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Sightseeing Tour of Ocean Springs
Islander Outfitters Tours & Travel, 929 Washington Ave., Ocean Springs. $20 adults, $10 children under 8. Learn about the cultural and natural history of Ocean Springs. Hear stories of the seafood industry, the art community and the colorful past of the Mississippi Coast. Reservations required: 228-257-1708. 228-334-5466. www.islanderoutfitters.com
Never miss a local story.
Auditions for ‘Biloxi Blues’
Center Stage Theatre, 2670 Rue Palafox, Biloxi. Need six men ages 18 to a young looking 30; and two women, one age 18-25 and one age 20-35 (hooker). Show dates are Sept. 14-24. 228-388-6258. centerstagebiloxi.org
Back to School Prayer Service
Magnolia Park Elementary School, 3500 Government St., Ocean Springs. Free. Ocean Springs’ annual community back-to-school prayer service; local clergy representing a broad spectrum of the city’s faith community will lead the service. St. Paul United Methodist Church will an offering at the service for Backpack Buddies. Details: Rev. MJ Kirby: firstname.lastname@example.org or 228-875-5701. 228-875-4263. stpaulos.org
Auditions for ‘Sordid Lives’
Gulfport Little Theatre, 2600 13th Ave., Gulfport. Written by Del Shores; directed by William Keith Gregory II. Production dates: Sept. 22 - 24, Sept. 29 - Oct. 1. Dark comedy. When Peggy, a good Christian woman, hits her head on the sink and bleeds to death after tripping over her lover’s wooden legs in a motel room, chaos erupts in Winters, Texas. This play contains adult situations and is not suitable for children. Casting six males (late 20s to late 40s, one age open) and six females (early 40s to mid-50s, one age open). 228-864-7983. www.gulfportlittletheatre.org
6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Military Monday at MGM Park
MGM Park, 145 Caillavet St., Biloxi. $7-$50. Biloxi Shuckers vs. Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp. The Shuckers honor servicemen and women by sporting military-themed jerseys throughout each Monday home game. 228-233-3465. www1.ticketmaster.com/biloxi-shuckers-vs-jacksonville-jumbo-shrimp-biloxi-mississippi-07-31-2017/event/1B005258D96B85C3
Ocean Springs Church Women
St. Paul United Methodist Church’s downtown campus, 800 Porter Ave., Ocean Springs. Fellowship with refreshments at 9 a.m. in the Wesson Building; program begins at 10. Speaker Lynette Curry will discuss P.E.O., a philanthropic education organization that that provides grants, scholarships and loans to women. 228-875-5701.
Deer Island Kayak Tour
Islander Outfitters Tours & Travel, 929 Washington Ave., Ocean Springs. $35 adult, $25 child under 12. Wildlife viewing with birding opportunities. Everything included: kayak, paddle, life vest, instruction, guide service. Reservations required: 228-257-1708. 228-334-5466. www.islanderoutfitters.com
9 a.m. to noon
Beaded Jewelry Class
Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. $25 members, $35 nonmembers. Learn techniques to design and create jewelry using crystals, glass, wood and ceramic beads, natural stones, cultured pearls, sterling silver, pewter charms and pendants. Tools and supplies are provided and included in the fee. Instructor: Shirley Cahela. 228-818-2878. themaryc.org/?event=beaded-jewelry-making
10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Family Movie Matinee
Pass Christian Public Library, 111 Hiern Ave., Pass Christian. Free. Animated blue cuties race through the Forbidden Forest. You might even catch a glimpse of one in the Children’s Wing. Movie is rated PG and runs 1 hour, 30 minutes. 228-452-4596. harrison.lib.ms.us/staff/
Night Out Expo
Bay St. Louis Community Hall, 301 Blaize Ave., Bay St. Louis. City police department will host a National Night Out Expo designed to join citizens and emergency personnel in the ongoing fight against crime. Families, children can meet members from local law enforcement agencies and learn about the gear these first-responders use. Hands-on activities and educational opportunities. Sign up or find out more about Neighborhood Watch groups. Food and drinks provided. 228-466-8951.
Intermediate Wheel Throwing
Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. $220 per student. Class focuses on throwing larger pieces, making handles, spouts, and lidded vessels. Addresses altering techniques and creating and designing more difficult forms like oval casserole dishes, pitchers, lidded jars, and bottles. Basic throwing skills required. Class fee includes all instruction, glazing, and firing costs. 228-374-5547. georgeohr.org
Two-For-Tuesday at MGM Park
MGM Park, 145 Caillavet St., Biloxi. $7-$50. Biloxi Shuckers vs. Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp. 228-233-3465. https://www1.ticketmaster.com/biloxi-shuckers-vs-jacksonville-jumbo-shrimp-biloxi-mississippi-08-01-2017/event/1B005258D9D285F2
Hegwood Biloxi Community Market
Downtown Biloxi Farmers’ Market, 949 W. Howard Ave, Biloxi. Charles R. Hegwood Biloxi Community Market, under the I-110 overpass.
