Local Events

Things to do this week in South Mississippi: Oct. 23-29

Philip Shaw will give a presentation on ‘Engineering Marvel-The Seawall’ at the Pass Christian Historical Society monthly luncheon on Oct. 23. This is a 1927 photo of the seawall in Biloxi, with the Biloxi Lighthouse in the background.
Philip Shaw will give a presentation on ‘Engineering Marvel-The Seawall’ at the Pass Christian Historical Society monthly luncheon on Oct. 23. This is a 1927 photo of the seawall in Biloxi, with the Biloxi Lighthouse in the background.

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Monday

Weekly Crochet Club

Vancleave Public Library, 12604 Highway 57, Vancleave. Free; bring own supplies. Open to any experience level.

1-3 p.m.

Harrison County Senior Pickleball

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

1:30-4:30 p.m.

Golden Eagle Pumpkin Patch

University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast, 730 E. Beach Blvd., Long Beach. Held on the South Lawn of the Gulf Park campus, open daily, weather permitting. Features 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. Kid’s 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., Waveland. Children’s Story Hours for children up to 5 years of age. Includes stories, crafts and fun. 228-467-9240. www.hancocklibraries.info

10:30-11:30 a.m.

‘Engineering Marvel-The Seawall’

Pass Christian Historical Society, 201 E. Scenic Drive , Pass Christian. Lunch $10 members, $12 nonmembers. Monthly luncheon. Philip Shaw will give a presentation on “Engineering Marvel-The Seawall.” Call 228-452-7254 or email president@passhistory.org to make reservations. www.passhistory.org

Noon-1:30 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.

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

Halloween Costume/Cosplay Workshop

Sew Happy, 7198 Beatline Road, Long Beach. Free. Plan and create 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. www.sewhappyonline.com/event/halloween-costumecosplay-5

5:30-8 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. Sessions at 6 p.m. every Monday 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” at 6 p.m. every Monday. Auditions not necessary. 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. 228-896-3355.

6 p.m.

Ocean Springs Table Tennis

Ryan Youth Center, 726 Pine Drive, Ocean Springs. $2 to cover use of building. 228-875-4236. facebook.com/OSTableTennis

6 p.m.

Halloween Safety Program

Bay St. Louis-Hancock County Library, 312 U.S. 90, Bay St. Louis. Bring the kids in their costumes to learn all about Halloween safety. Halloween storytelling, crafts, refreshments and a visit from a local policeman. 228-467-5282. www.hancocklibraries.info

6-7 p.m.

Microsoft Excel 101, 201

Kiln Public Library, 17065 Hwy. 603, Kiln. Two classes on Microsoft Excel. The 101 morning class, from 9:30 a.m. to noon, gives basic instruction in creating and using simple spreadsheets. In the 201 afternoon class, from 1-4 p.m., expand your basic knowledge. Bring your own laptop or use one of the library’s. Registration required by Oct. 20. Call 228-255-1724 or sign up at Customer Service Desk. 228-255-1724. www.hancocklibraries.info/digital-literacy-classes

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

Tuesday

Home-School Clay Art Class

Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. $13. Class designed with home-schooled students in mind, include a short lesson and discussion of the historical period the object is from. Students are encouraged to look up information about the period before class for inspiration. Students must preregister 24 hours in advance. The Tuesday class will focus on Moroccan pattern plates (Medieval North Africa/Muslim Spain). Class limit: 15. 228-374-5547. https://www.georgeohr.org/classes

10-11:30 a.m.

Bridge Lessons for Beginners

Gulf Coast Bridge Association Clubhouse, 14069 4th St., Gulfport. Free for first four weeks; $10 per lesson after that. Weekly lessons for beginning bridge players. 228-539-1253. gulfcoastbridge.bridgesite.org

10-11:30 a.m.

Digital Literacy Classes

Pass Christian Public Library, 111 Hiern Ave., Pass Christian. Free. Andy Collins with Mississippi State Extension Service will teach two digital literacy classes Oct. 24. Computer Housekeeping will be 10-11:30 a.m. to address cleaning out the junk that is slowing your computer down. Facebook For Small Businesses and Nonprofits will be 1-3:30 p.m. to address using a Facebook page to promote your business, engage customers and discover new followers and markets. Class sizes are limited. Reservations: 228-452-4596. 228-452-4596. www.harrison.lib.ms.us

10-11:30 a.m., 1-3:30 p.m.

