Local Events

WHAT'S HAPPENING for May (Updated MAY 5)

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THURSDAY

Inaugural 3D Tournament: 7:30 a.m., Shepard State Park, Gautier. Includes state NASP Shoot and a Senior Olympic Shoot. Demonstration tents and local vendors will be on site. Details: 219-7316.

Diabetes Management session: 10 a.m.-noon, Ocean Springs Library, 525 Dewey Ave. Led by Linda Gwaltney, certified diabetes instructor. Designed for ages 18 years and older. Details: 875-1193.

Naturalization Ceremony: 10 a.m., Dan M. Russell Jr. Courthouse, 2012 15th St, Gulfport.

Cinco de Mayo -- Lunch & Learn series: 11:30 a.m., Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. Cost: $12 in advance and $14 at the door. Details: 818-2878.

National Day of Prayer: Noon, Gautier City Hall, Memorial Tower.

Gulf Coast Stamp Club meeting: 2:30 p.m., St. Martin Community Center, 15004 LeMoyne Blvd.

Young Patron's Kickoff on Cinco De Mayo -- The Art Show and Year of Discovery: 5:30-7:30 p.m., Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. Exhibition showing works from Biloxi High School, Gautier High School and Carmen Lugos. Refreshments. Rockestra Revolution set to perform at 7 p.m. Cost: $10 Rockestra Revolution.

Cince de Mayo Celebration: 6 p.m., Center Stage Theatre, 2670 Rue Palafox, Biloxi. Cost: $15. Details: 388-6258.

Mississippi's Gulf Coast Toastmasters meeting: 6-7:15 p.m., Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Advanced Manufacturing and Technology Center, 10298 Express Drive, Gulfport. Theme: Presentation skills. Details: 313-3278 or 918-0888.

Line-dancing classes: 6-7:30 p.m. May 5, 12, 19 and 26, Pascagoula Public Library, 3214 Pascagoula St. Led by Ericka Nicholson. Details: 769-3060.

Think Like an Entrepreneur class: 6-8 p.m., The Innovation Center, 1636 Popp's Ferry Road, Biloxi. Details: 396-8661.

Long Beach LIVE!: 6:30 p.m., Harper McCaughan Town Green, Jeff Davis Avenue, Long Beach. Community concert series, free admission. Featured band is the Old School. Details: 863-8535.

FRIDAY

Coffee with the Friends -- State of the Friends annual meeting: 10 a.m., Pass Christian Public Library, 111 Hiern Ave. Details: 452-4596.

Ceramics class with pottery wheel: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. May 6, 20 and 21, Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art, Ceramics Studio, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Cost: $25. Designed for ages 14 years old and older. Make two clay pots. Class size limited to 9. Details: 374-5547.

Lunch & Learn Series: Noon-1 p.m., Jubilee Center, 4322 Popp's Ferry Road, D'Iberville (behind Heritage United Methodist Church). Speaker: Susan Jones of Bradford O'Keefe Funeral Homes will discuss "Having the Talk of a Lifetime," giving families a way to talk about how they would like to be remembered. Cost: $10 per person, includes lunch. Reservations/details: 392-4288 or jubileecenter@cableone.net.

Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America stops in Biloxi: 3:15 p.m., Beau Rivage Resort & Casino. Former NASCAR driver and NBC Sports racing analyst Kyle Petty is leading 200 bikers and celebrities such as Richard Petty, Herschel McGriff, Herschel Walker, Harry Gant, Rick Allen and more on a 2,150-mile motorcycle trip to raise money for Victory Junction, a camp for children with chronic or life-threatening illnesses. Public invited to cheer riders, meet guests and support the event.

American Cancer Society Parrot Party: 5-10 p.m., Jones Park, Gulfport. Traditional Relay For Life ceremony will open the evening; 6 p.m. 5K run followed by a performance by The Landsharks Band, a top Jimmy Buffett tribute band; 9 p.m. luminaria ceremony. Register teams to raise money. Admission is free. Details: 896-8936 or relayforlife.org/harrisonms.

Nature's Beauty opening reception: 5-8 p.m., Gallery 782 Co-Art Gallery, 782 Water St., Biloxi. Features work by artist Vanda McCormick. Details: 436-7782.

Holocaust Remembrance: 6-7 p.m., Congregation Beth Israel, 12277 Three Rivers Road, Gulfport. Speaker: Allison Padilla-Goodman, director of the South-Central Region of the Anti-Defamation League. Details: 539-1655.

VFW Post 6731 steak night: 6-8 p.m., 4321 W. Gay Road, D'Iberville.Details: 392-0861.

