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Here’s what to do in South Mississippi this week

Kayakers prepare for a previous Pink Paddle Kayak Race at the Ocean Springs Yacht Club. The three-mile race, which ends at the Biloxi Yacht Club, benefits the Pink Hearts Fund.
Kayakers prepare for a previous Pink Paddle Kayak Race at the Ocean Springs Yacht Club. The three-mile race, which ends at the Biloxi Yacht Club, benefits the Pink Hearts Fund. amccoy@sunherald.com/file

Please submit your event information online. Go to calendar.sunherald.com and click on Add Event. The submission deadline for print is noon the previous Monday.

Monday

Hollywood in Your Home

Pass Christian Historical Society, 201 E. Scenic Drive, Pass Christian. Lunch is $10 for members, $12 for nonmembers. Pass Christian Historical Society monthly luncheon. Richard Ward, film historian, will speak on technology and form of entertainment films sold and rented directly to owners of 16mm and 8mm home-movie projectors. Early projectors available for viewing. Reservations required: 228-452-7254 or email president@passhistory.org. www.passhistory.org

Noon-1:30 p.m.

Tour of Ocean Springs

Islander Outfitters Tours & Travel, 929 Washington Ave., Ocean Springs. $20 adult, $10 children under 8. Join Islander Outfitters Tours & Travel for a sightseeing tour of Ocean Springs. Visit historic districts, beach front and harbor areas. Wildlife-viewing and bird-watching opportunities. Reservations required. 228-334-5466. www.islanderoutfitters.com

2:45 p.m.-4:45 p.m.

Quilting Club

Vancleave Public Library, 12604 Mississippi 57, Vancleave. Free. The Vancleave Quilting Bees meet Mondays. Anyone age 14 and up interested in quilting is invited to attend. www.jgrls.org

3 p.m.-6 p.m.

Deer Island Kayak Tour

Islander Outfitters Tours & Travel, 929 Washington Ave., Ocean Springs. $35 adult or $25 children under 12, includes kayak, paddle, life vest, basic instruction, and guide service. Wildlife viewing with birding opportunities. Learn about the natural, cultural history of the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Everything included: kayak, paddle, life vest, instruction, guide service. Reservations required. 228-334-5466. www.islanderoutfitters.com

9 a.m.-noon

Tuesday

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, ceramic beads; natural stones, cultured pearls, sterling silver and pewter charms, pendants. Tools and supplies are provided and included in the fee. Instructor: Shirley Cahela. 228-818-2878.

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

Family Matinee

Pass Christian Public Library, 111 Hiern Ave., Pass Christian. Free. Family film on the big screen about a superhero’s adventure in Gotham City. Details: passchristianlibrary@gmail.com or 228-452-4596. 228-452-4596. harrison.lib.ms.us/staff/

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

Teen Movie at Library

Bay St. Louis-Hancock County Library, 312 U.S. 90, Bay St. Louis. A special summer movie about a group of high school students, who are infused with unique superpowers, and who harness their abilities in order to save the world. Popcorn and drink served. 228-467-5282. www.hancocklibraries.info

2 p.m.-4:15 p.m.

Backyard Barbecue

Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, 246 Dolan Ave., Gulfport. $35. From Scratch Cooking menu includes cheeseburgers on the grill, potato salad, baked beans and make your own ice cream sundae. 228-897-6039. www.lmdc.org

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

‘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 ch

anges everything and everyone he meets. Directed by Chuck White. 228-388-6258. centerstagebiloxi.org

7:30 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.

7:30 p.m.

Wednesday

Tablet Q&A

Pass Christian Public Library, 111 Hiern Ave., Pass Christian. Free. Andy Collins with Mississippi State Extension Service will teach a digital literacy class giving a basic overview of tablets, followed by questions and answers. Reservations required: 228-452-4596 or email at passchristianlibrary@gmail.com. 228-452-4596. www.harrison.lib.ms.us

1 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

Knitting 101

Pass Christian Public Library, 111 Hiern Ave., Pass Christian. Free. Open knitting lessons. Knitting needles and yarn available for those who want to learn but don’t have the supplies. 228-452-4596. www.harrison.lib.ms.us

1 p.m.-3 p.m.

Diggasaurus Garden Fun

Pass Christian Public Library, 111 Hiern Ave., Pass Christian. Free. Learn about “bud vasing” with Rachel Bond. Each child will create his or her own flower arrangement and decorate his own bud vase. Sponsored by the Pass Christian Garden Club. 228-452-4596. harrison.lib.ms.us/staff/

10:30 a.m.-11:30 p.m.

