Local Events

What's Happening for October (UPDATED Oct. 7)

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TODAY

19th annual Cruisin' The Coast: Salute to Our Veterans at MGM Park, downtown Biloxi, for Cruisin' The Coast vehicles, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Hundreds of Cruisin' cars with prizes for top vehicles. Live entertainment and food and restaurant specials. Details: 435-6339.

Cruisin' The Coast block party: 8 a.m.-2 p.m., downtown Biloxi. Live entertainment. Trophies awarded for special block party car owners on Town Green Stage. Prizes and more. Details: 435-6339.

Gulfport Farmers Market: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays, Jones Park. Details: 257-2496.

Gulf Coast Symphony Guild meeting: 10 a.m., Gulfport Galleria of Fine Art, Carnegie Library, 1300 24th Ave., downtown Gulfport. Speaker: Scott Wright, artistic director of the Mobile Opera Inc. Details: 896-9347.

Cross stitch classes: 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Vancleave Public Library, 12604 Mississippi 57. Features Teresa Busby teaching beginners to create counted cross stitch works of art. Material cost: $5. Registration required. Details: 826-5857.

Gulfport-Biloxi Regional Airport Authority meeting: 2 p.m. on third floor of terminal, Gulfport. Details: 863-5951, Ext. 3027.

Mississippi Hunting Dog Association membership meeting: 6:30 p.m., Vancleave Community Center, Ballpark Road. Refreshments. Details: 209-2632.

Sons of the American Legion Post 1992 meeting: 6:30-7:30 p.m., 3824 Old Spanish Trail, Gautier. Details: 497-6422.

Biloxi Elks Lodge 606 meeting: 7 p.m. Oct. 7 and 21, 1178 Beach Blvd. Details: 374-0606.

THURSDAY

Diabetes management session: 10 a.m.-noon, Ocean Springs Municipal Library, 525 Dewey Ave., behind City Hall. Free. Presented by Linda Gwaltney, certified diabetes educator. Sessions are limited to those 18 or older. Details: 875-1193.

Art reception: Noon, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Jefferson Davis campus, Gulfport. Live entertainment featuring "In the Act of Flourishing" art exhibition by Taylor Robenalt. Details: 897-3909.

As the Page Turns book club: 12:30 p.m., East Central Public Library, 21801 Slider Road. This is the club's first meeting. This month, the focus is on animals from literature. Share favorite or new books and discuss likes and dislikes. The Friends of the East Central Library will offer refreshments. Details: 588-6263.

Blood drive: 2-7 p.m., St. Joseph Catholic Church Parish Hall, 12290 DePew Road, Gulfport. For appointment, visit redcrossblood.org and enter keyword: OGCOMM. Details: 1-800-RED-CROSS.

Terrifying Tales event: 5 p.m., Pascagoula Public Library, 3214 Pascagoula St. Designed for ages 13 and older. Halloween-themed poetry and short story event. Refreshments. Details: 769-3060.

American Legion Post 1992 meetings: 5 p.m. house committee meeting and 6 p.m. executive committee meeting, 3824 Old Spanish Trail, Gautier. Details: 497-6422.

Opening reception: 5-7:30 p.m., Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. Features "Riding the Rails: Roads of Opportunity" and "Katrina Fatigue" by Susan McClamroch. Light refreshments. Live entertainment. Details: 818-2878.

Canning workshop: 5:30 p.m., Vancleave Public Library, 12604 Mississippi 57. Learn canning from Nita Smith as she teaches how to can and preserve food and store supplies for emergencies. Registration required. Details: 826-5857.

Reiki Attunement workshop: 6 p.m., meeting room at Ocean Springs Municipal Library, 525 Dewey Ave. behind City Hall. Free. Learn about an energy technique for stress reduction and relaxation. Class size is limited; registration required by Sept. 10. Details: 875-1193.

13th annual Biloxi First Roast: 6 p.m. doors open and 6:30 p.m. dinner served, IP Casino, Biloxi. Featuring John B. "Shorty" Sneed. Roasters include Joe Gazzo, Tim Holleman, Doug Medley, John Rester and Connie Rockco. Reed Guice will be emcee. Tickets: $50 per person; $250 patron sponsor, which admits two; or $1,000 reserved corporate ticket for 10. Details: 860-8871.

