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WHAT'S HAPPENING for January (Updated Jan. 19)

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TOday

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

Mississippi Commission on Marine Resources meeting: 9 a.m., 1141 Bayview Ave., Biloxi.

Colt Capers: 10-11 a.m., 7200 Gautier Lane, Gautier. Topic: Alligators. Details: 497-6322 Ext. 101.

Home School Studio Art Classes: 1:30-3 p.m. Jan. 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.

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.

MS Gulf Coast Tri Delta Alumnae Cocktail Hour: 5:30 p.m., Cora's, 1230 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Details: 861-7169.

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.

South Mississippi Urban Style Ballroom Dancing: 6-8 p.m. on Tuesdays at Bayou Gulf Paralyzed Veterans Building, 15489 Dedeaux Road, Gulfport. Singles and partners welcome. Details: 206-5510.

WEDNESDAY

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

Daughter of American Revolution Biloxi chapter meeting: 11 a.m., Mary Mahoney's Restaurant, 116 Rue Magnolia, Biloxi. Cost: $18. Details: 875-5464.

Gulfport-Biloxi Regional Airport Authority meeting: 2 p.m., third floor of airport terminal.

Actions Speak Louder than Words: 6 p.m., Pascagoula Public Library, 3214 Pascagoula St. Features Sugar Stallings with discussion and book signing. Details: 769-3060 Ext. 249.

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.

THURSDAY

Take the Mystery Out of Medicare: 10:30 a.m., Pass Christian Public Library, 111 Hiern Ave. Features the South Mississippi State Health Insurance Assistance Program. Speaker is David Manasco of the Area Agency on Aging. Details: 452-4596.

Strengthen, Stretch and Align with Pilates: 10:30-11:15 a.m. Jan. 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.

Lunch and Learn: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Jan. 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.

Panel discussion: 5 p.m., University of Southern Mississippi, Hardy Hall Ballroom, Long Beach. Theme: The Pulitzer Prize and Mississippi Journalism. Details: 865-4574.

Mississippi Gulf Coast League of Women Voters meeting: 6 p.m., St. John's Episcopal Chruch, 705 Rayburn Ave., Ocean Springs. Speakers: Austin Borbour and Brandon Jones. Entree and drinks provided. Please bring a covered side dish. RSVP/details: 327-0183 or 225-241-1515.

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

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

Recovery workshops: 7 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 2301 15th St., Gulfport. Divorce and grief recovery workshops are available for adults, but the Broken Rainbow workshop for children ages 6 and older will also begin to help younger family members dealing with a divorce or death. Cost: $30. Broken Rainbow is free to children of participants in the divorce or grief recovery workshops. Details: 229-6851.

FRIDAY

Harrison County Emergency Communication Commission meeting: 10 a.m., 1st Judicial District Courthouse, EOC conference room, 1801 23rd Ave., Gulfport. Details: 831-0760.

Fish lunches: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Our Mother of Sorrows Church, Parish Hall, 800 Division St., Biloxi. Cost: $7 a plate. Free local delivery on three or more orders. Details: 435-0007.

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.

Social Security benefits program: 2 p.m., St. Martin Public Library, 15004 Lemoyne Blvd. Features financial planner Sal Crespo. Registration encouraged. Details: 392-3250.

Burns Night: 6-8:30 p.m., Irish Coast Pub, 1307 25th Ave., Gulfport. Commemorate the birth of Scottish poet Robert Burns with a beer flight, live entertainment, live auction and food. Kids and kilts are welcome, and formal wear is not required, but it is appreciated. Cost: $5 in advance, $10 at the door.

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

"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 ages 12 and younger. Details: 467-9024 or bsllt.org.

"Sleuth": 8 p.m. Jan. 22-23, 2 p.m. Jan. 24, 8 p.m. Jan. 29-30, 2 p.m. Jan. 31, Gulfport Little Theatre, 2600 13th Ave. Cost: $15 general admission; $12 seniors, military; $10 students, children. Details/tickets: 864-7983 or gulfportlittletheatre.net.

SATURDAY

Shorebird identification class and field trip: 8:30 a.m. program, 10 a.m. field trip, Pascagoula River Audubon Society. The boat-based field trip will offer the chance to practice identification learned during the program. Pre-registration for the field trip is required. Space is limited. Details/registration: 475-0825 Ext. 4.

Pine cone bird feeding: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Jan. 23 and 30, 7200 Gautier Lane, Gautier. Details: 497-6322, ext. 101.

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.