Children’s Story Hour

Pearlington Public Library, 6096 First Ave., Pearlington. For children up to 5 years old. Programs include reading, crafts and fun. 228-533-0755. www.hancocklibraries.info

10:30-11:30 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 glass, wood and ceramic beads, as well as crystals, 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.

AARP Veterans Town Hall

Biloxi Civic Center, 578 Howard Ave., Biloxi. Free. Veterans may bring one guest. Lunch will be served. Features information about caregiving, financial security, fraud prevention and other topics important to veterans. Representatives from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs also will be available to answer questions. To RSVP, call 1-877-926-8300. aarp.cvent.com/d/65q369/4W

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

Kids Can Sew!

Sew Happy, 7198 Beatline Road, Long Beach. $10 each class, $30 for four. Afterschool program for ages 8 years old and up. Materials included. Bring own sewing machine or reserve one of the shop’s. Must register by 10 a.m. on the day 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. https://www.sewhappyonline.com/product/kids-can-sew-after-school-program

4:30-6 p.m.

Terror-iffic Tuesday Movies

Ina Thompson Moss Point Library, 4119 Bellview St., Moss Point. Free. Watch popular films from the Halloweentown series. Parents or guardians must be present for children under 8 years of age. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Library. Details: 228-475-7462. www.jgrls.org

5 p.m.

Keep Calm and Yell Bingo

Gautier Public Library, 2100 Library Lane, Gautier. Free. Adults 17 and older can win prizes by playing Bingo. Refreshments provided by Friends of the Gautier Public Library. Details: 228-497-4531. www.JGRLS.org

5:30-7 p.m.

Salute to the Military

Mississippi Coast Coliseum & Convention Center, 2350 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. $60 civilians and retired military; individual tickets: $50 uniformed military; $600 military sponsored and reserved Tables; $1,000 corporate sponsorship; $2,000 presenting sponsorship. Mississippi Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce presents 39th annual event to thank those in uniform for their service to the nation and the Coast communities. 228-594-3700. https://mscoastchamber.com/events/details/39th-annual-salute-to-the-military-4653

6-10 p.m.

Halloween Safety Program

Kiln Public Library, 17065 Hwy. 603, Kiln. Bring the kids in costumes to learn all about Halloween safety. Halloween storytelling, crafts, refreshments and a visit from a local policeman. 228-255-1724. www.hancocklibraries.info

6-7 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

6-9 p.m.

Container Gardening

Bay St. Louis-Hancock County Library, 312 U.S. 90, Bay St. Louis. Learn about container gardening from Christian Stephenson, Hancock County Extension agent. 228-467-5282. www.hancocklibraries.info

6:30-7:30 p.m.

Coast Chorale Rehearsal

Main Street United Methodist Church, 162 Main St., Bay St. Louis. Free. Fall season rehearsals for the civic choral ensemble. All singers welcome. Details: Allen Henson at 228-324-8213 or 228-467-4538. www.coastchorale.org

6:30-8:30 p.m.

Hegwood Biloxi Community Market

Biloxi Farmers’ Market, Charles R. Hegwood Community Market, 949 W. Howard Ave., Biloxi. Under the I-110 overpass at Howard Avenue. Year-round market on Tuesdays and Thursdays. 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. First 24 callers get in the eight-week class on Tuesday nights. Most popular dance steps such as the fox trot, waltz, rumba, cha cha and swing. Details: 228-324-3730. AmourDanzarevents@gmail.com

7:30-8:15 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. www.harrison.lib.ms.us

1-3 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. 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 pound bag of clay. Class size limited to 10. 228-374-5547. georgeohr.org

1-4 p.m.

Grown Folks’ Art at the Biloxi Library

East Biloxi Library, 580 Howard Ave., Biloxi. Free. A creative art program for adult beginners that explores different techniques and styles. Supplies provided. Several papercraft techniques will be used to create a three-dimensional pumpkin centerpiece from old book pages.

10 a.m.-noon

Children’s Story Hour

Bay St. Louis-Hancock County Library, 312 U.S. 90, Bay St. Louis. For children up to 5 years old. Programs include reading, crafts and fun. 228-467-5282. www.hancocklibraries.info

10:30-11:30 a.m.

