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There will be rides aplenty at the Coast Coliseum’s Summer Fair that starts Thursday.
There will be rides aplenty at the Coast Coliseum’s Summer Fair that starts Thursday. Sun Herald File

Please submit your event information online. Go to calendar.sunherald.com and click on Add Event. The submission deadline for print is noon Monday for publication in Friday’s Marquee entertainment guide.


Knitting classes

Ocean Springs Municipal Library, 525 Dewey Ave. Free. Friday knitting classes for beginners to advanced. Basic supplies needed: knitting needles and yarn. Registration required. 228-875-1193.

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

Sushi 4 Teens

Pass Christian Public Library, 111 Hiern Ave. Free. Learn how to make and roll your own sushi. Sign up in advance. 228-452-4596. harrison.lib.ms.us

2 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

Quilting Club

Vancleave Public Library, 12604 Highway 57. Free. Meets Fridays; age 14 and up. www.jgrls.org

3 p.m.-6 p.m.

St. Ann Catfish Festival

St. Ann Catholic Church, 23529 Highway 53, Gulfport. Free admission. Food, live entertainment, carnival rides, children’s games, bingo, silent auction, drawdowns and more. 228-832-2560.

6 p.m.-11 p.m. June 2; 9 a.m.-11 p.m. June 3; 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. June 4

Mobile BayBears at Biloxi Shuckers

MGM Park, 145 Caillavet St., Biloxi. $7-$22, not including Ticketmaster fees. Biloxi Shuckers take on the BayBears for this minor league baseball matchup. 228-233-3465

6:35 p.m.

God & Country Revival

Emmanuel Baptist Church, 2241 Longfellow Road, Bay St. Louis. Free. Old-fashioned preaching and Gospel bluegrass music at fourth annual meeting. 228-467-2186. emmanuelbaptistbsl.org

7 p.m.

‘A Killer Audience’

Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, 246 Dolan Ave., Gulfport. $15 - $25. Audience-interactive murder mystery dinner or dessert show performed by the senior students of WINGS Performing Arts and written by Cayson Miles. Reservations recommended. 228-897-6039. www.lmdc.org

7 p.m. June 2-3; 3 p.m. June 4

Best of Oxford Film Festival

Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. $5 per block of films. Festival will screen three blocks of films over two days. 228-818-2878. themaryc.org

7 p.m.-9 p.m. June 2-3

Dinner dances

Amour Danzar Ballroom, 9355 County Farm Road, Gulfport. Dinner $6, dance $10. Fridays in June. Dinner at 7:30, casual-dress dance follows. 228-324-3730.

7:30 p.m.-10:15 p.m.

‘The Bad Seed’

Bay St. Louis Little Theatre, 398 Blaize Ave. $15 adults, $10 seniors, military, veterans, students, $8 children 12 and under. Classic thriller. 228-467-9024. www,bsllt.org

8 p.m. June 2-3, 9-10; 2 p.m. June 4 and 11

Veterans coffee

Singing River Hospital, 2809 Denny Ave., Pascagoula. Free. Learn about services and community resources, and hear from retired Gen. Samuel Nichols. 228-809-5000.

8 a.m.-9 a.m.


Biloxi Little Theatre, 220 Lee St. $15 general; $12 student/senior/military. A fictional story set in the 18th century, inspired by the historical circumstances of the rivalry between composers Antonio Salieri and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Intended for mature audiences. 228-432-8543. 4blt.org

8 p.m. June 2-3


Shopping On The Avenue

Howard Avenue Emporium, 1001 Howard Ave., Biloxi. A new festival-type event with vendors, food vendors, and entertainment each Saturday in downtown Biloxi’s West End of Howard Avenue. Prospective vendors can email Dixie Newman at newman.dixie@gmail.com 228-374-4444.

10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Biloxi Blessing of the Fleet and Shrimp Festival

Point Cadet, 121 Cadet St., Biloxi. 88th annual Blessing of the Fleet and Shrimp Festival will feature a new Shrimp-N-Boots 5K and Fun Run, the day-long Fais Do-Do at Point Cadet Pavilion, Blessing Mass at St. Michael Catholic Church, and Coronation of the Shrimp King and Queen on June 3, and Blessing of the Fleet at 2 p.m. June 4. For more information, email kmiller@biloxi.ms.us. 228-388-2443.

