Local Events

This Week events in South Mississippi: June 20-26

SUN HERALD FILEThe Pirate Day in the Bay attracts an assortment of costumed participants. This year's event kicks off Friday with a pub crawl and then features a day of events Saturday.
SUN HERALD FILEThe Pirate Day in the Bay attracts an assortment of costumed participants. This year's event kicks off Friday with a pub crawl and then features a day of events Saturday.

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.

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.


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.


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.

Town Hall meeting: 6 p.m., Isiah Fredericks Center, 3312 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Gulfport. Hosted by Councilmember Ella Holmes-Hines and Supervisor Kent Jones. Speaker: Mayor Billy Hewes, Chief Administrative Officer John Kelly and Chief-of-Police Leonard Papania.


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

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.


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.

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

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.SATURDAY

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

Fourth Congressional District 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.

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.

Wade-In Historical Reflection and Ecumenical Prayer at the Civil Rights Marker: 9:30 a.m. assemble and 10 a.m. begins, Biloxi Beach Seawall across from Lighthouse and Biloxi Visitors Center. Performances by Gwendolyn Nichols deMarks Freedom Singers. Prayer conducted by local faith leaders. Farewells and dispersal by 11 a.m. Details: 435-3113.

Amateur Radio Field Day: 1 p.m., 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.

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

"The King and I": 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.


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.