Lunch and Learn: Cypress Resume

Waveland Public Library, 345 Coleman Ave., Waveland. Library staff will demonstrate an online tool for crafting a resume, free with Hancock County Library Card. Participants may bring brown bag lunch. Register by Oct. 24: 228-467-9240 or sign up at the Customer Service Desk. www.hancocklibraries.info/digital-literacy-classes

Noon-1 p.m.

Mudslingers

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. Can ship work out of town. Wear clothes that can get dirty. Class limit: 10 students per session. 228-374-5547. https://www.georgeohr.org/classes

6-8 p.m.

Gulfport Table Tennis Club

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

6-9 p.m.

Thursday

Moveable Vietnam Memorial Wall

Diamondhead City Hall, 5000 Diamondhead Circle, Diamondhead. Free. The Moveable Vietnam Memorial Wall will be viewable in front of the Diamondhead City Hall 24 hours a day, and guarded by the Seabees. Members of VFW Post 2880 and any other volunteers will be available to assist visitors in the daily operation of the wall. Opening ceremony 9 a.m. Oct. 27. Details: Pat Laird, 228-255-5017. 228-222-4626.

3 p.m.

Raised bed gardening

Pascagoula River Audubon Center, 5107 Arthur St., Moss Point. Free. Master Gardener Charles Courtney will discuss and demonstrate the fun and functionality of a creating and maintaining a beautiful and prolific raised bed garden. 228-475-0825. www.pascagoulariver.audubon.org

10-11 a.m.

Taters for Tots Lunch Box

Jackson County CASA, 4903 Telephone Road, Pascagoula. $10. Jackson County CASA fundraiser. Lunch box includes loaded baked potato, cup of chili and cookie. Delivery available for orders of 10 or more. 228-762-7370. www.jccasa.net

10:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Children’s Story Hour

Kiln Public Library, 17065 Hwy. 603, Kiln. For children up to 5 years old. Programs include reading, crafts and fun. 228-255-1724. www.hancocklibraries.info

10:30-11:30 a.m.

Getting the Most Out of Pinterest

Waveland Public Library, 345 Coleman Ave., Waveland. Pinterest is a tool for finding and saving your favorite ideas in one place. Learn how to get the most out of your searches and organize the results like a pro. Bring your own laptop or use one of the library’s. Registration required by Oct. 25: 228-467-9240 or sign up at the Customer Service Desk. www.hancocklibraries.info/digital-literacy-classes

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

O’Horror-ble Game Night

Pascagoula Public Library, 3214 Pascagoula St., Pascagoula. Free. Adults invited to participate in costume contest. Evening begins with a five-part challenge: starting off with Finish That Horror Story, guests will complete a short story, followed by Name That Monster, Guess What’s Gross and Horror Pictionary. Refreshments provided. Ages 16 and older. Details: 228-769-3225. 228-769-3060. www.jgrls.org

5:30 p.m.

Bienville Toastmasters

The Meeting Place, 770 Water St., Biloxi. Learn presentation (public speaking) and leadership skills every Thursday. Details: Michael, 228-235-5046. 228-207-0663.

5:45-7:15 p.m.

Pearlington Trunk or Treat

Pearlington Public Library, 6096 First Ave., Pearlington. Bring the kids dressed in Halloween costumes. Refreshments. 228-533-0755. www.hancocklibraries.info

6-8 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

6-9 p.m.

2nd Annual Odd Ball

Almost Circle Gallery, 128 Rue Magnolia, Biloxi. $12-$29. Interactive art experience and out-of-the-ordinary art bash. Interactive art, food, refreshments, music, costume contest. www.almostcircle.com

7-10 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

7-8 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.

7-8:30 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

7-9 p.m.

