Local Events

WHAT'S HAPPENING for January (Updated Jan. 28)

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MONDAY

Film presentation: 1:30 p.m., Ina Thompson Moss Point Library, 4119 Bellview St. Features film and book discussion featuring the "Trouble the Water" and "Rivers" by Michael Farris Smith. Reservations suggested. Details: 475-7462.

"Pinkalicious-- the Musical" auditions:5:30-7:30 p.m., Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, 246 Dolan Ave., Gulfport. Designed for kindergarten through twelfth grade. Production is March 15-18. Details: 897-6039.

Daraja Children's Choir performance: 6 p.m., Gulf Coast Family Church of Nazarene, 14700 Big Ridge Road, Biloxi. Donations accepted. Details: 875-0860.

"The Producers" auditions: 7-9 p.m. Feb. 1-2, Gulfport Little Theatre, 2600 13th Ave. Production scheduled for April. Available roles include male and females, ages 16-80. Come prepared with a short musical selection. Auditionees should bring a CD accompaniment, mp3 or sheet music. An accompanist will be available. Details: 251-689-7167 or gulfportlittletheatre.org.

tuesday

At Ease Gang meeting: 7 a.m., Treasure Bay Casino, 1980 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Coffee. Details: 806-4453.

Coast Chorale spring rehearsal: 6:30 p.m., Main Street United Methodist Church, 162 Main St., Bay St. Louis. All voice parts welcome. Details: 324-8213.

WEDNESDAY

Red Cross blood drive: 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Memorial Hospital Medical Office Building, 4500 13th St., Gulfport. Details: 1-800-733-2767.

St. Stanislaus open house: 5-7 p.m., 304 S. Beach Blvd., Bay St. Louis. Designed for boys in grades 4-11. Details: 467-9057 Ext. 249.

FEB. 4

"Elisha Gold -- A 10-Year Retrospective": Noon-1 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. farewell reception and 6:30 p.m. artist talk, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Jefferson Davis campus, Gulfport. Features sculptor Elisha Gold. Details: 897-3909.

Yoga at the Museum: 6-7:15 p.m. with Moira Anderson of River Rock Yoga , Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Cost: $5. Details: 374-5547.

Think Like an Entrepreneur: 6-8 p.m., The Innovation Center, 1636 Popp's Ferry Road, Suite 207, Biloxi. Details: 396-8661.

FEB. 5

Lunch and Learn Series: Noon-1 p.m., Jubilee Center, 4322 Popp's Ferry Road, D'Iberville. Speaker: Teckie Hinkebein, director of Gulfport-Biloxi Regional Airport Authority. Cost: $10 per person includes lunch. Details: 392-4288.

Frozen Children's Valentine cooking class: 6-7:30 p.m., Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, 246 Dolan Ave., Gulfport. Tickets: $12.50 per person and members receive 10 percent off. Details: 897-6039 or lmdc.org.

Brushstrokes and Bellinis: 6-9 p.m., Walter Anderson Museum of Art, 510 Washington Ave., Ocean Springs. Three-hour art class where students are provided a lined-canvas and creative materials to complete a personal painting. Designed for beginners and intermediate levels. Must be 21 years and older. Cost: $40 per person. Details: 872-3164.

Grilled fish/steak dinner: 6:30-8 p.m., Ocean Springs Elks Lodge, 2501 Beachview Drive. Cost: $12 grilled fish and $18 grilled steak.

Eighth annual Ocean Springs Carnival Association Night Parade: 7 p.m., parade begins at the Ocean Springs Yacht Club on Front Beach and rolls to Porter Avenue, Washington Avenue, Government Street and ends at the Ocean Springs Upper Elementary School on Holcomb Boulevard.

Friday Night Dinner Dance: 7:30 p.m. dinner and dance follows Feb. 5, 12, 19 and 26, Amour Danzar Ballroom, 9355 County Farm Road, Gulfport. Casual dress. Cost: $10 dance and $6 dinner. Details: 324-3730.