Friday Night Dinner: 6-8 p.m. May 6, 20 and 27, French Club of Biloxi, 182 Howard Ave. Cost: $8-$10. Details: 436-6472.

Red Hot Block Party: 6-9 p.m., downtown Biloxi. Features work of Brian Kent and Justin Karney, DJ Ello, Lucinda Perniciaro L'Enfant, Greg Noll, Tim Kennedy, Elisa Marble Dasilva, Meet the Artist, Jerome Magee, Christopher Hall St., Joe, Artist Jesse Blalock and Shannon Davidson, Vanda McCormick. Presented by Biloxi Main Street.

Ocean Springs Elks Lodge 2501 grilled dinner: 6:30-8 p.m., 2501 Beachview Drive. Cost: $18 steak, $12 fish.

Tribute to Boyce Holleman: 7 p.m., IP Casino Biloxi. Hosted by South Mississippi Legal Professionals. Four-course dinner, two cocktails, $85 per person. Ticket proceeds will benefit the group. A silent auction will be held to benefit Pink Heart Funds. Holleman was a legend in the legal community, and the evening will include performances by Judge Gaston Hewes, Eddie Miller and more. Testimonials by Raymond Hunter, Wynn Clark, Albert Necaise and others. Seating is limited. Purchase tickets by May 3. Details: 990-2719 or Monica@schroederlanoux.com.

Friday Night Dinner Dances: 7:30-10 p.m. May 6, 13, 20 and 27, Amour Danzar Ballroom, 9355 County Farm Road, Gulfport. Dinner begins 7:45 p.m. and dance begins at 8:15 p.m. Cost: $6 dinner and $10 casual dance. Details: 324-3730.

SATURDAY

Walk for Life: 7:30-10:30 a.m., Run-N-Tri, 9138 Carl Legett Road, Gulfport. One-mile and 5K walk/run supports Women's Resource Center. Awards given. Children 12 years old and younger are free. Details: 897-8958.

American Legion Post 33 breakfast: 8-11 a.m. May 7, 14, 21 and 28, 1126 Judge Sekul Ave., Biloxi. Cost: $6.

Long Beach Farmer's Market: 8:30 a.m.-noon, downtown Long Beach, corner of Church Avenue and First Street. Features local produce, artisan breads, honey, dairy, eggs, meat and more. Details: 234-8732.

Transparent Watercolor workshop: 9 a.m.-noon, Walter Anderson Museum of Art, Ocean Springs. Cost: $40 per person. Limited space.

River City Quilters Show: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Ina Thompson Moss Point Library, 4119 Bellview St. Details: 826-5597.

Free Comic Book Day: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Long Beach Comic Shop, 216 Jeff Davis Ave. Details: 861-4657.

Vancleave Live Oak Choctaw's State Recognition: 9:30 a.m., Vancleave Public Library. Announcement will be made by Tribal Council and Tribal Attorney Earl Denham.

Feed the Bees Garden program: 10 a.m., Pascagoula Public Library, 3214 Pascagoula St. Learn to create Wildflower Seed Bombs and feed the bees. Details: 769-3060.

Painted Pots for Mother's Day event: 10-11 a.m., Crosby Arboretum, 370 Ridge Road, Picayune. Children will decorate a clay pot and design a Mother's Day card using recycled materials. Materials provided. Each child must have an accompanying parent or guardian. Cost: $3 members, $4 nonmembers. Details: 601-799-2311.

Bringing Down Tha House Dance Battle Competition: 10 a.m.-noon, Orange Grove Elementary School, 11391 Old Highway 49, Gulfport. Presented by The Diamond Mine. Special performances by Traci Brown and Young Canon. Hosted by Traci Brown and Supamanmd. Also, Local artist Derrick Washington. Field show, creative dance, praise dance and coach battle. Bonus round for parents. Competition will be filmed for upcoming reality TV show. Details: 234-9642.

Clay Babies Ceramics class: 10:30-11:30 a.m. or noon-1 p.m., Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art, Ceramics Studio, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Cost: $12 per child/per project. Make a garden gnome out of clay. Designed for ages 2-8. Class size limited to 12. Details: 374-5547.

Hidden Herons: 10-11:30 a.m., Pascagoula River Audubon Center, 5107 Arthur St., Moss Point. Features Molly Folkerts. Details: 475-0825.

Charcoal drawing: 10 a.m.-noon, Ocean Springs Municipal Library, 525 Dewey Ave. Led by Debra Baldinger. Designed for ages 12 and older. Space limited. Details: 875-1193.

