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WHAT'S HAPPENING for October (Updated Oct. 24)

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TODAY

Kroc Fall Fest: 7-11 a.m., Salvation Army Kroc Center, Biloxi. Vendor booths for adults, Halloween treats, games and prizes. Details: 207-1218.

Pancake breakfast: 8-10 a.m., VFW Post 2434, 289 Veterans Ave., Biloxi.

American Legion Post 33 breakfast: 8-11 a.m. Oct. 24 and 31, 1126 Judge Sekul Ave., Biloxi. Cost: $6. Details: 374-9774.

Family fun run: 8:30-10 a.m., Ocean Springs Upper Elementary. Costume contest, zumba warm-up and more. Details: 875-4367.

Shred day: 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Keesler Federal Credit Union, 2270 Mississippi 43, Picayune. Bring up to five bags of sensitive documents to Ace Data Storage shred truck on the premises. Details: 385-4557.

Turkey shoot: 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Daisy Masonic Lodge 421, School House Road off Mississippi 57, Jackson County. Signs will direct to lodge. Details: 392-5227.

Magnolia Quilters of Orange Grove quilt show: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Beauvoir United Methodist Church, Biloxi. Theme: Mariners Delight. Cost: $1 per ticket.

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.

Sit, Stay and Read!: 10 a.m.-noon, Pass Christian Public Library, 111 Hiern Ave. Sponsored by Visiting Pet Teams of South Mississippi. Children will read to pets in sessions. Must be accompanied by an adult. Details: 452-4596.

Po-boy sale: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Woolmarket Lions Club, 12596 Lorraine Road, Biloxi. Cost: $10 per plate. Details: 860-9186.

Fifth annual October Fest: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Community of Christ, 12205 Mount Pleasant Road, Vancleave. Food, gospel music, games, silent auction and more. Details: 826-5171.

Community outreach: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Word of Power Ministries, 15159 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Gulfport. Clothes giveaway, health awareness and screenings, face painting, ice cream bar and bake sale. Details: 234-4850 or 343-2935.

Welcome-home event for veterans: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., VFW Post 2434, 289 Veterans Ave., Biloxi. Welcome home for 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. Trees will be on display and two demonstrations will be featured. Free.

Health seminar: 10:30 a.m., Orange Grove Public Library, 12135 Old Highway 49, Gulfport. Speaker: Richard Yurick, chiropractor and nutrition counselor. Topic: Why Diets Don't Work. Details: 832-6924.

Tullibee Submarine Veterans meeting: 11 a.m., Hiller Park, Biloxi.

Fall Festival: 11 a.m., Mount Pleasant United Methodist Curch, 14255 Rippy Road, Gulfport. Details: 863-2709.

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

Alumni Art show: 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Perkinston campus. Features MGCCC alumni artwork 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. Details: 447-8364.

Shoptober at Lookout Steakhouse: Noon- 4 p.m., on the third floor, 1301 26th Ave., Gulfport. Christmas shopping bazaar. Vendors, jewelry and more. Details: 806-1425.

God and Guns men's conference: 12:30-5:30 p.m., Lakeshore Baptist Church, 6028 Lakeshore Road, Biloxi. Speaker: Tony Hicks of Clifton Baptist Church in Franklinton, La. Family-oriented. Includes muzzle-loader, black powder, primitive weapon exhibition and demonstration. Fathers encouraged to bring sons.

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. All 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 Sunday 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 on viola, and Elizabeth Moak on 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 Yong Kim, master of tango. Donation: $10. Details: 374-5547.

Boo Bash: 5-9 p.m., Barksdale Pavilion, Jones Park, Gulfport. Games, handouts, train rides, face-painting, refreshments and more. Details: 868-5881.

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

Halloween costume ball and potluck 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.

Catacombs of Terror: 7 p.m. Oct. 24, 29-31, Barksdale Pavilion, Jones Park, Gulfport. Terror haunted trail. Cost: $5 and free for ages 5 and younger. Details: 868-5950.

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

Belles and Buoys Square Dance Club: 7-10 p.m., Golden Pines Ranch, 1200 McHenry Road, Perkinston. RV hookups available, water and electricity from 1 p.m. Limited space available. Music, food and more. Details: 363-2622.

"The Liar": 8 p.m. Oct. 24, 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.

SUNDAY

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

Ocean Springs Elks Lodge omelet breakfast: 9-11 a.m., 2501 Beachview Drive. Cost: $7.

