Local Events

WHAT'S HAPPENING for January (Updated Jan. 23)

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American Legion Post 33 breakfast: 8-11 a.m., 1126 Judge Sekul Ave., Biloxi. Cost: $6.

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.

Cub Scout Pack 321 Pinewood Derby: 8:30-10 a.m., First United Methodist Church, Long Beach. More than 50 Cub Scouts in Pack 321 will race. Details: 342-0539.

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 and 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.

Sculpture class: 1-3:30 p.m., Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art, Biloxi. Make ceramic Mardi Gras masks. Ages 10 and older. Cost: $20. Details: 374-5547.

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.

Professional Cowboy Association Finals: 6 p.m. Jan. 23, 2 p.m. Jan. 24, Mississippi Coast Coliseum & Convention Center, Biloxi. Rodeo finals, trade shows and concerts. Details/tickets: 594-3700.

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.

"The Ransom of Red Chief": 8 p.m. Jan. 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. 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.


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 and Jeremy Turcotte, along with Spanish violinist Quike Navarro. Features visual artist Barbara Brown. Details: 467-0106.


Pickleball: 8:30-11:30 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Long Beach Senior Citizens Center, 20257 Daugherty Road, Long Beach. Details: 868-7517.

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

Jackson County Utility Authority meeting: 4 p.m. Jan. 25-26, Witchen Adminstration Building, 1225 Jackson Ave., Pascagoula.

Food Health program: 6 p.m., Ocean Springs Municipal Library, 525 Dewey Ave. Features Ellen Miller, therapeutic foot specialist and pilates instructor addressing foot problems. Details: 875-1193.


West Jackson County Utility District meeting: 9 a.m., District Office, 7312 Rose Farm Road, Ocean Springs. Details: 872-3898.

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

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

American Legion Post 33 meeting: 6 p.m., 1126 Judge Sekul Ave., Biloxi. Details: 374-9774.

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.

Gulf Coast Temple 471 meeting: 7 p.m., Vernon Gilbert Elks Lodge, Biloxi.


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

Gulf Coast Health Educators healthy lifestyles classes: 5:30 p.m., Orange Grove Community Center, Gulfport. Taught by registered dietitians. Details: 860-7530.

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

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

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.


Mississippi State Port Authority board meeting: 8:30 a.m., Great Southern Club, Gulfport.

Meet the Artist: 9 a.m., Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum, 115 First St., Biloxi. Meet the family of Joe Moran for a conversation about the man and the artist. Cost: $10. French bread and coffee will be served. Reservations: 435-6320.

Strengthen, Stretch and Align with Pilates: 10:30-11:15 a.m. Jan. 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. 28 with Joaquin Morales, 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.

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.

LEED Plaque Ceremony: 12:30 p.m., Hancock North Central Elementary, 6122 Cuevas Town Road, Kiln.

Coffee fellowship: 2 p.m., Handsboro United Methodist Church, 2333 Demaret Drive, Gulfport. Speaker: Connie Rockco, Harrison County supervisor. Details: 872-7264.

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

Financial Recovery workshop: 6-7:30 p.m., Habitat for Humanity, 2214 34th St., Gulfport. Registration required. Details: 678-9100 Ext. 1024.

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.

Relaxed hour of concert information: 7 p.m. Jan. 28 and 11:30 a.m. Jan. 29, New Audubon Center, Moss Point. Features conductor Peter Rubardt and Native American flutist Carlos Nakai. Casual dress.

Piano recital: 7 p.m., Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Jackson County Campus. Features Alessandra Feris, music instructor with the works of Granados, Beethoven, Liszt and Villa-Lobos. Details: 601-528-8993.


Lunch and Learn: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. with chef Cheri Hiers, 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.

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

Mom and Dad Date Night: 6-8 p.m., Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. Features meal with chef Cheri Hiers. Cost: $30 members, $40 nonmembers and $10 per child with maximum of three. Seats are limited. Details: 818-2878.

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.

Blacksmithing and metalworking demonstrations: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Crosby Arboretum, 370 Ridge Road, Picayune. Cost: $5 nonmembers, $2 nonmembers children and free for members. Details: 601-799-2311.

"Rose Tattoo" auditions: 11 a.m. Jan. 30 and 6:30 p.m. Feb. 1, Bay St. Louis Little Theatre, 398 Blaize Ave. Available roles include eight females, ages 15 to 60s and five males, ages 20s to 80s. Cold readings from script expected. Production opens in April. Details: 467-9024 or 504-453-4888.

Chili cook-off: 11 a.m. cookoff and 1 p.m. prizes awarded, East Central Public Library, 21801 Slider Road. Three categories: regular, spicy and special ingredient. Patrons may sample each chili by purchasing a tasting ticket or purchase a full bowl for an additional $1. Details: 588-6263.

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.

Lego club: 2-4 p.m., Ina Thompson Moss Point Library, 4119 Bellview St. Designed for ages 8 and older. Refreshments. Details: 475-7462.

Sixth annual Top of the Hops Beer Festival: 5 p.m., Mississippi Coast Coliseum, Biloxi. Presented by Goose Island. Ticket prices vary. Details: 1-800-745-3000.

Fleur De Lis Society Ladies Auxiliary Mardi Gras Ball: 5:30 p.m. doors open, 7 p.m. ball begins, French Club of Biloxi, Howard Avenue. Cost: $15 per person. Live entertainment. Bring your own bottle. Setups available. Details: 697-5013.

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.

5 Star Country Legend Tribute Show: 7 p.m. Jan. 30 and 2 p.m. Jan. 31, Center Stage Biloxi. Cost: $15. Features Joe Norman Chunn, Bob Case, Keith Hoda, Dianne Foxx, Gerald Songe and Bob Guidry.

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.