Mississippi Gulf Coast Bonsai Society's 11th annual Bonsai Exhibit: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Biloxi Public Library, 580 Howard Ave. Demonstrations at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

First O.G. Con: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Orange Grove Public Library, 12135 Old Highway 49, Gulfport. Embrace your inner (and outer) geek. The free event will include a costume contest, fandom meet-ups, trivia games, scavenger hunt, arts and craft stations, gaming areas, outdoor events, console gaming, photo booth, events for young children and debate and discussion panels. Special guests will include the 501st Legion. Details: Carrie-Ann Pierson or Mike Alexander at 832-6924.

Red Cross blood drive: 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Edgewater Mall, 2600 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Details: 1-800-733-2767.

River Jamboree 2016: 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Riverfront, Moss Point. Music, food and fun. Details: 475-7887.

Crawfish boil: Noon, American Legion Post 33, 1126 Judge Sekul Ave., Biloxi. Continues while supplies last. Cost: $15 all-you-can-eat. Details: 374-9774.

Aloneliness dance presentation: 2 and 7:30 p.m., Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St,, Ocean Springs. A duet featuring Summer Baldwin and Katy Gaines, Aloneliness explores the momentum between healing, refreshing solitude and harmful, crushing loneliness. It includes an original electronic score by Billy Louviere of Portland, Ore.; live vocal accompaniment by local singer Leah Rodgers; and a mixed media art installation by local visual artist Julia Reyes. Cost: $12 members, $15 nonmembers. Details: 818-2878.

Mother's Day Tea: 3 p.m., Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. Cost: $20 per person. Details: 818-2878.

Gulf Cost Symphony Guild's Derby Day event: 3-5 p.m., The Chimneys front lawn, 1640 E. Beach Blvd., Gulfport. Tickets: $25. Details: 896-4276.

Poetry Reading at Twelve Oaks: 4-6 p.m., Twelve Oaks House, 1112 Hanley Road, Ocean Springs. Features Mary Ann O'Gorman. Refreshments. Details: 435-9191.

American Legion 119 Mother's Day steak night: 5-7 p.m., 12320 Ashley Drive, suite a, Gulfport. Details: 206-3201.

Steak night: 6 p.m. May 7, 14, 21 and 28, Biloxi Elks Lodge 606, 1178 Beach Blvd. Cost: $18 ribeyes and $20 T-bones. Live entertainment. Details: 374-0606.

Country Tribute Show: 7 p.m. May 7 and 2 p.m. May 8, Center Stage Theatre, 2670 Rue Palafox, Biloxi. Features musicians Lucky Hodnell and Shirley Gipson. Cost: $15. Details: 388-6258.

Saturday Night Dance: 7 p.m.-until, May 7 and 21, French Club of Biloxi, 182 Howard Ave. Live entertainment. Cost: $10 single and $18 couple. Details: 436-6472.

Poetry night: 8 p.m. doors open and 8:45 p.m. show begins, Da Wall, 3370 C. Ave., Gulfport. Features artist from Black on Black Rhyme. Step2DaMic Poetry Troupe. Open mic, spoken word and more. Free. Details: 669-5668.

SUNDAY

VFW Post 6731 breakfast: 8-11 a.m. May 8, 15, 22 and 29, 4321 W. Gay Road, D'Iberville. Details: 392-1152.

Ocean Springs Elks Lodge 2501 breakfast: 9-11 a.m., 2501 Beachview Drive, Ocean Springs. Cost: $7.

Mother's Day Gospel Blues Brunch: 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Down-home Deluxe Buffet, 514 Old Spanish Trail, Bay St. Louis. Presented by Williams Pit BBQ. Cost: $25 adults, $7 children and $250 table of ten. Food, praise dancing, gospel and blues. Details: 671-9436.

MONDAY

Jackson County AARP Chapter 1213 annual picnic: 11 a.m., I.V. Levy Park, Pascagoula. Cost: $5 nonmembers. Bingo, potluck. Details: 205-0907.

Public Relations Association of Mississippi Beach Chapter monthly meeting: Noon, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Hospitality Resort Center at the Jefferson Davis campus. Speaker: Brian Roux, a forensic computer scientist and attorney who specializes in the intersection of law and technology. Cost: $15 for members and $25 for nonmembers. Please RSVP to christenduhe@gmail.com.

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

Book signing: 5 p.m., Pascagoula Public Library, 3214 Pascagoula St. Features Steve Stone, Navy civil servant in Pascagoula. Details: 769-3060 Ext. 1.

Adult Coloring event: 5:30 p.m. May 9 at Ina Thompson Moss Point Library and 5:30 p.m. May 10 at Pascagoula Public Library. Registration suggested, supplies provided. Details: 475-7462.