The Villa that Piaggio Built (the Merry Mansion): 6-7 p.m., West Side Community Center, 4006 Eighth St., Gulfport. Refreshments. Presented by the Historical Society of Gulfport.

Starting a Business -- First Steps: 6-8 p.m., The Innovation Center, first floor in main conference room, 1636 Popp's Ferry Road, Suite 207, Biloxi. Details: 396-8661.

FRIDAY

Writer's workshop: 9-11:30 a.m., University of Southern Mississippi, Gulf Park, Lloyd Hall, Long Beach. Features Lee Anne Bryan, education and outreach specialist with Eudora Welty House Foundation in Jackson. Led by other writing experts. Designed for students grades 7-12. Registration limited to first 50 students. Encouraged to register before Oct. 2. Details: 214-3373.

Book sale and Saturday Arts and Crafts Fair: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Gautier Public Library, 2100 Library Lane. Craft and vendor items will include handmade crafts, art, baked goods, jewelry and more. Details: 497-4531.

Coffee with the Friends of the Pass Christian Public Library: 10 a.m., Pass Christian Public Library, 111 Hiern Ave. Duane Wilson will speak about Chemours of DeLisle. Details: 452-4596.

Craft Bazaar: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 9-10, Grace Lutheran Church, 19221 Pineville Road, Long Beach. Luncheon special, bake sale and crafts. Details: 248-933-1832.

Pruning Your Landscape Plants: 1 p.m., Pass Christian Public Library, 111 Hiern Ave. Features Christian Stephenson, Hancock County Extension agent. Details: 452-4596.

Sock Hop and Street Party: 5-9 p.m., Cruising the Coast, Ocean Springs. Chicks Picks Car Contest, prizes and music at Main Stage. Detials: 875-4424.

12th Ever ShedHed Blues Festival: 5 p.m. pre-party, Oct. 9; Noon festival begins, Oct. 10, The Shed BBQ & Blues Joint, 7501 Mississippi 57, Ocean Springs. Music, food and classic cars. Free. Details: 324-7311.

Dinner at JD's Freedom Grill: 6-8 p.m., 3824 Old Spanish Trail, Gautier. Cost: $9 shrimp or catfish dinner. Details: 497-6422.

Joppa Shriners steak dinner: 6-8 p.m., Joppa Shrine Center, 13280 Shriners Blvd., Biloxi. Cost: $14 ribeye steak. Children under age 10 receives free hot dog/hamburger. Details: 392-9345.

Friday night singing: 6-8 p.m. Oct. 9, 16, 23 and 30, French Club of Biloxi, 182 Howard Ave. Cost: $5. Details: 436-6472.

Ocean Springs Elks chicken and spaghetti dinner: 6:30-8 p.m., 2501 Beachview Drive. By the Mardi Gras Krewe. Cost: $10. Details: 872-2501.

Friday night dinner and dance: 7:45-8:15 p.m. dinner served and 8:15-10 p.m. dancing begins, Oct. 9, 16, 23 and 30, Amour Danzar Ballroom, 9355 County Farm Road, Gulfport. Dance cost: $10. Dinner cost: $6. Details: 324-3730.

SATURDAY

Ninth annual Walk of Hope: 7-7:45 a.m. registration, 8 a.m. walk, run and roll-a-stroller starts, Long Beach Town Green, Jeff Davis Avenue. Hosted by Pink Heart Funds. Details: 575-8299.

Sacred Heart Catholic Elementary 5K Run: 7:30 a.m. registration, 8:30 a.m. race, 10482 LeMoyne Blvd., D'Iberville.

Fifth annual Bras Across the River: 8 a.m. check-in and 9 a.m. event begins, Moss Point bridge on Mississippi 613. Features thousands of bras stretched across bridge. Singing River Federal will donate $1 for every bra to breast cancer research. Participants who make $15 donation receive T-shirt and first 250 participants receive pink ribbon car magnet. Details: 475-9531.

American Legion Post 33 breakfast: 8-11 a.m. Oct. 10 and 11, 1126 Judge Sekul Ave., Biloxi. Cost: $6.

Oktoberfest event: 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Westside Community Center, 45 Magnolia Road, Perkinston. Arts and crafts, games, parade of prizes, food and more. Free. Proceeds benefit the Independent Order of the Odd Fellows' mission to provide food, pay electric bills, water bills and rent to those in need. Details: 601-928-9200.

