Local Events

WHAT'S HAPPENING for March (Updated March 20)

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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.

TNT Ranch fundraiser: 9 a.m.-10 p.m., corner of County Farm Road and Daugherty Road, Long Beach. Proceeds benefit money to keep building new homeless shelter. Details: 669-7859.

Pine Hill Festival: 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m., 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.

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.

Easter Egg Drop: 1 p.m. ages 2-4, 2 p.m. ages 5-7 and 3 p.m. 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.

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

Easter Egg Hunt: 2 p.m. activities and 3 p.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.

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

"Pinkalicious -- The Musical": 3 p.m., 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.

Easter Extravaganza: 3-5 p.m., Hiller Park, Biloxi. Easter carnival with inflatables, games, egg hunt, refreshments and Easter Bunny. Details: 388-7170.

Gulf Coast Messiah Chorus performance: 5 p.m., Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, corner of Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue and Jesse Lee Trotter Sr. St., Ocean Springs. Free. Details: 324-9292.

"Come Back to the Five and Dime" auditions: 7 p.m. March 20-21, Biloxi Little Theatre, 220 Lee St. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Production is May. Available roles for male and female 18-50s. Details: 432-8543.


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.


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. 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.

Hidden Risks of Retirement Investing program: 2 p.m., St. Martin Public Library, 15004 Lemoyne Blvd. Features Sal Crespo discussing how to maintain steady and long-term income while investing in financial markets. Registration suggested. Details: 392-3250.

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

Public meeting on Popp's Ferry Road extension: 5:30-7:30 p.m., Donal Snyder Senior Community Center, 2520 Pass Road, Biloxi. Details: 374-1211.

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 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.


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.

Nutrition Month meals: 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. March 23 with South American theme and 11 a.m.-1 p.m. March 31 with seasoning tasting, Singing River Health System, Pascagoula. Details: 809-1724.

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.


Mississippi State Port Authority Board meeting: 8:30 a.m., Great Southern Club, Gulfport. Details: 865-4300.

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

Teens Create It: 4 p.m. March 24 and 2 p.m. March 28, Pascagoula Public Library, 3214 Pascagoula St. Learn to make old-school film-strips. Crafts class. Registration suggested. Details: 769-3060 Ext. 1.

Memoir writing workshop: 5:30 p.m., Ocean Springs Municipal Library, 525 Dewey Ave. Features T.F. Straight and "Memoir Writing: Telling Your Story". Details: 875-1193.

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.

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

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.

A Revelation Story -- Past, Present and Future: 7 p.m. March 24, 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. March 26, 7 p.m. March 28-29, 7 p.m. March 31, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Hospitality Resort Management Center, 420 Debuys Road, Biloxi. Topics include the Raptureand the Sabbath.


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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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


Long Beach Farmers Market: 8:30 a.m.-noon, corner of Church Avenue and First Street. Features local produce, artisan breads, honey, dairy and more. Live acoustic music. Details: 234-8732.

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.

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.

Tullibee Base submarine veterans meeting: 11 a.m., Biloxi Yacht Club, 408 Beach Blvd.

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

Great Gumball Challenge: 2 p.m., Ocean Springs Municipal Library, 525 Dewey Ave. Designed for kindergarten students through 12th-grade students. Prizes. Details: 875-1193.

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

"Touch in Real Time" reception: 3-5 p.m., Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Features artists Holly Hanessian and Horton Humble. Details: 374-5547.

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.

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


Easter Sunrise Service: 6 a.m., Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church, 8251 34th Ave., Gulfport.

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.

Easter Sunrise Service: 6:30 a.m., Wesley United Methodist Church of Ocean Springs, 8900 Old Spanish Trail. Details: 875-8900.

Easter Sunrise Service: 6:30 a.m., Westminster Presbyterian Church, 505 Lawson Ave., Gulfport. Details: 864-3143.

Easter Sunrise Service: 6:45 a.m., Gautier First United Methodist Church, 2717 U.S. 90. Details: 497-1698.

Easter Sunrise Service: 7 a.m., Faithview Baptist Church, 24073 Church Ave., Saucier.

Easter Sunrise Service: 7 a.m., 7101 Mississippi 613, Moss Point. Details: 475-2938.

Omelet breakfast: 9-11 a.m., Ocean Springs Elks Lodge, 2501 Beachview Drive. Cost: $8.


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.


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.

Spring Break Game Days: 4-6 p.m. March 29-31, Ina Thompson Moss Point Library, 4119 Bellview St. Designed for ages 8-18. Board, video, social, recreational and personal games will be offered. Details: 475-7462.

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.


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

Science Experiments with Candy: 9 a.m.-noon, East Central Public Library, 21801 Slider Road. Teens learn and conduct experiments. Details: 588-6263.

Lego Challenge Day: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., East Central Public Library, 21801 Slider Road. Designed for ages 8 and older. Details: 588-6263.

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.


Wildlife Day: 9 a.m.-noon, Crosby Arboretum, 370 Ridge Road, Picayune. Students will experience exhibits focused on protecting and maintain wildlife which will be open to K-12 schools and homeschool groups. Exhibitors include New Orleans Audubon Nature Institute Wetlands Express, Hattiesburg Zoo, Mississippi Museum of Natural Science and Audubon Society. Cost: $2 per child and free to teachers and chaperones. Special appearance by Mississippi State University Wood Magic Science Fair. Details: 601-799-2311.

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.