Local Events

This Week events in South Mississippi: May 30-June 5

CECILY CUMMINGS/SPECIAL TO THE SUN HERALD/FILEFree ice cream with blueberries and strawberries will be served at the 11th annual Red, White & Blueberry Festival in Ocean Springs on Saturday.
CECILY CUMMINGS/SPECIAL TO THE SUN HERALD/FILEFree ice cream with blueberries and strawberries will be served at the 11th annual Red, White & Blueberry Festival in Ocean Springs on Saturday.

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.

34th annual Memorial Day Blowout: 9 a.m., 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.

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

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.

Memorial Day ceremony: 11 a.m., VFW Auxiliary of D'Iberville. Colors will be presented by the United States Marine Corps with "The Star-Spangled Banner" by Eva Black. Laying of the wreath and more. Details: 380-2088.

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.


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.

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. Theme: Mixed Media Robot Sculptures. Details: 374-5547.

Celebration of Partnership ceremony: 2 p.m., VT Halter Marine Pascagoula operations, 900 Bayou Casotte Parkway. Keynote speaker: Sen. Roger Wicker. Guest speaker: Rear Adm. Timothy C. Gallaudet, U.S. Navy oceanographer.

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.

Crime Prevention and Awareness Workshop: 6 p.m., Kreole Primary School, 6312 Martin Luther King Blvd., Moss Point. For East Moss Point residents. Details: 474-2345.

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.


Gulf Coast Symphony Orchestra Guild's annual luncheon: 11 a.m., Pass Christian Yacht Club, 120 S. Market St., Pass Christian. Lunch followed by awards and installation of officers for 2016-17. Cost: $25. Details: 896-9347.

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

Sons of the American Legion meeting: 6:30-7:30 p.m., American Legion Post 1992, 3824 Old Spanish Trail, Gautier. Details: 497-6422.


Summer Library Program kickoff event: 11 a.m., East Central Public Library, 21801 Slider Road, Hurley. Face painting, popcorn, storytime, games and more. Details: 588-6263.

Yoga with Moira: 6-7:30 p.m., Walter Anderson Museum of Art, 510 Washington Ave., Ocean Springs. Led by Moira Anderson, owner and director of River Rock Yoga and Pilates. Cost: $5. Bring your own mat. Details: 872-3164.

Sizzlin Sopranos concert: 7 p.m., Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. Features Kate Fleming Sawyer and Jacqueline Coale. Cost: $15 members and $17 nonmembers. Details: 818-2878.


Harrison County Utility Authority Board meeting: 9 a.m., Intraplex Industrial Park, 10271 Express Drive, Gulfport.

Coffee with Friends -- Audubon Coastal Bird Stewardship program: 10 a.m., Pass Christian Public Library, 111 Hiern Ave. Details: 452-4596.

What's in your Medicine Cabinet?: 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Moss Point River Front Community Center, 4500 Denny St. Presented by Jackson County Triad and the City of Moss Point. Speaker: Clarence Dubose, We Care Hospice and Pharmacy. Discussing diabetes, immunizations, heart disease, stroke, hypertension, arthritis and Alzheimer's. Continental breakfast, door prizes and lunch provided. Free. Details: 205-0907.

Lunch and Learn: Noon-1 p.m., Jubilee Center, 4322 Popp's Ferry Road, Biloxi. Cost: $10 per person and includes lunch. Speaker: Jeff Taylor, city of D'Iberville economic development director. Details: 392-4288.

Our Love Affair with Baseball exhibit: Noon, Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Features Barry Lyons of Biloxi, a World Series champion player, manager and broadcaster who was instrumental in bringing minor league baseball to Biloxi. Make reservations at georgeohr.org or call 374-5547. Reservations must be made by 5 p.m. the Thursday before each luncheon.

"Reflections of the Gulf Coast" art exhibition: 5 p.m., Gallery 782, 782 Water St., Biloxi. Features local photographer George Perina. Details: 436-7782.

Family Movie Night: 6:30 p.m., St. James Catholic Church, Parish Center, 366 Cowan Road, Gulfport. Theme: God is not Dead.

