Local Events

Things to do this week in South Mississippi: Oct. 9-15

The Mississippi Hunting Dog Association meeting on Oct. 12 at the Latimer Community Center is open to anyone ‘interested in preserving the tradition of hunting game with dogs, regardless of preferred breed of dog or type of game pursued.’
The Mississippi Hunting Dog Association meeting on Oct. 12 at the Latimer Community Center is open to anyone ‘interested in preserving the tradition of hunting game with dogs, regardless of preferred breed of dog or type of game pursued.’ Wichita Eagle/TNS

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Weekly Crochet Club

Vancleave Public Library, 12604 Highway 57. 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.

Harrison County Senior Pickleball

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

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

Children’s Story Hour

Waveland Public Library, 345 Coleman Ave. Children’s Story Hour for children up to 5 years of age. The program includes stories, crafts and fun. 228-467-9240. www.hancocklibraries.info

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

OOMA Volunteer Luncheon

Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Learn more about the Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art and ways you can help. Details: 228-374-5547.

11 a.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.

Noon-2 p.m., 5 p.m.-7 p.m.

National Night Out 2017

Diamondhead City Hall, 5000 Diamondhead Circle. Free admission. Safety training for bicycles, car seats and golf carts. Fingerprinting for children. Fire, security, lighting and emergency response information. Helicopter, SWAT equipment, police cars and boats, fire truck, K-9 unit. Wear your favorite crime stopper costume. 228-222-4626.

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

Halloween Costume / Cosplay Workshop

Sew Happy, 7198 Beatline Road, Long Beach. Free to attend. Plan out and create favorite costumes on Mondays in October. Take advantage of sewing and crafting knowledge, and maybe share some tricks of your own to make cloaks, sew costumes, and create props. All levels of sewing. 228-206-6509.

5:30 p.m.-8 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.

6 p.m.


Bridge Lessons for Beginners

Gulf Coast Bridge Association Clubhouse, 14069 Fourth 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.

Children’s Story Hour

Pearlington Public Library, 6096 First Ave., Pearlington. Children’s Story Hours, for children up to 5 years of age, are held to encourage a love of reading. Programs include reading, crafts an 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.

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

Gulf Coast Parkinson’s Support Group

Beauvoir United Methodist Church, 2113 E. Pass Rd., Biloxi. Monthly meeting will feature Madelyn David CCC-SLP speech pathologist. Topic: swallowing problems associated with Parkinson’s disease and solutions to include neuromuscular re-education. 228-388-1478.

Noon-1:30 p.m.

Teen Read Week

Pascagoula Public Library, 3214 Pascagoula St., Pascagoula. Free. Pascagoula Public Library will host two Teen Read Week events on Tuesday, October 10, at 3 p.m., and on Wednesday, October 11, at 3:30 p.m. Students will Escape the Haunted Library on Oct. 10 with a breakout room. Refreshments will be served. Teen Coffee House will be open 3:30 to 5 p.m. Oct. 11. Students can join in the celebration with coffee and other refreshments while discussing a favorite book or just play classic board games. Details: 228-769-3225.

3 p.m. Oct. 10, 3:30 p.m. Oct. 11

Kids Can Sew!

Sew Happy, 7198 Beatline Road, Long Beach. $10 each class, $30 for four. This afterschool program is 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 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.

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

Terror-iffic Tuesday Movies

Ina Thompson Moss Point Library, 4119 Bellview St., Moss Point. no charge. Patrons can watch popular films from the Halloweentown series. Parents or guardians must be present for children under 8 years of age. Refreshments will also be provided by the Friends of the Library. Details: 228-475-7462. www.jgrls.org

5 p.m.

Ingalls Cold War Nuclear Submarines

Mississippi Maritime Museum, 609 Dupont Ave., Pascagoula. Free. A presentation of the history of the Ingalls Cold War nuclear submarine program, followed by a book signing. 228-588-2849.

