Local Events

What's Happening for October (UPDATED Oct. 14)

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Breakfast with the Mayor: 8-9 a.m., Applebee's, 1601 Bienville Blvd., Ocean Springs. Hosted by Ocean Springs Chamber of the Commerce. Details: 875-4424.

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.

Daughters of the American Revolution Gulf Coast Chapter meeting: 11:30 a.m., Panda Palace, Crossroads Shopping Center, Gulfport. Details: 832-0137.

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.

Drug Prevention presentation: 6 p.m., Greater Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, 1028 Denny Ave., Pascagoula. Speaker: Jamie Peoples, coordinator of the Juvenile Drug Court and Deborah Smith, prevention specialist with Singing River Services. Topic: Sugar and Spice, Not So Nice. Hosted by Moss Point Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.

Bud Light King of the Hill1/4 mile bracket program: 6 p.m. gates open, 9 p.m. elimination, Gulfport Dragway. $25 car and driver, $8 spectators and $5 ages 10 and younger.

Blue Moon Kickoff Event: 6-8 p.m.,. Ocean Springs Community Center, 512 Washington Ave. Hosted by Ocean Springs Chamber of Commerce Main Street Tourism Bureau and Blue Moon. Live music, food from Broome's, silent auction and more to kick off festival season. Proceeds benefit Blue Moon Art Project artists. Details: 875-4424.

Hancock County Alliance for Good Government political forum: 6:30 p.m., Waveland City Hall, board room. Open to all political candidates in the Nov. 3 election. Details: 467-1068 or 493-4358.

"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.


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

5th annual Golf Cart Spirit Parade: 12:15 p.m., University of Southern Mississippi, Gulf Park campus, Long Beach. Homecoming maids, student organizations and University departments. Details: 865-4565.

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.

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 tennis courts. Details: 475-5721.

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

Business After Hours: 5-7 p.m., McDonald's, 6520 Sunplex Drive, Ocean Springs. Hosted by Ocean Springs Chamber of Commerce. Donation: $5. Bring cards and network with community leaders and business professionals. Details: 875-4424.

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.

AARP Caregiving Connections support circles: 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.

The Detectives Comedy Dinner Theatre: 6-7 p.m., Great Southern Club, Gulfport. Cost: $60. Theme: "Bad Fellas." Details and reservations: 865-0200.

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.


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 and 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.

Undoing Racism Workshop: 5:30-8 p.m. Oct. 16, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 18 and 2-6 p.m. Oct. 18, St. Paul United Methodist Church, 696 Martin Luther King Blvd., Biloxi. Sponsored by Steps Coalition and East Biloxi Community Collaborative. Details: 435-3113.

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.

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.

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 Part Two -- 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 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 includes 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 60 sites in Harrison, Hancock and Jackson Counties and the Barriers. Trash bags, gloves, data cards and pencils provided. Details and complete clean-up sites: 324-9292 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.

27th annual1/4 mile Ford versus Chevy: 9 a.m. gates open/tech and noon test and tune for registered entrants, Gulfport Dragway. Cost: $20 spectators for Saturday/Sunday wristband and $10 ages 10 and younger and $10 for Saturday/Sunday wristbands.

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. Arts and crafts for sale. 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 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 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 on 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.

Tailgate Under the Oaks: 3 p.m., University of Southern Mississippi, Gulf Park campus, Long Beach. Tailgating and activities for family. Live broadcast of homecoming football game begins at 6 p.m. Details: 865-4565.

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.

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.

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.

Gulf Coast Orchid Society meeting: 2 p.m., Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Jefferson Davis campus, cafeteria, Gulfport. Speaker: Bill Thoms, Theme: Orchid care with emphasis on Bulbophyllums.

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 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.

Fall Festival: 4-6 p.m., Handsboro United Methodist Church, 2333 Demaret Drive, Gulfport. Details: 860-3311.

"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.


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.

Hancock County Republican Women's Club forum on Initiative 42: 6:30 p.m., Diamondhead City Hall. Details: 255-7503.

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.

"Sleuth" auditions: 7-9:30 p.m. Oct. 19-20, Gulfport Little Theatre, 2600 13th Ave. Callbacks will be on Oct. 22. Available roles for males ages 30-60. Come prepared to cold read from the script. Details: 864-7983.


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.

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

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

Bike Biloxi: 6 p.m., Biloxi Visitors Center. Bring bike and helmet required. Details: 435-6339.

37th annual Salute to the Military: 6 p.m., Mississippi Coast Convention Center, Biloxi. Featuring Maj. Gen. Mark Brown, commander 2nd Air Force, and U.S. Rep. Steven Palazzo. Music by 41st Army Band, National Guard and presentation of the 2015 Thomas V, Fredian Community Service Award. Hosted by Mississippi Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce.

OCT. 21

East Central Harrison County Public Utility meeting: 8:30 a.m., Offices of Hopkins, Barvie and Hopkins, 2701 24th Ave., Gulfport.

