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WHAT'S HAPPENING for March (Updated March 17)

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THURSDAY

National Environmental Justice Advisory Council public meeting: 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Courtyard Gulfport Beachfront, 1600 E. Beach Blvd. Discussion will focus on topics such as recovery efforts, resources, technical assistance and climate change.

Harrison County Utility Authority's board meeting: 9 a.m., Intraplex Industrial Park, meeting room, 10271 Express Drive, Gulfport. Details: 868-8752.

Blood drive: 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Wal-Mart, Waveland. Mississippi Blood Services donor coach will be on site. Details: msblood.com.

Making Democracy Work luncheon: Noon, IP Casino Resort Spa, third floor ballroom, Biloxi. Speaker: Karen Sock, entrepreneur and community leader. Tickets: $30. Details: 432-0301 Ext. 302.

Cup of Joe: 3 p.m., Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum, 115 1st St., Biloxi. Meet the family of artist Joe Moran. Cost: $10. Details: 435-6320.

Lenten fish fry (buffet style): 4-7 p.m. Fridays until March 18, St. Ann's Catholic Church, Mississippi 53, Lizana. Cost: $13 adults and $7 children.

Mississippi Gulf Coast Toastmasters meeting: 6-7:15 p.m., Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Advanced Manufacturing and Technology Center, 10298 Express Dr., Gulfport. Learn to become an outstanding presenter by practicing with us. Details: 313-3278 or 918-0888.

Pedal in the Pass: 6 p.m., War Memorial Park, corner of Scenic Drive and Fleitas Avenue, Pass Christian. Optional dinner to follow after the fun run.. All ages are welcome. Helmets required. Details: 760-0165.

Family Night Out: 6 p.m., Handsboro United Methodist Church, 2333 Demaret Drive, Gulfport. Details: 896-7264.

Line dancing classes: 6-7:30 p.m. March 17, 24, and 31, Pascagoula Public Library, 3214 Pascagoula St. Led by Ericka Nicholson for all ages. Details: 769-3060.

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

Songs and Stories Radio Show: 7 p.m., Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. Features Abe Partridge, Robert Weathersby and Cole Jones. Details: 818-2878.

Words on Music session: 7 p.m., Pascagoula River Audubon Center, Moss Point. Peter Rubardt, conductor and music director of Gulf Coast Symphony Orchestra, will deliver concert information and musical insights in preparation for the Gulf Coast Symphony's "Musical Tales." Casual dress.

"Is He Dead": 8 p.m. March 17-19, Biloxi Little Theatre, 220 Lee St. Cost: $15 adults and $12 seniors, military and students. Details: 432-8543 or 4blt.org.

FRIDAY

Economic Vibe on Zika virus: 7:30 a.m. doors open and 8-9 a.m. program begins, Knight Nonprofit Center, Seaway Road, Gulfport. Hosted by Mississippi Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce. Speakers: Christy Thornton of Mississippi State Department of Health and Raymond Cuevas of Harrison County Mosquito Control. Cost: $5 members and $15 general admission. Details: 604-0014.

Plant Day: 8 a.m.-noon, Eastlawn Elementary School Teaching Garden. Students will learn fundamentals of science, nutrition and health.

Gulfport-Biloxi Regional Airport Authority meeting: 9 a.m., Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport, third floor of terminal.

Wildlife volunteers workshop: 10 a.m.-noon, Sandhill Crane Refuge, Gautier-Vancleave Road, Gautier. Details: 669-2737.

Fried fish dinners: 10 a.m.-1 p.m., 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., Our Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church, Biloxi. Cost: $7 per plate. Details: 435-0007.

Words on Music session: 11:30 a.m., Great Southern Club, Hancock Bank building, Gulfport. Peter Rubardt, conductor and music director of Gulf Coast Symphony Orchestra, will deliver concert information and musical insights in preparation for the Gulf Coast Symphony's "Musical Tales." Casual dress.

Community knitting classes: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Fridays through April 22, Ocean Springs Municipal Library, 525 Dewey Ave. Led by Maryanne Anthony. Learn how to knit scarves to be distributed to veterans in VA hospitals through the World War II Museum Project in New Orleans. No experience needed. Space limited. Details: 875-1193.

Finishing Touches Family Matinee: 2:30 p.m., Saenger Theatre, Biloxi. Cost: $10 adults and $8 children.

