Local Events

Things to do this week in South Mississippi: Oct. 16-22

The Fifth Annual Historic Griffin Cemetery living history tour will be presented Oct. 21 in Moss Point.
The Fifth Annual Historic Griffin Cemetery living history tour will be presented Oct. 21 in Moss Point. klnelson@sunherald.com

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.


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 for all seniors 55 and older. Free lessons. Great exercise for seniors.

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

Golden Eagle Pumpkin Patch

University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast, 730 E. Beach Blvd., Long Beach, south lawn of the Gulf Park campus. The Pumpkin Patch will open daily, weather permitting, and will feature a free photo area and craft area. Swan gourds, winged gourds and pumpkins of all sizes will be on sale from 50 cents to $50. Kids costume contest 11:30 a.m. Oct. 21; photographer on site from 10 a.m. to noon. 228-865-4500.

10 a.m.-7 p.m.

Children’s Story Hour

Waveland Public Library, 345 Coleman Ave. For children up to age 5. The program includes stories, crafts and fun. 228-467-9240. www.hancocklibraries.info

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

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.

Reiki healing program

Gautier Public Library, 2100 Library Lane. Free. Adults are invited to hear Pat and Darla Shannon on how the healing touch of Reiki can alleviate pain and stress in daily life. Class size limited; registration required no later than the Friday before. Call 228-497-4531. www.jgrls.org

6 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.

Gulf Coast Messiah Chorus Rehearsals

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Jefferson Davis campus, 2226 Switzer Road, Gulfport. The Gulf Coast Messiah Chorus will begin rehearsals for the 65th season of George F. Handel’s “The Messiah.” Rehearsals each Monday at 6 p.m. Auditions not necessary. Schimer edition of “The Messiah” is used. Performances Dec. 1 at Nativity BVM in Biloxi; Dec. 2 at Mary C. in Ocean Springs; Dec. 3 at Westminster Presbyterian in Gulfport. Details: Ed Cake, 228-324-9292.

6 p.m.

Old Fashioned Tent Revival

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

7 p.m. Oct. 16-20


George Ohr Pottery on the Wheel

Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. $13. Home-school clay art class in October focuses on ceramic objects from history. Includes short lesson and discussion of the historical period. Students are encouraged to look up information about the period before class for inspiration. Must preregister for class 24 hours in advance. Oct. 17: George Ohr Pottery on the Wheel (late 19th century); Oct. 24: Moroccan Pattern Plates (medieval North Africa/Muslim Spain). Class limit: 15. 228-374-5547. https://www.georgeohr.org/classes/

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

Knitting & More @ Your Library

Bay St. Louis-Hancock County Library, 312 U.S. 90, Bay St. Louis. Basic knitting and advanced techniques will be taught. Beginners will be provided needles. More advanced knitters may bring an existing project. Registration required: 228-467-5282. 228-467-5282. www.hancocklibraries.info

10 a.m.-noon

Children’s Story Hour

Pearlington Public Library, 6096 First Ave., Pearlington. Children’s Story Hours, for up to age 5, 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.

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. Call, come by, or message 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. 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.

Bike Biloxi October Ride

Biloxi Visitors Center, 1050 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Free to participate; charge for bike rental. Decorate your bike or come in costume; prizes for best decorated bike. Bike lights and helmets are recommended. Ride begins and ends at Biloxi Visitors Center. Bike rental now available at the Biloxi Visitor Center and MGM Stadium for $3 per hour via Zagster app. Rides held third Tuesday of every month. Details: 228-435-6339 or email mainstreet@biloxi.ms.us.

6 p.m.-7 p.m.

Town hall on opioids

Gautier Convention Center, 2012 Library Lane. The town hall will address the growing impact of opioids in communities across Mississippi. The meeting is hosted in partnership with several Mississippi agencies, including the Department of Mental Health, the Department of Public Safety, the Bureau of Narcotics, the Board of Pharmacy and the Mississippi offices of the FBI. The meeting will include a discussion with representation from those agencies, as well as local officials and professionals. This meeting is just one in a series of town hall meetings that are open to the public and being held throughout the state to educate communities about the growing issue of opioid abuse. Details: Angela Mallette with the Mississippi State Targeted Opioid Project at 601-398-4406.

