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Elvis Presley is photographed with Eddie Bellman and the employees of his shoe store on Howard Avenue in Biloxi in 1956. The Pascagoula Public Library will celebrate Elvis’ 83rd birthday on Jan. 9 with a movie and Elvis-themed snacks. Patrons also are encouraged to dress as the ‘king of rock ‘n’ roll.’
Elvis Presley is photographed with Eddie Bellman and the employees of his shoe store on Howard Avenue in Biloxi in 1956. The Pascagoula Public Library will celebrate Elvis’ 83rd birthday on Jan. 9 with a movie and Elvis-themed snacks. Patrons also are encouraged to dress as the ‘king of rock ‘n’ roll.’ Eddie Bellman/Sun Herald file

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Friday

Children’s Story Hour

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

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

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. Free to the public; parking available next to Mary Mahoney’s and Magnolia Hotel. https://www.facebook.com/FFDowntownBiloxi/

5 p.m.-8 p.m.

Express Pilates

Pass Christian Public Library, 111 Hiern Ave., Pass Christian. Free; donations accepted for instructional costs. Free; donations accepted for instructional costs. Emphasis on alignment, developing strong core, improving coordination and balance. Wear comfortable clothes and flexible footwear. Information and to sign up: 228-452-4596 or passchristianlibrary@gmail.com. 228-452-4596. www.harrison.lib.ms.us

8:15 a.m.-9 a.m.

Saturday

Mudslingers

Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. $25. See if clay is your new hobby. Create two pots to keep. Works can be shipped out of town. Wear clothes that can get dirty. 228-374-5547. https://www.georgeohr.org/classes/#1489095522215-a236f95f-0584

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

Kids Pottery Wheel

Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. $45. Children can throw pots on pottery wheels. Staff helps little ones create two pots to keep; pots will be glazed and ready to pick up two weeks from class date. Children should wear clothes that can get dirty. 228-374-5547. https://www.georgeohr.org/product/kids-pottery-wheel-saturday-january-6-200-pm-430-pm/

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.

Amour Danzar Saturday Dinner Dances

Amour Danzar Ballroom, 9355 County Farm Road, Gulfport. $6 dinner, $10 dance. The $6 dinner buffet available 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.; $10 casual dress ballroom dancing from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturdays in January and February. Details: 228-324-3730 for details. 228-324-3730. Amour Danzar Events@gmail.com

7 p.m.-8 p.m., 8 p.m.-10 p.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 produce, baked goods, dairy, beef, pork, goat, lamb, honey.

8:30 a.m.-noon

Sunday

Auditions for ‘Seussical Jr.’

Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, 246 Dolan Ave., Gulfport. Clever and sophisticated take on Dr. Seuss’ tales of Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat and other tales. Prepare 16 bars of a song. Also be asked to read from the script. Auditions open to children in kindergarten through 6th grade. Production dates: March 13-18. 228-897-6039. www.lmdc.org

2 p.m.-5 p.m. Jan. 7; 5:30 p.m. Jan. 9

‘Alice in Wonderland Jr.’ Auditions

Central Elementary School, 1043 Pass Rd., Gulfport. Free. Gulfport Little Theater production directed by Keith Gregory. Auditions are at the Central Elementary auditorium. Show will run Feb. 23 through March 4. School performances are possible one weekday during the run. Open audition with over 30 roles for males and females ages 4 to 18 (must be potty trained and parents must accompany child to auditions). Come prepared with a short musical selection (1 minute); can bring a cd accompaniment with no vocals or mp3 format. Actors should be prepared to do a cold reading from the script. 228-865-4642. www.gulfportlittletheatre.net

6 p.m.

Monday

Children’s Story Hour

Waveland Public Library, 345 Coleman Ave., Waveland. Children’s Story Hours, for children up to 5 years of age, to encourage a love of reading. Programs include reading, crafts and fun. 228-467-9240. www.hancocklibraries.info/story-times

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

OOMA Volunteer Luncheon

Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Learn more about the Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art and ways you can help. Call 228-374-5547 if interested in attending. 228-374-5547. georgeohr.org

12 p.m.-1 p.m.

Pass Christian Historical Society

Pass Christian Historical Society, 201 E. Scenic Drive, Pass Christian. Free. Monthly meeting. Speaker: author Tom Crew, who will present “In Remembrance of Doomed Youth-Private Ralph Crew of the 87th Battalion Canadian Grenadier Guards” in honor of the 100th anniversary of World War I. Open to public. Details: 228-452-7254 or president@passhistory.org. www.passhistory.org

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

Resume/Job Workshop Part 1

Orange Grove Public Library, 12135 Old Hwy 49, Gulfport. Free. Free series of computer classes covering a wide range of subjects. Registration required. Reservations: 228-832-6924.

