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A Tricolor camellia. The Mississippi Gulf Coast Camellia Society Show will be held Nov. 18 at the Orange Grove Lyman Community Center, in Gulfport. The free show will feature hundreds of camellia blooms on display.
A Tricolor camellia. The Mississippi Gulf Coast Camellia Society Show will be held Nov. 18 at the Orange Grove Lyman Community Center, in Gulfport. The free show will feature hundreds of camellia blooms on display. Courtesy Susan Haltom/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.


Invitational Art Market

Coast Episcopal School — Gail Keenan Art Center, 5065 Espy Ave., Long Beach. 5-100. Art show. 228-452-9442. https://www.facebook.com/events/126862474666117/

10 a.m.-7 p.m.

Children’s Story Hour

East Hancock County Library, 4545 Shepherd Square, Diamondhead. Children’s Story Hours, for children up to 5 years of age, are held to encourage a love of reading. Programs include reading, crafts and fun. 228-255-4800. www.hancocklibraries.info

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

Friday Lunch and Learn

Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. $15 members, $16 nonmembers. Chef: Cheri Hiers. Menu: Chicken and Mushroom Pot Pie, Apple Cupcake with Brown Butter Frosting. 228-818-2878. themaryc.org/?event=lunch-learn-friday-51

11:30 p.m.-12:30 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 help create two pots to keep; work ready to pick up in about two weeks. Wear clothes and shoes 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.

Date Night in Morocco

Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. $45 members, $55 nonmembers. Menu: Harcha (fried bread); Carrot Salad; Spiced Cauliflower; Chicken Tagine Over Couscous; Baghrir (1,000 Hole Crepe) served with Orange Honey Butter Syrup & Candied Almonds. Price includes two alcoholic beverages. 228-818-2878. themaryc.org/?event=november-2017-date-night-morocco

6 p.m.-8 p.m.

‘Mississippi Saturday Night!’

Center Stage Theatre, 2670 Rue Palafox, Biloxi. $24.50 general admission; $21.50 for seniors, students, military, first responders. “Mississippi Saturday Night!” is a jukebox musical celebrating the state’s legendary singers and songwriters. 228-388-6258. centerstagebiloxi.org

7:30 p.m. Nov. 17, 18; 2 p.m. Nov. 19

Amour Danzar November Events

Amour Danzar Ballroom, 9355 County Farm Road, Gulfport. $6 for dinner, $10 for casual dress dance. Amour Danzar hosts Friday night dances on Nov. 3, 10, 17. No dance Nov. 24. 228-324-3730. amour danzar events@gmail.com

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

Gulfport Little Theatre’s ’Annie’

Gulfport Little Theatre, 2600 13th Ave., Gulfport. $16 General Admission/ $13 Seniors & Military/ $11 Children & Students. Family-friendly musical based on the popular stories of “Little Orphan Annie.” 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. Nov. 17, 18; 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 19

‘The Enigma’

Bay St. Louis Little Theatre, 398 Blaize Ave., Bay St. Louis. $18 adults; $10 seniors (65-plus), military, veterans, students (with ID); $8 12 and under. Comedy/fantasy by Pulitzer Prize winner John Patrick. Friends discover they have unwanted characters inhabiting their apartments. 228-467-9024. www,bsllt.org

8 p.m.-10 p.m. Nov. 17, 18; 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 19

Mert’s Satsumas

Mert’s Satsumas, 14380 Duckworth Road, Gulfport. $20 bucket. Mert’s Satsumas will open 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. Nov. 17, 18, 24


Gallery Talk

Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Free. Maurice Turgeau with “A Brief History of Motorsports and Its Influence on Motorcycle Design Past and Present.” Coincides with “The Wind in Your Hair: Vintage Motorcycles” exhibition, which runs through Feb. 24. 228-374-5547. georgeohr.org

1 p.m.-3 p.m.

Mississippi Gulf Coast Camellia Society Show

Orange Grove Lyman Community Center, 13472 U.S. 49 North, Gulfport. Free. Hundreds of camellia blooms on display; plant experts available to answer questions about camellias. Raffles; landscape and specialty camellias for sale. Help is available for those who would like to enter blooms in the show. 228-831-0701. facebook mississippigulfcoastcamelliasociety

1 p.m.-4 p.m.

Urchin Vessel Workshop

Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. $45. In this participatory workshop, no prior clay experience is required. Students will learn handbuilding techniques to create their own legs or spikes to attach to pre-prepared vessel forms. Students will then be instructed how to use an air compressor to spray glaze their pots for an airbrushed and runny effect. 228-374-5547.

1 p.m.-4 p.m.

Jewelry Making

Ina Thompson Moss Point Library, 4119 Bellview St., Moss Point. Free. Learn basic jewelry making from Ayana. Take home a pair of earrings, necklace or bracelet. All materials provided. Seating limited; registration required: 228-475-7462.

10 a.m.