‘Laundry and Bourbon’ / ‘Lone Star’

Biloxi Little Theatre, 220 Lee St., Biloxi. $18 general admission, $15 student/senior/military. Directed by Ryan Reinike, these complementary one-act comedies star (“Laundry and Bourbon”) Melissa Hall-Reinike, BreAnne Murdock and Lauren Simpson; (“Lone Star”) James M. Taylor, Sean Maurer and Mark Williams. “Laundry & Bourbon” is a dark comedy about the themes of love, marriage and fidelity in a small Texas town. “Lone Star” features brothers Ray and Roy drinking and hanging outside a local bar. Roy discusses his marital problems, his Vietnam experiences and his extramarital activities. Mature audiences only. Contains scenes of a sexual nature and some strong language. 228-432-8543. 4blt.org

8-10 p.m. Oct. 26-28

Downtown Biloxi Community Market Festival

Biloxi Farmers’ Market, Charles R. Hegwood Community Market, 949 W. Howard Ave., Biloxi. Free. Biloxi Main Street’s Pumpkin Palooza Fun. Farmers market vendors, entertainment featuring Amber Dawn, hourly giveaways. Plants, fruit and vegetable baskets, cookbooks, homemade goods and more. Hamburgers and hot dogs. Details: 228-435-6339 or email kmiller@biloxi.ms.us, 724-320-4817. mainstreetbiloxi.com

9 a.m.-1 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

Saucier Trunk or Treat

Saucier Senior Center, 23468 Saucier Lizana Road, Saucier. Trunk or treat for senior citizens and grandchildren. All children must be supervised by an adult. 228-832-5835.

4-7 p.m.

Friday

Children’s Story Hour

East Hancock County Library, 4545 Shepherd Square, Diamondhead. For children up to 5 years old. Programs include reading, crafts and fun. 228-255-4800. www.hancocklibraries.info

10:30-11:30 a.m.

Fiber Arts classes

Ocean Springs Municipal Library, 525 Dewey Ave., Ocean Springs. Free, supplies needed. 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.

Mixed Media: Focus on Image Transfer Techniques

Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. $115 members, $125 nonmembers. Discover new ways to add texture and mystery to painterly compositions with a variety of image transfer techniques. Drawing on varied sources such as personal snapshots, found images or old family photographs, students will learn how to skillfully blend these images into a painterly surface. Emphasis placed on class demonstrations combined with individualized instruction. 228-818-2878. themaryc.org/?event=october-2017-mixed-media-focus-image-transfer-techniques

Noon-4 p.m.

Free Friday Nights

Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, 246 Dolan Ave., Gulfport. Free. 228-897-6039. www.lmdc.org

5-8 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

6-8 p.m.

Country And Western Senior Dance

Lyman Senior Center, 14592 County Farm Road, Gulfport. $6 admission. Halloween dance for senior citizens. Live music by The Dangerous Curve Band. Dinner plate for sale. 228-832-2606.

7-11 p.m.

p’ARTtake Fall Fine Art Exhibit, Sale

Ocean Springs Community Center, 512 Washington Ave., Ocean Springs. Free. Opening reception for the 46th annual p’ARTtake Fall Fine Art Exhibit and Sale, sponsored by the Ocean Springs Art Association. Show open through Nov. 11, except Nov. 6-7. Judge will be Allen Chen. Details: Monique Moniot Greathouse, osaafallshow@gmail.com. 228-875-4236. www.oceanspringsartassociation.org

7-8 p.m.

Youth-Sponsored Fundraiser/Garage Sale

Handsboro Church Garage Sale, 5101 Washington Ave., Gulfport. Free. Off-site fundraiser/garage sale for Handsboro Baptist Church’s youth mission camp and outreach ministries. Collectibles, seasonal, furniture, tools, musical equipment, jewelry. No early birders. 228-896-3796.

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

Amour Danzar Dinner Dances

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

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

Joppa Shriners Benefit Rodeo

Conrad Mallette Multi-Purpose Complex, 5400 Ballpark Road, Vancleave. Adults $12, children 12 and under $6 at gate. Benefit rodeo to support Joppa Shriners. www.joppashriners.org

8-10 p.m.

Health Fair and Flu shots

Brookdale Assisted Living, 2120 Enterprise Drive, Biloxi. Free. Health fair for the public with resources on home health, hospice, dialysis, senior resources; flu shots, door prizes and refreshments. For flu shots, bring insurance card. 228-388-0946.

9 a.m.-noon

Saturday

Ocean Springs Veterans Day Parade

Ocean Springs Beach, 100-110 Front Beach Drive, Ocean Springs. Free. Robert Endt, longtime leader of the American Legion Post 42, will be parade Grand Marshal. Begins at the beach, travels north and east to Porter Avenue, left on Washington Avenue and right on Government Street past Pershing Square.

