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WHAT'S HAPPENING for June (Updated JUNE 7)

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TUESDAY

At Ease Gang meeting: 7 a.m., Treasure Bay Casino, Infinity Buffet, 1980 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Speaker: Jonathan Daniels, executive director of the Mississippi State Port Authority. Details: 806-4453.

Orange Grove Kiwanis meeting: Noon, Golden Corral, U.S. 49, Gulfport. Details: 860-3311.

Adult Health Fair: 12:30-5:30 p.m., East Central Public Library, 21801 Slider Road, Hurley. Information on hospice care diet, exercise, sleep, pulmonary health and more. Features health-care professionals. Details: 588-6263.

Pass Christian Public Library gardening class: 1:30 p.m., 111 Hiern Ave., Pass Christian. Topic: beneficial insects. Details: 452-4596.

Plant swap: 6 p.m., Ina Thompson Moss Point Library. Swap plants with other attendees. Learn from Master Gardener Gail Hogue as she presents tips about caring for plants.

BraVeau performance: Through Aug. 7, Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, Biloxi. Shows: 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; no shows on Fridays. BraVeau is DreamCast Entertainment's new cirque-style show. Tickets are $12.95, $16.95 and $24.95 plus tax and service fees, and available for purchase by phone at 888-566-7469 or online at ticketmaster.com or beaurivage.com. A family pack of four tickets is available for $40 (offer code BraVeau). Advance reservations required and package pricing is based on availability.

VFW Post 6731 meeting: 7 p.m., 4321 W. Gay Road, D'Iberville. Details: 392-1152.

Hebrew reading classes: Beginners class, 7-8:30 p.m. June 7-July 5 and advanced class, June 9-July 7, Chabad of Southern Mississippi, 1648 Wiltshire Blvd., Biloxi. Cost: $60 includes textbooks and materials. Details: 596-5755.

WEDNESDAY

Pass Christian Chamber of Commerce's Breakfast with the Mayor: 8 a.m., Randolph Center, 315 Clark Ave., Pass Christian. Breakfast with Mayor Leo "Chipper" McDermott. Details: 604-0014.

Understanding Medicare seminar: 10 a.m., Ina Thompson Moss Point Library, 4119 Bellview St. Led by Jodey and Monica Andress, Medicare educators. Details: 475-7462.

Open house at Long Beach Historical Society: 11 a.m.-2 p.m., 645 Klondyke Road.

Jackson County Republican Club meeting: 11:30 a.m. lunch and noon, meeting, La Fiesta Brava Restaurant, U.S. 90, 4505 Bienville Blvd., Ocean Springs. Speakers: Sens. Michael Watson and Brice Wiggins and Rep. Hank Zuber. Topics will recap 2016 Mississippi legislative session with Watson speaking on the issue of BP money.

Women of Wisdom Pow Wow luncheon: Noon, Lyman Community Center, U.S. 49, Gulfport. Speaker: Jeana Weiss-Mitchell. Lunch cost: $10. Bring baby wipes and diapers for the Women Resource Center and new or gently worn shoes for the Caleb project. Details: 424-0098.

Color Me Calm Adult Coloring: 4-6 p.m., Gautier Public Library.

Mississippi Coast Military Officers Association meeting: 5 p.m. social and 6 p.m. dinner and program. Keesler Air Force Base, Bay Breeze Event Center, Biloxi. Speaker: Dr. George Kotti, physician. Details: 818-9611.

Adult Summer reading program: 6:30 p.m., Pass Christian Public Library, 111 Hiern Ave. Learn Zentangle Fun, meditative process of creating art. No experience required. Class is open to adults. Class size limited. Details: 452-4596.

French Club Men's meeting: 7 p.m., French Club of Biloxi, 182 Howard Ave. Details: 436-6472.

Movie Night at Harper McCaughan Town Green: "Surf's Up," 7:45 p.m., Jeff Davis Avenue, Long Beach. Presented by Pools & More. Details: 297-6166.

THURSDAY

Diabetes Management session: 10 a.m., Ocean Springs Municipal Library, 525 Dewey Ave. Led by Linda Gwalney, certified diabetes educator.

Exercise your Creativity with Art: 2 p.m., Lucedale/George County Public Library. Arts and crafts fair with local artist and teacher Jacob Havard.

