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Spring season rehearsals for Coast Chorale are held on Tuesdays at Main Street United Methodist Church in Bay St. Louis, and all singers are welcome.
Spring season rehearsals for Coast Chorale are held on Tuesdays at Main Street United Methodist Church in Bay St. Louis, and all singers are welcome. 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.

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.

Jackson County Mississippi State Bicentennial Event

Pascagoula Lighthouse Park, 3621 Frederic St., Pascagoula. Free. Honoring 200 years of Mississippi statehood. Burial of time capsule; commemorative ceremony. Historic downtown Pascagoula trolley ride.

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

Shrimp & Grits Friday at the Mary C

Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. $18 members, $20 nonmembers. Join local foodie Robert Sweeting every third Friday of the month for shrimp and grits, using Original Grit Girl Grits and fresh Gulf shrimp. 228-818-2878. themaryc.org/?event=shrimp-grits-friday-mary-c

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

Gallery Talk with Flonzie Brown Wright

Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Free. Civil rights activist Flonzie Brown Wright is the speaker for the first Gallery Talk of 2018. 228-374-5547. georgeohr.org

3 p.m.-5 p.m.

Pout-Pout Fish Family Cooking Class

Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, 246 Dolan Ave., Gulfport. $12.50 per person. Menu includes Starfish Jelly Sandwich, Seaweed Kabob, Fish in the Water and Blue Fish Cupcake. Preregistration required. 228-897-6039. www.lmdc.org

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

Friday Night Demo Dinner with the Chef

Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. $45 members, $55 nonmembers. Instructor: Chef Cheri Hiers. Menu: Fresh Baked Garlic Bread, Stuffed Mushrooms, Shrimp Creole, Fresh Pasta, Stout Hot Chocolate with Carmel Marshmallow. Price includes two adult beverages. 228-818-2878. themaryc.org/?event=january-2018-friday-night-demo-dinner-chef

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. Couples or friends will spend two hours playing on pottery wheels. Create two pots to keep; staff will glaze and fire them. Work is ready to pick up in about two weeks. Wear clothes and shoes that can get dirty. 228-374-5547. https://www.georgeohr.org/classes/#1489095529052-a96833c3-29ce

6 p.m.-9 p.m.

The Mary C. Lecture Series

Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. Free; donations welcomed. Landscapes and Landscaping: “The Art of Creating Art with Living Foliage and the Garden Keepers” with Dr. Donald Del Cid. 228-818-2878. https://www.themaryc.org/copy-of-nature-of-things

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

Broken Rainbow for Children

First United Methodist Church, 2301 15th St., Gulfport. $30 for 10 weeks. Broken Rainbow is a 10-week program for children ages 7-12 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.-8:15 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. Jan. 19, 20

‘G2K Cinderella’

Gulfport Little Theatre, 2600 13th Ave., Gulfport. $16, $13 seniors/military w/ID, $11 child/student w/ID. The Getting to Know You version of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic Broadway musical “Cinderella.” The show features classic musical numbers such as In My Own Little Corner, Impossible, and Ten Minutes Ago. 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. Jan. 19, 20, 26; 2 p.m.-3:15 p.m. Jan. 20, 21

Winter Book Sale

Pass Christian Public Library, 111 Hiern Ave., Pass Christian. The Friends of the Pass Christian Library are having their Winter Book Sale. The sale will continue through Jan. 30 during regular library hours (8 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday). Details: 452-4596 or passchristianlibrary@gmail.com. 228-452-4596.

8 a.m.-5 p.m.

‘The Graduate’

Bay St. Louis Little Theatre, 398 Blaize Ave., Bay St. Louis. Adults $18; seniors 65 and over, military, veterans, students with ID $10; children 12 and under $8. Play based on the award-winning, iconic romantic comedy motion picture. 228-467-9024. www.bsllt.org

8 p.m.-10 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

Sit, Stay Read Reading Program

Pass Christian Public Library, 111 Hiern Ave., Pass Christian. Free. Third Saturday of each month. 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. Children rewarded with bookmarks, stickers, or pencils for participating. Children must not be afraid of or be allergic to animals. No need to pre-register. 228-452-4596. harrison.lib.ms.us

10 a.m.-noon

Ballroom Dance Lessons

Ina Thompson Moss Point Library, 4119 Bellview St., Moss Point. Free. Dance, Dance, Dance ballroom and swing dance lessons will continue each Saturday through January. Instructor: Montrelle Ramey, dance instructor for the Pascagoula Recreation Center. Adults 17 and up are invited to bring friends. Sign up at the library or call 475-7462. www.jgrls.org