6:30 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.

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. Amour Danzar events@gmail.com

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

Vancleave Community Health Fair & Flu Shots

Vancleave Community Center, 5125 Ballpark Road. Free. Resources such as home health and hospice, proper nutrition, funeral and estate planning, food stamps, safety alerts, dialysis information, sitter services and Medicaid waivers will be on hand. Flu shots given. Details: 228-596-0407. 228-826-4689.

9 a.m.-11 a.m.


Home School Jr. Chef: Making Halloween Treats

Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. $20 members, $25 nonmembers. Chef Cheri Hiers teaches children the basic skills required in the kitchen. 228-818-2878.

1 p.m.-2:30 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.

Wire Wrap Workshop

Gallery 782, 782 Water St., Biloxi. $40. Learn to make a pair of sterling silver wire-wrapped hoop earrings with three pairs of interchangeable dangles. Price includes materials and use of tools to complete project.

10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Grown Folks’ Art at the Biloxi Library

East Biloxi Library, 580 Howard Ave., Biloxi. Free. A creative art program for adults that explores different techniques and styles. Created for beginners; no experience or talent necessary. All supplies provided. This week: Edward Munch’s “The Scream.”

10 a.m.-noon

Children’s Story Hour

Bay St. Louis-Hancock County Library, 312 U.S. 90, Bay St. Louis. 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.

Gmail and Google Tools

Waveland Public Library, 345 Coleman Ave. Find out how much more there is to your Gmail account when you click on the square/dots icon on the top right hand side of the Google page. Learn what each of these apps mean and what they can do for your. Bring your laptop or tablet and Gmail password. Registration required: 228-255-4800 or sign up at the Customer Service Desk. 228-467-9240. www.hancocklibraries.info/digital-literacy-classes

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

Lymphedema Education

Singing River Health System Neuroscience Center, 3603 Bienville Boulevard, Ocean Springs. Free. A certified lymphedema specialist reviews lymphedema signs and symptoms and how to manage them. 228-818-9620.

4 p.m.-4:45 p.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; they will be glazed and ready to pick up two weeks from class date. Works 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/

6 p.m.-8 p.m.

Gulfport Table Tennis Club

Herbert Wilson Recreation Center, 3225 Hancock Ave., Gulfport. Free. Great exercise for seniors. All levels of competition welcome. 228-868-5777.

6 p.m.-9 p.m.

Author Presentation by Jesmyn Ward

Randolph Center, 315 Clark Ave., Pass Christian. Free. The One Book, One Pass 2017 selection is “The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks About Race” by Jesmyn Ward, a native of DeLisle and a 2017 MacArthur Fellow. The Author Presentation is Oct. 18. The moderator is Jerry Mitchell from the Clarion Ledger in Jackson. Details: 228-452-4596. passchristianlibrary@gmail.com.

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


Children’s Story Hour

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

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

Legos at the Library

Pascagoula Public Library, 3214 Pascagoula St. No charge. Legos provided for use at the library. Suggested for students age 8 and up. Children must be accompanied by parent, grandparent or adult guardian. Details: 228-769-3060, ext. #1. www.jgrls.org

4 p.m.

Wildlife Damage Management Workshop

Mississippi State University Extension, 856 U.S. 90. Suite B, Bay St. Louis. free to current CFWA members; $10 each nonmembers; $20 individuals, $30 couples to include membership. Hosted by the Hancock/Harrison County Forestry & Wildlife Association. Guest speaker: Jackie Fox with the USDA, Animal Plant Health Inspection Service, Wildlife Services, who will discuss nuisance animals and damage, effects on desirable and endangered species, control methods, and resources available. Registration 5:30 p.m.; program at 6; jambalaya meal provided. Preregistration required: 228-865-4227 or email tim.ray@msstate.edu. 228-467-5456.

5:30 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.

Third Thursday Family Art Night

Salvation Army Kroc Center, 575 Division St., Biloxi. $7 per person. Every Third Thursday is Family Art Night at The Salvation Army Kroc Center. Bring the whole family and create family projects. 228-207-1218. https://krocsales.sauss.net/#/bi/search/1/family

6 p.m.-7 p.m.

