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At Ease Gang meeting: 7 a.m., Treasure Bay Casino, Infinity Buffet, 1980 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Coffee. Details: 806-4453.
Technology Tuesday: 10 a.m.-noon at St. Martin Public Library and 1-3 p.m. at Ocean Springs Public Library. Led by computer trainer Kim Harvey. Details: 769-3060 Ext. 238.
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Authors and Characters: 11:45 a.m., Bay St. Louis-Hancock County Library, 312 U.S. 90, Bay St. Louis. Features Thomas E. Simmons discussing "By Accident of Birth." Lunch available with program for $10. Reservations required. Details: 467-5282.
Vancleave Youth Baseball League meeting: 6 p.m., baseball fields on Ball Park Road.
Evening of Bunco: 6 p.m., Gateway United Methodist Church, 16020 S. Swan Road, Gulfport. Cost: $20 dinner and Bunco games. Door prizes. Space is limited. Details: 832-0135.
Journey through Italy cooking class: 6-8:30 p.m., Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, 246 Dolan Ave., Gulfport. Features Chef Maria. Cost: $30-35. Details: 897-6039 or lmdc.org.
Eighth annual Taste of Jackson County: 6:30-8:30 p.m., Pelican Landing Conference Center, 6217 Mississippi 613, Moss Point. Cost: $40 per person. Must be 21 years and older. Features more than 20 restaurants. Details: 762-3391.
VFW Post 6731 meeting: 7 p.m., 4321 W. Gay Road, D'Iberville.
"Love, Loss and What I Wore": 7 p.m., Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. Presented by the ladies of Ocean Springs: Nancy Wilson, Carolyn Martin, Ravin Floyd-Nettles, Sandra Barnes, Stacy Howell, Judy Madden, Gloria Gaines and more. Fashion, clothing and accessories. Cost: $12 nonmembers and $10 members. By Nora Ephron. Adult language. Details: 818-2878.
Gulf Coast Symphony Guild meeting: 10 a.m., 7433 Menge Ave., Pass Christian. Guests welcome.
Lenten Soup Suppers: 5:30 p.m. soup supper and 6:30 p.m. worship, Wednesdays, Christus Victor Lutheran Church, 2755 Bienville Blvd., Ocean Springs. Service of Healing. Details: 875-2446.
Computer programming class for kids: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays through March 9, Ocean Springs Library. Bring laptop with latest version of Flash installed. Each child that is younger than 12 should be accompanied by an adult. Seating is limited. Registration encouraged. Details: 875-1193.
King of the Hill test and tune: 6 p.m. gates open and test and tune, 9 p.m. eliminations, Gulfport Dragway, 17085 Racetrack Road. Cost: $25 car and driver and $8 spectators and $5 children 10 years and younger.
Art Festival: 9-11 a.m. Biloxi VA Medical Center, Recreation Hall, Building 17. Celebration in art, creative writing, dance, drama and music. Judges will be considering 51 different categories of fine arts, applied arts and crafts. Details: 233-7348.
"Fifty Years of Fine Art" reception: Noon, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Jefferson Davis Campus, Fine Arts gallery. Features former art students and faculty members who work in a variety of artistic media, including paintings, drawing, printmaking, photography, ceramics and digital art. Exhibit will be on display through March 24. Details: 897-3909.
"Something New, Something Old" opening reception: 5-8 p.m., Art House, 921 Cash Alley, Ocean Springs. Features Rita Meadows. Details:875-9285.
"The Wiz": 7 p.m. March 3-5 and 2 p.m. March 6, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Perkinston Campus, Malone Hall Auditorium. Cost: $10 adults and $5 students and children. Details: 601-928-6369.
Yoga at the Museum: 6-7:30 p.m., Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Cost: $5. Suitable for all levels. Led by Moira Anderson of River Rock Yoga. Details: 374-5547.
Human Trafficking: Noon-1 p.m., Jubilee Center, 4322 Popp's Ferry Road, Biloxi. Speaker: Renee Davis of Gulf Coast Women's Center for Nonviolence. Cost: $10 per person with lunch included. Details: 392-4288.
VFW Post 6731 steak night: 6-8 p.m., 4321 W. Gay Road, D'Iberville. Details: 392-1152.
Grilled steak dinner: 6:30-8 p.m., Ocean Springs Elks Lodge, 2501 Beachview Drive. Cost: $12.