1 p.m.

Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum Heritage Hall of Fame 2017

Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum, 115 First St., Biloxi. Free. Fourth annual Heritage Hall of Fame will honor its 2017 inductees. 228-435-6320. www.maritimemuseum.org

1-3 p.m.

Discharging Fabric Workshop

Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. $35. Learn the art of fabric discharging, or removing color from cotton fabrics, with artist Linda Creel. Materials included. Wear clothes that can get dirty. Class limit: 15 students. 228-374-5547. https://www.georgeohr.org/classes

1:30-3:30 p.m.

Charcoal Drawing for Adults

Ocean Springs Municipal Library, 525 Dewey Ave., Ocean Springs. Free. Beginning charcoal drawing workshop for adults with instructor Debra Baldinger. Learn step by step how to draw common shapes and more. Supplies provided. Registration required: 228-875-1193; space is limited. www.JGRLS.org

10 a.m.

Fall Festival

Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church, 14255 Rippy Road, Gulfport. Cakewalk, games, jumping and sliding, food and music. 228-863-2709.

10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Gulf Coast Writers Association Meeting

Gulfport Galleria of Fine Arts, 1300 24th Ave., Gulfport. Regular meeting.

11 a.m.

‘Faces in the Crowd’ Opening Reception

The Art House, 921 Cash Alley, Ocean Springs. Free. “Faces in the Crowd,” paintings by Vanda McCormick, is the featured show at The Art House, runs through Nov. 28. Opening reception Oct. 28 will feature light refreshments and the opportunity to meet McCormick. 228-875-9285.

11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Level 1 Improv Class

Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. $80 members, $90 nonmembers. Introductory course will focus on fundamentals of building a scene, three “rules” of improv, and engaging in group mentality. In the four weeks of this class, learn scene work, character work, differences of short-form and long-form improv, and how to discover and cultivate your own personal “style” of improvisation. Instructor: Tyler Howard. Register by Sept. 30. Deadline for November and Dec. 2 sessions is Nov. 4. 228-818-2878. themaryc.org/?event=level-one-improv-class

12:30-2:30 p.m.

Fifth Annual Young Artist Vocal Competition

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Jefferson Davis Campus, 2226 Switzer Road, Gulfport. Free. Gulf Coast Messiah Chorus announces its 6th Annual Young Artists Vocal Competition for young singers, ages 15 to 25. Register by Oct. 6. Singers from Hancock, Harrison, Jackson, George, Pearl River or Stone counties must prepare a solo from George Handel’s oratorio “Messiah” to be performed at the competition before an audience. Judges will rate each soloist for vocal techniques and presentation. Winners will receive an invitation to perform their solo with the Gulf Coast Messiah Chorus and Orchestra in December. Details, forms: new.messiahchorus.org; Roseanne Johnson-Fazo, 228-243-1209. 228-896-3355.

2-4 p.m.

Community Halloween Party

American Legion — Joe Graham Post 119, 12320 Ashley Dr., Gulfport. Free. Ghoulish games, freaky fun, frightening food. Free to all children 12 and under accompanied by a parent. 228-206-3201.

4-7 p.m.

WAMA JAMA Halloween Block Party, Pig Roast

Walter Anderson Museum of Art, 510 Washington Ave., Ocean Springs. $30 single, $50 couple. A day of family fun with live music by T.K. Lively and Everybody’s Here, a Tower of Power tribute band. Food by The Shed BBQ and Blues Joint, special performance by Bay Ratz Marching Battery. Face painting, block printing, space walk. 228-872-3164. walterandersonmuseum.org

4-8 p.m.

Boo Bash

Gulfport Sportsplex, 17200 16th St., Gulfport. Free. Games, hands-on activities, train rides, refreshments/snacks, face painting and more, for children up to age 12. www.gulfport-ms.gov

4-8 p.m.

Trunk or Treat

Gulf Coast Family Church of the Nazarene, 14700 Big Ridge Road, Biloxi. Free. Family fun, free food and fun activities. 228-875-0860.

6-8 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

7-11 a.m.

