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WHAT'S HAPPENING for January (Updated Feb. 6)

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TODAY

American Legion Post 99 breakfast: 8-11 a.m., 1126 Judge Sekul Ave., Biloxi. Cost: $6.

Long Beach Farmers Market: 8:30 a.m.-noon, 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.

Showchoir Contest: 9 a.m., Pearl River Community College, 101 Mississippi 101 N., Brownstone Center for Arts, Poplarville. Features The Voices, Poplarville Middle School, Baxterville, Columbia Academy, Laurel Middle School, Pearl River Central, West Jones, Northeast Jones in Class A, Petal Middle School, South Jones and Jackson Prep in Class AA, Crestview, Picayune, Pearl River Central, Sumrall, Jackson Prep and Auburn. Competition and awards. Details/tickets: 601-403-1272 and 601-403-1438.

Tax Assistance: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesdays and Saturdays at Waveland Public Library, 345 Coleman Ave and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursdays at Kiln Public Library. Co-sponsored by AARP and Hancock County Library System. Assistance intended for low and medium income and those over age 50.

Gulfport Dragway Winter Classic 1/8 Mile Race: 10-11:30 a.m. street light, noon, time trials, eliminations 2 p.m., 17085 Racetrack Road. Cost: $25 car and driver, $10 spectators. Details: 323-4047.

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.

Krewe of Diamondhead parade: Noon, route begins on Gex Drive and travels to Aloha Drive and Kalani Drive and ends on Golf Club Drive.

Mardi Gras Party: Noon, Gilley's Honky Tonk Bar and Grill, 1308 27th Ave., Gulfport. Details: 214-5433.

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 Pascagoula Street and Ingalls Avenue intersection, travels to Market Street and Jackson Avenue and ends back on Pascagoula Street.

Winter Field Walk: 1-2 p.m., Crosby Arboretum, 370 Ridge Road, Picayune. Cost: $5 nonmembers and free for members. Details: 601-799-2311.

Krewe of Gemini parade: 2 p.m., begins on 19th Street in Gulfport, travels to U.S. 49, 14th Street, 13th Street, 24th Avenue, 14th Street, 15th Street, 24th Avenue and ends back on 19th Street.

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

Krewe of Neptune parade: 5:30 p.m., route starts at the Main Street and Esters Boulevard intersection in Biloxi, travels down Main Street, U.S. 90, Lameuse Street, Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Howard Avenue and Caillavet Street and ends at Bayview Avenue intersection.

Wiggins and Stone County Chamber parade: 5:30 p.m., begins at Park Avenue and travels to South Parker Street, East Border Avenue, Magnolia Drive, East College Avenue and ends on Third Street.

Steak night: 6 p.m. Feb. 6, 13, 20, and 27, 1178 Beach Blvd. Cost: $18 ribeyes and $20 T-bones. Live entertainment. Details: 374-0606.

Children's Mardi Gras Ball: 6-9 p.m., Beauvoir, 2244 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Includes royal court with an inauguration of king and queen. Hors 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.

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

"Boeing Boeing": 8 p.m., Biloxi Little Theatre, 220 Lee St. Cost: $15 general admission; $12 seniors, students and military. Details and tickets: 432-8543 or 4blt.org.

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

SUNDAY

VFW Post 6731 breakfast: 8-11 a.m., Feb. 7, 14, 21 and 28, 4321 W. Gay Road, D'Iberville. Details: 392-1152.

Ocean Springs Elks Lodge 2501 breakfast: 9-11 a.m., 2501 Beachview Drive, Ocean Springs. Cost: $7.

Super Bowl Party: Noon, Gilley's Honky Tonk Bar and Grill, 27th Avenue, Gulfport.

St. Paul Carnival Association parade: Noon, starts at the Davis Avenue and Second Street intersection in Pass Christian, turns on Scenic Drive, travels to Henderson Avenue, Church Avenue and ends back on Second Street.

North Bay Area parade: 1:30 p.m., route begins on Lemoyne Boulevard in the D'Iberville-St. Martin area, travels to Central Avenue and Rodriguez Street and ends on Automall Parkway.

MONDAY

Jackson County Utility Authority meeting: 4 p.m., Witchen Administration Building, 1225 Jackson Ave., Pascagoula. Details: 762-0119.

Mystic Krewe of the Seahorse parade: 5 p.m., begins on Bookter Street in Bay St. Louis, travels to Necaise Avenue, Main Street, Second Street, Demontluzin Avenue, Beach Boulevard and Main Street and ends on Cue Street.

Beekeepers meeting: 6 p.m., 12514 Toxie Spence Road, Carriere. Details: 601-798-4271 or 601-215-6313.

