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WHAT'S HAPPENING for February (Updated Feb. 16)

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TODAY

Commission on Marine Resources meeting: 9 a.m., 1141 Bayview Ave., Biloxi.

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.

South Mississippi Chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers meeting: Noon, Cast Iron Cafe, Mississippi 57. Presentation will be provided by British Petroleum on Hazardous Operations.

Social Security Benefits program: 2 p.m., Gautier Public Library, 2100 Library Lane. Features Sal Crespo, certified financial planner. Registration encouraged. Details: 497-4531.

Treehouse Montessori Christian School open house: 5:30-6:30 p.m., 921 Ocean Ave., Ocean Springs. Details: 990-4630.

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

Look How Far We've Come...Or Have We?: 6-8 p.m., Gautier Convention Center, 2012 Library Lane. Guest panelists: Clarence Dubose Sr., Rev. Larry Hawkins Sr., Calvin Hutchins, Art McClung II, Shannon Vincent and Ja'leasa Walden. Presented by Xi Zeta Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity and Moss Point Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta sorority.

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

WEDNESDAY

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

Breakfast with Mayor Moran: 8-9 a.m., Mosaic Tapas Restaurant, 1010 Government St., Ocean Springs. Details: 875-4424.

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

Harrison County Utility Authority board meeting: 9 a.m., Intraplex Industrial Park, 10271 Express Drive, Gulfport.

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

Daughters of the American Revolution Biloxi Chapter meeting: 11 a.m., Mary Mahoney's Restaurant, 116 Rue Magnolia, Biloxi. Details: 875-5464.

Daughters of the American Revolution Gulf Coast Chapter meeting: 11:30 a.m., Panda Palace, Crossroads Shopping Center, Gulfport. Details: 821-0137.

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

Ocean Springs State of the City Address: 5:30 p.m., Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center, Ocean Springs. Presented by Mayor Connie Moran.

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.

THURSDAY

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.

Coast Transit Authority's Whistle Stop celebration: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Biloxi Transit Center, 333 Debuys Road. Celebrate the arrival of Amtrak. The Biloxi Transit Center will be inaccessible during the event, but there will be an alternate transfer point under the I-110 overpass on Howard Avenue.

Gulfport-Biloxi Regional Airport Authority meeting: 1 p.m. at the airport. Details: 863-5951.

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

Gulfport-Biloxi Regional Airport Authority meeting: 2 p.m. on third floor of terminal, Gulfport. Details: 863-5951 Ext. 3027.

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.

First Living History Museum Series: 5-8 p.m., Ohr-O'Keefe Museum, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Poetry, living wax museum performers, artwork and live entertainment by Bobbi Rae. Details: 323-3008 or 546-1631.

Book presentation: 6 p.m., Ocean Springs Municipal Library, 525 Dewey Ave. Led by T.F. Straight, author of "The Stories My Foremothers Told Me." Details: 875-1193.

Foster parent training: 6 p.m., Youth Village Office, 1635 Popp's Ferry Road, Suite E, Biloxi. Details: 354-9717.

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.

Underground Railroad Quilting event: 7:30 p.m., Ina Thompson Moss Point Library, 4119 Bellview St. Features River City Quilters presenting 12 display stations where speakers will provide information on quilts used for Underground Railroad. Details: 475-7462.

"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.

FRIDAY

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.

Scam Slam V: 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Gautier Convention Center, 2012 Library Lane. Shred personal documents, see guest speakers, learn about scams and more. Lunch and snacks provided. Details: 205-0907.

Meet the Artist: 9 a.m., Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum, 115 First St., Biloxi. Meet and greet the family of artist Joe Moran and enjoy French bread and coffee. Reservations/details: 435-6320.

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.

Monsignor Leech Council 4472 Knights of Columbus annual Lenten Fish Fry: 4:30-7 p.m. Feb. 12, 19 and 26, St. Vincent DePaul cafeteria, Long Beach. Cost: $10 per plate and $6 children plate. Details: 343-6794 or 493-5740.

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.

Lenten seafood dinners: 5-8 p.m. Fridays through March 18, Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, 2090 Pass Road, Biloxi. Cost: $7 adults, $4 children. Details: 388-3887.

PRCC's JazzCats and Wind Ensemble concert: 6 p.m., Pearl River Community College, Ethel Holden Brownstone Center for the Arts, Poplarville. Details: 601-403-1312.

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

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.

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.

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

"... And the Ball and All": 8 p.m. Feb. 19; 2 and 8 p.m. Feb. 20; 2 p.m. Feb. 21, Biloxi Little Theatre, 220 Lee Street. Cost: $20 general admission; $15 students, military and seniors. Details/tickets: 432-8543 or 4blt.org.

SATURDAY

28th annual 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, fire truck, health and disability awareness information. Details: 604-4020.

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

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

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.

Invasive Species Identification program: 10 a.m., Pascagoula River Audubon Center. Free. Meet wildlife photographer Liz Gray.

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.

"Children of a Lesser God" auditions: 10 a.m.-noon and 1-3 p.m., Gulfport Little Theatre, 2600 13th Ave. Be prepared to read from the script. Required: knowledge of American Sign Language or a willingness to learn ASL for most roles.

Wetland Animals Super Saturday: 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Aaron Jones Family Interactive Center, 1415 Skip St., Pascagoula. Exhibitors: Wild at Heart Rescue, Grand May National Estuarine Research Reserve, Pascagoula River Audubon Center, Scranton's Nature Center and more. The Center's themed rooms will also be open. Free. Details: 938-6491.

