Local Events

WHAT'S HAPPENING for December (Updated Dec. 24)

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Feed My Sheep's Christmas lunch: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., 2615 19th St., Gulfport. The soup kitchen will be closed Christmas Day.

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.

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. Christmas Eve and Christmas Day will also feature 3 p.m. performances.


Gulf Coast Public Safety Feed the Needy Program: 8 a.m., Lyman Community Center, 13472 U.S. 49, Gulfport, for volunteers to arrive to help package and deliver meals; deliveries will begin at 9 a.m. To order a meal, call one of the sponsoring agencies: Biloxi Police Department, 385-3033; D'Iberville Police Department, 396-4252; Gulfport Police Department, 868-5703; Gulfport Fire Department, 868-5950; Harrison County Sheriff's Department, 896-0606; Long Beach Police Department, 865-1981; and Pass Christian Police Department, 452-3302. To make a donation, call Lt. Mike Shaw at 868-5703, or mail monetary donations to Gulf Coast Law Enforcement Feed the Needy, Attn: Lt. Mike Shaw, 2220 15th St., Gulfport, MS 39501.

Gulf Coast Rescue Mission annual Christmas meal: Noon-4 p.m., 2750 Mission Lane, Biloxi, off DeBuys Road. Take-out meals available. Volunteers welcomed. Details: 388-3884 or 388-6364.

Fifth annual Mr. Debonair Ball: 7 p.m., Aaron Jones Interactive Center, Pascagoula. Designed for males in ninth through 12th grades. Winners of the ball will receive a cash prize and paid trip to Selma. Features celebrity guest, DaMarcus Hughes. Raffles and more. Details: 219-3471.


Ice skating: 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.


Ocean Springs Elks Lodge's omelet breakfast: 9-11 a.m., 2501 Beachview Drive. Cost: $8. Presented by Ladies Auxiliary.


School's Out Holiday Camp: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 28-30, Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, 246 Dolan Ave., Gulfport. Cost: $35 per day and $200 for six-day camp. Pottery, baking, gift making, arts and crafts and more. Designed for kindergarten to fifth grade. Space is limited. Details: 897-6039 or lmdc.org.

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

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


Red Cross blood drive: Noon-6 p.m. Dec. 29-30 and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 31, Edgewater Mall, 2600 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. All donors will receive a T-shirt while supplies last. Details: 1-800-733-2767.

Polar Bear Art: 1:30-3:30 p.m., Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Cost: $12 per person. Designed for ages 7 and older. Details: 374-5547.

Family movie matinee: 2 p.m., Pass Christian Public Library, 111 Hiern Ave. Features "Rotten Tomatoes." Details: 452-4596.


Countdown to Noon: 10 a.m.-noon, Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, 246 Dolan Ave., Gulfport. Music, snacks, New Year's craft, falling confetti and ball drop at noon. Included with museum admission. Details: 897-6039 or lmdc.org.

Teen night on the pottery wheel: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Cost: $25 per person. Designed for ages 12-17. Details: 374-5547.

DEC. 31

New Year's Eve Dance Party: 6:30-7:30 p.m. seating, 7:30-8:30 potluck dinner, and 8 p.m.-12:30 a.m. dancing, Amour Danzar Ballroom, 9355 County Farm Road, Gulfport. Features Blue Stars Orchestra. Champagne and party favors provided. Cost: $50 per person. Bring a covered dish to share and your drinks. Reservations required. Details: 324-3730.

New Year's Eve Tango Night at the Ohr: 8 p.m.-12:30 a.m., Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Cost: $10. Details: 374-5547.