Tougaloo College choir concert: 7 p.m., New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, 255 Main St., Biloxi. Free. Donations accepted. The choir will travel to Houston following this concert. Details: 896-7673.
Friday Night Dinner Dance: 7:30 p.m. March 4, 11, 18 and 25, Amour Danzar Ballroom, 9355 County Farm Road, Gulfport. Cost: $6 dinner and $10 dance. Details: 324-3730.
Bring it to the Bay Half Marathon Relay and 5K: 7:30 a.m., begins at Main Street and Beach Boulevard, Bay St. Louis. Raising funds for local law enforcement in Hancock and Harrison counties. Details: 466-5732.
Walk Mississippi: 9 a.m., Fort Marupaus State Park, Ocean Springs. Proceeds benefit Mississippi research and other services. Presented by National MS Society. Details: 205-879-8546.
Introduction to Calligraphy: 9 a.m.-noon, Walter Anderson Museum of Art, 510 Washington Ave., Ocean Springs. Cost: $40 per person. Space size is 20. Led by Carol Hutcherson. Details: 872-3164.
Benefit Fundraiser for Jennie House: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., VFW 4526, 15206 Dedeaux Road, Gulfport. Silent auction, arts and crafts, concessions and door prizes. Details: 669-0047.
Spring Song--Birding by Sound and Sight: 10 a.m., Pascagoula River Audubon Center. Led by Sheri Glowinski. Free.
Jewelry class: 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Gallery 782, 782 Water St., Biloxi. Features Julie Boudreaux designing earrings. Use of a tool kit and silverware is included in cost. Cost: $30. Details: 504-578-8192.
Fourth annual St. Patrick's Day Festival and Parade: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Harper McCaughan Town Green, Long Beach. Carnival rides, music, vendors and food. Parade begins at 2 p.m. Presented by Irish American Society of Long Beach. Details: 697-3868.
Linux, Liberty and Why You Should Care: 11 a.m., Pass Christian Public Library, 111 Hiern Ave. Food, free Linux DVDs, door prizes, experts present and hands-on time with demo computers. Presented by Science Cafe on the Coast and the South Mississippi Linux Users Group. Details: 214-3467.
Fourth annual Oyster Throwdown: 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Knock Knock Lounge, U.S. 90, Waveland. Proceeds benefit Hope Haven Children's Services. Live music, silent auction, and more. Cost: $15 ages 13 and older and $6 for ages 6-12.
Ninth annual The Ivy and Pearl Affair: 7 p.m. doors open and 8 p.m. court presentation, Jackson County Civic Center. Theme: An Enchanted Evening of Elegant Pearls. Presented by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. Theta Zeta Omega Chapter. Details/tickets: Tzo1908@gmail.com.
American Legion Post 119's Chili Cookoff: 2 p.m., 12320 Ashley Drive N., Suite A, Gulfport. Cost: $5 public sampling. Details: 206-3201
Sandi Patty's concert: 7 p.m. Pearl River Community College, Brownstone Center for the Arts, Poplarville. Cost: $30 reserved orchestra and $25 balcony. Details: 601-403-1180.
Coast Singles of South Mississippi meeting: 4 p.m., St. Martin Public Library, 15400 LeMoyne Blvd. Details: 875-3138.
VFW Post 6731 auxiliary meeting: 6 p.m., 4321 W. Gay Road, D'Iberville. Details: 392-1152.
Coast Young Professional's Third annual Meeting Social: 6-8 p.m., Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, 246 Dolan Ave., Gulfport. Cost: $25 in advance and $35 at the door. Details: 604-0014.
MGCCC Golf fundraising tournament: 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Pine Burr Country Club, Wiggins. Cost: $100 individuals and $550 sponsor a tee. Awards will be given. Details: 601-928-6344 or 601-528-8952.
American Red Cross blood drive: 4-8 p.m., Family Life Church, Mississippi 63. Details: 1-800-733-2767.
Housing Resource and Health Fair: 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Orange Grove Community Center, 14416 Dedeaux Road, Gulfport. Services include diabetes testing, blood pressure checks, free and confidential HIV testing and more. Details: 248-1030 Ext. 1022.