Pass Christian Historical Society luncheon: Noon, 201 E. Scenic Drive, Pass Christian. Speaker David Plater will discuss the butlers of Iberville Parish and Pass Christian. Cost: $10 members, $12 nonmembers. Details: 452-4714.

Lego Club: 1-4 p.m., Lucedale-George County Public Library, 507 Oak St. Designed for ages 8 and older. Children must be accompanied by parent or adult. Details: 601-947-2123.

Daddy and Daughter Date Night: 5-7 p.m., Salvation Army Kroc Center, 575 Division St., Biloxi. Games, dinner, crafts, dancing and more. Cost: $20 for each parent and one child. $5 for each additional child. Details/registration: 207-1218.

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 Vlues Band, Kenny Webb and Honky Tonk Memories Band, Last Chance. Details: 769-8387 or 239-5427.

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

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.

West Coast Swing: 7-11 p.m., Amour Danzar Ballroom, 9355 County Farm Road, Gulfport. Features DJ Henry De Ox Reyes. Details: 324-3730.

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.

Belles and Buoys Square Dance : 8-10 p.m., Lyman Senior Citizen Center, 14592 County Farm Road, Gulfport. Callers: Tony DiGeorge of Metairie and Oscar Sill of Destrehan, La. Details: 363-2622.

SUNDAY

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

Ocean Springs Elks Lodge 2501 country-fried steak and eggs breakfast: 9-11 a.m., 2501 Beachview Drive, Ocean Springs. Cost: $10.

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.

Mississippi Gulf Coast Citizens Climate Lobby: 2 p.m., University of Southern Mississippi, Long Beach, Elizabeth Hall. Details: 447-3952.

MONDAY

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.

Harlem Ambassadors Tour: 3 p.m., Our Lady Academy, 222 S. Beach Blvd., Bay St. Louis. Proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity Bay-Waveland. Harlem-style basketball, comedy routines, dancing and games. Details: 467-7048.

Basket making workshop: 4 p.m., Lucedale-George County Public Library, 507 Oak St. Designed for ages 15 and older. Led by Jacob Havard. Supplies furnished. Details: 601-947-2123.

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.

Special Black History Month program: 6 p.m., Pascagoula Public Library, 3214 Pascagoula St. Features genealogist Anne Anderson presenting "The Middle Caste in a White Man's Country -- Documenting Free People of Color. Pascagoula Public Library Genealogy and Local History Department. Refreshments. Details: 769-3078.

American Legion Post 33 meeting: 6 p.m., 1126 Judge Sekul Ave., Biloxi. Details: 374-9774.

Science Cafe: 6-7:30 p.m., Gulf Coast Research Laboratory, Dining Hall, 703 E. Beach Drive, Ocean Springs. Features Alyson Deary, post-doctoral researcher presenting discussion on why larval fish eat what they do. Refreshments. Details: 872-4213.

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

FEB. 24

Digital camera classes: 9 a.m.-noon "Using Your Digital Camera"; and 1-4 p.m. "Editing Digital Photos with Picasa," Pass Christian Public Library, 111 Hiern Ave. Class size limited. Details: 452-4596.

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.

Blood drive: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 24 and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Feb. 25, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Jefferson Davis, Gymnasium. Donations aid four patients at Blair E. Batson Children's Hospital in Jackson. Details: 601-528-8993.

VA Vet Center outreach: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Walmart Supercenter, 4253 Denny Ave., Pascagoula. Details: 850-912-2380.

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.

Science Cafe: 6 p.m., University of Southern Mississippi, Gulf Park, Long Beach. Theme: Building Bird-Friendly Communities. Features Erin Parker, education and outreach manager at Pascagoula River Audubon Center in Moss Point. Details: 214-3467.

Millsaps on the Move: 6-8 p.m., Alumni meeting, Salute' Italian Restaurant, 1712 15th St., Gulfport. Details: 601-974-1002.

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.

"The Odd Couple": 7 p.m. Feb. 25-27 and 2:30 p.m. Feb. 28, The Randolph Center, 315 Clarke Ave., Pass Christian. Cost: $13. Details: 452-3315 or pctp.brownpapertickets.com or The Purple Pelican in Pass Christian.

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

Ocean Springs Elks Lodge 2501 dinner: 5-7:30 p.m., 2501 Beachview Drive, Ocean Springs. Choose between baked haddock or fried catfish. Cost: $10 adults, $5 ages 5-12.

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.

Wildlife Rehabilitation program: 10 a.m., Pascagoula River Audubon Center. Free. Led by Missy DuBuisson of Wild at Heart Rescue. Meet wildlife photographer Sharon Milligan.

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.

TULLIBEE Submarine Veterans meeting: 11 a.m., Biloxi Yacht Club, 408 Beach Blvd.

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.

Mother and Son Date Night: 5-7 p.m., Salvation Army Kroc Center, 575 Division St., Biloxi. Games, dinner, crafts, dancing and more. Cost: $20 for each parent and one child. $5 for each additional child. Details/registration: 207-1218.

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

Belles and Buoys Square Dance : 8-10 p.m., Lyman Senior Citizen Center, 14592 County Farm Road, Gulfport. Caller: David Jarrard. Details: 363-2622.

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.

Walter's Night on the Red Carpet: 5-9 p.m. Oscar evvent featuring trivia, champagne and a real red carpet, Walter Anderson of Art, 510 Washington Ave., Ocean Springs. Cost: $20 nonmembers and $10 members. Details: 872-3164.

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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