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Things to do this week in South Mississippi: Dec. 4-10

Crane Fest 2017, at the Mississippi Sandhill Crane National Wildlife Refuge in Gautier on Dec. 9, will including meeting live birds of prey and reptiles up close, pontoon boat tours and presentations. Presentations include the hawks, owls, and falcons of the Environmental Studies Center, insects of the Audubon Institute’s BugMobile and special demonstrations of traditional Choctaw dance and music.
Crane Fest 2017, at the Mississippi Sandhill Crane National Wildlife Refuge in Gautier on Dec. 9, will including meeting live birds of prey and reptiles up close, pontoon boat tours and presentations. Presentations include the hawks, owls, and falcons of the Environmental Studies Center, insects of the Audubon Institute’s BugMobile and special demonstrations of traditional Choctaw dance and music. AP/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 the previous Monday.

Monday

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.

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.

7th Annual Pet Remembrance Memorial Tree

A Pet’s Memory Pet Funeral Home & Crematory, 1520 28th St., Gulfport. Free. Bring a picture of your pet for a Pet Remembrance Memorial Tree during business hours in December: 9 a.m. -3 p.m. Monday-Friday; 9 a.m.-noon Saturday. Refreshments will be served noon to 3 p.m. Dec. 9. 228-863-7389. www.apetsmemorycremation.com

9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Tuesday

Clay Art Academy for Home-School

Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. $75 for 3 weeks. Designed with home-schooled students in mind. Students encouraged to look up information about the period before class for inspiration. Tuition must be paid for the full four-week session one week in advance of the first class. Dec. 5, Ceramic Poinsettia Project; Dec. 12, Diego Rivera: The Indigenous Art Movement; Dec. 19, Tales of Reciprocity: Character Development. 228-374-5547. https://www.georgeohr.org/product/clay-art-academy-for-home-school-tuesdays-december-5-19/

1 p.m.-3 p.m.

Ocean Springs Democratic Breakfast Club

Phoenicia Gourmet Restaurant, 1223 Government St., Ocean Springs. Ocean Springs Democrats meet for breakfast every Tuesday morning at Phoenicia Restaurant. Details: 228-547-1844.

8 a.m.-9 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. Students will learn different techniques to design and create jewelry. All tools, supplies provided and included in fee. Instructor: Shirley Cahela. Registration deadline is one week prior to class. 228-818-2878. themaryc.org/?event=beaded-jewelry-making

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

Holiday Relaxation Class

Pass Christian Public Library, 111 Hiern Ave., Pass Christian. Free (donations accepted for instructional costs). Instructor will incorporate gentle yoga with extended stretching, relaxation, meditation. An 8-week series (no Nov. 21 class). Wear comfortable clothes, bring exercise mat. Registration, information: 228-452-4596 or passchristianlibrary@gmail.com. 228-452-4596. www.harrison.lib.ms.us

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. 228-374-5547. www.georgeohr.org/product/intermediate-wheel-throwing-tuesdays-november-7-december-19/

6 p.m.-9 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.

Wednesday

Knitting 101 Class

Pass Christian Public Library, 111 Hiern Ave., Pass Christian. Free. Open knitting lessons on Wednesdays at the Pass Christian Public Library. Knitting needles and yarn available for those who want to learn but don’t have the supplies. 228-452-4596. www.harrison.lib.ms.us

1 p.m.-3 p.m.

Beginning Wheel Throwing

Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. $220 per student, $20 materials fee. Six-week introductory pottery wheel class. 228-374-5547. www.georgeohr.org/product/beginning-wheel-throwing-wednesdays-november-8-december-20-100-400-pm/

1 p.m.-4 p.m.

Coffee Club with Cree Cantrell

Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Free. Spend an hour learning about financial markets and investing while discussing current economic events. 228-374-5547.

10 a.m.-11 a.m.

Wellness and Fitness Throughout the Holidays

East Hancock County Library, 4545 Shepherd Square, Diamondhead. Learn how to outsmart unhealthy habits and still enjoy the season. Presented by Kenny Guess, retired health and physical education instructor. 228-255-4800. www.hancocklibraries.info

10:30 a.m.-noon

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.

Mudslingers

Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. $25 per person. See if clay is your new hobby. Create two pots to keep; glazed and ready to pick up two weeks from class date. Wear clothes that can get dirty. Class limit: 10 students. 228-374-5547. https://www.georgeohr.org/product/mudslingers-wednesday-december-6/

6 p.m.-8 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. All levels of competition. 228-868-5777.