Long Beach Farmers Market: 8:30 a.m.-noon, Oct. 10, 17, 24 and 31, in parking lot of First United Methodist Church, 208 Pine St. Variety of local grown produce, artisan breads, eggs and meat. Live acoustic music. Details: 234-8732.

Biloxi Lighthouse Arts and Crafts Fair: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Biloxi Visitors Center, 1050 Beach Blvd. Local artists and craftsmen will be selling artwork. lighthouse tours, children's activities and door prizes.

Fall Festival: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Oct. 10 and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 11, St. James Catholic Church in Gulfport, 366 Cowan Road. Children games, entertainment, silent auction, food, booths and more. Raffle amounts: $500 and $1,000. Details: 896-6631.

Table Centerpiece workshop: 10 a.m.-noon, Crosby Arboretum, 370 Ridge Road, Picayune. Learn to make a table arrangements. Cost: $15. Bring pruning shears, scissors and paring knife. Details/registration: 601-799-2311.

Bike safety rodeo: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Hiller Park, Biloxi. Refreshments, bike obstacle course, bike safety, refreshments, races and more. Helmets given to first 50 who register. Details: 388-7170.

Art and Food Market: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. Live entertainment. Details: 818-2878.

Book signing: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Biloxi Visitors Center Pavilion, 1050 Beach Blvd. Jackson County resident Matt Jordan will sign copies of "16 20 24: A Path to Consistent Conservative Victory." Readings and discussion at noon and 2:30 p.m.

VFW Post 3373 Fall Carnival: 10 a.m.-until, 4724 Vega St., Pascagoula. Cost: $3 per person and kids 12 and younger are free. Games, booths, beer booth, silent auction, cooler raffle and kid games.

89th annual Sacred Heart Parish Bazaar: 11 a.m.-until, Oct. 10-11, 10446 LeMoyne Blvd., D'Iberville. Games, live music, bingo and silent auction.

Yoga teacher training inquirer's meeting: 11:15 a.m., River Rock Yoga Studio, 2429 W. Commerce St., Suite C, Ocean Springs. Details: 818-4522.

Pruning your landscape plants: 1 p.m., Pass Christian Public Library, 111 Hiern Ave. Led by Christian Stephenson, Hancock County Extension agent. Details: 452-4596.

Mississippi Native Milkweed Species program: 1-2 p.m., Crosby Arboretum, 370 Ridge Road, Picayune. Learn about the species, their habitats and suitability for garden use. Cost: $5 nonmembers. Details/registration: 601-799-2311.

Cruisin' the Ghost meet-and-greet: 1-5 p.m., Beau Rivage Resort and Casino, Camellia Ballroom A, Biloxi. Free. Hosted by Mississippi Gulf Coast Paranormal.

Mississippi Gulf Coast Daylily Society: 1:30 p.m., Vancleave Library, 12604 Mississippi 57. Speaker: Fred Manning of Daylily Place in Alabama. Details: 826-5596.

Little Mr. and Miss Mississippi Valley State University-Harrison County Chapter Pageant: 3 p.m., 19th Street Community Center, 3319 19th St., Gulfport. Details: 326-9908.

"Once Was Blind, But Now I See": 4:30 and 7:30 p.m., Gulfport Little Theatre. Cost: $20 advance tickets for adults and $5 for children 13 and younger. Presented by Sky is the Limit Productions. Tickets at the door: $25. Group discounts are available. Gospel comedy and stage play. Details: 662-544-2824.

Third annual Evening on Pine Hill: 5 p.m., Pine Hill, Wiggins. Food, music, and silent auction of items and musical entertainment by Breanna Parker, Cody Breland and Charlie Raye-A Tribute to Elvis. Dinner tickets: $20. Proceeds benefit the Old Museum.

Handsboro United Methodist Church spaghetti dinner: 5-7 p.m., 2333 Demaret Drive, Gulfport. Details: 860-3311.

Family Glow in the Dark 5K fun run: 5:30 p.m. registration and 6:45 p.m. race starts, Beach Park, Pascagoula. Cost: $20 adults and $10 children ages 6-10. Music, food and drinks. Proceeds support Volunteers in Medicine at Gautier's Free Medical Center. Details: 497-9713.

Steak night: 6 p.m. Oct. 10 and 24, Biloxi Elks Lodge 606, 1178 Beach Blvd. Cost: $18 ribeye and $20 T-bones.

