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The ducks are coming! The annual Duck Derby benefiting Tired Dog Rescue will be held Saturday at Margaritaville Resort Biloxi. At least 5,000 Derby Ducks will be racing to cross the finish line.
The ducks are coming! The annual Duck Derby benefiting Tired Dog Rescue will be held Saturday at Margaritaville Resort Biloxi. At least 5,000 Derby Ducks will be racing to cross the finish line. Kansas City Star

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Friday

Gulf Coast Military Collectors & Antique Arms Show

Joppa Shrine Center, 13280 Shriners Blvd., Biloxi. War souvenirs, antique arms, uniforms, helmets, swords, daggers, bayonets, medals, insignia, flags, books, photographs, military memorabilia of all kinds from the Civil War to the war on terrorism.

11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 29; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 30

Inktoberfest: Inkin the Coast Tattoo Convention

Mississippi Coast Coliseum & Convention Center, 2350 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. $20 per person per day; under age 10, free; 3-day pass: $45. Find everything from tattoos to art, clothing, jewelry and much more. 228-594-3700. www.inkinthecoast.com/

1 p.m.-11 p.m. Sept. 29 and 30; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Oct. 1

Harrison County Senior Pickleball

Lobouy Hurricane Shelter, 9509 Lobouy Road, Pass Christian. Free. Free for all seniors 55 and older. Free lessons. Great exercise for seniors.

1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

Pre-school Story Hour

East Hancock County Library, 4545 Shepherd Square, Diamondhead. Story hour features themes and activities designed to inspire children to learn to read. Programs last about one half hour, depending upon activity. 228-255-4800. www.hancocklibraries.info

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

Old Spanish Trail Conference Exhibits

Pass Christian Public Library, 111 Hiern Ave., Pass Christian. Free. The purpose of the Pass Christian Old Spanish Trail Committee’s regional conference is to bring together Gulf Coast communities interested in the Old Spanish Trail Southern States project. As part of the conference, exhibits will be available for viewing in the Pass Christian Library Conference Room. Details: oldspanishtrailgulfcoast.com. 228-452-4596. www.oldspanishtrailgulfcoast.com

4:30 p.m.-6 p.m.

Free Friday Nights at Lynn Meadows Discovery Center

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.

Zach Williams in Concert

Jackson County Fairgrounds, 2902 Shortcut Road, Pascagoula. $20 — $32. Zach Williams, artist of the #1 hit Christian single “Chain Breaker,” presented by Home of Grace. Tickets at LifeWay Christian Stores (Gulfport and Mobile) or purchase online at HogFest.org. Proceeds benefit the Home of Grace addiction recovery scholarship fund. 228-762-6043. hogride.org/festival

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

The Gathering

Word of Power Ministries, 15159 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Gulfport. Reunion of family and friends coming together to have fun and fellowship. 228-343-2935.

7 p.m.-9 p.m.

Gulfport Little Theatre’s ‘Sordid Lives’

Gulfport Little Theatre, 2600 13th Ave., Gulfport. $11 general admission. The comedy “Sordid Lives” tells the story of a colorful family from a small Texas town coming to grips with the accidental death of the elderly family matriarch during a clandestine meeting in a seedy motel. Directed by Keith Gregory. Because of strong language and adult themes, no one under 18 will be admitted. Reservations are recommended: 228-864-7983 or www.gulfportlittletheatre.org. 228-864-7983. www.gulfportlittletheatre.org

7:30 p.m. Sept. 29 and 30; 2 p.m. Oct. 1

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.

‘The Motherxx with the Hat’

Center Stage Theatre, 2670 Rue Palafox, Biloxi. $20 per ticket. Gulfport film actor Jordan Salloum brings his New Orleans acting friends over for three performances only. A high-octane verbal cage match about love, fidelity and misplaced haberdashery. Showing at Center Stage in Biloxi for three performances only (not part of a Center Stage season/show). Adults only. www.CenterStageBiloxi.org. 228-388-6258. www.CenterStageBiloxi.org

7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Sept. 29 and 30, 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 1

Priest Tyaire Presents Momma’s Boy

Mississippi Coast Coliseum & Convention Center, 2350 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. $45-$65. Playwright Priest Tyaire returns with “Momma’s Boy,” a comedy that examines the consequences of not cutting the apron strings well into adulthood. 228-594-3700. www.ticketmaster.com/event/1B0052F97DC91381

8 p.m.

