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WHAT'S HAPPENING for March (Updated March 24)

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THURSDAY

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.

Easter Egg decorating event: 2 p.m., Shaggy's restaurant in both Biloxi and Pass Christian. Supplies and eggs provided.

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.

FRIDAY

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.

Fish fry and silent auction: 4-7:30 p.m., Handsboro Baptist Church, Activities Building, 1421 E. Pass Road, Gulfport. Cost: $10. Hosted by Youth Department. Take-out available.

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

Steak night: 6-8 p.m., American Legion Post 1992, 3824 Old Spanish Trail, Gautier. Cost: $17. Details: 497-6422.

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.

SATURDAY

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

Easter in the Park: 10 a.m., Saucier Elementary. Puppet show, refreshments, Easter Egg Hunt for children 10 years old and younger. Sponsored by Faithview Baptist Church.

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.

Jazz and Blues Festival: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., University of Southern Mississippi, Gulf Park campus, Long Beach. Entertainment, children's activities, carnival games, face painting and bounce houses. Details: 865-4573.

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

Gulf Coast Writers Association meeting: 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Pass Christian Library, 111 Hiern Ave. Speaker: Coastal Woman Magazine publisher and editor Sher Graham of Mobile. Details: 596-7217.

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.

Easter Egg Hunt: 2 p.m., Handsboro United Methodist Church, 2333 Demaret Drive, Gulfport. Details: 860-3311.

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.

SUNDAY

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

Easter Sunrise Service: 6 a.m., Escatawpa Baptist Church, 7101 Mississippi 613, Moss Point.

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: 6:45 a.m., Emmanuel Baptist Church, 341 Rodenberg Ave., Biloxi. Fellowship breakfast to follow.

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.

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

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

MONDAY

"Transitions" reception: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., The Art House, 921 Cash Alley, Ocean Springs. Features artwork of Gail Cheney and Dawn Hill celebrating life's transitions. Details: 875-9285.

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.

Jackson County Utility Authority Board meeting: 4 p.m., Witchen Administration Building, 1225 Jackson Ave., Pascagoula.

TUESDAY

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.

Gulf Coast Italian American Cultural Society meeting: 2 p.m., Beauvoir, 2244 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Cost: $10 single, $15 couple, $25 family of four. Have dinner and discuss officers election and upcoming events. Details: 324-5041 or 365-2769.

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.

WEDNESDAY

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.

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

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

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.

Nutrition Month meals: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. with seasoning tasting, Singing River Health System, Pascagoula. Details: 809-1724.

Free Family 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.

"Out of the Vault: Masterworks from the Collection" opening reception: 5:30-7 p.m., Walter Anderson Museum of Art, Ocean Springs. Light refreshments. Details: 872-3164.

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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