FEB. 6

Breaking the Chains of Addiction informational meeting: 10 a.m., First Missionary Baptist Church, 1100 E. Pass Road, Gulfport. Presented by Lambda Xi Zeta. Addresses signs, symptoms, treatment options and available community resources. Details: 251-648-4329.

Red Cross blood drive: Noon-5 p.m., Edgewater Mall, 2600 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Details: 1-800-733-2767.

Jackson County Carnival Association Parade: 1 p.m., starts at intersection of Pascagoula Street and Ingalls Avenue, Pascagoula.

Gulf Coast Stamp Club: 2:30 p.m., St. Martin Community Center, LeMoyne Blvd., Ocean Springs. Program: More members' collection areas and exhibit.

Children's Mardi Gras Ball: 6-9 p.m., Beauvoir, 2244 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Includes royal court with an inauguration of king and queen. Hor d'oeuvres will be served. Games for children, drawings, 50/50 drawing for adults. Cost: $5 per nonmember adult and children are free. Presented by AMVETS Post 1. Details: 324-6444 or 770-378-4317.

Gulf Coast Temple 471 Carnival Ball: 9 p.m., Vernon Gilbert Elks Lodge, Esters Boulevard, Biloxi.

FEB. 8

FEB. 9

Parkinson's Disease Support group: 4-5 p.m., Singing River Health System, second floor conference room, Neuroscience Center, 3603 Bienville Blvd. Suite 202, Ocean Springs. Details: 818-1207.

FEB. 11

Red Cross blood drive: 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Blue Cliff, 12251 Bernard Parkway, Gulfport. Details: 1-800-733-2767.

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction: 4-5 p.m., Singing River Health System, second floor conference room, Neuroscience Center, 3603 Bienville Blvd. Suite 202, Ocean Springs. Details: 818-1207.

Starting a Business-- First Steps: 6-8 p.m., The Innovation Center, 1636 Popp's Ferry Road, Suite 207, Biloxi. Details: 396-8661.

An Evening of Images -- Stock and Whatnot: 6:30 p.m., Gulf Coast Research Laboratory, Caylor Auditorium, Ocean Springs. See stock photography of wildlife and magazine articles spanning more than four decades. Free. Details: 872-4254.

FEB. 12

86th annual Valentine Silver Tea: 3-5 p.m., St. Monica Guild of Trinity Episcopal Church, 701 E. Scenic Drive, Pass Christian. Live music and refreshments. Proceeds benefit The Boys and Girls Club of Pass Christian, The Food Pantry, missionary work in Chile, Mercy Flights Southeast, Wilmer Hall Children's Home in Mobile and Trinity's Benevolent and Discretionary Fund. Details: 586-9762.

Surf and Turf Couple's Date Night cooking class: 6-8:30 p.m., Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, 246 Dolan Ave., Gulfport. With chef Maria Vieages. Tickets: $40-45. Details: 897-6039 or lmdc.org.

FEB. 13

Chinese New Year Celebration at Lynn Meadows Discovery Center: 11 a.m., 246 Dolan Ave., Gulfport. Included with museum admission. Details: 897-6039 or lmdc.org.

Mississippi Gulf Coast Daylily Society meeting: 1:30 p.m. refreshments and 2 p.m. program begins, Vancleave Library, 12604 Mississippi 57. Led by Wayne McLaurin on crepe myrtles and daylilies in the landscape. Details: 826-5596.

Potluck Valentine's Dance: 6 p.m. seating and cocktail hour begins and 7 p.m. potluck dinner starts with live music from Blue Stars Orchestra, Amour Danzar Ballroom, 9355 County Farm Road, Gulfport. Bring covered dish and cocktails or wine. Reservations required. Details: 324-3730.