9 a.m.-11 a.m.

Tuesday

Clay Art Academy for Home School

Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. $100 for four-week session. Theme: Creative Thinking through Surrealism. Classes integrate clay projects with educational visual arts and mixed media projects that will encourage creativity in children. Tuition must be paid for the full four-week session one week in advance of the first class. Pre-register with $25 deposit. Minimum 5 students per session, maximum 15. 228-374-5547. georgeohr.org/classes

1 p.m.-3 p.m.

Children’s Story Hour

Pearlington Public Library, 6096 First Ave., Pearlington. Children’s Story Hours, for children up to 5 years of age, to encourage a love of reading. Programs include reading, crafts and fun. 228-533-0755. www.hanocklibraries.info/story-times

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. Students will learn different techniques to design and create 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. 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.

Authors & Characters @ Your Library

Bay St. Louis-Hancock County Library, 312 U.S. 90, Bay St. Louis. $10 lunch; program free. Erica Spindler, New York Times and international chart bestselling author, is the next speaker at the Authors & Characters @ Your Library program. She will discuss her newest book, “The Other Girl.” Lunch available for $10 for program, payable at the door. Reservations required; call 228-467-5282. 228-467-5282. www.hancocklibraries.info

11:45 a.m.-1 p.m.

Gulf Coast Parkinson’s Disease Support Group

Beauvoir United Methodist Church, 2113 E. Pass Road, Biloxi. Monthly meeting will focus on slowing the progression of PD through exercise, following a light potluck lunch. Details: 228-896-3075. 228-388-1478.

12 p.m.-1:30 p.m.

From Scratch Cooking: Making Great Gumbo

Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, 246 Dolan Ave., Gulfport. $35 per person. Instructor: Julian Brunt. Learn how to make gumbo, including the secrets of a roux. 228-897-6039. www.lmdc.org

4:30 p.m.-8 p.m.

Elvis Presley’s Birthday Celebration

Pascagoula Public Library, 3214 Pascagoula St., Pascagoula. Free. Celebrate Elvis’s 83rd birthday. Patrons will be able to relax and enjoy one of his movies, “Viva Las Vegas.” Dress up as Elvis and bring a blanket or seat cushion. Refreshments and Elvis-themed snacks and popcorn will be provided. For patrons 12 years and up. 228-769-3060. www.jgrls.org

5:30 p.m.

Expungement Session

Ina Thompson Moss Point Library, 4119 Bellview St., Moss Point. Free. Expungement information session presented by the Mississippi Center for Justice, led by Kiara Taite, staff attorney. A court-ordered process in which the legal record of an arrest or a criminal conviction is “sealed,” or erased in the eyes of the law. Call the library to reserve a seat: 228-475-7462.

5:30 p.m.-7 p.m.

Intermediate Wheel Throwing

Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. $220 per student, $20 materials fee. Focuses on throwing larger pieces, making handles, spouts, and lidded vessels. This class can be used as a guided study. Addresses altering techniques and creating and designing more difficult forms like oval casserole dishes, pitchers, lidded jars, and bottles. Students will work with cone 6 oxidation and cone 10 reduction glazes. Basic throwing skills required. 228-374-5547. https://www.georgeohr.org/product/intermediate-wheel-throwing-january-9-february-13/

6 p.m.-9 p.m.

‘Eyes On Mississippi’

Pass Christian Public Library, 111 Hiern Ave., Pass Christian. Free. The 56-minute documentary presents the story of civil rights reporter Bill Minor. Producer/director Ellen Ann Fentress will be in attendance and will lead a discussion following the screening. Reception at 6:30 p.m., screening 7 p.m. Details: passchristianlibrary@gmail.com or 228-452-4596. 228-452-4596. www.harrison.lib.ms.us

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

Wednesday

Knitting 101 Class

Pass Christian Public Library, 111 Hiern Ave., Pass Christian. Free. Open knitting lessons. 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 Hand-building in Clay

Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. $220 per student, $20 materials fee. Students will learn the fundamentals of working with clay: pinching, coiling, and slabs will be used to construct functional pottery forms such as mugs, trays and casseroles. 228-374-5547. https://www.georgeohr.org/product/beginning-handbuilding-january-10-february-14/

1 p.m.-4 p.m.