Mississippi Gulf Coast Toastmasters

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College — Advanced Manufacturing and Technology Center, 10298 Express Drive, Gulfport. Regular meeting. Toastmasters’ mission is to provide a supportive and positive learning environment in which members have the opportunity to develop oral communication and leadership skills. Details: 228-234-5198. 228-897-4360.

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.

Disney on Ice: Frozen

Mississippi Coast Coliseum & Convention Center, 2350 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. $20-$58, Ticketmaster fees. The film is transformed into a live adventure on ice. 228-594-3700. www.mscoastcoliseum.com/events/family-events

7 p.m. Oct. 19-20; 10 a.m., 2 p.m., 6 p.m. Oct. 21; and 2 p.m. Oct. 22

Songs and Stories Radio Show presents Sugarcane Jane

Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. Free, donations welcomed. Songs and Stories Radio Show is recorded with a live studio audience. Anthony and Savana Lee Crawford draw from roots influences, interwoven with inflections of gospel, country, jazz, and rock. 228-818-2878.

7 p.m.-8 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


Resume 101 class

Gautier Public Library, 2100 Library Lane. Free. Class suggested for high school students, new college graduates, those re-entering the workforce or ready to change jobs. How to use Microsoft Office to create a professional resume, how to get your resume read and what to include, look at sample resumes, cover letters, and find internet resources, and get answers to specific Word document questions. Registration required: 228-497-4531. www.jgrls.org

1 p.m.

Bridge Tournament

Gulf Coast Bridge Association Clubhouse, 14069 Fourth St., Gulfport. $11 per session; two sessions per day. Enjoy several days of bridge playing in a tournament. All players are welcome. Group available for beginners. 228-539-1253. gulfcoastbridge.bridgesite.org.

10 a.m.-1:30 p.m., 2:15 p.m.-5:45 p.m. Oct. 20-22

Children’s Story Hour

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

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

Fiber Arts classes

Ocean Springs Municipal Library, 525 Dewey Ave. No charge, supplies needed. Fiber arts classes for adults. 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.

Spooky Cinema

Gulfport Sportsplex, 17200 16th St., Gulfport. The movie being shown is “Monster House.” Costume contest lineup 6:15 p.m.; movie begins at dusk. National Night Out Against Crime events will also begin at 6 p.m.

6 p.m.-10 p.m.

Not-So-Scary Halloween Cooking Class and Party

Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, 246 Dolan Ave., Gulfport. $12.50 per person. A spooky cooking extravaganza at Lynn Meadows Discovery Center to celebrate Halloween. Come dressed in your costume for costume parade and enjoy spooky crafts. Menu: Frightful fruit kabobs, Mummy dogs, Wicked Witch cupcakes, Ghoulish punch. Advance registration required on www.lmdc.org or by calling 228-897-6039. www.lmdc.org

6 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Chocolate for Dinner

Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. $45 members, $55 nonmembers. Learn ways to cook with chocolate. Menu: White Chocolate Chili Shrimp on Tart Fruit; Butternut Squash & Cacao Soup; Chocolate Pasta & Grilled Pork w/ Dark Cherry Sauce; Dark Chocolate Brownie Trifle. Instructor: Chef Cheri Hiers. Registration deadline: Oct. 18. Price includes two alcoholic beverages. 228-818-2878.

6 p.m.-8 p.m.

Date Night on the Pottery Wheel

Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. $25 per person. Couples spend two hours playing on pottery wheels. Instructors will help create two bowls to keep; they will be glazed and fired. Work 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.

Amour Danzar 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.

AARP Safe Driving Class

Pass Christian Public Library, 111 Hiern Ave. $15 for AARP members, $20 nonmembers. Seniors invited to attend four-hour course designed to show how they must adjust their driving habits as they get older. Topics include defensive driving techniques, proven safety strategies, and new traffic laws and rules of the road. All instructors are volunteers. Registration, details: 228-452-4596 or 228-432-7816 or email at passchristianlibrary@gmail.com.

8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.