Advanced ballroom dance classes

Amour Danzar Ballroom, 9355 County Farm Road, Gulfport. $80. Eight consecutive weeks starting July 19. 228-324-3730.

6 p.m.

Intro to Microsoft Word

Bay St. Louis-Hancock County Library, 312 U.S. 90, Bay St. Louis. Learn how to create documents such as letters, fliers, reports and newsletters, as well as how to save and file documents, change fonts and sizes, and much more. For beginners, as well as for those who need a refresher. Bring your own laptop or use one of the library’s. Registration required. Call 228-467-5282 or sign up at the Customer Service Desk. Deadline to register is Monday, July 24. 228-467-5282. www.hancocklibraries.info/digital-literacy-classes

9 a.m.-noon

AARP Driver Class

St. Martin Public Library, 15004 Lemoyne Blvd., St. Martin. $15 for AARP members, $20 for nonmembers. Program offers revised materials and is open for drivers of any age. Reservations required: 228-392-3250. Check or money order accepted. Registration is available the day of the workshop. Topics: tune up driving skills and update knowledge of the rules of the road; learn about normal age-related physical changes, and how to adjust driving habits to allow for these changes; reduce traffic violations, crashes, and chances for injuries and; drive more safely. 228-392-3250.

9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Thursday

Warrior Pride Band Booster Blood Drive

D’Iberville High School, 15625 Lamey Bridge Rd., D’Iberville. Community Red Cross blood drive hosted by the Warrior Pride Band Boosters. Inside the D’Iberville High School Band Hall, west side of the campus. Schedule appointment: jbrown@harrison.k12.ms.us; visit www.redcrossblood.org; or call 1-800-RED CROS. Event code: DIBERVILLEBOOSTERS. 228-392-2678.

12 p.m.-5 p.m.

Beginner Basic Sewing

Sew Happy, 7198 Beatline Rd., Long Beach. $250. Learn all the parts and accessories, cleaning and maintaining your sewing machine, and making several beginner projects. Techniques include: how to sew in a straight line, overlock stitching, inserting a zipper, how to choose and purchase fabric, cutting fabric, following a pattern. Cost includes a new sewing machine, beginner supplies, and the materials for each project and snacks and lunch. 228-206-6509. www.sewhappyonline.com/event/beginner-basics-sewing-workshop/

5:30 p.m.-8 p.m., 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m.

Jane Golden

Ocean Springs Municipal Library, 525 Dewey Ave., Ocean Springs. Reading and discussion program is free. Book signing and discussion with Biloxi native and world traveler Jane Golden, who will read excerpts of her fictional travel mysteries, “Secrets in the Vines” and “Danube Defiance.” Also will provide a sneak peek in to the third novel in her Eastern European Mystery Series. 228-875-1193. www.JGRLS.org

6 p.m.

Wine and Women Book Discussion

Private Home — Scenic Drive, 541 E. Scenic Drive, Pass Christian. Free. The One Book, One Pass 2017 selection is “The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks About Race” by Jesmyn Ward. Book discussions and programs will be held throughout the community, culminating in the author presentation on Oct. 18. Women are invited for a Wine and Women Book Discussion; men will have their own discussion at a later date. Copies available for check out at the Pass Christian Library. www.harrison.lib.ms.us

6:30 p.m.-8 p.m.

Intermediate Ballroom Dance Lessons

Amour Danzar Ballroom, 9355 County Farm Road, Gulfport. $80. Classes will be held eight consecutive weeks. 228-324-3730.

7:30 p.m.

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

9:30 a.m.-noon

Friday

Summer knitting classes

Ocean Springs Municipal Library, 525 Dewey Ave., Ocean Springs. Free. Friday knitting classes for beginners to advanced. Free patterns, ideas for other projects. No prerequisites but basic supplies needed: knitting needles and yarn. Registration required. 228-875-1193.

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

Social Media After Death

East Hancock County Library, 4545 Shepherd Square, Diamondhead. We all enjoy our social media accounts, as well as our email. But have you considered what will happen to all this information in the event of your passing? Learn what you need to do now as part of your estate planning. Registration required. Call 228-255-4800 or sign up at the Customer Service Desk. Deadline to register is Thursday, July 27. 228-255-4800. www.hancocklibraries.info/digital-literacy-classes

2 p.m.-3 p.m.