Haunted Hair and Fashion show: 6:30 p.m., Handsboro Community Center, Gulfport. More than 30 models including youth division.

Family movie night: 6:30 p.m., Gateway United Methodist Church, 16020 S.Swan Road, Gulfport. Refreshments. Details: 832-0135.

Gospel singing: 7 p.m., Campground, five miles north of Vancleave Elementary School on Mississippi 57, turn left on Campground Road.

Ocean Springs Elks lobster dinner: Cost: $30. For times and details, call lodge at 872-2501. Lodge is at 2501 Beachview Drive.

"Guess Who's Coming to Dinner": 8 p.m. Oct. 10 and 2 p.m. Oct. 11, Bay St. Louis Little Theatre, 398 Blaize Ave., Bay St. Louis. Details: 467-9024 or bsllt.org.

SUNDAY

VFW Post 6731 breakfast: 8-11 a.m. Oct. 11, 18 and 25, 4321 W. Gay Road, D'Iberville. Details: 392-1152.

Ocean Springs Elks Lodge 2501 country-fried steak and eggs breakfast: 9-11 a.m., 2501 Beachview Drive, Ocean Springs. Cost: $9.

Mississippi Gulf Coast Citizens Climate Lobby meeting: 2 p.m. University of Southern Mississippi, ground floor conference room, Long Beach Campus. Theme: Bipartisan effort to reduce climate change. Details: 447-3952.

Mississippi Coast Radio Control Club meeting: 2 p.m., 14665 County Farm Road, Gulfport. Details: 209-1241.

MONDAY

Gulf Coast Italian American Cultural Society's Columbus Day Feast: 6 p.m., Silver Slipper Casino, 5000 S. Beach Blvd., Bay St. Louis. Speaker: Rep. Steven Palazzo. Business casual dress is requested. Cost: $30. Cash bar. Details/RSVP: 539-4571 or 365-2769.

Newk's Night for United Way: 6-8 p.m., 10381 Old Highway 49, Gulfport. Sponsored by United Way of South Mississippi.

Pass Christian Historical Society meeting: 7 p.m., 201 E. Scenic Drive. Paul Delille will discuss "1812 Society and the Louisiana Native Guard." Details: 452-7254.

TUESDAY

Veterans Job Fair: 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Mississippi Coast Coliseum and Convention Center, 2350 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Designed for veterans, transitioning military, students and recent graduates. Details: 678-863-0425.

Senior Health Fair: 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Vancleave Public Library, 12604 Mississippi 57. Flu shots and blood pressure screenings. Health and resource information provided with health-related issues.

VFW Post 6731 Auxiliary meeting night: 6 p.m., 4321 W. Gay Road, D'Iberville. Details: 392-1152.

League of Women Voters general meeting: 7 p.m., St. John's Episcopal Church, Parish Hall, Ocean Springs. Speaker: Carey Wright, state Superintendent of Education.

OCT. 14

AARP Smart Driver class: 9 a.m., Ocean Springs Hospital. Completion of course may qualify attendee for car insurance discount. Details: 861-3199.

Bay-Waveland Garden Club meeting: 10 a.m., Waveland Civic Center, Ground Zero Museum, 335 Coleman Ave. Theme: Building a Terrarium by Cindy Lowe. Details: 222-1872 or 493-4358.

Brown Bag Philosophers meet: 1 p.m., Vancleave Public Library, 12604 Mississippi 57. Discussing haunted houses and special guests from Lighthouse Paranormal Investigations. Bring lunch. Details: 826-5857.

Cross Stitch classes: 1 p.m., Vancleave Public Library, 12604 Mississippi 57. Led by Teresa Busby. Material fee: $5. Registration required. Details: 826-5857.

Coast Singles of Mississippi: 5:30 p.m., St. Martin Library, conference room, 15004 LeMoyne Blvd., Biloxi. Details: 875-3138.

"Steel Magnolias": 6:30 p.m. Oct. 14-16, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Perkinston campus, Malone Hall Black Box Theatre. Presented by MGCCC Perk Players. Cost: $5. Details: 601-928-6369.

French Club's men meeting: 7 p.m., 182 Howard Ave., Biloxi. Details: 436-6472.

OCT. 15

Introduction to Proposal Writing: 1-2 p.m., Room 213 of the Gulf Coast Library on the USM Gulf Park campus, Long Beach. Free pre-recorded webinar is for nonprofit groups looking for guidance on how to write grant proposals. Space is limited. Pre-register: 214-3461 or e-mail peter.dean@usm.edu.

