Local Events

WHAT'S HAPPENING for January (Updated Jan. 29)

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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; 11 a.m.-until, Saturdays, Pass Christian Outdoor Courts, East Second Street and Fleitas Avenue and 10 a.m.-until on Saturdays at Popp's Ferry Recreational Area, 2150 Popp's Ferry Road, Biloxi. Details: 868-7517 or 233-8766.

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

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.

Krewe of Little Rascal's Children Parade: Noon, Pascagoula Public Library heads east down Delmas Avenue.

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.

St. Martin High School Concert Choir and Madrigal Singers: 7 p.m., The Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., 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 and 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 and tickets: 864-7983 or gulfportlittletheatre.net.


Yappin' Yard Sale: 7 a.m.-noon, Jackson County Soccer Complex, Gautier. Proceeds benefit the Friends of Jackson County Animals Shelter Pets. Details: 217-9953.

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

Women's Health Symposium: 8:30 a.m., Pearl River Community College, 101 Mississippi 11, Poplarville. Health screenings and information booths. Speakers: Janie Walters, Voice of the Present; Robbie Melton, Voice of the Future. Luncheon with cooking and art demonstrations by Robert St. John and Wyatt Waters, Voice of the Past. Door prizes and art walk. Details: 601-403-1328.

Long Beach Farmers Market: 8:30 a.m.-noon, Jan. 30, Feb. 6, 13, 20 and 27, downtown. Features local produce, artisan breads, honey, dairy, eggs and meat. Live acoustic music. Now accepting EBT. Details: 234-8732.

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. cook-off 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 as krewe lines up. Musical 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, 182 Howard Ave. 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.


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.

Storm surge barrier meeting: 3 p.m., Diamondhead Community Center. To discuss how a new concept in storm surge barriers can be applied to Bay St. Louis and Biloxi Bay. Designed to familiarize local residents with what may be possible in protecting ourselves from future Hurricane Katrina disasters. Details: 224-1567.