10 a.m.-noon

Storytime with The Pout-Pout Fish

Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, 246 Dolan Ave., Gulfport. $13 per person. Read The Pout-Pout Fish books, sing songs, and swim along with the Pout-Pout Fish as he discovers being glum and spreading “Dreary wearies” isn’t really his destiny. Museum admission included with performance. Performances: 11 a.m. Jan.20 and 27. 228-897-6039. www.lmdc.org

11 a.m.-noon

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

Rooted in Faith

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College — Hospitality Resort Center, 420 Debuys Road, Biloxi. $10 per ticket. Guest speakers Erica Wiggenhorn, author of “The Unexplainable Church,” and Kim Erickson, author of “His Last Words,” join military spouse Megan Brown, founder of All Her Paths Ministries, for an event hosted by Sola Church. Tickets online through Eventbrite or at Lifeway Christian Bookstore in Gulfport. Catered breakfast and lunch included with ticket purchase. 228-897-3971. https://www.facebook.com/events/279860722521457/

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

Jr. Chef Day Camp

Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. $35 members, $45 nonmembers. Has your child shown an interest in cooking? Jr. Chef Day Camp is a start. Instructor: Chef Cheri Hiers. Jan. 20 menu: Beef Stew, Popovers, Apple Cake. Feb. 17 menu: Fish Sticks, Oven Fries, Vegetable Fritters, Cookie Dough Truffles. 228-818-2878. themaryc.org/?event=february-2018-jr-chef-day-camp

9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Deep South Spirit Cheer Competition

Mississippi Coast Coliseum & Convention Center, 2350 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. $20. Titled “Biloxi Beach Blast,” this Gulf Coast Champions League event is a team competition. 228-594-3700. www.deepsouthspirit.com/biloxi-beach-blast-1

9 a.m.-7 p.m. Jan. 20, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Jan. 21

Sunday

Titans of Dance

Mississippi Coast Coliseum & Convention Center, 2350 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. This one-day dance intensive is packed full of classes led by well-known teachers and choreographers. 228-594-3700. titansofdancetour.com

6 a.m.-4 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.

Pass Christian Historical Society Luncheon-The Brides of La Baleine

Pass Christian Historical Society, 201 E. Scenic Drive, Pass Christian. Lunch $10 for members, $12 for nonmembers. “The Brides of La Baleine.” Speaker: author Randall Ladnier, also an authority on genealogy of the Gulf Coast and Lower Mississippi Valley. In January 1721, the French cargo ship La Baleine delivered a group of women and girls, ages 12 to 30, into the care of Governor Bienville in Louisiana. Open to the public. Proceeds benefit the Pass Christian Historical Society. www.passhistory.org

Noon-1:30 p.m.

Griefshare - Grief Recovery Support Group

Rodenberg Church of Christ, 173 Rodenberg Ave., Biloxi. $20 one time cost for workbook. Griefshare is a nondenominational group and features biblical teaching on grief and recovery topics. Please join us for the next Griefshare session. 228-432-7372.

6 p.m.

Internet 101

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 to reserve your seat.

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. 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.

Kids Can Sew After-school Program

Sew Happy, 7198 Beatline Road, Long Beach. $10 each class, $30 for 4 classes. For people 8 years old and up. Each student will receive materials needed to complete project. Each student encouraged to bring own sewing machine, or reserve a machine. Students must be signed up for the class by 10 a.m. Tuesdays. Those who have never sewn should arrive at 3:45 p.m. to go over machine basics, or call to schedule an available time. 228-206-6509.

4:30 p.m.-6 p.m.

Hancock/Harrison Forestry & Wildlife Association

Orange Grove Lyman Community Center, 13472 U.S. 49 North, Gulfport. Free to current CFWA members, $10 individual non-membership, $20 individual membership; $30 couple’s membership. The Hancock/Harrison County Forestry & Wildlife Association annual meeting. Speaker: Robert Smith from Wildlife Mississippi. Topic: Birds and Pollinators in Urban Forests. Registration at 5:30, program at 6. Meal sponsored by Farm Bureau of Harrison County. Preregistration required by Jan. 22: Harrison County Extension, 228-865-4227, or tim.ray@msstate.edu. 228-831-0701.

5:30 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. 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.

Pass Christian Democratic Coalition

Pass Christian Public Library, 111 Hiern Ave., Pass Christian. Free. The Pass Christian Democratic Coalition is a local grass-roots organization. This is the initial meeting. Speakers: Bobby Moak, chairman, and Jacquie Amoss, field director, of the Mississippi Democratic Party. Open to the public. Details: Dita McCarthy, dita.mccarthy@gmail.com or 228-234-8732. 228-452-4596.

