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The Silver Valentine Tea of St. Monica’s Guild of Trinity Episcopal Church in Pass Christian will be held at 1001 E. Beach Blvd. from 3 to 5 p.m. Feb. 9. The tea is a fundraiser to support the many ministries of the church.
The Silver Valentine Tea of St. Monica’s Guild of Trinity Episcopal Church in Pass Christian will be held at 1001 E. Beach Blvd. from 3 to 5 p.m. Feb. 9. The tea is a fundraiser to support the many ministries of the church. Courtesy St. Monica’s Guild

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. Programs 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. The Fetch and Fish Tub and dog show, fishing seminars, mammal experience, and Dauphin Island Sea Lab hands-on marine exhibit featuring species of animals native to local waters. 228-594-3700.

Noon-8 p.m.

First Fridays Downtown Biloxi

Almost Circle Gallery, 128 Rue Magnolia, Biloxi. 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 Road, 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, connecting leaders across the Coast. 228-864-6677.

7 p.m.-11 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.

‘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. 228-432-8543.

8 p.m. Feb 2, 3

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.

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

Saturday

Initiative 62 meeting

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. 228-436-7782.

10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Initiative 62 meeting

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, 2 p.m.-4 p.m.

Farmers Market

Moss Point Welcome Center, 5500 Main St. Fresh 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 February. Details: 228-324-3730.

7 p.m.-8 p.m., 8 p.m.-10 p.m.

Farmers Market

Farmers Market at Long Beach on the Town Green, Jeff Davis Avenue and Fourth St. 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.

8 a.m.-noon

Farmers Market

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

8:30 a.m.-noon

Monday

Children’s Story Hour

Waveland Public Library, 345 Coleman Ave. Children’s Story Hours, for children up to 5 years of age. Programs include reading, crafts and fun. 228-467-9240.

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

Jackson County Republican Women’s Club

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College - Jackson County Campus, 2300 U.S. 90, Gautier. Meets the first Monday of each month (except June, July, August). Public invited. Lunch begins 11:30 a.m., program at noon. Details: jcrw1@hotmail.com. 228-497-9602.

11:30 a.m.

Initiative 62 meeting

East Biloxi Library, 580 Howard Ave. Public meeting regarding Initiative 62 (the state flag).

5 p.m.-6 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.

MS Word 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 to reserve seat.

9 a.m.-11 a.m.

Tuesday

Clay Art Academy for Home School

Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. $75 for 3-week session. Theme: Celebrating Peace, Justice, and Kindness. Classes integrate clay projects with educational visual arts and mixed media projects. Tuition must be paid for the full four-week session one week in advance of the first class. Feb. 6: Winds of Solidarity: Make a Friendship Wind Chime. 228-374-5547.

1 p.m.-3 p.m.

Children’s Story Hour

Pearlington Public Library, 6096 First Ave. Children’s Story Hours, for children up to 5 years of age. Programs include reading, crafts and fun. 228-533-0755.

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

Adult Art Club

Orange Grove Public Library, 12135 Old Hwy. 49, Gulfport. Free. Monthly arts and crafts event for adults held on the first Tuesday. This month: Danish heart baskets.

5 p.m.-6:30 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. 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.

Free Tax Assistance

Waveland Public Library, 345 Coleman Ave. Free tax assistance begins Feb. 6; available every Tuesday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 228-467-9240.

9 a.m.-1 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.

Ocean Springs Democratic Breakfast Club

Phoenicia Gourmet Restaurant, 1223 Government St., Ocean Springs. Ocean Springs Democrats meeting. Details: 228-547-1844.

8 a.m.-9 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.

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.

Coffee Club with Cree Cantrell

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

10 a.m.-11 a.m.

Preschool Story Time

Orange Grove Public Library, 12135 Old Hwy. 49, Gulfport. Free. Preschool Story Time for ages 2 to 5. Read books, sing songs, dance, and make a craft. This week’s theme: “The Library.”

10 a.m.-11 a.m.

MGCCC Blood Drive

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College - Jefferson Davis Campus, 2226 Switzer Road, Gulfport. Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College will hold a blood drive with Mississippi Blood Services in the MGCCC Gymnasium. Donors will receive a T-shirt (while supplies last). The drive is in support of patients at Blair E. Batson Children’s Hospital. 228-896-3355.

10 a.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. 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.

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

MS Word 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 to reserve seat.

9 a.m.-11 a.m.

Thursday

Wire Wrap Workshop

My Bead Hangout, 9259-C Woolmarket Road, Biloxi. $40. Learn to make a sterling silver wire-wrapped hug ring. No prior experience necessary. Cost includes materials, use of tools. 228-243-3447.

10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Literary Ladies Book Club

Orange Grove Public Library, 12135 Old Hwy. 49, Gulfport. Free. Monthly book discussion group. This month’s title is “Delta Wedding” by Eudora Welty.

10 a.m.-11 a.m.

Mardi Gras Mambo 2018

Orange Grove Lyman Community Center, 13472 U.S. 49 North, Gulfport. Free. For senior adults; presented by Boyington Health and Rehabilitation Center and City of Gulfport. Lunch featuring local dishes at 11 a.m. Music, dancing, local vendors, door prizes, food. All seniors invited. Details: Kim Davis, at 228-304-2418.