6 p.m.-7:15 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., 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.

Southern Miss Gulf Coast Civic Chorale

St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, 720 E. Beach Blvd., Long Beach. Free. Annual performance of “Festival of Choirs” is first concert of the University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Coast Civic Chorale’s 23rd season, “An American Classic.” Five concerts in season include popular Motown artists and arrangements by American composers such as Richard Burchard. The Gulf Coast Civic Chorale also will be joined by special guests. 228-863-1610.

7 p.m.

Beginning Ballroom Dance Class

Amour Danzar Ballroom, 9355 County Farm Road, Gulfport. Eight 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.

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


Knitting 101

Pass Christian Public Library, 111 Hiern Ave. Free. Open knitting lessons on Wednesdays. Knitting needles and yarn available for those without supplies. Details: 228-452-4596 or passchristianlibrary@gmail.com.

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.

Children’s Story Hour

Bay St. Louis-Hancock County Library, 312 U.S. 90. Children’s Story Hour is for children 0-5 years of age. It teaches children a love of reading. Programs include reading, crafts and fun. 228-467-5282. www.hancocklibraries.info

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

Deciphering the Past: D’Iberville’s Landing

Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. $15 members, $20 nonmembers. Home school history class. Registrar/historian Dennis Walker will discuss facts that led up to the landing of D’Iberville on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. 228-818-2878.

10:30 a.m.-noon

Lunch and Learn: Lynda.com

Waveland Public Library, 345 Coleman Ave., Waveland. Demonstration of using Lynda.com to search variety of online classes. You can bring your own lunch. Registration required. Deadline to register is Oct. 10. 228-467-9240.

12 p.m.-1 p.m.

Container Gardening

Pass Christian Public Library, 111 Hiern Ave. Free. Christian Stephenson, Hancock County Extension agent, will present the program. Container gardens offer opportunities for gardeners with small spaces, a tight budget, or the desire to change landscape designs through the season. This program will include information about choosing plants and soil for containers, and guidelines for keeping plants in containers healthy and growing. 228-452-4596. www.harrison.lib.ms.us

2 p.m.-3:30 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.

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. Great exercise for seniors. All levels of competition welcome. 228-868-5777.

6 p.m.-9 p.m.

‘Christopher Columbus the Scientist’

Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. Free. Lecture series by Donald Del Cid, architect and professor, who has conducted research on the life and experiences that led to his arrival to the American Continent. The lecture will add insights to the history of the New World and will add another event to the multiple ones organized around the Americas on Columbus Day. Discussion will follow. 228-818-2878.

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

‘John Lewis: Get in the Way’

Pass Christian Public Library, 111 Hiern Ave. Free. Movie night in October will be a partnership with the One Book One Pass Community reading project. The documentary profile of Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), a key figure in the civil rights movement of the 1960s, will be on the big screen in the library conference room. The doors will open at 6:45 p.m. Bring your own snacks (a microwave will be provided). Details: passchristianlibrary@gmail.com or 228-452-4596

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

Book Giveaway Fundraiser

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College - Jefferson Davis Campus, 2226 Switzer Road, Gulfport. Phi Theta Kappa is hosting its 3-day “Buck-A-Book” book giveaway fundraiser. Textbooks, fiction, nonfiction, or books on history, politics, art, travel, science. Take however many you want, as long as you give a donation. In the MGCCC central commons, inside the main front entrance to the campus. 228-896-3355.

8 a.m.-3 p.m.


Chidlren’s Story Hour

Kiln Public Library, 17065 Hwy. 603, Kiln. Children’s Story Hour is for children 0-5 years of age. Programs include reading, crafts and fun. 228-255-1724. www.hancocklibraries.info

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

Classic Movie Matinee

St. Martin Public Library, 15004 Lemoyne Blvd., Biloxi. Free. The general public may attend this free movie event to enjoy singing, dancing and laughter with a 1952 classic musical movie staring Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds and Donald O’Connor. The classic movie has remained one of the best all-time films for ages. Refreshments will be provided. 228-392-3250.

