Local Events

Things to do this week in South Mississippi: Aug. 21-27

There are several opportunities in South Mississippi to safely view the solar eclipse on Monday.
There are several opportunities in South Mississippi to safely view the solar eclipse on Monday. TNS

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

Eclipse Viewing Party

St. Martin Public Library, 15004 Lemoyne Blvd., St. Martin. Free. The St. Martin Public Library will host an Eclipse Viewing Party. Branch libraries of the Jackson-George Regional Library System will host several events to celebrate the rare occurrence. Eclipse glasses will be provided free of charge to those attending library events. 228-392-3250. www.jgrls.org

1 p.m.

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.

Computer Emergency Preparedness

Waveland Public Library, 345 Coleman Ave., Waveland. Have a plan of action for technology devices when faced with an emergency situation. Registration required: 228-467-9240 or sign up at the Customer Service Desk. Deadline to register is Aug. 18. 228-467-9240. www.hancocklibraries.info/digital-literacy-classes

1:30 p.m.-3 p.m.

Facebook for business and nonprofits

Bay St. Louis-Hancock County Library, 312 U.S. 90, Bay St. Louis. Using social media for marketing can help small businesses reach more customers. Registration required: 467-5282. 228-467-5282. www.hancocklibraries.info/digital-literacy-classes

10 a.m.-noon

Homeschool Eclipse Viewing

Vancleave Public Library, 12604 Mississippi 57, Vancleave. Free. Eclipse viewing party for homeschooled students. Bring lawn chairs. STEM activities and games for all school-aged groups. Viewing glasses will be provided. Light refreshments, or bring your own brown bag lunch. www.jgrls.org

Noon-2:30 p.m.

Eclipse Viewing Event

Pascagoula Public Library, 3214 Pascagoula St., Pascagoula. Free. The Pascagoula Public Library’s solar eclipse viewing event will begin at noon Aug. 21. Branch libraries of the Jackson-George Regional Library System will host several events to celebrate the rare occurrence. Eclipse viewing glasses will be provided free of charge to those attending library events. 228-769-3060. www.jgrls.org

Noon-3 p.m.

Solar Eclipse Watch Party

Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, 246 Dolan Ave., Gulfport. Included with museum admission. Lynn Meadows will host a Solar Eclipse Watch Party as the partial eclipse will pass over the location at 1:31 p.m. Bring your own solar viewer; some viewers available to safely view the eclipse. Activities are included with museum admission. 228-897-6039. www.lmdc.org

12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

Tour of Ocean Springs

Islander Outfitters Tours & Travel, 929 Washington Ave., Ocean Springs. $20 adult, $10 children under 8. Tour “City of Discovery” to learn about the cultural and natural history of Ocean Springs. Hear stories of the seafood industry, the art community and the past of the Mississippi Gulf Coast. 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.

Auditions for ‘Annie’

Gulfport Little Theatre, 2600 13th Ave., Gulfport. Open audition for the full musical production with more than 50 roles for males and females ages 6 and up. Come prepared with a 1-minute musical selection; no a capella auditions. Can bring CD accompaniment with no vocals, or mp3 or sheet music. Accompanist will be available. Actors should be prepared to do a cold reading from the script. Directed by Cal Walters; music direction by Cherie Cruso Ruff. Show will run Nov. 3-19. School performances are possible one weekday during the run. Details: www.gulfportlittletheatre.org, or 251-689-7167 or director@gulfportlittletheatre.net. 228-864-7983. www.gulfportlittletheatre.org

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

Military Monday at MGM Park

MGM Park, 145 Caillavet St., Biloxi. $7 - $50. Biloxi Shuckers vs. Mobile BayBears. All active and retired military will be able to purchase $7 Reserved Level tickets with valid ID. The Shuckers will wear military-themed jerseys during each Monday home game to salute servicemen and women. 228-233-3465. https://www1.ticketmaster.com/biloxi-shuckers-vs-mobile-baybears-biloxi-mississippi-08-21-2017/event/1B005258E01B8A3E?artistid=

6:35 p.m.-9:35 p.m.

Library Book Sale

Pass Christian Public Library, 111 Hiern Ave., Pass Christian. Prices vary. The Friends of the Pass Christian Library’s quarterly Book Sale starts Aug. 18 and continues through Aug. 30 during regular library hours (8 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday). Prices range from $1 for hardcover books and DVDs to 25 cents for small paperback books. Donations are being accepted. Details: 228-452-4596 or passchristianlibrary@gmail.com. 228-452-4596. www.harrison.lib.ms.us

8 a.m.

Deer Island Kayak Tour

Islander Outfitters Tours & Travel, 929 Washington Ave., Ocean Springs. $35 adult or $25 child under 12. Wildlife viewing with plenty of 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.

