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WHAT'S HAPPENING for January (Updated Jan. 7)

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TOday

Harrison County Utility Authority Board meeting: 10 a.m., Intraplex Industrial Park, 10271 Express Drive, Gulfport. 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.

Handbuilding Clay for Beginners: 1-3 p.m. Jan. 7, 14, 21 and 28, Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Biloxi, Biloxi. Designed for ages 14 and older. Cost: $185 per student. No experience needed. Class fee includes 25 pounds of clay, use of studio tools and more. Details: 374-5547.

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. Thursdays, starting Jan. 7, Gail Keenan Art Center, 5065 Espy Ave., Long Beach. Cost: $90 for four sessions. Supplies are not included. Bring a friend and get half off. Details: 234-1610.

FRIDAY

Beginning Wheel Throwing: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29 and Feb. 5 and 12, Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Biloxi, Biloxi. Designed for ages 14 and older. Cost: $225 per student. Basic throwing on the pottery wheel. Includes clay and supplies. Details: 374-5547.

Lunch and Learn: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Jan. 8 with Bob Tompkins, Mary C. O'Keefe Cultrual Center for Arts and Education, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. Cost: $12 in advance and $14 walk-in. Details: 818-2878.

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.

Joppa Shriners steak dinner: 6-8 p.m., 13280 Shriners Blvd., Biloxi. Cost: $15 ribeye dinner. Children ages 10 and younger will receive hot dog/hamburger meal. Details: 392-9345.

Ice skating: 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. 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.

SATURDAY

Fourth annual Frosty Kroc Run: 8:30 a.m. 1-mile fun run, 9 a.m. 10K starts, 9:15 a.m. 5K run begins, Golden Nugget Casino parking lot, 151 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Registration: $15 for fun run, $20 for 5K and 10K races. Children under 12 years are $10 for $15 for 5K and 10K. Proceeds benefit The Salvation Army Kroc Center Scholarship fund.

TNT Ranch fundraising Bridge Walk: 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Biloxi Bay 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.

Martin Luther King Jr. Coastwide Celebration Combined New Year Media Mixer/Press Conference: 9:30 a.m.-noon, Martin Luther King Jr. Municipal Building, 676 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Biloxi. Previews of upcoming activities during Coastwide Celebration. Refreshments.

Clay Babies -- Drawing in Clay: 10-10:45 a.m., Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Designed for ages 2-6. Cost: $10 per student. Class limit is 15. Details: 374-5547.

27th Avenue Market: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., downtown Gulfport. Market features growers, food producers and artists within 100-mile radius. Details: 596-2496.

Gulf Coast Stamp Club meeting: 2:30 p.m., St. Martin Public Library, 15004 Lemoyne Blvd.

"Play of Light of Shadow" opening reception: 5:30-7 p.m., The Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. Light refreshments. Features Bob Tompkins, new world master of Old World Style. Details: 818-2878.

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

SUNDAY

Ocean Springs Elks Lodge country fried steak and eggs breakfast: 9-11 a.m., 2501 Beachview Drive. Cost: $10. Presented by Ritual Team. Details: 875-2501.

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. Lunch follows at 12:30 p.m. Tickets: $12 adults and $6 children, ages 4-12. Details and tickets: 539-4571.

MONDAY

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

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

Ocean Springs public meeting: 5:30 p.m., City Hall, 1018 Porter Ave. Discussing findings of survey of right-of-way, property lines and road width along Lovers 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.

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

TUESDAY

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.

South Mississippi Urban Style Dance class: 10 a.m.-noon Tuesdays and Thursdays, Isiah Frederick Community Center, 3312 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Gulfport. Details: 206-5510.

Parkinson's disease support group meeting: 11:30 a.m., Beauvoir Methodist Church, 2113 E. Pass Road, Biloxi. Program: Managing in motor symptoms in PD. Details: 896-3075.

Home School Studio Art Classes: 1:30-3 p.m. Jan. 12, 19 and 26, Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Designed for ages 6-17. Cost: $12 per student. Focusing on clay technique, project, pottery wheel, ceramic Mardi Gras masks and clay sculpture. Details: 374-5547.

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

Relay for Life of Harrison County Kickoff: 5:30 p.m., Coldwell Banker Alfonso Realty, 9153 Lorraine Road, Gulfport. Details: 601-467-0468.

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.

Learn to Draw: 6-7:30 p.m. Jan. 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.

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.

When Women Talk -- Girls Just Want to Have Funds: 6-9 p.m., Ohr-O'Keefe Museum, Biloxi. With Martin Luther King Jr. Coastwide Celebration.

WEDNESDAY

Community peer support group: 10 a.m., Westside Community Center, 4006 8th St., Gulfport. Details: 575-4549.

W.O.W. luncheon: Noon, Lyman Community Center, U.S. 49, Gulfport. Cost: $10 lunch. Special guest Advocates for Freedom. Bring baby wipes and diapers for Women Resource Center and gently worn shoes for the Caleb project. Details: 832-1714 or 424-0098.

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

Lunch and Learn: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Jan. 14-15, 21 and 29 with chef Cheri Hiers, Mary C. O'Keefe Cultrual Center for Arts and Education, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. Cost: $12 in advance and $14 walk-in. Details: 818-2878.

Sons of the American Revolution luncheon and meeting: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Panda Palace, Crossroads Shopping Center, Gulfport. Details: 863-4420.

10 Most Endangered Historical Places in Mississippi: 6-7 p.m., Westside Community Center, 4006 8th St., Gulfport. Presented by Lolly Barnes, director of the Mississippi Heritage Trust. Sponsored by Historical Society of Gulfport. Refreshments.