Children’s Story Hour

Bay St. Louis-Hancock County Library, 312 U.S. 90, Bay St. Louis. Children’s Story Hours, for children up to 5 years of age, to encourage a love of reading. Programs include reading, crafts and fun. 228-467-5282. www.hancocklibraries.info/story-times

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

W.O.W. Kickoff 2018

Knight Nonprofit Center, 11975 Seaway Road, Gulfport. Meeting free to attend or enjoy a catered lunch for $10 all inclusive. Theme: Stop Worrying, Start Praising. Speakers: Windy Stanton and Robin Killeen. Meeting is free to attend; all-inclusive catered lunch for $10. 228-284-2449. www.wowgulfcoast.com

12 p.m.-1 p.m.

Lunch and Learn - Lynda.com

Waveland Public Library, 345 Coleman Ave., Waveland. Learn how to access Lynda.com and search a variety of online classes, available on demand. Registration is required; free to anyone with Hancock County Library card. Call 228-467-9240 or sign up at the Customer Service Desk. Deadline to register: Jan. 9. You may bring your own lunch. 228-467-9240. www.hancocklibraries.info/digital-literacy-classes

12 p.m.-1 p.m.

Yoga with Suzanne

Pass Christian Public Library, 111 Hiern Ave., Pass Christian. Free; donations accepted for instructional costs. Gentle yoga classes. Wear comfortable clothes, bring exercise mat. Information and to sign up: 228-452-4596 or passchristianlibrary@gmail.com. 228-452-4596. www.harrison.lib.ms.us

12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.

Healthy New Year

East Hancock County Library, 4545 Shepherd Square, Diamondhead. Presented by Kenny Guess, retired health and physical education instructor and wellness advocate for more than 53 years. 228-255-4800. www.hancocklibraries.info

3 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

Stress Free 2018

Bay St. Louis-Hancock County Library, 312 U.S. 90, Bay St. Louis. Learning how to effectively manage the stressors in your life. Nick Seferlis, M.S., LCPC, NCC, will discuss various methods to help you manage stress and anxiety that can affect your well being. Guided relaxation exercise following Q&A. 228-467-5282. www.hancocklibraries.info

6 p.m.-7 p.m.

Mudslingers

Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. $25. See if clay is your new hobby. Create two pots to keep. Wear clothes that can get dirty. 228-374-5547. https://www.georgeohr.org/classes/#1489095522215-a236f95f-0584

6 p.m.-8 p.m.

Sandhill Crane Tours

Mississippi Sandhill Crane National Wildlife Refuge, 7200 Crane La., Gautier. Free. Free guided tour to see the endangered Mississippi sandhill crane.

8 a.m.-10 a.m.

Resume/Job Workshop Part 2

Orange Grove Public Library, 12135 Old Hwy 49, Gulfport. Free. Free series of computer classes covering a wide range of subjects. Registration required: 228-832-6924.

9 a.m.-11 a.m.

Thursday

Make and Create

Kiln Public Library, 17065 Hwy. 603, Kiln. 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. 228-255-1724. www.hancocklibraries.info

10 p.m.-noon

Matinee in the Bay

Bay St. Louis-Hancock County Library, 312 U.S. 90, Bay St. Louis. Queen Victoria strikes up an unlikely friendship with a young Indian clerk named Abdul Karim. Popcorn and beverages served. 228-467-5282. www.hancocklibraries.info

2 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

Pearlington Afternoon Movie

Pearlington Public Library, 6096 First Ave., Pearlington. Two overly imaginative pranksters named George and Harold hypnotize their principal into thinking he’s a ridiculously enthusiastic, incredibly dimwitted superhero named Captain Underpants. 228-533-0755. www.hancocklibraries.info

5 p.m.-7 p.m.

Moss Point Library Manager Reception

Ina Thompson Moss Point Library, 4119 Bellview St., Moss Point. For new branch manager Letha Finley. Introductions begin at 5:30 p.m. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Library.

5:30 p.m.-7 p.m.

Sensory Crafts for Parents

Ocean Springs Municipal Library, 525 Dewey Ave., Ocean Springs. Free. Parents and children are invited for this craft day for hands-on crafts geared toward parents of children with disabilities such as ASD, ADHD, anxiety, SPD, or other sensory related issues. At this event, make green slime. Intended for ages 8 and up with parental supervision. Supplies will be furnished, but space is limited. Sign-up is required before the event date: 228- 875-1193. 228-875-1193. www.jgrls.org

6 p.m.

