Local Events

Things to do this week in South Mississippi: Feb. 19-25

Mississippi’s opera superstar, Leontyne Price, will be the focus of a presentation Feb. 21 at the Pass Christian Public Library. Price was born and raised in Laurel and was one of the first African-Americans to become a leading artist at the Metropolitan Opera in New York.
Mississippi’s opera superstar, Leontyne Price, will be the focus of a presentation Feb. 21 at the Pass Christian Public Library. Price was born and raised in Laurel and was one of the first African-Americans to become a leading artist at the Metropolitan Opera in New York. Courtesy North Carolina Blumenthal Performing Arts Center/MCT

Please submit your event information online. Go to calendar.sunherald.com and click on Add Event. The submission deadline for print is noon the previous Monday.

Monday

Weekly Registration for Computer Classes

Pascagoula Public Library, 3214 Pascagoula St. Free. Register for free Computer Basics and other computer classes at the Pascagoula Public Library each Monday for the following week. Other classes offered include Internet Basics, Using the Internet, Downloading eBooks and Introduction to Microsoft Word. 228-769-3060.

10 a.m.

Children’s Story Hour

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

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

Gulf Coast Messiah Chorus Spring Rehearsals

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College - Jefferson Davis Campus, 2226 Switzer Road, Gulfport. Free. Rehearsals for 66th season. Rehearsals continue Monday nights in the MGCCC-Jeff Davis music building. Performances: 7 p.m. March 23, New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, 255 Main St., Biloxi; 7 p.m. March 24, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, at 14928 Big Ridge Road. Auditions not necessary. Details: Ed Cake, 228-324-9292. 228-896-3355.

7 p.m.

Tuesday

Five Wishes Presentation

First Assembly of God Church, 2600 22nd Ave., Gulfport. Free. “Five Wishes” is a living will that talks about personal, emotional, and spiritual needs as well as medical wishes. Each participant will receive a “Five Wishes” booklet written with the help of The American Bar Association’s Commission on Law and Aging and national experts in end-of-life care. Call 228-863-6205 for a reservation. A presentation of Canon Hospice.

10 a.m.-11 a.m.

Children’s Story Hour

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

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

Local History of Education

Ina Thompson Moss Point Library, 4119 Bellview St. Free. Jackson County historian and former library assistant Else Martin will discuss the earliest schools in old Jackson County, 1872 to about 1940. Refreshments. Details: 228-475-7462. www.jgrls.org

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

Perspectives on Investing seminar

Gautier Public Library, 2100 Library Lane. Free. Lisa Cannon, Edward Jones investment specialist, discusses dealing with investments and money. Details or to sign up: 228-497-4531. www.jgrls.org

5:30 p.m.

Biloxi Community Market

Biloxi Farmers’ Market — Charles R. Hegwood Community Market, 949 W. Howard Ave. Year-round community market. Produce, baked goods, jams, jellies, honey, bath and body products, crafts. Festivals several times a year. Held on Tuesdays and Thursdays year round, under the I-110 bridge at Howard Avenue in Biloxi. 724-320-4817.

6 a.m.-4 p.m.

Mississippi Sound Dolphins Current Research

University of Southern Mississippi-Gulf Coast Library, 730 Beach Blvd., Long Beach. Free. Science Cafe on the Coast. Jeffrey Siegel, a scientist and teacher with the Mississippi Institute of Dolphin Science, will discuss the long-term effects of the BP oil spill and the obstacles facing marine scientists. Details: Adrienne McPhaul at 228-214-3467 or email Adrienne.mcphaul@usm.edu. 228-214-3450.

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

Delta Sicilian Cooking Class

Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, 246 Dolan Ave., Gulfport. $35. The Domino and Mechatto families will share their Sicilian family recipes. Menu includes Froshusa, mixed local green salad with Mechatto family famous dressing, Pasta Norma, Spaghetti all Cabonara, and Italian cream cake. 228-897-6039.

6 p.m.-8 p.m.