Debut of the Grand Magnolia Listening Room: 6 p.m. doors open and 7 p.m. show begins, 3604 Magnolia St., Pascagoula. Features Keith Sykes, former member of Jimmy Buffett's Coral Reefer Band. Details: 918-0997.

TUESDAY

Gulfport Dragway Fat Tuesday Race: 11 a.m. gates open, 17085 Racetrack Road. Details: 323-4047.

Parkinson's Disease support group: 11:30 a.m., Beauvoir Methodist Church, 2113 E. Pass Road, Biloxi. Program will include an interactive DVD offering ideas for making homes safer and more convenient for PD patients. Details: 896-3075.

Krewe of Diamonds parade: 1 p.m., starts at Bookter Street in Bay St. Louis, travels to Necaise Avenue, Main Street, Beach Boulevard, Union Street, Blaize Street, Sycamore Street and Old Spanish Trail and ends back on Bookter Street.

Gulf Coast Carnival Association parade: 1 p.m., begins on Main Street in Biloxi, travels to U.S. 90, Lameuse Street, Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Reynoir Street, U.S. 90, Porter Avenue and Howard Avenue and ends at Caillavet Street intersection.

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.

Krewe of Gemini parade: 5:30 p.m., route begins on 19th Street in Gulfport and travels to U.S. 49, 14th Street, 13th Street, 24th Avenue, 14th Street, 15th Street and 24th Avenue and ends back on 19th Street.

VFW Post 6731 Auxiliary meeting: 6 p.m., VFW Post 6731, 4321 W. Gay Road, D'Iberville. Details: 392-1152.

wednesday

Crane tours: 8 a.m. Feb. 10, 17, 20, 24, and 27, Mississippi Sandhill Crane NWR, 7200 Crane Lane, Gautier. Available by reservations. Details: 497-6322 Ext. 101.

Long Beach Historical Society: 11 a.m. Feb. 10 and 24, 645 Klondyke Road. Details: 864-6100.

Women of Wisdom luncheon: Noon, Lyman Community Center, U.S. 49, Gulfport. Speaker: Sister Wanda Kemp-Hillard. Cots: $10 lunch. Bring gently worn shoes for Caleb Project and baby wipes and diapers for Women Resource Center. Details: 832-1714 or 424-0098.

Coast Singles of Mississippi meeting: 4 p.m., St. Martin Library, 15004 LeMoyne Blvd., Biloxi.

Men's meeting night: 7 p.m., French Club of Biloxi, 182 Howard Ave. Details: 436-6472.

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

thursday

Move to Learn: 8:30 and 9:30 a.m., Pass Christian Elementary School gymnasium, 270 W. Second St. Led by coach Larry Calhoun. Details: 452-5200.

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

Preserving History Using Today's Technology: 9:30 a.m.-noon, Gulfport Galleria of Fine Art, Carnegie Library Building, 1300 24th Ave. Immediately after program, there will be a luncheon at Cafe Climb as architect Philip Shaw discusses adaptive reuse. Lunch cost is $12. Presented by David Pilcher and Preston Everett, Archives and Records Services Division, Mississippi Department of Archives and History. Details: 861-6600.

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.

Artwork showing: 5-7 p.m., Hancock Bank Building, Great Southern Club, Gulfport. Features Milton Williams and 33 of his original landscapes. Details: miltpc.com.

Public rally: 5-8 p.m., Good Deeds Community Center, Gulfport. Designed to call for the removal of the Confederate emblem from the Mississippi State flag. Special guests: David Banner, hip-hop artist and activist of Jackson and Tito Lopez, Gulfport hip-hop artist.

Preserving Historical Images of the Gulf Coast through Digital Restoration: 6-7 p.m., West Side Community Center, 4006 Eighth St., Gulfport. Presentation by Joseph Tomasovsky. Sponsored by Historical Society of Gulfport. Refreshments.

Friday Night Dinners: 6-8 p.m. Feb. 12, 19 and 26, French Club of Biloxi, 182 Howard Ave. Cost: $10. Details: 436-6472.

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.

Evening performance with David Payne: 7 p.m., Pearl River Community College, Ethel Holden Brownstone Center for Arts, Poplarville. Features British actor David Payne and an Evening with C.S. Lewis. Details: 601-403-1180.

FRIDAY

Heart screening: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 12 at HealthPlex, 3101 Denny Ave., Pascagoula, and 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 15 at Ocean Springs CV Surgery Office, 3603 Bienville Blvd. Suite 103. Cost: $75. Details: 896-6733.

