Local Events

WHAT'S HAPPENING for January (Updated Dec. 30)

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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.

Winter Wonderland Dance: 6-7 p.m. hustle basics with Keith Gussoni and Celeste Pfefferie and 7-8 p.m. West Coast Swing and 8 p.m. Pot luck dinner and social dancing, Amour Danzar Ballroom, 9355 County Farm Road, Gulfport. Cost: $15 workshop and $15 dance. Casual dress affair. Sparkling champagne, party favors and more. Details: 324-3730.

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

MONDAY

Coastwide Celebration Combined New Year Media Mixer: 5-8 p.m., Martin Luther King Jr. Municipal Building, 676 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Biloxi. Preview of Martin Luther King week activities. Refreshments.

French Club of Biloxi Women's Auxiliary meeting: 6 p.m., 182 Howard Ave. Details: 436-6472.

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 Legion Riders meeting: 7-8 p.m., 3824 Old Spanish Trail, Gautier. Details: 497-6422.

TUESDAY

Social Security Benefits program: 2 p.m., Gautier Public Library, 2100 Library Lane. Led by Sal Crespo, certified financial planner. Discussing seven keys to enhancing and controlling benefits. Registration is suggested. Details: 497-4531.

Twelfth Night celebration: 5 p.m., Biloxi Visitors Center, 1050 Beach Blvd. Gulf Coast Carnival Association will turn off Biloxi Lighthouse's holiday lights at 6 p.m., the parade will travel to the Mardi Gras Museum at 6:15 p.m. and the Mardi Gras Museum's lights will be turned on at 6:30 p.m. Come out to celebrate the conclusion of the Christmas season and the opening of Carnival season. Free.

Learn to Draw: 6-7:30 p.m. Jan. 5, 12, 19 and 26, Gail Keenan Art Center, 5065 Espy Ave., Long Beach. Cost: $90 for four sessions. Supplies included. Bring a friend and get half off. Details: 234-1610.

WEDNESDAY

Gulfport-Biloxi Regional Airport Authority meeting: 9 a.m. third floor of terminal, Gulfport. Details: 863-5951 Ext. 3027.

Gulf Coast Symphony Guild meeting: 10 a.m., Treasure Oak Country Club, 2105 Bienville Blvd., U.S. 90, Ocean Springs. Features Kaye Roze, vocalist. Guests are welcome. Details: 896-9347.

Sons of the American Legion meeting: 6:30-7:30 p.m., 3824 Old Spanish Trail, Gautier. Details: 497-6422.

Biloxi Elks Lodge 606 meeting: 7 p.m. Jan. 6 and 20, 1178 Beach Blvd. Details: 374-0606.

JAN. 7

Harrison County Utility Authority Board meeting: 10 a.m., Intraplex Industrial Park, 10271 Express Drive. Details: 868-8752.

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.

American Legion Post 1992 house committee meeting: 5 p.m. house committee and 6 p.m. executive committee meeting, 3824 Old Spanish Trail, Gautier. Details: 497-6422.

Mississippi Arts Commission grant-writing workshop: 6 p.m., Gulfport Galleria of Fine Arts. Registration not required. Free. Details: 601-359-6529.

Line dancing classes: 6-7:30 p.m. Jan. 7, 14, 21 and 6 p.m. Jan. 27, Pascagoula Public Library, 3214 Pascagoula St. All ages invited. Led by Ericka Nicholson. Details: 769-3060.

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

Learn to Paint: 6-8 p.m. Jan. 7, 14, 21 and 28, Gail Keenan Art Center, 5065 Espy Ave., Long Beach. Cost: $90 for four sessions. Supplies included. Bring a friend and get half off. Details: 234-1610.

JAN. 8

Lunch and Learn: Noon-1 p.m. Jubilee Center, 4322 Popp's Ferry Road, D'Iberville. Cost: $10 per person includes lunch. Topic: Alzheimer's detection. Led by Kathryn Moran of Mississippi Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association. Details: 392-4288.

Dinner at JD's Freedom Grill: 6-8 p.m., seafood night with shrimp or catfish dinner, American Legion Post 1992, 3824 Old Spanish Trail, Gautier. Details: 497-6422.

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

Friday Night Dance: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 8 and 15, Amour Danzar Ballroom, 9355 County Farm Road, Gulfport. Cost: $10. Details: 324-3730.

Krewe of Tri-Cities Carnival Ball: 8 p.m., Pascagoula Civic Center. Theme: Hats Off to Broadway.

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.

Biloxi Elks Lodge 606 steak night: 6 p.m. Jan. 9, 16, 23 and 30, 1178 Beach Blvd. Cost: $18 ribeyes and $20 T-bone. Live entertainment. Details: 374-0606.

"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 and tickets: 539-4571.

JAN. 11

Friends of the Moss Point Library meeting: 1:30 p.m., Ina Thompson Moss Point Library, 4119 Bellview St. Details: 475-7462.

Ocean Springs public meeting: 5:30 p.m., City Hall, 1018 Porter Ave. Discussing the findings of the survey of the Right-of-Way, property lines and current road width along Lover's Lane. Details: 875-6712.

History and Mission of the Wolf River Conservation Society: 7 p.m., Pass Christian Historical Society, 201 E. Scenic Drive. Led by Bob Fairbank. Speaking about history, mission and accomplishments of the Wolf River Conservation Society. Details: 452-7254.

JAN. 12

BNI Mississippi information meeting: 8 a.m., Hilton Garden Inn, 2703 Denny Ave., Pascagoula. Seeking professionals interested in growing their business by maximizing their marketing efforts. Details: 504-442-8983.

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

Lego Club meeting: 3:30 p.m., East Central Public Library, 21801 Slider Road. Designed for ages 8 and older. Refreshments. Details: 588-6263.

Science Cafe: 6 p.m., Orange Grove Public Library, 12135 Old Highway 49, Gulfport. Theme: What's the Buzz on Bees. Led by Tim Lockley, senior entomologist for the Mississippi Department of Agriculture on the Gulf Coast and Joshua Reeves, co-owner of J&J Bees and Trees. Details: 452-4596 or 214-3467.

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

JAN. 13

French Club of Biloxi men's meeting: 6 p.m. dinner and 7 p.m. meeting, 182 Howard Ave. Serving red beans and rice with pork chops. Details: 436-6472.

JAN. 14

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

South for the Winter: 6:30 p.m., Sal and Mookie's, Biloxi. Five-course dining experience will feature craft beer pairings with chef-prepared dishes along with storytelling from local breweries including Biloxi Brewing Company, Lazy Magnolia Brewery and Mississippi Brewing Company. Cost: $60. Details: 207-9697.

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. 20

Block printing: 6-9 p.m., Walter Anderson Museum of Art, 510 Washington Ave., Ocean Springs. Participants may bring dinner to eat. Led by Heather Carter Rumfelt. Cost: $35. Designed for ages 18 and older. Class size limited. Details: 872-3164.

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 and 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.

Mardi Gras Ball and Dance: 8 p.m.-until, French Club of Biloxi, 182 Howard Ave. Live entertainment. Cost: $15 per person. Details: 436-6472.

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