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Want to learn to knit? Free, open knitting classes are offered at the Pass Christian Public Library on Wednesdays.
Want to learn to knit? Free, open knitting classes are offered at the Pass Christian Public Library on Wednesdays. MCT- Fotolia

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.

Friday

Vietnam Reflections: Mississippi Stories

Ocean Springs Civic Center, 3730 Bienville Blvd., Ocean Springs. Free. The Dale Center for the Study of War and Society at The University of Southern Mississippi and the Mississippi Humanities Council, co-sponsors. Screening by Mississippi Public Broadcasting of excerpts from Ken Burns’ documentary “The Vietnam War.” Panel discussion, luncheon, tour of the Mississippi Vietnam Veterans Memorial. 228-875-7696. www.mpbonline.org.

10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Opening Reception

Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Free. “Cars in Art II” and “Cycles: The Art of Steve Prince.” Event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided. Steve Prince’s mediums are printmaking, drawing and sculpture. Cars in Art II explores artistic response to the automobile, which has transformed life in the 20th century more significantly than any other single factor, irrevocably changing the appearance of our environment and our experience of it. “Cars in Art II” on exhibit through Oct. 21; “Cycles” on exhibit through Oct. 28. 228-374-5547. georgeohr.org

5 p.m.-7 p.m.

Cajun Date Night

Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. $35 members, $45 nonmembers. Cooking class. Instructor: Chef Cheri Hiers. Menu: Honey Lime Cajun Wings, Grilled Cajun Tomato Salad, Shrimp & Grits, Beignets w/ Blackberry Dipping Sauce 228-818-2878. themaryc.org/?event=september-2017-cajun-date-night

6 p.m.-8 p.m.

Date Night on the Pottery Wheel

Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. $25 per student. Spend two hours on the pottery wheel. Instructors will help couples create two bowls to keep, and will glaze and fire them. Work is ready to pick up in about two weeks. Wear clothes that can get dirty. 228-374-5547. georgeohr.org

6 p.m.-8 p.m.

Amour Danzar Dinner Dances

Amour Danzar Ballroom, 9355 County Farm Road, Gulfport. $6 dinner, $10 dance. Amour Danzar hosts a Friday night dinner dance every Friday night. $6 dinner from 7:30 to 8 p.m., $10 casual dress dance from 8 to 10 p.m. Details: 228-324-3730. 228-324-3730. amourdanzarevents@gmail.com

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

Saturday

Back to School Legos

Ina Thompson Moss Point Library, 4119 Bellview St., Moss Point. no charge. A Back to School Lego Party. Kids are invited to bring their parents and friends and some Legos to use. The Friends of the Library will supply some Legos for group play. The Friends of the Library will also provide refreshments. Details: 228-475-7462 or visit the library. www.jgrls.org

1 p.m.-3 p.m.

Clay Babies: Mexican Sun Faces

Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. $13. Monthly class for little artists will make Mexican sun faces, a traditional art form in Mexico. Parents with younger children are encouraged to stay with their children during class to facilitate the experience. Children should wear clothes that can get dirty. 228-374-5547. georgeohr.org

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

Open House, Sale and Raffle

The Art House, 921 Cash Alley, Ocean Springs. $10 up. The 28 members of The Art House are celebrating the co-op’s 17th anniversary with a reception, a raffle and a sale. In conjunction with the 26th annual Artwalk in downtown Ocean Springs. Opportunity to win one of six pieces of art in a raffle; tickets $10 each and available from any member or at The Art House. Proceeds go toward The Art House, the nonprofit co-op of the Ocean Springs Art Association. 228-875-9285.

10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Mudslingers

Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. $25 per person. See if clay is your new hobby. Instructors help students create two pots to keep; they will be glazed and ready to pick up two weeks from class date. Works can be shipped for those who live out of town. Wear clothes that can get dirty. Class limited to 10 students. 228-374-5547. georgeohr.org

11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Farmers Market

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

7 a.m.-11 a.m.

Volunteer Day

34th Street Wholistic Gardens and Education Center, 808 34th St., 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

Monday

Weekly Crochet Club

Vancleave Public Library, 12604 Mississippi 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.

Grief Recovery Support Group

Rodenberg Church of Christ, 173 Rodenberg Ave., Biloxi. $20 one-time cost for workbook. Griefshare is a nondenominational group; features Biblical teaching on grief and recovery topics. Session every Monday at 6 p.m. until Nov. 6. 228-432-7372. n/a

6 p.m.

Vancleave Library Photo Contest

Vancleave Public Library, 12604 Highway 57, Vancleave. Entry fees apply. 28th Annual Friends of the Vancleave Public Library Amateur Photography Contest. Submit entries Aug. 28 to Sept. 22. Winners will be announced 6 p.m. Oct. 3 at the Winner’s Reception at the Library. Entry fee. The contest will offer ribbons and awards in five categories and three age groups (adult, teen, children). Categories include: people, animals, landscapes, computer-altered, and miscellaneous. Official entry forms with complete rules available at the library or on the events page of the library website (www.jgrls.org). Details: 228-826-5857. www.jgrls.org

6 p.m.