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. No class July 4. 228-818-2878. themaryc.org/?event=beaded-jewelry-making

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

In a Hot Minute

Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, 246 Dolan Ave., Gulfport. $35. Adult cooking class. A series of classes based on a cookbook Julian Brunt and Kim Wilson are writing. The cookbook is designed for people on the go. This week’s menu will feature four recipes using rice and the rice cooker. 228-897-6039. www.lmdc.org

5:05 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.

Coast Chorale rehearsal

Main Street United Methodist Church, 162 Main St., Bay St. Louis. Free. Coast Chorale (a civic Choral ensemble) fall rehearsals. All singers are welcome. 228-467-4538. www.coastchorale.org

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

Sci-Fi Night & Two-For-Tuesday

MGM Park, 145 Caillavet St., Biloxi. $7 - $50. Shuckers vs. BayBears. Shuckers offer $2 Polk’s Hot Dogs on Tuesday nights. It’s Sci-Fi Night at the ballpark; come dressed as your favorite sci-fi character. Sci-Fi Night will include themed games and promotional giveaways. 228-233-3465. https://www1.ticketmaster.com/biloxi-shuckers-vs-mobile-baybears-biloxi-mississippi-08-22-2017/event/1B005258E0858AA6?artistid=

6:35 p.m.-9:35 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.

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.

Advanced ballroom dance classes

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

6 p.m.

All-You-Can-Eat Wednesday & Ocean Springs Night

MGM Park, 145 Caillavet St., Biloxi. $7 - $50. Shuckers vs. BayBears. All-you-can-eat buffet in Left Field Terrace. The All-You-Can-Eat ticket is $20; season ticket holders can upgrade for $10. Ocean Springs officials will throw out the first pitches. Mayor Shea Dobson, Adlerman Rickey Authement and Board President Scott Wells will be on the mound before the game. 228-233-3465. https://www1.ticketmaster.com/biloxi-shuckers-vs-mobile-baybears-biloxi-mississippi-08-23-2017/event/1B005258E1538ADC?artistid=

6:35 p.m.-9:35 p.m.

One Book One Pass Movie Night

Pass Christian Public Library, 111 Hiern Ave., Pass Christian. Free. Movie night in August will be a partnership with the One Book One Pass Community reading project. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. Bring own snacks (microwave provided). Denzel Washington directed and stars in this adaptation of August Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, which centers on a black garbage collector named Troy Maxson in 1950s Pittsburgh. Rated PG-13. Details: 228-452-4596. 228-452-4596. www.harrison.lib.ms.us

7 p.m.-9 p.m.

Thursday

Birds, Bees, Bats and Butterflies

Pascagoula River Audubon Center, 5107 Arthur St., Moss Point. Free. Local Master Gardener Wanda Freeland will discuss the wonder, function, characteristics and habits of these pollinators. 228-475-0825. www.pascagoulariver.audubon.org

10 a.m.-11 a.m.

Bienville Toastmasters

The Junction Coworking, 796 Howard Ave., Suite A, Biloxi. Bienville Toastmasters meets every Thursday. Learn presentation (public speaking) and leadership skills. Details: Michael, 228-235-5046. 228-207-4806.

5:45 p.m.

Cub Scouts Kick Off Event

First United Methodist Church, 208 Pine St., Long Beach. Cub Scout Pack 321, chartered by First United Methodist Church in Long Beach is hosting a kick off event to start the new Scouting year. Boys from first through fifth grade and their parents are invited to this “Top Gun”-themed event with activities and information.

6 p.m.-7:30 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.

Thirsty Thursday & Football Night

MGM Park, 145 Caillavet St., Biloxi. $7-$50. Shuckers vs. BayBears. Thirsty Thursday presented by Yuengling- Mississippi Gulf Coast, Coca-Cola and Kicker 108. Jesse Hill Music will be performing live on the concourse when the gates open at 5:30 p.m. Football Night at MGM Park features Irving Spikes (Miami Dolphins), Deandre Brown (USM, Philadelphia Eagles) and Bryant Lavender (USA) will all be at the mound for the first pitches, followed by signing autographs and greeting Shuckers fans. 228-233-3465. https://www1.ticketmaster.com/biloxi-shuckers-vs-mobile-baybears-biloxi-mississippi-08-24-2017/event/1B005258E1E78B59?artistid=

6:35 p.m.-9:35 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

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.

Date Night on Pottery Wheel

Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. $25 per student. Class for couples. Instructors will help you create two bowls to keep. Work is ready to pick up in about two weeks. Wear clothes you can get dirty. Snacks and drinks welcomed. 228-374-5547. georgeohr.org

6 p.m.-8 p.m.

Girls Night in France with Julia Child

Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. $35 members, $45 nonmembers. Cooking class. Instructor: Chef Cheri Hiers. Menu: fresh baked bread with compound butter, shellfish quiche, potatoes Anna, coq au vin (chicken in red wine with onion, mushrooms, and bacon), wine poached pears baked in meringue with a wine custard sauce. Wine and beer will be available buy the glass at an additional cost for all Friday night demo classes. 228-818-2878. themaryc.org/?event=august-2017-girls-night-france-julia-child

6 p.m.-8 p.m.

