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This Week events in South Mississippi: March 28-April 3

SUN HERALD/FILETeams cook up good eats at a past Barbecue Under the Oaks fundraiser for the Gulf Coast Symphony Orchestra. This year's event will be Saturday at Centennial Plaza in Gulfport.
SUN HERALD/FILETeams cook up good eats at a past Barbecue Under the Oaks fundraiser for the Gulf Coast Symphony Orchestra. This year's event will be Saturday at Centennial Plaza in Gulfport. THE SUN HERALD

"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.

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

A Revelation Story -- Past, Present and Future: 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.

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.

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

Vietnam War 50th anniversary remembrance event: 10 a.m., Biloxi National Cemetery, 400 Veterans Ave. Details: 388-6668.

Preschool Storytime: 10 a.m. Tuesdays, Ina Thompson Moss Point Library, 4119 Bellview St. Led by LaDonna Sims. She will tell stories and offer crafts. Details: 475-7462.

Civility Week at University of Southern Mississippi: Gulf Park campus, Long Beach, third annual Smile for Equality, 12:15 p.m. at Eagle Plaza; Festival of Colors Dinner, 5:30 p.m. March 30; and T-shirt decorating celebration, 12:15 p.m. Lloyd Lawn. Details: 865-4573.

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: 6 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.

"Les Miserables"-themed dinner: 4-6 p.m., Brookdale Senior Living, Biloxi. Details: 388-0946.

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.

THURSDAY

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.

"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.

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

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.

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.

Lunch and Learn: Noon-1 p.m., Jubilee Center, 4322 Popp's Ferry Road, D'Iberville. Learn about the outreach services and programs offered through Habitat including financial training offered to residents. Speakers: Tomesha Thompson and Angela Thomas. Cost: $10 per person including lunch. Details: 392-4288.

Grilled steaks/fish dinners: 6:30-8 p.m., Ocean Springs Elks Lodge, 2501 Beachview Drive. Cost: $18 steak and $12 fish.

"The Rose Tattoo": 8 p.m. April 1-2, 2 p.m. April 3, 8 p.m. April 8-9 and 2 p.m. April 10, Bay St. Louis Little Theatre, 398 Blaize Ave. Cost: $15 adults, $10 seniors, veterans, military and students and $8 children younger than 12. Details: 467-9024 or bsllt.org.

SATURDAY

Community Festival: 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Saucier. All along Church Street from Cemetery Road to Saucier United Methodist Church. Crafts and treasures.

Southern Cruisers Riding Club annual Dice Run: 9 a.m. registration begin, 10 a.m. first bike out and 3 p.m. last bike in, Farmer's Market, 10395 Auto Mall Parkway, D'Iberville. Cost: $20 per rider and $5 per passenger. Cash prizes, door prizes and food. Details: 218-0968.

National Tartan Day celebration: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Beauvoir, Biloxi. Cost: $5 per person. Celtic music, local vendors, food and other entertainment.

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.

Crosby Arboretum Foundation annual Art Show: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. April 2-3, Crosby Arboretum, 370 Ridge Road, Picayune. Prizes will be given in all categories such as wall art, paintings, photography, three-dimensional, basketry, quilting, weaving and more. Grades 7-12 to participate in youth section. Proceeds benefit education building fund. Details: 601-799-2311.

19th annual Art in the Pass: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. April 2-3, War Memorial Park, Pass Christian. Features work of painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, pottery, fiber arts, glass arts, woodworking and jewelry. Seafood demonstrations, live music, marine educational program for children.

Celebrate the Gulf Marine Education Festival: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., in conjunction with the Art in the Pass. A junior catch-and-release fishing rodeo will be 8-10 a.m. for ages 12 and under at the west end of the Pass Christian Harbor. Biloxi sailing schooners and McCoy's river and marsh boat rides begin at 10:30 a.m. Education activities are held in War Memorial Park. Sponsored by the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources.

Little Black Dress fundraiser: 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Pearl River Community College, Poplarville Campus, 101 Mississippi 11 N. Cost: $50. Includes fashion show and silent auction. Details: 601-403-1312.

A Revelation Story -- Past, Present and Future: 7 p.m. April 2, 7 p.m. April 4-5 and 7, 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. April 9, 7 p.m. April 11-12 and 14, 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. April 16, 7 p.m. April 18-19 and 21, 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. April 23, 7 p.m. April 25 and 11 a.m. April 30, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Hospitality Resort Management Center, 420 DeBuys Road, Biloxi. Topics include the Rapture, Judgment, the Sabbath and the Seven Last Plagues.

28th annual Barbecue Under the Oaks: 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Centennial Plaza, Gulfport. Presented by Gulf Coast Symphony Orchestra.

Family Campout: Noon on April 2 through 11 a.m. April 3, Beach Park. Pascagoula. Dinner, breakfast, campfire, outdoor movie, kayaking, fishing, biking and more. Cost: $5 per person. Details: 938-2356.

Panoramic View of Gospel Music: 2-5 p.m., Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. Features Lekeisha Cotten, the Smith Family and Voices of Liberation High School Choir in Greenville, St. Rose de Lima, Pentecostal Church of the Gulf Coast, Church of the Nazarene, Javion Shotwell and Helen Hughes. Cost: $12 adults and $8 children 12 years and younger. Details: 818-2878.

SUNDAY

Wounded Warrior Project benefit: 1 p.m., Good Times Sports Bar, 11289 Klein Road, Gulfport. Cost: $10. Pool tournament, auctions and more. Donations accepted. Details: 831-3498.

Strawberries and Cream Festival: 1-3 p.m., Crosby Arboretum, 370 Ridge Road, Picayune. Ice cream, strawberries and Picayune Frog Lemonade will be served. Details: 601-799-2311.

Fifth annual Tea With Friends: 1-3 p.m., Bay St. Louis Community Hall. Wear hat and attend full English Tea. Sponsored by Friends of the Animal Shelter in Hancock County. All ages. Silent auction and refreshments. Proceeds benefit from Friends spay neuter programs.

Cajun Dance Party with Waylon Thibodeaux: 1-5 p.m., 100 Men Hall, 303 Union St., Bay St. Louis. Cost: $10 with jambalaya and full bar. Details: 342-5770.

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