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Things to do this week in South Mississippi: Aug. 14-20

Are you looking forward to the Aug. 21 solar eclipse? Several events on the Coast will help prepare you for it.
Are you looking forward to the Aug. 21 solar eclipse? Several events on the Coast will help prepare you for it. AP

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

Weekly Crochet Club

Vancleave Public Library, 12604 Miss. 57, Vancleave. Free; bring own supplies. Open to any experience level. Instructor: Teresa Busby. Learn new ideas and techniques. Beginners will discover the fundamentals and become empowered to crochet with confidence. Bring supplies: a selection of yarn and choice of crochet hooks.

1 p.m.-3 p.m.

Pre-school Story Hour

Waveland Public Library, 345 Coleman Ave., Waveland. Children’s story hours are designed for newborn to children 5 years. Programs are designed to create a love of reading. Include readings, crafts and fun. 228-467-9240. www.hancocklibraries.info

10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.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 to tour the “City of Discovery.” Learn about the cultural and natural history. Wildlife viewing and bird watching opportunities. Reservations required: 228-257-1708. 228-334-5466. www.islanderoutfitters.com

12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m., 2:45 p.m.-4:45 p.m.

Swing Ballroom Dance Lessons

Pascagoula Public Library, 3214 Pascagoula St., Pascagoula. Free. Lessons on Mondays in August in the meeting room. Adults learn basic dance moves to jazz, R&B and upbeat classical music, use dance styles of swing and ballroom. Instructor: Montrelle Ramey. Sign up at front desk or call 228-769-3060. 228-769-3060. www.jgrls.org

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

Tennessee Smokies at Biloxi Shuckers

MGM Park, 145 Caillavet St., Biloxi. $7-$22, not including Ticketmaster fees. The Biloxi Shuckers will take on the visiting team Tennessee Smokies in this minor league matchup. 228-233-3465.

6:35 p.m.

Deer Island Kayak Tour

Islander Outfitters Tours & Travel, 929 Washington Ave., Ocean Springs. $35 adult or $25 child under 12. Kayak tour of this coastal preserve includes wildlife viewing with birding opportunities. Learn about the natural and cultural history of the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Everything Included: kayak, paddle, life vest, instruction, guide service. Reservations required: 228-257-1708. 228-334-5466. www.islanderoutfitters.com

9 a.m.-noon

Tuesday

Oil Painting Made Simple

Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. $200 members, $210 nonmembers. Learn the principles of oil painting in an experimental way. All levels welcome. Learn fundamentals of color mixing, composition, paint application, brush work, creating the illusion of light and depth, and creating texture. Students will develop their personal styles and complete a painting. Instructor: Monique Moniot Greathouse. Registration deadline: Aug. 1. Fee does not include supplies. Eight-week course. 228-818-2878. themaryc.org

10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Homeschool Clay Class

Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. $13 per person. Clay class for children with projects featuring a different clay technique each week. Parents must register in advance. 228-374-5547. georgeohr.org

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

Blood Drive

Canopy Children’s Solutions, 2315 17th St., Gulfport. Free. Mississippi Blood Services and Tuskegee Airmen Inc., Co. Lawrence E. Roberts Chapter, will hold a blood drive in Gulfport. Donors will receive a T-shirt while supplies last. Donors must be at least 16 years old, weight at least 110 pounds and have a valid ID. www.msblood.com

10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Pre-school Story Hour

Pearlington Public Library, 6096 First Ave., Pearlington. Library story hours are designed for children newborn to five years. Programs include reading, crafts and fun. 228-533-0755. www.hancocklibraries.info

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

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. themaryc.org/?event=beaded-jewelry-making

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

In a Hot Minute Class

Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, 246 Dolan Ave., Gulfport. $35. One in a series of classes called “In a Hot Minute,” based on a cookbook Julian Brunt and Kim Wilson are writing. The cookbook is designed for people on the go. This week’s class features four quick pasta dishes. 228-897-6039. www.lmdc.org

5 p.m.-8 p.m.