2 p.m.

Matinee in the Bay Movie

Bay St. Louis-Hancock County Library, 312 U.S. 90, Bay St. Louis. Film about the wife of a successful movie producer who takes a car trip from the south of France to Paris with one of her husband’s associates (rated PG). Popcorn and drink served. 228-467-5282. www.hancocklibraries.info

2 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

3-D Printing for Teens Demonstration

Pascagoula Public Library, 3214 Pascagoula St. Free. The Pascagoula Public Library will showcase their new 3-D printer at a Preview Party for Teens. Find out how to use the 3-D printer and see the printer in action with a brief demonstration to be held in the CLIC computer lab. Find out what websites to use to find and create a 3-D print file and how to submit a 3-D print file for printing. The Lab will be open from 5 to 6 p.m., for questions and answers. Refreshments will also be provided. 228-769-3060. jgrls.org

5 p.m.-6 p.m.

Pearlington Afternoon Movie

Pearlington Public Library, 6096 First Ave. Free. Bruce Wayne must deal with the usual suspects as they plan to rule Gotham City, while discovering that he has accidentally adopted a teenage orphan. Popcorn and drink served. 228-533-0755. www.hancocklibraries.info

5 p.m.-7 p.m.

‘Form and Fantasy’ Talk

Walter Anderson Museum of Art, 510 Washington Ave., Ocean Springs. Free for members, $10 for nonmembers. A talk by Mary Pickard Anderson and Pat Pinson, authors of “Form and Fantasy: The Block Prints of Walter Anderson.” This event is free for current members. $10 for nonmembers 228-872-3164.

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

Historical Society of Gulfport

West Side Community Center, 4006 Eighth St., Gulfport. Jonathan Hilbun will discuss bluesman Blind Roosevelt Graves, who is buried in the Mississippi City Cemetery in Gulfport. The event is open to the public. 228-861-6600. historicalsocietyofgulfport.org

6 p.m.-7 p.m.

Line Dancing Class

Pascagoula Public Library, 3214 Pascagoula St., Pascagoula. no charge. All ages are invited to join Ericka Nicholson learn how to line dance. Start dancing to all types of music, from beginner to advanced. Register at 228-769-3060. 228-769-3060. www.JGRLS.org

6 p.m.-7:30 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.

Mississippi Hunting Dog Association Meeting

Latimer Community Center, 10908 Daisy Vestry Road, Biloxi. The meeting is open to all who are interested in preserving the tradition of hunting game with dogs, regardless of preferred breed of dog or type of game pursued. Food and soft drinks will be provided. Details: 228-209-2632 or 228-392-8878.

6:30 p.m.-8:30 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, 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. https://www.georgeohr.org/classes/

9:30 a.m.-noon


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.

Second Friday Book Club

Kiln Public Library, 17065 Hwy. 603. Free. Discussion topic: “The Fix” by David Baldacci. 228-255-1724.

10 a.m.-11 a.m.

Coffee with Friends-Shadowz Paranormal

Pass Christian Public Library, 111 Hiern Ave., Pass Christian. Free. Shadowz Paranormal Investigations is a team from Biloxi and Knoxville, Tennessee, formed to research and investigate claims of the paranormal, anomalous, and unexplained. Learn about the equipment they use in their research. Details: 228-452-4596 or email at passchristianlibrary@gmail.com.