Old Spanish Trial Conference

Pass Christian City Court Building, 105 Hiern Ave., Pass Christian. Free. The Pass Christian Old Spanish Trail Committee seeks to commemorate “The Old Spanish Trail” of the 1920s in Pass Christian. Regional conference on Sept. 29-30 to bring together Gulf Coast communities interested in becoming active in the Old Spanish Trail Southern States project. Sessions with speakers 9 a.m.-noon and 1:30-4:30 p.m. Sept. 29 in the City Court Room. Presentation at 9 a.m. Sept. 30. Motorcade along the Old Spanish Trail in Pass Christian at 1 p.m. Sept. 30. Details: oldspanishtrailgulfcoast.com. www.oldspanishtrailgulfcoast.com

9 a.m.-noon, 1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

Saturday

Deborah Quave: The 30-Day Speak Life Challenge Book Signing

Delo’s Heavenly House of Coffee, 3880 Gautier Vancleave Road #8, Gautier. $20. Mississippi Gulf Coast native Deborah Quave promoting her new book, “The 30-Day Speak Life Challenge.” 228-497-5550. www.The30DaySpeakLifeChallenge.com

10 a.m.

Wellness Fair Hootenanny and FUNdraiser

Marshall Park, 999 Washington Ave., Ocean Springs. Free, donations accepted; lunch plates $8, fresh juice $6. Live music, food and plate lunch fundraiser, silent auction, free yoga classes, face painting, bounce house, kids’ craft activities. Vendors, healthy lifestyle booths. Blue Tuna plays at 11 a.m., gentle yoga class (bring blankets) at 1 p.m., Thomas Jackson plays at 2 p.m., yoga class and demonstration at 3 p.m. Benefit for Terrie “Noble” Shelby, who has stage 4 breast cancer. 228-282-3346.

11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Heart Beat 2 the Beat 3

Donal M. Snyder Community Center, 2520 Pass Rd., Biloxi. $10 advance, $15 at door. Heart Beat 2 the Beat 3, hosted by NHR Blueprint Foundation, includes multi-state dance competition with wellness outreach sessions. Between dance categories, session sponsors will address physical and mental health, finances, voting, other topics. Prizes, interactive social media games. All ages 5 and up must have a ticket. Forms, details: www.nhrblueprint.com.

1 p.m.

Cruisin’ at Lynn Meadows Discovery Center

Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, 246 Dolan Ave., Gulfport. $10 (museum admission). Cruise on over to LMDC and come dressed in your ’50s best. Sock hop, drive in movie. Activities such as costume contest, hula hooping, limbo and ’50s games and crafts. Included with museum admission. Details: 228-897-6039. 228-897-6039. www.lmdc.org

1 p.m.-3 p.m.

Annual Duck Derby

Margaritaville Resort, 195 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Benefits Tired Dog Rescue. At least 5,000 Derby Ducks will be racing to cross the finish line. Food available for purchase. Silent auction, kid’s activities, raffles and prize giveaways. Tired Dog rescues neglected, abandoned and abused dogs along the Gulf Coast area. Get ducks at www.duckderby.com/gulfport or www.tireddogrescueduckderby.com. 228-271-6377. www.duckrace.com/gulfport

10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Reptile Rendezvous

Mississippi Sandhill Crane National Wildlife Refuge, 7200 Crane Lane, Gautier. Free. Learn about reptiles with friends from the Hattiesburg Zoo.

10 a.m.-11 a.m.

The Mary C Fall Dance Festival

Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. Vary. “A Celebration of Southern Modern Dance Choreographers.” Master classes with professional artists; young artists showcase; formal choreography and dance film showcase; art exhibit by Leif Anderson. Visit themaryc.org for details. 228-818-2878. themaryc.org/?event=september-2017-fall-dance-festival-2017-celebration-southern-modern-dance-choreographers

10 a.m.-8 p.m.