Bullyproof Parents’ Presentation

Bayou View Middle School, 212 43rd St., Gulfport. Free. In the school gymnasium. A parent presentation, presented by the Junior Auxiliary of Gulfport, to introduce an anti-bullying effort in Gulfport area middle schools. Open to all parents in the school district. Will include specific recommendations to protect children. RSVP at juniorauxiliaryofgulfport.eventbrite.com. 228-865-4633.

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.

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

Free Tax Assistance

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

9 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 20, 24

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.

1 p.m.-3 p.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 is “The Letter P.”

10 a.m.-11 a.m.

Children’s Story Hour

Bay St. Louis-Hancock County Library, 312 U.S. 90. 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.

Files, Folders and Flash Drive

Kiln Public Library, 17065 Hwy. 603. Not sure how to save your information and pictures? Once it’s saved, how do you find it when you need it? Bring your own laptop or use one of ours. You may also want to bring your flash drive. Registration required. Call 228-255-1724 or sign up at the Customer Service Desk. 228-255-1724.

10:30 a.m.-noon

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.

YOGA at OOMA

Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. $10. All levels flow class with Ellen Walker of Downtown Yoga Ocean Springs. Bring your own mat. 228-374-5547.

5:30 p.m.

Mudslingers: Try Your Skills on the Wheel

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, and they will be glazed and ready to pick up two weeks from class date. Wear clothes that can get dirty. Class limited to 10 students. 228-374-5547.

6 p.m.-8 p.m.

Honoring Mississippi’s Opera Superstar, Leontyne Price

Pass Christian Public Library, 111 Hiern Ave. Free. In addition to background and historical information, this presentation includes video and recordings of Leontyne Price from her career with the Metropolitan Opera. Born and raised in Laurel, Price was one of the first African-Americans to become a leading artist at the Met. 228-452-4596. harrison.lib.ms.us

7 p.m.-8 p.m.

Mississippi Sandhill Crane Tour

Mississippi Sandhill Crane National Wildlife Refuge, 7200 Crane Lane, Gautier. Free, with a reservation. Tour to see the endangered Mississippi sandhill crane. Reservations required: 228-497-6322.

8 a.m.-10 a.m.

Biloxi Chamber Morning Call

Salvation Army Kroc Center, 575 Division St., Biloxi. Free. Biloxi Chamber of Commerce’s Morning Call is held various times throughout the year to feature guest speakers who are important to the business community. Connie Rockco, who sits on the Harrison County Board of Supervisors, will speak. 228-207-1218.

8 a.m.-9 a.m.

iPad, Tablet, & Smartphone 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.

9 a.m.-11 a.m.

Thursday

Effective Stress Management

East Hancock County Library, 4545 Shepherd Square, Diamondhead. Nick Seferlis, M.S., LCPC, NCC, will discuss various methods to help you manage stress and anxiety that can affect your well being. 228-255-4800. hancocklibraries.info

1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

VITA Income Tax Help

Ina Thompson Moss Point Library, 4119 Bellview St. Free tax help with V.I.T.A. Volunteer Tax Assistance to those who qualify one day per month beginning Feb. 22. Other dates are March 29, and April 12. Following items are needed: valid photo ID; Social Security card (you, spouse, each child); copy of 2016 returns; copies of all W-2, 1098, 1099; proof of income; child/dependent care tax statement; student loan information/tuition expenses; and any additional documentation to claim tax credits, such as first time home owner. For Direct Deposit, banking information, copy of voided check needed. For more information on tax help, call 769-3292. All appointments are first come, first served. Call 475-7462 for information. www.jgrls.org

10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Coffee with Friends: Coastal Birds

Pass Christian Public Library, 111 Hiern Ave. Free. Molly Folkerts from the Mississippi Audubon Society will talk about coastal birds and upcoming Audubon programs. Coffee with Friends is always open to the public. Details: 228-452-4596 or email at passchristianlibrary@gmail.com.

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

Thursday Lunch and Learn

Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. $15 members, $16 nonmembers. Menu: Beer Braised Country Ribs, Braised Greens and Red Potatoes, Flourless Chocolate Cake with Whipped Cream. 228-818-2878.

