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Every Child Ready to Read workshop
Pascagoula Public Library, 3214 Pascagoula St. Free. Parents and caregivers of preschool children are invited for this free, one-hour workshop. Information will be shared about improving literacy skills of preschool children to be held in the upstairs storypit. All materials will be provided. Learn strategies and tips provided by the American Library Association to help children from birth to age five develop essential early literacy skills and get ready to read. 228-769-3060. www.jgrls.org/
Youth football registration happening now
City of Ocean Springs Parks & Leisure Department, 400 Alice St. $70-$120. Ocean Springs Parks & Leisure Department is accepting participant registration for flag football (ages 5-6) and tackle football (ages 7-12). Stop by 400 Alice Street on Tuesdays, Thursdays or Fridays for in-house registration or register at www.quickscores.com. Registration closes Aug. 5. 228-875-8665.
Back-To-School Game Days
Gautier Public Library, 2100 Library Lane. Free. The two-day gaming experience will include the most popular PlayStation 3 and Wii gaming, or traditional board games. Participants can play individual adventure games or team up with others for group play. Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Library. www.jgrls.org
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 2-3
Authors & Characters @ Your Library
Bay St. Louis–Hancock County Library, 312 U.S. 90. USA Today, New York Times and Amazon.com best-selling author Erica Spindler is the featured speaker. Lunch is available for $10 for the program, payable at the door. Reservations are required. Call 467-5282 to make your reservation.
11:45 a.m.-1 p.m.
Beginning Wheel Throwing with Charlie Mabry
Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. $175; $150 members. For beginners or those who want to refresh their basic pottery skills. Instruction in basic forms such as bowls, plates, and mugs as well as basic approaches to handles. Class fee includes all instruction, glazing, firing costs and one 25-pound bag of clay. Students are allowed to use the studio during museum hours. 228-374-5547.
Possible 5 Dance Steps Lessons
Amour Danzar Ballroom, 9355 County Farm Road, Gulfport. Amour Danzar may start new classes for ballroom dance steps up to Silver. Waltz, swing, foxtrot, rumba and cha-cha-cha steps will be taught during the eight-week course for $80 if enough people call 228-324-3730 as soon as possible.
Amour Danzar Ballroom, 9355 County Farm Road, Gulfport. $6 for dinner; $10 for dance. Dinner served 7:30 to 8 p.m. Dance lessons start at 8 p.m. 228-324-3730.
Beginning ballroom dance
Amour Danzar Ballroom, 9355 County Farm Road, Gulfport. $80 for eight-week class. Learn the waltz, foxtrot, swing, rumba, and cha-cha. 228-324-3730.
Understanding Medicare for seniors
Ina Thompson Moss Point Library, 4119 Bellview St. Free. Anyone may attend this free presentation from Compass Senior Advisors on Medicare for seniors. Jodey and Monica Andress will offer help in understanding the basic things you and your family need to know. Learn the difference between parts A, B, C and D as well as other issues. Joseph Andress is a Medicare educator and has been helping Medicare recipients understand their options, rights and entitlements through an easy-to-understand seminar. www.jgrls.org
Wednesday-night King of the Hill quarter-mile drag race
Gulfport Dragway, 17085 Racetrack Road. $8; $5 children under 10. See time trials and elimination rounds every Wednesday night. 228-863-4408.
Digital literacy class — Android 101
Pass Christian Public Library, 111 Hiern Ave. Free. Andy Collins with Mississippi State Extension Service will be teaching this class. Get the hang of basic settings, multitasking gestures and the most popular apps for your tablet. 228-452-4596.
Teen Minecraft Club
Ocean Springs Municipal Library, 525 Dewey Ave. Free. Join others in the library meeting room and meet new friends. Bring your friends, create and build and bring your own computer/laptop or game system. Discuss what kinds of events the library should have and get to know others with like interests (the library is also looking for parent volunteers to help with meetings). Participants must have their own copy of Minecraft. Sign up today at the front desk and receive a schedule. 228-875-1193. www.jgrls.org
10 a.m.-noon, Aug. 4 and 6
Digital literacy class — iPad 101
Pass Christian Public Library, 111 Hiern Ave. Free. Andy Collins with Mississippi State Extension Service will help you get the hang of basic settings, multitasking gestures and the popular apps for your Apple tablet. 228-452-4596.
Advanced Wheel Throwing with Charlie Mabry
Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. $175; $150 members. Students will learn how to get the most out of their pulls, combine cylinders to get more height and throw off the hump. Basic throwing skills are required. Class fee includes all instruction, glazing, firing costs and one 25-pound bag of clay. Students are allowed to use the studio during museum hours. 228-374-5547.
Yoga in the Galleries
Walter Anderson Museum of Art, 510 Washington Ave., Ocean Springs. $5. Join others for a yoga session led by Moira Anderson of River Rock Yoga in the serene east and west gallery. Don’t forget your mat! 228-872-3164.