Teen Build a Bot

Ocean Springs Municipal Library, 525 Dewey Ave., Ocean Springs. No charge. Did you know you can turn a toothbrush into a robot? With just a couple of simple parts, you can build your own Bristlebot. All supplies will be furnished. Seating is limited; register by calling 228-875-1193. 228-875-1193.

10:30 a.m.-noon

Make Ceramic Halloween Decorations

Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. $20 per project created. Bring your family and create a clay project together, or come solo and meet new people. Students will be given templates to make Halloween witch hat luminaries. All work will be fired, ready to pick up by Oct. 2. 228-374-5547. georgeohr.org

10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 2 p.m.-4 p.m.

St. Rose de Lima 91st Year Heritage Festival

St. Rose de Lima Catholic Church, 301 S. Necaise Ave., Bay St. Louis. Music, food and fun.

11 a.m.-11 p.m.

Family 3-D Movie

St. Martin Public Library, 15004 Lemoyne Blvd., Biloxi. Free. Children of all ages are invited to see a 3-D movie and watch it with a pair of 3-D glasses. Decorate your own pair and join in the adventure. Glasses, supplies and snacks provided for this free event. 228-392-3250.

2 p.m.

Mother-Son Pottery Night

Salvation Army Kroc Center, 575 Division St., Biloxi. $40 per mother-child, $15 additional child, $5 off early registration. Enjoy a meal, music, sculpt a masterpiece and create a memory. Final projects will need to be retrieved at a later date. 228-207-1218. https://krocsales.sauss.net/#/bi/search/1/pottery

5 p.m.-7 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.

Gov. Bryant’s HOG Ride

U.S. Coast Guard Station — USCG, 108 Singing River Island, Pascagoula. Starting at $40. Ride with Gov. Phil Bryant, Zach Williams (artist of Christian single “Chain Breaker”) and 500 motorcycles in the Home of Grace “HOG” Ride. Proceeds support the scholarship fund at the Home of Grace. Begins at Singing River Island, the Pascagoula Port located behind Ingalls Shipyard. Pre-registration starting at $40, $50 day of event. Register online at HogRide.org. hogride.org

7:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

2017 American Heart Association Gulf Coast Heart Walk

Jones Park, Jones Park Drive, Gulfport. Free. The Gulf Coast Heart Walk benefits the American Heart Association. Annual walk brings together walk teams, individual walkers, survivors of heart disease and stroke, and lifestyle change heroes. Proceeds go toward funding research, education and community programs. Details: Kerry Boylan at 228-604-5308 or kerry.boylan@heart.org. For more information regarding the Gulf Coast Heart Walk or to start a team: www.gulfcoastheartwalk.org. www.gulfcoastheartwalk.org

7:30 a.m.-11 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.

City of Gautier’s 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

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, gourd décor, pralines, dog treats, hot tamales, teas, boiled peanuts, shrimp, beef and more. A State Certified Farmers Market. TFMatLongBeach@gmail.com Follow on Facebook at The Farmers Market at Long Beach. https://www.facebook.com/TFMatLongBeach/

8 a.m.-noon

Nugent United Mathodist Church Bazaar

Nugent Methodist Church, 13183 John Clark Road, Gulfport. Free. Food, fun and crafts for the family.

8 a.m.-4 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

It’s all About the Prep

Virginia College, 920 Cedar Lake Road, Biloxi. $10. Finding a Job: A Project Management Approach. Addresses where to look for posted jobs, writing a resume, answering difficult interview questions, asking questions, what to wear to interviews. 228-546-9100. www.pmimgc.org

9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Sunday

Auditions for ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’

Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, 246 Dolan Ave., Gulfport. ’A Charlie Brown Christmas’ comes to life in this faithful stage adaptation, in which Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the rest of the Peanuts Gang discover the true meaning of Christmas. Come prepared to sing as the ensemble sings together. You are not required to sing for the auditions. You will be asked to read from the script. Nonreaders can recite a poem or something else that they know. Production dates are Dec. 1-3 and 8-9. 228-897-6039. www.lmdc.org