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

Ancestry.com Class

Vancleave Public Library, 12604 Highway 57. Free. The Singing River Genealogy-Local History Library will present a basic class in using Ancestry.com - Library Edition for family research. Session led by Amanda Brooks, Genealogy Library manager. One-on-one assistance to participants. Meet in the computer area. A valid library card is required. Details: 228-826-5857.

2 p.m.-4 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: letter writing.

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

Mississippi Maritime Museum General Membership Meeting

Mississippi Maritime Museum, 609 Dupont Ave., Pascagoula. Free. General membership meeting. Registration at 5 p.m. with meeting at 6 in the Maritime Activities Center. Light hors d’oeuvres, beverages. 228-588-2849.

5 p.m.-7 p.m.

Coast Young Professionals Social

Walter Anderson Museum of Art, 510 Washington Ave., Ocean Springs. $10; members, free. The opening of a new museum exhibition “Thou Who Carriest the Sun” will feature a performance by Leif Anderson, DJ Rico and a cat costume contest; winner will get a free WAMA membership for a year. 228-872-3164.

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

‘Thou Who Carriest the Sun: The Feline in Walter Anderson’s Art’

Walter Anderson Museum of Art, 510 Washington Ave., Ocean Springs. Free. The opening reception for an exhibition of Walter Anderson’s famous cat casts will include a performance by Leif Anderson and music from DJ Rico Diaz. Light refreshments will be served. Wear your best cat costume to compete for a year’s free membership to the museum. Exhibition on display through July 15. 228-872-3164.

6 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.

Poetry Night with Music by Michael deMalignon

Greenhouse on Porter, 404 Porter Ave., Ocean Springs. Free. Read a poem (or poems) you wrote, one you love or just come to listen. Michael deMalignon is a Coast-based musician who will play soft bass guitar. 228-238-5680.

7 p.m.-9 p.m.

‘Cat on a Hot Tin Roof’

Center Stage Theatre, 2670 Rue Palafox, Biloxi. $19.50 Adults; $16.50 Seniors, Students, first responders, active military. This electrifying Pulitzer Prize winner features iconic characters Big Daddy and Maggie “the Cat.” Set in the steamy Mississippi Delta, the play unearths a shockwave of secrets and drips with sex. 228-388-6258. centerstagebiloxi.org

7:30 p.m. Feb. 22-25

Pass Christian Chamber Update on Education

Pass Christian Yacht Club, 120 S. Market St. $15 for Coast Chamber Members; $20 for general admission. Pass Christian Superintendent Carla Evers; Coast Episcopal School Head of School Daren Houck; and St. Vincent de Paul Catholic School Representative (pending); will provide an update on education. 228-452-2571.

8 a.m.-9 a.m.

Free Tax Assistance

Kiln Public Library, 17065 Hwy. 603. Free tax assistance. 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. 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, to encourage a love of reading. 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. Designed for all experience levels; learn the fundamentals of oil painting or explore advanced techniques. Class will focus on a variety of subject matter including still life and floral composition. Register for classes at georgeohr.org or call 228-374-5547. 228-374-5547.

9:30 a.m.-noon

Friday

Fish Fry Fundraiser

St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church, 3521 19th St., Gulfport. $9 fish plates, $1 each extra side. St. Theresa of Lisieux Catholic Church’s annual fundraiser. Menu: catfish, potato salad, sweet peas, bread, cake. Dine in or carry out. Delivery on orders of 10 or more available. Delivery starts 10 a.m. 228-863-7719.

10 a.m.-1 p.m.

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.

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

Fiber Arts Class

Ocean Springs Municipal Library, 525 Dewey Ave. Classes for adults in February and March. Learn new techniques with instructor Maryanne Anthony for classes for beginners to the advanced knitter. Sign up is required: 228-875-1193.

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

Fried Fish Friday For Lent

American Legion Post 139, 645 Green Meadow Road, Bay St. Louis. $10. Fish offered three different ways — fried, blackened or Old Bay — served with coleslaw, fresh cut fries and hush puppies. Every Friday until March 30. 228-467-9000.

5 p.m.-8 p.m.

Free Friday Nights

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

5 p.m.-8 p.m.

