Local Events

What's Happening for October (UPDATED Oct. 9)

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TODAY

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.

Asphalt Assault1/4 mile: 4 p.m. gates open, 6 p.m. hourly challenge begins, Gulfport Dragway. Cost: $25 race, $10 spectators; Smackdown Street Race: 11 p.m.-1 a.m., Cost: $25 race, $10 spectators.

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

12th Ever ShedHed Blues Festival: 5 p.m. pre-party, Oct. 9; festival begins Oct. 10 at noon, 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, 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.

Digital archival project-Back in Time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m, Bay St. Louis-Hancock County Library. Features Anthony Scafidi photography exhibit, transcribed vintage postcard, scanner demos and more. Details: 467-5282.

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.

West Side Community Association monthly meeting: 10 a.m., West Side Community Center.

Cookies and Canvas: 10 a.m.-noon, Salvation Army Kroc Center, 575 Division St., Biloxi. All supplies are included and all ages are welcome. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Cost: $20. Details: 207-1218.

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.

Second Saturday Kite Flying: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Long Beach Harbor Area, Beach Boulevard at Jeff Davis Avenue. Free kite lessons. Details: 206-0322.

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

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.

12th Ever ShedHed Blues Festival: Begins at noon, The Shed BBQ & Blues Joint, 7501 Mississippi 57, Ocean Springs. Music, food and classic cars. Free. Details: 324-7311.

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.

Hourly Rumble: 4 p.m. gates open, 6 p.m. challenge begins, Gulfport Dragway. Cost: $25 race, $10 spectators.

Second Saturday Artwalk: 4-8 p.m., Old Town Bay St. Louis. Gallery openings, live music and extended shopping hours, family-oriented and more. Details: 463-2688.

"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.

Poetry night/Pink and Black Gala: 8 p.m., Da Wall, 3370 C Ave., Gulfport. Music, poetry, food and door prizes. Theme: Cancer Awareness. Proceeds goes to Breast Cancer awareness. Details: 669-5668.

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.

Oktober Fest and silent auction: Noon, Bethel Lutheran Church, 2521 Pass Road, Biloxi. Cost: $10 adults and $5 for ages 5-12 and children under 5 are free. German meal and fellowship until 2 p.m.

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

Biloxi Kiwanis Club meeting: Noon, VFW Post 2434, 289 Veterans Ave.

Jackson County Utility Authority meeting: 4 p.m., Witchen Administration Building, 1225 Jackson Ave., Pascagoula.

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.

Latimer Civic Association political forum: 7 p.m., Latimer Civic Center. Features candidates for supervisor of District 4 in Jackson County. Residents are urged to attend. Refreshments. Details: 392-5157.

American Legion Post 1992 meeting: 7-8 p.m., 3824 Old Spanish Trail, Gautier. Details: 497-6422.

TUESDAY

West Jackson County Utility District Board of Commissioners meeting: 9 a.m., district office, 7312 Rose Farm, Ocean Springs. Details: 872-3898.

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.

Parkinson's Disease Support group meeting: 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Beauvoir Methodist Church, 2113 E. Pass Road, Biloxi. Program: Kare-In Home services and movement therapy. Details: 896-3075.

West Gulfport Civic Club meeting: 5 p.m., Gaston Point Community Center, 1506 Mills Ave. Details: 864-5233.

League of Women Voters general meeting: 6 p.m., St. John's Episcopal Church, Parish Hall, Ocean Springs. Speaker: Carey Wright, state Superintendent of Education.

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

AARP Caregiving Connections support circles: 6 p.m. Oct. 13, St. Peter's by-the-Sea Episcopal Church, 1909 15th St., Gulfport. Speaker: Lydia Davis from the Mississippi Access to Care Network; 5:30 p.m. Oct. 15 at We Care Hospice, 3725 Main St., Moss Point. Speaker: Lydia Davis from the Mississippi Access to Care Network; and 6:30 p.m. Oct. 21 at Starfish Cafe, 211 Main St., Bay St. Louis. Speaker: Attorney Elliott Mestayer discussing elder law. Details: 1-877-926-8300.

WEDNESDAY

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

THURSDAY

Harrison County Utility Authority's board meeting: 9 a.m., Intraplex Industrial Park, meeting room, 10271 Express Drive, Gulfport. Details: 868-8752.

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.

Our Daily Bread dinner and silent auction: 5-7:30 p.m., The Grand Magnolia Ballroom and Suites, 3604 Magnolia St., Pascagoula. Cost: $10 per tickets. Spaghetti and red bean choices.

