendees begin with tai chi with Alfred Rivera of Okinawa Kenpo Mushin Ryu Dojo, family-oriented karate school. Sushi, Shanghai and Samurais with Judy Dalgo at 11 a.m. Refreshments. Details: 875-1193.
Chinese New Year teen event: 1-3 p.m., St. Martin Public Library, 15004 Lemoyne Blvd. Features Chinese foods and culture, crafts and puzzles, calligraphy and more. Registration suggested. Space is limited. Details: 392-3250.
Arts Under the Dome: 7 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 15th Street and 24th Avenue, Gulfport. Features Festival of Four, Viviana Guzman, classical guitarist Richard Patterson, flamenco guitarist Guillermo Rios and guitarist Stevan Pasero. Cost: $15 adults and $10 students. Details: 229-6851.
Self Publishing -- Do It Yourself: 6 p.m., Pascagoula Public Library, 3214 Pascagoula St. Features Chris Wiggins. Registration suggested. Details: 769-3060.
African Children's Choir performance: 6 p.m., First Baptist Church, 300 N. Cleveland Ave., Long Beach. Free. Donations welcome. Details: 864-2584.
Third annual WAMA Craft Beer Tasting: 6-9 p.m., Walter Anderson Museum of Art, 510 Washington Ave., Ocean Springs. Must be 21 years or older. Cost: $10 nonmembers and free for members. Details: 872-3164.
Lunch and Learn: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Jan. 28 with Joaquin Morales, Mary C. O'Keefe Cultrual Center for Arts and Education, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. Cost: $12 in advance and $14 walk-in. Details: 818-2878.
Lawyers at the Library: 3-7 p.m., Pascagoula Public Library, 3214 Pascagoula St. One-on-one sessions to provide legal advice in ares of criminal law, expungements, family law, child custodies, wills and estates, Social Security and disability benefits. Details: 601-576-4208.
Cash Flow Projections For Your Business Plan: 6-8 p.m., Innovation Center, 1636 Popp's Ferry Road, Biloxi. Details: 396-8661.
Free Friday at Lynn Meadows: 5-8 p.m., Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, 246 Dolan Ave., Gulfport. Details: 897-6039.
Special yoga class and workshop: 9:45-11:15 a.m. Kripalu Vata Balancing Yoga class and 1-3:30 p.m. Sacred Pause: Opening Ourselves with Kindness and Mindfulness, River Rock Yoga, 2429 W. Commerce St., Suite C, Ocean Springs. Led by Senior Kripalu teacher Rebecca Kronlage. Cost: $15 for balancing session and $35 for mindfulness session. Includes breathing exercises, relaxation and meditation. All levels welcome.
Storytime with Pete the Cat: 11 a.m., Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, 246 Dolan Ave., Gulfport. Details: 897-6039.
26th annual Mystic Krewe of Pine Island: Noon, line up and 1:30 p.m. rolls at south end of Johns Bayou Road. Tailgate party during line-up. Music performances, awards, food. Theme: Pine Island "Booty". King Pine, Queen Domino and other members of court will be presented. Details: 217-6227.
Gulf Coast Symphony Orchestra concert: 7 p.m., Biloxi Saenger Theatre. Features Native American flutist R. Carlos Nakai. Tickets: $15-45. Details: 896-GCSO.
Belles and Buoys Square Dance: 8-10 p.m., Lyman Senior Citizen Center, 14592 County Farm Road, Gulfport. Caller Willis Simmons of Eufaula, Ala. Details: 363-2622.
Mardi Gras Ball and Dance: 8 p.m.-until, French Club of Biloxi, 182 Howard Ave. Live entertainment. Cost: $15 per person. Details: 436-6472.
Auditions for "Pinkalicious -- The Musical": 2-5 p.m., Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, 246 Dolan Ave., Gulfport. Designed for kindergarten through 12th grade. Production dates are March 15-18. Details: 897-6039.