Open-knitting sessions: 2 p.m. Thursdays through July 14, Pass Christian Public Library, 111 Hiern Ave. Details: 452-4596.

Meetings with American Legion Post 1992: 5 p.m. house committee meeting and 6 p.m. executive committee meeting, 3824 Old Spanish Trail, Gautier. Details: 497-6422.

Exercise your Support -- Alzheimer's Education: 5:30 p.m., Vancleave Public Library. Led by Melora Jackson, dementia care trainer.

Pedal in the Pass: 6 p.m., Pass Christian War Memorial Park. Optional dutch treat dinner after the ride. Bikes and helmets required. All ages welcome. Details: 760-0165.

Report on the Project to Preserve the Mississippi City Cemetery and Show and Tell: 6-7 p.m., West Side Community Center, 4006 Eighth St., Gulfport. Participants are asked to bring an object related to the history of Gulfport. Sponsored by Historical Society of Gulfport. Refreshments.

Line-dancing class: 6-7:30 p.m. June 9, 23 and 30, Pascagoula Public Library, 3214 Pascagoula St. Led by Ericka Nicholson. All ages welcome. Details: 769-3060.

Spaghetti dinner by House Committee: 6-8 p.m., Ocean Springs Elks, 2501 Beachview Drive, Ocean Springs. Cost: $8 adults and $4 kids.

FRIDAY

Red Cross blood drive: 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Virginia College, 920 Cedar Lake Road, Biloxi.

Our Love Affair with Baseball exhibit luncheon series: Noon, Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Features Jim Howarth, former San Francisco Giants outfielder and retired Hancock Bank executive. Make reservations at georgeohr.org or call 374-5547. Reservations must be made by 5 p.m. the Thursday before each luncheon.

Fried fish dinners: 5 p.m., Southern Star Masonic Lodge, 546 Klondyke Road, Long Beach. Cost: $11 five pieces and $7 three pieces.

Follow the Yellow Brick Road Kids cooking class: 6-7:30 p.m., Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, 246 Dolan Ave., Gulfport. Cost: $12.50 per person. Details: 897-6039 or lmdc.org.

Friday Night Dinners: 6-8 p.m. June 10, 17 and 24, French Club of Biloxi, 182 Howard Ave. Cost: $8-$10. Live entertainment. Details: 436-6472.

Joppa steak night: 6-8 p.m., Joppa Shrine Center, 13280 Shriners Blvd., Biloxi. Cost: $15. Children under 10 years old eat free. Details: 392-9345.

Bubba Chicken dinner: 6:30-8 p.m., Ocean Springs Elks, 2501 Beachview Drive. Cost: $10.

SATURDAY

Long Beach Farmers Market: 8:30 a.m.-noon, June 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.

Health and Wellness Fair: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Coast Health and Nutrition, 12100 U.S. 49, Suite 628, Gulfport. Food samples, door prizes and more. Features Teresa McBee, Dr. Yurick, Martha-Lee Bohn and Grace Pampo. Details: 831-1785.

Blast Off with Reading with Mississippi Public Broadcasting: 1 p.m., Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, 246 Dolan Ave., Gulfport. Engage in hands-on literacy and math activities with giveaway. Free with museum admission. Details: 897-6039.

Second Saturday Artwalk: 4-8 p.m., Old Town Bay St. Louis. At 5 p.m., California Drawstrings will play at 216 Main St., and Twin Light Creations will play at 136 Main St. Enjoy gallery openings, shop and restaurant specials, live music, and more.

Steak night: 6 p.m. June 11, 18 and 25, Biloxi Elks Lodge 606, 1178 Beach Blvd. Live entertainment. Cost: $18 ribeyes and $20 T-bones. Details: 374-0606.

JUNE 12

Breakfast plates: 8-11 a.m. June 12, 19 and 26, VFW Post 6731, 4321 W. Gay Road, D'Iberville. Details: 392-1152.

Fellowship Breakfast: 8 a.m.-noon, Our Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church, Biloxi. Cost: $7 adults and $5 for children ages 12 and younger. Details: 435-0007.

Red Cross blood drive: 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 10446 Lemoyne Blvd., D'Iberville.