2 p.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 1, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Oct. 2

Cruisin’ the Coast

Mississippi Coast Coliseum & Convention Center, 2350 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. The Cruisin’ The Coast Swap Meet has about 250 vendors selling everything from hair bows to bumpers all in one location. Many vendors are returning this year to their same swap meet locations. New vendors will be coming this year as well. 228-594-3700. www.mscoastcoliseum.com/events/2017/21st-annual-cruisin-the-coast

8 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 1; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 2; 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Oct. 3; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 4

Monday

Weekly Crochet Club

Vancleave Public Library, 12604 Highway 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.

Jackson County 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 at the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College-Jackson County Campus, Gautier. The public is invited. Lunch will begin at 11:30 am with the program at noon. Email jcrw1@hotmail.com for more info. 228-497-9602.

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

Discover Your Inner Artist

Hobby Lobby, 2649 Pass Road, Biloxi. $15 per two-hour session. Art class in oil or acrylics. 228-222-0180.

12 p.m.-2 p.m., 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Oct. 2 and 5

Healing Hearts Support Group

Leggett Memorial United Methodist Church, 1410 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Eight-week support group for those who are experiencing a significant loss, such as divorce, death, terminal illness of a loved one, or losing a loved one to dementia. Details: 228-235-7227 or 228-432-0019.

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

Tuesday

Bridge Lessons for Beginners

Gulf Coast Bridge Association Clubhouse, 14069 4th St., Gulfport. Free for first four weeks; $10 per lesson after that. Lessons for beginning bridge players will be held weekly at the Gulf Coast Bridge Association Clubhouse. 228-539-1253. gulfcoastbridge.bridgesite.org/

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

Home-School Clay Art Class: Clay Gargoyles

Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. $13. This class is specifically designed with home-schooled students in mind. October focus: ceramic objects from history. Classes include a short lesson and discussion of the historical period. Students are encouraged to research before class. Students must preregister for class 24 hours in advance to give instructors time to prepare materials. Class limit 15. Schedule: Oct. 3, clay gargoyles (medieval Europe); Oct. 10, Greek amphora slab vase (classical Greece/Rome); Oct. 17, George Ohr pottery on the wheel (late 19th century); Oct. 24, Moroccan pattern plates (Medieval North Africa/Muslim Spain). 228-374-5547. https://www.georgeohr.org/classes/

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

HAMS Octoberfest 2017

Riley Chapel Methodist Church, 1107 Church St., Gulfport. Free. Annual community festival at Riley Chapel church grounds, presented by Handsboro and Mississippi City Civic Organization. 228-896-3316. WWW.HANDSCOMS.ORG

10 a.m.-5 p.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.

Kids Can Sew!

Sew Happy, 7198 Beatline Road, Long Beach. $10 each class, $30 for four. After-school program for ages 8 years old and up. Each student will receive all the materials needed to complete their project. Students encouraged to bring own sewing machine, or reserve one of the shop’s. Each student must be signed up for the class by 10 a.m. on the Tuesday of class. Students who have never sewn, arrive at 3:45 p.m. to go over machine basics, or call to schedule an available time. Give us a call, come by, or message us on Facebook to reserve a spot. 228-206-6509. https://www.sewhappyonline.com/product/kids-can-sew-after-school-program/

4:30 p.m.-6 p.m.

Every Child Ready to Read

Pascagoula Public Library, 3214 Pascagoula St., Pascagoula. Free. Parents and caregivers are invited to the storypit at this free session to learn more about the importance of early literacy. Learn to nurture children with pre-reading skills at home. The session will provide library resources and help to create early literacy development for children birth to age five. To register, call 769-3060 or visit the library to sign up. Seating limited. 228-769-3060. www.jgrls.org

5:30 p.m.

MGCCC Science Cafe on Autism

MGCCC Perkinston Campus Community Arts Center, East Wire Road, Perkinston. Free. Discussion led by Tina Batio, lead teacher with The University of Southern Mississippi’s Autism Project. She will explore what autism is, what it isn’t and treatment options. Prior to moving to the Gulf Coast, she was a clinician with the University of Florida’s Division of Developmental Pediatrics. She holds a master’s degree in special education with a learning behavior specialist licensure from the state of Illinois. Light refreshments will be provided. Details: 601-928-6259 or pklibrary@mgccc.edu. 601-928-5418. pklibrary@mgccc.edu

6 p.m.