7 a.m.-5 p.m.
Beginning Ballroom Dance Classes
Amour Danzar Ballroom, 9355 County Farm Road, Gulfport. $80. Learn the waltz, foxtrot, swing, rumba and cha-cha. 228-324-3730.
Pass Christian Public Library, 111 Hiern Ave., Pass Christian. Free. Open knitting lessons on Wednesdays. Knitting needles and yarn available for those without supplies. Details: 228-452-4596 or email@example.com. 228-452-4596. www.harrison.lib.ms.us
Beginning Wheel Throwing
Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. $220 per student, $20 materials fee. Six-week introductory pottery class. Learn fundamentals of wheel throwing, including the making of cylinders, bowls and cups with handles. Basic introduction to glazing. Class fee includes one 25-pound bag of clay. 228-374-5547. georgeohr.org
Coffee Club with Cree Cantrell
Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Free. Spend an hour learning about financial markets and investing while discussing current economic events. 228-374-5547. georgeohr.org
Back to School Game Days
Gautier Public Library, 2100 Library Lane. Free. Two-day experience includes most popular Play Station 3 and Wii gaming or traditional board games. Play individual adventure games or team with others for group play. Refreshments provided.
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday
Advanced ballroom dance classes
Amour Danzar Ballroom, 9355 County Farm Road, Gulfport. $80. Eight consecutive weeks starting July 19. 228-324-3730.
All You Can Eat Wednesday
MGM Park, 145 Caillavet St., Biloxi. $7-$50. Biloxi Shuckers vs. Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp. All-You-Can-Eat ticket $20; season ticket holders have option to upgrade ticket for $10. 228-233-3465. https://www1.ticketmaster.com/biloxi-shuckers-vs-jacksonville-jumbo-shrimp-biloxi-mississippi-08-02-2017/event/1B005258DC87876D
Coloring Event for Adults
East Central Library, 21801 Slider Road, Hurley. Keep Calm and Color event on National Coloring Book Day. De-stress with coloring while listening to soothing music and experiencing the scent of essential oils. Create colored designs with pens, pencils, crayons or markers. For adults age 17 and up. Details: 588-6263.
The Junction Coworking, 796 Howard Ave., Suite A, Biloxi. Bienville Toastmasters meets every Thursday. Learn presentation (public speaking) and leadership skills. 228-235-5046.
Riemann Family Funeral Home in west Jackson County, 13872 Lemoyne Blvd., Biloxi. Free. Topics include celebration of life, burial options, cremation options, veteran’s burial benefits, legal and financial protections of pre-planning. RSVP requested but not required: 228-215-8700. 228-215-8700. www.riemannfamily.com
11 a.m.-1 p.m., 6-8 p.m.
Dungeons and Dragons Games
Lucedale-George County Library, 507 Oak St. Free. Dungeons and Dragons game play every Thursday in August. Join local Dungeon Master Ken Burgan, who will teach beginners how to play. Snacks provided. Must be 13 or older to participate. Sign up is required: 947-2123.
Line Dancing Classes
Pascagoula Public Library, 3214 Pascagoula St. Free. Line Dancing at the library every Thursday in August. All ages are invited to join Ericka Nicholson, who will teach from beginner to advanced, using all types of music. Registration needed: 228-769-3060.
Ocean Springs Genealogy Society Meeting
Ocean Springs Municipal Library, 525 Dewey Ave., Ocean Springs. Free. “Finding Your Family in Familysearch.org” will be presented by OSGS member Gail B. Taylor. Light refreshments. 228-875-1193.
Beginning Handbuilding in Functional Pottery
Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. $220 per student, $20 materials fee. Six-week introductory hand-building pottery class. Learn fundamentals of working off pottery wheel, to include working with pinch pots, coils and slabs. Also, basic introduction to glazing and work with cone 6 glazes. Fee includes one 25-pound bag of clay and a basic tool kit. 228-374-5547. georgeohr.org
Thirsty Thursday, Service Industry Night
MGM Park, 145 Caillavet St., Biloxi. $7 - $50. Biloxi Shuckers vs. Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp. Celebrating Gulf Coast chefs, bartenders, servers and other service industry professionals. 228-233-3465. https://www1.ticketmaster.com/biloxi-shuckers-vs-jacksonville-jumbo-shrimp-biloxi-mississippi-08-03-2017/event/1B005258DD2887C9
‘Guys and Dolls’
Randolph Center, 315 Clark Ave., Pass Christian. 20.00. Frank Loesser’s musical comedy about rolling the dice and falling in love. For more information and to buy tickets, visit the website or call the box office at 228-452-3315. www.pctp.brownpapertickets.com
Intermediate Ballroom Dance Lessons
Amour Danzar Ballroom, 9355 County Farm Road, Gulfport. $80. Classes will be held eight consecutive weeks 228-324-3730.