10 a.m.-9 p.m. June 3 for festival; 2 p.m. June 4 for blessing

Bird Stewardship Volunteer Recruitment

Long Beach Yacht Club, 203 Beach Blvd. East. Audubon Mississippi Coastal Bird Stewardship Program’s beach-nesting bird stewardship season will begin with a luncheon to thank new/current volunteers and community supporters. Volunteers are needed to protect beach-nesting bird sites from June to August. RSVP to msauduboncoastalbirds@gmail.com. 228-206-7707.

Noon-3 p.m.

Rally & Fish Fry

Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. Fish plates, $10. Rally for all Ocean Springs municipal candidates, as well as a fundraiser for the Mary C. Fish plates $10, along with beer and cold drinks. Live music. 228-818-2878. themaryc.org

3 p.m.-5 p.m.

Farmers Market

Moss Point Welcome Center, 5500 Main St. Produce and a mix of crafts, baked goods, live plants and more. www.cityofmosspoint.org

7 a.m.-11 a.m.

Farmers Market

Farmers Market at Long Beach, 310 Jeff Davis Ave. On June 3, Arts & Crafts Day will promote local artists and allow them to showcase and sell their arts and crafts. For this event, the Farmers Market at Long Beach is looking for local vendors of hand crafted, non-food arts and crafts. TFMatLongBeach@gmail.com.

8 a.m.-noon, market; 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Arts & Crafts Day

Farmers Market

First United Methodist Church, 208 Pine St., Long Beach. www.longbeachfarmersmarket.org

8:30 a.m.-noon

Farmers Market

Long Beach Farmers’ Market, 115 W. 1st St.

8:30 a.m.-noon

TensorFlow Hackathon

The Junction Coworking, 796 Howard Ave., Suite A, Biloxi. Free. 228-207-4806. www.meetup.com/MSGC-Tech-Meetup

9 a.m.-noon

Jefferson Davis’ birthday

Beauvoir, 2244 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. $7.50-$12.50. Food, fun and re-enactors for Jefferson Davis’ 209th birthday. 228-388-4400. visitbeauvoir.org

9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Senior Citizen’s Fair, Expo

Picayune High School Gymnasium, 800 Fifth Ave. Variety of exhibitors and entertainment. Details: 601-798-4835.

8 a.m.-noon


Feed the Need

Government Street Grocery, downtown Ocean Springs. Benefit concert and fish fry for The Lord is My Help soup kitchen. Tickets $20 at door or $15 with donation of No. 10 canned good. Details: 228-596-5198.

11 a.m.-8 p.m.



Center Stage Theatre, 2670 Rue Palafox, Biloxi. Auditions for Center Stage’s production of “Tom Sawyer.” 228-388-6258. centerstagebiloxi.org

10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Republican Women’s Club

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College - Jackson County Campus, 2300 U.S. 90, Gautier. The Jackson County Republican Women’s Club meets the first Monday of each month. The public is invited. Lunch will begin at 11:30 a.m. with the program at noon. Details: jcrw1@hotmail.com.

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

Ballroom Dance

Amour Danzar Ballroom, 9355 County Farm Road, Gulfport. $80 for 8 lessons. Learn the waltz, foxtrot, swing, rumba and cha-cha. 228-324-3730. Amour Danzar Events@gmail.com

6 p.m.-6:45 p.m.


Baking Bread

Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, 246 Dolan Ave., Gulfport. $35. Learn how to make a French baguette with Katie Fisco. This is a hands-on class. 228-897-6039. www.lmdc.org

4:30 p.m.-9 p.m.

Linux Mint

Pascagoula Public Library, 3214 Pascagoula St. Free. Session for a Linux Mint operating system. Registration is suggested as seating is limited. 228-769-3060. jgrls.org

5:30 p.m.

Book signing

Ocean Springs Municipal Library, 525 Dewey Ave. Author Johnnie Bernhard will do a book signing and reading from her Southern literary fiction novel, “A Good Girl.” 228-875-1193.

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

Wheel throwing

Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. $220 per student / $20 materials fee. A six-week introductory pottery class for ages 13 and up. Class size limited. 228-374-5547. georgeohr.org

6 p.m.-9 p.m.

