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Monday

Jackson County Republican Women

Grand Magnolia Ballroom and Suites, 3604 Magnolia St. Pascagoula. $15 for lunch. Monthly meeting of the Jackson County Republican Women. Lunch begins at 11:30 am. Program will be noon-1 p.m.

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

27th Annual Photo Contest at Vancleave Library

Vancleave Public Library, 12604 Mississippi 57. Entry fee determined by age. Family vacations, a new baby, nature trails, weddings — all these and more present the perfect opportunity to enter the 27th annual Friends of the Vancleave Public Library Amateur Photography Contest. Winners will be announced at 6 p.m. Oct. 4 at the Winner’s Reception at the Library. Entries may be submitted to the library through Sept. 22. Judging will be Sept. 23. Photographs will be on display in the library until Oct. 4. Official entry forms are available at the library. Call 228-826-5857 for information. The contest will offer ribbons and awards in five categories and three age groups. An entry fee will be charged as a fundraiser to support library programs, collections and events. www.jgrls.org.

6 p.m.

Dan Ellis — The History of DeLisle

Pass Christian Historical Society, 201 E. Scenic Drive. Free. The Pass Christian Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting on at 7 p.m. Sept. 12th. Our speaker will be Dan Ellis and the topic will be the history of DeLisle. The meeting is free and everyone is welcome to attend. Please call the Historical Society at 452-7254 or email president@passhistory.org if you have any questions or need information. www.passhistory.org

7 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Conversational Spanish Class

Pass Christian Public Library, 111 Hiern Ave. Free. Would you like to learn basic Spanish? Maybe you speak basic Spanish but would like to expand your knowledge? We have the class for you! Conversational Spanish Class will be at 7 p.m. Mondays beginning Sept.12 through May. A workbook will be required and is available for purchase at Pass Christian Books. You can stop by the book store or call 228-222-4827 to order a copy. The class is free and everyone is welcome. Class size is limited, so please call the Pass Christian Library at 452-4596 or email passchristianlibrary@gmail.com to sign up for the class. www.harrison.lib.ms.us

7 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Isle of Caprice exhibit

Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum, 115 First St., Biloxi. At this exhibit, you’ll learn more about the island that disappeared. 228-435-6320.

9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sept. 12-17

Tuesday

Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America

Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, 246 Dolan Ave., Gulfport. Included in admission. This three-dimensional exhibit features artifacts, images, video and audio and hands-on interaction. 228-897-6039.

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 13-17, noon-5 p.m. Sept. 18

Homeschool Clay Play

Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. $12 per student, per session. Art projects vary weekly and will focus on both new skills and perfecting those already learned. All materials are included in the class cost. Please sign up for each class individually. E-mail education@georgeohr.org with specific questions. Class size is limited to 12 students per session. 228-374-5547.

10:30 a.m.-noon, 1 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

Gulf Cost Newcomers Luncheon

The Great Southern Club, 2510 14th St., Gulfport. $15. Social Hour starts at 11 and the luncheon/meeting starts at noon. The cost is $15. Reservations are requested. Contact Eileen Robbins at 228-273-0070 for reservations. The program will be presented by Jane Shambra, Biloxi Library Genealogy. 228-865-0200.

11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Gulf Coast Parkinson’s Disease Support Group

Beauvoir United Methodist Church, 2113 E. Pass Road, Biloxi. The Gulf Coast Parkinson’s Disease Support Group monthly meeting. 228-388-1478.

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Authors & Characters

Bay St. Louis-Hancock County Library, 312 U.S. 90. “The Bear Hunter: The Life and Times of Roger Eager Bobo” by James T. McCafferty. Come hear the true story of the most famous bear hunter of the late 1800s in the Old South. Lunch available for $10 payable at the door. Reservations required. Call 467-5282 to make yours today. 228-467-5282.

11:45 a.m.-1 p.m.

Coloring for Adults

Ina Thompson Moss Point Library, 4119 Bellview St. The Ina Thompson Moss Point Library is offering “Coloring is NOT just for kids” Sept. 13 and 20 beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the meeting room. Coloring is an activity we think of as being just for kids but it can be beneficial for adults too. Registration is suggested by calling 475-7462, All materials will be provided or you may bring your own. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Moss Point Library.

5:30 p.m.