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.

Casting call of "Wildflowers-From Fiction to Film: 6-10 p.m. Jan. 15 and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Jan. 16, Gautier Convention Center, 2012 Library Lane. Details: 327-1197.

Ocean Springs Elks Lodge grilled steak/fish dinner: 6:30-8 p.m., 2501 Beachview Drive. Cost: $12. Details: 875-2501.

Gospel Extravaganza: 7 p.m., Grace Temple Baptist Church, 13344 Old Highway 49, Gulfport. With Martin Luther King Jr. Coastwide Celebration.

JAN. 16

Man Power -- Breaking Generational Curses: 8 a.m.-noon, Progressive Missionary Baptist Church, 3113 20th St., Gulfport. With Martin Luther King Jr. Coastwide Celebration.

Clearance book sale: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Ina Thompson Moss Point Library, 4119 Bellview St. Features new and old items. Hardbacks, paperbacks, CDs, videos and more. Details: 475-7462.

Winter Botany Walk and Children's Wildlife Ornament Workshop: 10 a.m. field walk with Mississippi State University extension forestry specialist Glenn Hughes and 1 p.m. pine cone and peanut butter children's workshop, Crosby Arboretum, 370 Ridge Road, Picayune. Cost: $5 for each program. Details: 601-799-2311.

Sit, Stay and Read: 10 a.m.-noon, Pass Christian Public Library, 111 Hiern Ave. Children will exercise reading skills while visiting pets. Reading sessions last 30 minutes. Details: 452-4596.

Birthday celebration of Dizzy Dean: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Dizzy Dean Welcome Center, 61208 U.S. 49, Stone County. Refreshments. Details: 601-928-5418.

Lego Club event: 1 p.m., Lucedale-George Public Library, 507 Oak St. Designed for ages 8 and older. Children must be accompanied by adult. Details: 601-947-2123.

Mississippi Gulf Coast Daylily Society meeting: 1:30 p.m., Vancleave Public Library, 12604 Mississippi 57. Led by Jeff and Elizabeth Salter. Details: 826-5596.

Jackson County Southern Christian Leadership Conference 40th Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Awards and Scholarship Banquet: 7 p.m., Pelican Landing Conference Center, Moss Point. Details: 475-5421.

Belles and Buoys Square Dance: 8-10 p.m., Lyman Senior Citizen Center, 14592 County Farm Road, Gulfport. Caller Kevin Cozad of Centerville, Ala. Details: 363-2622.

JAN. 17

Sunday Inspiration: 3-5:30 p.m., Grace Temple Baptist Church, 13344 Old Highway 49, Gulfport. With Martin Luther King Jr. Coastwide Celebration.

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.

Marade -- Battle of the Bands: 11 a.m-3 p.m., MGM Park, 875 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Parade begins at Frank Gruich Center, 591, Howard Ave. With Martin Luther King Jr. Coastwide Celebration.

JAN. 19

Harrison County Development Commission meeting: 8:15 a.m., 12281 Intraplex Parkway, Gulfport. Details: 896-8020.

Coloring workshop for adults: 5-7:30 p.m., Ocean Springs Municipal Library, 525 Dewey Ave. Designed for ages 18 and older. Details: 875-1193.

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

East Central Harrison County Public Utility District: 8:30 a.m., offices of Hopkins, Barvie and Hopkins, 2701 24th Ave., Gulfport.

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.

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

JAN. 21

Lunch and Learn: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Jan. 22 with Robert Sweeting, Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center for Arts and Education, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. Cost: $12 in advance and $14 walk-in. Details: 818-2878.

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

JAN. 22

"The Ransom of Red Chief": 8 p.m. Jan. 22-23, 2 p.m. Jan. 24, 8 p.m. Jan. 29-30 and 2 p.m. Jan. 31, Bay St. Louis Little Theatre, 398 Blaize Ave. Cost: $15 adults, $10 seniors, veterans, military and students and $8 children 12 and younger. Details: 467-9024 or bsllt.org.

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.

East Asian Experience: 10 a.m.-noon, Ocean Springs Municipal Library, 525 Dewey Ave. Registration required. Attendees begin with tai chi with Alfred Rivera of Okinawa Kenpo Mushin Ryu Dojo, family-oriented karate school. Sushi, Shanghai and Samurais with Judy Dalgo at 11 a.m. Refreshments. Details: 875-1193.

Arts Under the Dome: 7 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 15th Street and 24th Avenue, Gulfport. Features Festival of Four, Viviana Guzman, classical guitarist Richard Patterson, flamenco guitarist Guillermo Rios and guitarist Stevan Pasero. Cost: $15 adults and $10 students. Details: 229-6851.

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

Lunch and Learn: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Jan. 28 with Joaquin Morales, Mary C. O'Keefe Cultrual Center for Arts and Education, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. Cost: $12 in advance and $14 walk-in. Details: 818-2878.

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.

26th annual Mystic Krewe of Pine Island: Noon, line-up and 1:30 p.m. rolls at South end of Johns Bayou Road. Tailgate party during line-up. Music performances, awards, food. Theme: Pine Island "Booty". King Pine, Queen Domino and other court will be presented. Details: 217-6227.

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.

Belles and Buoys Square Dance: 8-10 p.m., Lyman Senior Citizen Center, 14592 County Farm Road, Gulfport. Caller Willis Simmons of Eufaula, Ala. Details: 363-2622.

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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