County fried steak and eggs meal: 9-11 a.m., Ocean Springs Elks, 2501 Beachview Drive. Cost: $10.

"Calendar Girls" auditions: 10 a.m.-noon and 3-4 p.m., Gulfport Little Theatre, 2600 13th Ave. Details: 251-689-7167.

JUNE 13

Digital marketing class: Noon, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Jefferson Davis campus, Hospitality Resort Center, 420 DeBuys Road, Biloxi. Speaker: Eric Oliver of Future Design Group. Cost: $15 members and $25 nonmembers. Details: 436-7533.

Taste of Ballroom -- Urban Style: 6 p.m., Pass Christian Public Library, 111 Hiern Ave. Led by Ben Gibson. Learn basics of urban and "Detroit-style" ballroom dance. No experience required. Details: 452-4596.

JUNE 14

Gulf Coast Newcomers luncheon: 11 a.m. social hour and noon meeting and luncheon, Great Southern Club at Hancock Bank, 2510 14th St., Gulfport. Cost: $15. Reservations encouraged. Presented by Mayhone Elder Law. Details: 273-0070.

Grow Your Mind -- STEM: 5:30 p.m., Pascagoula Public Library, 3214 Pascagoula St. Gautier Sylvan Learning Center will demonstrate a series of STEM classes. Limited to 45 students and designed for ages 8-11. Details: 769-3060 Ext. 1.

VFW Post 6731 Auxiliary meeting: 6 p.m., 4321 W. Gay Road, D'Iberville. Details: 392-1152.

JUNE 15

NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet: 6 p.m., Island View Casino Resort, Beach Tower Ballroom, 3300 W. Beach Blvd., Gulfport. Honoree is Maj. Gen. Mark A. Brown, commander, Second Air Force, Keesler Air Force Base, Biloxi. Theme: Pursuing Liberty in the Face of Injustice. Details: 596-1682.

Black Tie and Blue Jeans Gala: 6:30 p.m. doors open and 7:30 p.m. program begins, Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Biloxi. Cost: $40 per person. Photo station, hor d'oeuvres, music and more. Details: 604-0014.

Biloxi Elks Lodge 606 meeting: 7 p.m., 1178 Beach Blvd. Details: 374-0606.

"Man of La Mancha": 7 p.m. June 15-18 and 2 p.m. June 19, Pass Christian Theatre Project, Randolph Center, 315 Clark Ave. Cost: $20. Reservations recommended as seating is limited. Details: 452-3315 or pctp.brownpapertickets.com.

JUNE 16

Summer Jamboree: 10 a.m-2 p.m., Jones Park, Barksdale Pavilion, Gulfport. Event will be geared towards children and adults with special needs. There will be games, bounce house, balloons, face painting, imagination playground, local organizations with hands-on activities, snowballs/popsicles and hot dog lunches. Details: 868-5881.

Third Thursday Jam with Bluegrass Hand Pickers: 5-7 p.m., 7198 Beatline Road, Long Beach. Proceeds benefit Pink Heart Funds. Details: 222-4245.

Biloxi Bay Chamber of Commerce membership meeting: 5:30-7:30 p.m., Beau Rivage Resort and Casino. Pool Pavilion.

Moss Point State of the City address: 6 p.m., Pelican Landing Conference Center. Mayor Billy Broomfield will update city's progress and share his vision for the future with the theme "A City Moving Forward".

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

On the Green celebration and ribbon cutting: 4-7 p.m., Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, 246 Dolan Ave., Gulfport. Refreshments, music and more. Details: lmdc.org or 897-6039.

Songs and Stories Radio Show: 7-8 p.m., Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. Features Double Dee. Details: 818-2878.

JUNE 17

Our Love Affair with Baseball exhibit luncheon series: Noon, Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Features Dick "Lefty" O'Neal, former Biloxi Dodgers Negro Leagues pitcher, U.S. Air Force retiree, historian, speaker, scout and author. Make reservations at georgeohr.org or call 374-5547. Reservations must be made by 5 p.m. the Thursday before each luncheon.

Book signing and discussion: 2-4 p.m., Lucedale/George County Public Library, 507 Oak St., Lucedale. Features Lisa Yonge Lacy and "A Promise on Brushy Creek." Details: 601-947-2123.