Science Cafe on the Coast — The Facts About Vibrio

Bay St. Louis-Hancock County Library, 312 Hwy. 90, Bay St. Louis. Free. Science Cafe on the Coast, a collaboration of the University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Libraries, Harrison and Hancock County library systems and Long Beach Public Library is starting its second series. Programs offer those with a minimal background in science the chance to meet and discuss scientific issues in a relaxed social setting. Dr. Jay Grimes who will speak on The Facts About Vibrio. 228-467-5282.

6 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Dinner Dance Party

Amour Danzar Ballroom, 9355 County Farm Road, Gulfport. $6 dinner served from 7:30 p.m.-8 p.m. $10 dance lessons start at 8 p.m. 228-324-3730.

7:30 p.m.

Beginning Ballroom Dance Classes

Amour Danzar Ballroom, 9355 County Farm Road, Gulfport. $80 for eight week class. Learn the waltz, foxtrot, swing, rumba and cha-cha. 228-324-3730.

7:30 p.m.-8:45 p.m.

Wednesday

W.O.W. Women of Wisdom Lunch

Orange Grove Lyman Community Center, 13472 U.S. 49 N., Gulfport. Meeting is FREE to attend or you can enjoy a catered lunch for $10. Speaker: JoAn Nicely, executive director of Pink Heart Funds. Collecting diapers and wipes for Women’s Resource Center and you may also make a donation to the Pink Heart Funds. 228-831-0701. www.wowgulfcoast.com.

Noon-1 p.m.

Beginning Hand-Building

Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. $175. This class will introduce students to the fundamentals of working with clay off the pottery wheel. Students will learn about pinching, slab work, coiling and combining forms. Each week a technique is introduced and a project is assigned for completion. Class fee includes all instruction, glazing, firing costs and one 25-pound bag of clay. Students are also allowed and encouraged to use the studio during museum hours. Class size is limited to 10 students. 228-374-5547.

5:50 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

King of the Hill Quarter-Mile Drag Race

Gulfport Dragway, 17085 Racetrack Road. $8; $5 children under 10. See time trials and elimination rounds every Wednesday night. 228-863-4408.

6 p.m.

Thursday

Mississippi Songwriters Festival

Downtown Ocean Springs, 1000 Washington Ave. Free. 228-875-4424.

Books and Shakers Library Playgroup

Pass Christian Public Library, 111 Hiern Ave. Free. The Books and Shakers Playgroup at Pass Christian Library has started! Babies, 6 to 24 months old, will enjoy this playgroup Thursdays at 10 a.m. The playgroup includes stories, songs and plenty of time for playing. This is a great place to meet other families with young children. Details: 228 452-4596 or 228-452-4596. harrison.lib.ms.us.

10 a.m.-11 a.m.

Lunch and Learn

Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. $16; $15 members. Chef Cheri, as well as other local celebrity chefs and cooks, will be leading cooking demonstrations followed by exciting meals. Check out the website for weekly Lunch and Learn Menus as well as special classes and events. 228-818-2878. themaryc.org/lunch-learn.

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

TinkerCAD: Learning to design in 3D

Bay St. Louis-Hancock County Library, 312 U.S. 90. Learn to use this online 3D design program to create original objects suitable for 3D printing. TinkerCAD is easy to learn! Prerequisite: Sign up at TinkerCAD.com and take its first three lessons. Bring your login and password. Bring your own laptop or use one of ours. Registration required; sign up at the Customer Service Desk or call 228-467-5282. www.hancocklibraries.info.

5:30 p.m.

Third Thursday Family Art Night

Salvation Army Kroc Center, 575 Division St., Biloxi. $7. Bring the whole family and create family projects while making lasting memories! 228-207-1218.

6 p.m.-7 p.m.

Broken Rainbow for Children

First United Methodist Church, 2301 15th St., Gulfport. $30 per family. Broken Rainbow is a 10-week program for children ages 7-12 who are having difficulty dealing with a divorce or death in their family. Please call to register your child. 228-863-0047.

7 p.m.-8:15 p.m.

Divorce Recovery Workshop

First United Methodist Church, 2301 15th St., Gulfport. $30 for 10-week session helping people deal with divorce issues as well as offering a caring support group for anyone going through a divorce or separation. Participants hear a speaker the first hour with group discussion following. 228-863-0047.

7 p.m.-9 p.m.

Grief Recovery Workshop

First United Methodist Church, 2301 15th St., Gulfport. $30 for 10-week session for anyone dealing with the emotional issues that follow the death of a loved one. In addition to hearing speakers, participants share loss experiences and discuss grief issues with the goal of beginning to live again. 228-863-0047.