Shadowz Paranormal ghost hunters

St. Martin Public Library, 15004 Lemoyne Blvd., Biloxi. Free. Members of Shadowz Paranormal Investigations, a chapter of Crossroads Paranormal, will showcase tools of the trade and stories from past cases. This event is intended for those age 12 and up. Details: 228-392-3250. www.jgrls.org

1 p.m.-3 p.m.

Sit Stay Read - Pascagoula

Pascagoula Public Library, 3214 Pascagoula St. Free. Children will enjoy reading all types of storybooks to therapy dogs from Visiting Pet Teams of South Mississippi. Sit Stay Read! children read one-on-one to licensed pet therapy dogs to help improve their reading skills. Children must be accompanied by parent, grandparent, or adult guardian. Details: 228-769-3060, ext. #1. www.jgrls.org

10 a.m.-noon

Sit, Stay, Read - Pass Christian

Pass Christian Public Library, 111 Hiern Ave.. Free. Visiting Pet Teams of South Mississippi program provides a fun way for children to improve their communication and reading skills while visiting with a four-legged friend. Motivation for the children to practice their reading. Every third Saturday. Reading sessions usually last for 30 minutes. Children must not be afraid of or be allergic to animals. No need to pre-register. Children must be accomplished by a parent. Details: 228-452-4596 or email passchristianlibrary@gmail.com.

10 a.m.-noon

Hancock County CASA’s Touch-A-Truck Event

Hancock County Government Annex, 854 U.S. 90, Bay St. Louis. Free. Allows children the opportunity to explore large vehicles and learn about the occupations that get to use these vehicles daily. Food, drinks and giveaways. 228-344-0419. www.casahancockcounty.org

10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Bone Marrow Registry Drive

Cigars in the Pass, 124 Davis Ave., Pass Christian. Hosted by Mexican Gulf Lodge #64 Free and Accepted Masons Prince Hall Affiliate of Pass Christian. Benefits Zayen Williams, 14, who was diagnosed with aplastic anemia and does not have a matching donor in his family. Healthy people between the ages of 18 and 44 are needed to test. Testing consists of some paperwork and a mouth swab. Free lunch for everyone who tests. Entertainment will be provided. 228-452-9534.

10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Remaking Raiders! Filmmaking Workshop

Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, 246 Dolan Ave., Gulfport. Free. Eric Zala will share a true local story of a fan remake journey. Public screening of “Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation,” followed by “Remaking Raiders.” Followed by a Q&A with Zala, and in the afternoon, a discussion of DIY filmmaking. Open to students and parents interested in creating a film. Details: 228-897-6039. www.lmdc.org

10 a.m.-4 p.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; they will be glazed and ready to pick up two weeks from class date. 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.

Our Lady of Fatima School Halloween Carnival

Our Lady of Fatima Catholic School, 320 Jim Money Road, Biloxi. Free admission; arm band and ticket prices. Rides, inflatables, knockerball, carnival game booths, pony rides, food, vendors, live entertainment. 228-388-3602. www.olfschool.com

11 a.m.-7 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. themaryc.org/?event=level-one-improv-class

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

8th annual Blessing of the Animals

Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, 1904 Popp’s Ferry Road, Biloxi. Free. Six dozen butterflies will be released in honor of all of pets who have passed away. Bring your pet, picture of your pet or your pet’s urn. Pets must be on a leash or carrier. Donations and supplies will be collected for a local 501(c)3-nonprofit rescue group. 228-594-2100. www.apetsmemorycremation.com

2 p.m.-3 p.m.

Cookies & Canvas

Salvation Army Kroc Center, 575 Division St., Biloxi. $20 per person. Snack on cookies while painting on your canvas. Each class is taught one step and one bite at a time to learn the entire process. 228-207-1218.

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


Salvation Army Kroc Center, 575 Division St., Biloxi. Entry fee $2 per person age 13 and up. Familympics is open to ages 4 years and up. Entry fee for participants and spectators is $2 per person 13 years and up. Proceeds will benefit The Salvation Army Kroc Center. To register family, competitors can send an email to Familympics@wjzd.com with their name, phone number, and names and ages of members participating. Details/vendor spaces, sponsorship: Tamara Wingerter at 228-896-5307 ext. 118. 228-207-1218. www.wjzd.com

2 p.m.-6 p.m.

