Highlights of events this week in South Mississippi. For more events, check out sunherald.com/local-events
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.
No entertainment events scheduled.
Cross Stitch classes: 1 p.m., Vancleave Public Library, 12604 Mississippi 57. Led by Teresa Busby. Material fee: $5. Registration required. Details: 826-5857.
"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.
Moss Point School District homecoming parade: 4 p.m., begin at Arthur Haynes Gymnasium, travel east on Dantzler Street, south on Arthur Street, then west on Bellview Street and continue on to the tennis courts. Details: 475-5721.
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.
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.
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. Learn how clothing has changed over the years to reflect history, culture and girls' individual styles. Details: 897-6039.w
Friday night singing: 6-8 p.m. Oct. 16, 23 and 30, French Club of Biloxi, 182 Howard Ave. Cost: $5. Details: 436-6472.
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 annual 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 and the Children's art contest. Details: toasttothecoast.com.
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.
"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.
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, 9 a.m. ferry departs Gulfport Harbor, 2:30 p.m. returns to Gulfport. Volunteers will be allowed few carry-ons, and backpacks are recommended for carrying 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 60 sites in Harrison, Hancock and Jackson Counties. Trash bags, gloves, data cards and pencils provided. Details/complete clean-up sites: 818-8838 or mscoastalcleanup.org.
Long Beach Farmers Market: 8:30 a.m.-noon, Oct. 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.
Third annual Griffin Cemetery Tour: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Griffin Cemetery, at the west end of Dantzler Street, Moss Point. Tours will begin each hour. Other tours will be added every 15 minutes as needed. Last tour at 3 p.m. Details: 475-7462.
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. 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.
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.
Art FX Gallery Open House: 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.
VFW Post 6731 breakfast: 8-11 a.m. Oct. 18 and 25, 4321 W. Gay Road, D'Iberville. Details: 392-1152.
Ocean Springs Elks Lodge 2501 breakfast: 9-11 a.m., 2501 Beachview Drive, Ocean Springs. Cost: $6.
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.