Oil Painting with Frank Janca
Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. $235. Learn fundamentals of oil painting or explore advanced techniques. All experience levels. Class will focus on a variety of subject matter. Registration required: georgeohr.org or 228-374-5547. 228-374-5547. georgeohr.org
Date Night on the Pottery Wheel
Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. $25 per student. Couples will create two bowls to keep. Work is ready to pick up in about two weeks. Wear clothes that can get dirty. Snacks and drinks are welcome. 228-374-5547. georgeohr.org
‘All Shook Up’
Center Stage Theatre, 2670 Rue Palafox, Biloxi. $19.50-$22.50. A jukebox musical with Elvis Presley music and with a book by Joe DiPietro. It’s 1955, and into a square little town somewhere in the Midwest rides a guitar-playing roustabout who changes everything and everyone he meets. Directed by Chuck White. 228-388-6258. centerstagebiloxi.org
Amour Danzar Friday night dinner dances
Amour Danzar Ballroom, 9355 County Farm Road, Gulfport. Dinner $6, Dance $10. Amour Danzar hosts a dinner dance every Friday night from 7:30-10 p.m., $6 dinner from 7:30-8 p.m., $10 Dance from 8-10 p.m. 228-324-3730. firstname.lastname@example.org
Hurricanes and Storms
St. Martin Public Library, 15004 Lemoyne Blvd. Free. Hurricanes and Storms: Make a Plan workshop. Tina Seymour Demoran gives short course in preparing for hurricanes and storms, from a legal point of view. Includes getting your home ready, creating an evacuation plan and communication plan, working with insurance companies to settle claims. Includes making a plan for families and those who are caretakers.
Teen Movie Saturday
Ocean Springs Municipal Library, 525 Dewey Ave. Free. Movie showcases a new space romance film and is rated PG-13. Light refreshments and popcorn. For teens ages 12 through 17.
Minecraft Club for Teens
Ocean Springs Municipal Library, 525 Dewey Ave. Free. Create and build, and bring your own computer or laptop or game system. Participants must have own copy of Minecraft. For ages 8 to 17. Sign up at the desk and receive a schedule. Children under 10 must have parent or guardian present.
Clay Babies: Clay Animals
Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. $13 per student. Monthly class for little artists who create and paint clay animals. Parents with younger children are encouraged to stay with their children during class to facilitate the experience. Children should wear clothes they can get dirty. 228-374-5547. georgeohr.org
Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. $25 per person. Throw pots on pottery wheels and see if clay is your new hobby. Create two pots to keep. Works can be shipped out of town. Wear clothes that can get dirty. 228-374-5547. georgeohr.org
Moss Point Welcome Center, 5500 Main St., Moss Point. Fresh produce and a mix of crafts, baked goods, live plants and more. www.cityofmosspoint.org
Arts and Crafts Day
Farmers Market at Long Beach on the Town Green, Jeff Davis Ave. and 4th St., Long Beach. Prices vary. Community’s artists get to showcase and sell their arts and crafts. Every other month on the first Saturday of the month. The Arts and Crafts Days at The Farmers Market at Long Beach is looking for local vendors of hand crafted, non-food arts and crafts. Email: TFMatLongBeach@gmail.com. https://www.facebook.com/TFMatLongBeach/
8 a.m.-1 p.m.
34th Street Wholistic Gardens and Education Center, 808 34th Street, Gulfport. Help in the 34th Street Community Garden. Wear appropriate, comfortable clothes (long pants, closed toe shoes, etc) and bring hats, sunscreen, gloves, and gardening tools. General cleanup, learning about compost, building compost bins, “bumping up” seedlings into larger pots, other activities. A family-friendly event.
The Farmers Market at Long Beach
Farmers Market at Long Beach on the Town Green, Jeff Davis Ave. and 4th St., Long Beach. Local honey, local fruits and vegetables in season, jams, jellies, pickles, dip mixes, herbs, beeswax candles and lip balm, free-range chicken and duck eggs, frozen Cajun foods, goat’s milk soap, annual and perennial bedding plants, hanging baskets, breads, muffins, cookies, pastries and more. A State Certified Farmers Market. TFMatLongBeach@gmail.com. https://www.facebook.com/TFMatLongBeach/
Long Beach Farmers Market
First United Methodist Church, 208 Pine St., Long Beach. State-certified farmers market featuring local produce, baked goods dairy, beef, pork, goat, lamb, honey. www.longbeachfarmersmarket.org
Long Beach Farmers Market
Long Beach Farmers’ Market, 115 W. 1st St., Long Beach. Local produce, baked goods, dairy, beef, pork, goat, lamb, honey.
Back to School Health & Wellness Fair
Barksdale Pavilion in Jones Park, 1177 20th Ave., Gulfport. Free. Annual health and wellness fair for children. Over 50 local health, wellness, safety, and educational vendors will be there. Vendors will provide information and hand outs to children and parents. If the child gets seven different initials from different vendors then they will receive a free drawstring book bag.