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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.
Dinner at JD's Freedom Grill: 6-8 p.m., American Legion Post 1992, 3824 Old Spanish Trail, Gautier. Cost: $9 shrimp or catfish dinner. Details: 497-6422.
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.
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.
"Calendar Girls" auditions: 10 a.m.-noon and 3-4 p.m., Gulfport Little Theatre, 2600 13th Ave. Productions will be Aug. 19-28. Available roles for four males, ages 20-60 and nine females, ages 30-60.
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.
Mississippi Poetry Society South Branch meeting: 2 p.m., Gautier Library, conference library. Members and guests bring a poem about something important to them.
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.
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.
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.
Gulf Coast Orchid Society meeting: 1:30 p.m., Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Jefferson Davis campus, Gulfport. Theme: Orchids 101. Speaker: Frank Zachariah.
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.
Art and science of barbecue: 5:30 p.m., Bay St. Louis-Hancock County Library. Led by author Jim Matthews. Barbecue benefits and healthy cooking. Details: 467-5282.
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.
Bee Buddies meeting: 6 p.m., 789 Ceasar Road in tan metal building, Picayune. Led by Jef Harris. Details: 601-215-6313.
American Legion Post 1992 meeting: 7-8:30 p.m. election and 7-8 p.m. general meeting, 3824 Old Spanish Trail, Gautier. Details: 497-6422.
West Jackson County Utility District Board of Commissioners: 9 a.m., district office, 7312 Rosez Farm Road, Ocean Springs. Details: 872-3898.
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.
Parkinson's support group: 11:30 a.m., Beauvoir Methodist Church, 2113 E. Pass Road, Biloxi. Speaker: Brenda Love. Program: Benefits of Mindfulness and Meditation. Details: 896-3075.
Flag Day flag retirement ceremony with American Legion Post 1992: 5:30-7:30 p.m., 3824 Old Spanish Trail, Gautier. Details: 497-6422.
Flag Day -- Commemorate the Flag: 6 p.m., American Legion Post 119, 12320 Ashley Drive. N. Suite A, Gulfport. Hot dogs and drafts to follow. Details: 206-3201.
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.
Orange Grove Kiwanis Club meeting: 6 p.m., Golden Corral, U.S. 49, Gulfport. Details: 860-3311.
VFW Post 6731 Auxiliary meeting: 6 p.m., 4321 W. Gay Road, D'Iberville. Details: 392-1152.
East Central Harrison County Public Utility District meeting: 8:30 a.m., Office of Hopkins, Barvie and Hopkins, 2701 24th Ave., Gulfport.
Harrison County Emergency Communications Commission meeting: 10 a.m., 1st Judicial District Courthouse, EOC conference room, 1801 23rd Ave., Gulfport. Details: 831-0760.
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.
Coast Young Professionals 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.
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.
Open-knitting sessions: 2 p.m. Thursdays through July 14, Pass Christian Public Library, 111 Hiern Ave. Details: 452-4596.
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.
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.
"32 Notable Mississippi Women": 6 p.m., Pascagoula Public Library, 3214 Pascagoula St. An exhibit of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History. Details: 769-3078.
Bicycle Ride and Dine: 6 p.m., Long Beach Town Green, Jeff Davis Avenue and 3rd Street. Bring bike and helmet for 5-mile loop. All ages. Optional dutch treat dinner stop at end of the ride. Details: 297-7229.
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."
Catch More Speckled Trout: 6-8 p.m., University of Southern Mississippi, Gulf Park Campus, Hardy Hall. Led by Dave Dippold and Captain Ronnie Daniels. Sponsored by Gulf Coast Research Laboratory. Details: 818-8833.
Starting a Business -- First Steps: 6-8 p.m., The Innovation Center, 1636 Popp's Ferry Road, Biloxi. Details: 396-8661.
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.
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.
Summer Broadway Bootcamp presents 'Cinderella': 4:30 p.m. June 17 and noon June 18, Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. Cost: $5. Led by Cliff Thompson. Details: 818-2878.