Foster Parent Orientation class: 5-6 p.m., Mississippi Department of Human Services, 10260 Larkin Smith Drive, Gulfport.

How to Develop a Business Plan: 6-8 p.m., The Innovation Center, first floor in main conference room, 1636 Popp's Ferry Road, Suite 207, Biloxi. Details: 396-8661.

Songs and Stories Radio Show: 7 p.m., Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. Details: 818-2878.

"Daddy's Dyin' ... Who's Got the Will?": 7:30 p.m. Oct. 15-17 and 2:30 p.m. Oct. 18, Randolph Center, 315 Clark Ave., Pass Christian. Details: 452-3315 or brownpapertickets.com.

"Biloxi Blues": 8 p.m. Oct. 15-17, 2 p.m. Oct. 18, Gulfport Little Theatre, Pass Road at 13th Avenue. General admission, $15; seniors, military, veterans (with ID), $12; and students (with ID), children, $10. Mature subject matter and language; show recommended for ages 14 and older. Reservations and tickets: 864-7983 and gulfportlittletheatre.org.

OCT. 16

Church of the Redeemer Fall Festival: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 1904 Popp's Ferry Road, Biloxi. Face painting, cake walk, crafts, silent auction, games, hay rides and more. Details: 594-2100.

Military Collectors Show: Noon-6 p.m. Oct. 16 and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 17, D'Iberville Civic Center, 10383 Auto Mall Parkway. Buy, sell or trade military memorabilia. Cost: $5. World War II veterans get in free. Details: 224-1120.

American Girl Fashion Show: 6 p.m. Oct. 16; 10 a.m., 2 and 6 p.m. Oct. 17; and noon and 4 p.m. Oct. 18, Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, 246 Dolan Ave., Gulfport. Designed for girls and families. Refreshments, door prizes and learn how clothing has changed over years to reflect history, culture and girls' individual styles. Tickets vary for each show. Details: 897-6039 or lmdc.org.

VFW Post 6731 fish plates: 6-8 p.m., 4321 W. Gay Road, D'Iberville. Details: 392-0861.

Delita Martin exhibit/workshop: 5:30 p.m., Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Martin draws from oral traditions and vintage family photographs. Gallery tour and public artist talk. Details: 374-5547.

Ocean Springs Elks Lodge 2501 grilled dinner: 6:30-8 p.m., 2501 Beachview Drive, Ocean Springs. Cost: $18 steak, $12 fish.

32nd Toast to the Coast: 7 p.m., Van Meerveld estate on Scenic Drive, Pass Christian. Features two community-oriented art exhibits, The Invitational Art Show celebrating Gulf Coast artists and the Children's art contest. Details: toasttothecoast.com.

"Angels in America II-Perestroika": 8 p.m. Oct. 16-17, 2 p.m. Oct. 18 and 8 p.m. Oct. 22-24, Biloxi Little Theatre, 220 Lee St. Cost: $15 general admission and $12 senior, military and students. Details: 432-8543 or 4blt.org.

OCT. 17

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk: 7 a.m. registration and 8 a.m. walk begins, Biloxi Town Green. Sponsored by the American Cancer Society. Details: 896-8936.

Mississippi Coast Radio Control Club Fall Fly In: 8 a.m. gates open, Bob Miller Field, County Farm Road. Cost: $15 landing fee which include lunch plate. Raffle, prizes and 50/50 drawing. Details: kchan162@yahoo.com.

Youth Fishing Rodeo: 8 a.m., Hiller Park Recreation Area, Biloxi. Bring your own fishing gear, catfish bait and stringers. Details: 435-6296 or 601-432-2200.

Pearl River Community College Homecoming carnival: 11 a.m.-2 p.m., 101 Mississippi 11 N., Poplarville. Inflatables, games, prizes, food and more. Details: 601-403-1193.

Mission Pink: 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Gulfport Premium Outlets. Shoppers are invited to register for prizes from mall retailers and receive information from Susan G. Komen of Central Mississippi. Details: 317-684-7711.

Pearl River Community College Homecoming luncheon: 11:30 a.m., 101 Mississippi 11 N., Bender Cafeteria, Poplarville. Cost: $20 per person. Sen. Philip Moran of Kiln will be honored as Alumnus of the Year and Pearl River Valley Electric Power Association will receive Distinguished Service Award. Details: 601-403-1193.