Date Night on the Pottery Wheel

Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. $25 per person. Class for couples. Instructors will help you create two bowls to keep, and they will be glazed and fired them for you. Work is ready to pick up in about two weeks. Wear clothes that can get dirty. 228-374-5547.

6 p.m.-8 p.m.

‘The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales’

Long Beach High School, 300 E. Old Pass Road. $5 students, $8 general admission. Based on the book by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith. Produced and by designed by the Bearcat Players for the After School Theatre Program. House opens half hour before showtime. 228-863-6945.

7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Feb. 23, 24; 2 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Feb. 24

‘The Pirates of Penzance’

Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, 246 Dolan Ave., Gulfport. $10. A farce of sentimental pirates, bumbling policemen, dim-witted young lovers, and an eccentric major-general. Presented by WINGS Performing Arts. Suitable for middle school and up. 228-897-6039. www.lmdc.org

7 p.m. Feb. 23; 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Feb. 24; 2 p.m. Feb. 25

Fundraiser Garage Sale

Trinity United Methodist Church, 5007 Lawson Ave., Gulfport. $1 and more. Trinity United Methodist Church is headed to Puerto Rico in June to help with hurricane relief, mission outreach and children’s ministry. The two-day garage sale, to raise funds for our trip, will include baby/children’s items, furniture, outdoor decor/items, prom/formal gowns and more. Details: 228-863-2717.

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

‘Alice in Wonderland Jr.’

Gulfport Little Theatre, 2600 13th Ave. $16 general admission, $13 seniors and military with ID, and $11 for child or student with ID. A fast-paced take on the classic tale. To reserve seats, call the box office at 228-864-7983 or visit the theater website. http://www.gulfportlittletheatre.org

7:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Feb. 23, 24; 2 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Feb. 25

‘Gus Stevens Revisited’

Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. $25 general admission, $60 VIP. Starring Karen Abernathy, Elizabeth Ishee, Carolyn Martin and Michael Frome, the show will transport you back to the hottest spot on the Mississippi Coast, Gus Stevens’ Supper Club. Also featuring the Go-Go Burlesque of the Stevenettes. VIP tickets will put you right on stage in the middle of the action; the price includes include hors d’oeuvres inspired by the original Gus Stevens menus and drink service at your table. 228-818-2878.

8 p.m.-10 p.m. Feb. 23-24

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.

Free Tech Day Computer Classes

St. Martin Public Library, 15004 Lemoyne Blvd., Biloxi. Free. Register for free computer classes on Tech Day, a hands-on class dealing with issues of devices and connectivity to the Internet. Offerings include Computer Basics, Using the Internet, Downloading eBooks, Introduction to Microsoft Word, and more. Registration opens on Monday each week at for the following week’s classes. For a full list of classes, visit www.jgrls.org. 228-392-3250.

9 a.m.

Saturday

12th annual D’Iberville BBQ Throwdown & Festival

Parking lot of the Scarlet Pearl Casino Resort and the neighboring CTA center, D’Iberville. Admission and parking for the event is free. Enjoy food from barbecue to carnival favorites to Oriental cuisine. Teams will compete for prizes in several categories, including for chicken, ribs, pork, brisket and sausage. People’s Choice pulled pork competition, for $5 tasting. Festival also will feature craft vendors, entertainment, kids activities and more.

9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Gary Bachman with Spring Gardening

St. Martin Public Library, 15004 Lemoyne Blvd., Biloxi. Free. Dr. Gary R. Bachman, a research professor of ornamental horticulture at MSU, columnist and a presenter on the syndicated “Southern Gardening” segments, will discuss how to use containers to grow and care for your new flowers and plants for the spring. To reserve a seat, call 228-392-3250.

10 a.m.

Ballroom Dance Lessons

Ina Thompson Moss Point Library, 4119 Bellview St. Free. Ballroom and swing dance lessons each Saturday through February with Montrelle Ramey, dance instructor for the Pascagoula Recreation Center. Adults 17 and up. Sign up at the library or call 228-475-7462.