Magnolia Middle School Color Run

Magnolia Middle School, 4630 Magnolia St., Moss Point. $25. The My School Color Run is an untimed 3.5 miles fun run for all ages and fitness abilities. Participants pass through vibrant color zones. Each pre-registered participant receives color packet that will be thrown in the air at the finish line. 228-475-1429. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/magnolia-middle-school-tiger-trail-run-tickets-37068434686?aff=es2

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

Volunteer Day

34th Street Wholistic Gardens and Education Center, 808 34th Street, Gulfport. Help in the 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.

8-11 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. A state-certified farmers market. TFMatLongBeach@gmail.com https://www.facebook.com/TFMatLongBeach

8 a.m.-noon

Fall Bulb Sale

Bay Vista Baptist Church, 2485 Pass Road, Biloxi. Fall bulb sale and rocks. Several varieties. Some house plants. Rocks for garden or to paint. 228-388-1166.

8 a.m.-2 p.m.

Halloween in Downtown Gulfport

Downtown Gulfport. Presented by Historic Downtown Gulfport, Gulfport Main Street Association. Halloween Block Party at Chandeleur Brewing Company, 2711 14th St. Costume contests all around downtown. Fishbone Alley activities including tintype photography, live music, zombie dance off. Creepy Crawl, 5:30-9:30 p.m. Details: Laurie Toups, 228-236-6724 or ltoups@gulfport-ms.gov.

3 p.m.-midnight

Ghost Stories in the Gallery

Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. $5 suggested donation. Join artist Geoff Mitchell for an evening of storytelling as locals and authors share their stories of ghosts and the supernatural. The Duckett Gallery, with its current exhibit “Magic Lanterns: Ghost Stories and Fairytales,” will provide the setting for a blend of tales about real Gulf Coast haunts as well as original fiction by regional authors and perhaps a few revealing stories about the spirits of the Mary C. itself. RSVP to info@themaryc.org by Oct. 27. 228-818-2878. themaryc.org/?event=ghost-stories-gallery

8-10 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

Jr. Chef Day Camp

Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. $35 members, $45 nonmembers. Jr. Chef Day Camp is designed for children who have shown an interest in cooking. 228-818-2878. themaryc.org/?event=jr-chef-day-camp

9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Fall into Nature

Hiller Park Renaissance Garden, 377 Hiller Drive, Biloxi. $5 donation. Paint birdhouses, make butterflies, Mason bee houses and crazy leaf magnets. Minimum $5 donation per house goes to Hiller Park Garden. Refreshments, prizes. Details: 228-388-2622. horticultureforhumanity.org

9-11:30 a.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 will demonstrate intricacies of constructing flora and fauna. Students will focus on technical components, including how to achieve crisp lines and clean, tight surfaces by using simple tools. All clay, firing and instruction are included. 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.

St. Joseph Catholic Church Annual Craft Fair

St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 12290 Depew Road, Gulfport. Assorted crafts, baked goods and quilt raffle. 228-832-3244.

9 a.m.-7 p.m.

Sunday

Coast Kids Halloween Trunk or Treat

Coast Life Church, 11975 Seaway Road, Gulfport. Free. Trunk or treat with games, photo booth, cake walk, refreshments. No scary costumes. Coast Life Church meets at Knight Nonprofit Center. 228-731-8315.

3:30-5:30 p.m.

Community Trunk-or-Treat & Fall Fest

Crosspoint Church, 15046 N. Swan Road, Biloxi. Free. More than 20 decorated vehicles for kids to visit. Kids encouraged to wear costumes and take family photos and selfies in the fall-themed photo booth. Hayride, bake walk, inflatable obstacle course, kids games and face painting. Hotdogs and chili, popcorn, cotton candy, cakes and cookies, along with assorted soft drinks, juices and water. Entertainment by Malachai, Opportunity Worship and Crosspoint Worship bands. 228-328-2481. mycrosspoint.org/connect/events

4-6:30 p.m.

Harpsichord Recital

St. John’s Episcopal Church, 705 Rayburn Ave., Ocean Springs. Free to the public. Harpsichordists John Paul and Shawn Leopard, featuring works by J.C. Bach played on two Lautenwerke (lute harpsichords favored by Bach). Recital will include transcription of J.S. Bach’s “Concerto for Two Violins in D minor, BWV 1043,” plus works by J.C. Bach and a few Spanish composers. They also will discuss harpsichords and musical styles. 228-875-4454. www.stjohnsoceansprings.dioms.org

4:30 p.m.

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