Fry-Day Lenten Fish Fry: 4-7 p.m., St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Presentation Hall, 2414 17th St., Gulfport. Presented by St. John Men's Club. Cost: $8. Proceeds benefit Presentation Hall kitchen. Details: 864-2272.

Pine Hill Festival: 5 p.m. March 18, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. March 19, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. March 20, downtown Wiggins. Live entertainment, arts and crafts, food vendors, artisans, jumpers and rides for families. 5K run and children's run. Details: 601-928-5699.

Gulf Coast Restaurant Raffle and Lenten Dinner: 5-7 p.m. dinner and 7 p.m. drawing, Blessed Seelos Catholic Church, Parish Hall, Biloxi. Tickets: $10. Details: 860-5077.

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

The River Gallery silent auction: 5-7:30 p.m., The River Gallery, 641 Delmas Ave., downtown Pascagoula. 17 antique, painted windows will be auctioned. Refreshments. Lenten seafood dinners: 5-8 p.m., Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, 2090 Pass Road, Biloxi. Cost: $7 adults, $4 children. Details: 388-3887.

38th annual Easter Egg Hunt: 5:30-9 p.m., Beach Park, Pascagoula. Easter Bunny will be present. Ages 1-3, 5:30 p.m.; ages 4-5, 6 p.m.; ages 6-8, 6:30 p.m.; and ages 9-12, 7 p.m. 21,000 eggs for the children. Concessions are available. Face painting. Details: 938-2356.

Friday Night Dinners: 6-8 p.m. March 18 and 25, French Club of Biloxi, 182 Howard Ave. Cost: $8-$10. Live entertainment. Details: 436-6472.

VFW Post 6731 fish dinners: 6-8 p.m., 4321 W. Gay Road, D'Iberville. Details: 392-0861.

Grilled steaks/fish: 6:30-8 p.m., 2501 Beachview Drive, Ocean Springs.

"Pinkalicious -- The Musical": 7 p.m. March 18; 3 and 7 p.m. March 19; 3 p.m. March 20, Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, 246 Dolan Ave., Gulfport. Musical tea party and performance. Cost: $7 students, $10 seniors and military and $13 general admission. Musical Tea party and performance cost: $15 per person. Details: 897-6039 or lmdc.org.

Jericho Road Show: 7 p.m., Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. Cost: $10 members and $12 non-members.

Friday Night Dinner Dance: 7:30 p.m. March 18 and 25, Amour Danzar Ballroom, 9355 County Farm Road, Gulfport. Cost: $6 dinner and $10 dance. Details: 324-3730.

SATURDAY

William Seymour Cemetery meeting and clean up: 7 a.m., William Seymour Cemetery, Ocean Springs. Families of those buried in the cemetery and descendents who wish to be buried there will meet and discuss changes. Details: 355-0156

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, March 19 and 26, corner of Church Avenue and First Street. Features local produce, artisan breads, honey, dairy and more. Live acoustic music. Details: 234-8732.

16th annual Gulf Coast Blessing of the Bikes: 9 a.m. registration and 11 a.m. blessing, First United Methodist Church, 2717 U.S. 90, Gautier. Event pins, children's activities, music, door prizes and bike games. Details: 217-1139.

Easter Egg Hunt: 9 a.m. activities and 10 a.m. egg hunt begins, Jones Park, Gulfport. Designed for ages 12 and younger. Face painting, games, refreshments and pictures with the Easter Bunny. Details: 868-5881.

Birding the Bayou by Kayak with Pete Blank: 9 a.m.-noon, Pascagoula River Audubon Center, 5107 Arthur St., Moss Point. Cost: $10. Two- to three-hour paddle down Rhodes Bayou. Dress for the weather. Details: 475-0825 Ext. 4.

Easter Egg Hunt: 9 a.m.-noon, Little Children's Park, Washington Ave., Ocean Springs. Egg hunt, refreshments, prize drawings and pictures with Easter Bunny. Details: 875-8665.

21st annual VW Charity Car Show: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Edgewater Mall, Biloxi.

Eighth annual Unity Festival: 9 a.m.-6 p.m., corner of 31st Ave., 19th and 20th St., Gulfport. Features music, parade, book signing, food and various vendors.

East Egg Hunt: 10 a.m., Salvation Army Kroc Center, 575 Division St., Biloxi. Details: 207-1218.

Natural Soundscapes and Biodiversity: 10 a.m., Pascagoula River Audubon Center. Led by Tim Mullet. Free.

