Local Events

Things to do this week in South Mississippi: Oct. 30-Nov. 5

Tuesday is Halloween, and there are plenty of activities planned along the Coast.
Tuesday is Halloween, and there are plenty of activities planned along the Coast. TNS

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.


Pumpkin Patch

Church of the Redeemer Episcopal Church, 1904 Popp’s Ferry Road, Biloxi.

9 a.m.-7 p.m.

Golden Eagle Pumpkin Patch

South Lawn of the University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Park campus, Long Beach, with free photo area and craft area. Swan gourds, winged gourds and pumpkins of all sizes. Open weather permitting. 228-865-4500.

10 a.m.-7 p.m. Oct. 30-31

Write It Out: Southern Gothic Style

Gautier Public Library, 2100 Library Lane. 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. Haunted house $3 for general public, free with MGCCC ID. The event will include a Trunk-or-Treat 5-7 p.m., a hayride, outdoor movie, face painting. Details: Rachelle Vecchio at vecchio@mgccc.edu. 228-896-3355. www.mgccc.edu

5 p.m.-8 p.m.

Fall Festival and Trunk or Treat

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College - Jackson County campus, 2300 U.S. 90, Gautier. Free. The event 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.

Haunted House Fundraiser

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College - Perkinston campus. Haunted House is at George Sekul Field House. The campus will also host the annual MGCCC Zombie Run 5K Chase Race on Oct. 30, with proceeds going to Ronald McDonald House Charities and National Residence Hall Honorary. Details: mgccc.edu/zombierun or the MGCCCZombieRun Facebook page.

8-11:30 p.m. Oct. 30-31

Harrison County Halloween

Harrison County Fairgrounds, 15321 County Farm Road, Gulfport. Haunted House, Halloween Movie in the Park and Haunted Trail Ride. Trunk-or-Treat on Halloween night.

6 p.m. Oct. 30-31

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.

Weekly Crochet Club

Vancleave Public Library, 12604 Highway 57. Free. 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. For all seniors 55 and older. Free lessons. Great exercise for seniors.

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

Children’s Story Hour

Waveland Public Library, 345 Coleman Ave. 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.

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. 228-896-3355.

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.

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.

Celebrating the Summer Field Program’s 70th Anniversary

Gulf Coast Research Laboratory, 703 E. Beach Dr., Ocean Springs. Free. The lab’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.

p’ARTtake Fall Fine Art Exhibit, Sale

Ocean Springs Community Center, 512 Washington Ave. 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 open 10 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 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.

Ocean Springs Church Women

First Presbyterian Church of Ocean Springs, 921 Ocean Ave. 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.



Trick-or-treat at Edgewater Mall in Biloxi, with mall merchants handing out candy to kids in costume.

5-7 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.

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.

Tiki Trick-or-Treat

Margaritaville Resort, 195 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Free. Halloween candy will be given to trick-or-treaters who come dressed up in their costume. Candy will be on second, fifth and 10th floors of the resort. 228-271-6377.

5 p.m.-8 p.m.

Halloween Bash

Isiah Fredericks Community Center, 3312 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Gulfport. Free. Harrison County District 4 Halloween Bash. 228-868-1268.

5:30 p.m.-8 p.m.

Faithview Baptist Church Pumpkin Patch

Faithview Baptist Church, 24073 Church Ave., Saucier. Free. 25th annual Faithview Baptist Church Pumpkin Patch. Games, music, bounce houses, cake walk, pumpkin patch, door prizes. 228-832-3015.

6 p.m.-8 p.m.

Trick-or-Treat on Coleman

Waveland’s annual Halloween Bash on Coleman Avenue with tricks, treats, face painting, games and other surprises. Residents and businesses set up on Coleman Avenue and hand out candy. Details: Waveland City Hall at 228-467-4134.

5:30-7:30 p.m.

Cedar Rest Cemetery Tour

Free event presented by Hancock County Historical Society at the cemetery, 200 S. Second St., Bay St. Louis. Refreshments following tour at Kate Lobrando House, 108 Cue St.

5:30-8:30 p.m.

25th annual Pumpkin Patch

Faithview Baptist Church, 24073 Church Ave., Saucier, with games, music, bounce houses, cake walk, pumpkin patch, door prizes, hot dogs, nachos and desserts.

6-8 p.m.

Fall Festival

Word of Faith Christian Fellowship, 103 Old Spanish Trail, Waveland, with games, spacewalk, hayride, face painting music, candy, hot dogs, pizza and popcorn.

6-8 p.m.

Trick-or-Treat Down the Street

Downtown Ocean Springs.

6-8 p.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.

9 a.m.-5 p.m.

‘Rocky Horror Picture Show’ Movie Madness Experience

Biloxi Little Theatre, 220 Lee St. $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.

Bridge Lessons for Beginners

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

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

Children’s Story Hour

Pearlington Public Library, 6096 First Ave.. 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

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

Coast Chorale rehearsal

Main Street United Methodist Church, 162 Main St., Bay St. Louis. Free. Coast Chorale (a civic Choral ensemble) fall rehearsals. All singers are welcome. 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, under the I-110 overpass. Open 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, 632 Howard Ave., Biloxi. $10. Improve your tango and learn new steps, choreography. 228-332-0291.

