The Arts, Hancock County meeting: 5:30 p.m., Bay Emporium, 112 S. Second St., Bay St. Louis. Steve Barney will demonstrate his pottery ideas revolving around science, technology, education, arts and math. Drinks and snacks.
Beekeeping meet: 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.
Feed My Sheep Spring fundraiser: 6-8 p.m., The Chimney's Restaurant, 1640 Beach Blvd., Gulfport. Feed My Sheep and the city of Gulfport present "An Evening at The Chimneys" to raise funds and awareness for Feed My Sheep's mission of fedding the homeless, working poor, veterans and elderly. Food, fun and entertainment. Cost: $100 per couple. Details: 864-2701.
"Rebel Without A Cause" auditions: 7 p.m., Biloxi Little Theatre, 220 Lee St. Details: 238-0831.
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.
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.
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, Line-dancing classes: 6-7:30 p.m. May 19 and 26, Pascagoula Public Library, 3214 Pascagoula St. Led by Ericka Nicholson. Details: 769-3060. Biloxi.
Spring Picnic: 11:30 a.m., 22119 Clark Lane, Gulfport, Presented by Daughters of the American Revolution, Gulf Coast Chapter. Details: 832-0137.
College Ready program: 2 p.m., Pascagoula Public Library. Ninth-12th grade students are invited to attend and learn about getting ready for college. Refreshments. Details/registration: 769-3060.
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.
American Legion po-boy lunches: Noon-3 p.m., Joe Graham Post 119, 12320 Ashley Drive N., Suite A, Gulfport. Deliveries available on five or more orders from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost: $8. Details: 206-3201.
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.
Sweet Science workshop: 4-6 p.m., Lucedale Public Library. Enjoy science experiments using candy. Details: 947-2123.
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.
Line-dancing classes: 6-7:30 p.m. May 19 and 26, Pascagoula Public Library, 3214 Pascagoula St. Led by Ericka Nicholson. Details: 769-3060.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 featuring Brandon Green: 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.
"Come Back To The 5 & Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean": 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.
"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.
Fallen Officer's Remembrance: 9 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.
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.
Old Timers' Day: 4 p.m., Stennis Space Center, Cypress House pavilion. Former and current Stennis employees are invited to attend. Retirees and a guest are invited at no charge. Current employees: $5 admission. Details: 688-3898.
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.
Cinema by the Shore: 6:30 p.m. activities begin and 7:45 p.m. movie begins, Jones Park, Gulfport. Features rides on the Minion Mobile and other activities. Features the movie "Minions."
Friday Night Dinner Dance: 7:30-10 p.m. May 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.
Flagship Festival: 7:30 a.m., River Park, 4100 Clark St., Pascagoula. Includes American Heart Association Jackson County Heart Walk at 8:30, Coastal Conservation Association Kid's Fishing Rodeo at 9, all-day kayak rentals, boat tours of the river, Blessing of the Fleet at 4, twilight kayak paddle, barbeque contest, live entertainment and more. Presented by City of Pascagoula.
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.
American Legion Post 33 breakfast: 8-11 a.m. May 21 and 28, 1126 Judge Sekul Ave., Biloxi. Cost: $6.
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.
International Migratory Bird Day: 10-11:30 a.m. May 21, Pascagoula River Audubon Center, 5107 Arthur St., Moss Point. Features Molly Folkerts. Details: 475-0825.
Sit, Stay and Read!: 10 a.m.-noon, Pass Christian Public Library, 111 Hiern Ave. Reading sessions last 30 minutes with students reading to pets of Visiting Pet Teams of South Missisippi. Details: 452-4596.
Randy Pierce book signing: 10 a.m.-noon, Lucedale Public Library. Randy Pierce will sign and discuss "The Peter Bay." Details: 601-947-2123.
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.
Hands Across the Sand!: Noon, Ken Combs Pier, intersection of U.S. 90 and Courthouse Road, Gulfport. Come support a clean energy future. Details: 233-4734.
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 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.
Raising Chickens and Rabbits workshop: 2 p.m., Vancleave Public Library. Learn the basics of raising chickens and rabbits. Details/registration: 826-5857.
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.
Steak night: 6 p.m. May 21 and 28, Biloxi Elks Lodge 606, 1178 Beach Blvd. Cost: $18 ribeyes and $20 T-bones. Live entertainment. Details: 374-0606.
West Coast Swing dance lessons: 6-6:45 p.m. dance structure, 6:45-7:30 p.m. eight-count whip patterns and chaining, 7:30-8:15 p.m. showboat steps, Amour Danzar, 9355 County Farm Road, Gulfport. Cost: $10, structure; $10, patterns; $15 showboat steps. Instructor: Jim Dolan. Details/reservations: 324-3730.
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.
VFW Post 6731 breakfast: 8-11 a.m. May 22 and 29, 4321 W. Gay Road, D'Iberville. Details: 392-1152.
Right2Ride Bike Ride/Race: 8:45 a.m., River Park, 4100 Clark St., Pascagoula. Eight-mile fun ride and 40-mile bicycle race; advanced registration required. Entry fee $40 for race (must be 16 or older), $25 for fun ride.
Ocean Springs Elks Lodge 2501 omelet breakfast: 9-11 a.m., 2501 Beachview Drive, Ocean Springs. Cost: $8.
"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 the artwork of Julie A. Nelson. Details: 467-0106.
Team Whodi 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: 6:30 p.m. doors open, 7:30 p.m. concert begins, Mississippi Coast Coliseum, Biloxi. Special guest: Love & Theft. Tickets/reservations: 800-745-3000 or ticketmaster.com.