Computer Programming with Scratch Club: 6-7:30 p.m., Ocean Springs Library, 525 Dewey Ave. Volunteers instructors Sharon and Alex Eller of Code School Rocks will help create games, stories and animations. Designed for ages 8-12. Bring a laptop. Registration suggested. Details: 875-1193.

American Legion Post 119 general membership meeting: 7 p.m., 12320 Ashley Drive, Gulfport. Details: 206-3201.

TUESDAY

Homeschool Clay Play: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. or 1:30-3 p.m. May 10, 17, 24 and 31, Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art, Ceramics Studio, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Cost: $12 per child/per project. Designed for ages 6 years old and older. Class size limit will be 15 students per session. Classes include: May 3, Painting on Fabric; May 10: Making Handmade Paper; May 17, Making Handmade Books; May 24, Carving Tiles in Ceramics; May 31, Mixed Media Robot Sculptures. Details: 374-5547.

Gulf Coast Newcomers luncheon: 11 a.m. social hour starts, noon, luncheon/meeting, Great Southern Club, Gulfport. Reservations requested. Cost: $15. Program presented by Crime Stoppers. Details: 273-0070.

VFW Post 6731 Auxiliary meeting night: 6 p.m., 4321 W. Gay Road, D'Iberville. Details: 392-0861.

Young Soloists Concert: 7 p.m., Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St,, Ocean Springs. Features classical, vocal and instrumental soloists designed for ages 19 and younger. Cost: $10.

MAY 11

Jackson County Republican Club meeting: 11:30 a.m. lunch, meeting begins at noon, La Fiesta Brava Restaurant, 4505 Bienville Blvd., Ocean Springs. Speaker: Joe Nosef, chairman of Mississippi Republican Party speaking on state Convention and selection process of delegates to the National Convention to be held in July.

Women of Wisdom Lunch: Noon, Lyman Community Center, U.S. 49, Gulfport. Cost: $10 lunch. Collecting baby wipes and diapers for Women Resource Center and gently worn shoes for Caleb project. Speaker: Jessica Wittmayer. Details: 832-1714 or 424-0098.

Mississippi Gulf Coast Bonsai Society meeting: 6:30-8:30 p.m., St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 12290 Depew Road, Gulfport. Details:985-892-6029.

Men's meeting: 7 p.m., French Club of Biloxi, 182 Howard Ave. Cost: $8-$10. Details: 436-6472.

MAY 12

Senior Spring Fling: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Jones Park, Gulfport. Presented by Boyington Health and Rehabilitation Center and the city of Gulfport. Lunch, live music, vendors and more. Details: 239-0508.

Son's of American Legion luncheon/meeting: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Panda Palace, Crossroads Shopping Center, Gulfport. Details: 863-4420.

Red Cross blood drive: 2-8 p.m., Pass Christian High School, 720 W. North St. Details: 1-800-733-2767.

Memorial Celebration for Biloxi Beach Wade-In: 5 p.m., Gruich Community Center, 591 Howard Ave. Tribute to survivors of wade-in civil rights protests.

Pass Christian Elementary School's 2016-17 Kindergarten Roundup: 5-6 p.m., 270 W. Second St., Pass Christian. Bring your child, certified birth certificate, original immunization form, social security card and two proofs of residency to the registration.

Ocean Springs ELks Lodge 2501 spaghetti and meatball dinner: 5-7 p.m., 2501 Beachview Drive, Ocean Springs. To-go orders available. Cost: $8 adults, $5 children.

Pedal in the Pass: 6 p.m., War Memorial Park, Pass Christian. Optional Dutch treat dinner stop after the ride. Bikes and helmets required. All ages welcome. Details: 760-0165.

The History of the History of Mississippi: 6-7 p.m., West Side Community Center, 4006 Eighth St., Gulfport. Presentation by Jim Miller and Philip Shaw. Sponsored by the Historical Society of Gulfport. Refreshments.

Starting a Business -- First Steps class: 6-8 p.m., The Innovation Center, 1636 Popp's Ferry Road, Biloxi. Details: 396-8661.

Taste of Ocean Springs Food & Wine Festival: 6-8:30 p.m., L&N Depot Plaza, downtown. Restaurants will provide samples to ticketed guests. Live music by Caution Swing Bridge. Hosted by Ocean Springs Chamber of Commerce-Main Street-Tourism Bureau. Tickets: $50 per person at Chamber office, 1000 Washington Ave. Tickets not available at the door the night of the event. Details: 875-4424.