Easter Egg Drop: 10 a.m. ages 2-4, 11 a.m. ages 5-7 and noon ages 8-10, MGM Park, 875 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Admission is free but a wristband will be required for entry. More than 12,000 eggs will be dropped from sky by helicopter.

Fairy House Workshop: 10 a.m.-noon, Crosby Arboretum, 370 Ridge Road, Picayune. Cost: $10 members and $15 non-members. Space limited. Features Mississippi State Extension professor James DelPrince. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Details: 601-799-2311.

27th Avenue Market: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, between 13th Street and 14th Street, downtown Gulfport. Features local growers and artists. Details: 596-2496.

Chamber fundraiser: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Long Beach Harbor. Cost: $5 per person. Families can touch and explore big trucks and heavy machinery and meet police officers, firefighters and others that serve. Proceeds benefit Long Beach Chamber's high school scholarship and small business grants.

ArtsAlive!: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Old Town Bay St. Louis. Dozen of artists show and sell artwork. Free demonstrations and talks by artists about their techniques. Awards, food and more.

Crawfish Boil: 10 a.m. flag retirement ceremony, 11 a.m. crawfish boil, VFW Post 5699, 612 VFW Road, Ocean Springs. Cost: $15 for a pound and a half of crawfish. Cash only. Proceeds benefit Soldiers for Adaptive SCUBA, a nonprofit dedicated to injured military veterans. Details: 238-7378.

Eighth annual Civitan Special Needs Family Egg Hunt and Lunch: 10 a.m. registration and 11 a.m., D'Iberville Town Green, Central Avenue. Youth and teens with physical and mental challenges, siblings, parent and caregivers invited. Games, prizes, live entertainment, information booths, lunch and more.

Sit, Stay and Read!: 10 a.m.-noon, Pass Christian Public Library, 111 Hiern Ave. Children can improve their reading and communication skills while visiting pets at library. Reading sessions usually last 30 minutes. Details: 452-4596.

27th Avenue Market: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, 13th and 14th, downtown Gulfport. Features local growers, food producers, food and plants within a 100-mile radius of market. Details: 596-2496.

Easter Egg Hunt: 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Beauvoir -- Jefferson Davis Home and Presidential Library, 2244 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Cost: $10 per car. Details: 388-4400 Ext. 217.

Autism Awareness Easter Egg Hunt: 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Rock Creek Community, 9009 River Birch Drive, Biloxi. Children of all ages, family and friends. Attendees asked to bring baskets. Food and refreshments are provided. Hosted by D.R. Horton and Keller Williams.

Pet and People Portraits with the Easter Bunny: 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Bow Wow Meow Boutique at Humane Society of South Mississippi, 2615 25th Ave., Gulfport. HSSM will offer prints for $10 and digital files for $5. All proceeds benefit the shelter. Details: 863-3354.

Family Campout: Noon March 19 through 11 a.m. March 20, Beach Park. Pascagoula. Dinner, breakfast, campfire, outdoor movie, kayaking, fishing, biking and more. Cost: $5 per person. Details: 938-2356.

Book signing: Noon-1:30 p.m., Pass Christian Books, 300 E. Scenic Drive. Features Randy Pierce signing "The Peter Bay." Details: 222-4827.

Spring Pilgrimage Home Tour: Noon-4 p.m., Old Town Presbyterian Church, Ulman Ave., Bay St. Louis. At 11 a.m. visitors can begin picking up maps and brochures. Refreshments. Details: 493-4358.

Mod Podge Craft Day: 1 p.m., Gautier Public Library, 2100 Library Lane. Designed for ages 6-17. Learn to decorate various item with Mod Podge. Refreshments. Registration required. Details: 497-4531.

Controlling Wild Hogs: 1-2 p.m., Crosby Arboretum, 370 Ridge Road, Picayune. Led by Eddie Smith, Pearl River County Extension agent. Cost: $5 non-members and free to members. Register before March 18. Details: 601-799-2311.

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

Spring Game Days: 1-4 p.m., Vancleave Public Library, 12604 Mississippi 57. Game master Mike Redmond offers role-playing games, trading games such as Pokemon, Yu-gi-oh, chess, video and computer games and board games. Refreshments. Details: 826-5857.

Mississippi Gulf Daylily Society meeting: 1:30 p.m., Audubon Center, 5107 Arthur St., Moss Point. Features Tom Maddox. Details: 826-5596.