10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Thursday Lunch and Learn

Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. $15 members, $16 nonmembers. Menu: crispy chicken, savory herb waffles, roasted garlic jell, vegetable frittata, peach muffin. 228-818-2878.

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

Raku Night

Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. $45. Pots are taken out of the kiln while red hot and put in a combustible material to make colorful and iridescent effects. Students must wear closed toe shoes and clothes that can get dirty. Cost includes two pots (choice of bisqued vases and bowls) that you get to glaze and fire. Students may not bring outside pieces to fire. Limit six students per class. 228-374-5547.

4 p.m.-8 p.m.

Black History Month Movie Night

Vancleave Public Library, 12604 Miss. 57. Free. Celebrate Black History Month at Vancleave Public Library’s Movie Night. The recent film, dealing with race relations in 1967, gained several Emmy and Golden Globe nominations. Light refreshments. Details: 228-826-5857.

4:30 p.m.

*teen thursdays*

Orange Grove Public Library, 12135 Old Hwy. 49, Gulfport. Free. Weekly program for grades 6 through 12. Crafts, writing, games, and more. This week: parade games.

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

Beads and Bling Mardi Gras Crafts

St. Martin Public Library, 15004 Lemoyne Blvd., Biloxi. Decorate vases and bottles from up-cycled materials with beads and other decorations. The library will provide bottles and beads. Those attending may bring other items; other supplies will be provided. Registration, details: 228-392-3250.

5:15 p.m.

Historical Society of Gulfport

West Side Community Center, 4006 Eighth St., Gulfport. A presentation on research about early African-American schools in Gulfport. 228-861-6600.

6 p.m.-7 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.

Taste of Jackson County

Pelican Landing Conference Center, 6217 Hwy. 613, Moss Point. $45 per person. Tickets must be purchased in advance and are available to the general public (21 and older) for $45. More than 15 restaurants will be featured with a variety of food and beverages. Entertainment by Sicily Swing Trio. Fundraiser for the 2017-18 Program of Work for the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce. Tickets, details: 228-762-3391.

6:30 p.m.-8:30 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. 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. Speaker the first hour, with group discussion following. 228-863-0047.

7 p.m.-9 p.m.

Free Tax Assistance

Kiln Public Library, 17065 Hwy. 603. Free tax assistance begins Feb. 1 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Kiln Public Library. Will have forms 1040, 1040A and 1040EZ, along with few instruction booklets. Tax forms online: www.irs.gov/order forms or call 1-800-829-3676. Library: 228-255-1724.

9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Children’s Story Hour

Kiln Public Library, 17065 Hwy. 603. Children’s Story Hours, for children up to 5 years of age. Programs 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

Free Tech Day Computer Classes

Ocean Springs Municipal Library, 525 Dewey Ave. Free. Classes will be held Feb. 9, for Tech Day. Call 228-875-1193 for an appointment. Tech Day is a hands-on class dealing with issues of devices and connectivity to the internet. Appointments are required. Registration for free computer classes is conducted on a week-by-week basis. Registration opens on Monday each week at 9 a.m. for the following week’s classes.

10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Block of the Month Quilting Club

Sew Happy, 7198 Beatline Road, Long Beach. $15. Begins in January, continues on second Friday of the month until it’s all together in December. First block: Friendship Star. Choose either morning or evening class. Bring sewing machine, basic sewing supplies: rotary cutter, personal sized cutting mat. Or reserve a shop machine. 228-206-6509.

10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m.

WE: Women Educating, Enriching, & Engaging

Knight Nonprofit Center, 11975 Seaway Road, Gulfport. $25 Chamber member admission; $35 general admission. Presented by Mississippi Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce. Speaker: Susan Varnes, chief operating officer with Treasure Bay Casino. She will provide tips on how to build a leader within yourself. 228-284-2449.

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Valentine Silver Tea

Private Home, 1001 E. Beach Blvd., Pass Christian. Free admission but donations requested. St. Monica Guild of Trinity Episcopal Church in Pass Christian’s 88th Silver Valentine Tea at the home of Lynn Gildersleeve. A fundraiser to support the ministries of Trinity Episcopal Church. Parking on East Beach Boulevard in front of the residence and behind the house from Second Street entrance. Courtesy shuttle carts available. Sweet and savory homemade treats, coffee and tea, as well as wine. To protect the floors, please do not wear spike heels.

3 p.m.-5 p.m.

Bubbles & Bonbons: A Galentine’s Affair

Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. $25. A Galentine’s night to commemorate and celebrate your female friendships. Sparkling wines from assorted vendors; sample sweet and savory delicacies from Coast restaurants. Proceeds will provide free museum tours with transportation for Biloxi elementary schools. 228-374-5547.

6 p.m.-8 p.m.

Annual Tree Give-A-Way

Pelican Landing Conference Center, 6217 Hwy. 613, Moss Point. Free. Sponsored by Jackson County Soil & Water Conservation District. Trees will be distributed until supply is exhausted. 228-475-1406.

9 a.m.

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