Harrison County Federation of Democratic Women meeting: Noon, McAlister's Deli, 2422 Pass Road, Biloxi. Details: 234-4241.

Art FX Gallery Open House/Big Mo's 21st birthday: 1-5 p.m., 824 E. Pass Road, Gulfport. Features Marty Wilson's mural painting on the Reef Restaurant, food and door prizes. Book signing takes 2-5 p.m. Details: 896-6287.

Sixth annual Pet Blessing: 2 p.m., Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, 1904 Popp's Ferry Road, Biloxi. Six dozen butterflies will be released in honor of beloved pets who have passed. Bring your pet, picture of your pet or your pet's urn. Supplies and donations will be collected for the Humane Society of South Mississippi. Details: 863-7389.

Bloody Fest: 6-8 p.m., Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. Cost: $30 members and $40 nonmembers. Details: 818-2878.

Marcia Ball performance: 8 p.m., 100 Men Hall, 303 Union St., Bay St. Louis. Cost: $30 per person. Details: 100menhall.org or 342-5770.

Yalla-ween Bellydance Showcase: 8 p.m., Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. Features international belly dancer Moria Chappell. Cost: $20. Details: 818-2878.

OCT. 18

Blood drive: 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 9062 Kiln DeLisle Road, Pass Christian. Details: 1-800-733-2767.

Fourth annual St. Rose de Lima auction: Doors open at noon and auction begins 2 p.m., Holy Spirit Center, 301 S. Necaise Ave., Bay St. Louis. Food, furniture, art glass, lamps, antiques, doors, jewelry, collectibles and ephemera. Details: 263-7142.

"Annie Get Your Gun": 2 p.m. Oct. 18 and 10:30 a.m. Oct. 19, Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. Cost: $15 adult, $10 military and seniors and $5 students. School matinee: $1 per student. Presented by William Carey University. Details: 818-2878.

Ninth annual Old Biloxi Cemetery Tour: 2-4 p.m. Oct. 18, 2:30 p.m. opening ceremony at the Baby Land in east section of the cemetery and 5-7 p.m. Oct. 20, Biloxi Cemetery Tour. Theme: Building Biloxi. Details: 435-6339.

"Boeing Boeing" auditions: 6 p.m. Oct. 19-20, Biloxi Little Theatre, 220 Lee St. Production scheduled for January and February. Details: 432-8543.

The Man at the Piano: 7 p.m., Pearl River Community College, Ethel Holden Brownstone Center, Poplarville. Features Philip Fortenberry. Cost: $15 orchestra level and $10 balcony. Details: 601-403-1180.

Gulf Coast Messiah Chorus rehearsal: 7-9 p.m., Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Jefferson Davis Campus, Gulfport. New singers are welcome and no audition is required for chorus members. Details: 324-9292.

OCT. 19

Blood drive: Noon-5 p.m., Hollywood Casino Hotel, 711 Hollywood Blvd., Hancock County. Details: 1-800-733-2767.

OCT. 20

Mississippi Gulf Coast Parkinson's disease support group: 5:30-6:30 p.m., St. Martin Library, 15004 LeMoyne Blvd., Biloxi. Details: 255-9225.

OCT. 21

Block printing: 6-9 p.m., Walter Anderson of Museum of Art, 510 Washington Ave., Ocean Springs. Learn how to make your own block prints. Class size limited. Cost: $35. Details: 872-3164.

OCT. 22

Cash Flow Projections for Your Business Plan: 6-8 p.m., The Innovation Center, first floor in main conference room, 1636 Popp's Ferry Road, Suite 207, Biloxi. Details: 396-8661.

Evening Dining like Transylvanian: 6-8 p.m., Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. Cost: $40 members and $50 nonmembers. Details: 818-2878.

"The Liar": 8 p.m. Oct. 22-24 and 2 p.m. Oct. 25, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Jefferson Davis Campus, Fine Arts Auditorium, Gulfport. Presented by Jefferson Davis Players. Cost: $5 general admission and $3 students. Details: 897-3931 or mgccc.edu/jd-players.

OCT. 23

Magnolia Quilters of Orange Grove quilt show: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 23-24, Beauvoir United Methodist Church in Biloxi. Theme: Mariners Delight.