Swim in for autism: 3-5:30 p.m., eFitness & Wellness, 1735 Richard Drive, Biloxi. Pool will be heated. Preregistration required, space limited. Details: 396-4434.

MONDAY

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

Harrison County Republican Women meeting: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Great Southern Golf Club clubhouse, 2000 Beach Drive, Gulfport. Cost: $15.

October luncheon/Taste of the Live Oak Cemetery tour: Noon, Pass Christian Historical Society, 201 E. Scenic Drive. Led by Lori Fisher and the Discovery students from Pass Christian Middle School. Cost: $10 members and $12 nonmembers. Details: 452-7254.

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

Jackson County Utility Authority Board of Directors meeting: 4 p.m., Witchen Administration Building, 1225 Jackson Ave., Pascagoula. Details: 762-0119.

Halloween safety program: 6 p.m., Bay St. Louis-Hancock County Library. Child can wear costumes to enter Halloween contest with prizes awarded. Refreshments. Details: 467-5282.

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West Jackson Utility District board of commissioners meeting: 9 a.m., District Office, 7312 Rose Farm Road, Ocean Springs. Details: 872-3898.

Introduction to Microsoft Excel computer class: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Pass Christian Public Library, 111 Hiern Ave. Class size limited due to computers available. Details: 452-4596.

Book signing and reading: 3-6 p.m., Lucedale Public Library. Sue Clifton will sign and read her new book, "Through the Eyes of Angel Leigh." The book is a biography of Sara Dulaney Pugh, and Pugh will be in attendance. Details: 601-947-2123.

Family Story Fest: 5:30 p.m., Pascagoula Public Library. Come dressed in costume and enjoy stories, crafts, games and more. Details: 769-3060.

Harrison County 4-H Shooting Sports Program orientation meeting: 6 p.m., Orange Grove Community Center, 14416 Dedeaux Road, Gulfport. Designed for ages 8-18. Learn responsible and safe use of firearms and archery equipment in the presence of certified instructors. Sponsored by Mississippi State University. Details: 865-4227.

Halloween Trunk or Treat: 6 p.m., Coast Electric Power, 18020 Mississippi 603, Kiln. Details: 255-1724.

Gulf Coast Business Council forum on Initiative 42/42A: 6 p.m., Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Jeff Davis campus, Auditorium, Gulfport. Gather information about the initiative and hear speakers discuss the details before election day.

Gulf Coast Research Laboratory Science Cafe: 6-7:30 p.m., Laboratory Dining Hall, 703 E. Beach Drive, Ocean Springs. Noel Lamey will discuss reptiles of South Mississippi. Sponsored by GCRL and MS-AL Sea Grant Consortium. Refreshments provided by Coffee Fusion. Details: 818-8847.

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.

Healthy Living in a Toxic World: 6:30 p.m. Oct. 27 and 10:30 a.m. Oct. 28, Pass Christian Public Library, 111 Hiern Ave. Led by Cindy Jaudon with Young Essential Oils. Learn about chemicals in products and teach how to make products out of natural alternatives. Details: 229-6353.

WEDNESDAY

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, Jackson County and Perkinston campuses. High school seniors can 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.

Live oak tree planting: 11 a.m., Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum, Biloxi. Hosted by Biloxi Bay Chamber of Commerce.

Grief support group: 2 p.m. every fourth Wednesday, Methodist Seashore Highlands Clubhouse, off Lorraine Road and Mississippi 605, 100 Wesley Way, Gulfport. Details: 374-4434.

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 at 15-minute intervals. 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 Jane's Wreaths, live holiday music and more. Cost: $35. Proceeds benefit Jefferson Davis campus scholarship. Cost: $25. Details: 897-3971.

30th annual boat-owners party: 6 p.m., Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum, Biloxi. Light hors d'oeuvres, wine, beer and more. Christmas on the Water shirts will be available for purchase.

THURSDAY

Mississippi State Port Authority monthly meeting: 8:30 a.m., Great Southern Club, Gulfport. Details: 865-4300.

Biloxi Main Street at Farmers Market: 9 a.m.-1 p.m., under Interstate 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, 130883-A Seaway Road, Gulfport. Details: 1-800-733-2767.

Fall Into Art mini-class: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2-5 p.m., Arts on the Avenue, 618 Delmas Ave., Pascagoula. Learn painting techniques, receive instruction to paint plates, paint pumpkin on a Styrofoam plate. Cost: $10 includes materials. Details: 938-6789.

Halloween Bash: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., D'Iberville Civic Center. Presented by Red Barnett Senior Center.

