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Guests sample food from various stores and restaurants at a past Taste of Long Beach culinary event at the Harper McCaughan Town Green.
Guests sample food from various stores and restaurants at a past Taste of Long Beach culinary event at the Harper McCaughan Town Green. Sun Herald file

Please submit your event information online. Go to calendar.sunherald.com and click on Add Event. The submission deadline for print is noon Monday for publication in Friday’s Marquee entertainment guide.


Harrison County Senior Pickleball

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

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

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 10 a.m. Oct. 27. Details: Pat Laird, 228-255-5017. Opening remarks given by Col. Chuck Ingraham, retired USMC. 228-222-4626.

10 a.m.

Golden Eagle Pumpkin Patch

University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast, 730 E. Beach Blvd., Long Beach. 50 cents to $50. Held on the 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. Kid’s costume contest 11:30 a.m. Oct. 21; photographer on site from 10 a.m. — noon. 228-865-4500.

10 a.m.-7 p.m.

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.

Fiber Arts classes

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

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

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, creating expressive and evocative compositions. Emphasis will be placed on class demonstrations combined with individualized instruction as students become proficient with each technique. 228-818-2878. themaryc.org/?event=october-2017-mixed-media-focus-image-transfer-techniques

Noon-4 p.m.

Blood Drive

Tulane School of Professional Advancement — Biloxi, 2650 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Tulane School of Professional Advancement is hosting a general blood drive, open to the public, with the American Red Cross in the campus parking lot. Donors will receive T-shirts. 228-295-0088. sopa.tulane.edu/

Noon-5 p.m.

Free Friday Nights

Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, 246 Dolan Ave., Gulfport. free admission. Treat friends and family members to a night at Lynn Meadows Discovery Center. 228-897-6039. www.lmdc.org

5 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 will spend two hours playing on our pottery wheels. Create two pots 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. www.georgeohr.org/product/date-night-pottery-wheel-friday-november-3-600-800-pm/

6 p.m.-8 p.m.

‘Hocus Pocus’ Girl’s Night Out

Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. $45-$55. Instructor: Cheri Hiers. Menu: Blinx’s Olive Tapenade on Fresh Bread, Sanderson Sisters’ Brat Sausage, Circle of Salt Crusted Potatoes, Purple Cauldron Cabbage, Billy Butcherson’s Eyeballs & Zombie Finger Cookies. Price includes two alcoholic beverages. 228-818-2878. themaryc.org/?event=october-2017-hocus-pocus-girls-night

6 p.m.-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 provided by The Dangerous Curve Band and a dinner plate will also be for sale. 228-832-2606.

7 p.m.-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. The show will remain open through Nov. 11. The exhibition will be open10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 28-Nov. 3 and Nov. 9-11; noon-4 p.m. Nov. 8; and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. during the Peter Anderson Festival, Nov. 4 and 5. The show will be closed during Nov. 6 and 7. Judge will be Allen Chen. Details: Monique Moniot Greathouse, osaafallshow@gmail.com. 228-875-4236. www.oceanspringsartassociation.org

7 p.m.-8 p.m.

Youth-Sponsored Fundraiser/Garage Sale

Private Home — Handsboro Church Garage Sale, 5101 Washington Ave., Gulfport. No admission charge. 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. 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.

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 p.m.-10 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. The companion “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 p.m.-10 p.m. Oct. 27 and 28, Nov. 3

Health Fair and Flu shots

Brookdale Assisted Living, 2120 Enterprise Dr., 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


Ocean Springs Veterans Day Parade

Ocean Springs Beach, 100-110 Front Beach Dr., Ocean Springs. Free. Robert Endt, a longtime leader of the American Legion Post 42, will serve as this year’s parade Grand Marshall. The parade 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. The Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum’s fourth annual Heritage Hall of Fame will honor it’s 2017 inductees on Saturday, October 28 at 1 p.m. Join us to celebrate these hard working individuals. 228-435-6320. www.maritimemuseum.org