Historical Society of Gulfport

West Side Community Center, 4006 8th St., Gulfport. Randall Ladnier will discuss his book “The Brides of La Baleine.” The event is open to the public. 228-861-6600. www.historicalsocietyofgulfport.org

6 p.m.-7 p.m.

Line Dancing Classes

Pascagoula Public Library, 3214 Pascagoula St., Pascagoula. Free. Classes each Thursday in January. Instructor: Ericka Nicholson. For beginner to advanced; all types of music. Register: 228-769-3060. 228-769-3060. www.jgrls.org

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

Beginning Wheel Throwing

Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. $220 per student, $20 materials fee. Learn fundamentals of wheel throwing, including the making of cylinders, bowls, and cups with handles. Basic introduction to glazing. Class fee includes one 25 pound bag of clay and a tool kit for new students. 228-374-5547. https://www.georgeohr.org/product/beginning-wheel-throwing-january-11-february-15/

6 p.m.-9 p.m.

Argentine Tango Lessons

Argentine Tango — Howard Avenue, 632 Howard Ave., Biloxi. $10. Argentine tango lessons with Tango Kim. 228-332-0291.

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

Children’s Story Hour

Kiln Public Library, 17065 Hwy. 603, Kiln. Children’s Story Hours, for children up to 5 years of age, to encourage a love of reading. Programs include reading, crafts and fun. 228-255-1724. www.hancocklibraries.info/story-times

9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Oil Painting with Frank Janca

Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. $235. Learn basic fundamentals or explore advanced techniques of oil painting. Classes will focus on a variety of subject matter, including still life and floral composition. 228-374-5547. https://www.georgeohr.org/product/oil-painting-with-frank-janca-thursdays-january-4-february-8/?preview_id=10954&preview_nonce=

9:30 a.m.-noon

Friday

Coffee with Friends and Author Judy Ambrose James

Pass Christian Public Library, 111 Hiern Ave., Pass Christian. Free. Local author Judy Ambrose James will discuss her book “A Dose of Reality.” Coffee with Friends is free and open to the public and includes coffee. Details: 228-452-4596 or passchristianlibrary@gmail.com. 228-452-4596. www.harrison.lib.ms.us

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

Date Night on the Pottery Wheel

Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. $25 per person. Couples or friends spend two hours playing on pottery wheels. Create two bowls to keep; they will be glazed and fired. Work is ready to pick up in about two weeks. Wear clothes that can get dirty. 228-374-5547. https://www.georgeohr.org/classes/#1489095529052-a96833c3-29ce

6 p.m.-8 p.m.

The Dixie Echoes

Bel Aire Baptist Church, 15080 Dedeaux Road, Gulfport. Free admission; love offering will be collected. For 50 years, The Dixie Echoes have been delivering the gospel message in song across America. They have returned to their roots singing around two microphones with just a piano. 228-832-1984.

7 p.m.

‘Greater Tuna’

Randolph Center, 315 Clark Ave., Pass Christian. $15. Pass Christian Theatre Project’s 2018 season opener. Two actors, Harry Clarke and Jay Lynn, create the entire 20-character population of Tuna, Texas. Directed by Bruce Berry. Opening night includes heavy hors d’oeuvres, complementary glass of wine, water or soda. Additional concessions will also be available. Reservations: 228-452-3315 or amy@passmainstreet.com; tickets available at www.pctp.brownpapertickets.com. www.pctp.brownpapertickets.com

7 p.m.-9 p.m.

PCA Finals Rodeo

Mississippi Coast Coliseum & Convention Center, 2350 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. $15-$30. Top cowboys and cowgirls compete for $250,000 in cash prizes. Bulls and broncs, cowboys and cowgirls. The following events will take place each day: Bareback Bronc Riding, Calf Roping, Saddle Bronc Riding, Steer Wrestling, Break-a-way Roping, Ladies Barrel Racing, Team Roping, Bull Riding. 228-594-3700. www.ticketmaster.com/pca-finals-rodeo-biloxi-mississippi-01-13-2018/event/1B005375902F344A

7:30 p.m.

‘G2K Cinderella’

Gulfport Little Theatre, 2600 13th Ave., Gulfport. $16 general admission, $13 for seniors/military w/ID, $11 for child/student w/ID. The Getting to Know You version of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic Broadway musical “Cinderella.” Directed by Cal Walters; musical direction by Cherie Cruso Ruff. Reservations recommended: Gulfport Little Theatre Box Office, 228-864-7983, or www.gulfportlittletheatre.org. 228-864-7983. www.gulfportlittletheatre.org

7:30 p.m.-8:45 p.m.

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