7 p.m.-9 p.m.

Songs and Stories Radio Show

Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. Free. Join others on the third Thursday every month for original songs and stories like you have never heard before. 228-818-2878.

7 p.m.-9 p.m.

Oil Painting with Frank Janca

Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Designed for all experience levels. Come learn the fundamentals of oil painting or explore advanced techniques. Novice, advanced, new and returning students — everyone is welcome. The class will focus on a variety of subject matter, including still life and floral composition. Details: 228-374-5547.

9:30 a.m.-noon

Friday

Turkey Jamboree 2016

Butch and Sherry’s Place, 11208 Wolf River Road, Gulfport. Twelve bands will play a three-day campout, outdoor music fest to benefit Feed My Sheep. From blues to metal. $10 per day or $22 for the weekend. Free parking. Bikers welcome. No glass bottles. No weapons! Kids 12 and younger get in free. Tents are OK, but you will need to arrive Sept.16 before 5 p.m. to set up. Fun and games, food vendors. This is a bring-your-own-beverage event. Bands include Elusive Behavior, Second Class Citizens, Double J Band, No Regrets, Krooked Halo, Project Nine, Strong Fold, Coates Brothers, Billy Marter, Jake Bilbo, Something Else and Blue Tuna. Details: here:www.caringandsharingforcharities.com/donate.

Beginning Wheel Throwing

Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. $175. This class is for beginners or those who want to refresh their basic pottery skills. The class will include instruction in the making of basic forms such as bowls, plates, and mugs as well as basic approaches to handles. Class fee includes all instruction, glazing, firing costs, and one 25-pound bag of clay. Students are also allowed to use the studio during museum hours. 228-374-5547.

10 a.m.-noon

All-Star Luncheon Series: Matt Miller

Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. $10. Join others for lunch and lecture by Matt Miller. Admission to museum included. Matt Miller bio: Delta State University graduate, All-American team; 13-year professional career, including five years in MLB with the Cleveland Indians and Colorado Rockies, logging 100 games with a 2.72 career ERA. Current associate scout with the Boston Red Sox. 228-374-5547.

Noon

Third Fridays

Downtown Pascagoula, Delmas Avenue. Free. Third Fridays features live music, local artists, activities and community partner booths. Downtown stores and restaurants are open with sales and specials.

5 p.m.-8 p.m.

Dave Jones, Jazz Sax

Diamondhead Country Club, 7600 Country Club Circle. Dave Jones plays dinner jazz classics by Cole Porter, AC Jobim, Sinatra, Ellington, Ella and others, at the right volume for you to enjoy your dinner conversation. 228-255-2918.

5:30 p.m.

My Doll and Me Kids Cooking Class

Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, 246 Dolan Ave., Gulfport. $12.50. Bring your favorite doll and join in on all the cooking fun as you count down the days until the third annual American Girl Fashion Show. Menu includes Fancy jam sandwiches, fruit salad in an ice cream cone, cucumber cheese sandwiches and lemonade tea. 228-897-6039.

6 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Roman Street

Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. $25; $20 members. Roman Street is composed of two internationally trained brothers specializing in improvisational fusion of classical, gypsy and contemporary jazz, Latin, funk and nuevo flamenco. 228-818-2878.

7:30 p.m.

Hancock/Harrison CFWA Understory Management Field Day

Brookewood Tree Farm, 10000 Caesar Necaise Road, Picayune. $20 per person; $30 for couples includes lunch and CFWA membership; free for current CFWA members. The Hancock/Harrison County Forestry & Wildlife Association will host an Understory Management Field Day. During a forestry tour, several speakers will be present to discuss the importance of a healthy native understory, how to control invasive species including cogongrass, prescribed fire, and NRCS programs for foresters. CEUs will be provided for Foresters and Loggers. Preregistration is required by emailing tim.ray@msstate.edu or by calling 228-865-4227 by Sept.13th.

8 a.m.-12 p.m.

Saturday

Improvisation for Teens

Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. $40 for four sessions. Do you love “Whose Line is it Anyway”? Have you ever seen an improv group perform and think, “I could do that”? Would you like to build skills in improvisation that can help you onstage and in everyday life? Then this class is for you. Join members of Longshot Theatre Company as they lead teens through improvisation games and activities. This is a class for those new to improv as well as advanced students. There will be something for everyone. Instructors: Longshot Theatre Company members. 228-818-2878.

