Local Events

Things to do this week in South Mississippi: Jan. 29-Feb. 4

The Biloxi Boat Show will be held at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum on Feb. 2 to 4. Boats, motors, personal watercraft, and marine accessories will be on display, and there will be special events for families.
The Biloxi Boat Show will be held at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum on Feb. 2 to 4. Boats, motors, personal watercraft, and marine accessories will be on display, and there will be special events for families. Sun Herald file

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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.

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

Religious History Session

Pascagoula Public Library, 3214 Pascagoula St., Pascagoula. Free. Religious History: Beyond Martin Luther: Where did all the denominations come from? Presented by Derek Waffel, pastor at Christ Lutheran Church in Pascagoula. Bing bag lunch to this casual program. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Library. Details: 228-769-3060. 228-769-3060.

Noon-1 p.m.

‘The War They Left Behind’

University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park, 730 E. Beach Blvd., Long Beach. Free. University of Southern Mississippi Distinguished Professor of History, Dr. Andrew Wiest will present "The War They Left Behind: The Impact of the Vietnam War on the Wives and Families of Combat Veterans" in the Hardy Hall Ballroom on the USM Gulf Park campus. Based on Wiest’s book "The Boys of ’67: Charlie Company’s War in Vietnam." Lecture centered around interviews and letters of combat veterans’ wives and families. Open to public. 228-865-4500.

5:30 p.m.-6:30 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.

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.

7 p.m.-8:15 p.m.

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.

eMail 101

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

9 a.m.-11 a.m.

Ocean Springs Church Women Meeting

St. John’s Episcopal Church, 705 Rayburn Ave., Ocean Springs. Fellowship and refreshments, followed by program at 10, then business meeting at 11. All area church women invited. Details: Beverly Carter, 601-310-6461.

9 a.m.-11:30 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.

1 p.m.-3 p.m.

Digital Literacy-Computer Basics

Pass Christian Public Library, 111 Hiern Ave., Pass Christian. Free. Instructor: Andy Collins with Mississippi State Extension Service. Basics of using Windows, how to start Internet Explorer and browsing the Internet. Class size limited; to reserve a spot, call the library: 228-452-4596. 228-452-4596.

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.

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

Build Your Business Using Facebook

East Hancock County Library, 4545 Shepherd Square, Diamondhead. Free. Learn about using Facebook and Twitter. Bring your own electronic device. Registration is required: call 228-255-4800 or sign up at the Customer Service Desk. Registration deadline: Jan. 29. 228-255-4800.

10:30 a.m.-12 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.

Monthly Mysteries

Orange Grove Public Library, 12135 Old Hwy 49, Gulfport. Free. Monthly book club, discussing a mystery title.

5 p.m.-6 p.m.

Video Gaming Sessions

Orange Grove Public Library, 12135 Old Hwy 49, Gulfport. Free. Participants will learn about older, classic games, newer games and systems as well as tip and tricks for game-play. For teens and up due to mature content of some of the featured games.

5 p.m.-6 p.m.

GCRL Science Cafe

Gulf Coast Research Laboratory, 703 E. Beach Drive, Ocean Springs. Free. The Mississippi Oyster Gardening Program: Bringing the Reef to the People, by Emma Cochran. Will be presented in the GCRL dining hall.

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. 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.

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.

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.

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.

Preschool Story Time

Orange Grove Public Library, 12135 Old Hwy 49, Gulfport. Free. Read books, sing songs, dance and make a craft. This week’s theme is "The Letter N."

10 a.m.-11 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 5 years of age, to encourage a love of reading. Programs include reading, crafts and fun. 228-467-5282.

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.

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.

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

eMail 102

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

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: Poorboy Steak with Mushroom Gravy, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Smoky Lima Beans, Shortbread Cookies. 228-818-2878.

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

Seasons: The Art of Terry Cherry

MGCCC Jackson County Campus Fine Arts Auditorium, 2300 Hwy 90, Gautier. Free. Artist’s reception.

12:15 p.m.-2 p.m.

*teen thursdays*

Orange Grove Public Library, 12135 Old Hwy 49, Gulfport. Free. Weekly program. Crafts, creative writing, games. This week: Danish heart baskets.

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

Valentine’s Day Card Block Printing Workshop

Walter Anderson Museum of Art, 510 Washington Ave., Ocean Springs. $15. This workshop, for 21 and up, will focus on block printing and mixed media techniques to create handmade Valentines. $15 per person. BYOB; clear liquids only in the galleries. Limited to 25 seats. 228-872-3164.

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

Bay Connects at St. Patrick Catholic High School

St. Patrick Catholic High School, 18300 St. Patrick Road Biloxi. Celebrate Catholic Schools Week. Door prizes (SPCHS gear) and the SPCHS jazz band for entertainment. 228-702-0500.