1 p.m.-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. All materials included in class fee. Wear clothes you can get dirty. Class limit: 15 students. 228-374-5547. https://www.georgeohr.org/classes/

1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

Charcoal Drawing for Adults

Ocean Springs Municipal Library, 525 Dewey Ave., Ocean Springs. No charge; sign up required. Beginning charcoal drawing workshop for adults with instructor Debra Baldinger. Learn step by step how to draw common shapes and more. Supplies will be provided. Registration required: 228-875-1193; space is limited. 228-875-1193. 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 in Ocean Springs. “Faces in the Crowd” is hanging now. Opening reception Oct. 28 will feature light refreshments and the opportunity to meet McCormick. The show will hang through Nov. 28. 228-875-9285.

11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Join Amy’s Fight Fundraiser

Latimer Community Center, 10908 Daisy Vestry Road, Biloxi. Presented by Bethel Hill Baptist Church. Fundraiser for Amy Godoy, battling Stage 2 cervical cancer and lymphoma. Meal plates include entree, dessert and drink for $10 donation. Benefit and plate pickup begins 11 a.m. Live auction begins 1 p.m.; silent auction winners announced at 4 p.m. Live music.

11 a.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.

Halloween, All Around Downtown

Downtown Gulfport, 2605 14th St., Gulfport. Free. 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 228-868-3414. https://www.facebook.com/GulfportMainStreet/

3 p.m.-midnight

Community Halloween Party

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

4 p.m.-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, and a special performance by the Bay Ratz Marching Battery. Face painting, block printing, space walk. 228-872-3164. walterandersonmuseum.org

4 p.m.-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 ages 0-12. www.gulfport-ms.gov

4 p.m.-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 p.m.-8 p.m.

Haunted Hayride

Flint Creek Water Park, 1216 Parkway Drive, Wiggins. $5 per person. Flint Creek Water Park presents the first Haunted Hayride in lieu of the Haunted Forest. Rides start at dusk (about 6:30 p.m.). The charge include a $5 off coupon for the 2018 season pass at Flint Creek Water Park. Parents should closely supervise small children. 601-928-3051.

6:30 p.m.

Farmers Market

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

7 a.m.-11 a.m.

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. Along the route, participants pass through vibrant color zones. Each pre-registered participant receives color packet that will be thrown in the air at the final color celebration at the finish line. 228-475-1429.

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

Knights of Columbus Yard Sale

St. James Church, 366 Cowan Road, Gulfport. An indoor yard sale benefiting Knights of Columbus. 228-896-6059.

8 a.m.-1 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.

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. Follow on Facebook at The Farmers Market at Long Beach. 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.

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 p.m.-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.

9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Fall into Nature with Birds, Butterflies, Bees and Leaves

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

9 a.m.-5 p.m.

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.


Halloween Fun Festival

Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, 246 Dolan Ave., Gulfport. Included in admission to LMDC. Come dressed in your favorite Halloween costume. Enjoy trick-or-treating, play games, get your face painted and more. 228-897-6039. www.lmdc.org

1 p.m.-4 p.m.

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 p.m.-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 during Trunk or Treat. Kids are encouraged to wear their 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 will include music by Malachai, Opportunity Worship and Crosspoint Worship bands. 228-328-2481. mycrosspoint.org/connect/events

4 p.m.-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). The recital program will include a 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.


Weekly Crochet Club

Vancleave Public Library, 12604 Highway 57, Vancleave. Free; bring own supplies. Open to any experience level. Instructor: Teresa Busby. Learn new ideas and techniques. Beginners will discover the fundamentals and become empowered to crochet with confidence. Bring supplies: a selection of yarn and choice of crochet hooks.

1 p.m.-3 p.m.

Children’s Story Hour

Waveland Public Library, 345 Coleman Ave., Waveland. Children’s Story Hours 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.

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.