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

Second Friday Book Club

Kiln Public Library, 17065 Hwy. 603. Discussion topic: “The Fix” by David Baldacci 228-255-1724. www.hancocklibraries.info

10 a.m.-noon

Children’s Story Hour

East Hancock County Library, 4545 Shepherd Square, Diamondhead. Children’s Story Hour is for children 0-5 years of age. Programs include reading, crafts and fun. 228-255-4800. www.hancocklibraries.info

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


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, and they will be glazed and ready to pick up two weeks from class date. Can be shipped out of town. Wear clothes that can get dirty. Class limit: 10 students per session. 228-374-5547. https://www.georgeohr.org/classes/

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

Women Entrepreneurs: Unleashing Your Creative Side

Knight Nonprofit Center, 11975 Seaway Road, Gulfport. $25 Chamber members, $35 general admission. Women Entrepreneurs, a program organized by the Mississippi Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce, Inc., is a forum focused on sharing resources, mentoring, educating, and supporting women of all ages. Comprised of professional and entrepreneurial women, WE provides guidance to enrich business while networking and creating lasting connections over a lunch program. Cecelia Shabazz, with The Focus Group, will be speaker. RSVP is required to attend. 228-284-2449.

11:30 a.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. www.jgrls.org

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

2017 Wizard World Comic Con Biloxi

Mississippi Coast Coliseum & Convention Center, 2350 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. $39.95 - $299; kids 10 and under free. Matt Ryan, Craig Parker, Gareth David-Lloyd, Naoko Mori, Holly Marie Combs and Thomas Ian Nicholas are among celebrities and industry professionals at the 2017 Wizard World Comic Con Biloxi. Pop culture: movies, comics, cosplay, video gaming, television, original art, collectibles, contests and more. Also, live entertainment throughout extended evening hours, gaming, exclusive Q&A sessions with celebrities, movie screenings hosted by stars and directors. 228-594-3700. wizd.me/BiloxiPR

4 p.m.-9 p.m.

Sewing Paint Party

Sew Happy, 7198 Beatline Road, Long Beach. $35. Does your sewing space need some wall art? With guidance from the Twisted Canvas, participants will create sewing art at a painting party. Light hors d’oeuvres; BYOB. Registration: 228-206-6509. 228-206-6509.

6 p.m.-8 a.m.

Date Night on the Pottery Wheel

Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. $25 per person. Class for couples. Create two bowls to keep; they will be glazed and fired. Work is ready to pick up in about two weeks. Wear clothes that can get dirty. 228-374-5547. https://www.georgeohr.org/classes/

6 p.m.-8 p.m.

Fall into the Arts with the Mary C.

Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. $50 event only, $100 event plus Art Drawdown. Fundraising event that brings together music, fine art and the culinary arts for a one night block party. Music by The Mulligan Brothers, a food tasting featuring Julian Brunt and an Art Drawdown. Ticket price includes admission to the show, food tasting and one complementary beverage (beer/wine). Art Drawdown ticket allows entry into the event, food tasting, two complementary beverages and a piece of art. 228-818-2878.

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

‘Once on This Island, Jr.’

Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, 246 Dolan Ave., Gulfport. $10 per person. Inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Mermaid and presented by WINGS Performing Arts. Caribbean-style score celebrates music, love, hope and life. Ti Moune, a young girl on a tropical island, falls in love with Daniel and is aided by the gods of earth, water and love in her quest to be with him. Performances:7pm Oct.13 &14, 3pm Oct.14 & 15 228-897-6039. www.lmdc.org

7 p.m.-9 p.m.

Sounds of Joy

Northwood Church, 14281 O’Neal Road, Gulfport. Free. Free Southern gospel quartet music concert. See www.sojquartet.com. Details: 228-832-5100. 228-832-5100. www.sojquartet.com

7 p.m.-9 p.m.

Mulligan Brothers Concert

Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. $15 members, $18 nonmembers. The Mulligan Brothers is an Americana folk-rock band from Mobile. Members are Ross Newell, Greg DeLuca, Ben Leininger and Melody Duncan. The Mulligan Brothers have released two albums, The Mulligan Brothers and Via Portland (recorded in Portland with Grammy-winning producer Steve Berlin) and will soon release a Live from The Netherlands album. 228-818-2878.