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

Fall native plant sale: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 16-17, Crosby Arboretum, 370 Ridge Road, Picayune. Features selections of native trees, shrubs, perennials and more. Admission to sale is free. Details: 601-799-2311.

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.

Monster Trucks Gone Wild: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Oct. 16, 10 a.m.-until Oct. 17 and 9 a.m. Oct. 18, Red Creek Off-Road, 1192 Vestry Road, Perkinston. Live entertainment, ATV races, mud track runs, prizes, monster truck freestyles and more. Details: 601-945-5055.

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.

Delita Martin exhibit/workshop: 5:30-7 p.m. Oct. 16 and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 17, 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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

"Big River -- The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn": 8 p.m. Oct. 15, special VIP Save Our Saenger opening fundraiser, 8 p.m. Oct. 16, 8 p.m. Oct. 17 and 2 p.m. Oct. 18, Biloxi Saenger Theatre, 170 Reynoir St. Cost: $25 general admission and $20 students and military. Presented by Broadway South Repertory. Details: 1-800-838-3006.

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.

Coastal Clean-up of West Ship Island: 8 a.m. arrive at ferry office, 9 a.m. ferry departs Gulfport Harbor and 2:30 p.m. returns to Gulfport. Clean-up volunteers will be limited to small amount of carry-on items and backpacks are recommended for carrying cleanup supplies, bottled water and more. Details: 324-9292.

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.

Mississippi Coast Cleanup: 8-11 a.m., at more than 60sites in Harrison, Hancock and Jackson Counties. Trash bags, gloves, data cards and pencils provided. Details/complete clean-up sites: 818-8838 or mscoastalcleanup.org.

Third annual Griffin Cemetery Tour: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Griffin Cemetery, at the west end of Dantzler Street. Tours leave every 15 minutes as needed. Arts and crafts for sale.

29th annual Fall Muster: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 17-18, Beauvoir, home of Jefferson Davis, Biloxi. Historical reenactments and living history. Details: 388-4400.

Gautier Mullet and Music Festival: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Oct. 17 and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 18, downtown Gautier on Dolphin Drive between Lowe's and Singing River Mall. Admission, parking and all performances are free. Keesler Federal Credit Union Community Stage features local and regional bands. Details: 215-0828.

Fear Fete Horror Con and Film Festival: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 17-18, Mississippi Coast Coliseum, 2350 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Cost: $25.

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.

BBQ and Blues at Blaylock Park: 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Blaylock Park, downtown Wiggins. BBQ competitions, live entertainment, face painting, drawing, Hattiesburg Zoomobile and jumping experiences. Proceeds benefit Stone County Chamber of Commerce. Details: 601-928-5418.

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 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.

Family entertainment: 7 p.m., Mississippi Coast Coliseum, Biloxi. Hosted by U.S. Air Force's Tops in Blue. Details: 377-2783.

Belles and Buoys celebrating 53 years of square dance: 7:30-10 p.m., Lyman Senior Citizen Center, 14592 County Farm Road, Gulfport. Elmer Sheffield, caller, and Terri and Tim Wilaby, cuer. Details: 363-2622.

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.

Paddle time: 2 p.m., Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, 2300 U.S. 90, Gautier. Launch at Estuarine Center and paddle down Mary Walker Bayou to Huck's Cove. Trip is three miles away, lunch at 4 p.m. at Huck's Cove. Hosted by Pascagoula Paradise Paddlers.

"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.

94th annual Jackson County Fair: Gates open, 4 p.m. Oct. 18, 11 a.m. Oct. 19-22, 10 a.m. Oct. 23, 11 a.m. Oct. 24 and 1 p.m. Oct. 25, Jackson County Fairgrounds, 2902 Shortcut Road, Pascagoula. Details: 769-6043 or 217-1667.

"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.

OCT. 19

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

Biloxi Little Theatre membership meeting; 6 p.m., Donal Snyder Center. Details: 388-2483.

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. 20

Harrison County Development Commission board meeting: 8:15 a.m., 12281 Intraplex Parkway, Gulfport. Details: 896-5020.

Swing for the Cause: 11 a.m. lunch and registration and noon shotgun starts, Hollywood Casino, Bridges Golf Club, Bay St. Louis. Tournament features prizes for top three teams, door prizes and refreshments. Details: 467-9048.

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.

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

OCT. 22

Legends luncheon and time capsule dedication ceremony: 12:30 p.m., Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Jackson County campus. Employees and students will pack the time capsule with memorabilia of Jackson County including photographs, student writings and yearbook. Time capsule is scheduled to re-opened on Oct. 22, 2065. Details: 601-528-8993.