Ninth annual Gulfport Galleria of Fine Art Gala: 5:30-8 p.m., 1300 24th Ave. Features Elizabeth "Betsi" Burgess and Dusty Domino. Details: 225-933-3725.

Fish plates: 6-8 p.m., VFW Post 6731, 4321 W. Gay Road, D'Iberville. Details: 392-1152.

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

"The King and I": 7 p.m. June 17-18, 2 p.m. June 19, 7 p.m. June 25, 2 p.m. June 26, Gulfport Little Theatre, 2600 13th Ave. Admission: $15. Tickets/reservations: 864-7983 or gulfportlittletheatre.org.

"Disney's Mulan Jr.": 7 p.m. June 17 and 3 p.m. June 18, Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, 246 Dolan Ave., Gulfport. Presented by WINGS Performing Arts. Cost: $7 students and $10 seniors, military and $13 general admission. Details: 897-6039 or lmdc.org.

JUNE 18

Fourth annual Christian Collegiate Academy Golf Tournament: 7:30 a.m., Grand Bear, Gulfport. Shotgun starts, awards and lunch. Details: 832-4585.

Sacred Pause Workshops: 9:45 a.m.-11:15 a.m. Soothing the Nervous System Yoga System and 1-3:30 p.m. Sacred Pause, Resting and Stopping Compassion and Kindness, River Rock Yoga and Pilates, 2429 W. Commerce St. Suite C, Ocean Springs. Cost: $15 nervous system class and $35 sacred pause class. Details: 365-3191.

"Grease" auditions: 1-4 p.m. June 18, 6-8 p.m. June 19, Gulfport Little Theatre, 2600 13th Ave. Details: 251-689-7167.

Storybook Ball: 6:30 p.m., Corks and Cleavers, 1308 27th Ave., Gulfport. Special father-daughter dance, gourmet food, games and dancing. Each child will get a printed photo with favorite character. Cost: $35.50 per person. Details: 447-8364.

JUNE 20

Watercolor workshop: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 20-21, Gulfport Galleria of Fine Art. Sharon Long, watercolor artist, instructor and publisher from Florida will teach the class. Details: 850-240-3220.

JUNE 21

Red Cross blood drive: 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Mississippi Power Co., 2992 W. Beach Blvd., Gulfport.

JUNE 23

How to Develop a Business Plan: 6-8 p.m., The Innovation Center, 1636 Popp's Ferry Road, Biloxi. Details: 396-8661.

JUNE 24

Our Love Affair with Baseball exhibit luncheon series: Noon, Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Features Darryl Strawberry, 17-year Major League Baseball player (Mets, Dodgers, Giants and Yankees) and ordained minister. Make reservations at georgeohr.org or call 374-5547. Reservations must be made by 5 p.m. the Thursday before each luncheon.

Free Friday Night: 5-8 p.m., Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, 246 Dolan Ave., Gulfport. Details: 897-6039.

Country fried steak dinners: 6-8 p.m., VFW Post 6731, 4321 W. Gay Road, D'Iberville. Details: 392-1152.

"Celebrate America" performance: 8 p.m. June 24-25 and 3 p.m. June 26, Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. Cost: $20 adults and $15 children and military. Presented by Gulf Coast Musical Theatre. Details: 216-0214 or 818-2878.

JUNE 25

Special Olympics: 9 a.m., University of Southern Mississippi, Gulf Park campus, Long Beach. Details: 214-3400.

Port of Gulfport's Community Tours: 9 a.m.-noon, board Coast Transit Authority shuttle bus in front of Hancock Bank, 2510 14th St., downtown Gulfport. Tours expected to last 30 minutes.

JUNE 27

Red Cross blood drive: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. June 27 at Edgewater Mall, 2600 Beach Blvd., Biloxi; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. June 28 at Hollywood Casino and Resort, 711 Hollywood Blvd., Bay St. Louis; and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. June 29 at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, 2300 U.S. 90, Gautier. Details: 1-800-733-2767.

Lonnie Holley and his band with Marshall Ruffin and Ben Sollee: 7:30 p.m., Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. Tickets: $18 nonmembers and $16 members. Details: 818-2878.

JUNE 30

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

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