5:30 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.

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 10 weeks. 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. Speaker, group discussion. 228-863-0047.

7 p.m.-9 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. 228-432-8543.

8 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Feb. 1, 2, 3

Children’s Story Hour

Kiln Public Library, 17065 Hwy. 603, Kiln. Children’s Story Hours, for children up to 5 years of age, include reading, crafts and fun. 228-255-1724.

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

Children’s Story Hour

East Hancock County Library, 4545 Shepherd Square, Diamondhead. Children’s Story Hours, for children up to 5 years of age, include reading, crafts and fun. 228-255-4800.

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

Biloxi Boat Show

Mississippi Coast Coliseum & Convention Center, 2350 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. $8; under age 13 free when accompanied by paying adult. Boats, motors, personal watercraft, and marine accessories. Special events for families include: The Fetch and Fish Tub and dog show, fishing seminars, mammal experience, and Dauphin Island Sea Lab. 228-594-3700.

Noon-8 p.m. Feb. 2; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 3, 4

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.

5 p.m.-8 p.m.

Friday Night Demo Dinner

Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. $45 members, $55 nonmembers. Instructor: Chef Cheri Hiers. Menu: Cream of Mushroom Soup; Fresh Garlic Bread; Mississippi Pot Roast; Roasted Potatoes, Carrots, and Brussel Sprouts; Mississippi Mud Pie. Price includes two adult beverages. 228-818-2878.

6 p.m.-8 p.m.

Belles & Buoys Square Dance

Woolmarket Community Center, 16320 Old Woolmarket Rd., Biloxi. $30 Friday and Saturday; $20 Friday or Saturday night. Square dancing event. Feb. 2: 7 p.m.-8 p.m. early rounds; 8 p.m.-10 p.m. square and rounds. Feb. 3: 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m. workshop; 10:30 a.m.-noon square dance workshop; 7 p.m.-8 p.m. court presentation; 8 p.m.-10:30 p.m. square and round dancing. 228-396-3228.

7 p.m.-10 p.m. Feb. 2; 9 a.m.-noon, 7 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Feb. 3

Jazz & Jeans Mardi Gras Ball

Event Centre at CLIMB CDC, 1316 30th Ave., Gulfport. $40 per ticket, $30 for military. Grab your favorite jeans and get your second line. Live entertainment by Dei One featuring D. Saunders; food by Rodney Williams with All in Good Taste. First drink (wine or beer) included. Details: thelegacygroupms@gmail.com. Partial proceeds benefit The Legacy Group. 228-864-6677.

7 p.m.-11 p.m.

Express Pilates

Pass Christian Public Library, 111 Hiern Ave., Pass Christian. 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.

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

Saturday

Initiative 62

Orange Grove Public Library, 12135 Old Hwy 49, Gulfport. Free. Public meeting regarding Initiative 62 (the state flag).

1 p.m.-2 p.m.

Wire Wrap Workshop

Gallery 782, 773 Jackson Ave., Biloxi. $40. Learn to make a sterling silver wire-wrapped bracelet with beads. Price includes materials and use of tools to complete project. 228-436-7782.

10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Initiative 62

Jerry Lawrence Memorial Library, 10391 Auto Mall Parkway, D’Iberville. Public meeting about Initiative 62 (the state flag). 228-392-2279.

10 a.m.-11 a.m.

Making Face Jugs

Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. $35 to make one 5-inch jug, $50 to make one 9-inch jug. Students can create multiple face jugs. Instructor will throw jugs for students, and they will then create the faces and embellishment on the vessels while the clay is still wet. Children may attend if accompanied by an adult. Two participation workshop sessions, 15 participants each session. 228-374-5547.

10 a.m.-noon, or 2 p.m.-4 p.m.

Be Mine Daddy Daughter Dance

Orange Grove Lyman Community Center, 13472 Highway 49 North, Gulfport. $10 per father and daughter, $5 for each additional daughter; tickets much be purchased in advance. Father-daughter dance. Semi-formal attire. Tickets must be purchased in advance; cash only. Purchase tickets in person at: Lyman Community Center 13472 Touriel Road, 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; or Westside Community Center, 4006 8th St., 9:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday. Tickets will not be sold at the door. Deadline to purchase: Feb. 1. 228-831-0701.

6 p.m.-8 p.m.

Farmers Market

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

7 a.m.-11 a.m.

Love Songs

Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. $15 members, $20 nonmembers. A romantic journey through art song, aria and opera duet. Featuring Ric Sawyer, tenor, and Kate Fleming Sawyer, soprano. 228-818-2878.

7 p.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.

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

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