Walter Anderson Museum of Art Gala: 6-10 p.m., Beau Rivage Casino Resort, Biloxi. This year's gala will feature a Greek theme in celebration of Walter Anderson's depictions of "The Iliad" and "The Odyssey." Tickets are $100 per person, $175 per couple; includes open bar, food and live entertainment. Tickets/sponsorships details: 872-3164 or at the museum.

MAY 13

Spring Book Sale: 8 a.m. May 13 through May 25, Pass Christian Public Library, 111 Hiern Ave. Details: 452-4596.

Taste of Ocean Springs Lunch & Learn: 11:30 a.m., Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. Cost: $10.

Southern Star Masonic Lodge fish dinner: 5 p.m., 546 Klondyke Road, Long Beach. Cost: $11 adults, $7 children.

Charity Golf Tournament: 6 p.m. May 13-14, French Club of Biloxi, 182 Howard Ave. Cost: $10 plate for non-golfers. Boiled crawfish, live entertainment. On May 14, go to French Club of Biloxi for details. Details: 436-6472.

Taste of Ocean Springs Lunch and Learn: 6 p.m., Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. Features Flower and Herb Dinner with Chef Cheri. Cost: $35 members and $45 nonmembers. Details: 818-2878.

Blues at the Beach with Emerge Pascagoula: 6-8 p.m., Beach Park, 600 City Park St. Features music by local groups. Concessions available. Details: 938-2356.

Movie Night Under the Stars: 8:15 p.m., Point Park, 500 Beach Blvd., Pascagoula. Outdoor games, bring lawn chairs. Rain location is Pascagoula Recreation Center, 2935 Pascagoula St. Details: 938-2356.

2016 Jolly McCarty Memorial Gala reception: 6-10 p.m., IP Casino Resort Spa, Biloxi. Annual fund-raiser for the Bacot/McCarty Foundation. Entertainment by Doctor Zarr's Amazing Funk Monster. The golf tournament is May 14 at Shell Landing Golf Club. Details: 205-0225 or bacotmccarty.org.

Ocean Springs Elks Lodge 2501 chicken-fried steak dinner: 6:30-8 p.m., 2501 Beachview Drive, Ocean Springs. Cost: $10.

"Come Back To The 5 & Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean": 8 p.m. May 13-14, 2 p.m. May 15, 8 p.m. May 19-21, Biloxi Little Theatre, 220 Lee St. Cost: $15 general admission; $12 seniors, students and military. Details/tickets: 432-8543 or 4blt.org.

MAY 14

Dulcimer Dayfest: 8 a.m.-4 p.m., St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Wiggins. Classes taught by Wendy Song of Oklahoma and Hammered Dulcimer classes taught by Jess Hays Dickinson, Mississippi Supreme Court justice. Lunch and concert.

Seventh annual Live Oak Arts Festival: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., downtown Pascagoula. The cultural celebration will feature live music, arts and crafts, local cuisine, children's activities and more. Artists may submit vendor applications until April 30. Details: 219-1114 or pascagoulamainstreet.com.

Cruisin' for Cancer Benefit Ride: 10 a.m. line-up at Sharkheads, 1703 Beach Blvd., Biloxi and ride will end at Mississippi Coast Harley-Davidson, 941 Cedar Lake Road, Biloxi. Proceeds benefit American Cancer Society. Presented by South Side Rydaz Motorcycle Club. Details: 1-800-227-2345.

Snakes, Snakes, Snakes!: 10-11 a.m., Crosby Arboretum, 370 Ridge Road, Picayune. See and learn about snakes from Terry Vandeventer, herpetology field associate with the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science. Cost: $5 nonmembers and free to members. Details: 601-799-2311.

International Migratory Bird Day: 10-11:30 a.m. May 14 and 21, Pascagoula River Audubon Center, 5107 Arthur St., Moss Point. Features Molly Folkerts. Details: 475-0825.

Coastal Kaleidoscope art show reception: 10 a.m.-1 p.m., The Art House, 921 Cash Alley, Ocean Springs. Features artwork of fused glass artist Clair Etzold and painter Linda Fayard. Art will be on display through June 17. Details: 875-9285.

Centennial Celebration: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., County Courthouse, Wiggins. Food, music and dedication of the centennial mural on the grounds of the historic courthouse.

Food Market Day: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St,, Ocean Springs.

Clay Sculpture Class -- Sculptural Totem Poles: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art, Ceramics Studio, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Cost: $80. Designed for ages 10 and older. Make a totem pole up to six feet tall. Class size limited to 20. Details: 374-5547.

Down on the Farm with Old McDonald: 10:30-11:30 a.m., Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. Cost: $5 per person and $10 per family. Designed for parent and kids. Pres-school program. Details: 818-2878.