10 a.m.-noon

Softball Round Robin Tournament, Plate Sale

Ocean Springs High School, 6701 Spanish Trail. $5 entry fee, $7 barbecue plates. The Ocean Springs Lady Greyhounds Softball team will host. The booster club will sell barbecue plates. Schedule: 10 a.m., Ocean Springs JV vs. George County Jv; 11:30, East Central V vs. George County V; 1 p.m. Ocean Springs JV vs. East Central JV; 2:30, Ocean Springs V vs. George County V; 4 p.m., Ocean Springs V vs. East Central V. 228-875-0333.

10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Gulf Coast Writers Association

Gulfport Galleria of Fine Arts, 1300 24th Ave. Regular meeting. Speaker: Sher Graham. Open to the public. Details: 228-669-0637.

11 a.m.-1 p.m.

‘The Hate U Give’ Book Discussion

Orange Grove Public Library, 12135 Old Hwy, 49, Gulfport. Free. Special Black History Month book club discussing “The Hate U Give” by Mississippi author Angie Thomas. For teens and adults.

2 p.m.-3 p.m.

Kids Pottery Wheel

Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. $45. Staff will little ones create two pots to keep, and they will be glazed and ready to pick up two weeks from class date. Children should wear clothes that can get dirty. Limit: five students per session. 228-374-5547.

2 p.m.-4 p.m.

Family History Search Workshop

Ocean Springs Municipal Library, 525 Dewey Ave. Free. Volunteers from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will show attendees how to use FamilySearch.org to locate information about family history. They will also provide four-generation charts. Attendees are asked to bring as much information as possible on family history. Registration suggested; seating limited. Call 228-875-1193.

2 p.m.-4 p.m.

Book Club w/ Bambi

Greenhouse on Porter, 404 Porter Ave., Ocean Springs. Free. First book will be “Sing, Unburied, Sing” by Coast native Jesmyn Ward. 228-238-5680.

3 p.m.-4 p.m.

Gallery 782 Anniversary Party

Gallery 782, 773 Jackson Ave., Biloxi. The party at the gallery’s new location on Jackson Avenue will include food, beverages, live music, and drawings. Meet the artists who produce paintings, pottery, fused glass, ceramics, wood, fine art, photography, metal casting, stained glass, jewelry and more. 228-436-7782.

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

Drawdown Fundraiser

Dr. Frank Gruich Sr. Community Center, 591 Howard Ave., Biloxi. $25 per ticket. Presented by the Gulf Coast Center for Nonviolence. Features a $3,000 pot, musical entertainment, a barbecue dinner, games, raffles and more. 228-374-5547.

6 p.m.-10 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.

Amour Danzar 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 February. Details: 228-324-3730

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

30th Arbor Day 5K run/1-Mile Walk; 1/4-Mile Roll

Biloxi Town Green, 710 Beach Blvd. Festivities free; walk/run: $16-$20; under age 13, $10; volunteers and caregivers accompanying a walker, free. Event includes music, art, special soccer, and snacks. The Run/Walk/Roll is optional. Pre-register at www.GulfCoastRunningClub.org; click on the Arbor Day Run, print the registration form and mail it in. Runners receive a T-shirt and a tree. Runners with challenges receive a medal.

8 a.m.-noon

Celebration Talent Competition

Mississippi Coast Coliseum & Convention Center, 2350 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Dancing and singing contest for children. 228-594-3700. www.celebrationtalent.com/regionals

8 a.m.-8 p.m.

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

Gather Seeds Along With Trees

Biloxi Town Green, 710 Beach Blvd. Mississippi Gulf Coast Horticulture for Humanity will distribute flower, vegetable and herb seed packets, provide gardening information and offer creative nature craft activities. Membership information and door prizes for donations to the Biloxi Hiller Park Renaissance Garden during the 30th Arbor Day Walk, Run and Roll. 228-388-2622.

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

Sunday

‘Heartbreak Henry’ Auditions

Center Stage Theatre, 2670 Rue Palafox, Biloxi. Free. Open audition for a new play written by Coast native David Sheffield. “Heartbreak Henry” features the Henry Hotel of Oxford, Mississippi, its guests and employees. 228-388-6258.

6 p.m.

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