Local Events

WHAT'S HAPPENING for May (Updated MAY 11)

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WEDNESDAY

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 Gulf Coast Business Council. Register at dmr.ms.gov. Details: 523-4124.

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.

Job awareness and preparedness workshops: 5-7 p.m. May 11 at Ocean Springs Library, 525 Dewey Ave.; 2:30-4:30 p.m. May 16 at Bay St. Louis Library, U.S. 90; 5-7 p.m. May 17 at Good Deeds Community Center, 15101 Madison St., Gulfport. Presented by Mississippi Port Authority.

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.

THURSDAY

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.

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

Caring for the Caregiver: 3 p.m., Leggett Memorial United Methodist Church, 1410 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Details: 218-0588.

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.

Gulfport Dragway: 6 p.m. gates open, 6 p.m. time trials/ test and tune and 9 p.m. eliminations, May 11 and 18, 17085 Racetrack Road, Gulfport. Cost: $25 car and driver, $8 spectators and $5 children ages 10 and older.

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 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.

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

Second annual First Responders Appreciation Dinner: 6-8:30 p.m., Hilton Garden Inn, 2703 Denny Ave., Pascagoula. Event will honor first responders from Acadian Ambulance, Moss Point Fire and Police Departments, Jackson County Sheriff's Department and Pascagoula Fire and Police Departments. Details: 385-5507.

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.

Mississippi Hunting Dog Association membership meeting: 6:30 p.m., Latimer Community Center, intersection of Tucker and Daisy Vestry roads. Membership is open to all interested in preserving the tradition of hunting game with dogs in Mississippi, regardless of preferred breed of dog of game pursued. Refreshments. Details: 209-2632.

FRIDAY

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

AARP Driver Safety class: 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Pass Christian Public Library, 111 Hiern Ave. Class completion may quality attendee for car insurance discount. Cost: $15 members and $20 nonmembers. 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.

International Spring Festival: 4:30-9:30 p.m. May 13, 10 a.m.-9:30 p.m. May 14 and 10 a.m.-9 p.m. May 15, Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, 2090 Pass Road, Biloxi. Food, games, craft booths, silent auction, cash raffle and entertainment. Friday and Sunday, pay one price for bracelets for their rides, $20 each. Saturday, pay one price for bracelets for rides, $25 each.

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

Test and Tune: 6 p.m. Gulfport Dragway, 17085 Racetrack Road, Gulfport. Cost: $25 car and driver, $8 spectators and $5 children ages 10 and older.

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 fundraiser 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.

"Fly Me to the Moon": 5:30 p.m. May 13 at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Fine Arts Auditorium, Jefferson Davis Campus and 3 p.m. May 15 at University of Southern Mississippi, Fleming Education Center, Long Beach. Features performance by Gulf Coast Civic Chorale.

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.

SATURDAY

Horn Island Overnight Expedition: 6 a.m. board the "Skipper" at the Biloxi Small Craft Harbor on May 14 and return at 4 p.m. May 15. Cost: $195 per person. Details: 872-3164.

Respect our Military's second annual Golf Tournament: 7 a.m.-1 p.m., Whispering Pines Golf Course, 18412 Mississippi 613, Hurley. Cost: $65 per player and $50 with active duty military ID. Door prizes, mulligans available, prizes and more. Proceeds benefit the Crusaders for Veterans.

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.

Save our State Flag petition signing: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Latimer Community Center. Discussing Initiative 58. Details: 860-3800.

Race at Gulfport Dragway: 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Gulfport Dragway, 17085 Racetrack Road, Gulfport.

Hancock County Food Pantry: 5 p.m., Main St. Methodist Church., downtown Bay St. Louis. Dinner/tribute.

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.

Sand Stitchers 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.

SUNDAY

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.

Singing River Art Association Spring Art Show submission: 10 a.m.-3 p.m., River Gallery, downtown Pascagoula. Artists are invited to enter the judged competition by bringing artwork to gallery.

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.

MONDAY

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.

TUESDAY

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.

Homeschool Clay Play: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. or 1:30-3 p.m. May 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.

VSA Mississippi Community Art Group: 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Arts Center of Mississippi, 201 E. Pascagoula St. Meet the artists, refreshments. Details: 601-960-1557, ext. 224.

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.

VA2K Walk and Roll: 9-9:30 a.m. and 10-10:30 a.m., Biloxi VA Campus, 400 Veterans Ave. Donations accepted to support homeless veterans.Details: 523-4396.

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.