Intermediate Wheel Throwing

Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. $220. 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 one 25-pound bag of clay and all glazes, class firings, and instruction. 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. Fall season rehearsals have begun for Coast Chorale, a civic choral ensemble. All singers welcome. Details: Allen Henson at 228-324-8213. 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 Class

Amour Danzar Ballroom, 9355 County Farm Road, Gulfport. 8 lessons for $80. Only the first 24 callers can get in for eight-week class. Most popular dance steps such as the fox trot, waltz, rumba, cha cha and swing. Barbra will call everyone back to tell them on which Tuesday night, the first class begins. Details: 228-324-3730. 228-324-3730. Amour Danzar events@gmail.com

7:30 p.m.-8:15 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 Hand-Building

Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. $220 per student; $20 materials fee. Introduces students to fundamentals of working with clay off the pottery wheel. Students will learn about pinching, slab work, coiling, and combining forms. Each week a technique is introduced and a project is assigned for completion. Class fee includes all instruction, glazing, firing costs and one 25 lb bag of clay. Class size limited to 10. 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. Learn about financial markets and investing while discussing current economic events. 228-374-5547.

10 a.m.-11 a.m.

George Ohr Pit Stop

Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Free. Free museum admission all day. From 2 to 7 p.m., hamburgers, hot dogs, nachos, and drinks will be for sale. Arts and crafts for kids and extended gallery hours for viewing “Cars in Art - II” exhibit. Bring chairs and blankets for front row seats to Biloxi’s vintage car parade during Cruisin’ The Coast. 228-374-5547. georgeohr.org

2 p.m.-7 p.m.

Beginner Sewing Series

Sew Happy, 7198 Beatline Road, Long Beach. $20 per class, $90 for all six. Six-week beginner series. Most classes will last about two hours; completed projects each night. Cost includes all fabric and materials needed to complete these projects. 228-206-6509. https://www.facebook.com/events/1591463310885639/

6 p.m.-8 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.

Downtown Biloxi Cruisin’ The Coast Block Party

Downtown Biloxi — Cruisin the Coast Block Party, 140 Lameuse St., Biloxi. Free. Biloxi will be host to over 1,000 cars and car aficionados celebrating Cruisin’ The Coast. Live entertainment featuring George Thomas as the King of Rock and Roll will perform at Biloxi City Hall at 11 a.m.; trophies will be awarded at 1 p.m. for special block party car owners on the City Hall Stage. Official entrance for participating Cruisers: Porter Avenue from Hwy 90, going north to Howard Avenue. Details: 228-435-6339. biloxi.ms.us

8 a.m.-2 p.m.

Thursday

Book launch, signing

The Nourishing Place, 630 Tennessee St., Gulfport. $17.95 for book. Book launch and signing celebration for “Jane: A Memoir” by Jane Stanley. www.thenourishingplace.com

5 p.m.-7 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 Gulf Coast Toastmasters

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College - Advanced Manufacturing and Technology Center,, 10298 Express Drive, Gulfport. Regular Toastmasters meeting. Details: 228-234-5198 228-897-4360. mississippigulfcoasttoastmasters.toastmastersclubs.org/

6 p.m.-7:15 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. Class size limited to 10. 228-374-5547. georgeohr.org

6 p.m.-9 p.m.

Broken Rainbow for Children

First United Methodist Church, 2301 15th St., Gulfport. $30 per family for 10-week session. Broken Rainbow is a 10-week program for children ages 7 to 12 who are having difficulty dealing with a divorce or death in their family. Call to register: 228-229-6851. 228-863-0047. www.fumc-gulfport.org

7 p.m.-8 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.