They Were Here First

Mississippi Sandhill Crane National Wildlife Refuge, 7200 Crane La., Gautier. Free. Program on Native American tribes of the Coast. Following the program, make a woven basket, pinch pot pottery, sand painting, rain stick or play game.

10 a.m.-11 a.m.

Sit, Stay, Read

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

10 a.m.-noon


Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. $25 per person. See if clay is your new hobby. Create two pots to keep; they will be glazed and ready to pick up two weeks from class date. Wear clothes that can get dirty. Class limited to 10 students. 228-374-5547. www.georgeohr.org/product/mudslingers-saturday-november-4-1030-1230-pm/

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

Second Annual Empty Bowls Fundraiser

Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. $30. Supports Open Doors Homeless Coalition. For the ticket price of $30, choose a pottery bowl made by local artists to take home; enjoy a variety of soups, desserts, drinks, entertainment and a silent auction. 228-818-2878. www.opendoorshc.org

11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

Sit! Stay! Read! for Children

Pascagoula Public Library, 3214 Pascagoula St., Pascagoula. Free. Sit! Stay! Read! Children read one-on-one to licensed pet therapy dogs to help improve their reading skills. Children must be accompanied by parent, grandparent, or adult guardian. Details: 228-769-3060, ext. #1. 228-769-3060.

Noon-2 p.m.

Empowerment Festival

John Henry Beck Park, 671 Division St., Biloxi. Free. 3rd Annual Community Empowerment Festival. Health and wellness vendors, Financial informational sessions, family fun, entertainment. Grocery giveaway; hot meals provided. www.eastbiloxicc.org

Noon-5 p.m.

Family Movie Saturday

Ocean Springs Municipal Library, 525 Dewey Ave., Ocean Springs. Free. Story of a popular children’s book character in his underpants; rated G. Light refreshments and popcorn; your own snacks and folding chair or blanket. 228-875-1193.

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

Father/Daughter Pottery Night

Salvation Army Kroc Center, 575 Division St., Biloxi. $40 per couple, $15 additional child. Enjoy dinner and spending quality time with your child while creating a project from clay. 228-207-1218. https://krocsales.sauss.net/?site=bi#/bi/program/6ef81edc-16d3-45f9-9d37-35f3a0f821b0

5 p.m.-7 p.m.

Southern Mississippi Creative Writing Sampler

Pass Books & Cat Island Coffeehouse, 300 E. Scenic Dr., Pass Christian. Creative writing faculty of USM will read from recent works, answer questions and discuss the creative writing program at the university. Poet Angela Ball, “Talking Pillow,” poet Adam Clay, “Stranger,” and fiction writers Justin Taylor, “Flings: Stories” and Anne Sanow, “Triple Time.” Books available. 228-222-4827. www.passbooksonline.com

5:30 p.m.-7 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.

Belles & Buoys Square Dance

Lyman Senior Center, 14592 County Farm Road, Gulfport. $10 quarterly dance. Belles & Buoys Square Dance. Caller: Bubby Mingus, curer: Richard Matthews. Dance 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM. Details: Nell Knott, 228-831-3127. 228-832-2606. bellesandbuoys.web.com

7:30 p.m.-10:30 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

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

Annual Arts & Crafts Festival

Vancleave Public Library, 12604 Highway 57, Vancleave. Free admission. The Vancleave Friends of the Library’s 21st Annual Vancleave Arts and Crafts Fair and Book Sale. More than 30 crafts and arts booth vendors. Crafts for kids, entertainment. Book sale inside the library. Details: 228-826-5857. www.JGRLS.org

9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Protecting Your Pet’s Future

Bay St. Louis-Hancock County Library, 312 U.S. 90, Bay St. Louis. Do you have a plan for your pet’s care in the event they outlive you? Erich Nichols of Williams & Nichols, P.A. will discuss the ways you can arrange for their care and have your wishes clearly understood. 228-467-5282. www.hancocklibraries.info

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


‘At the Movies’ at Calvary Chapel Bay St Louis

Calvary Chapel Bay St. Louis, 317 Reese St., Bay St. Louis. Free. Experience “At the Movies,” where church and movies meet. Four-week series dives into some of Hollywood’s biggest hits to unpack spiritual truths. Free popcorn, cold drinks. calvarychapelbsl.com

10 a.m.-12:15 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.

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 rehearsals for the 65th season of George F. Handel’s “The Messiah.” 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.

Beth Ann Fennelly book signing

Pass Books & Cat Island Coffeehouse, 300 E. Scenic Drive, Pass Christian. Beth Ann Fennelly of Oxford, Mississippi poet laureate, will speak about and sign her latest work of fiction, “Heating & Cooling.” 228-222-4827. www.passbooksonline.com

6 p.m.-7 p.m.

Hoopla Workshop

Orange Grove Public Library, 12135 Old Hwy 49, Gulfport. Free. Free series of computer classes covering a wide range of subjects. Hoopla is a digital materials borrowing service: eBooks, audiobooks, movies, music, and more. Registration required.