Community cafe lecture: Noon, Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Features Susan Guice speaking on photography, aspects affecting wetlands and paintings that evolved from photographs. Lunch included. Details: 374-5547.

"Woodcut Funhouse" opening reception: 5-8 p.m., Negrotto's Gallery, 2645 Executive Place, Biloxi. Sean Starwars will present his artwork featuring relief woodcut printmaking. Details: 388-8822.

Halloween cooking class: 6-7:30 p.m., Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, 246 Dolan Ave., Gulfport. Cost: $25 one parent and child, $5 additional child. Details: 897-6039 or lmdc.org.

VFW Post 6731 country-fried steak dinner: 6-8 p.m., 4321 W. Gay Road, D'Iberville.

Longshot Theatre Company: 7 p.m., Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. Cost: $10. Details: 818-2878.

OCT. 24

LEGOs at my Library: 10 a.m., East Central Public Library, 21801 Slider Road. Students age 8 and up are invited and should bring their own LEGOs. Refreshments. Details: 588-6263.

10th annual Mississippi Gulf Coast Bonsai Society Show: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Biloxi Public Library, 580 Howard Ave., Biloxi. More than 20 trees and two demonstrations will be featured. Free.

Alumni Art show: 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Perkinston campus. Features showcase of artwork by MGCCC alumni including pottery, baskets, ceramics, drawings, paintings and more. Details: 601-928-6298.

Fourth annual Young Artists Vocal Competition: 2 p.m., Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Jefferson Davis campus, Gulfport. Hosted by Gulf Coast Messiah Chorus for singers ages 15-25. The public is invited to attend and vote for a favorite singer. Details/registration: messiahchorus.org.

Fourth annual Young Artists Vocal Competition: 2 p.m. Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Jefferson Davis, in the auditorium. Features the Gulf Coast Messiah Chorus. Scholarships will be awarded.

"Lion King Jr.": 2 p.m., Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. Cost: $15 adults and $10 students. Details: 818-2878.

Halloween Costume Ball and Pot Luck Supper: 7 p.m. dinner starts and dancing follows, Amour Danzar Ballroom, 9355 County Farm Road, Gulfport. Bring dish to share. Cost: $20. Details: 324-3730.

OCT. 26

Blood drive: 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, 777 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Details: 1-800-733-2767.

Blood drive: 1-6:30 p.m., Edgewater Mall, 2600 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Details: 1-800-733-2767.

OCT. 27

Blue Cliff: 9 a.m.-2 p.m., 12251 Bernard Parkway, Gulfport. Details: 1-800-733-2767.

Mexican cooking class: 6-8:30 p.m., Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, 246 Dolan Ave., Gulfport. Cost: $30-35. Details: 897-6039 or lmdc.org.

OCT. 28

Blood drive: 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Nautilus Plus 2 Fitness Center, 4363 C Leisure Time Drive, Hancock. Details: 1-800-733-2767.

Blood drive: 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Virginia College, 920 Cedar Road, Biloxi. Details: 1-800-733-2767.

Project Management Institute-Mississippi Gulf Coast chapter meeting: 5:15 p.m. cocktails, 6 p.m. dinner, Biloxi Yacht Club, Gulfview Ballroom. Chapter formation celebration. Speaker: PMI Region 6 Mentor. Details: 366-6360.

OCT. 29

Blood drive: 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Mississippi Power Company, 2992 West Beach Blvd., Gulfport. Details: 1-800-733-2767.

Blood drive: 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Keesler Federal Credit Union, Seaway Administration Building, 130883a Seaway Road, Gulfport. Details: 1-800-733-2767.

OCT. 30

Free Friday Night: 5-8 p.m., Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, 246 Dolan Ave., Gulfport.

OCT. 31

Halloween Fun Festival: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, 246 Dolan Ave., Gulfport. Games, face painting and more. Included museum admission. Details: 897-6039.

Fall Community Empowerment Festival: Noon-5 p.m., Praise Temple Full Gospel Baptist Church of Biloxi, 643 Division St. Will consist of 5,000-pound grocery giveaway, free lunch for participants, clothing giveaway, health fair, empowerment stations and games for children. Details: 324-2876.

Church of the Redeemer Trunk or Treat: 6 p.m., 1904 Popp's Ferry Road, Biloxi. Bring your decorated car and hand out candy to the children. All Hallows' Eve Evensong will begin at 7 p.m.

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