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

Beginning Ballroom Dance Class

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

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.


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.

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. 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 three-step process that uses Pat Lobrano’s “special” ingredients to make more than two gallons of Seafood Gumbo in 1 hour. 228-818-2878.

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


Stained Glass Class

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 Nov. 23-24. 228-818-2878.

10 a.m.-2 p.m.; 6 p.m.-9 p.m.

Thursday Lunch and Learn in Becky’s Kitchen

Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. $15 members, $16 nonmembers. Menu: beer braised country ribs, braised greens and red potatoes, flourless chocolate cake with whipped cream. 228-818-2878.

11:30 a.m.-12:30 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, creating “re-leaf” paintings.

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

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

Casting Crowns

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

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 complimentary 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. 2-4, 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 5

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-Johnnie Bernhard

Pass Christian Public Library, 111 Hiern Ave. Free. Johnnie Bernhard’s historical fiction novel “A Good Girl” received Top 10 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.

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

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.

10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Friday Lunch and Learn at Becky’s Kitchen

Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. $15 members, $16 nonmembers. Menu: black-eyed peas with smoked ham, grit cakes, tomato jam, chess pie. 228-818-2878. themaryc.org

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

Autumn Date Night

Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. $45 members, $55 nonmembers. Instructor: Cheri Hiers. Menu: roasted cabbage wedge with sweet mustard sauce, fresh baked rye bread, dry rubbed flank steak with smoky tomato butter; brown butter orzo risotto w/ asparagus; chocolate bourbon pecan pie. Price includes two alcoholic beverages. 228-818-2878. themaryc.org

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. 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

6 p.m.-8 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 that 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

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.

Youth-Sponsored Fundraiser/Garage Sale

Private Home — Handsboro Church Garage Sale, 5101 Washington Ave., Gulfport. 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 Friday night 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.

Gulfport Little Theatre’s ’Annie’

Gulfport Little Theatre, 2600 13th Ave. $16 general admission, $13 seniors and military, $11 children and students. Family-friendly musical based on “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. 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.

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

Laundry and Bourbon / Lone Star

Biloxi Little Theatre, 220 Lee St. $18 general admission, $15 student/senior/military. Directed by Ryan Reinike, these 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. Nov. 3-4, 2 p.m. Nov. 5

Mert’s Satsumas

Mert’s Satsumas, 14380 Duckworth Road, Gulfport. $20 bucket. Mert’s Satsumas will open you-pick Nov. 3. Will continue Fridays and Saturdays for the remainder of the fruit season (weather permitting). Bring 5-gallon buckets, clippers; wear protective clothing, toe covered shoes. Young children need supervision. 228-831-2936.

9 a.m.-5 p.m.


Clay Babies: Ceramic Cornucopia

Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. $15. Little ones can play with real clay. Children will make and paint their own cornucopia overflowing with colorful fruits of the harvest. Older children are welcome in this class if a younger sibling is enrolled. Work will be ready to pick up in one week. Pre-registration required. 228-374-5547. www.georgeohr.org

1 p.m.-4 p.m.

Paranormal Investigations

Vancleave Public Library, 12604 Highway 57. Free. Mississippi Gulf Coast Paranormal Investigations will share short evidence clips then take guests through steps to debunk or validate a suspected haunting. They will demonstrate equipment used and discuss experiences. Includes a mini-investigation of the library using infrared DVR cameras and hand-held K-II’s. Details: 228-826-5857. www.jgrls.org

1 p.m.-4 p.m.

Fourth annual Kids Safety Fair

Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, 246 Dolan Ave., Gulfport. Free. Presented by JZ 94.5 and Lynn Meadows Discovery Center. Interactive activities for kids, information for adults, safety tips, prizes and more. Come dressed as your favorite superhero for parade, prizes. Details: 228-897-6039. www.lmdc.org

10 a.m.-2 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. Work can be shipped out of town. Wear clothes that can get dirty. Class limit: 10 students. 228-374-5547. www.georgeohr.org

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

Level 1 Improv Class

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

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

‘The Pirates of Penzance’ Auditions

Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, 246 Dolan Ave., Gulfport. Auditions are open to children sixth-grade and up and parents. All roles are open for audition. Prepare 16 bars of a musical theater or classical song. May use accompaniment tracks or sing a cappella. Prepare a 1-minute monologue and be ready to read from the script. Production dates: Feb: 20, 22 and 23-25. 228-897-6039. www.lmdc.org

2 p.m.-5 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.

David Phelps Journey of Faith Tour

First Baptist Church, 902 Live Oak Ave., Pascagoula. Tickets $20-$30; VIP $50. David Phelps will bring his ministry to First Baptist Church of Pascagoula with the Journey of Faith Tour. Details: 228-762-2343. Tickets: www.itickets.com/ or charge by phone 800-965-9324.

7 p.m.

Sasha Ferreira Concert

Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. $15 members, $20 nonmembers. Ferreria, a faculty member of the Winter School of Music at William Carey University in Hattiesburg and and a teacher in the Gulfport School District, began his violin studies in Havana, Cuba. 228-818-2878. themaryc.org

7 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 Ave. 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 . A State Certified Farmers Market.

8 a.m.-noon

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