Fall fundraiser duck race: 5:30-7:30 p.m., Hollywood Casino, 711 Hollywood Blvd., Bay St. Louis. Cost: $10 each or $25 for three. Top prize is $1,000. Tickets: $30 includes heavy hor d'ouerves and two free drinks. Details: 896-4276.

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 A 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.

AIA Pecha Halloween Theme: 6-8:30 p.m., Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd. Details: 374-5547.

"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. Cost: $1 per ticket.

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.

Special Needs Halloween Dance: 6-9 p.m., Donal Snyder Center, Biloxi. Sponsored by city of Biloxi. Details: 388-7170.

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

Sixth annual Night of Horror Haunted House: 7 p.m. Oct. 23-24 and 30 and 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Oct. 31, Pascagoula Recreation Center, 2935 Pascagoula St. Cost: $5, all ages welcome. Details: 938-2356.

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. 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.

Our Lady of Fatima Halloween Carnival and Black Pot Cook-off: 11 a.m.-7 p.m., 320 Jim Money Road, Biloxi. Black Pot cook-off, costume contest, food, games, inflatables, prizes, silent and live auction, train rides and more.

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 Around Town Green: 4 p.m., Biloxi Town Green. Costume contest begins at 4 p.m. with prizes and trophies. Trick-or-treating begins 6 p.m. "Race to Witch Mountain" movie begins after dark. Concession benefits Nativity BVM Elementary School PTA. Admission is one can of food for the Salvation Army. Details: 435-6339.

Fourth annual at Four: 4 p.m. music and 5 p.m. art and reception, Christ Episcopal Church, 912 S. Beach Blvd., Bay St. Louis. Features Hsiaopei Lee-Viola and Elizabeth Moak-Piano. Mosaic artwork by Elizabeth Veglia. Details: 467-0106.

Tango Night: 5 p.m. introductory class in Argentine tango, Milonga, 6-9 p.m. Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd. master of tango. Yong Kim offers. Donation: $10. Details: 374-5547.

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.

Bienville Toastmasters: 6:30 p.m., Boomtown Casino, second floor conference room, Biloxi. Communication and leadership skills. Details: 235-5046.

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, 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.

Historical Cemetery Tour: 4:30-7:30 p.m., Greenwood Cemetery, Pascagoula. Hosted by Pascagoula Historic Preservation Commission and Jackson County Historical and Genealogical Society.

Great Haunted Halloween Bicycle Tour: 5:30 p.m. meet and 6 p.m. ride, Pascagoula Recreation Center, 2935 Pascagoula St. Ride to Greenwood Cemetery for the historical tour will depart at 6 p.m. After tour, ride will continue along Pascagoula Historic Bike Trail. Bring cash in case tour stops for refreshments. Details: 938-2356.

MGCCC 5K Zombie Run: 6 p.m., Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Perkinston campus. Proceeds go toward student scholarships.

OCT. 30

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

Third annual Halloween at Hiller Park: 5:30-7:30 p.m., Hiller Park Softball Fields, Biloxi. Details: 388-7170.

Southern Promiseland Corn Maze: 6-9 p.m. Oct. 30 and 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Oct. 31, 1212 Raygan Lane, Kiln. Details: 255-4866.

John Corbett Band performance: 7 p.m. doors open and 8 p.m. show, 100 Men Hall, 303 Union St., Bay St. Louis. Costume contest and Evan Barber opens. Details: 342-5770.

Rocky Horror Picture Show: 8 p.m., Hard Rock Casino, 777 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Details: 1-877-877-6256 or 374-7625.

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 Festival: 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m., Biloxi Town Green. Kid activities, costume contest, live music and movie. Food costs will vary. Sponsored by Mosaic Church. Details: 215-0275.

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.

Yoga classes on Halloween: Intro to Beginners Astrology with Beth Rigby, 1-2 p.m. and Yoga meets Dance with Beth Rigby, 2:30-3:30 p.m., River Rock Yoga, 2429 W. Commerce St., Suite C, Ocean Springs. Details: 818-4522.

9th annual Old Biloxi Cemetery Tour: 3-5 p.m. Oct. 18 and 5-7 p.m. Oct. 20, Old Biloxi Cemetery tour. Theme: Building Biloxi.

Trunk or Treat Halloween event: 5:30-7:30 p.m., Bobby Eleuterius Sports Complex, 10278 Kajja Drive, D'Iberville.

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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