Local Events

WHAT'S HAPPENING for January (Updated Dec. 27)

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FRIDAY

First Celebrity Basketball Game: 7 p.m., Joan Kroc Corps Community Center, Biloxi. Presented by J. Lee's Gourmet BBQ Sauce. Features State Rep. Jeremy Anderson and City Councilman Felix Gines. Proceeds benefit Veterans Support Fund at Back Bay Mission. Cost: $8 adults at the door and $6 adults in advance. Ages 12 and younger admitted free. Details: 806-8880.

SATURDAY

Ice skating: 3:30, 6 and 8:30 p.m. Jan. 2; 2, 4:30 and 7 p.m. Jan. 3; 6 and 8:30 p.m. Jan. 8; 3:30, 6 and 8:30 p.m. Jan 9; 2, 4:30 and 7 p.m. Jan. 10, 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.

JAN. 3

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

JAN. 7

Strengthen, Stretch and Align with Pilates: 10:30-11:15 a.m. Jan. 7, 14, 21 and 28, Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government Ave., Ocean Springs. Cost: $15 per class. Led by Ellen Miller, owner of Bayou Pilates in Ocean Springs. Details: 818-2878.

Think Like an Entrepreneur: 6-8 p.m., Innovation Center, 1636 Popp's Ferry Road, Biloxi. Details: 396-8661.

JAN. 8

Ocean Springs Elks Lodge 2501 scholarship dinner: 6:30-8 p.m., 2501 Beachview Drive, Ocean Springs. Cost: $10.

JAN. 9

TNT Ranch fundraising Bridge Walk: 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Ocean Springs Bridge. The first 100 people to register at $20 will receive a free Ranch T-shirt. All proceeds go to the homeless shelter. Details: 669-7859.

"A Midsummer's Night Dream": 7 p.m., Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government Ave., Ocean Springs. Cost: $15 adults and $10 students. Presented by WINGS Performing Arts. Details: 818-2878.

JAN. 10

Third annual Messa e Pranzo: 11 a.m., Holy Family Catholic Church and School, 22342 Evangeline Drive. Sponsored by Gulf Coast Italian American Cultural Society. Mass follows at 12:30 p.m. Tickets: $12 adults and $6 children, ages 4-12. Details/tickets: 539-4571.

JAN. 12

Computer classes for beginners: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Pass Christian Public Library, 111 Hiern Ave. Led by John Giesemann from Mississippi State University Extension Center for Technology Outreach. Details: 452-4596.

Mardi Gras Mambo: 6-8:30 a.m., Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, 246 Dolan Ave., Gulfport. Features Chef Maria Vieages. Tickets: $30-35. Details: 897-6039.

JAN. 14

Starting a Business­­ -- First Steps: 6-8 p.m., Innovation Center, 1636 Popp's Ferry Road, Biloxi. Details: 396-8661.

JAN. 15

Kids dance fundraising event: 5-8 p.m., Gulfport High School Gymnasium. Designed for kindergarten through sixth grade. Inviting all school districts. Cost: $5 at the door. Prize will be awarded. Presented by TNT Ranch Recovery Home. All proceeds go to the homeless shelter.

Kids cooking class: 6-7:30 p.m., Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, 246 Dolan Ave., Gulfport. Features chef Maria Vieages. Tickets: $12.50 per person. Details: 897-6039.

JAN. 18

Martin Luther King Jr. activities: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, 246 Dolan Ave., Gulfport. Crafts and activities included with museum admission. Details: 897-6039.

JAN. 19

Hancock/Harrison Counties Forestry and Wildlife Association meeting: 6 p.m. registration and 6:15 p.m. program begins, Lyman Community Center, 13742 U.S. 49, Gulfport. Presenter: Glenn Hughes, Mississippi State University Forestry Extension. Theme: 10 Tips for Beginning Forest Landowners. Cost: $20 nonmembers and $30 nonmember couples and free for members. Preregistration requested. Details: 865-4227.

JAN. 21

How to Develop a Business Plan: 6-8 p.m., Innovation Center, 1636 Popp's Ferry Road, Biloxi. Details: 396-8661.

JAN. 23

Children's Mardi Gras Celebration: 10 a.m.-noon, Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, 246 Dolan Ave., Gulfport. Music, bingo, art activities, face painting, children's parade and more. Details: 897-6039.

JAN. 27

African Children's Choir performance: 6 p.m., First Baptist Church, 300 N. Cleveland Ave., Long Beach. Free. Donations welcome. Details: 864-2584.

Third annual WAMA Craft Beer Tasting: 6-9 p.m., Walter Anderson Museum of Art, 510 Washington Ave., Ocean Springs. Must be 21 years or older. Cost: $10 nonmembers and free for members. Details: 872-3164.

JAN. 28

Cash Flow Projections For Your Business Plan: 6-8 p.m., Innovation Center, 1636 Popp's Ferry Road, Biloxi. Details: 396-8661.

JAN. 29

Free Friday at Lynn Meadows: 5-8 p.m., Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, 246 Dolan Ave., Gulfport. Details: 897-6039.

JAN. 30

Special yoga class/workshop: 9:45-11:15 a.m. Kripalu Vata Balancing Yoga class and 1-3:30 p.m. Sacred Pause: Opening Ourselves with Kindness and Mindfulness, River Rock Yoga, 2429 W. Commerce St., suite C, Ocean Springs. Led by Senior Kripalu teacher, Rebecca Kronlage. Cost: $15 for balancing session and $35 for mindfulness session. Includes breathing exercises, relaxation and meditation. All levels welcome.

Storytime with Pete the Cat: 11 a.m., Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, 246 Dolan Ave., Gulfport. Details: 897-6039.

Auditions for "Pinkalicious -- The Musical": 2-5 p.m., Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, 246 Dolan Ave., Gulfport. Designed for kindergarten through 12th grade. Production dates are March 15-18. Details: 897-6039.

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