Family Movie Day: 2 p.m., Ocean Springs Municipal Library, 525 Dewey Ave. Refreshments. Bring snacks and folding chair or blanket.

Pass Christian Art Association meeting: 2 p.m., Pass Christian Library, Heirn St. Gulfport artist Jeanel "lolii" Walker, Sumi-e ink painter, watercolor painter and photographer.

South Mississippi Linux Users Group meeting: 2 p.m., Orange Grove Public Library, 12135 Old Hwy 49, Gulfport.

Easter Extravaganza: 2-4 p.m., Barbara Ferrill Softball Fields, 1940 Edgers Road, Biloxi. Easter carnival with inflatables, games, egg hunt, refreshments and Easter Bunny. Details: 388-7170.

AMVETS Cruise-In: 2-5 p.m. March 19 and 26, Beauvoir -- Jefferson Davis Home and Presidential Library, 2244 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Music, cars, food and 50/50. Details: 388-4400 Ext. 217.

Chakra System 101 Workshop: 2:30-5 p.m., Shanti Yoga and Counseling, Gulfport. Learn about Chakra system and energy balancing tools. Details: 284-2337.

Friday Lenten Dinners (shrimp spaghetti): 2:45-7 p.m. carry out, 5-7 p.m. dine in, Nativity BVM Elementary, Biloxi. Details: 432-2269.

Historical Society of Gulfport meeting: 6 p.m., West Side Community Center, Gulfport. Discussion about local history program in Gulfport schools include the presentation of the Historical Society of Gulfport's History Teacher of the Year.

Steak night: 6 p.m. March 19 and 26, Biloxi Elks Lodge 606, 1178 Beach Blvd. Live entertainment. Cost: $18 ribeyes and $20 t-bone. Details: 374-0606.

Takeover Art Show: 6-9 p.m., Greenhouse on the Porter, 404 Porterhouse Ave., Ocean Springs. Talents of local youth inspired by nature and culture. Features work of Amelia Wiygul, Dharma Gilley, Rebecca Fish, Teresa Ladd and Gracie Hankins. Details: greenhouseonporter.com

Gulf Coast Messiah Chorus performance: 7 p.m. March 19 at Trinity United Methodist Church, 5007 Lawson Ave., Gulfport and 5 p.m. March 20 at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, corner of Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue and Jesse Lee Trotter Sr. St., Ocean Springs. Free. Details: 324-9292.

World Premiere of Award-Winning Plays by Young Writers: 7 p.m., Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. Features Jackson Jones of Stone County and Cayson Miles of WINGS Performers won first and second place in Youth Playwriting Competition. Productions include: "Acting Like Children" and "Emily". Cost: $5 general admission. Details: 818-2878 or themaryc.org.

Gulf Coast Symphony's "Musical Tales" concert: 7 p.m., Saenger Theater, Biloxi. Stories inspired by Shakespeare, French poetry and "Star Wars" will be told through music. Cost: $30-$45 for general admission. Details and tickets: 896-4276 or gulfcoastsymphony.net.

Center Stage Biloxi fundraiser: 7 p.m., 2670 Rue Palafox, Biloxi. Featuring the Blarney Coast Band and Irish dancing. Cost: $15. Details/tickets: 388-6258 or centerstagebiloxi.org.

Quarterly Dance -- St. Patrick's Day with Square and Rounds: 8-10 p.m., Lyman Senior Citizen Center, 14592 County Farm Road, Gulfport. Presented by Belles and Buoys. Callers for squares Paul Marcum of Lebanon, Tenn., and Gene Aldridge of Smyrna, Tenn., and cuers for rounds Gene and Etta Sonnier of Houma, La. Details: 363-2622.

Saturday Night Dance: 8 p.m.-until, 182 Howard Ave. Live entertainment. Details: 436-6472.

SUNDAY

VFW Post 6731 breakfast: 8-11 a.m. March 20 and 27, 4321 W. Gay Road, D'Iberville. Details: 392-1152.

Red Cross blood drive: 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., St. Mary Catholic Church, 8343 Woolmarket Road, Biloxi. Details: 1-800-733-2767.

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

Jazz brunch: 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum, 115 1st St., Biloxi. Special viewing of Joe Moran documentary "From the Shipyard to the Smithsonian" included. Cost: $40 per person. Limited seating. Details: 435-6320.

Gulf Coast Winter Classic Grand Prix: 2 p.m. Sundays through March 20, Harrison County Fairgrounds, 15321 County Farm Road, Gulfport. Free to spectators.

