Local Events

WHAT'S HAPPENING for March (Updated March 29)

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TODAY

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.

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.

Orange Grove Kiwanis meeting: Noon, Golden Corral, U.S. 49, Gulfport. Details: 860-3311.

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.

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

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.

Gulfport Harbor Farmers Market: 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Market Harbor Pavilion, next to the Ship Island Ferry Terminal, featuring locally grown produce, plants and food items. Details: 257-2496.

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.

"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.

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.

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

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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