Mudslingers: Try Your Skills on the Wheel
Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. $25. Come throw pots on the pottery wheels and see if clay is your new hobby. Instructors will help you create two pots to keep. They will be glazed and ready to pick up two weeks from class date. Your work can be shipped to you if you live out of town. Wear clothes you can get dirty. Mudslingers who enroll in an ongoing wheel throwing class receive a $25 credit toward that class. 228-374-5547.
10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Ocean Springs Municipal Library, 525 Dewey Ave. Free. Features Knit Along fiber-art classes. Instructor Maryanne Anthony will teach basic knit stitch and the basics of knitting and create a wonderful handmade gift for a friend or yourself. Lots of free patterns and great ideas for other projects will be shared. No prerequisites but attendees will need to bring supplies: Size 10 knitting needles and one skein of a light-color, bulky-weight yarn. 228-875-1193. www.jgrls.org
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Jubilee Center Lunch & Learn
Jubilee Center, 4322 Popp’s Ferry Road, D’Iberville. $10 includes lunch. The Rev. Judy Longo, pastor and director of Biloxi’s Seashore Mission, will discuss the purpose of Seashore Mission, its accomplishments and the impact on the community, as well as ways you can help.
All Star-Luncheon Series: Steve Smith
Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. $10. Join others for the Sal & Mookie’s All Star-Luncheon Series with distinguished speaker Steve Smith, former Baylor head coach and New York Giants player. Includes lecture, lunch, and admission to the museum. 228-374-5547.
The Music Mogul: Frank ‘Yankie’ Barhanovich Sr. Tribute and 50th Anniversary of the Biloxi Municipal Stadium Concerts
Slavonian Lodge, 159 Maple St., Biloxi. Doors will open at 5 p.m. Admission is free but space is limited so attendees are encouraged to get tickets at the Biloxi Visitors Center or call 228-374-3105 for reservations. The Aug. 5 date marks the 50th anniversary of the date in 1966 when the James Brown Revue performed at the Biloxi Municipal Stadium, which would later be renamed as “Yankie Stadium,” to commemorate Barhanovich’s civic involvement. The Aug. 5 show at the Slavonian Lodge also will spotlight another 1966 show at the stadium, Dick Clark’s “Where the Action Is,” which featured Paul Reverse and the Raiders, Gary Lewis and the Playboys, Billy Joe Royal, and the Knickerbockers. The multimedia program will center on Biloxi’s musical heritage and Barhanovich’s role in shaping that heritage. It will feature presentations by local historian and Sun Herald journalist Kat Bergeron and musicologist and publisher Jim O’Neil, who is the research director of Mississippi Blues Trail and the founding co-editor of Living Blues Magazine. The evening also will feature interviews and live music performed by the Band of Gold. Dance floor will be open, and refreshments will be served, with a cash bar.
5:30 p.m. Aug. 5
Pensacola Blue Wahoos at Biloxi Shuckers
MGM Park, 145 Caillavet St., Biloxi. $10-$30. The Biloxi Shuckers will take on the visiting Pensacola Blue Wahoos in this minor league matchup. 228-233-3465.
7:10 p.m. Aug. 5-6
Viking Knit jewelry class
Gallery 782, 782 Water St., Biloxi. $30. Viking Knit is a woven-wire technique. Make a Viking Knit necklace or bracelet. Supplies provided.
10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Back-to-school bookbag giveaway
New Birth Full Gospel Baptist Church, 11487 U.S. 49, Gulfport. Free. This annual event features face painting, bounce house, music, basketball, food, drinks and more.
10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Clay Babies: Garden Fairies
Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. $12 per child/per project. Children will make and paint clay garden fairies that can last outside year-round. Students can make multiple fairies — just let the museum know at enrollment how many you would like. Older children are welcome in this class if a younger sibling is enrolled. 228-374-5547.
LEAD (Law Enforcement Appreciation Day)
Jackson County Civic Center, 2902 Shortcut Road, Pascagoula. Free. Begins at 3 p.m. for law enforcement officers and their families. They will be served free food, free entertainment for kids, and door prizes. The doors open at 6 p.m. to the public for a free concert by Derek Norsworthy and Cole Jones. Come show your appreciation for law enforcement officers.
Possible West Coast Swing workshops
Amour Danzar Ballroom, 9355 County Farm Road, Gulfport. $80 for eight lessons. The Amour Danzar is looking for dancers who want to learn more West Coast Swing dance steps. Interested dancers must call Barbra at 228-324-3730 for reservations.
Beauvoir, 2244 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Included in admission. 228-388-4400. www.visitbeauvoir.org
City of Gulfport Back to School Health and Wellness Fair
Barksdale Pavilion, Jones Park, Gulfport. Free. The event will feature more than 50 local health, wellness, safety and educational vendors. There will be an array of free activities for the children such as train rides, imagination playground, tennis demonstrations, fitness demonstrations, musical performance and knocker ball. Children will receive a free drawstring backpack and school supplies.