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Plenty of springtime events in South Mississippi this week

JOHN FITZHUGH/SUN HERALD/FILEVisitors stroll under the oaks at a past Art in the Pass art festival at War Memorial Park in Pass Christian. This year's event is Saturday and Sunday.
JOHN FITZHUGH/SUN HERALD/FILEVisitors stroll under the oaks at a past Art in the Pass art festival at War Memorial Park in Pass Christian. This year's event is Saturday and Sunday. SUN HERALD

From music and art to science experiments with candy, South Mississippi has plenty activities for students and families to jazz up spring break.

Spring Break Game Days will begin Tuesday at the Ina Thompson Moss Point Library from 4-6 p.m. through Thursday.

For curious children, Science Experiments with Candy will be held at the East Central Public Library in Hurley from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday.

The Crosby Arboretum in Picayune will hold Wildlife Day from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday for kindergarten through 12th-graders. Exhibitors will include the New Orleans Audubon Nature Institute Wetlands Express, Hattiesburg Zoo, Mississippi Museum of Natural Science and Audubon Society. Cost: $2 per child. Admission is free for teachers and chaperones. Details: 601-799-2311.

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For live performances, the fifth annual Words and Music Community Series will be 7 p.m. Thursday at the City Court Building in Pass Christian. It will feature author Richard Grant and "Dispatches From Pluto: Lost and Found in the Mississippi Delta."

At the War Memorial Park in Pass Christian on Friday and Saturday, the 19th annual Art in the Pass will display works of paintings, photography, pottery, glass arts and have live music from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Celebrate the Gulf Marine Education Festival will be held with the Art in the Pass on Saturday, and will feature hands-on activities addressing coastal environmental issues. A junior catch-and-release fishing rodeo will be from 8 to 10 a.m. for ages 12 and under at the west end of the Pass Christian Harbor.

Also during both days of Art in the Pass, the Marine Cuisine Pavilion will showcase seafood cooking demonstrations by local and regional chefs with sample tastings.

On Saturday, the 28th annual Barbecue Under the Oaks fundraiser for the Gulf Coast Symphony Orchestra will be from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Centennial Plaza, Gulfport.

On Sunday, the 100 Men Hall in Bay St. Louis will feature a Cajun Dance Party with Waylon Thibodeaux from 1-5 p.m. In addition to a full bar, jambalaya will be available for sale. Details: 342-5770.

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