Arts Under the Dome: 7 p.m. First United Methodist Church, 15th Street and 24th Avenue, Gulfport. Features Celtic band Mithril with roots in traditional Celtic music with American folk, rock, classical, East European and Middle Eastern melodies. Tickets: $15 adults, $10 students. Details: 229-6851.

FEB. 14

Nativity Blessed Virgin Mary Elementary School open house: 11 a.m.-2 p.m., 1046 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Details: 432-2269.

Night at the Museum: 6-10 p.m., Walter Anderson Museum of Art, 510 Washington Ave., Ocean Springs. Features five-course dinner with wine pairings. Live music, gourmet dishes and art. VIP packages available. Tables receive private seating. Limited seats available. Cost: $200 per couple and $250 VIP table per couple. Members receive $25 off their admission. Details: 872-3164.

"Disney's High School Musical": 7 p.m. Feb. 19, 3 and 7 p.m. Feb. 20 and 3 p.m. Feb. 21, Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, 246 Dolan Ave., Gulfport. Cost: $7 students, $10 seniors, LMDC members, and military and $13 general admission. Details: lmdc.org or 897-6039.

FEB. 15

Public Relations Association of Mississippi Beach Chapter monthly meeting: Noon, Lookout Steakhouse. Speaker: Marla Warner, certified instructor and area sales representative for Dale Carnegie Training. Cost: $15 members and $25 nonmembers. Reservations is not required.

Gulf Coast Messiah Chorus rehearsals: 7-9 p.m. Mondays through March 7, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Jefferson Davis campus, Gulfport. New singers are welcome with no audition required. Details: 324-9292.

FEB. 18

Aphasia and Communication support group: 4-5 p.m., Singing River Health System, second floor conference room, Neuroscience Center, 3603 Bienville Blvd. Suite 202, Ocean Springs. Details: 818-1207.

How to Develop a Business a Plan: 6-8 p.m., The Innovation Center, 1636 Popp's Ferry Road, Suite 207, Biloxi. Details: 396-8661.

FEB. 19

Talent and Model Search: 7 p.m., Saenger Theatre, 416 Reynoir St., Biloxi. Register before Jan. 30. Must be 18 and younger and accompanied by a guardian. Designed for ages 4-18. Details: 323-5433 or 235-1035.

FEB. 20

28th Arbor Day 5K Run: 8-9:30 a.m. registration, 9 a.m. 5K race starts and 9:45 a.m. one mile and quarter-mile will start, Biloxi Town Green. Presented by Disability Connection and Gulf Coast Running Club. Live music, special soccer games, arts, face painting, chair massages, snacks, wheelchair basketball with USM wheelchair basketball team, fire truck, health and disability awareness information. Details: 604-4020.

Sit, Stay and Read!: 10 a.m.-noon, Pass Christian Public Library, 111 Hiern Ave. Children can read to pets. Reading sessions last 30 minutes. Children are rewarded bookmarks, stickers and pencils. Free. Details: 452-4596.

FEB. 23

Mississippi Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce annual meeting: 11:30 a.m. doors open and noon, program begins, Beau Rivage Resort and Casino, Biloxi. Speaker: Eric Brown. Details: 604-0014.

Movement Disorder Exercise Group: 4-5 p.m., Singing River Health System, second floor conference room, Neuroscience Center, 3603 Bienville Blvd., Suite 202, Ocean Springs. Details: 818-1207.

FEB. 25

Creative Economy Workshop: 9 a.m. onsite registration, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. program, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Perkinston campus. Cost: $10. Speaker: representatives from Mississippi Arts Commission Main Street Association. Lunch provided. Details: 601-550-5699.

Cash Flow Projections for your Business Plan: 6-8 p.m., The Innovation Center, 1636 Popp's Ferry Road, Suite 207, Biloxi. Details: 396-8661.

FEB. 27

Gallery 782 anniversary party: 5:30-8 p.m., 782 Water St., Biloxi. Great art, food, music and raffles. Details: 435-6339.

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