Local Events

WHAT'S HAPPENING for January (Updated Jan. 27)

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Pickleball: 8:30-11:30 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursdays at Donal Snyder Community Center, 2520 Pass Road, Gulfport; 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at Long Beach Senior Activity Center, gymnasium, 20257 Daugherty Road; 6-9 p.m. Mondays and 9 a.m.-noon on Tuesdays at Herbert Wilson Recreation Center, 3225 Hancock Ave., Gulfport. Details: 868-7517.

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

Jackson County Board of Supervisors State of the County: Noon, Pascagoula Rotary Club. Presenter: President Melton Harris Jr. Will focus on county finances, county projects and industry/economic development in the county. Details: 769-3260.

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.

"Contrary Behaviors" closing reception: 5-7 p.m., Negrotto's Gallery, 2645 Executive Place, Biloxi. Pop-up drawing show by William Carey University Art Department features Ashton Givson, Anne Guille, Brianna Uren and Gerrie Schon. Details: 388-8822.

Preview party: 5:30-7:30 p.m., 1234 Alphabet Road, Florence Gardens, Gulfport. Hosted by Martin Goldin, chairman of board of directors. Details: 868-1312.

Chili Cookoff: 5-8 p.m., Bay St. Louis Community Hall, 301 Blaize Ave. Live entertainment, silent auction, raffles and more. Presented by Rotary Club of Bay St. Louis and Hancock Chamber. Cost: $6. Proceeds benefit Rotary Club of Bay St. Louis Projects. Details: 216-

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, Gautier. 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.

VFW Post 6731 country fried steak dinner: 6-8 p.m., 4321 W. Gay Road, D'Iberville.

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 St. 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.


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

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. 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.

Pot-throwing contraption unveil: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Features Steve Barney and a Rube Goldberg apparatus that dangles humans upside down while creating pottery. Involves Science, Technology and Engineering. Details: 374-5547.

"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 ingredients. 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. Jan. 23 and 30, 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.


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

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

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.