Local Events

This Week events in South Mississippi: Oct. 26-Nov. 1

AMANDA McCOY/SUN HERALD/2010Terri Flowers, left, of Mandeville and Jenna Kay Blaine of Biloxi help each other lift a large pumpkin at the Church of the Redeemer's Pumpkin Patch in 2010. Various South Mississippi pumpkin patches will be offered throughout the end of this week.
AMANDA McCOY/SUN HERALD/2010Terri Flowers, left, of Mandeville and Jenna Kay Blaine of Biloxi help each other lift a large pumpkin at the Church of the Redeemer's Pumpkin Patch in 2010. Various South Mississippi pumpkin patches will be offered throughout the end of this week. SUN HERALD


American Red Cross 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.

American Red Cross 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.


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

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

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.


American Red Cross 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.

American Red Cross 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.


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.

American Red Cross blood drive: 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Mississippi Power, 2992 West Beach Blvd., Gulfport. Details: 1-800-733-2767.

American Red Cross 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.

Volunteer Tour and Training: 10:30-11:30 a.m., Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center, Ocean Springs. Current, past and potential volunteers are invited to take a tour and train as a volunteer for the Mary C. and the Ocean Springs History Museum. Details: 818-2878.

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, chili 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.

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


Success Women's Conference: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Biloxi Civic Center. Expo, fashion show and special guests. Cost: $45 all-access pass, $25 expo pass. Details/tickets: 239-1867.

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.

House of Payne: 6-10 p.m. Oct. 30-31, haunted house on Kajja Drive at the Bobby Eleuterius Recreational Complex behind the D'Iberville Elementary School.

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.

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

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.


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

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.

Fall Festival: 5-7 p.m., Escatawpa Baptist Church, 7101 Mississippi 613. Trunk or treat, food and games.

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.


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

Jason Gibbons appearance: 10 a.m., Temple Baptist Church, 14190 Dedeaux Road, Gulfport. Features basketball trickster, Harlem Superstar and inducted into Harlem Legends. Details: 251-769-2097.