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Things to do this week in South Mississippi: Jan. 22-28

Between 1663 and 1674, nearly 800 French women sailed to New France at Quebec City in Canada to marry settlers and expand the population. The group became known as the King's Daughters and are pictured here arriving in Quebec City, according to ‘The Brides of La Baleine’ by Randall Ladnier, who will speak to the Pass Christian Historical Society on Jan. 22. In January 1721, the French cargo ship Baleine delivered a similar group of women and girls, ages 12 to 30, into the care of Governor Bienville in Louisiana. Most of them soon found husbands in Biloxi, then the capital of the French colony, or among the ship’s crew.
Between 1663 and 1674, nearly 800 French women sailed to New France at Quebec City in Canada to marry settlers and expand the population. The group became known as the King's Daughters and are pictured here arriving in Quebec City, according to ‘The Brides of La Baleine’ by Randall Ladnier, who will speak to the Pass Christian Historical Society on Jan. 22. In January 1721, the French cargo ship Baleine delivered a similar group of women and girls, ages 12 to 30, into the care of Governor Bienville in Louisiana. Most of them soon found husbands in Biloxi, then the capital of the French colony, or among the ship’s crew. Sun Herald file photo

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Monday

Children’s Story Hour

Waveland Public Library, 345 Coleman Ave. Children’s Story Hours, for children up to age 5, 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

Pass Christian Historical Society, 201 E. Scenic Drive. 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. 228-432-7372.

6 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.

Winter Book Sale

Pass Christian Public Library, 111 Hiern Ave. The Friends of the Pass Christian Library are having a Winter Book Sale. The sale will continue through Jan. 30 during regular library hours. Details: 452-4596 or passchristianlibrary@gmail.com.

8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Internet 101

Orange Grove Public Library, 12135 Old Hwy. 49, Gulfport. 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 five 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. Children’s Story Hours, for children up to age 5, 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 four 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 nonmembership, $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.

6 p.m.-9 p.m.

Pass Christian Democratic Coalition

Pass Christian Public Library, 111 Hiern Ave. Free. The Pass Christian Democratic Coalition is a local grassroots 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. 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.

1 p.m.-4 p.m.

Google Search Tips

Kiln Public Library, 17065 Hwy. 603. 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.

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 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.

10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Winter Preschool Storytime

Pass Christian Public Library, 111 Hiern Ave. 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.

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 age 5, to encourage a love of reading. Programs include reading, crafts and fun. 228-467-5282.

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

Yoga with Suzanne

Pass Christian Public Library, 111 Hiern Ave. 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.

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. Create two pots to keep. Wear clothes that can get dirty. 228-374-5547. https://www.georgeohr.org/classes

6 p.m.-8 p.m.

Sandhill Crane Tours

Mississippi Sandhill Crane National Wildlife Refuge, 7200 Crane Lane, Gautier. 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 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.

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. Opening reception for 2018 High School Art Exhibition, a juried exhibit for South Mississippi high school art students. Exhibition runs through Feb. 22. Open to the public. 228-452-9442.

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

Line Dancing Classes

Pascagoula Public Library, 3214 Pascagoula St. Free. Classes each Thursday in January. Instructor: Ericka Nicholson. For beginner to advanced; all types of music. Register: 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.

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. 228-374-5547. https://www.georgeohr.org

6 p.m.-9 p.m.

Argentine Tango Lessons

Argentine Tango, 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 10 weeks. Divorce Recovery Workshop is a 10-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. Children’s Story Hours, for children up to age 5, 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.

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.

10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Children’s Story Hour

East Hancock County Library, 4545 Shepherd Square, Diamondhead. Children’s Story Hours, for children up to age 5, 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.

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. 228-897-6039. www.lmdc.org

5 p.m.-8 p.m.

Marian Knobbe-Scott Exhibition Opening

Century Hall — Gallery Edge, 112 S. Second St., Bay St. Louis. Free. New collection of watercolors by Marian Knobbe-Scott. Refreshments. Show will run through Feb. 27. 228-382-4457. facebook.com/gallery edge

5:30 p.m.-8 p.m.

‘G2K Cinderella’

Gulfport Little Theatre, 2600 13th Ave. Admission: $16, $13 seniors/military with ID, $11 child/student with 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.

7:30 p.m. Jan. 26, 27; 2 p.m. Jan. 27, 28

‘Crimes of the Heart’

Biloxi Little Theatre, 220 Lee St. $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. Jan. 26, 27; 2 p.m. Jan. 28

Express Pilates

Pass Christian Public Library, 111 Hiern Ave. 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.

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

Saturday

Ballroom Dance Lessons

Ina Thompson Moss Point Library, 4119 Bellview St. Free. Ballroom and swing dance lessons each Saturday in 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

Sit, Stay, Read! Children’s Reading Program

Orange Grove Public Library, 12135 Old Hwy. 49, Gulfport. 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. Sessions usually last 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.

10:30 a.m.-12:30 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. They will be glazed and ready to pick up two weeks from class date. Wear clothes that can get dirty. 228-374-5547.

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

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. 228-897-6039. www.lmdc.org

11 a.m.-noon

Kids Pottery Wheel

Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. $45. Children can throw pots on pottery wheels and get messy with clay. Staff will help little ones create two pots to keep; ready to pick up two weeks from class date. Kids should wear clothes that can get dirty. 228-374-5547.

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

Farmers Market

Moss Point Welcome Center, 5500 Main St. Fresh, healthy 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 to 8 p.m.; $10 casual dress ballroom dancing from 8 to 10 p.m. Saturdays in January and February. Details: 228-324-3730 for details. Amour Danzar Events@gmail.com

7 p.m.-10 p.m.

Farmers Market

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 decor, pralines, dog treats, hot tamales, teas, boiled peanuts, shrimp, beef and more. A State Certified Farmers Market. TFMatLongBeach@gmail.com

8 a.m.-noon

Farmers Market

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

8:30 a.m.-noon

Classic Arms Gun & Knife Show

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

9 a.m.-5 p.m. Jan. 27, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Jan. 28

Hoopsfest 2018

Mississippi Coast Coliseum & Convention Center, 2350 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. $10-$11. 228-594-3700. www.ticketmaster.com

9:30 a.m.

Sunday

Mardi Gras Celebration

Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, 246 Dolan Ave., Gulfport. $6 per person. Dress up in your favorite costume and enjoy Mardi Gras-themed music, bingo, art activities, karaoke, face-painting along with a children’s parade. Bring your own decorated bike, trike or wagon for the parade with grand marshal the Pout-Pout Fish. 228-897-6039. www.lmdc.org

Noon-2 p.m.

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