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

6 p.m.-9 p.m.

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.

7:30 p.m.

Bird Watching Tour

Islander Outfitters Tours & Travel, 929 Washington Ave., Ocean Springs. $40 person. Take a 14-passenger sightseeing shuttle bus for a morning of bird watching along the Mississippi Coastal Birding Trail. Suitable for beginners, novice, and experienced bird-watchers. Reservations required: 228-257-1708. Rate includes transportation, interpretive naturalist/guide and complimentary gift. 228-334-5466. www.islanderoutfitters.com

8 a.m.-12 p.m.

Wednesday

Knitting 101

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 passchristianlibrary@gmail.com. 228-452-4596. www.harrison.lib.ms.us

1 p.m.-3 p.m.

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

1 p.m.-4 p.m.

Pre-school Story Hour

Bay St. Louis-Hancock County Library, 312 U.S. 90, Bay St. Louis. For children newborn to 5 years to create a love of reading. Include readings, crafts and fun. 228-467-5282. www.hancocklibraries.info

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

Navigating Windows 10

Waveland Public Library, 345 Coleman Ave., Waveland. Learn features of the desktop, aero and taskbar, then personalize your desktop and settings. Bring your own Windows 10 laptop or tablet and your Windows ID and password. Registration required: 228-467-9240 or sign up at the Customer Service Desk. Deadline to register: Aug. 14. 228-467-9240. www.hancocklibraries.info/digital-literacy-classes

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

Garden Class-Wildflowers

Pass Christian Public Library, 111 Hiern Ave., Pass Christian. Free. Christian Stephenson, Hancock County Extension agent, will present “Wildflowers.” Information on how to establish wildflower plantings as well as information on variety selection and care of wildflowers for the home landscape. Details: 452-4596 or email passchristianlibrary@gmail.com 228-452-4596. www.harrison.lib.ms.us

2 p.m.-3:30 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.

Ethnic Identity and Academic Success

Marsha Barbour Community Center, 6815 Kiln DeLisle Rd., Pass Christian. Free. Part of the One Book One Pass community programs a “TED” Talk with a Panel Discussion will be on “Ethnic Identity and Academic Success.” The TED Talk will be presented by USM student Jamion Burney. This year’s One Book One Pass selection is “The Fire This Time” by Coast native Jesmyn Ward. Copies are available for check out at the Pass Christian Library. 228-255-3773. www.harrison.lib.ms.us

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

Thursday

3rd Thursday Bicycle Ride and Dine

Harper McCaughan Town Green, 301 Jeff Davis Ave., Long Beach. Free. Community ride open to everyone. Easy 5-mile loop through downtown Long Beach followed by optional Dutch treat dinner stop at end of ride. Helmets and bike required. 228-297-6166.

6 p.m.

Catch More Fish with Science

Gulf Coast Research Laboratory, 703 E. Beach Drive, Ocean Springs. $30. Captain Sonny Schindler of Shore Thing Charters and Paul Grammer from USM Gulf Coast Research Laboratory tell how to catch more redfish. gcrl.usm.edu/mec/fishing.seminars.php

6 p.m.-8 p.m.

Wes Anderson Themed Art Show

Walter Anderson Museum of Art, 510 Washington Ave., Ocean Springs. $15 nonmembers, $10 members. “I Produced a Hip Art Show, I’m Not Sweating It” is a community art show featuring works by local artists based on characters and themes from Wes Anderson films. Costumes are strongly encouraged. Light appetizers and themed cocktails served. 228-872-3164.

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

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

6 p.m.-9 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.

Friday

Third Fridays

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

5 p.m.-8 p.m.

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 to 10 p.m. $6 dinner from 7:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., $10 dance from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. 228-324-3730. amourdanzar@att.net

7:30 p.m.-8 p.m., 8 p.m.-10 p.m.

Cinema by the Shore 2017

Jones Park, Jones Park Drive, Gulfport. Free. Pre-activities at 6:30 p.m.; Movie (“Sing”) at dusk (7:45 p.m.). www.gulfport-ms.gov

7:45 p.m.-10 p.m.

