Local Events

Things to do this week in South Mississippi: Nov. 27-Dec. 3

If keeping holiday plants happy is a mystery, consider attending the Holiday Plants discussion at Pass Christian Public Library on Nov. 29. This is a kalanchoe.
If keeping holiday plants happy is a mystery, consider attending the Holiday Plants discussion at Pass Christian Public Library on Nov. 29. This is a kalanchoe. MCT

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.

Monday

Weekly Crochet Club

Vancleave Public Library, 12604 Highway 57. Free. Open to any experience level. Instructor: Teresa Busby. 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. Nov. 27, 30

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.

Tuesday

Digital Literacy Class-Technology Security

Pass Christian Public Library, 111 Hiern Ave. Free. Andy Collins with Mississippi State Extension Service will go over basic steps to maintain technology security including: improving passwords, malware protection, and physical security. Class size is limited; reservations requested: 228-452-4596. www.harrison.lib.ms.us

1 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

Bridge Lessons for Beginners

Gulf Coast Bridge Association Clubhouse, 14069 Fourth 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. Students will learn different techniques to design and create beautiful jewelry using Swarovski and Czech crystals, glass, wood, ceramic beads; natural stones, cultured pearls, sterling silver and pewter charms, pendants. All tools, supplies provided and included in fee. Instructor: Shirley Cahela. themaryc.org/?event=beaded-jewelry-making

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

Lapsit Storytime

Pascagoula Public Library, 3214 Pascagoula St. Free. Youth services assistants will present a special storytime and activities event for parents with babies and toddlers. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 228-769-3060. www.jgrls.org

6 p.m.

Keep Calm and Yell Bingo

Gautier Public Library, 2100 Library Lane. Free. Adults 17 and older; enjoy bingo, win prizes and socialize. Refreshments provided. www.jgrls.org

6 p.m.

Holiday Relaxation Class

Pass Christian Public Library, 111 Hiern Ave. Free (donations accepted for instructional costs). Instructor will incorporate gentle yoga with extended stretching, relaxation, meditation. Wear comfortable clothes, bring exercise mat. Registration, information: 228-452-4596 or passchristianlibrary@gmail.com.

6 p.m.-7 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. Basic throwing skills required. 228-374-5547. www.georgeohr.org

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., under the I-110 overpass. 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, 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. Socks recommended.

9 a.m.-10 a.m.

Wednesday

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. 228-374-5547. www.georgeohr.org

1 p.m.-4 p.m.

Preschool Story Time

Orange Grove Public Library, 12135 Old Hwy. 49, Gulfport. Free. Preschool Story Time for ages 2 to 5. Read books, sing songs, dance, make a craft. This week’s theme: “The Letter I.”

10 a.m.-11 a.m.

Holiday Plants

Pass Christian Public Library, 111 Hiern Ave. Free. Christian Stephenson, Hancock County Extension agent, will include information on the selection and care of traditional holiday plants including Christmas trees, amaryllis, kalanchoe, poinsettias and more. 228-452-4596. www.harrison.lib.ms.us

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

Legos at the Library

Pascagoula Public Library, 3214 Pascagoula St. Free. For students age 8 and up. Lego sets will be provided to use at the library. Children must be accompanied by parent, grandparent, or adult guardian. 228-769-3060.

4 p.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. Open to the public and free to play. All levels of competition welcome. 228-868-5777.

6 p.m.-9 p.m.

Cirque du Soleil: Varekai

Mississippi Coast Coliseum & Convention Center, 2350 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. $46-$140. Deep within a forest, at the summit of a volcano, exists an incredible world called Varekai. This production pays tribute to the nomadic soul, to the spirit and art of the circus tradition. 228-594-3700. www.ticketmaster.com

7:30 p.m. Nov. 29, 30, Dec. 1, 2; 4 p.m. Dec. 2; 1:30 p.m., 5 p.m. Dec. 3

Thursday

Children’s Story Hour

Kiln Public Library, 17065 Hwy. 603. 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.

Lunch and Learn

Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. $15 members, $16 nonmembers. Menu: Bacon Jam, Chipotle Sweet Potato Biscuit, Fall Vegetable Salad, Bananas Foster Upside Down Cake. 228-818-2878. themaryc.org

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. This week’s discussion: “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian” by Sherman Alexie.

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

Chill Skills Workshop

St. Martin Public Library, 15004 Lemoyne Blvd., Biloxi. Free. Anger management approach workshop for families presented by Kimberly Gowdy, MSU Extension Office. Information on anger and the role it plays in relationships with parents and children; skills to help manage anger. Workshop intended for parents and children (ages 7 to 12). To sign up: 228-392-3250. www.jgrls.org

5 p.m.