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

Coast Chorale Rehearsal

Main Street United Methodist Church, 162 Main St., Bay St. Louis. Coast Chorale (a civic choral ensemble) Spring Season rehearsals are beginning for April and May concerts. All singers are welcome; reading of music helpful. Details: Allen Henson, 228-324-8213. 228-467-4538. coastchorale.org

6:30 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.

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 like mugs, trays and casseroles. 228-374-5547. https://www.georgeohr.org/product/beginning-handbuilding-january-10-february-14/

1 p.m.-4 p.m.

Google Search Tips

Kiln Public Library, 17065 Hwy. 603, Kiln. Learn quick ways to find what you’re looking for, and more. Bring your own laptop (or tablet) or use one of the library’s. Registration required: 228-255-1724 or sign up at the Customer Service Desk. Deadline to register: Jan. 23. 228-255-1724. www.hancocklibraries.info/digital-literacy-classes

1:30 p.m.-3 p.m.

Preschool Story Time

Orange Grove Public Library, 12135 Old Hwy 49, Gulfport. Free. For ages 2 to 5. Read books, sing songs, dance, and make a craft. This week’s theme is “The Letter M.”.

10 a.m.-11 a.m.

Healthy Teens for a Better Mississippi Teen Rally

Mississippi Coast Coliseum & Convention Center, 2350 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Free. Healthy Teens for a Better Mississippi promotes the use of abstinence-only and abstinence-plus sex education, youth development programs, coalition building and media outreach to help Mississippi meet its goal of lower teen birth rates and healthier teens and newborns. 228-594-3700. www.facebook.com/events/1999829426924466/

10 a.m.-2 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.

Winter Preschool Storytime

Pass Christian Public Library, 111 Hiern Ave., Pass Christian. Free. Stories, songs, dances and crafts for preschoolers each Wednesday. 228-452-4596. harrison.lib.ms.us

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

Mudslingers

Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. $25. See if clay is your new hobby. Staff will help you 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 Lane, Gautier. Free. Free guided tour to see the endangered Mississippi Sandhill Crane.

8 a.m.-10 a.m.

Google Chrome Class

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 to reserve your seat.

9 a.m.-11 a.m.

Thursday

Thursday Lunch and Learn

Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. $15 members, $16 nonmembers. Menu: Loaded Potato Soup, Fresh Handmade Bread, Chess Pie. 228-818-2878. themaryc.org/?event=lunch-learn-thursday-54

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

*teen thursdays*

Orange Grove Public Library, 12135 Old Hwy 49, Gulfport. Free. Weekly program. Crafts, creative writing, games. This week: Story Cube Writing.

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

High School Art Show

Coast Episcopal School — Gail Keenan Art Center, 5065 Espy Ave., Long Beach. Free. Opening reception for 2018 High School Art Exhibition, a juried art exhibition for South Mississippi high school art students. Exhibition runs through Feb. 22. Students have been nominated by a classroom teacher or adult representative, such as a homeschool parent or after school art instructor. Opening reception open to the public., 228-452-9442. www.coastepiscopalschool.org/artcenter.html#.Wle3Ca2ZOqA

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

Beginner Quilting

Sew Happy, 7198 Beatline Road, Long Beach. $20 per class, $90 all 6 classes. Six-week beginner series. Learn techniques, have completed projects each night. Cost includes all fabric and materials. 228-206-6509. https://www.sewhappyonline.com/product/six-week-beginner-sewing-series/

6 p.m.-8 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. 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.

Divorce Recovery Workshop

First United Methodist Church, 2301 15th St., Gulfport. $30 for ten weeks. Divorce Recovery Workshop is a ten-week program helping people deal with divorce issues, as well as offering a caring support group for anyone going through a divorce or separation. Participants hear a speaker the first hour, with group discussion following. 228-863-0047. www.fumc-gulfport.org

7 p.m.-9 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

Lonnie Burch

Sew Happy, 7198 Beatline Road, Long Beach. $129. Participants will piece together a quilt using the Jelly Roll Race Method. Class includes all the fabric for the quilt top, and batting. Limited seating; sign up at 228-206-6509. 228-206-6509. https://www.sewhappyonline.com/product/jelly-roll-quilt-weekend/

10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Free Friday Nights

Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, 246 Dolan Ave., Gulfport. Free admission. Treat friends and family members to a night at Lynn Meadows Discover Center. Free admission the last Friday of every month from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. 228-897-6039. www.lmdc.org

5 p.m.-8 p.m.

‘Crimes of the Heart’

Biloxi Little Theatre, 220 Lee St., Biloxi. $18 general admission; $15 student, senior, military. In Hazlehurst, Mississippi, the three Magrath sisters have gathered to await news of their grandfather, who is living out his final hours in the local hospital. Their troubles are both grave and laughable as, together, they try to escape the past and seize their future. 228-432-8543. 4blt.org

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

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