Grief Recovery Workshop

First United Methodist Church, 2301 15th St., Gulfport. $30 for 10-week session. For those dealing with emotional issues that follow the death of a loved one. In addition to hearing speakers, participants share loss experiences and discuss grief issues with the goal of beginning to live again. 228-863-0047. www.fumc-gulfport.org

7 p.m.-9 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

Gulfport Music Festival

Jones Park, Jones Park Drive, Gulfport. $35-$125. The Gulfport Music Festival returns to Jones Park this October, offering two days of performances by acts such as Ludacris, 3 Doors Down, Cracker, Fuel, Sugar Ray and more. www.ticketmaster.com/event/1B0052C7AD2D2E56

4 p.m.-12 a.m. Oct. 6

St. Therese of Lisieux Fund Raiser

St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church, 3521 19th St., Gulfport. $9 per dinner; extra sides $1 each. St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church Fish Fry Fund Raiser dinners will be available 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Include catfish, potato salad, sweet peas, bread, cake. Dine in or carry out. Delivery on orders of 10 or more dinners available. Delivery starts at 10 a.m. Annual yard sale begins at 8 a.m. Oct. 6 and 7. 228-863-0624.

10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Fiber Arts classes

Ocean Springs Municipal Library, 525 Dewey Ave., Ocean Springs. No charge, supplies needed. The Ocean Springs Municipal Library will host free Fiber Arts classes for adults on four dates in October. Learn new techniques with instructor Maryanne Anthony. For beginning to advanced knitters. Several free patterns and ideas for other projects will be shared. No prerequisites. Needed supplies are knitting needles and one skein of light color, bulky weight yarn. Registration required: 228-875-1193. 228-875-1193. www.jgrls.org

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

‘Statements’ Art Show Opening

Gallery 782, 782 Water St., Biloxi. Free. Features Marguerite Pivarnik. Artwork in exhibit at gallery through Oct. 31. gallery782.org

5 p.m.-8 p.m.

American Legion post 139 Steak Night

American Legion Post 139, 645 Green Meadow Road, Bay St. Louis. Steak Night with music by Chuck Tippit. 228-467-9000.

5 p.m.-9 p.m.

Sister Hazel at Gulfport Music Festival

Gulfport Municipal Marina, 1133 20th Ave,, Gulfport. $35. Platinum-selling group Sister Hazel will be bringing their “We Got it All Tonight” 2017 tour to play Gulfport Music Festival. Limited number of exclusive VIP Experiences will also be available for sale; include access to a Sister Hazel pre-show event, extensive Q & A session with the band, limited-edition merchandise. Details: sisterhazelvip.com for the latest information. Gates open at 4 p.m. Friday; Sister Hazel performace starts at 6 p.m. Weekend passes start at $35. Details: gulfportmusicfestival.com. gulfportmusicfestival.com/

6 p.m.-7 p.m.

Classic Date Night

Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. $45 members, $55 nonmembers (includes two alcoholic beverages). Menu: Tomato Artichoke Bruschetta; Garden Salad w/ House Vinaigrette; Pork Loin Stuffed w/ Rosemary, Garlic & Mushrooms served with Ricotta Gnocchi Mushroom Pan Sauce; Dark Chocolate Layer Cake w/ Blackberry Butter Cream. Instructor: Chef Cheri Hiers. Registration deadline: Oct. 4. 228-818-2878. themaryc.org/?event=october-2017-classic-date-night

6 p.m.-8 p.m.

Become a Porcelain Pro with Taylor Robenalt

Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. $225. Led by ceramic artist Taylor Robenalt, this workshop will focus on components of the human figure and demonstrate the intricacies of constructing flora and fauna. Students will focus on technical components within their work, including how to achieve crisp lines and clean, tight surfaces by using simple tools. Taylor will personally meet with each student and aide in exploration of skills and new ideas, concluding with an informal critique at the end of the workshop. Taylor has provided a recommended tool list, which will be provided to students prior to October 6, and attendees will be allowed to sample tools and purchase them at the workshop. All clay, firing, and instruction are included in the workshop. Lunch included. Workshop approved for 1.4 CEU hours for a fee of $15. Class limit: 15 students. 228-374-5547. https://www.georgeohr.org/classes/

9 a.m.-5 p.m.

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