Write It Out: Southern Gothic Style

Gautier Public Library, 2100 Library Lane, Gautier. no charge. Anyone interested in writing stories is invited for a Halloween scary story get-together. Bring your own story written with the Southern Gothic trope to share with others. Listen to poetry or short stories from others. Seating is limited; call 228-497-4531 to sign up. www.jgrls.org

5 p.m.

Fall Festival and Haunted House

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College - Jefferson Davis Campus, 2226 Switzer Road, Gulfport. Free; haunted house $3 for general public, free with MGCCC ID. The event at the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Jefferson Davis Campus in Gulfport will include a Trunk-or-Treat 5-7 p.m., a hayride, outdoor movie, face painting. Haunted house is free with an MGCCC ID or $3 for general public. Details: Rachelle Vecchio at vecchio@mgccc.edu. 228-896-3355. www.mgccc.edu

5 p.m.-8 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. n/a

6 p.m.

Ocean Springs Table Tennis

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

6 p.m.

Gulf Coast Messiah Chorus Rehearsals

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College - Jefferson Davis Campus, 2226 Switzer Rd., Gulfport. The Gulf Coast Messiah Chorus is holding 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. 228-896-3355.

6 p.m.-8 p.m.

Celebrating the Summer Field Program’s 70th Anniversary

Gulf Coast Research Laboratory, 703 E. Beach Drive, Ocean Springs. Free. The Gulf Coast Research Laboratory’s Summer Field Program is celebrating its 70th anniversary. Three alumni will share their experiences during this GCRL Science Cafe, a national program designed to allow those from all backgrounds to learn about timely scientific issues in a relaxed and social setting. Light refreshments. gcrl.usm.edu/events/science.cafe.php

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

Fall Festival and Trunk or Treat

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College - Jackson County Campus, 2300 U.S. 90, Gautier. Free. The event at the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Jackson County Campus in Gautier will include children’s games and activities, a children’s costume contest, arts, and face painting. Details: Brandi Martino, 228-497-7680 or martino@mgccc.edu. 228-497-9602. www.mgccc.edu

6 p.m.-8 p.m.

Ocean Springs Church Women

First Presbyterian Church of Ocean Springs, 921 Ocean Ave., Ocean Springs. Program by businesswoman Joyce Battle, owner of Joyce Battle Sales and Consulting and JB To Go Bakery. Also works with nonprofit organizations including Ledeisha Cotton Ministries and Blessed Gyrls Rock Women’s Conferences. Details: Beverly Carter 601-310-6461. 228-875-5326.

9 a.m.-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. 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. themaryc.org/?event=beaded-jewelry-making

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

Halloween Spooktacular

Virginia College, 920 Cedar Lake Road, Biloxi. Refreshments, door decorating contest, face painting, campus tours, candy, music, photo booth. Enter to win prizes. 228-546-9100.

4 p.m.-6 p.m.

Halloween Tiki Trick or Treat

Margaritaville Resort, 195 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Free. Trick or treat at Margaritaville Resort Biloxi. Free Halloween candy will be given to trick or treaters who come dressed up in their costume. Candy will be on 2nd floor, 5th floor, and 10th floor of the Margaritaville Resort. 228-271-6377. https://www.facebook.com/MargaritavilleResortBiloxi/

5 p.m.-8 p.m.

Gulfport Care Center Halloween Mash Bash

Gulfport Care Center, 11240 Canal Road, Gulfport. Free. Trunk or treat and costume contest. 228-701-1500.

5 p.m.-8 p.m.

Coast Chorale Rehearsal

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

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

Hegwood Biloxi Community Market

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

7 a.m.-5 p.m.

Intermediate/Advance Argentine Tango Lessons with Kim

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

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

‘Rocky Horror Picture Show’ Movie Madness Experience

Biloxi Little Theatre, 220 Lee St., Biloxi. $15; $5 prop kits. Special Halloween viewing of the cult classic film. Featuring a professional shadow cast in front of the movie screen, this is an interactive event. This event is R rated. No outside props allowed; prop kits will be sold for $5 at the theater. Costume contest, door prizes, cash bar. 228-432-8543. 4blt.org

7:30 p.m.-11:30 p.m.