7:30 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. amourdanzarevents@gmail.com

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


St. James Fall Festival

St. James Church, 366 Cowan Road, Gulfport. Free admission. Annual Fall Festival: Great food, kids games and rides; $5,000 and $10,000 raffle; silent auction, White Elephant Sale, live entertainment, Saturday and Sunday. 228-896-6059.

10 a.m.-8 p.m.

Paranormal 101 Class with MGCParanormal.org

Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. $30 per person. Learn the basics of paranormal history, equipment used scientific advances and investigative techniques, and view paranormal evidence captured. 228-818-2878. www.MGCParanormal.org

1 p.m.-3 p.m.

Wire Wrap Bracelet Sterling Silver

Gallery 782, 782 Water St., Biloxi. $40. Learn to make an arrow sterling silver bracelet with 2.5 mm sterling silver beads. No experience necessary. Cost includes materials and use of tools to complete project.

10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Aullovus Support Group Event

Ocean Springs Municipal Library, 525 Dewey Ave., Ocean Springs. no charge presentation - fundraiser. National American Miss Mississippi Junior Teen Sarah Beth Pierce will discuss Aullovus, a support group especially for teens whose siblings have special needs. Details: 228-875-1193. www.JGRLS.org

10 a.m.-noon

Fall Festival

Diamondhead Community Church, 5301 Diamondhead Circle. Free. Families can enjoy food, games, cake walk, pumpkin carving,chili cook-off and more. 228-255-5556.

10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Back Bay Mission Free Health Fair

Back Bay Mission, 1012 Division St., Biloxi. Includes flu shots, health screenings and blood pressure check. Mobile unit from Coastal Family Health will be available. Doctors, pharmacists and health vendors will offer information. Bilingual assistance (Spanish and Vietnamese) available. 228-432-0301.

10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Stone County BBQ & Blues

Blaylock Park, 320 E. College Ave., Wiggins. Cost of food. Third Annual BBQ & Blues Competition. Over $5,000 in cash prizes and awards. A Barbecue Competitors Alliance (BCA) sanctioned event. Expect more than 30 teams to compete. Backyard aficionados go head-to-head Friday evening. Great Blues Music, bring your lawn chairs and enjoy. stonecounty.com

10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Halloween Ceramic Pumpkins

Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. $13. A Clay Babies class; little ones can play with real clay. Children will make and paint their own pumpkins and can glaze them in any color of the rainbow. Older children are welcome in this class if a younger sibling is enrolled. Work will be ready to pick up in one week. Pre-registration is required for this class. Class limit: 12 students per session. 228-374-5547. https://www.georgeohr.org/classes/

10:30 a.m.-noon

Cognitive Creative Arts Therapeutic Sessions

East Biloxi Library, 580 Howard Ave., Biloxi. Free. Artist Angela Watson Sartin Collier, aka Urbanrose, will discuss using creative art as a healing agent for patients with dementia, Alzheimer’s and brain injuries. She will share her experiences working with her mother Clara Watson and showcase some of the artwork they created together.

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

Level 1 Improv Class

Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. $80 members, $90 nonmembers. The introductory course to improv will focus on the fundamentals of building a scene, the three “rules” of improv, and engaging in group mentality. Level emphasizes getting out of one’s head, listening to your scene partners, and discovering the basics of what makes a scene happen. In the four weeks of this class, you will learn scene work, character work, the differences of short form and long form improv, and how to discover and cultivate your own personal “style” of improvisation. Instructor: Tyler Howard. Registration deadline for October sessions is Sept. 30. Registration deadline for November and Dec. 2 sessions is Nov. 4. 228-818-2878.