Sit, Stay and Read!: 10 a.m.-noon p.m., Pascagoula Public Library, 3214 Pascagoula St. Children will read stories to pets. Children must be accompanied by parent or adult guardian. Details: 769-3060 Ext. 1.

TULLIBEE Base of USSVI submarine veterans and SubVettes meeting: 11 a.m., Biloxi Yacht Club, 408 Beach Blvd. Details 324-4309.

American Red Cross blood drive: 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Bond Baptist Church, 35 Sellers St., Wiggins. Details: 1-800-733-2767.

Ocean Springs Elks Lodge Mardi Gras Parade: 1 p.m., parade begins at Front Beach, travels to Porter Avenue, Washington Avenue, Government Street and ends at the Ocean Springs Central Office. Theme: comedy palooza. Details: 238-9189.

Painting 101 workshop: 1-3 p.m., Ocean Springs Municipal Library, 525 Dewey Ave. Features Ocean Springs artist Glenn Edward Miller. Designed for ages 13 and older. Space limited. Details: 875-1193.

Chinese New Year teen event: 1-3 p.m., St. Martin Public Library, 15004 Lemoyne Blvd. Features Chinese foods and culture, crafts and puzzles, calligraphy and more. Registration suggested. Space is limited. Details: 392-3250.

American Red Cross blood drive: 1-6 p.m., Edgewater Mall, 2600 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Details: 1-800-733-2767.

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

Second annual Ocean Springs Carnival Association Masquerade Ball: 7 p.m., Ocean Springs Civic Center. Theme: A Knight Affaire. Mask required to attend the medieval-themed ball. Cost: $25. Details/tickets: 355-0146.

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

SUNDAY

VFW Post 6731 breakfast: 8-11 a.m. Jan. 24 and 31, 4321 W. Gay Road, D'Iberville. Details: 392-1152.

Ocean Springs Elks Lodge 2501 omelet breakfast: 9-11 a.m., 2501 Beachview Drive, Ocean Springs. Cost: $8.

Fourth Sunday at Four: 4 p.m. music and 5 p.m. art and reception, Christ Episcopal Church, 912 S. Beach Blvd. Bay St. Louis. Music by Heather and the Monkey King. Features visual artist, Barbara Brown. Details: 467-0106.

MONDAY

Harrison County Republican Women meeting: 11:30 a.m., Great Southern Golf Club, Gulfport. Lunch cost: $15.

JAN. 26

American Red Cross blood drive: 9 a.m.-1 p.m., George Regional Hospital, 859 Winter St., Lucedale. Details: 1-800-733-2767.

Self Publishing -- Do It Yourself: 6 p.m., Pascagoula Public Library, 3214 Pascagoula St. Features Chris Wiggins. Registration suggested. Details: 769-3060.

Science Cafe -- Migrant Songbirds in the South: 6-7:30 p.m., Gulf Coast Research Laboratory, Ocean Springs. Free. Details: 872-4213.

JAN. 27

American Red Cross blood drive: 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Diamondhead Community Center, 5300 Diamondhead Circle. Details: 1-800-733-2767.

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.

King Rules: 12:15 p.m. IP Casino and Resort, third floor ballroom, 850 Bayview Ave., Biloxi. The speaker will be Alveda King, niece of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., founder of "King for America", Fox News contributor and director of Alveda King Ministries. Details: 424-2956.

Lawyers at the Library: 3-7 p.m., Pascagoula Public Library, 3214 Pascagoula St. One-on-one sessions to provide legal advice in ares of criminal law, expungements, family law, child custodies, wills and estates, Social Security and disability benefits. Details: 601-576-4208.

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

Wine and cheese tasting: 6:30-8:30 p.m., Gail Keenan Art Center, 5065 Espy Ave., Long Beach. Learn the basics of pairing wine and cheeses. Cost: $30 individual, $50 couple. Details/registration: 452-9446.

JAN. 29

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

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

"Boeing Boeing": 8 p.m. Jan. 29-30, 2 p.m. Jan. 31, 8 p.m. Feb. 4-6, Biloxi Little Theatre, 220 Lee Street. Cost: $15 general admission; $12 seniors, students and military. Details/tickets: 432-8543 or 4blt.org.

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 members of court will be presented. Details: 217-6227.

Gulf Coast Symphony Orchestra concert: 7 p.m., Biloxi Saenger Theatre. Features Native American flutist R. Carlos Nakai. Tickets: $15-45. Details/tickets: 896-4276.

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.

JAN. 31

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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