1 p.m.-3 p.m.

Baseball Techniques With D’Iberville Baseball Team

Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, 246 Dolan Ave., Gulfport. This event is part of the programming from “Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America” traveling exhibit. 228-897-6039. www.lmdc.org.

10 a.m.-noon

Sit, Stay, READ! Children’s Reading Program

Pass Christian Public Library, 111 Hiern Ave. Free. Visiting Pet Teams of South Mississippi Children’s Reading Program. A fun way for children to improve their communication and reading skills while visiting with a four-legged friend. The dog-friendly atmosphere provides great motivation for the children to practice their reading. Families can drop in between 10 a.m. and noon Sept. 17, Oct. 15, Nov. 19 and Dec. 17. Reading sessions usually last 30 minutes. Children are rewarded with bookmarks, stickers, or pencils for participating. Children must not be afraid of or be allergic to animals and must be accompanied by an adult. There is no need to preregister. For more information, call 228 452-4596 or email passchristianlibrary@gmail.com.

10 a.m.-noon

Mudslingers: Try Your Skills on the Wheel

Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. $25. Come throw pots on the pottery wheels and see if clay is your new hobby. Instructors will help you create two pots to keep. They will be glazed and ready to pick up two weeks from class date. Your work can be shipped to you if you live out of town. Wear clothes you can get dirty. Mudslingers who enroll in an ongoing wheel throwing class receive a $25 credit toward that class purchase! 228-374-5547.

10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Festival Hispano de Pascagoula

River Park, 4100 Clark St., Pascagoula. This event features music, food, arts, tamale cook-off and more.

11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Free Basket Weaving Basics workshop

St. Martin Public Library, 15004 Lemoyne Blvd. The St. Martin Public Library will offer a free Basket Weaving Basics workshop at 2 p.m. Sept. 17 in the meeting room. Join in the fun with Jacob Havard as he teaches how to make baskets using hemp cord along with techniques and tips for craft projects in the meeting room. All supplies will be furnished. Intended for ages 12 and older. Registration is suggested for this event by calling 392-3250.

2 p.m.

Saturday Afternoon Family Clay Play

Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. $12. Spend a fun afternoon in the clay studio building small plates and platters which you can use for your desk, kitchen or bedside table. Using custom wooden molds, students will work with slabs of clay, impress texture and designs, and finish work by using ceramic glazes. Please wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty and be ready to pick up work in two weeks. If you live out of town, let the Museum know and they can ship your work to you for a fee. 228-374-5547.

2 p.m.-4 p.m.

Screenprinting workshop

Almost Circle Gallery, 128 Rue Magnolia, Biloxi. Are you an artistic type wanting to learn a new medium? Or maybe you just want to learn how to emblazon your favorite angst-y rock n’ roll slogan across all the clothing you own. From 2 to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 17, Champion Printing and Design will host an introductory workshop into the world of screenprinting! Techniques will include screen making and flash times, proper darkroom procedure, the basics of printing form, ink types and what to do with them, proper storage and cleanup and more. There is a registration fee of $25 for this workshop and all materials will be provided.

2 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

Annual Share With Multiple Sclerosis Fundraiser

D’Iberville Civic Center, Automall Parkway. Donation suggested: $10 at door. This event features music, door prizes, refreshments and a silent auction. A Saints afghan will be raffled off.

5 p.m.-8 p.m.

$10,000 Museum Drawdown

Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum, 115 First St., Biloxi. $100 per couple. This event features cocktails, food, silent auction, door prizes and a chance at winning $10,000. 228-435-6320. maritimemuseum.org

6 p.m.-10:30 p.m.

Mary C’s Second Beer Pairing Under the Oaks

Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. $45; $35 members. The first Beer Pairing was a fun, tasty event. Join others for another dive into the world of beer and great food that make the perfect combo. A special thanks to sponsor REX Distributing. Menu: Goat Cheese Cigars with a Dipping Trio of Lemon Rosemary infused Honey, Roasted Garlic Jelly, Tomato Jam ~Hard Cider Butternut Squash Soup Topped with Spiced Apples and Crispy Salt Pork ~Potato and Flounder Gratin Dusted with Crunchy Kale ~Dark Chocolate Brownie with Cashew Butter Icing. 228-818-2878.

6 p.m.-8 p.m.