Harrison County Emergency Communications Commission meeting: 10 a.m., 1st Judicial District Courthouse, EOC conference room, 1801 23rd Ave., Gulfport. Details: 831-0760.

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

mCommerce information session: 8 a.m. networking begins and 8:30-9:30 a.m. session begins, Pearl River Community College, Hancock Center, 454 U.S. 90, Waveland. Topic: Mobile phones and your business. Cost: $6. Register by Oct. 20. Details: 601-403-1379 or 601-403-1420.

Semi-annual book sale: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 22-23, Lucedale-George County Public Library, 507 Oak St. Non-fiction, fiction, magazines, videos and more. Details: 947-2123.

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

Shadowz Paranormal Investigations program: 5:30 p.m., St. Martin Public Library, 15004 LeMoyne Blvd. Refreshments. Join ghosts hunters on the path to showcase local ghostly experiences. Details: 392-3250.

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.

Long Beach Cemetery Tour: 5:30-7:30 p.m., Long Beach City Cemetery, South Girard and West 1st Street. Features actors, costumes, re-enactments, snacks and more. Donations accepted. Details: 437-4983 or 214-3468.

Line dancing classes: 6 p.m., Pascagoula Public Library, 3214 Pascagoula St. Led by Erica Nicholson. All ages and levels welcome. Details: 769-3060.

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., Biloxi. 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, 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.

Ocean Springs Elks Lodge 2501 fish dinner: 5-7:30 p.m., 2501 Beachview Drive, Ocean Springs. Cost: $10 adults, $5 ages 5-12. Free for children under 5 years old.

"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 in Woolmarket: 5:30-7:30 p.m., Woolmarket School grounds. Details: 388-7170.

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

Science Careers and Research Encounters program: 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., University of Southern Mississippi, Gulf Park campus, Lloyd Hall, Long Beach. Designed for high school students, teachers and counselors. Speakers will be present. Deadline to register Oct. 21. Limited to 100 participants. Details: 452-9188.

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.

Welcome Home event for veterans: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., VFW Post 2434, 289 Veterans Ave., Biloxi. Welcome home veterans recently returned from OEF, OIF and New Dawn tours of duty.

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.

Fall costume party: 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Hiller Park, 380 Hiller Drive, Biloxi. Games, face painting, prizes, characters and more. Cost: $9. Must purchase tickets online. Details: 447-8364 or storybookbirthdays.com.

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 and registration: messiahchorus.org.

"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.

Harrison County Library Board of Trustees meeting: 3 p.m., Orange Grove Public Library, 12135 Old Highway 49. Topic: library system's new internet safety policy. Details: 539-0110.

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 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., Biloxi, with master of tango Yong Kim. Donation: $10. Details: 374-5547.

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

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.

Bulldog Day: 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Jefferson Davis (Gulfport), Jackson County (Gautier) and Perkinston campuses. High school seniors experience college life early by participating. Entertainment, lunch, scholarship drawing and more. Details: 896-2536.

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

Port of Gulfport community tours: 4:30-6:30 p.m., participants board Coast Transit Authority shuttle buses on west side of Hancock Building, 2510 14th St., downtown Gulfport. Tours last 30 minutes with shuttle departures in 15-minute increments. Reservations not required. Details: 865-4300.

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.

Holiday HobNob: 5:30-8 p.m., Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Hospitality Resort Management, 420 DeBuys Road, Gulfport. Festive displays from Sadie Janes Wreaths, live holiday music and more. Proceeds benefit Jefferson Davis campus scholarship. Cost: $25. Details: 897-3971.

OCT. 29

Biloxi Main Street at the Farmer's Market: 9 a.m.-1 p.m., under I-110 overpass on Howard Avenue. Theme: Pumpkin Palooza and Flea Market Festival featuring market vendors, pumpkin activities, prize giveaways, live entertainment and food. Details: 435-6339.

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 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.

Halloween Night at the Museum: 7 p.m., Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum, Biloxi. Live music, costume contest with cash prizes. Cost: $30 per person and $50 couples. Details: 435-6320.

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.

Halloween night tour Bay St. Louis: 5:30-8 p.m., Cedar Rest Cemetery, Second Street, Bay St. Louis. Refreshments at 108 Cue St., Sponsored by the Hancock County Historical Society. Proceeds benefit Cedar Rest Cemetery tombstones in need of repair. Details: 467-4090.

Harvest Festival: 5:30-9:30 p.m., New Birth Full Gospel Baptist Church, 12010 Klein Road, Gulfport. Health fair, face painting, sack races, bouncy house, giveaway and more.

Haunted Forest: Dusk, Flint Creek Water Park, Wiggins. Cost: $12. Sponsored by Stone High Choral Department. Details: 601-408-7976 or 297-0962.

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.

23rd annual Pumpkin Patch: 6-8 p.m., Faithview Baptist Church, Saucier. Games, food and more. Accepting canned food donations for the Saucier Food Pantry. Details: 832-3015.

Halloween Night Dance: 8 p.m.-until, French Club of Biloxi, 182 Howard Ave. Cost: $10 single and $18 couple. Details: 436-6472.