Opera a la Carte

Randolph Center, 315 Clark Ave., Pass Christian. Free. The MetroPelican Opera’s “Opera a la Carte” performance kicks off Pass Christian Library’s Community Evening Summer Programs. Singers invite audience members to join them onstage. harrison.lib.ms.us

7 p.m.-8 p.m.


Gulfport Table Tennis Club

Herbert Wilson Recreation Center, 3225 Hancock Ave., Gulfport. Free to play and provides great exercise for seniors and competition for skilled players. 228-868-5777.

6 p.m.-9 p.m.

Intermediate Wheel Throwing

Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. $220 per student / $20 materials fee. Throwing larger pieces, making handles, spouts and lidded vessels. Fee includes instruction, glazing, firing costs and bag of clay. 228-374-5547. georgeohr.org

6 p.m.-9 p.m.


South Mississippi Summer Fair

Mississippi Coast Coliseum & Convention Center, 2350 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. $5 Fridays and Saturdays, free under age 13; free to all Sunday through Thursday. Rides, live music, shows, contests, and entertainment. Motorcycle Madness Freestyle Stunt Show, Close Encounters of the Exotic Kind and Extreme Illusions & Escapes with Josh Knotts and Lea. Also Show-Me-Safari Swine racing and petting zoo and the family fun tent. 228-594-3700.

5 p.m.-10 p.m. June 8; 5 p.m.-11 p.m. June 9; 1 p.m.-11 p.m. June 10; 1 p.m.-9 p.m. June 11; 5 p.m.-10 p.m. June 12-15; 5 p.m.-11 p.m. June 16; 1 p.m.-11 p.m. June 17; 1 p.m.-9 p.m. June 18

Black Tie & Blue Jeans gala

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 777 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. $40 preregistration, $50 at the door. Coast Young Professionals ninth annual gala honors 10 accomplished and influential mentors on the Mississippi Coast with the Forever Young award for leadership in contributing to the advancement of a CYP member’s career. Photo station and a caricaturist will be featured. Cash bar.

6:30 p.m.-9 p.m.

Pedal in the Pass

War Memorial Park, Scenic Drive, Pass Christian. Free. Bike ride followed by a Dutch-treat dinner at a downtown restaurant. Helmets are required. 228-452-3315.

6 p.m.


Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. $220 per student / $20 materials fee. Six-week introductory handbuilding pottery class. Class size limited. 228-374-5547. georgeohr.org

6 p.m.-9 p.m.

Oil painting

Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. $235 per person. Learn oil painting basics or explore advanced techniques. 228-374-5547. georgeohr.org

9:30 a.m.-noon

Friday, June 9


Golden Nugget Casino Hotel, 151 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. $100. Theme is “A Summer in France,” based on Walter Anderson’s journey to France in 1927. While in Paris, he decided the roaring art scene was not for him and started walking south. He discovered the cathedral in Chartres, and the cave dwellings at Les Eyzies. The cave drawings influenced his famous WPA murals and can be viewed at the museum. Tickets: $100 per person or $150 per couple. Details: 228-872-3164.

6 p.m.-10 p.m.

Jacksonville Suns at Biloxi Shuckers

MGM Park, 145 Caillavet St., Biloxi. $7-$22, not including Ticketmaster fees. The Jacksonville Suns look to take on the Biloxi Shuckers in this minor league matchup. 228-233-3465.

6:35 p.m.

Cemetery Tales

Beauvoir, 2244 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. $5; children under 5 free. Actors will portray Mr. & Mrs. May, Eva McDaniels, Mary Anne Fuller, Mr. Wood and the Unknown Confederate Soldier in the Confederate Cemetery. 228-388-4400. visitbeauvoir.org

7 p.m.-9 p.m.

Movie Under the Stars

Beach Park, 600 City Park St., Pascagoula. Free; concession available for purchase. Bring a lawn chair or picnic blanket. Rain location will be the Pascagoula Recreation Center. 228-938-2356.

8:15 p.m.

Orff workshop

Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. $45. Learn the Orff Approach to music education. Carl Orff’s ideas combine rhythmic activity, movement and improvisation through singing, playing recorder, dancing, and playing the barred instruments he developed for use with children. 228-818-2878.

9 a.m.-4 p.m.