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

Teen Sewing Class

Ocean Springs Municipal Library, 525 Dewey Ave., Ocean Springs. Free. During Teen Read Week, interested teens can learn the basics of machine sewing. In this first of three sessions, teens will sew a cuddly critter to give to classrooms at a local preschool. Teens are asked to fill out a volunteer form to attend this free workshop. Some sewing machines will be available. If you have a machine, you may bring your own. Reservations required: 228-875-1193. 228-875-1193. www.jgrls.org

2 p.m.

Perkinston Chapter #376 O.E.S. Fish Fry

J.L. Power Lodge, 280 Old Hwy. 49, Perkinston. $8 adult, $5 children 10 and under. Fish fry fundraiser for Perkinston Chapter #376 O.E.S.

3 p.m.-6 p.m.

Second Saturday in Bay St Louis

Downtown Bay St. Louis, 200 Main St. Free. Monthly event sponsored by the Old Town Merchants Association. www.baystlouisoldtown.com

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

Farmers Market

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

7 a.m.-11 a.m.

Thomas Rhett

Mississippi Coast Coliseum & Convention Center, 2350 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. $22.75-$51.75, plus Ticketmaster fees. Thomas Rhett, from Valdosta, Ga., is son of country songwriter Rhett Atkins. He followed his 2013 debut album, “It Goes Like This,” with 2015’s “Tangled Up.” From that came four hit singles: “Crash and Burn,” “Die a Happy Man,” “T-Shirt” and “Vacation.” 228-594-3700.

7 p.m.

Seventh annual Bras Across the River

Pelican Landing Conference Center, 6217 Hwy 613, Moss Point. $15 registration and T-shirt. Hosted by Singing River Federal Credit Union. Thousands of bras will be strung across the Moss Point bridge to raise awareness for breast cancer. T-shirts, pink-themed debit cards and other items to raise funds for this disease. 228-475-1406. www.srfcu.org

8 a.m.

Kickball for a Cause Tournament

Long Beach Ball Fields, 764-788 Klondyke Road, Long Beach. $100 for team of 12. Kickball tournament, presented by Team Walker-Frost, is raising money for local charities and St. Vincent de Paul School. The tournament will be at Long Beach Girls Softball fields at 788 Klondyke. Ages 12 and up allowed to be on the team; 12 players per team. Details: Angie Johnson 228-297-9298 or Queenrosalie16@gmail.com.

8 a.m.

Pascagoula Second Saturday Bike Ride

Beach Park, 600 City Park St., Pascagoula. Enjoy a scenic ride along Pascagoula’s Historic Bike Trail. Now offering two rides. 8 a.m. ride will cover 12-18 miles at a pace of 12-15mph. 10 a.m. ride will cover 2-6 miles at a pace of less than 10 mph. 228-938-2356.

8 a.m.-10 a.m., 10 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.

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 decor, pralines, dog treats, hot tamales, teas, boiled peanuts, shrimp, beef and more. A State Certified Farmers Market. TFMatLongBeach@gmail.com

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

Mutts for Pink

Hiller Park Recreation Area, Atkinson Road, Biloxi. $5 per event entered. An all-mutt dog show raising money for the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event. The dog show events include an (almost) one-mile fun run with your dog, cutest dog, ugliest dog, costume contest, agility course, dog training sessions. Raffle, food and drink.

9 a.m.-noon


Wine Down Weekend with a Cause 2

Black Tie White Rose Events, 6616 Rose Farm Road, Ocean Springs. Free. Wine Down Weekend with a Cause 2 is a fundraising event to support local charities Adrienne’s House and Real Men Wear Pink (a Making Strides team). Female-owned businesses offer shopping and networking opportunities. All proceeds from 50/50 raffle, door prize tickets, silent auction items and T-shirt sales will go to the charities.

10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Old Fashioned Tent Revival

Davis Family Store, 6167 W. DeSoto St., Bay St. Louis. Free. Truth Evangelistic Ministries is presenting this meeting for Emmanuel Baptist Church of Bay St. Louis. The tent will be at Davis Family Store. 228-463-0966.

7 p.m.