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WHAT'S HAPPENING for June (Updated JUNE 14)

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TODAY

West Jackson County Utility District Board of Commissioners: 9 a.m., district office, 7312 Rose 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.

Artist reception for Sue Cockrell: 4-6 p.m., Gulf Coast Library at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus in Long Beach. View the Sue Cockrell art exhibit on all three floors of the Gulf Coast Library until July 31. Subjects in her collection range from abstract creations to landscapes, coastal shore birds and seafood. Details: 214-3456.

Summer Fair: 5-10 p.m. June 14-17, 1-11 p.m. June 18 and 1-10 p.m. June 19, Mississippi Coast Coliseum, Biloxi. Rides, live music, shows, contest and entertainments. Admission is free for children 11 and younger and adults Sunday through Thursday. Friday and Saturday cost is $5 for ages 13 and older. Details: 594-3700.

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.

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.

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.

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.

WEDNESDAY

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.

Biloxi Lions Club Father of the Year Award: Noon, Biloxi Yacht Club, third floor. Details: 313-0910.

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.

Tim Zimmerman and the King's Brass: 6 p.m., Bel-Aire Baptist Church, Gulfport. Offering will be taken during the 90-minute concert. Details: 832-1966.

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.

THURSDAY

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.

Mississippi Gulf Coast Toastmasters meeting: 6-7:15 p.m., Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Advanced Manufacturing and Technology Center, 10298 Express Dr., Gulfport. Learn to become an outstanding presenter by practicing with us. Details: 313-3278 or 918-0888.

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.

FRIDAY

Gulfport-Biloxi Regional Airport Authority meeting: 10 a.m., 14035 L Airport Road, Gulfport. Details: 863-5951.

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.

Pascagoula Paradise Paddlers trip: 5:15 p.m. meet at Lighthouse Park, 3621 Frederick St., Pascagoula. Depart at 5:30 p.m. for 4-mile trip to Huck's Cove in Gautier, then back.

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.

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

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.

Friday Dinner Dance: 7:30 p.m. dinner begins and 8 p.m. dance begins, June 17 and 24, Amour Danzar Ballroom, 9355 County Farm Road, Gulfport. Cost: $6 dinner and $10 dance. Details: 324-3730.

SATURDAY

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

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.

Re-entry Job and Resource Fair for Ex-Offenders: 10 a.m.-1 p.m., 336 Rodenberg Ave., Biloxi. Free, with lunch. Sponsored by Faith Tabernacle of Praise Jail and Prison Ministry. Details: 382-6304 or 374-3010.

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.

Book signing: 2-4 p.m., Southern Bound Book Shop, 280 Edgewater Drive, Biloxi. Local authors Connie Rainey and Sue Monkress will sign their youth/teen books. Details: 207-6472.

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

SUNDAY

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

Father's Day breakfast: 9-11 a.m., Ocean Springs Elks, 2501 Beachview Drive. Cost: $7. Presented by Ladies Auxiliary.

MONDAY

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.

JUNE 21

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.

JUNE 22

Occupational Safety and Health Administration seminar: 11 a.m., Hancock Bank branch in Biloxi. Free. Also, presentation by Home Builders Association of Mississippi. RSVP: mhopkins@hbam.com or 601-969-3446.

JUNE 23

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.

JUNE 24

Scrapin the Coast: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. June 24 registration, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. show June 25-26, Coast Coliseum. Car and truck show, vendors, entertainment, burn out contest, more. Details: 832-2688 or 832-4683.

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

Country fried steak dinner: 6:30-8 p.m., Ocean Springs Elks, 2501 Beachview Drive. Cost: $10. Presented by Ritual Team. Cost: $10.

"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.

Amateur Radio Day: 1 p.m. June 25-1 p.m. June 26, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Jefferson Davis campus, Educational Development and Drafting Building, Gulfport. Presented by Mississippi Coast Amateur Radio Association. No age requirement. Details: 223-4548.

Port of Gulfport 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 26

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.

JUNE 27

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 president@passhistory.org to make reservations by 5 p.m. June 24. Proceeds benefit the Pass Christian Historical Society.

JUNE 28

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.

JUNE 29

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.

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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