Lynn Meadows Discovery Center's 18th Birthday Party: 11 a.m.-1 p.m., 246 Dolan Ave., Gulfport. Book signings by Philip Levin, craft activities, face painting, Imagination Playground and birthday cake. Details: 897-6039.

Open forum discussing Islamic faith: 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Biloxi Library, 508 Howard Ave. Details: 209-2877.

MAY 15

Sharing Smiles Day: 9 a.m.-noon, Kool Smiles, 2650 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Dentists will provide free dental care to area children for ages 18 years old and younger. Details: 273-1689.

Third annual Feed the Need benefit concert and fish fry: 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Government Street Grocery in downtown Ocean Springs. All proceeds benefit The Lord Is My Help soup kitchen to feed the needy in the local community. Live music, cornhole tournament, silent auction and a drawing. Tickets: $15 in advance, available at Government Street Grocery, Green House on Porter, Eat Drink Love Catering, Hillyer House, The Office, Paddles Up and Kwitzky's in Ocean Springs; Triple Threat Academy in Biloxi; and PrescritpFit Medical Nutrition Therapy in Gulfport. Tickets at the door: $20, or $15 with a number 10 canned good. Details: Liz LeBleu at 596-5198.

Cajun Dance Party with Waylon Thibodeaux: Noon-1 p.m. dance lessons, 1-5 p.m. show, 100 Men Hall, Bay St. Louis. Cost: $10. Details: 342-5770.

Police Service: 3 p.m., 445 Beach Blvd. Service honors officers who have died in active duty. Details: 594-2100 or 263-3436.

No Hate In Our State Rally: 3-5 p.m., intersection of U.S. 90 and North Beach Boulevard by Bay St. Louis Bridge, Bay St. Louis.

MAY 16

Beekeeping meeting: 6 p.m., 789 Ceasar Road, Picayune. Speaker: Jeff Harris. Potluck.

Youth Symphony: 6 p.m., Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St,, Ocean Springs.

MAY 17

Red Cross blood drive: 9 a.m.-1 p.m., George Regional Hospital, 859 Winter St., Lucedale. Details: 1-800-733-2767.

Branson Style Musical Spectacular: 10 a.m., Beauvoir, the historic home and Presidential Library of Jefferson Davis, 244 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Cost: $12, includes tours and admission to the mansion and library. The show will be held in the art theater on the first floor of the library, and will feature music, comedy and uplifting fun from acclaimed Mississippi performers Andrew Ishee and Jeremy Wilkerson. Tickets/details: 601-323-3335.

Red Cross blood drive: 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, 777 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Details: 1-800-733-2767.

Peru Latin Cooking class: 6-8:30 p.m., Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, 246 Dolan Ave., Gulfport. Cost: $30-35. Details: 897-6039 or lmdc.org.

Bienville Toastmasters meeting: 6:30 p.m., Boomtown Biloxi Casino, second floor Welcome Center. Designed for those interested in learning oral presentation and leadership skills. Details: 235-5046.

MAY 18

Red Cross blood drive: 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Memorial Hospital at Gulfport, 4500 13th St. Details: 1-800-733-2767.

Free Senior Information Fair: 10 a.m.-1 p.m., outside at the Depot, 1928 Depot Way, Bay St. Louis. Food, beverages, entertainment, information booths and health screenings. Bring lawn chairs. Sponsored by the SALT (Seniors and Law Enforcement Together) Council, Hancock County Sheriff's Office. To host a table/details: 209-8729.

Nursing job fair: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System, 400 Veterans Blvd. Building 31, Biloxi.

Biloxi Elks Lodge 606 meeting: 7 p.m., 1178 Beach Blvd. Details: 374-0606.

MAY 19

Red Cross blood drive: 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Moss Point High School, 4913 Weems St. Details: 1-800-733-2767.

Moss Point State of the City address: 6 p.m., Pelican Landing Conference Center. Presented by Mayor Billy Broomfield. Details: 474-9933.

Running for Red Snapper: 6-8 p.m., Gulf Coast Research Laboratory Caylor Auditorium, 703 E. Beach Drive, Ocean Springs. Led by Jeff Lotz, Trevor Moncrief and Capt. Jay Trochesset. Cost details/registration: 818-8833 or by email to marine.education@usm.edu

How to Develop a Business Plan class: 6-8 p.m., The Innovation Center, 1636 Popp's Ferry Road, Biloxi. Details: 396-8661.

Songs and Stories Radio Show: 7-9 p.m., Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St,, Ocean Springs. Presented by R&B Feder Foundation. Details: 818-2878.

