Local Events

What's Happening for December 6-8

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VFW Post 6731 breakfast: 8-11 a.m. Dec. 6, 13 and 20, 4321 W. Gay Road, D'Iberville. Details: 392-1152.

Toys for Tots Bicycle Ride: 7 a.m., Tri-Hard Sports, 1016 Government St., Ocean Springs. Bring an unwrapped toy; participate in 11-mile bicycle ride over the Biloxi Bay Bridge to the Biloxi Lighthouse and back to Tri-Hard Sports. Refreshments. Helmet, reflective apparel and flashing light required. Details: 860-6127.

10th annual Talons Toy Run: 10 a.m. registration, Fred's paring lot, corner of Jefferson Avenue and Telephone Road, Vancleave. Route will end at the Salvation Army. Details/route: 990-1287.

Sandpuddling Studio Concrete Sculpture workshop: 10 a.m.-noon, Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. Cost: $335 members and $345 nonmembers; supplies included. Registration deadline Nov. 27. Details: 818-2878.

18th annual Nettles Pottery Open House Show and Sale: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 22291 Bells Ferry Road, Pass Christian. View a large selection of pottery, both wood-fired and gas kilns, throwing demonstrations and more. Refreshments. Details: 452-3511.

Holiday Tree Gala: 1-4 p.m., Hancock County Library, Bay St. Louis. Santa Claus, beautiful trees and holiday music.

Ice skating: 2 and 4:30 p.m. Dec. 6; 6 and 8:30 p.m. Dec. 17-18; 3:30, 6 and 8:30 p.m. Dec. 19; 2, 4:30 and 7 p.m. Dec. 20; 6 and 8:30 p.m. Dec. 21-23; 3:30, 6 and 8:30 p.m. Dec. 26; 2, 4:30 and 7 p.m. Dec. 27; 6 and 8:30 p.m. Dec. 28-31, Mississippi Coast Coliseum, Biloxi. Tickets include admission and skate rental while supplies last. Purchase tickets in person at the box office 30 minutes before each session. Details/tickets: 594-3707.

"Smith Family Christmas": 3 p.m., Biloxi Little Theatre, 220 Lee St. Door prizes, refreshments and more. Cost: $10 adults, $5 children and $25 for family of four. Tickets: 4blt.org.

Gulf Coast Messiah Chorus performance: 3-5 p.m., Greater Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, 1028 Denny Ave., Pascagoula. Each concert is free.

Santa & Friends on Ice: 7 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, 3 and 7 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, through Dec. 27, Beau Rivage Theatre, Biloxi. Professional skaters and other performers present seasonal classics. Snowfall at every show. Tickets start at $12.95 plus tax and service charge. Military Appreciation performances, 3 and 7 p.m. Dec. 5-6; and tickets for service members are four for $30 with military ID and available for purchase at Beau Rivage box office. Christmas Eve and Christmas Day will also feature 3 p.m. performances.

Festival of Lights and Chanukah party: 5:30 p.m., 12277 Three Rivers Road, Gulfport. Free and open to all those of the Jewish faith. Holiday songs, traditional foods, games, goody bags and more. Details: 539-1655.

Christmas at Beauvoir: 6-8 p.m. Saturdays through Thursdays, through Dec. 31, Beauvoir, 2244 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Enjoy the gardens and Christmas lights. Cost: $5 per car. Details: 388-4400.

Celebrate the Wonder of Christmas concert: 7 p.m., Cedar Lake Christian Assembly, 11555 Cedar Lake Road, Biloxi. Bring the family and enjoy classic Christmas carols in a contemporary setting.


Remember Pearl Harbor Day: 8:30 a.m., VFW Post 2434, 289 Veterans Ave., Biloxi. The public is invited. Details: 343-0260.

Youth Symphony Christmas Concert: 6 p.m., Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. Details: 818-2878.

Community meeting: 6 p.m., 19th Street Community Center, Gulfport. Hosted by the 33rd Avenue Alumni Association, the Quarters Group and the Concerned Citizens Coalition. Attend to find out the official status of 33rd Avenue High School.

Men's Club meeting: 6 p.m., Handsboro United Methodist Church, 2333 Demaret Drive, Gulfport. Recognizing the anniversary of Pearl Harbor. Details: 896-7264.

American Legion Post 1992 Ladies Auxiliary meeting: 6:30-7:30 p.m., 3824 Old Spanish Trail, Gautier. Details: 497-6422.

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


Pancake Day: 7 a.m.-6 p.m., Elks Lodge, 303 Krebs Ave, Pascagoula. Hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Pascagoula. Cost: $5.

Preschool and toddler series: 10-11:15 a.m. Dec. 8 and 15, Pascagoula River Audubon Center, 5107 Arthur St., Moss Point. For ages 2-5. Activities include reading, singing, walking, creating and crafting. Cost: $3 nonmembers, $12 per child for series. Maximum of two children per adult. Free for members. Themes: water, fish, food chains, frogs and winter. Details: 475-0825, ext. 4.

AARP 569 meeting: 11:30 a.m., Sicily's, U.S. 49, Gulfport. Speakers: Emily Gadia and Vernor Walker of the Red Cross. Details: 297-0116.

Parkinson's Disease Support Group meeting: 11:30 a.m., Beauvoir Methodist Church, 2113 E. Pass Road, Biloxi. Details: 896-3075.

Port of Gulfport Expansion Project Draft Environmental public meeting: 5:30-6:30 p.m. informal open house to become familiar with proposed project and 6:30 p.m. meeting begins, Gulfport Marriott, 1600 E. Beach Blvd., Gulfport. Meeting will be held to provide information about the proposed project and to receive public input and comments on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement. Detaisl: 251-690-2505.

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

VFW Post 2434 meeting: 6 p.m., 289 Veterans Ave., Biloxi. Details; 343-0260.

The Legend of Santa Gator puppet show: 6 p.m., Pascagoula Public Library. Puppets, stories and songs.

Nutcracker Christmas: 6 p.m., Waveland Public Library, 345 Coleman Ave. Santa Claus and refreshments.

Christmas Family Fun Night: 6-7 p.m., Orange Grove Library, Gulfport. Stories, Christmas music, hot chocolate, crafts, cookies and a special visit from Mrs. Claus.

Bienville Toastmasters meeting: 6:30 p.m., Boomtown Casino, second floor, welcome room, Biloxi. Public speaking and leadership skills. Details: 235-5046.

Coast Big Band Holiday Show: 7:30 p.m., Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. Cost: $12.50. Includes 20-piece big band orchestra with a mix of dance, pop tunes, Latin tunes, jazz standards, soulful and vocals. Details: 818-2878 or themaryc.org.