6 p.m.-9 p.m.

Annual Kiwanis Pancake Day

First United Methodist Church, 2301 15th St., Gulfport. $5 per ticket. Kiwanis 61st Annual Pancake Day Classic. Ticket includes all you can eat pancakes, sausage and beverage. 228-863-0047. www.facebook.com/gulfportkiwanisclub/

7 a.m.-7 p.m.

Art in Mind

Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Free. Art program designed to make art accessible to people with Alzheimer’s or related dementia and provide a meaningful experience that helps participants connect with art. Registration: 228-374-5547 or visitorinfo@georgeohr.org. 228-374-5547.

9 a.m.-11 a.m.

Thursday

Make and Create

East Hancock County Library, 4545 Shepherd Square, Diamondhead. Two hours of open craft for those working on a craft and who enjoy being with other creative types. No instruction given or supplies provided. 228-255-4800. www.hancocklibraries.info

10 a.m.-noon

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.

Thursday Lunch and Learn

Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. $15 members, $16 nonmembers. Menu: Flounder and Potato Gratin, Wilted Greens, Mini Apple Pie. 228-818-2878. themaryc.org/?event=lunch-learn-thursday-51

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

Genealogy Library Open House

Pascagoula Public Library, 3214 Pascagoula St., Pascagoula. Free. The Singing River Genealogy-Local History Library will host an Open House in celebration of the new, online Digital Archives Collection. Details: 228-769-3078. 228-769-3060. www.JGRLS.org

3 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.

Mississippi Gulf Coast Toastmasters

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College - Advanced Manufacturing and Technology Center,, 10298 Express Drive, Gulfport. Regular meetings are the first and third Thursday of each month. Learn to be a better presenter. Details: 228-234-5198 228-897-4360. mississippigulfcoasttoastmasters.toastmastersclubs.org/

6 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. 228-374-5547. www.georgeohr.org/product/beginning-handbuilding-thursdays-november-9-december-21-600-900-pm/

6 p.m.-9 p.m.

Friday

Mudslingers

Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. $25 per person. See if clay is your new hobby. Create two pots to keep; they will be glazed and ready to pick up two weeks from class date. Wear clothes that can get dirty. Class limit: 10 students. 228-374-5547. https://www.georgeohr.org/product/mudslingers-friday-december-8/

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

Mississippi Gulf Coast Marathon

MGM Park, 145 Caillavet St., Biloxi. $85 Launch Rate. The Mississippi Gulf Coast Marathon course features a fast, flat, BQ-friendly path along the coast from Pass Christian to Biloxi. The course is a USATF Certified Boston Qualifier route. Runners can expect a marathon, half marathon, 5K and kids marathon during race weekend. Marathon Expo on Dec. 8 and 9; kids marathon Dec. 9; Mississippi Gulf Coast Marathon starts 7 a.m. Dec. 10 at Henderson Point, Pass Christian. 228-233-3465. msgulfcoastmarathon.com/

11 a.m.-7 p.m. Dec. 8; 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 9; 4:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Dec. 10

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. Create two bowls to keep; they will be glazed and fired. Work ready to pick up in about two weeks. Wear clothes that can get dirty. 228-374-5547. https://www.georgeohr.org/product/date-night-on-the-pottery-wheel-friday-december-8-600-800-pm/

6 p.m.-8 p.m.

‘Murder’s in the Heir’

St. Patrick Catholic High School, 18300 St. Patrick Rd., Biloxi. $15. St. Patrick Catholic High School Drama Guild Fall Production. Audience-interactive, murder mystery-comedy dinner theater, by Billy St. John. Ticket price includes buffet (house will open 30 minutes prior to the show, with buffet opening 15 minutes prior to show time). Tickets available at SPCHS front office. 228-702-0500. bit.ly/2zB764D

6:30 p.m. Dec. 8, 9; 2 p.m. Dec. 10

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.

Saturday

Make a Ceramic Magnolia: Holiday Edition

Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. $25. Create a magnolia or poinsettia out of clay. No experience is needed. Fee includes all glazes, firing, and instruction; work will be ready to pick up in 2 weeks. Registration closes 24 hours before class time. Pre-registration required. 228-374-5547. https://www.georgeohr.org/product/make-ceramic-magnolia-holiday-edition/

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

Dolphin Cruise at Gulfport Harbor

Pan Isles Ship Island Excursions, P.O. Box 1467, Gulfport. $19 adults, $15 children; $17 seniors, military. Two-hour cruise along the Mississippi shoreline, in search of Atlantic bottlenose dolphins. Includes a visit through the state container ship harbor. Reservations recommended through website. Meet at Ship Island Ferry Dock in Gulfport Yacht Harbor. 866-466-7386. www.msshipisland.com

1 p.m.-3 p.m.

