Local Events

This Week events in South Mississippi: May 9-15

FILE/SUN HERALD/2016From 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Taste of Ocean Springs Food and Wine Festival will be held at the L & N Depot Plaza.
FILE/SUN HERALD/2016From 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Taste of Ocean Springs Food and Wine Festival will be held at the L & N Depot Plaza.


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.

Da Vinci Robot display: Noon-2 p.m., Singing River Hospital lobby, 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.


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.

Lego Club meeting: 3:30 p.m., East Central Public Library, 21801 Slider Road. For ages 8 years old and older. Refreshments. Details: 588-6263.

Junior Book Club: 4 p.m., Ina Thompson Moss Point Library, 4119 Bellview St. Turn reading into fun. Refreshments. Details: 475-7462.

Town hall meeting: 6:30-7:30 p.m., DeMiller Hall, 610 Water St., Biloxi. Steps Coalition's town hall discussing effects of House Bill 1523, role of non-discrimination policies and taking down the state flag. Details: (769) 447-6680.

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.


State of Our Coast: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Golden Nugget Casino, 151 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Speaker: Jamie Miller, executive director of state Department of Marine Resources; Jonathan Daniels, executive director of Port of Gulfport; Gary Rikard, executive director of state Department of Environmental Quality and Ashley Edwards, president of the Gulf Coast Business Council. Register at dmr.ms.gov. Details: 523-4124.

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.


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.

Digital literacy workshops: 10:30 a.m. Tablets for Seniors and 1 p.m. Facebook Events and Ads; Pass Christian Public Library, 111 Hiern Ave. Led by Andy Collins, Mississippi State Extension Service. Class size limited. Details: 452-4596.

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

Page-turning Book Club: 12:30 p.m., East Central Public Library, 21801 Slider Road, Hurley. Details: 588-6263.

Hidden Risks of Retirement Investing program: 2 p.m., Ocean Springs Public Library, 525 Dewey Ave. Led by Sal Crespo. Details: 875-1193.

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. To-go orders available. Cost: $8 adults, $5 children.

Foot-health program: 6 p.m., Ocean Springs Municipal Library, 525 Dewey Ave. Led by Ellen Miller, therapeutic foot specialist and Pilates instructor with Bayou Pilates. Details: 875-1193

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.

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

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.


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

Knights of Peter Claver and Ladies Auxiliary fish lunches: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Our Mother of Sorrows Church, 800 Division St., Biloxi. Cost: $7. Free local delivery on three or more orders. Details: 435-0007.

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

"Our Love Affair with Baseball" All-Star Luncheon Series: Noon-1 p.m., Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Guest speaker: Rick Cleveland. Cost: $10. Details/tickets: 374-5547 or georgeohr.org.

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.

Friday Night Dinner Dances: 7:30-10 p.m. May 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.

"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.

10th annual Gulf Islands Water Park Lock-In: 8 p.m concert, 10 p.m. water park opens, 17200 16th St., Gulfport. Lock-in lasts until 7 a.m. May 14. Cost: $25. Christian rapper Dee-1 will perform with other musical guests. Enjoy pizza, music, games, access to water park and more. Open to students in grades six through 12. Details: 263-4571 or 365-0932.


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

Book and Bake Sale: 8 a.m.-2 p.m., East Central Public Library, 21801 Slider Road, Hurley. Details: 588-6263.

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.

Hancock County food pantry dinner/tribute: 5 p.m., Main St. Methodist Church., downtown Bay St. Louis.

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.

Sandstitchers Quilt Guild quilt show: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Gautier Convention Center, 2012 Library Lane. Cost: $5. Free to ages 12 and younger.

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.

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


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

Belated Mother's Day breakfast: 9-11 a.m., Ocean Springs Elks Lodge, 2501 Beachview Drive. Cost: $7.

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.