Taste of South Mississippi: 5:30-8 p.m., Salvation Army Kroc Center, Division Street, Biloxi. Proceeds benefit the Salvation Army Kroc Center Youth Programs and Scholarship Fund. Details: 207-1218.
Starting a Business--First Steps: 6-8 p.m., Innovation Center, 1636 Popp's Ferry Road, Biloxi. Details: 396-8661.
Millsaps Night for Prospective Students: 6-8 p.m., Get2College Center, 715 Cox Ave., Ocean Springs. Details: 601-974-1051.
Ronnie Kole performance: 7:30 p.m., Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. Features New Orleans musical jazz pianist, Ronnie Kile. Cost: $18 non members and $15 members. Details: 818-2878.
"Is He Dead": 8 p.m. March 11-12, 2 p.m. March 13 and 8 p.m. March 17-19, Biloxi Little Theatre, 220 Lee St. Cost: $15 adults and $12 seniors, military and students. Details: 432-8543 or 4blt.org.
Exploring the Elements of Abstract Painting: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. March 12-13, Walter Anderson Museum of Art, Art Cottage, 510 Washington Ave., Ocean Springs. Led by New Orleans artist, Anne Cicero. Supplies will need to be purchased before the class. Cost: $250. Spots limited to 10. Details: 872-3164.
American Red Cross blood drive: 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Latimer Community Center, 10908 Daisy Vestry Road, Ocean Springs. Details: 1-800-733-2767.
Wonderful World of Frogs: 10 a.m., Pascagoula River Audubon Center. Led by Kathy Shelton. Free.
Food Market Day: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. Vendor cost: $20 members and $25 nonmembers. Details: 818-2878.
10th annual Grillin' on the Green: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Biloxi Town Green. BBQ cookoff, awards, live entertainment, arts and crafts vendors. Details: 435-6339.
Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss: 10:30-11:30 a.m., Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. Cost: $5 per person and $10 per family.
Chef class for kids: 11:30-12:30 p.m., Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. Cost: $12 online and $14 door. Greenhouse on Porter teach children how to create biscuits. Seating is limited. Details: 818-2878.
Boneyard Lake Rookery talk and Meet the Artist with photographer Larry Dees: 1 p.m., Pascagoula River Audubon Center. Free.
Home of Grace 51st Homecoming: 3 p.m., Center Pointe Church, Ocean Springs. Musical performances by men and women choirs, alumni testimonies, multimedia and more. Details: 826-6521.
Southern Paranormal and Anomaly Research Society event: 6 p.m.-1 a.m., Beauvoir--The Jefferson Davis Home and Presidential Library, 2244 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Cost: $40. Details: 388-4400, ext. 217.
Arts Under the Dome: 7 p.m., First United Methodist Church, downtown Gulfport on 15th Street and 24th Avenue. Features Duo del Sol, violin/guitar duo. Cost: $15 adults and $10 students. Details: 229-6851 or arts.fumc-gulfport. org.
Boogie Night: 7-11 p.m., Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, 246 Dolan Ave., Gulfport. Music from the 80's, food, cash bar and silent auction. Details: 897-6039 or lmdc.org.
American Red Cross blood drive: 8 a.m.-1 p.m., St. Clare Parish, 236 S. Beach Blvd., Waveland. Details: 1-800-733-2767.
Public Relations Association of Mississippi meeting: Noon, Lookout Steakhouse, Gulfport. Speaker: Wade Kwon. Topic: The Art of the Brand--What you blog needs and deserves. Cost: $15 members and $25 nonmembers.
American Red Cross blood drive: 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., St. Martin High School, 11300 Yellow Jacket Blvd., Ocean Springs. Details: 1-800-733-2767.
Easter Egg Hunt: 5:30 p.m. activities begin and 6:30 p.m. egg hunt begins, Sportsplex Soccer Complex, 17200 16th St., Gulfport. Designed for ages 12 and younger. Face painting, games, refreshments and pictures with Easter Bunny. Details: 868-5881.
For the Love of Dublin -- Enchanted St. Patrick's Day cooking class: 6-8:30 p.m., Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, 246 Dolan Ave., Gulfport. Featuring Chef Dawn. Cost: $30-35. Details: 897-6039 or lmdc.org.
Retired and Senior Volunteers Program Handy Man Brigade: 8:30 a.m., 842 Commerce St. Gulfport. Details: 896-0412.