Saturday

Mudslingers

Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. $25 per person. 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. Class limited to 10 students. 228-374-5547. georgeohr.org

10 a.m.-noon

An Eclipse to Remember

Pass Christian Public Library, 111 Hiern Ave., Pass Christian. Free. Pass Christian Public Library presents “An Eclipse to Remember” in collaboration with NASA Stennis Space Center. Learn about the upcoming eclipse. What is a solar eclipse? Where can you see it? How can you look at it and more will be explained. Details: 228 452-4596 or email at passchristianlibrary@gmail.com. 228-452-4596. www.harrison.lib.ms.us

10 a.m.-noon

Solar Day @ Your Library

Bay St. Louis-Hancock County Library, 312 U.S. 90, Bay St. Louis. Information by WXXV-25 meteorologist Ryan Mahan to find our why this particular eclipse is nicknamed The All-American Eclipse. Safe viewing glasses will be given to each attendee, along with safe viewing guidelines (also available at each of the five branches). 228-467-5282. www.hancocklibraries.info

10 a.m.-noon

Solar Eclipse Preparation Workshop

Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, 246 Dolan Ave., Gulfport. Included in Museum admission. Hands-on activities and take-aways to help kids and families prepare for the Aug. 21 solar eclipse; door prizes and snacks. 228-897-6039. www.lmdc.org

Noon-2 p.m.

Disabled American Veterans Welcome Home

Disabled American Veterans, 2600 23rd Ave., Gulfport. Bring a covered dish. Party at DAV5. 228-871-5463. www.facebook.com/DAV-Chapter-5-448022245289998

5 p.m.-9 p.m.

CALB Membership Party

St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, 720 E. Beach Blvd., Long Beach. $25. Carnival Association of Long Beach, a nonprofit 501c3, charitable organization, will hold its Announcement/Membership Party. Find out who will be CALB King and Queen candidates for 2017-2018 Carnival Season. Light hors d’oeuvres, beer, wine provided. Membership is open to anyone the age of 21 and over and is $25 per person. 228-863-1610. www.longbeachcarnival.com

6 p.m.

Potluck Hawaiian Dinner Dance

Amour Danzar Ballroom, 9355 County Farm Road, Gulfport. $20 for those who attend Aug. 18 Dinner Dance or first-time attenders, $25 for regulars. Party begins at 6:30 p.m.; potluck dinner at 7 followed by dancing until 10. Dancers encouraged to wear Hawaiian shirts or grass skirts, if possible. Everyone attending must bring a covered dish to share. Reservations required: 228-324-3730. 228-324-3730. amour danzar@att.net

6:30 p.m.-8 p.m., 8 p.m.-10 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.

Sugarcane Jane

Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. $15 members, $20 nonmembers. The Alabama Gulf Coast-based husband and wife duo of Anthony and Savana Lee Crawford draws from a deep well of roots influences, interwoven with inflections of gospel, country, jazz, and rock. Listeners can expect mostly acoustic sounds. 228-818-2878. themaryc.org/?event=august-2017-sugarcane-jane-concert

7 p.m.

Volunteer Day

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.

8 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. A State Certified Farmers Market. TFMatLongBeach@gmail.com. https://www.facebook.com/TFMatLongBeach/

8 a.m.-noon

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

Jr. Chef Day Camp

Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. $35 members, $45 nonmembers. Join Chef Cheri Hiers for this hands-on class. 228-818-2878. themaryc.org/?event=jr-chef-day-camp

9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Classic Arms Gun & Knife Show

Mississippi Coast Coliseum & Convention Center, 2350 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. $9 adults, $2 children 6-11, active military $1 off admission with ID. Buy, sell, trade, browse. Displays of new and old guns, ammo, gun parts, books, knives, jewelry, camouflage, militeria, and related items. 228-594-3700. www.capgunshows.com

9 a.m.-5 p.m., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

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