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WHAT'S HAPPENING for January (Updated Feb. 8)

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TODAY

Jackson County AARP chapter 1213 meeting: 11:30 a.m., Calvary Baptist Church, 2101 Market St., Pascagoula. Potluck lunch.

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.

Motor Vehicle For-Hire Authority special meeting: 5:30 p.m., Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport, terminal conference room. The meeting will finalize the changes to implement the regulations for the taxicab and for-hire industry.

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.

Spanish Trail District's annual Eagle Awards Banquet: 6:30 p.m., First United Methodist Church, Gulfport. Adult leaders and more than 20 Eagles will be recognized.

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.

Fried fish dinners: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Fridays through March 18, St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church, 3521 19th St., Gulfport. Cost: $9. Delivery available for 10 or more dinners.

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.

Joppa Shriners steak dinners: 6-8 p.m., 13280 Shriners Blvd., Biloxi. Cost: $15. Children under 10 will get a free hot dog or hamburger. Details: 392-9345.

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.

SATURDAY

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

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.

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

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.

SUNDAY

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

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

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.

Lenten luncheon: Noon-1 p.m. Wednesdays, St. Mark United Methodist Church, 3350 28th St., Gulfport.

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

"God of Carnage": 8 p.m. Feb. 17-20 and 2 p.m. Feb. 21, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Jefferson Davis Campus. Presented by Jefferson Davis Players. Cost: $5 general, $3 students. Contains adult content, not suitable for younger audiences. Limited seating. Details: 897-3931

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.

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

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.

"Aladdin Jr.": 7 p.m. Feb. 26-27, 2 p.m. Feb. 28, 7 p.m. March 4-5 and 2 p.m. March 6, Gulfport Little Theatre, 2600 13th Ave. Cost: $15 general admission, $12 seniors, military and $10 students with ID and children. Details: gulfportlittletheatre.net or 864-7983.

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.

Prom closet: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Ocean Springs Senior Citizens Center, 514 Washington Ave. Women's formal attire and accessories $15 or less. Hosted by Junior Auxiliary of Biloxi-Ocean Springs.

Bridal event: 2-5 p.m., Hillyer House, 920 Washington Ave., Ocean Springs. Features Lola Fleur, The Petaler Co. and Anchored in Fluffy Sweetness and More. Details: 875-8065.

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

Ocean Springs Church Women meeting: 9 a.m., 800 Porter Ave. Refreshments and program. 10 a.m. meeting will include a presentation on "Through the early years of Mental Health and Developmental Disability Programming in Jackson and George Counties" presented by Mike Montgomery and Sue McClamroch. Details: 697-6750.

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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