Beginning Ballroom Dance Class

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

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

Tai Chi

Orange Grove Public Library, 12135 Old Hwy 49, Gulfport. Free. All ages welcome. Socks recommended.

9 a.m.-10 a.m.

Hallow-Read Day

St. Martin Public Library, 15004 Lemoyne Blvd., Biloxi. Free. For area teens during library hours. Families are welcome to trick or treat at the library. Costumes encouraged. Take a Spooky Selfie at photo booth, create “BOOk-marks.” Treats provided. Details: 228-392-3250. 228-392-3250.

9 a.m.-5 p.m.


Knitting 101

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

1 p.m.-3 p.m.

Preschool Story Time

Orange Grove Public Library, 12135 Old Hwy 49, Gulfport. Free. Read books, sing songs, dance, and make a craft. This week’s theme is “Down on the Farm!”.

10 a.m.-11 a.m.

Beginning Ballroom Dance and Country Western Swing

Amour Danzar Ballroom, 9355 County Farm Road, Gulfport. $80 for 8 lessons. Beginning Ballroom Dance class will start at 6 p.m. and end at 6:45 p.m. Most popular dance steps like the fox trot, waltz, rumba, cha cha and swing. At 6:45, Country Western begins, ending at 7:30. Both classes will run for eight weeks. 228-324-3730. amourdanzarevents@gmail.com

6 p.m.-6:45 p.m., 6:45 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Gulfport Table Tennis Club

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

6 p.m.-9 p.m.

Pat Labrano’s Biloxi Bay Seafood Gumbo Class

Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. $45-$50. Learn 3-step process that uses Pat Lobrano’s “special” ingredients to make more than 2 gallons of Seafood Gumbo in 1 hour. 228-818-2878. themaryc.org/?event=november-2017-biloxi-bay-seafood-gumbo-class

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


Stained Glass Class Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced

Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. $260 members, $275 nonmembers. Join Pam Coppola and learn beginning, intermediate and advanced stained glass. Registration deadline for Nov. 2-Dec. 7 classes is Oct. 26. Cost Includes $50 supply fee and five Lunch and Learns. Will not have class November 23rd and 24th for Thanksgiving holiday. 228-818-2878.

10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Teen Thursdays

Orange Grove Public Library, 12135 Old Hwy 49, Gulfport. Free. Weekly program for grades 6 through 12. Crafts, book discussions, games. This week, we’re creating “re-leaf” paintings.

4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

Bienville Toastmasters

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

5:45 p.m.-7:15 p.m.

Bienville Toastmasters

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

5:45 p.m.-7:15 p.m.

Taste of Long Beach

Harper McCaughan Town Green, 301 Jeff Davis Ave., Long Beach. $30 per person; $50 per couple; $35 at door. Sample and enjoy food and beverages from local restaurants. There will also be a silent auction and live music. Confirmed vendors include: Harbor View Cafe’, Half-Baked Subs, Dolce Bakeshop, RPM Pizza - Domino’s, Juan Tequila’s, Trax Bar & Grill, Rusty Pelican Restaurant, Long Beach Market & Deli, Bull’s Restaurant, Lil’ Ray’s Restaurant, Cajun Crawfish Hut, Chopsticks, Bankhouse Coffee, Joe’s Italian Ristorante. 228-297-6166. https://mscoastchamber.com/events/details/long-beach-chamber-of-commerce-a-taste-of-long-beach-4320

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

Thursday Night Stained Glass Class

Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. $200 members, $210 nonmembers. Join Pam Coppola and learn techniques to making stained glass. Registration deadline for classes Nov. 2 to Dec. 7 is Oct. 26. Cost includes $50 supply fee. 228-818-2878. themaryc.org/?event=thursday-night-stained-glass-class-beginning-intermediate-advanced

6 p.m.-9 p.m.