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 per week. 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. 228-818-2878. themaryc.org/?event=beaded-jewelry-making

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

Acting Class — Advanced Scene Study

Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. $75 members, $85 nonmembers. Combines foundational principles of actor training with advanced techniques for making compelling choices in a professional setting. Students will be asked to expand their creative potential through conventional warm-ups, practical exercises, and directorial feedback from the instructor. Instructor: Cliff Thompson. Registration deadline: Aug. 29. 228-818-2878. themaryc.org/?event=acting-advanced-scene-study

5 p.m.-6 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.

Hegwood Biloxi Community Market

Biloxi Farmers’ Market — Charles R. Hegwood Community Market, 949 W. Howard Ave., Biloxi. Charles R. Hegwood Biloxi Community Market, under the I-110 overpass at Howard Avenue in Biloxi. Year round market, open on Tuesdays and Thursdays weekly. Fresh produce, plants honey, jams, jellies, pickles, baked goods, crafts. 724-320-4817.

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 making 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.

Coffee Club with Cree Cantrell

Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Free. Spend an hour learning about financial markets and investing while discussing current economic events. 228-374-5547. georgeohr.org

10 a.m.-11 a.m.

Preschool Storytime

Pass Christian Public Library, 111 Hiern Ave., Pass Christian. Free. Fall season of Wednesday Mornings Preschool Storytime. Reading, singing, dancing and crafting. Details: 228-452-4596 or email passchristianlibrary@gmail.com. 228-452-4596. harrison.lib.ms.us/staff/

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

Musical Theatre Performance Level I Class

Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. $75 members, $85 nonmembers. Each month students will prepare and rehearse the music and choreography to a different Broadway showstopper. An opportunity for performers ages 6 to 11 to sharpen acting, singing and dancing skills. Students will present their work for family and friends on the final class day each month. Instructor: Cliff Thompson. Registration deadline: Aug. 30. 228-818-2878. themaryc.org/?event=musical-theatre-performance-level-class

4 p.m.-5 p.m.

Acting — All Things Theatre Class

Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. $75 members, $85 nonmembers. Harness your acting tools to express ideas, transform into characters and tell moving stories. Gain skills in creative thinking and public speaking, building confidence in yourself and your craft. Develop clear and expressive physicality and vocal technique. Through improvisation and short scenes, use those skills to take risks, make strong character choices, develop character relationships and pursue objective. Instructor: Cliff Thompson. Registration: 228-818-2878. themaryc.org/?event=acting-things-theatre-class

5 p.m.-6 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.

Gulfport Table Tennis Club

Herbert Wilson Recreation Center, 3225 Hancock Ave., Gulfport. Free. Gulfport Table Tennis Club is open to the public and free to play. Great exercise for seniors. All levels of competition welcome. 228-868-5777.

6 p.m.-9 p.m.

Thursday

Musical Theatre Performance Level II Class

Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. $75 members, $85 nonmembers. Each month students will prepare and rehearse the music and choreography to a different Broadway showstopper. Class for performers ages 12 to adult to sharpen their acting, singing and dancing skills. Students will present their work for family and friends on the final class day each month. Instructor: Cliff Thompson. Registration deadline: Aug. 31. 228-818-2878. themaryc.org/?event=musical-theatre-performance-level-ii-class

5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.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.

‘Mississippi Saturday Night!’ Auditions

Center Stage Theatre, 2670 Rue Palafox, Biloxi. A jukebox show celebrating the state’s musical stars. Production dates are Nov. 9-19, 2017. Have short piece of music prepared; pianist and a CD player will be provided. No a capella auditions. If unable to make the audition, call 228-388-6258. 228-388-6258. centerstagebiloxi.org

6 p.m.-7 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/Advance Argentine Tango Classes

Argentine Tango — Howard Avenue, 632 Howard Ave., Biloxi. $10. Improve your tango and learn new steps, choreography. 228-332-0291.

7 p.m.-8:30 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. Designed for all experience levels. Learn fundamentals of oil painting or explore advanced techniques. Class will focus on a variety of subject matter including still life and floral composition. 228-374-5547. georgeohr.org

9:30 a.m.-noon

Friday

Second Friday Book Club

Kiln Public Library, 17065 Hwy. 603, Kiln. Free. Meets the second Friday of each month. Anyone interested in reading is welcome to attend. Books are chosen from the best sellers list that are available from the library. 228-255-1724. hancocklibraries.info

10 a.m.-11 a.m.

Throw and Tell With Mark Rigsby

Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Free. Mark Rigsby, associate professor and the gallery director at USM in Hattiesburg, will demonstrate throwing jugs and vessels on the pottery wheel; view a slideshow of his work. From 1997 to 2002, Rigsby was the resident potter at Kentuck Art Center, a nonprofit art organization in Northport, Alabama. 228-374-5547. georgeohr.org

10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Dinner from the Azores Islands

Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. $35 members, $45 nonmembers. Cooking that is native to the Azores Islands, an autonomous region of Portugal. Menu: Octopus on a bed of esparregado (Fried Greens), Braised Beef with Pork & Portuguese Beans, Fresh Baked Rolls, Zulmira Cake with Brilliant Sun Frosting. Wine and beer available by the glass at an additional cost for all Friday night demo classes. Instructor: Chef Cheri Hiers. 228-818-2878. themaryc.org/?event=september-2017-dinner-azores-islands

6 p.m.-8 p.m.

Pascagoula Movie Under the Stars

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

8:15 p.m.

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