"We Gather Together," Stone County's centennial play: 7 p.m. May 19 and 21; 2 p.m. May 22, Malone Hall Theater, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Perkinston campus. To celebrate its centennial year, Stone County will tell its 100-year story through a play. Presented by The Telling Trees. Advance tickets: $10 adults, $5 ages 12 and younger. Free to children ages 3 and younger. At-the-door tickets: $15 adults. Details/tickets: stonecounty.com.

"If It's Monday, It Must Be Murder": 8 p.m. May 19-21, 2 p.m. May 22, Gulfport Little Theatre, 2600 13th Ave. Cost: $15 adults; $12 seniors and military; $10 students and children. Details/tickets: gulfportlittletheatre.org.

MAY 20

Red Cross blood drive: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Navy Federal Credit Union, 15214 Crossroads Parkway, Gulfport. Details: 1-800-733-2767.

VFW Post 6731 fish plates: 6-8 p.m., 4321 W. Gay Road, D'Iberville. Details: 392-0861.

MAY 21

American Heart Association's Jackson County Heart Walk: 8 a.m., River Front Park, 4100 Clark St., Pascagoula. Proceeds benefit the American Heart Association. Details/registration: 219-0222.

Day with the Deputies Music & Food Festival fundraiser: 8 a.m. golf tournament, 1 p.m. lunch, 6 p.m. crawfish and music, Pine Burr Golf Club, Wiggins. Live entertainment, meet the deputies, bounce houses, games and more. Proceeds will provide safety equipment for the Stone County Sheriff's Department.

Neighborhood Outreach/Community Awareness Day: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Martin Luther King Park, Herlihy St., Waveland. Event will feature emergency agencies including Waveland Police Department, Fire Department and Litter Control/Code Compliance, American Medical Response Ambulance and Ocshner Rescue 1 Helicopter. Food, entertainment.

Habitat Walk: 10-11 a.m., Crosby Arboretum, 370 Ridge Road, Picayune. Explore native plants and their pollinators. Cost: $5 nonmembers and free to members. Details: 601-799-2311.

Storytime and book signing: Noon-4 p.m., Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, 246 Dolan Ave., Gulfport. Features Joyce Crotchett. Included with museum admission. Details: 897-6039.

Inaugural Rubber Duck Derby: Noon-4 p.m., The Dock Bar & Grill, Gulfport. Adopt a duck for $5. Ducks will be available for adoption at a variety of locations across the Coast prior to derby day. A minimum of 5,000 Derby Ducks will be released into Gulfport Lake as they "race" to the finish line. Prizes, live entertainment, children's activities. Adoptable dogs will attend. Presented by Tired Dog Rescue, a nonprofit organization in Gulfport that rescues neglected, abused and stray dogs. Details: Tireddogrescue.com.

Gumbo Cook-off: 1 p.m. judging and 2 p.m. public sampling that includes attendee's favorite bowl, Joe Graham Post 119, 12320 Ashley Drive, Suite E, Gulfport. Presented by American Legion Post 119. Cost: $5 entry fee. Prizes for first, second and third places. One can enter more than once but only one entry per person can win. Details: 206-3201.

Butterfly and Moth Gardening: 1-2:30 p.m., Crosby Arboretum, 370 Ridge Road, Picayune. Cost: $5 nonmembers and free to members. Details: 601-799-2311.

Let's Go Fly a Kite with Chris Baker: 1-3 p.m., Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, 246 Dolan Ave., Gulfport. Details: 897-6039.

Restorative Yoga to Balance the Chakras Workshop: 2-5 p.m., River Rock Yoga, 2429 W. Commerce St. Suite C., Ocean Springs. Led by Lyn Cheney and Amy Gandy. Cost: $35 or $30 before May 9.

Buffet on the Bayou -- Celebration of Wild Food and Foraging: 4-6 p.m., Pascagoula River Audubon Center, 5107 Arthur St., Moss Point. Features Mark LaSalle, who will identify wild edible plants that will be featured during the meal. Cost: $60 per individual and $100 per couple. Details: 475-0825.

MAY 22

Red Cross blood drive: 8 a.m.-1 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 2301 15th St., Gulfport. Details: 1-800-733-2767.

"We Gather Together -- Stone's County's Centennial" Play: 2 p.m. Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Perkinston campus, Malone Hall Theatre. Tickets: $10 adults in advance and $5 children age 12 years old and younger. $15 adults at the door. Children 3 years old and younger admitted free. Presented by Telling Trees.

Comedy Crackup: 6:30 p.m. doors open and 8 p.m. show starts, Level Nightclub, 820 Howard Ave., Biloxi. Features T-Ray Sanders, Jermaine "Funnymaine" Johnson, Comedian C. Richaude and Whodi. Cost: $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Music by DJ Al Reese. Details: 727-410-5159.