AARP Driver Safety class: 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Pass Christian Public Library, 111 Hiern Ave. Cost: $15 members and $20 nonmembers. Class completion may result in auto insurance discount. Details: 452-4596 or 432-7816.

Lenten seafood dinners: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Fridays through March 18 at Our Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church, Biloxi. Cost: $7 per plate. Details: 435-0007.

Arbor Day annual Tree Giveaway: 10 a.m.-until supplies are gone, Jackson County Fairgrounds, Pascagoula. Features Flowering Dogwood, Redbud, Eastern May haw, Beautyberry, Catalpa, Fringetree, Yellow Poplar, Sawtooth Oak, Cherrybark Oak, Crabappple, Longleaf Pine and Blueberry. Sponsored by Jackson County Soil and Water Conservation District. Details: 826-2482.

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.

Fried fish dinner: 5 p.m., Southern Star Masonic Lodge, 546 Klondyke Road, Long Beach. Cost: $11 adult plate and $8 child's plate. Sponsored by Southern Star Masonic Lodge.

Lenten seafood dinners: 5-7 p.m. Fridays through March 18 at Blessed Seelos Catholic Church, 360 Lameuse St., Biloxi. Cost: $6 per plate. Details: 860-5077.

Friday Night Dinners: 6-8 p.m. Feb. 12, 19, and 26, French Club of Biloxi, 182 Howard Ave. Cost: $10 per plate. Live entertainment. Details: 436-6472.

Surf and Turf Couples 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.

Ocean Springs Elks Lodge 2501 sweetheart dinner: 6:30-8 p.m., 2501 Beachview Drive, Ocean Springs. Cost: $10.

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.

Top Guns Gym and Obstacle Course grand opening: 11 a.m.-3 p.m., 323 East North St. Pass Christian. Filled with cardio equipment, circuit training machines, free weights and a group exercise room for all levels of fitness. Offering classes, personal training and Gulf Coast's only military grade obstacle course open to the public. Features door prizes, refreshments and live music. Details: 452-3315.

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.

"Selma" viewing: 2 p.m., Beacon Theatres, Waveland. Tickets are free to those who come to the Bay St. Louis-Hancock County Library; limited to two people.

Potluck Valentine's Dance: 6 p.m. seating and cocktail hour begin 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.

18th anniversary Valentine's Eve Red, Black and White Ball: 6-9 p.m., The Hospitality Resort Management Center, 420 Debuys Road, Biloxi. Proceeds benefit Visions of Hope.

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 BVM 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, Gulfport. Speaker: Marla Warner, certified instructor and area sales representative for Dale Carnegie Training. Cost: $15 members and $25 nonmembers. Reservations is not required.

Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University course: 6 p.m. Mondays for nine weeks, Habitat for Humanity of the Mississippi Gulf Coast, 2214 34th St., Gulfport. Cost: $92 per family and it covers workbook, texbook, audio CDs and more. Details: 678-9124.

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. 16

Red Cross blood drive: 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Mississippi Power, 2992 West Beach Blvd., Gulfport. Details: 1-800-733-2767.

"Walk, Don't Ride! -- Celebration of the Fight for Equality": 10 a.m., Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. Features Peter Manos. Chronicles in words and song the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s. Cost: $5 general admission. Details: 818-2878.

Colt Capers: 10 a.m., Mississippi Sandhill Crane NWR, 7200 Crane Lane, Gautier. Topic: Owls. Details: 497-6322, ext. 101.

Black PrivilEDGE: 6 p.m., Fleming Education Center Auditorium, University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus, Long Beach. Sponsor: USM Department of Theatre.

Bienville Toastmasters meeting: 6:30 p.m., Boomtown Casino, second floor conference room, Biloxi. Covering speaking and leadership skills. Details: 235-5046.

FEB. 17

Red Cross blood drive: 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Merit Health, 150 Reynoir St., Biloxi. Details: 1-800-733-2767.

Harrison County Emergency Communications meeting: 10 a.m., 1st Judicial District Courthouse, EOC conference room, 1801 23rd Ave., Gulfport. Details: 831-0760.

Biloxi Elks Lodge 606 meeting: 7 p.m., 1178 Beach Blvd. Details: 374-0606.

FEB. 18

Bay-Waveland Garden Club meeting: 10 a.m., Old Town Presbyterian Church, Ulman Ave., Bay St. Louis. Speaker: Mark LaSalle, Director of Pascagoula Audubon Center. Lunch served.

Technology at your Fingertips -- Tablets for Seniors: 1 p.m., Pass Christian Public Library, 111 Hiern Ave. Class size limited. Details: 452-4596.