9 a.m.-11 a.m.


Bridge Lessons for Beginners

Gulf Coast Bridge Association Clubhouse, 14069 4th St., Gulfport. Free for first 4 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.

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.

Affordable Care Act Enrollment Assistance

Pass Christian Public Library, 111 Hiern Ave., Pass Christian. Free. It’s time to enroll or re-enroll for the Affordable Care Act health insurance program; deadline is Dec. 15. Claudette Jones, a certified health care application counselor with Coastal Family Health, will provide one-on-one assistance. Bring accurate household income information and the birthdates of all dependents in household. If not a citizen, bring citizenship information and green card or passport. 228-452-4596. www.harrison.lib.ms.us

6 p.m.-8 p.m.

Intermediate Wheel Throwing

Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. $220 per student, $20 materials fee. Class focuses on throwing larger pieces, making handles, spouts, lidded vessels. Addresses altering techniques and creating and designing more difficult forms like oval casserole dishes, pitchers, lidded jars, bottles. Basic throwing skills required. Class fee includes 25-pound bag of clay and all glazes, class firings, instruction. 228-374-5547. www.georgeohr.org/product/intermediate-wheel-throwing-tuesdays-november-7-december-19/

6 p.m.-9 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. 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.

Tai Chi @The Library

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

9 a.m.-10 a.m.


Beginning Wheel Throwing

Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. $220 per student, $20 materials fee. Six-week introductory pottery wheel class. Students will learn the fundamentals of wheel throwing, including making cylinders, bowls, and cups with handles. Basic introduction to glazing and work with cone 6 oxidation and cone 10 reduction glazes. Class fee includes 25-pound bag of clay and tool kit for new students. 228-374-5547. www.georgeohr.org/product/beginning-wheel-throwing-wednesdays-november-8-december-20-100-400-pm/

1 p.m.-4 p.m.

Family Safety Around Dogs

Pass Christian Public Library, 111 Hiern Ave., Pass Christian. Free. Learn how to be safe around dogs, how to greet dogs and be able to read the dog’s body language. Program presented by Kathleen Markey, certified dog trainer from Bay Area Dogs Solution. Details: 228 452-4596 or email passchristianlibrary@gmail.com. 228-452-4596. harrison.lib.ms.us

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

Beginning Ballroom Dance, 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.

Sewing for Home Decorating

Sew Happy, 7198 Beatline Road, Long Beach. $20 per class. Class will begin at 6 p.m. and last 2-3 hours. Materials provided; students will bring sewing machine, basic sewing tools, and white thread. Students also can reserve machines. Nov. 22 - Ruffled Burlap Christmas Tree Skirt. 228-206-6509. https://www.sewhappyonline.com/product/home-decorating-series/

6 p.m.-8:30 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.

Copy & Paste Workshop

Orange Grove Public Library, 12135 Old Hwy 49, Gulfport. Free. Free series of computer classes covering a wide range of subjects. Registration required.

9 a.m.-11 a.m.


Children’s Story Hour

Kiln Public Library, 17065 Hwy. 603, Kiln. Children’s Story Hours for children up to 5 years of age. The program includes stories, crafts and fun. 228-255-1724. www.hancocklibraries.info

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

Free Thanksgiving Dinner

American Legion Post 139, 645 Green Meadow Road, Bay St. Louis. Free. 32nd annual Free Thanksgiving Dinner at American Legion Hall. Sit down, restaurant-style dinner: turkey and all the trimmings, and door prizes. Take out available. Deliveries to homebound in Bay St. Louis, Waveland and Hancock County; call to reserve meals at 228-323-3695 or e-mail graterthanus@gmail.com; include complete name, address, phone number, number of meals. Homebound meal reservations due by Nov. 21. Volunteers can call Julie at 228-297-2099. 228-467-9000. www.facebook.com/KellyFamilyThanksgivingDinner/

11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Free Thanksgiving Meal

Saucier Lizana Road 361 Shelter, 23771 Saucier Lizana Road, Saucier. Free. Annual Feeding Our Community meal. Free meal and fellowship. To volunteer or make donations, contact Susan or Wally Noble, 228-669-7129 or 228-669-2060.

Noon-3 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.

Beginning Hand-building in Clay

Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. $220 per student, $20 materials fee. No prior experience required for this six-week introductory hand-building pottery class. Students will learn the fundamentals of working with clay: pinching, coiling, and slabs will be used to construct functional pottery forms like mugs, trays, and casseroles. Class fee includes 25-pound bag of clay, tool kit for new students. 228-374-5547. www.georgeohr.org/product/beginning-handbuilding-thursdays-november-9-december-21-600-900-pm/

6 p.m.-9 p.m.


Free Friday Nights

Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, 246 Dolan Ave., Gulfport. Free. An opportunity to treat friends, family members to a night at the museum. 228-897-6039. www.lmdc.org

5 p.m.-8 p.m.