Casting Crowns

Mississippi Coast Coliseum & Convention Center, 2350 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. $25-$75. Casting Crowns is is a Grammy Award- and Dove Award-winning Christian band from the Atlanta area. 228-594-3700. www.ticketmaster.com/event/1B005301B3A637E3

7 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.

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.

‘Drinking Habits’

Randolph Center, 315 Clark Ave., Pass Christian. $15. Presented by Pass Christian Theatre Project. Story of two nuns who decide to secretly make and sell wine behind the back of Mother Superior when their tiny convent falls on hard times. Opening night includes heavy hors d’oeuvres and complementary glass of wine, water or soda. Additional concessions available. Information, reservations: 228-452-3315, amy@passmainstreet.com, or pctp.brownpapertickets.com. PCTP is a program of work of Pass Christian Main Street Foundation. www.pctp.brownpapertickets.com

7 p.m.-9 p.m. Nov. 2 and 3

Tai Chi

Orange Grove Public Library, 12135 Old Hwy. 49, Gulfport. Free. All ages welcome. Socks recommended.

9 a.m.-10 a.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


Coffee with Friends-Author Johnnie Bernhard

Pass Christian Public Library, 111 Hiern Ave., Pass Christian. Free. Johnnie Bernhard’s historical fiction novel “A Good Girl” received top ten finalist recognition in the 2015 Faulkner-Wisdom Competition and a nominee in the 2018 PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize. Her second novel, “How We Came to Be” is set for publication in spring 2018. Details: 228-452-4596 or passchristianlibrary@gmail.com. 228-452-4596. www.harrison.lib.ms.us

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

Friday Morning Stained Glass Class

Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. $200 members, $210 nonmembers. Join Pam Coppola and learn beginning, intermediate and advanced techniques to making stained glass. Registration deadline for Nov. 3 to Dec. 8 classes is Oct. 27. Cost includes $50 supply fee. 228-818-2878. friday-morning-stained-glass-class-beginning-intermediate-advanced

10 a.m.-2 p.m.

‘Merry Christmas, Charlie Brown’ Family Cooking Class

Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, 246 Dolan Ave., Gulfport. $12.50 per person. Menu includes Pigs in Linus’ Christmas blanket, Sally’s Snack Stix, Snoopy’s “not really” Snow Dip, Charlie Brown’s Christmas lights cupcakes, and Lucy’s Holiday Lemonade. 228-897-6039. www.lmdc.org

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

‘Blood Country’ Film

Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. $10. “Blood Country” tells the true story of events which took place in and around Lawrence County, Mississippi, in 1884, based on the short story “The Outlaw, the Sheriff and the Governor” by Robert E. Jones. The film is about a man accused of killing his brother and the sheriff who has to bring him to justice. Features actor Jeremy London, an Ocean Springs resident, and other talent from the Mississippi Gulf Coast. 228-818-2878. themaryc.org/?event=november-2017-blood-country

7 p.m.

Benefit Program for Howard Rutland

First Baptist Church of Lyman, 14321 Old Hwy. 49, Gulfport. Benefit program for gospel music promoter and 47-year member of Bibletones, who suffered a stroke in August. Featured groups: The Bibletones Quartet, Hickory Ridge, The Gospel Melody Quartet, Brent Warr and others. 228-832-2159.

7 p.m.-9 p.m.

Gulfport LIttle Theatre’s ‘Annie’

Gulfport Little Theatre, 2600 13th Ave., Gulfport. $16 General Admission/ $13 Seniors & Military/ $11 Children & Students. Optimistic, family-friendly musical based on the popular stories of “Little Orphan Annie.” A plucky orphan girl is on a mission to find her parents in 1930s New York City, after being abandoned years ago on the doorstep of an orphanage. With the help of the other girls in the orphanage, Annie escapes and experiences adventure in The Big Apple and finally finding her forever home. Multigenerational cast of more than 80 performers from across the Coast. Reservations recommended: Gulfport Little Theatre Box Office, 228-864-7983 or online at gulfportlittletheatre.org. 228-864-7983. www.gulfportlittletheatre.org

7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.