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

Fifth annual Words and Music Community Culture Series: 7 p.m., Pass Christian Public Library, 111 Hiern Ave. Features storyteller, educator and playwright Jennifer Pagan. Details: 452-4596.

Songs and Stories Radio Show: 7 p.m., Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. Details: 818-2878.

"The Piano Lesson": 7:30 p.m. Feb. 18-20, 2 p.m. Feb. 21, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 24-27 and 2 p.m. Feb. 28, Center Stage Theatre, 2670 Rue Palafox, Biloxi. Cost: $18 general admission and $15 seniors, student and military. Details: 388-6258 or centerstagebiloxi.org.

FEB. 19

Dentistry From the Heart: 7 a.m.-until, Bay Bay Family Dentistry, 10409 Boney Ave., D'Iberville. Offering free extractions, fillings and cleanings. Details: 392-0509.

VFW Post 6731 fish dinner: 6-8 p.m., 4321 W. Gay Road, D'Iberville. Details: 392-1152.

Talent and model search: 7 p.m., Saenger Theatre, 416 Reynoir St., Biloxi. 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. mile run and quarter-mile run 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.

The Gulf Coast Historical and Cultural Exposition: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Biloxi Visitors Center, 1040 Beach Blvd. Sponsored by Mississippi Coast Historical and Genealogical Society and City of Biloxi.

Saturday Activity: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Mississippi Sandhill Crane NWR, 7200 Crane Lane, Gautier. Make a pinecone owl. Details: 497-6322 Ext. 101.

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

Support Our Troops Fundraiser Blues Show: 6 p.m. door opens and 8 p.m. show starts, VFW Post 3373, 4724 Vega St., Pascagoula. Cost: $10 tickets at door. $75 VIP tables. Seating for 10. Live entertainment by Charlie Rogers and Friends blues Band, Kenny Webb and Honky Tonk Memories Band, Last Chance. Details: 769-8387 or 239-5427.

The Date/Dick and Jane -- The Tie that Binds Dessert Theatre: 7 p.m., Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. Cost: $19 general admission for one and $35 for two. Details: 818-2878.

Saturday Night Dance: 8 p.m.-midnight, French Club of Biloxi, 182 Howard Ave. Cost: $10 singles and $18 couple. Live entertainment. Details: 436-6472.

FEB. 21

America's Springs Miss (Beauties of the Spring): 1 p.m. registration and 1:30 p.m. pageant begins, Pearlington Recovery Center, 6098 1st St. Designed for infants to ages 15 and older. Designed for boys and girls. No experience needed. Details: 985-893-2453.

FEB. 22

Red Cross blood drive: 9 a.m.-2 p.m., University of Southern Mississippi-Gulf Coast Campus, Long Beach. Details: 1-800-733-2767.

Red Cross blood drive: 1-6 p.m., Edgewater Mall, 2600 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Details: 1-800-733-2767.

FEB. 23

Harrison County Development Commission meeting: 8:15 a.m., 12281 Intraplex Parkway, Gulfport. Details: 896-5020.

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.

BNI informational meeting: 8:30 a.m., Hilton Garden Inn, 2703 Denny Ave., Pascagoula. Details: 251-533-6613.

FEB. 24

Red Cross blood drive: 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Keesler Federal Credit Union, 13083A Seaway Road, Gulfport. Details: 1-800-733-2767.

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.

Red Cross blood drive: 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Virginia College, 920 Cedar Lake Road, Biloxi. Details: 1-800-733-2767.

"Perspective 360" opening reception: 5-8 p.m., Negrotto's Gallery, 2645 Executive Place, Biloxi. Features contemporary dialogue about history, culture and themes pertaining to personal narratives revolving race, gender and social issues. Details: 388-8822.

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.

Old Blues at the Old School: 7-9 p.m., Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. Cost: $10. Details: 818-2878.

FEB. 26

Country fried steak dinner: 6-8 p.m., VFW Post 6731, 4321 W. Gay Road, D'Iberville. Details: 392-1152.

FEB. 27

Youth Symphony Gulf Coast 11th annual Solo and Ensemble Judging: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. Designed for ages 9-18. Non-youth symphony members are welcome. Fees: $20 solo, $18 each student for duet, trio, quartet, sextet, septet and octet. Details: 818-2878.

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

FEB. 28

Fellowship Breakfast: 8 a.m.-noon, Our Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church, Biloxi. Cost: $7 adults and $5 children. Details: 435-0007.

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. Features The Prodigal Player presenting "The Soldier's Story" and Bonnie Vallery, visual artist. Details: 467-0106.

FEB. 29

Red Cross blood drive: 2-7 p.m., Pass Christian High School, 720 W. North St., Pass Christian. Details: 1-800-733-2767.

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