Gulf Coast Down Syndrome Society Annual Buddy Walk

Gulfport Sportsplex, 17200 16th St., Gulfport. Donations accepted. Buddy Walk to celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness Month. www.gcdss.org

2 p.m.-6 p.m.

Autumnal Candle Holder

Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. $15 per project. Create and paint an autumnal candle holder with colored leaves. Suitable for ages 10 and up and all skill levels. All clay, glazes, and firing are included in the class fee. Wear suitable clothes for a clay studio, and be ready to pick up work in two weeks. Works also can be shipped. Instructor: Karen Anderson. Class limit: 15 per session. 228-374-5547. https://www.georgeohr.org/classes/

2:30 p.m.-4 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.

Belles & Buoys Square Dance

Lyman Senior Center, 14592 County Farm Road, Gulfport. $10 for quarterly dance. Square dancing 228-832-2606.

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

Volunteer Day

34th Street Wholistic Gardens and Education Center, 808 34th Street, Gulfport. Help in the 34th Street Community Garden. Wear appropriate, comfortable clothes (long pants, closed toe shoes, etc.) and bring hats, sunscreen, gloves, and gardening tools. General cleanup, learning about compost, building compost bins, “bumping up” seedlings into larger pots, other activities. A family-friendly event.

8 a.m.-11 a.m.

Farmers market

Farmers Market at Long Beach on the Town Green, Jeff Davis Avenue and Fourth Street, 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

Christmas Craft and Bake Sale

Woolmarket Prime of Life Center, 16320 Old Woolmarket Road, Biloxi. 228-392-7332.

8 a.m.-2 p.m.

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

Farmers market

Long Beach Farmers’ Market, 115 W. First St., Long Beach. Local produce, baked goods, dairy, beef, pork, goat, lamb, honey.

8:30 a.m.-noon

At the Lanes! Bowling Tournament

Spanish Trail Lanes, 2909 Old Spanish Trail, Gautier. $25 per team member. Support the Youth Chapter of the United Way for Jackson & George Counties by participating in their fundraiser. 228-497-2822. atthelanes.eventbrite.com

9 a.m.-noon

Fifth Annual Historic Griffin Cemetery Tour

Historic Griffin Cemetery Tours, west end of Dantzler Street, Moss Point. Free parking and admission; donations accepted. Learn about the history of Moss Point and meet some of the families that made Moss Point their home. Parking: Turn right at the gates of the cemetery. Enter the cemetery gates and sign-in with a greeter to receive a brochure of what to expect from tours. Golf carts are available for those needing assistance. Guided tours will be every hour from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. (except at noon). Committee members will be dressed in costumes. Free water available at the exit table. Donations accepted for future tours.

9 a.m.-noon, 1 p.m.-2 p.m.

Gautier Mullet & Music Fest

Mullet and Music Fest Grounds, Dolphin Dr. North, Gautier. Free admission, parking. Ronnie McDowell will perform from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.. Entertainment and fun for the family. GautierMulletFest.org

9 a.m.-9 p.m.

Basic Pet First Aid

Bay St. Louis-Hancock County Library, 312 U.S. 90, Bay St. Louis. Know what to do in an emergency to act quickly and potentially save your pet’s life. Participants will build their own first aid kit and learn how to do a diagnostic massage. 228-467-5282. www.hancocklibraries.info

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


Jeffrey Siegel of Chosen People Ministries

Lighthouse Full Gospel Fellowship, 12161 Dedeaux Road, Gulfport. Free, but offering will be accepted. Jeff Siegel is a Jewish believer in Jesus. He will share on the Fall Feasts of Israel. 228-832-0500. www.lighthousefellowshipgulfport.org

10 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Fall 2017 Concert

Gulfport High School Auditorium, 100 Perry St., Gulfport. $5 suggested donation. The Gulf Coast Symphony Youth Orchestra will host its Fall 2017 Concert. Under the guidance of Daniel Martinez, the Gulf Coast Youth Orchestra is dedicated to the orchestral training of students in grades 8-12. The 51 members of Gulf Coast Youth Orchestra are selected by audition. 228-896-7525. www.gulfcoastsymphony.net

3 p.m.-4 p.m.