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WHAT'S HAPPENING for May (Updated MAY 25)

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WEDNESDAY

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.

Second annual Senior Fishing Rodeo: 9-11 a.m. awards and lunch to follow, Harrah's Gulf Coast, 280 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Fishing, food, fun and door prizes. Must be 55 years old or older. People over age 65 are exempt from having a license but must have ID. Details: 896-0214.

Long Beach Historical Society open house: 11 a.m.-2 p.m., 645 Klondyke Road, Long Beach. View pictures and visit the library.

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.

Family Sushi Class by Steve DeWitt: 2 p.m., Pass Christian Public Library, 111 Hiern Ave. Space is limited. Details: 452-4596.

Italian Games Night: 4:30-9 p.m., Woolmarket Community Center, 16320 Old Woolmarket Road, Biloxi. Sponsored by Gulf Coast Italian American Cultural Society. Enjoy bocce, tombola, scopa and morra. Learn the Tarantella dance. Prized, Italian potluck dinner and Italian beer. Cost: $8 general admission. Details: 539-4571.

THURSDAY

Mississippi State Port Authority board meeting: 8:30 a.m., Great Southern Club, Gulfport. Details: 865-4300.

Biloxi Farmers Market Festival: 9 a.m.-1 p.m., downtown Biloxi. Features farmer market vendors, entertainment by Ty Taylor, cake celebrations and hourly giveaways. Details: 435-6339.

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.

Cooking demonstrations: Noon, Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. Details: 493-3365.

Coffee Fellowship: 2 p.m., Handsboro United Methodist Church, 2333 Demaret Drive, Gulfport. Speaker: Rupert Lacy, Harrison County director of Emergency Management/Homeland Security. Details: 896-7264.

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

Seventh annual Mississippi Seafood Cook-Off: 6 p.m., Climb CDC Warehouse, downtown Gulfport. Guests will watch as Mississippi's top chefs compete in live cooking challenges and are judged by a panel of culinary professionals. Cost: $29 per person and $50 per couple. VIP tables are available. Details: 601-852-3463.

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

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

FRIDAY

"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.

34th annual Memorial Day Blowout: Noon-until, May 27, 9 a.m.-until, May 28, 9 a.m.-8:30 p.m. May 29 and 9 a.m. May 30, Gulfport Dragway, 17085 Racetrack Road. Street racing, live music, Daisy Dukes contest, prizes, bikini contests, tattoo contest, stunt bike contest and more. Cost: $40 per person for all weekend and $20 camper/RV/golf cart, $10 car/truck and $20 Sunday only. Details: 392-8281.

Family Movie Matinee: 2 p.m., Pass Christian Public Library, 111 Hiern Ave. Details: 452-4596.

Spring crawfish plates: 4 p.m.-until, War Memorial Park, Pass Christian. Cost: $6. Proceeds benefit feeding program serving Pass Christian area residents. Details: 342-1468 or 314-4370.

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

St. Clare Seafood Festival: 5-11 p.m. May 27 and noon-11 p.m. May 28-89, St. Clare Catholic Church, 236 S. Beach Blvd., Waveland. Features 5K race, car show, live entertainment, dance teams, fireworks and more.

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

Ocean Springs Elks Lodge 2501 spaghetti dinner: 6-8 p.m., 2501 Beachview Drive, Ocean Springs. Cost: $10.

NOLA Favorites with Chef Maria Vieages: 6-8 p.m., Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. Cost: $38 members and $48 nonmembers. Details: 818-2878.

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

Steak night: 6-8 p.m., American Legion Post 1992, 3824 Old Spanish Trail, Gautier. Cost: $17. Details: 497-6422.

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.

Friday Night Dinner Dance: 7:30-10 p.m., 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

Grave Decorating Flag Ceremony: 8 a.m., Biloxi National Cemetery, 400 Veterans Ave. Details: 388-6923.

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

Art House sale: 8 a.m.-2 p.m., 921 Cash Alley, downtown Ocean Springs. Fundraising event will include art and art related supplies, antiques and more. Details: 875-9285.