Gallery Talk with Jim Downey

Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Free. Jim Downey, secretary and web master for Mobile Bay Vintage Motorcycle Club will speak on “Tips and Tricks on Restoring an Old Motorcycle.” 228-374-5547. georgeohr.org

1 p.m.-3 p.m.

Clay Babies: Christmas Ornaments

Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. $15. Little ones will cut out, paint their own colorful clay Christmas ornaments. Older children welcome if a younger sibling is enrolled. Work will be ready to pick up in one week. Pre-registration required. 228-374-5547. https://www.georgeohr.org/product/clay-babies-christmas-ornaments/

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

Bicentennial Mississippi Statehood Celebration

Pascagoula Lighthouse Park, 3621 Frederic St., Pascagoula. Free. City of Pascagoula and Jackson County Historical Society celebrate 200 years of Mississippi statehood. Open trolley tours of historic Pascagoula begin 10 a.m. Food vendors, organization booths, photo booth, time capsule burial; music by Blackwater Brass.

10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Seward-Ruddiman show opening

The Art House, 921 Cash Alley, Ocean Springs. Free. Painter Norma Seward and potter Susan Ruddiman, both of Ocean Springs, are the featured artists for their joint show, “A Merry Mix of Paintings and Pottery,” to hang through Jan. 6. Art House regular hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday. 228-875-9285.

10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Heritage Hall of Fame Exhibit Grand Opening

Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum, 115 First St., Biloxi. Free. Nearly 400 stories about men, women and businesses that contributed to the growth of the seafood industry along the Mississippi Gulf Coast. 228-435-6320. www.maritimemuseum.org

10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Kids Pottery Wheel

Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. $45. Staff will help little ones create two pots to keep; they will be glazed and ready to pick up two weeks from class date. Pottery can be shipped out of town. Children should wear clothes that can get dirty. 228-374-5547. https://www.georgeohr.org/product/kids-pottery-wheel/

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

Lee Green Pope book signing

Barnes and Noble - Gulfport, 15246 Crossroads Parkway, Gulfport. Free. Signing four books in her “Not So Grimm Faerie Tale” series, which started out as plays performed at Biloxi Little Theatre, Gulfport Little Theatre and The Mississippi Coast Coliseum. 228-832-8906.

2 p.m.-4 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.

Professional Bull Riders

Mississippi Coast Coliseum & Convention Center, 2350 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. $15-$155. Riders take part in competition for top honors on the Professional Bull Riders Tour. 228-594-3700. www.ticketmaster.com/event/1B0052FF9A083C59

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.

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

Long Beach Farmers’ Market, 115 W. 1st St., Long Beach. Local, sustainable produce, baked goods, dairy, beef, pork, goat, lamb, honey.

8:30 a.m.-noon

Crane Fest 2017

Mississippi Sandhill Crane National Wildlife Refuge, 7200 Crane La., Gautier. Free. Activities: meeting live birds of prey and reptiles up close, pontoon boat tours, presentations and archery and air rifle demonstrations. Presentations include the hawks, owls, and falcons of the Environmental Studies Center, insects of the Audubon Institute’s BugMobile and special demonstrations of traditional Choctaw dance, music. www.fws.gov/refuge/Mississippi_Sandhill_Crane/

9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Sunday

Walter Isaacson Signing

Pass Books & Cat Island Coffeehouse, 300 E. Scenic Drive, Pass Christian. New York Times bestseller will speak about and sign copies of his biography of Leonardo da Vinci. 228-222-4827. www.passbooksonline.com

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

‘My Day with the Master’

First Baptist Church of Saucier, 24253 Church Ave., Saucier. A dramatic play, “My Day with the Master” tells the story of Jesus’ scourging, crucifixion and resurrection, from a Roman centurion’s perspective.

11 a.m.-noon

Nancy Buckheister Benefit Fish Fry

Latimer Community Center, 10908 Daisy Vestry Road, Biloxi. $10 per plate. Benefit fish fry for cancer patient Nancy Buckheister. Featuring the band Coast. $10 per person includes fish plate and sides; drinks, desserts sold separately. 228-392-8878.

11 a.m.-4 p.m.

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