14th annual George Ohr Gala: 6 p.m., 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Presented by Beau Rivage Resort Casino. Rooms are limited. Cocktail attire, silent auction, cash bar, complimentary wine, live entertainment and hors d'oeuvres. Cost: $89-100. Details: 386-7111 or 374-5547.
Making Democracy Work luncheon: Noon, IP Casino Resort Spa, third floor ballroom, Biloxi. Speaker: Karen Sock, entrepreneur and community leader. Tickets: $30. Details: 432-0301, ext. 302.
How to Develop a Business Plan: 6-8 p.m., Innovation Center, 1636 Popp's Ferry Road, Biloxi. Details: 396-8661.
Gulf Coast Restaurant Raffle/lenten dinner: 5-7 p.m. dinner and 7 p.m. drawing, Blessed Seelos Catholic Church, Parish Hall, Biloxi. Tickets: $10. Details: 860-5077.
VFW Post 6731 fish dinners: 6-8 p.m., 4321 W. Gay Road, D'Iberville. Details: 392-0861.
"Pinkalicious--the Musical": 7 p.m. March 18, Musical Tea Party and Performance, 3 p.m. March 19-20 and 7 p.m. March 19, Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, 246 Dolan Ave., Gulfport. Ticket cost: $7 students, $10 seniors and military and $13 general admission. Musical Tea party and performance cost: $15 per person. Details: 897-6039 or lmdc.org.
Jericho Road Show: 7 p.m., Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. Cost: $10 members and $12 nonmembers.
Easter Egg Hunt: 9 a.m. activities and 10 a.m. egg hunt begins, Jones Park, west end grass circle, Gulfport. Designed for ages 12 and younger. Face painting, games, refreshments and pictures with Easter Bunny. Details: 868-5881.
21st annual VW Charity Car Show: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Edgewater Mall, Biloxi.
Natural Soundscapes and Biodiversity: 10 a.m., Pascagoula River Audubon Center. Led by Tim Mullet. Free.
Fairy House Workshop: 10 a.m.-noon, Crosby Arboretum, 370 Ridge Road, Picayune. Cost: $10 members and $15 nonmembers. Space limited. Features Mississippi State Extension profesor James DelPrince. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Details: 601-799-2311.
Fundraiser: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Long Beach Harbor. Cost: $5 per person. Families can touch and explore big trucks and heavy machinery and meet police officers, fire fighters and others that serve. Proceeds benefit Long Beach Chamber's high school scholarship and small business grants.
Easter Egg Hunt: 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Beauvoir--the Jefferson Davis Home and Presidential Library, 2244 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Cost: $10 per car. Details: 388-4400, ext. 217.
Book signing: Noon-1:30 p.m., Pass Christian Books, 300 E. Scenic Drive. Features Randy Pierce signing "The Peter Bay". Details: 222-4827.
Pine Hill Festival: 5 p.m. March 18 and 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Marhc 19, downtown Wiggins. Live entertainment, arts and crafts, food vendors, artisans, jumpers and rides for families. 5K run and kid's run. Details: 601-928-5699.
MPB Day at Lynn Meadows Discovery Center: 10 and 11 a.m., Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, 246 Dolan Ave., Gulfport. Reading, dancing performance with PBS characters and hands-on activities. Free with museum admission. Details: 897-6039.
Yoga at the Museum: 6 p.m., Walter Anderson Museum of Art, 510 Washington Ave., Ocean Springs. Cost: $5. Features Moira Anderson of River Rock Yoga. Suitable for all levels. Details: 872-3164.
VFW Post 6731 fried steak night: 6-8 p.m., 4321 W. Gay Road, D'Iberville. Details: 392-1152.
Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd Easter Sunrise service: 6:30 a.m., U.S. 90 and White Avenue, Biloxi, led by the Rev. James Garnett. Details: 388-5767.
Science Cafe: 6-7:30 p.m., Gulf Coast Research Laboratory, 703 E. Beach Drive, Ocean Springs. Presenter: Sheri Glowinski, biologist, Mississippi Audubon. Title: Birds of a Feather-- An Exploration into the Human-Bird Relationship. Sponsored by Mississippi Alabama Sea Grant. Refreshments.
Cash Flow Projections for your Business Plan: 6-8 p.m., Innovation Center, 1636 Popp's Ferry Road, Biloxi. Details: 396-8661.