Gulf Coast Symphony Youth Orchestra Spring Concert: 3 p.m., Gulfport High School Auditorium, 100 Perry St.

MONDAY

Harrison County Republican Women meeting: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Great Southern Golf Course Clubhouse, 2000 Beach Drive, Gulfport. Cost: $15. Speakers: Jeanne Luckey, RNC 2016 national committeewoman, Mississippi, and Leona Craig, Harrison County teenage Republican. Details: 380-7053.

Blind Date with a Book program: 5:30 p.m., Bay St. Louis-Hancock County Library. Discussion, refreshments, door prizes and more.

Arts Hancock County general meeting: 5:30 p.m., Waveland Library, Coleman Avenue. Bring suggestions for next year's Arts Alive.

TUESDAY

Harrison County Development Commission meeting: 8:15-10 a.m., 12281 Intraplex Parkway, Gulfport. Details: 896-5020.

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

27th annual Jackson County Industrial Trade Show: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., B.E. McGinty Civic Center, 2902 Shortcut Road, Pascagoula. Economic and community support. Allows businesses of all sizes to promote products and services to other local businesses. Details: 762-3391.

Gulfport Business Club meeting: Noon-1:15 p.m., Great Southern Club, Gulfport. Lunch: $15.

Legal Financial Planning for Persons with Disabilities seminar: 1-2:30 p.m., University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus, Institute for Disabilities Studies, Long Beach. Free. Details: 601-987-3000.

Family Movie Matinee: 2 p.m., Pass Christian Public Library, 111 Hiern Ave. Details: 452-4596.

Science Cafe: 6 p.m., Bay St. Louis-Hancock County Library, 312 U.S. 90, Bay St. Louis. Panelists for discussion will be Capt. Robert Garrett, USN, and William Curtis, Mississippi Gulf Coast Chapter of Citizens Climate Lobby. Moderator: David Holt, University of Southern Mississippi. Topic: Effects of climate change and engage audience members. Details: 214-3467.

American Legion Post 33 meeting: 6 p.m., 1126 Judge Sekul, Biloxi. Special guest will be present. Details: 374-9774.

Spring Music Recital: 6:30 p.m., Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Perkinston campus. Features Sophomore Vocal Recital with Lauren Roosa-Wise and Olivia Russell.

Legal Financial Planning for Persons with Disabilities seminar: 6:30-8 p.m., Salvation Army Kroc Center, Biloxi. Free. Details: 601-987-3000.

WEDNESDAY

Red Cross blood drive: 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Long Beach High School, 300 E. Old Pass Road. Details: 1-800-733-2767.

MPB Day at Lynn Meadows Discovery Center: 10 and 11 a.m., Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, 246 Dolan Ave., Gulfport. Reading and dancing performance with PBS characters and hands-on activities. Free with museum admission. Details: 897-6039.

Mary C.'s Volunteer Recruitment Day: Noon-1:30 p.m., Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center, Ocean Springs. No experience necessary. Details/RSVP: 818-2878.

Gulf Coast Cancer Support group: 1:30-3:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Trinity United Methodist Church, 5700 Lawson Ave., Gulfport. Details: 669-9102.

Jackson-George Regional Library board meeting: 2 p.m., Pascagoula Public Library, 3214 Pascagoula St. Details: 769-3227.

MARCH 24

Spring Music Recital: 12:30 p.m., Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Perkinston campus. Features USM French Horn Recital and Master Class.

Third annual Mississippi Maritime Museum membership meeting: 6 p.m., Hilton Garden Inn, 2703 Denny Ave., Pascagoula. Speaker: Gov. Phil Bryant. Cost: $10 nonmembers and free to museum for members. Cost: $25 membership fee. Light refreshments. Details: 382-2086.

CTA public comment: 6-7 p.m., Bay St. Louis Community Hall, 301 Blaize Ave. CTA will inform customers and public of the proposed termination of a fixed route. Details: 896-8080, ext. 217.

Yoga at the Museum: 6-7:30 p.m., Walter Anderson Museum of Art, 510 Washington Ave., Ocean Springs. Cost: $5. Features Moira Anderson of River Rock Yoga. Suitable for all levels. Details: 872-3164.