2016 Conquer Chiari Walk Across America Bay St. Louis

Washington Street Pavilion, Beach Blvd., Bay St. Louis. Donations accepted. Join others for a one-mile fun run or a 5K glow run that will benefit Conquer Chiari. www.conquerchiari.org/ccwaa/sites-2016.html.

6 p.m.-8 p.m.

Lions Club Pancake Breakfast

St. Martin Lions Club, 15900 LeMoyne Blvd. $4 per plate. Enjoy pancakes, sausage and drinks. Your donations help support the Lions’ activities. All are welcome.

7 a.m.-10 a.m.

Diamondhead Hummingbird Festival

Diamondhead Hummingbird Festival, 2356 Airport Drive. Donation suggested: $3; $10 maximum per family. See live hummingbirds up close. Hundreds of hummingbirds congregate at this location and vendors will have hummingbird supplies, arts and crafts. Sponsored by Christian Aid for Children, the event is a fundraiser to help feed underprivileged children. Food vendors will be on site and restaurants are nearby. A bander will capture, band and release hummingbirds and allow observers to touch or hold one of the birds.

8 a.m.-3 p.m.

Mississippi’s Walk for Diabetes — Gulf Coast

Jones Park, Gulfport. This year’s theme is “Be Someone’s Hero.” The Diabetes Foundation will be walking to raise awareness about diabetes in Mississippi, to raise money to support DFM programs and events and to celebrate and remember those in Mississippi who have diabetes. Every dollar raised will go toward the DFM’s programs, including Camp Kandu, the state’s only camp for children with diabetes and their families, Sweet Subject school diabetes education, We Care 2 backpacks for newly diagnosed children and assistance for needy Mississippians and more. Registration starts at 9 a.m. and the one-mile family fun run and 3.1-mile walk will begin at 10 a.m. There will be a free picnic lunch for participants immediately following. Teams and individuals are welcome. There is a $20 minimum fundraising goal for each participant and those raising $50 and above will receive a Walk T-shirt featuring a “Be Someone’s Hero” design by Marshall Ramsey. www.msdiabetes.org/mississippis-walks-diabetes.

9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Diamondhead Arts and Crafts Show

Diamondhead Country Club, 7600 Country Club Circle. Arts and Creative Craft Show featuring exhibits for sale. This event provides funding for Diamondhead Youth Athletic Association, which is a nonprofit organization that provides youth the opportunity to participate in organized sports such as flag football, tackle football, cheer, baseball, and soccer. Free shuttle service available from Diamondhead business district. 228-255-2918. www.facebook.com/DHArtsCrafts/

9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Sunday

Diamondhead Arts and Crafts Show

Diamondhead Country Club, 7600 Country Club Circle. Arts and Creative Craft Show featuring exhibits for sale. This event provides funding for Diamondhead Youth Athletic Association, which is a nonprofit organization that provides youth the opportunity to participate in organized sports such as Flag Football, Tackle Football, Cheer, Baseball, and Soccer. Free Shuttle service available from Diamondhead business district. 228-255-2918. www.facebook.com/DHArtsCrafts/

10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Isle of Caprice exhibit

Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum, 115 First St., Biloxi. At this exhibit, you’ll learn more about the island that disappeared. 228-435-6320.

Noon-4 p.m.

Gulf Coast Messiah Chorus Sing-In

First Presbyterian Church of Ocean Springs, 921 Ocean Ave. All are invited to attend and sing along with the Messiah Chorus in this run-up to the fall concert season and to re-acquaint themselves with George F. Handel’s timeless and glorious oratorio, “The Messiah.” Paul McGahie, the Messiah Chorus music director, will conduct the sing-in. Guy Bowering, the Messiah Chorus accompanist, will be featured on the piano, and Michaelle Harrison, the music director of First Presbyterian Church, will be featured on the organ. The well-known choruses will be featured such as the Hallelujah Chorus, but several chorus members will perform their favorite solos. The singalong is free and open to all, and participants are invited to bring copies of The Messiah oratorio. 228-875-5326. messiahchorus.org

3 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

WAMAthon — Pedal, Paddle & Pound

Walter Anderson Museum of Art, 510 Washington Ave., Ocean Springs. $75-$100. Pedal, Paddle & Pound is a 10-mile bike, 1-mile run, 2-mile kayak or paddle board, 1-mile run. Each participant will receive a 2016 WAMAthon T-shirt and complimentary refreshments at the end of the race. Entry Fee: $100 per person with kayak or paddle board rental, $75 per person no rental. 228-872-3164.

8 a.m.

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