Daughters of the American Revolution, Gulf Coast Chapter: Flag placement on veterans graves for Memorial Day, 9 a.m., Live Oaks Cemetery, Church Road, Pass Christian. Details: 832-0137.

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.

"Coming Attractions" auditions: 10 a.m., Kingdom Center, 11487 U.S. 49, Gulfport.

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

Retirement of Flag Ceremony: 10:30 a.m., VFW Post 2434, 289 Veterans Ave., Biloxi. Presented by Boy Scouts Troop 212 and Biloxi High School ROTC. Details: 374-4112.

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.

Diamondhead Memorial Service: 11 a.m., Diamondhead Country Club, under the oak trees. Service will honor military heroes. speaker: Capt. Raymond Delgado, chief of staff for the commander at Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command, Stennis Space Center. Music begins at 10:50 a.m. Buffet lunch will follow the service. Details: 255-5017.

Submarine Veterans meeting: 11 a.m., Biloxi Yacht Club, 408 Beach Blvd.

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 and 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.

12th annual Daylily Show: 1-4 p.m., Edgewater Mall in front of Dillard's, 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.

Tee-Off Summer Craft event: 2 p.m., Ocean Springs Municipal Library, 525 Dewey Ave. Attendees must bring a T-shirt or two. Class size limited. Designed for ages 8 and older. Details: 875-1193.

Introduction to Qigong: 2:30-4:30 p.m., Shanti Yoga and Counseling, Gulfport. Qigong is a holistic system of self-healing techniques and meditation. Details: 284-2337.

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.

Shrimp platter meal: 5-7 p.m., Joe Graham Post 119, 12320 Ashley Drive, Suite A, Gulfport. Cost: $15.

The Hoppers performance: 6 p.m., Escatawpa Baptist Church. Cost: $12 in advance and $15 at the door. Details: 219-5759.

Piano recital: 6 p.m., Haven Chapel United Methodist Church, 1310 Mills Ave., Gulfport.

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

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.

SUNDAY

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

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.

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

Jazz in the Pass: Noon-8 p.m., War Memorial Park, Scenic Drive, Pass Christian. Art and craft vendors, food vendors and live entertainment.

Blood drive benefit for Sharon Lemon: 1-5 p.m., Wesley United Methodist Church, 8900 Old Spanish Trail, Ocean Springs. Details: 875-8900, 326-1535 or 990-1535.

MONDAY

Memorial Day ceremony: 7:30 a.m., Jones Park, Barksdale Pavilion, Gulfport. VFW Post 2539 and city of Gulfport will conduct ceremony to honor nation's deceased military veterans. Details: 313-1048.

Memorial Day ceremony: 9 a.m., Biloxi National Cemetery, 400 Veterans Ave. Speaker: Sen. Roger Wicker.

Memorial Day ceremony: 11 a.m., VFW Post 2434, 289 Veterans Ave., Biloxi. Details: 374-4112.

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

TUESDAY

Veterans breakfast: 9 a.m., McElroy's, 705 Bienville Blvd., Ocean Springs. Free to veterans. Presented by Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Home. Details: 872-2699.

Technology at your Fingertips: 10 a.m. tablets for seniors and 1 p.m. Facebook events and ads, Pass Christian Public Library, 111 Hiern Ave. Class size is limited. Details: 452-4596.

Memorial Day Ceremony: 10:30 a.m., beginning at grave site of Clement R. Bontemps in St. Mary's Cemetery, Bay St. Louis. Memorial service at the monument in front of Post 139 Club House in memory of the Post's departed comrades.

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

Julia Reed and William Dunlap book signing: 5-6:30 p.m., Pass Books/Cat Island Coffeehouse, 300 E. Scenic Drive, Pass Christian. Features Reed's "South: Spirited Entertaining and High Style Fun All Year Long" and Dunlap's "Short Mean Fiction: Words and Pictures." Details: 222-4827.

Science Cafe: 6-7:30 p.m., Gulf Coast Research Laboratory, Dining Hall, 703 E. Beach Drive, Ocean Springs. Refreshments. Theme: A Life Among the Dolphins. Presenter: Jeff Siegel, scientist, author, musician, teacher and marine biologist. Details: 872-4213.

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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