Bald and Beautiful: 10 a.m., Healing Hands Mission, 1073 Acadian Drive, Gulfport. Lunch. Followed by WIN Support Win-Women's Inspirational Networking support group. Details: 575-8299.

Lawns! educational program: 1:30 p.m., Pass Christian Public Libary, 111 Hiern Ave. Led by Christian Stephenson, Hancock County Extension agent. Details: 452-4596.

Hope, Chest and Max Coffee Jam: 5-7 p.m., 7198 Beatline Road, Long Beach. Live music, free food and homemade jam. Local artist and vendors gather to jam. Platinum Pony Boutique will be 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Details: 575-8299.

Community Bicycle Ride and Dine: 6 p.m., Long Beach Town Green, Jeff Davis Avenue and 3rd Street. Bring helmet and bike for five-mile loop through town. All ages welcome. Optional Dutch treat dinner stop at the end. Details: 297-7229.

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.

Fifth annual Words and Music Community Culture Series/Speed Theater "The Birdcage": 7 p.m., Pass Christian City Court Building, 111 Hiern Ave. Speed theater is a variation on Reader's Theater which is a style of theater in which actors do not memorize their lines. Details: 452-4596.

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

Small Business Resource Conference: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Innovation Center, 1636 Popp's Ferry Road, Biloxi. Seminars on protecting intellectual property, funding sources for a company and setting up a company for success, using advertising and social media programs to build a business. Meet local lenders and more. Details: 392-9741.

Fallen Officer's Remembrance: 10 a.m., in front of Robert J. Curry Public Center, 2220 15th St., Gulfport. Hosted by Gulfport Police Department.

Coffee with Friends: 10 a.m., Pass Christian Public Library, 111 Hiern Ave. With Will Koolsbergen with Pass Christian Community Theater Project. Details: 452-4596.

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

Ceramics class with pottery wheel: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. May 20-21, 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.

"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: J. Con Maloney. Cost: $10. Details/tickets: 374-5547 or georgeohr.org.

Singing River Art Association Spring Art Show reception: 5:30 p.m., River Gallery, downtown Pascagoula. Artists are invited to enter the judged competition by bringing artwork to gallery.

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

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

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

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.

Spinal screenings: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 12100 U.S. 49, suite 698, Gulfport. For all ages. Details: 216-9163.

Billy Creel Memorial Gulf Coast Wooden and Classic Boat Show: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. May 21-22, Schooner Pier Complex, 367 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Features wooden yachts, sail aboard Biloxi Schooner, craft booths, food, castnet throwing contest, music and more. Details: 435-6320.

New artist welcoming: 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Hillyer House, 920 Washington Ave., Ocean Springs. Features Alex North.

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.

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

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.

4th Sunday at 4 p.m.: 4 p.m. music begins and 5 p.m. art and reception, Christ Episcopal Church, 912 S. Beach Blvd., Bay St. Louis. Features violinist Sasha Ferreira and pianist Theresa Sanchez and artwork of Julie A. Nelson. Details: 467-0106.

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

May luncheon: Noon, Pass Christian Historical Society, 201 E. Scenic Drive. Program: Fundamentals of Archaeology and Local Artifacts and Excavations with Edmund Boudreaux from the Gulf Coast Archaeologcial Society. Cost: $10 lunch for members and $12 nonmembers. Details: 452-4714.

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

MAY 24

Powerpoint computer class: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Pass Christian Public Library, 111 Hiern Ave. Led by John Giesemann from MSU Extension Center for Technology Outreach. Class size limited. Details: 452-4596.

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

Adult Summer Reading Program: 6 p.m., Pass Christian Public Library, 111 Hiern Ave. Topic: How to make sushi. Led by Steve DeWitt. Details: 452-4596.

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.

How Your Credit History Affects Your Future: 6-7:30 p.m., Habitat for Humanity of the Mississippi Gulf Coast, 2214 34th St., Gulfport. Registration required. Details: 678-9100, ext. 1024.

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.

"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: Gary Sarnoff. Cost: $10. Details/tickets: 374-5547 or georgeohr.org.

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.

12th annual Daylily Show: 1-4 p.m., Edgewater Mall, in front of Dillard's Department Store, Biloxi. Plant sales begin at 10 a.m. Growers desiring to enter flower exhibit must arrive between 8-10 a.m. Details: 475-8012.

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

Memorial Day Ceremony: 7:30 a.m., Jones Park, Barsdale Pavilion, Gulfport. VFW Post 2539 and City of Gulfport conduct ceremony to h9onor all of nation's deceased military veterans. Details: 313-1048.

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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