College of Business Lunch and Learn: 12:15-1 p.m., University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus, Fleming Education Center, Long Beach. Discuss and learn about business. Speaker: Frank Wilem, co-founder and chief executive officer of Triton Systems Inc. and the chief executive officer of The Wilem Group. Lunch provided.

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.

Halloween party: 5-8 p.m., Fidelis Realty, Colonial Park Place, 2318 Pass Road, Biloxi. Live music, chilli cook-off, pumpkin carving, costumes encouraged and more. Adults only.

Spooky Family Game Night: 5:30 p.m., Moss Point Public Library. Come dressed in costume and enjoy games and treats. Details: 475-7462.

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.

Relaxing with Reiki session: 6 p.m., St. Martin Public Library. Learn relaxation techniques. Class size limited. Details: 392-3250.

Family night out: 6 p.m., Handsboro United Church, 2333 Demaret Drive, Gulfport. Fellowship, movie and refreshments. Details: 896-7264.

Trunk or Treat program: 6 p.m., Pearlington Public Library. Decorated cars, goodies and refreshments. Details: 533-0755.

Science Cafe -- Girls in STEM: 6 p.m., University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast library, Think Center, Long Beach. Presented by Judith Cwikla, director of Creativity and Innovation in STEM, discussing her research with school children and education. Explores what can be done to support careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics for girls. Details: 214-3467.

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

Gulfport Little Theatre's New York City trip meeting: 6 p.m., 2600 13th Ave. Details: 864-7983.

Learn to paint: 6-8 p.m. Thursdays until Nov. 19, Gail Keenan Art Center, 5065 Espy Ave., Long Beach. Cost: $80 for four sessions. Class limited to 10 adult students. Details: 234-1610.

FRIDAY

Diabetes management session: 1-3 p.m., Pascagoula Public Library. Free. Limited to ages 18 and older. Details: 769-3060, Ext. 1.

Artist reception: 5-7 p.m. VIP viewing and 7-8 p.m. opening reception, Ocean Springs Community Center. Artists will compete for more than $5,000 in cash awards given for 2-D and 3-D entries. Details: rebeccacheney67@gmail.com.

Trunk or Treat: 5-7 p.m., 14190 Dedeaux Road, Gulfport. Funnel cakes, bouncy houses, train rides, costume contest and more. Concessions are not included with wristband. Temple Christian Academy students and one parent are free. Additional wristbands can be bought $5.

Trunk and Treat: 5-7 p.m., Fleitas Avenue Sportsplex, Pass Christian. Sponsored by Pass Christian Police Department. Hay ride with donation of canned goods for Pass Christian Food Pantry. Details: 452-3301.

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

VFW Post 3937 steak dinner and silent auction: 5-8 p.m., 213 Klondyke Road, Long Beach. Cost: $15. Details: 863-8602.

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

Steak night: 6-8 p.m., American Legion Post 1992, 3824 Old Spanish Trail, Gautier. Details: 497-6422.

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.

Pork chop dinner by the Hoop Shoot Committee: 6:30-8 p.m., Ocean Springs Elks Lodge, 2501 Beachview Drive. Cost: $10. Details: 872-2501.

Halloween Night at the Museum: 7 p.m., Maritime & 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.

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

"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 in museum admission. Details: 897-6039.

Fall Festival: 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m., Biloxi Town Green. Kids 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: Introduction to Beginners Astrology, 1-2 p.m. and Yoga meets Dance, 2:30-3:30 p.m., River Rock Yoga, 2429 W. Commerce St., Suite C, Ocean Springs. Instructor: Beth Rigby. Details: 818-4522.

Book signing: 1-4 p.m., Southern Bound Book Shop, 280 Eisenhower Drive, Biloxi. Features horror author Angela Yuriko Smith.

Fall Festival: 4:30-7:30 p.m., Corner Stone Baptist church, 1410 E. Second St., Pass Christian. Trunk or treat, food, crafts and more.

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.

Trunk or Treat: 6-9 p.m., Beauvoir, The Jefferson Davis Home and Presidential Library, 2244 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Cost: $5 per car. Space walk, baked good, trunk or treat the classic cars, move in the Beauvoir room, bounce house, haunted hayride for older kids and trick or treat mansion. Details: 388-4400.

"Rocky Horror Picture Show" backyard movie event: 7:30 p.m., Bay St. Louis Little Theatre, 398 Blaize Ave. Bring lawn chairs and picnic baskets. Cost: $5. Details: 467-9024 or bsllt.org.

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

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