Christmas Bow Making

Vancleave Public Library, 12604 Hwy. 57. $5 for materials. Bow making tips and create special bows of your own. Preregistration required: 826-5857 or at the library. www.jgrls.org

5 p.m.-6:30 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.

Throwback Thursday Movie

Ocean Springs Municipal Library, 525 Dewey Ave. Free. A 1980s movie and refreshments with hot dogs provided by the Friends of the Ocean Springs Library. Movie rated G. 228-875-1193. www.jgrls.org

6 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. 228-374-5547. www.georgeohr.org

6 p.m.-9 p.m.

Tai Chi @The Library

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

9 a.m.-10 a.m.

Friday

First Fridays Downtown Biloxi

Almost Circle Gallery, 128 Rue Magnolia, Biloxi. Free. First Friday in the Downtown Biloxi’s Arts District off Rue Magnolia and Water Street. Galleries, shops and eateries offer treats, special deals. Parking available next to Mary Mahoney’s and Magnolia Hotel. https://www.facebook.com/FFDowntownBiloxi/

5 p.m.-8 p.m.

Black & White Ball

Amour Danzar Ballroom, 9355 County Farm Road, Gulfport. $35 per person. Seating begins at 7, sit down dinner served from 7:30 to 8 p.m. Dancing from 8 to 10 p.m. Men should wear tuxedos or black suits and tie; ladies should wear ball gowns. Reservations required: 228-324-3730 for reservations, details. 228-324-3730. amourdanzarevents@gmail.com

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

Saturday

Make a Christmas Stick Puppet

Gallery 782, 773 Jackson Ave., Biloxi. Free. Make a Christmas Stick Puppet and visit with Santa at the new location of Gallery 782. Open to children of all ages. 228-436-7782.

10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Christmas Exhibit and Sale

Gallery 782, 773 Jackson Ave., Biloxi. Gallery 782 annual event. 228-436-7782. Gallery 782.org

10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Reading on the Road with MPB

Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, 246 Dolan Ave., Gulfport. $10 (included with museum admission). Join Mississippi Public Broadcasting for story time. Event includes giveaways of books, bookmarks, PBS Kids stickers and other educational giveaways. Included with museum admission. 228-897-6039. www.lmdc.org

11 a.m.-12 p.m., 1 p.m.-2 p.m.

Higher Places Christian Festival

Harrison County Fairgrounds, 15321 County Farm Road, Gulfport. Starting at $10. Higher Places brings artists and breaking national acts together, such as Bishop Marvin L. Sapp, J. Moss and Kurt Carr. Two-day celebration of music, food, arts, crafts, with a large kids’ zone. With food from around the world. 228-832-8620. higherplacesofanotherlevel.com

Noon-10 p.m. Dec. 2-3

Farmers Market

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

7 a.m.-11 a.m.

The Ballerina Ball

Event Centre at CLIMB CDC, 1316 30th Ave., Gulfport. $100. Bannister Foundation Inc.’s inaugural charity gala for the benefit of Jenna Robinson Charities, the 2017 People’s Choice Favorite Charity. Live entertainment by Island School of Performing Arts and Blackwater Brass. Silent auction featuring items from Pati Bannister’s personal collection. Tickets available at www.bannisterfoundation.org. 228-864-6677.

7 p.m.-11 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. 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 Avenue and Fourth Street, Long Beach. Local honey, local fruits and vegetables in season, jams, jellies, pickles, dip mixes, herbs, beeswax candles and lip balm, free-range chicken and duck eggs, frozen Cajun foods, goat’s milk soap, annual and perennial bedding plants, hanging baskets, breads, muffins, cookies, pastries, gourd décor, pralines, dog treats, hot tamales, teas, boiled peanuts, shrimp, beef and more. A State Certified Farmers Market. TFMatLongBeach@gmail.com Follow on Facebook

8 a.m.-noon

Long Beach Farmers Market

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

8:30 a.m.-noon

Affordable Care Act Enrollment Assistance

Pass Christian Public Library, 111 Hiern Ave. 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 birth dates 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

9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Introduction to Enameling on Copper

Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. $224, covers tuition, materials fee. Instructor: metalsmith Dana Finimore. Class will focus on enameling on copper, demonstrating both torch fired and kiln techniques. Materials, supplies provided. Students may bring jewelry making tools and a sack lunch. 228-374-5547. https://www.georgeohr.org

9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Biloxi Gun & Knife Show

Mississippi Coast Coliseum & Convention Center, 2350 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Admission $9 adults, $2 ages 6-11. Buy, sell, trade. Displays of new and old guns, ammo, militaria, gun parts, knives, jewelry, camouflage and related items. 228-594-3700. www.capgunshows.com

9 a.m.-5 p.m.

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