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WHAT'S HAPPENING for June (Updated JUNE 17)

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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.

Summer Fair: 5-10 p.m. June 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.

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: 596-1825.

Musical performance: 7 p.m. doors open, and 8:45 p.m. show starts, June 17-18, 13th Street Jazz Bistro, 2610 13th Street, Gulfport. Features American Idol finalist and Mobile native, Erica Washington. Details: 871-7005.

"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.

"Man of La Mancha": 7 p.m. June 17-18 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.

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.

Family Fun Day: 11:30 a.m., Beach Park, 600 Park St., Pascagoula. Sponsored by Combat Wounded Veterans of South Mississippi. Serving shrimp, hamburgers, hotdogs and more. Splash pad for children.

"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.

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.

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.

TUESDAY

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.

Welcome reception for Saturn V: 10 a.m., Infinity Science Center. Celebrating the first stage of Saturn V arrival. Details: 533-9025, ext. 323.

Orange Grove Kiwanis Club meeting: Noon, Golden Corral, U.S. 49, Gulfport. Speaker: Cindy Defrances from Lynn Meadows Discovery Center. Details: 860-3311.

Harrison County Emergency Communications meeting: 2 p.m., 1st Judicial District Courthouse, EOC conference room, 1801 23rd Ave., Gulfport. Details: 831-0760.

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.

WEDNESDAY

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.

THURSDAY

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

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

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.

"The Birds and the Bees and The Flowers and the Trees" opening reception: 5-7 p.m., Art House, 921 Cash Alley, Ocean Springs. Features Susie Ranager. Exhibit will hang through July 29. Details: 875-9285.

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

Republican Women's Conference: 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., University of Southern Mississippi, Gulf Park Campus, 730 E. Beach Blvd., Long Beach. Speakers: Justice Dawn Beam and Karen Watson. Cost: $10. Includes continental breakfast, workshops, lunch and Republican networking. Details: 990-6559.

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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