Local Events

This Week events in South Mississippi: Jan. 25-31

COURTESY MUSIC FOR LIFEThe African Children's Choir will perform at the First Baptist Church in Long Beach at 6 p.m. Wednesday.
COURTESY MUSIC FOR LIFEThe African Children's Choir will perform at the First Baptist Church in Long Beach at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Pickleball: 8:30-11:30 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at the Donal Synder Center, Biloxi,  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.

"The Ransom of Red Chief": 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. 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.


Pine cone bird feeding: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., 7200 Gautier Lane, Gautier. Details: 497-6322 Ext. 101.

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. Cost: $15 balancing session, $35 mindfulness session. 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.

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

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.


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.

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