MARCH 25

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

Natural Easter Egg Dyeing and All About Rabbits: 1-3 p.m., Pascagoula River Audubon Center, 5107 Arthur St., Moss Point. Designed for kindergarten through fourth grade. Space limited. Preregistration suggested. Details: 475-0825 Ext. 4.

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

Ocean Springs Elks Lodge 2501 seafood lasagna dinner: 6:30-8 p.m., 2501 Beachview Drive, Ocean Springs. Cost: $12.

MARCH 26

Outdoor cooking seminar, demonstrations and book signing: 10 a.m., Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. Led by author Jim Matthews discuss "Barbeque with Benefits." Details: 493-3365.

Special Needs Egg Hunt: 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Biloxi Town Green, 710 Beach Blvd. Games, egg hunt, lunch and pictures with Easter Bunny.

Sixth annual Easter Meal: Noon-4 p.m., The Rescue Mission, 2750 Mission Lane, Biloxi. Takeout meals available. Details: 388-3884 or 388-6364.

Stella, Blues and BBQ: 3-11 p.m., Bay St. Louis Little Theatre, 398 Blaize Ave. Features Phil Williams' BBQ, live bands and featuring Eighth Stella Yelling Contest at 4 p.m. Entry fee: $10. First place is $150 award. Details: 467-9024.

Lego Club meeting: 3:30 p.m., East Central Public Library, 21801 Slider Road. Designed for ages 8 and older. Refreshments. Details: 588-6263.

MARCH 27

Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd Easter sunrise service: 6:30 a.m., U.S. 90 and White Avenue, Biloxi. Led by Rev. James Garnett. Details: 388-5767.

MARCH 28

March luncheon: Noon, Pass Christian Historical Society, 201 E. Scenic Drive. Features Clemon Jimerson, a wade-in witness who will focus on the Biloxi Beach Wade-In and the civil rights movement. Cost: $10 lunch for members and $12 nonmembers. Details: 452-4714.

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

MARCH 29

Spring Break Cooking Camp: 8:30 a.m.-1: p.m. March 29-31, Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. Cost: $99 includes kids in the kitchen cookbook and one free parent lunch per day. Instructor: Chef Cheri Hiers. Details: 818-2878.

File and Folder Management in Windows and Using the Cloud and Dropbox: 9 a.m.-noon File and Folder Management and 1-4 p.m. Cloud and Dropbox, Pass Christian Public Library, 111 Hiern Ave. Class size limited. Details: 452-4596.

Veterans Job Resource Fair: 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Biloxi VA Medical Center, Recreation Hall, Building 17. Details: 523-5433.

Spring Music Recital: 12:30 p.m., Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Perkinston campus. Features Sophomore French Horn Recital and Selena Boyda.

Science Cafe: 6-7:30 p.m., Gulf Coast Research Laboratory, 703 E. Beach Drive, Ocean Springs. Presenter: Sheri Glowinski, biologist of Mississippi Audubon. Title: Birds of a Feather -- An Exploration into the Human-Bird Relationship. Sponsored by Mississippi Alabama Sea Grant. Refreshments.

MARCH 30

Founders' Day Celebration at University of Southern Mississippi: 9 a.m., Gulf Park campus, Hardy Hall, Long Beach. Ceremony and reception.

Frank Janca Demo and Lecture: 5-7 p.m., Walter Anderson Museum of Art, 510 Washington Ave., Ocean Springs. Cost: $10 nonmembers and free to members. Details: 872-3164.

MARCH 31

Family Law Legal Clinic: 2 p.m., Harrison County Chancery Court, 730 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Biloxi. Topics: Name changes, uncontested application, conservatorship, emancipation and irreconcilable difference divorce. Receive free legal assistance to all those that qualify. Participants must be prescreened. Hosted by Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project and Harrison County Bar Association. Details: 601-960-9577.

Information session: 6 p.m., Sal & Mookie's, 110 Lameuse St., Biloxi. Hear from other adults with primary immunodeficiency (PI) and their first-hand experiences and learn about PI treatment administration options from a clinical nurse educator.

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

Friends of Animal Shelter quarterly member meeting: 6:30 p.m., Main Street United Methodist Church, Bay St. Louis.

Fifth annual Words and Music Community Culture: 7 p.m., City Court Building, 111 Hiern Ave., Pass Christian. Features author Richard Grant.

"Next to Normal": 8 p.m. March 31-April 2 and 2 p.m. April 3, Biloxi Saenger Theatre. Cost: $15 military, seniors and students and $20 adults. Presented by Downstage Productions.

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