Free Friday Nights

Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, 246 Dolan Ave., Gulfport. Free. Treat friends and family members to a night at the museum. 228-897-6039. www.lmdc.org

5 p.m.-8 p.m.

Diverse City Divas

Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. $20 members, $25 nonmembers. A Las Vegas style female and celebrity impersonator show. Featuring tributes to Barbra Streisand, Bette Midler, Joan Crawford, Prince, Cher, Whitney Houston and others. Directed by Rafe O’Neal. 228-818-2878. themaryc.org/?event=july-2017-diverse-city-divas

8 p.m.-10 p.m.

Amour Danzar hosts Friday Night Dinner Dance

The Amour Danzar, 9355 County Farm Road, Gulfport, will host a $6 dinner from 7:30 to 8 p.m. with a $10 casual dress dance following from 8 to 10 p.m. Details: 228-324-3730.

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

Excel

Kiln Public Library, 17065 Hwy. 603, Kiln. Learn how to create, save and print basic spreadsheets. Practice changing fonts, inserting and adjusting rows and columns, entering data, and much more. Can be taken as a refresher. Bring your own laptop or use one of the library’s. Registration required. Call 228-255-1724 or sign up at the Customer Service Desk. Deadline to register is Wednesday, July 26. 228-255-1724. www.hancocklibraries.info/digital-literacy-classes

9 a.m.-noon

Saturday

Around the World in an Hour

Gautier Public Library, 2100 Library Lane, Gautier. Free. “Around the World in an Hour” every Saturday in June and July. Discover popular travel documentaries on the big screen. Refreshments provided.

1 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

Gallery Talk with Ruth Miller

Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Free. Exhibiting artist Ruth Miller will discuss her artistic process and answer questions from the audience. Light refreshments will be available. 228-374-5547. georgeohr.org

1 p.m.-3 p.m.

Denim and Pearls Affair

Gulfport Visitor Center, 720 E. Beach Blvd., Gulfport. $40-55. Fourth annual scholarship fundraiser hosted by the Upsilon Chi Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., and federally-designated L.I.F.T. Mississippi Gulf Coast Charitable Organization (MS GCCO). 228-382-2719.

3 p.m.-8 p.m.

Pot Luck, Sock Hop

Amour Danzar Ballroom, 9355 County Farm Road, Gulfport. $20 per person. Amour Danzar hosts a pot luck and 1950s-1970s pot luck and sock hop, 9355 County Farm Road, Gulfport, 39503 228-324-3730. amour danzar@att.net

6:30 p.m

Farmers Market

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

7 a.m.-11 a.m.

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. We are a State Certified Farmers Market. TFMatLongBeach@gmail.com. https://www.facebook.com/TFMatLongBeach/

8 a.m.-noon

2nd Saturday Farmers Market

George Martin City Park, 902 De La Pointe Drive, Gautier. Farmers Market 228-497-8000. gautier-ms.gov

8 a.m.-noon

Pink Paddle Race

Ocean Springs Yacht Club, 100 Front Beach Drive, and Biloxi Yacht Club, 408 Beach Blvd. $45-$50. The 6th Annual Pink Paddle Race is an “anything that paddles” charity race benefiting Pink Heart Funds. Party, live music following. Do the race alone or in tandem. Race starts at 10 a.m. at the Ocean Springs Yacht Club and ends at Biloxi Yacht Club. Several categories. www.webscorer.com

8 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

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

8:30 a.m.-noon

Long Beach Farmers Market

Long Beach Farmers’ Market, 115 W. 1st St., Long Beach. Local produce, baked goods, dairy, beef, pork, goat, lamb, honey.

8:30 a.m.-noon

Sunday

Family FunDay, Food Drive and Paw Patrol

MGM Park, 145 Caillavet St., Biloxi. $7 - $50. Biloxi Shuckers vs. Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp. Paw Patrol will be cheering on the Shuckers and greeting fans. Fans will have the opportunity to get autographs from Shuckers players prior to each Sunday home game. Canned food drive; donate five canned foods and receive a Shuckers Shop coupon at the gates. 228-233-3465. https://www1.ticketmaster.com/biloxi-shuckers-vs-jacksonville-jumbo-shrimp-biloxi-mississippi-07-30-2017/event/1B005258D8ED84E5

5:05 p.m.-8:05 p.m.

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.

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