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.
Inaugural "Holliedays" Memorial Fishing Tournament: Captains meet at lugger, 6 p.m. June 17; kids tournament, 10 a.m.-noon, June 18; tournament scales open 3-6 p.m. June 18 and awards 6:30 p.m., Biloxi Boardwalk Marina, 200 Eighth St. Kids will fish off Dock A. Live entertainment, silent auction and more. Cost: $80 per angler. Proceeds benefit St. Jude Children's Hospital. Details: holliedays.org.
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.
Motivational speaking: 7 p.m., Holiday Inn and Suites, 1301 Washington Ave., Ocean Springs. Details: 596-182
"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.
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.
Adult Summer Reading Program: 10:30 a.m., Pass Christian Public Library, 111 Hiern Ave. Led by Jim Matthews. Covering history of barbecue and basics of outdoor cooking. Details: 452-4596.
"Grease" auditions: 1-4 p.m. June 18, 6-8 p.m. June 19, Gulfport Little Theatre, 2600 13th Ave. Details: 251-689-7167.
Inaugural WAMA Golf Scramble: 1 p.m., Shell Landing Golf Club, Gautier. Cost: $100 per golfer which includes green fee, cart, lunch beer and soft drinks. Sponsorships available. Details: 872-3164.
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.
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.
The Arts Hancock County membership meeting: 6 p.m., Washington Street beach parking lot. Bring firewood, chair or blanket.
Harrison County Development Commission meeting: 8:15 a.m., 12281 Intraplex Parkway, Gulfport. Details: 896-5020.
Red Cross blood drive: 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Mississippi Power Co., 2992 W. Beach Blvd., Gulfport.
Bienville Toastmasters meeting: 6:30 p.m., Boomtown Biloxi Casino, second floor Welcome Center. Theme: Oral presentation and leadership skills. Details: 235-5046.
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.
Line-dancing class: 6-7:30 p.m. June 23 and 30, Pascagoula Public Library, 3214 Pascagoula St. Led by Ericka Nicholson. All ages welcome. Details: 769-3060.
How to Develop a Business Plan: 6-8 p.m., The Innovation Center, 1636 Popp's Ferry Road, Biloxi. Details: 396-8661.
Our Love Affair with Baseball exhibit luncheon series: Noon, Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Features former major-league star Darryl Strawberry (New York Mets, Los Angeles Dodgers, San Francisco Giants and New York 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.
Pirate Day in the Bay: 4-11 p.m. June 24 and 11 a.m.-11 p.m. June 25, Old Town Bay St. Louis Harbor. Event includes pub crawl and scavenger hunt on Friday; and costume contest, kid zone, amusement rides, music on Saturday, with fireworks at 9 p.m.
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.
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.
Fourth Sunday at 4: 4 p.m. music and 5 p.m. art and reception, Christ Episcopal Church, 912 S. Beach Blvd., Bay St. Louis. Features Jessica Gordon as performing artist and visual artist Deana Goldsmith. Details: 467-0106.
Red Cross blood drive: 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Edgewater Mall, 2600 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Details: 1-800-733-2767.
Pass Christian Historical Society monthly luncheon: Noon, 201 E. Scenic Drive. Author Thomas Simmons will speak about the historical background for his book "By Accident of Birth." Cost for lunch is $10 for members and $12 for nonmembers. Call 452-7254 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to make reservations by 5 p.m. June 24. Proceeds benefit the Pass Christian Historical Society.
Red Cross blood drive: 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Hollywood Casino and Resort, 711 Hollywood Blvd., Bay St. Louis. Details: 1-800-733-2767.
Red Cross blood drive: 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, 2300 U.S. 90, Gautier. Details: 1-800-733-2767.
Cash Flow Projections for your Business Plan: 6-8 p.m., The Innovation Center, 1636 Popp's Ferry Road, Biloxi. Details: 396-8661.