Shuckers Beach Towel Giveaway

MGM Park, 145 Caillavet St., Biloxi. $7 - $50. Shuckers vs. BayBears. First 1,500 fans through the gates beginning at 5:30 will receive a Shuckers beach towel. The Fur Circus visits MGM Park, and Magnolia Bayou performs live as gates open. 228-233-3465. https://www1.ticketmaster.com/biloxi-shuckers-vs-mobile-baybears-biloxi-mississippi-08-25-2017/event/1B005258E2348B83?artistid=

6:35 p.m.-9:35 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.

Saturday

Family Clay Play Saturday

Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. $15 per person. Students will be given templates to make one-of-a-kind Americana wind chimes and paint them. All work will be fired and ready to pick up by Sept. 2. 228-374-5547. georgeohr.org

1 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

Bill Seal Charity Golf Tournament

Windance Country Club, 19385 Champion Circle Gulfport. Entry fees: $100 per person or $400 per four-person team. Sixth Annual Bill Seal Charity Golf Tournament benefits the Bill Seal Memorial Foundation, a charity that provides scholarships to local students in temporary financial stress. Scramble, shotgun start, following complimentary lunch. Send completed entry forms and accompanying fees to Bill Seal Charity Golf Tournament, P.O. Box 1357, Long Beach, 39560. Entry fees include cart fee, green fee, lunch and refreshments. 228-832-4871. facebook.com/BillSealCharityGolfTournament

Noon-5 p.m.

Hands-On Bread Making Class

Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. Price: $30 members, $35 nonmembers. Join Chef Jo Mitchell for this hands-on experience in the world of bread making. Breads include Italian, focaccia and artisan. For ages 11 and up. Registration deadline: Aug. 19. 228-818-2878. themaryc.org/?event=august-2017-hands-bread-making-class

12:30 p.m.-4 p.m.

Family History Search

Ocean Springs Municipal Library, 525 Dewey Ave., Ocean Springs. no charge. Search for your Ancestors workshop. Volunteers from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will show attendees how to use the FamilySearch.org website to locate information about family history. They also will provide four-generation charts at no charge to record the information. Attendees are asked to bring as much information as possible on family history, including specific names, dates, birth certificates, military papers and places. Registration suggested; seating limited: 228-875-1193. 228-875-1193. www.jgrls.org

2 p.m.

Farmers Market

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

7 a.m.-11 a.m.

Thacker Mountain Radio

Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. $20. Thacker Mountain Radio returns to Ocean Springs. Lineup: author Mary Miller, music from Ocean Springs-based Blackwater Brass and Meridian native Jamell Richardson. Reserved seating includes performance and the after party at The Mary C. 228-818-2878. themaryc.org/?event=august-2017-thacker-mountain-radio

7 p.m.-9 p.m.

Birding for Beginners

Biloxi Lighthouse, U.S. 90 and Porter Avenue, Biloxi. Free. Bring binoculars if you have them. Introduction to birding. Learn how to find and view birds, how to identify what you see, how to enjoy the special habitats of the Mississippi Coast. 228-435-6308. mscoastaudubon.org

7:30 a.m.-10:30 a.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

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

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

Schoolhouse Rights Rock 2017

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College - Hospitality Resort Center, 420 Debuys Road, Biloxi. Free. Students, how should you handle an encounter when dealing with law enforcement? Do you know your rights at school? Schoolhouse Rights Rock is designed for middle and high school students. Training workshops on civil rights, encounters with law enforcement, schoolhouse rights. Workshop sessions for parents and advocates as well. Special performances and entertainment will follow. Breakfast, lunch included. Space limited register at www.aclu-ms.org or call 601-354-3408 for more information. 228-897-3971. www.aclu-ms.org

9 a.m.-3 p.m.

For the Love of Pets

Waveland Public Library, 345 Coleman Ave., Waveland. Laura Sanders and Denise Hines of Pack Life Rescue will discuss deciding which pet to adopt, based on your specific lifestyle and personality. Free spay-neuter vouches will be available for Hancock County owners. 228-467-9240. www.hancocklibraries.info

9:30 p.m.-10:30 a.m.

Sunday

St. James United Methodist Church 150th Year Anniversary

St. James United Methodist Church, 1418 Government St., Ocean Springs. This year marks the 150th year anniversary of St. James United Methodist Church of Ocean Springs, organized in 1867. At 3 p.m., the pastor and members of St. James will host an anniversary program. Special guests will include former St. James pastor Rev. Elijah Henry Sr., and Meridian Street Baptist Church of Moss Point and the Trinity Christian Methodist Episcopal Church & Mass Choir of Guntown, with Music Minister Rev. Timothy Wade. Dinner will be served immediately following. 228-875-4823.

11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 3 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

Jacksonville Suns at Biloxi Shuckers

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

5:05 p.m.

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