Alabama in concert: 7:30 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.), Mississippi Coast Coliseum, Biloxi. Special guest: Love & Theft. Reserved seats. Tickets: Ticketmaster.com, Coliseum box office or 800-745-3000.

MAY 23

Red Cross blood drive: 1 -6 p.m., Edgewater Mall, 2600 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Details: 1-800-733-2767.

MAY 24

Book signing: 6 p.m., Ina Thompson Moss Point Library. Features Schledia Phillips, native author of "Wildflowers". Details: 327-1197.

Southern Style Entertaining with Chef Maria Vieages: 6-8:30 p.m., Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, 246 Dolan Ave., Gulfport. Cost: $30-35. Details: 897-6039.

MAY 25

Fifth annual Eagles under the Oaks Charity Golf Tournament: 8:30-10 a.m. registration and breakfast, 11 a.m. shotgun start, The Oaks Golf Club, Pass Christian. Proceeds benefit wounded combat veterans of South Mississippi.

Red Cross blood drive: 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Stennis Space Center, Aerojet-Rocketdyne, Leonard Kimble Road, Building 9101. Details: 1-800-733-2767.

MAY 26

Lunch and Learn featuring Jim Matthews: 11:30 a.m., Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. Cost: $12 in advance and $14 at the door. Details: 818-2878.

Red Cross blood drive: 2-7 p.m., Young Men's Business Club, Dantzler St., Moss Point. Details: 1-800-733-2767.

Cash Flow Projections for your Business Plan class: 6-8 p.m., The Innovation Center, 1636 Popp's Ferry Road, Biloxi. Details: 396-8661.

MAY 27

Out of School Summer Bash: 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Gruich Community Center, 591 Howard Ave., Biloxi. Presented by Phi Alpha Beta and Biloxi Community Ambassador Association, the event is for middle and high school students (parents are also welcome). In addition to music, food, prizes and entertainment, college representatives and scholarship info will be available. Tickets: $5 pre-purchase, and $7 at the door; includes lunch. Tickets: See any PAB or BCAA member. Details: 270-872-7759.

Free Friday at Lynn Meadows: 5-8 p.m., Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, 246 Dolan Ave., Gulfport.

VFW Post 6731 country-fried steak dinner: 6-8 p.m., 4321 W. Gay Road, D'Iberville.

5 Star Country Legends Tribute Show: 7 p.m., Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St,, Ocean Springs. Features Joe Norman Chunn, Bob Case, Keith Hoda, Di Anne Foxx, Gerald Songe and Bob Guidry. Cost: $15 members and $20 nonmembers.

MAY 28

37th annual Gem, Mineral, Fossil and Jewelry Show: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. May 28, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. May 29, Joppa Shrine Temple, 13280 Shriners Blvd., Biloxi. Cost: $5 adults and free to children under age 12. Enjoy demonstrations, exhibits, vendors, activities and more. Details: 251-937-3529.

Mississippi Frogs and Toads: 10-11:30 a.m., Pascagoula River Audubon Center, 5107 Arthur St., Moss Point. Features Molly Folkerts. Details: 475-0825.

Saturday Family Day in the Studio: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. or 2-4 p.m., Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art, Ceramics Studio, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Cost: $13 per person. All ages welcome. Class size limited to 20. Details: 374-5547.

Crawfish Cookoff: 1-5 p.m., D'Iberville Moose Lodge, 5145 W. Gay Road. Registration open May 1-20. Enter: $50 for team of four. Attend: $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Details: 243-6037.

Protein Knife Skills: 3-6 p.m., Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. Cost: $50 members and $60 nonmembers. With Chef Cheri. Details: 818-2878.

Flora-Bama 50th Anniversary The Documentary: 7:30 p.m., Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St,, Ocean Springs. Cost: $10 members and $12 nonmembers.

MAY 29

Red Cross blood drive: 8 a.m.-1 p.m., St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 1026 East Central Ave., Wiggins. Details: 1-800-733-2767.

MAY 30

Red Cross blood drive: 1-6 p.m., Wal-Mart, 11228 Old Highway 63, Lucedale. Details: 1-800-733-2767.

MAY 31

Mexican Cooking class with Melissa Cooper Brumfield: 6-8:30 p.m., Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, 246 Dolan Ave., Gulfport. Cost: $30-35. Details: 897-6039.

Hand-building class with extruded clay (class one of eight): 6-9 p.m., Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art, Ceramics Studio, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Cost: $35 members and $38.50 nonmembers. Designed for beginners ages 14 years old and older. Class size limited to 10. Details: 374-5547

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