Grilled steak dinners: 6:30-8 p.m., Ocean Springs Elks, 2501 Beachview Drive. Cost: $18 grilled steaks and $12 grilled fish.

Fifth annual Words and Music Community Culture Series Concert: 7 p.m., Pass Christian City Hall Courtyard, 111 Hiern Ave. Features Crooked Creek String Band, four-piece that plays bluegrass and variety of other musical genres on guitar, banjo, mandolin, Dobro and bass. Details: 452-4596.

Friday Night Dinner: 7:30 p.m. dinner, Amour Danzar Ballroom, 9355 County Farm Road, Gulfport. Casual dress dance will follow the dinner. Cost: $6 dinner and $10 dance. Details: 324-3730.

"Night of the Living Dead": 7:30 p.m. June 3, all-you-can-eat concession stand, 7:30 p.m. June 4 and 3 p.m. June 5, Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, 246 Dolan Ave., Gulfport. Details: 897-6039.


Open registration for Classic Car, Bike and Truck Show: 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Our Lady of the Gulf Catholic Church, Bay St. Louis. Pre-registration: $20 early bird. Registration: $25. Silent auction, 50/50 raffle, prizes, music and more. Vendor booth are available for crafts. Details: 344-0358.

Long Beach Farmers Market: 8:30 a.m.-noon, June 4, 11, 18 and 25, downtown at corner of Church Avenue and First Street. Features sustainably grown local produce, artisan breads, honey, dairy, eggs and more. Details: 234-8732.

Miles for Mary C: 8:30 a.m. 5K run begins, one-mile run 9:30 a.m., bike ride 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. food, Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. Kid activities, raffles and more. Details: 818-2878.

Shoreline Dreams: 10 a.m., Ocean Springs Municipal Library. Paint an iconic coastal scene using mixed media with artist Laurie Brenden.

Gulf Coast Spiders: 10-11:30 a.m., Pascagoula River Audubon Center, 5107 Arthur St., Moss Point. Led by Mark LaSalle, center director. Details: 475-0825.

Red, White and Blueberry Festival: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., L&N Depot Plaza, downtown Ocean Springs. Free vanilla ice cream, cooking demonstrations, blueberry recipes, dishes and more. Details: 875-4424.

Book signing: 5-6:30 p.m., Pass Books/Cat Island Coffeehouse, 300 E. Scenic Drive, Pass Christian. Features Martha Ertman, author of "Love's Promises: How Formal and Informal Contracts Shape All Kinds of Families." Details: 222-4827.

Summer concert series: 5 p.m.-until, Rosetti Park, located between Church Avenue and Cox Avenue, downtown Ocean Springs. Features Ocean Springs Live and Blackwater Brass.

St. Martin Reunion Social: 6-9 p.m. social and 9 p.m.-midnight, dance, Lemoyne Boulevard, Biloxi. Designed for classes from 1940 to 2013. Cost: $10 person before May 31 and $15 person after May 31 or at the door. Casual attire. Must be 21 years old and older, BYOB, bring a snack to share with others. Details: 392-1939.

Casino Royale: 6-10 p.m., Frank Gruich Community Center, 591 Howard Ave., Biloxi. Cost: $25 per person. Musical entertainment, food, games and door prizes. Must be 21 years and older. Proceeds benefit the Women's Center for Nonviolence. Details: 436-3809.

Hancock North Central High School 30-year reunion: 7 p.m., Long Fellow Center, Bay St. Louis. Details: 332-1638.

Pre-Father's Day and Juneteenth Edition -- Spoken Word and Poetry: 8 p.m. doors open and 8:45 p.m. showtime, Da Wall, 3370 C. Ave., Gulfport. Details: 669-5668.

Iron Vix meets Fiercely Fit: 8:30 p.m., Jones Park, Gulfport. Led by Nisha Skeith and Nikita McInnis. No equipment needed. Free evening fitness meet-up.


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

Student Appreciation Party: 4:30 p.m. dinner and 5:30-6 p.m. minging among friends, 6-7:30 p.m. ballroom dancing, Amour Danzar Ballroom, 9355 County Farm Road, Gulfport. All former students are invited to attend free fish fry and dance. Call the information number for attendance details. Details: 324-3730.